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 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. 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:
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Gary Peters (D-9th Congressional) will meet with residents at the . 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 . This event is free and no registration is required. The exhibit is open through June 30.