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Lompoc Police to hold second Food Truck Fest

In celebration of National Police Week, the Lompoc Police Department will hold its second Food Truck Fest from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday outside the LPD headquarters, at 107 Civic Center Plaza.

The event is free and open to the community. It will include eight food trucks and police demonstrations involving the LPD’s SWAT and K-9 units. Several department vehicles will also be on display, and there will be music and free activities for children, as well as bicycle demonstrations presented by the Healthy Lompoc Coalition.

The participating food trucks include Big Food Truck, Javed Kabab Paradise Food, Wild West Pizza, Crave Mini Donuts, Cubanissimo, BBQ in the Stix, Super Grill and Island Mix’s.

Cabrillo High to host open house event

Cabrillo High School will host its annual Celebration of Learning open house event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The public is invited to visit the school to view senior projects. The on-campus aquarium will be open during the event, and aquarium students will be displaying their in-depth projects alongside their fellow seniors. Additionally, aquarium guests will be able to view the facility’s permanent exhibits, including large Sea Nettles and juvenile Moon Jellies in the jellies lab, shark pups in the cold water reef, and corals growing in the coral propagation wetlab.

For more information on the aquarium portion of the open house, contact Aquarium Director Greg Eisen at or at 742-2888.

Hospital to host lecture on strokes, heart attacks

Lompoc Valley Medical Center will host a free lecture focusing on stroke, heart attack and sepsis beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Ocean’s Seven Café, 1515 E. Ocean Ave.

The lecture will be led by LVMC Emergency Department Medical Director Dr. Steven Reichel and LVMC Emergency Department/Critical Care Unit Director Lorraine Jones.

The event, which is open to the public, is part of the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation’s Community Education lecture series.

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 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-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. To schedule an appointment, call 543-4290, ext. 0.

Free senior health expo set for Friday

Several community agencies are teaming to host a Senior Health Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center, 1120 W. Ocean Ave.

The free event will include health screenings, fitness testing, and exhibits on health and wellness. In addition to informational booths, there will be door prizes, cooking demos and a free barbecue lunch, courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Lompoc.

The event is sponsored by the Lompoc Recreation Division, Sansum Clinic, Area Agency on Aging and Meridian Senior Living, among others. For more information, call Lompoc Recreation Supervisor Sue Slavens at 875-8098.

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AAUW to hold annual installation, meeting

The Lompoc-Vandenberg Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its annual meeting and installation at 6 p.m. Friday. 

Prospective members are welcome to join the group, as members will introduce two scholarship winners from Lompoc and Cabrillo high schools, along with officers for next year. Charter member Donna Wood will be the installing officer. 

A dinner will precede the festivities at a private residence. For more details and to RSVP, email or call 733-1734 by Thursday.

Membership in AAUW is open to people with an associate degree or higher, and there are no barriers to full participation in the organization based on gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, disability or class.

Bingo fundraiser to benefit Half-Century Club

The Valley of Flowers Half-Century Club, 341 North N St., will host a bingo fundraiser Sunday to help the club raise money for a new furnace and other upgrades.

Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and games are scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. The event is open to players ages 18 and older. The cost to play is $10 per pack, $1 per special and $1 Hot Ball.

For more information, call 736-6669.