Rome News-Tribune

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

- To list an event email Romenewstr­ibune@ Rn-t.com or call 706-290-5252.

WEDNESDAY

The New Romans Club will hold their monthly luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Coosa Country Club. Cost is $19. Dr. Rebecca Vaughn will discuss her father’s life as a Secret Service agent. Her book on his experience­s will be for sale. Please wear a mask when socializin­g. Social distancing will be in place during the seating. For reservatio­ns, contact Jane Franssen at janeffrans­sen@gmail.com or 434-989-4994.

The (Virtual) Access Collaborat­ive will hear from Demetria Fears of One Community United from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, online via Zoom. Contact Christina Holtzclaw at choltzclaw@ nwgacil.org or at 628-246-1825 for the meeting link and to let her know if you need materials in alternate format, including captioning.

THURSDAY

The Floyd County Democratic Party will meet virtually Thursday, March 4, from 7-8 pm. to discuss the legislativ­e session in Atlanta and upcoming 2021 municipal elections. For more informatio­n and the Zoom link, please call 931452-1250 or visit fcdems.org or Facebook. com/floyddemoc­rats.

The NWGA Center for Independen­t Living is hosting EMPLOYABIL­ITY, a fourpart online class focusing on employment for people with disabiliti­es. Classes will be from 2-4 p.m. each Thursday, beginning March 4. Email Christina Holtzclaw at choltzclaw@nwgacil.org for the meeting link. For more info, call! 706-314-0008.

SATURDAY

Chieftains Museum is hosting the 8th annual Floyd County Seed Swap on Saturday, March 6, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Chieftains Museum will be open for free tours for those who are waiting to attend the seed swap. The event is weather-dependent and will be canceled in case of inclement weather. This year the Seed Swap will be completely outside in the Major Ridge Demonstrat­ion Garden at Chieftains. Groups of 10 people will be taken through the garden by guides.

UPCOMING

The Rome Chapter of The Compassion­ate Friends will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at Life Church, 19 John Davenport Drive. This is a support group for those who have lost their child, grandchild or sibling. For more informatio­n contact Sandra 706-506-6108 or Deeann 706-936-9021.

Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 445 E. 14th St., will celebrate Rev. Terrell M. Shields’ 37th Pastoral Anniversar­y at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 14, with a drive-thru appreciati­on service.

The Floyd County Republican Party will hold its Mass Precinct meeting Saturday, March 20 at 10 a.m. at the Charles Parker Senior Center, 1325 Kingston Highway. They will be electing delegates and alternates to the Floyd County Republican Party County Convention which will be held on April 17 at 10 a.m. at the Charles Parker Senior Center. All Floyd County registered voters who concur with the principles of the Republican Party are invited to attend.

Starting April 11, NAMI Rome is offering an 8-session course on ways to help friends and family members who are living with a mental illness. Familyto-family meets 2.5 hours weekly on Sunday afternoons from 1:30-4 p.m. in Rome. The class size will be limited to follow CDC guidelines. For more informatio­n and registrati­on call Bonnie at 706-506-8314.

ONGOING

Hospitalit­y House Thrift Store Ladies Boutique, 610 Shorter Ave., is having their semi annual blowout sale Tuesday, March 2, through Saturday, March 13.

All fall and winter clothing with a gray tag will be 75% off. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday — Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Masks required. Proceeds benefit programs for abused women and their children.

The Alanon support group meets at Westminste­r Church, 1941 Shorter Ave., at noon each Wednesday. Everyone is invited to come.

The Our Lady of the Three Rivers Chapter of the Society of Mary meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 42 Ash St. For more informatio­n call 706-506-1241.

VFW Post 4911 at 2632 Cedartown Highway hosts Bingo every Friday night. You do not have to be a member to play. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the kitchen opens at 6 p.m., and the games begin at 7:30 p.m. Cash prizes.

The NWGA Center for Independen­t Living holds a COVID-19 Peer Support call every Monday at 2 p.m. via the Zoom website and by phone. For the link and password, or if you need assistance, contact Christina Holtzclaw at 628-2461825 or choltzclaw@nwgacil.org.

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