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5 Things You Should Know Today - May 23, 2012

Join a community conversation tonight in Farmington Hills about preventing suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth.

Young people and the adults in their lives are invited to an important community conversation tonight that focuses on kids who struggle more than most with thoughts of suicide. Here's what else you should know today:

1. The weather

What a forecast – sunny and 77, mostly clear tonight, with a low around 58. The National Weather Service earns bonus points today. 

2.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is now the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds, with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth attempting suicide up to four times more than their heterosexual peers. Today at 7 p.m., the Farmington Area Suicide Prevention Task Force hosts a community conversation tonight that focuses on LGBT youth. The public is welcome to attend this free event, held at . 

3.

Farmington Hills adults and youth are involved in the Sky's the Limit production of this family-friendly musical, which opens today at 7 p.m., at the Berman Center in the Jewish Community Center, West Bloomfield. Tickets for Seussical, Jr. are available for May 23, 24, 30 & 31 at 7 p.m., and June 3 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased on-line at theberman.org or by calling 248-661-1900. 

4. Look ahead: 

The pot grows each week for this unique fundraiser, sponsored by the Farmington Rotary Club and Xemplar Club. Tickets are just $1 and enter you in a drawing to pull a card each week. Buy them at pub any time, from Farmington Rotary or Xemplar club members and at the pub on the night of the draw, which happens 9 p.m. Thursday, at the pub.

5. Look ahead: 

The North Farmington girls' soccer team hosts their 4th Annual Teresa Navas Memorial Game Friday, 6 p.m., at . All former players are invited to play or not and then enjoy a barbecue. Please RSVP, by calling 248-473-5969 or writing to lcarru­thers@­twmi.­rr.­com.

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