Queen candidate to host youth soccer camp

Brooklynn Gregory, who is running to become the 2019 Flower Festival Queen, will host a two-day Queen Candidate AYSO Youth Camp from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 15, and Tuesday, April 16, at Riverbend Park.

The soccer camp, which is being sponsored by AYSO, is open to children ages 4 to 13. The cost is $40 per day or $65 for both days. Pizza and water will be provided. Proceeds will support Gregory’s queen campaign.

To register, contact Gregory at bgregory6@icloud.com or Dorine Fabing at dorine.fabing@verizon.net.

The Bookstore planning Open Mic Night 

The Bookstore, at 1137 North H St., will host an Open Mic Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 18, to celebrate National Poetry Month.

All ages are welcome to listen or read a favorite poem, song or something they’ve written. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 805-735-9729.

SpringFest carnival wristbands on sale

Carnival wristbands are currently on sale for this year's SpringFest celebration, which is scheduled for April 19 through 21 at Ryon Park.

The wristbands, which allow the wearer unlimited rides on most carnival attractions, are $25 if purchased during the presale and will be $30 at the park.

They are available at the Lompoc Valley Festival Association Office; the Lompoc Chamber of Commerce; The Party Shop; La Miramar Western Shop; Just 2 Sweet Candy Creations and Events; Grocery Outlet; Bank of the Sierra; CoastHills Credit Union; Vons; Albertsons; and from the Lompoc Parks and Recreation Division.

Friends of Library to hold spring book sale

The Friends of the Lompoc Library System will hold its annual spring book sale from Thursday, April 18, through Saturday, April 20, in the Grossman Gallery at the Lompoc Public Library, 501 E. North Ave.

The event will kick off with a special members-only "preview sale" from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The sale will be open to everyone from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It will include hardback and paperback books, CDs, videos, DVDs and audiobooks. Attendees will also be able to join the Friends of the Library during the sale or pay their annual dues for 2019.

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.

'Unity in the Community' set for Saturday

A fourth annual "Unity in the Community" gathering will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Guild Building (formerly The Grange) at 435 North G St.

The free event, which was started and is still organized by Lompoc resident Thomas Brandenberg, will include free hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and drinks, as well as music and other activities. Among the community leaders expected to attend is 3rd District Supervisor Joan Hartmann.

The purpose of the event is to bring together the many diverse people who make up Lompoc’s population, Brandenberg said.

Local author, bunnies to participate in book signing

Lompoc-based author Melissa Broughton and some bunnies are scheduled participate in a meet-and-greet and signing event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at The Bookstore, 1137 North H St.

Broughton is slated to sign copies of her children's book, "The Sleepy Bunny."

For more information, call 805-735-9729.

New textbooks to be available for preview

Three new textbooks that are being recommended for adoption in Lompoc Unified School District will be available for preview from Monday, April 15, through Tuesday, April 26, at the Lompoc Public Library, 501 E. North Ave.

The books include "Exploring the Basics of Drawing," second edition (2015); "A Guide to Drawing," eighth edition (2012); and "Principles of Food Science" (2015).

Adoption of the textbooks will be on the agenda of the May 14 LUSD Board of Education meeting, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Education Center Board Room, 1301 North A St.

Registration open for 'Happy Happening' event

Registration is open for the Lompoc Elks Lodge's annual “Happy Happening” event, scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at River Park.

All individuals with special needs and their caretakers are invited to register for the event, which is billed as a day of fishing, fun, food and games designed to support the local special needs community. The Lompoc Elks Lodge will provide the fishing equipment and bait.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Lompoc Elks Lodge, the Anderson Recreation Center, and The Box Shop, among other locations.

For more information, call 805-735-2345 or 805-736-2290 from 4 to 6 p.m. April 16 to April 23.

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