5 Things You Need to Know Today — May 16, 2012
Here's what's going on today in Plymouth and Canton.
Local trivia: Where does Canton Township rank statewide in terms of largest townships in Michigan? (According to 2010 Census).
The answer to Tuesday's trivia: West Chester, OH.
5. What is your favorite 'staycation' destination?
Everyone deserves some downtime. Some use their spare time to get out of town, while others enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation close to home. This Patch Readers' Choice poll is for the latter: Where is the best spot to spend a 'staycation' in Plymouth or Canton? Voting ends at 9 a.m. Friday.
4. 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.
3. Plymouth-Canton summer camp registration opens
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools offers a summer camp program for students in grades K-8. Camp begins June 20 and runs through Aug. 22. For complete details and registration information, see the Extended Day website.
2. Compuware Arena Drive-In opens Friday
Outdoor movie season is upon us, as Compuware Arena opens its drive-in theater this weekend for the first of two sneak-peek weekends before it begins its nightly operations after the Memorial Day weekend. There will be double-feature screenings at dusk Friday and Saturday on the drive-in's three screens. For more details, follow the Compuware Arena Drive-In website. This weekend's selections include:
- SCREEN 1: The Lorax (PG), with The Three Stooges (PG).
- SCREEN 2: The Avengers (PG-13), with John Carter (PG-13).
- SCREEN 3: Battleship (PG-13), with This Means War (PG-13).
1. School board has special meeting today
The Plymouth-Canton Board of Education will hold a special meeting tonight about its budget. The meeting is 7 p.m. at the principal's conference room of Salem High School.