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One Community United’s One Table, 6:30 p.m. A Five-Course Sunset Dinner on the pedestrian bridge across the Oostanaula River. With a $100 Donation to #OneCommunityUnited, you purchase two seats at the table. Tickets at Yellow Door Antiques and Art, 219 N Fifth Ave. Rome.
Christian Music concert at Berry: Christian musicians Carly Bannister and Taylor Leonhardt will perform together at 7 p.m. in the Berry College Chapel as part of the 2018-19 Worship Concert Series. Bannister is a singer and songwriter from Knoxville, Tenn. and released her self-titled EP last year. Her music is a mix of indie, pop and folk put together to create meaningful, relatable and rich sounding vocals. While originally from Texas, singer and songwriter Leonhardt is based out of Raleigh, N.C., and her latest release, “River House”, was released last fall. She is a subtle lyricist with silvery vocals who’s praised for her warm and soul-stirring songwriting. Admission is $15 for the general public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Berry College Chaplain’s Office at 706-236-2217.
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
A look ahead to next weekend, September 28-30:
Georgia Master Gardener Extension is hosting a festive flowers decorating class from 12-2 p.m. at Chieftains Museum, 201 Riverside Parkway. Come join Nelly Luthi, Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer of Floyd County and her assistants to have fun learning how to use festive flowers in decorating for the holidays.
The second Cave Spring Mushroom Festival will be held in Rolater Park from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring well-known speakers and educators from the field of mycology, biology and microbiology. The goal of the event is educating the public and have a great time while doing so. We will, again, have mushroom and plant identification walks in the park and then display our finds for identification by our experts. The event is free for the public. Details
Every Vote Counts Voter Registration Drive on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Russell Family Life Center, Thankful Missionary Baptist Church at 935 Spider Webb Drive, Rome.
Cancer Navigators is hosting a Tailgating for Cancer event at The Farm, 2979 Big Texas Valley Rd. in Rome. The event will include music, food, spirits and an auction, as well as a celebration to will honor individuals who helped the organization grow. The event is from 6-10 p.m. and will feature music by Rome DJ Services, food by Impressions Catering Beer and wine, a silent auction and Johnson-Riddle award presentation. Attendees are urged to wear attire or colors representing their favorite college team. Individual tickets – $75 Couple tickets – $125 or tent for 10 – $1000 (Includes a personal tent with banner name of family or organization, special items, and a cooler with your drink of choice). Tickets