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Coming Events: All events are open to Peggy Jo Studio Readers August 21, 2006

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Arts & Craft Events WED August 23

Somerset Ski & Golf Club THU August 24

Garden Party Thu Aug.24

Sailing Singles THU August 24

PWP Livingston FRI August 25

Toledo Ski Club FRI August 25

Bethany East SAT August 26

Selective Singles Social Club SAT August 26

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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"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

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picture of charity He who throws mud, loses ground

A Road to Success Larry Wall & Kathleen Russell

Dream Cruise Harmony

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This year's Dream Cruise again was absolutely awesome-1.7 million people anticipated, 40000 beautiful vintage and muscle cars expected, gala parties and gatherings everywhere. I think the rain kept the crowd down and I observed many more regular cars on the street. Probably they didn't want their babies to get wet.When it was over the crowds cooperated with the police and dispersed.I was amazed with the way the multi-community police were able to use horses,motorcycles, bicycles and police cars to do their job. On Sunday, Woodward was back to normal with no trash, broken windows or burned cars.

We should congratulate everyone who had a hand in organizing the event, the police from the many communities for their presence and demeanor, and the spectators for their good natured, fun loving attitude and the many volunteers and the multi-city employees who kept the area under control.We should also point to the tremendous community pride that was demonstrated by the lack of trash and refuse left after the event was over.

Not everyone enjoys big crowds and noise and it’s wonderful that we have the freedom to choose our events. To those people who avoided the event. Hope it didn't inconvenience you too much and that you were able to get to where you were going but also hope that you can appreciate the work of the volunteers, city maintenance employees , and party sponsors for running a wonderful event.

We are truly blessed to live in this wonderful country, this beautiful state and this vibrant region.

Thank you to all who were involved for the great job.

Peggy Jo

As a postscript, a friend mine spotted an Orange '69 GTO and said that looks like a car my son once owned. When we talked to the owner we found that he recently purchased it from my friends's son. It was cool run into John's car and it's new owners among the hundreds of cars that were there and that the new owner loved the car as much as John. Don't worry John your car has a good home- your father and I can vouch for that.

Is Pluto a planet?

Editor's Note: This question could be a substitute to "What is your sign?"

Pluto picture
An international panel has unanimously recommended that Pluto retain its title as a planet, and it may be joined by other undersized objects that revolve around the sun.

The new definition in the Scientific American:
The new proposed definition of a planet is: a celestial body with sufficient mass to assume a nearly spherical shape that orbits a star without being another star or a satellite of another planet. By this definition, the list of planets in order from the sun now reads: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto-Charon (considered a double-planet system) and the newly discovered and officially unnamed 2003 UB313, otherwise known as Xena. The committee also proposed a new category of planets, called plutons, be applied to those bodies that, like Pluto, both take longer than 200 Earth years to revolve around the sun and have eccentric orbits outside the typical orbital plane.

The solar system thus gains its first double planet, the Pluto-Charon pairing, as well as several so- called "dwarf planets," such as Ceres, which, while only 952 kilometers in diameter, still fulfills the new planet criteria. In fact, there are at least 12 more planet candidates, including Sedna and Quaoar that the IAU will be called upon to include or dismiss during future deliberations, along with giving 2003 UB313 a proper name. For the moment, attendees will simply debate the proposed definition and vote on whether to accept it or not on August 24.

Read the full story here

Pluto is now thought to be smaller than Earth's moon. It has a cockeyed orbit. And most damagingly, astronomers now know it is just one of hundreds of rocky things at the edge of the solar system called Kuiper Belt objects. Pluto is larger than most, but one recently discovered Kuiper Belt object -- UB313 -- seems to be larger than Pluto.

Dava Sobel, the writer on the panel, was sympathetic to Pluto's cause. In her book The Planets, Pluto merits a chapter.
"People love Pluto, children identify with its smallness," she writes. "Adults relate to its inadequacy, its marginal existence as a misfit." Sobel has several solar system models in her house. Asked if she had torn Pluto off any of them, she said "No, Pluto is definitely there."
The panel's recommendation is being reviewed by the International Astronomical Union's executive committee. In an interview last week, executive committee member Bob Williams said the definition proposed by the panel had some potential problems, and he was not at all sure if the astronomers voting in Prague this month would approve it. "At this point, I don't feel confident enough to bet in favor of it," he said.
It may be that the objects of the solar system are too varied to be put into neat human categories. Williams is hopeful though.
And he hopes the final definition will fit on two pages.

A vote on the definition by International Astronomical Union (IAU) members is slated for August 24. (IAU members must first vote on a proposal to re- institute their right to vote on the matter).

A hard thing about business, is minding your own

A Road to Success Larry Wall & Kathleen Russell

Everybody knows Kung Fu

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Jumping to conclusions can be a bad excercise

A Road to Success Larry Wall & Kathleen Russell

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This bears repeating

Picture of stroke physiology
During a BBQ, a women stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, she went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Her husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm, she passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps she would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this..

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke..totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


(The first 3 letters of STROKE) Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK . To SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (I.e. . It is sunny out today)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

{NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue... If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke} If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

A Road to Success Larry Wall & Kathleen Russell

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  • Hey readers, take a look at the articles in this newsletter. You may get a blessing, health tip or find out where you'll get a discount.

    It's worth the read.

  • Arts & Craft Events WED August 23
  • Scrapbook workshop, product demo & layout ideas. New Scrappers are always welcome! Bring 3-10 photos,that's all you need to get started. you will learn how easy it is to create photo safe albums that will last for years to come. Contact : Sue Nebe

    Sue's Workshop @ Home 32574 Oakwood Ct Farmington, MI 248-471-5714email address is web site is Exit 6 off 696, south to 11 mile, west on 11 Mile to Power rd. North on Power Rd to Oakwood Ct., Left on Oakwood Ct
    from 06:00 PM to 11:00 PM

  • Somerset Ski & Golf Club THU August 24
  • 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 challenging course. Contact : Bev Essary 586-573-7151

    Rattle Run Golf Course , I-94 E to Exit 257, 1st stop light Palms, left to St. Clair, left to course.

    from 11:00 AM Member price $20.00 Guest Price $24.00

  • Garden Party Thu Aug.24
  • 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

  • Sailing Singles THU August 24
  • August Happy Hour at the Beach Grill Between 9and !0 Mile St. Clair Shores, MI Inside the Jefferson Beach Marina from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM Member price cash bar and menu Guest Price cash bar and menu


  • PWP Livingston FRI August 25
  • Endless Summer Dance Casual Attire -- Contact : Mary Anne 810-210-1836

    Howell Elks Club 2830 E. GRAND RIVER Howell, MI 517.546.4941email address is Take I96 West of US23 Take exit 141, continue West (2.2 mi) Elks Lodge is on the Left; 2830 Grand River

    from 09:00 PM to 01:00 AM

  • Toledo Ski Club FRI August 25
  • Toledo's #1 ethnic festival. Great German food, entertainment & beverages. More details to follow.

    German American Festival Toledo, OH from 07:00 PM

  • Bethany East SAT August 26
  • Monthly Dance at the Sterling Chateau 38500 Ryan Road just south of 17 Mile in Sterling Heights from 08:00 PM to Member price $10.00 Guest Price $10.00

  • Selective Singles Social Club SAT August 26
  • Hampton Golf Course Rochester Hils, MI Turn north off Auburn at the 1st light east of Rochester Rd. on Hampton Circle, then right on Barclay. Course is on the left. Please arrive by 2:45 to tee off at 3.

    Contact : Bobbie 248-435-5320 or Kathy 248-641- 8509

  • 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
  • We will meet at the Spot Of Tea at 261 W. Merrill starting any time after 6:00 PM on Sunday August 27, 2007 and walk over to the Palladium Theater about four blocks for the show starting at 7:15 pm.. Sharon Ulep, The owner , is openning the shop just for our group. She will be serving tea and a limited menu. We would like to know who is planning to be there Sign up here and we will keep you informed.

    The Spot Of Tea is a new Shop featuring tea rather than coffee. Even Starbucks reports that 7% of their sales are for tea.
    The Spot O' Tea carries more than 95 varieties of tea! They specialize in serving coursed tea (tea sandwiches, scones and the like)
    They have a great lunch menu that includes sandwiches, salads, soup and quiche.

    Spot O' Tea carries a great variety of tea pots and tea making items to help you better enjoy their great tasting premium tea!

    Stop in and visit their tea bar, have lunch, or enjoy a wonderful snack by their fireplace.

    Map to Spot of Tea and Palladium
    Parkiing is free all day Sunday in Birmingham so you can park anywhere on Old Woodward or in the garage near the Palladium

    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.

    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
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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

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

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