Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: ‘Evening of Culture’ continues today. Coming next weekend: Post-game fireworks at Rome Braves game and Butterfly Ball benefiting The Sweet Cocoon.

Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: ‘Evening of Culture’ continues today. Coming next weekend: Post-game fireworks at Rome Braves game and Butterfly Ball benefiting The Sweet Cocoon.

Featured in photo (left to right): Marie Kindred, Daniel Murchland, Tiff Magruder, Matthew Cook, Ericka Wilson, Becky Magruder, Kristin Towe, Rachael Clark. Photo credit: Chris Ozment Photography.


Hometown Headlines’ Weekend Guide
 is sponsored by Lawrence Plantation. Below please find some of the key events for this Friday through Sunday. To be included in future editions, please send a quick summary in an email — no PDFs, no flyers — to druck@hometownheadlines.com

SUNDAY

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.

 

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