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Excessive Heat Warning ⚠️ for Ann Arbor Art Fair weekend 🎨 🖼️

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"The view from my kayak on Middle Straits Lake." -- FitForeverPhotography/StormPins

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♨️ Weather: High 98°, Low 77° ♨️

Is that high enough for you? No? The heat index will make it feel hotter than 100 degrees in Metro Detroit. Is that hot enough?

Yes, yes it is. This is DANGEROUSLY high heat, folks. We're under an Excessive Heat Warning through 8 p.m. Saturday. Heat indices will peak during the afternoon hours in the 100 to 110 degree range. Low temperatures will only fall into the 70s each night limiting the possible relief from the heat.

Again, as we've been saying all week: Drink water! Check on senior citizens and take care of your pets -- here's what to do if your dog gets heatstroke. 🐕 🐈

Be smart and safe out there! Take care of each other.

Also: As expected, today is another Ozone Action Day -- what that means.

Check the latest forecast at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter.


Traffic: I-94 closure this weekend

Look out for this one this weekend: MDOT crews will be setting new bridge beams on the French Road and Concord Street overpasses starting at 9 p.m. Friday, July 19. Crews will be setting more than 20 beams, which will require closing westbound I-94 from Conner Road to M-10 (Lodge Freeway) and eastbound I-94 from I-75 to Conner Road for the weekend.

All lanes of the freeway are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

😣 This has been a very annoying construction project! Hopefully they can make some progress this weekend. The crews will be working in extreme heat, which sounds awful. Let's all do them a favor and drive safely through these construction zones.

⛔ Telegraph closure

Not done yet: US-24 (Telegraph Road) will be closed this weekend at the I-696/M-10 interchange in Oakland County for storm sewer work.

Always check the live Traffic Map here.

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Ann Arbor Art Fair all weekend! 🎨 🖼️

The Ann Arbor Art Fair is underway! It's one of the biggest and best art fairs in the country, and it's right here in our neck of the woods. All About Ann Arbor is all over this year with everything you need to know -- here's the schedule this weekend:

  • Friday, July 19, 2019: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 20, 2019: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 21, 2019: Noon to 6 p.m.

READ: Your guide to the 2019 Ann Arbor Art Fair

JOB FAIR -- Teaching positions available

A job fair TODAY seeks to fill nearly 80 positions for Wayne Metro's Head Start program, focused on preschool and early childhood development, including:

  • Early Head Start Teachers (Infant/toddlers from 6 weeks to 3 years of age
  • Early Head Start Teaching Assistants
  • Head Start Teachers (Children from 3-5 years of age)
  • Head Start Teacher Assistants
  • Site Managers
  • Family Advocates

The fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cortland Community Impact Center -- 138 Cortland Street, Highland Park, MI  48203. More information is available here.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Pink Out The Park ⚾💕

The Detroit Tigers are hosting the eighth annual Pink Out the Park tonight when the team faces the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park. A special pre-game ceremony honoring survivors will take place at 6:30 p.m., followed by the game at 7:10 p.m. Check it out for a great cause and for some fun at the ballpark on a Friday night! 

NAACP National Convention in Detroit

This year's theme, "When We Fight, We Win" aims to promote solutions to current problems like police brutality, racism, #LivingWhileBlack, voter suppression, partisan gerrymandering, sexual violence and mental health in the black community. Here's the schedule.

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🗓️ Here's what's on the calendar:

Check the Live Guide calendar for more local events, and post your own. 

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Fido Fest 🐶

Farmington Fido Fest will be taking place July 19-21 in Shiawassee Park during the Farmington Founders Festival!! There will be hours of entertainment, including the Ultimate Air Dogs and Rock N Roll K9’s Performance Team! Your dog can test their skills on the Lucky Dog Lure Coursing, participate in the Disc Dogs of Michigan frisbee competition. For more information go here.

Pig and Whiskey festival in Ferndale 🐖 🥃

It's billed as "the epic summer celebration of booze, BBQ, and live music" in downtown Ferndale, and it starts today at 6 p.m. It will run Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. both days. Just head to 9 Mile Road and East Troy Street. You can't miss it.

It will be a hot one so stay hydrated out there!


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50% off tickets to Renaissance Festival ⚔️♞

If you haven't gotten in on this Renaissance Festival tickets discount, do it now! Seriously, you can't lose here, and it's a GREAT time over at the festival. It's available for a limited-time -- you can only buy these tickets for a 50% discount through Aug. 17.

Here's a link to learn more about the 2019 Renaissance Festival. This year's festival runs weekends and Labor Day, Aug. 17 to Sept. 29. The fun all happens at 12600 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442.

Adventure awaits! Purchase your half-off tickets here!

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📷 Today's Featured Photo: "The view from my kayak on Middle Straits Lake." -- FitForeverPhotography/StormPins

Wow, what a sight to capture from a kayak! That's what we refer to as ... #PureMichigan. 🚣

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