5 Things You Need to Know Today — May 10, 2012
Here's what's going on today in Plymouth and Canton.
Local trivia: Who served as Mayor of Plymouth from 1995-97?
The answer to Wednesday's trivia was Lower Town, North Village and Joppa.
5. Plan ahead: Plymouth Farmers Market opens Saturday
The Plymouth Farmers Market opens at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Gathering pavilion alongside Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth. The market runs until 12:30 p.m. and will run most Saturdays during the summer, excluding Art in the Park, holidays, and other weekends with conflicting downtown events.
4. 'Lover Come Back' screens at Penn tonight
Visitors to the Penn Theatre in downtown Plymouth tonight can see Rock Hudson and Doris Day star in Lover Come Back, a film depicting Jerry Webster and Carol Templeton, both active in the advertising business, but for different agencies. Annoyed by Webster's methods of using alcohol and women to ensure contracts for his agency, Templeton tries to get him thrown out of his profession. The film is not rated and runs 107 minutes. The screening starts at 7 p.m. All seats are $3.
3. Contest ends today: What makes the mom in your life special?
We invite you to share the story of the mom in your life on Patch. Just upload a photo of your mom or other mother figure in your life – grandma, foster mother, mother-in-law – and tell us in the caption of the photo why the mom in your life rocks. Be sure to tell us what community you and your mom live in, too. You just might win dinner at The Root Restaurant & Bar in White Lake – the Detroit Free Press' Restaurant of the Year – or a $50 gift card at Metals in Time in Royal Oak that we're giving away to moms who touch the lives of readers in our 29 Michigan Patch communities. Check here for more details. You have until TODAY to share her photo and story on Patch. Three prize winners will be selected at random.
2. May 12 rummage sale to benefit Baby Hunter
Family and friends of Hunter Sewejkis, an infant who was critically injured in a case of suspected child abuse, are having a May 12 rummage sale at WideWorld Sports Center, 2140 Oak Valley Drive in Ann Arbor, through Rummage for a Cause to benefit Hunter and his grandparents to assist with expenses for caring for the child. The sale runs from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and features a wide variety of vendors.
1. Plan ahead: Relay for Life in Canton is May 19-20
An American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event will be held May 19-20 at Heritage Park in Canton. Relay for Life is a 24-hour relay-style walk to raise funds to fight cancer. Money raised goes toward research funding, resources for the cancer.org website and 24-hour hotline, Hope Lodge, which provides lodging assistance for cancer patients seeking treatment outside of their city, TLC kits for hair loss, rides to treatment, endless support, and more. Patch blogger Kristen Braun is participating and blogs about her experience on the site. You can donate to her campaign here.