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5 Things to Know Today: Aug. 30, 2011

Consider giving blood or cheering on the spelling bee today.

1. The weather

Today will be mostly sunny with a high of 81 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of 60. Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high of 82 degrees.

2. Gas prices

According to DetroitGasPrices.com, the lowest reported gasoline price in the Novi area as of late Monday was $3.65 per gallon at the Speedway on Haggerty Road and 14 Mile Road.

3. One week until school!

start the 2011-12 school year one week from today, on Sept. 6. Be sure to check out to learn everything you need to know to prepare for the new school year, including bus schedules and how to pack a healthy lunch.

4. Donate blood

The American Red Cross is having a blood drive at the today from 1-7 p.m. Stop by to give blood, and you could save up to three lives.

5. Spelling Bee

The is hosting its first spelling bee today at 3 p.m. for students going into the third or fourth grade. Registration has already closed for the event, but you can still stop by and cheer on the spellers.

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