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5 Things You Should Know Today - May 30, 2012

Celebrate Michigan beer and wine, and help adults with developmental disabilities and local youth programs, this evening at Longacre House in Farmington Hills.

5 Things You Should Know Today - May 30, 2012

Today's weather may be a little cooler, but you can attend an event tonight that looks like a real heart-warmer. Here's what else you should know today:

1. The weather

Temperatures are expected to drop into the 60s today, under mostly sunny skies. The National Weather Service predicts a low tonight around 43. 

2. benefit

This at the  is hosted by the Xemplar Club, and Farmington Hills Youth and Family Services After-School Program. The fun starts at 5 p.m. today, with appetizers, entertainment, Michigan beers and wines, door prizes and more. Proceeds will provide support for youth programs and people with developmental disabilities. Cost is $25 per person; call 248-473-1841 to make a reservation.

3.

This group of kids and adult volunteers learn about gardening, nutrition, food safety, cooking, entrepreneurship and more during weekly meetings on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., at the Tollgate Center in Novi. Hands on gardening activities provide the produce for sale at farm stands. To learn more, call 248-956-0029 or write to  sunwa­terseeds@­gmail.­com

4. Look ahead:

Interested in starting your dog in pet therapy? Attend an informational meeting Thursday, 7:30 p.m., at . Before the meeting, visit  www.drpaws.org to learn more and download forms, which will also be available at the event. Please don't bring your dog to this event. To learn more or to register, write to  drpawspettherapy@aol.com.

5. Look ahead:

Dog owners who wish to use the new on Shiwassee east of 9 Mile Road must attend this one-hour orientation session, offered at the by Paws in the Hills volunteers. The dog park will be open to anyone who lives within the district boundaries. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call 248-473-1800 to reserve your spot. 

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