#Veteran Events & Announcements 2/9 to 3/3

Listed below are the events I have for the next 30 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 9 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!

"Sleep Apnea Machine" This is a relatively brand new machine that a friend would like to donate to a vet or family member that can use it. Please let me know and I'll pass the word on. Tim

"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!

"Wednesday, February 15, 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.

"Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (NEW)" Macomb County Veteran Services is offering FREE Federal & State Income tax assistance from 9AM till 5PM at the VFW, located at 8311 Wilson Dr, Shelby Twp. For an appointment call 586-469-6507. See flyer for more info.

"Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (NEW)" Veterans in Business is hosting its monthly meeting to assist veterans that own a business or just want to start one. This will be held at Level One Bank, 37100 Woodward, Bloomfield Twp, from 11:30 till 1:30PM. Lunch is included in this free meeting. For registration call Randy at 248-930-6420. See flyer for more info.

"Thursday, February 16, 2017 (NEW)" Soldier Angels is again hosting a Mobile Food Distribution at the American Legion, 19486 Sherwood, Detroit, from 12 till 2PM. You must register in advance at 210-629-0020. See flyer for more info.

"Saturday, February 18, 2017" Camp Liberty will be hosting its annual "Diamond & Spurs" Gala at the Laurel Manor, 39000 Schoolcraft Road, in Livonia from 4 till 10PM. Visit Camp Liberty for more information. See the registration flyer on their website for complete details for you which is also on line at https://camp-liberty.org/event/diamonds-spurs-camp-liberty-gala/.

"Saturday, February 18, 2017 (NEW)" The Bay City Roller Girls is hosting a fund raiser for Vets Returning Home at the Joe Dumars Fieldhouse, 45300 Mound Rd, Utica, starting at 6PM. Cost of tickets are $11 in advance, $12 at the door. The Bay City Rollers are playing against the Flint City Derby Girls. For more info see flyer.

"Saturday, February 18, 2017" The Women Marines of MI will be holding another in their From Romeo with Love packing parties at the Romeo Masonic Temple Lodge 231 N Main St, Romeo, Michigan 48065, from 10AM till 2PM. From Mary Ann: "As you know we always are working to support the troops and make sure that they are taken care of. We have learned of other needs here within Macomb County. So we will work in Feb and throughout the year to address these needs of our active duty and veterans. For our deployed we are collecting our normal items of snack foods, candy, personal hygiene items. A full list will be posted. Be sure to check the posts. For our veterans at the VA Hospital we will be collecting Valentine Cards that will be delivered to those confined to the hospital. For our veterans in Macomb County we will be collecting non-perishable foods and canned goods. We have found that after the holidays that their shelves are pretty empty at the VVA 154 Food Pantry. Our junior enlisted as well as veterans in need utilize this pantry and the need is great. For our veterans and homeless veterans we have a group of volunteer women who crochet and knit who are willing to make scarves and hats throughout the year so that we can dress them in the warms of our love and gratitude. We just need yarn to help defray the cost. Thank you for your total support."

"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.

"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, rear entrance. $7 for a spaghetti dinner, one 2nd portion, garlic bread, & salad. For more info call Don at 248-971-5844 or 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.


--   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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