Grand opening planned for new farmers market

Community members are invited to attend a grand opening celebration for the new Route 1 Farmers Market, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, in the parking lot of the Vandenberg Village Community Services District office at 3745 Constellation Road.

The event will include various options for purchase, including fresh local produce, artisanal breads, cold-pressed juices, handmade crafts and lunch options. It will also feature kids activities and prize-basket raffles, with no purchase necessary. Third District County Supervisor Joan Hartmann is also scheduled to speak at the celebration.

The new weekly farmers market will replace the Village Farmers Market that closed down in 2018. The creation of the market has been a joint effort between the Healthy Lompoc Coalition, Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization, HEAL Advisory Cabinet, Public Health Department’s Nutrition Obesity Prevention Program, the Santa Barbara Foundation, and other Lompoc advocates and supporters.

Queen candidate to hold taco, bake sale

In support of her Flower Festival queen campaign, Brooklynn Gregory will hold a taco and bake sale and silent auction beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Johnny's Grill, 321 W. Ocean Ave.

The sale is open to everyone and will feature live singing from current Flower Festival Queen Kaitlyn Chui. Gregory, whose candidacy is being sponsored by the Lompoc AYSO, has a fundraising goal of $2,500.

Church group to hold spaghetti fundraiser dinner

The United Methodist Men of the First United Methodist Church will hold a spaghetti fundraiser dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Fellowship Hall at the church, which is located at 925 North F St.

The event is open to everyone. The cost for a meal will be $12 per person, while children ages 12 and younger will be able to eat for free with a paid adult. The proceeds, according to organizers, will go to support community charitable organizations. There will also be a "cake walk."

Tickets can be purchased in advance after the Sunday worship service or at the door on the night of the event. To reserve a seat, or for more information, call the church office at 805-736-1271.

Cabrillo student to host youth basketball camp

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Cabrillo High School student Jeremy Hicks is inviting local youth to participate in a weeklong “Nothin’ but Net” basketball camp he will host this month to benefit the Noah Scott Foundation and to fulfill his senior project requirements.

The camp, which is being billed as a fundraiser that blends basketball training with character building, will be open to boys and girls who will be in the fifth through eighth grades in the 2019-20 school year. It will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. each day from Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 14, at the Cabrillo High School gymnasium, 4350 Constellation Road.

The cost to attend the camp is $50. The money will go toward the Noah Scott Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to aid foster children and is named after Noah Scott, a Lompoc teen who died in 2017 from leukemia. 

For registration information, contact Hicks at 805-819-9606 or visit https://nothinbutnetcamps.wixsite.com/nothinbutnetcamp.

Registration open for Youth Theater camp

The Lompoc Recreation Division and Lompoc Youth Theater are accepting registrations for a one-week summer camp that will conclude with a presentation of “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids.”

This camp is designed for children ages 5 to 9 years old. It will take place from Monday, June 17, through Friday, June 21, at the Anderson Recreation Center. The camp has two options — one from 9 a.m. to noon for $125, and the other from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $199 per child. Children participating until 2 p.m. have the option to bring a sack lunch or partake in the free summer lunch program, also held at the Anderson Recreation Center.

The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Jun. 21. Auditions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 15. Tickets to the performance are $5 for children 14 and younger and $8 for patrons 15 and older.

For more information, or to register, contact the Lompoc Recreation Division at 805-875-8100, stop by the Anderson Recreation Center at 125 W. Walnut Ave., or visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/LompocRecreation.

Ministry to host youth basketball camp

The Lompoc Valley Christian Men's Ministry will sponsor its 18th annual "Ultimate 3-Pointer" summer basketball camp for children in third through ninth grades from June 25 through June 28 at the Trinity Church of the Nazarene gymnasium, 500 E. North Ave.

Awards and prizes will be given out. Registration is $70 per child.

To register, or for more information, contact Myron Swain at 805-736-6351 or Stan Chang at 805-737-4433.

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