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5 Things You Should Know Today - Oct. 11, 2011

Have you registered to vote?

Well, it had to happen some time. It looks like the weather is about to turn, so enjoy the sunshine and mild temperatures. Here's what we think you should know today:

1. The weather

Sunny skies today, with a high of 77 degrees – but there's a 20 percent chance of rain tonight (early Wednesday morning). The National Weather Service predicts a night-time low of 56.

2. This is it – last day to register

If you haven't registered to vote by the end of today, you won't be able to cast your vote in city and school board elections Nov. 8. And we really want you to cast your vote on Nov. 8. Anyone who isn't already registered should visit the city clerk's office (located at Farmington and Farmington Hills city halls). Voters may also register at any Secretary of State branch office or at the Oakland County clerk's office in Pontiac.

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The new weekly weight loss group , founded by Farmington Hills resident Jeffrey Weiss, starts meeting tonight, 7 p.m. at . Weiss lost 200 pounds himself and now wants to help others.

4. Suicide Task Force meets this week

If you were touched by this month's , you should know the Farmington Area Suicide Prevention Task Force is meeting Thursday, 7 p.m., in the Community Room at . The group will review the forum and talk about held at .

5. Heritage Week reading assignment

The Multicultural Multiracial Community Council's 12th annual Heritage Week kicks off Sunday, but you may want to prepare today by checking out a copy of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, the book being discussed Thursday, Oct. 20 at the . Author Helen Simonson delves into religious and cultural issues in the story of a retired British officer who falls in love with a woman of Pakistani descent. For more information, call 248-871-2512.

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