Guest preacher to lead photojournalism presentation

The Rev. Paul Jeffrey, a United Methodist missionary and photojournalist, will lead a multimedia presentation based on his globe-spanning photojournalism and also serve as a guest preacher on Sunday, May 19, at the First United Methodist Church of Lompoc, 925 North F St.

Jeffrey’s presentation will begin after a free breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall. The worship service, which will be led by Jeffrey, is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. in the church’s sanctuary. Jeffrey, according to the church, has filed stories from more than 80 countries and his work has been published in magazines such as “Christian Century” and “National Catholic Reporter.”

Sunday’s programs are free and open to the community. For more information, call the church office at 805-736-1271.

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.

Barbecue fundraiser to benefit queen candidate

The Lompoc Elks Lodge, 905 E. Ocean Ave., will host a fundraiser barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, to benefit Lompoc Flower Festival queen candidate Naomi Ledesma's campaign.

Barbecue chicken dinners will be offered for a donation of $10. They can be picked up at the lodge's back door during the fundraiser hours. Presale tickets are available at the lodge or by contacting the lodge's Queen Candidate Committee at 805-865-6223.

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/.

Registration open for Junior Firefighters Camp 

Registration is currently open for this year's Junior Firefighter Camp, which is being offered by the Lompoc Recreation Division and Fire Department.

The camp, which is open to kids ages 7 to 10, will run from Monday, June 17, through Thursday, June 20, at Fire Station 1, 115 South G St. The camp will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. the first three days and then from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 20.

The camp aims to incorporate fun and education, and allow participants to experience a bit of life as a firefighter, according to the city. The cost to register is $45 for Lompoc residents, and $54 for nonresidents. The fee includes a T-shirt and hat.

For more information, or to register, contact the Lompoc Recreation Division at 805-875-8100, or stop by the Anderson Recreation Center at 125 W. Walnut Ave. Online registration is also available at https://apm.activecommunities.com/LompocRecreation.

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