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Church to host 'Messy' event for families

The First United Church of Lompoc, 925 North F St., is inviting families to attend its final Surf Shack Summer Messy Church event for this summer, which is scheduled for 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The free event will include water Olympics, crafts, drama, games, the Science Guy, music and a simple supper. The event is especially for families with children, according to organizers.

For more information, call 736-1271 or visit

City offering STEM with Lego classes

The Lompoc Recreation Division is accepting registration for its Engineering with Lego Summer Camp classes.

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with Lego classes are scheduled for Monday through Friday at the Anderson Recreation Center. Intro to STEM with Lego is for ages 5 to 7 and runs from 9 a.m. to noon, while STEM Challenge with Lego is for ages 7 to 12 and runs from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost for each course is $145.

For more information, contact the Lompoc Recreation Division at 875-8100 or register at the Anderson Recreation Center, 125 W. Walnut Ave.

Families invited to Movies in the Park

The Lompoc Recreation Division will host a screening of the 1994 film “Little Giants” beginning at dusk, around 8 p.m., Friday at Ryon Park.

The event is the second and final installment of this summer’s Movies in the Park series. Attendees are encouraged to bring low-back chairs, blankets, snacks, or even dinner to the free, family-friendly screening. Some snacks will be available for purchase. Smoking, alcohol and pets will not be permitted.

For more information, contact the Lompoc Recreation Division at 875-8100.

Bingo games to benefit anniversary mural

The Valley of Flowers Half Century Club, 341 North N St., will host an afternoon of Bingo games, beginning at 1 p.m. Aug. 13, to raise funds for a 50th anniversary mural for Lompoc's Filipino-American Club.

The cost to play is $10 for the first pack and $6 for additional packs. Specials will be offered at $1 per game. The proceeds from the event, according to organizers, will be used to help the Filipino-American Club put up a mural depicting the contributions the club has made to Lompoc and the Central Coast over the past 50 years.

For more information, contact the Valley of Flowers Half Century Club between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at 736-6669.

Information booths sought for Mexican celebration

El Concilio de Lompoc, which will sponsor its 40th annual Mexican Independence Celebration on Sept. 10 at Ryon Park, is accepting applications from any club or group that would like to set up an information booth during the celebration.

Any club, organization or business that wishes to be involved is encouraged to call Joe Gonzales, the event organizer, at 735-7081.

The event is held annually to celebrate Mexico's independence from Spain.

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