Rescue to hold Valentine-themed bake sale

Shadow’s Fund Dog Rescue will hold a Valentine's Day-themed bake sale fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Grocery Outlet, 316 E. Ocean Ave.

The sale will include a variety of baked goods, including dog treats. All proceeds, according to organizers, will benefit Shadow's Fund, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping senior dogs, so-called bully breeds and dogs with treatable injury or illness that are often passed over for adoption.

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

Church to host 'Snow Day' celebration

For the second straight year, Lompoc Foursquare Church is set to host a free “Snow Day” celebration from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in the church parking area at East Walnut Avenue and North C Street.

The event, which is open to the community, will include a sledding hill, snow play area, crafts and food. The church previously hosted a snow event on Jan. 29, 2017.

For more information, contact the church at 736-2772.

Families invited to 'Messy Church' event 

The First United Methodist Church of Lompoc, 925 North F St., is inviting local families to attend its "God is Love" Messy Church event from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 11.

Activities for the free Valentines Day-themed event will include “Heart Hunt,” “Yarn Hearts” and a candy heart stacking competition and craft. The celebration time will be “Jesus is God’s Best Valentine.” The event will also include a visit from the Science Guy and a simple supper for all attendees. 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

Volunteers needed for community project

The Lompoc Beautification and Appearance Commission is seeking volunteers to assist with a work project planned for Feb. 17 at D Street and North Avenue.

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The work, which will begin at 8 a.m. and run until it is complete, will involve spreading mulch, planting drought-tolerant plants and helping to enhance the community. Lunch will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring tools, such as wheelbarrows, shovels, pitchforks and rakes.

To RSVP as a volunteer, call 875-8034.

Barrett to discuss senior issues during program

Rona Barrett, who runs the Rona Barrett Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Santa Ynez that is dedicated to the aid and support of senior citizens in need, will be the featured speaker during a special program scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 20 in the sanctuary at the First United Methodist Church, 925 North F St.

Anyone who is a senior, a caregiver to a senior or hopes to be a senior citizen someday is invited to attend.

Prior to Barrett’s presentation, the church will host a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. The event had initially been scheduled for January, but was postponed.

For more information, call the church office 736-1271 or visit