CHS Aquarium to host 'SHARKS!' open house

The Cabrillo High School Aquarium will host its popular "SHARKS!" open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the on-campus facility.

The free event, which is open to the community, will feature sharks on exhibit all across the Aquarium, including two new gray smoothhounds. Students will also highlight the school's successful breeding program, which has resulted in more than a dozen horn shark eggs, some of which have just recently hatched. Visitors will also be able to view feeding demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities across the facility.

For more information, contact Aquarium Director Greg Eisen at or 742-2888.

Toastmasters Club to hold Halloween Party

The Lompoc Valley of Flowers Toastmasters Club will host a Halloween Party at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Bethany Lutheran Church, 135 South E St.

The event is free to attend and will include a potluck. Prizes will be given out for best impromptu (table topics) speakers from categories of Halloween trivia, and there will also be a costume contest and trick-or-treating.

Toastmasters International is a globally recognized, nonprofit organization aimed at building better public speakers and leaders. The Lompoc club is inviting new guests to sample how Toastmasters can impact people’s professional and personal lives.

For more information, contact event chair Karen McRedmond at 736-3229 or at

Church selling pupusas to raise funds

Iglesia Bautista Familia de Dios (Spanish Church) will conduct a pupusas fundraiser, beginning at 2 p.m. Friday and again at 8 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 — and 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.

Civic Theatre offers additional 'Wally's Cafe' performance

Lompoc Civic Theatre has added an additional performance of its popular dinner theater production of "Wally's Café." The added show will take place Saturday in the Ellery Room at the Mission Club, 4300 Club House Road.

The show is a comedy about Wally, the owner of a roadside cafe outside of Las Vegas, his wife, Louise, a long-suffering spouse of a man with a dream, and Janet, a young lady who arrives one day as a want-to-be starlet, and never quite seems to leave. The play takes place over a 40-year span and is directed by Anne Ramsey.

Tickets are $55 for the show and a three-course meal provided by Sage Restaurant. Reservations are required. They can be made by calling 735-2281 or tickets can be purchased online at

'Howl-O-Ween' bake sale to benefit shelter animals

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Shadow’s Fund, a nonprofit organization that supports vulnerable shelter dogs, will hold a Spooktacular Howl-O-Ween Bake Sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Walmart, 701 W. Central Ave.

The sale will include a variety of baked goods and dog treats. There will also be a raffle for a dog basket filled with toys, treats, shampoo, a blanket, and more. Raffle tickets are $1 each. All of the proceeds will go toward assistance for the animals in the care of Shadow’s Fund, according to organizers.

For more information, contact Bea Rains at 736-3034.

Families invited to 'Messy Church' event 

The First United Church of Lompoc, 925 North F St., is inviting local families to attend its "Fall & Harvest Fun Messy Church" event, scheduled to take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

There will be a costume parade, hayride, music, crafts, drama, games, the Science Guy, "Trunk n’ Treat," and a simple supper. 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

Vendors sought for Holiday Bazaar 

The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 125 is seeking vendors to participate in this year’s Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 18.

Anyone interested in setting up a booth during the event is asked to contact Don Ramirez at 717-3022 or via email at or for the required application.