5 Things You Need to Know Today — Dec. 3, 2012

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

Trivia: What were the names of George Bailey's police officer and cab driver friends in "It's a Wonderful Life"?

Yesterday's trivia answer: Jim Burnstein wrote "D3: The Mighty Ducks."

5. Plymouth City Commission meets tonight

The Plymouth City Commission meets at 7 p.m. tonight at Plymouth City Hall. On the agenda:

  • Wayne County Permits-County Right-of-Ways
  • Wayne County Permits-Pavement Restoration
  • Amendment to Valet Parking Policy
  • Amendment to Adopt State Super Drunk Law as Local Ordinance

4. Canton tree lighting this week

Kick off the holiday season Wednesday with the annual Canton Township tree lighting event, from 6-8:30 p.m.

Canton's holiday tree will be lit in front of the Summit on the Park at 6:30 p.m. and special festivities will take place both indoors and outdoors, complete with visits with Santa.

3. Experience Dickens Christmas this week at Plymouth Historical Museum

Want some historical perspective on Charles Dickens' life and works? The Plymouth Historical Museum has its Dickens Christmas exhibit open each Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 13. 

2. Enter Patch's 'Deck the House' Contest For a Chance to Win $100,000 for PCCS

We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America.

If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page through Dec. 16. Check here for the contest page.

1. See 'Elf' this week at Penn Theatre

The modern holiday classic Elf screens at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Penn Theatre in downtown Plymouth as part of its holiday classic film series. All seats are $3. The film is rated PG.

Tom Dusbiber December 03, 2012 at 01:40 PM
In the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" George's two best friends were, Bert, a policeman, and Ernie, a cab driver,


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