Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Celebrating Father’s Day, Crawfish Boil success and what’s outdoors. Plus, a look ahead to next week.

Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Celebrating Father’s Day, Crawfish Boil success and what’s outdoors. Plus, a look ahead to next week.

Busy summer ahead at The Forum River Center. Details @ forumrivercenter.com

Great crowd out front of Rome City Brewing on Saturday night waiting for next load of crawfish to boil. Incredible job by the team of Tom Curry, Morgan Lawson and Matt Plant.

DINING & DRINK

Rome City Brewing Co.’s first Crawfish Boil on Saturday night was a big hit. From Rome City Brewing Co.: “Such a fun evening at our first crawfish boil! We’ll def be doing this again. Thank you to everyone for making it so much fun. Be looking for us and our next #CommunityCookout coming in July! Huge thanks to Matt Plant for bringing his talents here to Broad Street in downtown Rome. The crawfish were AMAZING!”

  • Next up at Rome City Brewing: A community cookout in early July. Barbecue craftsman Tim Ayers on the grill.

Celebrating Fathers Day: Yup, we dads enjoy a nice meal out, perhaps heavy on red meat and light on the kale. Our advice: Shop the Facebook pages of your favorite spots around town to ensure they’re doing a brunch our steak out or whatever. Also, be sure they take reservations. Hang up the phone if they don’t. We tried one well-known go-to spot in Floyd County and basically were told first-come, first served and be ready to wait if there’s more than a few in your party. They’ll be waiting a long time before we ever consider going there again.


OUTDOORS

On the rivers: Check here if you’re planning a day on the water:

Local river levels

  • Etowah River near Dixon Landing/Grizzard Park off the Bypass: Latest report
  • Oostanaula River at Turner McCall near Riverside Parkway: Latest report
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers information hot line: Call for the water release schedule — 706-334-7213

What’s ahead next weekend, June 20-23:

Thursday-Sunday: Rome Braves will be hosting the Hagerstown Suns for a four-game series starting Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Friday: Austin Riley Bobblehead giveaway with the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a free bobblehead. Saturday: The Rome Braves will be wearing “Beach” jerseys on the field during tonight’s game. All jerseys will be auctioned off via silent auction on the main concourse. All proceeds benefit the Atlanta Braves Foundation. Sunday: The $50 Family Fun Day Package (over $100 value) includes 4 tickets, 4 hamburgers OR hot dogs, 4 sodas, 4 popcorns, 4 hats + free Kid Zone inflatable wristbands.

Thursday-Sunday:The River Arts District Playhouse presents ‘The Fantasticks’, one of New York’s most popular musicals described as a grand comic adventure of first romance boasting famous songs: Try to Remember and Soon it’s Gonna Rain.The RAD Playhouse is owned and operated by Rome Shakespeare Festival and is currently performing at 246 N 5th Avenue, The Church at Rome. Showtimes are Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets

Saturday: This year’s 12th edition of Rome River Jam will be the biggest one yet with some 13,500 expected for the sold out event at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. This year’s headliner is country music star Luke Combs with special guests Jobe Fortner, Drew Parker and Ashland Craft. Gates open at 1 p.m. for tailgating. The concert gates open at 4 p.m. with the preparty event. The concert starts at 6 p.m. with opening performers and Luke Combs taking the stage around 9 p.m. Details

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