Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: Family Fun Day at Rome Braves, finale of ‘An Evening of Culture’ comedy. Preview of Labor Day weekend events.

Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: Family Fun Day at Rome Braves, finale of ‘An Evening of Culture’ comedy. Preview of Labor Day weekend events.

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


The Rome Braves host the West Virginia Power. Game time is 2 p.m. Sunday is Family Fun Day with $40 package that includes four tickets, hot dogs, sodas, popcorns, hats plus free FunZone inflatable wristbands for the kids. Rome Braves

Rome Little Theatre’s ‘An Evening of Culture: Faith County II,’ finale at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 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 or by calling the Rome Little Theatre box office at 706-295-7171. Tickets prices do not include tax or processing fees.

Some big events coming next weekend for Labor Day:

The 46th annual Armuchee Labor Day Bluegrass Festival at the Armuchee Music Park, 899 Turkey Mountain Rd. Festivities begin Thursday with a Jam-A-Long and cookout at 6 p.m., music begins Friday at 4:45 p.m. and Saturday at 10:45 a.m.  There will be a Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 p.m. with special guest Eddie McSwain. Admission is $10 Friday, $12 on Saturday or $21 for 3-day pass. Details

September’s Downtown Rome Saturday will feature a free Block Party on Broad in the 400 Block with live music from 7-10 p.m. featuring The Unusual Suspects, who will be paying tribute to the Allman Brothers and Tom Petty. Downtown businesses will be provided with armbands for alcohol; no outside coolers or drinks allowed. Parking is available for free at the Fourth Avenue Parking Deck, Sixth Avenue Parking Deck and Third Avenue Parking Deck. Broad Street will be closed within the event area at 4:30 p.m. and reopen by 11 p.m.

The 29th Annual Running Water Pow Wow, Cherokee Homecoming and Ripe Corn Festival returns to Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday and Sunday. You will see Native American tribal dancing from multiple Native Nations along with the sounds of our singers and drummers. There will also be Native Flutist, storytellers, vendors of Native Art, Native food and a Birds of Prey Show. Gates open from 10 a.m. -10 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 General Admission/ $5 Students ( ages 6-18 and college students with student ID)/ FREE for children 5 and under & adults 65 and older. You may also choose to pick up a 2-day pass for $15. Details

Lawrence Plantation offers Ballroom Dance lessons continuing through Friday, Aug 31, through the end of September. Tickets: $150 per couple or $100 per individual. Class begins at 7 p.m. and continue until 8:30. Payton Campbell is the instructor. For more.

Lawrence Plantation will host an open to the public karaoke night and dance party on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 8 p.m. until midnight. Admission is $5 per person. For more

The Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbecue returns this Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3 at the Rome Civic Center across from Steak ‘n Shake. Doors open at 10 a.m. sharp and stay open until 2 p.m. or sold out. Guests are welcome to dine in or carry out. Options include barbecue plates, sandwiches or bulk sales. Tickets are $10 each. You can buy tickets at the door or from any member of the Knights of Columbus. For more, please call Saint Mary’s Catholic Church at 706-290-9000. Also, please see our website, or, for continuing updates.

LOCAL RIVER LEVELS: If you’re on the water this weekend …

Etowah River near Dixon Landing/Grizzard Park off the Bypass: Latest report

Oostanaula River at Turner McCall near Riverside Parkway: Latest report

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