About Town: 3rd District candidate forum, Botanic and Horticultural Society meeting
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About Town: 3rd District candidate forum, Botanic and Horticultural Society meeting


AAUW to host 3rd District candidate forum

The Lompoc-Vandenberg Branch of the American Association of University Women is sponsoring a public forum for Santa Barbara County 3rd District supervisor candidates from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Providence Landing Clubhouse, 699 Mercury Ave.

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.

Botanic and Horticultural Society to meet

The Lompoc Valley Botanic and Horticultural Society will hold its next meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Stone Pine Hall, 201 South H St.

The program will be led by Eve Vigil, one of the founders of the San Luis Obispo Botanic Garden. It is expected that Vigil will share some of her experiences in starting, developing and maintaining that resource.

For more information, call Charlie Blair at 805-733-3189.

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 set 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, an association spokesperson said.

Both have performed with various orchestras in the area, and both currently teach students in their home studios.

Historical Society to host open house

The Lompoc Valley Historical Society will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at 207 North L St.

The event will offer visitors a chance to explore Lompoc's history, as well as a final chance this season to see the Christmas decorations at the 1875 Victorian home. An organ demonstration is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

For more information, email lompochistory@gmail.com.

Caldwell to meet with voters at DeWees Center

Andy Caldwell, who is running to represent California's 24th Congressional District, will hold a voter meet-and-greet event at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center, 1120 W. Ocean Ave. 

Caldwell, a Republican, is attempting to unseat incumbent Congressman Salud Carbajal, a Democrat.

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 School Principal Katy Wallace; physical therapist Lorena Rios; and youth leader Eddie Perez.

The ceremony will include recognition 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.

AYSO seeking nominations for board members

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

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

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


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