Heres a look at whats going on this month in Warner Robins.
Warner Robins Little Theatre will celebrate 50 years of live performances at its Masquerade Gala 6:30- 10 p.m. Saturday at the Galleria Conference Center. Tickets are $40 each with tables available for eight. For more information, call Fred Hardin at 397-7352.
The annual Planes and Trains exhibit hosted by the Middle Georgia Model Railroad Club will kick off the 2012 holiday season at the Museum of Aviation with expansive miniature train displays through Thanksgiving week. The exhibit is open free to the public Saturday through Nov. 25 except Thanksgiving Day. The displays will be located in the Century of Flight Hangar and the Eagle Building. For more information, visit www.mgmrc.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another initiative the Middle Georgia Model Railroad Club recently completed is the installation of a scanner at the E.L. Greenway Welcome Center. The scanner picks up two-way communication between the engineers on the trains rolling through Warner Robins hourly and the main rail depot in Macon. Train enthusiasts are welcome to visit the depot portico area to watch the train traffic and hear the communications.
While visiting the welcome center, also tour the 1971 Southern caboose #580, which houses interesting railroad memorabilia. Mildreds Country Store next door is an early 1900s country store that was relocated from south Houston County to where it is today. It houses many artifacts and antiques of the area and is open upon request. The adjacent Elberta Train Depot is in the process of being renovated and will open as a heritage museum in 2013.
Something else new and exciting to check out in Warner Robins is the outdoor classroom at the Bel Aire entrance of Wellston Trail. Eagle Scout Sean Perryman from Troop #120 approached Keep Warner Robins Beautiful in search of a service project. The resulting outdoor classroom enhances the existing trail and is a credit to Perrymans interest and concern for the environment.
Another beautification project just completed in Warner Robins is a three-quarter triangle acre located on Leverette Road. The irrigated project includes a focal point featuring the American flag, a bricked decorative bed at the triangle apex, two additional beds at each point, crapemyrtle trees lining Corder and Leverette roads, and hardwood trees placed throughout the project. The project is a collaboration of the Houston County Commission and the city of Warner Robins. To learn more, call 929-7258 or e-mail email@example.com.
Marsha Priest Buzzell is executive director of the Warner Robins Convention & Visitors Bureau.