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

It's Leap Day, and there's a party at the Farmington Community Library.

Remember to celebrate this Leap Year's extra day today, and don't let the expected rain and sleet dampen your spirits: 

1. The weather

The National Weather Service is predicting rain and sleet today before 1 p.m., with drizzle continuing into the afternoon and possibly through the evening. Today's high should be around 48, with a low tonight around 41. Little or no ice and snow accumulation is expected.

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Celebrate Leap Year with the today. They're hosting some fun activities starting at 1 p.m. No registration is required, and this event is free. 

3.

Adults over 50 who enjoy painting are invited to the at 1 p.m. today to work with members of the Farmington Artist Club, who offer tips, guidance, and suggestions. The Costick Center provides the paints, and participants should bring their own canvases. There's no charge. 

4. Look ahead: Pot Grows

The Farmington Rotary Club's Queen of Hearts raffle has hit a total of $1,200, with another drawing scheduled Thursday, 9 p.m., at in downtown Farmington. Buy a $1 ticket at the bar or from a Rotary club member for a chance at winning 60 percent of the total. The balance of the proceeds go to a variety of programs that support local youth. Learn more at farmingtonrotaryclub.org.  

5. Look ahead:

The invites the community to welcome Roosters Men's Grooming Center to Farmington Hills, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. RSVP to the Chamber, 248-919-6917. The men's grooming center is located at 37619 W 12 Mile Rd

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