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5 Things You Need to Know Today — June 5, 2012

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

Trivia: Venus is in transit and will be visible in front of the sun today, likely the last time we'll be able to see such an event in our lifetime. When was the last time this happened?

The answer to Monday's trivia: U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter on July 2, 2011 in Whitmore Lake.

5. Plan ahead: Plymouth-Canton commencements are Sunday at Eastern Michigan University

Plymouth-Canton Educational Park's commencement ceremonies are Sunday at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt in Ypsilanti. Plymouth students walk at 11 a.m., Canton walks at 2 p.m. and Salem walks at 5 p.m. Each senior will receive two complimentary non-reserved tickets.  Additional tickets can be ordered by contacting Eastern Michigan University by telephone at (734) 487-2282. The cost is $5 for each ticket. All persons over the age of five are required to have a ticket to enter the arena. There will be no tickets sold or otherwise distributed at the door.

4. Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Pops Concert at Kellogg Park is tonight

The Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will perform a pops concert Tuesday at in downtown Plymouth. The concert is free and open to the public, and runs from 6-7 p.m.

3. Plymouth-Canton prom was Saturday; post your photos on Patch!

Plymouth-Canton Educational Park's Senior Prom was Saturday at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. here on Patch!

2. Ann Arbor Trail at I-275 to close Wednesday

Ann Arbor Trail at the Interstate 275 overpass will close Wednesday as part of a massive project. Detours are available by traveling along Ann Arbor Road over I-275.

Check live traffic here on Patch.

1. Venus is in transit, will eclipse sun today

Get your welder's goggles or camera ready, as Venus will today. The event — likely the last time we'll be able to see such an event in our lifetime — will be visible shortly after 6 p.m. Check out explaining the phenomenon and find local viewing places.

Tom Dusbiber June 05, 2012 at 01:38 PM
The last transit of Venus was June 8, 2004. The first on record was 1639.

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