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5 Things You Should Know Today - Aug. 15, 2012

The Queen of Hearts Raffle sponsored by the Farmington Rotary and Xemplar clubs is heating up, with a jackpot climbing into five figures.

Where can you buy a chance to win a jackpot that is climbing over $10,000, while helping out two local civic groups? Read on: 

1. The weather

Looks like we'll have a sunny day with temperatures in the 80s. The National Weather Service predicts a 30 percent chance of showers after 2 a.m. tonight, and a low in the mid-60s. 

2. Political groups postpone meetings

The Farmington/Farmington Hills Democratic Club and the Farmington Area Republicans have both cancelled their regularly scheduled meetings tonight and will meet again on Sept. 19. 

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The Farmington Rotary and Xemplar Clubs are selling tickets for this event, and there has never been a better time to buy one. The jackpot is expected to climb over $10,000 this week. The winner splits the jackpot with the two groups. For information, write to webmaster@farmingtonrotaryclub.org. Pick up your ticket at  in Farmington, where the drawing will be held on Thursday, 9 p.m.

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5. Look ahead: in

Mass Transit performs Thursday, 7 p.m. Enjoy a toe-tapping show that features rock, blues, Motown, and more. Bring a chair or blanket and relax under the stars. In case of rain, the concert will be held at the , which is on 11 Mile, east of Middlebelt. 

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