Lompoc Pops to present Spring Concert

The Lompoc Pops Orchestra, a 45-piece semiprofessional 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.

Lompoc Valley Medical Center offers diabetes series

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is offering a community education series titled “Living Well with Diabetes.”

The program aims to educate attendees about achieving a target blood sugar level, eating healthy foods and being active. This month's remaining classes will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the next two Mondays — April 8 and April 15. After a break, the program will repeat on May 6, May 13 and May 20, and then again on June 3, June 10 and June 17. All sessions will take place in the Ocean’s Seven Café at LVMC, 1515 E. Ocean Ave.

Physician referrals are not necessary to enroll in the series. There is a $15 fee per class. To sign up, call LVMC Registered Dietitian Mariafelix Gonzalez at 805-737-5788. Gonzalez, who earned a master’s degree in human nutrition, will lead the program.

For more information, visit lompocvmc.com/events.

American Legion group to hold enchilada fundraiser

The Sons of the American Legion Vandenberg Squadron is selling green enchilada dinners to raise funds, with the meals set to be available for pickup between noon and 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the westside entrance of the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E. Locust Ave.

The meals are $10 apiece. They will include beans and rice along with the enchilada.

Orders can be placed in advance by texting Don Ramirez at 805-717-3022 or Adele Vargas at 805-944-4766. All dinners ordered via phone will be cash-only.

Adam to hold office hours at Vets Building

Santa Barbara County 4th District Supervisor Peter Adam will be available to meet with constituents from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E. Locust Ave., Suite 101.

Members of the community are invited to drop by to discuss any concerns or questions they may have about local county government.

Anyone unable to attend can call Adam’s office at 805-737-7700 for assistance or to make an appointment.

Wild West Pizza to host benefit fundraiser

Wild West Pizza, at 1137 North H St., will host a fundraiser on Thursday, April 11, in support of the “A New Hope” team that is raising money for research for Angelman syndrome.

The fundraiser will include a bake sale during dinner hours, and Wild West has pledged to donate 50% of pizza sale proceeds during the day to the "A New Hope" team. Customers just need to mention "EmmaRose" when ordering.

The fundraiser is in connection with an annual walk that will be held in Atascadero this year that raises funds for the Angelman Syndrome Foundation. The money goes toward research, education and awareness of the rare neurological genetic disorder that affects a person's communication and balance, and is accompanied by debilitating seizures.

GI Forum to hold Fish Fry fundraiser

The Lompoc Valley American GI Forum will hold a Fish Fry fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E. Locust Ave.

Meals will be $10 and will include fish, fries, coleslaw, roll and a drink.

Queen candidate to host youth soccer camp

Brooklynn Gregory, who is running to become the 2019 Flower Festival Queen, will host a two-day Queen Candidate AYSO Youth Camp from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 15, and Tuesday, April 16, at Riverbend Park.

The soccer camp, which is being sponsored by AYSO, is open to children ages 4 to 13. The cost is $35 per day or $60 for both days if registered before Monday, April 8. There will be an additional $5 fee for on-site registration. Pizza and water will be provided. Proceeds will support Gregory’s queen campaign.

To register, contact Gregory at bgregory6@icloud.com or Dorine Fabing at dorine.fabing@verizon.net.

New textbooks to be available for preview

Three new textbooks that are being recommended for adoption in Lompoc Unified School District will be available for preview from Monday, April 15, through Tuesday, April 26, at the Lompoc Public Library, 501 E. North Ave.

The books include "Exploring the Basics of Drawing," second edition (2015); "A Guide to Drawing," eighth edition (2012); and "Principles of Food Science" (2015).

Adoption of the textbooks will be on the agenda of the May 14 LUSD Board of Education meeting, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Education Center Board Room, 1301 North A St.

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