5 Things You Should Know Today - April 23, 2012
New census data is available, and you can learn how to use it tonight at the Main Library.
You can start your week by learning about census data, the Farmington city council budget or by celebrating volunteers in Farmington Hills. Here's what else you should know today:
1. The weather
The new work week will be blown in with winds gusting as high as 24 miles hour. The National Weather Service predicts a high around 51 today, and a low around 36.
While 1940s census data has been released, it is not searchable by name. Sue Cromwell and Clare Mallon from the Farmington Genealogical Society will demonstrate how to navigate the data. This program, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Farmington Community Library Main Library, is free and open to the general public. Register at farmlib.org or by calling 248-553-6880.
3. City councils, DDA meet
The Farmington Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meets at 6 p.m. with an agenda that includes an update on Founders Festival, an application for building facade assistance and a proposal to replace the lawn in Riley Park. The DDA meets in closed session with Farmington city officials at 7 p.m. to discuss a possible land acquisition, then the council will review the city's 2012-2013 budget, among other items. Farmington Hills city officials will receive the city's 2012-2013 budget at a 6 p.m. study session, then take up an agenda at 7:30 p.m. that includes recognition of volunteer award winners, a public hearing on Community Development Block Grant fund allocation and consideration of an interlocal agreement to provide public safety dispatch services for the City of Farmington. Complete agendas are attached to this post.
4. Look ahead: Kids Get Depressed, Too
The Michigan School of Professional Psychology's 2012 Better Living Series: Shining a Light on Depression continues Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Farmington Community Library Main Library. Aaron Goldner, PsyD, LP will discuss the signs and symptoms of depression in children, as well as available treatments. Register online at farmlib.org under the "Programs" link, call the Main Library at 248-553-6880 or the Farmington Branch at 248-553-0300 ext. 216.
5. Look ahead: Gardening with Allergies
Professional gardener, author and educator Janet Macunovich talk about how to create an allergy-friendly garden on Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Botsford Hospital. She’ll help you with suggestions and strategies that will minimize allergic reactions. Space is limited. Reservations required, call 1-877-477-Doc1 (3621).