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Five Things You Need to Know Today: April 6

Here is a look at what's going on today around the Dexter area.

We've included a weather update, gas prices and some suggestions on how to spend your day.

1. The weather

The National Weather Service predicts today will be sunny, with a high near 56 degrees. Friday night there will be widespread frost after 2 a.m., with a low around 29 degrees.

2. Village offices closed

Dexter Village Offices will be closed on April 6 in observance of Good Friday.

3. White Buffalo opens at the Purple Rose

Spend a night out in Chelsea and catch a showing of the world premiere play, White Buffalo at the Purple Rose Theatre. The show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.purplerosetheatre.org.

4. Gas prices

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

  • $3.95 a gallon (regular), $4.15 (diesel), BP, 200 Baker Rd.
  • $4.05 a gallon (regular), $4.29 (diesel), , 2940 Baker Rd.
  • $3.95 a gallon (regular), $4.15 (diesel), , 195 Baker Rd.
  • $3.95 a gallon (regular), $4.15 (diesel), , 750 Baker Rd.
  • $4.05 a gallon (regular), $4.08 (diesel) , 8135 Main St.
  • $4.05 a gallon (regular), $4.19 (diesel) Mobil, 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.

5. This day in history

April 6, 1896: On April 6, 1896, the Olympic Games, a long-lost tradition of ancient Greece, were reborn in Athens 1,500 years after being banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I. At the opening of the Athens Games, King Georgios I of Greece and a crowd of 60,000 spectators welcomed athletes from 13 nations to the international competition. For more information, visit www.history.com.

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