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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Feb. 21

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 25 degrees. Wind chill values as low as -4 degrees. Thursday night there is a chance of snow after 1 a.m. Increasing clouds, with a low around 19 degrees.

2. Computer basics

Working hands-on at a computer, you will learn how to use the keyboard, the mouse, and advanced functions of the keyboard/mouse that even some experienced users may be unfamiliar with. Additionally, topics such as saving and file/folder organization will be covered. This program takes place at 9:30 a.m. at the Dexter District Library.

3. Dexter High School varsity basketball game

The Dexter High School boys' varsity basketball team will take on Lincoln High School today at 7 p.m. in Dexter. Come support your Dreadnaught athletes.

4. Gas prices

MichiganGasPrices.com reports the following gasoline prices in the Dexter area as of Wednesday 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. 21, 1965: In New York City, Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.

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