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"A Newsletter to Embrace Life and to Encourage both singles and couples Spiritually, Physically, and Mentally to be Active which brings Good Health"
Volume: 4 Issue: 30 April 28, 2008

" The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. "
Psalm 28:7

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National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Shain Park
Birmingham, Michigan 48009

National Day of Prayer Poster

In the past few issues we have provided you information about the history of National Day of Prayer and also that it is sponsored by the Congress of the United States, the President of the United States, and the Governor of Michigan.

What happens at our event in Shain Park? First, it should be noted that we have been conducting this observance for over five years and have been blessed with good weather. The format is as follows: We gather about 11:45 AM, introduce ourselves to each other, and place red white and blue NDP balloons around the park to let people know where we are assembling. (When we are done, the balloons are given to the many children playing on the swings and slides.) Each year there are new people, but don’t be surprised if you see many familiar faces. At noon we form a circle and someone is designated to read the national prayer. Then each of is given the opportunity to speak or not. Ordinarily, people pray for our country, our leaders, our communities, etc. We can say a prayer or just give our thoughts in regard to the event.

It is a short observance lifting up our nation and your participation is important. If you can't make it, think of us at noon and maybe read the national prayer that follows. Feel free to tell your friends and also remember that all are invited regardless of religious affiliation.

Shain Park is located in downtown Birmingham across from the Community Center and is abounded by Merrill, Bates, Henrietta and Martin Streets. If you need any other information please send an email to Get a map here

2008 Prayer for Our Nation

Dr. Ravi Zacharias
2008 Honorary Chairman, National Day of Prayer Task Force

Holy Father, in a world where so many are hungry,
You have given us food in abundance;

In a world where so many are hurting,
You offer to bind up our wounds;

In a world where so many are lonely,
You offer friendship to every heart;

In a world longing for peace,
You offer hope.

Yet, we are so stubborn and resistant.
Have mercy upon us, Lord.

Our nation is at a crossroads this year;
we look to you to be our strength and shield.

Please give us the guidance to elect one who will honor you
and to respond to the wisdom from above
so that our hope may be renewed and our blessings be treasured.

In God's holy name.

Yom Hashoah

Holocaust Remembrance Day

This year Holocaust Remembrance Day is Friday May 2, 2008. The Holocaust Museum has designated "Do Not Stand Silent: Remembering Kristallnacht 1938" as the focus for the 2008 observance.. It is set aside to remember those that suffered, those that fought and those who died. Six million Jews were murdered. Many fanilies were completely decimated.



" Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him."
2 Chronicles 32:7


Mon. Apr. 28 Events

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Bethany East

MON 2008-04-28
Walking:Meet at the benches near Kohl's in the mall. Contact: Eileen (586) 777-0530. .
Starts at 6:30 PM..Location: Macomb Mall. 32233 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, MI. .
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Metropolitan Single Professionals

MON 2008-04-28
Social euchre. No smoking on Mondays. Come anytime from 6:30 pm till 9:30 pm. $6 non members, $5 members .
Starts at 6:30 PM..Location: Drakeshire Lanes Lounge . 35000 Grand River, Farmington Hills, MI. 48335 .

Business and Profesional Event

MON 2008-04-28
Morning Motivation & More $15 Admission and Continental Breakfast .
Starts at 7:00 AM..Location: Caribou Coffee. 31901 Woodward, Royal Oak, MI. at Normandy.

Bethany East

MON 2008-04-28
VOLLEYBALL: White sole tennis shoes only. No smoking or eating on the premises, including the parking lot. If anyone is caught smoking, they will terminate the use of the gym. Contact: Rick (586) 784-5348. .
Starts at 8:30 PM..Location: Eppler Junior High. 45461 Brownell, Utica, MI.

Monday Night Dancers

MON 2008-04-28
Singles & Couples Dance Lessons: Beginners 5:30, Intermediate 6:30, Dance Party 7:30-10:30. No dance partner needed. Lessons $5, Dance Party $6. Snacks included. Big Band, Latin, Swing, Fox trot, Waltz, Polka. Contact 313-295-1134
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C. 23663 Park St., Dearborn, MI.

" With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles. And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said."
2 Chronicles 32:8

Tue. Apr. 29 Events

Success Institute

An evening of powerful revelation and transformation, as we share God's word for your success
Teaching by the well known motivational speakers Doug Firebaugh and his wife Jodi.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois Troy, MI 248-524-3181
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Latin & Argentine Tango Club of Detroit

TUE 2008-04-29
Milonga de los Motor City Milongueros Argentine tango lesson at 7:00pm, beginners welcome, no partner required. After the lesson, dance tango, milonga, and vals to the best recorded music of Buenos Aires.
Starts at 7:00 PM. Member Price is $10 and guest price is $15.Location: O'Kelly Banquet Hall. 23663 Park, Dearborn, MI.
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Sailing Singles

TUE 2008-04-29
Dry Land Sailing Instructions $35 for a singles session or All eight Sessions. Session 5. First Aid and Safety at Sea Jacque Tiegs Contact : Erik Johnson 313-255-7165
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Royal Oak Elks Club 2401 East Fourth St. Royal Oak, MI. 48067

Century Dancers

TUE 2008-04-29
Live Band Ballroom Dancing. (This is not the Polish American Cultural Center which is nearby)
Starts at 7:00 PM. Price is $8.00.Location: 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.

Wed. Apr. 30 Events

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Bethany North Oakland County

WED 2008-04-30
Meet N Greet Mixer. Order from the menu. Dancing- Cash Bar Contact John 248-464-0756 .
Starts at 6:00 PM..Location: Andiamo Mesquite Creek. 7228 N. Main , Clarkston, MI. 48346 New Location exit 91 (Ortonville rd M-15).
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Classical and Jazz Music Event

WED 2008-04-30
Spencer Barefield & Friends with Don Mayberry (bass) and Djallo Djakate (drums)Great jazz and soul food. Special guests each week. .
Starts at 8:00 PM..Location: Baker's Keyboard Lounge. 20510 Livernois Detroit, Detroit, MI. 48221 Web site is .

Royal Oak Computer Club

WED 2008-04-30
Weekly Meeting
Starts at 12:30 PM. Price is $1.Location: Leo Mahany/Harold Meininger Senior Community Center. 3500 Marais , Royal Oak, MI. (248)246-3900 . North of 13 Mile Rd, just south of Lexington Blvd, east of Crooks Rd

" Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed."
Psalm 57:1

Thu. May. 1 Events

Microsoft Access Basic Class. Global Information Technology call 248-557-2480

Metropolitan Single Professionals Volleyball In The Park

THU 2008-05-01
Nets will be designated Social, Intermediate and Competitive. Everyone is welcome to come and play or just socialize. Meet Anytime after 6:30 PM. Nets in the back of the park. No alcohol allowed in the park.
Starts at 6:30 PM. Price is $2.Location: Harding Park. Ferndale, MI Take Hilton (South)from I-696 to Mapledale - turn Right (West).
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Sailing Singles

THU 2008-05-01
Dry Land Sailing Instructions $35 for a singles session or All eight Sessions. Session 6. Intro to Coastal Navigation ! (Rules of the Road, Chart Reading, Aids to Navigation etc) Mark Minor Contact : Contact Erik Johnson 313-255-7146
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Royal Oak Elks Club 2401 East Fourth St. Royal Oak, MI. 48067

West Shore Sail Club

THU 2008-05-01
Membership Meeting Come early for Nick's Broasted Chicken
Starts at 7:30 PM. Order off menu .Location: Mr. Nicks 1926 West Road Trenton, MI 734-671-0990 Additional parking behind the bank

Single Place

THU 2008-05-01
Thursday Night Programs offer a variety of speakers, panels and entertainment. Social time is 7:30pm to 7:45 pm. Opening is 7:45pm to 8:00pm and program is 8:00PM to 9:00PM.
Starts at 7:30 PM. Price is $5.Location: First Presbyterian Church. 200 East Main Street, Northville, MI. 248-349-0911.

Selective Singles Social Club

THU 2008-05-01
Begin your day with good friends and good food . Non-members welcome. Bring a friend. Rosemary at 313.881.3934 .
Starts at 9:00 AM. Order off menu .Location: Cracker Barrel. 30750 Little Mack Ave, Roseville, Mi. 48066

National Day of Prayer

PWP- Rochester

THU 2008-05-01
Weekly Dance. Our very own TJ the DJ plays TOP 40 and Your requests.
Starts at 7:00 PM. Member Price is $4 and guest price is $8.Location: Rivercrest,Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois.

Fri. May. 2 Events

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Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day

Detroit Institute of Arts Friday Night Programs

FRI 2008-05-02
First Fridays Music from a variety of cultures in the World Music series, artist demonstrations, drawing in the galleries for all ages, museum tours and drop in workshops.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 313.833.7900 More here
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Bethany Rochester Friday Night Volleyball

FRI 2008-05-02
Please Bring: $2.00 for volleyball Funds for dinner
From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Price is see above.Location: St Andrews Catholic Church. 1400 Inglewood Ave, Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 651-7486 Get directions Dinner: Time: 9:10pm or immediately following Volleyball - For those of you who do not play Volleyball, we will have dinner a

Bethany Rochester Friday Night Volleyball

FRI 2008-05-02
Volleyball Dinner at 9:10 PM or immediately following Volleyball-For those of you who do not play Volleyball, we will have dinner at CK Diggs 2010 W. Auburn Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Starts at 7:00 PM. Member Price is Order from Menu and guest price is Order from menu.Location: St Andrews Catholic Church. 1400 Inglewood Ave, Rochester, MI 48307 248-651-7486

Waterford Oaks Ballroom Dancers

FRI 2008-05-02
Singles and Couples.Ballroom Dancing. Ballroom attire. Fox Trot, Waltz,Swing, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Tango, Samba, Mambo, Polka, Viennese. Ballroom Lighting.Cabaret Setting. Coffe, Tea, Sweets, Door Prizes. Music from the 1940's to the present time.
Starts at 8:00 PM. Price is $8.00.Location: Waterford Oaks Activity Center, 2800 Watkins Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48238. Automatic Information Line: 248-988-7169

Folk Music & Dancing

FRI 2008-05-02
International Folk Dancing may be for you!
Admission is $7.00 per person; Singles and couples are welcome. No age limit.

> Light refreshments (non alcoholic) are available at no additional cost. Casual clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended. (Ladies, NO STILLETTO HEELS, Please!)
Starts at 8:30 PM. Price is $7.Location: St James Catholic Church. 200 Hazelhurst, Ferndale, MI. 48202. Woodward And Hazelhurst.

Bethany East

FRI 2008-05-02
Morning Brunch contact Eileen 586-777-0530 .
Starts at 10:00 AM..Location: Rose's Family Restaurant. 31301 Harper, St. Clair Shores, MI. .

Metropolitan Single Professionals

Fri 2008-05-02
Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres (8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes) Non-Smoking
Starts at 8:00 pm. Member Price is $5.00 and guest price is .Location: Sheraton Hotel Novi 21111 Haggerty Rd. North of 8 Mile Rd For directions only 248-349-4000

" Deliver me from my enemies, O God; protect me from those who rise up against me."
Psalm 59:1

Sat. May. 3 Events

If you are an IT Professional and are interested in organizing a UML study group call 248-514-1937

Kentucky Derby Party

SAT 2008-05-03
Kentucky Derby Party
Starts at 3:00 PM..Location: Gayle Shields' House. 2129 Tall Oaks, Troy, MI 48098 248-641-0287.
Map here
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Bethany Suburban West

SAT 2008-05-03
Monthly Dance Call Diane K 734-261-5716
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: St. Robert Bellarmine Church Hall, Corner of West Chicago and Inkster Rd., Redford.

Bethany Rochester Monthly Euchre Night

SAT 2008-05-03
Please Bring: $5.00 + $5.00 and quarters for each euchre, BYOB, and Appetizer or Dessert
Starts at 7:00 PM. Price is see above.Location: private home. Rochester Hills, MI Call for directions.

Bethany North Oakland County

MON 2008-05-03
Bethany North Oakland Singles dance from 8:00 P.M. to 12:00 Midnight at St Daniel Cushing Center 7010 Valley Park, Clarkston. Admission $10.00. Dressy attire. Don 248.623.6771
Starts at 7:30 PM..Location: St. Daniel Catholic Church. 7010 Valley Park, Clarkston, MI. Cushing Center

Phil's Fun Single Dances, LLC Dance the Night Away

SAT 2008-05-03
Join Your Friends For Dancing & Socializing Cash Bar/Snacks/Smoke Free/Veggie Tray @ 8:30pm/Dressy casual. .
Starts at 8:00 PM. Price is $10.Location: Troy/Clawson Elks Club. 1451 East Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI. 48083 North side of Big Beaver between Rochester Road and John R.

Lexington Music Theater

SAT 2008-05-03
CABARET MUST BE PURCHASED IN QUANTITIES OF TWO!!! In Big Band history, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is recognized as one of the best all-around dance bands. It could swing with the best of them, and no other band could come close to Tommy's when it came to playing ballads. Tommy Dorsey, "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing", was a master at creating warm, sentimental, and always musical moods - at superb dancing and listening tempos. And so it continues. The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, now led by Buddy Morrow, is travelling throughout the country playing "for the kids" (of all ages
Starts at 8:00 PM..Location: Lexington Music Theater. 7318 Huron Avenue PO Box 159, Lexington, MI. 48450 Web site is .


SAT 2008-05-03
Ballroom Dancing to a live band singles, couples, All Welcom Dress Code: Ladies- Date Style clothes, Gentlemen- Jackets and ties. Mike Wolverton. .
Starts at 8:30 PM. Member Price is $5.00 and guest price is $6.00.Location: Livonia Civic Center. 15218 Farmington Rd., Livonia, MI. South of File Mile Road. contact Joe 248-955-5197.

" But let all who take refuge in you (God) be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you."
Psalm 5:11

Sun. May. 4 Events

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Kentucky Derby

Amber House

Sun 2008-05-04
Super Dance Sundays
Your Best Deal For The Money. Half An Hour Review Class of The Previous Sundays Lesson at 3:30 One Hour Lesson of Scheduled Dances at 4:00 (See flyer)
Starts at 3:30 PM. Price is $8.Location: Amber House 7012 E 9 Mile Rd Warren, MI 586-754-3434 2 blocks west of Van Dyke
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Hot Blues and Dancing

SUN 2008-05-04
Detroit's hottest BLUES JAM Session. Music starts at 7 pm and goes till 10 pm. The dance floor is open and the music is FANTASTIC .
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Pier 500. 507 Biddle, Wyandotte, MI. 48192

Somerset Ski & Golf Club

SUN 2008-05-04
Call Carole for reservation 8pm Wed for Sun golf and 3 days prior to weekday golf.Leave info. You will be called if problem. CAll ASAP to cancel. Arrive 30 min. prior to tee time. Foursomes will be selected by a draw. . Contact : Carole 586-412-3430.
Starts at 10:00 AM. Price is $47 w/cart.Location: Golden Hawk Golf Course. MI. I-94 to 26 Mile. Right to County Line Rd. Left to Meisner Rd. Right to course Friendly course. .

GM Ski Club

SUN 2008-05-04
Meet at Anton's Island Grille for breakfast. Anton's is where life is about the THRILL O' THE GRILL. For a great breakfast and fun with friends, c'mon out and join us and be sure and bring a friend.
Starts at 10:00 AM..Location: Antons Island Grille , Northwest corner of Big Beaver (16 Mile Rd) and Dequindre

Events for all active people

Sun 2008-05-04
Not So Stiff Upper Lip Pops Concert Charles Greenwell, conducting
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Temple Beth El 14 Mile and Telegraph Bloomfield Hills, MI For Ticket information call 248-645-2276, program information 248-645-2276

Future Events

Royal Oak Woman's Club Annual Meeting

MON 2008-05-05
Lunch and Annual Meeting. Chairs of all Departments and Standing Committees will read their annual reports and a record of all of the club's activities for the year will be extolled.
Lunch will be served at noon by Group 5 with greeters Grace Ure and Geri Lindell.

The Royal Oak Woman's Club is a non-profit service organization which actively supports many local charities. Membership in the club is open to all women regardless of their place of residence. To visit a meeting or for any information, please call Geri at 248-288-1441.
Starts at 12:00 PM..Location: Royal Oak Woman's Club. 404 S. Pleasant Street, Royal Oak, MI. 48067 .
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Inforum- A Professional Women's Alliance

FRI 2008-05-09
The U.S. health care system needs some fundamental fixes. What are they and what will it cost in $$$$$ and care depending on the different solutions proposed by presidential candidates.
This noted panel of health care experts will address the realities of the economics of providing quality care at an affordable price.
46th Annual Meeting The program will feature a panel of experts discussing the future of the United States health care system -- problems, fundamental fixes needed, and what the different solutions proposed by presidential candidates could cost in terms of dollars and quality of care. One model to be reviewed is actuarial insurance, which could impact everyone differently based on individual's health.
Cathy Tripp, Watson Wyatt Worldwide, National Leader of Consumerism, will discuss key findings in a recent survey on the costs and benefits of consumer-directed health care plans.
Nick Barr, Ph.D, Professor of Public Economics, London School of Economics, will discuss the premise that there is no perfect system of healthcare; the model of actuarial insurance and its unsuitability for many medical risks; and how it is no accident that the U.S. system is in a mess and indicates strategic solutions.
Nancy Schlichting, CEO Henry Ford Health System, will talk about the quality equation and how the actuarial insurance model impacts health care delivery.
Kate Kohn-Parrott, Group Director from Chrysler Corporation, will address the business perspective of what the actuarial insurance model does to the economics of running a business and paying salaries that people can actually live on.
This will be followed up with an open discussion about alternative health care models and what areas within the U.S. system could be improved.
Inforum's 2008-08 board of directors and officers also will be inducted at this annual meeting.
11:30 a.m. - Registration and VIP Reception
12 noon - Lunch
12:15 p.m. - Panel Discussion
To reserve Corporate Gratis tickets please call Kristen Linegar at 313.578.3227.
Event sponsored by
Lee Hecht Harrison
Click here to register
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Troy Marriott . 200 W. Big Beaver Rd. , Troy, MI. 48084

Bethany Rochester Road Rally

SAT 2008-05-10
Bring: $5/costs plus money for drinks, cell phone, pen, paper, OC or MC white pages phone book, tape measure and highlighter.
Starts at 7:30 PM. Price is see above.Location: CK Diggs. 2010 W Auburn Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 853-6600 Meet at the far West end of the parking lot of CK Diggs. Get directions Car pools will be set at the parking lot.

American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan

SAT 2008-05-10
Season Opener 1:00pm shotgun start Check in time 12:15pm Cost = $55 members $60 nonmembers. Includes: 18 holes of golf with cart, range balls, prizes, and buffet dinner. Contact Mike Bartel at 248-348-0672 .
Starts at 12:15 PM. Member Price is $55 and guest price is $60.Location: Northville Hills Golf Club. 15565 Bay hill Dr., Northville, MI. 48168 Web site is .

Adoption Associates, Inc.

TUE 2008-05-13
Adoption Associates, Inc., a statewide non-profit agency, is hosting a domestic infant and international (China, Russia, Ethiopia, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Haiti and Ukraine) adoption information meeting. Come and learn about the adoption process in depth and the child that is waiting for you! Call Beth Barnes at 248.474.0990 for more information and to RSVP.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Adoption Associates, Inc. 26105 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MI. 48334 Email address is .

Classical and Jazz Music Event

FRI 2008-05-16
Season Finale by the Royal Oak symphony Orchestra Call 248-988-6991 for ticket information.Winter Concert by the Royal Oak symphony Orchestra Call 248-988-6991 for ticket information

John Robertson, guest Conductor
Overture to L'italiana in Algeri- Gioachino Rossinni
English Folk Song Suite- Ralph Vaugn Williams
Prelude and Libestod from Tristan and Isolde-Richard Wagner
Symphony No. 4- Robert Schumann
Starts at 8:00 PM. Member Price is $10 and guest price is .Location: Royal Oak Middle School Auditorium. 700 N. Washington, Royal Oak, MI. Web site is 1/4 Mile North of 11 Mile Road. (The old Dondero High School).

Classical and Jazz Music Event

SUN 2008-05-18
Get the information here
Starts at 6:00 PM..Location: First Baptist Church 300 Willis Birmingham, MI one block north of Maple Road (15 Mile Road), between Old Woodward Avenue and Southfield Road in downtown Birmingham, at the corner of Willits and Bates Streets.

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