Humanitree House and UpRising Enterprises will host the second annual Pre-Kwanzaa Cultural Community Celebration and Marketplace from 2 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 at Warren Road Community Center, 300 Warren Road, in Augusta.
Activities will include vendors, children’s activities, live paintings, food, and performances such as a mini-play. The event is free.
Those interested in being a vendor or performing should contact Baruti or Denise Tucker at (706) 394-0190 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
The Johnston Holiday Farmer’s and Artist’s Market will be held Nov. 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. on Calhoun Street in Johnston.
The market will feature vendors selling fresh vegetables, fruits, baked goods, jams and jellies, cookbooks, and handmade items such as jewelry, scarves, bags, soaps, and children’s clothing.
There will be a raffle for a basket of goodies from the participating vendors and a holiday scavenger hunt.
The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce will have a hot dog fundraiser during the market. Attendees can get a hot dog, chips, dessert and a drink for $5. Coffee and hot chocolate will be sold for $1 each. Proceeds will benefit the chamber’s projects.
The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is sponsoring the #GertrudeHerbert75 InstaChallenge.
Participants are encouraged to take photos that represent the institute for potential inclusion in a juried Instagram exhibition. Photos can capture the institute’s buildings, classes, its artwork or other aspects of the institute. The image can be filter in any way the participant chooses and uploaded to Instagram. The image should be accompanied by the “#GertrudeHerbert75” hashtag. A short description and geotag for the institute’s location can also be added.
The deadline to participate is Dec. 3. A panel of jurors will choose 75 images to include in the InstaChallege Exhibition.
For more information, contact the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art at (706) 722-5495.
New wellness center opens
The Wilson Family Y has opened a new Total Access Wellness Center at 3570 Wheeler Road in Augusta.
The center provides adapted fitness equipment “ for both able-bodied and disabled members”, according to a news release.