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5 Things You Need to Know Today — Nov. 30, 2012

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

5 Things You Need to Know Today — Nov. 30, 2012

Trivia: Which book does Clarence give to George Bailey in "It's a Wonderful Life"? Bonus: What did he write inside the book?

Yesterday's trivia answer: Matt Giraud performed "My Funny Valentine" before elimination on American Idol.

5. 'A Christmas Carol' comes to Canton

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

Showtimes are as follows:

  • 7 p.m. today
  • 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. Saturday Whalers game offers charitable Teddy Bear Toss, Salute to Heroes 

Active military personnel and veterans can see a free Whalers game at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Compuware Arena during the team's  Salute to Heroes. The game also will feature a charitable "Teddy Bear Toss." For those new to the Teddy Bear Toss, the first time the Whalers score, fans throw their stuffed animals on to the ice. Once the stuffed animals are collected, Plymouth Community United Waywill find great homes for the comforting toys.

The Whalers also play tonight against the Ottawa 67's at Compuware Arena. Faceoff is at 7:05 p.m.

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

It's a Wonderful Life actress Virginia Patton will make an appearance Sunday 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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