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5 Things You Need to Know Today — Dec. 28, 2012

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

Trivia: Kwanzaa is a seven-day holiday that begins Dec. 26 and extends through Jan. 1. What does the word mean in Swahili?

Yesterday's trivia answer: The ball first dropped in Times Square in New York City on Jan. 1, 1908, one second after midnight.

5. Let it snow! Submit your snowy photos on Patch

Plymouth and Canton got walloped with snow Wednesday. We want your photos! Whether it's sledding, a snowman or shoveling, share your best pics here!

4. More snow expected today

As if Wednesday's dose of snow wasn't enough, we're getting some more today, albeit in a smaller quantity. Check the top of our page for the latest weather forecasts, or click here. Check traffic updates here on Patch.

3. 'Argo' screens today at Penn Theatre 

The critically acclaimed thriller Argo plays today at the Penn Theatre. Screenings are at 7 and 9:15 p.m. All seats are $3. The film is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America.

2. Kids eat free at IKEA

Are your kids on Christmas vacation?  Take them to IKEA where children 12 and under can eat for free in the IKEA Restaurant from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Jan. 1.

1. What are you doing New Year's Eve?

Looking for the hottest New Year's Eve parties in Metro Detroit? Check the list here! If we're missing a party, be sure to tell us in the comments and post the party as an event on Patch.

Tom Dusbiber December 28, 2012 at 02:14 PM
The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning first fruits of the harvest.

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