Busy summer ahead at The Forum River Center. Details @ forumrivercenter.com
Mom’s day better be more than a pizza (unless she’s into that): Your best bet is to call mom’s favorite and try to beg your way in at this late hour. Check the Facebook posts first and, if she leaves it up to you, try something different. Rome, Cartersville, Cave Spring, Acworth — lots of options. Just be sure to get a spot that takes reservations.
From Rome City Brewing Co.: “New beer alert. We’re tapping Peggy’s 2.0 this weekend. This West Coast-style IPA is low on malt and high on hops.” Tap Room, 333 Broad St., open at noon Sunday.
Off Broad Lounge at Hawthorn Suites: “This week try a beautiful Empress Gimlet. Empress Gin gets it’s incredible color from butterfly pea blossoms.”
From River Ratz: Because of inclement weather, River Ratz will be closed today. The extended forecast for next weekend looks good at this time. We hope to see you on the river next Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Looking ahead to next weekend (because its never too early to think about the next weekend):
Friday, May 17:
The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Floyd County at Ridge Ferry Park. Survivors dinner at 4:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. Details
Saturday, May 18:
Between the Rivers Farmers Market from 8-11:30 a.m. at Bridgepoint Plaza.
Harbin Clinic’s Walk with a Doc at 9 a.m. will be led by Dr. Heather Pryor of Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Cedartown. The free, monthly community event has drawn hundreds of people who gather at 9 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month to hear information and facts about health and wellness from Harbin Clinic physicians. Then the group stretches their legs during a 2-mile health walk along the Kingfisher Trail in Downtown Rome. Participants should tune into the weather forecast so they can dress appropriately for the temperature and wear comfortable, durable shoes. In the case of inclement weather, visit Harbin Clinic’s website, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for updates.
Star Wars Night at the Rome Braves, sponsored by Harbin Clinic, is set for May 18 at State Mutual Stadium. The game, pitting the Rome Braves against the Columbia Fireflies, starts at 6 p.m. Raffle tickets for signed Braves merchandise will be available for purchase, and proceeds will benefit Brighter Birthdays, a non-profit organization that helps children in need celebrate their birthdays through the delivery of bags filled with toys and living essentials. Harbin Clinic is offering a coupon for two popcorns and two Home Run Hill tickets for $10. Coupons are available at all Harbin Clinic volunteer desks, Harbin Clinic Dermatology Rome at 550 Redmond Road, and Harbin Clinic locations at 330 Turner McCall Blvd.