Library to host annual winter book sale

The Friends of the Lompoc Library System will hold its annual winter book sale Friday and Saturday, with a special members-only "preview sale" Thursday, at the Lompoc Library’s Grossman Gallery, 501 E. North Ave.

The hours for the Thursday preview sale are 5 to 7 p.m. The sale will be open to everyone from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The sale will include hardback and paperback books, CDs, videos, DVDs and audiobooks. Attendees will also be able to join the Friends of the Library.

For more information or to help during the sale, call Dorothy at 735-3647. Teachers and nonprofit organizations interested in after-sale items should call the same number.

Relay for Life kickoff meeting set for Thursday

A Lompoc Relay for Life Captains' Kickoff meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1201 North H St.

Everyone in the community is invited to the event, at which attendees can learn how to form a Relay team, be a sponsor, purchase luminaria or get more information. Any returning Relay for Life participants are encouraged to wear a Relay T-shirt as a prize will be awarded to the person wearing the oldest event shirt. There will also be a silent auction.

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The Lompoc event will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 19 at Huyck Stadium, 515 W. College Ave.

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 — will be offered for a donation of $20 per dozen. Cheese-only tamales will be offered for $25 per dozen.

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

Mission to host docent training info meeting

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park will host a docent training information meeting from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the park's "La Sala."

Anyone who has a love of history, working with others, crafting, meeting visitors from around the world and/or learning new skills is invited to consider joining the team of docent volunteers at La Purisima, the most restored mission in California. The actual docent training will take place over eight weeks. Graduates of that course will promote to the role of docent, and then be able to participate in the many living history and youth education programs that take place at the mission.

Children must be at least 8 years old to attend. Everyone under 18 must attend with a parent or guardian. For more information, contact Ann Boggess at 735-3712 or at

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Clark, Garrett to perform in LMA concert

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. Sunday 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.”

Interfaith Alliance to host panel discussion

The Lompoc Interfaith Alliance will sponsor the second of its three interfaith panel discussions at 4 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Franklin Fireside Room of the First United Methodist Church, 925 North F St.

The purpose of the discussions is to promote understanding of and reveal the commonalities of five of the major world religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. Each panelist will describe the major beliefs of their faith tradition. The panel presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session and refreshments. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.

For more information, contact the church office at 736-1261 or