AIDS Day observance set at NCCU

December 2, 2008 

Durham's annual World AIDS Day event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Miller Morgan Building on Nelson Street off Fayetteville Street at N.C. Central University.

Sgt. Ozzy Ramos, a retired U.S. Marine who lost his wife, daughter and stepson to AIDS, will be the main speaker. WRAL-TV anchor Pam Saulsby will be emcee, and performers will include Las Semillitas, Trey and Lil B, Lady Lyk, and the Northern High School Gospel Choir.

The program will include a candlelight march. Canned goods and nonperishable food items will be collected for the food pantry of the Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolinas.

The HIV/STD Committee of the Partnership for a Healthy Durham organized the event with support from the Durham County Health Department, Duke AIDS Research and Treatment Center, N.C. Central University's health education department, El Centro Hispano and Project STYLE.

For more information, contact Selena Judon-Monk at 560-7766 or Eang King at 681-6595.

FAIR MARKS TRADITIONS OF SCANDINAVIA

The Scandinavian Christmas Fair, celebrating the traditions of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland, will be held Saturday at the Holshouser Building on the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

The fair features a traditional Lucia procession, Nordic folk dancing and live Scandinavian music. There will be craft demonstrations, traditional handicrafts, Scandinavian food, pastries and fun for the kids.

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entrance is $6 for adults and free for children 12 and under. The proceeds go to scholarships and to support local Swedish programs. For more information, send an e-mail to info@scanfair.org.

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