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Half-Century Club to host Bingo fundraiser

The Valley of Flowers Half-Century Club will hold a bingo fundraiser to benefit the Filipino-American Club, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Half-Century Club’s office at 341 North N St., at N Street and Laurel Avenue.

The cost is $10 for the first pack, $6 for each additional pack (10 games) and $1 for each special. There will also be a potluck, so attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share. There will be a dinner break midway through.

For more information, call 291-6092.

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. Tuesday 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 due to Barrett coming down with an illness.

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

Fundraiser to benefit Fallen Warriors Memorial

The Lompoc Valley Fallen Warriors Memorial Committee will host a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tom's Burgers, 115 E. College Ave.

Money raised will go toward a memorial the group plans to construct at Beattie Park to recognize and remember all military service members from Lompoc who died in combat.

For more on the memorial, or the fundraiser, call 588-4498 or email

Festival Association to hold open house 

The Lompoc Valley Festival Association will host an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the organization's office at 414 W. Ocean Ave.

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The event is open to the community. There will be refreshments, hors d'oeuvres and raffles, plus attendees will have an opportunity to meet this year's Flower Festival Queen candidates.

The 66th annual Lompoc Flower Festival, which is put on each year by the LVFA, is scheduled for June 20 through 24. The theme is "Space: The Final Frontier."

CHS Aquarium to host 'Polar Regions' open house

The Cabrillo High School Aquarium will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday themed "Life on the Edge: Polar Regions."

The free event, which is open to the community, will feature a wide variety of hands-on activities exploring how animals are able to live, thrive and survive in some of the most extreme environments on Earth. Many of the activities were developed for the aquarium’s SeaQuest program, in which local fourth-grade classes tour the facility each February. Open house attendees will also be able to view the aquarium’s permanent exhibits, including 1-month-old juvenile Moon Jellies in the newly expanded Jellies Lab.

The aquarium is located on the Cabrillo High campus, 4350 Constellation Road. For more information, contact Aquarium Director Greg Eisen at or 742-2888.