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Blood drives set for Wednesday, Monday

United Blood Services will host two blood drives around the region Wednesday and Monday.

For additional information about the drives or about donating blood, visit unitedbloodservices.org, www.bloodhero.com or call (877) 827-4376.

People interested in donating blood or platelets can visit the Lubbock UBS office at 48th Street and University Avenue, or one of the following locations:

Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Unger Memorial Library, 825 Austin, Plainview

Monday: 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Lubbock-Cooper High School, 16302 Loop 493, Lubbock.

Safety City to host Wal, Roll or Run

Safety City will host a Pre-Thanksgiving Walk, Roll or Run on Wednesday.

The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For additional information, call 767-2712 or 775-2690.

Home Instead starts ‘Santa to Senior’

Home Instead Senior Care has started its annual “Be a Santa to a Senior” program.

Trees decorated with the first names and wishlists of area seniors will be available through Dec. 6 at participating locations. Shoppers will be able to voluntarily purchase and donate wishlist items to be distributed to those seniors.

Community volunteers and program partners will wrap and deliver the presents in time for the holidays, according to a news release from Home Instead Senior Care.

Participating businesses include Home Instead Senior Care, 1010 Slide Road; Walmart, 4215 S. Loop 289; City Bank, 5219 City Bank Parkway; LakeRidge Chapel Memorial Designers, 6025 82nd St.; Redbud True Value Hardware, 1126 Slide Road, Ste. 10, and Tom’s Tree Place, 5104 34th St.

Visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com or call (806) 281-4663 for additional information.

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Mammograph unit to make area stops

The Covenant Mobile Mammography Unit will make rounds through area communities, including Lubbock, throughout October.

Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance are accepted. Financial assistance will be available to those who qualify, according to a press release from Covenant.

Appointments are encouraged. Call (806) 725-6579 or (877) 494-4797 to set one up.

Here is a list of when and where the mammography unit will be throughout the rest of the month:

Tuesday: United Supermarket, 104 W. 9th St., Muleshoe

Wednesday: Southwest Medical Park, 9812 Slide Road, Lubbock

Monday: Southwest Medical Park, 9812 Slide Road, Lubbock

Nov. 28: Seminole Memorial Hospital, 209 NW 8th St., Seminole

Nov. 29: United Supermarket, 50th Street and Avenue Q, Lubbock

Nov. 30: United Supermarket, 123 N. Broadway, Post.

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Holiday Boot Camp to start next week

The UMC Activities Center will host Holiday Boot Camp with Sharon, which will start next week.

Camp participants will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. from Nov. 28 through Dec. 21.

The cost to attend is $30 and registration is required.

The class will include cardio, muscle toning, core strengthening, stretching and a warm up/cool down. Proper attire and shoes are required to participate.

The UMC Activities Center is located at 5217 82nd St., Ste. 128.

People interested in participating or in getting more information can call 783-8829 or email julie.dominguez@umchealthsystem.com.

Health groups offer free vaccinations

The Free Clinic and the Lubbock Health Department have formed a partnership to offer free vaccinations every third Wednesday at Lubbock Impact, according to a news release from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

Vaccines including pneumococcal, hepatitis A and B, influenza, TdaP (for tetanus, diphtheria and adult whooping cough), Gardasil (for human papillomavirus), meningococcal (for meningitis) and Zostavax (for shingles) will be available, according to the news release.

Vaccinations will be available from 3 to 5 p.m. every third Wednesday at 2707 34th St.

The Free Clinic is an urgent care clinic run by Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine physicians and medical students. Free basic health care is provided for the uninsured, homeless and working poor populations every Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m., according to the news release.

The Free Vaccinations Clinic Day will be open to patients 19 to 64 years old.

Those interested in receiving vaccinations are encouraged to take immunizations records, according to the news release.

Call 799-4320 for additional information.

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King’s niece to speak to medical group

The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center’s student Hippocratic Medical Society will host Rev. Dr. Alveda King.

King is the niece of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Alveda King will speak at a luncheon at HSC on Nov. 28 at noon. The event is open and free to all HSC students.

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