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Look over the following list of fundraising events and pick a non-profit you'd like to support. If you get to the party and don't know anyone, find me. I've been covering the charity scene for 35 years and can probably introduce you to some really nice people. Heck, if you can't afford a ticket, call and see if they need volunteers. Sally G

Magda Moss is chairing the 2017 Detroit Symphony Orchestra Volunteer Council's popular Musical Feasts series. It kicks off 6:30 pm, Sunday, March 26 in the House of Pure Vin in the Lofts on Merchants Row. The Made in Michigan, Live from Detroit feast is hosted by DSO CEO / President Anne Parsons and her husband Donald Dietz. A nice variety of nine more exclusive occasions follow, concluding on June 13 at Deborah Savoie's Afternoon and Tunes. Note this is a much shorter series than the past 30 MFs. Check availability and make reservations at 313-576-5154. View the MF booklet at

Don Manvel and Barbara Whittaker are chairing the Alternatives for Girls Role Model Dinner 5:30 pm, Thursday, March 23 at Cobo Center. Plans include valet parking, silent auction, reception, dinner, program and live auction. Role models to be honored are: the UAW's Cindy Estrada, former Skillman Foundation CEO Carol Goss, University of Michigan's Dr. Rosemary Sarri. For tickets ($200) go to or call Joi Mitchell at (313)361-4000 ext. 273.

Joan Hennessey, Judith Greenstone Miller and Dee Dee McKinney Odom are chairing Gleaners Women's Power Happy Hour 5:30 7:30 pm, Thursday, March 23 at the MGM Grand. Plans include valet parking, spirits, savories, socializing and a silent auction. For tickets ($150; $100-35 years & under) go to Gleaners Women's Power Breakfast is April 27 at Cobo Center. Together the events aspire to raise funds for one million meals for the hungry.

Artists Todd Burroughs, Heather Saunders, and Clinton Snider will be featured at Beyond Basics second annual All Seasons Art Exhibition, 6 8 pm, Friday March 24, 2017 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Plans also include wine, hors d'oeuvres and desserts. For tickets ($100; $500-benefactor) go to Proceeds fund successful literacy programs for students reading below grade level in Detroit and Pontiac.

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