#Veteran Events & Announcements 12/10 to 12/24

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are many! Things are slowing down a bit since this event listing which has 5 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:

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

"Freedom Center @ North Terminal Opening!" The Metro Airport North Freedom Center is opening December 17th, at gate D-17, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11AM. The hours of operation, however, will be limited because of a lack of volunteers! We need you! You get free parking at the airport (handy when you go on vacation) and a chance to serve the troops as they pass thru. To volunteer visit the Freedom Center website and go to volunteer.
"Free Legal Services" The Legal Aid & Defender Association, Inc., is hosting numerous (17 to be exact) free legal clinics (prority for vets) in both Oakland & Macomb counties for the next 6 months, all starting at 10AM. See Oakland flyer for those dates & locations. Macomb flyer for their dates & locations. More info at 877-964-4700 in Oakland County, 586-465-1344 in Macomb.
"VA Golden Age Games coming to Detroit" The VA Golden Age Games are coming to Detroit in July 2016. This will be open to all veterans that are enrolled in the VA Health System. To get a sneak peek see early flyer or visit their new website!
"Thursday, December 10, 2015" The Desert Angels are hosting a packing party to collect items to ship to our troops overseas. A listing of items they are looking for is on the flyer. The party today will be held at: Oakland County Sportsman Club, Waterford Rd, Clarkston, from 4 till 6PM
"Friday, December 11, 2015" Starting today and running thru February 24th the Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S 5th St, Ann Arbor, is running an exhibit on The Meditation on War. The grand opening of this exhibition today will be at 6:30PM till 8:30PM. For more info see flyer or visit their official website covering this event.
"Saturday, December 12, 2015 (UPDATE)" This is National Wreaths Across America Day and Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Twp, Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, will be taking part in placing wreaths at all burial sites, starting at 10AM. See flyer for other information about this program or call Charlotte at 586-216-4540.
"Thursday, December 17, 2015 (NEW)" Stagecrafters at the Baldwin Theater, 415 S Lafayette, Royal Oak, is having a "Buy 1 ticket, get 1 Free" to see Mary Poppins, with doors opening at 7PM, for all veterans. You can order online using coupon code PEARLH2015 or by calling 248-541-6430. See flyer for more info.
"Saturday, December 19, 2015 (NEW)" The University of Detroit-Mercy Titans Basketball team is offering a free ticket to vets, plus 1 free guest ticket, at their game against Central Florida. This is Military Appreciation Day! All other tickets are 1/2 off. Game is at Callahan Hall, 4001 W McNichols (at Livernois) starting at 1PM. To get your free tickets visit the box office, their website, or call 313-993-1700.
"Saturday, December 19, 2015 (NEW)" Vets Returning Home, a shelter for veterans, is having a $10K challenge to raise funds at PB's Sports Grille, 24301 Harper, St Clair Shores, from 3 till 7PM. A $5 donation is suggested at the door, but optional. There are matching funds that they can earn. For more info see flyer.
And from our friends at the VFW:
  1. December 10th, 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. December 11th, 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. December 12th, Saturday 10:30 a.m. – "WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA" at Resurrection Cemetery.  Meet 10:30 a.m. at Fern Hill Country Club located at 17600 Clinton Road in Clinton Township.  Lay Wreaths at 12 Noon at Resurrection Cemetery.   
  1. December 14th, Monday 6:15 p.m. – Bruce Post 1146 St. Clair Shores – "MONDAY BINGO".  Doors Open at 5:00 p.m.  Bingo starts at 6:15 p.m.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Sponsored by Dad Club #193.  BRUCE POST 1146 is located at 28404 Jefferson Avenue in St. Clair Shores.  Just North of 11 Mile Road.
--   Tim Wirkus  USAF 66-70  VFW 2645  Life Member  VVA 154 Life Member  DAV 19 Life Member  AM Legion 328 Member  Sfd Vet Commission Member


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