Two small group meetings of One Community United this week: The first is today at 5:30 p.m. at Las Palmas on Shorter Avenue. Up next: Saturday at 9 a.m. at Troy’s Barbecue (facilitator is Rick Stevenson).
Second Annual Rome Shrine Car show is June 15; open to cars, trucks and tractors. Get ready for a lot of metal, door prizes and food in the parking lot of the GE complex off Redmond Road. Registration is from 9-11 a.m. with prizes awarded at 2 p.m. There is a $25 entry fee; vendor spots also available for $10. Poceeds benefit the works of the Rome Shrine Club.
Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home and the Rome Area Council for the Arts are bringing the Warriors of AniKituhwa to Rome for a special performance the evening of Saturday, June 29, in Ridge Ferry Park. This award-winning dance group will travel from North Carolina to conduct cultural demonstrations and perform traditional Cherokee dances in Ridge Ferry Park starting at 6 p.m. The Warriors are designated as official cultural ambassadors by the Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and are sponsored by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in North Carolina. The event will begin with Cherokee cultural demonstrations of crafts and weapons at 6 p.m. followed by a dance performance at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. and participants are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating and may bring a picnic dinner, although alcohol is prohibited. Food trucks will also be available in the park. Parking will be free and available on site in the park for audience convenience. Tickets are $10 per person with a $25 family cap and will be sold in advance at Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home as well as at the gate the evening of June 29. Museum members will receive a discount when purchasing tickets. This event will take place rain or shine with an alternative location within the park used in case of inclement weather. Visit www.chieftainsmuseum.org or call (706) 291-9494.
The Friends of the Library is offering the Rome community five showcases in our Summer Silent Auction. All the showcases are highlighting books for children and the “young at heart”. Our outside foyer showcase features “Children’s Classics and Favorites”. Inside the library near the doorway to the Friends of the Library Used Book Store, one showcase contains “Vintage Books for Children.” The other showcase is filled with “Children’s Sets and Collections”. In the two tall glass showcases near the front Circulation Desk, there are more “Children’s Books.”
All Silent Auction items are from community donations or library discards. For a complete list of all the books offered in all five showcases, please check the library website, www.rome.shrls.org/friends-of-the-library.
The Silent Auction will close Saturday, July 6, at 4 p.m. There will be no bids accepted after this date and time. Be sure to check the collection in all three showcases. All proceeds help our library.