5 Things You Need to Know Today — Aug. 8, 2012
Here's what you need to know today in Plymouth and Canton.
Trivia: a.) Where was this photo taken? b.) Who preceded Canton Township Trustee Greg Demopoulos prior to his appointment to the Canton Board of Trustees?
(Oops! We forgot to include a trivia question on Tuesday's "5 Things," so we're offering two today!)
Monday's trivia answer: TwentyForSeven covered Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl."
5. Celebrate gold medalist Allison Schmitt's homecoming next week in Canton
Olympic swimming standout Allison Schmitt of Canton will return home from London next week and will take part in a local homecoming Aug. 14 at the Heritage Park Amphitheater in Canton. Schmitt, a 2008 Canton High School graduate, earned three gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal this year at the Olympic Games in London.
4. Dan Kim and the Blueberry Incident performs today at Kellogg Park
Dan Kim and the Blueberry Incident will perform at noon today in Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth as part of the weekly Music in the Park children's concert series. The concert is free and open to the public.
3. Inaugural Art About Town event comes to Plymouth this week
Art About Town is coming on Saturday. The event will be held in Downtown Plymouth from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and is put on by the downtown merchants and the Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce.
Participating businesses will sponsor an artist at their location that will be on-site throughout the day to give demonstrations and talks on their artform. Some will have artwork available for sale. There will be a "passport" to take to the participating buisnesses to be stamped. To win, a participant must have 12 stamps on their passport.
2. Old Village Restaurant Crawl returns to Plymouth tonight
Visit the Old Village area of Plymouth and sample great food and drink from local restaurants. This year's participants include:
- Hermann's Old Towne Grille
- JoJo's Treats N' Sweets
- Liberty Street Brewing Co.
- Plymouth Fish & Seafood
- Station 885
- Jeff Zak Catering
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office (850 W. Ann Arbor Trail) and at the participating restaurants.
1. Vigil, service planned tonight for victims of Wisconsin Gurdwara shooting
There is a local service and vigil planned tonight for victims of the Wisconsin Gurdwara shooting. The event details are as follows:
Gurdwara Sahib Hidden Falls
40600 Schoolcraft Rd
Plymouth MI 48170
6:30 p.m. So Dar Rehras - Evening Prayer
7-8 p.m. Keertan/Langar - Musical Service and Community meal
8 p.m. - Move outside
8:30 p.m. - Remembrance Service - Statements and Candlelight