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5 Things You Should Know Today: Aug. 10

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

1. Northville weather

Rain and a thunderstorm are possible today along with a high near 68 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. In the evening, showers are likely. Otherwise expect cloudy skies and a low around 59.

2. Gas prices

The lowest reported gasoline price in the Northville area – according to DetroitGasPrices.com via GasBuddy.com – is $3.99 per gallon. That price is reported to be available at the BP at Seven Mile and Beck roads. Before your commute, be sure to check out our live traffic map.

3. Event

Visit Paws at beginning at 6:30 p.m. Hotdogs will also be served, before the in Northville's town square. 

4. This day in history

On this day in 1846, according to History.com, President James Polk signed an act of Congress creating the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Today, it is made up of a series of 19 museums and galleries as well as the national zoo and research facilities around the world.

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.

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