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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Feb. 6

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. Wednesday night will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 13 degrees.

2. Free Alzheimer's informational meetings

The Alzheimer’s Association and Silver Maples Retirement Community are offering free informational meetings in Chelsea, beginning today. Sessions will be held 10:30 a.m. to noon each Wednesday in February. Today: "Understanding Late-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease & Caregiver Stress," featuring Julie Duesing, Alzheimer’s Association program coordinator.

3. Town Hall Meeting

The village of Dexter will host a town hall meeting on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Dexter District Library. Community members are welcome to attend this open forum with village council.

4. Gas prices

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

  • $3.64 a gallon (regular) BP, 200 Baker Rd.
  • $3.69 a gallon (regular), Sunoco, 2940 Baker Rd.
  • $3.65 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 195 Baker Rd.
  • $3.65 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 750 Baker Rd.
  • $3.69 a gallon (regular), BP, 8135 Main St.
  • $3.69 a gallon (regular), Mobil, 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.

5. This day in history

Feb. 6, 1952: On this day in 1952, after a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland died in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king's two daughters and next in line to succeed him, was crowned queen. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.

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