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Library to host annual winter book sale

The Friends of the Lompoc Library System will hold its annual winter book sale Friday and Saturday, with a special members-only "preview sale" Thursday, at the Lompoc Library’s Grossman Gallery, 501 E. North Ave.

The hours for the Thursday preview sale are 5 to 7 p.m. The sale will be open to everyone from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The sale will include hardback and paperback books, CDs, videos, DVDs and audiobooks. Attendees will also be able to join the Friends of the Library.

For more information or to help during the sale, call Dorothy at 735-3647. Teachers and nonprofit organizations interested in after-sale items should call the same number.

Relay for Life kickoff meeting set for Thursday

A Lompoc Relay for Life Captains' Kickoff meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1201 North H St.

Everyone in the community is invited to the event, at which attendees can learn how to form a Relay team, be a sponsor, purchase luminaria or get more information. Any returning Relay for Life participants are encouraged to wear a Relay T-shirt as a prize will be awarded to the person wearing the oldest event shirt. There will also be a silent auction.

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The Lompoc event will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 19 at Huyck Stadium, 515 W. College Ave.

Mission to host docent training info meeting

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park will host a docent training information meeting from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the park's "La Sala."

Anyone who has a love of history, working with others, crafting, meeting visitors from around the world and/or learning new skills is invited to consider joining the team of docent volunteers at La Purisima, the most restored mission in California. The actual docent training will take place over eight weeks. Graduates of that course will promote to the role of docent, and then be able to participate in the many living history and youth education programs that take place at the mission.

Children must be at least 8 years old to attend. Everyone under 18 must attend with a parent or guardian. For more information, contact Ann Boggess at 735-3712 or at

Clark, Garrett to perform in LMA concert

Hilary Clark, on cello, and pianist Lynne Garrett will be the featured performers in the Lompoc Music Association’s first concert of 2018, scheduled for 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Valley of the Flowers United Church of Christ, 3346 Constellation Road.

Season tickets will admit. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults and $6 for students.

The concert will include English folk songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, such as “Lovely On the Water,” “She Borrowed Some of her Mother’s Gold” and “As I walked over London Bridge"; Edvard Grieg’s “Sonata in A Minor”; Manuel de Falla’s “Suite of Spanish Folksongs”; and Astor Piazzolla’s “Le Grand Tango.”

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LMA accepting applications for music scholarships

The Lompoc Music Association is accepting applications through Feb. 6 from local music students who wish to audition for a chance to earn scholarships.

The LMA’s scholarship program is open to students between the ages of 14 and 18 who live within the Lompoc Unified School District. The application forms are available at the counselor’s offices at Lompoc High School, Cabrillo High School, the Lompoc School of Music and the Lompoc Public Library.

Applications may be submitted by mail to the Lompoc Music Association, P.O. Box 734, Lompoc CA 93436. They must be received by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 6 to be considered. Auditions will be held Feb. 10 at the Valley of the Flowers Church of Christ, 3346 Constellation Road, and whoever is selected as first prize winner will also be expected to perform at the LMA's concert June 24 at La Purisima Mission.

City to host beautification workshop

The Lompoc Beautification and Appearance Commission will host a citywide enhancement/beautification workshop at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 100 Civic Center Plaza.

The workshop is a chance for community members to get involved and for groups to network with other groups to help make a difference in the community. Everyone is invited to the forum, in which participants are expected to brainstorm and come up with projects to help beautify the city.

For more information, contact the city at 875-8034 or visit