Public Life

HIV Course

On Thursday, May 17, 6-10 p.m., Tampa Aids Network offers AIDS 104, a free course on HIV/AIDS prevention, education and treatment options, designed to update the general public, cosmetologists, barbers and medical professionals about the disease. The four-hour, interactive session explores the history of the disease, effects on the immune system, symptoms, risk factors, treatments, statistics and ethical issues. The course is offered on a monthly basis at TAN's North Tampa office: 7402 N. 56th St., Building 100. Call 813-914-8888.

Call for Artists

The Tampa Bay Business Committee for the Arts is fielding proposals by area artists to create original works of art to be presented as awards at the 2001 Business in the Arts Awards Gala. Artists interested in creating artwork in the medium of their choice are requested to submit a current resume; a minimum of six slides of current work, labeled with name, medium and dimensions; a written proposal and/or drawing, maquette, photo or slide of design idea for award; and a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of slides. The winning artist receives $3,000. Send submissions by June 7 to Tampa Bay Business Committee for the Arts, P.O. Box 559, Tampa, 33601-0559. Call 813-221-2787.

School Walk

The American Diabetes Association seeks coordinators for its School Walk. School children collect donations before the event and earn prizes for how much they raise. The program is coordinated by a physical education teacher, or other school faculty, for grades K-8, or ages 5-13 and offers free educational materials and games for students. Call 800-741-3730.

Representatives Needed

The Juvenile Welfare Board is inviting Pinellas residents interested in families and children to serve on one of three Community Councils. Call 727-547-5638.