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Blood drive to be held at Elks Lodge

The United Blood Services of the Central Coast will hold a blood drive from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Lompoc Elks Lodge, 905 E. Ocean Ave.

Donors must feel well, have eaten prior to donation, weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years old and have photo identification. Walk-ups are encouraged.

Civic Theatre to offer free staged readings of 'Proof'

The Lompoc Civic Theatre will present staged readings of “Proof,” a play by David Auburn, over three days from Friday, Jan. 11, through Sunday, Jan. 13, at Stone Pine Hall, 210 South H St.

The performances will be free to attend and open to the community. They will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The play centers on Catherine, who spent years caring for her now-deceased father. Haunted by his mathematical brilliance and his mental health issues, she fears inheriting both. When Hal, her father’s former student, finds a ground-breaking mathematical proof among her father’s writings, it forces Catherine into crisis. Exploring the nature of genius, relationships and the power of love, “Proof” is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The performance will include some adult language. For more information, call 805-735-2281.

'Backtrack' to headline Lompoc Concert Association show

Backtrack, an award-winning a cappella group, will be the featured act in the Lompoc Concert Association’s third event of the 2018-19 season, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the First United Methodist Church of Lompoc, 925 North F St.

The five-person group, which is based out of New York City, explores the power of the human voice through unique vocal arrangements, tight harmonies and world-class beatboxing, according to event organizers.

Tickets will be available when doors open at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Admission will be $25 for adults and $5 for students. For more information on the Lompoc Concert Association, visit or call 805-588-5971.

LUSD open enrollment applications available

Lompoc Unified School District is offering opportunities for students to apply for enrollment at another school within the district, pending available space.

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are available at the District Office at 1301 North A St., at school sites and online at Applications must be received by Jan. 15 to be included in the lottery. Transportation will not be provided for approved applications.

For more information, contact LUSD's Central Attendance office at 805-742-3244.

Flower Festival Queen applications available

Applications for the 2019 Flower Festival Queen are available at the Lompoc Valley Festival Association office at 414 W. Ocean Ave. and online at Completed applications must be turned in at the office no later than 4 p.m. Jan. 18.

Candidates must be at least 17 years old and won’t reach 21 prior to June 20, 2019. They must not currently be pregnant, have never been married, had a child or have been convicted of a felony. Candidates must also have been residents of the Lompoc Valley for at least a year. This includes Vandenberg Air Force Base, Vandenberg Village and Mission Hills.

For more information, call the LVFA at 805-735-8511.

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