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5 Things You Should Know Today - July 17, 2012

Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield hosts a seminar tonight on K2 and Spice.

There's another scorching hot day ahead, this is a good time review the Emergency Preparedness Commission's .

Here's what else you should know: 

1. The weather

The National Weather Service predicts the temperature will break 100 today, with a heat index around 105. (Read more.) Tonight will cool down into the low 70s, with a 50 percent chance or rain and thunderstorms. 

2.

Bring the kids to the  today at 10:30 a.m. to meet new friends and socialize with other parents. The library provides a variety of toys and books geared for children from birth to age 5. Registration is not required. 

3.

This event is offered today, 7 p.m., just over the border at , 6777 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield. A panel of experts will discuss this class of synthetic drugs, which are known to cause a dangerous increase in user’s heart rate and blood pressure, and have been linked to unusual violent behavior and even death. Space is limited; to register or for more information call 248-325-1556.

4. Look ahead:

Join other volunteers for a pie baking marathon at the kitchen July 18-20 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day. Pies and oatmeal blueberry cookies will be sold July 20-21 at the pie booth in front of next to during the Farmington Founders Festival. Call 248-473-1830 if you’d like to be a part of this event. Proceeds support the Senior Transportation Program.

5. Look ahead:

The 2012 Miss Farmington will be crowned during a pageant held Wednesday, 7 p.m. at the . Miss Farmington 2011 Elise Newcomer will give up her title to one of these eight teens: Kristina Franchi, 16, ; Emily Hunt, 17, Farmington High; Paige Campbell, 17, ; Elena Pavlicas, 15, Harrison High; Stephaney Vietor, 15, ; Lily LaBelle, 16, Farmington High; Molly Truitt, 18, Farmington High; and Grace Newlin, 14, Farmington High.

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