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Pops to open season with patriotic concert

The Lompoc Pops Orchestra will open its 21st season Monday by honoring the victims and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a program of patriotic music.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Lompoc's First United Methodist Church, 925 North F St. Tickets will be $20 for general admission, $5 for full-time students of all ages and free for children 12 and younger.

For more information or to reserve tickets, call 735-6463 or visit

Adam to hold office hours at vets building

Santa Barbara County 4th District Supervisor Peter Adam will meet with constituents from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E. Locust Ave., Suite 101.

Members of the community are invited to drop by to discuss any concerns or questions they may have about local county government.

Anyone unable to attend can call Adam’s office at 737-7700 for assistance or to make an appointment.

City to offer lifeguard training

The Lompoc Recreation Division is offering a course that will enable participants to become American Red Cross certified lifeguards.

The course is open to people ages 15 and older. Training will take place at the Lompoc Aquatic Center, 207 W. College Ave. There will be a precourse meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. The actual course will be held Sept. 23, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The cost is $175.

The course will teach lifesaving skills to help keep people safe in, on and around the water, according to a city spokesperson. Completion of the various skill and written tests given as part of the course will result in participants becoming Red Cross-certified lifeguards.

Preregistration is required and can be done by calling the Lompoc Recreation Division at 875-8100 or by visiting the Anderson Recreation Center at 125 W. Walnut Ave.

Civic Theatre plans benefit show at library

The Lompoc Civic Theatre will offer a benefit performance of “Wally’s Café” at 2 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Lompoc Public Library’s Grossman Gallery, 501 E. North Ave.

Tickets are $10 each and are available at the Lompoc and Village libraries and at The Bookstore, 1137 North H St. Written by Sam Bobrick and Ron Clark and directed by Anne Ramsey, “Wally’s Café” is a lighthearted, fast-paced comedy about 40 years in the lives of Wally, the owner of a roadside café near Las Vegas, his long-suffering wife Louise, and Janet, an aspiring starlet who shows up one day and never leaves.

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Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Seating is limited, so early purchase is advised. Tickets are nonrefundable and all proceeds go to the Friends of the Library for distribution to the Lompoc and Village libraries.

For more information, contact Cathy at 735-6566.

Elks Lodge to host Craft Bazaar on Oct. 7

The Lompoc Elks Lodge, 905 E. Ocean Ave., will host its annual Craft Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7.

Spaces are available for rent starting at $20.

Attendees will be able to shop, as well as enjoy a picnic on the lodge’s back patio. There will be tri-tip sandwiches, hot dogs, drinks and baked goods for sale.

Among the items expected to be on sale are creations of glass, wood art, jewelry, blankets, aprons and other items that have been sewn, knitted and/or crocheted. 

For more information or to rent a space, call Joyce at 900-0710. Applications can also be picked up at The Box Shop, 740 North H St.