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Busiest Social Day of The Summer

Saturday the 18th of August promises to be arguably, the busiest social day of the summer if not the year. The Dream Cruise in North Woodward area will probably be the biggest one yet even if the auto companies are cutting back it just makes more room for new sponsors. In the afternoon and evening there will be a great Jazz concert out at Orchard Lake.

We just need more weekends.

Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding
Proverbs 3:13

A friendship Story

From an email I received
One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books.

I thought to myself, "Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd."

I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends that very afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on. As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him. They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him. He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes

My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye. As I handed him his glasses, I said, "Those guys are jerks. " They really should get lives.

" He looked at me and said, "Hey thanks!" There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude. I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before.

He said he had gone to private school before now. I would have never hung out with a private school kid before We talked all the way home, and I carried some of his books. He turned out to be a pretty cool kid. I asked him if he wanted to play a little football with my friends He said yes.

We hung out all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends thought the same of him. Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again. I stopped him and said, "Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday! " He just laughed and handed me half the books.

Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends.. When we were seniors we began to think about college. Kyle decided on Georgetown and I was going to Duke. I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never be a problem. He was going to be a doctor and I was going for business on a football scholarship.

Kyle was valedictorian of our class. I teased him all the time about being a nerd. He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn't me having to get up there and speak Graduation day, I saw Kyle. He looked great. He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school. He filled out and actually looked good in glasses. He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him. Boy, sometimes I was jealous! Today was one of those days. I could see that he was nervous about his speech. So, I smacked him on the back and said, "Hey, big guy, you'll be great!" He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled. " Thanks," he said.

As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began "Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach...but mostly your friends.--- I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story." I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the story of the first day we met.

He had planned to kill himself over the weekend. He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn't have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home. He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile. "Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable."

I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all a! bout his weakest moment. I saw his Mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile. Not until that moment did I realize it's depth. Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture you can change a person's life. For better or for worse. God puts us all in each others lives to impact one another in some way.

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  • Monday August 13
  • Charity Event

    (Monday August 13) Location: Burning Tree Golf And Country Club. 22871 21 Mile Road, Macomb, MI. 48044.

    16th Annual Golf Outing benefit for the Boys and Girls Club contact Keith Stonehouse 248-564-4022. Starts at 09:00 AM..

    Monday Night Dancers

    (Monday August 13) Location: Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C. 23663 Park St., Dearborn, MI.

    Singles & Couples Dance Lessons: Beginners 5:30, Intermediate 6:30, Dance Party 7:30-10:30. No dance partner needed. Lessons $5, Dance Party $6. Snacks included. Big Band, Latin, Swing, Fox trot, Waltz, Polka. Contact 313-295-1134. Starts at 7:00 PM..

    Bethany East

    (Monday August 13) Location: Whispering Oaks. 21 Mile Road between Van Dyke and Schoenherr. MI. .

    Vollyball until dark. Contact: Rick (586) 784-5348. Also welcome are people to cheer on the volleyball players, Bring a chair, your water bottle and relax and enjoy the fresh air. . Starts at 07:00 PM..

    Metropolitan Single Professionals

    (Monday August 13) Location: Drakeshire Lanes Lounge . 35000 Grand River, Farmington Hills, MI. 48335. .

    Social euchre No smoking on Mondays. Come anytime from 6:30 pm til 9:30 pm. $6 non members, $5 members . Starts at 06:30 PM.

    Bethany East

    (Monday August 13) Location: St Clair Shores Park. Jefferson & Masonic St, Clair Shores, MI.

    WALKING Meet in the parking lot by the benches. Eileen has to use her pass to get everyone in so be prompt. Bring water, bug spray, and a snack. Contact: Eileen (586) 777-0530. Starts at 06:30 PM..

    The best way to determine what motivates people? ask them?
    The Road to Success

  • Tuesday August 14
  • Success Institute

    A spiritual time you won't forget. Location: Troy Community Center. 3179 Livernois, Troy, Mi. 248-524-3181.

    Motivational and Spiritual teaching by Doug and Jodi Firebaugh.

    An evening of powerful revelation and transformation, as we share God's word for your success.

    From 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM.

    Somerset Ski & Golf Club

    (Tuesday August 14) Location: Troy Elks Club. 1451 East Big Beaver Troy, MI, between Rochester Road and John R. on the north side of the street.

    General Meeting. Dancing to a DJ after the Meeting. Starts at 7:30 PM. Member Price is $4 and guest price is $6.

    Century Dancers

    (Tuesday August 14) Location: American-Polish Century Club. Just north of Fourteen Mile on the east side of Maple Lane, across from Maple Lane Golf Course. Maple Lane Road becomes an extension of Hoover at Fourteen Mile Road. Polish-American Century Club, just north of Fourteen Mile.

    Live Band Ballroom Dancing. (This is not the Polish American Cultural Center which is nearby). Starts at 07:00 PM. Price is $8.00.

    Latin & Argentine Tango Club of Detroit

    (Tuesday August 14) Location: O'Kelly Banquet Hall. 23663 Park, Dearborn, MI.

    Milonga de los Motor City Milongueros Argentine tango lesson at 7:00pm, beginners welcome, no partner required. After the lesson, dance tango, milonga, and vals to the best recorded music of Buenos Aires. Starts at 07:00 PM. Member Price is $10 and guest price is $15.

    Selective Singles Social Club

    (Tuesday August 14) Location: Country Chef. 33145 Dequindre, Troy, MI. North of 14 Mile Rd.

    Join friends for friendly, relaxed breakfast every Tuesday. Contact: Jim at 248-545-2084. Starts at 09:00 AM.

    Classical and Jazz Music Event

    (Tuesday August 14) Location: Andiamo Celebrity Showroom. 7096 East Fourteen Mile Road, Warren, MI. Inside Andiamo Italia

    A RETURN TO P-JAZZ The Johnny Trudell Big Band Jazz. Cash Bar, Light Dinner Menu. Call 586-268-3200. Starts at 07:30 PM. Price is $5.

  • Wednesday August 15
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    Kirk Singles

    (Wednesday August 15) Location: Fillipas Wine Barrel. 45125 Mound, Sterling Heights, MI. Northwest corner of M-59 and Mound.

    Our monthly Meet and Greet. Meet old friends, make new friends, while co-mingling with Somerset Singles. . From 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM. Order off menu .

    Club Red

    (Wednesday August 15) Location: Memphis Smoke. 100 South Main, Royal Oak, MI. Southwest corner of Main and Eleven

    See hot Detroit area bands this summer at a cool venue for a great cause. Announcing the new Club Red Summer Concert Series at Memphis Smoke in Royal Oak to benefit your Home Team American Red Cross in partnership with 89X Radio, 93.9 The River, Memphis Smoke, Real Detroit Weekly & The Social Connection. Starts at 07:00 PM..

    A1 Singles

    (Wednesday August 15) Location: American Polish Cultural Center. 2975 E.Maple Road, Troy, MI. Northwest corner of 15 mile and Dequindre. This is not the American Polish Century Club.

    Lessons by Micheal Beresh. Lessons 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Dance 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Couples and Singles welcome. Cost lesson only $10.00,lesson and dance $12.00, dance only $8.00. Information (313)521-6564. Starts at 07:00 PM..

    Somerset Ski & Golf Club

    (Wednesday August 15) Location: Golden Hawk Golf Course. MI. I94 to 26 Mile, turn right to County Line Rd. Turn left to Meisner, turn right to course. Friendly Course..

    Call for reservations. Call by 8pm Wed for Sun golf and 3 days prior for weekday. Leave name and number. You will be called only if problem. Call to cancel. Arrive 30 min. prior to first tee time. Foursomes will be by draw. . Contact : Bev 586-573-7151. Starts at 10:30 AM. Price is $23 w/cart.

    Royal Oak Computer Club

    (Wednesday August 15) Location: Leo Mahany/Harold Meininger Senior Community Center. 3500 Marais , Royal Oak, MI. (248)246-3900 . North of 13 Mile Rd, just south of Lexington Blvd, east of Crooks Rd

    Weekly Meeting. Starts at 12:30 PM. Price is $1.

    Bethany East

    (Wednesday August 15) Location: Jack's Waterfront Restaurant, 24214 Jefferson (between 9 and 10 Mile roads). .,, MI. .

    EAT OUT: Contact Kevin (586) 777-0530, . Starts at 06:30 PM..

    Kirk Singles

    (Wednesday August 15) Location: Shain Park. Martin Street, Birmingham, MI. One block south of Maple Rd., west of Old Woodward.

    Musical treat at free outdoor concerts every Wednesday. Free parking on streets or in City garage one block west. Picnicing optional, bring a blanket or folding chair. We usually sit on the east side of the hedge by the center statue. Starts at 07:00 PM. Price is Free.

    Festivals and Community Events

    (Wednesday August 15) Location: Riverside Gazebo, Downtown Linden

    Music by the Mill - The fourteenth season of Linden's free outdoor summer concert series. Starts at 07:00 PM..

    If you worry, will it change the future?
    The Road to Success

  • Thursday August 16
  • Sailing Singles

    (Thursday August 16) Location: Jack's Waterfront Restaurant. 24214 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080 In the middle of Emerald City Marina.

    Happy Hour contact Donna Marek, Suzanne Mueller or JoAnn Porter . From 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM. Price is cash bar/menu.

    PWP- Rochester

    (Thursday August 16) Location: Rivercrest , Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois.

    Weekly Dance. Our very own Tj the DJ plays TOP 40 and Your requests. Starts at 7:00 PM. Member Price is $4 and guest price is $8.

    Single Place

    (Thursday August 16) Location: First Presbyterian Church. 200 East Main Street, Northville, MI. 248-349-0911.

    Thursday Night Programs offer a variety of speakers, panels and entertainment. Social time is 7:30pm to 7:45 pm. Opening is 7:45pm to 8:00pm and program is 8:00PM to 9:00PM. Starts at 07:30 PM. Price is $5.

    Various Dances

    (Thursday August 16) Location: Lucky Dog Customs .48661 Grand River, Novi, MI.

    Classic Car Show 4-6 ,Dance 6-10. DJ Phil Dorall, MC Suzy Brecht .Heavy hors d'ourvres BYOB. Starts at 04:00 PM. Price is Free.

    Selective Singles Social Club

    (Thursday August 16) Location: Logan's Roadhouse (Macomb).,, MI. on Hall Rd. across from Lakeside Mall in between Don Pablo's and Macaroni Grill. .

    Wecoming new and prospective members RSVP to Frank 248-651=8356 or . Starts at 06:30 PM..

    Skiwi Ski Club

    (Thursday August 16) Location: Santa Maria Bistro Bar & Reataurant 350 E. Fourteen Mile Road ,Madison Heights, MI. (248) 589-9900

    Meetings .Don't miss out on the great pizza, 50/50 raffle, and more information on upcoming activities and trips:Julie, Connie, Dale, Evelyn and Phil ,Hospitality Committee. Starts at 07:00 PM. Member Price is $3 and guest price is $4.

    International Dances of Universal Peace

    (Thursday August 16) Location: Unity of Toledo .3535 Executive Pkwy Toledo, OH .No reservations necessary. For questions call Judy (419) 475-6535.

    Simple dances require no experience and no partner. They celebrate sacred phases of all the world's religions.Come join us in the intention of peace .Led by Judy Trautman, certified dance leader. Starts at 7:00 PM..

    American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan

    (Thursday August 16) Location: The Maples Club .31260 Wakefield Dr. Novi, MI 48377.

    Cocktails at 6pm, short meeting at 7pm, then mingling continues after the meeting. Any questions contact Diane Taylor, at (248) 347-0379. Starts at 06:00 PM...

  • Friday August 17
  • Festivals and Community Events

    (Weekend of August 17) Location: Ypsilanti.,, .

    Ypsilanti's Heritage Festival - now in its 29th year, this festival celebrates the diverse cultural heritage of Southeastern, Michigan. Highlights include arts and crafts, historic architecture, a "Millionaire's Party," music and lots of food. Starts at 7:00 PM..

    Copper Creek Golf Club

    (Friday August 17) Location: Copper Creek Golf Club. 12 Mile between Haggerty and Halstead Road.

    DJ JIMMY BARRIOS Great food-drink specials-cash bar. Dancing the Swing, Cha Cha, Hustle, West Coast and more. Outdoors on the patio rain or shine. Every Friday and Saturday. Starts at 07:00 PM. Price is Cash Bar/Menu.

    Thunderbirds Ski Club

    (Friday August 17) Location: FOX CREEK G.C. 36000 Seven Mile Rd, Livonia, MI (248) 471-3400.

    DROP IN GOLF LEAGUE Tee Time 5:00 PM every Friday night Rotates Whispering Willows, Idyl Wylde and Fox Creek. Starts at 04:30 PM..

    Edison Boat Club

    (Friday August 17) Location: Edison Boat Club 100 Lycaste Detroit, MI 313.235-2975 On the river at the foot of Lycaste

    Fish Fry Sailing Singles use your membership cards call 313-235-2976 for reservations. Starts at 05:00 PM..

    Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
    Proverbs 2:11

  • Saturday August 18
  • Somerset Ski & Golf Club

    (Weekend of August 18) Location: Grand Haven and Ravines Saugatuck, MI Saugatuck is on the west side of the state.

    2 nts.lodging (Sat. & Sun) 2 continental breaksfast..Sat. nite party.. Sun. nite dinner. Sun. 18 holes at Grand Haven and Mon. 18 holes at Ravines..Sat. Golf (optional) $50 at Hawkshead Contact : Rosalie 586-783-3299. Starts at 7:00 PM. Member Price is #305 and guest price is $330.

    Skiwi Ski Club

    (Saturday August 18) Location: Rochester Municipal Park Parking Lot on Woodward and Ludlow , For more info contact John Zalewski at or 586-850-3781 or Connie Casey at or 586-291-8654

    Cantina Bike Ride begins 11:00 a.m. Round trip 18 Miles on limestone gravel. Bring radios, sunscreen, helmet, bike lock, drinking water and bicycle in good working order. Starts at 10:30 AM..

    Arts & Craft Events

    (Saturday August 18) Location: Wayne County Community College Downriver campus. 21000 Northline Rd,, MI. .

    Hispanic Heritage Festival event . Contact : From 01:00 PM to 07:00 PM..

    Phil's Single Dances

    (Saturday August 18) Location: Troy Clawson Elk's Club 1451 East Big Beaver Rd. Troy, MI 1/2 mile E. of Rochester Rd. on the N. side of Big Beaver Rd.

    Join Your Friends For Dancing And Socializing Summer Dressy Casual/Cash Bar/Snacks/Smoke Free Dick Gerathy, D.J. For Information Please Call Phil @ 248-941-0120. From 08:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Member Price is $10 and guest price is .

    Dream Cruise

    The Woodward Dream Cruise is a classic car festival held annually on the third Saturday of August. The festival spans much of Woodward Avenue from Pontiac through Ferndale in Oakland County, Michigan, all the way to the State Fair Grounds inside the Detroit city limits, just south of 8 Mile Road. The portions of Woodward within the city of Detroit are not involved in the Cruise festival.

    The event, which attracts nearly two million people and approximately 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles each year, is a modern tribute to the classic cruisers. These are the cars that were available and prevalent during the 1950s, '60s and early '70s (prior to the OPEC oil embargo, which led to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations of 1975 and the proliferation of more fuel-efficient smaller and less powerful automobiles). Some of these classic cruisers, of course, were earlier models that had either been scrupulously maintained or even "souped-up" and customized by their proud teen-age (and older) owners.

    During this post-war era, people would "cruise" in their cars along historic Woodward Avenue, often looking for peers or friends who were also out for a drive, and occasionally (or, perhaps, more than occasionally) seeking an opportunity for some street racing or at least a chance to "burn rubber" (or "light 'em up") in a quick getaway from a newly green traffic light.

    It was 1994 when Ferndale, Michigan plumber Nelson House, seeing the need for a children's soccer field in his community, dreamed up the cruise to help raise money. Community members grabbed the idea and held planning meetings on the second floor of a local bank in early 1995.

    Organizers initially expected 30,000 or 40,000 people to come to the Aug. 19, 1995 inaugural cruise on Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Royal Oak and Birmingham. About 250,000 actually showed up, an early sign that they had a hit on their hands.

    The soccer field was eventually built in Martin Road Park, and House is just a casual cruise spectator now. That first one was his favorite, he said, because it wasn't so commercialized and crowded (Source: Oakland Press 8/15/04). It is now the largest single day classic car cruise in the world.

    The days leading up to the Dream Cruise are traditionally a time of anticipation along the Woodward strip as more and more of these classic vehicles are brought out onto the streets in the week preceding the event, and ancillary events are scheduled in the sponsoring communities of Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills, and Pontiac.

    With the success of the cruise the classic cars now start appearing on Woodward during the first weeks of summer, and cars begin cruising in significanty numbers as long as two weeks before the official day of the cruise. This has led to some increased friction between cruise organizers and residents living close to Woodward, who complain of the noise and disruption in their lives.

  • Sunday August 19
  • U of M Ballroom Dance Club

    (Sunday August 19) Location: Michigan Union S. State & S. University Ann Arbor, MI

    Dance lessons 5-6pm Fox Trot 6-7pm Rhumba 7-8pm Waltz 8-10 Open Dance. Members-only , we welcome newcomers to try us on for size $3 one evening $25 semester $50 per year More information on web site. Starts at 7:00 PM..

    All Star Singles

    (Sunday August 19) Location: Renaissance Unity Social Hall. 11200 E. Eleven Mile, Warren, MI. Formerly Church of Today.East bound I 696 Service Drive ( Between Van Dyke and Hoover)

    Dance Lesson 4-5 Dance Party 5-8 both for $12. Starts at 04:00 PM. Price is $12.

    Cultural Event

    (Sunday August 19) Location: Palmer Schau Platz in Memorial Park Park Road Frankenmuth, MI 989-652-4958

    Women's Club Summer Concert Series "Motor City Brass Band" Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy the show. Show time 7:30pm. FREE. Starts at 07:30 PM. Price is Free.

    Michigan Swing Dance Association

    (Sunday August 19) Location: Rhythm and Shoes Dance Studio 2172 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills, Mi 48302

    The MSDA dances are attended by couples and singles alike. For the most part, our members are single and we are always happy to see new members join. Starts at 2:00 PM. Member Price is $7.00 and guest price is $9.00.

    GM Ski Club

    (Sunday August 19) Location: Jefferson Beach St. Clair Shores, MI

    Sunday Volleyball co-ed for fun and socialization.Great way to enjoy the outdoors and get rid of those extra winter pounds. No charge. Just play for the fun of it. Contact Les Skrzycki by e-mail or by phone at 248-693-1794. Starts at 12:00pm..

    GM Ski Club

    (Sunday August 19) Location: Antons Island Grille , Northwest corner of Big Beaver (16 Mile Rd) and Dequindre

    Meet at Anton's Island Grille for breakfast. Anton's is where life is about the THRILL O' THE GRILL. For a great breakfast and fun with friends, c'mon out and join us and be sure and bring a friend. Starts at 10:00 AM..

    Other Events

    (Sunday August 19) Location: Gayle Shields' House. 2129 Tall Oaks, Troy, MI. 248-641-0287

    Pool Party-No matter what the weather is like. Bring a dish to pass ( don't bring glass) , your own drinks and $5.00 hot-dogs provided. Leave no one behind location Rain, Snow, Sleet or Shine. Starts at 02:00 PM..

    Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding
    Proverbs 3:13

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