Veteran Events & Announcements 10/23 to 10/30

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area.  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:

You can also find many other veteran events on the State of MI Veterans website & Detroit Public Televisions' new Veterans website:


"Attention Women Vets" The State of Michigan, Department of Military & Veterans Affairs & Michigan Women's Commission, are trying to get a handle on the needs of the approx 50,000 women veterans in the state. Please take a moment to take their survey so they can better serve you. More information about this program can be found in their press release.

"Saturday, November 8, 2014 (SAVE THE DATE)" The annual Detroit Veterans Day Parade will march down Woodward! To join the parade, sponsor, or just more information, see their website or the new flyer.


"Friday, October 24, 2014 (NEW)" Shelby Twp VFW Post 4659 is hosting a Dinner & Comedy Night live at the post, 8311 Wilson Dr, Shelby Twp, starting with an all you can eat spaghetti Dinner at 5, comedy show starting at 7:30. Cost is $10 at the door. For a complete listing of who will be there and more information on this event see attached flyer.

"Saturday, October 25, 2014" The MI State Council of Epsilon Sigma Alpha is holding its annual Hope for Heroes Halloween Party at the Howell American Legion Post 141, 3265 W Grand River, Howell, from 11AM till 2PM. All military families are free and they are asking for a $1 donation to help the Wounded Warrior Project. For complete info see attached flyer.

"Sunday, October 26, 2014" Dearborn American Legion Post 364 is hosting a Commander's Breakfast starting at 9:30AM. Come have breakfast and watch the Lions vs Atlanta game from London. All donations to help homeless vets. The post is located at 3001 S Telegraph, Dearborn. See flyer for more information.

"Sunday, October 26, 2014" The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society will present "Flying the A-10 in the 91 Gulf War" starting at 2PM. Admission by donation at the museum, 16600 Stephens, Eastpointe. See flyer for complete information.

"Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (UPDATED)" VetBizCentral is hosting the 9th annual veterans conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5700 E 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, from 9AM to 4PM. Meet execs from numerous companies around Michigan to learn how veteran own businesses are doing and how you can improve yours. Tickets are $35 if ordered before 10/1. See the new flyer for complete information.

"Saturday, November 1, 2014" The US Chamber of Commerce & MI Dept of Military & Veteran Affairs are hosting a Hiring Our Heroes job fair, from 11AM till 3PM, at the Macomb County VerKuilen Bldg, 21885 Dunham Rd, Clinton Twp. See flyer for links to register as a vendor or as a job seeker.

"Saturday, November 1, 2014" The Volunteers of America & Association of Women Veterans are holding a Women Veterans Stand Down at the Dearborn VFW Post 78, 25620 Van Born Rd. Dearborn, from 10AM to 2PM. You can register in advance for this event at their website.

"Saturday, November 1, 2014 (NEW)" The SE Michigan Stand Down group and the Calvary Reformed Church, are hosting a fund raiser to support the stand downs held each year in Detroit. Music will be provided fir this event at 14151 Trenton Rd, Southgate, starting at 6PM. For complete information see attached flyer.

And from our friends at the VFW:
  1. October 23rd, Thursday 6:15 p.m. – VFW 4156 White Lake – "BINGO".  VFW 4156 is located at 321 Union Lake Road in White Lake 48386.  Phone 248-698-8302.
  1. October 23rd, 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.
5.      October 24th, Friday 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – VFW 1669 Royal Oak – "BURGER & FRIES for $5.50".  Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Tell your Family & Friends.  Post 1669 is located at 214 E. 4th Street in Downtown Royal Oak, just 2 blocks East of Main Street.  Phone (248) 541-9846.
  1. October 24th, 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. October 24th, Friday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – VFW 2645 Southfield.  "FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY".  COD Fish Dinner for $8, CATFISH or PERCH Dinner for $7.50, CHICKEN FINGER Dinner for $7.50, JUMBO SHRIMP Dinner for $9, WING DINGS & FRIES for $7, COMBO Dinners for $9.50, SANDWICHES for $5 and POUND CAKE per slice at $1.50.  Sides include French-Fries, Cole Slaw, Spaghetti, and Macaroni & Cheese.  Extra Sides $1.50.  Extra Fish $2.50.  Beverage is available.  Dine In or Take Out.  Call Ahead for Quicker Service at (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. October 24th, 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 is located at 791 Mae Court in Pontiac 48340.  Phone (248) 858-9501.
  1. October 25th, Saturday – VFW 9914 Highland – "OKTOBERFEST & HALLOWEEN PARTY with DJ, Karaoke, 50/50 Raffles, German Food and Beer for $8 per person.  .  Post 9914 is located at 3200 North Duck Lake Road in Highland 48356.  Phone (248) 887-9914.
  1. October 26th, Sunday 6:15 p.m. – VFW 4156 White Lake – "BINGO".  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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