Veteran Events & Announcements 10/30 to 11/6

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area.  I have also attached my latest event listing which has 5 new items on it.  You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events.  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html  

You can get a monthly view of events by going to:
http://www.michiganveteranresources.com/Events.aspx

You can also find many other veteran events on the State of MI Veterans website & Detroit Public Televisions' new Veterans website:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events/

ANNOUNCEMENTS!

"Attention Women Vets" The State of Michigan, Deptartment of Military & Veterans Affairs & Michigan Women's Commission, are trying to get a handle on the needs of the approx 50,000 women veterns 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.

EVENTS!

"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" 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.

"Saturday, November 1, 2014 (NEW)" The Pixley Funeral Home group is collecting sweaters for veterans at the VA Hospital and Veteran Homes. They can be brought in from 9AM till 5PM at: 322 W University, Rochester; 3530 Auburn Rd, Auburn Hills; and, 2904 Orchard Lake Rd, Keego Harbor. See flyer for more info.

"Friday, November 7, 2014" Neighborhood Legal Services of Michigan and the Detroit Dingell VA Hospital are holding a free veteran legal clinic on child support, expungements, tickets, etc., in the hospital, 4646 John R, Detroit, room B1290, from 9AM till Noon. Limited to 15 veterans so reserve your seat by calling 313-576-1000, ext 65537. See flyer for more infomation.

"Friday & Saturday, November 7 & 8, 2014 (UPDATED)" The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency will be hosting their 2014 Veterans Expo, part of the No Wrong Door Campaign, at Cobo Hall in Detroit. For more information and to register as a vendor see attached form.

"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.

"Saturday, November 8, 2014 (SAVE THE DATE)" The Yankee Air Museum annual gala, at Willow Run, from 5:30 to 10PM, with guest speaker Joanna Doolittle, granddaughter of Gen Doolittle. Please refer to their web site to purchase tickets. Also of note . . . vegetarian meals are available upon request by calling the office.

"Saturday, November 8, 2014 (NEW)" The Michigan Warriors Hockey Program is playing a game against a local men's team, and we would like to try and get as many people possible in the stands for our boys! The game is Saturday, November 8th at 6:45-8:05pm . Location is the John Lindell Ice Arena, 1403 Lexington Blvd. Royal Oak, MI 48073. Call President Josh Krajewski 313-461-3211 with any questions. No charge, however we do take in person donations, or through our fundraising website https://www.crowdrise.com/michiganwarriorhockey/fundraiser/jamestighe 100% of donations go to the program, no site fees.

"Sunday, November 9, 2014" The Detroit Pistons Basketball team is having their first Hoops for Troops day, honoring all veterans at the Palace. There will be special recognition, veteran of the year award, etc. The game is at 6PM with special pricing for veterans. For complete information and ticket order form see attached flyer.

"Sunday, November 9, 2014 (UPDATE)" The Student Veterans of America at the U of M Ann Arbor will be participating in a Wheelchair Basketball game to support paralyzed veterans. This event will be at the Crisler Center starting at 6:30PM before the regular U of M Basketball game. If you would like to participate contact Ben at the U of M or see attached flyer.

"Monday, November 10, 2014" The Detroit VA Healthcare System is hosting a Veterans Service Organization Open House from 9am-2pm in the Multi-purpose Room at the hospital. The Open House will provide Veterans an opportunity to connect with organizations who provide services to Veterans and their families. We also invite you to attend our Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony scheduled for 11am that morning in our medical center Atrium. Please reply with confirmation and your needs for space (i.e. tables and chairs) to Bill via email. The hospital is located at 4646 John R in Detroit.

"Tuesday, November 11, 2014" Stahl's Automobile Museum is opening its doors all day free to veterans and their families, from 10AM till 6PM. See over 100 vintage vehicles, enjoy music, see other historical items. The museum is located at 56516 North Bay Road, Chesterfield. See flyer for more information.

"Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (NEW)" The Royal Oak Memorial Society is hosting a Veteran's Day celebration stating at 11AM, 11 Mile Road & Troy between City Hall and the Library. For more information see flyer.

"Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (NEW)" Concordia University, 4090 Geddes Rd, Ann Arbor, is having a Veteran's Day celebration stating at 9AM. For more information see flyer.

"Thursday, November 13, 2014" Women Supporting Women in the Military and our Veterans is hosting a hat & scarf auction along with a fine dinner at the Howell Elk's Club, 2830 E Grand River, Howell, from 5:30 to 9PM. Cost is $10 for vets, $20 for non-vets. For complete info and to order tickets see flyer.

--   Tim Wirkus  Volunteer  Southfield Veterans' Commission  southfieldvets@prodigy.net  www.southfieldvets.org

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