'Resolution Run' planned for New Year's Day
Lompoc community members are invited to ring in a healthy new year by participating in the city's annual Resolution Run, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, at the River Bend Park fitness trail, located at the north end of A Street.
The three-mile fun run, put on by the Lompoc Recreation Division, is open to people of all ages and fitness levels. Participants will be able to walk or run the course. Registration is $20.
Participants can register the morning of the event, or by searching "Resolution Run" at https://apm.activecommunities.com/lompocrecreation/Activity_Search.
Senior's Club to host New Year's Day potluck
The Lompoc Senior's Club will host a New Year's Day Potluck Lunch event from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, at Stanley Horn Homes, 640 North Q St.
The event is a fundraiser for the Senior's Club, which provides activities for local seniors. Everyone is welcome. Attendees who are younger than 50 are asked to bring a senior with them. There is no cost or membership required to enter, but a donation of $1 is requested.
For more information, contact David Tekaat at 661-333-7746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flower Fest Queen applications available
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.
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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.
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 Cruz; Yuri 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.
LUSD open enrollment period underway
Students in Lompoc Unified School District who wish to attend a school other than their school of residence during the 2020-21 school year must have a parent or guardian apply for a transfer during the district's open enrollment period, which will last through Jan. 15.
Students already enrolled with a transfer need not reapply to remain at their present school. However, matriculation from elementary to middle school or from middle to high school will require the submission of a new transfer application.
Although every effort is made to keep families together, siblings are not guaranteed approval, according to LUSD, and an application must be submitted even if the family already has a child attending a school other than the family's neighborhood school.
Transportation will not be provided for students who attend school on an approved intradistrict transfer attendance application.
Applications can be accessed at www.lusd.org or picked up at the LUSD receptionist desk at 1301 North A St. For more information, call the attendance office at 805-742-3244.