#Veteran Events & Announcements 2/26 to 3/5

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area.  Things are picking up since this event listing which has 6 new items.  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 & information for Veterans 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!

"Free Tickets for Vets" WHO WE ARE - Veteran Tickets Foundation AKA Vet Tix (CFC# 44909) is a nationally recognized 501c3 Veterans Support Organization whose mission is to "give something to those who gave." Vet Tix teams up with major sports teams, leagues, promoters, organizations, companies, venues and everyday event ticket holders to provide free (and discounted) tickets to the more than 26 million active Military, Veterans and their families. MEMBERSHIP IS FREE AND THERE ARE NO OBLIGATIONS ON YOUR PART WHAT WE DO – We support our Active Duty Military, Veterans and their Families with entertainment, lasting memories and reintegration opportunities by providing FREE event tickets to sporting events, concerts and family activities. Vet Tix is proud to have already given out over one million event tickets across all 50 States, plus Washington, DC, to all currently serving Military, Veterans and their families. WHY WE DO THIS – When our Active Military and Veterans go to an event for FREE we want them to feel a collective "Thank You" from all of us to all of them. See our "Saying Thanks" page to read what these tickets mean to our Troops past & present. http://www.vettix.org/feedback.php WHO IS ELIGIBLE AND HOW TO GET VERIFIED - Vet Tix believes that every person who honorably served our great country should be thanked for their service. Visit the sign up link below for full details Currently Serving Military, Honorably Discharged Veterans, PNOC of KIA Use this link to sign up http://www.vettix.org/ref/167415 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Am I only allowed to request 1 (one) ticket? Answer: NO, unless we only have 1 ticket… It's the goal of Veteran Tickets Foundation for you to enjoy the event with your family and friends. Do I have to pay for the tickets? Answer: NO, tickets will always be FREE…All you pay for is the cost of delivery for your tickets. Do I have to wear a uniform? Answer: NO, 99.9% of the time. Only when some organizations are having a "Military recognition" event, we will inform you of this in advance in our event description. We strive to have NO uniforms required. Can my spouse use the service while I'm deployed? Answer: Yes, just give your spouse your account information and you are set. When setting up your account, you can also add other email addresses for event notification. Is your organization listed on the Department of Defense (DoD) websitewww.OurMilitary.mil? Answer: Yes - http://www.ourmilitary.mil/comprehensive-list-of-community-support-groups/

EVENTS!

"Friday, February 27, 2015" Suits for Soldiers is hosting a Detroit Pistons night out at the Palace of Auburn Hills, starting at 6:30PM. Join them in the luxurious Penthouse Club 300 as they play the New York Knicks. Tickets are $65 which includes the Penthouse Club, all you can eat food, pop, beer, etc. Tickets must be purchased in advance at their website.

"Friday, February 27, 2015" American House, 17255 Common Rd, Roseville, is hosting a Mac & Cheese Cook Off as a fund raiser for Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154, from 6 to 8PM. For $45 get all the mac & cheese you can eat. See flyer for more info.

"Saturday, February 28, 2015" The Yankee Air Museum is hosting a series of Fly-Zone Family Days starting February 28 and running through the month of May! Each month, students ages 10-18 (and parents, too!) can come to Yankee Air Museum and enjoy the new Fly Zone attraction! Fly Zone is an aerial challenge course for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Additional Information: ? Sign in at 9:30 a.m. ? Program begins at 10:00 a.m. ? Pre-registration required online ? Two family members allowed as observers ? Students and observers should provide own lunch PLUS on February 28 only, there will be a UAS GIVEAWAY to one lucky winner-- AND each registrant will receive two free General Admission tickets to the 2015 Thunder Over Michigan Air Show on August 29-30! This is a great family event not to be missed--ONLY at the Yankee Air Museum!

"Wednesday, March 4, 2015" The Detroit Red Wings, along with Patriots Hockey, is having special discount tickets to their hockey game, with prices from $30 to $50, at the Joe in downtown Detroit, 7PM. $10 of each ticket sold will be donated to Semper Fi Fund to help veterans in need. Bring your ticket stub back on March 29th for free admission to the Patriots will face off against the Detroit Engineers. To order tickets online vist the Red Wings site (promo code Hockey), call Jamie at 313-471-7138, or see flyer

"Friday, March 6, 2015 (UPDATE)" The SVA Chapter at Lawrence Tech University is hosting their 3rd annual Dinner & Fundraiser. Item moved to April 18!.

"Saturday, March 7, 2015" Fort Dearborn Am Legion Post 384 will host a Chili Cookoff starting at 2PM. Cash bar and lots of other items. Located on Telegraph in Dearborn. See flyer for more info.

"Saturday, March 7, 2015 (UPDATE)" The Navy Operational Support Center Detroit is hosting its Centennial Celebration starting at 1PM at Selfridge, Hangar Bldg 1425. Ceremony includes a parade of colors, guest speaker, etc. This is a free event. See flyer for more info. New guess speaker will by US Senator Gary Peters.

And from our friends at the VFW:
  1. February 26th, 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. February 26th, 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. February 27th, Friday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Bruce VFW Post 1146 St. Clair Shores.  "FRIDAY FISH FRY DINNER and OTHER DINNERS".  Every Friday until April 3, 2015.  Senior & Children's Menu.  Extras and Sides Available.  Carry Outs available.  "OPEN TO THE PUBLIC".  Invite your Family & Friends.  Bruce Post 1146 is located at 28404 Jefferson Avenue in St. Clair Shores.  Just North of 11 Mile Road on the water side.
 
  1. February 27th, Friday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Old Settlers VFW Post 4659 Shelby Twp. – "FISH FRY".  Beer Battered Cod Dinner or Butterfly Shrimp Dinner with choice of French Fries or Homemade Chips, Cole Slaw and Dinner Roll for $8.  VFW 4659 is located at 8311 Wilson Street in Shelby Twp. 48316.  Phone (586) 781-9109.
 
  1. February 27th, Friday 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – VFW 6802 Richmond – "ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY".  NEW LOW PRICE!  Adults are $10.  Children 5-12 $5.  Children 4 and Under Free.  Carry Outs available.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  VFW 6802 is located at 34339 32 Mile Road in Richmond 48062.  Phone (586) 727-1436.
 
  1. February 27th, Friday 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – VFW 7573 New Baltimore – "FISH FRY".  Includes Fish, French Fries, Coleslaw and Dessert for $8.  Carry Outs available.  Post 7573 is located at 35011 23 Mile Road in New Baltimore.  Phone (586) 725-7100.
 
11.  February 27th, 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. February 27th, 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.
--   Tim Wirkus  Volunteer  Southfield Veterans' Commission  southfieldvets@prodigy.net  www.southfieldvets.org

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