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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter July 1, 2013

Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
"A Newsletter to Embrace Life and to Encourage both singles and couples Spiritually, Physically, and Mentally to be Active which brings Good Health"
Volume: 11 Issue: 7 July 1, 2013
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" The law has become paralyzed and useless, and there is no justice given in the courts. The wicked far outnumber the righteous, and justice is perverted with bribes and trickery."
Habakkuk 1:4

It's Fireworks Season

Starting Monday June 24, 2013 the big fireworks down on the Detroit River will be held, weather permitting.

  • the "Stars and Stripes Festival", has moved to Freedom Hill will stage it's fireworks on Sunday June 30, 2013.
  • Clawson 4th of July Date: July 4, 2013 at Dusk Where: Clawson Park 1098 N Bywood Ave in Clawson, Michigan 48017
  • Greenfield Village Annual Salute to America Dates: July 3, 2013 at Dusk July 4, 2013 at Dusk July 5, 2013 at Dusk July 6, 2013 at Dusk
  • Red Run Golf Course (Royal Oak) Date: June 27, 2013 at Dusk Where: Red Run Golf Course 2036 Rochester Road
  • Rochester Festival of the Hills Date: June 26, 2013 at 10:06pm Where: Borden Park 1400 East Hamlin Rd in Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307
  • Beverly Hills Fireworks Date: July 3, 2013 at Dusk Where: Lincoln Hills Golf Course 2666 West 14 Mile in Beverly Hills, Michigan 48025
  • Birmingham Fireworks Date: July 3, 2013 at Dusk Where: Lincoln Hills Golf Course 2666 West 14 Mile in Birmingham, Michigan 48012
  • Huntington Woods Fireworks Date: July 4, 2013 at 10:05pm Where: Rackham Golf Course 10100 W 10 Mile Rd in Huntington Woods, Michigan 48070
  • St Clair Shores Fireworks Extravaganza Date: June 28, 2013 at Dusk Where: Veterans Memorial Park 32400 Jefferson Ave in St Clair Shores, Michigan 48082
  • Center Line Fireworks Date: June 25, 2013 at 10:00pm Where: Memorial Park 25355 Lawrence in Center Line, Michigan 48015
  • St Clair Shores Fireworks Extravaganza Date: June 28, 2013 at Dusk Where: Veterans Memorial Park 32400 Jefferson Ave in St Clair Shores, Michigan 48082
  • Stony Creek Metropark Fireworks Date: June 30, 2013 at Dusk Where: Stony Creek Metropark 4300 Main Park Road in Shelby Township, Michigan 48316
  • Grosse Pointe Farms Regatta and Fireworks Date: June 29, 2013 at 10:00pm Where: Lake Shore Drive waterfront; near Moross on Harbor Hill Lake Shore Drive in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 48236
  • Romulus Community Fireworks Date: June 29, 2013 at Dusk Where: Behind Romulus Middle School and Wick Elementary Wick and Ozga Roads in Romulus, Michigan 48174
  • Grosse Pointe Woods Fireworks Date: June 30, 2013 at Dusk Where: Parcells Middle School 20600 Mack Ave in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan 48236
  • Livonia Spree '63 Date: June 30, 2013 at 10:15pm Where: Ford Field 14281 Farmington in Livonia, Michigan 48154
  • Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks Date: July 3, 2013 at 10:00pm Where: Lake Erie Metropark 32481 West Jefferson Avenue in Brownstown, Michigan 48173
  • Plymouth Township Fireworks Date: July 3, 2013 at 10:00pm Where: Township Park 46640 Ann Arbor Trail in Plymouth, Michigan 48170
  • Gibraltar July 4th Festival Date: July 4, 2013 at Dusk Where: Behind Parsons Elementary School. 14473 Middle Gibraltar Rd in Gibraltar, Michigan 48173
  • Willow Metropark Fireworks Date: July 5, 2013 at 10:00pm Where: Willow Metropark 22900 Huron River Drive in New Boston, Michigan 48164
  • Hudson Mills Metropark Fireworks Date: June 29, 2013 at 10:00pm Where: Hudson Mills Metropark 8801 North Territorial Road in Dexter, Michigan 48130
  • Manchester Fireworks Display Date: July 3, 2013 at Dusk Where: Carr Park 600 W. Main St. in Manchester, Michigan 48158

Soccertown? Detroit City FC becoming a Midtown sensation

Charley at DCFC

Charley is a real cheerleader for these folks, but their games have been happening the same time as baseball so he had to miss---but he has been giving free hotdogs if people wear the team scarf to baseball.

Josh Katzenstein,The Detroit News

Soccer fans flock to Detroit City FC games: Supporters embrace the team, say it's a fan experience like no other

Detroit--When Detroit City FC has a home soccer game, Midtown comes to life in a way that can only be rivaled by the city's major sports teams.

With 1,500 or so fans each match, the semi-pro soccer team doesn't draw a crowd nearly as big as the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings, but the passion that fills the area can't be beat.

Instead of foam fingers and pom-poms, Detroit City fans light smoke bombs and wave flags big enough to cover a car. Instead of lovebirds proposing on a Jumbotron, the fans will simply wed on the field, as a couple did at Sunday's game.

As the team's second season nears its end, the crowd continues to grow and exceed the five-man ownership group's expectations, but when the owners look ahead, they see something that can only continue to bring life to a downtrodden city.

"This is the ultimate soccer experience you can have," owner Sean Mann said. "It's a good environment with real fans. It's not stale. This is the kind of atmosphere that's going to get you interested in soccer or it's going to renew your interest in soccer, but you're not going to walk away from it with kind of a blasee."

And that atmosphere is what gives the owners and fans hope that the club, which is only in its second season in the National Premier Soccer League's Great Lakes Division, will only continue to grow. A 9-0 start this year doesn't hurt either.

"If we keep winning, fans will keep coming," said coach Ben Pirmann, who's also a Michigan State men's soccer assistant coach. Rapid growth

Detroit City FC began after five friends who knew each other through a recreational soccer league in Detroit decided the city had an untapped demand for a soccer team.

Although they all come from different backgrounds -- among them a lawyer, a teacher and a media producer -- their passion for both soccer and Detroit led them to fund an expansion team in what's considered a fourth-tier professional league.

The possibility of owning a lucrative sports team was hardly a driving motivation, plainly evident since the team didn't make a profit last year. Instead, the owners wanted to give soccer fans all over metro Detroit an avenue to cheer for a sport that continues to grow in popularity across the U.S.

For the inaugural season, the owners said they budgeted for crowds of only about 300 each game at the Cass Tech High football stadium, but after only a couple months of season tickets being available online, they met that goal.

"We knew we were on to something," owner Todd Kropp said.

Before the season even began, the team had two grassroots fan groups --Northern Guard Supporters and Le Rouge (the team's nickname) Supporters -- and the endorsement of Motor City Supporters, metro Detroit's soccer fan group.

And in May 2012 when the club hosted its first game, more than 1,000 fans filed into the stadium after marching from Harry's Detroit Bar two blocks away.

"It was kind of empty when we first started warming up," said former Michigan State defenseman Josh Rogers, recalling the first home game in 2012. "Then they started marching in and they were singing and drumming, and it was pretty incredible. I've played in a lot of great college soccer atmospheres, but nothing like this."

The crowd continued to grow and one game drew more than 1,600 people in 2012. In the second season, Detroit City FC has had an even more reliable fan presence, including one game with more than 1,800 in attendance, with the hooligans on one side and families on the other.

"I think it's tremendous," said Mike Bosnic, 44, of Clawson, who brought his father and 12-year-old son to a game last Tuesday. Positive exposure

While the bigger crowds are a good sign for the owners, they aren't counting their chickens just yet. Tickets sales and merchandise are the primary means by which the team can make money ---local sponsorships also help a little -- and with $5 tickets, there's a low ceiling for profits. The ownership has to pay for all travel expenses and field costs for the three-month season that runs May to July, and if the team makes a run in the postseason, it will cut into the profit margin even more.

Fortunately for the owners, the club is hosting the Great Lakes Division tournament in July, which will keep the cost down, but again, money isn't the No. 1 issue even though this is effectively a second full-time job for the owners.

In addition to providing an exhilarating fan experience for the community, the team is helping further the careers of local soccer players.

In the NPSL, teams can choose to pay players or use college athletes and maintain amateur status. Detroit City FC's 40-man roster is filled with current college athletes who either go to Michigan colleges -- with the exception of current Spartans since Pirmann is the coach -- or grew up in the area. There are also several former local players who want to continue playing, including owner Dave Dwaihy.

"We're trying to help grow soccer by giving these kids, who are awesome local players, a place to play in front of their friends and family and it turns out there was a real need and interest in having a team that does that," owner Alex Wright said.

The growth, Wright hopes, can be cyclical. The club participates in community outreach programs with local youth soccer groups in hopes of drawing more families to the games, and Wright thinks that could also help grow the sport in the area.

The other bonus of having a team this popular in the city is that it brings people from all over to see what's possible in Detroit.

"This is one of the Detroit success stories that people want to tell," Wright said. When people come down here they see this, and they see an example of people living the kind of life downtown that a lot of people think is impossible.

"A lot of people don't think you can enjoy a soccer game in Detroit and then go get a beer and have a burger down the street."

katzenstein@detroitnews.com

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From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130625/SPORTS07/306250019#ixzz2XKquEJCN


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Don't Be Fooled by Scammers Impersonating Police

Sgt. Mark Thompson of the Michigan State Police advises on what to do if you suspect you are being pulled over by someone posing as a police officer.

Technology is a wonderful thing. When used appropriately it makes our lives better and most times easier. But then you have to wonder about the some of the technologies which have been developed.

The iPhone application which makes the phone flash like a police light is one of those technologies that make some of us ask the question, "What were you thinking?"

Recently, in another part of the State of Michigan two individuals utilized this application to make a traffic stop on another motorist. The motorist became suspicious and contacted police and the two individuals were apprehended.

Citizens and police officers take a dim view of people who impersonate police officers. MCL 750.215 covers impersonating a police officer which can result in a one year misdemeanor or a four year felony charge.

If you think someone is at your residence impersonating a police officer call 911. If the person is a real police officer they will be contacted by the 911 center and the dispatch center will confirm the person is a police officer to you. Do not call a telephone number given to you by the person you suspect may not be a police officer as it could be fake.

If you are a driver and suspect you are being pulled over by someone posing as a police officer, maybe using the "police light" iPhone application, call 911. The dispatch center will confirm if a police officer is pulling you over. If it is not a police officer then real police officers will be dispatched to stop the individual and we'll handle things from there.

It is now the season for high school graduation parties. Parents, if you are hosting one, don't serve alcohol to your underage guests. Nothing good can come from this and a whole lot of bad could happen. Utilizing a designated sober driver is always a good idea.

If you have a questions or comments please email them to askatrooper12@gmail.com, or mail them to Ask A Trooper, Michigan State Police--Brighton Post, 4337 Buno Road, Brighton, MI 48116.


ON BELLE ISLE

Friends keep building afloat

'We're going to be proactive in the solution,' group says of Detroit Boat Club structure By John Gallagher Detroit Free Press Business Writer

The venerable Detroit Boat Club building on Belle Isle has seen its share of boondoggle proposals for redevelopment since the membership left the building in 1996 because of financial difficulties.

Then-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wanted to make it part of a vast maritime-themed academy campus, and various people have talked about operating a high-end restaurant there. All the ideas came to naught. But over that time, local rowers have quietly continued to use the building as their clubhouse to nurture a sport with roots in Detroit that go back 174 years.

Over the past 17 years, in an arrangement with the City of Detroit, which owns the structure, the nonprofit Friends of Detroit Rowing has poured some $300,000 into repairs and upkeep, including boiler upgrades, weatherproofing and some structural work. All the while, the rowers have filled up the ballroom and dining rooms with rowing and workout machines for a group of more than 250 enthusiasts for the sport.

Those members include youths, masters rowers, serious competitors and recreational rowers. They're on the water in any of the dozens of rowing craft stored at the club when weather permits and otherwise use indoor rowing machines.

This may be Detroit's best example of how a quiet solution works better to save a historic building than some of the more grandiose plans that make headlines but go nowhere.

"A lot of people driving by think it's an abandoned building, and they have no idea what's happening within," said Todd Platt, president of the Friends of Detroit Rowing.

Under its deal with the city, Friends of Detroit Rowing pays $1,000 a month in rent to the city for using the building. But repairs and upgrades count against that obligation, so the Friends has essentially paid its rent years in advance by keeping the building functioning.

One reason many passersby think the Boat Club is abandoned is that the stucco exterior has deteriorated over the years because of a lack of funds. But the building still has good bones.

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The rowers are working on a business plan that, if proper funding appears , could make the boat club the permanent home of the rowing sport in the Midwest. It would involve further upgrades to the building, which dates to 1902.

"We've decided we're going to be proactive in the solution," Platt said. "There's too much at stake with our program."

The Boat Club example demonstrates how smaller, often interim solutions can do more good to save historic structures than waiting for a single grandiose plan to emerge. Once a building is shuttered, it can deteriorate quickly through roof leaks, burst pipes and other problems that come with neglect.

A lot of historic downtown theaters in the U.S. that were first-run movie houses in the 1920s might have fallen to the wrecking ball had not some interim uses been found in the 1950s or so. Some played host to musical acts or burlesque shows before preservationists raised funds to do proper renovations in the 1980s and beyond.

In Detroit, the Michigan Central Railroad Station and the Packard plant show what can happen when a building remains empty for years. Even a modest interim use is better than none.

Platt said the Friends of Detroit Rowing group hopes to build on its modest success in keeping the old clubhouse secure to make it even better in years to come.

"We're game-planning a number of different things," he said. "Hopefully there's that light at the end of the tunnel."

Contact John Gallagher: 313-222-5173 or gallagher@freepress.com

 


" God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event."
Thomas Jefferson

MON. Jul. 1 Events

Weekly Dance
Monday Night Dancers

MON 2013-07-01
Singles and Couples Dance Lessons 6:30, Dance Party 7:30-10:30. No dance partner needed. Lessons $5, Dance Party $6. Snacks included. Big Band, Latin, Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Polka. Contact 313-295-1134
Starts at 7:30 PM. Price is $7. Location: Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C. 23663 Park St., Dearborn, MI.
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Volleyball in the Park
Ann Arbor Ski Club

MON 2013-07-01
Volleyball - Open to ski club members and non members The Club offers open, casual volleyball at Burns Park in Ann Arbor. All are welcome to drop by and play. Burns Park is located on the corner of Wells and Baldwin Streets, approx. 1 mile northeast of the intersection of Stadium and Packard Blvds. Look for our nets in the field near the picnic pavilion and the basketball courts. Questions? Contact this year's event coordinator, Dennis Slough Phone: 734-883-4982 Email: dennis.slough@comcast.net
Submitted by: Google Calendar
From 6:30pm to 8:30pm.. Location: Burns Park.Wells and Baldwin,Ann Arbor,Mi.
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Toledo Ski Club Meeting
Metropolitan Detroit Ski Council

MON 2013-07-01

Toledo Ski Club

Toledo/ Northern Michigan

"A Club for All Seasons"

All membership information and current trips & activities are posted on our website.

Activities: Downhill Skiing - recreational Downhill Skiing - racing Cross-country touring Snowboarding Other
Dues: $48 single, $64 single parent, $80 family
Membership: 300+
Meetings: 1st monday each month at 7:00pm Contact: 419-283-7779 rick@danberry.com www.toledoskiclub.net
Starts at 7:00 PM.. Location: Systems Alternatives International. 1705 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, OH. 43537
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Movie Night
Catholic Alumni Club

MON 2013-07-01
MONDAYS, JULY 1ST, JULY 8TH, JULY 22ND & JULY 29TH 7:00 PM

BLOCKBUSTER FILM SERIES Join our host for the Blockbuster film series at the Henry Ford Centennial Library 16301 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126 - on the south side of Michigan Ave. between the Southfield Freeway and Greenfield Rd. in Dearborn. There is no charge. Please RSVP on the Sunday before the movie so our host knows to look for you.

JULY 1--(2012) - This supernatural thriller tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When the young sisters are found alive in a decrepit cabin, their uncle and his girlfriend Annabel take them in. As they try to introduce the children to a normal life, Annabel begins to wonder if the traumatized girls are the only guests they have welcomed into their home. (Rated PG-13, 100 min.)

313-561-5933
Submitted by: Ray Previ. via Google Calendar
From 7:00pm to 10:00pm.. Location: Henry Ford Centennial Library.16301 Michigan Ave,Dearborn,Mi.48126-279
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Monthly Open Mic at the Coach - Maggie McCabe hosts, Madison Heights
McCabe Music

MON 2013-07-01

7-10pm -Come by our new acoustic open mic -- We'll be meeting the first Monday of the month (if things go well we'll talk them into letting us in more often)!

This is a great neighborhood club with amazing food--- bring the family

! We have a theme each month - homework assignment will be posted on our Open Mic Website each month. See you there! Our Open Mic Website with current photos and song assignments 26685 Dequindre Road, Madison Heights, MI, 48071 - Coach Phone 248-398-4411 The Coach Website
Submitted by: Maggie McCabe Via Google Calendar
From 7:00pm to 10:00pm.. Location: 26685 Dequindre Madison Heights, MI 48071

IT in The D: Listen Live
Business and Professional Event

MON 2013-07-01

Metro Detroit Information Technology networking group Detroitnet.org launches "IT in The D" internet radio show.

Detroit's Raw Radio X has added a new, two hour long show to its weekly lineup -- "IT in The D". A lively mix of discussion among the Detroitnet.org co-founders, guest segments and listener calls, "IT in The D" goes beyond the casual networking events and Pink Slip Parties that Detroitnet.org is famous for all over the metro Detroit area that have resulted in more than 500 people finding new jobs.

The authors of more than 200 articles ranging from the "Don't Be That Guy" series instructing people on what not to do to be successful at networking to "The Dating Corollary" series that draws parallels between the reader's personal and professional lives to make the concepts clear and relatable, founders Bob Waltenspiel, David Phillips and Jeff Mackey were attracted to doing an internet radio show because of its ability to interact with listeners in ways that their website and other social media presences cannot.

David Phillips noted "Since we first started running with the name a few years ago, "IT in The D" has been a number of things. We've experimented with it as a conference name, a news aggregation site, and our wildly successful event on 3/13/13 at St Andrews Hall that brought over 700 members of the metro Detroit information technology community together. It's quick, clean and easy to remember, and so using it as the name for our new internet radio show made perfect sense as a next step."

"We're very excited about this new avenue to reach, and help, people in the area," adds Bob Waltenspiel. "With more than 500 people finding new jobs from our events around the area and our speaking engagements at local colleges and through MEDC's Shifting Gears Program, it was clear to us that our message, methods and advice resonate with people and can help them move forward with their job search, their hiring practices, and of course when they're just looking to extend their professional network. We're using "IT in The D" to extend our reach and continue making things better here in the area."

"Our first two shows have launched us right out of the gate with a strong start," says Jeff Mackey. "The guests that we've had in-studio are people actually doing something solid and important for the metro Detroit IT community. Too many people weren't even aware that a hardcore security conference was taking place in downtown Detroit, or that a group started by and focused on women in the metro Detroit IT community providing hands-on training and instruction even existed. Add in a recruiter each week talking about jobs they're looking to fill and taking calls, and you have another way we help make connections and improve things for people."

The "IT in The D" show airs weekly on Monday nights from 9pm to 11pm live from the Raw Radio X studio in downtown Detroit, Michigan.

For more information, show recaps and past episodes, please visit http://www.ITinTheD.com, like the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ITinTheD, or follow and interact with the founders on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ITinTheD @ITinTheD

How To Listen and Interact Go to http://www.ITintheD.com from any internet connected device on Monday nights from 9pm to 11pm to listen to the live stream through a browser, or use the provided links to the apps for your particular device's platform.

About Detroitnet.org

Founded in 2001, Detroitnet.org's mission has been to offer a safe and agenda-free networking venue for Information Technology professionals in Metro Detroit without the pressures of sponsorships, name selling, or pushy salespeople. The group re-branded in 2008 to offer an online forum to network as well as our monthly meetings at various bars in the Metro Detroit area. For more information, visit www.detroitnet.org, the Detroitnet.org LinkedIn group, or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/detroitnet More information can be found online at http://www.detroitnet.org


Submitted by: Dave Phillips via google Calendar
From 9:00pm to 11:00pm.. Location: http://www.ITinTheD.com



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" Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each one of you is to return to his family property and each to his own clan."
Leviticus 25:10

 

TUE. Jul. 2 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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S.O.A.R. (Singles Outreach and Renewal) Meetup
S.O.A.R. (Singles Outreach and Renewal)

TUE 2013-07-02
Food & Fellowship. Join us at this is Panera Cares location'a non-profit community cafe that accepts payments in the form of donations. Each item on the menu is listed with a suggested donation amount. Panera Cares has patio seating, free WiFi and a diverse menu.
Submitted by: Lynn
Starts at 6:00 PM . Price is free . Location: Panera Bread. 22208 Michigan Ave, Dearborn , MI . 313-271-3301
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Council Meeting
Metropolitan Detroit Ski Council

TUE 2013-07-02
Monthly Meeting. everyone is welcome to attend but only recognized Delegates may vote on any issues. We meet in a private room and a cash bar is available, or you can show up earlier and enjoy some great pizza! .
Starts at 7:30 PM.. Location: Warrilow's. 2140 Hilton Rd., Ferndale, MI. 48220 .

No meeting this Month!! Next meeting August 6, 2013


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Swing and Sway Dance the Night Away
Various Dances

TUE 2013-07-02
Single-Couples-Groups All Ages Welcome Cash Bar
Submitted by: Norm Golembiewski
Starts at 7:30 PM . Member Price is $7.00 Admission and guest price is . Location: Century Banquet Center. 33204 Maple Lane (14 & Hoover), Sterling Heights , MI . 48312 586 264 7990 American-Polishcenturyclub.com

Top of the Park
Ann Arbor Ski Club

TUE 2013-07-02

Join us for another great night of TOP. We'll be over in the Grove from 5-7 and then move over to the Rackham stage bar area. Diane Gledhill is the host for this event 734-368-5237 or diane82103@yahoo.com.

Corndaddy 5pm Guitarists, songwriters, and Ann Arborites Jud Branam and Kevin Brown first teamed up in 1998 to form Corndaddy, an alt-country band whose unique sound harkens back to the glory days of country rock through filters of power pop, twang, bluegrass, and British Invasion bombast. They join us for a special acoustic set in The Grove on the heels of recording their latest record, "Heart of the Matter."

Joe Reilly 6pm Joe Reilly blends rock, folk, gospel, spoken word, blues, world rhythms and traditional American Indian styles into his heartfelt, joyful music. Truly a unique Ann Arbor voice, his songs touch on his background as an environmentalist, a Cherokee, and a student of Zen Buddhism. Join us under the trees for an inspirational acoustic duo set with Joe Reilly.

Jerry Mack & The Terraplanes 7pm The Terraplanes have been a staple of the Southeast Michigan blues scene for over 20 years, getting people up and dancing to their irresistible mixture of rockin' blues and uptown swing, R&B, soul, and roots rock. With inspirations ranging from Chicago, New Orleans, Memphis, Detroit, and Texas to the Mississippi Delta, this classic Ann Arbor blues band will wear a hole in your dancing shoes!

Measured Chaos 8:30pm Detroit's Measured Chaos combines American root styles, jazz improvisations, and four part vocal harmonies to create their unique blend of Chicago blues, Detroit R&B, and rock n' roll. Welcome them back to the Rackham Stage!


Submitted by: Google Calendar
From 5:00pm to 10:00pm.. Location: 915 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI
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DCS-Drop-In Volley Ball
Catholic Alumni Club

TUE 2013-07-02
Tuesdays - DCS Drop-In Outdoor Volley Ball - 6:30 pm to dark. OUTDOORS at Butcher Park at Martin (11 1/2 Mile Rd., just N of I-696, between Ryan and Mound). This weekly event is open to everyone (members and non-members), singles and married couples, who may be interested in playing volleyball to relieve stress from a hard day of work, to enjoy the nice summer weather, and to socialize with other people. Beginners and all skill levels are welcome. You can even come to just watch and enjoy the park. This event is free. 248 988 6421
Submitted by: Ray Previ. via Google Calendar
From 6:30pm to 10:00pm.. Location: Butcher Park.4700 Martin Road,Warren,Mi.48092
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WED. Jul. 3 Events

Shanghai Wednesdays at Mon Jin Lau

WED 2013-07-03
Most of you are off on Thursday, so no excuses---.special guest DJ Chris Anthony.

Break free and transport yourself with Mon Jin Lau and Detroit's sexiest young professionals every Wednesday.

Zen-like atmosphere and eclectic rhythms provided by our house DJ's make this NU-dining experience the best in Metro Detroit.

Mon Jin Lau's patio is the center of the action which is surrounded by lush palms, enchanting bamboo, Chinese lanterns, and sensual candles.

248-689-2332 for dinner reservations. Escape and Enjoy.

http://www.facebook.com/events/382875048474865/


Submitted by: Via Facebook Calendar
From 10:30pm to 6:00am.. Location: Mon Jin Lau Restaurant
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Weekly Meeting
Royal Oak Computer Club

WED 2013-07-03
WED 2012-01-11 Presentation followed by a question and answer session. Feel free to bring your laptop.
Starts at 12:30 PM. Price is $1. Location: Leo Mahany/Harold Meininger. 3500 Marais, Royal Oak, MI. (248)246-3900 North of 13 Mile Rd.

Ski Cruisers Meeting
Metropolitan Detroit Ski Council

WED 2013-07-03

Ski Cruisers

SE Michigan

We're a friendly group that enjoys spending time together and are always interested in trying new things. Our monthly meetings allow us to socialize as well as plan future activities. Some of our activities include downhill and cross country skiing, camping and canoeing, featherbowling, theatre and concerts, golfing, baseball, cards and more. Our club is a fun way to meet new people and make new friends.

Activities: Downhill Skiing - recreational Cross-country touring
Dues: New: $20/yr. Renewal: $15/yr.
Membership: 35
Contact: (586) 992-3864 skicruisers@gmail.com http://home.comcast.net/~skicruiser/site/
Starts at 7:00 pm.. Location: Marinelli's 611 W. 12 Mile, Madison Heights, MI. E. of I-75
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Blue Water Ski Club Meeting
Metropolitan Detroit Ski Council

WED 2013-07-03

Blue Water International Ski Club

Port Huron, MI & Sarnia, ONTARIO

The Blue Water International Ski Club has over a hundred members who all share a love of travel and outdoor adventure. The club plans and facilitates at least two trips every year. In the past few seasons we've skied; Vail and Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado; Moonlight Basin, Montana; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Whistler and Panorama, British Columbia; Killington, Vermont and Sugerloaf, Maine just to name a few. Because we travel as a club we enjoy reduced rates on airfare, lift tickets and condo fees, so our trips are reasonable and affordable. Every level of skier is welcome as we have members who ski the easy runs as well as those who take on the aggressive slopes. New members will find that we double as a social club with fun, interactive meetings and events such as BBQ's, golf outings and sailing get togethers planned year round. This is a great place for couples and singles to meet new people and make new friends.

Activities:
Downhill Skiing - recreational
Snowboarding
Dues: $25 cnd
Membership: 100
Meetings: Stokes By The Bay, Sarnia First Wed of Month, 7:30 Contact: 519-336-7560 bluewaterskiclub.com
Starts at 7:30 PM.. Location: Stokes By The Bay. 585 Harbour Road, Sarnia, Ontario. 519-337-8466
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July Picnic Ford Field Dearborn
Thunderbird Ski Club

WED 2013-07-03
Racers and Instructors will host the July Picnic. See attached flyer for all of the club's summer picnics! Open full calendar page by clicking "more details" below with a 'live' link to the flyer. Or, you can open the flyer for the full picnicschedule by copy/pasting the link below into your browser: http://s20.postimg.org/essh4drkt/Picnics_2013.jpg
Submitted by: Jim Michon Via Google Calendar
.. Location: Ford Field Dearborn, Michigan 48124
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" Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. "
Thomas Paine

THU. Jul. 4 Events

Independence Day
Independence Day Be sure to check with the event sponsors to make sure events will take place.


Fairlane Ballroom Dance Club

THU 2013-07-04
Ballroom dance Fox Trots, Waltz, Swings, all Latin, line dance and we have 2 mixers an evening, every Thursday to live bands. We sit at tables of eight so we can socialize as well as dance. We serve snacks with Coffee & Tea during the dance and break at 9:00pm for a variety of desserts. For information call Jean at 734-516-0500.
Submitted by: Jean M. Orleans
Starts at 7:30 PM . Member Price is $7.00 and guest price is $8.00 . Location: Pvt John Lyskawa VFW Hall. 6840 Waverly, Dearborn Heights , MI . 48127 734-516-0500 olgertsg@hotmail.com
Submitted by: Jean M. Orleans Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter


DTE Ski Club Meeting
Metropolitan Detroit Ski Council

THU 2013-07-04
Festive ski/snowboard trips to local, Rocky Mountain and international resorts with Lower Price for Members. Trips are priced with a mix of economy and comfort in mind. Monthly Meetings and Social Events often at discounted prices. Opportunities to meet people and make new friends. Friendly, helpful members who look out for each other whether you've been a member 20 years or 20 minutes.

Activities:
Downhill Skiing - recreational Snowboarding
Dues:
$10 for DTE employees, $12 for associate members Membership: 25 Meetings:
see website for this month meeting Contact: 313-235-6389 silvonenl@dteenergy.com http://www.dteskiclub.com/
Starts at 6:00 PM.. Location: see website for this month meeting
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JIm Dandy Ski Club Meeting
Metropolitan Detroit Ski Council

THU 2013-07-04

Jim Dandy Ski Club

The Jim Dandy Ski Club is the first Black Ski Club in the United States. Founded in Detroit, MI in 1958 and a charter member of the National Brotherhood of Skiers, we have evolved into more than just a ski club. We engage in a wide variety of activities year-round for the active, adventurous type. If you and your family want to try something exciting and fun, try the Dandies. We ALWAYS have a good time! ALL ARE WELCOME to join us!

Activities:
Downhill Skiing - recreational Downhill Skiing - racing Cross-country touring Snowboarding Dues:
See website. Membership: 175 Meetings: 1st Thursday of each month at 7pm Conctact: see website president@jimdandyskiclub.com www.jimdandyskiclub.com
Starts at 7:00 pm.. Location: North Rosedale Community House. 18445 Scarsdale, Detroit, MI. 48223
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Concert: Planet D Nonet
Scarab Club

THU 2013-07-04

Thursday, July 4th Doors: 7 pm; Concert: 7:30 pm The Scarab Club, in partnership with the Concert of Colors, will host PLANET D NONET

The band will play the music of great South African jazz artists such as Abdullah Aberdeen, Hugh Masekela, Johnny Dyani as well as the Johannesburg Street Band & of course, the dynamic Brotherhood of Breath. it is a mix of Township African melodies & rhythms & some avant leaning soloists.


Submitted by: Christine Renner Via Google Calendar
From 7:30pm to 10:00pm.. Location: Scarab Club. 217 Farnsworth, Detroit, Mi.48202 313-831-1250

Weekly Dance
Five Star Connection

THU 2013-07-04
Thursday night Dance. Dance lessons from 8:00 to 8:30 PM. Dance following the dance lessons.
Submitted by: Terry Mike
Starts at 8:00 pm.. Location: Rivercrest Hall. 900 W Avon Road, Rochester MI. Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois.

Livonia Ski Club Meeting
Metropolitan Detroit Ski Council

THU 2013-07-04

Livonia Ski Club

Livonia, Michigan
Our ski club enjoys ski trips in the winter and in the off season golf,kayaking, picnicking, Tiger games, cider mills and corn mazes. Wherever we ski we include downhill and cross country, as well as snow boarding. In addition to Western or Canadian ski trips we have annual trips to Searchmont on a bus and a family trip weekend at Caberfae. See us on Facebook: Facebook.com/Livonia Ski Club

Activities:
Downhill Skiing - recreational
Cross-country touring
Snowboarding
Dues:
25.00 year for family, 18.00 individual
Membership: 70
Contact: 248-489-9082 skisandpoles@comcast.net
Starts at 8:00 PM.. Location: Subu's Leather Bottle.|20300 Farmington Rd, Livonia, MI. 48152 248-474-2420
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Golf Tanglewood
Somerset Singles Social, Ski & Golf Club

THU 2013-07-04

Tanglewood (F) Thursday July 4 NOON (248) 486-3355 53503 W. 10 Mile Road, South Lyon. 19th Hole: @ Club House 18 W/CART: $30

Call Dan Nixon (810) 459-1728 or e-mail itsmykarma1@yahoo.com to make a reservation.


Submitted by: jim South Via Google Calendar
.. Location: Tanglewood, 53503 W. 10 Mile Road, South Lyon, MI
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Festivals and Community Events

THU 2013-07-04
Event Phone: 248-589-0334 Admission: $2 entry fee; some events may have other charges Event Details: Lots of events scheduled; check the site for details closer to the 4th.
.. Location: Clawson Park. 1098 N Bywood Ave, Clawson, Michigan. 48017


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FRI. Jul. 5 Events

Doctor Zhivago Russian River Cruise
Successfully Single Social Club

Reserve by 2013-04-01 for mul 2013-06-29
Doctor Zhivago Russian River Cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow June 29 - July 10, 2013

The cruise aboard the MS KONSTANTIN FEDIN will take us to Russia's most beautiful cities and waterways! We will have the opportunity to witness firsthand the mystery, grandeur and beauty of this land which has inspired writers, artists and musicians for centuries!

If you missed the recent travel show, go to the trips tab of the website at http://www.successfullysingle.org to view the beautiful PowerPoint Presentation shown or call 248-289-6406 and we'll fill you in on all the exciting details.

Only a few spots left! Reserve your space today at 248-289-6406!

*Based on double occupancy. Single rooms in limited availability for just an additional $300.
. Price is $1499 plus air. Location: Russia

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Submitted by: Janet Blair Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here Their Web Site

Greater Grand Rapids Ski Club Meeting
Metropolitan Detroit Ski Council

FRI 2013-07-05

Grand Rapids Ski Club

Grand Rapids - Western & Northern MI

The GGRSC is made up of members that are united by the common bond of devotion to skiing and enjoy a variety of ski related and other activities throughout the year.

Activities:
Snowboarding Downhill Skiing - recreational Downhill Skiing - racing Cross-country touring Snowboarding

Dues: $40.00 Individual - $60.00 Family
Membership: 200
Meetings: The 1st Friday of every month. TGIF party check here for this months site 1st Friday of Each Month Contact: 616.240.6700 skipper49525@comcast.net ggrsc.org
.. Location: check here for this months site
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CALIENTE ~ FOURTH of JULY PARTY :::: WOODY'S - ROYAL OAK

FRI 2013-07-05
SALSA DETROIT | VBlifestyle | METRO DETROIT SALSA p r e s e n t * CALIENTE || 4th of JULY PARTY * WOODY'S - ROYAL OAK * 2 LEVELS / ROOFTOP OPEN * DJs CISCO / ROB-PLAY & GUEST DJs * SPECIALS ALL NIGHT http://www.facebook.com/events/356067521158747/
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From 1:00am to 6:00am.. Location: Woody's of Royal Oak

First Fridays at the DIA
Detroit Institute of Arts

FRI 2013-07-05
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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Friday's Singles Dance
A1 Singles

FRI 2013-07-05
This is Ballroom, Latin, West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, and Hustle, and Line dancing to the music of a terrific DJ (Dr. Bob Semak). Large floor - marvelous to dance on. One hour lesson starts at 7PM, taught by Mike Beresh, followed by a dance party at 8PM. Price includes lesson and dance party. Free Soft drinks, water and snacks. Cash Bar available. Singles and Couples welcome. Come and enjoy the dancing and company of friendly people as well as a beautiful location. Further details call Dr. Bob at (248)778-6261 or Augusta at augustarae@mi.rr.com If you love dancing and want to meet new people, this is the place to be.
Price is $8 for lesson and dance and first timers pay only $5.00.
Submitted by: Augusta Richards
Starts at 7:00 PM .. Location: Livonia Elks Lodge. 31117 Plymouth Rd, Livonia , MI . 48150 7344252246

Friday Night Milonga-Open Dance (lesson included)
Argentine Tango Club of Detroit

FRI 2013-07-05
Join us for an evening of great fun, friends, dance and music. Club style Latin Class, Beginner Argentine Tango Class Milonga Open dance various DJ's
Starts at 8: PM . Member Price is $10 and guest price is $10. Location: Argentine Tango Detroit. 7758 Auburn, Utica , MI . 48317 586-254-0560 http://www.argentinetangodetroit.com lori@argentinetangodetroit.com
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International Folk Dancing
Old World Dance Cooperative

FRI 2013-07-05
Fun and active folk dances from every corner of the world. Includes instruction. All ages welcome. No partner necessary. Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes.
Submitted by: Patricia Loeffler
Starts at 8:30 PM . Member Price is $6.00 per session and guest price is $7.00 per session . Location: St. James Catholic Church Gym. 241 Pearson, Ferndale , MI . 48220 None None None

Hidden Agenda & Fireworks
Ann Arbor Ski Club

FRI 2013-07-05

Elena O'Connor is once again hosting us on a great night of music & fireworks. Contact her at e.j.oconnor@comcast.net or 734-355-7847. Bring your chairs, sunscreen and picnic type food (can't promise park grills will be available). Join us over by the band performance area then we'll move on the other side of the hill for the fireworks and shade. Last year we were so close to the fireworks they were amazing.

Hidden Agenda and the Rick Lieder Band performs from 5:30 pm to 11 pm, with a break for fireworks at 10 pm. The Hidden Agenda Band has its own sound. The band members are all influenced by The Motown Sound, R & B and smooth Jazz. One of the strongest rhythm sections around. When you add that to top 40 or Funk, Rock, or even country you get a very unique sound. Having a male and female lead singer makes this band stand apart from the rest. This band is also exciting because they are wireless and totally "live". When they perform you will find yourself interacting with them and their music, singing and dancing along. If you're looking for a party band, this is it!

There is a $10 special event daily vehicle permit required after 5 pm; free admission with annual permit. For more information, call Willow Metropark at 734-697-9181. Plan to arrive early.

Directions: 94E to 275S, Take exit 194A to merge onto I-275 S toward Toledo Take exit 11A for S Huron Rd E Merge onto S Huron Rd, Destination will quickly be on the left


Submitted by: Google Calendar
From 5:00pm to 11:00pm.. Location: Willow Metro Park
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Golf League Fox Creek Golf Club
Thunderbird Ski Club

WE. 2013-07-05
All are welcomed to the "Drop-In" Golf League. Tee times begin at 5pm and every 8 minutes thereafter. For more information contact: Linda Trewin (248) 477-3513 Open full calendar page by clicking "more details" below with a 'live' link to the flyer. Or, you can open the flyer for the full schedule by copy/pasting the link below into your browser: http://s20.postimg.org/gtj0p7nq5/Golf_League2013_Schedule_page_1.jpg
Submitted by: Jim Michon Via Google Calendar
.. Location: Fox Creek Golf Club, Livonia, Michigan
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" This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."
Elmer Davis

SAT. Jul. 6 Events

Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair
Art Show

This event spans the period from 2013-07-06 to 2013-07-06
13 Mile and Woodward Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm 110 Artists Held in a verdant park on Woodward, this unassuming event will surprise you with the quality of the art work for sale. This is not one of the spectacular events, but a quiet place to shop and make some great discoveries.
.. Location: Memorial Park. Woodward and 13 Mile, Royal Oak, Mi.
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter


Ford Ballroom Dance Club lesson/party/Showcase
Ford Ballroom Dance Club

SAT 2013-07-06

Ford Ballroom Dance Club Events are open to the public where everyone is welcome. Singles and couples are invited to join us at the Meeting House Grand Ballroom in Plymouth, where we will enjoy some lite refreshments, a large wooden dance floor, and wonderful selection of recorded ballroom dance music by Tom Walthall. And we have over 150 dance regulars at our parties. Come join Detroit's Largest and the most enjoyable dance party.

Merideth Watkins Meredith Watkins is a DVIDA certified pro/am competitive teacher. She studied dance at Western Michigan University, continued her education working as an instructor at Chicago's most famous dance studio- Chicago Dance under World Theatre Arts Champions Tommy Giacchino and Gregory Day. Recently, she received 1st and 2nd place awards in local Dancing with the Stars Competitions. Meredith worked as a choreographer and principal dancer for a music video called "Let's Mambo" by Sean Forbes (2011). Meredith teaches at several locations and performs all throughout Metro Detroit. For more information about her, please visit www.metrodetroitballroom.com.

Dwight Davis has been teaching professionally since 2005. He is well rounded dancer/instructor who specializes in the American Styles of ballroom dance. Some of Dwight's recent professional achievements include Rising Star American Rhythm Champion Washington DC, 2008 and First place winner Dancing with our Local Stars (2011).


Submitted by: Jenny Remington
From 8:00 PM to 11:45 PM . Price is $12 . Location: Meeting House Grand Ballroom. 499 S. Main St., Plymouth , MI . 48170 313 805 8044 jremingt@ford.com
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Celebrations Singles Dance with FREE Dance Lesson
Successfully Single Social Club

SAT 2013-07-06

Celebrations - A Dance for Singles with FREE Line Dance Lesson by Carla at the luxurious Forestre Banquet Center.

Meet, mingle & dance the night away to Top 40 Hits by our professional DJ, Pam Hornbeck. FREE Wobble Line Dance Lesson & more by Carla from 8:00 - 8:30 pm. Delicious appetizer buffet served from 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Open dancing from 9 pm - midnight. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle & more!

Pay at the door. Sharp summer casual attire.
From 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Member Price is 12.00 and guest price is 15.00. Location: Forstre Banquet Center. 1919 Star-Batt, Rochester Hills, MI. .
Submitted by: Janet Blair This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here Their Web Site

Maggie McCabe Solo, BlueWater Sandfest, Port Huron, MI
McCabe Music

SAT 2013-07-06

Join us at this wonderful community festival! Tickets are just $5.00 per person, kids 4 & under are free.

Event Activities: Master Sand Sculpting Contest, Pro-Am (State Championships) Contest, Amateur Contest, Live Music, Sand Sculpting Demonstrations and Lessons, Quick Sand©, Vendor Village and much more---. 2802 Omar Street, Port Huron, Michigan 48060 -BlueWater Sand Festival Website
Submitted by: Maggie McCabe Via Google Calendar
From 4:00pm to 5:00pm.. Location: 2802 Omar Street, Port Huron, Michigan 48060

Zukey Lake Tavern & Fireworks
Ann Arbor Ski Club

SAT 2013-07-06
Join us for a great summer evening on the patio deck of Zukey Lake Tavern. They serve a limited menu on the patio. At dusk Whitmore Lake fireworks. I'm hoping we'll be able to see them at Zukey. Diane Gledhill is the host for this event 734-368-5237 or diane82103@yahoo.com.
Submitted by: Google Calendar
From 6:00pm to 10:00pm.. Location: 5011 Girard Drive, Pinckney, MI 48169
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Kayaking
GM Ski Club

SAT 2013-07-06

Bring your own or rent. No experience necessary. We will eat afterwards.

Time: 10:30 am at the MT. Vernon Picnic area where the boat rental area is.

Cost: $7.00/hr rental. Free if you bring your own boat

Contact Stan at 586-808-3406 or ssawicki@comcast.net
Submitted by: Darrel Ahlberg via Google Calendar
.. Location: Stoney Creek Metro Park
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" You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism."
Erma Bombeck
I love my freedom. I love my America."
Jessi Lane Adams
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

SUN. Jul. 7 Events

Sunday Ballroom Dance
All Star Dance Parties

SUN 2013-07-07

This is Ballroom, Latin, West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, and Hustle dancing to a terrific DJ (Dr. Bob Semak). Large wood floor. One hour lesson followed by a dance party.

First time guest $5 for lesson and party. Free Soft drinks, water and snacks. Singles and Couples welcome.

Come and enjoy the dancing and company of friendly people as well as a beautiful location. Cash bar available. Further details call Dr. Bob at (248)778-6261

Starts at 3:00 PM . Member Price is and guest price is $12 Lesson & Party . Location: American Polish Cultural Center. 2975 East Maple Rd., Troy , MI . 48083 2487786261 augustarae@mi.rr.com

Submitted by: Augusta Richards
Starts at 3:00 PM . Member Price is and guest price is $12 Lesson & Party . Location: American Polish Cultural Center. 2975 East Maple Rd., Troy , MI . 48083 2487786261 augustarae@mi.rr.comt
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter


Mike's Swing Dance
Various Dances

SUN 2013-07-07
You are invited to dance to live music, meet new friends, and socialize with warm friendly people. Dances are on the second Sunday of the month except in May which will be the third Sunday.
Submitted by: Mike Deradorian
Starts at 4: PM . Price is $10.00 . Location: American legion. 655 S. Main, Clawson , MI . 48017 3137372629

Kelsey Museum
Catholic Alumni Club

SUN 2013-07-07
SUNDAY, JULY 7TH 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

KELSEY MUSEUM OF ARCHEOLOGY TOUR Join us for a free guided tour of the exhibitions in the William E. Upjohn Exhibit Wing. Meet at Bert's Cafe 919 S University in University of Michigan undergraduate library at noon for lunch. Location: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor. RSVP to our host by July 5th. 734-332-3993


Submitted by: Ray Previ. via Google Calendar
From 2:00pm to 3:00pm.. Location: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Drop-In Softball
Catholic Alumni Club

SUN 2013-07-07
SUNDAYS, JULY 7TH, JULY 14TH, JULY 21ST, & JULY 28TH 4:00 PM

DROP-IN SOFTBALL Attendance has been high this summer. There's only one way it could be better: if you came out some fine Sunday afternoon to join us!

The Place: Inglenook Park, in Southfield, MI. It is on 12 Mile between Lahser and Evergreen, at the light, the only light in this stretch.

The Time: Batting Practice starts at 4:00 pm with a "Game Time" of 5:00 pm. We are usually done around 7:00 - 7:30 pm and then go out to eat. Amenities: The park has restrooms, a drinking fountain, a walking track, and frequently there are ice cream / hotdog vendors parked by the kids play-structure. It's a great place for players and spectators! More information is available on our website: http://cacdetroit.org/softball.html

810-499-4831 OR yes- marklapointe @gmail.com
Submitted by: Ray Previ. via Google Calendar
From 4:00pm to 7:30pm.. Location: Inglenook Park.21000 Twelve Mile Road,Southfield,MI.
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Top of the Park
Ann Arbor Ski Club

SUN 2013-07-07

Join us for closing night of TOP with a great line up. We'll be over in the Grove from 5-7 and then move over to the Rackham stage bar area. Diane Gledhill is the host for this event 734-368-5237 or diane82103@yahoo.com.

Shari Kane and Big Dave Steele 5pm A long celebrated Ann Arbor acoustic blues duo, Shari Kane and Big Dave Steele throw a four handed guitar party of original and time-honored blues, gospel, swing, and ragtime. Steeped in Dave's smoky vocals, percussive rhythm, and innovative lead lines, and Shari's crisp picking style, rootsy leads, and stinging slidework, their music has been described as "street swing and stomp blues"��"like a testament to sounds once heard on the streets of Harlem, the juke joints of Mississippi, or from the jug bands of Memphis.

Annie and Rod Capps 6pm Locals Annie and Rod Capps will be closing the festival's Grove Stage with songs about broken things and poignant little ponderings delivered with a rootsy vibe, a touch of twang, and a soulful groove. Annie's disarming, earthy voice and solid command of her guitar are punctuated by Rod's effortless accompaniment and beautiful solo work. Together since 1982, they weave unforgettable melodies that are at once intricate and sparse��"musically completing each others' sentences.

Hoodang 7pm Drawing inspiration from the traditions of English murder ballads, hardcore American country music, and searing electric blues, Hoodang plays hard-hitting country featuring gritty vocals, smart lyrics, and gleaming pedal steel.

George Bedard & the Kingpins 8pm In what has become an annual tradition, George Bedard & the Kingpins will close Top of the Park and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival season with their crowd-pleasing, swinging rockabilly and blues. George Bedard has been a key figure on the Michigan roots-rock scene for decades. His energetic guitar playing and gutsy vocals keep him on the short list of being one of the area's most popular performers. Gather together family, friends, and neighbors and say "so long" to another great season at Top of the Park.


Submitted by: Google Calendar
From 5:00pm to 10:00pm.. Location: 915 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI
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Free Concert
Catholic Alumni Club

SUN 2013-07-07
Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach): Sundays 6:30 - 9:30 PM
  • July 7th - Waterfront Sun Messengers - Top 40/R&B/Big Band
  • July 14th - Rick Lieder Band - Oldies/Top 40/Dance
  • July 21st - Intrigue - Variety/Top 40/Pop Rock
  • July 28th - Rhythm Society - Big Band Orchestra
31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp., MI (586) 463-4581 Concerts free / park toll applies (daily permit $5/car) Bring your lawn chair!
Submitted by: Ray Previ. via Google Calendar
From 6:30pm to 9:30pm.. Location: Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach)
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Natinal Convention - Portland, Oregon
Catholic Alumni Club

SUN 2013-07-07
National Convention - Portland, Oregon
Submitted by: Ray Previ. via Google Calendar
.. Location: Portland Oregon
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Golf Belle River
Somerset Singles Social, Ski & Golf Club

SUN 2013-07-07

Belle River (F) Sunday July 7 11:00 am (810) 392-2121 12564 Belle River Road, Memphis. 19th Hole: @ Club House 18 W/CART: $22

Call Dan Nixon (810) 459-1728 or e-mail itsmykarma1@yahoo.com to make a reservation.


Submitted by: jim South Via Google Calendar
.. Location: Belle River, 12564 Belle River Road, Memphis, MI
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Breakfast Sunday: Jimmy's Coney Grille
GM Ski Club

SUN 2013-07-07

Join the GM Ski Club and friends for a great breakfast any Sunday. If you're new, its a great way to meet some of the folks. Everyone Welcome. Just show up, and we'll make room for you. No RSVP needed.

TIME: 10:00

CONTACT: Les Skrzycki skiorsail@yahoo.com

COST: Your Breakfast tab
Submitted by: Darrel Ahlberg via Google Calendar
.. Location: 37246 Dequindre Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48310
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Future Events:

Note:only events that require advance notice or a great deal of planning are listed here. Listing all of the future events would require a great amount of space in this newsletter. Look for next weeks events in the next issue. To see all future events click here


2013 American-Polish Festival
Festivals and Community Events

This event spans the period from 2013-07-12 to 2013-07-14
Polish Festival
. Price is Free. Location: American-Polish Century Club grounds. 33204 Maple Lane, Sterling Heights, Mi. (14 Mile and Hoover)
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter


Golf Outing-Lakewood Shores Oscoda Michigan
Somerset Singles Social, Ski & Golf Club

Reserve by 2013-05-01 for This event spans the period from 2013-07-12 to 2013-07-14
Any reservations cancelled after June 12th, with no replacement will result in a 100.00 cancellation fee. Contact: Cindy 248-280-1295 Greg 810-923-4812
. Member Price is $275.00 and guest price is $315.00. Location: Lakewood Shores. Oscoda, MI. Price includes: 2 nights lodging,3, 18 hole golf rounds,Friday night social event,Sat and Sunday Breakfast,Saturday Dinner not included. For further info go to www.sssgc.net.

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Euchre Night for All Skill Levels and FREE Lesson
Successfully Single Social Club

Reserve by 2013-07-11 for FRI 2013-07-12

Euchre Night for All Skill Levels. We now have a section for beginners and those that need a refresher with free euchre lesson!!

Door prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Complimentary pizza, salad & snacks served. Cash Bar. $15 for members; $18 for non-members. Reservations required at www.successfullysingle.org or by calling 248-289-6406. Casual attire.


From 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Member Price is 12.00 and guest price is 15.00. Location: Concorde Inn. 1919 Star-Batt, Rochester Hills, MI. Just north of M-59 and east off Crooks Rd.
Submitted by: Janet Blair This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here Their Web Site

To All Dancers - Hello Summertime
Sophisticated Singles

FRI 2013-07-12
A Singles dance to celebrate the beginning of summer and to thank all 20 participants in our Mirror Ball Swing Dance contest on June 14th. Also, to thank the increasingly large crowds of dancers that are attending Sophisticated Singles Dances. We are now the only singles dance group on the west side. Please continue to support us!
Submitted by: Wayne Worosz
From 7:15 PM to 12:30 AM . Price is $13.00 . Location: Livonia Marriott. 17100 N. Laurel Park Dr., Livonia , MI . 48150 734 699 1977

43rd Annual Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair
Art Show

This event spans the period from 2013-07-13 to 2013-07-14
Saturday 10:00 am --6:00pm Sunday 10:00 am -- 5:00 pm
.. Location: Memorial Park. 13 Mile and Woodward,Royal Oak, Michigan

FMAR Golf Outing Fundraiser

Reserve by 2013-07-06 for SAT 2013-07-13
Golf Outing Fundraiser to benefit Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue. Best Ball Scramble, 1:00, Shot Gun start with 20 teams. 4 person teams. $200/team. Call 734-461-9458 with questions or to register or go to www.fmar1.org for registration forms or to sponsor a hole ($100/ hole). Send money and form to P. O. Box 854, Belleville, Mi. 48112.
Submitted by: Linda Luke
Starts at 1:00 PM . Member Price is and guest price is $50/person . Location: Thorne Hills Golf Course. 12915 Sumpter Rd., Carleton , MI . 48117-9953 734-587-2332

After Hours Business & Social Networking Event
Tri-County Business Exchange, Inc.

TUE 2013-07-16

Want to connect with some of Metro Detroit's most progressive business owners? Then join us on for a fun night of socializing and networking.

Admission is just $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Includes two hours of networking from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm and a delicious assortment of complimentary appetizers. Cash bar. Make reservations at www.tcbenetworkevents.com or by calling 248-852-8077. Everyone welcome.


From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Price is $10 adv; $15 at door. Location: Concorde Inn. 1919 Star-Batt, Rochester Hills, MI. Just north of M-59 and east off Crooks Rd,.

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs
Art Show

This event spans the period from 2013-07-17 to 2013-07-17
Wed. - Friday, 10 am to 9 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm
never on Sunday
This enticing extravaganza of art is officially divided into four events, listed below. In addition to this, every square foot of outdoor space in this area has been sold to people who did not jury into these four events. If there is something you have been hankering for, you can find it in Ann Arbor in July. People come from around the country and some shop all four days. Customers here for the first time are awed by the quantity, the quality and the creativity and vow to return next year. Come to add to your art collection, come to see the best in contemporary art, come to start your collection, you will not be disappointed.
Parking: The easiest way to avoid the traffic is to head to Briarwood Mall, on I-94, and take the shuttle to the fairs. Or, you can arrive early. There are a lot of parking structures adjacent to the exhibit areas that are full by noon (or sooner). The evenings are also a great time to shop and the nearby parking is easier to find in the downtown.
1. The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
190 Artists On North University, near the Bell Tower
This is the original art fair that started the whole event. Established in 1959, it is highly juried - over 1000 applicants apply for the 190 spaces. The most avant garde work will be exhibited here, as well as many artists who rarely exhibit their work outdoors.
Townie Street Party on Monday night in the Street Fair area, near the Bell Tower.
For more info: www.artfair.org

2. South University Art Fair
200 Artists In the South University shopping district Held in the area where the Street Fair was originally, this event organized by the local merchants has very high standards and some outstanding artwork.

3. State Street Area Art Fair
330 Artists
This fair, coordinated by the State Street Area merchants, has been around since l963. It is located on Liberty, Thompson and surrounding areas. Often you will find newcomers to the world of art fairs exhibiting here---the stars of tomorrow!

4. Summer Art Fair
Two locations:
250 Artists on Main & Liberty
200 Artists on State Street
Organized by the The Guild, an artists organization, this show has the widest range of price levels of any of the Ann Arbor events. Uneven quality, it has some of the best in the show and some of the worst. It is easy to shop on Main Street with nearby parking and a plethora of restaurants.
For more info: www.theguild.org
.. Location: Various Venues. Ann Arbor, Mi.

Newtwork After Work
Business and Professional Event

WED 2013-07-17
Join Network After Work on Wednesday July 17th at Fifth Avenue (215 W. 5th Ave.) in Royal Oak from 6-9pm. Network After Work events are for professionals of all industries and career levels interested in expanding their professional network. Events take place monthly which allow guests a chance to foster new professional connections in a relaxed atmosphere conducive to business and social networking. Our Metro Detroit events have typical attendance of 300 professionals. Upon entering, guests will receive a name tag color coded by industry which allows for easy navigation. Network After Work events allow guests a chance to get their name and brand in front of some of Metro Detroit's top business professionals while visiting the city's best after work destinations. RSVP
.. Location: Fifth Avenue. 215 w Fifth, Royal Oak, Mi.

Stars & Stripes Dinner Dance
Fairlane Ballroom Dance Club

Reserve by 2013-07-14 for WE. 2013-07-18

Ballroom Dance to the music of the Mike Wolverton Band.

Dinner catered by Halina, Menu: Pork Chops, Sauerkraut & Sausage, Chicken, Red Skin Potatoes, Corn.

Best hardwood dance floor in the area.

Door prizes, 50/50.

For information or tickets by mail contact Jean at 734-516-0500.
Submitted by: Jean M. Orleans
From 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM . Member Price is $15.00 and guest price is $17.00 . Location: Pvt. John Lyskawa V.F.W. Hall. 68, Dearborn Heights , MI . 48127 734-516-0500 olgertsg@hotmail.com
Submitted by: Jean M. Orleans

Parrothead Party at San Marino Club
Successfully Single Social Club

Reserve by 0000-00-00 for SAT 2013-07-20

Escape to Margaritaville for a Parrothead Party at the San Marino Club where there will be changes in latitudes and changes in attitudes. Includes Cheeseburgers in Paradise sliders with sides, exciting icebreaker, dancing to the sweet sounds of the islands including Jimmy Buffett tunes & Top 40s, complimentary lei, door prizes, & more!

Pay at the door. Cash Bar. Tropical drinks served all night. Casual tropical attire recommended..


From 8:00 PM to 12:00 PM. Member Price is 12.00 and guest price is 15.00. Location: San Marino Club. 1685 E Big Beaver, Troy, MI North side of Big Beaver, just west of John R.
Submitted by: Janet Blair This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here Their Web Site

HUGE Social Event
Metropolitan Detroit Ski Council

WED 2013-07-24
The Metropolitan Detroit Ski and Recreation Council Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 PM Somerset Singles Social, Ski & Golf Club Invites you and your Friends to HUGE Social Event Private Room Play Billiards, 9 Pin No-Tap, or Shufflebo--- Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Metro-Detroit-Ski-Snowboard-Council/events/91525202/
Submitted by: Via Meetup Calendar
From 11:00pm to 1:00am.. Location: Emagine Theatre (200 North Main Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067)
Click here for MDSC

Celebrations Singles Dance with FREE Dance Lesson
Successfully Single Social Club

FRI 2013-07-26
Celebrations - A Dance for Singles with FREE Dance Lesson at the Burton Manor, Ballroom #5. Use rear entrance (not under canopy). Meet, Mingle, & Dance the night away to Top 40 hits. FREE dance lesson by Anja, one of Detroit's most respected dance instructors from 8 pm - 8:45 pm. Complimentary appetizers served from 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Open Dancing from 9:00 pm - midnight. Pay at the door. Sharp summer casual attire.
From 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Member Price is 12.00 and guest price is 15.00. Location: Burton Manor Ballroom #5. 27777 Schoolcraft, Livonia, MI. On the I-96 service drive between Inkster & Middlebelt. Use rear entrance (NOT under canopy).
Submitted by: Janet Blair This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here Their Web Site

Stoney Creek Boat Day & Annual Picnic
Successfully Single Social Club

Reserve by 2013-07-27 for SUN 2013-07-28

Join us for an adventurous day of fun in the sun at our Stoney Creek Boat Day & Picnic on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Meet us at the Stony Creek boat rental facility in the Mt. Vernon picnic area at 3:00 pm. Choose your favorite type of water craft: kayaks, rowboats, or canoes.

Includes 1 hour boat rental and BBQ chicken dinner with assorted sides, iced tea and lemonade. Bring outdoor chair, water bottle, sun screen, hat and boat shoes to wear. You may also bring non-bottled beer or wine, but no hard liquor or glass bottles allowed in park.

$17.00 in advance for members; $20.00 in advance for non-members. $25.00 at the park for both members & non-members. $5.00 per car parking fee charged at gate if you don't have a park pass. Make reservations at www.successfullysingle.org or by calling 248-289-6406.


From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Member Price is 17.00 in adv and guest price is $20.00 in adv . Location: Stoney Creek Metro Park. 1685 E Big Beaver, Troy, MI North side of Big Beaver, just west of John R.
Submitted by: Janet Blair This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here Their Web Site

Bus Trip to Montreal/Quebec
Bethany East

SUN 2013-08-11
Bus trip for 2 nights in Montreal, 2 nights in Quebec and 1 night each way. $799 double occupancy. Includes six breakfasts and 4 dinners, baggage and step-on-guide tips. Space is limited. If interested call for info or check it out on the Internet. Co
. Member Price is $799.00 and guest price is . Location: Travel With Nance Tours. (586) 264-9233 .

Submitted by Connie Rousin This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here
All Bethany Events can be seen by clicking here

Toronto & Montreal Escape
Successfully Single Social Club

Reserve by 2013-07-28 for mul 2013-08-29

Toronto & Montreal Getaway August 29 - September 2, 2013

  • 5 Days, 4 Nights for just $829* includes:
  • Round trip Via Rail transportation from Windsor
  • 2 Nights at Strathcona Hotel - Toronto
  • 2 Nights at Delta Centre Ville Hotel - Montreal
  • 2 Days Hop On-Hop Off Grayline Sightseeing in Montreal ($53 value)

Come experience these two cosmopolitan cities known throughout the world for their exceptional cuisine, night life, culture, romance, sight-seeing and hospitality! Reservations required as space is limited. Call 248-289-6406 for information or bookings. *Based on double occupancy.


Starts at 9:00 AM. Price is $829. Location: Toronto and Montreal Canada
This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here Their Web Site

Le. Ste. Clair Shores 25th Annual Art Exhibit
Art Show

SAT 2013-09-14
Le. Ste. Clair Shores celebrates it\'s 25th Anniversary for this show. Over 100 artists and crafters will exhibit their work. Food and entertainment.
Submitted by: Shirl Hathaway
From 10: AM to 5: PM . Price is Free . Location: Memorial Park. Jefferson @ Masonic (13 1/2), St. Clair Shores , MI . 48080

Stratford Festival
GM Ski Club

Reserve by 2013-08-01 for SUN 2013-09-15

Reservation Deadline is August 1st. Please reserve your spot early!

This autumn, enjoy a weekend away in Ontario. Stroll along Stratford's Avon River, or bike its quaint streets. Shop the fruit & flower markets, and experience quality dining.

We'll return to Dunn-Drae B&B, our favorite Stratford home-away-from-home. Cozy comfort and private partying in our unique GM Ski Club manner, with friends, food, & fun!

ABOUT THE PLAY: "Waiting for Godot" is an absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot. Godot's absence, as well as numerous other aspects of the play, have led to many different interpretations since the play's premiere, 1940ish. It was voted "the most significant English language play of the 20th century."

Cost: Members: $245 * Non-members: $270 Includes B&B accommodations & theatre ticket Contact: Sharon Rose, 586-899-6845, Rosesblooming@comcast.net


Submitted by: Darrel Ahlberg via Google Calendar
.. Location: Stratford Ontario
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