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5 Things You Should Know This Weekend: Sept. 30-Oct. 2

A car show, a 5k run and a talking dog are all on this weekend's calendar.

After a rainy week, we may see the sun on Saturday, but temperatures will take a nosedive. Overall, the weather should be clear for weekend activities:

1. The weather

Rain predicted Friday should taper off by evening and leave us with mostly clear skies through the weekend. According to the National Weather Service, there's another slight chance of showers on Sunday. It may be time to bring in the plants on your patio, as lows tonight and Saturday will dip into the 30s. Look for highs of 53 Friday, 49 Saturday and 58 Sunday.

2. Sports lineup

Harrison High celebrates homecoming this weekend, with a pep assembly Friday at 1:30 p.m. and a football game against Oak Park at 7 p.m. Here's the rest of the prep sports schedule:


Friday
Boys and Girls Cross-Country at Waterford Invitational, Hess-Hathaway Park
Boys Soccer varsity hosts Edsel Ford, 4 p.m., junior varsity hosts Edsel Ford, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday
Volleyball freshmen at Walled Lake Northern tournament, 8 a.m., junior varsity at Ladywood tournament, 8:30 a.m.
Girls Golf at Bedford Invitational, Bedford Hills Golf Club, 9 a.m.
Girls Swimming at Oakland County Meet, Lake Orion, noon
Football at Southfield, 1 p.m.


Friday
Football homecoming game vs. Oak Park, 7 p.m.
Saturday
Girls Swimming at Oakland County Meet, Lake Orion, noon


Friday
Swim and Dive at the Oakland County meet, Lake Orion, 6 p.m.
Saturday
Cross-Country Coaching Legends Classic, Huron Meadows Metropark & Golf Course, 8 a.m.
Equestrian regional meet, Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 8 a.m.
Golf at Bedford Tournament, Bedford Hills Golf Club, 9 a.m.
Volleyball junior varsity, Lakeview tournament, 9 a.m.
Swim and Dive at the Oakland County meet, Lake Orion, noon
Field Hockey, Catholic High School League playoffs, Academy of Sacred Heart, 1 p.m.


Saturday
Volleyball freshmen at Ann Arbor Skyline tournament, junior varsity at Ladywood tournament
Golf at Bedford Tournament, Bedford Hills Golf Club, 9 a.m.
Girls Swimming at the Oakland County meet, Lake Orion, noon
Football hosts Berkley, 1 p.m.

3. Family activities

– Enjoy a hayride at Friday, with a wagon leaving every half hour, starting at 5:30 p.m. This event is for ages 3 and up and includes a cup of cider and the opportunity to roast marshmallows. Cost is $5 for residents, $8 for nonresidents.

– Meet the beloved character from Martha Meddaugh's books Saturday, 2 p.m., at . This event, including stories and activities, is free, and no registration is required.

4.

In addition to a car show judged by students, activities will include "Whack-An-Import," raffles, door prizes, slot car races, arts and crafts, games and a radio-controlled race course. Open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the benefit is held at , 30250 Grand River Ave. in Farmington Hills. Admission is free.

5.

Runners ages 12 and older are invited to take part in this 3.1-mile run through beautiful on Sunday at 10 a.m. Registration the day of the event is $25.

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