Buzz: Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection Day is this Saturday. Seminar set to help disabled with emergency plans. Weather service offers ‘Skywarn’ classes in Rome. Chieftain’s volunteer Saturday set.
Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection Day is this Saturday for Rome-Floyd residents. Set for the recycling center in North Rome, the hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. You need to schedule a dropoff appointment: 706-291-5266.
The Northwest Georgia Center for Independent Living offers “Ready – Set – GO!,” a class on preparing for emergencies, on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The hours are 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and lunch is provided. The session is at the Goodwill Career Center at 154 Hicks Drive in Rome. Guests receive a Go Bag starter kit, learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act and Emergency Preparedness and take part in a roundtable discussion with first responders and people who have disabilities. The sponsor is The Morehouse Group CPA.
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City is holding seven “Skywarn” classes in Rome and other North/Central Georgia communities in coming weeks.
The classes are free but you are asked to register. The Rome class, with Floyd County Emergency Management Director Tim Herrington, is set for Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6-8 p.m. at the EMA office at 409 E. 12th St. Phone: 706-236-5002. Weather service
Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will host a work day to introduce the public to the gardens on the museum campus at 501 Riverside Parkway at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. Under the guidance of Floyd County Master Gardeners, volunteers will learn more about the Major Ridge Demonstration Garden, the Three Sisters Garden, and other campus landscape features as they help prepare the campus for fall. No experience is necessary to volunteer for the work day event, just an interest in learning about the museum and its gardens and the willingness to lend a hand to keep the campus maintained for visitors to the museum in the coming months. Volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves and garden tools. For more: (706) 291-9494 or chieftainsmuseum.org.