Weekend: ‘Underground tours,’ Night at the Museum, Darlington’s Purple Tie Affair set for Saturday.

Weekend: ‘Underground tours,’ Night at the Museum, Darlington’s Purple Tie Affair set for Saturday.


Just some of the regulars at the annual Tellus Night at the Museum. The 2016 edition is this Saturday from 6-10 p.m. Details below. Photo from Facebook.



Underground Rome Tours with proceeds benefiting the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia: A day full of tours of Rome’s legendary The tour times are 11 ..m. and 1, 3 and 5 p.m., they will meet and begin upstairs at Old Havana Cigar Co., 327 Broad St. before visiting several basements “underground” on the lower end of Broad Street. Guests will learn about the myth and legend of Rome’s first level, the flooding and the history of how Broad Street evolved into what it is today. Some of the buildings on the tour are Pullen’s Ordinary Bicycles, Johnny’s New York Style Pizza, The Forrest Building and Blue Sky Outfitters. All proceeds will benefit the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia. This tour is being organized by Team Seifert as part of the Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge, and with the help of Mark Cochran, architect and owner of Cevian Design Lab as well as local underground historian. Tickets are $20 each and available at the Rome Visitor and Convention Bureau in the Last Stop Gift Shop, 402 Civic Center Dr, Rome. The minimum suggested age for tour participants is 12, and participants should wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a flashlight if possible as this is a walking tour into basements of buildings. Limited edition Underground Rome T-shirts will also be available for purchase for $20 each. For questions, call the visitor’s center at 706-295-5576 or visit the Underground Rome History page and the Tour event on Facebook.

The Purple Tie Committee of Darlington School announces that “Tigers and ’Tails”at 6:30 p.m. in the Johnson-Drummond Amphitheater behind Thatcher Hall. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Johnson Field House. “Tigers and ’Tails” will feature cocktails, a meal, some dancing, auctions and raffle prizes, all to benefit Darlington’s parent council organizations: Upper and ELA-8 Tiger PRIDE, the Fine Arts Booster Club and the Athletic Booster Club. Click here to view the event on Facebook. Details

Tellus hosts Eighth Annual Night at the Museum: Watch the museum come to life with characters portraying popular science and science fiction personalities. From Captain America and Thor to Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton, will be among the attractions at this year’s edition of Night at the Museum at Tellus Science Museum. Everyone attending the event will receive an autograph book to commemorate this special night of time travel. Children 12 and under are also encouraged to dress up as their favorite science or science fiction character. (We kindly ask adults not to dress up in costume so as not to confuse guests with actors.) Time: 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers; sales end Friday. Click Night at the Museum

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