Originally created 09/23/05

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Today

Business and job fair: The 2005 Business Expo and Job Fair will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at North Augusta Community Center, 101 Brookside Drive. The event, which is free, is sponsored by the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 279-2323.

Friday

Mystery gala: The Lynwood Holmes Mystery Gala will have a chartered bus leave from downtown Augusta at 5:30 p.m.

to go to a mystery location for dining and entertainment with jazz vocalist Bess Daniels. The cost is $100, which includes the transportation, meal, concert and a contribution to Augusta Mini Theatre. For more information, call 722-0598 or 855-9472.

Friday-Saturday

dracula: The Augusta Ballet will present Dracula at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday at Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Ticket prices range from $17 to $40. For more information, call 261-0555.

Saturday

Fun day and agency fair: The United Way's Fun Day and Agency Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken. There will be games, demonstrations, educational exhibits, concessions, face-painting and more. Admission is a canned-good donation to Golden Harvest Food Bank. For more information, call (803) 648-8331.

Women build: Habitat for Humanity will hold a Women Build Workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. at Lowe's, 2470 Whiskey Road, Aiken. The workshop teaches women how to finish interiors with paint and trim. For more information, call (803) 642-9295, ext. 108.

Coin show: The Stephen James CSRA Coin Club will hold a coin show from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken. Admission is free.

Today in regional history:

Sept. 22, 1995

Saturday may be the first day of fall - a signal that lower temperatures are finally on the way, but the pesky ragweed that accompanies fall will make many allergy sufferers long for July.

Every spring and fall, Augusta allergists see their offices fill up with relief seekers as pollen fills the air. The first miserable wave of snifflers and wheezers hit this week.

"This is the second season of suffering," said William J. Branan, an allergist with Physicians Multispecialty Group of Augusta. "It starts in late August and will last for four to eight weeks."Body CopyHere's a list of average prices for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline and the highs :

GEORGIA

Tuesday High

Albany $2.58 $3.18

Athens $2.75 $3.18

Atlanta $2.60 $3.12

Augusta $2.50 $3.17

Columbus $2.67 $3.07

Macon $2.64 $3.08

Savannah $2.50 $3.14

Valdosta $2.67 $3.07

SOUTH CAROLINA

Tuesday High

Charleston $2.78 $3.18

Columbia $2.78 $3.23

Greenville $2.69 $3.14

Myrtle Beach $2.79 $3.17

Source: AAA