(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is holding its Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 11th from 3 – 5 pm, featuring a wreath auction, music, door prizes and refreshments. Free and open to the public.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker Development Corporation is shortly to begin work on the construction of two new houses on 11th Street south of Laney Walker Boulevard. The new construction along 11th Street constitutes part of the expansion of the Heritage Pine Development, the pioneer project for the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem and recipient of the Georgia Planning Association’s 2011 Outstanding Implementation Award. www.heritagepineaugusta.com
(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Public Library will host a Scholastic Book Fair December 3rd – 11th. www.ecgrl.org
(AUGUSTA, GA) The Board of the Augusta Housing Authority has approved construction of 24 – 26 senior housing units on the Immaculate Conception property located at 11th Street and Laney Walker Boulevard. The Housing Authority is working in tandem with Augusta’s Housing Department on a design that fits within the guidelines of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem Redevelopment Plan.
(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta is pleased to present holiday themed programs and tours at the Boyhood Homes of President Woodrow Wilson and Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Lamar during the month of December 2011. Highlights include: Deck the Halls with Historic Augusta (12/7), Christmas During the Civil War in Augusta Lecture by Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell (12/11), and Tours of the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson.
(AUGUSTA, GA) Save the date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 for the Annual meeting of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort. Premier of a new video on the project, appearances by the Mayor and Augusta Commissioner, and more.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem was the subject of a special presentation of best practices for sustainable urban planning and development at the American Architectural Foundation’s annual think-tank, Sustainable Cities Design Academy in Washington, DC on November 4.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art if featuring James Farmer at its Art at Lunch program, noon, Friday, December 9. Farmer, is a contributing editor for Southern Living magazine, lifestyle expert, and author of A Time to Plant: Southern-Style Garden Living.