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5 Things You Should Know Today: April 27

From events to gas prices to the weather, we've got info important to Northville today.

Editor's note: The wording on the "This day in history" item was changed to reflect that 4977 BC is when the world was created, according to scientist Johannes Kepler's research.

1. Northville weather

Mostly sunny skies are expected today with a high near 53 degrees, according ot the National Weather Service. In the evening, there's a chance of rain and snow after 2 a.m. with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 35 degrees.

2. Gas prices

The lowest reported gasoline price in the Northville area – according to DetroitGasPrices.com via GasBuddy.com – is $3.85 per gallon. That price is reported to be available at the Mobil at Eight Mile and Taft roads. Before your commute, be sure to check out our live traffic map.

3. Event

The on Main Street will hold a clothing drive today. Here's more info from the event listing: "Clean and gently used clothing including outerwear, business clothes, shoes and belts and blankets needed for the Fort Street Presbyterian Open Door Ministry in Detroit. New underwear and socks are also appreciated. A truck will be parked along the east side of the church behind Starbucks." 

4. This day in history

According to history.com, German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler hypothesizes that the universe was created on this day in 4977 BC. Kepler, born in 1571, is considered a founder of modern science.

5. Post your events to our site

Is your church organizing a food drive? Having a garage sale? Is your organization putting on an event somewhere in Northville? If it's not on our Patch calendar, it should be. Feel free to add events to our site at northville.patch.com/events/new.

Brandon Kekich April 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Hmmmmmmm...Kepler was alive BC?
Nancy Kelsey (Editor) April 27, 2012 at 03:20 PM
The wording was a little awkward there, wasn't it? We changed it. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

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