World AIDS Day is today, and it’s a day to remember those who’ve lost their lives to the disease and also raise awareness about those battling. There will be quite a few events happening around town, including a candle light vigil at the White Water Gallery and the downtown scarf project.

HIV Education Coordinator, Kathleen Jodouin, says local art galleries and tattoo studios will also be supporting by shrouding pieces of art in their windows. Jodouin says it’s important to raise awareness. She says the most important thing about World AIDS Day is spreading the word that AIDS/HIV is still a problem, and that there is vital need to raise money for research and treatment.