#Veteran Events & Announcements 2/23 to 3/14

Listed below are the events I have for the next 30 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 12 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 
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
ANNOUNCEMENTS!
"Low Cost Piston Tickets" The IAVA is offering to vets discount tickets to a number of Piston games at the Palace. Cost is $20 each to the following games. Click on the game you would like to attend to order.
"Veterans & Social Security" This info might help some vets get an increase in your monthly SSA check. This only applies to veterans that served between 1957 & 1968 and who retired before 2002. Since the SSA uses the last 35 years of employment to determine how much your benefit will be, the vets in the mentioned group can have about $12,000 added to their income summary for their years in the service. That could make a difference in how much your benefit check will be. For complete info see the SSA webpage dedicated to this issue.
EVENTS!
"Friday, February 24, 2017" The Montford Detachment #158 of the Marine Corps League, is hosting its annual salute to the history of African American Marines. 6 till 1AM at the Karas House, 23632 Plymouth Rd, Redford. Donation is $45. Lt General Ronald Bailer, USMC, will be the guest of honor. For more info see flyer.
"Saturday, February 25, 2017 (NEW)" Auburn Hills Legion Post 143, 96 Churchill Dr, Auburn Hills, is hosting their 4th annual Mardi Gras dinner from 6PM till Midnight. Live music by Mad Rabbit, etc., for $10 per person. Call 248-852-4880 for details or see flyer.
"Wednesday, March 1, 2017" Southfield VFW 2645 is hosting its monthly Spaghetti Dinner social from 5 till 7PM at the post, 24222 W 9 Mile, Southfield, entrance at the rear of the building. $7 for one full spaghetti dinner, plus one 2nd portion of spaghetti with garlic bread! For more info see flyer.
"Friday's in March, 2017" Berkley Legion Post 374 is hosting a Fish Fry every Friday starting on the 3rd, from 5 till 8PM. Post located at 2079 W 12 Mile, Berkley. For more info & pricing see flyer.
"Friday, March 3, 2017" The Ann Arbor VA Hospital is hosting its annual Military Appreciation Night with a reception starting at 5PM and then the a Hockey Game at the USA Hockey Arena, 14900 Beck Rd, Plymouth. Team USA will be playing the Waterloo Hockey Team starting at 7PM. Food, refreshments, etc. Free to all veterans and their families but you must RSVP to alwn.fyfe@va.gov or call 734-845-3429. See flyer for more info.
"Monday, March 6, 2017" Jewish Vocational Services is hosting an USA Jobs seminar at their location, 29699 Southfield Rd, Southfield, from 1 till 4PM. For more info see flyer.
"Tuesday, March 7, 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 see flyer.
"Saturday, March 11, 2017" Vets Returning Home is hosting its 3rd annual dinner Fundraiser at the Royalty House, 8201 E 13 Mile, Warren, starting at 6PM. Tickets are $50 each. For tickets/tables call 586-216-8510. For more info see flyer.
"Saturday, March 11, 2017 (NEW)" Troy-Birmingham Legion Post 14, 1340 W Maple, Troy, is hosting a spaghetti dinner & fundraiser to help Todd Mitchell who has Primary Lateral Sclerosis. Cost is $10 per person which also includes salad, rolls, snack. For more info call 248-918-3901 or see flyer.
"Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (NEW)" DAV Chapter 14 is hosting an all you can eat dinner buffet to support their vet programs. Buffet will be held at Senate Coney Island, 39430 Dun Rovin Rd, Northville, from 4 till 8 PM. Dinner is $18 per person, $7 for children. For more info see flyer.

--   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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