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5 Things You Need to Know Today — Oct. 19, 2012

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

5 Things You Need to Know Today — Oct. 19, 2012

Trivia: How many times have the Detroit Tigers made the World Series?

Yesterday's trivia answer: The last time the New York Yankees have been swept in a playoff series was Thursday... but before that they were last swept in 1980. 

5. Job Openings

Do you want to make your Friday a productive one? Check out these job openings in Plymouth and Canton.

4. Oktober Fest in Plymouth

Go to Oktoberfest for a German-themed appetizer buffet and live Bavarian music. It's free and from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Independence Village, 14707 Northville Road.

3. Pumpkin Palooza is this weekend

Get into the Halloween spirit this Sunday in downtown Plymouth for the second-ever Pumpkin Palooza.  The event runs noon-3 p.m., is open to all ages, and offers games, candy and activities throughout the downtown area. Look for Plymouth-Canton Patch's tent — we'll have games and prizes!

2. Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

Canton's Spotlight on Youth presents . It features a cast of more than 50 children ages five and up from metro Detroit. It's a show of dancing and singing favorites like "Be Our Guest," "Belle," and "Beauty and the Beast." The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Villager Theater at Cherry Hill and tickets are $15.

1. Show off your Halloween costume, win $5,000

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!

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