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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming Events April 24, 2006

in this issue

Sailing Singles Dry Land Sailing Lessons Tue April 25

Monday Night Dancers Mon April 24

Century Dancers Tue April 25

Sailing Singles TUE April 25

A1 Singles WED April 26

Single Place Thu.April 27

PWP- Rochester THU April 27

Kirk Singles THU April 27

Jazz Club at the Max Fri April 28

Stagecrafters Benefit at the Baldwin Theater Thur April 27

Bethany Together SAT April 29

Favorites from Russia Sun April 30

Brunch Bunch SUN April 30

All Star Singles SUN April 30

Gayle Shields' Pool Party Sunday April 30

National Day of Prayer Thu May 4

Thunderbird Players Sunday May 7


Sailing Singles Dry Land Sailing Lessons Tue April 25

Introduction to Coastal Navigation II (Rules of the road, Chart Reading, Aids to navigation) Mark Minor Contact : Evie Douglas: 586-463-5482 Class Starts at 7:00 pm Member price $30 all Classes or 1 for Sailing Singles Members Only

The class will be conducted at the Troy Elk's Club 1451 East Big Beaver Troy, MI Between Rochester Road and John R.

Some people will be meeting early for the Elk's Club Spaghetti Dinner for $5.00

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"No love of the natural heart is safe unless the human heart has been satisfied by God first"

Oswald Chambers

"A fool gives full vent to anger, but a wise person quietly holds back."

Proverbs 29-11

This newsletter is sent out each Monday morning and covers events of interest to active people . It attempts to publicize worthwhile events that do not receive adequate media attention.


Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the Soul and health to the Bones.


Behavior is a mirror in which everyone displays his image.

Johanne Wolfgang Von Goethe

This is pretty nifty. Just enter your zip code in the this site, and it tells you which gas stations have the cheapest prices (and the highest) on gas in your zip code area. It's updated every evening.

Be a good neighbor and pass this along

The Sailing Singles Commodore's Ball was a great success. In the photo are the Past Commodores along with the present Commodore. From left to right are PC Evie Douglas, Commodore Lynn King, PC Mark Minor, PC Onita Fitz and PC Mary Ann Garback.
Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Garback

Second Thoughts Things I Hate Revisited

After talking to a friend, I realized cold rainy days aern't so bad after all. They do provide a time to snuggle up in your sweats in front of the fireplace with a good book and great music or to watch a good movie while munching some yummy popcorn.

See Gayle Shields' Love/Hate list for this week in in the article about her Pool Party. Send the PJSN your Love/Hate List.

I Received This From A Friend.... Can You Relate?????

Recently, I was diagnosed with A. A. A. D. D. - Age- Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests:
I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide my car needs washing.
As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mailbox earlier.
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table and notice that the can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.
But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox, when I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my checkbook off the table, and see that there is only 1 check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.
I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye-- they need to be watered.
I set the Coke down on the counter, and I discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I set theremote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.
Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day:
----the car isn't washed,
----the bills aren't paid,
----there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter,
----the flowers don't have enough water,
----there is still only 1 check in my check book,
----I can't find the remote,
----I can't find my glasses,
----and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm really tired.
I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.
Do me a favor, will you? Forward this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember to whom it has been sent.
Don't l augh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!

  • Monday Night Dancers Mon April 24
  • Singles & Couples. Dance lessons: Beginner 5:30- 6:30 pm, Intermediate 6:30-7:30 pm. Dance party 7:30-10:30 pm. No dance partner needed. Lessons $4.00, Dance party 5.00. Snacks included. Big Band's, Latin, Swing, Fox Trot, Waltz, Polka. 313-295- 1134.

    Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C Hall, 23663 Park St.,Dearborn from 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM Price $5.00

  • Century Dancers Tue April 25
  • Live Band Ballroom Dancing (This is not the Polish American Cultural Center which is nearby) Sailing Singles, Kirk Singles and Somerset Singles along with some other groups have been in vited to this last Tuesday of the Month dance.

    American-Polish Century Club, just north of Fourteen Mile on the east side of Maple Lane, across from Maple Lane Golf Course. Maple Lane Road becomes an extension of Hoover at Fourteen Mile Road. Polish- American Century Club, just north of Fourteen Mile Starting at 07:00 PM Member price $8.00 Guest Price $8.00 Reserve by 2006-02-21

  • Sailing Singles TUE April 25
  • Dinner of the Month at the Fox n' Hounds,Woodward and Long Lake Bloomfield Hills, MI Starting at 06:00 PM

    Cash Bar and order off the menu. Separate checks.

    Their menu is here
  • A1 Singles WED April 26
  • Sterling Chateau Hall 38500 Ryan Rd. Sterling heights, MI . Holy Ghost Church Hall on Ryan Between 16 and 17 Mile Road Dance lessons 7:00pm - 8:00pm Dance party 8:00pm - 11:00pm $7.00 Both for $12.00 Contact :Bob 800-255-4487

  • Single Place Thu.April 27
  • Thursday Night Program which will begin with a Social Time from 7:30 pm to 7:45pm, then the program from 7:45pm to 9:00 pm

    The meeting will take place at the First Presbyterian Church 200 East Main Street Northville, MI 48167 248-349-0911

    The price is $5.00

  • PWP- Rochester THU April 27
  • Weekly Dance Our very own Tj the DJ plays TOP 40 and Your requests.

    Rivercrest , Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois Starts at 7:00 PM Member price $4 Guest Price $7

  • Kirk Singles THU April 27
  • Monthly Meet-n-Greet. Taste the fabulous food (all menu items 50% off until 7:00 PM), and mingle with a nice bunch of singles.

    Larco's Restaurant 645 E. Big Beaver Troy, MI (248) 680-0066 On the north side of Big Beaver, just east of Rochester Rd. from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM

  • Jazz Club at the Max Fri April 28
  • Jazz Club at the Max Media Sponsor WDET 101.9 FM

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra Max M. Fisher Music Center 3711 Woodward Allesee Hall Detroit, Mich 48201 Box office 313-576-5111 from 8:00 pm to Member price Guest Price Reserve by 2006-04-28

  • Stagecrafters Benefit at the Baldwin Theater Thur April 27
  • Hollywood Arms Showtimes Thur, Fri and Sat 8:00 PM Sunday 2:00 PM Based on the Carol Burnett memoir One More Time and inspired by her late daughter, writer/director Carrie Hamilton, Hollywood Arms is the story of three generations of women living in a shabby apartment at the foot of the Hollywood Hills. The story, spanning from 1941 to 1951, follows Helen as she survives her passage from child to young woman all the while dealing with her alcoholic father, her eccentric grandmother and her elusive mother. Mature themes. Language. The Baldwin Theater (Second Stage) 415 S. Lafayette Ave Royal Oak, MI 248-541-6430

    From Sharon Alexander

    On Thurs. April 27 at 7:00 p.m. (See the last paragraph)I've heard that C.Burnett has already sent an autographed picture and poster.


    HOLLYWOOD ARMS gets an enthusiastic endorsement from Carol Burnett and the Pasadena Playhouse!!! The Pasadena Playhouse, Carol Burnett and a host of other gracious benefactors (including Julie Andrews, Hal Prince, Martha Williamson, and Jim Nabors) are spearheading efforts for the naming opportunity of the balcony theatre at the historic Pasadena Playhouse to be called, The Carrie Hamilton Theatre, in memory and honor of Carol’s daughter who died of lung cancer in 2002 at the age of 38.

    Development Dir. Rodney Terwilliger wrote a letter to Burnett and the staff of The Carrie Hamilton Theatre offering Stagecrafters’ support in furthering Carrie’s dream and the vision. In the letter, Rodney described an “idea” for a benefit performance that would support youth-based programming at The Carrie Hamilton Theatre as well as our very own, Jennifer DeRita Scholarship for the Performing Arts. To make this benefit even more special, Gilda’s Club of Metro Detroit is partnering with us on this event with part of the proceeds going toward their youth and family programming which provides support to individuals dealing with cancer and cancer related issues. The goal is to raise $3,000 with $1,000 going to each organization.

    Susan McGuire, Campaign Manager for The Carrie Hamilton Theatre Initiative and Carol Burnett met recently and were thrilled with our idea, so much so that Carol has agreed to send a letter of support and endorsement of our production, “Hollywood Arms” and the benefit as well as donate an original, autographed poster of the Broadway production of “Hollywood Arms” along with autographed photos of Carol to be auctioned off at our event.

    Please join us for what promises to be a memorable evening. Enjoy gourmet appetizers, decadent desserts and sparkling champagne before the show and come ready to bid on some fabulous items. To purchase your ticket for “This Time Together” call the box office at 248-541- 6430.

    “This Time Together” - A benefit performance of “Hollywood Arms” Thursday, April 27, • 7 pm Reception • 8 pm Performance Tickets $30.00

    ____________ Hollywood Arms is by Carrie Hamilton & Carol Burnett- --based on Carol's book "One More Time." Story of 3 generations of women living in a shabby apartment--
    19 yr. story span---w/ alcoholic father, eccentric grandmother and an elusive mother. Sad & Funny.

  • Bethany Together SAT April 29
  • Popular Singles mingle dance, for adults 45 and up Door price is all inclusive. Snacks, and liquid refreshments, Door prizes and 50/50 raffle Questions or other information about Bethany call Michele at 313-996-8644 limited to the first 450 people

    Divine Providence Church Hall 25355 W. Nine Mile Rd. Southfield, Michigan from 8:00 PM to Midnite Member price $12.00 Guest Price $12.00

  • Favorites from Russia Sun April 30
  • Popular Favorites from Russia Charles Greenwell , Conductor featuring Young Artist winner Benjamin Beilman, violin

    Temple Beth El 14 Mile and Telegraph Bloomfield Hills, MI For Ticket information call 248-645-2276, program information 248-645-2276 from 7:00 pm to

  • Brunch Bunch SUN April 30
  • Sailing Singles, Selective Singles, Kirk Singles and Somerset Singles will be meeting for Brunch at Gino's Surf.

    Sunday Brunch. Extensive buffet order what you want pay your own check. No reservations needed.

    Gino's Surf 37400 E. Jefferson Harrison Township, MI Metropolitan Parkway to the end. Turn right on to Jefferson Gino's is on the left about 1 1/2 miles from 12:30 PM to

  • All Star Singles SUN April 30
  • Dance lessons 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Dance party 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. $7.00 Both for only $12.00 Contact : Bob 313-521-6564

    Renaissance Unity Social Hall 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd. Warren, MI formerly Church of Today on the 696 service drive between Van Dyke and Hoover from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM

  • Gayle Shields' Pool Party Sunday April 30
  • Gayle Shield's pool party scheduled for Sunday April 30, 2006 starting at 2:30 pm.

    Bring a dish to pass and $5.00 Chili dogs will be furnished. BYOB hard or soft. Bring any games that you would like. Gayle lives at 2129 Tall Oaks in Troy Her number is 248.641.0287 for more information call Frank Shier at 248-524-0572

    Gayle's Love/Hate list


    • Knowing Jesus loves me.
    • Being together wit my son.
    • Being held by man that cares
    • My friends
    • My Country


    • To see people hurting.
    • Bad words .
    • Work
    • Me hurting.
    • Dark colors

  • National Day of Prayer Thu May 4
  • Make a wish

    Join us at Shain Park in Birmingham at noon on Thursday.

    About The National Day of Prayer
    The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America when the Continental Congress issued a proclamation setting aside a day of prayer in 1775. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.

    From a news release from the National Day of Prayer Task Force:
    As American troops fight for democracy and freedom around the globe and battle the war on terror, citizens of the United States are preparing to celebrate their freedom to gather, worship and pray. Millions will answer the call to prayer on May 4, the 55th annual National Day of Prayer, by flocking to observances held in public venues to pray for the nation, governmental leaders, media, churches, families and schools.

    This year's theme is "America, Honor God" and is based on 1 Samuel 2:30 NIV - "Those who honor me, I will honor" National Day of Prayer Chairman Shirley Dobson, wife of Focus on the Family founder and chairman Dr. James Dobson, said "at a time when so many principles found in Scripture have been rejected by society, it's all the more vital that God's people stand firmly in defense of the precepts He's laid out in His Word. As we wage this cultural battle, however, none of our efforts are assured success without consistent, fervent prayer for God's intervention."

    "The National Day of Prayer provides each of us with a powerful opportunity to humble ourselves before the Almighty and to seek the 'redeeming and preserving grace' Abraham Lincoln so eloquently spoke! In asking God to forgive our collective rebellion against Him. We can also pray for our schools, the media and especially our governmental leaders, asking the Lord to grant them wisdom, for the challenges they face on a daily basis. How encouraging to know that our loving heavenly Father listens and responds to our personal and corporate petitions, enabling us to 'receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.'"

    Noted author and Pastor Dr. Henry Blackaby is the 2006 Honorary Chairman and will address the national event in Washington, D.C. In addition to his appearance at the national observance, Dr. Blackaby has released, Experiencing Prayer with Jesus, which is this year's theme book. Grammy award winning artist Rebecca St. James will sing the theme song, America, Honor God.

    Get all the information here
  • Thunderbird Players Sunday May 7
  • The Thunderbird Players will present: American Experience a musical Variety Show at the Hillside Middle School 775 N. Center Street in Northville, Mi which is near Eight Mile and Sheldon. The tickets are $10, Seniors $8 (60+), Children $7 (5-18)

    Net proceeds will go to the Special Olympics of Michigan of Southeastern Michigan. Ticket information Janet Allen 248-349-5699 or Denise Schwab 313-406-3250

    Judy Benn, Ann Enghardt and Patricia Lloyd known to all Somerset And Sailing Singles will be in the show and they too have tickets.

  • GrayBay Shopping and Selling
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    This is a great training site to learn about online auctions. Register and try selling something. Clean out the garage or basement. If you have any problems contact the webmaster via email.

    Auction Site Here

  • Original Watercolor by Peggy Jo
  • Peggy Jo has a print of one of her original watercolors on the GrayBay auction site.

    See it here