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First Thing Farmington-Farmington Hills: Sept. 20, 2012

A student involved in a program for accelerated learners in Farmington Schools is featured in today's Youtube.com video.

Start your Thursday by watching a talented Farmington-area student passionately argue for encouraging the practice of meditation in prisons, in a video posted yesterday at Youtube.com

According to the post, the video was recorded during semi-finals for the STARS Debate program, founded during the 2011-2012 school year by an Eastern Michigan University student, who worked with Farmington Together for Accelerated Learners (TAL), a Farmington Schools parent-led networking group focused on the needs of high-achievers. Information about STARS and other TAL programs is on-line, at farmingtontal.wordpress.com.

Follow the links below to learn more about today's events, and check the "Look ahead" list for upcoming events that require you to register or purchase tickets:

Today's events

  • Newcomer Welcome Tour for adults 50 and older (10:30 a.m.)
  • Who Do You Think You Are? Genealogy workshop (6:30 p.m.) - registration required
  • Travel Baseball Tryouts (7 p.m.) - registration required
  • Farmington Traffic and Safety Board meeting - agenda attached (7 p.m.)
  • Farmington Hills Planning Commission meeting - agenda attached (7:30  p.m.)
  • Farmington Rotary Queen of Hearts Raffle (9 p.m.)

Look ahead

  • Hunger Games Movie - special showing (Friday)
  • Two Muses Theatre: "A Little Work" (Friday-Sunday)
  • Hayride Central at Heritage Park - registration not required, but highly recommended (Saturday)
  • Special Education Law and Advocacy for Parents (Tuesday)

Check our calendar for even more activities, classes and events happening today and throughout the week. If your event isn't listed, feel free to add it

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