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LUSD open enrollment applications available

Lompoc Unified School District is offering opportunities for students to apply for enrollment at another school within the district, pending available space.

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are available at the District Office at 1301 North A St., at school sites and online at Applications must be received by Tuesday, Jan. 15, to be included in the lottery. Transportation will not be provided for approved applications.

For more information, contact LUSD's Central Attendance office at 805-742-3244.

Civic Theatre to hold auditions for 'Bloomsday'

The Lompoc Civic Theatre will hold auditions for “Bloomsday,” an Irish love story by Steven Dietz, at 7 p.m. on both Tuesday, Jan. 15, and Friday, Jan. 18, at Stone Pine Hall, 210 South H St.

The play tells the story of Robert, an American who returns to Dublin to reunite with Cait, the woman who captured his heart 35 years ago. Dancing backward through time, the older couple retraces their steps to discover their younger selves. The play blends wit, humor and heartache into a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before it is past, according to the LCT.

The available roles are for two men (age range 20 to 25, and 55 to 60) and two women (age range 20 to 25, and 55 to 60).

Friends of Library to hold winter book sale

The Friends of the Lompoc Library System will hold its annual winter book sale from Thursday, Jan. 17, through Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Grossman Gallery at the Lompoc Public Library, 501 E. North Ave.

The event will kick off with a special members-only "preview sale" from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. 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. It will include hardback and paperback books, CDs, videos, DVDs and audiobooks. Attendees will also be able to join the Friends of the Library during the sale or pay their their annual dues for 2019.

For more information or to help during the sale, call Dorothy at 805-735-3647. Teachers and nonprofit organizations interested in after-sale items are encouraged to call the same number.

Flower Festival Queen applications available

Applications for the 2019 Flower Festival Queen are available at the Lompoc Valley Festival Association office at 414 W. Ocean Ave. and online at Completed applications must be turned in at the office no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18.

Candidates must be at least 17 years old and won’t reach 21 prior to June 20, 2019. They must not currently be pregnant, have never been married, had a child or have been convicted of a felony. Candidates must also have been residents of the Lompoc Valley for at least a year. This includes Vandenberg Air Force Base, Vandenberg Village and Mission Hills.

For more information, call the LVFA at 805-735-8511.

YMCA to offer free 'Livestrong' program

The Lompoc Family YMCA is accepting registrations for its “Livestrong at the YMCA” program, a national partnership between the YMCA and the Livestrong Foundation to help adult cancer survivors achieve health goals.

The 12-week program is free to adult cancer survivors. The next session at the Lompoc facility is scheduled for Feb. 4 through April 25. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, the program will help participants move beyond cancer in mind, body and spirit, according to a YMCA spokesperson. Trained wellness coaches will work with each participant as they transition from treatment to regaining their physical and emotional strength.

Participants will receive a three-month membership and will be able to join in on an instructor-led class two days per week.

For more information on the program, including how to register, contact YMCA Regional Wellness Director Nicki Marmelzat at 805-686-2037 or email

Buddhist Center to host half-day workshop

Mahakankala Buddhist Center North, at 701 E. North Ave., Suite F, will sponsor a special half-day workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 16 titled "Shifting Away from Depression: A Buddhist Perspective.”

The workshop, which is open to everyone, will be led by visiting guest teacher Gen Kelsang Rigpa, an American Buddhist monk and the Western U.S. National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU. The workshop and meditations will focus on Buddha’s teachings about how to overcome painful states of mind that can lead to the experience of depression.

Preregistration is available at For more information, email or call 805-563-6000.

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