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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Feb. 27

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 an 80 percent chance of snow tonight, with a high near 36 degrees. Wednesday night snow showers are likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 28 degrees.

2. Computer basics

Working hands-on at a computer, participants 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. The workshop takes place at 6 p.m. at the Dexter District Library.

3.  Free Alzheimer's informational meetings

For the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, and their caregivers, simple everyday tasks are often difficult and demanding. To help both professionals and family caregivers better understand the late-stages of Alzheimer’s disease, Arbor Hospice, The Alzheimer’s Association and Silver Maples Retirement Community are offering free informational meetings.

Today's presentation will focus on legal and financial issues, and will feature Jane A. Bassett of the Law Office of Bassett & Associates, PLLC. The presentation begins at 10:30 a.m.

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.
  • $3.89 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.
  • $3.89 a gallon (regular), Mobil, 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.

5. This day in history

Feb. 27, 1827: On this day in 1827, a group of masked and costumed students danced through the streets of New Orleans, LA., marking the beginning of the city's famous Mardi Gras celebrations. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.

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