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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Aug. 24

Here's a look at some events going on around the Dexter area today.

The daily 5 has the weather forecast, gas prices, and some suggestions on how to spend your day.

1. The weather

The National Weather Service predicts today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 87 degrees. Friday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 62 degrees.

2. Summer Concert Series

The Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce's summer concert series continues today at 6:30 p.m. in Monument Park. Drivin' Sideways will perform country music. The concert is free and open to the public.

3. Chelsea Fair Queen Pageant

Will Dexter or Chelsea take home this year's bragging rights? Find out at the 2012 Chelsea Fair Queen pageant. The pageant takes place at 7 p.m. at the Chelsea Fairgrounds, 20501 West Old US-12.

4. Gas prices

MichiganGasPrices.com reports the following gasoline prices in the Dexter area as of Thursday night:

  • $3.84 a gallon (regular), $4.19 (diesel), BP, 200 Baker Rd.
  • $3.99 a gallon (regular), $3.99 (diesel), , 2940 Baker Rd.
  • $3.85 a gallon (regular), $4.13 (diesel), , 195 Baker Rd.
  • $3.85 a gallon (regular), $4.13 (diesel), , 750 Baker Rd.
  • $3.99 a gallon (regular), $4.17 (diesel) BP, 8135 Main St.
  • $4.09 a gallon (regular), $4.19 (diesel), Mobil, 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.

5. This day in history

Aug. 24, 1981: On this day in 1981, Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life for the murder of John Lennon, a founding member of The Beatles, one of the most successful bands in the history of popular music. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.

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