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hosted WellFest 2020, a virtual festival with 30-plus free wellness classes and a ticketed WellFeast cooking class taught by Kevin Callaghan, chef and owner of Acme Food & Beverage Co. The second annual event transitioned from an in-person event at American Tobacco Campus to a virtual platform due to the pandemic. On Oct. 4, WellFeast participants picked up their meal kits at University Kia of Durham with live music by The Simple Joy band and a live POUND class led by Katrina Dooda. WellFest classes are available year-round and can be viewed upon registration at wellfestnc.com. Each WellFest class is taught by a local wellness professional, including Jessamyn Stanley of Underbelly Yoga, Jennifer King of Busy Bees Maid Service and Heather Pownall of The Confidence Labs, among others. This year, WellFest partnered with the Durham Tech Foundation to fund student scholarships, and for every WellFeast ticket purchased, Hungry Harvest donated 10 pounds of produce to food insecure Durham Public Schools families. The event was made possible by University Kia of Durham, Durham Tech Foundation, Hungry Harvest, Acme Food & Beverage Co., US Foods, Coastal Credit Union, Busy Bees Maid Service, Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Downtown Durham Inc., Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, Firsthand Foods, Elevate by Longfellow, eXO Skin Simple, Triad Studios and YMCA of the Triangle. Shannon Media Inc.
1 Serena Jeter and her son, Zion Nantambu. 2 Katrina Dooda leads a live, socially distanced POUND workout class. 3 Durham-based band The Simple Joy plays live music at the WellFest 2020 kickoff event at University Kia of Durham. 4 Durham Magazine Account Executive Chris Elkins and University Kia of Durham General Manager Aric Swanger.