Food Pantry seeking turkey, ham donations

The Lompoc Catholic Charities Food Pantry is asking the public to donate turkeys and/or hams that will be given to local families in need during Thanksgiving week.

The donations are requested through Nov. 22 and can be made in several ways: Bring a turkey to the Food Pantry at 325 North 2nd St., donate money to purchase a turkey or pay Vons for one or more turkeys that the store will then deliver to the Food Pantry.

For more information, call Ryzbel B. Pack at 736-6226.

Applications available for Christmas parade

The city of Lompoc is accepting applications through Nov. 20 to participate in this year’s Lompoc Valley Children’s Christmas Season Parade, which is scheduled to take place Dec. 1.

The theme for this year’s event is “Winter Wonderland.”

Individuals, groups or businesses interested in participating in the parade must complete an application and submit it to the Lompoc Recreation Division at the Anderson Recreation Center, 125 W. Walnut Ave. Applications are available at the Anderson Recreation Center or online at through the "Parks & Rec" button.

For more information, contact the Lompoc Recreation Division at 875-8100.

Tickets to go on sale for library tree raffle

Tickets for this year’s Decorated Tabletop Christmas Tree Raffle, which is organized annually by the Friends of the Lompoc Library System, will go on sale Saturday at the Lompoc and Village libraries.

Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The trees will be decorated by individuals and organizations that support the local libraries, and they will be on display at the libraries from Saturday through Dec. 16.

The raffle drawing will take place at 2 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Lompoc Library, 501 E. North Ave. All proceeds go to the Lompoc Library System.

Councilman to host open community forum

Lompoc City Councilman Jim Mosby will host an open community forum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center, 1120 W. Ocean Ave.

The event will allow for residents to discuss with Mosby whatever concerns they have on any city-related issues, including cannabis regulations, aspects of the city budget and district-based elections.

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Family seeking donations for memorial toy drive

The friends and family of late Lompoc teenager Mikey Terrones are asking for the community’s participation in the 11th annual Mikey Terrones Holiday Memorial Toy Drive.

The drive is held in memory of Terrones, a former Lompoc High School student-athlete who was killed in 2005. It will benefit children and families that utilize Good Samaritan Services of Lompoc.

Donors are asked to bring unwrapped toys/gifts in original packaging to a reception that will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at the VFW Post 1717 office inside the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E. Locust Ave. The reception will include appetizers and conversation.

For more information, contact Mike Terrones, toy drive director, at 588-8098.

Cabrillo Madrigal Singers to perform at Cal Poly

The Cabrillo High School Madrigal Singers will be among the performers in a holiday show being put on by the Cal Poly choirs at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in Harman Hall of the Performing Arts Center on Cal Poly’s San Luis Obispo campus.

The show is titled “Holiday Kaleidoscope.” Cal Poly’s PolyPhonics, the University Singers and the Early Music Ensemble will be joined on the concert by three high school choirs: The Madrigal Singers from Cabrillo and choirs from San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. The groups will perform holiday favorites and new works.

Tickets, which are $14 and $18 for the public and $9 and $14 for students, are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office from noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To order by phone, call 756-4849. For more information, call the Cal Poly music department at 756-2406 or visit