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 email@example.com 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 tinyurl.com/ 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. summervillega.org 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 www.kofcromega.us or www.facebook.com/ kofcromega for details.
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