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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming Events: All events are open to Peggy Jo Studio Readers August 14, 2006

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Spencer BAREFIELD Quartet TUE August 15

Kirk Singles and Somerset WED August 16

Cruisin Broadway WED August 16

Garden Party Thu Aug.17

Italian Wine Tasting Thu August 17

American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan THU August 17

Farmington Hills Ballroom Dance FRI August 18

Arts & Craft Events SAt. August 19

Woodward Dream Cruise 2006 Pre-Events Fri August 18

Pool Part Sunday August 20

Somerset Singles Ski & Golf Club's Sat Aug 26

Pulse Sunday August 27

White Lake Jamboree Saturday Aug 26


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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

Milonga de los Motor City Milongueros Tuesdays

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.

The location is the O'Kelly Banquet Hall 23663 Park Dearborn, MI Starts at 07:00 PM
Member price $10 Guest Price $15

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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Boy, did I feel silly!

The other day I went shopping for a Bat Mitzvah gift, but a green crystal doorknob got my attention - not quite the right thing for a 13 year old girl. Trying to concentrate on getting the gift, I circled around the store only to find the doorknob in my hand at the cashier counter. --Oh, yes, in case you were wondering, I did purchase the young girl a gift certificate at another store, one of her favorite haunts!

Well, when I got home, I was compelled to put the doorknob on one of my doors. Immediately I walked around the house until I found the perfect door on which I'd like to see this special knob. I found my screwdrivers exactly where they were supposed to be (imagine that)! I tried several of them, but couldn't get the old knob off. Finally, going back into my tool drawer, I took out a little screwdriver that I originally had thought was too small and flimsy to use, but voila! I was able to get the Ole' doorknob off. Feeling very proud of myself for that little accomplishment, I proceed to put my wonderful new purchase on the door. I got one side on and all tightened down,and that side worked just fine then I screwed the other knob on, but found it wouldn't turn the latch because it was on too tight. So I went to the other side of the door and closed it to adjust the second knob. Lo and behold, I found myself locked in! -----Yikes!

I unscrewed the knob a little ways, but then I was afraid the mechanism would fall out on the other side so I stopped. I didn't panic! I knew there would be a way out of this predicament. After all, I was just locked into the basement, not a closet! I could always just do laundry if I got stuck there for the rest of my life. But laundry wasn't one of the missions for the day - paying bills was. Then it occurred to me that maybe one of my friends could give me a tip. Thank God I have a land-line phone with lots of extensions! I called my friend. He said "Do you have a pair of pliers in the basement?" Aha! I did. As instructed, I took the doorknob all the way off, held the shaft with the pliers, turned it slightly, and there I was, released from the dungeon. How simple was that?!!!

Then I finished the door job. Did I proceed to write those checks and pay those bills? Well, not exactly, at least not yet ¦ I did do some laundry as long as I was down there and now I am telling all of you how silly I felt, locking myself in the basement. Isn't it amazing what we will do to avoid paying those bills!

Peggy Jo

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  • Spencer BAREFIELD Quartet TUE August 15
  • At Baker’s Keyboard Lounge “World’s Oldest Jazz Club” 20510 Livernois Detroit, MI 313-345-6300 web site is http://baker from 09:00 PM

    Spencer BAREFIELD Quartet A. Spencer Barefield guitar • Dave McMurray saxophone • Donald Mayberry bass • Djallo Djakate Keita drums Original Compositions and works of Coltrane, Monk, Silver, Mingus, and more.

  • Kirk Singles and Somerset WED August 16
  • Monthly Meet and Greet. See old friends and meet new ones.

    Camp Ticonderoga 5725 Rochester Rd. Troy, MI In the Sylvan Glen Golf Course building, south of Square Lake Rd.

    from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM

    Everyone welcome. If you would like to golf, prior to the meet n' greet, please make your own arrangements. Contact : Greg 810-225-3647

  • Cruisin Broadway WED August 16
  • Cruisin Broadway Benefit for Michigan Opera Theater
    Detroit Opera House 1526 Broadway Detroit, MI web site is eintensive.pdf from 7:00 PM to Member price $100 $125 at door Guest Price $100 $125 at door

  • Garden Party Thu Aug.17
  • A Garden Party at The Whitney Admission is STILL just $10.00 and includes the FAMOUS Whitney hors d'oeuvre buffet Whiney 4421 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI between Canfield and Warren from 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM Member price $10 Guest Price $10

  • Italian Wine Tasting Thu August 17
  • Taste of Wine - Italian More about studio 1219

    Kyle McCalmon, (wine aficionado) has been hosting a series of "Wine Tasting" classes/events in Port Huron at the "Studio 1219" gallery It is a 50-60 minute drive The gallery, alone, is a must see as it is a totally renovated warehouse with much history and great ambiance!Have a "night cap" al fresco overlooking the beautiful St. Claire river and make it back home by midnight!Hope your schedules permit you to experience this unique event:)
    Studio 1219 1219 Military Street Port Huron, MI 810- 984-2787

    from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM Member price $25 Guest Price $25

  • American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan THU August 17
  • Maples Country Club 31260 Wakefield Drive Novi, MI 248-669-6551

    Monthly Meeting/Mingler Cocktails and mingling from 6:00 PM Short meeting at 7:00 PM Mingling continues after meeting. from 06:00 PM

  • Farmington Hills Ballroom Dance FRI August 18
  • Monthly Lesson and dance DJ: Michael Derscha Dance Instructors: Ron & Linda Hiveley $10 Class including dance Dance only: $8 Fran Bracciale 248 473-1822 Spacious wood dance floor Refreshments 50/50 Raffle

    Farmington Hills Costick Center 28600 Eleven Mile Rd. Farmington Hills, MI 248-473-1830 Between Middlebelt & Inkster, Gate 4, Door B or C

    from 07:00 PM

  • Arts & Craft Events SAt. August 19
  • Scrapbook workshop, new product demos, new scrapbookers welcome. Bring your pictures, and we supply the rest, and teach you how to safely preserve your photos and the stories that go with them Contact : Sue Nebe - 248-471-5714

    Sue's Workshop @ Home 32574 Oakwood Ct Farmington Hills, MI 248-471-5714email address is web site is 696 to exit 6, south on Orchard Lake rd to 11Mile. West on 11 mile to Power, North on Power to Oakwood, go to end

    from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM

  • Woodward Dream Cruise 2006 Pre-Events Fri August 18
  • A classic car parade begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Roseland Park Cemetery at 12 Mile and Woodward in Berkley. Barry Meguiar of Speed TV's "Car Crazy" serves as the parade grand marshal.

    Bloomfield Hills offers performers beginning at 1 p.m. at the Fox and Hounds restaurant, 39560 Woodward.

    From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. a RetroFest and Kids Zone will be held in West Nine Mile near Woodward in Ferndale.

    Huntington Woods will host the Phase 5 band at 7 p.m. at Chase Bank, 26363 Woodward.

    Pleasant Ridge hosts a "Boogie Woogie Blues Fest" from 7-11 p.m. and at dusk, the showing of drive-in movie classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still."

    Pontiac hosts Mitch Ryder Jazz in Hidden River Park from 8:30-10 p.m.

    Woodward Dream Cruise is mostly free.

    It costs nothing to find a shady spot on Woodward, open your lawn chair and start firing away with your camera asthe cars roll by.

    If you've always dreamed of becoming a model and you're over age 50 , here's your opportunity. The AARP's The Magazine is hosting its "Faces of 50 Plus" real people model search at the Woodward Dream Cruise this year.

    The face-off will be held from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Normandy Plaza, on the east side of Woodward, two blocks north of 13 Mile. There's no charge to enter and female contestants will receive free minimakeovers. Free health screenings and massages will also be available, as well as samples of Vital Radiance cosmetics.

    American Graffiti' stars
    This next free event is totally cool: Duggan's Irish Pub (just north of 13 Mile on the west side of Woodward) is bringing in two of the stars of George Lucas's "American Graffiti," the classic movie about 1960s life for a group of teens distilled into one night of cruising and choosing.

    Cindy Williams (Ron Howard's girlfriend, Laurie, in the movie and later Shirley, in TV's "Laverne & Shirley") and Paul LeMat (John Milner, owner of the screaming yellow deuce coupe that dragged against Harrison Ford's character in "American Graffiti") will meet and greet the public Wednesday through Sunday at Duggan's.

    Movie at the 'drive-in' If you love science fiction, head to Pleasant Ridge (at a park near Woodward and Woodward Heights) for a free screening of the sci-fi classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still." The flick will be shown outdoors on a giant screen, just like at a drive-in movie, on Aug. 18.

    'Cruiz'n' for art?
    Make sure you stop by the Paramount Bank & Community Art Gallery, 22635 Woodward (two blocks southwest of Nine Mile) in Ferndale, for the "Cruiz'n at the Gallery Art Exhibit."

    This free show -- which will be on display until Aug. 31 -- will feature low-brow, classic cars and hot rod works of art by Bill Stinson, Charles Maher and Cliff McKillop, three of the Motor City's very talented automotive artists. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

  • Pool Part Sunday August 20
  • Gayle Shield's party scheduled for Sunday August 20 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

    Pat Weinbrenner will be up from Florida for the party and she hopes to see a lot of her friends at Gayles'.

  • Somerset Singles Ski & Golf Club's Sat Aug 26
  • The Somerset Singles Ski & Golf Club's 50's - 60's Summer Picnic is scheduled for August 26th at 2pm (dinner at 4:30pm) At Ed Leonard's house 30650 Pearridge Rd. Farmington Hills

    Members $15.00 Guests $19.00 (Food, fun, games and swimming)

    Send check, made payable to : SSS&GC Send to:
    Joyce Esterberg
    13643 Iowa
    Warren, MI 48088
    Joyce can be reached on:

  • Pulse Sunday August 27
  • Bring 5 people to see the movie pulse on opening night and get an autogrphed photo of Kristen Bell.

    Imagine our wireless technologies made a connection to a world beyond our own. Imagine that world used that technology as a doorway into ours. Now, imagine that the connection we made can't be shut down. When you turn on your cell phone or log on to your e-mail, they'll get in, you'll be infected and they'll be able to take from you what they don't have anymore - life.

    Let's get together on Sunday August 27 for a mini-premeir. The movie is scheduled to be at the Palladium in Birmingham Sign up here and we will keep you informed.

    This remake of the 2001 Japanese horror film follows a group of friends who, while investigating their friend's suicide, discover a computer disk that shows haunting footage of people engaging in solitary behavior in their apartments -- a discovery that's followed by more deaths and disappearances within the group. The movie features 'Veronica Mars' star Kristen Bell, singer/songwriter Christina Milian and 'Lost' regular Ian Somerhalder.

    Kristen Bell is the star of UPN's critically acclaimed show Veronica Mars. You can get information about the show here

  • White Lake Jamboree Saturday Aug 26
  • The 9th Annual White Lake Jamboree will take place at Casper and Roxanne's converted Horse Farm (to a music venue) at 2735 Haley Rd., White Lake Mi, 48383. The Jamboree will start at 2 pm and run late. Bring a dish to pass and a lawn chair or blanket. The admission charge is $10

    Jambalya will be fetured on the big stage between 4- 6pm. Jambalya is a group consisting of ; John McLaughlin, Guitar & Vocal; Frank Mulso, Bass & Vocal; Lee Rossano-McLaughlin, Banjo, Guitar & Vocal; John Titus, Mandolin, Guitar & Vocal and Tony Veach, Fiddle.

  • GrayBay Shopping and Selling
  • More courses offered by Gray and White Computing and Global Information Technology.

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    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.

    Auction Site Here

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

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