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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Dec. 5

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 37 degrees. Wednesday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 25 degrees.

2. Tree planting

A donation of 46 trees from the Michigan International Speedway and NASCAR Green Flag Tree Planting Project were planted this week in Huron Farms, on Central Street, Huron Street, and Cushing Court and in Mill Creek Park in the village of Dexter.

3. Healthy Holiday Baking Demonstration

Join Ann Arbor Cooks for a healthy holiday baking demonstration at the Chelsea District Library today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The menu includes maple apple pecan bread pudding; fresh cranberry and dark chocolate bark with almonds (gluten-free, full of antioxidants); chewy ginger molasses cookies.

4. Gas prices

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

  • $3.34 a gallon (regular) BP, 200 Baker Rd.
  • $3.35 a gallon (regular), Sunoco, 2940 Baker Rd.
  • $3.35 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 195 Baker Rd.
  • $3.35 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 750 Baker Rd.
  • $3.39 a gallon (regular), BP, 8135 Main St.
  • $3.49 a gallon (regular), Mobil, 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.

5. This day in history

Dec. 5, 1933:
The 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment and bringing an end to the era of national prohibition of alcohol in America. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.

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