Mayor inviting public for 'Coffee with Bob'

Lompoc Mayor Bob Lingl invites the community to join him for a cup of coffee and conversation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at South Side Coffee Co., 105 South H St.

"There are many important issues facing Lompoc early in this new year," Lingl said in a statement. "Who will be our new city manager? Will we enter into new negotiations with the Motorsports Committee? Will we become the cannabis capital of Santa Barbara County? This is your city; tell Bob how you feel about these issues or anything else that concerns you."

Barrett to discuss senior issues during program

Rona Barrett, who runs the Rona Barrett Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Santa Ynez that is dedicated to the aid and support of senior citizens in need, will be the featured speaker during a special program scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the First United Methodist Church, 925 North F St.

Anyone who is a senior, a caregiver to a senior, or hopes to be a senior citizen someday is invited to attend. Prior to Barrett’s presentation, the church will host a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share.

For more information, call the church office 736-1271 or visit lompocumc.org.

Registration open for laser engraving class

The Santa Barbara County Education Office is accepting registrations for a free six-week “Introduction to Laser Engraving and 3-D Printing” course for adults that will begin Jan. 9 at Lompoc High School. The class will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Basic computer skills are a requirement. Lasers can be used for engraving wood, glassware, mat board and leather. A wide range of artwork or practical devices can be made using the techniques that will be demonstrated. Additionally, students will get an introduction to 3-D printing, in which they will use a 3-D scanner to make models of objects that can be modified and then printed on a 3-D printer.

To register or for more more information, contact Phil Dinter at 588-6973 or Jeri Wynn at 937-8427.

Registration open for 3-D printing class

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The Santa Barbara County Education Office is accepting registrations for a free six-week “Introduction to 3-D Printing using SolidWorks” course for adults that will begin Jan. 9 at Lompoc High School. The class will meet from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Basic computer skills and the ability to read step by step instructions are the only requirements. Several 3-D printers will be available for students to print out their work.

To register or for more more information, contact Phil Dinter at 588-6973 or Jeri Wynn at 937-8427.

Museum's WWI program to focus on poetry

For the third of its 13-part series commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the end of the World War I, the Lompoc Museum will host a program titled "The Poetry of World War I" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Stone Pine Hall, 210 South H St.

Steve Brass, a Santa Ynez Valley-based poet, will be the guest speaker. He will introduce the poetry of the war and discuss the impact of the war on poetry's structure, form and content. A selection of poems from the period will be performed by members of the Lompoc Civic Theatre. Among the featured poets are several who fought and died in the war, including Joyce Kilmer, Wilfred Owen and Alan Seeger. Others had a close family member die fighting in the war. Refreshments will be provided.

The Lompoc Museum is offering programs related to World War I on the 11th day of each month through Nov. 11, which will be the 100-year anniversary of the end of the war. For more information, contact the museum at 736-3888, visit lompocmuseum@gmail.com or go to the facility at 200 South H St.

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