#Veteran Events & Announcements 12/28 to 2/28

Listed below are only the events I have for the next 28+ days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 7 new items (we're into our slow time). You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these and future events (thru November) 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!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

"Adopt a Military Family" There are many Military families that struggle through the holiday season. Selfridge Adopt-A-Military Family Christmas Program allows donors to adopt a military family in need during the holidays. For more info on what you can do see their flyer.
"Home Front Strong" This is an 8 week program to help military or veteran spouses/partners prepare for, cope with, or rebound from the challenges of deployment and military life. Participants can receive $140 for completing. For complete info and locations see flyer.
"Accommodating Wounded Warriors" Mentioned this a year ago but with the Holidays coming worth mentioning again. If you need special assistance when flying (wheelchair, early boarding, etc) the TSA will meet you at the door of the airport, get you thru security, and then to your gate. Your plane will also than be met by the TSA to help you get to baggage claim, etc. You must notify the TSA of your travel schedule at least 24 hours in advance at 888-262-2396 or via email at msusoc@dhs.gov.
EVENTS!
"Wednesday, January 3, 2018 " Southfield VFW Post 2645 will be holding its' monthly Spaghetti Dinner, and social, at 24222 W Nine Mile, Southfield from 5 till 7PM. Cost is $7 and includes a single meal, salad, & desert. A second helping of spaghetti is included. For more info see flyer.
"Wednesday, January 3, 2018 (NEW)" The Yankee Air Museum is hosting another in their series of air power at war. Today topic is Operation Market Time, a story of Vietnam. Guess speaker is Randy Hotton. This is a free event at the museum, at Willow Run Airport, General Purpose Room, starting at 7:30PM. See flyer for more info.
"Monday, January 8, 2018 " Southfield Human Services & Lakeside Legal Aid is offering an Expungement Clinic at the Southfield Library from 2 till 6PM. For residents of Wayne, Oakland, & Macomb counties. To see who is eligible and to make an appointment call 248-796-4542. See flyer also.
"Wednesday, January 10, 2018 " DAV Chapter 129 is hosting a Taste of Italy & Movie Night at their place, 47326 Dequindre Rd, Shelby Twp, starting at 4PM. Cost is $15 per person. For more info see flyer.
"Saturday, January 20, 2018 (NEW)" Milford American Legion Post 216 is hosting a family friendly Pure Pro Wrestling event at their post, 1510 Commerce Rd, Milford, at both 3:30 & 7PM. General admission is $10. For complete info see flyer.
"Tuesday, January 23, 2018 " The Arsenal of Democracy Chapter, Association of the US Army, is hosting its 2nd annual Cigar Night at Jenuwune Cigar Factory Outlet, 44791 Schoenherr Rd, Sterling Hgts, starting at 5PM. $25 for pre-registration, $30 at the door. For complete info see flyer or call 586-997-1731.
"Friday, January 26, 2018 " The Student Veterans of America, U of M Ann Arbor chapter, is hosting their annual benefit dinner, 530 S State St, Ann Arbor, with a vip cocktail hour starting at 5PM, reception at 6. Guest speaker is Peter Meijer. For complete info see flyer. For reservations go to http://bit.ly/2iVwDzo.
"Saturday, January 27, 2018 " The U of M Student Vets Association in Ann Arbor is hosting their annual Army vs Navy Wheelchair Basketball Game, at Crisler Center, with tip-off at 5PM. This is a free event for all. U of M Dance Team, U of M Cheerleader Team, 338th Army Band, etc. See flyer for more info.
"Saturday, February 3, 2018 (NEW)" Join fans of The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial as we check out the new Little Caesars Arena, shoot a free throw and watch the Detroit Pistons take on the Miami Heat on Saturday, February 3 at 7:00. Everyone also gets a free Pistons item and 25 attendees at random can high five Miami Heat players as they come to the floor. Tickets are discounted to $46 100 level and $28 200 level. A portion of the proceeds support The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial Click here to purchase tickets. Click here for a flyer.
"Wednesday, February 7, 2018 " Southfield VFW Post 2645 will be holding its' monthly Spaghetti Dinner, and social, at 24222 W Nine Mile, Southfield from 5 till 7PM. Cost is $7 and includes a single meal, salad, & desert. A second helping of spaghetti is included. For more info see flyer.
"Saturday, February 24, 2018 " The Fallen & Wounded Soldier Fund is hosting its 13th annual Dinner, Dance, Auction, at the MGM Grand in Detroit starting at 4PM, with program starting at 6PM. For complete info call 248-417-6984 or see flyer.

--   Tim Wirkus  USAF 66-70  VFW 2645  Life Member  VVA 154 Life Member  DAV 19 Life Member  AM Legion 14 Member  Sfd Vet Commission Member

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