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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: 7 Issue: 29 December 7, 2009

" Then came the Feast of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter,"
John 10:22

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Still Not Too Late!!

Christmas Benefit for "Families in Need" is still accepting reservations for its glitzy gathering on Saturday December 19, see the event information in future evernts. Call Fabiola at 248-276-1911 (evenings)

This Week's Now Famous Person

AmandaAmanda is now famous for appearing in the "Got Mustard Campaign"

She is also famous for making it this far on NBC'.s "Biggest Loser" show this season. Tune in to NBC on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 8:00 pm for the Biggest loser finale, to find out whether she will be voted in by the internet public.

Amanda was one of the people who appeared in this newsletter on November 16, 2009. She was among the group pictured in the 11/16/2009 issue of the PJSN.

So when you see or contact Amanda be sure to tell her you saw her in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter. You can see the other hundreds of people by clicking on the underlined words above.

You can browse rather than wait to see a particular photo with the "digital mustard" on the upper lip. Just replace the phrase in the section box with a first name and delete 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 Amanda!!

Hanukkah (also known as Chanukah, Hanukah, Hannuka and the Festival of Lights) is an eight-day Jewish holiday that usually takes place between late November and late December. It commemorates the victory of the Maccabees, a Jewish rebel army, over the Syrians in 165 B.C.E., as well as the subsequent rededication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem. Jews around the world celebrate with eight nights of merriment. Traditions include lighting the menorah, exchanging gifts and enjoying treats cooked in oil

Hanukkah will be celebrated on the eight days beginning Sundown December 11, 2009 til Sundown December 19, 2009.

Merger Proposal - Christmas and Hanukkah Joke

A friend sent this to me

Continuing the current trend of large-scale mergers and acquisitions, it was announced today at a press conference that Christmas and Hanukkah will merge. An industry source said that the deal had been in the works for about 1300 years.

While details were not available at press time, it is believed that the overhead cost of having twelve days of Christmas and eight days of Hanukkah was becoming prohibitive for both sides. By combining forces, we're told, the world will be able to enjoy consistently high-quality service during the Fifteen Days of Chrismukah, as the new holiday is being called.

Massive layoffs are expected, with lords a-leaping and maids a-milking being the hardest hit. As part of the conditions of the agreement, the letters on the dreydl, currently in Hebrew, will be replaced by Latin, thus becoming unintelligible to a wider audience.

Also, instead of translating to "A great miracle happened there," the message on the dreydl will be the more generic "Miraculous stuff happens." In exchange, it is believed that Jews will be allowed to use Santa Claus and his vast merchandising resources for buying and delivering their gifts.

One of the sticking points holding up the agreement for at least three hundred years was the question of whether Jewish children could leave milk and cookies for Santa even after having eaten meat for dinner. A breakthrough came last year, when Oreos were finally declared to be Kosher. All sides appeared happy about this.

A spokesman for Christmas, Inc., declined to say whether a takeover of Kwanzaa might not be in the works as well. He merely pointed out that, were it not for the independent existence of Kwanzaa, the merger between Christmas and Chanukah might indeed be seen as an unfair cornering of the holiday market. Fortunately for all concerned, he said, Kwanzaa will help to maintain the competitive balance. He then closed the press conference by leading all present in a rousing rendition of "Oy Vey, All Ye Faithful."

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Dear Peggy Jo,
Thank you very much for your decision to include our club in your newsletter. We look forward to the December 7th edition!

Regards, Diane Hall
Outreach Director, Warren Astronomical Society
PS-- We like the mustard. :)
Hi Diane,
Hope you have a good turnout Monday. Glad you're enjoying the mustard. Send us your photo and we'll make you the mustard gal of the week.
Peggy Jo

Hi Peggy Jo,
I hope all is well with you.

I am enclosing information about our 2010 DRYA Seminar Series for your newsletter. You will notice we have made some changes again this year that will hopefully spark new/more interest. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

I look forward to seeing you again this coming year.
Thank you,

Kevin Sherry
2010 DRYA Seminar Chairman
Rear Commodore - DRYA
Vice Commodore - Commodores Club

" How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion," Your God reigns!"
Isaiah 52:7

MON. Dec. 7 Events

68th Anniversary of Attack on Pearl Harbor

Sailors in a motor launch rescue a survivor from the water alongside the sunken USS West Virginia (BB-48) during or shortly after the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor. USS Tennessee (BB-43) is inboard of the sunken battleship. Note extensive distortion of West Virginia's lower midships superstructure, caused by torpedoes that exploded below that location. Also note 5"/25 gun, still partially covered with canvas, boat crane swung outboard and empty boat cradles near the smokestacks, and base of radar antenna atop West Virginia's foremast.
More photos are here

Meeting Warren Astronomical Society

MON 2009-12-07
Meeting Warren Astronomical Society 586-992-0498
Starts at 7:30 PM..Location: Cranbrook Institute of Science. 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI. 48034 .
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Monday Night Dancers

MON 2009-12-07
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..Location: Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C. 23663 Park St., Dearborn, MI.
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" But you are my witnesses, O Israel!" says the LORD. "And you are my servant. You have been chosen to know me, believe in me, and understand that I alone am God. There is no other God; there never has been and never will be."
Isaiah 43:10

TUE. Dec. 8 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
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Stress Management for the Holidays
Successfully Single Social Club

Reserve by 2009-12-07 for MON 2009-12-08
Join us for a relaxing and engaging evening with Keynote Speaker Randy Whitmire on 'How to Manage Holiday Stress' $15.00 members/$18.00 non-members. Includes presentation, a delightful selection of mouth-watering appetizers, and door prizes! Reservations required at or call 248.289.6406.
From 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Member Price is 15.00 and guest price is 18.00.Location: Joe Bologna Trattoria. 2135 17 Mile Rd, Sterling Hts, Mi. (NE corner of 17 Mile and Dequindre).
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This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here

Divorce Recovery
Bethany South Oakland County

TUE 2009-12-08
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 .
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All Bethany Events can be seen by clicking here

Community House Senior Women's Club

TUE 2009-12-08
The Community House Senior Women's Club offers Fellowship, Programs, and Activities. The Senior Women's Club welcomes all women over the age of 50. It's a great way to make new friends. Luncheon meetings are at 10:30am on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Interesting programs precede each luncheon. Special interest groups: bridge, golf, singles, movies, books and more are available to members. Call Membership Vice President, Beckie Perry at 248.853.0166 or President, Helen Cost at 248.549.9423.
Starts at 10:30 AM..Location: Birmingham Community House. 380 South Bates Street, Birmingham, MI 48009 (248) 644-5832 web
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Meeting and Dance
Somerset Ski & Golf Club

TUE 2009-12-08

General Meeting. Dancing to a DJ after the Meeting.

The meeting on Tuesday, December 8 is the Toys for Tots meeting along with the election. Also checks or cash for our Christmas Party on Friday, December 18th will be accepted. If you have not already sent in your check for the party, you may bring it to the meeting along with your ballot.

Also, if you can get us some raffle prizes for free, that would be great. These could be gift certificates from a bowling ally, golf course, store that you shop at, beauty shop, nail salon, etc. We will have some but the more we have, the more your chances of winning are.

Please e-mail Rosalie at if you think you can help with securing some raffle prizes for the Christmas Party.
Starts at 7:30 PM. Member Price is $6 and guest price is $8.Location: San Marino Club. 1685 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI. 48083 (248) 689-4615 East of the Elk' Club between Rochester Road and John R. on the north side of the street.
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WED. Dec. 9 Events

West Coast Wednesdays
Various Dances

WED 2009-12-09
7:30 PM Beginning WCS • 8:15 PM Intermediate WCS Featuring dance instruction by Tim Johnson and 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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Gray and White Hosting

Dance Party and Lessons
All Star Dance Parties

WED 2009-12-09
Lesson is from 7-8 PM with Professional Instructors. Lesson only $10.00, Beginner to Intermediate. Lesson and dance $14.00, Dance only $10.00 from 8-10 PM First time guests get in FREE. No Partner needed Non Smoking (248) 689-3636 for more Information
Starts at 7:00 pm..Location: American Polish Cultural Center. 2975 E.Maple Road, Troy, MI. 48083 (248) 689-3636 This is not the Polish-American Club.
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" How great you are, O Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you – there is no other God. We have never even heard of another god like you!"
2 Samuel 7:22

THU. Dec. 10 Events


This event spans the period from 2009-12-10 to 2009-12-14
"Charlotte's Web"
..Location: Baldwin Theater. 415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak, MI 48067 248.541.8027. .
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Monthly General Meeting
GM Ski Club

THU 2009-12-10
All welcome Come and meet our members.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Shield's Bar and Pizzeria. 1476 W Maple, Troy, MI. 48084 Maple (15 Mile) and Crooks.
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Big Band Music and Dancing
Various Dances

THU 2009-12-10
Night Session Big Band performs great music for dancing or listening in the ballroom at the Toledo Yacht Club, where there is ample parking and a hardwood dance floor! There is plenty of room for everyone. The fee is $6.00 at the door. All are welcome. Enjoy America’s music at this historic and memorable venue near Bayview Park, just on the southern edge of Point Place. Call (419)726-3485 x 201 for more information or to reserve your table! Appetizers and a cash bar are always available. The ballroom will accommodate large or small parties.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Toledo Yacht Club. 3900 N. Summit Street, Toledo, Oh. at the Bayview Park Golf Course, near the old Navy Armory. Parking is free.
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Ann Arbor Ski Club

THU 2009-12-10
Club Meeting and Dance. Need not be a member. Informational meeting. Refreshments and DJ after. .
Starts at 8:00 PM..Location: Chapel Hill Condominiums Clubhouse ( 3350 Green Road , Ann Arbor , MI 48105 – north of Plymouth Road )
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Selective Singles Social Club

THU 2009-12-10
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
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Troy Chamber's Annual Holiday Luncheon
Business and Professional Event

THU 2009-12-10

2009 Keynote Speaker: Football Hall of Famer Lem Barney speaking on Leadership and Team Work

One of the greatest players to ever play the game and a good-will ambassador for the National Football League describe one of the Detroit Lions' favorites--Lem Barney. He truly is a man of class for all seasons. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992, Barney had a brilliant 11-year career with the Detroit Lions from 1967-77. He set the standard as one of the game's all-around players as a star cornerback and punt and kickoff returner. While his on-the-field prowess earned him Hall-of-Fame status, his big smile, friendly disposition, and his commitment to give back to the community mark the true mettle of this man. Lem has supported countless charities and worthy causes with the same enthusiasm and dedication he showed in his sparkling pro football career.

Troy Chamber's Annual Holiday Luncheon and Best of Troy Presentation

RSVP to 248-641-8151,

Enjoy power networking during the pre-reception (10:30-11:30 a.m.), a motivating keynote address and lots of holiday cheer! Also, attendees will enjoy a surf and turf lunch, including petite filet and shrimp, in addition to the superb service you expect from the Somerset Inn. And to make the event complete, registrants will leave with Holiday Biz Bags full of coupons, discounts and chances to win great prizes.

Congratulations to the 2009 Best of Troy winners being honored at this event: 1-800-Mini-Storage Animal Advocates Veterinary Hospital Cosmetic Dentistry Institute Embassy Suites Troy eTitle Agency, Inc. Ruth's Chris Steak House Beaumont Hospital, Troy Green Award
From 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Member Price is $36 and guest price is $46.Location: Somerset Inn. 2601 West Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI .
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Fairlane Ballroom Dance Club

THU 2009-12-10
BALLROOM DANCING to live music on beautiful oak floor. All ages welcome - single or married. Dance and make new friends. Coffee, tea and snacks.For info call Jean 734-516-0500 or Augusta 734-425-5737.
From 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Member Price is $7 and guest price is $8.Location: Monsignor Hunt Knights of Columbus Hall. 7080 Garling Street, Dearborn Heights, MI. 48127 734-516-0500 Take Warren to south on Garling (first traffic light east of Outer Drive)
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Weekly Dance
Five Star Connection

THU 2009-12-10
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: Rivercrest Hall. 900 W Avon Road, Rochester MI. Avon Rd. between Rochester and Livernois.
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FRI. Dec. 11 Events

Theater Event

This event spans the period from 2009-12-03 to 2009-12-13
"If Only In My Dreams"
..Location: Blackbird Theatre. 1600 Pauline, Ann Arbor, MI 734-332-3848 web
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Theater Event

This event spans the period from 2009-12-04 to 2009-12-26
"The Nutcracker's Nuts"
..Location: Broadway Onstage. 21517 Kelly Road, Eastpointe, MI. 588-771-6333 .
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A Christmas Carol
Theater Event

This event spans the period from 2009-12-04 to 2009-12-13
"A Christmas Carol"
..Location: Bonstelle Theater. 3424 Woodward, Detroit, MI .
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This event spans the period from 2009-12-10 to 2009-12-14
"Charlotte's Web"
..Location: Baldwin Theater. 415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak, MI 48067 248.541.8027. .
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Hanukkah begins at sundown

Christmas Party
Sailing Singles

FRI 2009-12-11
Annual Christmas party with Brian Bosman .Early Bird members $37 guests $42. After cutoff date members $42 guests $47 Call 313-580-0508 or 248-449-3449
From 6:30 PM to 12:00 AM..Location: Fern Hill Golf and Country Club. 17600 Clinton River Road, Clinton Township, MI 48038 586-286-4700
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Detroit Institute of Arts

FRI 2009-12-11
Fine Arts Fridays (Second Friday): Classical music, an "Insiders View" with DIA curators providing art insight, 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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Volleyball and Dinner
Bethany Rochester/Shelby

FRI 2009-12-11
Volleyball every Friday unless noted otherwise. Dinner afterwards at CK Diggs at Crooks and Auburn. Order off the menu.
Starts at 7:00 PM. Price is $2.Location: St. Andrews Church Gym. 1400 Inglewood, Rochester, MI 48307 248 651 7486
Get a Map/Print This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here
All Bethany Events can be seen by clicking here

Christmas Concert
Twelfth Night Singers

FRI 2009-12-11
Holiday Concert by the Twelfth Night Singers"Good Cheer" a Capella voices in Renaissance attire. Free will offering. All Proceeds will go to the Daniel B. Serbel Frienship House, providing support to individuals and families in crisis, and to the families of children with special needs. No tickets are needed--- free will offering.
Twelfth Night Singers

Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Covenent Baptist Church. 5800 W Maple, West Bloomfield, Mi.
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Bethany South-Downriver

FRI 2009-12-11
General Meeting Dating presented by Pattee from Southeast Michigan Singles Contact Judy at 313-389-4730 or Linda at 734/934-9426. PLEASE BRING A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM FOR ST. PAT'S FOOD
Starts at 7:30 PM. Price is $3.Location: St. Patrick's Church (Doherty Hall). 140 Superior, Wyandotte, MI. Between 1st and 2nd.
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Melanie Parott This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here
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Coffee and Conversation
Bethany East

FRI 2009-12-11
6:30 pm for dinner, 7:00 pm for dessert/coffee . Contact: Eileen (586) 777-0530.
Starts at 6:30 pm.. Order off menu .Location: Michael’s Kitchen. 35481 Groesbeck, Clinton , MI. (south of 15 Mile), Phone (586) 791-8690
Get a Map/Print This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here
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Metropolitan Single Professionals

Fri 2009-12-11
Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres (8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes) Non-Smoking
From 8:00 pm to 1:00 am. Member Price is $6.00 and guest price is .Location: Sheraton Hotel Novi. 21111 Haggerty Rd. Novi, Mi. North of 8 Mile Rd For directions only 248-349-4000
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" Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy "
Norman Vincent Peale

SAT. Dec. 12 Events

Ski Trip
Thunderbird Ski Club

Week of 2009-12-12
Enjoy the early trip of the season this time to Breckenridge, seven nights at Pine Ridge with two bedroom two bath Condos, four persons per Condo, five day interchangeable lift ticket to Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Vail, Welcome party, raffle, hot tubs, many more events, nonstop air via Northwest to Denver, price $1039, late charge for signup after September 7. Flyer. Application. Call Ron Glow 734 335 6946
Start time not applicable..Location: Breckenridge, Colorado. .
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It's Christmas Time In The City
Motor City Theater Organ Society

SAT 2009-12-12
It's Christmas Time In The City a program of Christmas music with John Lauter and Tony O'Brien - $10.00
..Location: Redford Theatre. 17360 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI 48219 (313) 537-2560 At Grand River Two blocks North of McNichols.
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Adult Singles Christmas Dance

SAT 2009-12-12
Everyone is being asked to bring a dish to pass and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. There will also be a white elephant gift exchange for those that bring a wrapped gift. You will also have the opportunity to make a monetary donation to the Hospitality House if you'd like to.
From 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM..Location: Orchard Grove Community Church. 850 Ladd Road, Walled Lake, MI. Bldg. A.
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Holiday Dancing
Various Dances

Reserve by 2009-12-03 for SAT 2009-12-12
The Holidays are around the corner and we want to celebrate the season with you!!!

Join us for an evening of entertainment, both in song and dance,

Doors Open at 7pm ~ Social Hour and Open Dancing til' 8:30pm Hors d'Oeuvres and Holiday Treats ~ Served by Angel Food Catering

Showtime ~ 8:45pm Featuring 10 Professional Performances Master of Ceremonies ~ Ron Brown Music Provided by Michael Derscha

Advanced Ticket Sales ONLY $55 per person RSVP by December 3, 2009 Call 734-369-9700
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: The Dance Pavillion. 1918 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI. 48197 734-369-7000 .
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Christmas Concert
Music, Detroit Concert Choir

SAT 2009-12-12
Christmas Concert
Starts at 7:30 PM..Location: St Hugo in The Hills. 2215 Opdyke Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI. 248=644-5460 web .
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Introduction to Computers Class Global Information Technology call 248-557-2480

" Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can."
Norman Vincent Peale

SUN. Dec. 13 Events

Christmas Concert
Music, Detroit Concert Choir

SUN 2009-12-13
Christmas Concert
Starts at 3:00 PM..Location: St Marys Greektown. 646 Monroe, Detroit, MI 48226 31313 .961.8711 web
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Après Wallyball Cool Down
GM Ski Club

SUN 2009-12-13
Join with friends and walleyball heroes. Malone's always treat us to a non-smoking Florida-style room complete with TV's for watching the games, $2.00 beers and great food.
Starts at 3:00 PM..Location: Malone's Restaurant. 32350 Van Dyke, South of 14 Mile.
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Argentine Dance on Sunday
Milonga Del Domingo

SUN 2009-12-13
Argentine Tango Lesson available 6-7PM $5.00.Milongas Vals, (argentine style waltzes), Argentine Tango Singles and couples welcome.
Starts at 7:00 PM. Price is $8.Location: Dance Scene. 25333 Van Dyke, Centerline, MI. 48015 586-757-6300 .
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Breakfast Club
GM Ski Club

SUN 2009-12-13
Just show up, and we’ll make room for you. No RSVP needed.
Starts at 10:00 AM..Location: Anton's Family Restaurant. 2891 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy, Mi 48083 (248) 619-0016 .
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Walleyball Time!
GM Ski Club

SUN 2009-12-13
Work off that Sunday breakfast. Everybody is invited, we play for kicks! Contact Michael: 586-776-7685
Starts at 12:30 PM..Location: Warren Racquetball and Fitness. undefined, undefined undefined undefined web undefined Email undefined undefined.
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Michigan Swing Dance Association

SUN 2009-12-13
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
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Lessons and Dance
All Star Dance Parties

SUN 2009-12-13
Lesson 3-4 PM Dance Party 4-7 PM. Lesson only, $10.00, Lesson and dance $14.00, Dance only $10.00. First time FREE. No partner needed. Non-smoking. (248) 689-3636 for more information.
Starts at 3:00 PM ..Location: American Polish Cultural Center. 2975 E.Maple Road, Troy, MI. 48083 (248) 689-3636 This is not the Polish-American Club.
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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.

Christmas In Detroit

THU 2009-12-17
Detroit’s top celebrities and musicians are joining together for charity this holiday season, lending their time and talent to 'Christmas in Detroit,' a holiday CD set benefiting the homeless and the needy in the Metro-Detroit area. Christmas in Detroit is a unique 3-CD collection of 42 amazing songs by Detroit artists with recordings of both original material and classic holiday favorites. In addition to songs from the first two 'Christmas in Detroit' CDs (1992 and 1993), 17 new tracks have been recorded by artists and personalities like Stewart Francke, The Hell Drivers, Devin Scillian, Jeff Daniels, Larry Lee and Back in the Day, Dave Edwards and rising stars Molly Hunt and Quentin Dennard. The new songs were produced and recorded at Harmonie Park Music by brothers Brian and Mark Pastoria over the last two months, with Mark mixing most of the 17 new songs.

'We received overwhelming interest from local musicians to take part in Christmas in Detroit. Their generosity is inspiring,' said Brian Pastoria, co-founder of Harmonie Park and Christmas in Detroit. 'Some of these artists are household names. Others are soon to be.' Proceeds from the CD will support S.A.Y. Detroit, a nonprofit organization founded by author Mitch Albom – who also writes and performs on the CD - dedicated to rebuilding the inner city one life at a time by funding homeless programs in the area. Christmas in Detroit will be released December 1 and will be available to order online at for $20.00 and for purchase at more than 100 Biggby, National Coney Island, and Tubby’s locations in Metro Detroit. 'This is who we are in Detroit,'said Albom. 'When there is a need, we pull together.' And with our musical tradition, when we pull together, something beautiful results.

The Christmas in Detroit artists will showcase their talent in a free concert at the Renaissance Center’s Wintergarden, on December 17 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
From 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM..Location: Renaissance Center's Wintergarden. Detroit, MI. 48243 .
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Two Minute Meetup---A Social Networking Event
Successfully Single Social Club

Reserve by 2009-12-16 for MON 2009-12-17
Experience Rochester Hills newest place for great food, great spirits, great friends, and great fun while making new, quality connections in 2 minutes or less! complimetary appetizers, drink specials, door prizes and more! $12.00 for members. $15.00 for non-members. Cash Bar. Reservations required as space is limited to 44 people. Make reservations at or call 248-289-6406. Click here for details:
From 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Member Price is 12.00 and guest price is 15.00.Location: Chapman’s Mill Restaurant and Bar.2086 Crooks Road, Rochester Hills, Mi. (just north of M-59).
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Janet Blair This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here

Annual Christmas Party
Somerset Ski & Golf Club

Reserve by 2009-12-10 for FRI 2009-12-18
Annual Christmas Party - Open Bar, Excellent Buffet Dinner, Dancing, Door Prizes and featuring Live Music by Sax Appeal. Dressy Holiday Attire - Black Tie Optional. No tickets will be sold at the door. Contact: Sharron Wenters 586-226-3032
From 6:30 PM to 12:30 AM. Price is $50.00 pp.Location: San Marino Club. 1685 E. Big Beaver, Troy, MI. 48080 248-689-4615 Located on E. Big Beaver, on the north side of the street between John R. and Rochester Rd. (closer to John R.).
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Judy Benn This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here

Christmas Benefit for Families in Need

Reserve by 2009-12-01 for SAT 2009-12-19

Christmas 2009

Honor the Lord by giving to the poorest of His children

"Fabiola Tonna , Mary Martens and Jay Glover invite you to "Join them in the Sixth Annual Christmas Benefit for Families in Need"
Elegant Christmas Buffet
Followed by an evening of dancing with music provided by D.J. "Bobby Kay"
BYOB your choice
Wear your Christmas outfit, Black Tie or suit
Cost: a $30 tax deductible donation made payable to
POH Riley Foundation-Children's Clinic
Mail check to Linda Bauer, 28526 Carlton Way Dr. Novi. Mi. 48377
Your ticket will be held at the door.
Donations gratefully accepted even if you cannot attend.
Call Fabiola 248-276-1911 (evenings)

Formal wear encouraged, dancing will follow buffet dinner, music provided by local d.j. There is a $30 tax deductible donation This is the sixth annual benefit. jay glover hosted the 1st,2nd and 3rd. Mary Martens the 4th and Fabiola the 5th and now 6th. Before now the party has been held in their homes. This year we hope to have the best ever turnout and therefore a great donation to the POH Riley Foundation-Childrens Clinic.
From 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM..Location: Heritage Clubhouse. 3851 Hillsdale Drive, Auburn Hills, MI. 48326
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"Handel's Messiah"
Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra

SAT 2009-12-19
Richard Householder, conducting Featuring the Detroit Choral Artists and Soloists and members of the BBSO
Starts at 8:00 PM..Location: First Presbyterian Church. 1669 W Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI. 48009-1298 (248) 644-2040 .
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Palmer Woods Holiday Home Tour Soirée
Palmer Woods Homes

SAT 2009-12-26
Thornetta Davis Trio with jazz stars A. Spencer Barefield, guitar, and Don Mayberry, bass The holidays would certainly be blue without Motor City Blues Queen Thornetta Davis to warm things up in a breathtaking Old English Castle. Davis’s powerful voice has helped keep the local Blues, R and B and Soul scene alive and earned her a spot in the Detroit Music Hall of Fame. Decorated for the season, six homes in Detroit's historic Palmer Woods — including the Frank Lloyd Wright-Turkel home — are featured on its Holiday Home Tour Soirée. The intimate tour — filled with history, architectural gems, and ideas for decorating and restoration — begins with wine, appetizers and jazz at the first home. The party will travel on guided luxury buses to each home and circle back for desserts and music. Scholars and art experts at each home. Tickets and info at
Starts at 6:00 PM. Price is $75.Location: Palmer Woods. Detroit, MI. 48203 313-891-2514 web Email Address supplied with ticket purchase. Advance sales only online or at various retail locations, including Blossoms in Birmingham.
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Barbara Barefield This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here

New Year's Eve Party

THU 2009-12-31
New Years Eve Party. BYOB a dish to pass and $4. leave no friend behind
Starts at 6:00 PM..Location: Gayle Shields' House. 2129 Tall Oaks, Troy, MI 48098 748-641-0287
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New Years Eve Party
Metropolitan Single Professionals

Thu 2009-12-31
The Party will be held in the Entire Main Ballroom

Doors open at 8:00 PM. Evening Includes--- Hot and Cold Hors d'oeuvre (8:30 PM), Deluxe Dinner Buffet (9:30 PM) Till Fresh Fruit and Sweet Dessert Table with a Chocolate Fountain, Midnight Champagne Toast, Late Night Breakfast (12:30am), Hats, Noise Makers, Party Favors, and Much More! There will be a Top 40 D.J., Cash Bar and Door Prizes. Attire is Holiday Dressy / Dressy Casual (No Blue Jeans, Blue Jean Skirts or Tennis Shoes). The Ballroom is Non-Smoking

Admission is: In Advance $45 - Received by December 26 Or At The Door $50 - No Checks or C.C. at the Door. Our Web Site MSPSC Info Line (248) 544-6445 To RSVP in ADVANCE at Any Dance OR by Mailing your Check to: MSP, P.O. Box 2022, Farmington Hills, Mi 48333 * Please Include Your Name, Address, E-Mail and Phone Number.
From 8:00 pm to 1:00 am..Location: Club Venetian Banquet Center. 29310 John R, Madison Heights, Mi. North of 12 mile.In Advance $45 - Received by December 26 Or At The Door $50 - No Checks or C.C. at the Door. Our Web Site
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New Year's Celebration Dance
Successfully Single Social Club

Reserve by 2009-12-16 for MON 2010-01-02
Be safer, save money, experience the same festive environment, and have the same fun as on New Year’s Eve! Saturday, Jan 2, 2009 at the Met Hotel located at 5500 Crooks Rd., Troy. Meet, Mingle, and Dance the night away to Top 40 Music by Professional DJ. Lock and Key Icebreaker from 8:00—9:00 pm. Open Dancing from 9:00 pm – midnight. Complimentary hors d’ouvres buffet served at 9:00 pm, hats, horns, door prizes, raffle, and more! Pay at the door. Dressy casual attire. No jeans or sneakers.
From 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Member Price is 12.00 and guest price is 15.00.Location: Metropolitan Hotel.5500 Crooks Road, Troy, Mi. (just north of I-75). Sign says Met Hotel.
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Janet Blair This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here

Sailing, Pure and Sometimes Simple
Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association

WED 2010-01-06
'Sailing, Pure and Sometimes Simple' is a potpourri look at the joys of sailing from four different viewpoints by people who are living their dreams. Chuck Knowles and Margi Schneider are a year round live aboard couple who regularly leave the daily routine of their Detroit jobs to explore the world from the water. “Skip” Gmeiner has enjoyed growing up on, sailing and maintaining a famous NY 32 classic yacht Apache that has been in his family, and at the DYC, since 1940. John Barbour’s local racing prowess is well known to many of us who have raced the bigger boats; he will share his Mackinac race experiences with us. And finally, Dawn Riley, a local woman who got her start on Lake St. Clair followed her dream to become the pioneering CEO and Captain of America True (America’s Cup Campaign) and one of the best-known sailors in the world. Join us to hear their stories at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club on the evening of January 6, 2010 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm for the first seminar in this year’s outstanding series. All of the details are here
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. 788 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236 (313) 884-2500 web
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