The North West Rainbow Connection Inc’s Black & White Dance is on 7pm Saturday, November 27 at the Belmore Ladies Bowling Club in Tamworth. Tickets are $10. Ph 0427 446 903.

From November 24-December 1 there are a number of events happening in the Hunter, New England, Central Coast and Mid North Coast areas for AIDS Awareness Week.

In the Hunter:

 November 24: join us at 7.30pm to light up the Civic Park Fountain in red.

 November 26: the opening of “25” Art Exhibition, 6.30pm at Art Systems Wickham (40 Annie Street, Wickham). This event is supported by HNE Population Health

 November 28: the Remembrance Morning Tea, 10am at the Carrington Memorial Garden.

 December 1: Pass, Kick, Score is a free event for young people with soccer, BBQ, art and music, 4pm at the Ethnic Community Council, Waratah. Contact Richard on 4965 5291. Plus, stalls and red ribbon sales at Kotara, The Junction, Jesmond Shopping Centres, and John Hunter Hospital.

 December 3: the “Little” Red Party, 8pm at the Gateway Hotel. Contact Troy on 4940 8393.

In Port Macquarie, there will be a screening of the film A Closer Walk on Wednesday, November 24, as well as red ribbon sales on December 1. Please contact Glenn on 6584 0943 for more information or to volunteer on World AIDS day.

On the Central Coast, the Positive Support Network is having a HIV Forum and movie night at Avoca Beach Theatre on Thursday, November 25 at 6.30pm. Phone 4323 2905 for more information.

In Tamworth, there will be an AIDS Awareness stall on Wednesday, December 1, 11am–1.30pm on the corner of Peel and Fitzroy Streets in Tamworth.

Wednesday, December 1 in Moree, there is a World AIDS Day BBQ and info day at Woolworths shopping complex from 11am. Contact Rhonda on 6752 1099.

For more information about groups, services, organisations or community events taking place in the Hunter, New England, MNC or Central Coast, contact ACON on 4927 6808 or email hunter@acon.org.au

Lisa Ronneberg is the Community Health Promotion Officer at ACON’s Hunter Office.

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