Pianist to headline Lompoc Music Association show

William Koseluk, advertised as “Lompoc’s own” piano virtuoso, will take center stage at the Lompoc Music Association’s next concert, scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Valley of the Flowers United Church of Christ, 3346 Constellation Road.

Koseluk is scheduled to perform works by three major composers: “Sonata #31 in A- Flat Major” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Gaspard de la Nuit,” a French impressionistic virtuosic classic by Maurice Ravel; and “Sonata #3 in B Minor” by Frederic Chopin.

Tickets for the concert will be $20 for adults and $6 for students. They will be available at the door.

Democratic Club to screen film on fracking

The Environmental Issues Committee of the Lompoc Valley Democratic Club will host a free community screening of the film “Groundswell Rising” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Lompoc Public Library’s Grossman Gallery, 501 E. North Ave.

The award-winning documentary film looks at the grassroots movement challenging the oil and gas industry practice of fracking. There are several requests by oil companies to build new or resurrect old oil wells on the Central Coast, noted the Lompoc Valley Democratic Club, which aims to show with the screening how communities across the country have had to change when oil companies have come in to use fracking and methods like steam injection or oil injection and acidization to release crude from the earth.

After the movie, an update will be provided on current oil company requests in Cat Canyon (Sisquoc to Los Alamos) and a discussion will be held regarding the next steps in the process of those requests reaching the Santa Barbara County board of supervisors.

Fashion show to benefit American Cancer Society

The Lompoc Relay for Life's "Love Will Find a Cure" team will hold a fashion show and luncheon fundraiser on Saturday, April 6, at the Lompoc Elks Lodge, 905 E. Ocean Avenue.

A social hour will begin at 11 a.m., with the luncheon set to start at noon. A variety of raffle items and door prizes will also be available. As always, local cancer survivors will be the models and will share their stories of their fight against cancer. This year, the models will be wearing fashions from Deasee’s Boutique in Lompoc.

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Tickets are $40, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

For more information and/or tickets, contact Lu Knowles at 805-736-0049 or Diane Zemanovic at 805-737-0566. Reservations are requested by March 31.

Families invited to Easter-themed 'Messy Church' event 

The First United Church of Lompoc, 925 North F St., is inviting local families to attend its "More than the Bunny — Easter Messy Church" event, which is scheduled to take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 7.

Activities for the free event will include crafts, games, music and other exercises for children. It will also include a visit from the Science Guy and a simple supper for all attendees. The event is especially for families with children, according to organizers. A parent or other adult must accompany children.

For more information, call 805-736-1271 or visit lompocumc.org.

Lompoc Pops' Spring Concert set for April 8

The Lompoc Pops Orchestra, a 45-piece semi-professional orchestra composed of Central Coast musicians, will present its Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at First United Methodist Church, 925 North F St.

A wide variety of well-known, popular music will be featured, including several popular Tango pieces, complete with ballroom dancers. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for full-time students of all ages (student ID at the door will be required). Children 12 and younger will be admitted free.

For tickets, call 805-735-6463.

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