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									Volume 36                                                                                                    January
Issue 5                                                                                                         2008

http://cantonnewcomers.org                                                          e-mail:membership@cantonnewcomers.org




                             CANTON CONNECTION
                             Where Neighbors Become Friends.

Presidents News                                               From the Vice President
                                                              Wow, 2008! I cannot believe another year passed by.
Happy New Year! We hope you and your families had a
                                                              We are looking forward to many great things this year.
peaceful and relaxing Holiday Season. This month we
                                                              You requested it and we delivered it. Many of you
are pleased to have a personal safety demonstration at the
                                                              showed an interested in learning more about self-defense.
General Meeting. We welcome Caffe Italia and Carvel as
                                                              So, we arranged for Barb Cane from PKSA Karate in
our Tasty Treats Sponsors and Citizens Bank as our
                                                              Garden City to speak to our group at the January meeting.
Meeting Sponsor. We hope you will join us for an
                                                              She will demonstrate various types of self-protection use-
evening of fun, friends, good food and education.
                                                              ful in an emergency. We look forward to hearing about
                                                              self-defense and the importance of protecting ourselves.
Sadly, this will be my (Karen’s) last meeting as a Canton
Newcomer. My family is relocating to Texas for my
                                                              Bring a friend and win a prize! We would love everyone
husband’s job. We are heading that way sometime in the
                                                              to bring a neighbor or friend who has thought of joining
next few weeks. As I look back over my six years with
                                                              to the January 2, 2008 meeting. We will be raffling off a
the group, I want to express my sincere gratitude to
                                                              great prize both of you can have a chance to win.
everyone I have met along the way. When I first moved
to Michigan, the Newcomers group was instrumental in
                                                              Stacy Thielen, (734) 765-0531
helping my family and me meet people, find activities to
                                                              sthielen@comcast.net
participate in, and become better connected with the
community. The philanthropic efforts of the group are
commendable. I appreciate the various opportunities I
experienced as a member. The Newcomers is a
wonderful group. I hope you get as much from it as I did.
I am so thankful for the friends I have made along the
way. I will miss you all and wish you the best!

Karen DuMond, (734) 699-7398
Kadumond@aol.com

Holly Locke, (734) 495-9731
spagirllocke@wowway.com


               Next Meeting
              Wednesday, January 2, 2008
                Hospitality: 7:00 pm
              General Meeting: 7:30 pm

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Membership & Welcoming
Membership directories are now available. Pick your copy up at the welcoming table. Contact Jennifer Maddock for
errors or omissions.

Welcome November and December’s new members:

Marie Adamowicz, (248) 770-8096                             Michele Grayshaw, (734) 844-3315
mka@earthlink.net                                           shelkarma@yahoo.com

Kay Caccamo (Todd), (734) 981-6303                          Angie Perko (Jason), (734) 844-1791
Kay827@yahoo.com                                            anjeliteperko@yahoo.com

Nancy Campbell (Jeffrey), (734) 727-0715                    Lynn Spielman (Bob), (734) 981-0008

We look forward to seeing you in January.

Jennifer Maddock, (734) 981-1715
ejmaddock@sbcglobal.net

Donna Kimball, (734)398-6487
Theks8387@yahoo.com




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Treasurer                                                   Advertising
Happy New Year, Newcomers! I hope you had a great           Each month the Canton Newcomers publishes a
holiday!                                                    newsletter for all of its members, guests and other
                                                            advertisers. Ten issues are published yearly (September
Dues are $20 for membership through next August and         through June). If you frequent any of our advertisers, let
can be paid in cash or by check (payable to “Canton         them know you saw their ad in the Canton Connection!
Newcomers”). You may send it to our address: PO Box
87985, Canton, MI 48187                                     If you would like to advertise in one or all of the 2007-
                                                            2008 issues, submit your ad and payment no later than the
Beginning Balance: November 12, 2007       $7,387.40        first Monday of the month for inclusion in the next
Ending Balance:    December 4, 2007        $7,044.61        newsletter. Advertisements must be submitted to Karen
                                                            Kruszka or Sue Antieau at
Kelly Olszewski, (734) 335-6272                             advertising@cantonnewcomers.org
kolszewski@comcast.net
                                                            The available advertising options are as follows:
                                                            Business Card $5 (must commit to 3 issues min.)
                                                            ¼ page          $13
Publicity                                                   ½ page          $25
                                                            Full page       $48
With the most requested topic on our Wednesday, January
2, 2008 meeting agenda (Safety/Self Defense) and a          Karen Kruszka, (734) 737-0755
special emphasis on honoring our motto of “where            Sue Antieau, (734) 207-5145
neighbors become friends,” it has been great fun
spreading the Newcomer word this month. We continue
to make community contacts. We placed flyers at local
craft shows, Evolve Yoga Studio’s one year anniversary
party, and Entrée Vous of Canton (a new advertiser/
sponsor).

We also need your help!! Our webmaster Tiffany Clatur
placed a special invite to our Wednesday January 2, 2008
general meeting on our website at
www.cantonnewcomers.org.

Check it out. Email this invite to your neighbors and
friends. We would like to meet them. If a guest will be
attending with you, let Noreen and Nada know. We will
hold a special raffle at the general meeting. One member
and their guest will each win a cool prize donated by
Canton Township Trustee Karl Zarbo.

Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you and
your neighbors/guests on January 2, 2008.

Noreen Rybar, (586) 725.3659
nrybar@yahoo.com

Nada Whitfield, (734) 259-9000
nadanuf4@gmail.com

Julie New, (734) 558-1688
julie@aboutwellbeing.com

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Website

Check out the Canton Newcomers website at
www.cantonnewcomers.org. You can find information
on upcoming events, our community involvement and a
calendar of monthly activities. If you misplace your
newsletter, you can get an updated copy in the Members
Only section. Contact me to get the username and
password, if you have any questions and/or wish to make
suggestions.

Tiffany Clatur, (734) 340-5454
theclaturs@yahoo.com




Sponsorship
We are thrilled to again be treated to tasty delights from
Caffe Italia (by Zap Zone on Ford Road) and Carvel at
our Wednesday January 2nd, 2008 general meeting. Both
also participated in our Tasty Treats sponsorship last sea-
son.

We also appreciate the ongoing support of Citizen’s Bank
(former Republic Bank) at Hanford/Canton Center. They
will be our Individual Meeting Sponsor. Stop by and
meet Deborah Torzy.

Sponsorships are a great way for us to meet local busi-
nesses and keep our dues low. We have Tasty Treats
sponsorships available for our February 6, 2008 and April
2, 2008 meetings, along with an Individual Meeting spon-
sorship available for our May 7, 2008 meeting. If you
know of an interested business, let us know.

Noreen Rybar, (586) 725-3659
nrybar@yahoo.com

Emilie Brunvand, (734) 927-4254
ebrunvand@gmail.com

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    Thanks for being our tasty treats sponsor                     Thanks for being our tasty treats sponsor



Let’s Do Dinner                                               Bunko
Are you interested in trying some new flavors this month?     Bunko is a social dice game involving 100% luck, scor-
Then join me at Ashoka Indian Cuisine. This restaurant is     ing, and a simple set of rules. The object is to accumulate
one of my family’s favorites. If you have not tried Indian    points and roll certain combinations. It is one of our most
cuisine before, then Butter Chicken is a great introductory   popular and fun interest groups. Bring a dish to share and
dish. Like to spice it up instead? How about Lamb             $6.00. TBA at the January Meeting.
Curry, Hyderabadi Lamb Biriyani, or Chicken Madrasi?
All meals are served with delicious, hot naan bread –         Any additional questions please call:
yummy!                                                        Jennifer Lay-Luskin, (734) 983-0012
                                                              jlayluskin@hotmail.com
Sign up at the meeting or contact me.

When: Monday, January 21, at 7:00 pm
Where: Ashoka Indian Cuisine
       2100 Haggerty Rd, Canton
       (between Ford Rd and Lifetime Fitness)
       (734) 844 3100

Sheila Stockdale, (313) 213-5413
benzine_ring@yahoo.com




Hospitality
Thank you to everyone who helped with set-up and clean-
up during the Holiday dinner. This month we will be           Mahjong
sampling food from Caffe Italia. For dessert, we will take
a break from pastries and enjoy ice cream from Carvel Ice
Cream. Both of these businesses are repeat Tasty Treat        Join us for a fun game of American Mahjong! No need to
sponsors. Thank you, again, Back Home Bakery for the          know how to play, we’ll teach you! No cost, just loads of
wonderful cake we enjoyed at the December meeting. If         fun. Usually weekly, Monday mornings.
you have questions or comments regarding our Tasty
Treat sponsors, contact us.                                   Jane Chinn, (734) 927-4327
                                                              Elizabeth Gaecke, (734) 495-0520
Phyllis Stephan, (734) 207-3168
hospitality@cantonnewcomers.org

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Ladies Serendipity:
This new interest group is dedicated to “making desirable
discoveries by accident.”

Enjoy the card game Euchre, but unavailable for our
Saturday night group or simply want to play again this
month? Then join us as we play a round of hands, score,
and rotate so we get to partner and meet everyone at the
party. Please bring a small appetizer or dessert. Let us
pitch in $1.00 for a nominal cash prize for the highest/
lowest scores.

We need 12 players, so invite a friend who loves Euchre
and wants to meet the Newcomers. Meet Tuesday,
January 8, 2008 at 7pm at Karl’s house in the Ford/Lilley
area (Directions to follow).

Noreen Rybar, (586) 725-3659
nrybar@yahoo.com

Lexi Newman, (734) 325.2538
lexisnewman@yahoo.com




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                                                               Euchre Club

                                                               It is time to play Euchre again! We will play on Saturday,
                                                               January 19, 2008 at 6:30 pm. I will be the host this month
                                                               – my address is 1423 Manton, Canton, MI 48187. Bring
                                                               an appetizer or a dessert to share.

                                                               The cost is $10 per person. We will have first, second,
                                                               third and last place cash prizes. You do not need a
                                                               partner to participate.

                                                               Contact Jennifer Maddock or sign up at the general
                                                               meeting if you wish to play.
Little Explorer’s                                              Jennifer Maddock, (734) 981-1715
                                                               ejmaddock@sbcglobal.net
Keeping in the frosty season! Little Explorer’s will be
showing off their moves and falls at Arctic Edge for Open
Skate on Saturday January 26, 2008 1 pm to 3 pm.
Providing we have 15 or more sign up, the cost will be $5
per person for admission and skate rental. Pay Tami
Temple when you sign up at the January General
Meeting. If you have any questions call Laura Malone

Laura Malone, (734) 981-5086
l_malone@comcast.net



 BABYSITTING NETWORK
 The babysitting network is a great way to get new or
 last minute sitters. We rely on referrals from you. If
                                                               Helping Hands
 someone you know babysits, call me (First, confirm
 that they want to be listed in our newsletter) with their     Helping Hands is a service provided by club members for
 information so we can continue this great service.            club members. It is designed to help people in times of
                                                               special need; such as having a newborn, serious illness, or
 The following sitters are available:                          death in the family. Each member is entitled to six
                                                               prepared and home delivered meals.
 Kayla Sartorius          207-3861
 Brittany Droski          454-0203                             If you know you will need meals in the future, sign the
 Morgan Hawkins           981-6993                             “Meal Recipients” sheet at the meeting. Don’t be shy
 Gabrielle Vitale         718-0644 – Certified                 about signing up - every member can use this service.
 Megan Michael            397-1451 – Certified
         Age 13, Haggerty & Palmer, Megan's Mom                If you would like to volunteer to prepare and deliver a
 (Kim) will drive her the first time to meet the               meal to a family in need please sign the “Volunteer List”
                                                               at the meeting.
 Newcomer
                                                               Feel free to contact me with any questions, to request
 **The Newcomer member is asked to transport the
                                                               meals, or to volunteer to prepare a meal. Thanks in
 sitter. Canton Newcomers cannot be held responsible
                                                               advance for your generous support.
 for any service rendered.
                                                               Laura Gross, (734) 844-1102
 Lexi Newman, (734) 325-2538
                                                               chrisnlaura2000@yahoo.com
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Couples Social
Our Couples Bunko is sure to be a great hit the end of
January. Book your babysitter now for an extra special
place in February with the one you love. Join us Satur-
day, February 16, 2008 (Place TBD).

Noreen Rybar and Karl Zarbo, (586) 725-3659                   Game Night
nrybar@yahoo.com
                                                              Pictionary, the game of quick draw, is the rousing board
                                                              game played like charades on paper. Instead of acting,
Ladies Day Out                                                you and your teammates try to guess the identities of
                                                              various words by sketching clues to each other. You do
                                                              not have to be an artist to play; all that is needed is
To chase those January blahs away, we're going to try our     imagination and a fast pencil. Can you sketch a frog,
luck at the Greektown Casino on Tuesday, January 15,          noodle, or pumpkin? Is that too easy? Try test, drought, or
2008. Bring your quarters and rabbit's foot. We will meet     turbulence. The tricky part is to do it without using letters
at my house at 10:00 am, carpool to Greektown, spend a        or numbers. A one-minute time limit adds more
little time at the Casino, then lunch, and return at 2 pm.    excitement to the game. Pictionary has 2500 words in five
                                                              color-coded categories Person/place/animal object, action,
Next month’s ideas: the new DIA or Morley's Candy             difficult, and all play. This is a team oriented game, so
Factory.                                                      don’t be scared away by your lack of drawing skills
                                                              because you may be a great guesser!
Donna Kimball, (734) 398-6487
theks8387@yahoo.com                                           Game: Pictionary
                                                              When: Monday, January 7, 2008
                                                              Where: Karen Davidock’s House
                                                                     6782 Anna Drive, Belleville
                                                                     (734) 394-1722
                                                              Time: Start 7:00 to 7:30 pm
                                                              Eats: Bring either an appetizer or a dessert to share.

                                                              Any questions call:

                                                              Karen Davidock, (734) 394-1722
                                                              Davidock@sbcglobal.net

                                                              Mark Everson, (734) 451-6839
                                                              markeverson@comcast.net

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Fundraising

Canton Newcomers will be holding a “Mom 2 Mom” sale
on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at Summit on the Park. Save the
date and tell your friends! All event proceeds will benefit
the Kiwanis Club. Stay tuned for more announcements.

Amy Brodzinski, (734) 667-2268
joseph.brodzinski@comcast.net

Jennifer Manriquez, (734) 844-7675
branton_manriquez@msn.com

Kathy Smith, (734) 983-0460
jjconcessi@aol.com
                                                              Moms & Tots
                                                              Join us for some energy-burning fun at Jungle Java on
                                                              Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 11:30 am. Stay as long as
                                                              you like, and we can let the kids run wild while we sit
                                                              back with a coffee. Admission prices are $6.50 (24
                                                              months and up) and $3.00 (12-23 months). If we get a
                                                              minimum of 12 kids, our admission will be discounted by
                                                              $1.00 per child. Lunch and drinks are available for
                                                              purchase (No outside food or drinks permitted).

                                                              Also, in February, Moms & Tots will be decorating mini
                                                              Valentine cakes at Back Home Bakery on February 5,
                                                              2008 at 2 pm. The cost is $7 per child. Pre-payment is
                                                              mandatory. Due to pre-payment requirements, sign up
                                                              began at the December meeting. We have only one slot
                                                              open! To claim that last slot or get on the alternate
                                                              waiting list, contact me. If you did sign up, mail your
                                                              payment to me or give it to me at the January general
                                                              meeting!

                                                              Amy Brodzinski, (734) 667-2268
                                                              joseph.brodzinski@comcast.net

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Scrapbooking
Welcome to the Canton Newcomers Club and the scrap-
booking interest group. This group is all about preserving
photos, memories, and stories. We meet monthly for a
dedicated time to work on our album projects. All mem-
ory-keeping systems are welcome. We encourage begin-
ner and veteran scrap bookers to join us.

At a Canton Newcomers Club Crop you will:
• Have a dedicated time to work on your album pro-
jects.
• Have a friendly and convenient environment to work.
• Be able to visit with others who share a common
hobby.
Receive guidance from experienced scrap bookers.

Crops                    Hostess
January 18, 5-11 pm      Scrapbook Mania
                         (Canton Center and Hanford)
February 19, 7-11 pm     Marcia Pettit

January 18 - Scrapbook Mania
The event costs $12. It includes a pizza dinner, bever-
ages, and a 10% discount on any purchases that evening.
We need to commit to 10 people to have our own crop or
it will be opened to the public. There will be a sign-up
sheet at the general meeting or call Marcia or Tami. Visit
the website for more information on classes and crops:
www.tickledpinkkits.com or call Scrapbook Mania at
(734) 455-6695.

Benefits of cropping at a store:

          The design team posts fabulous scrapbooking
             pages all over the store
          Expert help if you get stuck
          Buy only what you need (they run a tab for
             each person and you cash out at the end of
             the night)
          Food (Pizza and Beverages)
          Support a local business

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Marcia Pettit, (313) 910-1918
Marcia.S.Pettit@comcast.net

Tami Temple, (734) 844-8015
ttemple@wowway.com




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                   Wine Club
The Wine Club will be taking the holidays off. Please
look for wine tastings in 2008.

Lisa Sinatra, (734) 325-2352
lsinatra@msn.com

Kaye Miller, (734) 652-1287
kmmiller4@comcast.net




Walking and Wellness Club
The Walking Club is now the Walking and Wellness
Club. We will be focusing on not just walking, but also
health and wellness. We have some great things planned
for the New Year to help you keep your resolutions.
There will be a sign up sheet at the January meeting if
you want to be on our email list for activities.

We are also taking a new approach to walking. We will
have a sign up list for walking buddies. Feel like walking?
Give someone on the list a call. We will resume group
walks in the spring.

Let us start out the New Year right and make fitness a
priority. Join us on a tour of the Canton Summit
recreation facilities on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 7
pm. We will meet at the front entrance. See all the
wonderful amenities offered for you and your family.

What is your favorite get in shape, fun fitness DVD or
VHS tape? Let's support each other on our fitness goals
and bring that DVD or tape to Janine's house on Saturday,
January 26th at 11 AM. We will decide which one looks
the best and do it! Please make sure no equipment is
needed. This is for all fitness levels and Janine can show
us how to modify exercises to our level. Then we'll head
off to a healthy lunch at a restaurant of our choosing. A
sign up sheet will be available at the meeting for those
interested.

Have a healthy Happy New Year!

Janine Bauer, (734) 844-1440
janinebauer@wowway.com

Karen Haldeman, (734) 398-9951
avonbykaren@sbcglobal.net


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Community Relations                                             Creative Kids

The Newcomers provided gifts for 39 children. We                Come in from the cold and join us on Wednesday,
raised an additional $144 for the Canton Goodfellows’           January 16 so that your kids can get creative! We will be
“No Child Without a Christmas” program. Well done!              making penguins and enjoying wintertime stories and
                                                                songs. We will be in Meeting Room B of the Township
January’s charity is Camp Braveheart. Camp Braveheart,          Hall (basement) at 2 pm. Cost will be $1 per child
run by Arbor Hospice, is a three-day camp for children          (payable the day of the activity). See you there and have
ages 5 to 17 who are coping with a loved one’s death.           a great holiday!
The weekend event combines traditional camping fun
with special activities to teach coping skills, honor           Lisa Brennan, (734) 459-0619
memories, and offer friendship/support with others              brennanlmdp@yahoo.com
experiencing similar losses. Raffle tickets ($1 each or six
for $5) are sold at the meetings. Checks (made out to           Leslie Dearbaugh, (734) 981-2536
Julie Beukema) are accepted. If you wish to donate items        dearbaugh@hotmail.com
instead, bring art supplies (paint, construction paper, glue,
markers, etc.) for Arbor Hospice’s Art from the Heart
program. This is a support group run by an art therapist
for children K-8th grade who are grieving the loss of an
                                                                Important Numbers
important person in their lives.
                                                                Presidents:     Karen Dumond, (734) 699-7398
Thanks for giving!                                                              Holly Locke, (734) 495-9731
                                                                Vice President: Stacey Thielan, (734) 765-0531
Julie Beukema, (616) 634-4159                                   Treasurer:      Kelly Olszewski, (734) 335-6272
julie.beukema@gmail.com                                         Sunshine:       Laura Gross, (734) 844-1102




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Men’s Night Out

The next Men's Night Out event will be Wednesday,
January 9, 2008 from 7 to 9 pm (or whenever) at Texas
Corral on Ford Road.

I am hoping for a large turnout so we can plan upcoming
Men's Night Out activities to most people's
satisfaction. Please let me know soon so I can notify
Texas Corral.

Allan Levy
H: (734) 495-1017
C: (248) 719-5500



Men’s Poker Night
Men, are you looking for a night out with the guys? Well,
come to Men’s Poker Night! Men’s Poker Night is the
last Friday of each month. The next Men’s Poker Night
will be Friday, January 25, 2008 at 7:30 pm at Eric and
Jennifer Maddock’s house. This will be a Texas Hold’em
Tournament with cash prizes. The buy-in amounts will
be determined the night of the Tournament.

Sign up at the general meeting or contact Jennifer
Maddock if you are interested in playing.

Jennifer Maddock, (734) 981-1715
ejmaddock@sbcglobal.net



Volleyball and Walleyball
Please mark your calendar and sign up – we return to
bump, set, and spike competitive
Volleyball at High Velocity Sports
(the club’s major sponsor) on Tues-
day February 26, 2008 at 6:30 pm.
Owner Bryan Finnerty even waived
the $5.00 drop in fee for us this
month. 46245 Michigan Ave, Canton.

On Tuesday January 22, 2008 it is Walleyball (volleyball
inside a racquetball court). We needed alternates. $2.00.
Bailey Center, 36651 Ford Road, Westland. Call me or
look for our sign up!

Noreen Rybar, (586) 725.3659
nrybar@yahoo.com

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                                 January 2008 Calendar
Sunday    Monday            Tuesday              Wednesday Thursday                       Friday          Saturday
                            1                    2                   3                    4               5

                                                 General Meeting                                          Fundraising—Mom
                                                                                                          2 Mom Sale


6         7                 8                    9                   10                   11              12

          Mahjong           Playgroup            Articles Due        Walking & Wellness
          Game Night        Ladies Serendipity
          Ads Due           Chick Flick
          Board Meeting

13        14                15                   16                  17                   18              19

          Mahjong           Playgroup            Couples Social                           Scrapbooking    Euchre
                            Ladies Day Out       Creative Kids


20        21                22                   23                  24                   25              26

          Mahjong           Walleyball                               Playgroup                            Walking & Wellness
          Playgroup                                                                                       Little Explorers
          Let’s Do Dinner

27        28                29                   30                  31

          Mahjong                                Book Club           Men’s Poker Night
          Playgroup




                      Thanks for being our Neighbors Becoming Friends Sponsor.
Page 14                                          Canton Connection                                       Volume 36, Issue 5
                                                              Sunshine’s Forecast

                                                                              Happy January Birthday to:
                                                                                  Emilie Brunvand
                                                                                    Joyce Drever
                                                                                     Laura Gross
                                                                                  Jennifer Szokolay
                                                                                      Lisa Toole
                                                                                     Cindy Uram

                                                              Notify the Sunshine Director of any births or serious
                                                              illnesses/injury.

Book Club                                                     Laura Gross (Sunshine), (734) 844-1102
                                                              chrisnlaura2000@yahoo.com

Date & Time: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 7:00 pm
Place:         Seattle’s Best Café inside Borders (Ford
Rd and Morton Taylor, Canton)
Book:          “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert

This is widely available so check the library or an online
bookstore. Get your name on the hold list at the library as
soon as possible because there may be a longer waiting
list for this one.

“At the age of thirty-one, Gilbert moved with her husband
to the suburbs of New York and began trying to get
pregnant, only to realize that she wanted neither a child
nor a husband. Three years later, after a protracted
divorce, she embarked on a yearlong trip of recovery,
with three main stops: Rome, for pleasure (mostly
gustatory, with a special emphasis on gelato); an ashram
outside of Mumbai, for spiritual searching; and Bali, for
"balancing." These destinations are all on the beaten
track, but Gilbert's exuberance and her self-deprecating
humor enliven the proceedings: recalling the first time she   Interests Groups
attempted to speak directly to God, she says, "It was all I
could do to stop myself from saying, 'I've always been a      Happy New Year! We made it through the holidays and
big fan of your work.'"                                       now we are making all those New Year’s resolutions. We
                                                              are sure joining an interest group is on top of that list. We
If you would like to read ahead, here are some upcoming       have many activities and groups sure to cover most
selections (subject to change):                               everyone's interests. It is a great way to get involved and
                                                              meet new people. We hope everyone will take advantage
February: “Love Walked In” by Marisa de los Santos            of them. Remember to bring your datebook or calendar to
March: “Faith Club” by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver,          the meetings to schedule your events. We look forward to
and Priscilla Warner                                          a great new year.
Happy Reading!                                                Tami Temple, (734) 844-8015
                                                              ttemple@wowway.com
Julie Beukema, (616) 634-4159
julie.beukema@gmail.com                                       Lori Barron, (734) 416-8351
                                                              ltb248@comcast.net
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Chick Flick
Chick Flick will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 for
the (approximately) 7 pm showing. There are several
movies we are considering seeing. They include:

“Charlie Wilson’s War” starring Tom Hanks and Julia
Roberts.

“The Bucket List” starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan
Freeman.

Reviews are not available yet. So, we will monitor
upcoming reviews and post the selection at the January
general meeting. If there is a movie you wish to see,
email us. We are open to all suggestions. We hope to see
you in January.

Barb Cristea, (734) 254-0334
barbcristea@sbcglobal.net                                                     ARTICLES are due to
                                                                       newsletter@cantonnewcomers.org by
Julie New, (734) 558-1688                                                 Wednesday, January 9, 2008
julie@aboutwellbeing.com
                                                                                  ADS are due to
                                                                       advertising@cantonnewcomers.org by
                                                                             Monday, January 7, 2008




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                                                      Playgroups
Are you interested in meeting other moms? Do you need some adult interaction? Sign up for a January playgroup!

Hostesses set the date and time for playgroups. The groups usually consist of five moms, however, the hostess may limit
the number of attendees. You can sign up to attend a playgroup at the monthly Newcomers meeting or by calling me
directly. Once you are signed up, the hostess will contact you a couple of days prior to the playgroup to confirm your
attendance and to give you directions to her house.

We are looking for members to host playgroups in February. Look for the signup sheets at the general meetings or email
me the date that you are interested in hosting!

Here is the list of all playgroups for January:
  DATE                       TIME        HOSTESS                            CHILDREN        PHONE
       1/8 Tuesday            9-11                Christina Oberheim          1B – 4              397-1710
                                                                              1B – 3
      1/15 Tuesday             3-5                 Jennifer Maddock                               981-1715
                                                                              1G – 1
                                                                             1B – 2.5
          1/18 Friday         10-12                Margaret Caruana                               397-0866
                                                                              1B – 1
      1/21 Monday             11-1                High Velocity Sports       All Ages            Open Gym

      1/24 Thursday           11-1        McDonalds on Ann Arbor Rd          All Ages       Eat Lunch & Play!!!
                                                                              1G – 4
      1/28 Monday             10-12                Becky Blackburn                                446-5859
                                                                             1B – 2.5
                                                                              1B – 3
       2/5 Tuesday             3-5                 Jennifer Maddock                               981-1715
                                                                              1G – 1


 The Playgroup on January 21, 2008 at High Velocity Sports is located at 46425 Michigan Ave (West of Canton
 Center on the South Side of the road).

 The Playgroup on January 24, 2008 at McDonald is located at 220 Ann Arbor Road (just West of Lilley). Let’s
 meet, play & eat lunch!


Jennifer Maddock, (734) 981-1715
ejmaddock@sbcglobal.net




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