Angie O’Neal, associate professor of English and chair of the Department of English, Modern Languages and Liberal Arts at Shorter University, has been named the university’s inaugural Joan Alden Speidel Chair in English.
Area artists, florists, garden clubs, businesses, interior designers and creative individuals have joined Harbin Clinic’s Tony E. Warren, MD Cancer Center to create and sell original holiday wreaths to benefit Cancer Navigators, a Rome-based charity which provides one-on-one services to cancer patients.
When The Swingin’ Medallions perform their timeless classics at the DeSoto stage on Friday, many Romans will reminisce about friends from long ago with whom they used to sing, dance and have fun. While they enjoy the music and the memories of an earlier generation, audiences will be helping the renovation of another timeless classic, the historic DeSoto Theatre.
ROME, GA. – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia was recently recognized by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as the 2015 best overall Boys & Girls Club program in the state of Georgia. The organization was presented with the award at the annual Boys & Girls Club Area Council and State Alliance meeting on October 15 at Calloway Gardens.
Wendy Bobbitt Cavett, who recently completed a 12-plus year tenure as music director and conductor of the Broadway mega-hit “Mamma Mia!,” will present master classes for theatre majors at Shorter University on Oct. 29 and 30.
The Harbin Clinic Zombie-thon 5K and Health Walk will take place tonight at 5:30 p.m. Race-day registration fees are $35 to run, $30 to walk and $25 for kids 10 and younger. Pre-race festivities will begin today at 3:30 p.m. at Bridgepoint Plaza where Zombie and Halloween face-painting and a costume contest will be held. The traditional 5K starts at 5:30 p.m., the Zombie-infested 5K starts at 5:40 p.m. and the health walk will begin at 5:42 p.m. Race awards and costume contest prizes will be given at the finish line at around 6:30 PM.
Rome Little Theatre’s production of “The Addams Family, a New Musical,” runs through November 1 at the DeSoto Theatre, bringing the classic characters back from the crypt in a dark comedy featuring Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Grandma and Uncle Fester, and a slew of new, wacky characters.
Rome Potter Lisa Ingram is all set for Chiaha. The annual event is her biggest show of the year so she’s been working for over a year on the mugs, ornaments, plates and signature nativity scenes that she’ll display and sell this weekend.
The Coosa River Basin Initiative will host two Burwell Creek wetlands walks Saturday, Oct. 24, at 1 and 3 p.m. to provide information about a proposed shopping center that is slated for development in the environmentally sensitive city-owned property.
The 4th annual Floyd County Teen Maze will be held Tuesday, October 27 through Thursday, 29 at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. The interactive “game of life” is a special event held each year for ninth-grade students in local public and private schools and gives students the opportunity to face consequences of randomly selected life-style choices associated with risky youth behaviors in a safe and controlled environment.
A special screening of the documentary film, “The Night the Blackbirds Fell” will be held Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Evans Hall Auditorium at Berry College, and if all goes as planned the film’s producer will kiss a catfish Nov. 14.
The Rome and Floyd County Empty Bowls 13th Annual Benefit will take place Tuesday, November 10th from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill. The public is invited to attend and tickets are now available at the Rome Visitors’ Center. Cost of tickets is $20 until November 3rd and the price will increase to $25 on November 4th. Attendees will enjoy a soup and salad dinner and receive a bowl created by a local potter. All proceeds from the event will be donated the Hospitality House for Women. Last year’s event raised over $9,000 for Rome Action Ministries.
Darlington School’s Fall for the Arts returns for its seventh year on Friday, Oct. 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Morris Chapel Lawn. The fall festival, held in conjunction this year with Alumni Weekend, will celebrate the contributions of the fine arts and offer a variety of ways for attendees to explore their artistic side.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, purple the shade of recognition. During DVAM, the Hospitality House for Women Inc. keeps busy, bringing education and empowerment to the Roman community through their annual awareness activities.