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Registration open for New Year's Day Resolution Run

The city of Lompoc is inviting the community to ring in a healthy new year with a Resolution Run on Monday at the River Bend Park fitness trail.

The event, put on by the Lompoc Recreation Division, will include a 1K run for children ages 5 to 7 and a 5K run for participants ages 8 and older. Check-in for the Resolution Run will be held from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Monday, and the run will start at 9 a.m. Registration is $20 and can be completed through the day of the event.

All skill levels are welcome and first- and second-place awards will be given. T-shirts will be available for purchase at the event.

For more information or to preregister, visit, contact the Lompoc Recreation Division at 875-8100 or stop by the Anderson Recreation Center at 125 W. Walnut Ave.

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, 2018, which is the 100-year anniversary of the end of the war. For more information, contact the museum at 736-3888, visit or go to the facility at 200 South H St.

Raffles to benefit Lompoc MLK Day celebration

The organizing committee for Lompoc’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration is selling raffle tickets to raise funds for next year’s event, scheduled for Jan. 15 at El Camino Community Center.

Among the items being raffled are a 55-inch TV ($5 for a ticket or $12 for three tickets), a gift basket valued at more than $400 ($2 per ticket or $5 for three tickets) and an Atari gaming system ($1 for two tickets or $5 for 12 tickets). Tickets are available at the Lompoc Farmers Market.

For more information or to help sponsor the MLK Day event, contact Pastor Ron Wiley at or at 698-6010.

Clark, Garrett to perform in LMA concert

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Hilary Clark, on cello, and pianist Lynne Garrett will be the featured performers in the Lompoc Music Association’s first concert of 2018, scheduled for 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Valley of the Flowers United Church of Christ, 3346 Constellation Road.

Season tickets will admit. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults and $6 for students.

The concert will include English folk songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, such as “Lovely On the Water,” “She Borrowed Some of her Mother’s Gold” and “As I walked over London Bridge"; Edvard Grieg’s “Sonata in A Minor”; Manuel de Falla’s “Suite of Spanish Folksongs”; and Astor Piazzolla’s “Le Grand Tango.”

Church seeking donations to repair chimes

Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church, located at 201 South H St., is seeking donations from the community to help repair the chimes outside of the church's historic building.

The chimes, which had been providing their signature sound in the downtown community for several decades, are currently inoperable. The cost to repair them is $3,500, according to Grace Temple Pastor Ron Wiley, who said the church is unable to take on the cost by itself.

Anyone who wishes to donate to the effort can do so by sending a check to the church at 201 South H St., Lompoc CA 93436 or by contacting the church secretary at 736-4645.