Sunday: The Rome Shakespeare Festival at the Town Green returns 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 and a half prior to each show. Reserve a table or seats. Performances: Hamlet –Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: Rome Little Theatre presents “Mamma Mia!” at the 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. Showtime: Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 individuals, $14 for senior adults or students, $12 for children, plus all tickets will have a $2 processing fee.
Sunday: The 44th Annual Arts Festival at Rose Lawn in Cartersville, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. On the grounds of Historic Rose Lawn Museum. The events include 150 juried artists, handcrafters, food vendors and more in addition to two full days of live music and performing arts. Guests can also take a tour of Rose Lawn, the Victorian home of Rev. Sam Jones (1847-1906). 224 W. Cherokee Ave. Free admission. Rose Lawn House Museum tours $7 per person. Additional parking is available at 135 W. Cherokee Ave, and at 320 W. Cherokee Ave.
On the rivers: Check here if you’re planning a day on the water:
- 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
LOOK AHEAD TO NEXT WEEKEND (September 26-29)
Thursday-Sunday: The Rome Shakespeare Festival at the Town Green returns 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 and a half prior to each show. Reserve a table or seats. Performances: Hamlet –Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 9 p.m.; Two Gentlemen of Verona, The musical – Friday and Sunday at 8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: Schnauzerfest Rome kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. with a mixer and fill up on Saturday with a parade, contests and concert. A Guinness World Record attempt for the largest dog walk of one breed ever in an official parade led by a German Polka Band down main street in downtown Rome at 10 a.m. The plan is for a pet parade from downtown to the dog park at Ridge Ferry Park and later back to the Forum River Center for a Schnauzer agility contest, best in show contest and a concluding concert with a Billy Joel tribute band at 8 p.m. Details
Saturday: Cave Spring Pigout BBQ Cookoff returns for its 11th year to Rolater Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Friday night of the competition, teams will bring their fresh Boston Butts, Ribs, Beef Brisket, sauce ingredients and cooking equipment to Rolater Park, and begin preparations at their site for all-night cooking. The competition meat will be judged by a professional panel on Saturday morning. Also on Saturday, tasting and voting for the Peoples Choice Award will be open to anyone who has purchased a “tasting ticket” on ‘first come, first served’ basis. The event will also include the Fall Quilt Show, Car Show and Cake Jam.