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The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce maintains a Calendar of Community events and we encourage you to utilize it if your club, organization, or business is planning an event. You will be helping to promote your event and you will be doing your part to eliminate conflictive scheduling!
Art, Music, & Theater
Warner Robins Little Theatre
Warner Robins Little Theatre is one of the biggest arts attractions in Houston County. Our talented thespians have been delighting the community with stage shows and musicals since 1962. Shows begin nightly at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. General admission is $15.Tickets for students, seniors, and military personnel are $12. Group rates are $10 per person. For more information, call 478-929-4579 or visit www.wrlt.org
Houston Arts Alliance
The Houston Arts Alliance is a community-driven membership arts organization dedicated to the advocacy of all disciplines of the arts in Houston County. Educational programs offered by the Houston Arts Alliance include Meet the Masters, a program available to every third- and fourth-grade classroom in Houston County, designed to introduce students to 12 Old World masters, their lives and works.
Every two or three years the Houston Arts Alliance brings the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to Houston County. The event is held at the McGill Exhibition Hall at the Georgia National Fairgrounds. Other cultural programs are offered annually to showcase culinary and performing arts such as the Art of Chocolate and the Arts Fair and Extravaganza. These annual events are designed to showcase culinary, performing, and visual arts, and hands-on art experiences.
In addition to the programs listed above, the Houston Arts Alliance showcases local talent; serves as a host agency for community art organizations; provides resources to other agencies through funding, materials, and expertise; and provides interactive creative arts opportunities for all ages. The Houston Arts Alliance conducts outreach programs for the traditionally underserved population by partnering with arts organizations, businesses, and educational and governmental agencies. For more information, please call 478-218-5229 or visit www.houstonartsalliance.org
Fine Art Society of Middle Georgia
The Fine Art Society of Middle Georgia (FAS) is a non-profit organization with 70 active and enthusiastic members dedicated to supporting and fostering interest in the fine arts through workshops, programs, youth recognition, and art shows. Membership is open to artists and anyone with a love of art. FAS members include amateur artists as well as nationally recognized professionals in various fields such as portrait painting, illustration, art publication, glass works, jewelry making, pottery, photography, sculpture, drawing, oil painting, watercolor and mural.
Volunteer members help bring the enjoyment of art to those in a local senior centers with the "Prime Painters" program. Also, the "Budding Artist" program regularly recognizes and rewards young artists at FAS meetings. A juried, members-only art show is held annually at the Eagle Springs clubhouse in March. Free weekly "Sketching Sessions" are held Mondays at 6 p.m. at the Butler Brown Gallery on Watson Boulevard, and art instructional "Movie Nights" help members polish their skills. A plein air group paints local scenic locations. Bus trips are planned occasionally to visit places such as the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
FAS partners with the Houston Arts Alliance in projects such as "The Art of Chocolate" at the Perry Art Center, "Open House" in Warner Robins, and "Mistletoe Market" at the Perry Agricultural Center. The group meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Centerville City Hall. Member meetings feature programs presented by guest artists.
For more information, call Leslie Hoops-Wallace at 478-929-2263, email firstname.lastname@example.org or search for Fine Art Society of Middle GA at www.Facebook.com
Warner Robins Community Concert Association
The Warner Robins Community Concert Association (WRCCA) is a non-profit organization that brings in professional musicians of national and international rank to perform in Warner Robins. WRCCA presents five regular shows per year as well as a free summer concert featuring local musicians. WRCCA also provides free educational opportunities for students. For more information, visit www.wrconcert.org
Museum of Aviation
The Museum of Aviation Exhibit and Education Center, one of the largest aviation museums and education centers in the United States, is located adjacent to Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins.
The Museum of Aviation celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009 and welcomed a record 655,892 visitors, making it the 4th most visited museum in the entire Department of Defense. Situated on a beautiful 51-acre site next to Robins Air Force Base, the museum is the second largest museum in the U.S. Air Force, with a collection of more than 100 aircraft, missiles, and cockpits dating from a replica of an early 1896 glider to modern-era aircraft such as the B-1B bomber, the SR-71 Blackbird, the U-2 Dragon Lady, and the F-15 Eagle. The museum has been accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is one of only seven aviation museums in the U.S. to receive such an honor.
The facility is located on Georgia Hwy. 247 at Russell Parkway and is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. For more information call 478-926-6870 or visit www.museumofaviation.org
Activities & Festivals
There's a wealth of art, culture, and fun to be found in the Robins Region. Houston County schools and the more than 140 clubs in the community are wonderful sources of activities and events such as theatrical performances, crochet and fencing clubs, and outdoor festivals.
Adults in our community can enjoy classes in ceramics, art, dance, and other creative forms of expression taught regularly at the Warner Robins Recreation Department. A schedule of classes is available at the recreation center at 800 Watson Blvd. or by calling the program office at 478-929-6946.
Festivals are another popular diversion for residents of the Robins Region. The Mossy Creek Barnyard Arts and Crafts Festival, held in April and October, is a fun event for the whole family. Selected artists and craftsmen from around the country exhibit their wares. Mountain music creates the perfect background to enjoy real country cooking.
Every year's grand finale is the fun-filled Christmas Parade sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce on the first Saturday in December. Coupled with traditional church events and local parties or neighborly get-togethers, the parade adds to the enjoyment of the holiday season. Friends and neighbors greet each other as they find that perfect spot from which to view the parade.
There is always something going on in Georgia's Robins Region!