We're just one day away from the start of the 2012 Downtown Farmington Founders Festival, with pre-glow events at and tomorrow night.
Here's what else you should know today:
1. The weather
There's a 50 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms today, and the National Weather Service predicts the rain will clear out tonight. Expect sun and a high around 87 and low tonight around 66, under cloudy skies.
Enjoy a showing of Dolphin Tale at the today at 6:30 p.m. Bring a blanket, a picnic dinner and meet friends new and old. There's no charge, and reservations are not required.
will vie for the 2012 Miss Farmington title at 7 p.m. today. The pageant is held at the , and seating is limited. Tickets are $15 at the door. Questions about the event? Call Shannon Trent, 248-514-0820.
4. Look ahead:
offers you the chance to purchase a rain barrel or composter at a discounted rate, get advice on how to use them and help putting them together. Reservations are required; sign up online, call 248-474-6880 or write to firstname.lastname@example.orgWorkshops are held Friday, 7 p.m., and Saturday at noon.
5. Look ahead:
Join members of three area garden clubs Friday at noon, as they dedicate a marker in Farmington's that pays tribute to the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Farmington Hills Girl Scout Troop 4419 will participate.