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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.

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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

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