Buzz: Tickets on sale for the 19th Annual Night at the Movies benefiting the Family Resource Center. Helping parents cope class begins Wednesday. Sixth Annual Seed Swap is March 2. Y’s pop-up fitness class is at the civic center Friday.

Buzz: Tickets on sale for the 19th Annual Night at the Movies benefiting the Family Resource Center. Helping parents cope class begins Wednesday. Sixth Annual Seed Swap is March 2. Y’s pop-up fitness class is at the civic center Friday.

Tickets are available for the 19th Annual Night at the Movies set for Feb. 26. Patrons will enjoy in a delicious variety of hors d’ oeuvres provided by some of Rome’s favorite restaurants and caterers, along with refreshing beverages and libations. The doors to Rome Cinemas (Shorter Avenue) open at 6 p.m. and guests can enjoy one of six hits beginning at 7:15 p.m.

According to Tina Bartleson, Executive Director: “This annual event features stories on the big screen.  In a sense, it fits the work done by the Exchange Club Family Resource Center as we help families transform stories of pain to stories of hope.  We work to prevent child abuse and neglect.”

Tickets are available online at exchangeclubfrc.org or by calling 706-290-0764. Tickets cost $55 per person, $100 for couples, and $45 each for orders of 10 or more tickets. Proceeds benefit the Exchange Club Family Resource Center’s Parent Aide program, which provide families with in-home parent education and life skills training. This training helps parents create more stable situations that reduce the risk of child abuse occurring in the home.

The 19th Annual Night at the Movies is presented by Ball Corp. with other corporate support provided by Brumlow, Corwin, & Delashmit PC; Rep. Katie Dempsey; JBM Office Solutions; McRae, Smith, Peek, Harman & Monroe, LLP; Northwest Georgia Regional Fair; Profile Custom Extrusions; Exchange Club of Rome; Ready or Not Entertainment; and V3 Publications.


Empowering Parents series from the Exchange Club Family Resource Center, Wednesdays beginning Feb. 13 and continuing through March 20. Time: 10 a.m.-noon at Restoration Rome, 1400 Crane St. Details: 706-290-0764 (also call to sign up for day care). $10 cash drawing each week. Topics include:

  • How to “Fight Fair” with your kids!
  • Meal Planning-Making your shopping trips easier.
  • Let’s meet…working together as a family.
  • Paying bills…Budgeting tips and accessing resources.
  • Managing Stress and building up support.
  • Behavior. How our kids act and why.

Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home to host the Sixth Annual Floyd County Seed Swap in conjunction with a Family Free Day at the museum on Saturday, March 2. The swap is an informal event co-sponsored by the museum along with the Berry College Environmental Studies Program, Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, Davies Homeless Shelters, the Rome Federated Garden Clubs, and Rome Master Gardeners. The purpose of the Seed Swap is to encourage the production and protection of heirloom seeds and plant varieties that are at risk of being lost in order to provide a sustainable and diverse landscape in our community. Seed saving was particularly important to Cherokees like Major Ridge in order to sustain his family through the winter months and provide crops for the spring and summer.

The program will begin with a presentation from 11-11:45 a.m. on how to properly save seeds by Dr. Brian Campbell, Director of the Berry College Environmental Studies Program. After the presentation, garden enthusiasts can share or trade seeds, cuttings, bulbs, and plants with other members of the community at the museum from 12:15-2 p.m.

For those interested in seeing what the Seed Swap and the museum are all about, the museum is offering free admission for the entire day.

For more: 706-291-9494 or visit the museum’s website at www.chieftainsmuseum.org.


The Rome YMCA is popping up at the Rome Civic Center this Friday for a free hip hop dance class. Hours: 12:15 until 1 p.m. The pop up is open to everyone in the community and a YMCA Membership is not required for this class. Questions? Contact Lincee Powell at lpowell@ymcarome.org.

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