Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center. Final days for Rome Shakespeare Festival, the Bartow County Fair. What’s ahead next weekend.

Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center. Final days for Rome Shakespeare Festival, the Bartow County Fair. What’s ahead next weekend.

Tickets and more details now at forumrivercenter.com

 

Huge turnout for Saturday’s Schnauzer Fest parade down Broad Street. (photo from Rome DDA)

Sunday: The Rome Shakespeare Festival at the Town Green wraps up today. 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. Reserve a table or seats. Schedule:

  • Sunday: 6:30 p.m. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 8 p.m. Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Sunday: Bartow County Fair: The 74th Annual Fair features carnival rides, exhibits, games, petting zoo, chain saw carving workshop and more. $5 for everyone over 42 inches tall. Sunday is Seniors Day – everyone over age 60 admitted free. The Bartow County Fair is sponsored by American Legion Post 42. At the American Legion Post 42 Fairgrounds. From VisitCartersville


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, OCTOBER 3-6:

Thursday-Saturday: The 71st annual Coosa Valley Fair at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Thursday, Oct. 3: 1 p.m. to close, $25 armbands; Friday, Oct. 4: 5 p.m. to close, $25 armbands; and Saturday, Oct. 5: 10 a.m. to close, $30 armbands. Click here for complete schedule and special events.

Thursday-Sunday: Going Caching is an annual Geocaching Mega-Event returns to Rome. This year, the main event takes place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9am to 5pm. The fun actually begins earlier in the week and runs through Sunday. Thursday from 7-8 p.m. will be the Pirates on Parade with over 500 geocachers from around the world, dressed like pirates will parade up Broad Street from the Town Green to City Hall. Special guest Bryan Roth, Co-Founder and President of geocaching.com in Seattle will serve as Grand Marshall. Lab caches will begin on Thursday. There will be a puzzle solving class on Saturday. Details and Schedule.

Thursday-Sunday: Berry College Theatre Company presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at Berry College Sisters Theatre2277 Martha Berry Hwy.  In this hilarious Tony and Drama Desk award-winning musical, six quirky tweens compete for the title of county champion. The gloves come off as they spell their way through the competition, revealing their passions, dreams, and struggles. Only one can win! Who will it be? Funny, suspenseful, and endearing, filled with catchy tunes and audience participation, Spelling Bee is truly “nonpareil.” Shows are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 for students, $12 adults, and $8 for seniors. It does contain some language unsuitable for young children. 

FridayThe Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage features “Inspiring Artists,” this evening from 5-7 p.m. The gallery features the works of local art professors and is open Fridays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. through Nov. 8. On Oct. 8, the public is invited to the opening reception at 6 p.m. at Makervillage at 252 N. 5th Ave. in downtown Rome.The free event will have live music by Russell Cook and the Sweet Teeth for a night of fun with refreshments. The professors whose art is on display include:

  • Berry College Associate Professor of Art Brad Adams focuses on the theme of gardens.
  • Berry and Georgia Highlands Adjunct Instructor of Art Brian Barr who often chooses difficult subjects.
  • GHC Associate Professor Russell Cook approaches his work from a drawing perspective.
  • Berry Assistant Professor of Art Dennis Ritter and his work with constructed pottery.

Friday-Saturday: Haunted on Broad is back! Relive some of Rome’s haunted history with local historians and costume interpreters for a night of spooky fun! Four paranormal stops as well as three locations where you’ll meet the Southern Paranormal Investigators where they will share their latest findings from haunts. Tour times are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dates and times also available next week, Oct. 11-12. Tours last about 90 minutes and cost is $10 per person, plus $2 handling fee. Due to the nature of this tour, it is not recommended for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased at Georgia’s Rome Gift Shop & Welcome Center or online.

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