Veteran Events & Announcements 5/1 to 5/8

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 9 new items on it.  You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events.  

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


"Red Cross Items for Veterans" The SE Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross has several programs to assist veterans, and their families, with free programs & grants. See the associated flyer for each to get the full details. (1) Certified Nurse Assistant Training. (2) Boots to Business. (3) Emergency Financial Assistance. For questions regarding any of these programs contact Anne at 313-576-4126.

"Vets to AG" This Friday (5/2) we will host a recruiting event for the "Vets to Ag" training program with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Veteran Services. This event will take place at our Conner location (5555 Connor, Detroit) and will begin at 11:00 a.m. Please see the attached flyer for additional details. Also, please complete and send the attached partner referral ticket directly to me via email prior to the event to ensure a smooth process for our veterans. For more info contact Steve at 313-579-4925 ext. 340, and see attached items. First item, Second item.


"Thursday, May 1, 2014" Livonia New Horizons is hosting a Veteran Career Night at their office, located at 14115 Farmington Rd, Livonia, from 5:30 to 7PM. Vet Representatives, local business recuiters, etc., will be on hand. See attached to reserve a spot and for more information.

"Saturday, May 3, 2014" Madison Hgts VFW Post 9507 Ladies Aux will be hosting their 5th annual Mexican Fiesta from 4 to 8PM at the post, 630 E 11 Mile, Madison Hgts. Cost is $8 per person and will receive tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, salsas, etc. See flyer for complete details.

"Saturday, May 3, 2014" UAW Local 400 is hosting a Bowling Fund-raiser for the Romeo VFW Post at Summit Lanes, 66600 Van Dyke, Romeo, from 6PM on. $25 per player which includes shoe rental, pizza, and 3 hours of bowling. Call Erin at 586-634-3649 or see flyer for more details.

"Saturday, May 3, 2014" Dearborn American Legion Post 364 is hosting a Kentucky Derby Southern Fare & Mint Juleps BBQ at their post, located at 3001 S Telegraph, Dearborn, from 4 till 8PM. See flyer for more info.

"Saturday, May 3, 2014" Rochester American Legion Post 172 is hosting a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for Operation Yellow Ribbon and Liberty's Legacy. Event will take place at their post located at 234 Walnut Blvd, Rochester, from 5 to 8 PM. Cost is $10 adults, $5 for children 12 & under. For more info contact Terri at 248-651-8137 or see attached flyer.

"Sunday, May 4, 2014 (NEW)" Wyandotte Legion Riders at Legion Post 217 is hosting a Cinco De Mayo Dinner, 2817 Van Alstyne, Wyandotte, starting at 5PM. Cost is $8 and includes two entrees, desert, etc.

"Wednesday, May 7, 2014" The Yankee Air Museum will present Dennis Norton who will discuss the history of the Yankee Air Museum, starting at 7:30PM in the General Purpose Room of the Museum. This is a free event to the public.

And from our friends at the VFW:
  1. May 1st, Thursday 7:00 p.m.  – "LOYALTY DAY PROGRAM at POST 7573 NEW BALTIMORE".  Open to the Public.  Guest Speakers.   Children are invited.  Food will be served after the program.   Post 7573 is located at 35011 23 Mile Road in New Baltimore 48047.  Phone (586) 725-7100.
  1. May 1st, Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – VFW 2645 Southfield – "THURSDAY CAR CRUISES".  Food, Fun and Music.  50/50 Raffles.  Featuring a Little Bit of Classic Cars.  For more information, contact J. Sutton at (313) 207-6689.  Post 2645 is located 24222 W. 9 Mile Road in Southfield.  Just West of Telegraph Road.
  1. May 1st, Thursday 10:30 a.m. – VFW 4659 Shelby Twp. – "BINGO".  Doors open at 9:30 a.m.  Bingo starts at 10:30 a.m.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Post 4659 is located at 8311 Wilson St. in Shelby Twp.  Phone 586-781-9109.
8.      May 1st, Thursday 6:15 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.
9.      May 1st, 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. May 2nd, 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.
  1. May 2nd, Friday 3:00 p.m. to Midnight – VFW 9507 Madison Heights – "Burger & Fries for $5.50".  Karaoke from 9 p.m. to Midnight.  $.75 for 12 oz. Draft Beer.  $1.75 for 22 oz. Draft Beer.  VFW 9507 is located at 630 E. 11 Mile Road in Madison Heights 48071.  Phone (248) 543-2557.
  1. May 2nd, 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.  VFW 1370 is located at 791 Mae Court in Pontiac 48340.  Phone (248) 858-9501.
  1. May 2nd, 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.
14.  May 2nd, Friday 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. – VFW 1146 St. Clair Shores – "KARAOKE IN THE CLUBROOM".  No Cover Charge!  Bruce Post 1146 is located at 28404 Jefferson (N. or 11 Mile Road) in St. Clair Shores.
15.  May 3rd, Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – VFW 9507 Madison Heights – "MEXICAN FIESTA DINNER for $8".  VFW 9507 Madison Heights is located at 630 E. 11 Mile Road in Madison Heights 48071.
16.  May 3rd, Saturday 6:00 p.m. – "BOWLING FUNDRAISER" -  All proceeds will go to VFW Post 2052 Romeo.  $20 per player due by April 25th.  $25 at the door.  Includes Pizza, Shoe Rental, and (3) hours of Bowling.  Prizes & Raffles.  Check in Starts at 6:00 p.m.  Game will start at 7:00 p.m.  Let's Show Support to our Soldiers.  Sponsored by Local 400 Veterans Committee.  Summit Bowling Alley is located at 66600 Van Dyke Road in Romeo.  For more information contact:  Erin Colon @ 586-634-3649 or Shalanda Woods @ (810) 650-8115 or Jimmy Caygill @ 586-731-6270 or Romeo VFW Liason @ 586-531-4488.
17.  May 4th, Sunday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – VFW 1370 Pontiac – "2nd ANNUAL BOOT CAMP BURRITO EATING CONTEST".  Burrito Challenge is a 3 lb Steak, Rice, Beans, Pico and "Ghost" Chili.  "Free if you eat within 45 minutes and $12 if you don't".  $5 donation for a plate or sign up with Teresa to bring a dish.  50/50 Raffle and other items.  Doors open at 12 Noon.  Food starts at 3:00 p.m.  Come and enjoy an early Cinco de Mayo at the VFW Post 1370 located at 800 Cesar Chavez Ave. in Pontiac 48341.  Phone (248) 858-9501.
  1. May 4th, 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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