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5 Things You Need to Know Today — Nov. 4, 2012

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

Trivia: While Benjamin Franklin is credited with first mentioning the idea of Daylight Saving, who first proposed it, and when was it finally implemented? 

Yesterday's trivia answer: The first outdoor game between two NHL teams was an official pre-season match-up on Sept. 27, 1991. The game took place in the parking lot of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV, and featured the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers.

5.GreyHeart Greyhound Rescue Meet and Greet at Canton Petco

Meet and learn more about adopting former racing greyhounds noon to 3 p.m. at Petco, 43465 Ford Road in Canton. GreyHeart Greyhound Rescue and Adoption of Michigan, Inc. is a rescue organization that began from a vision to save greyhounds from the greyhound racing industry.

4. Wedding Event Show in Plymouth

Spend the afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Inn at St. John's, 44011 Five Mile Road in Plymouth, for a wedding event show by Whimsical Occasions. There will be wedding exhibits, planning ideas and fashion. Meet leading wedding professionals, see demonstrations and try samples. There will also be chances to win prizes.

Patch readers can get two free admissions with a copy of the event listing webpage.

3. Halloween Costume Contest, chance to win $5,000 extended

Because Halloween activities were postponed on the East Coast, our Halloween Costume Contest deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re Lady Gaga or Lady Liberty for Halloween—if you have an awesome costume, showcase your creation in our Best Halloween Costume in America Contest.

Last year, the , won. This year, it could be you. Enter our contest for a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize!

2. Contribute to Patch and Gleaner's virtual food drive!

Patch.com, through its 30 Michigan sites including Plymouth-Canton, launched an online food drive to raise $10,000 by Nov. 17 to feed area families. This is the first virtual food drive for the Gleaners Community Food Bank, and Patch is proud and honored to be their first partner.

Shop Gleaners' virtual grocery shelves. Click to get started!

1. Elections are next week

Elections are only two days away! Stay informed on the candidates and ballot proposals by visiting our elections topic page. There you will find our 2012 Voter Guide, news on the elections and information on candidate forums.

Also, read what candidates had to say at one of the last candidate forums before the elections.

Tom Dusbiber November 04, 2012 at 02:06 PM
The idea of daylight saving was first proposed in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson and it was first implemented during the First World War on April 30, 1916.

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