Veteran Events & Announcements 8/14 to 8/21

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:


"Golf, Golf, & more Golf" It's that time of year when everyone is hosting a golf outing. Removed 2 old ones and just added 1! To help you duffers pick the ones you like I am listing them here. Date, group hosting & where the golf takes place:

  • "Saturday, August 16, 2014" Garden City AM Legion in Dearborn Hgts. Flyer
  • "Sunday, August 17, 2014" MI Women Marine Association at Selfridge. Flyer
  • "Monday, August 18, 2014" Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund in South Lyon. Flyer.
  • "Monday, August 18, 2014 " Pontiac Vet Center in White Lake. Flyer.
  • "Friday, August 22, 2014 " Veterans Assistance Team in Midland. Flyer.
  • "Thursday, September 11, 2014" Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund in South Lyon. Flyer.
  • "Saturday, September 13, 2014 " MI DAV in Casco Twp. Flyer.
  • "Sunday, September 14, 2014 " Macomb Homeless Coalition in Macomb. Flyer.
  • "Saturday, September 20, 2014 " Pontiac VFW in Oakland Charter Twp. Flyer.
  • "Saturday, September 27, 2014 (NEW)" Women Supporting Women Veterans in Hartland. Flyer.

"Shrine Circus" An invitation has been extended to veterans and their family members to attend the Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair Charity Preview, which will take place at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48374 on: Thursday, August 28, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ( IMPORTANT To attend this exclusive event, please send the names of the veteran(s), along with the names of their immediate family members by August 18, 2014 to Shelby Collins, Military identification will be required for the veteran(s) and/or military member(s) at the Preview. For more information on the Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair, please visit

"Royal Oak Arts, Beats, & Eats" The Arts, Beats, & Eats event takes place over the Labor Day weekend in Royal Oak. Oakland County Parks is offering 4 free tickets to veterans for any day of the event. You must register to get your tickets & they only have 1400 free, so hurry. Go online or call 248-541-7550.


"Saturday, August 16, 2014" Garden City American Legion Post 396 is hosting their 2nd annual golf outing at the Warren Valley Golf Course, Dearborn Hgts, with a 8AM shotgun start. Some proceeds to support Stiggy's Dogs for veterans. Cost is $95 per person which includes breakfast, lunch, & dinner. For more info call Brian at 7347-673-6601 or see attached flyer.

"Sunday, August 17, 2014" The Women Marines Association, Motor City Chapter MI-2, is holding their 7th annual Fallen Warrior Women Marine Scholarship Golf Outing at Selfridge ANGB, with a Noon registration and a 1PM shotgun start. A buffet dinner will start at 5PM. There are strict rules to enter the base, so all rules and to register to golf see attached information.

"Monday, August 18, 2014" The Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund is holding the 20th annual golf outing at Walnut Creek Country Club, 25501 Johns Rd, S Lyon. For more information call Lynn at 734-929-4765 or see attached flyer.

"Monday, August 18, 2014" The Pontiac Vet Center is hosting its 1st Annual Golf Outing at the White Lakes Oaks Golf Course, White Lake, 991 N. Williams Lake Rd, White Lake, with a 10 AM registration, 11:30 AM start. This event is the 1st veteran Appreciation event sponsored by the Pontiac Vet Center. Cost is $15 for 9 holes and $25 for 18 holes per person and includes golf cart. See attached for more details and to register. See flyer for more information..

"Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (NEW)" The Detroit VA Benefits Admisistration Regional Office is hosting a Veteran Benefit seminar in the basement of the Detroit Federal Bldg, 477 Michigan, Detroit, from 10AM to 2PM. Allow yourself time to get thru security. For more info see flyer.

"Thursday, August 21, 2014 (NEW)" Legal Aid & Defender Association of Detroit is hosting a free expungement seminar from 11AM till 1PM at the Walter White Community Resource Center, 550 Eaton, River Rouge. Is your crimal record keeping you from getting a job or other opportunities? Seats are limited so call 734-785-7705 ext 5118 to register. See flyer for more info.

"Thursday, August 21, 2014" Team River Runner is hosting a wounded veteran fishing event at Tourist Park in Marquette, from 6 to 8PM. Learn how to fish with free instructions & equipment. Contact Sarah at 906-228-5744 for more information or see flyer.

And from our VFW friends:
  1. August 14th, 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. August 14th, 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. August 14th, Thursday 6:15 p.m. – VFW 4156 White Lake – "BINGO".  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! VFW 4156 is located at 321 Union Lake Road in White Lake 48386.  Phone 248-698-8302.
  1. August 15th, Friday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Bruce Post 1146 St. Clair Shores – "CRUISING at the BRUCE".  Food & Beverage available.  Post 1146 is located at 28404 Jefferson (N. of 11 Mile Road) in St. Clair Shores. 
  1. August 15th, 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. August 15th, 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. August 15th, 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, VFW 1370 1st Annual Boot camp Burrito Challenge."  VFW 1370 is located at 791 Mae Court in Pontiac 48340.  Phone (248) 858-9501.
11.  August 15th, 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. of 11 Mile Road) in St. Clair Shores.
  1. August 15th, 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.
  1. August 17th, Sunday 6:15 p.m. – VFW 4156 White Lake – "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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