5 Things You Need to Know Today — Dec. 30, 2012
Here's what's going on today in Plymouth and Canton.
Trivia: There have been many versions of the song "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" When did it first chart on Billboard in the United States?
Friday's trivia answer: The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza," meaning "first fruits of the harvest."
5. Fiscal cliff: What you should know
Congress and President Obama are racing against the clock this week as they make one last attempt to hammer out a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” the U.S. government is set to go over on New Year’s Day. Find out how much of a bite the "cliff" could take out of your paycheck and more information here on Patch.
4. It's college bowl game season: What and when to watch
College football bowl games are under way, and so far Mitten State teams are 2-0 after Michigan State University and Central Michigan's bowl wins.
Check the remainder of the bowl schedule and up-to-date scores here on Patch.
3. Catching a movie this weekend? Check here first
The critically acclaimed thriller Argo continues today at the Penn Theatre, while Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Promised Land and Jack Reacher continue their first-week run at Canton Cinema and Emagine Canton. Check showtimes and reviews here on Patch.
2. Kids eat free at IKEA
Are your kids on Christmas vacation? Take them to IKEA where children 12 and under can eat for free in the IKEA Restaurant from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Jan. 1.