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Community calendar for Thursday, September 30 | Local


The League of Women Voters Rome-Floyd County hosts a Forum of Candidates for the City of Rome Commission from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday September 30, via Zoom and Facebook Live. For more information and to watch, visit their Facebook page @LWVRomeFloydCo.

Blood insurance offer free sickle cell trait test to blood donors until September 30. The disease primarily affects African Americans and is the most common inherited genetic disease in the United States. To make an appointment, appointment, call 800-962-0628 or send BAGIVE by SMS to 999777.

The Animal Rescue Foundation of Rome / Floyd will welcome the Fourth annual Sporting Clays Shoot to Saturday October 2 at Floyd County Wildlife Association, 909 Holland Road. Registration is at 8 a.m. Filming is at 9 a.m. The cost is $ 75 per person. Lunch will be offered and the prizes awarded. For more information, contact Ken Kizziah at 706-802-8624 or Sue Voils at 706-233-3543.

Friends of the library will hold a sale of second-hand books of From Sunday October 3 to Saturday October 9 at the Rome-Floyd County Library, 205 Riverside Parkway. Hours of operation are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A presale the event is defined for Saturday October 2, 10 am to 4:30 pm Tickets are $ 5, free for children with parents.

The city of Rome offers play for free at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in honor of Georgia Cities Week from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday October 3. Tennis equipment will also be available. Call 706-236-4490 to reserve a free court.

The Rome-Floyd planning department Created a treasure hunt for Georgia Cities Week with clues and prices. From Sunday October 3, it can be downloaded from Copies will also be available during business hours at the Planning Office, 607 Broad St.

Rome transit department will offer free rides on the main line fixed-route bus service from Monday October 4, and until December 31, as a thank you to current customers and to encourage new passengers. For maps of public transport routes, visit

American Red Cross holds a blood collect to Tuesday, October 5 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1941 Shorter Ave. from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. To make an appointment, go to and enter the WPC code.

NAMI Rome will hold their annual meeting National Day of Prayer for Recovery and Understanding from Mental Illness candlelight service on Tuesday, October 5 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cave Spring Baptist Church, 4 Old Cedartown Road. For more information contact NAMI Rome to 706-506-5010.

The League of Women Voters Rome-Floyd County hosts a Cave Spring City Council Candidates Forum from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, via Zoom and Facebook Live. For more information and to watch, visit their Facebook page @LWVRomeFloydCo.

Floyd County Republican Women will hold them monthly meeting to Tuesday, October 5, at Red Lobster, 700 Shorter Ave. The meeting starts at noon, arrive early to order lunch. The invited speakers are the six candidates running for the Commission of the city of Rome, district 2.

NWGA Center for Independent Living (Virtual) Access Collaborative will meet from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday October 6, via Zoom. Angelina Vaquera-Linke will speak about the Georgia Legal Services Program’s help for seniors. Contact Christina Holtzclaw at [email protected] or 628-246-1825 for the link.

Rome Social Club lunch will take place Wednesday October 6 at 11 a.m. at the Coosa Country Club, 110 Branham Avenue. The cost is $ 20. Please wear a mask. Social distancing encouraged. To book, contact Ruth Patton at [email protected] or 706-231-0131.

Rome city center tennis and pickleball center offer free pickleball clinics in honor of Georgia Cities Week on Thursday October 7, between 8 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m. To reserve a seat, call 706-290-0072.

The ECO Rome-Floyd center at Ridge Ferry Park hosts a free preschool activity program, Little Critters, for children aged 3 to 5 accompanied by a parent or guardian, at 3 p.m. Thursday October 7, in honor of Georgia Cities Week. Call 706-622-6435 to reserve a spot.

The city of Rome sponsor storyteller Bob Harris presentation of legends and traditions at 6.30 p.m. Thursday October 7, on the grounds of the Clock Tower in Rome in honor of Georgia Cities Week. Bring chairs and blankets to sit on the lawn. The event is free; please wear a mask.

The historical center of the Rome region welcomes the annual Haunted on the great tours the evenings of Friday and Saturday 8-9 October, as a fundraiser. Tickets cost $ 10 and are available online at; please wear a mask.

Rome City Center Development Authority welcomes the annual Fiddlin ‘Fest between the rivers, a free downtown bluegrass street festival from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday October 9. For more details on all the festivities, visit

Cars on wide will come back Saturday October 9 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in conjunction with Fiddlin ‘Fest in downtown Rome. Free entry. Registration begins at 10 a.m. For more information and to pre-register, visit

The Alzheimer association Walking to end Alzheimer’s disease is set for Saturday October 9 at the Courtyard Rome Riverwalk, 320 W. Third St. To register and receive updates, visit

Elevation house runs a free drive-thru World Mental Health Day Fall Festival from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday October 10, at the Kelsey-Aycock-Burrell Center, 41 Washington Drive. For more information, visit their Facebook page @ElevationHouseRomeGA.

The lunar bike ride hold on well Friday October 15th 5 to 8:30 p.m. at GE Trails at Garrard Park, 1935 Redmond Circle. Admission is $ 5 per person. Helmet compulsory for 16 and under. For more information, send an email Julie at [email protected]

To list an event, email the article to [email protected] with “Community Calendar” in the subject line. A flyer can be attached but cannot be accepted on its own.

Cars and crafts in the country at Mount Tabor Methodist Church, 2341 Everett Springs Road, Armuchee, will have food, homemade crafts and a car and motorcycle show to Saturday October 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. The registration fee for cars is $ 20 with pre-registration and $ 25 on the day of the event. All funds will go to the ministries of children and youth. For more information, call 706-235-3675 or text 706-802-9905.

Friends of the library hosts five showcases in their Autumn Silent Auction at the Rome-Floyd County Library, 205 Riverside Parkway, until 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 16. For a full list and more information, visit

The Northwestern Georgia Region Agency on Aging holds a public audience at 10 o’clock Tuesday, October 19, at the Rome Senior Center, 406 Riverside Parkway, to gather feedback on the services needed by the aging population in the 15 County area.

The 1957 Armuchee high school class will meet at the Landmark Restaurant at 11 a.m. on Saturday 23 October. Food orders will be from the menu. For more information, contact Lynn Woodall at 706-676-4117.

To list an event, email the article to [email protected] with “Community Calendar” in the subject line. A flyer can be attached but cannot be accepted on its own.

To list an event, email the article to [email protected] with “Community Calendar” in the subject line. A flyer can be attached but cannot be accepted on its own.