About Town: Lung Cancer fundraiser, Cabrillo Aquarium open house, Power shutoff presentation

About Town: Lung Cancer fundraiser, Cabrillo Aquarium open house, Power shutoff presentation

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Pizza fundraiser to benefit lung cancer foundation

The GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer will hold a pizza fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Wild West Pizza and Grill, 1137 North H St.

Fifty percent of the proceeds from each pizza sold to a customer who mentions the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer will go toward the nonprofit organization, which works to save lives and advance research by empowering those living with and at risk for lung cancer.

For more information, contact Kathi Downey at lungcancerlpc@aol.com.

CHS Aquarium to host 'Channel Drifters' open house

The Cabrillo High School Aquarium will hold a "Channel Drifters" open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the on-campus facility.

The free event will highlight all of the drifting animals found around the Channel Islands, from tiny plankton to delicate jellies. Activities will include brine shrimp microscope labs, clay plankton races, and a jellies craft for visitors of all ages. Student curators will also be giving feeding demonstrations throughout the evening for the largest collection of jellies on the Central Coast.

The aquarium’s ongoing projects and exhibits will be on display. The event will be the final open house of 2019, before the aquarium shuts down for the holidays and work begins on the first phase of the Interactive Tide Pool Project installation. Aquarium students and staff will share information about the planned renovation during the open house.

For more information, contact Aquarium Director Greg Eisen at eisen.greg@lusd.org or 805-742-2888.

PG&E rep to discuss power shutoff plan

A Pacific Gas and Electric Co. senior public safety specialist will speak about the public safety power shutoff plan during a free lecture scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Ocean’s Seven Café at Lompoc Valley Medical Center, 1515 E. Ocean Ave.

Stewart “Stew” Roth will lead the presentation, which is part of the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation’s fall lecture series. Roth works with first responders, CERT teams and community members to provide training, response and logistical support. PG&E and Southern California Edison have notified the state that it may be necessary to periodically turn off electricity to users when gusty winds and dry conditions combine with high fire risk.

Roth will discuss how the public can be prepared, have an emergency plan in place and where the public can find help if needed.

Museum program to focus on Honda Point disaster

The Lompoc Museum will host a free program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, that focuses on the Honda Point disaster, which occurred off the Santa Barbara County coast in 1923 and remains the largest peacetime loss of U.S. Navy ships.

The program will take place at Stone Pine Hall, 210 South H St. It will include a 15-minute screening of the 1992 Huell Howser program "Devil’s Jaw," which will be followed by a presentation updating what is known about the tragedy. The program will include commentary from James Carucci, an archaeologist and cultural resource manager with more than 20 years local experience, according to the Lompoc Museum.

For more information on the program, contact the Lompoc Museum at 805-736-3888 or lompocmuseum@gmail.com or visit the facility at 200 South H St.

Interfaith Alliance to hold Thanksgiving celebration

The Lompoc Interfaith Alliance invites the community to attend its annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration, beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the sanctuary at the First United Methodist Church of Lompoc, 925 North F St.

All are welcome to attend the celebration of gratitude and harmony. Participants from many of the faith communities in Lompoc will offer musical and spoken inspiration. There will be a reception following the service.

Lompoc Pops to present holiday favorites

The Lompoc Pops Orchestra will usher in the Christmas season with a special holiday concert scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the First United Methodist Church, 925 North F St.

The show is billed by the Lompoc Pops Orchestra as a "memorable evening of festive and delightful holiday favorites." General admission tickets at the door will be $20, while the cost will be $5 for students with I.D. Children 12 and younger will be admitted for free.

The concert is slated to include the orchestra’s renditions of holiday classics like "Sleigh Ride," "A Charlie Brown Christmas," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," as well as "March of the Toys" (from the 1961 film "Babes in Toyland"), among others. Additionally, guest artist Christopher Bengochea is scheduled to sing "White Christmas" and "O Holy Night," along with a third selection of his choosing.

To purchase advance tickets, call 805-735-6463. Reservations also can be made for will-call pickup. For more information on the Lompoc Pops Orchestra, visit www.lompocpopsorchestra.org.

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