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TRANSIT SYSTEM HOURS TO DROP OVER HOLIDAYS

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada is set to operate on its Saturday or Sunday transit system schedule on holidays, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, due to traditionally lower ridership and less traffic on those days.

The transportation commission enacts Sunday schedules for holidays with the lowest ridership and Saturday schedules for holidays with slightly higher ridership.

Schedules for all transportation commission transit routes are available at rtcsouthernnevada.com or in the commission’s Transit Guide.

For more information, call 228-7433.

Martin L. King Day, Jan. 16, and Presidents’ Day, Feb. 20, also will be observed on the adjusted schedules.

DESERT BREEZE POOL TO BE CLOSED THROUGH FEBRUARY

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

NEW VIDEO PUTS FACES TO AIDS AWARENESS

In recognition of World AIDS Day, the Southern Nevada Health District has created a video series, "Facing AIDS," available at youtube.com/snhealthdistrict.

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.

WEAR YOUR RESPECT FOR RED ROCK

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. 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).

GO ONLINE TO REGISTER FOR HOSPITAL VISIT

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 — sunrisehospital.com, mountainview-hospital.com, southernhillshospital.com or sunrisechildrens hospital.com.

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.

Drop off donations through Dec. 31 at collection boxes at all Clinic at Walmart locations and Southwest Medical Associates locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA LAUNCHES HOLIDAY PROGRAM

HELP of Southern Nevada, 1640 E. Flamingo Road, has launched its Adopt-a-Family program.

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

The Holiday Assistance/Toy Drive also is under way, benefiting more than 16,000 families with its donations.

Community Management Group teams with Three Square for food drive

Three Square food bank, 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.

PET HOSPITAL COLLECTING PET SUPPLIES

Donate pet supplies to Paradise Pet Hospital, 1060 E. Flamingo Road, during December to help Noah’s Animal House provide comfortable lives for pets of women in domestic crisis.

Items needed include chemical sprayers, paper towels, canned cat and dog food, cat litter, 13-gallon trash bags and doggie pick-up bags. Gift cards to Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s, PetSmart and Petco also are appreciated.

Donations can be dropped off at the hospital from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 734-1711.

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