Below is a list of some of the local World AIDS Day-related events that are slated to take place on or around the official date ( Friday, Dec. 1 ):
South Suburban College will hold its "World AIDS Day: HIV and Hepatitis C Awareness Workshop" on Wed., Nov. 29, 1-2 p.m. in the MB Financial Suite of the main campus. Visit https://www.ssc.edu/event/world-aids-day-hiv-hepatitis-c-awareness-workshop/.
A World AIDS Day panel presentation is taking place Wed., Nov. 29, 9-10:30 a.m. at the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Nursing, 845 S. Damen Ave. The free event will feature Gabriel Culbert, PhD, RN; Janet Lin, MD, MPH; and Norma Rolfsen, RN, FNP; visit https://today.uic.edu/events/world-aids-day-panel-presentation.
World of Chocolate: AIDS Foundation of Chicago will again host the event on Friday, Dec. 1this time at Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W. Fulton St., 6-9 p.m. The theme is "International Affair," and there will be more than 20 chocolatiers present. For tickets, visit http://chocolate.aidschicago.org/.
CALOR's free event "World AIDS Day - Keep The Promise" will take place Friday, Dec. 1, 6-10 p.m., at Latin Rhythms Academy of Dance & Performance, 210 N. Racine Ave. There will be drinks/food, a drag show and dancing as well as HIV/hepatitis C testing. See "World AIDS Day - Keep The Promise" at Eventbrite.com .
A World AIDS Day service will take place Friday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., at AChurch4Me, Metropolitan Community Church, 7366 N. Clark St. See AChurch4Me.org .
Caring By Sharing, presented by Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster Ave., will take place on Friday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. Professional singers from cabaret, musical theater and opera will join forces in the fight against HIV/AIDS, as well as to support those affected by and remember those who have died from HIV/AIDS. Proceeds will benefit Chicago Dancers United. Artists scheduled to appear include Kevin Wood, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, Carla Gordon and many more. See www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3121041 .
Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church, 3330 S. Martin Luther King Dr., will hold a World AIDS Day event on Friday, Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m. Attendees will celebrate the bishop's Appeal collection of more than $70,000 for the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund taken at the 2017 Annual Conference; the Chicago Children's Choir will perform. Visit https://www.umcnic.org/th_event/world-aids-day/.
On Saturday, Dec. 2, The Center for African American Ministries and Black Church Studies Program at McCormick Theological Seminary will host the HIV/AIDS Clergy and Lay Leadership Summit XIII: "Loving Our Neighbor: HIV/AIDS Care Continuum Re-Defined."
The event will take place at the seminary, 5460 S. University Ave., 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and will include praise/worship, breakfast and a panel discussion; visit "HIV/AIDS Clergy and Lay Leadership Summit 13" on Eventbrite.com .
On Sunday, Dec. 3, the South Suburban Health Alliance will host its sixth annual World's AIDS Day event, "HIV is No Mystery: A 1920's Murder Mystery Dinner Experience," in Merrionette Park, Illinois. See "HIV is No Mystery: A 1920's Murder Mystery Dinner Experience" on Eventbrite.com .