About Town: Measure I meeting, Youth Theater camp

About Town: Measure I meeting, Youth Theater camp

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Community meeting to focus on Measure I

A public informational meeting on Measure I, the 1% sales tax increase that will go before Lompoc voters on March 3, has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Grossman Gallery at the Lompoc Public Library, 501 E. North Ave.

The meeting was arranged by resident Yasmin Dawson, and will include comments from Mayor Jenelle Osborne and resident Darryl Tullis. It will feature information on why the measure is on the ballot and potential impacts the measure could have on Lompoc.

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration open for Youth Theater camp

The Lompoc Recreation Division and Lompoc Youth Theater are accepting registrations for a one-week camp that will culminate with a performance of the musical “Gold Dust or Bust.”

The theater camp is designed for children ages 5 to 14 years old. It will be held Monday, Feb. 17, through Friday, Feb. 21, at the Anderson Recreation Center, 125 W. Walnut Ave. The finale performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.

The camp has two options — one from 9 a.m. to noon for $129, and the other from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $199 per child. Children participating until 2 p.m. are asked to bring a sack lunch.

Tickets to the performance, which will be open to the public, are available for purchase for $5 for those ages 14 and younger, and $8 for those 15 and older.

For more information, or to register, contact the Lompoc Recreation Division at 805-875-8100 or visit the Anderson Recreation Center. Online registration is also available at https://apm.activecommunities.com/LompocRecreation.

City to host teen employment workshop 

Registration is open for the city of Lompoc's Summer Employment Workshop for Teens, which is designed to inform young people between the ages of 15 and 19 years old about the process of finding employment.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 18, and Wednesday, Feb. 19, and from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Anderson Recreation Center, 125 W. Walnut Ave. The cost of the workshop is $15 per student.

The workshop will focus each of its three days on a new, helpful technique for a successful job hunt, including: how to acquire and complete a job application, resume writing, and interview tips and techniques. All who complete the program are guaranteed an interview with the Lompoc Recreation Division for summer employment.

For more information, contact the city at 805-875-8100 or visit the Anderson Recreation Center. Registration is also available online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/LompocRecreation.

Dog rescue teams with pizzeria for fundraiser

Shadow’s Fund Dog Rescue has teamed with Wild West Pizza and Grill, 1137 North H St., for a "Pizza Party" fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Fifty percent of the proceeds from all regular-priced pizza purchases during the fundraiser hours will be donated to Shadow’s Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of senior dogs, dogs labeled as pit bulls, and dogs with a treatable injury or illness. Customers, whether dine-in or carry-out, must mention Shadow's Fund to have their purchase included in the fundraiser.

For more information, contact Bea Rains at 805-736-3034.

Church inviting community to Imposition of Ashes

The First United Methodist Church, at 925 North F St., is inviting community members to its Imposition of Ashes service at noon or 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, also known as Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.

For more information, call the church office at 805-736-1271, or visit www.lompocumc.org.

Registration open for lifeguard training course

The Lompoc Recreation Division is set to offer a training course that will enable participants to become American Red Cross-certified lifeguards.

The course, which costs $125 per person, is available to students ages 15 and older. A pre-course session will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. The actual classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday, Feb. 29, and Sunday, March 1. All training will be at the Lompoc Aquatic Center, 207 W. College Ave.

The course teaches lifesaving skills to help keep people safe in, on and around the water. It is an intensive course offered in a blended learning format, according to the city. The online portion of the course must be completed prior to the first class session.

The deadline to register for the course is Friday, Feb. 21. Preregistration is required, and can be done by calling the Lompoc Recreation Division at 805-875-8100 or registration can be completed online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/lompocrecreation.

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