Tickets for Mother’s Finest with along with The Vintage Vixens now at forumrivercenter.com
On the rivers: Check here if you’re planning a day on the water:
- River Ratz Tubing & Kayak: 706-728-4160. Closed this Sunday because of the forecast.
- Euharlee Creek Outfitters: 770-607-1846.
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, July 19-21:
Friday: The City of Rome’s Summer Movie Series at the Rome City Auditorium featuring “Avatar” at 7 p.m. Tickets for each show are $5 a person and can be purchased at the door the day of each show. Cash and credit card payments will be accepted. Doors will open 45 minutes prior to each show.
- Also: Sunday: The series continues with “Cinderella;” shows at 1 and 4:30 p.m
Friday-Saturday: Between 8,000 and 10,000 people are expected for the 42nd Polk County Homespun Festival in downtown Rockmart. Local and regional crafters display their wares throughout the park at this annual event sponsored by the Polk County Chamber of Commerce. Continuous entertainment is a highlight of the festival as well as food, games, fireworks and events such as the Homespun 5K race at 8 a.m. and parade at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Saturday: The Berry College summer market will feature more than 60 vendors with products ranging from fresh cut flowers and banana pecan bread to Angus beef and handmade wood décor. The market will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the Ford buildings and is hosted by the Berry College Student Enterprise Program. For more: Student Enterprises.
Saturday: The Callback Company is hosting Hamiltunes, a sing-along of the world-renowned, Tony-award winning musical “Hamilton” at the Heritage Hall Center Stage in downtown Rome at 7 p.m. With a night of family friendly fun, the local musical theater coaching and consulting company is hoping to not only encourage local performers, but also the community to support the arts while learning about America’s history. General admission is $10. Details
Saturday: Music by the Tracks summer concert series will feature Babe’s Bayou. Starts at 6 p.m. with Derek Gentry with Hunter Millhollan as the opening acts. Babe’s Bayou will take the stage at 7 and perform until 9 p.m. Food, beer, wine, water and soda sold on site; no outside alcohol permitted. Also: Five VIP tables at $100, and each table has seating room for eight people. Click