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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Oct. 9

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 61 degrees. Tuesday night there will be showers after 2 a.m., with a low around 41 degrees.

2. Last day to register to vote

Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election.

Here’s information on how you can register in Dexter in time for the election:

  • Head to the Scio Township clerk's office, 827 N. Zeeb Road, to fill out a voter registration application. Residents of Webster Township can fill out an application at the Webster Township clerk's offfice, 5665 Webster Church Road. 
  • Residents of Lima Township can fill out at an application with the Lima Township clerk at 12172 Jackson Road. Residents of Dexter Township can request an application at 6880 Dexter-Pinckney Road.
  • To find out if you are already registered, visit the Michigan Secretary of State's website.
  • Any Secretary of State office offers voter registration. Chelsea has one at 1113 S. Main St. It's open Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

3. John Lennon Birthday Concert

A benefit for the Veterans for Peace Chapter 93 Peace Scholarship Fund. This fifth annual concert will feature local musical artists. All artists will be performing works of John Lennon on his birthday, as well as other peace-themed songs. Tickets are $15. The concert will take place at The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor.

4. Gas prices

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

  • $3.86 a gallon (regular) BP, 200 Baker Rd.
  • $3.95 a gallon (regular), Sunoco, 2940 Baker Rd.
  • $3.87 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 195 Baker Rd.
  • $3.87 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 750 Baker Rd.
  • $3.95 a gallon (regular), BP, 8135 Main St.
  • $3.95 a gallon (regular), Mobil, 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.

5. This day in history

Oct. 9, 1936: On this day in 1936, harnessing the power of the mighty Colorado River, Hoover Dam began sending electricity over transmission lines spanning 266 miles of mountains and deserts to run the lights, radios, and stoves of Los Angeles. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.

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