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5 Things You Need to Know Today — May 14, 2012

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

Local trivia: will be debuting its bottled product statewide in late spring/early summer this year. Which four beers initially will see statewide distribution?

The answer to Sunday's trivia: A large animated moose head catches visitors to Hermann's Olde Town Grille off guard.

5. What is your favorite 'staycation' destination?

Everyone deserves some downtime. Some use their spare time to get out of town, while others enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation close to home. This Patch Readers' Choice poll is for the latter: in Plymouth or Canton? Voting ends at 9 a.m. Friday.

4. Parent meeting for academies is tonight

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools students and parents in the Class of 2015 and Class of 2016 are invited to learn more about The Academies @ The Park program. Those interested can attend an informational meeting at 6 p.m. today in the cafeteria. In the meantime, learn more about the Academies on their webpage. Applications are now being accepted, and the deadline is Fri., May 18 at 3 p.m. If you have any questions before tonight's meeting, contact Tim Schoenherr, Director of Innovative Programs at (734) 582-6936 or Tim.Schoenherr@pccsmail.net.

3. Plan ahead: Relay for Life in Canton is May 19-20

An American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event will be held May 19-20 at in Canton. Relay for Life is a 24-hour relay-style walk to raise funds to fight cancer. Money raised goes toward research funding, resources for the cancer.org website and 24-hour hotline, Hope Lodge, which provides lodging assistance for cancer patients seeking treatment outside of their city, TLC kits for hair loss, rides to treatment, endless support, and more. Patch blogger Kristen Braun is participating and blogs about her experience on the site. You can donate to her campaign here.

2. Plymouth-Canton summer camp registration opens

offers a summer camp program for students in grades K-8. Camp begins June 20 and runs through Aug. 22. For complete details and registration information, see the Extended Day website.

1. Come see Patch and other businesses today at Showcase Taste of Plymouth

Be sure to stop by the Patch booth for a chance to win some free Patch gear while enjoying great food at the at . The event runs from 5-7:30 p.m. today. Admission is $10 at the door.

Tom Dusbiber May 15, 2012 at 12:16 AM
After tasting all the great foods at the Taste of Plymouth tonight, I was able to focus on finding which four beers at Liberty Brewing Co. are going to be distributed: Red Glare Amber Ale, Steamy Windows, Starkweather Stout, and The American IPA. It was a pleasure to talk to you in person tonight.

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