#Veterans Events & Announcements 12/17 to 1/6

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14+ days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are just a few! Things are slowing down a bit since this event listing which has 4 new items! You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events at  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

http://www.hostmtb.org/RADs_and_Other_Retiree-Veterans_Events.html#MI
ANNOUNCEMENTS!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
"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 (priority 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!
EVENTS!
"Thursday, December 17, 2015" Stagecrafters at the Baldwin Theatre, 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" 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" 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.
"Thursday, December 31, 2015" Southfield VFW Post 2645 is hosting a New Year's Eve party at the post, 24222 W 9 Mile, Southfield, starting at 8:30PM, with dinner at 9:30 followed by dancing, etc. Cost is $30 per person, $50 per couple, and includes Swiss steak or chicken breast, potatoes, carrots, etc. RSVP by phone at 248-971-5844. For complete menu and events scheduled see flyer.
"Thursday, December 31, 2015 (NEW)" DAV Chapter 129, located at 47326 Dequindre, Shelby Twp, is hosting a New Year's Eve Charity Ball to benefit Operation Yellow Ribbon. Dinner packages range from $65 to $90 per person which includes drink tickets. Theme will be Big Band Era Swing. For more info call Peggy at 248-425-2722 or see flyer..
"Wednesday, January 6, 2016 (NEW)" The Yankee Air Museum, located at the Willow Run Airport, is hosting another in their free lecture series, in the General Purpose Room starting at 7PM, Today's presentation will be a history of Willow Run Airport by Bruce Haviland who worked for Delta at the airport.

And from our VFW Friends:


  1. December 17th, 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.      December 18th, 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.mOPEN 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. December 18th, 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.
7.      December 19th, Saturday 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 Midnight. – VFW 1669 Royal Oak – "KARAOKE IN THE CLUBROOM".  No Cover Charge!  Post 1669 is located at 214 E. Fourth Street in Downtown Royal Oak.  Just 2 blocks East of Downtown Main Street.
  1. December 21st, 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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