About Town: Open Mic Night at The Bookstore, Friends of Library spring sale

About Town: Open Mic Night at The Bookstore, Friends of Library spring sale


The Bookstore to host Open Mic Night 

The Bookstore, at 1137 North H St., will host an Open Mic Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 18, to celebrate National Poetry Month.

All ages are welcome to listen or read a favorite poem, song or something they’ve written. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 805-735-9729.

Friends of Library to hold spring book sale

The Friends of the Lompoc Library System will hold its annual spring book sale from Thursday, April 18, through Saturday, April 20, 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 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.

Church offering Good Friday prayer stations

The First United Methodist Church of Lompoc, at 925 North F St., is inviting the community to a “Good Friday Prayer Station Experience” from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the church’s Fellowship Hall.

Participants are invited to arrive any time between 4 and 7 p.m. There will be a prayer station set up for each of the Protestant “Stations of the Cross.” Each one will have a way to pray and experience that step on the road to the cross, according to the church, which noted that “all are welcome to ‘travel’ this road that Jesus took on the first Good Friday.”

For more information, call the church at 805-736-1271.

'Unity in the Community' set for Saturday

A fourth annual "Unity in the Community" gathering will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Guild Building (formerly The Grange) at 435 North G St.

The free event, which was started and is still organized by Lompoc resident Thomas Brandenberg, will include free hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and drinks, as well as music and other activities. Among the community leaders expected to attend is 3rd District Supervisor Joan Hartmann.

The purpose of the event is to bring together the many diverse people who make up Lompoc’s population, Brandenberg said.

Local author, bunnies to participate in book signing

Lompoc-based author Melissa Broughton and some bunnies are scheduled participate in a meet-and-greet and signing event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at The Bookstore, 1137 North H St.

Broughton is slated to sign copies of her children's book, "The Sleepy Bunny."

For more information, call 805-735-9729.

Bake Sale to benefit rescued puppy

An Easter-themed bake sale will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Grocery Outlet, 316 E. Ocean Ave., with proceeds set to go toward medical bills and rehabilitation for a puppy that was rescued from a suspected illegal marijuana grow in the Cuyama Valley.

The puppy, named Sir Hedgehog Wolfy, was born with neurological, leg and vision problems, according to KC Ochoa, the bake sale organizer who adopted the dog from the shelter to which it was taken after a raid at the marijuana grow. 

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/sirhedgehogwolfy/.

Registration open for 'Happy Happening' event

Registration is open for the Lompoc Elks Lodge's annual “Happy Happening” event, scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at River Park.

All individuals with special needs and their caretakers are invited to register for the event, which is billed as a day of fishing, fun, food and games designed to support the local special needs community. The Lompoc Elks Lodge will provide the fishing equipment and bait.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Lompoc Elks Lodge, the Anderson Recreation Center and The Box Shop, among other locations.

For more information, call 805-735-2345 or 805-736-2290 from 4 to 6 p.m. through Monday, April 23.

New textbooks to be available for preview

Several new textbooks that are being recommended for adoption in Lompoc Unified School District will be available for preview from Monday, April 29, through Monday, May 13, at the Lompoc Public Library, 501 E. North Ave.

The books include "Illustrative Math" (for sixth grade); "California World History" (seventh grade); "California American History" (eighth grade); and "World History," "US History," "Economics," "Sociology," "Psychology," and "Magruders Government," all for high school courses.

Adoption of the textbooks will be on the agenda of the May 14 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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