#Veteran Events & Announcements 4/19 to 5/2

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 May) 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 and a few others:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx

http://www.hostmtb.org/RADs_and_Other_Retiree-Veterans_Events.html#MI
https://sites.google.com/site/miveteranevents/home/military
ANNOUNCEMENTS!
"Weekly Detroit RUCK" Every Sunday Team Red/White/Blue, and 22 Until None, are hosting a RUCK starting at 10AM at Bobcat Bonnie's, 1800 Michigan, Detroit. Ends back at Bobcat Bonnie's around noon, about 4 to 6 mile RUCK. Bring any weight or none! For more info email Mike at Team RWB.
"The Wall That Heals" The Wall that Heals, an exact replica of the Wall in Washington, DC, from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is coming to Howell at the Livingston County Spencer Hardy Airport August 23rd thru 26th. This event is hosted by DAV chapter 125. Help is needed with set-up, Honor Guard, teardown. If you can be of help call Anne Marie at 313-898-1086 or goto their website. For a lot more info see flyer, or their Facebook Page.
"Free YMCA Camps for Military Families" YMCA Camps Nissokone & Ohiyesa are proud to offer scholarships to Overnight Camp for children from Military families. It's our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country. Scholarship Eligibility: Families with Military Service Members (Active, Reserve or Veteran) are eligible for this scholarship, which is granted for one Overnight Camp session per year per child at Camp Ohiyesa or Camp Nissokone. Proof of Income (less than $5,000 monthly) is required for application. An offer of assistance is made to all eligible applicants; 'average' award is 50%. Call them at 248-887-4533. To apply fill out application.
EVENTS!
"Saturdays, April 14 & 21, 2018 " UAW Local 5960 & the VFW are presenting a benefits seminar and classes on how the VA claims process works. Will be held at UAW Local 5960, 180 E Silverbell Rd, Lake Orion, 9AM till 3:30PM each Saturday. For more info call Al at 248-377-5555. If you wish to attend fill out the important form and bring with you along with $10 to cover training materials.
"Friday, April 20, 2018" The American Indian Veterans of Michigan is holding a Karaoke Night from 7 till 11PM at their headquarters, 26641 Lawrence, Center Line, with JP the DJ. Admission is $5. For purchase will be fry bread, soft drinks, coffee. For more info see flyer.
"Friday, April 20, 2018 " Troy VFW Post 4037 is hosting a Comedy Castle Respected Entertainers comedy night at their location, 2375 E Maple, Troy, with doors opening at 6:30PM. Beer, wine, and food will be served. Cost is $25 per person. For more info call 248-689-7289 or see flyer.
"Friday, April 20, 2018 " American Legion Post 172 & Operation Yellow Ribbon are presenting "Food & Flicks" at their post located at 234 Walnut Blvd, Rochester. Doors open at 6PM, 6:30 pizza & beverages, &PM movie, The Pirates of the Caribbean. For more info and tickets call Peggy at 248-425-2722 or see flyer.
"Friday, April 20, 2018 " The Student Veteran Association, (SVA) at Lawrence Technological University, is hosting their annual fundraiser to support their veterans in school. Takes place at Farmington Hills Manor, 23666 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, starting at 7PM till midnight. Cost is $50 per person, $90 for two. For tickets goto their website. More info by calling Matt at 248-249-3427 or see flyer.
"Saturday, April 21, 2018 " Berkley Legion Post 374, 2079 W 12 Mile, Berkley, is hosting its first annual Honor Guard chicken & Pork Roast dinner. Donation of $20. From 5 till 8PM. For more info call 248-542-7668 or see flyer.
"Wednesday, April 25, 2018 " The Desert Angel's are hosting another in their ongoing Packing Parties for the troops serving overseas, today at the Prefix Corporation, 1300 W Hamlin Rd, Rochester Hills, from 4 till 6PM. Our TROOPS are in need of the following items: VALENTINE COOKIES, COFFEE, HOT CHOCOLATE, GIRL SCOUT COOKIES, letters of encouragement. EVERYTHING from wipes, to food products, to snacks like dried fruits, nuts, meats, tuna etc. gum, candy.. even chocolate!! New socks and more socks, toiletries, so many items they do NOT have excess to. This is an opportunity to serve our TROOPS as they serve our country. YOU can make a difference!
"Wednesday, April 25, 2018 " VetBizCentral is hosting Boots to Business Reboot in Livonia area. Veterans, service members and spouses are urged to take advantage of this entrepreneurial training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Boots to Business Reboot gives you the tools to get started by offering participants valuable business skills and tips. The course is taught by industry experts, top professors and officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information, please contact: VetBizCentral at 810-767-8387. To register goto official site. See flyer.
"Friday, April 27, 2018 " The Desert Angel's are hosting another in their ongoing Packing Parties for the troops serving overseas, today at the Detroit Country Day Middle School, 22400 Hillview Lane, Beverly Hills, from 4 till 6PM. Our TROOPS are in need of the following items: VALENTINE COOKIES, COFFEE, HOT CHOCOLATE, GIRL SCOUT COOKIES, letters of encouragement. EVERYTHING from wipes, to food products, to snacks like dried fruits, nuts, meats, tuna etc. gum, candy.. even chocolate!! New socks and more socks, toiletries, so many items they do NOT have excess to. This is an opportunity to serve our TROOPS as they serve our country. YOU can make a difference!
"Friday, April 27, 2018 " The University of Michigan, Dearborn will be celebrating the graduation of veteran and military-affiliated students by holding a Veterans Commencement Social on Friday, April 27th from 2:00--4:00 PM. The event will take place at the UM-Dearborn Fairlane Center North, Quad-E (19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn MI 48126). See the Eventbrite RSVP for the flyer and information, including driving instructions. Parking is free!
"Saturday, April 28, 2018" The War Dog Cemetery is honoring all K9 vets on the K9 Veterans Day event, 25805 Milford Rd, South Lyon, starting at Noon. Featured speaker is John Burnam, Vietnam dog handler, and President of the National War Dog Monument. This is a free event. See flyer for more info.
"Saturday, April 28, 2018 " The Detroit VA Hospital, 4646 John R, 1st floor, Yellow Section, Detroit, is hosting a Red Carpet Registration Day, from 9 till 1PM. They want any veteran requiring medical care to come and see them. See flyer for more info.
"Saturday, April 28, 2018 " The Wayne County Friend of the Court, along with the William Booth Legal Aid Clinic, an event to give parents the legal assistance and resources they need to foster financially sound and emotionally happy children. At the Detroit Public Library. Call for time and location inside library.
"Saturday, April 28, 2018" The Yankee Air Museum, Willow Run Airport, is holding a 1940's style USO Dinner & Dance in Hangar 1, Bay 7. Music by the Couriers Swing Band. Doors open at 5:30, Dinner at 6:30. Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door. For more info call 734-483-4030 or see flyer.
"Monday, April 30, 2018 " The Oakland University Student Veterans (SVA) chapter is hosting their first Golf Outing at Pine Trace Golf Club, 3600 Pine Trace Blvd, Rochester Hills, with a 9AM registration and 10AM shotgun start. Dinner after around 4PM. Cost is $90 for 18 holes, lunch, & dinner. For more info see flyer or call 248-370-2010. To register goto their website.
"Wednesday, May 2, 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.
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--   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  VCAT Region 10 Member  Metro Airport Freedom Center - Staff

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