Paul W: Too fun a weekend to be caught at home

Paul W. Smith

“Outta’ My Mind on a Saturday Moanin’”

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson invites you to the 2015 Quake on the Lake with racing happening today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The APBA inboard hydroplane boat races are on Pontiac Lake in Waterford and White Lake Township, along with other great live entertainment, a classic car show and plenty of week end fun for the whole family.

It’s a race for charity, with Brooks’ The Rainbow Connection, The Joe Kocur Foundation and other charities benefitting from the festivities.

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■More great family fun, and more money raised for children’s charities through out southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio ($9 million to date), happening today and tomorrow at nearby Highland Meadows Golf Club in beautiful Sylvania, Ohio, The Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I.

This event was the original dream of tournament director Judd Silverman some 32 years ago when we helped him get in touch with the founding namesake of this tourney, Toledo’s own Jamie Farr.

Farr became famous as the dress wearing, cigar chomping Cpl. Klinger in the classic television show MASH. Gary Heminger, president and CEO of Marathon Petroleum Corp., has stepped in to help grow the tournament and add to the money raised for children’s charities throughout Southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio.

■Sweet Marie in Monroe (my mother), reminds us today and tomorrow you can enjoy something new from the venerable Monroe Community Players, as they have teamed up with the new and improved Monroe Golf and Country Club at 611 Cole in Monroe to present two one-act comedies by Robert Anderson at Dinner Theatre; The Shock of Recognition, and The Footsteps of Doves. Fun, food and frivolity for under $40.


■Last call today for the fabulous Ann Arbor Art Fairs. Every year I hear from people who go on Sunday and can’t find it.

For good reason, it always ends on Saturday.

Paul W. Smith is host of The Paul W. Smith Show on WJR-AM (760) from 5:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday.