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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Jan. 23

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 snow showers likely on Wednesday, mainly after 9 a.m. Mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 18. Wind chill values could be as low as -9 degrees. Wednesday night scattered snow showers are likely, mainly before 1 a.m.

2. Hot Science for a Cold Day at Dexter Library

Children in grades 4-8 are invited to the Dexter District Library today at 3 p.m. for fun science experiments about snow and temperatures. The event is free and open to the public.

3. Bicycle Clinic at Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors

Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors in Chelsea will host a free "On the road service clinic" today at 6:30 p.m. at the store. For more information, email aberdeenbike@sbcglobal.net.

4. Gas prices

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

  • $3.44 a gallon (regular) BP, 200 Baker Rd.
  • $3.45 a gallon (regular), Sunoco, 2940 Baker Rd.
  • $3.45 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 195 Baker Rd.
  • $3.45 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 750 Baker Rd.
  • $3.45 a gallon (regular), BP, 8135 Main St.
  • $3.45 a gallon (regular), Mobil, 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.

5. This day in history

Jan. 23, 1957: On this day in 1957, machines at the Wham-O toy company rolled out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs--now known to millions of fans all over the world as Frisbees. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.

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