Thursday, March 24, 2016

SAVE THE DATE: Military Appreciation Day @ Spartan Baseball


 


#Vetera Events & Announcements 3/24 to 4/7

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' 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!
HAPPY EASTER!
"Helping OIF/OEF Vets" There is now a Military Heroes Emergency Financial assistance program for theses vets. For complete info see their website.
"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 (Updated website)" 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 to volunteer or participate!
"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, March 24, 2016" Patriot Hockey has teamed up with the Detroit Red Wings to offer discount Red Wing tickets (tonight's game is against the Montreal Canadians) 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 online at www.detroitredwings.com/PatriotsHockey, and use promo code PATRIOTS.
"Friday, March 25, 2016" The Pontiac VA Vet Center is hosting a Women's Vet Health Fair from 10AM till 2PM at their office, 44200 Woodward, Ste 108, Pontiac. All women vets & their families are invited to attend. A number of vet orgs will be there to assist with related veteran matters. For more info see flyer.
"Saturday, March 26, 2016" University of Detroit-Mercy Men's Lacrosse team is offering to all current military & veterans to their Veterans Game at Titan Field, 4001 W McNicholds, Detroit, at 1PM as they play the US Air Force Falcons. Parking is also free. The first 1,000 fans will receive free Military Appreciation T-Shirts. Other events include in game military appreciation recognitions, special crowd giveaways, concession stands, and the Titans Gift Shop. For more info call 313-434-5787.
"Saturday, March 26, 2016" DAV Chapter 129, 47326 Dequindre Rd, Shelby Twp, is hosting a Chili Cook-Off from 6:30PM till 9. This year the competition will be between the DAV, VFW, & American Legion. See flyer for more info.
"Monday, March 28, 2016" The American Indian Veterans of Michigan, 26641 Lawrence, Center Line, is hosting their annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, starting at 2PM. Mostaccioli, Salad, & Garlic Bread is free to all vets & their families. For more info call Chris at 248-210-6153 or see flyer.
"Tuesday, March 29, 2016" Patriot Hockey has teamed up with the Detroit Red Wings to offer discount Red Wing tickets (tonight's game is against the Buffalo Sabres) 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 online at www.detroitredwings.com/PatriotsHockey, and use promo code PATRIOTS.
"Friday, April 1, 2016 (NEW)" Oakland Community College is hosting a Live Swing Orchestra to help raise funds for Wounded Veterans of Michigan at their Great Lakes campus, Student Center Arena, 7350 Cooley Lake Rd, Waterford, from 7 to 9PM. Vets get in free, others are $10. For more info on dancing the night away call 248-942-3243 or see flyer.
"Friday, April 1, 2016" Patriot Hockey has teamed up with the Detroit Red Wings to offer discount Red Wing tickets (tonight's game is against the Minnesota Wild) 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 online at www.detroitredwings.com/PatriotsHockey, and use promo code PATRIOTS.
"Saturday, April 2, 2016" The Great Lakes National Cemetery will hold a Commemorative Service honoring Vietnam Era Vets (1959 - 1975) at the cemetery, starting at 11AM. The cemetery is located at 4200 Belford Rd, Holly. For complete information on this event call 248-328-0386 or see flyer.
"Sunday, April 3, 2016" The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society is offering another in their lecture series about WWII, this time on "Japanese Balloon Bombs Over Michigan." with a 2PM starting time. Admission by donation. The Society is located at 16600 Stephens, Eastpointe. For more info see flyer.
"Monday, April 4, 2016" The Southfield Public Library, in an effort to assist The Southfield Veterans Commission in raising funds to assist local vets, will host its 9th annual Spell Bowl. This is not a spelling bee but a team effort to see which team will get the most points. Each team is given a complete list of the words that will be used in advance. Cost is $40 per team of 5/7 members. Will be held at the library, 26300 Evergreen, Southfield, starting at 7PM. For complete info and forms see flyer.
"Wednesday, April 6, 2016 (NEW)" The Yankee Air Museum, Willow Run Airport, presents another in their free lecture series on WWII and the Willow Run Bomber plant. Today the speaker will be Dennis Norton will talk about the building of the plant at 7PM in the General Purpose Room. See flyer for more info.
And from our VFW friends:
  1. March 25th, Good Friday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  – Bruce Post 1146 St. Clair Shore – "FRIDAY FISH FRY DINNERS".  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. March 25th, Good 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. March 25th, Good Friday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Menge VFW Post 6756 Center Line – "FRIDAY FISH FRY".  "OPEN TO THE PUBLIC", so invite your Family & Friends.  Post 6756 is located at 25500 Sherwood Avenue in Warren 48091.
7.      March 25th, Good 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.
March 25th, 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 Ma
--   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

Thursday, March 10, 2016

#Veteran Events & Announcements 3/10 to 3/24

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14+ days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 7 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!
"Buddy-2-Buddy March Job Fairs" As stated in the past, B2B simply compiles this list, they are not hosting any. Here is the March 2016 listing!
"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 (Updated website)" 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 to volunteer or participate!
"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, March 10, 2016" University of Detroit - Mercy Law School is hosting a Free Legal Aid Clinic covering the Social Security Disability. This will be held at Sts Peter & Paul Jesuit Church Sanctuary, 438 St Antonie, Detroit, from 9 till 11AM. You must call in advance for a reservation to 313-596-0258. See flyer for more details.
"Thursday, March 10, 2016" Patriot Hockey has teamed up with the Detroit Red Wings to offer discount Red Wing tickets (tonight's game is against the Winnipeg Jets) 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, March 12, 2016" Vets Returning Home is hosting its 2nd annual dinner fund-raiser at the Royalty House, 8201 E 13 Mile, Warren, from 6 till 9PM. Tickets are $35 or $45 at the door with all proceeds helping homeless vets. Entertainment by Alibi 5 & Joey Vee. For tickets and more info call 586-216-8510 or seeflyer.
"Sunday, March 13, 2016" Operation Yellow Ribbon & DAV Chapter 129 is hosting Charity Euchre every second Sunday to raise money to asssit recent veterans at DAV 19, 47326 Dequindre Rd, Shelby Twp, from 4 till 6PM. Donation is $7. Snacks will be available. For more info call 248-977-7900 or see flyer.
"Tuesday, March 15, 2016" Oak Park VFW Aux #1407 is having a Firekeepers Casino Fund-raiser to the casino our west. Will leave Oak Park at 9AM and return at 7PM. Cost is $40 per person. For complete details see flyer.
"Thursday, March 17, 2016" Dearborn Legion post 364 is hosting a St Patrick Day Corn Beef & Cabbage dinner, noon till sold out. Cost is $10 per person to eat in. Located at 3001 S Telegraph, Dearborn. See flyer for more details.
"Thursday, March 24, 2016" Patriot Hockey has teamed up with the Detroit Red Wings to offer discount Red Wing tickets (tonight's game is against the Montreal Canadians) 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 online at www.detroitredwings.com/PatriotsHockey, and use promo code PATRIOTS.
"Friday, March 25, 2016 (NEW DATE)" The Pontiac VA Vet Center is hosting a Women's Vet Health Fair from 10AM till 2PM at their office, 44200 Woodward, Ste 108, Pontiac. All women vets & their families are invited to attend. A number of vet orgs will be there to assist with related veteran matters. For more info see flyer.
And from the VFW:
  1. March 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. March 11th, Friday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  – Bruce Post 1146 St. Clair Shore – "FRIDAY FISH FRY DINNERS".  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. March 11th, Friday 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – VFW Post 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. March 11th, Friday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Menge VFW Post 6756 Center Line – "FRIDAY FISH FRY".  "OPEN TO THE PUBLIC", so invite your Family & Friends.  Post 6756 is located at 25500 Sherwood Avenue in Warren 48091.
  1. March 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. March 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