First Thing: Queen of Hearts Raffle Climbs Over $15,000

Another ticket will be drawn Thursday for the fundraiser benefitting the Farmington Rotary, Xemplar Club, Botsford Hospital and Farmington High Music Patrons.

The queen of hearts – and 60 percent of a $15,000-plus pot – remain in one of 17 envelopes available for the Queen of Hearts Raffle drawing, held Thursday at John Cowley & Sons in downtown Farmington. 

The fundraiser benefits Farmington Rotary, Xemplar Club, Botsford Hospital and Farmington High Music Patrons, organizations whose members are all selling $1 tickets for the 9 p.m. drawing. Tickets will be available the night of the drawing, when one person will have the chance to pick a numbered envelope. 

For information about events going on today, click on the links below. We've also included a list of events later this week for which you have to register or buy tickets. 


  • Donate Shoes 4 BDF Cat Rescue Fundraiser (all day)
  • Dubin Cleaners & Laundry Winter Warmth Campaign (all day)
  • Fall Outdoor Yoga in Heritage Park (8 a.m.)
  • Toastmasters International (9 a.m.)
  • Farmington Musicale Presents The Cassini Ensemble (1 p.m.)
  • Walking Photography Class (6 p.m. - pre-registration required)
  •  (6:30 p.m.)

Look ahead

  • The Medicine Wheels - Discovering the Design of Creation (Thursday)
  • The Dixie Swim Club at Farmington Players (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Hayride Central at Heritage Park - registration recommended (Friday)
  • Swedish Club annual Fishboil dinner (Sunday)

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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