The Sun News

Golf tournament, concert, dinner theater, women’s marketplace all on the horizon

Fall is slowly making its way to Middle Georgia, but The Weather Channel is predicting mostly sunny skies and a spring-like temperature of 83 degrees Oct. 27.

It sounds like a winning combination to play golf that afternoon at Southern Landings and later take in a live evening concert on the lawn, all in the name of a worthwhile cause. That’s the agenda for the first annual Notes and Strokes Golf Tournament and Concert to End Alzheimer’s.

The event begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. followed by a concert featuring Doc Holliday and Has Beens from 7-10 p.m. Advance tickets for the concert are $15, and $20 the day of the show.

A four-person team to play golf in Notes & Strokes costs $300, which includes lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., range balls, dinner and the concert for two. Single registration is $75. Awards will be given for first place ($600), second place ($400) and third place ($200). For tickets, call 478-397-4237 or 478-319-8148.

“This is the first time we’ve held this event at Southern Landings Golf Club,” said Hank Winner, golf co-chair. “We want this to become an annual event with the concert to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s disease.”

Southern Landings Golf Club is located at 309 Statham’s Way in Warner Robins. This year’s tournament and concert are in memory of Dot Greene and M.E. “Buddy” Stone. All proceeds will benefit Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer’s walk spans across 600 communities to raise awareness of the disease and funds to support programs and research. The events are open to participants of all ages and abilities.

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, and that one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or dementia. More than 5 million Americans are currently living with the disease, almost two-thirds of whom are women. The staggering cost of the disease will be $236 billion in 2016 and is expected to rise to over $1 trillion by 2050.

“The Notes and Strokes Golf Tournament and Concert is a great way to participate in raising funds that can help change the level of awareness in Warner Robins,” Winner said.

The first weekend in November kicks off a variety of fun holiday happenings. “Ho Ho Homicide: Who Sleighed Santa?” is billed as a Christmas Office Party Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. The event will be hosted by the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame in Hangar One at the Museum of Aviation.

Show dates and times are Nov. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 6:45 for social and cash bar followed by the dinner show at 7:30 p.m. Attire is an ugly Christmas sweater. Call 478-328-0704 or contact for further details.

The popular holiday All Saints Episcopal Church Women’s Marketplace will be Nov. 5, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1708 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins.

“We have over 35 vendors for this wonderful event,” Chairwoman Linda Christie said. Contact her at Proceeds benefit local outreach programs.

And finally Nov. 5, Warner Robins Little Theatre will host an Elvis Tribute and Dinner in anticipation of its next play “Who Killed Elvis?” which opens Nov. 11. Other show dates are Nov. 12, Nov. 16, Nov. 17 and Nov 19. There will be a matinee on Nov. 13.

“November 2 is the deadline to purchase tickets for the dinner tribute” coordinator Cathy Collins said. She may be contacted at 478-955-2472. Other WRLT reservations and ticket purchases may be made by calling the theater at 478-929-4579.

Marsha Priest Buzzell is the executive director of the Warner Robins Convention & Visitors Bureau and may be contacted at 478-922-5100 or