5 Things You Need to Know Today: Jan. 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 occasional snow showers today, mainly before 2 p.m., with a high near 18 degrees. Snow showers are likely Monday night, mainly after 1 a.m., with a low around 5 degrees.

2. Movie & Popcorn for Kids

The Dexter District Library will show Ice Age 4: Continental Drift at 1 p.m. The movie is free and open to the public.

3. MLK Day Concert: Mosaic Youth Theatre Of Detroit

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit will perform a special concert today from 2 to 3 p.m. today at the Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave. The concert will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

4. Gas prices

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

  • $3.38 a gallon (regular) BP, 200 Baker Rd.
  • $3.35 a gallon (regular), Sunoco, 2940 Baker Rd.
  • $3.19 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 195 Baker Rd.
  • $3.19 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 750 Baker Rd.
  • $3.39 a gallon (regular), BP, 8135 Main St.
  • $3.39 a gallon (regular), Mobil, 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.

5. This day in history

Jan. 21, 1977: On this day in 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter granted an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who evaded the draft during the Vietnam War. In total, some 100,000 young Americans went abroad in the late 1960s and early 70s to avoid serving in the war. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.


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