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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming Events July 24, 2006

in this issue

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Selective Singles Social Club TUE July 25

Sailing Singles WED July 26

Somerset Ski & Golf Club WED July 26

Sailing Singles THU July 27

Shakespeare in the Park July 27-August 6

Michigan Classic Dance Competition Fri-Sun July 28-30

Bethany Together SAT July 29

Backyard Party on Anchor Bay Sat July 29

Somerset Ski & Golf Club SUN July 30

Sailing Singles SUN July 30

Selective Singles Sun July 30


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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

Royal Oak Computer Club Wednesday

Their meeting will be held at the Leo Mahany / Harold Meininger Senior Community Center is at 3500 Marais Ave Royal Oak, MI (248)246-3900 ( North of 13 Mile Rd, just south of Lexington Blvd, East of Crooks Rd) starting at 12:30 PM.
More information here

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

Oswald Chambers

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

Proverbs 29-11

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

Over 2,129 subscribers

Special note to early birds: Charley will be on the Dick Purtan Morning show ( WOMC 104.3 FM) Today, Monday July 24.

"It is better to be looked over than overlooked"

Helen Cohn's Company Slogan

The Singing Hot Dog Man wins contest

"The singing hot dog man still reigns at Comerica Park, wrote Ben Schmitt in the Detroit Free Press, July 22, 2006. Charley Marcuse, known for his operatic aria style of selling hot dogs at Detroit Tigers games, won the "Higher Authority Hawker Challenge" at Comerica Park on Friday night, July 21, 2006, before the Tigers played the Oakland As.

The contest was for whom the fans thought was the best hot dog vendor. Charley had been one of four finalists. He receives a luxury trip for two to New York City to see the Tigers play the Yankees on August 31st. The contest was sponsored by Hebrew National Franks which is opening a new advertising campaign.Fans had been voting for about a month at the ball park.

Charley has been having a blast vending hot dogs at Tigers games for the last 8 years. He was there during all the lean years when tickets were easy to come by and he kept the bored fans entertained with his antics.

In his first season (the last one for the Tigers at Tiger Stadium) Charley took his cue from Pavarotti who was appearing at the stadium with the Three Tenors and began hawking his wares (during intermissions) with an extremely loud operatic cry of Hoooooooot Dooooooogs. The crowd enjoyed it so much that Charley began singing arias at all the ball games, to the delight of most of the fans.

In 2004 he was thrust into the international spotlight when the Organization banned his operatic routine. Later that season the Organization, after an out-pouring of support from his fans and a tremendous amount of publicity, both national and international, "relented" and allowed him to sing once a game for 15 seconds on the big screen in conjunction with their pre-existing Hot Dog Row promotion. Currently his singing is no longer on the big screen, but he is allowed to sing 4 times per game, between innings after the Tigers have batted. But his fans are still requesting Charley to sing for them at other times. To their dismay, he reluctantly has to refuse. Maybe winning this contest will show that the fans are truly on Charley’s side.

In keeping with his hard-line stance that you cannot put ketchup on a hot dog at a ball game, Charley has been creating his own mustard which will be called "Charley's Ball Park Mustard (It will make you sing)". For more information, contact Charley at

A matter of perspective

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.

They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?"

"It was great, Dad."

"Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked.

"Oh yeah," said the son.

"So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father.

The son answered:
"I saw that we have one dog and they had four.
We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.
We have imported lanterns (with bright, obnoxious, blinding compact fluorescent light bulbs) in our garden and they have the stars at night.
Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.
We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.
We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.
We buy our food, but they grow theirs.
We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them."

The boy's father was speechless.

Then his son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."

Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends! "Life is too short and friends are too few."

"Technology is the easy part of the internet, getting people to use it is the Hard Part"

Phillip R. Bertolini Deputy County Executive/CIO of Oakland County

Mr. Bertolini spoke to the Royal Oak Computer Club on Wednesday, July 19, 2006. He outlined the Oakland County plan to "Break Down the Digital Divide" by providing free 1228k wireless access to all residents and businesses in Oakland County. 1228k is four times faster than dial-up.

The taxpayers of Oakland County will not pay any of the cost of setting up the network. The companies providing the service will be required to offer the free service in exchange for their use of Publicly owned facilities such as building rooftops, poles, and traffic signal supports free of charge. They will mount their equipment on these facilities.

The information that Mr. Bertolini covered in his talk can be found here

Although the original implementation schedule has slipped, there is no need to worry because this is probably the largest area in the United States that is going to be unwired. Parts of the system will start coming up in August and if all goes well the entire county will have the service by the end of 2007.

"Thanks, I had it done at that fabulous new salon downtown!


A set of screwdrivers,
a cordless drill, and
a black lace bra....

One friend who
Always makes her
And one Who lets her cry....

A good piece of furniture
not previously owned by
Anyone else in her family..

Eight matching plates,
Wine glasses with stems,
And a recipe for a meal that will
make her guests feel honored.

A feeling of control over Her destiny..

How to fall in love Without losing herself..

How to quit a job
break up with lover
and confront a friend without ruining the friendship

When to try harder.. and
when to walk away

That she can't change
The length of her calves,
The width of her hips, or
The nature of her parents..

That her childhood
May not have been Perfect..
but, It's over..

What she would and wouldn't
do for love or more..

How to live alone..
even if She doesn't like it..

Whom she can trust, Whom she can't,
And why she shouldn't take it personally..

Where to go.. be it to her best friend's kitchen table..
or a charming inn in the woods..
when her soul needs soothing..

What she can and can't accomplish
In a day..
a month..
and a year..

Guys you can substitute the word Woman with man with the exception of the lace bra!!!

Send us your computer stories. What do you like? What confuses you? What bugs you? What would you like to know? How can we improve this newsletter? Contact us here

  • Selective Singles Social Club TUE July 25
  • Ballroom dancing to great live music on a huge dance floor. Please RSVP so that we will have a spot reserved for you. Contact : Rosemary 313-881-3934 or Jan 586-726-2528 Polish Century Club Maple Lane, just north of 14 Mile Sterling Hgts, MI from 07:30 PM t Member price $7 Guest Price $7

  • Sailing Singles WED July 26
  • July Happy Hour at Fishbones's 9 Mile and Jefferson St Clair Shores, MI from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM There will be a cash bar and you can order off the menu.

  • Somerset Ski & Golf Club WED July 26
  • Clinton River Cruise Includes Buffet Dinner, Entertainment, Dancing. Cash Bar available. Contact : Joyce 586-775-0589

    Leave from 152 N. River Rd. Mt. Clemens, MI Boarding at 6:30pm. from 06:30 PM to 11:00 PM Member price $40.00 Guest Price $42.00

  • Sailing Singles THU July 27
  • Dinner of the Month at the Tin Fish 10069 Dixie Highway(M29) Fair Haven, MI 586-725-7888 web site is http://www.tinf Lat: 42:41:4 Long 82:41:78 from 06:00 PM to There will be a cash bar and you can order off the menu.

  • Shakespeare in the Park July 27-August 6
  • There's Gold in Royal Oak This Summer!
    Two sisters! Mistaken Identities! Twins Separated at Birth! One Gold Chain! All in Water Works Theatre Company's Shakespeare in the Park in Royal Oak The Comedy of Errors Gold Rush Style July 27-August 6

    Starr Jaycee Park
    1101 W. 13 Mile, Royal Oak
    So please join Water Works Theatre Company for our 6th annual professional Shakespeare in the Park production. Thurs. - Sat at 8pm** | Sat. Matinee at 3pm** | Sun. at 7pm Please visit our website www.wat
    )for tickets
    Please note that the regularly priced evening Senior Rate is $15 / ticket

    To order tickets, e-mail Water Works at or call our office at 248.399.3727

    About the Company
    Water Works Theatre Company, a 501(C)(3) non- profit organization, opens its 6th season in Royal Oak as the only professional outdoor theatre company in the greater Detroit metropolitan area.

  • Michigan Classic Dance Competition Fri-Sun July 28-30
  • From Sharon Nelson of the Michigan Swing Dance Association:

    The Ritz Carlton Hotel at 300 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, Mi 48126 is the venue for this great dance weekend.

    If you haven't purchased a weekend pass, but have a day pass, just show up and pay $10 at the door to the workshop. No workshop registration involved! Details here

    Social dancing between ALL competition divisions. Schedule is subject to change. Check for updates. Awards must be picked up at the event. No awards will be mailed.

    Friday, July 28th
    2:00 PM Registration Desk Opens
    4:00 PM Workshop - Doug Rousar
    Socially Leadable West Coast Swing Patterns Beg/Intermediate (Should know your basic patterns)
    5:00 PM Workshop - Mike Topel Hot West Coast Swing Patterns for "Hot Shot Wannabees"
    Intermediate level 6:00 PM Competitors' Meeting. Download the rules here.
    Judges Meeting immediately following Competitors' Meeting
    6:30 PM Floor Trials (Friday Competitors Only)
    7:00 PM Social Dancing - Main Ballroom
    8:30 PM Masters - (50+)
    8:45 PM Sophisticated Swing - (35+)
    9:15 PM Showcase Division
    10:00 PM All Star Jack & Jill (Pre-Lims)
    11:00 PM Awards Ceremony for Friday Competitions
    11:15 PM Social Dancing 'til 4 AM!

    Saturday, July 29th
    7:00 AM Floor Trials (Saturday Competitors Only)
    9:00 AM Registration Desk Opens
    9:00 AM Workshop - Kevin Fitzhugh & Tammy Brown West Coast Swing Fusion Blending West Coast & Hand Dance Beg/Intermediate
    9:00 AM Workshop - Julie Gubb Beginner Hustle
    10:00 AM DJ Forum moderated by Hall of Fame DJ Greg Palmerton Open to everyone
    10:00 AM Workshop - Jason Barnes & Erica Berg Wake Up to West Coast Breakfast of Cool Patterns Beg/Intermediate
    10:00 AM Workshop - Beginner Argentine Tango
    11:00 AM Workshop - Robert & Nicola Royston West Coast Swing Musicality The Thrill of Dancing to the Music! All levels
    11:00 AM Workshop - Julie Gubb Beginner West Coast Swing
    12:00 PM Ballroom Open ~ Social Dancing - Between Comps
    12:00 PM Pro Am Competition
    2:00 PM Awards Ceremony for Pro-Am
    2:30 PM Strictly Pre-Lims (All Dances)
    3:30 PM Jack & Jill Pre-Lims (All Dances) Open Dancing after J & J's until 6 PM
    6:00 PM Floor Trials for Saturday night comps
    7:00 PM Social Dancing Exhibitions
    8:30 PM Classic
    9:00 PM ***Dancing with the Stars*** $1 Dance with all the Stars and we'll donate the money to a worthy, local cause
    10:00 PM Pro Strictly Swing (Pre-Lims)
    11:00 PM Awards Ceremony for Saturday Competitions 11:30 PM Free 'Ritzy' Deli Buffet for Weekend Pass Holders 11:30 PM Social Dancing 'til 4AM!
    Sunday, July 30th
    7:00 AM Floor Trials (Sunday Competitors Only)
    8:30 AM Registration Desk Opens
    9:00 AM Workshop - Tera Vitale West Coast Swing - Motor City Style Beg/Intermediate
    10:00 AM Workshop - Marcus Smith & Deonna Ball Hot, Funky & Cool West Coast Intermediate level
    10:00 AM Workshop - Julie Gubb Beginner West Coast Swing
    11:00 AM Workshop - Jason Miklic & Sophy Kdep Cincy Style West Coast Swing Moves Intermediate level
    11:00 AM Workshop - Julie Gubb Beginner Night Club 2
    12:00 AM Workshop - Robert & Nicola Royston Robert's Favorite Class .. Gotta Come to Find Out! All levels!!
    1:00 PM Social Dancing
    1:30 PM Teams
    1:45 PM Young America Division
    2:00 PM Cabaret
    2:15 PM Finals for Strictlys (All Dances)
    3:00 PM Finals for Jack & Jills (All Dances)
    4:00 PM Social Dancing
    6:00 PM Awards Ceremony for Sunday Comps
    7:00 PM Sunday Night Dance 'til 11:00 PM
    Dance America Productions, PO BOX 40305, Nashville, TN 37204 615-242-2674

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

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

  • Backyard Party on Anchor Bay Sat July 29

  • Date: Saturday July 29, 2006
    Time: 2:00 p.m. – ‘til ???
    Place: Pam Green’s House

    46882 Jans Drive – Chesterfield
    Off Jefferson, 1 blk N. of 21 Mile Rd.

    Please bring your own beverage and a dish to pass.
    Hot Tubbing
    Water toys ?
    Dancing on the deck
    Turn right on 1st street, Sunrise (Jans Dr. also posted). If you pass the Selfridge Motel, you’ve gone too far. Right on Sunrise; Go to end which is Jans Drive (no sign) Turn Left; look for blue cedar ranch on right about 6 houses down. 46882 Jans Drive – Welcome sign above garage door
    RSVP: (586) 598-1661

    Get details here
  • Somerset Ski & Golf Club SUN July 30
  • Call by 8pm Wed for Sun golf and 3 days prior to weekday golf. Leave name and number. Arrive 30 minutes prior to tee time. Foursomes will be selected by a drawing. Call to cancel. This is a friendly course. Contact : Bev Essary 586-573-7151

    Timberwood Golf Course , North Avenue to 31 Mile Rd, turn right to the course. from 11:00 AM Member price $35 (sp rate) Guest Price $35 (sp rate)

  • Sailing Singles SUN July 30
  • Sunday Brunch at Gino's Surf 37400 E. Jefferson Harrison Township, MI from 12:30 PM to 03:00 PM

    Order off the menu or choose the Brunch

  • Selective Singles Sun July 30
  • Selective Singles pool party at Gayle's everyone welcome scheduled for Sunday July 30, 2006 starting at 2:00 pm. Bring a dish to pass, your own beverage and $5.00 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

  • 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

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