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5 Things You Need to Know Today — Dec. 2, 2012

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

5 Things You Need to Know Today — Dec. 2, 2012

Trivia: Which sports-themed movie sequel was penned by local screewriter Jim Burnstein?

Yesterday's trivia answer: George Bailey's "trick ear" was his left ear, which he damaged while jumping into frigid water to save his brother, Harry.

5. See 'A Christmas Carol' in Canton today

A musical version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol comes to the Village Theater with showtimes at 2 and 7 p.m. today.

4. Last day for letters to Santa

Canton Leisure Services has made special arrangements with the North Pole and the U.S. Post Office to deliver your children's wish lists to Santa. To mail your letter to Santa, drop it in the North Pole express mailbox in the Summit on the Park lobby by today.

3. 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. today and each Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 13. 

2. Enter Patch's 'Deck the House' Contest For a Chance to Win $100,000 for PCCS

We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America.

If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page through Dec. 16. Check  here for the contest page.

1. 'It's a Wonderful Life' actress coming to Penn Theatre today

It's a Wonderful Life actress Virginia Patton will make an appearance today at the Penn Theatre in Plymouth, introducing her most famous role. Patton will appear at the theater at about 3:45 p.m., in advance of the theater's 4:15 p.m. screening. 

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