5 Things You Should Know Today - April 30, 2012
The Farmington Hills/Farmington Commission on Children, Youth and Families joins the national Screen Free Week campaign.
This week, the Farmington Hills/Farmington Commission on Children, Youth and Families urges everyone to "turn off screens and turn on life". Screen Free Week (formerly "TV-Turnoff Week") isn't just about walking away from television, computer and game screens, it's about having a greater awareness of the way those screens affect our lives.
Learn more at commercialfreechildhood.org – and here's what else you should know this week:
1. The weather
Rain is likely this morning, and the clouds should be with us all day. The National Weather Service predicts a high around 59 and low around 39, with showers also possible tonight before 2 a.m.
There's still time to register before tonight's "storm spotter" training at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills. Warning Coordination Meteorologist Richard Pollman will teach you how to become an official spotter. Call 248-473-1800 to sign up for the 7 p.m. class.
3. Farmington Hills city council budget session
Farmington Hills officials dive into their 2012-2013 budget tonight. They'll meet tomorrow and Wednesday as well, with all meetings starting at 6 p.m.
4. Look ahead: Town Hall with Congressman Peters
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Gary Peters (D-9th Congressional) will meet with residents at the Farmington Community Library Main Library. He'll give a brief update and then take questions. The 6:30 p.m. event is open to the public.
5. Look ahead: DIA in our Backyard
Interested in learning more about the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Inside|Out art on display in Farmington Hills? A DIA docent will provide more information Thursday, 1 p.m., at The Farmington Community Library Main Library. This event is free and no registration is required. The exhibit is open through June 30.