Church to host Community Day party 

The community of Lompoc is invited to attend a free Community Day Neighborhood Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Lompoc Seventh-day Adventist Church, 205 W. Chestnut Ave.

Among the local agencies participating in the event are Hancock College, Community Health Clinic (providing free blood pressure checks), Home Depot (providing a kids workshop craft station), Head Start and the North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center. The event will also include a petting zoo, a bounce house, games and snacks. 

For more information, call 736-1905.

Lions Club to host pancake breakfast fundraiser

The Vandenberg Village Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s, 621 W. Central Ave.

The cost for a meal will be $10. Meal tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Proceeds will benefit Lompoc Valley community service projects, according to the Lions Club.

For meal tickets, or for more information, contact Lions Bill and Kathy Cady at 733-3249 or at

Artesia School open house slated for Saturday

The Artesia School Museum, 115 W. Chestnut Ave., will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday for an open house.

Built in 1876, Artesia was the Lompoc Valley’s first county school and was the oldest used continuously before closing in 1961. An exhibit of a dollhouse depicting Artesia School will be on display inside. Also available for viewing will be a collection of old inkwells, desks and books. A docent will be available to answer visitor questions.

There is no charge, but a $1 donation will be appreciated.

For more information, call 736-9442.

Elks Lodge to host Boy Scout open house

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A Lompoc-area Boy Scout troop will hold an open house at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Lompoc Elks Lodge, 905 E. Ocean Ave.

Families will be able to get information and/or register for Boys Scouts at the event. Boy Scouting is open to young men ages 11 through 18. The troop is looking for Scouts to hike and trek in New Mexico next summer.

For more information, call 717-9150.

Registration open for Valley of Flowers run

The Lompoc Valley Distance Club is accepting registration for the 41st annual Valley of Flowers Half Marathon and 5K, scheduled for Sept. 16 at La Purisima Mission.

Entry fees are $60 for the half marathon and $30 for the 5K for those who register early. Race-day registration is $70 for half marathon and $30 for the 5K. The entry fee includes refreshments, entry into La Purisima State Park and a finisher’s medal for all participants. The event benefits the Nancy Perry Memorial Scholarship Fund, through which the distance club awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

Registration can be completed online at and a link is also available on the Lompoc Valley Distance Club’s website at Applications can also be downloaded from the website and mailed to Valley of Flowers Marathon, P.O. Box 694, Lompoc CA 93438. For more information, contact Wayne Davis at 735-7177 or