Lawrence Plantation’s Labor Day Guide: Knights of Columbus barbecue at Rome Civic Center on Monday. Next weekend: Rome Braves’ playoff games, local college football, Berry farmer’s market.

Lawrence Plantation’s Labor Day Guide: Knights of Columbus barbecue at Rome Civic Center on Monday. Next weekend: Rome Braves’ playoff games, local college football, Berry farmer’s market.

Kevin Wall of the Knights of Columbus of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church tends to the massive grill at Rome Civic Center in advance of a recent Labor Day Barbecue. The 51st Labor Day Barbecue is Monday. Details below.


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LABOR DAY

The Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbecue returns today 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. Here’s what’s on the menu on Labor Day:

  • $10 plates with your choice of beef, pork, ribs or a quarter of a chicken — each served with Brunswick stew, baked beans, chips and bread included.
  • A pound of beef or pork to go, $10 each.
  • $5 sandwich combo.
  • $7 for half a chicken or a quart of baked beans.
  • $10 for a quart of Brunswick stew.
  • $20 for a half rack of spare ribs.

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, www.kofcromega.us or www.facebook.com/kofcromega, 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

Look ahead to next weekend, Sept. 6-9:

Friday, Sept. 7: Rome Braves host Lexington Legends in game two of the best-of-three South Atlantic League championship series at 7 p.m. Rome also would host game three on Saturday if a third game is needed. Ticket prices range from $5 to $11 in advance or $6 to $13 the day of the games. Rome clinched a playoff berth by winning the Southern Division in first half of the season. For more: 706-378-5100.

Angus beef, artisan cheese and fresh vegetables are just some of the items that will be available Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Berry College annual fall Farmers Market. The market will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Clara Bowl drive adjacent to the Ford buildings and is hosted by the Berry College Student Enterprise Program. Other student-run businesses include Viking Furniture, Blue Hen Eggs, Berry Bees (lip balm & candles made with beeswax), Jersey Milk (artisan cheese), Seasons Harvest (flowers, plants & produce), as well as 30 outside vendors offering handmade jewelry, locally grown plants and more. Fun features include a bouncy house for children, live music and Angus Beef hamburger plates for sale. For more: http://www.berry.edu/studententerprises/seasonsharvest/

Super Football Saturday, a tailgate party: Hosted by Lawrence Plantation at 128 Winding Road off Horseleg. Charbucks Mobile Food Truck will be on hand to feed everyone (food not included in admission price). Your kids can enjoy inflatables and the pool while you enjoy corn hole, a tip-jar-bar and college football on three TV screens. See Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Michigan, Oklahoma and more. Admission is $5.

Shorter University Hawks have their home opener on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Barron Stadium vs. Tusculum. 

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