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CHS Aquarium to hold 'Earth Day' open house

The Cabrillo High School Aquarium will host an Earth Day-themed open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the on-campus facility at 4350 Constellation Road.

The free event, which is open to the community, will feature the aquarium's interactive displays, and visitors of all ages will be able to learn about ways that humans can make Earth a better place to live. Additionally, registration information will be available for the aquarium’s upcoming Summer Camp, which will be held June 10 through 14.

For more information, contact Aquarium Director Greg Eisen at eisen.greg@lusd.org or 742-2888.

Community Garden to host open house

The Lompoc Community Garden, located at 903 W. College Ave., will host a free open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27.

Attendees will be able to learn about the garden on self-guided tours, participate in projects and enjoy snacks. There will also be free plants made available that were donated by Plantel Nurseries Inc.

Community invited to Veterans United meeting

American Veterans United, a nonprofit that advocates for active-duty service members, veterans and their families, is inviting the community to attend its monthly general meeting, scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the American Legion Post 211, 636 North H St.

Veterans seeking help with benefits and claims are encouraged to attend. There will also be merchandise for sale and a 50/50 raffle afterward. The American Veterans United meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of each month.

For more information, call Clettus McDonell at 805-598-4260 or Frank Renteria at 805-212-2232 or email avuinc@yahoo.com.

Artesia School open house slated for Saturday

There will be an open house at the old Artesia Schoolhouse, 115 W. Chestnut Ave., from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

Built in 1876, Artesia was the Lompoc Valley’s first county school and was the oldest used continuously before closing in 1961. On display will be old school desks, ink wells, books, and even a dollhouse made to look like Artesia with students at their desks. There is no charge, but a $1 donation is appreciated.

For more information, call 805-736-9442.

Quartet to perform at special jazz service

The Jazz Divine Quartet will provide the music for a special jazz service scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 28, at Valley of the Flowers United Church of Christ, 3346 Constellation Road.

The quartet has been active in religious and secular settings for 10 years on the Central Coast. The event is free and open to the public, and a free lunch will follow the service.

For more information, contact Geoff Moran at 805-944-7335.

New textbooks to be available for preview

Several new textbooks that are being recommended for adoption in Lompoc Unified School District will be available for preview from Monday, April 29, through Monday, May 13, at the Lompoc Public Library, 501 E. North Ave.

The books include "Illustrative Math" (for sixth grade); "California World History" (seventh grade); "California American History" (eighth grade); and "World History," "US History," "Economics," "Sociology," "Psychology" and "Magruder's Government," all for high school courses.

Adoption of the textbooks will be on the agenda of the May 14 LUSD Board of Education meeting, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Education Center Board Room, 1301 North A St.

Fallen Warriors group to host 'Dinner and Dance' fundraiser

The Lompoc Valley Fallen Warriors Memorial committee will hold its sixth annual “Red, White and Blue Dinner and Dance” beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E. Locust Ave.

The event is a fundraiser for ongoing maintenance of the memorial, which is located at Beattie Park and honors local residents who died while serving in the military. Tickets are $50 per person. Appetizers and cocktails will be served beginning at 5 p.m., with the program slated to start at 6 p.m.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call Laurie Lane at 805-588-4498 or visit www.facebook.com/LompocValleyFallenWarriorsMemorial.

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