#Veteran Events & Announcements 7/13 to 7/29

Listed below are only the events I have for the next 14+ days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 8 new items. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these and future events (thru August) 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:

"Calling all Marines! (UPDATE)" Marine week is coming to downtown Detroit the week of September 6th. The Marine Corps is looking for Marines of all generations to help with the event. This event will be free & open to the public! Still in the planning stage but if you would like to get involved contact SSgt Ana Villanueva at the Marine Corps at 703-614-6092 or via email. Newevent poster added!
"Buddy-2Buddy July Job Fairs" This list is compiled by B2B only. The listing!
Fisher House - Detroit" (Update) The building of a Fisher House near the Detroit VA Hospital is proceeding. (A Fisher House is where relatives of a vet receiving treatment can stay while the vet is in the hospital - sort of a Ronald McDonald house for vets.) To see where the project stands read the latest update.
"Friday, August 18, 2017" The Metro Airport Freedom Center, which has hosted over 300,000 guests since opening in 2011, is hosting a golf outing at the Selfridge Golf Course, Hall Rd, Harrison Twp, with an 8AM registration, best ball scramble starting at 9:30. Cost is $100 per person ($380 foursome), lunch & Deli Sandwich Bar. Watch the Thunderbirds practice while you golf. Sponsors are wanted as well as golfers! Note: See form/flyer for rules regarding entrance to Selfridge and for more information. Help the center continue to help those that serve today.
"Sunday, August 13, 2017" At 1:10 pm. Come celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the end of WWII with The Detroit Tigers and The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial as the Detroit Tigers host the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Click here for details and to buy tickets. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial.
"Saturday, July 15, 2017" The Village Theater, 50400 Cherry Hill Rd, Canton, is having an evening with Kris "Tanto" Paronto, Hero, Veteran, Author, Speaker, & US Army Ranger. Will be talking about his book "13 Hours in Bengahazi. Tickets are $100 with other options available. Call 734-394-5300 or see flyer for more info.
"Thursday, July 20, 2017" The National Veteran Business Development Council is holding a seminar with the Federal Reserve Bank, 1600 E Warren Detroit, from 8 till 3:30PM, on how to do business with this bank. Fee is $25 and includes lunch. For more info see flyer.
"Thursday, July 20, 2017" The Veterans Committee of the 14th District is hosting a Veteran Forum at the Wayne County Community College, 5901 Harper, Detroit, from 5 till 7PM. Get your questions answered regarding benefits, employment, housing, etc. For more info call Danny at 313-861-2008.
"Saturday, July 22, 2017" The annual Boats-4-Vets takes place at the Idle Hour Yacht Club where vets & their family get free rides out to Harsens Island. This is really a great event. Starts at 9AM at the club. For complete info call Forest at 810-512-4660 or see flyer.
"Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 21, 22, 23 2017" The first annual VetStock will start 3PM Friday & end at 12PM Sunday. Three days of music, food, fun. $30 donation requested. Located at 10520 Losco Rd, Fowlerville. For complete info see flyer.
"Saturday, July 22, 2017" Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 154 is hosting their annual golf outing at Fernhill Golf Course, 17600 Clinton River Rd, Clinton Twp, with an 8AM registration, 9AM shotgun start. $80 per golfer, includes 18 holes, cart, breakfast, lunch, dinner. For more info call Debbie at 586-776-9810 or see flyer.
"Saturday, July 22, 2017" Wayne State University Student Veterans will host their 7th annual Golfing For Veterans golf outing at the Links of Novi, 50395 W 10 Mile, Novi, with a 1:30PM shotgun start. Includes lunch & dinner. For more info see flyer.
"Saturday, July 22, 2017" Operation Yellow Ribbon is hosting a Poker Run Fun-Raiser at DAV Post 129, 47326 Dequindre, Shelby Twp, starting at Noon. Fun for the whole family, cost $15 per person, 4 person teams. For more info call Ann at 248-425-2722 or see flyer.
"Saturday, July 22, 2017" The Metropolitan Detroit Veteran Coalition is hosting a parade fundraiser at the Masonic Temple, 500 Temple, Detroit, starting at 6PM. Tickets are $40 which includes dinner & show with a cash bar. Featuring Michael Carluccio, with Donny Rod & Elvis Kelly. For tickets call Phil at 248-909-3773 or see flyer.
"Sunday, July 23, 2017 (NEW)" Avery's Tavern, 2086 Crooks Rd, Rochester Hills, is hosting a Hog Roast from 1 till 6PM to raise funds for hospitalized vets. Call 248-270-4030 or see flyer for more info.
"Saturday, July 29, 2017" The North Oakland VFW Post 334 is hosting their first Car Show at Culvers, 463 Interpark Dr N, Lake Orion, from 9AM till 4PM. For more info call Chuck at 248-238-00025 or see flyer.
"Saturday, July 29, 2017" Camp Liberty is hosting it's 4th annual open house from 10AM till 3PM, 13400 Austin Rd, Brooklyn. See all the various things that are done at the camp for our wounded warriors. For complete info see flyer.
"Saturday, July 29, 2017" The Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Rd, Holly, is hosting MI Female "Servicemembers" Salute, starting at 10AM. For more info call Joe at 810-348-9960 or 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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