TODAY

Cosmopolitan UMC is holding their second annual “Jazz on the Lawn” on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 101 Fincher St. in Cave Spring. There will be live music and free food. Everyone in the community is invited, make sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating.

Veterans of all branches of the U.S. military are invited to a program presented by Ken Childre, Rome field officer, Georgia Department of Veterans Services, Saturday at the VFW Post 4911, 2632 Cedartown Highway. Hosted by the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League, as part of its monthly meeting, coffee and donuts will be served at 9 a.m. with the program following at 9:30.

Backyard BBQ Cook-Off to be held At Summerville Depot is scheduled for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a an arrival of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Passenger Train and a turning of the Summerville Turntable around 1 p.m. Vendors will be on site and musical entertainment by Matt Foster is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Public parking will be located across from the depot and in the downtown area. This free community event is sponsored by Summerville Main Street and Henry’s BBQ. With any questions, contact Summerville Main Street at (706) 329-9876 or email slocklear@summervillega.org.

Southern Cruisers Rome Chapter will hold their third annual Cruise-in for St. Jude on Saturday. Escorted ride will begin and end at Easy Living Yamaha and Polaris, 3120 Martha Berry Highway. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and is $20 per bike. The event will have a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and music. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. For more information call Jon “Crank” Benson at 1-678-901-7445.

St. Mary’s Catholic School, 401 E. Seventh Street, will hold its annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the school. Fun for the whole family includes carnival style games, inflatables, bingo, bake sale, cupcake walk, used book sale and more. Vendors will be selling items from handmade jewelry to seasonal items. Food will be served, featuring the famous Knights of Columbus Barbecue. For more information, call the school at 706-234-4953.

SUNDAY

The One Community United One Table event will take place on Sunday at 6 p.m. on the Chief John Ross Memorial Bridge. Tickets are on sale at Yellow Door Antiques at 2019 N. Fifth Ave. Artwork for the event created by James Schroeder is being auctioned off. Tickets are $75 for one ticket or $125 for two tickets.

Berry College Office of the Chaplain will host the annual Possum Trot Homecoming Service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Possum Trot Chapel on Mountain Campus. The public is welcome to attend. The Rev. Jonathan Huggins will preside over the service with senior Blake Dean as the student speaker. There will be a picnic after the service. The Homecoming Service is a traditional church service held annually to highlight the history of Possum Trot. For more information, contact the Office of the Chaplain at 706-236-2217.

The community is invited to take part in a free Wellness 5k walk on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. around Paris Lake behind Georgia Highlands College, 3175 Cedartown Highway. There will be registration at the pavilion behind the college. Breakfast will be held at the Rome Seventh Day Adventist Church gym at 10 a.m., which is sponsoring the event.

The Rome affiliate of National Alliance on Mental Illness announces the start of Family-to-Family, a free, 12-week course for adults who have a loved one or friend living with a mental illness. The course begins Sunday at 2 p.m. Contact NAMI Rome at 706-506-5010 or by email at namiromega@gmail.com for more information, location and registration.

Rome Little Theatre will be holding auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” on Sunday and Monday starting at 5:30 p.m. for registration. Auditions for actors 5-8 will be from 6 p.m. — 7 p.m. and auditions for ages 9 and up will begin at 7:15 p.m. Auditions will be held at the DeSoto Theatre, 530 Broad St. Callbacks are Sept. 18.

MULTIDAY EVENTS

The Lovejoy Soup Kitchen will be closed the third Saturday in September, and will reopen the third Saturday in October.

Hospitality House for Women will host the 12th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness of issues related to domestic violence on Oct. 25 at noon at Rotary Plaza off Tribune Street in downtown Rome. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. on the day of the event or register now online at hospitalityhouseforwomen.org. Contact Holly Arendt at 706-424-4573 with any questions and more information.

To list an event email RomeNewsTribune@RN-T.com or call 706-290-5252. To have an event listed in Roman Record as well, please send it at least 10 days in advance. Not seeing your club or meeting date? The Clubs & Meetings calendar has moved to Mondays.

The Georgia Mountain Music Club has an acoustic instrument jam session on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. at the Charles C. Parker Senior Center, 1325 Kingston Highway. Visitors are welcome to attend the free program. For more information call 706-584-1724.

The Farmer’s Market at Ridge Ferry Park will be held every Saturday and Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Homegrown fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, breads, eggs and more will be available for purchase. For vendor or visitor information call Parks & Recreation at 706-291-0766.

Between the Rivers Farmer Market will be held every Saturday from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Bridgepoint Plaza through October.

Blood Assurance is in critical need of blood donations. To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 18 years old (16 or 17 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids, avoid caffeine and eat a meal rich in iron prior to donating. To schedule an appointment visit bloodassurance.org, call 800-962-0628 or text BAGIVE to 444999.

Georgia Legal Services Program assistance is available in the Judicial Courthouse, 3 Government Plaza, Suite 114, each second Friday from 9 a.m. to noon to assist low-income clients in a range of civil matters including TPOs, public benefits, housing, consumer issues, school suspensions and unemployment. This service is provided each month by Superior Court Clerk Barbara H. Penson and Georgia Legal Services Program. For more information call 706-291-5190.

UPCOMING

The Rome TEA Party in conjunction with the Conservative Coalition including the FCRP, the FCRW, FYR, Women For Trump, and Bikers For Trump is hosting its Lunch Bunch at Fuddruckers at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 17. This program features a Lincoln-Douglas style debate regarding Racism, with Apostle Rondie Goode of Kingdom Church International as a presenter.

Rome Shakespeare Festival presents “Hamlet,” “Two Gentlemen of Verona” (a musical) and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the 4th Annual Shakespeare Festival on The Town Green Sept. 19 — Sept. 29. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. To order a table visit romeshakespearefestival.com or call 706 331-1006. Blanket seating is free.

The Charles C. Parker Senior Center, 1325 Kingston Highway, will host a Social Dance on Sept. 20. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Dance Lessons are from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Dance from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Attire is casual. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Call 706-766-6842 with any questions.

GNTC’s Horticulture program is holding a small fall plant sale beginning Sept. 17. The sale hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Fridays the sale will be a half-day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The sale will continue until the plants are sold out. Purchases may be made with cash or check and credit cards are not accepted. All proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the Horticulture program at GNTC. For more information about the plant sale, contact Warren at 706-295-6902 or via email at dwarren@gntc.edu.

Public Animal Welfare Services will hold a Pittie Party, a pit bull awareness event on Sept. 21 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. This artistic-themed event aims to challenge preconceived notions of pit bulls and pit bull-type breeds. This event will have a “paint-and-sip” theme. Non-alcoholic drinks will be offered to patrons, and stations about pit bulls will be set up around the facility. Patrons will have a chance to create artwork with animals in the facility. In October, the artwork created will debut at an official art-gallery theme event. This event will not be adoption-driven, but adoption fees are waived and staff will be available to process adoptions if visitors find their forever friend. For more information on this event, stay tuned to PAWS Facebook page (facebook.com/fcpaws).

The Tallatoona CAP invites the community to Family Day and the 5K/1 mile Fun Run/Walk, “Book Character Boogie” on Sept. 21 at Ridge Ferry Park. Dress as your favorite book character and enjoy a run along the banks of the Oostanaula river. Join the Family Day celebration for games, food, entertainment and the Community Resource Fair. Proceeds will benefit programs for low income children and families in Northwest Georgia. For more information visit the agency’s website: www.tallatoonacap.org or call 770-382-5388.

AARP Smart Driver Class will be offered Sept. 24 at 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., at the Anthony Center, 2901 Garden Lakes Blvd. Bring a Sack Lunch. The cost is $15.00 for AARP members, $20.00 for nonmembers. Please call 706-235-0094 to register.

Probe College Tour will hold a fair on Sept. 26 at Shorter University gym, 315 Shorter Ave. The Probe College Fair Tour, hosts FREE events for Georgia high students. For many, Probe is their first and best way to get information about prospective colleges. The annual series of events also gives universities the chance to recruit new students. To see a full list of participating schools and tour locations visit www.gaprobe.org or look on the event tab. www.facebook.com/GeorgiaProbe.

The Floyd County Master Gardeners will present a free Community Workshop on “Flower Arranging”. The workshop will be on Sept. 28, beginning at noon at Chieftains Museum on Riverside Parkway. Master Gardener Nelly Luthi will show the basics of flower arranging. For more information and to register, please contact the Floyd County Extension Office at 706-295-6210. There is no registration fee for the workshop. Check out Floyd County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers on Facebook for more information about gardening in our area.

OCTOBER

Berry College Theatre Co. will have an upcoming production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin, Rebecca Feldman and Jay Reiss Directed by David Alford Oct. 1–6. Tuesday through Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. In this Tony and Drama Desk award-winning musical comedy, six quirky tweens compete for the title of county champion. The gloves come off as they spell their way through the competition, revealing their passions, dreams and struggles. Prices for students: $6, adults: $12, and seniors: $8. Contains some language unsuitable for young children. For more information email bctc@berry.edu or go to https://www.berry.edu/bctc/ website.

Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism will host “Haunted on Broad” tours on Oct. 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly. Hear stories from Rome’s haunted history shared by Southern Paranormal Investigators and the Ridge and Valley Storytelling Guild. Tours will depart every 15 minutes from 701 Broad St. Participants are eligible to enter for a chance to become a guest investigator with the Southern Paranormal Investigators. The tour route includes steep slopes, uneven pavement and walking. Tours last about 90 minutes and are not recommended for children under 12. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at RomeGeorgia.org/Haunted or at Georgia’s Rome Welcome Center & Gift Shop, 402 Civic Center Drive.

A 4-session course in Carolina Shag Dance sponsored by Seven Hills Shaggers will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 8, 10, 15 and 17. Lessons will take place in the 2nd floor special events room of Johnny’s New York Style Pizza. Cost $20. Pre-registration preferred. Call Steve at 706-766-6558.

The 2019 Georgia Mushroom Festival will be held Oct. 12 — 13 at Rolater Park, 13 Old Cedartown Road, Cave Spring. Tickets are available now. Visit georgiamushroomfestival.com for tickets, a full schedule of events, vendor booth space rental and more. Call 678-871-0288 for more information.

Registration is now open for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held Oct. 19 at State Mutual Stadium, 755 Braves Blvd. Proceeds will benefit Alzheimer’s care, support and research. For more information and registration visit alz.org/walk.

One Book, Many Voices and Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home, 501 Riverside Parkway, will host award-winning author Charles Frazier, author of the bestseller “Cold Mountain” and “Thirteen Moons,” choice for the 2019 One Book, Many Voices community book, on Oct. 22. For more information about One Book, Many Voices visit onebookmanyvoices.weebly.com. For more information about Chieftains Museum call 706-291-9494 or visit chieftainsmuseum.org.

Habitat for Humanity, Coosa Valley, will host their Hard Hats and High Heels Gala on Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk, West Third Street. The event will feature dining, music by Scott Thompson and silent and live auctions to support the building of a house for a local family of four. Black tie optional. Email habitat@habitatcoosavalley.org for ticket information or call 706-378-0030.

NOVEMBER

The Laurel District and The Rome Federated Garden Clubs will offer National Garden Club’s landscape design classes at the Rome-Floyd ECO Center, 363 Riverside Parkway, Nov. 20-21; Feb. 12-13, 2020; and April 28-29, 2020. Register at romefederatedgardenclubs.com. Go to the News tab to print a registration form. Classes last from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be taught by local landscape professionals. Each 2-day course is $100. There will be a breakfast bar, snacks and lunch each day. The 10-hour courses cover the history of landscape design and design techniques used in home and municipal settings.

To list an event email RomeNewsTribune@RN-T.com or call 706-290-5252. To have an event listed in Roman Record as well, please send it at least 10 days in advance. Not seeing your club or meeting date? Check the Clubs & Meetings calendar every Sunday.

To list an event email RomeNewsTribune@RN-T.com or call 706-290-5252. To have an event listed in Roman Record as well, please send it at least 10 days in advance. Not seeing your club or meeting date? Check the Clubs & Meetings calendar every Sunday.

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