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5 Things You Need to Know Today — May 15, 2012

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

Local trivia: is Michigan's only IKEA store. Where is the next-closest location?

The answer to Monday's trivia: Red Glare Amber Ale, Starkweather Stout, the American IPA and Steamy Windows California Common Ale.

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. School board has special meeting Wednesday

The Plymouth-Canton Board of Education will meet Wednesday for a special meeting about the budget. The meeting is 7 p.m. at the principal's conference room of .

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. Compuware Arena Drive-In opens Friday

Outdoor movie season is upon us, as opens its drive-in theater this weekend for the first of two sneak-peek weekends before it begins its nightly operations after the Memorial Day weekend. There will be double-feature screenings at dusk Friday and Saturday on the drive-in's three screens. Movie listings have not yet been announced. For more details, follow the Compuware Arena Drive-In website.

Kristofer T Dusbiber May 15, 2012 at 09:58 AM
238 miles to store in West Chester Ohio and 241 miles to the store in Pittsburgh PA.
John McKay (Editor) May 15, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Good job! Might as well just go to Steel City and enjoy the sights for the extra three miles, eh?

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