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5 Things You Need to Know Today — Dec. 7, 2012

Happy Friday! Here's what's going on today and this weekend in Plymouth and Canton.

Trivia: What is the highest-grossing (theatrically) Christmas movie of all-time?

Yesterday's trivia answer: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer first aired Sunday, December 6, 1964, on the NBC television network. 

5. Mr. Steve of SteveSongs in concert tonight, Saturday

PBS Star Mr. Steve" will be in concert 7 p.m. at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill. Steve Roslonek, ‘SteveSongs’, blends participatory songs, clever stories and great melodies. In May 2008, Steve took on the role of "Mr. Steve," co-host of the PBS KIDS preschool destination that features the popular shows Curious George, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Super Why. Tickets are $14 to $16. 

4. Family Holiday Cookie Competition

Take part in the Family Holiday Cookie Competition 2 p.m. Saturday at the Canton Public Library. Bring in a dozen cookies (or more!) from one of your favorite recipes, four to share with our panel of judges to evaluate on both taste and presentation and the rest to share with the lucky attendees. 

3. Plymouth Whalers Host Saginaw Spirit

The Plymouth Whalers host state rivals the Saginaw Spirit 7 p.m. today at Compuware Arena. The game is a $5 Fridays night, meaning certain sections of Compuware Arena can be purchased for $5 per seat.

Also, the Whalers are holding a food drive for Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.  Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food to the game and will then be eligible for prizes.

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. Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony

There will be a special ceremony and candle lighting 7:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth in memory of children who have died too soon.

Attendees can come early to view the memory trees of the Walk of Trees with ornaments made by The Compassionate Friends. The program includes candle lighting, reading of the children's names and music.

Tom Dusbiber December 07, 2012 at 01:46 PM
The highest-grossing (theatrically) Christmas movie of all-time is "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at $260 million.
Mahlon Kiscaden December 07, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Does anybody remember Pearl Harbor day? That's today in case you don't remember.

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