Free Honky Tonk Christmas concert 

Local radio station KTNK and Peace Lutheran Church have teamed to offer a free Honky Tonk Christmas concert from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Peace Lutheran, 1000 W. Ocean Ave.

The concert will feature country, bluegrass and rockabilly music from Central Coast artists Dylan Ortega, Too Little Too Late, Charlie McNeal, Dead Zed's Chopper and special guest Heart of Texas Records recording artist Justin Trevino.

No tickets are required. A free will offering will be taken during the event to support local charities.

For more information, contact Peace Lutheran at 736-0250.

Pops Orchestra to celebrate holidays 

The Lompoc Pops Orchestra will present "A Christmas Pop Collection," a selection of Christmas and holiday songs, at its next concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Lompoc's First United Methodist Church, 925 North F St.

The concert will feature many holiday favorites, as well as the traditional audience singalong and a special appearance by Lompoc's community chorus.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for full-time students of all ages and free for children 12 and younger.

For more information or to reserve tickets, call 735-6463 or visit

Civic Theatre offering free holiday production

The Lompoc Civic Theatre is inviting members of the community to get in the holiday spirit by attending a free production of “An Implausible Claus,” a one-act play by Nikki Harmon.

Directed by Chris Jeszeck, the play attempts to inspire the Christmas spirit through the meeting of two improbably paired friends. It will include a half hour of sing-along Christmas carols, a visit from Santa and entertainment from local talent. The show will be presented at Stone Pine Hall, 210 South H St., at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Rather than purchase tickets, attendees are encouraged to bring a donation for the Lompoc Food Pantry. Refreshments will be served after the performance. For more information, contact the LCT at 735-2281.

Buddhist Center offering meditation classes 

Mahakankala Buddhist Center North will offer a series of three meditation classes this month to help attendees deal with the stress of the holidays.

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The classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. on each of the first three Wednesdays of the month — Dec. 6, 13, and 20 — at 701 E. North Ave., Suite F (upstairs, far right). The series, titled “Give Yourself the Gift of Inner Peace,” is intended to help keep the spirit of joy, generosity, and kindness alive and give participants mental strategies to defuse the stress and anxiety that can bring challenges.

For more information, visit, call 563-6000, or email

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 have been major issues discussed lately by the City Council that affect you, (such as) the city budget, the cannabis ordinance and soon future discussions on the proposed Motorsports Park," Lingl said in a statement. "Is your voice being heard? Bob wants to hear from you; this is your city."

Families invited to 'Messy Church' event 

The First United Church of Lompoc, 925 North F St., is inviting local families to attend its "A Night in Bethlehem" Messy Church event from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 10.

At the free event, attendees will have the chance to experience a mock Bethlehem, complete with a Bethlehem bakery, carpentry shop and pottery shed, among other attractions. Attendees will also be able to stop at the stable to hear from Mary and Joseph about the birth of baby Jesus. The event is especially for families with children, according to organizers. A parent or other adult must accompany children.

For more information, call 736-1271 or visit