Five Things You Need to Know ~ Dec. 2, 2011
Support Canton crafters, get a check from the IRS, attend an interfaith conference and see Rembrandt's works.
1. Canton Crafters at Handmade Detroit Fair
At least two Canton Farmers Market favorites, JKM Soy Candles and Jam by Hand, will be among the 80 or so vendors at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair at the Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St., Detroit. Admission is $1 to the event, which is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m to 6 p.m.
2. Join an Interfaith Conference
The InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit, with The Chaldean News and the Detroit Jewish News, will host a seminar, Religion, Community and the Arts: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Participants will hear speakers and tour the Detroit Institute of Arts' exhibit, Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus. The Detroit Institute of Arts is at 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. For details, contact Nancy Thayer at email@example.com or call 248-539-0280.
3. Watch 'Little Women'
Forever After Productions' staging of Little Women -- Louisa May Alcott's saga of four sisters growing up in the Civil War era, at 7 p.m. tonight (2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday) at Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 50400 Cherry Hill Rd. Tickets cost $15.
4. Madison Kinsella and Kacie Burns
Two Canton residents, Madison Kinsella and Kacie Burns, were admitted as first-year students at the New York-based Pace University according to an email to Canton Patch from the school. Pace University is recognized for professionally-oriented programs in business, law, arts and sciences, information technology, education, and nursing, with a core curriculum based in the liberal arts.
5. IRS Tax Returns
Seriously — the IRS is trying to return $153 million in undelivered (in some cases misdelivered, lost or stolen) checks to their owners. Surely someone in Canton is in line for some of that? Find out by calling 1-800-829-1954 or visiting IRS.gov and clicking on "Where's my refund?" to find out if you are one of the lucky ones — the average value of an undelivered check is $1,547.
Of course, IRS officials would sure like you to file electronically, because then your return (should there be one) would be deposited directly into your bank account.
Meanwhile, the IRS folks want you to know that if you ever get an email which appears from them, talking about refunds and asking for your personal or financial details — hit the delete button. Those are scams and not from the IRS at all.