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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: 6 Issue: 28 December 8, 2008

" Send out your light and your truth; let them guide me. Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the place where you live."
Psalm 43:3

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Time for the Winter Lights

I hope you have those twinkle lights up and intend to keep them up all winter, not just for the holidays. Send photos of lights that you would like to have published to

10 Surprising Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight During The Holidays

In an article by (see it here) Deborah Kotz published in "US News" 10 Surprising techniques were listed

  1. Eat before the party
  2. Have one truly sinful treat
  3. Account for what you eat
  4. Stop tasting the cake batter and cookie dough!
  5. Ban the pretty dishes of cookies from your counter.
  6. Avoid getting tipsy.
  7. Do stay active, but don't use it as an excuse to eat double portions.
  8. Don't beat yourself up over one overindulgence.
  9. Don't skip meals.
  10. Gab and gab some more.

13 Women and Their Necklace

13 Women

Here is a heartwarming story for this Christmas season. How thirteen women were able to purchase a necklace originally priced at $37,000

The story in Readers Digest tells how the women used the necklace. Patti Channer: dumped her frills , Maggie Hood: opened herself to others , Nancy Huff: found her sense of fun , Mary Karrh: put money second , Roz McGrath: put the group first , Jonell McLain: brought everyone together, Dale Muegenburg: rekindled a marriage , Dana Murdock: went against her grain ,Mary O'Connor: made it a family affair , Mary Osborn: donated to charity, Tina Osborne: became a joiner , Priscilla Van Gundy: learned to smile again , Roz Warner: fit friends in
Here is the full story

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This Week's Now Famous Person

Jay GloverJay is now famous because she is appearing in the "Got Mustard Campaign" .Jay is also famous for hosting a fundraiser at her home for the past four years and now participating in a group effort to conduct another one this year at Fabiola's home. The proceeds of the the party to be held on December 20 ( see the ad and the event in future events) will go to "Grace Centers of Hope"

So when you see or contact her be sure to tell her you've seen her in the "Got Mustard" campaign. You can see the other 550 plus people by clicking on the underlined words above.

So many people have volunteered to participate that 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 Jay!

Sailing Singles Christmas Party

Bob  and MarleenThe annual Sailing Singles Chrismas Party which was held at the Cherry Creek Golf Club gave members a chance to wear their finest and dance to the music of the Barbara Ware Band. Their past Commodore Marleen Soloman and Bob Varto announced their engagement at the festive event.

From Our Readers:

Hi Folks,
The GM Ski Club still has three openings left for our trip to Steamboat Springs from 1/31-2/7.  We would surely love to fill this trip.  Please let us know if you are interested.  This trip is a prime season, Saturday to Saturday trip being offered at an extremely attractive price.  Details of the trip can be found on the GM Ski Club website at
Also, please forward this invite to someone you think may be interested.  We sincerely appreciate your help and assistance. 


" ----I, the LORD, speak only what is true and right.="
Isaiah 45:19

Mon. Dec. 15 Events

Monday Night Dancers

MON 2008-12-15
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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" Show me the path where I should walk, O LORD; point out the right road for me to follow."
Psalm 25:4

Tue. Dec. 16 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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Divorce Recovery Bethany South Oakland County

TUE 2008-12-16
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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Wed. Dec. 17 Events

Detroit's Largest Office Party Capuchin Soup Kitchen

WED 2008-12-17
Detroit's Largest Office Party
All of the details are here
From to ..Location: Fillmore Theater. 2115 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI. 48201 Formerly the State Theater.
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Eat Out Bethany East

Wed 2008-12-17
Eat Out Contact Kevin at (586) 777-8530
Starts at 6:30 PM. Price is Order from Menu.Location: Jack's WaterFront Restaurant 24214 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080
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Royal Oak Computer Club

WED 2008-12-17
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
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" I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph."
- Shirley Temple

Thu. Dec. 18 Events

Meet N' Greet Somerset Ski & Golf Club

THU 2008-12-18
Pre-Christmas Meet n' Greet. Appetizers will be served!! Everyone is welcome!!!
From 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Price is Cash Bar.Location: DeSoto's (Inside Hilton Hotel). 5500 Crooks Rd., Troy, MI 248-879-2100 North of I-75. Inside the Hilton Hotel.
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Monthly Meeting American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan

THU 2008-12-18
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
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Ron Nomura

Skiwi Ski Club

THU 2008-12-18
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..
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Valerie Miller

Ballroom Dancing Fairlane Ballroom Dance Club

THU 2008-12-18
BALLROOM DANCING to live music on beautiful oak floor. All ages welcome - single or married. Dance and make new friends. Coffee, tea and snacks
Starts at 8:00 PM. Member Price is $6 and guest price is $7.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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Selective Singles Social Club

THU 2008-12-18
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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Third Thursday Roundtable

THU 2008-12-18
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.
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Weekly Dance PWP- Rochester

THU 2008-12-18
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.
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Metropolitan Single Professionals

Tue 2008-12-18
Everyone is Welcome to Join US Fun & Fine Dining! We will meet in the lounge Anytime between 6:00 and 7:30pm for socializing with dinner afterwards.
Starts at 8:00 pm. Order off menu .Location: Uptown Parathenon. 4301 Orchard Lake Road W. Bloomfield, MI. N. of Lone Pine
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Fri. Dec. 19 Events

Motor City Theater Organ Society

Week end of 2008-12-19
Bing Crosby in Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Starts at . Price is $4.Location: Redford Theatre. 17360 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI. 48219 (313) 537-2560 At Grand River Two blocks North of McNichols.
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Detroit Institute of Arts

FRI 2008-12-19
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
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" I like the Christmas that fulfills my needs --- to be forgiven from greed and selfishness, to fill my empty soul with peace and compassion, for hope and faith and charity, for myself renewed and hope restored in an erring world."
Robert D. Wigert

Sat. Dec. 20 Events

Music And Tours Palmer Woods Homes

SAT 2008-12-20
Music And Tours
All of the details are here
Starts at ..Location: Palmer Woods Home.
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Saturday at Shield's Windsor/Detroit Jazz Club

SAT 2008-12-20
Saturday at Shield's Paul Klinger 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
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American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan

SAT 2008-12-20
Downtown Rochester, MI\'s Big Bright Light Show Come join fellow ASGA members & friends for some Holiday Cheer! Meet at Mr. B\'s on Main Street @ 5:30 PM Lights go on @ 6 PM Hosted by Jackie
From 5:30 PM to ..Location: Mr. B.s Food & Spirits. 423 Main Street, Rochester, MI. 48307 248-651-6534 .
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Ron Nomura

Christmas Benefit Five

Reserve by 2008-12-17. SAT 2008-12-20
Singles Christmas Benefit this year is for the Grace Center of Hope in Pontiac. Scrumptious buffet, dessert, coffee & tea provided, bring your own beverage. Dressy attire, formal wear optional. Reservations: Jay (248-761-0955)
From 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM. Price is $20 donation.Location: Private residence. Auburn Hills, MI 48626 .
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Kirk Singles

Phil's Fun Single Dances, LLC

SAT 2008-12-20
Dancing 8 pm to 12 midnight "Jean Dance"-Dressy Casual and/or Jeans OK-$1.50 Beers-Cash Bar-Great DJ-Smoke Free-HOT Snack @ 8:30 pm
From 8:00 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/Information Phone : 248-941-0120*Severe Snow Dance Day Only, After 6 pm, Call Info Phone to Check if Cancelled*.
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Phil Gural

SaxAppeal at Peabody's Music, Variety Dance Band

SAt 2008-12-20
Dave and Maria Kujat have become the favorite music makers of many of the clubs in the Southeastern Michigan area because they play music to fill the dance floor. They watch the people in attendance and try to play music that they enjoy. Their versatility and professional delivery make any occasion fun.

Attention Kirk Singles, Stop in after your event at the Chen Chow for a night cap
Starts at 8:00 PM..Location: Peabody's. 34965 Woodward, Birmingham, MI. 48089 248-444-5222 web .
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Bethany Suburban West

SAT 2008-12-20
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)
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"Were it not for the shepherds, there would have been no reception. And were it not for a group of stargazers, there would have been no gifts."
- Max Lucado, God Came Near

Sun. Dec. 21 Events

U of M Ballroom Dance Club

SUN 2008-12-21
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
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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.

New Years Eve Party Metropolitan Single Professionals

WED 2008-12-31
Doors open at 8:00 PM. Evening Includes.. Hot & Cold Hors d'oeuvre (8:30 PM), Deluxe Dinner Buffet (9:30 PM Till. Fresh Fruit & 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 & Door Prizes. Attire is Holiday Dressy / Dressy Casual (No Blue Jeans, Blue Jean Skirts or Tennis Shoes). The Ballroom is Non-Smoking Admission is $40 in advance - Received by December 27 or $45 at the door - No Checks or Credit Cards at the Door. All of the details are here
From 8:00 PM to 1:30 AM..Location: Club Venetion Banquet Center. 29310 John R, Madison Heights, MI. 48071 248-399-6788 Just north of 12 Mile Rd.
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Simply Sailing Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association

WED 2009-01-07
Sailing is for everyone and yet is unique to each of us. From childhood through retirement there are opportunities to enjoy the wonder and majesty, the excitement inherent in this sport. Spend this first evening with us and our seminar leaders learning about sailing for kids and teenagers, racing and local cruising. We have assembled a really great group of presenters: Dan Bracciano, chairman of the DRYA junior sailing program, Sheila Behler, PhD., the Grosse Point Sail Club race photographer, Anthony Bromwell of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, who has turned sailing into a family affair and Peter Owens of the Ford Yacht Club who has carried his love of sailing well beyond his retirement. Join us at this first "kickoff" seminar of the season at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (GPYC) on Wednesday, January 07 at 7:00pm, as sailing enthusiasts capture the spirit of sailing for all ages and experience levels.

Also, members of the DRYA clubs will be on hand to discuss their club membership and their racing and sailing instruction programs. You will also be able to sign up to go sailing with an experienced skipper to learn more.
From 7:00 PM to . Price is Free.Location: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. 788 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI. 48236 (313) 884-2500 web
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Thunderbird Ski Club

N/A 2009-01-10
Come along for a glorious, fun-filled week in beautiful Jackson, Wyoming. Seven nights at the 49?er Inn & Suites are included, private shuttle to the mountain, in and out hot tubs/sauna, free Wi-Fi, and daily continental breakfast. Includes: Round-trip air from DTW, five day lift tickets @ Jackson Hole- Full pre-planned agenda inc welcoming Party with prize raffle, an exciting Pub Crawl Night thru the many cowboy-type bars of Jackson, pizza & hot tub parties, and MORE!
Starts at 7:00 PM. Member Price is $1,179 and guest price is .Location: Jackson Hole Wyoming. Jackson, WY. Web site is .
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Jim Michon

Week Long Ski Trip GM Ski Club

Reserve by 2008-12-12. Week of 2009-01-31
Round trip air 7 nights condo lodging with full kitchens, 5 of 6 day lift pass, Shuttle to slopes. 7000 foot elevation,142 trails, 3000 ski-able acres. Contact: Dave Duvali (586) 754-8151 or
Start time not applicable. Member Price is $1295 and guest price is $1395.Location: Steamboat Springs Colorado.
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All Clubs Super Bowl Watching Party

SUN 2009-02-01
All Clubs invited to attend the Super Super Bowl Watching Party More details coming.
Starts at 4:00 PM..Location: DeCarlo' s Banquet and Convention Center. 6015 E. Ten Mile Road, Warren, MI. 48091 586-759-6500 web Email At Mound.
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Skiwi Ski Club

Reserve by 2008-12-18. N/A 2009-02-21
7 nights lodging, 3 of 5 day lift ticket at Heavenly Valley, 1 day lift ticket at Kirkwood, 1 day lift ticket Squaw Valley, Round trip air. See flyer on our website for more details: Sign up for this trip at our September 18th General Meeting and be entered in a drawing to win $50 towards this trip!!!!!
Starts at 7:00 PM. Member Price is $1260.00 and guest price is $1280.00.Location: Lake Tahoe. MI. Web site is .
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Valerie Miller

Schussmeisters Ski Club of Flint

Reserve by 2008-11-20. Week of 2009-03-07
Colorado Ski Vacation, Ski at Keystone--Breckenridge--Arapahoe Basin--Vail--Beaver Creek. Included; Five Day interchangeable Lift Tickets, Flight from Detroit Metro to Denver, Ground Transfer to Keystone, Stay at Keystone Evergreen Condos with(2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom). Free shuttles to Keystone, Breck and A-Basin. Fees for shuttles to Vail, Beaver Creek and Copper. Price as of 06/30/08 $1250.00 Flight rate increases expected, deposits hold price. Go to for details.
Start time not applicable. Price is $1,250.00.Location: Keystone Colorado. Keystone, Co. Email address is .
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Al Gillespie

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