Community Calendar for Wednesday, May 15

May 15, 2019 GMT


The Laurel District and The Rome Federated Garden Clubs will offer an Environmental School at the Rome-Floyd ECO Center, 363 Riverside Parkway, on Wednesday and Thursday. The two-day school will be $80. Lunch will be included. Learn about environmental challenges and opportunities, identify the impact that humans have on the environment, discover methods of creating habitats in local surroundings and more. For more information visit romefederatedgardenclubs.com and click on the news tab.


The Floyd County Republican Party, Floyd County Republican Women, Floyd County Young Republicans and Rome TEA Party will host a Lincoln-Douglas style debate on the Electoral College on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Fuddruckers, 595 Riverside Parkway. Arrive at 11:30 a.m. to order lunch. Andy Garner of the Floyd GOP will argue in the affirmative and Randy Smith will counter, calling for a popular vote for the president.


The Sara Hightower Regional Library System Board of Trustees will meet Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Rome-Floyd County Library, 205 Riverside Parkway.

The Floyd County Board of Commissioners Administrative & Finance Committee will meet Thursday at 8 a.m. in Suite 207, Floyd County Administration Building, 12 E. Fourth Ave.

Habitat for Humanity will hold orientation meetings at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Rome-Floyd County Library, 205 Riverside Parkway. Requirements including having lived or worked in Floyd County for at least a year and having a family income less than $51,350 will be explained. Applicants must attend one of these meetings to qualify. For more information call 706-378-0030.

To list an event email RomeNewsTribune@RN-T.com or call 706-290-5252.

To have an event listed in Roman Record as well, please send it at least 10 days in advance. Not seeing your club or meeting date? Check the Clubs & Meetings calendar every Sunday.


The Charles C. Parker Senior Center, 1325 Kingston Highway, will host a Third Friday dance at at 6:45 p.m. There will be a dance lesson from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The dance will last from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $5 each and attire is casual. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Call 706-766-6842 with any questions.


Third Saturday Cruise-In will hold their antique and classic vehicle cruise-in at 6 p.m. on Saturday at East Rome Burger King, 1323 Turner McCall Blvd. Admission is free. Cruise-ins are held the third Saturday of each month. For more information call Richard at 770-324-8965.


The Rome/Colored Main High School Reunion Committee will meet Saturday at the Kelsey-Aycock-Burrell Center, 41 Washington Drive. All members are asked to attend.

The Main High School Class of 1959 meet at the Rome/Floyd County Library Saturday, 205 Riverside Parkway, at 3 p.m. to plan their 60 year reunion. For more information call 706-266-0831.


Fairview and E.S. Brown will hold their 9th annual barbecue on May 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rome Civic Center, 400 Civic Center Drive. Whole Boston butts and racks of ribs will be $30 each, dinner plates with chicken leg quarter or pulled pork will be $10 each, brisket dinner plates with beef from Lyons Bridge Beef will be $18 each and sandwiches will be $6 each. Sides include slaw and baked beans. Tickets are available now from Riverside Gourmet, the Last Stop Gift Shop and at fairviewbrown.org. Proceeds benefit restoration of the Fairview School, Cave Spring.

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum, 24 Veterans Memorial Highway, will host From Tree to Treasure: Woodturnings by Al Christopher, an exhibition of more than 50 unique woodturnings by Berry College alumnus Al Christopher, through May 25. The exhibition will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum admission is $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for students. For more information visit berry.edu/oakhill.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office will hold their second annual Building Unity in the Community golf tournament on June 14 at 8:30 a.m. at Stonebridge Golf Club, 585 Stonebridge Drive. The tournament will be a four-person team scramble, shotgun start. Fees are $100 each or $400 per team and includes greens fee, cart, range balls, lunch and beverages. Proceeds benefit the department’s Sheriff’s Santa program. Register now by calling Mechelle at 706-291-4111 ext. 8812 or email cliattm@floydcountyga.org.

Chambers Street 4 Kids! will host their ninth annual Father’s Day community block party on June 15 from 4 to 9 p.m. at 107 Chambers St. The event will include food, non-alcoholic drinks, music and a water slide. Bring a chair. No drugs or alcohol allowed. Donations for the event are being accepted now at 107 Chambers St. Checks should be made out to Chambers St. 4 Kids. For more information call Patricia Bootsy Cooper at 706-331-0621, Jerry Cooper at 706-331-8971 or Geno Creamer at 706-676-3549.

Tickets are now available for the 100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia’s 25th anniversary gala on June 29 at the Forum River Center, 301 Tribune St. Social hour will begin at 7 p.m. with the program from 8 to 10 p.m. and grand party featuring saxophonist Mike Philips from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $100 each and include dinner and admission. Proceeds benefit the group’s outreach and education programs including mentoring, health and wellness, foundation camp, education, robotics and economic empowerment. For more information, sponsorships or tickets visit 100bmor.org/gala.html or contact Rayford Horne at 678-231-5361 or James Lee at 706-936-6159.

Blood Assurance is in critical need of blood donations. To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 18 years old (16 or 17 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids, avoid caffeine and eat a meal rich in iron prior to donating. To schedule an appointment visit bloodassurance.org, call 800-962-0628 or text BAGIVE to 444999.

The AIDS Resource Council is seeking donations for its rummage sale from now through June 7. Call 706-290-9098 to arrange for pick up or delivery of donated items. The sale will be held June 8 at Rome First United Methodist Church, 202 E. Third Ave.

Registration is now open for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held Oct. 19 at State Mutual Stadium, 755 Braves Blvd. Proceeds will benefit Alzheimer’s care, support and research. For more information and registration visit alz.org/walk.

The Georgia Mountain Music Club has an acoustic instrument jam session on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. at the Charles C. Parker Senior Center, 1325 Kingston Highway. Visitors are welcome to attend the free program. For more information call 706-584-1724.

The Boys & Girls Club, 100 Gadson St., hosts a free ballet program for children ages 5-7 facilitated by Joanne Collier every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Northwest Georgia Winds and guests will perform the patriotic concert ”My Country ’Tis of Thee” at 7:30 p.m. on May 21 at Rome City Auditorium, 601 Broad St. Admission is free.

AARP Smart Driver Class will be offered May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Anthony Center, 2901 Garden Lakes Blvd. Bring a sack lunch. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Call 706-235-0094 to register.

The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging will meet at 10 a.m. on May 21 at Thornton Recreation Center, 102 N. Floyd Park Road. The meeting is open to the public.

Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home, 501 Riverside Parkway, will welcome archaeologist Pat Garrow to conduct a new study on the museum campus May 22 to 25. Garrow has had a 51-year career in archaeology and has directed projects over much of the continental United States and the U.S. Caribbean. Visitors to the museum will be able to see the archaeological dig in progress from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. daily. Admission will be $10 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62 and older and $4 for students K through college. On May 21 Garrow will present the free lecture “What We Learned from Archaeology at Chieftains” at 6:30 p.m. On May 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. visitors will be able to see the dig in progress, tour the museum and participate in a mock dig, create clay beads, make paper gorget necklaces and more. Admission on May 25 will be $5 per person with a $20 family cap. For more information visit chieftainsmuseum.org or call 706-291-9494.

The 37th annual Armuchee Bluegrass Festival will be held May 23 to 26 at Armuchee Music Park, 899 Turkey Mountain Road, Armuchee. On May 23 features a Jam-A-Long and cookout at 6 p.m. Music begins at 4:45 p.m. on May 24 and 10:45 a.m. on May 25. Sunday worship featuring Gary Clardy will begin at 9:30 a.m. on May 26. A three-day pass is $21. Entry on Friday is $10 and $12 on Saturday. Children 12 years and younger get in free with parents. Electric and water hookups are $20 per night, tent camping is $5 per night. For more infromation on camping call Chuck Langley at 706-766-6352; bands call Helen Burke at 470-554-6902 or 770-928-4517 or emailtarheelfiddler@yahoo.com; for sound information call Cliff “Punk” Roberts at 931-337-9935.

Richard Blackwell will be speaking on May 23 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Stuenkel Conference Center, Floyd Medical Center, 304 Turner McCall Blvd. Blackwell’s message, ”When Love Isn’t Enough,” deals with teen suicide and the death of his daughter, Alex. The event will include a panel discussion. For more information contact Katherin D. Weiss, Director of Nursing, Willowbrooke at Floyd, at 706-509-3505.

The United Veterans of the Armed Forces will hold their annual Memorial Day yard sale and fish fry on May 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at corner of Duke Street and North Broad Street. Proceeds benefit the organization’s scholarship fund. A 55” television will be raffled. Vendor tables are available for $10. For more information call James Wright at 706-766-1410.

Paradise Garden, 200 N. Lewis St., Summerville, will host Finster Fest on May 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. The festival honors the Rev. Howard Finster with over 50 folk and fine artists and live blues, folk, bluegrass and gospel music. Entry is $5 per person. Children 12 and younger get in free. For more information call 706-808-0800.

The Watters District Council for Historical Preservation will sponsor the annual Shannon Memorial Day Ceremony at noon on May 27 on Memorial Circle in Shannon. Visit wattersdistrictcouncil.org for more information.

Floyd County Rome Chapter 95 of Disabled American Veterans will host a free Memorial Day dinner at Brookdale Senior Living Center, 180 Woodrow Wilson Way, on May 28 at 5 p.m. A meeting will follow at 6 p.m. All veterans are invited. If you have any questions contact Chapter Commander Art Cook at 334-208-2736.

The Exchange Club of Rome will commemorate Memorial Day May 26 and 27 at the Palladium, Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, 1400 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The event will include military history displays from noon to 5 p.m. on May 26 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On May 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., the DIGS choir will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the Exchange Brass and Exchange Ensemble will perform and Col. Mark A. Viney, U.S. Army, Fort Knox, Kentucky, will be speaking. For more information call John. W. Fortune at 706-346-0119.

“In Our Own Voice: A Model of Hope and Recovery” will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. on May 28 in the Stuenkel Conference Center, Floyd Medical Center, 304 Turner McCall Blvd., and 2 to 3 p.m. on May 29 at Willowbrooke at Floyd Conference Room, 306 Shorter Ave. This presentation offers insight into how the more than 58 million Americans living with mental illness cope and reclaim rich and meaningful lives. Discussion follows the presentation. For more information contact Katherin D. Weiss, Director of Nursing, Willowbrooke at Floyd, at 706-509-3505.


The Rome Shrine Club will host their annual bass fishing tournament on June 1 at the Little River Marina, Lake Weiss, Alabama. Entry fee is $100 and “big fish” are $5 each. Free food, drinks and draw prizes for entrants. Net proceeds support The Rome Shrine Club. Blast-off at safe daylight. To enter show up early or call Larry Fricks at 706-331-0868, C.W. Ray at 256-300-1320 or Jerry Collins at 770-547-4111.

The Celanese Village Kids reunion will be held June 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church, formerly Celanese Baptist Church, 48 Ash St. For more information call 706-506-1389.

The Rome Shrine Club will host their second annual car show on June 15 in the General Electric parking lot, 1389 Redmond Circle. Registration will be from 8 to 11 a.m. with awards at 2 p.m. Awards will be given for the top 25 vehicles plus people’s choice and Best in Show. Net proceeds benefit local charities. For early registration or more information call Mack Godfrey at 706-252-4076 or Tony Warren at 706-252-5734.

Compassionate Paws will hold three pet partner information and meet and greet sessions in June: June 8 at the Cedartown Library, 245 East Ave., Cedartown, from 10 a.m. to noon; June 22 at the Rockmart Library, 316 N. Piedmont Ave., Building 201, Rockmart, from 1 to 3 p.m.; and June 29 at the Rome/Floyd County Library, 205 Riverside Parkway, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Learn how to become a pet partner and provide services in surrounding counties including pet therapy services and animal-assisted activities. Certified pet teams visit hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, participate in the Read With Me program at local schools, which helps with reading skills by allowing students to read to pets, and attend local colleges at exam time. For more information call Jan Greene at 706-766-7727.

Rome Police Department, Richard B. Russell Airport and Fear This Inc. will provide driver’s training for teenagers on June 22 and Nov. 23. Students will learn skills to avoid panicking in a roadway crisis. For more information visit tvoc.ws for registration or call Woodrow Gaines at 770-823-7823.


Georgia Highlands College, 5441 GA-20, Cartersville, will host STEMFit Math Boot Camp July 9-12. Camp costs $25. Students who take the free, in-house exemption exam offered at the end of camp will receive a refund of $20. Students must have an ACT of 22 or higher or an SAT of 550/28.5 or higher to qualify for participation. For more questions or to register email math@highlands.edu or call 678-872-8099.


One Book, Many Voices and Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home, 501 Riverside Parkway, will host award-winning author Charles Frazier, author of the bestseller “Cold Mountain” and “Thirteen Moons,” choice for the 2019 One Book, Many Voices community book, on Oct. 22. For more information about One Book, Many Voices visit onebookmanyvoices.weebly.com. For more information about Chieftains Museum call 706-291-9494 or visit chieftainsmuseum.org.

To list an event email RomeNewsTribune@RN-T.com or call 706-290-5252. To have an event listed in Roman Record as well, please send it at least 10 days in advance. Not seeing your club or meeting date? Check the Clubs & Meetings calendar every Sunday.