Today: Pick up for entries at Coosa Valley Fair is today from 1-4 p.m. at the Community Building.
Today: Final day of Going Caching: Geo Caching event in Rome. Details and Schedule.
Today: Berry College Theatre Company presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at Berry College Sisters Theatre. 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.” Show at 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.
Today: The annual Great Locomotive Chase Festival in Adairsville. Music, vendors, food and rides. Hours: Sunday, noon-5 p.m. For more.
LOOK AHEAD TO NEXT WEEKEND (Oct. 10-13)
Friday-Saturday: Haunted on Broad. Tour times are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tours last about 90 minutes and cost is $10 per person, plus $2 handling fee. Not recommended for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased at Georgia’s Rome Gift Shop & Welcome Center or online.
Saturday: Fiddlin’ Fest Between the Rivers returns to Downtown Rome on Saturday from 12-7 p.m. The bluegrass street festival will feature he classical sounds of bluegrass music on two live music stages along with activities along every block of the festival. Broad Street will close to traffic in the 100, 200, 300, 400 blocks around 9 a.m. and reopen at 10 p.m. In addition to music, there will be fun extended to every block of the festival. There will be arts and crafts vendors set up in the 100 block. Cars on Broad car show will feature cars from every decade including pre-1950, street rod, original, rat rod, trucks and more. The Armuchee Ruritan Club who is presenting the show will judge and offer “Best of” awards in several categories. Interested participants can register online at the festival website. More at fiddlinfest.com
Saturday-Sunday: The 2019 Georgia Mushroom Festival returns to Cave Spring. Come and listen to our amazing speakers, participate in mushroom forays in Rolater Park and on the Pinhoti Trail, participate in workshops our growers provide and admire the cool stuff our vendors have to offer. Information is available online at GeorgiaMushroomFestival.com. Entrance: $5 per person/free under 12 years old. Sunday is reserved for our foray on the Pinhoti Trail that will be guided by our mycologists. After we return to the park, we will place our samples on the ID table and start and teach the identification process. This event is a fundraiser and the charge is $10.
Sunday: The Three Rivers Singers will present “An Early American Songbook”, featuring hymns and songs including “The Hebrew Children”, “Deep River”, “Awake My Heart” and many more. The concert will be held at Garden Lakes Baptist Church on Sunday at 4 p.m. Music Director Len Willingham will conduct, and Joan Hill will accompany. The group will be also be joined by violinist Samantha Lester and flutist Debbie Adair. The concert is free and all are welcome. Donations are greatly appreciated.
Sunday: The Iconic Ladies of Soul and Jazz featuring Myrna Clayton comes to The DeSoto Theatre at 7 p.m. Enjoy the music of Aretha, Ella, Gladys and many other Iconic Ladies of Soul & Jazz performed by Myrna Clayton. General admission and reserved seating tickets available online.