City, LUSD offices to close Friday
Several city of Lompoc offices and all Lompoc Unified School District campuses and offices will be closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day.
The city closures include City Hall, the Lompoc and Village libraries and the Lompoc Police Department's records division. The Lompoc Aquatic Center, however, will be open for recreation swim from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. LUSD and city operations will return to normal scheduling on Monday.
VFW Post 1717 to host program
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1717 will host a Veterans Day Program beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E. Locust Ave.
During the program, VFW members and other attendees will celebrate and honor the bravery and sacrifices of all U.S. veterans and troops serving worldwide in uniform.
Elks Lodge celebration
The Lompoc Elks Lodge, 905 E. Ocean Ave., will host its annual Veterans Day Celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and the public is invited to attend.
Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meals are free for veterans and $3 for others. The Rip Tide Big Band will provide live entertainment from noon to 3 p.m., and there will also be displays of military memorabilia.
For more information, call 733-0601.
Documentary screening, reception
The 2016 documentary film “The Longest Road,” co-directed by Lompoc native Jennifer Salcido, will be shown during a screening event at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lompoc’s Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 500 E. North Ave.
Tickets for the event are $35.
Following the screening, there will be a reception at the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E. Locust Ave., that will include wine and beer tastings, silent auctions, and a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers and some of the humanitarians seen in the film.
All proceeds will go toward local veteran services and the refugee organization featured in the film, according to organizers. The event is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 125. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/the-longest-road-santa-barbara-county-screening-tickets-37856071529.