Southwest and Spring Valley Neighborhood News

Docs for Socks campaign to run through December

Southwest Medical Associates recently kicked off its Docs for Socks campaign. In partnership with the Clark County School District, the goal is to collect new socks and underwear for students in need in the Las Vegas Valley. Collection boxes are located at all Clinic at Walmart locations and Southwest Medical Associates locations throughout Las Vegas.

The campaign is scheduled to run through Dec. 31.

councilwoman tarkanian
spearheads Blanket drive

Las Vegas City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian kicked off a blanket drive at Bo Ho Furniture Gallery, 4221 W. Charleston Blvd., in early December. The newly formed Las Vegas Historic District Business Group, made up of Ward 1 businesses, is sponsoring the blanket drive through Jan. 14. New and gently used blankets can be dropped off at the furniture gallery and will be given to senior citizens and animal shelters. For more information, call 229-2299.

Desert Breeze pool closure scheduled through February

Desert Breeze pool, 8275 Spring Mountain Road, is scheduled to be closed for renovations through Feb. 10. For more information, visit

Bereavement support available
during holiday season

Solari Hospice Care, 5550 S. Jones Blvd., is offering two free weekly ongoing grief support groups from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays.

The purpose of the groups is to help individuals find healthy ways to heal and cope, especially during the holidays. All members of the public are invited to attend.

For more information, visit or call 870-0000.


In recognition of World AIDS Day, the Southern Nevada Health District has created a video series, “Facing AIDS,” available at

Meet Ivan, Lane, Maryanne and Tracy, the “faces” behind the disease. They share their stories to prevent just one infection and encourage others to get tested.

More than 3,000 Southern Nevadans are living with HIV, and there are more than 2,800 AIDS cases locally. According to a study by UNAIDS, a United Nations program, about 33 million people worldwide are living with HIV.

For more information, call the health district at 759-0702.


Friends of Red Rock Canyon offers limited edition clothing, some with a distinctive howling coyote logo. The sweatshirt has a map of the Red Rock Canyon trails so you’ll never be lost again. It’s priced at $24 (or $20.40 for Friends members).

There also is a short-sleeved blue denim shirt for warmer weather, priced at $25 ($21.25 for members).

To order, call 515-5360 Tuesday through Friday (closed Christmas Day).


People can now preregister online through the Sunrise Health hospital websites for upcoming procedures. This includes patients who already have a procedure scheduled, expectant women needing to preregister for their baby’s delivery and anyone requesting a screening mammogram appointment.

By improving the preregistration process in this way, patients now have greater flexibility in the preregistration process.

To preregister online, or to request a mammogram appointment, patients can visit the website of the hospital involved —,, or


People interested in opening a business in the city of Las Vegas can do so by visiting the city’s website, The city of Las Vegas is the first government agency in Southern Nevada to offer customers the ability to apply for a business license online.

Customers also can pay their application fee or renew their current business license online. These new features are part of the city’s priority to make it easier to do business with the city of Las Vegas.


The CarMax Foundation awarded $12,500 in grants to Las Vegas organizations to help local youths as part of the foundation’s Regional Giving Program.

The Las Vegas-area grant recipients include: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada, $5,000; Street Teens, $5,000; and Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, $2,500 for Troop 83’s Light Up the Night program, which is aimed at battling cancer.

More than $2.9 million has been donated to local nonprofit organizations across the United States through this program since it was started in 2007.

For more information, visit

Community Management Group teams with Three Square for food drive

Three Square, along with Community Management Group and other partners, aims to ease the burden of hunger with its holiday food drive. To help in the collection process, CMG has donated space at its main office as a food drive drop-off location from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3360 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 200. CMG will collect food on behalf of Three Square through today.

Winder Farms to donate turkeys
to Three Square

Winder Farms invites its customers to help spread holiday joy to families in need by donating turkeys to Three Square food bank this holiday season via the Winder Farms website. Customers can click on “Donate a Turkey to the Food Bank” then “Add to Next Delivery” during their regular online shopping through Dec. 31. The cost of the turkey will be added to the customer’s next bill, and Winder Farms will deliver the turkey to Three Square. Customers can order by calling 800-946-3371 or at


HELP of Southern Nevada, 1640 E. Flamingo Road, is launching three of its annual programs this holiday season. The group’s Adopt-a-Family program allows people to assist needy families in giving them clothing and toys for the holidays.

Last, the Holiday Assistance/Toy Drive benefits more than 16,000 families with its donations.

To donate, volunteer or for more information, call Lisa Laudadio at 369-4357, ext. 1246, or visit

Learn to sell local produce and meat during workshops

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 8050 Paradise Road, plans to launch a Beginning Farmers & Ranchers program in 2012 with workshops on field crops, processing and selling locally grown meat products and becoming a produce farmer.

Each workshop is two days long and costs $50, which includes two lunches and snacks.

The program is scheduled to run from March to September 2012. For more information, call Staci Emm at 775-945-3444 or visit

Mountain’s Edge design proposal meeting planned

Residents living in the southwest part of Clark County are invited to attend an upcoming open house to provide input on proposed designs for Mountain’s Edge Regional Park/Trail Project.

The open house is planned from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 15, before the 6 p.m. Enterprise Town Advisory Board meeting at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave.

Preliminary design options for the first phase of the regional park/trail project, located at 7929 Mountain’s Edge Parkway, between Buffalo and Durango drives, will be on display at the open houses for public review and recommendations. For more information, visit


The Las Vegas Single Social and Travel Club for Mature Adults invites prospective members to its meetings, which are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd.

The meet-and-greet portion is set to start at 6 p.m. The next meeting is planned for Dec. 27. Meeting discussions focus on day trips, local events, in-state and out-of-state traveling, cruises and international traveling. A guest speaker frequently is featured. The meeting closes at about
7:30 p.m., and appetizers are served as the group mingles.

For more information, call 888-324-2028.

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