Buzz: ‘To Kingdom Come,’ a documentary about GE and Rome’s rivers, to be shown Monday at the City Auditorium. Junior Service League’s poinsettia sale is under way. Berry Jazz Ensemble to perform Monday at Dark Side of the Moon.

Buzz: ‘To Kingdom Come,’ a documentary about GE and Rome’s rivers, to be shown Monday at the City Auditorium. Junior Service League’s poinsettia sale is under way. Berry Jazz Ensemble to perform Monday at Dark Side of the Moon.

Free showing of ‘To Kingdom Come’ set for Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.: The Coosa River Basin Initiative, Rome International Film Festival, Georgia Highlands College and the Berry College Environmental Studies program have teamed up to co-sponsor a special screening of the 2018 RIFF Audience Award winner for Featured Films, To Kingdom Come, at the Rome City Auditorium on Monday at 7p.m.

To Kingdom Come presents the multi-generational relationship between General Electric and the Rome community.  The story is told from the unique and diverse perspectives of the earliest employees of the Rome GE transformer plant, local riverkeepers who battled GE over the dumping of harmful pollutants, and scientific and medical experts.

The film is a community project, co-produced by Dr. Brian Campbell of Berry College and CRBI, with contributions from Berry College students and alumni, Georgia Highlands faculty, Paper Panda Audio Productions and an array of local musicians, including the Barbaric Yawps and Little Country Giants.  The score and soundtrack is a hauntingly beautiful musical compilation of blues and folk tunes, which provides an appropriate backdrop for this fascinatingly frustrating tale of Southern hospitality meeting Yankee ingenuity and disregard.

Admission is free with a suggested donation amount of $10.  All proceeds will be used to support Coosa River Basin Initiative in their ongoing work. For more.


The holidays are just around the corner and the Junior Service League of Rome is offering beautiful poinsettias again as part of its continuing fundraiser that, in turn, allows the JSL  to give children in Rome and Floyd schools supplies that they need to thrive. Last year, enough money was raised to give 2,500 children the much-needed school supplies to assist in their success. 
Ther beautiful poinsettias come in red, ivory, pink or Picasso (bright pink with white splatter…replacing our “marble” option) and are priced (including tax) at $11 for small, $17 for medium and $22 for large. These plants look fabulous displayed in your home and/or your office.  They are also great to give as Christmas, teacher, or hostess gifts.
Pick-up days are Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday Dec. 7, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Free delivery to Floyd County customers on Friday for orders over $150).
 
Click here to order with credit card or PayPal or print this form and mail it (with payment) to Junior Service League of Rome, P.O. Box 1003, Rome, Ga. 30162-1003.
Each plant purchased helps give at least one child his/her supplies for a year. Also, 50 percent of your total is tax deductible.

The Berry College Jazz Ensemble and the Jacksonville State University Jazz Ensemble will perform together at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 in the Moon River Room at Dark Side of the Moon in downtown Rome.

The musicians will perform classic big band tunes by Count Basie and Duke Ellington and rock tunes arranged for jazz ensemble by Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Journey. The program will end with classic Latin Jazz. This event is free and an all-ages event. Desiring the “Jazz Club” effect, Director John David felt Dark Side of the Moon would be the pe rfect location.

The Berry College Jazz Ensemble is one of the premier performing ensembles at Berry and has been a part of the music program for over 40 years.  The group is renowned for its tight and energizing performances, outstanding soloists and talented student arrangers.

 

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