Buzz: Vacation Bible School season under way. Got talent? Georgia Dream Night is on the way. Floyd Board of Education meets Thursday. Floyd Democrats celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month. Auditions for ‘Mamma Mia’ set. Church Missions Conference planned in August.

Buzz: Vacation Bible School season under way. Got talent? Georgia Dream Night is on the way. Floyd Board of Education meets Thursday. Floyd Democrats celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month. Auditions for ‘Mamma Mia’ set. Church Missions Conference planned in August.

“Roar! Life is Wild; God is Good,” a Vacation Bible School event at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church at 702 Pleasant Valley Road in Silver Creek is under way night through Thursday. It is free for the community and runs from 6-8:30 p.m. Each night, there’s supper at the Hungry Herd Café, games at the Stampeded Sports as well as Imagination Station, Wild Bible Adventures and fun skits and music.


 America’s Got Talent 2011 winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will be judge/mentor/performer at the Forum River Center on Saturday, June 15, for the Georgia Dream Night Talent Search.

Dream Night Talent Search is a key opportunity for emerging artists (singers, singer-songwriters, musicians) to showcase their unique  skills for the chance to win: $1,000, exposure, a front-of-the-line pass audition to America’s Got Talent and.or NBCs Little Big Shots, Senior Big Shots, The Voice, American Ido,The Four plus possible management, agency or label deals. Details: www.dreamnighttalentsearch.com

There are three age categories*

  • 9 to 17 years old
  • 18 to 29 years old
  • 30 years old and over

The winner from each age category will receive a $500 cash prize, with the overall winner receiving an additional $500 and a chance to audition for producers of the above TV shows. Overall winner also receives professional video of his or her live performance and extensive online and offline media coverage. The overall focus is two full days of mentoring by industry judges.

Dream Night Talent Search was started by Wendy Kay. As Utopia Artists’ Owner/Operator (and Mars Talent Agency),  Kay is an industry insider who not only books influential artists from decades past but also has an ear for rising stars. Wendy has a passion for finding new talent globally that are “hiding in plain sight” and a resolve to give them a shot at the “big time.”

Tickets are $10 each and you can preorder a meal for an additional $8.


Auditions for “Mamma Mia!,” Rome Little Theatre’s 2019-20 season opener, will be held June 17-18 at 6 p.m. at the DeSoto Theatre. The show will run Sept. 13-22. Roles are available for men and women, age 13 and up. “Mamma Mia!,” one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent years, features the music of ABBA in an enchanting tale of love, laughter  and friendship. The musical will be directed by Amanda Swendsen, who most recently directed RLT productions of “Seussical,” “White Christmas,” and “Forever Plaid.” For more: romelittletheatre.com.

Floyd County Board of Education sets called meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. It will be the second public hearing on fiscal 2020 budget. Also: Approval of personnel changes; closed meeting on personnel (superintendent’s annual evaluation). State law allows closed meetings for personnel, real estate and litigation.

The organizers of the One More Conference on Missions announce that there will be a church missions conference coming to Northwest Georgia in mid-August.  The One More Conference on Missions is the first one-day event that provides an opportunity for lay leaders and professionals to come together in an interdenominational event focused on missions ministries in churches. Planned are workshops, networking and free resources. The One More Conference will be held at the Taylor Estate in Rome with tickets on sale now. For more information about the conference, visit Eventbrite.com and search for the One More Conference on Missions in Rome. Dates: Aug. 17 and 17 listed. Tickets can be purchased there. Early bird pricing ends July 1. Tickets range from $30 to $50, and group discounts are available by emailing one.more@propempo.com for a discount code for three or more.


The Floyd County Democratic Party will celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month and learn more about the LGBTQ community in Rome at their monthly meeting on Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority at 560 N. Division St., Rome. A panel of folks from the community will talk a little bit about their experiences here, what Rome and Floyd County might do to better support the LGBTQ community, and how the Floyd County Democratic Party might help. Members of the LGBTQ community in Rome/Floyd County who have some interest in the Democratic Party and its values are especially encouraged to attend. As always, refreshments will be served. If anyone has accommodation requests, please call or text with those requests as soon as possible: 931-452-1250. More information at fcdems.org.


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