Distance Club to hold races at mission

The Lompoc Valley Distance Club is inviting local runners and walkers to participate in the Ray Gil and Alan Hunt Mission Memorial 5K/10K Run/Walk, scheduled for Sunday, May 5, at La Purisima Mission.

On-site registration will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Tule Village area northwest of the mission’s visitors center. The races are slated to begin at 9 a.m. The entry fee for adults is $10 for the 5K and $15 for the 10K, while fees for children 17 and younger are $5 for the 5K and $10 for the 10K. Lompoc Valley Distance Club members will receive a $2 discount.

Awards will be given to overall winners and to male and female first- and second-place winners for both distance events in eight age groups. The after-race refreshments will include the traditional Mothers Cookies started by the late Alan Hunt, plus fruit and water.

For more information, contact Larry Huyck at lompocvalleydistanceclub@gmail.com or at 805-291-7701.

Queen candidates to host 'Afternoon Tea' fundraiser

Flower Festival Queen candidates Tess McIntyre and Brooklynn Gregory are inviting members of the community to join them for "A Mother-Daughter Afternoon Tea" fundraiser from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center, 1120 W. Ocean Ave.

The event, which will benefit both candidates' queen campaigns, will include actresses portraying Disney princesses, 2018 Flower Festival Queen Kaitlyn Chui and a photo booth. Attendees are encouraged to wear their prettiest dresses.

Tickets at the door will be $25 for adults and $15 for children.

YMCA to raise funds at Blaze Pizza

The Lompoc Family YMCA has teamed with Blaze Pizza, 1405 North H St., for a fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 10.

The restaurant has agreed to donate 20 percent of the proceeds from sales to customers who show a picture of this notice or the event flyer while making a purchase during the fundraiser hours.

The fundraiser will benefit programs at the YMCA, according to the organizers.

LHS alumni group accepting scholarship applications

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The Lompoc High School Alumni Association is currently accepting applications for three $1,000 scholarships that the organization will award this year to graduating seniors or graduates of Lompoc High School who are attending college or vocational school.

To be eligible, graduating seniors must have attended LHS for four years and must be the son/daughter of a member of the LHS Alumni Association. Applications will also be accepted for LHS graduates attending a university, community college or vocational school who are enrolled in at least 12 units.

Applications can be picked up at the LHS counseling office, 515 W. College Ave., or can be downloaded from www.lompocalumniassn.org. The deadline to submit an application is May 17.

Any Lompoc High School graduate interested in becoming a member of the Lompoc High School Alumni Association can visit www.lompochighalumni.com for more information. Lifetime membership is $30.

Gardening workshop to focus on pollinators

The University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will host a free public workshop titled “Planning a Pollinator Garden” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Stone Pine Hall, 200 South H St.

Attendees will be able to learn about the importance of pollinators, the different types of pollinators, how to build a habitat for pollinators, and how to analyze soil and climate for plant selection.

The featured speakers will be Lompoc residents Sheryl Reimers and Jim Rice. Reimers grows flowers in her garden for bees and Rice is an avid beekeeper. They also maintain a vegetable garden, a small orchard, and belong to beekeeping groups. They are first-year Master Gardeners.

To learn more about the program, visit http://cesantabarbara.ucanr.edu/Master_Gardener/, or contact the Master Gardener Helpline at 805-893-3485 or anrmgsb@ucanr.edu.

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.

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.

The library is accepting teen volunteer applications through May 28. 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.

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