Citizens are invited to a day of valuable information about preparing for all sorts of emergencies in recognition of "Getting Ready: National Preparedness Month" on Saturday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Edwards Jones Rockville Office, 11453 Rockville Road, Rockville, VA 23146. See www.ready.gov/prepare. The goal of this event is to help attendees understand available resources, what agencies assist in a disaster and networking. Participating groups include American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle, American Radio Relay League, Hanover County Community Response Teams, Hanover County Sheriff's Office and Rockville Volunteer Fire Department. Fun includes music, food and prizes.