5 Things You Need to Know Today — April 19, 2012

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

Trivia: Which school from Plymouth-Canton Community Schools was started first, and where was it located?

The answer to Wednesday's trivia was Keziah (Benjamin) and William Starkweather.

5. Bull Durham comes to Penn Theatre today

Another Kevin Costner baseball classic is coming to the tonight: Bull Durham. Those who enjoyed last week's Field of Dreams might find something to like in this 1988 baseball comedy-drama. The film is rated R and starts at 7 p.m. All seats are $3.

4. Plymouth-Canton School Board meets today for special redistricting meeting

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools will have another redistricting meeting at 7 p.m. today at , 45083 Hanford Road in Canton. You can view the agenda on the district website. This second round of redistricting meetings follows the board to close Gallimore Elementary as part of a previous redistricting plan. 

3. Hines Park dog park to close for reseeding

The dog park at Hines Park will close from May 1-May 25 to plant new grass. It will be unavailable for use during this time.

Additionally, registration for the park's 2012 season will begin May 1, according to an email from park officials. The fee this year will increase to $20, up from its previous fee of $5.

Applicants can apply for a park pass at Nankin Mills, 33175 Ann Arbor Trail. They will need to bring the dog's city or township dog license and vaccination records.

2. Tell us what you learned from you mother

In honor of Mothers Day on May 13, Patch is giving away two sets of four tickets to the at in Plymouth on Sunday, May 6. The game is simple: Tell us what you learned from your mother. You can read the contest rules and enter the contest .

1. Reminder: Register for our April 25 education forum with Center for Michigan

Patch has partnered with the Center for Michigan to bring community conversations to communities throughout the state. We will be at from 6-8 p.m. on April 25. Please RSVP, as space is limited. More details and a link to our signup form . We will email everyone who signed up shortly to confirm your plans.

Tom Dusbiber April 19, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Geer School on Plymouth Road I think. Was first a log cabin.
Tom Dusbiber April 19, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Geer School on Plymouth Rd. Was first a log cabin.
John McKay (Editor) April 19, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Very good guess, and that, I believe, might be the oldest school building in the community, but I'm looking for which school in the actual Plymouth-Canton Community Schools district has the longest history and where it was when it started. So the catch is it had to be a part of Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.
Tom Dusbiber April 19, 2012 at 11:45 PM
How about Starkweather School on Holbrook St.
John McKay (Editor) April 20, 2012 at 02:58 AM
What I was looking for is Plymouth High School, which began in the early 20th century at what is now Central Middle School and has since changed locations. It was the first member of the current district. My question was geared more toward a specific school's legacy than a building's age. The Starkweather building is old, but its current use isn't, as the former Starkweather Elementary is defunct (and starting next year, its use an alternative high school will end).


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