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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming EventsAugust 8, 2005

in this issue

Venetian Festival and Pig Roast Sat Aug 13

The Rock

Somerset Ski & Golf Club Tue August 09

Concert Goers Beware

Shain Park Wed August 10

Sailing Singles Meeting Fri August 12

Dare to Dream Fri Aug 12

St Rene Sat August 13

Kirk's Lake Potluck Party Sat Aug 13

Huron Pointe Yacht Club Fri Aug 19


Venetian Festival and Pig Roast Sat Aug 13

Everyone is Invited to Ed Grace's 2nd Annual PIG Roast & Boat Bash

The Boat Parade, part of the Nautical Mile Venetian Festival , is visible from the end of the Shore club dock.

Saturday, August 13th Starts at 3pm Tickets must be purchased in advance $15.00 per person, includes: Roasted pig, fresh corn, beer, set-ups BYOB & a quality dish to pass.
Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and your bathing suit & towel for the pool Boat well #A73 at the Shore Club 21600 Jefferson at 9 Mile
Please RSVP = Ed Grace 248.624.1747 cell = 248.343.8747 email =
Ed has to leave your name at the guardhouse Make your check for $15.00 & mail to:
Ed Grace
1787 Marella Lane
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Keep checking the new Somerset Slide Show , Sailing Singles Slide Show , and Peggy Jo's Slide Show photos will be added from time to time.

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Oswald Chambers

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Proverbs 25-11

This newsletter is sent out each Monday morning and covers events of interest to active people no matter what their social status. It attempts to publicize worthwhile events that do not recieve adequate media attention.


" For as he thinketh in heart, so is he. "

Proverbs 23:7

  • The Rock
  • I'm told that there is a huge rock near a gravel pit on Hwy. 25 in rural Iowa. For generations kids have painted slogans, names, and obscenities on this rock, changing its character many times. A few months back the rock received its latest paint job and since then it has been left completely undisturbed. It's quite an impressive sight. Be sure to scroll down and check out the multiple photos (all angles) of the rock. I thought the flag was draped over the rock, but it's not. It's actually painted on the rock too.


  • Somerset Ski & Golf Club Tue August 09
  • General Meeting. The Elk's Club Restaurant is still not in operation so some of the members are going to the Wagon Wheel Restaurant on Big Beaver and Rochester Road for supper prior to the meeting The meeting starts at 8:00 and dancing to a DJ follows the meeting.

    Troy Elks Club at 1451 East Big Beaver between Rochester Road and John R. on the north side of the street. from 08:00 PM Member price $4.00 Guest Price $5.00

  • Concert Goers Beware
  • A first time concert goer told me this story.

    He bought tickets to The Neil Diamond Concert at the Palace on August 4, 2005 as soon as he heard that it was coming to our area. He did not like the idea of going to a large arena to see a singer because of the lack of intimacy but he made an exception for this event for his personal reasons. The tickets were $87.50 a piece and he wanted to get the best available seats So he contacted Ticketmaster and paid the $201 for the tickets plus the fees charged by Ticketmaster and printed out the tickets for section 223.

    It was not until just before the concert that he tried to get better seats since he found out that the tickets he bought were about as far as one could get from the stage. Remember these were supposed to be the best available seats when he bought them very early. Ticketmaster did exchange the tickets for seats closer to the stage one day before the concert.They were much better and he wondered why his tickets bought more than two months before the event were not as good as the ones he bought one day before the event.

    Upon arriving at the Palace the opportunity to purchase two very good tickets for the same price without the Ticketmaster fees presented itself and he bought those two tickets. When he tried to redeem the tickets from Ticketmaster he was told tha the Palace could not refund them and that they could not be sold to anyone coming into the arena.

    Upon inquiring at the boxoffice, he found out that there were many tickets available that were better than the second Tickemaster tickets.

    Therefore the lesson he learned is, buy your tickets at the boxoffice not Ticketmaster because Ticketmaster apparenty does not get the good tickets to sell.

    By the way the concert was great. Neil Diamond was on stage for about 2 1/2 hours and had the sellout crowd in the palm of his hand.

    I was very happy to find some photos that the Peggy Jo Studio took back in the sixties that were not damaged in my basement flood.

    Peggy Jo

  • Shain Park Wed August 10
  • The Southpaw Isle Steel Band plays jazz, classical, and calypso compositions. Meet Kirkers at the statue between 6:30 and 7:00 PM, bring a folding chair or a blanket. Questions to Elaine (248-332-8462) or Paula (248-643-6842)

  • Sailing Singles Meeting Fri August 12
  • General Meeting. The Elk's Club Restaurant is still not in operation. Meeting doors open at 7:30. Meeting at 8:00 pm Dancing to a DJ after the meeting. Troy Elks Club located at 1451 East Big Beaver on the North side of the road between John R and Rochester Rd. from 08:00 Pm Member price $4.00 Guest Price $8.00

  • Dare to Dream Fri Aug 12
  • Monthly dance with a theme. No drinking or smoking.Contact: Joan 810-664-4191 Linda 810-245- 0936 Lyal 810-793-5008 Lapeer County Center Building 425 County Center St. Lapeer, MI 48446 from 08:00 PM to 12:00 AM Member price $8.00 Guest Price $8.00

  • St Rene Sat August 13
  • Monthly dance held every 2nd Saturday of the month Contact Shirley 586 939 8357 St Rene social hall, 35955 Ryan between 15 & 16 mile in Sterling Heights from 08:00 PM to 12:00 AM Member price $9.00 Guest Price $9.00

  • Kirk's Lake Potluck Party Sat Aug 13
  • August brings us more sunshine, warm temperatures and an opportunity for another lake picnic. Come join us at the lakefront home of Stan Freeville for a potluck dinner. Stan will be grilling up hamburgers and hotdogs, pop will be provided, cost is $5.00 with a dish to pass. Bring your swimsuit and take a dip in the lake and Stan might even throw in a boat ride. Directions: M-59 approximately eight miles West of Telegraph Rd. to Twin Lakes Village on the South side, enter on Sunny Beach, just before Farmer Jack on the North side. Sunny Beach dead-ends, turn right onto Steep Hollow Dr. Stan’s address is 9645 Steep Hollow Dr. Questions call Stan 248/698-2300 or Pat 248/373-7752.

  • Huron Pointe Yacht Club Fri Aug 19
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Fund Raiser Annual BarBQ and dance Friday, August 19th 6pm Huron Pointe Yacht Club South River Road, Harrison Twp. $20 per person/tax deductible All you can eat ribs & chicken and beer. Great fun for a great cause!

  • Prints of an original painting by Peggy Jo

  • Neal Who? or (good Ol' Days)
    10 X 14 1/2 Matted to 16 X 20 printed on watercolor paper sealed in plastic.
    Our price: $250.00
    10 in Stock
    more info ...

  • Commission to Decorate an Armoire
  • This is Peggy Jo's most recent project. A client commissioned her to decorate an armoire. It is a work in progress and is scheduled for delivery soon. In the right hand door you can see the reflection of Lucy her dog who is not part of the sale.

    This project is in addition to her photos and water color paintings. Additional photos can be seen at this site

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