Free lecture to focus on long-term senior care

Dallas Leigh Atkins, a Santa Barbara-based elder care attorney, will lead a free lecture on long-term senior care from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Ocean’s Seven Café inside Lompoc Valley Medical Center, 1515 E. Ocean Ave.

Atkins, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, is slated to speak about the differences in coverage between Medicare (for short-term rehab care) and Medi-Cal (long-term care). Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn strategies for legal options and how to stay away from financial pitfalls, get educated about maintaining autonomy and dignity, and plan for all stages of life. Atkins has practiced law since 1977 and is also a marriage and family therapist.

The lecture is presented by the Community Education Committee of the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation.

Friends of Library to hold summer book sale

The Friends of the Lompoc Library System will hold its annual summer book sale on Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, with a special members-only "preview sale" from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Lompoc Public Library’s Grossman Gallery, 501 E. North Ave.

The sale will be open to everyone from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 19 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20. The sale will include hardback and paperback books, CDs, videos, DVDs, audiobooks, and the Friends' "Treasure Table." Attendees will also be able to join the Friends of the Library during the sale and/or pay their 2019 dues.

For more information or to help during the sale, call Dorothy at 805-735-3647. Teachers and nonprofit organizations interested in after-sale items are encouraged to call the same number.

Legion to host 'Christmas in July' bazaar

The Sons of the American Legion Vandenberg Squadron 125 will host a "Christmas in July" bazaar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E. Locust Ave.

Spots are still available for vendors and craft-makers who would like to operate a display. The cost is $25 per space.

For more information, call Don Ramirez at 805-717-3022 or email him at drsalpnvc7@gmail.com.

Library to host free concert on lawn

The city of Lompoc is inviting community members to attend its "Concert on the Library Lawn" event, which will feature performances from Eric Kniermin and Amanda Mar beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Lompoc Public Library, 501 E. North Ave.

The concert will be free. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair to sit on, and to bring food for a picnic.

For more information, contact the Lompoc Public Library at 805-875-8775.

Iris Society to hold annual Rhizome Sale

The Lompoc Valley Iris Society will hold its annual Iris Rhizome Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in the parking lot at CoastHills Credit Union, 1320 North H St.

The sale will include high-quality iris of recent introduction, grown in Iris Society members' gardens, according to the organization. In addition to the traditional rhizomes, the sale will also include iris plants (growing in one- and two-gallon cans), all with photos.

For more information, contact Iris Society President Ben Schleuning at 805-340-5597.

Community invited to Veterans United meeting

American Veterans United, a nonprofit that advocates for active-duty service members, veterans and their families, is inviting the community to attend its next monthly general meeting, scheduled to begin at noon Saturday, July 27, at American Legion Post 211, 636 North H St.

The meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of each month, are open to the public, and all veterans seeking help with benefits and claims are encouraged to attend. There will also be merchandise for sale and a 50/50 raffle will be held after the meeting. Free transportation will be provided to AVU members in Santa Maria. 

For more information or to reserve a ride, call Clettus McDonell at 805-598-4260 or email avuinc@yahoo.com.

Faith leaders to host 'The Great Get Together'

For the second straight year, leaders of Lompoc-area Christian churches will host "The Great Get Together," a community event that aims to bring the community together to celebrate, love and bless Lompoc.

The free event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Ryon Park, 800 W. Ocean Ave. It will include a free barbecue lunch, bounce houses, face painting, a talent show, and free “Back to School” giveaways for children.

During the event, several sponsoring churches and local nonprofit faith-based partners will have tables with information regarding their respective organizations and service programs.

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