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“Outta’ My Mind on a Monday Moanin’ ”

Happy Columbus Day.

Let me help you “discover” some events coming up that you’ll have fun attending and will help many.

Get out your calendar:

**Jeff Laethem lost his father, Ray, to young onset Parkinson's disease. His father’s name and legacy live on in “Ray Laethem Motor Village” in Grosse Pointe, and in his dad’s memory, Jeff Laethem fully commits himself to the Michigan Parkinson's Foundation, which he says spends every penny it raises on the care of Parkinson's patients here in Michigan.

Consider yourself invited to “Small Steps Big Strides” Friday, Oct. 19 at Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. Expect cocktails, dinner, silent and live auction and dancing to the music of Detroit’s award-winning tribute band, 50 AmpFuse. 

**Blue Cross Blue Shield President & CEO Daniel J. Loepp is this year's chairman of the 34th annual Chocolate Jubilee to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Michigan.

Over 5.7 million Americans struggle with Alzheimer's disease, a figure that could triple by 2050 unless a cure or effective treatment is found. The gala is Saturday, Oct. 27 at the MGM Grand Detroit with dinner, dancing to the sounds of Nouveauté, and, of course, the chocolate jubilee dessert tasting. 

**Jeff and Joe Cauley invite you to the third annual “Uncork for a Cure” Nov. 9 at their new Ferrari dealership on Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield Township. The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center has planned an evening of exquisite cuisine, specially selected wines, fine jewelry, and luxury cars, all in support of breast  cancer care, research and education.

Purchase tickets at uncorkforacure.org by Nov. 7.

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

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