The Sun News

Events for a happy holiday

As part of the National Race Series, the “Run for God -- Warner Robins” family run will be held Saturday. Race Day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Centerville. The theme of the 5K, 10K and onemile Family Run is ‘Let the Praises Ring” to benefit Family Promise of Houston County. Family Promise serves local homeless children and their families. Runners as well as walkers are welcome to participate. The 5K and 10K start at 8 a.m. For information, contact Tanna Friday at 478-918-4786.

The Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins presents “Science with Santa” on Dec, 20. This annual event is a fun day of math and science, making presents for family members and having your picture taken with Santa. Children will also learn how to make snow. For more information, contact Cindy Groves at 478-222-7575 or email her at cgroves@museum

The Warner Robins Recreation Department offers a series of programs at the Senior Activity Center on Maple Street to keep adult citizens -- those 50 and older -- active and involved during the holidays.

On Wednesdays, enjoy crochet at 10 a.m., quilting at 10 a.m. and line dancing at 4 p.m. On Thursdays, enjoy self defense at 10 a.m,, yoga at 11 a.m. and prime painters at 1:30 p.m. On Dec. 18, AARP will host a Driver Safety Class from 1-4:30 p.m.

On Fridays, enjoy aerobics and woodworking at 9 a.m. Begin the week with Monday sessions of woodworking at 9 a.m. and self defense at 10 a.m. On Tuesdays, woodworking is at 9 a.m. All of these classes are held at the Senior Activity Center.

In conjunction with these classes, water aerobics is held daily at the Fountain Park Pool (covered this time of year) on Kimberly Road in Warner Robins. Further information about water aerobics is available by calling Miranda at the Warner Robins Recreation Department, 478- 293-1071. Information concerning daily events at the Senior Activity Center is available by calling Cathy at 478-293-1066.

Seniors are asked to mark their calendars now for the first event of 2015 at the Wellston Center directly across the street from the Senior Activity Center. On Jan. 16, Ladies & Mens Night will start at 5 p.m. Entry to this dinner event is $2 each and a covered dish. Check the Senior Activity Calendar of Events for further details or call 478-293-1066.

Events and activities are not the only things going at the Senior Activity Center in Warner Robins. Be sure to check out the gift shop for your holiday stocking stuffers, decorations and Christmas list. A clearance sale is going on to make room for all the new items being made in the ceramic shop and woodworking shop. Items available for sale are wooden plaques (some designated for all branches of the United States Armed Forces), angels, bowls, snowmen, candy dishes, scrolled wooden crosses and a wide variety of handcrafted items.

The gift shop is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 478-293-1066 for more information.

It is not too late to get your tickets for the New Year’s Eve Gala sponsored by the Warner Robins Noon Optimist Club. The event is from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Warner Robins Conference Center at Courtyard by Marriott, 589 Carl Vinson Parkway. The gala is an evening of live music, a raffle, heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Email president@ or call 478-718-0789 for further information or to purchase tickets.

And finally, if you are a runner or walker, mark your calendar for the Annual Museum of Aviation 5K Run and Walk held on the Museum campus on Jan. 18, Race start time is 8 a.m. To pre-register, visit Further details will be posted in the weeks ahead.

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