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The Community Foun­da­tion for Greater

Rome is ac­cept­ing pro­pos­als for its up­com­ing grant cy­cle. Reg­is­tered 501(c)3 or­ga­ni­za­tions may sub­mit ap­pli­ca­tions through

Fri­day. Awards po­ten­tially range from $5,000-$50,000 de­pend­ing on the project and will be an­nounced in Novem­ber. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Ash­ley Elling­ton at 706-728-3453. Pro­pos­als may be sub­mit­ted to aelling­ton@cf­ or at 3 Cen­tral Plaza, No. 113, Rome, GA 30161.

Berry Col­lege will host a lec­ture by Will Allen, au­thor of “The Good Food Rev­o­lu­tion” and CEO of Grow­ing Power, on Thurs­day at 7:30 p.m. in the Cage Cen­ter Arena, Maple Drive, Mount Berry. Grow­ing Power is a na­tional non­profit and land trust that helps pro­vide equal ac­cess to safe, af­ford­able food. The lec­ture is free and open to the pub­lic.

The Rome In­ter­na­tional

Film Fes­ti­val will host a

free work­shop on the lo­cal film fes­ti­val ex­pe­ri­ence Thurs­day from 6:307:30 p.m. at the RomeFloyd County Li­brary, 205 River­side Park­way. Vol­un­teers will share tips for en­joy­ing the film fes­ti­val, an­swer ques­tions, and screen an an­i­mated film and clips from two Ge­or­gia-made films. A sec­ond work­shop will be held Oct. 10. FRI­DAY

Je­ho­vah’s Wit­nesses will hold their 2017 con­ven

tions at the Fo­rum River Cen­ter, 301 Tri­bune St. Ad­mis­sion to each event is free and no col­lec­tions are taken. The fi­nal con­ven­tion will be held Fri­day - Sun­day. Ses­sions be­gin at 9:20 a.m. For more in­for­ma­tion on the con­ven­tion visit jw­con­ven­tion2017.

A Laugh­er­cize Class will meet at the Charles C. Parker Se­nior Cen­ter, 1325 Kingston High­way, on the first Fri­day of each month at 11 a.m. start­ing this Fri­day. All ages and abil­i­ties may par­tic­i­pate. Classes are free. Call 706-234-0383 for more in­for­ma­tion. SATUR­DAY

Third Street Min­istries will give free cloth­ing to home­less and low in­come res­i­dents of Rome on Satur­day, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. and Sept. 12, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the park­ing lot be­tween Sec­ond Street and Third Street. The park­ing lot is be­hind Good Neigh­bor Min­istries on Sec­ond St. across from the bus sta­tion.

Sum­merville Main Street will host a Cow­boy/ West­ern Her­itage Fes­ti­val

on Satur­day from 9 a.m.4 p.m. at the Sum­merville De­pot, 119 E. Wash­ing­ton St., Sum­merville. Ac­tiv­i­ties will in­clude West­ern ar­ti­sans and ven­dors, demon­stra­tions, dis­plays of bug­gies and wag­ons, Cow­boy Church Clowns, square danc­ing, mock old west gun fights, cow­boy mu­sic, the ar­rival of the Ten­nessee Val­ley Rail­road Mu­seum Pas­sen­ger Train, and a wagon train and cow­boy pa­rade. Event park­ing will be avail­able in down­town Sum­merville. Visit www. sum­mervil­ or call 706-859-0900, ext. 1337, for more in­for­ma­tion. UP­COM­ING

The Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 5 and Ladies Aux­il­iary an­nual La­bor Day Pic­nic for mem­bers and their guests will be held Mon­day at the Post Farm, Jones Bend Road, at noon. All mem­bers are en­cour­aged to at­tend. The Ex­ec­u­tive Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11.

The Knights of Colum­bus La­bor Day Bar­be­cue will be held Mon­day at the Rome Civic Cen­ter, 400 Civic Cen­ter Drive, from 10 a.m. un­til 2 p.m. (or sold out). Op­tions in­clude bar­be­cue plates, sand­wiches or bulk sales. Plates will cost $9 for a choice of beef, pork, ribs or a quar­ter of a chicken, each served with Brunswick stew, baked beans, chips and bread. One pound of beef or pork to go will cost $9; $5 for a sand­wich combo; $7 for half a chicken or a quart of baked beans; $9 for a quart of Brunswick stew; and $18 for a half-rack of spare ribs. Call St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 706-2909000 or visit or www.face­ kofcromega for de­tails.

To list an event email RomeNewsTri­bune@RN-T. com or call 706-290-5252.

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