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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Feb. 20

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 scattered flurries after 7 a.m. today, mostly cloudy, with a high near 25 degrees. Wednesday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 8 degrees.

2. Free Alzheimer's informational meeting

Silver Maples of Chelsea will host a free presentation on Alzheimer's disease today from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Today's topic will focus on medical issues, medications, and decision-making. Karen Musolf from the Chelsea Retirement Community will lead the discussion. For more information, or to register, call The Alzheimer’s Association at 734-475-7043.

3. Zoning Board of Appeals Notice

The Dexter Village Zoning Board of Appeals will meet today at 7 p.m. at the Dexter Senior Center. The purpose of the hearings is to receive public comment on requests for variances from the Village Zoning Ordinance for the Dexter Pharmacy, Dexter Wellness Center temporary office, and Dexter Wellness Center.

4. Gas prices

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

  • $3.84 a gallon (regular) BP, 200 Baker Rd.
  • $3.85 a gallon (regular), Sunoco, 2940 Baker Rd.
  • $3.85 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 195 Baker Rd.
  • $3.85 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 750 Baker Rd.
  • $3.95 a gallon (regular), BP, 8135 Main St.
  • $3.95 a gallon (regular), Mobil, 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.

5. This day in history

Feb. 20, 1962: On this day, John Glenn Jr. is successfully launched into space aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first orbital flight by an American astronaut. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.

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