The 50th annual Atlanta Steeplechase will be held this Saturday at the Kingston Downs. Gates open at 9 am, with races to begin at 1:30 pm.
The fourth annual Roman Starving Artist Expo is slated for Saturday from 11 am until 7 pm at the Seven Hills building, 538 Broad Street. More than 20 local artists will display their wares at the Expo, with media ranging from pottery to jewelry to photography and more.
The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March stood at 6.3 percent, unchanged from February and matching its lowest level since July 2008.
The 12th annual Rome International Festival will be held rain or shine on Saturday. It is scheduled for 11 am until 2 pm at Bridgepoint Plaza, but will be moved to the Wilder Center of the Rome First United Methodist Church, 202 East Third Avenue, in the event of rain.
The Atlanta Braves were off last night and will return to action this weekend with a three-game interleague series in Toronto, Canada against the Blue Jays. Julio Teheran is slated to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta in tonight’s opener, while Drew Hutchison will get the start for Toronto. First pitch is set for 7:07 pm at the Rodgers Center. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for pre-game programming is 5:55 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
The Rome Braves picked up a 1-0 win over the Augusta Greenjackets in the opener of a four game series at Augusta on Thursday night. That series continues tonight with a 7:05 pm match at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
Wednesday was a day of celebration for Georgia Highlands College. A special event was held at the college’s Rome campus to commemorate the men’s basketball team’s Region 17 victory and trip to the NJCAA Division I Final Four. The day was proclaimed Georgia Highlands College Day by both the Rome City and Floyd County Commissions.