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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Valentine's Day Dinner in Dexter

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 50 percent chance of snow after noon on Thursday, with a high near 32 degrees. There is a 90 percent chance of snow, with accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible, on Thursday night.

2. Valentine's Day Dinner

Dexter United Church of Christ will host a special Thursday night dinner from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Dinner includes Telecherry pepper-crusted pork tenderloin, Chicken Cordon Bleu, scalloped potatoes, salad and rolls, and cherry cheesecake. Dinner is $9 per adult, and $36 for a family of four or more. Children under 6 eat for free. Reserve your spot at http://www.dexterumc.org/.

3. Mardi Gras Dinner

The Epicurean Traveler will host a Mardi Gras-themed dinner at the Chelsea Comfort Inn today at 6:30 p.m. The dinner costs $30 and includes a Cajun dinner, live music, and cash bar. Reserve your spot by calling 734-433-8000.

4. Gas prices

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

  • $3.64 a gallon (regular) BP, 200 Baker Rd.
  • $3.69 a gallon (regular), Sunoco, 2940 Baker Rd.
  • $3.59 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. 7, 1964: On Feb. 7, 1964, "Beatlemania" arrived in the United States when the British rock band, The Beatles, visited the country for the first time. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.

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