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First Thing: Xemplar Club Distributes Funds to Farmington-Area Nonprofits

The service club will hand out $22,000 today to 42 organizations, double the number the group supported last year.

At noon today, the Xemplar Club will make 42 local non-profit and school organizations very happy. 

The club will hand out checks totalling $22,000 during its third annual "Donation Day", at John Cowley & Sons in downtown Farmington. This year, the group will support double the number it did last year and bring the club's three-year total to more than $65,000. We'll publish coverage of the event this afternoon. 

In the meantime, browse through the list of today's events, along with a list of events for which you need to register or buy tickets if you want to attend them later in the week: 

Today's events

  • Dubin Cleaners & Laundry Winter Warmth Campaign (all day)
  • Back Door Friends Cat Rescue Fundraiser (all day)
  • Fall Outdoor Yoga in Heritage Park (8 a.m.)
  • Toastmasters International (9 a.m.)
  •  (6:30 p.m., Tollgate Education Center, Novi)
  • Community for Spiritual Inquiry Meets (7 p.m.)
  • Wednesday Night Sessions-A Monthly Reading Series (7 p.m.)

Look ahead

  • Longacre Fashion Show (Thursday)
  • Who Do You Think You Are? (Thursday)
  • Healthy Fall Events: Botsford Hospital and Busch's Fresh Food Market Team Up (Thursday)
  • Travel Baseball Tryouts (Thursday)
  • Two Muses Theatre: "A Little Work" (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Self Defense for Women (Saturday)
  • Annual Legion Craft and Vendor Show (Saturday)
  • Farmington DDA Farm to Table Dinner (Saturday)
  • Hayride Central at Heritage Park (Saturday - registration not required, but strongly recommended)
  • Three Phantoms concert at Nardin Park (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

Eunice Jeffries September 26, 2012 at 06:52 PM
The Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families greatly appreciate the support from the Xemplar Club. The donation to the Back Pack Program will go directly to feeding families in our community. Great event with a great impact on our community!

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