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5 Things You Should Know Today - Aug. 6, 2012

Could your dog help others? Find our tonight at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills.

As summer begins winding down, this first, full week of August starts with a chance to learn whether your dog would make a good pet therapy dog. 

Here's what else you should know today:

1. The weather

Temperatures are back down in the low 80s, making this a perfectly sunny summer day. The National Weather Service predicts a low tonight around 59, under mostly clear skies. 

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Appointments are required for these evaluations, which take place today at . Start the process by visiting drpaws.org. For more information, write to drpawspettherapy@aol.com.

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Join the Grand River Cruisers Car Club at Village Commons shopping center today at 5 p.m. for this free car show, which features a DJ, 50/50 drawing and plenty of fun. Located nearby, offers meal discounts for all cruisers. 

4. Look ahead:

This group will discuss fall programs and events at their meeting on Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at the . Got a question or concern about a park or special services program? They offer time for public comment. The full agenda is posted on the city's website

5. Look ahead:

The church's last concert of the summer has a fitting theme: "Live, Laugh, Love". Vocalist Kathy Gibson is described by reviewers as "an uncommonly diverse singerand a talent reminiscent of "Helen O'Connell, Ella Fitzgerald or Marion Hutton". The concert is free, but donations to keep the series going will be accepted. Doors open at 7 p.m., the concert begins at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

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