Buzz: Rome renewed as a Bee City USA; public invited to activities throughout June. Rome/Floyd NAACP Annual Freedom Fund banquet coming June 22. Rome Art Coterie ‘Meet the Artist’ reception this Saturday.

Buzz: Rome renewed as a Bee City USA; public invited to activities throughout June. Rome/Floyd NAACP Annual Freedom Fund banquet coming June 22. Rome Art Coterie ‘Meet the Artist’ reception this Saturday.

The City of Rome has been renewed as a Bee City USA® after a rigorous renewal application process. As a Bee City USA affiliate, the city is committed to protecting pollinators by raising awareness, establishing and enhancing habitats, and celebrating the achievements of our volunteers who lead the effort. The month of June is Pollinator Month. The public is invited to participate in several activities during pollinator month to learn the role pollinators play in our communities and what each of us can do to provide pollinators with a healthy habitat.
June 6, 6:00 PM: Rome Floyd Beekeepers Association meeting at the Rome-Floyd ECO Center with Phyllis Stiles, Bee City USA Founder.

June 10, 6:30 PM: Pollinator Month Proclamation at Rome City Commission Meeting at Rome City Hall

June 12, 2:00 PM: Children’s Story time at the Rome-Floyd County Library

June 19, 7:00 PM: Pollinator Sip and Paint, at the E.C.O. Center (Registration: $40)

June 22, 8:00 AM-11:30 PM: Bee Fest at the Between the Rivers Farmers Market located at Bridgepoint Plaza

The public is encouraged to visit all of Rome’s Pollinator Gardens located throughout the city to include: E.C.O. Center, Chieftains Museum, Bailey Park beside the Rome Clocktower, As Time Goes by Garden on Clocktower Hill, and Meditation Garden at Myrtle Hill. All gardens are open daily to the public.


The Rome/Floyd County Unit of the NAACP will be hosting its Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rome First United Methodist Church, Wilder Center, 203 E. 3rd Avenue, Rome, GA.  The year’s theme is “PRESERVING THE LEGACY; ENVISIONING THE FUTURE”.

Commissioner Robyn A Crittenden, JD, of the State of GA Department of Human Services is the Guest Speaker.  ommissioner Crittenden oversees a $1.5 billion budget and more than 9,000 employees working together to strengthen Georgia families and protect vulnerable children and adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Banquet Tickets are $40 each, children ages 12 years and under are $20. Tickets may be purchased from NAACP members or the Rome Kroger Store.


The Rome Art Coterie will celebrate the artists who were jurored into the third Walking Art Tour with a Meet the Artists reception at Farrell’s Frame and Design on Saturday, June 1. The drop-in event will be held from 4-8 p.m. at Farrell’s gallery at 116 Broad Street. The 2019 Rome Art Coterie Walking Art Tour features over 150 art pieces by 27 area artists that are being displayed throughout the Downtown area until June 9. Maps are available at the sponsor businesses for the self-guided tour and may be left with any sponsor for reuse.

This year, the Rome Art Coterie also invited artists to submit an art work for the themed competition “Out and About in Rome”. These art submissions are located in the gallery at
Farrell’s Frame and Design, and the winner of the competition will be announced at the Meet the Artists reception. Everyone is invited to drop by and meet some of the finest artists in the area and to celebrate the arts in Rome. Refreshments will be served.

The Rome Art Coterie is a local art club founded over 25 years ago for artists and art lovers. The Rome Art Coterie meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Rome-Floyd County Library from 6-8 pm in the Oostanaula Room. A variety of artists present programs and demonstrations of techniques in a broad area of artistic interests. Yearly membership dues are $25 for individuals, $10 for students and $40 for families. Visitors are always welcome.

Share Button

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.