5 Things You Need to Know Today — Aug. 6, 2012

Here's what's going on today in Plymouth and Canton.

Trivia: On the E! network's reality series "Opening Act," which hit song did Canton band TwentyForSeven cover during its performance with Gym Class Heroes?

Yesterday's trivia answer: The previous world record for the women's 4x100 medley relay was 3:52.19 set by China in 2009.

5. Plymouth Township candidate has town hall tonight

Janai Stepp, candidate for Plymouth Township Trustee, is having a today from 7-9 p.m. at , 450 Forest Ave. in Plymouth.

4. Plymouth City Commission meets tonight at Rotary Park

The Plymouth City Commission will meet at 7 p.m. tonight at Rotary Park at Wing and Herald streets. On the agenda tonight:

  • POAM Officers Contract Ratification
  • Parking Ordinance Amendment
  • Sidewalk and Utility Patch Repair Contract
  • Parking Fine Schedule Update
  • Possible Purchase of Tax Foreclosed Properties

3. Plan ahead: 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. Don't forget to vote Tuesday: Check out the candidates for Canton, Plymouth Township primary races

The primary elections are Nov. 7 around the country for local and state races. Patch sent questionnaires to candidates in all the local races. We've compiled a list of responses and additional information. Find the following page to read up on your favorite candidate(s):

1. Old Village Restaurant Crawl returns to Plymouth on Wednesday

Visit the Old Village area of Plymouth and sample great food and drink from local restaurants. This year's participants include:

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.

Tom Dusbiber August 06, 2012 at 01:58 PM
TwentyForSeven performed Katy Perry‘s ‘I Kissed a Girl’


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