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Schools, offices to close for Memorial Day

Lompoc City Hall and other local, state and federal offices, as well as public schools, will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

The City of Lompoc Transit (COLT) will not offer service on Monday, and the Anderson Recreation Center, DeWees Community and Senior Center and the landfill also will be closed. Trash will not be picked up Monday, and trash collection will be delayed one day all week for city of Lompoc customers. The Aquatic Center will operate on normal hours.

All Lompoc Unified School District schools and education center offices will be closed. Classes and business will resume Tuesday, May 28.

Lompoc leaders to host budget workshop 

The Lompoc City Council and staff will host a budget workshop at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, in the City Council Chambers at Lompoc City Hall, 100 Civic Center Plaza.

Community members are encouraged to attend and provide input regarding the city's 2019-21 biennial budget. The meeting will also be broadcast live on TAP TV on Channel 23 through Comcast, and on the city of Lompoc website at www.cityoflompoc.com

Library seeking teen volunteers for summer

The Lompoc Public Library is looking for teen volunteers to help with its Summer Reading Program, themed “It’s Showtime @ Your Library,” which will be held from June 1 to July 26. Applications are being accepted through Tuesday, May 28.

Program leaders are seeking friendly, enthusiastic teens ages 13 to 17 who work well with others and can make a commitment to support the library during this busy time. Duties include shelving returned library materials, assisting with programming, and helping staff with the summer party on July 26.

A mandatory orientation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the Grossman Gallery at the Lompoc Library, 501 E. North Ave.

Applications are available at the front desks of the Lompoc and Village libraries, and online at www.cityoflompoc.com/library. Positions are limited, so applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

Church to host Japanese Drums workshop

The Valley of the Flowers United Church of Christ, 3346 Constellation Road, will host a free Japanese Drums workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1.

Ojai O’Daiko, a Japanese drum ensemble, will help lead the workshop. Community members of all ages are invited to attend and learn about Japanese drumming. Space is limited and reservations are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

To sign up, email ucclompoc@gmail.com. For more information, call the church at 805-733-3333. Although the workshop is free, donations will be accepted.

Buddhist Center to host workshop

Mahakankala Buddhist Center North will sponsor a mala making workshop from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Plaza de Oro, 701 E. North Ave., Suite F (upstairs).

There will be a brief talk about the way Buddhists use malas (prayer beads) to count prayers and mantras, followed by instruction and hands-on mala making.

For more information, call 805-563-6000; email info@meditateinlompoc.org; or visit https://meditationinsantabarbara.org/meditation-in-lompoc/.

Church group to hold spaghetti fundraiser dinner

The United Methodist Men of the First United Methodist Church will hold a spaghetti fundraiser dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Fellowship Hall at the church, which is located at 925 North F St.

The event is open to everyone. The cost for a meal will be $12 per person, while children ages 12 and younger will be able to eat for free with a paid adult. The proceeds, according to organizers, will go to support community charitable organizations. There will also be a "Cake Walk."

Tickets can be purchased in advance after Sunday Worship Service or at the door on the night of the event. To reserve a seat, or for more information, call the church office at 805-736-1271.

New textbook to be available for preview

A new textbook that is being recommended for adoption in Lompoc Unified School District will be available for preview from Tuesday, June 11, through Tuesday, June 25, at the Lompoc Public Library, 501 E. North Ave.

The book is titled "AP European History — Western Civilization 10th edition" (Cottage Learning, 2018) and would be used in secondary social studies courses.

Adoption of the textbook will be on the agenda of the June 25 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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