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Rome Little Theatre begins its 2018-2019 season with the southern comedy, ‘An Evening of Culture: Faith County II,’ with shows at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. (Same schedule next weekend). This sequel to ‘Faith County’ takes us back to Mineola County, where the community theatre is putting on a production of ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ A roaring southern twist on a “play within a play” includes Marie Kindred, Daniel Murchland and others. It is directed by the talented Wayne Jonesand produced by Neal Brackett. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, and $12 for children. Tickets can be purchased by visiting romelittletheatre.com or by calling the Rome Little Theatre box office at 706-295-7171. Tickets prices do not include tax or processing fees.
ON THE WATER
Local water levels:
Etowah River near Dixon Landing/Grizzard Park off the Bypass: Latest report
Oostanaula River at Turner McCall near Riverside Parkway: Latest report
A preview of next weekend’s events coming up Aug. 23-26:
The Rome Braves will be at home for four-game series with West Virginia Power. A special Chipper Jones bobblehead giveaway on Friday night to first 1,000 ticket holders through the gates. On Saturday, Aug. 25, there will be post-game fireworks. Braves
The 4th annual Butterfly Ball benefiting The Sweet Cocoon Foundation will be held at 8 p.m. at Lawrence Plantation at Horseleg Creek. Tickets are $50 and available online. During the 2018 Butterfly Ball, there will be a lip sync challenge. The Sweet Cocoon is raising funds to build a special respite/retreat home for families with disabled or seriously ill children in Northwest Georgia. The foundation recently purchased 20-acres at corner of Mathis Road and Ellis Road for the retreat.