Community briefs

May 22, 2013 

Libraries to host summer reading program

The Houston County Public Library System will host a Summer Vacation Reading Program for children up to age 18.

Activities will include age-appropriate programs on topics such as dinosaurs, construction vehicles, underground animals, ancient Egypt and archaeology. There will also be a puppeteer performance and skits, according to a news release.

During June and July, participants will keep a reading log that they will present at each library visit. They will receive a token prize for their reading progress. Prizes also are given for every third program attended.

In addition, there will be an adult portion of the program that will allow participants 18 years and older to receive prizes and attend special programs, the release states.

Registration begins Tuesday at all Houston County Public Library locations and will continue throughout the program, which will run June 3-July 20. Participation is free.

For a calendar of events, visit www.houpl.org and select “programs/events.”

Museum of Aviation offers summer camps

The Museum of Aviation Foundation STEM Academy and Starbase Robins are offering week-long summer camps for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

Fees range from $125-$160 per student. Advance registration is required.

According to a news release, the following camps are from 9 a.m.-noon. Registration forms are available at www.moaeducation.com. For more information, call 222-7575 or email cgroves@museumofaviation.org.

June 3-7: Pirate Camp (Pre-K-K); Space is the Place (1st-2nd); Raiders of the Lost Artifact (3rd-5th); Mission Quest/Air Traffic Control (6th-8th)

June 10-14: Princess Camp (Pre-K-K); Mad Scientists (1st-2nd); C.S.I. (3rd-5th); Mission Quest/Air Traffic Control (6th-8th)

June 17-24: Dinosaur Dig (Pre-K-K); Yucky Camp (1st-2nd); Animal Grossology (3rd-5th); Time Travelers (6th-8th)

June 24-28: A Bug’s Life (Pre-K-K); Rockets are a Blast! (1st-2nd); Green Machines (3rd-5th)

July 8-12: Under the Sea (Pre-K-K); Pirate Camp (1st-2nd); Construction Camp (3rd- 5th); Mission Quest/Air Traffic Control (6th-8th)

July 15-19: Smokey the Bear (Pre-K-K); Princess Camp (1st-2nd); The Science of Beauty (3rd-5th); Advanced Mission Quest (6th-8th)

The following Starbase camps for rising sixth- through eighth-graders are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.starbaserobins.org, call 926-1769 or email martha@starbaserobins.org.

June 10-14: Robotics Academy

June 17-21: Investigative Science

June 24-28: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academy

Theater to host Teen Actors Drama Academy

Warner Robins Little Theatre will host a Teen Actors Drama Academy at the theater June 3-8. The academy is open to teens ages 13-17. The cost is $50. For more information, call Bill Felton at 461-4824.

Habitat golf tournament raises $19,000

The Houston County Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament raised more than $19,000 for the affordable housing ministry. Fifty-one golfers participated in the April 26 event at The Waterford Golf Club, according to a news release.

Tournament winners are:

From A Flight: first place, Brandon Eubanks, Jason Lord, David Milby and Tate Reddick; second place, Orlando Cicero, Ronnie Cannon, Johnny Barrett, and Tommie Mullis; third place, Brad Sasser, Mike Shelton, Terry Adams and Justin Hickman.

From B Flight: first place, Danny Grube, Sid Swartz, Frank Tolbert and Scott Swartz; second place, Joe Andrews, Allyssia Andrews, Heather Andrews and Travis Countryman; third place, Dave Cyr, Sammie Knight, Ben Hulbert and Jeremy Bennett.

Longest drive winners were Tate Reddick and Jason Lord. Closest to the pin winners were Joe Andrews, Jay Flesher, Keith Lamb and Billy Thompkins.

Theater to hold auditions for ‘Glass Menagerie’

Warner Robins Little Theatre will hold auditions for “The Glass Menagerie” at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theater, located at 502 S. Pleasant Hill Road. Parts are available for two men and two women. Call 929-4589 for more information.

-- Staff reports

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