Buzz: Beer festival returns Sept. 16 to Heritage Park. Georgia Living Well series coming to Parker Center. Legal assistance available Friday.

Buzz: Beer festival returns Sept. 16 to Heritage Park. Georgia Living Well series coming to Parker Center. Legal assistance available Friday.

The 10th Annual Rome Beer Festival, benefiting the Rome Area Council for the Arts, returns to Heritage Park on Saturday, Sept. 16, featuring more than 150 types of beer. The hours are 1 until 5 p.m. and the event will showcase local artists, vendors and live music. The Foundry Growler Station is  sponsoring the Home Brew Competition, which will honor the best homegrown IPAs, Ambers, Stouts and Porters. For a full list of rules and a downloadable entry form required for registration, visit www.RomeBeerFest.com/HomeBrew. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate. VIP tickets are $70. Designated driver tickets are $10 each. No one under 21, please, and no pets. Tickets available at RomeBeerFest.com.

Georgia Living Well, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, is offering a free six-week workshop to be held at Charles C. Parker Center starting Sept. 19. This course can be of help to those who are struggling with heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, breathing problems or other physical or mental conditions and takes place Tuesdays from 1 until 3 p.m. This Living Well workshop provided through Georgia’s Division of Aging Services and Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, Area Agency on Aging. Funding made possible through AAA and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Contact Tammy Bryant at Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation at 706.252.6427 or Shaina Linginfelter at 706.295.6485 or via email at slinginfelter@nwgrc.org.

Georgia Legal Services Program assistance will be available in the Judicial Courthouse  at 3 Government Plaza, Suite 114 on Friday from 9 a.m. until noon to assist low-income clients in a range of civil matters, including TPOs, public benefits, housing, consumer issues, school suspensions and unemployment. This service is provided on the second Friday of each month by Superior Court Clerk Barbara H. Penson and Georgia Legal Services Program.  For more information, call 706-291-5190.

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