Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: On stage, ‘Alice,’ ‘Rumors.’ Plus: Locomotive Chase and Geocaching. A look at next weekend’s busy lineup.

Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: On stage, ‘Alice,’ ‘Rumors.’ Plus: Locomotive Chase and Geocaching. A look at next weekend’s busy lineup.

About this page: The Weekend Guide is sponsored by Lawrence Plantation. To be included, please send a quick summary in an email — no PDFs, no flyers — to druck@hometownheadlines.com.

For an expanded look at Bartow County weekend events, please click Cartersville-Bartow.


SATURDAY-SUNDAY

The 50th Annual Great Locomotive Chase Festival returns to downtown Adairsville. The hours Sunday are noon-5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $3 and can be used on all three festival days.  No admission charge Sunday. Live performances include the Austin Zachary Band, Jef Rogers Band, Whiskey Dixie.

Rome Little Theatre presents “Alice in Wonderland” this weekend and Oct. 12-14. Showtime at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the DeSoto Theatre. Chasing the White Rabbit, Alice tumbles down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. She meets all its famous residents. Tickets: Adult $16, Senior/Student $14, Child/Group (10+) $12 (*does not include $2 ticket fee).

Going Caching 2018 Geocaching Mega-Event runs through Sunday.  This year’s theme is Haunted Mysteries set in the Victorian era. Explore Rome while you geocache your way around town and gather puzzle clues, then return to Ridge Ferry Park to experience our Haunted Mansion Escape Room Adventure. Visit http://goingcaching.com.

The Berry College Theatre Company presents “Rumors” by Neil Simon through Sunday at Sisters Theatre. Under the direction of Assistant Professor of Theatre Anna Filippo and Berry alumnus and Broadway set designer Carl Tallent, the company will bring to life one of Simon’s greatest comedies. Four couples show up to celebrate the mayor’s anniversary, only to find that he has accidentally shot himself in the ear and his wife is nowhere to be found. Show at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $12, senior citizens are $8, students are $6. You can purchase online or call 706-236-2263.

A look ahead to next weekend, Oct. 11-14:

FRIDAY

The 11th annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event, where men and women stand tall in their heals to march against family and domestic violence, will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Broad Street. Registration is open now on our website at www.hosptialityhouseforwomen.org.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

Rome Little Theatre presents “Alice in Wonderland” this weekend. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the DeSoto Theatre. Chasing the White Rabbit, Alice tumbles down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. She meets all its famous residents. Tickets: Adult $16, Senior/Student $14, Child/Group (10+) $12 (*does not include $2 ticket fee).

SATURDAY

Fiddlin’ Fest Between the River transforms Downtown Rome into a giant street festival featuring Bluegrass music on two stages and vintage fun from 12 p.m to 8 p.m. Broad Street will close to traffic in the 100, 200, and 300 blocks. The free event will feature at least ten different regional and local bluegrass bands. In addition to music, there will be arts and crafts vendors, plus the ‘Cars on Broad’ car show will feature cars from every decade including pre-1950, street rod, original, rat rod, trucks and more. For more: fiddlinfest.com Parking is conveniently located all around the festival, including the 4th Ave, 6th Ave, and 3rd Ave parking decks.

Euharlee Covered Bridge Festival returns to Frankie Harris Park in Euharlee from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The free event features music, arts and crafts, food, hayrides, hay maze and kids’ activities.

Heavy Metal in Motion returns to Tellus Science Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This popular family event brings fun for the whole family – see helicopters, fire engines, heavy machinery, military vehicles, jeep flexing, and more! And with a few exceptions, kids of all ages can climb into or on these machines. Event is free for members and included in cost of admission for non-members.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Wings Over North Georgia Airshow returns for the seventh year at Richard B. Russell airport on Saturday and Sunday. Headlining the flying action will be the  U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, the A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Teams and Tora-Tora-Tora in addition to numerous other aerial acts. Gates open at 10 a.m., opening ceremonies at 12 p.m. and closing at 6 p.m. both days. Tickets and additional information for the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show are available online at www.WingsOverNorthGeorgia.com.

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