Buzz: Rome High student wins One Community United’s ‘One Table’ art contest. What’s happening today in Rome, Cartersville. Kiwanis selling peaches again this year; proceeds fund scholarships.
From One Community United: “Congratulations to Rome High student Marianne Delgado, winner of our Event It was organized by One Community as well as the Rome Art Coterie and carried a $150 prize as well. The art contest is part of the 2018 One Table event set for Sept. 23. Future updates here.
The Rome Kiwanis Club is selling peaches for our 11th year. The net proceeds from this project provide scholarships for our local students; last spring, the club gave out $9,500 in scholarships. Club members are taking orders for the peaches now; all are due by July 17. Prices: 25-pound box, $40; half a box, $25; quarter box, $15.
Weekend guide: What’s happening today:
28th annual Rock Fest at Tellus Science Museum.
The “southeast’s favorite rock how” returns with gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry dealers from across the country. At our Demonstration Station, you can watch local experts show you various jewelry-making techniques. If you are looking to get in on the action, purchase a geode at the Geode Station and have it cracked open! There will also be various geology-themed children’s activities in the Great Hall. RockFest is also a great opportunity to have your own minerals, rocks, and fossils identified. If you have unearthed something that appears to be rare or just “different”, bring it to the Mineral and Fossil ID Table under the big tent to have it identified by our Tellus experts. This event is free for members and included with museum admission for non-members. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Expanded details
Rome Braves host Kannapolis, State Mutual Stadium: First pitch time is 2 p.m. Sunday. $40 Family Fun Day Package includes 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 sodas, 4 popcorns, 4 hats plus free FunZone inflatable wristbands for the kids. Over a $100 value. Presented by Harbin Clinic. Tickets: Rome Braves
Rome Shakespeare Festival continues: Evening performance Sunday. Click Schedule