Originally created 08/25/04

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Today in regional history:

AUG. 25, 1932

The eastern and western forces of the cross-country air races converged on Bartlesville, Okla., yesterday, but two of the group, including a Richmond County man, were missing.

Fred Dorset, of Augusta, whose fast time on other legs of the flight gained him many points, was not to be found. Mr. Dorset was in third place at the time. Bad weather in Jackson, Miss., delayed yesterday's takeoffs.

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY

DOG OBEDIENCE: The Augusta Humane Society is sponsoring registration for a dog obedience and puppy socialization course. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Julian Smith Casino, at Broad Street and Milledge Road. Bring proof of vaccinations, but do not bring your dog. For more information, call 736-0186.

DOWNTOWN LUNCH DATE: Downtown Lunch Date features musical entertainment from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Augusta Common. Bring a lunch and enjoy music from local artists. The concerts are free. For more information, call 821-1754.

THURSDAY

EQUINE RESCUE MEETING: South Carolina Awareness and Rescue of Equines will meet at 7 p.m. at the Aiken County Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Guest speaker Tony Mills will speak on Slithery Surprises on the Trail. The meeting is free. For more information, call (803) 471-3223.

PATCHWORK PLAYERS PERFORMANCE: Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center and Patchwork Players will present The Princess Who Forgot How to Smile at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, on the ASU campus, 2500 Walton Way. Tickets cost $3.50 a person. For more information, call 733-7043.

GARDEN ALLERGIES

Tips to keep gardening allergies at bay:

  • Wear gloves, goggles or sunglasses and a paper mask or respirator when mowing or raking, which stirs pollen and old spores.

  • Avoid rubbing your eyes and nose when you've been around pollen-producers.

  • Wash your hands, and rinse your face and eyes if you're out for an extended time.

  • Have separate clothes for gardening, and leave them away from your living area when you come inside.

  • Leave all tools and other materials outside.

  • Shower and change clothes immediately after prolonged exposure to pollen

  • Take allergy medications well before starting chores in the yard.


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