#Veteran Events & Announcements 2/11 to 2/25

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 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!
"Purse Drive for the Women of Haven" American Legion Aux, 18th District, is collecting purses, wallets, etc., for the women that are housed at Haven in Oakland County. Haven takes care of battered/abused/homeless women. They are also collecting toiletry items. For more info call Sandra at 313-506-1550 or see flyer.
"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!
"Buddy-2-Buddy February Job Fairs" Once again this list is not B2B fairs, they simply gather the information to send to everyone.
"Vietnam Veterans 50th Anniversary Video" The Vietnam 50 Anniversary Commission has released a video about Vietnam and those that served. This video can be seen here.
EVENTS!
"Thursday, February 11, 2016 " The Desert Angels are hosting another in their series of packing parties to ship packages to troops overseas. This event will be at Oakland County Sportsman Club, 4770 Waterford Rd, Clarkston, from 4 till 6PM.. See their website for items needed.
"Saturday, February 13, 2016" Holly Legion Post 149 is hosting a Valentine's Concert Dance at the Karl Richer Community Center, 300 E St, Holly, from 7 till 9PM with the Jump Street Swing Band. Cost is $15 or $25 per couple. For more info call Ray at 248-882-1406 or see flyer.
"Sunday, February 14, 2016" Patriot Hockey has teamed up with the Detroit Red Wings to offer discount Red Wing tickets (tonight's game is against the Boston Bruins) with $10 of every ticket sold helping out the Fallen & Wounded Solider Fund, a local group in the Detroit area. There are 7 different games thru April that you can get this discount. All games at the Joe starting at 7:30. For more info call Jamie at 313-471-7138, see the attached flyer, of go on-line at www.detroitredwings.com/PatriotsHockey, and use promo code PATRIOTS.
"Saturday, February 20, 2016" Camp Liberty's Renaissance theme Crusader Gala held at Laurel Manor, Livonia, MI, Saturday, February 20th, 2016, from 5 to 8PM. Camp Liberty an All-Volunteer, 501-c-3 program helps our injured and disabled Veterans. Veteran/Service Member guests receive a free $25 raffle ticket packet; Early Bird registrants are entered for a his or her $600 Glock Pistol package. Register at www.camp-liberty.org or call Rick Briggs at (810) 908-1901.
"Saturday, February 20, 2016" Boat4Vets is hosting a Thank You Vet bowling night at Colony Bowl, 4962 Pointe Tremble Rd, Algonac, from 6 till 9PM. $25 includes bowling, door prize tickets, mystery games, rental shoes, & ball. For more info call 586-716-9254 or see flyer.
"Saturday, February 20, 2016 (NEW)" American Legion Troy Post 14 is hosting a spaghetti dinner at their post, 1340 W Maple, Troy, from 5 till 9PM. Cost is $7 for dinner and includes Karaoke at 8PM by J S Entertainment. For more info call 248-362-2077 or see flyer.
"Sunday, February 21, 2016" The Montford Point Marine Detachment #158 is hosting their annual dinner celebrating the history of African Americans Service in the US Marine Corps. Dinner will take place at the Northwest Activity Center, 18000 Myers, Detroit, from 6 to 11PM. Cost is $45. For tickets or more info call Al at 313-300-6489 or see flyer.
"Tuesday, February 23, 2016" Patriot Hockey has teamed up with the Detroit Red Wings to offer discount Red Wing tickets (tonight's game is against the Columbus Blue Jackets) with $10 of every ticket sold helping out the Fallen & Wounded Solider Fund, a local group in the Detroit area. There are 7 different games thru April that you can get this discount. All games at the Joe starting at 7:30. For more info call Jamie at 313-471-7138, see the attached flyer, of go on-line at www.detroitredwings.com/PatriotsHockey, and use promo code PATRIOTS.
And from our VFW friends:
  1. February 11th, 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 12th, Friday 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  – Bruce Post 1146 St. Clair Shore – "FRIDAY FISH FRY DINNERS".  See attachment for "complete" Menu & Prices.  Bruce Post 1146 is located at 28404 E. Jefferson Avenue in St. Clair Shores.  Just North of 11 Mile Road on the Water Side of Jefferson.
  1. February 12th, Friday 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – VFW 1407 Madison Heights – "FRIDAY FISH FRY".  Beer Batter Fish & Fixings for $7.50.  This is "OPEN TO THE PUBLIC", so invite your Family & Friends.  Post 1407 is located at 630 E. 11 Mile Road in Madison Heights 48071.
  1. February 12th, 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. February 15th, 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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