Hospital Foundation to hold third 'Colorthon'

Registration is underway for the Lompoc Hospital Foundation's third annual 5K "Colorthon" fundraiser, which will take place Saturday at La Purisima Mission and State Historic Park.

On-site registration will begin at 8 a.m., with the run slated to start at 9 a.m. Registration prior to Thursday, which guarantees participants a T-shirt and bag of color, is $40 per person, with reduced prices for team registration. On the day of the event, the cost is $45 per person, with reduced team rates as well.

For more information and/or to register, visit Vendor registration forms and information on sponsorships are also available online.

Adam to hold office hours at vets building

Santa Barbara County 4th District Supervisor Peter Adam will meet with constituents from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E. Locust Ave., Suite 101.

Members of the community are invited to drop by to discuss any concerns or questions they may have about local county government.

Anyone unable to attend can call Adam’s office at 737-7700 for assistance or to make an appointment.

American Legion group hosting fundraiser dinner

The American Legion Post 211 will host its monthly dinner fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. Friday at 636 North H St.

The dinner is open to everyone. The menu will include tacos, rice, beans and dessert. Meals are $10.

Church to hold Parking Lot Chili/Bake sale

Lompoc’s First United Methodist Church will hold a Parking Lot Chili/Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot on North Avenue between F and G streets.

Among the items expected to be available at the sale are furniture, electronics and many others. After shopping, visitors are invited to stop in the church’s Fireside Room (just off the parking lot) to enjoy a bowl of chili and baked goods. All food will be available to eat in or take out. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the mission projects of the church, many of which benefit the local community, according to organizers.

For more information, call the church office 736-1271.

Interfaith Alliance to host panel discussions on religions

The Lompoc Interfaith Alliance will sponsor a series of three interfaith panel discussions to promote understanding of and reveal the commonalities of five of the major world religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.

The first event will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Anniversary Hall at the First Christian Church, 1517 W. College Ave.

Each panelist will describe the major beliefs of their faith tradition. The panel presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session and refreshments. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.

For more information, contact Pastor Michael Cook at 836-9355 or

Barbecue fundraiser to benefit downtown chimes

The Vandenberg Village Rotary and Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church will hold a chicken barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Lompoc Elks Lodge, 905 E. Ocean Ave.

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All proceeds will go to repair the chimes that are located outside of Grace Temple's historic downtown building. Dinners will be $10. Presale tickets are available at The Bookstore, 1137 North H St.; Dr. Gene Pritchett's office, 133 North G St.; Dr. Dana Manchester's office at 205 North H St.; Phil Boortz at Edward Jones, 3839 Constellation Road in Vandenberg Village; or from members of Grace Temple.

For more information, contact Chris Hutchinson at 735-3657.

Lompoc resident seeking donations for ride service

Lompoc resident Thomas Brandenberg, who offers free rides to the needy through his "A Little Help" service, is reaching out to the community for donations to help keep the service going.

The money raised will go toward gas and repairs to the van that he uses to shuttle people, primarily to medical visits and to buy medication and groceries, according to Brandenberg.

For more information or to donate to the service, call Brandenberg at 305-397-9398.

Friends of Lompoc Library to hold annual election meeting

The Friends of the Lompoc Library organization will its annual meeting and election of officers at 2 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Grossman Gallery at the Lompoc Public Library, 501 E. North Ave.

All members are invited to attend and nominations will be taken from the floor.

For more information, contact Donna Dimock at 736-3390.