Nominations sought for 'Say It With Flowers' contest

The Lompoc Beautification and Appearance Commission is taking nominations for its "Say It With Flowers" yard beautification contest.

Nominations of Lompoc residences and businesses can be made through May 17. Judging for the contest will take place May 20 through May 30. Homes and businesses not nominated could still potentially be considered by contest judges for prize contention. Front yards will be judged on various factors including visual appeal and maintenance. Backyards are not eligible for judging. Flowers should be part of the landscaping, per the contest theme.

Nominations can be submitted to Diane Najera by calling 805-875-8034. Winners and honorable mention recipients will be announced at the sixth annual Appreciation & Awards Presentation Program from 6 to 8 p.m. June 25 at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center.

Day of Prayer event to be held at City Hall

The Lompoc Ministerial Association will hold its National Day of Prayer event from noon to about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Civic Center Plaza Courtyard, between City Hall and the Lompoc Police Department at 100 Civic Center Plaza.

The event is free and open to the community. It will include several local spiritual leaders who will offer prayers for the country, state, county, city and various other topics, as well as group singing of religious patriotic songs and small group prayers.

For more information, call 805-735-2976 or email ayrm@earthlink.net.

Church to hold yard sale fundraiser

The Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, 708 N. Third St., will host a yard sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4.

The sale will include clothing, furniture, and all kinds of treasurers, according to organizers.

For more information, call 805-588-3744.

Tickets available for 'Garden Tour and Tea'

Tickets are on sale now for the Lompoc Alpha Club's sixth annual Garden Tour and Tea event, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 4.

Tickets are $25 each. The event will include self-guided tours of five local gardens from noon to 4 p.m. and tea from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Alpha Clubhouse, 704 E. Ocean Ave. The Clubhouse will also host a Garden Gift Sale with items from Lompoc Valley Florist & Home Décor and there will be a drawing for a gift basket. Cabrillo High School’s horticultural department will also have many plants for sale at the clubhouse.

Tickets can be purchased at Lompoc Valley Florist & Home Décor at 1026 North H St., at the Lompoc Chamber of Commerce at 111 South I St., or by calling 805-736-1645.

Fallen Warriors group to host 'Dinner and Dance' fundraiser

The Lompoc Valley Fallen Warriors Memorial committee will hold its sixth annual “Red, White and Blue Dinner and Dance” beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E. Locust Ave.

The event is a fundraiser for ongoing maintenance of the memorial, which is located at Beattie Park and recognizes local residents who died while serving in the military. Tickets are $50 per person. Appetizers and cocktails will be served beginning at 5 p.m., with the program slated to start at 6 p.m.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call Laurie Lane at 805-588-4498 or visit www.facebook.com/LompocValleyFallenWarriorsMemorial.

Distance Club to hold races at mission

The Lompoc Valley Distance Club is inviting local runners and walkers to participate in the Ray Gil and Alan Hunt Mission Memorial 5K/10K Run/Walk, scheduled for Sunday, May 5, at La Purisima Mission.

On-site registration will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Tule Village area northwest of the mission’s visitors center. The races are slated to begin at 9 a.m. The entry fee for adults is $10 for the 5K and $15 for the 10K, while fees for children 17 and younger are $5 for the 5K and $10 for the 10K. Lompoc Valley Distance Club members will receive a $2 discount.

Awards will be given to overall winners and to male and female first- and second-place winners for both distance events in eight age groups. The after-race refreshments will include the traditional Mothers Cookies started by the late Alan Hunt, plus fruit and water.

For more information, contact Larry Huyck at lompocvalleydistanceclub@gmail.com or at 805-291-7701.

Queen candidates to host 'Afternoon Tea' fundraiser

Flower Festival Queen candidates Tess McIntyre and Brooklynn Gregory are inviting members of the community to join them for "A Mother-Daughter Afternoon Tea" fundraiser from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center, 1120 W. Ocean Ave.

The event, which will benefit both candidates' queen campaigns, will include actresses portraying Disney princesses, 2018 Flower Festival Queen Kaitlyn Chui and a photo booth. Attendees are encouraged to wear their prettiest dresses.

Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. At the door they will be $25 for adults and $15 for children. To purchase advance tickets, call Dorine at 805-875-8287 or Melinda at 805-875-8237.

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