Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 28

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Welcome to a cold and likely wet Friday. The good news? It's Friday. Here are some other things to know about the day and the weekend ahead.

The weather: The high will be about 55 degrees, and there's a 90 percent chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. The low tonight will be around 41. Saturday may start off cloudy, but sunshine is on its way later in the day and on Sunday.

Gas prices: The average price for a gallon of regular in Georgia is $3.388, according to AAA, and nationwide, it's $3.444, about three cents lower than a week ago. Prices in Lilburn reported to www.georgiagasprices.com for the past 24 hours ranged from $3.29 (at Marathon, 119 Harmony Grove Road near Lost Grove Drive) to $3.39 (at Gulf, 127 Arcado Road at N. River Drive).

Halloween with horses: Try a fun Saturday afternoon for the kids at the horse stables of Parkwood Farms that also benefits their therapy center for children with special needs. It's their third annual Safe Halloween Party, designed to be sensory friendly, safe and fun. Horseback rides for children of all abilities, games, a bake sale, and a costume parade. It's just off 78 in Snellville.

Look, up in the air. The soaring, shining Gateway Arch on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Louis was finished on this day in 1965. Ok, nothing to do with our area, but it's still glorious, all 630 feet of stainless steel. The Arch was bult to commemorate President Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase in 1803 that opened up the American West as we know it. A great American monument. If you go, visit the fine National Park museum built into the grounds below the Arch's giant feet. 

Get out. No, farther. The forecasters say it'll be a sunny fall weekend. Georgia state parks all over have a host of Halloween themed events planned, from hayrides to campsite decorating. It's an opportunity to get one more outing in before the weather turns seriously cold.


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