Saint Mary’s Catholic School will hold its annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the school, 401 E. Seventh St. Fun for the whole family includes carnival style games, inflatables, bingo, bake sale, cupcake walk, used book sale and more. Vendors will be selling items from handmade jewelry to seasonal items. Food will be served, featuring the famous Knights of Columbus barbecue. For more information, call the school at 706-234-4953 or please see the website or Facebook.
Harbin Clinic’s Walk with a Doc event returns Sept. 21, to be led by Psychologist Dr. Jason Dunn, beginning at Bridgepoint Plaza at 9 a.m. This free event offers people of all ages the chance to talk with a physician and get first-hand advice about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Dunn will provide a brief informational session on the correlation between exercise and reducing stress, anxiety and depression before participants walk Kingfisher Trail, a two-mile path alongside the Etowah River.
“It’s very common for people to experience anxiety and stress, and a lot of my patients deal with the symptoms of depression, as well,” says Dr. Dunn. “There are a ton of medical studies out there that show how light exercise, such as walking for about 30 minutes every day, can reduce anxiety and promote better mental health.”
Dunn adds that walking helps boost endorphins that naturally elevate the mood. For more: harbinclinic.com/docwalk.
Georgia Legal Services Program assistance will be available in the Judicial Courthouse at 3 Government Plaza, Suite 114 on Friday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m. until noon to assist low-income clients in a range of civil matters, including TPOs, public benefits, housing, consumer issues, school suspensions and unemployment. This service is provided on the second Friday of each month by Superior Court Clerk Barbara H Penson and Georgia Legal Services Program. For more: 706-291-5190.
Two local artists will discuss their contributions to the new group exhibition at the Berry College Moon Gallery.
- Melissa Rutledge will discuss her work at 8 p.m. Monday (Sept. 9.) She is the founder of the Rome Knitterati which began in 2015. Their mission is to raise awareness for yarn art and to beautify everyday objects. Their work is featured seasonally throughout Rome’s downtown, often adorning light poles and street signs. Rutledge’s work is a part of the group exhibition, “Circle” now open at the Moon Gallery through Sept. 19.
- Paul O’Mara, a Rome-based photographer, will discuss his decade long project at 5 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Moon Gallery. After shooting digital for several years, O’Mara decided to mix things up by starting the 2.8 project which is a collection of his photos using a 1959 Leica camera. O’Mara’s work is also on display in the Moon Gallery as part of “Circle.”