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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Jan. 22

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 a chance of snow showers today, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 11 degrees. Tuesday night snow flurries are likely, with a low around 5 degrees.

2. Dexter High School basketball

The Dexter High School boys varsity basketball team will take on Brighton today at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. Come support your Dreadnaughts.

3. 8th Annual African American Dinner

Dexter resident Alex Young will host a special dinner at Zingerman's Roadhouse today at 7 p.m. Author Toni Tipton-Martin and Chef Alex have created a menu featuring many classic African-American foods. Tipton-Martin will share her knowledge and stories at the dinner, introducing guests to many great African-American cooks and their contribution to this rich history and cuisine. The cost is $45.

4. Gas prices

MichiganGasPrices.com reports the following gasoline prices in the Dexter area as of Monday 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. 22, 1973: On this day, the U.S. Supreme Court decriminalized abortion by handing down its decision in the case of Roe v. Wade. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.

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