Ware Mechanical Weather Summary: Cooler and mostly sunny through Sunday with highs in the low to mid 60s. Chilly mornings Saturday and Sunday, near 40.
The Rome International Film Festival continues through Sunday in Downtown Rome. Venues include The Rome City Auditorium, the Desoto Theatre and other downtown locations. RIFF will feature films, master classes from film industry professionals, celebrity appearances, networking events, excellent parties each night of the festival, and much more. For complete schedule and tickets, visit the website at riffga.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rome Shakespeare Festival presents “The Mystery of Irma Vep” at the River Arts District Playhouse, 252 N. Fifth Ave. from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday. A theatrical farce combining the best of Hitchcock films, pulp monster movies and Gothic melodrama. Tickets can be bought online or by phone: 706-331-1006. Parking is available in the back off Bale Street.
Roam N Rome returned Saturday to Heritage Park. The annual event is a mental illness awareness and fundraising event hosted by NAMI Rome. A portion of the donations will go to Elevation House, a clubhouse for adults living with a mental illness. Details
A look ahead to next weekend, Nov. 8-11:
College football at Barron Stadium as the Shorter University Hawks host Florida Tech at 1 p.m. on Saturday in their final game of the 2018 season.
Rome Symphony Orchestra presents “Gladiators and Warriors of Rome” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rome City Auditorium. The concert will feature music celebrating sports and military themes. Regional premiere of “Symphony for the Sons of Nam” by Captain James “Kimo” Williams. Details
CRBI’s 17th Annual Fish Fry returns on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to Rome First UMC in Downtown Rome. CRBI will be serving up plates of delicious fried catfish, coleslaw, hushpuppies, and cheese grits, along with the best homemade desserts Rome has to offer. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for children. The Catfish Kissin’ contest returns as well as local celebrities raise money for CRBI and for the honor of kissing one of our very own Coosa River catfish. Catfish Kissin’ starts at 2 p.m. Details
Solar Sky Watch at Tellus from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday With special filters on the solar telescope in the Observatory, you can safely view our nearest star, the Sun. Look for sunspots and loops of hot hydrogen gas called prominences that extend off the disc of the Sun. Event is for all ages. Free for members or included in admission for non-members. Details
Cave Spring Christmas Open House in the Downtown Square on Saturday and Sunday. This will be a festive event to get you in the holiday decorating spirit with tons of inspiration, hosted by all the merchants of Cave Spring. Take a ride with Frosty the Snowman to see Santa Claus at the North Pole (aka Gazebo) in Historic Cave Spring. Come experience Christmas Open House and let your kids visit Santa and take a trip with Frosty. Rides are $3 each. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.