5 Things You Need to Know Today — Dec. 18, 2012

It's one week until Christmas. Here's what is going on in Plymouth and Canton.

Trivia: What was the name of the department store where Will Ferrell's Buddy the Elf and Zooey Deschanel's Jovie worked in the film "Elf"? 

Bonus: Name another holiday film where this store was featured.

Yesterday's trivia answer: Kris Kringle lists his home address as Brooks' Home for the Aged in "Miracle on 34th Street."

5. Plymouth-Canton band boosters, directors to take a shift at McDonald's in Canton

The Plymouth-Canton Music Boosters (PCMB) together with the Plymouth-Canton band directors at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park are hosting a fundraising event at McDonald’s in Canton from 5-8 p.m. today.

The music educators from the high schools and directors for the Plymouth-Canton Marching Band will be on hand to prepare meals and take orders at McDonald’s, located at 44900 Ford Road in Canton.

4. Catch Christmas films this week at Penn Theatre

The Penn Theatre in downtown Plymouth rounds out its holiday classic film series this week with a Thursday screening of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (at 7 p.m.) and screening of The Polar Express on the following days and times:

  • Friday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 22 at 5 and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 23 at 5 and 7 p.m.

All seats are $3 (cash only). 

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2. Save on your holiday shopping!

Having trouble staying within budget for holiday gifts? Read about five ways to save on your shopping.

1. Books 'n Bites at Plymouth District Library

Books 'n Bites, a teen book discussion group that meets monthly, meets at 3:15 p.m. today at Plymouth District Library. This month the group is discussing Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher.

Tom Dusbiber December 18, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Gimbels was the name of the department store where Will Ferrell's Buddy the Elf and Zooey Deschanel's Jovie worked in the film "Elf". This store was also mentioned in "Miracle on 34th Street"
John McKay (Editor) December 18, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Correct - apparently they had the best deals on every product in NYC, according to Mr. Kringle. The real store, I believe I had read, closed in 1987 after a run of approximately 100 years.
Tom Dusbiber December 18, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Extra Bonus Question: What toy made its debut at the Gimbels' store in Philadelphia and the company who makes it is currently headquartered in Plymouth? This store was also the first to have an escalator to move people from floor to floor!
John McKay (Editor) December 19, 2012 at 07:15 AM


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