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About Town: Queen application deadline, AYSO seeking board members

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Flower Fest Queen applications due Friday

Applications to run for 2020 Flower Festival Queen are available at the Lompoc Valley Festival Association office at 414 W. Ocean Ave. and online at www.lompocvalleyfestivals.com. Completed applications must be turned in at the office no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10.

Candidates must be at least 17 years old and won’t reach 21 prior to June 20. Candidates must not currently be pregnant, have never been married, had a child or have been convicted of a felony. Candidates must also have been residents of the Lompoc Valley for at least a year. This includes Vandenberg Air Force Base, Vandenberg Village and Mission Hills.

For more information, call the LVFA office at 805-735-8511 from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

AYSO seeking nominations for board members

The Lompoc American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is accepting nominations for board members.

Anyone interested is asked to contact Lompoc Regional Commissioner Meghan Stallworth at meghan5316@icloud.com by Thursday, Jan. 30.

Voting and appointments will be made on Monday, Feb. 3.

Lompoc Civic Theatre to present 'The Winners'

The Lompoc Civic Theatre will present the world premiere of “The Winners,” written by M.J. Sewall, this month with a trio of staged readings.

The performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on both Friday, Jan. 10, and Saturday, Jan. 11, with a 2 p.m. show on Sunday, Jan. 12. They will take place at Stone Pine Hall, 210 South H St. The staged readings will be free to the public, but donations are encouraged.

In “The Winners,” a group of former coworkers gets together for a reunion 10 years after winning the lottery. As the party unfolds, old resentments show up and unspoken truths crash the party. Then, a surprise announcement changes everything.

The performances will star Rachel Mello, Cara Carucci, Noël Shields, Craig Scott, Rich Gracyk and LaShawn Snerling. They will be directed by Mike Sewall.

For more information, call 805-735-2281.

AAUW to host 3rd District candidate forum

The Lompoc-Vandenberg Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is sponsoring a public forum for 3rd District Santa Barbara County supervisor candidates from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at a location to be determined.

The candidates invited to attend include incumbent Joan Hartmann and challengers Karen Jones, Jessica Alvarez Parfrey and Bruce Porter. It will be a non-partisan event, according to the AAUW.

For more information about the forum or AAUW in general, email lompocvandenberg-ca@aauw.net or call 805-588-2916.

Garrett, Woodruff to headline LMA concert

Pianist Lynne Garrett and violinist Mary Beth Woodruff will open the Lompoc Music Association’s 2020 concert schedule with a show scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Valley of the Flowers United Church of Christ, 3346 Constellation Road.

Admission to the concert will be $20 for adults and $6 for students. Those with season tickets also will be admitted.

Among the compositions featured will be Mozart's “Sonata in G Major,” Brahms' “Sonata in A Major,” Handel's “Sonata in F Major,” and Prokofiev's “Five Pieces.”

Both Garrett and Woodruff are well-known in Santa Barbara County and the Central Coast for their musical talents. Both have performed with various orchestras in the area, and both currently teach students in their home studios.

Peace Prize to be awarded at Jan. 26 ceremony

The Lompoc community is invited to attend the 10th annual Valley of the Flowers Peace Prize ceremony, which will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Valley of the Flowers United Church of Christ, 3346 Constellation Road in Vandenberg Village.

The 10 nominees being honored this year for having contributed to peace and understanding in the community include: Immigration counselor Guadalupe Perez; grassroots philanthropist Jose Trejo; community leader Yasmin Dawson; AAUW coordinator Pam Buchanan; 8-year-old philanthropist Boss Brockett; pastor Eric De La CruzYuri Gomez and her classmates, known collectively as Lompoc Youth Connections; Maple High Principal Katy Wallace; physical therapist Lorena Rios; and youth leader Eddie Perez.

The ceremony will include recognitions of each nominee, as well as musical interludes and commentaries on peace. After the ceremony, attendees will be invited to the church Fellowship Hall for refreshments.

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