About Town: Thanksgiving celebration, Holiday Decoration Contest nominations
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About Town: Thanksgiving celebration, Holiday Decoration Contest nominations

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Interfaith Alliance to hold Thanksgiving celebration

The Lompoc Interfaith Alliance invites the community to attend its annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration, beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the sanctuary at the First United Methodist Church of Lompoc, 925 North F St.

All are welcome to attend the celebration of gratitude and harmony. Participants from many of the faith communities in Lompoc will offer musical and spoken inspiration. There will be a reception following the service.

Nominations sought for Holiday Decoration Contest

The Lompoc Beautification and Appearance Commission now is accepting nominations for its 25th annual Holiday Decoration Contest. Nominations must be submitted by noon Friday, Dec. 6.

Nominations of Lompoc houses, apartments, businesses and other buildings with outdoor holiday decorations are welcomed for consideration. Prize winners will be picked by Lompoc Beautification and Appearance Commission judges, with judging set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. All nominees are asked to turn on their holiday lights before judging.

To make nominations, call Kathleen at 805-875-8034.

Lompoc Pops to present holiday favorites

The Lompoc Pops Orchestra will usher in the Christmas season with a special holiday concert scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the First United Methodist Church, 925 North F St.

The show is billed by the Lompoc Pops Orchestra as a "memorable evening of festive and delightful holiday favorites." General admission tickets at the door will be $20, while the cost will be $5 for students with I.D. Children 12 and younger will be admitted for free.

The concert is slated to include the orchestra’s renditions of holiday classics like "Sleigh Ride," "A Charlie Brown Christmas," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," as well as "March of the Toys" (from the 1961 film "Babes in Toyland"), among others. Additionally, guest artist Christopher Bengochea is scheduled to sing "White Christmas" and "O Holy Night," along with a third selection of his choosing.

To purchase advance tickets, call 805-735-6463. Reservations also can be made for will-call pickup. For more information on the Lompoc Pops Orchestra, visit www.lompocpopsorchestra.org.

LUSD open enrollment period begins Dec. 1

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 from Dec. 1 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.

Dog rescue teams with Floriano's for fundraiser

Shadow’s Fund Dog Rescue has teamed with Floriano's Mexican Food, 1129 North H St., for a fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.

Twenty percent of the proceeds from eligible meal purchases during the fundraiser hours will be donated to Shadow’s Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of senior dogs, dogs labeled as pit bulls, and dogs with a treatable injury or illness. Customers must mention Shadow's Fund when ordering to have their purchase included in the fundraiser.

For more information, contact Bea Rains at 736-3034.

Family seeking support for holiday bike drive

The organizing family of the "Brice Fabing Memorial Bikes 4 Kids Drive" is asking for the community’s help to bring in more than 100 bicycles this year for the drive, which will continue through Sunday, Dec. 15.

The drive is held in memory of Brice Fabing, a former Lompoc High School student and athlete who was killed in 2005 at age 17. Monetary donations can be dropped off at any CoastHills Credit Union branches. Donors are asked to make checks payable to “Brice Fabing Memorial Bikes 4 kids.” Donations — of money, bicycles or helmets — can also be sent to, or dropped off at, 1341 Marigold Way, Lompoc, CA 93436. 

All money will go toward new bicycles that will be distributed to local Lompoc children through various nonprofit and support organizations this holiday season, according to the Fabing family.

For more information, or to schedule a drop-off time with the Fabing family, call 805-735-6350.

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