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5 Things You Need to Know Today — Dec 8, 2012

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

Trivia: What is the name of the elf who goes to work for John Lithgow's character in the 1985 film "Santa Claus: The Movie"? Hint: If you're reading this, it's a fitting name.

Yesterday's trivia answer: Ron Howard's adaptation of Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is the highest-grossing Christmas film of all time.

5. Mr. Steve of SteveSongs in concert tonight

PBS Star Mr. Steve" will be in concert 6 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. There is a reception, too. You can find details for the event here. 

4. Family Holiday Cookie Competition today

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. Plan ahead: Chris Osgood, Manny Legace to appear at Plymouth Township Kroger

Former Detroit Red Wings goaltenders Chris Osgood and Manny Legace will appear 5-7 p.m. Dec. 11 at Kroger in Plymouth Township to ring the Salvation Army bell.

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 08, 2012 at 02:09 PM
The name of the elf who goes to work for John Lithgow's character in the 1985 film "Santa Claus" is Patch played by Dudley Moore.
John McKay (Editor) December 09, 2012 at 06:46 AM
I must say, that's a terrific name for an elf.

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