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5 Things You Need to Know Today — Nov. 26, 2012

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

Trivia: How old was Charles Dickens when 'A Christmas Carol' was first published?

Yesterday's trivia answer:

From Kristofer Dusbiber: 

The term "Cyber Monday" made its debut on November 28, 2005, in a Shop.org press release entitled "'Cyber Monday' Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year."

5. 'A Christmas Carol' comes to Canton

A musical version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol comes to the Village Theater with showtimes Thursday through Sunday. 

Showtimes are as follows:

  • 7 p.m. Thursday
  • 7 p.m. Friday
  • 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday
  • 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday

4. Experience Dickens Christmas this week at Plymouth Historical Museum

Want some historical perspective on Charles Dickens' life and works, the Plymouth Historical Museum has its Dickens Christmas exhibit open 1-4 p.m. each Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 13. 

The museum also will have a craft show, bake sale and open house from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Dec. 1. Admission to the museum will be free during the open house, and Santa Claus will be at the museum all day.

3. Today is Cyber Monday!

Miss out on all the great deals for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday? The good news is you won't have to leave your home tomorrow for online retailers' Cyber Monday deals. Check our coverage on Patch to see what specials are on tap.

2. Sign up for Plymouth Goodfellows paper sale

Plymouth Goodfellows is in search of volunteers to help sell its papers on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. to ensure there's no child without a Christmas.

This event takes place the first Saturday of December every year. The more volunteers, the more children the Goodfellows can help.

Call: 734-262-3199 or email plymouthgoodfellows@yahoo.com.

1. Plan your visit with Santa Claus

You can catch Santa at his Kellogg Park house throughout the holiday season.

Santa’s House Hours are: 

  • Dec. 1: noon-5 p.m.
  • Dec. 7: 6-8 p.m.
  • Dec. 8: noon-5 p.m.
  • Dec. 16: noon-5 p.m.
  • Dec. 21: 6-8 p.m.
  • Dec. 22: noon-5 p.m.
  • Dec. 23: noon-4 p.m. 

Photos are available for $6.

Tom Dusbiber November 26, 2012 at 02:17 PM
A Christmas Carol was published in December 1843 when Charles Dickens was 30 years old.

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