Veteran Events & Announcements 12/5 to 12/12

Things are really starting to slowing down!  Listed below are the events I have for the next 7 days here in the Metro Detroit area.  I have also attached my latest event listing which has 2 new items on it!  You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events.  Clicking on "attached flyer" for each event either below or on the future listing will get you the flyer for that event.

You can get a monthly view of events by going to:


"4th Annual Cold Weather Clothing Drive" The Wayne State University Student Veterans Organization is looking for winter clothing for our less fortunate veterans, and their familes. You can drop off at the SVA office at Wayne or they will pick them up. 


"Thursday, December 5, 2013 (NEW)" Firebird Tavern, 419 Monroe St, Detroit, is hosting a Whouille from 7 to 10PM, to raise money and collect toys for the Marine Corps Toy's 4 Tots program. See attached for more information.

"Saturday, December 7, 2013" Stagecrafters at the Balwin Theatre in Royal Oak is offering free tickets to Veterans for this show only, The Fantastics, starting at 8PM. See their website or call 248-541-6430 and use code VETTHX. See attached for more info.

"Saturday, December 7, 2013" Troy VFW Post 4037 & the Troy Police Department are hosting a Remember Pearl Harbor Day at the post starting at 8PM, located at 2375 E Maple, Troy. Donation of $10 at the door for food, cash bar, etc., with all proceeds to support the Holiday Food & Gift Fund. Clothing items are also welcome for both men and women vets. See attached for complete list.

"Sunday, December 8, 2013" The Oakland County Pioneer & Historical Society is hosting a Veterans Victorian Christmas Open House at the Pine Grove Museum/The Wisner Home, 405 Cesar Chavez Ave, Pontiac, from 1 to 5PM. Presentation of colors, exhibits, etc., to honor Pearl Harbor. Adult is $5, $10 for a family of 5. See attached for complete program and other details.

And from our friends at the VFW:
4.      December 5th, Thursday – VFW 4156 White Lake – "PROGRESSIVE BINGO".  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  VFW 4156 is located at 321 Union Lake Road in White Lake 48386.  Phone (248) 698-8302.
5.      December 5th, Thursday 6:00 p.m. – Old Settlers VFW 4659 Shelby Twp. – "EUCHRE".  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Play starts at 7:00 p.m.  Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Coney Dogs, French Fries and Chili available.  Post 4659 is located at 8311 Wilson in Shelby Twp.  48316.  Phone (586) 781-9109.
  1. December 6th, Friday 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., VFW 6802 Richmond – "ALL YOU CAN FISH FRY for $10".  Includes, Baked Potato or French Fries, Cole Slaw, Roll & Butter, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Fruit Salad, Cottage Cheese, Cake and Coffee.   All for Just $10.  Post 6802 is located at 34339 Division in Richmond.  48062.  Phone (586) 727-1436.
  2. December 6th, Friday - VFW 2645 Southfield - 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. "FRIDAY FISH FRY". COD Fish Dinner $8, CATFISH or PERCH Dinner $7.50, CHICKEN FINGER Dinner $7.50, JUMBO SHRIMP Dinner $9, WING DINGS & FRIES $7, COMBO Dinners $9.50, SANDWICHES $5, POUND CAKE per slice $1.50.  Sides include French-Fries, Cole Slaw, Spaghetti, and Macaroni & Cheese.  Extra Sides $1.50.  Extra Fish $2.50.  Dine In or Take Out.  Call Ahead for Quicker Service (248) 350-3529.  Come out, bring your Friends, and Enjoy a Great Meal.   OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Parking in rear of Post.  Post 2645 is located at 24222 W. 9 Mile Road, just West of Telegraph in Southfield.
  3. December 6th, Friday 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – VFW 1370 Pontiac – "Burger's- $4 w/ fries $5, Devil Dog- $3 w/ fries $4; bacon wrapped "Koegel" hot dog, beans, fresco cheese, and all the fixings including devil sauce, Steak Burrito - $4; steak, rice, bean, pico de gallo, and cheese - 2 pounder! $6, Boot Camp Burrito Challenge - 3 pound version of the regular steak burrito, loaded in devil sauce and extremely spicy.  1 out of 3 contestants have been able to complete the Ghost Chili Burrito challenge so far, the first to do it was a fellow U.S. Marine, Tom LaForge.  $12 or free if you complete the challenge within 45 minutes.   This is an open challenge, so any member or guest is welcome to try.  WARNING: it is extremely spicy.  To get a good look at the difficulty feel free to pull it up on YouTube under VFW 1370 1st Annual Boot camp Burrito Challenge."  VFW 1370 is located at 791 Mae Court in Pontiac 48340.  Phone (248) 858-9501.
  4. December 6th, Friday 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. – VFW 9507 Madison Heights.  KARAOKE IN THE CLUBROOM!"  No Cover Charge!  VFW 9507 Madison Heights is located at 630 E. 11 Mile Road in Madison Heights 48071.
  5. December 6th, Friday 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – VFW 2358 Roseville.  "Bingo with Linked – Progressive Jackpots".  Doors Open at 4:30 p.m.  Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m.  VFW 2358 is located 25671 Gratiot in Roseville, just ½ block South of Frazho.  Phone number is (586) 771-0173.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
  6. December 8th, Sunday 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – VFW 4156 White Lake – "PROGRESSIVE BINGO".  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  VFW 4156 is located at 321 Union Lake Road in White Lake 48386.  Phone (248) 698-8302.
--   Tim Wirkus  Volunteer  Southfield Veterans' Commission


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