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About Town: Japanese drums, Buddhist Center workshops

About Town: Japanese drums, Buddhist Center workshops

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Church to host Japanese drums workshop

The Valley of the Flowers United Church of Christ, 3346 Constellation Road, will host a free Japanese drums workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1.

Ojai O’Daiko, a Japanese drum ensemble, will help lead the workshop. Community members of all ages are invited to attend and learn about Japanese drumming. Space is limited and reservations are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

To sign up, email For more information, call the church at 805-733-3333. Although the workshop is free, donations will be accepted.

Buddhist Center to host workshop

Mahakankala Buddhist Center North will sponsor a mala making workshop from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Plaza de Oro, 701 E. North Ave., Suite F (upstairs).

There will be a brief talk about the way Buddhists use malas (prayer beads) to count prayers and mantras, followed by instruction and hands-on mala making.

For more information, call 805-563-6000; email; or visit

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.

New textbook to be available for preview

A new textbook that is being recommended for adoption in Lompoc Unified School District will be available for preview from Tuesday, June 11, through Tuesday, June 25, at the Lompoc Public Library, 501 E. North Ave.

The book is titled "AP European History — Western Civilization 10th edition" (Cottage Learning, 2018) and would be used in secondary social studies courses.

Adoption of the textbook will be on the agenda of the June 25 LUSD Board of Education meeting, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Education Center Board Room, 1301 North A St.

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

Legion seeking vendors for summer bazaar

The Sons of the American Legion Vandenberg Squadron 125 is seeking vendors and craft-makers who would like to operate a display at the squadron's Christmas in July Bazaar, which is scheduled for July 20 at the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E. Locust Ave.

The cost is $25 per space.

For more information, call Don Ramirez at 805-717-3022.

Lompoc High Class of '69 to hold 50-year reunion

The Lompoc High School Class of 1969 will hold its 50th class reunion over the weekend of Aug. 30 through Sept. 1. 

Anyone who would like to attend or receive more information about the event is encouraged to visit, call Jan at 805-736-9495, or call Linda at 805-736-5572.


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