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.

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 www.meditateinlompoc.org, call 563-6000, or email info@meditateinlompoc.org.

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."

TAP TV to replay Christmas parade

TAP TV, a local cable access network that broadcasts on Comcast Channel 23, will re-air the Lompoc Children’s Christmas Season Parade several days each week through the end of the year.

The parade replays will air at 7 p.m. Fridays, 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 4 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 31.

The replays will also be available on the same schedule on the Channel 23 feed at www.cityoflompoc.com/taptv.

Church selling pupusas to raise funds

Iglesia Bautista Familia de Dios (Spanish Church) will conduct a pupusas fundraiser, beginning at noon Friday and again from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 323 W. Hickory Ave.

Pupusas are El Salvador's version of the tortilla, only thicker and often stuffed with cheese, beans and meat. Mixed pupusas — with pork, beans and cheese — will be offered for a donation of $20 per dozen.

For more information or to place an order, call or text 757-2887 or 588-8808.

Families invited to 'Messy Church' event 

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The First United Methodist 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. Sunday.

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 lompocumc.org.

Museum's WWI program to focus on Christmas Truce

For the second 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 centered on the Christmas Truce of 1914 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at Stone Pine Hall, 210 South H St.

Harvey Green, a retired history teacher, will be the featured speaker and will provide an introduction and context for the Christmas Truce of 1914. That will be followed by a screening of the 2005 film “Joyeux Noel,” whose title is French for “Merry Christmas.” The film focuses on the famous truce. A question-and-comment discussion with the audience will follow the film, and drinks and 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, 2018, which is the 100-year anniversary of the end of the war. For more information, contact the museum at 736-3888, at lompocmuseum@gmail.com, or visit the facility at 200 South H St.

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