Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Mamma Mia continues today at DeSoto. Next weekend: Rome Shakespeare Festival, Mamma Mia and Walk with a Doc.

Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Mamma Mia continues today at DeSoto. Next weekend: Rome Shakespeare Festival, Mamma Mia and Walk with a Doc.

Tickets and more details now at forumrivercenter.com
Great turnout for Saturday’s Roman Rumble 5K at Ridge Ferry Park to benefit Harbor House. Facebook photo.

EVENTS

Sunday: Rome Little Theatre presents “Mamma Mia!” at the Historic DeSoto Theater. ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Showtimes are Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The show will also have performances next weekend, Sept. 20-22. Tickets are $16 individuals, $14 for senior adults or students, $12 for children, plus all tickets will have a $2 processing fee.


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

LOOK AHEAD TO NEXT WEEKEND (Sept. 19-22)

Thursday-Sunday: The Rome Shakespeare Festival at the Town Green returns for a two-week event that continues through Sept. 29. This year’s productions include: Hamlet, and Two Gentlemen of Verona. General lawn seating is free. Private tables and individual seats at tables are available for all Town Green performances. Pre-show entertainment starts an hour an a half prior to each show. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy dinner at their table before the show. Reserve a table or seats. Performances: Hamlet –Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m.; Two Gentlemen of Verona, The musical – Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 8:15 p.m. Saturday will be Family Day on the Town Green from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Kieler Bees will be at Family Day with Live BEES, lip balms, beeswax food wraps and raw honey. Bring the kids to this free, interactive event that will have several vendors where the kids can craft, play and use their imagination. There will be short skits from Rome Shakespeare Festival and food vendors. Saturday evening performances also include A Midsummer Night’s Dream at 7 p.m.

Friday: The Courtyard Rome Riverwalk will be hosting Rome favorite Kevin Allen from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The live music and gorgeous view are free. A full bar and grill will be available on the patio.

Friday-Sunday: Rome Little Theatre presents “Mamma Mia!” at the Historic DeSoto Theater. ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The show will also have performances next weekend, Sept. 20-22. Tickets are $16 individuals, $14 for senior adults or students, $12 for children, plus all tickets will have a $2 processing fee.

Saturday: Harbin Clinic’s Walk with a Doc event returns to Bridgepoint Plaza at 9 a.m. led by Psychologist Dr. Jason Dunn. 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. For more: harbinclinic.com/docwalk.

Saturday: The final Music by the Tracks summer concert series in Downtown Cartersville will feature Chi-Town Transit Authority, a tribute band to Chicago. The free event begins at 6 p.m. with Ansley Fain as the opening act. Chi-Town Transit Authority will take the stage from 7-9 p.m.

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