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5 Things You Should Know Today - Aug. 28, 2012

Still holding on to those old, smaller recycling bins? You can donate them to Farmington Schools recycling program.

Farmington Public Schools students start their new year a week from today, and organizers of the district's recycling program could use your help. 

Here's what else you should know:

1. The weather

The mercury is headed into the 80s again, under sunny skies. The National Weather Service predicts patchy fog around 3 a.m. tonight, with a low around 59. 

2. Donate your old recycling bins

If you've gotten your new, wheeled recycling bin and haven't found a use for the old one,  could use it. Drop off bins through the end of September at the Facilities Building, 29350 W. 10 Mile in Farmington Hills.  

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The jackpot is headed up over $12,000 in this week's fundraising raffle, hosted by the Farmington Rotary and Xemplar clubs. You can buy a $1 ticket from any Rotary Club member, or at John Cowley & Sons in downtown Farmington on Thursday before the 9 p.m. drawing. 

4. Look ahead:

This free event provides an opportunity for all educators to take guided tours of the and , learn about school programs, reserve a day for students to visit the Nature Center or set up a date for a naturalist to make a school visit. Call 248-477-1135 or email asimons@fhgov.com for more information.

5. Look ahead:

Opening Friday right next door in Novi, this event promises to be a celebration of Michigan products, produce, livestock and agriculture, with a healthy helping of entertainment thrown in for good measure. Learn more at greatla­kesstatefair.­org

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