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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming Events July 3, 2006

in this issue

Recurring Weekly Events

Fireworks Still Coming up

Gayle Shield's "Wear Red White And Blue" Party Tues July 4

Parade TUES July 04

Clawson Art Show TUE July 04

Somerset Ski and Golf Tue July 4

Metropolitan Single Professionals THU July 06

First Thursday THU July 06

Waterford Oaks Ballroom Dancers FRI July 07

"The Best of Friends" FRI July 07 and Sat July 08

St. Rene 35+ Singles SAT July 08

Attitudes and Latitudes Sat July 8

Somerset Ski & Golf Club SUN July 02

Weekend Art Fairs

Bayview Rendezvous July 22-23, 2006


Recurring Weekly Events

Monday Night Dancers Monday

Singles & Couples. Dance lessons: Beginner 5:30- 6:30 PM, Intermediate 6:30-7:30 PM. Dance party 7:30-10:30 PM. No dance partner needed. Lessons $5.00, Dance party 6.00. Snacks included. Big Band's, Latin, Swing, Fox Trot, Waltz, Polka. 313-295- 1134.

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

Sailing Singles Flying Scot Class Monday

Flying Scot Class if interested call Onita at 248-852- 9698 Some of the class will be at the Bayview Barge Reataurant after class (about 8:30)
North Star Sail Club 32041 South River Rd. Harrison Township, MI from 06:00

Metropolitan Single Professionals Tuesday

VolleyBall every Tuesday. Nets will be designated Social, Intermediate and Competitive. Everyone is welcome to come and play or just socialize.

Heritage Park Farmington Hills, MI Farmington Rd between 10 & 11 Mile Rd from 06:30 PM to Member price $2 Guest Price $2

Sailing Singles Flying Scot Class Tuesday

Flying Scot Class if interested call Onita at 248-852- 9698 Some of the class will be at the Bayview Barge Reataurant after class (about 8:30)
North Star Sail Club 32041 South River Rd. Harrison Township, MI from 06:00

Century Dancers Tuesday

Live Band Ballroom Dancing (This is not the Polish American Cultural Center which is nearby)

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

Ballrom Dancing at Rollhaven in Flushing

group lessons 6:00 PM, with open dancing 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. East & West Coast Swing, Hustle, with a bit of ChaCha, Nightclub Two Step and a few feature dances tossed in for good measure. Rollhaven of Flushing 3464 Ann Drive Flushing, MI off Pierson Road, west of I-75 and just east of Elms Road. from 06:30 PM to Member price Guest Price

Kirk Singles Concert Wednesday

Join us for the weekly free concerts in beautiful downtown Birmingham. Program changes from week to week. For a pre-concert walk, meet at the statue in the center of Shain Park at 6:00 P.M. Bring a folding chair or blanket. Contact : Carole Johnson, 2

West Coast Swing at Amber House Wednesday

Singles And Couples Are Welcome! Dance Instruction • Dance Fanatics Pro Audio System • 2400 Square foot wood dance floor! • 7:30 PM Beginning *:15 Intermediat West Coast Swing 9:00 pm Dance party until Midnight!• Cash bar Amber House 7012 E. Nine Mile Warren, MI from 7:00 PM to

A1 Singles Wednesday

Dance lessons 7:00pm - 8:00pm Dance party 8:00pm - 11:00pm $7.00 Both for $12.00 Contact :Bob 800-255-4487 Sterling Chateau Hall 38500 Ryan Rd. Sterling heights, MI Holy Ghost Church Hall on Ryan Between 16 and 17 Mile Road from 08:00 PM

Metropolitan Single Professionals Thursday

VolleyBall Nets will be designated Social, Intermediate and Competitive. Everyone is welcome to come and play or just socialize.
Harding Park Ferndale , MI ust south of I-696 use Exit 17, Take Hilton (South) to Mapledale - turn Right (West)
from 06:30 PM to dusk Member price $2 Guest Price $2

Sailing Singles Flying Scot Class Thursday

Flying Scot Class if interested call Onita at 248-852- 9698 Some of the class will be at the Bayview Barge Reataurant after class (about 8:30)
North Star Sail Club 32041 South River Rd. Harrison Township, MI from 06:00

Downriver Swing Club Thursday

Cool West Coat Patterns for social Dancing! $5.00 for lessson starts at 8:15 till 9:00 Dancing till 1:00 AM Pier 500 507 Biddle Wyandotte, MI email address is from 08:15 PM to Member price $5 Guest Price $5

PWP- Rochester Thursday

Weekly Dance Our very own Tj the DJ plays TOP 40 and Your requests. Rivercrest , Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois from 7:00 PM to Member price $4 Guest Price $7

Selective Singles Social Club Thursday

Weekly breakfast with good friends and good food. All welcome. Contact : Rosemary 313-881-3934
Cracker Barrel Roseville, MI S off 13 Mile on Mack from 09:00 AM Order from the nenu Come and enjoy a morning of fun with a lively group of friends If you would like more information please call Peggy at 586-725-3152 or Kathy at 586-716- 1902

Selective Singles Social Club Friday

Mutt & Jeff's 50870 North Avenue Macomb Township, MI 586-949-3040 Just 1/2 block south of 23 Mile Road on the east side of North Ave. from 09:00 AM to Order from the nenu

Miracle League of Michigan SAT

Miracle League Game 11:00 AM and 1:00 pm WallMart Field 26000 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI Just south of 11 in the Southfield Municipal Complex behind the volley Ball courts. from 11:00 AM

GM Ski Club Sunday

Every Sunday at 10:00 am, GMSki Club members and friends meet at 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 Anton's Family Restaurant . , Northwest corner of Big Beaver (16 Mile Rd) and Dequindre. from 10:00 AM to Order from the menu

All Star Singles Sunday

Dance lessons 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Dance party 5:00pm - 8:00pm. $7.00 Both for only $12.00 Contact : Bob 313-521-6564 Renaissance Unity Social Hall 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd. Warren, MI formerly Church of Today on the 696 sevice drive between Van Dyke and Hoover from 05:00 PM

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Oswald Chambers

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

Proverbs 29-11

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I walked through a county courthouse square,
On a park bench an old man was sitting there.
I said, "Your old courthouse is kinda run down."
He said, "Naw, it'll do for our little town."
I said, "Your flagpole has leaned a little bit,
And that's a Ragged Old Flag you got hanging on it.

He said, "Have a seat", and I sat down.
"Is this the first time you've been to our little town?"
I said, "I think it is." He said, "I don't like to brag,
But we're kinda proud of that Ragged Old Flag."

"You see, we got a little hole in that flag there
When Washington took it across the Delaware.
And it got powder-burned the night Francis Scott Key
Sat watching it writing _Oh Say Can You See_.
And it got a bad rip in New Orleans
With Packingham and Jackson tuggin' at its seams."

"And it almost fell at the Alamo
Beside the Texas flag, but she waved on through.
She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville
And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill.
There was Robert E. Lee, Beauregard, and Bragg,
And the south wind blew hard on that Ragged Old Flag."

"On Flanders Field in World War I
She got a big hole from a Bertha gun.
She turned blood red in World War II
She hung limp and low by the time it was through.
She was in Korea and Vietnam.
She went where she was sent by her Uncle Sam."

"She waved from our ships upon the briny foam,
And now they've about quit waving her back here at home.
In her own good land she's been abused --
She's been burned, dishonored, denied and refused."

"And the government for which she stands
Is scandalized throughout the land.
And she's getting threadbare and wearing thin,
But she's in good shape for the shape she's in.
'Cause she's been through the fire before
And I believe she can take a whole lot more."

"So we raise her up every morning,
Take her down every night.
We don't let her touch the ground
And we fold her up right.
On second thought I DO like to brag,
'Cause I'm mighty proud of that Ragged Old Flag."

Written by Johnny Cash
You can hear the music here
and here is
another beautiful site featuring music by Margi Harrell

My 4th of July greetings to you

You can access a greeting card here
get your personal Fireworks here
Please open my card to you!!!

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Dog Philosophy

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
-Andy Rooney
We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.
-M. Acklam
Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.
- Sigmund Freud
I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
-Rita Rudner
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
-Robert Benchley
Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
-Franklin P. Jones
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
-James Thurber
If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise.
My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money.
-Joe Weinstein
Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
-Anne Tyler
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
-Robert A. Heinlein

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How Fireworks Work, from Marshall Brain, mastermind of the HowStuffWorks web site. Brain presents an illustrated introduction to aerial fireworks and the pyrotechnic devices -- firecrackers and sparklers -- that make these fabulous displays possible. We learned that a firecracker consists of a paper tube tightly packed with black powder (aka gunpowder) and a fuse to light the powder. Aluminum is usually added to brighten the explosion. A sparkler consists of several compounds -- fuel, oxidizer, iron or steel powder, and a binder ingredient like sugar or starch. Mix these together with water, and you get a chemical slurry that you can pour into a tube or dip onto a wire. When lit, the sparkler burns for up to a minute, emitting a "bright and showery" light.

Fireworks often contain iron, steel, and zinc or magnesium dust added for dazzling, longer burning displays. Specific colors are created from a variety of additional chemicals. Multibreak shells burst in two or three timed phases, creating the dramatic fountains and floral patterns that always evoke appreciative "oohs" and "aahs."

Next, we stopped at The Physics of Colored Fireworks, found on an enthusiast's fascinating Pyrotechnics site. The site taught us that fireworks were invented in ancient China, but rainbow colored effects are much more recent. Before the industrial revolution, steel and charcoal created pyrotechnic showers of orange and yellow flame. Chlorates, discovered in the 18th century and developed by the chemical industry in the 19th, added reds and greens to the palette. Safe blues and purples were introduced in the 20th century. But the process is hardly as simple as adding food coloring to a recipe.

The typical aerial firework is a shell that consists of four parts:
a cylindrical paper and string container sparkler compound shaped into a small ball or cube, known as a star a firecracker-like charge at the center, known as the bursting charge a fuse that provides a time delay so the explosion occurs at the right altitude Specific molecules that emit light of a particular wavelength are added to the chemical mix of the pyrotechnic stars. These molecules produce colored radiation that can be seen by the human eye.

An article from, "Chemistry of Fireworks Colors," describes incandescence (light produced from heat) and luminescence (cool glowing light produced when an electron releases photons), the two main mechanisms for creating colorful fireworks. The article also provides a table that shows various salts and chemical compounds and the colors they produce.

Finally, don't miss the field guide to Aerial Fireworks for animated demos that will help you distinguish between the palms, rounds, rings, chrysanthemums, and willow-shapes at this year's Fourth of July display!

  • Fireworks Still Coming up
  • Beverly Hills Monday July 03, 2006 at dusk Lincoln Hills Golf Course - 14 mile just west of Evergreen Admission: Free

    Birmingham Monday July 03, 2006 at dusk Rain Date: Wednesday July 05, 2006 at dusk Lincoln Hills Golf Course Admission: Free Lincoln and Cranbrook Phone: 248-644-1800

    Hazel Park Raceway Monday July 03, 2006 at dusk Rain Date: Tuesday July 04, 2006 at dusk Dequindre at 10 Mile Admission: Regular admission price Fireworks start after the last race Phone: 248-398-1000

    Plum Hollow Country Club Monday July 03, 2006 at dusk Rain Date: Wednesday July 05, 2006 at dusk At the club Admission: Free Private show; may be viewable outside the club

    Oakland County Boat Club Fireworks Monday July 03, 2006 at dusk Rain Date: Wednesday July 05, 2006 at dusk Over Sylvan Lake Admission: Free

    Clawson 4th of July Tuesday July 04, 2006 at dusk Clawson Park, Main - North of 14 Mile Admission: Free Phone: 248-589-0334

    Fenton, MI 16th Annual Freedom Festival Tuesday July 04, 2006 at dusk over Fenton High School Admission: Free Part of the Fenton Freedom Festival - ski show, pancake breakfast, parade and more. Phone: (810) 629-5447

    Gibraltar 4th of July Festivities
    Tuesday July 04, 2006 10:00PM Behind Parsons elementary school at Middle Gibraltar and Fryer. Admission: Free Parade at 11:00am that will start on Munro in front of City Hall; activities will include kiddie rides, food, beer tent, hot dog stand, pony rides, entertainment, and arts & crafts, with bingo and dinners inside the Community Center.

    Grosse Pointe Shores Fireworks Tuesday July 04, 2006 at dusk Shores Park Admission: Free

    Harrison Township Tuesday July 04, 2006 at dusk Belle Maer Harbor/Mac Ray Harbor Fireworks Admission: unknown

    Howell, MI Taylors Beach Campground Fireworks Tuesday July 04, 2006 at dusk Taylors Beach Campground Admission: Regular admission und/

    Huntington Woods Fireworks over Rackham Tuesday July 04, 2006 10:05PM Rackham Golf Course; Scotia and I-696 Admission: Free Restricted parking - please walk or bring your bicycle. Phone: 248-541-4300

    Sterling Heights Tuesday July 04, 2006 at dusk Freedom Hill Amphitheater Admission: Free What's the fourth of July without fireworks and a picnic? Come enjoy children's games, concessions and our wonderful park. See the best fireworks in town at dusk! Free admission. Parking, TBD. Phone: 586-268-7820

    Westland Summer Festival Tuesday July 04, 2006 10:00PM Central City Park - behind Westland City Hall Admission: Free The 35th annual Westland Summer Festival opens with the city parade on June 29 and ends with a spectacular fireworks display on the 4th of July. The festival is family oriented with various children and adult events throughout the six day festival. Carnival rides and games for all ages everyday and a petting farm for all to enjoy. A large arts and crafts show, various food concessions and entertainment nightly. New for 2006, the Traveling Viet Nam Memorial Wall will be on display for the six day festival.

  • Gayle Shield's "Wear Red White And Blue" Party Tues July 4
  • Gayle Shield's "Wear Red White and Blue" party scheduled for Monday July 4, 2005 starting at 2:00 pm. Bring a dish to pass and $6.00 Hot dogs will be furnished. Gayle lives at 2129 Tall Oaks in Troy Her number is 248.641.0287 for more information call Frank Shier at 248-524-0572

  • Parade TUES July 04
  • Huntington Woods 4th of July Parade with Hotdogs in the Park after the parade and Charley the Singing Hotdog Man from Comerica Park will be in the parade, signing autographs and working the park.
    Huntington Woods , Starts at Woodward and Salem from 10:00 AM

  • Clawson Art Show TUE July 04
  • Clawson Fourth of July Craft Show [Arts, Crafts, And Almost everything else] About 95 exhibitors. 10am- 6pm. Clawson , Clawson City Park, Picnic Area, West Elmwood.

  • Somerset Ski and Golf Tue July 4
  • Call, Beverly 3 days prior to golf. Leave your name & number. Arrive 30 minutes prior to tee time. Foursomes will be selected by a drawing. Call to cancel. This is a challenging course. (See golf schedule) Contact : Beverly Essary 586-573- 5171
    Rammler 586-264-4101 , Utica Road & Schoenherr N of 16 Mile Rd.
    from 11:00 AM Member price $40.00 Guest Price $40.00

  • Metropolitan Single Professionals THU July 06
  • Fun & Fine Dining Meet in the lounge Anytime between 6:00 and 7:30pm for socializing with dinner afterwards. Average Entree Price ( $ ) = $7-$12 / ( $$ ) = $10-$16 / ( $$$ ) = $15-$26) 5th Ave Billiards 25750 Novi Rd Novi ($), MI (248) 735-4011 from 06:30 PM to Member price Menu/Bar Guest Price Menu/Bar

  • First Thursday THU July 06
  • First Thursday's "Summer Block Party" Barbeque Style Foods |Margaritias |Imported Beers Contact :

    D'Amato's Goodnite Gracie 222 Sherman St. Royal Oak, MI Member price $20 Guest Price $20

  • Waterford Oaks Ballroom Dancers FRI July 07
  • Singles and Couples.Ballroom Dancing. Ballroom attire. Fox Trot,Waltz,Swing,Cha- Cha,Rumba,Tango,Samba,Mambo,Polka,Viennese.Ballro om Lighting.Cabaret Setting. Coffe,Tea,Sweets,Door Prizes.Music from the 1940's to the present time.

    Temporary location due to construction at Waterford Oaks Activity Center is, Gingellville Community Center, 1801 Waldon Road, Orion,MI. Take I-75 to exit 83, go North on Joslyn Road 2,5 miles to Waldon Road, turn right (East) on Waldon 0.4 mile on right.

    from 08:00 PM to Member price $6.00 Guest Price $6.00

  • "The Best of Friends" FRI July 07 and Sat July 08
  • "The Best of Friends" Directed by Margie Montrose 17Th Annual Senior Show" Fully staged and performed by the community.
    Macomb Center for Performin Arts 44575 Garfield (near Hall Rd)> Clinton Township, MI from 02:00 PM Member price $12 advance $15 door Guest Price $12 Advance $15 Door

  • St. Rene 35+ Singles SAT July 08
  • The St Rene Singles will be holding their Monthly Contact Contact : Shirley 586 939 8357 St Rene social hall 35955 Ryan Sterling heights, MI between 15 & 16 from 08:00 PM to Monthly Dance at St Robert Bellarmine Parish Hall, 2701 W. Chicago Rd. Redford from 08:00 PM Member price $10.00 Guest Price $10.00

  • Attitudes and Latitudes Sat July 8
  • North Star Sail Club proudly announces their 2nd Annual Lats & Atts Party on Saturday July 8 noon til 11 PM

    Come by land or sea!! Free Docking Great Music: DJ Mike, Jo Nab and the PumpOuts
    Great food, great Camaraderie!!!
    Affordable Drinks, Vollyball, bocce Ball, horseshoes.

    Cruising Advice from Capt. Jack Chang, Prizes and More.

    $10 Entry Fee
    For reservations call 586-463-2192

    Their Web site is here
  • Somerset Ski & Golf Club SUN July 02
  • Call by 8 pm Wed. Leave name & number. Arrive 30 min. prior to tee time. Foursomes will be selected by a drawing. Call to cancel. Course is friendly. (see golf schedule) Contact : Beverly Essary 586-573- 5171
    Glen Oaks Golf Course , I 696 to Orchard Lake Rd. right to W. 13 Mile Rd, right to course. from 11:00 AM to Member price res - $37.00 Guest Price non-res $45.00

  • Weekend Art Fairs
  • "Outdoor Art Fair". Saturday, July 8, 10am - 6:00pm & Sunday, July 9, 10am - 5:00pm. For more information, call the Royal Oak Recreation Department, 248-246-3180, or check here for more details.

    Memorial Park (Corner of Woodward Avenue & 13 Mile ) Royal Oak, MI

    Smetanka's 17th Metro Beach Craft Show About 40 exhibitors. Mt. Clemens: , East End of Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.)

  • Bayview Rendezvous July 22-23, 2006
  • From the Sailing Singles Anchorline:
    Bayview is our finest summer rendezvous with fabulous food, a large, wooden dance floor, and a lovely, long patio on the edge of the Detroit River. Bayview is always a gentle, relaxed evening—from happy hour on the dock to dinner, dancing, and chatting on the patio while soaking up the beauty and tranquility of the fresh night air, starry sky and twinkling lights.
    This is a perfect place to invite your friends, since anyone can drive down to the end of Connor to enjoy the evening. Plan to be in town for this memorable event.
    Early Bird Special of $38 We all look forward to seeing many, many friends at Bayview. New members—don't miss this one!

    Get all the details here
  • GrayBay Shopping and Selling
  • More courses offered by Gray and White Computing and Global Information Technology.

    Check out the Course Catalogue

    The first 100 registered users will never have to pay any fees so register before it is too late. We now have 55 registered users. Due to our affiliation with BidFind we are getting a lot of viewers.

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

    One can use GrayBay to simply list something for sale or rent by just setting the starting price to the desired amount.

    GrayBay has a new Vacation Site for rent and you can see it here ROOMS WITH A VIEW: Duplex in quaint and historical Harbor Springs, Michigan.

    Upstairs: 2 bedroom 2 bathroom plus loft overlooking park with public beach. King bedroom and bath, built- in Captain's Bed (double), plus loft with two twins. All amenities.

    Downstairs: 2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms plus queen sleep sofa in living area. Queen brass bed with wicker bedroom and bath; Two twins in second bedroom bath on opposite side of the living area. Laundry room off kitchen. Large deck with grill overlooks park. All amenities.

    Each unit can accommodate up to six people. The whole house can accommodate up to twelve people.

    Each unit rents for $1300/week in the summer.

    Auction Site Here

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

    See it here

  • The Barque Picton Castle
  • The Barque Picton Castle, famous for her year-long voyages around the world as a sail training vessel, will visit the Great Lakes this summer as part of the ASTA 2006 Tall Ships Challenge This is an excellent opportunity for young men and women age 15+ to experience being a sail trainee on a Class "A" square rigged ship. We hope this opportunity will excite some of your young people.

    The Poster is here