#Veteran Events & Announcements 2/18 to 3/5

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14+ days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 5 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!
"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" 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.
"Saturday, February 27, 2016" Last Day Dog Rescue is hosting a public adoption event & fund raiser with no fees for veterans at the Wayne Ford Civic League, 1661 N Wayne Rd, Westland, from 10 AM till 3PM. All donations will help this program that supplies dogs for service men/women with special needs. As a note, this event is not part of the Pets 4 Vets group. That group can be found at this website!For more info call 734-765-8671 or see flyer.
"Tuesday, March 1, 2016 (NEW)" Donut Dolly (<s Joann Puffer Kotcher) is having a book signing at the Lapeer Rotary Club, 425 County Center St, Lepeer, starting at Noon. Her book about her time in Vietnam is now in its second printing. For more info & reservations contact Mary at 810-272-7202.
"Friday, March 4, 2016 (NEW)" USA Hockey Arena, along with the Ann Arbor VA Hospital, are inviting all veterans to a free "Welcome HomeCelebration" Hockey Game at the USA Hockey Arena, 14900 N Beck Rd, Plymouth, starting at 5PM. Each vet can receive 5 tickets. For more info and to RSVP call Migon at 734-845-3429 or see flyer. This is all part of a Veterans Appreciation Week hosted by the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor. Besides the hockey game there are other events so see this flyer for those.
"Saturday, March 5, 2016" The Detroit VA John Dingell Hospital is hosting a Veterans Job Fair, along with Hiring Our Heroes of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, at the hospital, 4646 John R, Detroit, from 10:30AM till 1:30PM, with a employment workshop at 8:30AM. It is requested that you register in advance. For more info call 202-617-6806 or see flyer.
And from the VFW:
  1. February 19th, 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 19th, 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.
4.      February 19th, Friday 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Schafer-Rachelle Post 6782 Eastpointe - "FISH FRY".  Menu also includes Fish, Shrimp, Mac "N" Cheese or "ALL YOU CAN EAT SMELT" dinners.  This is "OPEN TO THE PUBLIC", so invite your Family & Friends.  Post 6782 is located at 17645 E. Nine Mile Road in Eastpointe 48021.  Phone (586) 777-4040.
  1. February 19th, 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.
February 22nd, 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 i
--   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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