CHS Aquarium to host 'Welcome Back' open house

The Cabrillo High School Aquarium will hold a "Welcome Back" open house, its first event of the 2017-18 school year, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the on-campus facility.

The free event, which is open to the community, will highlight everything that aquarium students have accomplished over the summer. In the lab room, visitors will be able to view multiple species of octopuses along with tiny moon jelly polyps alongside the first adult jellies to ever be grown at the school. Aquarium students will also give a sneak peek at some of the hands-on Next Generation Science activities being developed for visiting school groups.

For more information, contact Aquarium Director Greg Eisen at or 742-2888.

Church to hold barbecue fundraiser

The Lompoc church Iglesia de Jesucristo Palabra Miel will hold a barbecue fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 806 E. Ocean Ave.

Dinners will be provided for a donation $10 per plate. The menu will include tri-tip, chicken or ribs, with a side of beans and salad.

For more information, contact Elizabeth at 314-8323 at

Police Foundation to host COPtoberfest

The Lompoc Police Foundation will hold its sixth annual COPtoberfest fundraiser from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center, 1120 W. Ocean Ave.

Tickets are $25 for beer or wine tasting, and $40 for beer and wine tasting. Tickets include unlimited beer tasting, lunch and a souvenir beer or wine glass. Attendees must be 21 or older. Designated drivers will be admitted for free.

Along with the beer, including many from Central Coast breweries, a traditional German-style lunch with bratwurst, sauerkraut, mustard and potato salad will be served. There will also be live music and silent and live auctions. All profits from the event will go toward purchasing equipment and training for the Lompoc Police Department.

For more information, contact Frank Young at 714-1140.

'Afternoon with Ellington' to kick off LMA season

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The Jazz Divine Quartet, with guest artist Becky McClaflin at the piano, will open the Lompoc Music Association’s 2017-18 season with a program of Duke Ellington compositions, titled "An Afternoon with Ellington."

The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Valley of the Flowers United Church of Christ, 3346 Constellation Road in Vandenberg Village. The program will include songs such as "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing," "Mood Indigo" and "Satin Doll." Tickets at the door are $20 for adults and $6 for students. Season tickets for all four concerts will be available at the door for $55 for adults and $20 for students.

For more information, call 735-3760.

LCA to open season with 'A Tribute to Segovia'

The Lompoc Concert Association will open its 2017-18 season with "A Tribute to Segovia," featuring guitarist Andy Hackbarth, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the First United Methodist Church, 925 North F St.

Admission is $25 for adults and $5 for students. In an eclectic musical journey from classical Europe to the southern tip of South America, Hackbarth will illustrate how Andres Segovia’s work has influenced the contemporary guitar world.

For more information, call 588-5971 or visit