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5 Things You Need to Know Today: "Booster Blast" Fundraiser Benefits Dexter Athletes

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 mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 54 degrees. Friday night there is a chance of rain, with mostly cloudy skies, and a low around 44 degrees. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 62 degrees.

2. Booster Blast Tickets Still Available

The Athletic Booster Club of Dexter (ABCD) will honor Dexter's athletes during the 11th annual "Booster Blast" fundraiser tonight at 7 p.m.

The event features a silent and live auction, with many great items to bid on. Tickets are $35 and include a dinner catered by Knight's Steakhouse, and beer and wine. The event takes place at the Dexter Knights of Columbus Hall.

For tickets, email Linda Wood at lindawoodslive@hotmail.com.

3. Meet the Director

The Dexter District Library will host Brian Kruger, for a special screening of his film, Black & Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game. Kruger will talk about the documentary and take answers from the public after the movie. The screening is at 7 p.m.

4. Gas prices

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

  • $3.38 a gallon (regular) BP, 200 Baker Rd.
  • $3.45 a gallon (regular), Sunoco, 2940 Baker Rd.
  • $3.39 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 195 Baker Rd.
  • $3.39 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 750 Baker Rd.
  • $3.45 a gallon (regular), BP, 8135 Main St.
  • $3.45 a gallon (regular), Mobil, 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.

5. This day in history

Oct. 9, 1938:  On this day in 1938, in an event that would foreshadow the Holocaust, German Nazis launched a campaign of terror against Jewish people and their homes and businesses in Germany and Austria. The violence, which continued through Nov. 10 and was later dubbed "Kristallnacht," or "Night of Broken Glass," after the countless smashed windows of Jewish-owned establishments, left approximately 100 Jews dead. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.

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