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"A Newsletter to Embrace Life and to Encourage both singles and couples Spiritually, Physically, and Mentally to be Active which brings Good Health"
Volume: 6 Issue: 20 October 13, 2008

" You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand."
Psalm 16:11

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God Bless America-Happy Columbus Day!!

From Wikipedia

Columbus celebrations commemorate the Genoese explorer's first expedition across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. Columbus, on commission by the Spanish monarchy, was hoping to find a new naval route to India and the other nations of the East, but instead found the American continent which was virtually unknown to Europeans at the time. Columbus's sailor Rodrigo de Triana was the first on the voyage to spot land in the New World; he found the island the natives called Guanahani at approximately 2:00 AM on October 12, 1492. The exact location of this island is unknown, though it was somewhere in the Bahamas. Columbus's expedition launched the first large-scale European colonization of the Americas.


Columbus Day
The first recorded celebration honoring the discovery of America by Europeans took place on October 12, 1792 in New York City. The event, which celebrated the 300th anniversary of Columbus' landing in the New World, was organized by The Society of St. Tammany (also known as the Columbian Order).
San Francisco's Italian community held their first Columbus Day celebration in 1869. In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison urged citizens to participate in the the 400th anniversary celebration of Columbus' first voyage. It was during this event that the Pledge of Allegiance, written by Francis Bellamy, was recited publically for the first time.
Colorado was the first state to observe the holiday in 1905.
In 1937, President Roosevelt proclaimed October 12 as "Columbus Day" and in 1971, President Nixon declared the second Monday of October a national holiday.

Paul Newman (In Memory of)

In memory of paul newman we have placed this story on our blog




This Weeks Now Famous Person

George from the Farmer's MarketMaria is now famous because she is appearing in the "Got Mustard Campaign" .Maria is one half of Saxappeal a very popular band. She and David are well recieved by many of the Yacht Clubs and Sailing Singles. They will be at Peabodys in Birmingham on Friday October 24. Get there early and have supper and when you see her at nine be sure to tell her you've seen her in the "Got Mustard" campaign. You can see the other 500 plus people by clicking on the underlined words above.

There are over 520 people who have volunteered to participate and we have found it necessary to change the way the slide show runs so that people can browse rather than wait to see their photo with the "digital mustard" on their upper lip. One can replace the phrase in the section box with their first name and deleting any other text in the box. Then only the slides that contain that name are displayed.

If you had your photo taken and can't find it in the slide show please send us an email. If you would like to send a photo to be included, send it to We will supply the "digital mustard".

Congratulations Maria

Cider Mills in Southeastern Michigan

This was very popular so we are repeating the list. We compiled a list and put it here. If you find any errors, corrections or additions, please leave a comment.

Three Sailing Captains Looking For Crew and/or Passengers

One in Virginia and another in the Granadines and another sailing St Martin, St Bart, St Kitts, Nevis Sailing trip

" If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax\”
Abraham Lincoln

Mon. Oct. 13 Events

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Columbus Day Observed

Monday Night Dancers

MON 2008-10-13
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..Location: Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C. 23663 Park St., Dearborn, MI.
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" am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down "
Abraham Lincoln

Tue. Oct. 14 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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Walking - Bethany East

TUE 2008-10-14
Park in the Kroger parking lot. We will be walking south over the Milk River and past the Ford property (very pretty this time of year) Contact: Eileen (586) 777-0530.
Starts at 6:30 PM..Location: Marter Road and Jefferson. St. Clair Shores, MI (at the benches on the corner).
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Divorce Recovery - Bethany South Oakland County

TUE 2008-10-14
Divorce Recovery Tuesday Night Drop-in Contact Carol 248-390-7771
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: St Columban's Church. 1775 Melton, Birmingham, MI 48009 .
Submitted by: Carol Spellman

Kirk Singles

TUE 2008-10-14
5th of 6 Divorce Recovery Workshops dedicated to providing a supportive atmosphere for those experiencing or have recently experienced the trauma of divorce. Advance reservations necessary. Contact : 248-626-2515, Ext. 326.
Starts at 7:30 PM..Location: Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church. 1340 West Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI. 48302 On the north side of Long Lake Rd., west of Telegraph Rd., park in the west parking lot, workshop is in Room Abbey A-28 .
Submitted by: John Rhinehart

Meeting and Dance - Somerset Ski & Golf Club

TUE 2008-10-14
General Meeting. Dancing to a DJ after the Meeting. Come early for Spaghetti or Dinner in the Elk's Club Dining Room.
Starts at 7:30 PM. Member Price is $4 and guest price is $6.Location: Troy Elks Club. 1451 East Big Beaver, Troy, MI. between Rochester Road and John R. on the north side of the street.

Wed. Oct. 15 Events

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Elizabeth Edwards - Inforum- A Professional Women's Alliance

WED 2008-10-15
Elizabeth Edwards is an accomplished attorney, author, health care advocate, wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, mother of four and breast cancer survivor. She shared her story of perseverance in her memoir "Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength From Friends and Strangers." Join us for this rare opportunity to hear her story first hand.
Starts at ..Location: Troy Hilton. 5500 Crooks, Troy, MI

Cancelled due to Elizabeth Edwards' mother's illness

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Eat Out - Bethany East

WED 2008-10-15
Eat Out.Contact: Kevin (586) 777-0530.
Starts at 6:30 PM..Location: Roger's Roost. 33626 Schoenherr, Sterling Heights, MI

Kirk Singles

WED 2008-10-15
Join us for a casual evening of literary/musical discussion and fun chatter, mixed in with seeing old friends and meeting new friends. Variety of light restaurant fare available.
Starts at 7:00 PM. Order off menu .Location: Borders Cafe. 34300 Woodward Ave., Birmingham, MI 48009 248-203-0005 On the second floor, east side of Woodward, south of Maple Road, just north of Papa Joe's.
Submitted by: John Rhinehart

Goodfellows fund raiser

WED 2008-10-15
Clinton Township Goodfellows fund raiser. Annual spaghetti dinner to raise money for "No Child without a Christmas"

The cost is $7.00 per person - children under 5 free. Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased in advanced by contacting: Shanon at 586-489-5615 or Mary at 586-746-0012.
From 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM..Location: Fernhill Counttry Club. 17600 Clinton River Rd, Clinton Township, MI .

Royal Oak Computer Club

WED 2008-10-15
Weekly Meeting
Starts at 12:30 PM. Price is $1.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

" Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
Abraham Lincoln

Thu. Oct. 16 Events

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Monthly Meeting - American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan

THU 2008-10-16
Monthly Meeting. Cocktails at 6pm, short meeting at 7pm, then mingling continues after the meeting. Any questions contact Diane Taylor, at (248) 347-0379.
Starts at 6:00 PM..Location: Maples Country Club. 31260 Wakefield, Novi, MI 48377 248-669-6551
Submitted by: Ron Nomura Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Skiwi Ski Club

THU 2008-10-16
Come and meet the Skiwi's. Hear about our up coming activities and sign up for our ski trips. 50/50 drawings and pizza!!
Starts at 7:00 PM. Member Price is $3.00 and guest price is $5.00.Location: Finny McCools Sports Bar and Grill. 350 E. Fourteen Mile Road, Madison Heights, MI. 14 Mile Road, East of John R..
Submitted by: Valerie Miller

Dancing - Commonwealth Club

THU 2008-10-16
7-8 PM FREE Lessons. James Savage leads basic dance instructions (Waltz, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Line Dances, Sequences, etc.). 8-10 pm dance to the live keyboard and singing of Jim Lauri on wood parque floor. Cash bar.
Starts at 7:00 PM. Price is $5.Location: Commonwealth Club. 30088 Dequindre Road, Warren MI. 248-689-7259 between 12 and 13 mile roads.

Selective Singles Social Club

THU 2008-10-16
Begin your day with good friends and good food . Non-members welcome. Bring a friend. Rosemary at 313.881.3934 .
Starts at 9:00 AM. Order off menu .Location: Cracker Barrel. 30750 Little Mack Ave, Roseville, Mi. 48066

Third Thursday Roundtable

THU 2008-10-16
The Original Third Thursday Roundtable. Presentation begins at 12:20 PM. Includes buffet lunch.
Schedule of speakers
Starts at 11:45 PM. Member Price is $20 and guest price is .Location: Club Venetian Banquet Center. 20310 John R, Madison Heights, MI. 48071. 1/8 mile north of 12. One mile east of I-75.

PWP- Rochester

THU 2008-10-16
Weekly Dance. Our very own TJ the DJ plays TOP 40 and Your requests.
Starts at 7:00 PM. Member Price is $5 and guest price is $9.Location: Rivercrest Hall. 900 W Avon Road, Rochester MI. Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois.

Fri. Oct. 17 Events

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Indoor Campout - GM Ski Club

Week end of 2008-10-17
• Sleep in the warmth of the cabin • Enjoy the beauty and colors of the crisp fall outdoors. • Great trails for hiking & biking • Roaring campfires • Indoor games & cards • $20 Members • $25 Non-Members Contact Les Skrzycki 248-877-1794.
Starts at . Member Price is $2 and guest price is $4.Location: Bald Mountain Recreation. 1330 E. Greenshield Road, Lake Orion, MI. 48360-2307
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Bioneers Conference 2008

N/A 2008-10-17
Bioneers Conference 2008
Starts at ..Location: Marygrove College. 8425 McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221

Motor City Theater Organ Society

Week end of 2008-10-17
The 3-D House of Wax starring Vincent Price
Starts at . Price is $6.Location: Redford Theatre. 17360 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI. 48219 (313) 537-2560 At Grand River Two blocks North of McNichols.

Spaghetti Dinner - Royal Oak Woman's Club

FRI 2008-10-17
"All you can eat Spaghetti Dinner" Dinner will include Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Bread, Dessert and Beverage (coffee, tea or milk). The price for this event is Adults (12-62) $10, Seniors (62+) $8, Children (4-12) $4, and children under 4 free. They will also be selling their homemade spaghetti sauce at $6/quart and $3/pint, and their salad dressing at $3/pint. Advance reservations are recommended through Janis at 248-549-3701.
From 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM..Location: Royal Oak Women's Club. 404 S. Pleasant Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Somerset Ski & Golf Club

FRI 2008-10-17
Muscular Dystrophy Dinner,Dance & Vegas Night with Texas Hold 'em, Black Jack and Wheel of Fortune. Buffet at 6:30-8:00pm. Open Bar Available. Everyone welcome! Dressy casual. Prizes. Volunteers needed. Contact : Judy 530-0255/Bev is 586-573-7151
From 6:30 PM to 12:00 AM. Price is $50.Location: Vintage House. 31816 Utica , Fraser, MI. 48026 .
Submitted by: Judy Benn

Games Night - Bethany East

FRI 2008-10-17
CARDS & GAMES NIGHT Board games or bring along a game you might want to share. Card games are pinochle and euchre. Pizza, dessert, snacks, and soft drinks will be provided. Cost: $5.00..
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: St. Martin DePorres Social Hall. 31515 Hoover Road, Warren, MI. North of 13 Mile Road.
Submitted by: Barbara Millitello

Detroit Institute of Arts

FRI 2008-10-17
Jazz Fridays (Third Friday): The best in classic and contemporary jazz, 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

Kirk Singles

FRI 2008-10-17
Join us for opening night of "Soccer Moms" and afterglow to meet the cast and discuss the play. Optional dinner at 6:00 PM at nearby Peabody's Restaurant, reserve dinner spot with Cheryl (248-332-7077), non theatre goers welcome.
From 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM. Price is Menu/ticket.Location: Village Players. 34660 Woodward Ave., Birmingham, MI 248-644-2075 Two blocks south of Maple Road, east side of street. Park in Players' parking lot or across the street.
Submitted by: John Rhinehart

" Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it."
Psalm 34:14

Sat. Oct. 18 Events

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The Big Dance Returns - Michigan Swing Dance Association

SAT 2008-10-18
The Big Dance Returns Get the details here
Starts at ..Location: Masonic Temple. 500 Temple St, Detroit, MI
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Saturday at Shield's - Windsor/Detroit Jazz Club

SAT 2008-10-18
Jim Wyse along with Detroit area's finest traditional, swing and Jazz musicians!
From 1:00 PM to 4:00 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

Phil's Fun Single Dances, LLC

SAT 2008-10-18
7pm to 8:30pm HAPPY HOUR/MEET & GREET*Dinner Specials & All You Can Eat Spaghetti for $5.00*$1.50 Beers for the night/8pm to 12am "Jean Dance"/Cash Bar/Great DJ/Smoke Free/Snacks @ 8:30pm~Dressy Casual and/or Jeans OK
From 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Price is $ 10.00.Location: Troy Elks Club. 1451 East Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI. 48083 1/2 mile East of Rochester Road on the North Side of Big Beaver Road More Info Phone : 248-941-0120.
Submitted by: Phil Gural

Fall Fling Dance - Bethany Rochester

SAT 2008-10-18
Fall Fling Dance Cash bar - snacks provided - casual attire Music by VS Productions (VIC) Pat 248 644 8570
From 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Price is $10.Location: Rivercrest. 900 Avon Rd, Rochester Hills, MI.
Submitted by: Patricia Stanko


SAT 2008-10-18
Ballroom Dancing to a live band singles, couples, All Welcome Dress Code: Ladies- Date Style clothes, Gentlemen- Jackets and ties. Mike Wolverton. Dance instructions from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Saturday. June and July are Samba lessons. Cost $6.0
Starts at 8:30 PM. Member Price is $5.00 and guest price is $6.00.Location: Livonia Civic Center. 15218 Farmington Rd., Livonia, MI. South of File Mile Road. contact Joe 248-968-5197.

Bethany Suburban West

SAT 2008-10-18
Monthly Breakfast Meeting All separated, divorced and singles welcome; for details please feel free to contact, Kathy M. (734) 513 9479.
Starts at 9:00 AM. Order off menu .Location: Leon's Family Dining 30149 Ford Road Garden City, MI south side (next to Tim Horton’s)

" For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Psalm 29:11

Sun. Oct. 19 Events

Cards and Games

SUN 2008-10-19
Cards and Games. Bring a dish to pass, your own beverages and $3. Bring a board game if you wish. Everyone invited Leave No one behind!
Starts at 4:00 PM..Location: Gayle Shields' House. 2129 Tall Oaks, Troy, MI. 48098 748-641-0287
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Michigan Swing Dance Association

SUN 2008-10-19
Michigan Swing Dance Association or 248-390-0515
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 people attend. Event Promoter Phil Dorroll travels from Tampa to teach and DJ for us.

2PM: Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson with Phil Dorroll. $10.
3PM: MSDA offers two levels of WCS lessons. Members ~ free. Non-members ~ $4.
4PM to 8PM. Open dance. Member Price is $9.00 and guest price is $11.00.
Snacks, cake and soft drinks are provided. BYOB and food if you like.

Starts at 2:00 PM..Location: Rhythm and Shoes Dance Studio 2172 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills, Mi 48302

U of M Ballroom Dance Club

SUN 2008-10-19
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..Location: Michigan Union. S. State & S. University Ann Arbor, MI

Future Events:

Note:only events that require advance notice or a great deal of planning are listed here. Listing all of the future events would require a great amount of space in this newsletter. Look for next weeks events in the next issue.

Fun Ballroom Dancing - For the Fun of it Ballroom Dancing

THU 2008-10-23
Ballroom Dancing - it's cheaper than the movies and popcorn and more fun. It's great for your health and a great way to meet new people. FREE dance lessons at 7:00. For This is a fundraiser for Year of Faith Intern Program
Starts at 7:00 PM. Price is $10.Location: Blossom Heath. 24800 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080 810-627-9613 .
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An Enchanted Evening

FRI 2008-10-24
Join friends and family for a night of food, fun, dancing and hope! “When you wish upon a star…you make a difference!” The evening wil include, strolling hors d’oeuvres, food stations, dessert table, coffee station, cash bar, silent auction and raffle. Music and Entertainment: “Simone Vitale Band” exceptional talent and well known band. Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Decker M.D., Head of Oncology William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Schedule as follows: 7:00pm-9:00pm Arrival, Strolling Hors’ d’oeuvre, Food Stations. 9:00pm-9:30pm Motivational Speeches 9:30pm-Midnight Simone Vitale and Dancing 10:00pm-Midnight Desert table and Coffee Station All the information is here
From 7:00 PM to 12:00 PM..Location: Red Run Golf Club. 2036 Rochester Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48073 248-548-7500 .

Halloween Hop - Sophisticated Singles

SAT 2008-10-25
"Halloween Hop". Best costumes for both men & women.Free Cha Cha dance lesson by professional instructor Terry Bee.DJ Randy Malecki. Ages 30 and up.Low beer & wine prices, $2 Free munchies. Half price $6 admission wearing costume
Starts at 7:00 PM. Member Price is $9 and guest price is $12.Location: Burton Manor & Conference Center. 27777 Schoolcraft, Livonia, MI 48150 734-427-9110

Carribean Cruise with the Detroit Tigers - Cruise Partner of The Detroit Tigers

Week of 2008-11-29
Come celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the 1968 World Champion Detroit Tigers on the New Holland America Eurodam. Cruise with Wille Hortin and Jim Price. Many special activities with the 1968 Tigers. Cruise starts in Ft.Lauderdale and ports are Grand Turks, St. Thomas, Tortola, Half Moon Cay. Pricing Starts at $699.00 per person- Air Extra. Call Cruise Holidays at 586-566-9890 or visit or for more information. Reserve by 8/30/2008.
Start time not applicable..Location: Carribean Cruise with the Detroit Tigers.

Annual Christmas Parrty - Somerset Ski & Golf Club

SAT 2008-12-13
Open Bar, Excellent Buffet Dinner at 7:30pm, Dancing to the live music of Sax Appeal, Door Prizes, Dressy Holiday Attire, Black Tie Optional. Tickets can be purchased from any board member at Club meetings & other activities or mail a check, along with a self addressed stamped envelope payable to SSS&GC by Dec. 8th to: Linda Schiller, 1740 Black Maple Dr. Rochester Hills, MI 48309. TICKETS CANNOT BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR.
From 6:30 PM to 12:30 AM. Price is $50.00 pp.Location: The Vintage House. 31816 Utica Rd., Fraser, MI 586-415-5678 West off Grosebeck Hwy, Between 13 & 14 Mile Roads.
Submitted by: Judy Benn

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