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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
"A Newsletter to Embrace Life and to Encourage both singles and couples Spiritually, Physically, and Mentally to be Active which brings Good Health"
Volume: 9 Issue: 15 August 29, 2011
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" My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare."
Psalm 25:15

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Arts, Beats, and Eats

Next weekend Royal Oak will host the 14th annual festival and all the details can be found by clicking here

Labor Day

The first Labor Day in the United States was observed on September 5, 1882, in Boston, by the Central Labor Union of New York, the nation's first integrated major trade union.[1] It became a federal holiday in 1894, when, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with the labor movement as a top political priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike.[2] The September date originally chosen by the CLU of New York and observed by many of the nation's trade unions for the past several years was selected rather than the more widespread International Workers' Day because Cleveland was concerned that observance of the latter would stir up negative emotions linked to the Haymarket Affair, which it had been observed to commemorate.[3] All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the territories have made it a statutory holiday.

Keep the Gray Matter Active!

1. Johnny's mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child's name?

2. There is a clerk at the butcher shop, he is five feet ten inches tall and he wears size 13 sneakers. What does he weigh?

3.. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

4. How much dirt is there in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet?

5. What word in the English Language is always spelled incorrectly?

6. Billy was born on December 28th, yet his birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?

7. In California, you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?

8. What was the President's Name in 1975?

9. If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?

10.. Which is correct to say, "The yolk of the egg are white" or "The yolk of the egg is white"?

11. If a farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and 4 haystacks in the other field, how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in another field?

We will publish the answers in next weeks newsletter. If You can't wait, You canre click here.

An Opportunity to Help!

A new club officer is looking for advice. Visit him on the blog and see what other people have said to him by looking at the comments. You can also give your opinon about the advice given and also submit your comments. If nothing else let him know that he is not alone. Click here.

Road Construction Updates:

MDOT Interactive Road Map Includes live video of major highways and intersections. It takes a little practice to navigate but it does give a lot of current information.

This Week's Pet

Click here to see this week's Pet Story

PAAW has many lovable cats and dogs available, many of whom can be seen every Saturday from 11-4 and Sunday Noon - 4 at Petco in Troy. (on Coolidge south of Maple).  To check out all of our available pets, visit our web site at!

Gallery of Fame:

Check out our gallery of subjects that have participated in the Charley's Got Mustard Campaign by clicking here

Check out Where to Get The Best Gas Deals

This is a web site that will find the best prices in your area.

Attention Droid Users!!

You know who you are. We are in the process of developing an application and we would like to find some people to beta test the application. Click here if you are interested in being a beta tester.

Pass This on to Your Texting Friends!!

A new simple way to get an email address into the PJSN Database is to send a text message.

Enter the single word peggyjo in the message body and send the text to 22828.

Wait for a reply and follow the directions.

Emails from our Readers

Hi, Peggy Jo,

 I am emailing you with the suggestion to re-up the Buddy System telephoning. 

My friend in Paris (Richard) had a birthday about a week ago.  Facebook notified me.  So I went to his FB page to send a greeting.  (We do not email or chat as a matter of course).  I was surprised to find that he had died exactly four months earlier!  His son had put up a notice!  I also noted that a nephew had written a FB notice to Richard four months earlier saying that he was quite concerned about him; that no one had heard from him in a while and to "please call or email.  We hope you are okay."  It turned out that it was the same day the son later posted the death notice.   

I sent a message to the son whom I had never met, and I also sent a message to his niece here in the States.  (I had met her once I believe, at her father's house - who was Richard's brother).  The niece wrote back saying that Richard had apparently died of a heart attack in his sleep and it had been several days before anyone found him.  How horrible!  Further she said that her own father ('DJ') had been placed in a group home, as his recovery had not gone as well as had been hoped. 

DJ had had a heart attack several years ago.  His girlfriend had left and had come back into the house for something and found him on the floor.  He had been there over 10 minutes.  She performed CPR and called 911.  He was brain damaged and the result was a functional child in an adult form.  The last I saw him he was giddy and unkempt.  The girlfriend was living in the basement taking care of him.  This is a man who had owned his own successful business and gave seminars to small business people.  He also taught at a university.  How very sad and tragic. 

Let's hope we all have someone checking on us as we do for them so such sad stories can be avoided. 



Dear Peggy Jo,

I have many friends about my age that resist even thinking about texting. Most of them don't want to pay for the text messages that they might receive or they are afraid of the unknown.

My cell phone provider allows me to pay $6.00 per month for unlimited text messaging and I am sure other companies provide similar plans. Text messages will never replace a phone conversation. (I am sure that back in 1930's there were people that thought that phone calls would never replace an in person visit). However text messages can replace the requirement to engage in small talk prior to getting to the point of a phone call. Sending an email requires that the recipient opens their email, and we know that does not happen in a timely manner but a text message is almost immediate and it can be short , sweet and to the point. it can also be sent to multiple people at the same time.One does not have to initiate a conversation to just tell someone that they will be late for an appointment or to change the site or time of a meeting and the recipient can reply with a minimum of texting e.g. Ok!.

Our kids use texting to communicate because it is cheaper than using cell phone minutes for keeping in touch. Granted, that anything can be abused and overused but I think people of my age should open themselves to a very efficient communication tool.

Roy from Royal Oak.

" And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love. Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony."
Colossians 3:14

MON. Aug. 29 Events

Golf at Fern Hill
Bethany East

MON 2011-08-29
Monday mornings. Please call Phyllis the previous Friday to let her know you are coming.
. Member Price is cost on your own and guest price is c9st on your own. Location: Fern Hill Golf and Country Club. 17600 Clinton River Rd., Clinton Township, MI (586) 286-4700 East of Garfield.
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Submitted by Connie Rousin Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here
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Weekly Dance
Monday Night Dancers

MON 2011-08-29
Singles and Couples Dance Lessons 6:30, Dance Party 7:30-10:30. No dance partner needed. Lessons $5, Dance Party $6. Snacks included. Big Band, Latin, Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Polka. Contact 313-295-1134
Starts at 7:30 PM. Price is $7. Location: Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C. 23663 Park St., Dearborn, MI.
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" Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. "
3 John 1:2


TUE. Aug. 30 Events

Success Institute

An evening of powerful revelation and transformation, as we share God's word for your success Teaching by the well known motivational speakers Doug Firebaugh and his wife Jodi. Starts at 7:00 PM.

Location: Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois Troy, MI 248-524-3181
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Sundown Summer Race series
Grosse Pointe Sail Club

TUE 2011-08-30
Tuesday Sailboat Racing. The 50th annual Grosse Pointe Sail Club Tuesday Sundown Series and Fall Series are open to all seaworthy monohull sailing yachts on Lake St. Clair. The Sundown Series is comprised of 2 series (Spring and Summer) of 6 races each. The Fall Series is comprised of 4 races on successive Tuesday evenings. All races start and finish off Windmill Pointe Marina, located in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. Spring Series: May 24 through June 28, Tuesdays Summer Series: July 5, August 2 through August 30, Tuesdays Fall Series: September 6 through 27, Tuesdays If you would like to learn how to run a sailboat race. we would be more than happy to share our knowledge. Come to the outer wall at Windmill Pointe. Please see our web site ( for the full notice of the race
Submitted by: Stephen Anton Liroff
Starts at 7:00 PM . Price is See our web site . Location: Windmill Pointe Park. 14920 Windmill Pointe Dr, Grosse Pointe Park, MI, 48230
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Web Site

Midweek Meanders - Hike or Bike
Hostelling International-Michigan

TUE 2011-08-30
Independence Oaks Hike or Bike. Meet at Meijer's parking lot at 10:00 am SE corner of Rochester Rd. and Auburn Rd. Park on the west side of the building next to Rochester Rd. Or meet at 10:30 am in the park at the boat rental building. Bring a picnic lunch. Leader is Mary Stoolmiller, 248-879-6004.
Submitted by: Google Calendar
From 10:30am to 2:00pm.. Location: Stoney Creek.4300 Main Park Dr ,Shelby Township ,Mi.
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Relaxing Jazz Music
Music, Classical and Jazz Music

TUE 2011-08-30
Join us Every Tuesday at 5 O'clock for relaxing jazz music. While others struggle in rush hour traffic, dealing with jammed streets and frazzled nerves, you can stop in and enjoy exceptional performances from local and national jazz artists in our historic venue. We begin at 5 p.m. with gathering and refreshments. All are welcome! Lots of secure parking
Starts at 5:00 PM. Price is Free. Location: Metropolitan United Methodist Church. 8000 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI. 48202 313-875-7407
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DCS Volley Ball

TUE 2011-08-30
DETROIT CATHOLIC SINGLES VOLLEYBALL This weekly event is open to everyone (members and non-members), singles and married couples, regardless of faith. Beginners and all skill levels are welcome. This event is free. DCS HOTLINE 248-988-6421
Submitted by: Google Calendar
Starts at 6:00pm . Price is . Location: Butcher Park. 4700 Martin Road, Warren, MI. 48092
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Spiritual Intimacy - Living in God's Embrace
Catholic Alumni Club

TUE 2011-08-30
TUESDAYS, AUGUST 16TH, 23RD & 30TH @ 7:00 PM - Spiritual Intimacy - Living in God's Embrace: The Practice of Intimacy with God. This group spiritual direction aims to be a retreat that nurtures, notices, attends to one's breathing in God's love, and, awakening one to God, one's self, and others. Book required: Living in God's Embrace by Michael Fonseca (Ave Maria) available with discount at Reservations are required at 586-777-9116.
Submitted by: Ray Previ. via Google Calendar
From 7:00pm to 8:00pm.. Location: Call for Directions
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WED. Aug. 31 Events

Peach Festival
Festivals and Community Events

This event spans the period from 2011-08-31 to 2011-08-31
The five-day festival includes an art exhibit, crafts shows, children's day in the park, numerous family activities, nightly entertainment, amusement rides, delicious food, Harley-Davidson raffle, multiple parades, 5k run, antique car show, bike night, semi-pro wrestling, baby photo contest, Texas Hold'Em tournament, beers around the world tent, annual used book sale, peach pie stations, fly-in breakfast and end of summer sales at many local merchants. Throughout the entire weekend visitors can enjoy many varieties of food such as BBQ specialties, pulled pork dinners and sandwiches, spaghetti dinners, ice cream stands, steak dinners, farmers breakfast and of course peach pie, peach cobbler, peach ice-cream, peach tea and many more peachy treats. The variety of food that will be available from the local restaurants, food vendors and charitable organizations is sure to delight the senses.
.. Location: Romeo. .
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Ballroom dancing
Various Dances

WED 2011-08-31
Dancing to the live music of the Starliters Orchestra in the beautiful ballroom of the Rochester Elks, 1002 N. Main, Rochester, Michigan. Ballroom dancing, music of the 30's, 40's, & 50's. Everyone welcome, singles or couples. Refreshments provided during the intermission. Tickets available at the door. Many of our attendees have been with us for over 10 years. Come and spend a relaxing and fun filled evening each Wednesday evening with us.
Submitted by: Charles Eckhouut
Starts at 6:30 PM . Price is $7.00 per person . Location: Rochester Elks. 1002 N. Main, Rochester , MI . 48308 586 463 3980
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Waterford Warriors Support Group

WED 2011-08-31
Attention Mother Warriors! The group in Waterford you have all been waiting for--- Waterford Warriors is a monthly support group for mom's with children of special needs such as Autism. It is a safe environment facilitated by a clinical counselor where mom's can get together to obtain resources, vent, laugh, cry and share stories with other women who have similar circumstances.
Please R.S.V.P. to Nicole Chinn if you are interested in coming to the next meeting via email or phone to the contact information listed.
Submitted by: Nicole Chinn
Starts at 7:00 PM . Member Price is First 3 months FREE and guest price is . Location: Autism ASK. 4345 Meigs Ave., Suite A, Waterford , MI . 48329 586-770-6790
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West Coast Wednesdays
Various Dances

WED 2011-08-31
7:30 PM Beginning WCS . 8:15 PM Intermediate WCS Featuring dance instruction by Tim Johnson & Becky Larson 9 PM - Midnight - dance party featuring Tim 'DJ TJ' Johnson. Singles, couples, college students and dancers of all levels are welcome
Starts at 7:30 PM.. Location: Amber House. 7012 9 Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48091 586 754-3434 web Email .
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Somerset Singles Social, Ski & Golf Club

WED 2011-08-31
July golf trip rain out at the Fortress with buffet dinner for further info go to www.sssgc.netContact: Rosalie 586-783-3299
From 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM. Member Price is $54.00w cart and guest price is $54.00 w cart. Location: Fortress. 730 Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI. 48734 989-652-0462 July golf trip rain out at the Fortress with buffet dinner for further info go to
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Weekly Meeting
Royal Oak Computer Club

WED 2011-08-31
Presentatation followed by a question and answer session. Feel free to bring your laptop.Guest Speaker: Jackie Janey Topic: Review And Answers On Word Jackie, Our Word Expert, Will Be Our Guest Speaker This Week. She Will Review What Has Already Been Discussed And Will Also Have A Question And Answer Session.
Starts at 12:30 PM.. Location: Leo Mahany/Harold Meininger Senior Commu. 3500 Marais, Royal Oak, MI. (248)246-3900 North of 13 Mile Rd.
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Dinner at The Concert
Birmingham Community House

WED 2011-08-31
Back by popular demand, The Community House will resume its dinner service on the Van Dusen Terrace during the Wednesday night "In the Park Summer Concert Series" with service from5-9pm!

Enjoy the music while dining in a beautiful outdoor setting. Our menu, offered by Lakeland Catering, features Appetizers, Gourmet Salads, Entrees,Fresh Seafoodand much more. Beer,Wine and Cocktails available.

For reservations call 248-644-5832 Submitted by Jan Therrian
Starts at 5:00 pm.. Location: Birmingham Community House. 380 South Bates Street, Birmingham Mi. 48009
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" There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt"

THU. Sep. 1 Events

Fairlane Ballroom Dance Club

THU 2011-09-01
Ballroom dance Fox Trots, Waltz, Swings, all Latin, line dance and we have 2 mixers an evening, every Thursday to live bands. We sit at tables of eight so we can socialize as well as dance. We serve snacks with Coffee & Tea during the dance and break at 9:00pm for a variety of desserts. For information call Jean at 734-516-0500.
Submitted by: Jean M. Orleans
Starts at 7:30 PM . Member Price is $7.00 and guest price is $8.00 . Location: Pvt. John Lyskawa V.F.W. Hall. 6840 Waverly, Dearborn Heights , MI . 48127 734-516-0500
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Weekly Dance
Five Star Connection

THU 2011-09-01
Dance lessons 8-8:30pm,open dance immediately following. Appetizers 2nd and 4th Thursdays.Dressy attire please. Ages 45+. Members $5, guests $9. More information at, a family organization Starts at 8:00 pm. Member Price is $5 and guest price is $9. Location:
Starts at 8:00 pm.. Location: Rivercrest Hall. 900 W Avon Road, Rochester MI. Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois.
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FRI. Sep. 2 Events

Skiwi Houseboat trip
Skiwi Ski Club

weekend of 2011-09-02
Skiwi Houseboat Trip ATTENTION! 1st Boat Full -- 2nd Boat Just Added! $325* per person TRIP INCLUDES - 74' Houseboat - 6 Bedrooms (with 1 queen bed in each) - Hot Tub on Upper Deck - All Meals - 14' Transport Boat Drive yourself & Bring your own beverages 1st Payment $125 due 4/21 - 2nd Payment $100 due 5/19 3rd Payment $100 due 6/16 Contact: Mike Murphy: 586-567-7321, or Mark Cunningham: 248-840-8101, *Non-Skiwi Members add $25 Guest Fee - Skiwi Trip Application NOTE: This trip is limited to 12. No spots will be held without payment!
Submitted by: Google Calendar
.. Location: Dale Hollow, TN
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Arts, Beats and Eats 2010
Festivals and Community Events

This event spans the period from 2011-09-02 to 2011-09-02
Atrs, Beats and East 2010 LogoOakland County's Favorite Summer Festival Celebrating Art, Music, Cuisine and Humanity returns September 3-6, 2010. Now in its 13th year Ford Arts, Beats & Eats Presented by Citizens Bank will take place in Downtown Royal Oak for the very first time. The festival will offer more than 200 performances on ten stages, a highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show, local restaurants with some of the finest cuisine in metro Detroit and international, regional and local attractions that will make the city of Royal Oak the premier destination for Labor Day weekend 2010.

Event Hours

Friday September 3rd 11:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday September 4th 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday September 5th 11:00am - 11:00pm
Monday September 6th 11:00am - 9:00pm
All of the details are here
.. Location: Downtown Royal Oak. 7th and Main, Royal Oak, Mi.
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Hamtramck Labor Day Festival
Festivals and Community Events

This event spans the period from 2011-09-02 to 2011-09-02
Throughout the years, visiting historic Hamtramck, Michigan has become a tradition for many during Labor Day weekend. The Hamtramck Labor Day Festival has welcomed more than 500,000 guests yearly as it continually provides the attractions many have come to anticipate during the holiday weekend, including live music, samplings of ethnic food, cultural dancers, carnival rides, and children's activities. While keeping the traditions alive, the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival anticipates incorporating new features this year. Held in the heart of the Hamtramck business district - on Jos Campau between Caniff and Carpenter- this year's festival will include a camp site Read about it here
.. Location: Hamtramck (Downtown).Jos Campau between Caniff and Carpenter, Hamtramck, MI.
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First Fridays at the DIA
Detroit Institute of Arts

FRI 2011-09-02
First Fridays Music from a variety of cultures in the World Music series, artist demonstrations, drawing in the galleries for all ages, museum tours and drop in workshops.
Starts at 7:00 PM.. Location: Detroit Institute of Arts. 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI. 313.833.7900 More here
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Chuck's Dance Club 55 - at Joy Manor, Westland , MI
Various Dances

FRI 2011-09-02
We have a dance every month with the best band in Michigan, "Dr. Pocket", 8 pieces with 4 horns and 2 singers. The music starts at 7:55 p.m. For $10.55 per person you will recieve mostaccioli, swedish meatballs and salad (buffet style) plus the "Dr. Pocket" band playing a variety of music from the 50's to 70's. The recently remodeled Joy Manor offers a cash bar and a large dance floor. Tickets sold at the door for singles or groups. Contact: Chuck 313-570-4183 or Craig 586-924-6866 for more information.
Starts at 7:00 PM . Price is . Location: Joy Manor. 28999 Joy Road, Westland , MI . 48154 734-525-0960
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Dance, Socialize and Meet New Friends
Metropolitan Single Professionals

FRI 2011-09-02
Meet New Friends, Dance and Socialize, Anytime from 8PM to 1AM Top 40 D.J. Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres (8-9:30) & Door Prizes. Attire is - Summer Casual / Dressy Casual. Yes, Shorts & Jeans Arrive Early--- Come Late--- That's Great---
Submitted by: Dave Mspsc
From 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM . Member Price is $8 and guest price is $13 . Location: Club Venetian Banquet Center. 29310 John R, Madison Hts , MI . 48071 (248) 544-6445
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Monthly Ballroom Dancing
Waterford Oaks Ballroom Dancers

FRI 2011-09-02
Singles and Couples. Ballroom Dancing. Ballroom Attire. Fox Trot, Waltz, Swing, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Tango, Samba, Mambo, Polka, Viennese. Ballroom lighting. Caberet Setting. Coffee, Tea, Sweets, Door Prizes. Music from the 1940\'s to the present time. Starts
Starts at 8:00 PM . Price is $9. Location: Waterford Oaks Activity Center. 2800 Watkins Lake Road, Waterford , MI . 49238
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Thunderbird Friday Golf at Idyl Wyld
Thunderbird Ski Club

FRI 2011-09-02
Thunderbird Ski Club Summer Golf. Tee times begin at 5:oo Pm and every 8 minutes there after Golf Leaague Coordinators: Chuck and Linda Trewin 248-477-3513 or
Submitted by: Google Calendar
From 5:00pm to 9:00pm.. Location: Idyl Wyld Golf Club.35780 5 Mile Rd , Livonia, Mi. 48154-2333 (734) 464-6325
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Fubar at Live
Ann Arbor Ski Club

FRI 2011-09-02
Come join friends after work for a drink and some great music by the band Fubar. They play an energetic eclecticism of their interpretation of obscure pop-rock songs from the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Carol Neylon is the hostess for this event. 734-604-1084.
Submitted by: Google Calendar
From 6:30pm to 10:00pm.. Location: Live. 102 1st street, Ann Arbor, MI.
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Fr. Ventline - Centering Prayer
Catholic Alumni Club

FRI 2011-09-02
FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH, AUGUST THROUGH DECEMBER @ 7:10 PM - CENTERING PRAYER. Learn daily discipline of prayer and practice group centering prayer. Reservations required at 586-777-9116.
Submitted by: Ray Previ. via Google Calendar
From 7:10pm to 8:10pm.. Location: Call for Directions
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" Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfection"

SAT. Sep. 3 Events

Saturday at Shield's
Windsor/Detroit Jazz Club

SAT 2011-09-03
Saturday at Shield's with Detroit area's finest traditional, swing and Jazz musicians!
Starts at 1:00 PM. Price is $10. Location: Shield's Restaurant and Pizzaria. 25101 Telegraph Rd., Southfield, MI 48033 248-356-2720 Just north of Ten Mile. Contact Bill Knowles at 248-478-0172
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Buccaneer Beer Fest
Festivals and Community Events

Week end of 2011-09-03
Renaissance Festival Live Armored Joust; Magical Children's Realm! Over 190 Master Artisans Food fit for a King Live Entertainment
Starts at 10:00 AM.. Location: Renaissance Festival Grounds. 12500 Dixie Highway, Holly, MI. 48442 800-6014848 web .
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Frank Cauley

Billy Mac at the Inverness Inn
Ann Arbor Ski Club

SAT 2011-09-03
Billy Mac and the Juke Jake Johnnies is a favorite of the ski club, they've even played at ski club meetings. Come out and meet up with your fellow ski club friends and enjoy the music!
Submitted by: Google Calendar
From 9:00pm to 11:00pm.. Location: Inverness Inn. 13996 North Territorial Road, Gregory, MI.
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Mackinac Bridge Walk
GM Ski Club

weekend of 2011-09-03
Two Night Area Stay (Saturday - Monday) featuring area activities for the weekend culiminating with Monday's infamous walk across the bridge. Time Weekend Cost TBD Contact Diane Reaser 248-544-4387
Submitted by: Darrel Ahlberg via Google Calendar
.. Location: Mackinac Area
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" A sense of humor--- is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life."
Hugh Sidey

SUN. Sep. 4 Events

Ballroom Dancing
All Star Dance Parties

SUN 2011-09-04
All Star Dance Parties: Every Sunday. The very best in ballroom dancing. Music by D.J. Dr. Bob
Starts with a 1 hour dance lesson by Mike Barta. First time visitors only $5.00 for both the lesson and 3 hours of open dancing. Prices after the first visit are as follows: Lesson, $8.00 and open dance, $10. Both lesson and open dance only $12.00. Contact Us at: or phone 248-778-6261. Singles and couples welcomed. No partner needed.
Starts at 3: PM . Price is 12.00 . Location: American Polish Cultural Center. 2975 East Maple, Troy, , MI . 48083 248-778-6261
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End of the Summer BBQ Bash & Dance
Successfully Single Social Club

Reserve by 2011-09-03 for SUN 2011-09-04
Celebrate the last big summer with a day of fun, food, music & dancing. BBQ served from 5 pm-6 pm. Dancing to Top 40 music by in our private shelter from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm. Includes buffet of barbecued chicken, assorted salads, dessert, iced tea & lemonade. $12 members in advance; $15 non-members in advance $20.00 w/o pre-payment. $5.00 per car parking fee w/o park pass. You may bring own non-bottled beer or wine. No hard liquor or glass bottles allowed.
From 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Member Price is 12.00 in advance and guest price is 15.00 in advance. Location: Stony Creek Metro Park, Oakgrove A Shelter. 4300 Main Park Dr, Shelby Township, MI
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Janet Blair This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here Their Web Site

Sunday Brunch
GM Ski Club

SUN 2011-09-04
Join the GM Ski Club and friends for a great breakfast any Sunday. If you're new, its a great way to meet some of the folks. Everyone Welcome. Just show up, and we'll make room for you. No RSVP needed. TIME: 10:00 CONTACT: Les Skrzycki COST: Your Breakfast tab
Submitted by: Darrell Ahlberg
Starts at 10:00 AM . Price is Your Tab . Location: Jimmy's Coney Grille. 37246 Dequindre Rd, Sterling Heights, MI. 48310
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Golf- Greystone (C)
Somerset Singles Social, Ski & Golf Club

Reserve by 2011-09-01 for SUN 2011-09-04
Contact: Paula- 248-641-1981
Starts at 11:00 AM. Member Price is $50.00 wcart and guest price is $50.00 w cart. Location: Greystone Golf Club. 67500 Mound Road |, Romeo, MI. 48095 586) 752-7030 for further info go to Van dyke Freeway turn left at orchards Business district-left on 29 Mile Road,right on Mound course on right.
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Picnic In Livonia
Catholic Alumni Club

SUN 2011-09-04
Join us for a picnic at Rotary Park in Livonia. We have a picnic shelter so the picnic can go on rain or shine (but it wouldn't dare rain on our picnic). We will be at Pavilion 2. Come at noon. Lunch will be served around 1:00 PM. Lunch will be hamburgers and hot dogs with salads, desserts, pop and munchies. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for guests. Tennis courts and volleyball nets are available. Bring your favorite board game or cards. Rotary Park is on the north side of 6 Mile Rd., between Merriman and Farmington roads. There is no park entry fee. Please mail your reservation by August 29th (postmarked). After August 29th please call so we can plan the food. Make your check payable to CACD and mail to Janet Yntema, 3862 Grayton, Detroit, MI 48224. See flyer and reservation slip on page 10. 313-882-0990
Submitted by: Ray Previ. via Google Calendar
From 12:00pm to 6:00pm.. Location: Rotary Park.Livonia,MI.
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Golf- Salem Hills (C)
Somerset Singles Social, Ski & Golf Club

Reserve by 2011-09-01 for MON 2011-09-05
Contact: Paula- 248-641-1981
Starts at 11:00 AM. Price is $40.00 range balls. Location: Salem Hills. 8810 W Six Mile Rd, Northville, MI. 48168 248-437-2152 for further info go to I-696 to I-275 S Exit 167(8 Mile Rd) turn right on 8 mile. Left on Currie Right on 6 Mile to course.
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After Hours Networking Event
Tri-County Business Exchange, Inc.

Reserve by 2011-09-05 for TUE 2011-09-06
Join business professionals from the tri-counties to establish rapport, build trust, exchange leads, gain referrals and have fun. Admission is just $10 prior to 9/6/11. $15 at the door. Includes two hours of networking from 6 pm - 8 pm and a delicious assortment of complimentary appetizers. Cash bar. Make reservations online at or by calling 248-852-8077.
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Member Price is $10.00 prior to 9/6 and guest price is $15 at the door. Location: Quality Inn Troy. 2537 Rochester Ct, Troy, MI. Just south of I-75 at the Rochester Rd. exit.
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Golf Weekend- Jackson Michigan
Somerset Singles Social, Ski & Golf Club

Week end of 2011-09-09
Saturday Sept 10th golf-18 holes at Arbor Hills Golf Club Sunday Sept 11th golf- 18 holes at Grande Golf Club. Contact: Mike Naber 734-748-1709 Pat LaPointe 586-412-3531
.. Location: Arbor Hills/Grande Golf Club. Jackson, MI. 49201 Price includes 2 nights lodgings ;2 continental breakfasts;1 Friday night Italian Dinner/Social For further informaiton go to
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Fall Ball Dinner Dance
Fairlane Ballroom Dance Club

Reserve by 2011-09-11 for THU 2011-09-15
Ballroom Dancing to the Mike Wolverton Band. Catered by Halina, Menu: City Chicken, Sausage & Sauerkraut, Chicken, Red Skin Potatoes, California Mix Veg. Tossed Salad, Coffee, Tea, Decaf Coffee and assorted desserts. Open at 5:00pm, Dinner at 6:00pm, dancing from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Call Jean at 734-516-0500 for tickets.
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From 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM . Price is $15.00 . Location: Pvt. John Lyskawa V.F.W. Hall. 6840 Waverly, Dearborn Heights , MI . 48127 734-516-0500
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Somerset Singles- 35th Anniversary Celebration
Somerset Singles Social, Ski & Golf Club

Reserve by 2011-09-01 for FRI 2011-09-16
You will not want to miss this event. Come and visit old friends and have a flashback to the 50's and 60's together.Contact: Bobbie Mathie- 586-781-4056
From 6:30 PM to 12:30 AM. Member Price is $40.00 open bar and guest price is $45.00 open bar. Location: Vintage House. 31816 Utica Road, Fraser, MI. 48026 586-415-5678 Get those poodle skirts and Nehru jackets out for the party of the year.Come and help Somerset celebrate their 35th Anniversary.Food and open bar included Dick Gerathy is the DJ.Go to www.sss
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Celebrations Singles Dance
Successfully Single Social Club

SAT 2011-09-17
Celebrations Singles Dance at Livonia's Burton Manor Ballroom #8. Park in rear and enter under the canopy. Meet, Mingle, & Dance the night away to Top 40 Music by Professional DJ Pam Hornbeck. Lock & Key Icebreaker from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Open Dancing from 9:00 pm - midnight. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres buffet served from 9:00 pm -- 10:00 pm. Pay at the door. Dressy casual attire. No jeans or sneakers, please. All ages welcome, but we seem to attract mostly a 40 & up crowd.
From 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Member Price is 11.00 and guest price is 14.00. Location: Burton Manor, Ballroom #8. Livonia, MI. (On the I-96 service drive between Inkster & Middlebelt). Park in rear and enter under the canopy.
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Euchre Tournament for Skilled Players
Successfully Single Social Club

Reserve by 2011-09-22 for FRI 2011-09-23
Euchre Tournament for skilled players with pizza, salad, snacks and prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners. Delicious Pizza and Salad Buffet served at 7:00 pm. Cash Bar. Euchre Tournament begins at 7:30 pm sharp in the newly remodeled Classic Lanes Lounge. Check in by 7:00 pm for Euchre Tournament. Reservations required or by calling 248.289.6406. Please arrive at scheduled check-in time to maintain your spot.
From 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Member Price is 15.00 and guest price is 18.00. Location: Classic Lanes. 2145 Avon Industrial Drive, Rochester Hills, Rochester Hills, MI. Just north of M-59 and west off Crooks.
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Dancing with our Local Stars
Successfully Single Social Club

Reserve by 2011-09-28 for FRI 2011-09-30
Dancing with our Local Stars -- A Benefit for the American Diabetes Association * Dance Competition with our Local Celebrities
* Dance Showcase by Professional Dancers
* General Dancing throughout the Evening until 1 am
* Strolling Food Stations from 8 pm - 9 pm for VIP and Reserved Seating ticket holders;
* Silent Auction (100% of the proceeds go to the American Diabetes Assoc.)
* An Opportunity for you to "Dance with the Stars"
* New staging & lighting for better visibility!

Special VIP Tickets $75: Includes champagne reception with celebrities, passed hors d'oeuvres, premier seating, strolling food stations and VIP gift bag. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Reserved Seating $50: Includes reserved seating and strolling food stations. Doors open at 8:00 pm. General Seating $25: Doors open at 9:00 pm. Advanced reservations are required at or by calling 248.852.8077. VIP and Reserved Seating will be assigned in the order that they were purchased. Purchase your tickets early as last year was a sell out! No walk-ins. Due to the charitable nature of this event, no refunds.
From 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Price is $25-$75. Location: San Marino Club. 1685 E. Big Beaver, Troy, MI. Just west of John R.
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Purrrrfect Writing

THU 2011-10-13
Save This Date-- You won't want to Miss

Kat Snips "Purrrrfect Writing"

With Guest Speaker Ruth Holmes, CDE Handwriting & Document Examiner.

Hosts are: Alice Belfie,Joanne Coliver and Jeane Spencer.

Have your handwriting analyzed by Ruth! Enjoy an Equine demonstration provided by the talented riders of the Bloomfield pen Hunt!!

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Starts at 11:00 AM.. Location: Bloomfield Open Hunt Club. 405 E. Long Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI. 48304
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Somerset Singles- Toronto Trip
Somerset Singles Social, Ski & Golf Club

This event spans the period from 2011-10-19 to 2011-10-21
Fo travel to Toronto, you will need /Passport or enhanced drivers license.Single room Members $355.00,Non Members $395.00Contact: Bobbie Mathie- 586-781-4056 or Jim South 248-229-9390
. Member Price is $230.00 Double Room and guest price is $270.00 Double Room. Location: Toronto- Delta Chelsea Hotel. 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ONT M5G 1Z4 1 888) 890-3222 2 nights lodging at Delta Chelsea,round trip bus w/restroom and TV's from Washington Twp, Optional play on Thursday to be determined.www.sssgc for further info.
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Detroit: Creating Our Own
Business and Professional Event

THU 2011-10-20
Detroit: Creating Our Own Future is an event designed to create a space of opportunity, power, and growth in metro Detroit. It will focus on taking advantage of the talent and opportunities that exist right here in this great metropolitan area. The possibilities are endless if metro Detroiters work together to become entrepreneurs and job creators. Daymond John, from ABC's hit show Shark Tank, will share what it took for him to go from selling hats and t-shirts on street corners to creating a $6 Billion dollar brand. A distinguished panel of multi-millionaires has also agreed to share their stories of triumphant success.
Submitted by: Stephanie L. Jones
From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM . Price is $55.00 . Location: Detroit Marriott Renaissance . 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit , MI . 48243
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