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Youth center to hold barbecue

The Lompoc Valley Community Youth Center will host a fundraiser barbecue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 537 North K St. Chicken, tri-tip and pork rib dinners will be offered for $7 each. All proceeds will benefit youth programs at the center. For information, call 735-6433.

Unity Shoppe telethon airs today

The 23rd annual Unity Shoppe telethon will air on channels KCOY 12 and FOX 11 from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. today. The nonprofit Unity Shoppe assists in providing clothing, food and supplies to assist the mission of many programs and schools, both countywide and in Lompoc. The telethon call line is 965-4122.

Toy Ride to be held Sunday

All motorcycles and vehicles are invited to participate in Bobby Knudsen’s ninth annual Memorial Toy Ride on Sunday.

Riders will meet at 9:30 a.m. and ride out at 10 a.m., at the Whistle Stop, 805 W. Laurel Ave.

The ride will proceed to the Elks Lodge in Santa Ynez, then to the American Legion in Orcutt and return to the Whistle Stop in Lompoc for a barbecue at 2 p.m.

The public is invited to bring an unwrapped toy to benefit the children of the Lompoc Valley.

For more information, call 735-2350.

Soccer program hosting fundraiser Sunday

Lompoc High School girls soccer will host a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Pommerville’s gas station, 1001 North H St.

The fundraiser will benefit the Brice Fabing Memorial Bikes 4 Kids.

Anyone interested in participating can bring a new bike or helmet and get a free car wash.

The third annual Brice Fabing’s Bikes 4 Kids fundraiser will collect new bikes this season for deserving children in the Lompoc Valley. Proceeds from the car wash and bake sale will help purchase bicycles.

Donations will be accepted through Thursday by calling Donnie Fabing at 735-6350. Contributions can be made to the Brice Fabing Memorial Bikes 4 Kids, care of CoastHills Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 200, Lompoc, CA 93438.

School district seeking members for new board

Lompoc Unified School District La Mesa Alternative Education Center will form a public Charter High School Board and is seeking civic-minded citizens with an interest in youth and education to join the board.

This school is a nontraditional public high school that specializes in personalized and collaborative teaching.

Board responsibilities include monthly meetings and preview of agenda items prior to the meeting; oversight of the school action plan; curriculum and budget; and development of future plans with the staff.

Interested parties should attend the first meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 4010 Jupiter Ave. in Vandenberg Village. Elections will follow.

For more information, call 742-3150.

Holiday home tour and tea to be held Sunday

The Lompoc Hospital Foundation will hold the Holiday Home Tour and Candlelight Tea from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The event will be held inside Ocean’s Seven Cafe at Lompoc Valley Medical Center, 1515 E. Ocean Ave. Tickets still are available for $25 per person at CVS Pharmacy and at the door.  All proceeds benefit the Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s new hospital building.

Lompoc Civic Theatre to hold auditions

Lompoc Civic Theatre will hold auditions for next season’s first dinner theater show “The Kitchen Witches” at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Auditions will be held at Stone Pine Hall, next to the Lompoc Museum, 200 South H St. There are parts open for two women, ages 50 to 60 years, and two men, ages 25 to 35 years. The show by Caroline Smith is a comedy directed by Marian Stave and produced by Noel Shields.

Items for About Town should be submitted at least a week in advance to Kirsten Simons at 737-1056 or

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