#Veteren Events & Announcements 12/22 to 1/31

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there is 1 new item. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events at  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html 

If your group has an event benefiting veterans, or you hear of an event, please share with me so I can share with the veteran community.  I would rather get an event 3 times than not at all!  Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website, Detroit Public Televisions' Veterans website, and a few others:
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
https://sites.google.com/site/miveteranevents/home/military-events

ANNOUNCEMENTS!

"Marine Corps Toys For Tots (Update)" It's getting close to that time of year. To donate toys, find drop locations, or give good old fashion cash, visit their official website for Oakland County, Wayne County, or Macomb County. ALSO speaking of Marines, the Michigan Women Marines are collecting clothing items for women veterans in need around the area and in local VA hospitals. For a complete listing of items needed and where they can be dropped off see flyer.

"Special Thanks to ABC Warehouse!" As many of you know I volunteer at the Metro Airport Freedom Center, something like a USO. We currently have served over 325,000 troops, dependents, and veterans. Recently our fridge died and it was the great folks at ABC Warehouse that stepped forward and supplied the center, free of charge, a nice new fridge! Just wanted to acknowledge their generosity.

EVENTS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

"Tuesday, January 3, 2017" Southfield Human Services will be hosting the first Tuesday of each month Training & Treatment Innovations, Inc., to provide supportive services to veterans that are homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless. This take place at Southfield City Hall, 26000 Evergreen, Southfield, from 1 till 3PM. This is open to all vets in Oakland, Macomb, Jackson, Saginaw, Lapeer, & Genesee Counties. For more info call 248-796-4540 or seeflyer.

"Saturday, January 7, 2017" Michigan Warriors Hockey Program will play the Detroit Police Department hockey team at the Fraser Hockey Land, 34400 Utica Rd, Fraser, with doors opening at 4PM. All proceeds from this game will go to the families of the recent 3 Detroit Police Officers that have died in the line of duty. For more info visit their website or see attached flyer.

"Saturday, January 14, 2017" The Yankee Air Museum is hosting its annual Gala fundraiser at the museum, 2068 E St, Belleville (Willow Run Airport), with doors opening at 5:30PM, dinner at 6:30. After dinner there will be an afterglow party presented by Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle featuring Dwayne L Gill, Marine, former Cop, and a terrific comic! Tickets start at $250 per person. For more info and tickets visit the official website.

"Sunday, January 15, 2017" The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society (www.mimths.org) is hosting another in their lecture series, this time about the Korean War. Takes place at the museum, Stevens Dr, Eastpointe, starting at 2PM. Admission by donation. The guess speaker will be Professor Bruce Zellers.

"Wednesday, January 18, 2017" The Macomb Community College Veterinary Program will be providing a long list of free services to veterans' dogs & cats, from 11AM till 3PM. For a complete list of free services see flyer. This is by reservation only at 586-286-2096 or email to francisL@macomb.edu.

"Friday, January 27, 2017" The Student Veterans of America (SVA), U of M Ann Arbor Campus, is hosting their 8th annual Benefit Dinner at the Rogel Ballroom in the Michigan Union, 530 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM . All proceeds will benefit the Washtenaw County Vet Treatment Court & Region 9 VCAT. For more info see flyer. To get tickets click here.

"Friday, January 27, 2017 (NEW)" There will be a Macomb County Community Veteran focused hiring event from 9AM till 1PM at Macomb Intermediate School District, 44001 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp. Open to the public, no registration required in advance. See flyer for more info.

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--   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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