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Harvest Moon and More This Week in Farmington and Farmington Hills

A beer and wine tasting kicks off this year's downtown Farmington fall celebration.

The application deadline for this year's Scarecrows Among Us contest is Sept. 25. Photo credit: Joni Hubred-Golden
The application deadline for this year's Scarecrows Among Us contest is Sept. 25. Photo credit: Joni Hubred-Golden
Downtown Farmington's signature fall event kicks off on Thursday, with events that celebrate the beginning of a new season. 

Here's information about Harvest Moon and more activities happening this week in Farmington and Farmington Hills:

1. Farmington Hills city council talks school bond. 

School district officials will present information on the November bond election during the council's 6 p.m. study session. The 7:30 p.m. regular session agenda includes the transfer of a liquor license to Spartan Pastabilities, for Unbelievable Freakin' Burgers in the closed Burger King location on Orchard Lake Road. A full agenda is posted at fhgov.com.

2. Got a kid with chronic sinusitis? 

Botsford Hospital Ear, nose, and throat specialist Dr. David Seel will talk Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., about balloon sinuplasty, a procedure that can relieve symptoms and prevent reoccurrence of sinusitis in children. Call 1-877-477-Doc1 (3621), option 1, to register.

3. Harvest Moon kicks off with wine and beer tasting

Special guests Rex Halfpenny of the Michigan Beer Guide and Wine Guru Lee Hershey are part of this event, which features a selection of over 50 hand-picked crafted beers and more than 30 wines and meads, as well as food pairings prepared by Oakland Community College's culinary arts program students. Visit downtownfarmington.org to learn more. 

4. Scarecrows Among Us applications due Sept. 25. 

There's still time to enter your scarecrow in this annual contest, but you'll have to hurry! Entry forms can be downloaded at downtownfarmington.org. Scarecrows must be returned to the Scarecrow Booth at the Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market by Oct. 5. 

5. Farmington High Soccer Ovarian Cancer Awareness Night 

Watch the Falcons take on the West Bloomfield Lakers Thursday and contribute to two charities in memory of beloved FHS bilingual parapro Roxanne Mecham. The JV game starts at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity game at 7 p.m.

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