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5 Things You Should Know Today - Dec. 6, 2011

We're expecting a cold and busy day in Farmington and Farmington Hills.

5 Things You Should Know Today - Dec. 6, 2011

We're expecting a cold, mostly clear and busy day in Farmington and Farmington Hills: 

1. The weather

After yesterday's rain and snow showers, the National Weather Service predicts a partly sunny day, with a high of 36, and low of 25 tonight, under cloudy skies.

2. Local shopping rewards

Remember that the more you spend in downtown Farmington this holiday season (through Dec. 19), the greater your chances of winning one of five prize packages as part of the (DDA) Wish List Window promotion. A list of 35 participating businesses is on the DDA website

3.  

It's the holiday party season, a time that can be difficult for people who battle weight issues. Farmington Hills resident Jeffrey Weiss, who has a weight loss success story, leads this free support group weekly on Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at . 

4. Look ahead:

The Farmington Musicale's presents an afternoon of holiday-themed music at on Wednesday at 1 p.m. The women's chorus will perform, along with guitarist Nick Behnan. For more information, visit  farmingtonmusicale.com

5. Look ahead:

The American Red Cross needs blood and blood products especially during the holiday season. You can help on Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at . This year, 16-year-olds are allowed to donate if they meet health and weight requirements and have a Red Cross consent form completed by a legal guardian. For information, visit  redcro­ssblood.­org

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