Buzz: Clydesdale returns to Broad Street Friday evening. Keys to Rome pianos just about ready. Floating for a great cause.

Buzz: Clydesdale returns to Broad Street Friday evening. Keys to Rome pianos just about ready. Floating for a great cause.

 

This Friday, Budweiser will have one of their famous Clydesdale horses in Downtown Rome. They will arrive at Rome City Brewing Co.at 4 p.m. and walk up and down Broad Street between 4 and 6 p.m. This is a great opportunity to bring the family down to see one of the world famous and amazing Budweiser Clydesdales.

The public art and music piano project, Keys to Rome, will launch in downtown Rome on Saturday, May 6, and will run until July 9.  Five pianos will be transformed into works of art and placed around downtown Rome. The public is invited to play the pianos at their leisure, as well as enjoy pop-up performances throughout the season. Local businesses and volunteers will help cover and uncover the pianos daily, as well as when it rains. Local artists and groups of artists painting and decorating the pianos include: James Schroeder, Siri Selle, Clint Dillard, Swerve Art Studio, Rome Knitterati and Turn Your Back on Hate. The five pianos were donated by Rome residents Anne White, Ruth Cain, Susan Babcock and Robert Brown. Local piano students will perform during opening day with performances starting a 11 a.m. and running until 4:15 p.m. The performances are made possible thanks to the support of Rome piano teachers Kyla Zollitsch, Shelley Reid and Kathryn Nobles. Everyone is encouraged to share Keys to Rome experiences by tagging photos and videos with #KeystoRome. Pop-up concert announcements will be made on the Facebook page: Facebook/KeystoRomeGA.

Come out and join Girl Scout Troop 7244 for our Fourth Annual Paddle down the River on Saturday, April 22. The cost is $10 for shuttle services and lunch is provided. Proceeds go toward our girls Dream Trip 2017 to Gatlinburg.  Launch time is 10 a.m. and shuttle services start at 9 a.m. Please meet at the YMCA Grizzard Park.
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