The local observance of the 23rd annual World AIDS Day will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Medford Congregational Church, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford.

The local observance of the 23rd annual World AIDS Day will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Medford Congregational Church, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford.

The free observance will include a candlelight ceremony and performances by Beth Baker, Lotus Rising Project's Teen Theater and Women With Wings, among many others.

For more information about the event, call Bill Coyne at 541-772-1777 or 541-944-9593.