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5 Things You Should Know Today - Aug. 29, 2012

Busch's and Botsford team up to teach Farmington area kids about health snacks and lunches.

As we move closer to the unofficial end of summer, families have an opportunity today to get ready for a healthy start to the school year. 

Here's what else you should know:

1. The weather

There may be some patchy fog around the metro area this morning, so check our real-time traffic map for road conditions. The National Weather Service predicts a sunny day with a high around 80, and a clear night with a low around 60. 

2. 

This workshop for kids ages 8-13, held at  in Farmington Hills, focuses on getting a healthy start to the new school year. dietitians will lead aisle tours to identify specific offerings for special dietary needs, give out tasty samples and more. Registration is required; call 248-427-7400 or stop by Busch's.

3. 

Join this group of kids and adult volunteers today at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about 4-H, growing and selling produce. They meet at the Tollgate Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd. in Novi. Learn more at http://­sunwa­terseeds4h.­moonfruit.­com or call 248-956-0029. 

4. Look ahead: 

Oakland Reds Baseball Club, a traveling club located in Farmington Hills, is looking for 8U-14U players to fill remaining spots on its 2013 rosters. Visit the club's website for additional information and to request a tryout.

5. Look ahead: 

You've got a chance to win 60 percent of jackpot headed over $12,000 during Thursday's 9 p.m. at  in downtown Farmington, in this fundraiser that benefits the Farmington Rotary and Xemplar clubs. Tickets are just $1 and available from any Rotary Club member or at the pub the night of the drawing. 

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