Community briefs

April 10, 2013 

Georgia Golden Olympics registration starts in May

Registration will start in May for the Georgia Golden Olympics, to be held Sept. 18-21 in Warner Robins.

The competition is for adults age 50 and older, with events including tennis, golf, swimming, track and field, cycling, bowling, 5K run and walk, horseshoes and billiards, among others. This year, pickleball, a racquet sport, will be offered for the first time.

The cost is $40 for three events. Additional events are $6 each. Some events require an additional fee. Registration is due Aug. 1.

For more information, call 293-1066 or visit www.georgiagoldenolympics.org.

Nominations accepted for WR Hall of Fame

The Warner Robins Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its 2013 induction.

Nominating forms are available at the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1228 Watson Blvd., and City Hall, 700 Watson Blvd. Nominations should include honors, accomplishments and records, including specific contributions to the community. Nominees may be living or dead. Those nominated last year do not have to be nominated again.

The first class of the hall of fame was inducted in October. Inductees were: former Warner Robins Mayor Henrietta McIntyre, educator and activist Pearl Stephens, former Magistrate Court Judge Nick Lazaros, former Houston County schools Superintendent David Perdue, former Happy Hour Service Center President Frank Ryals, businessman Charles Williams and former Fire Chief Ernest W. Wood.

Junk cars towed for free

Keep Warner Robins Beautiful and Warner Robins Wrecker and Towing Service Inc. are sponsoring a Chunk-A-Junk Car Program in April. The program allows participants to get a junk car towed for free. Call Warner Robins Wrecker Service at 922-1172 to schedule a pick up.

April 27 day to ‘fight dirty’

Keep Warner Robins Beautiful is encouraging residents to clean up their neighborhoods on April 27, the citywide “fight dirty” cleanup day, according to a news release.

“If you’ve already taken care of your own yard, you can help your neighbors with theirs or even organize a group to clean up a neighborhood or specific area,” the release states.

For more information about how to organize a cleanup, contact Keep Warner Robins Beautiful at 929-7258 or kwrb@wrga.gov.

Robins Federal Credit Union to screen ‘Brave’ April 19

As part of National Credit Union Youth Week, April 19-26, Robins Federal Credit Union will show the movie “Brave” in its parking lot of the 803 Watson Blvd. branch in Warner Robins. The free movie will be shown at 8 p.m. April 19.

Retirement seminar planned in Warner Robins

A retirement seminar for potential federal retirees will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Wellston Center in Warner Robins.

The seminar is to advise potential retirees about benefits and other questions concerning their retirement, according to a news release.

Dinner will be available for $5 per person. Payment is due by Friday. Checks should be made payable to NARFE Chapter 1020. Send payment to Sue Bone, 120 Torres Drive, Bonaire, GA 31005. RSVP also is requested. Call Bone at 929-5210.

Middle Georgia State to host health expo

Middle Georgia State College’s Warner Robins campus will host a health exposition and blood drive from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 23 in Oak Hall.

The community event, dubbed “Live Life, Give Life,” includes vision, blood pressure, dental, cholesterol and chiropractic screenings, according to a news release.

It also will feature a blood drive, a CPR challenge, a Fatal Vision program and Zumba classes. The event is free and open to the public.

-- Staff reports

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