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5 Things You Need to Know Today — Oct. 25, 2012

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

Trivia: What is the arena capacity at Compuware Arena — excluding standing-room?

Yesterday's trivia answer: The Tigers have won four World Series and the Giants have won six, which includes wins as the New York Giants. If you count only wins as the San Francisco Giants, then they only have one win.

5. Wicked Halloween Run is Sunday

Don a costume and some running shoes for the Wicked Halloween Run 7 a.m. Oct. 28 in downtown Plymouth. There will be a 10K, 5K and monster mile run, which all start and finish in Kellogg Park.  Entertainment includes an on-stage dance performance of Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

4. 'Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein' at the Penn

Watch "Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein" 7 p.m. at the Penn Theatre. It's a classic Halloween comedy about two hapless freight handlers who encounter Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

3. Make Mystery Eyeball Deviled Eggs

Need a satisfying yet creepy snack for Halloween? Try making these Mystery Eyeball Deviled Eggs that were modeled after an eyeball that washed up on a Florida beach. 

2. Learn How to Develop Children's Language Skills

Starfish Family Services will educate parents, grandparents and caregivers on how to use conversation to develop language skills with children under five at a program 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Canton Public Library's Community Room. They will teach strategies for having intentional conversations and introducing new words into a child's vocabulary. Attendees can bring their children to play with Starfish's licensed daycare providers during the program.

1. Hajj Starts Today

Today is the first day of the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, which is said to be the world's largest annual gathering. Muslims believe Hajj is about seeking forgiveness and commemorating the sacrifices Prophet Abraham and his family were willing to make for God. Read about Salem High School graduate Uzair Ali who is one of the millions performing Hajj this year.

Kristofer T Dusbiber October 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Compuware Arena encompasses approximately 170,000 square feet with one main seating level, private suites and press boxes. The creative design of the arena affords the opportunity to provide 3,504 seats for Ontario Hockey League games and 4,500 seats for concerts and other performances. 688 VIP Seats, 2536 Executive Reserved, 224 Bench seats and 56 Suite seats. 

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