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Lompoc Recreation offering lifeguard training

The Lompoc Recreation Division will be running a lifeguard training course starting Friday, March 25, available to people 15 years and older.

The deadline to register is Monday, March 21.

A pre-course will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 25. The three-day training course will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday March 26, Sunday March 27 and Sunday April 2. , at the Lompoc Aquatic Center, 207 W. College Ave.

The course will be delivered in a blended learning format, consisting of classroom activities, virtual learning and hands-on practice. Participants will learn accident prevention, rescue techniques, emergency systems, water rescue techniques, basic care (CPR/AED) and first aid.

At the end of the course, participants will receive certification from the American Red Cross in Lifesaving, CPR, and First Aid.

The registration fee is $200 and can be refunded to Lompoc residents who apply to the program and are hired within 30 days of course completion, according to recreation officials.

LUSD Seeks Community Feedback on Possible Textbook Adoption

The Lompoc Unified School District plans to purchase new materials for Lompoc and Cabrillo High Schools as part of textbook adoption in 2022-23.

The school board, community, parents, teachers, staff and students are invited to learn about the new materials that will be on display at the Lompoc Public Library between March 26 and April 23.

Lompoc Healthcare Organization Unveils Updated Website

the Lompoc Valley Community Health Care Organizationwhich strives to establish an inclusive culture of health and wellness for local residents, launched a comprehensive new website design that better showcases local nonprofit organizations and community partners, announced the organization.

According to LVCHO Executive Director Ashley Costa, the $5,000 refresh was sponsored by the Santa Barbara Foundation’s Small Capacity Building Grant, which was supplemented by internal funding from LVCHO.

The website now features the organization’s current and past work, including projects such as Open Streets, Safe Routes to School and Creative Crosswalks, as well as its role in the Lompoc Community Athletics Project campaign.

More recent projects include the dissemination of a health newsletter; a community immunization awareness campaign; a census outreach effort targeting underserved neighborhoods; installation of bicycle repair stations in town and a program to promote physical activity.

“We want the community to better understand who we are and that we have been serving the Lompoc Valley for 22 years,” Costa said.

The 7th Annual Spring Garden Tour Returns May 7

The Alpha Literary and Improvement Club will present its seventh annual Spring Garden Tour from noon to 4 p.m. on May 7, featuring a crafty, self-guided tour of five local gardens.

Refreshments will be served at the Lompoc Historical Society during the tour at 207 North L St., Lompoc.

Tickets are $30 per person.

For more information, contact Donna Dimock with the Lompoc Alpha Club at 805-736-3390.

AARP Volunteers Offering Free Tax Preparation Services Through April 13

IRS-certified tax assistance volunteers from the Lompoc AARP Foundation are making tax preparation appointments for community members through April 13.

The 2021 tax deadline is April 18.

Community members are encouraged to contact 805-717-1302 to schedule a tax filing time at a location to be disclosed.

Documents to leave with tax preparers after providing proof of identity include all 2021 tax documents and 2020 tax returns.

Once a customer’s return is complete, pickup will be arranged.

The service is free and open to all taxpayers.

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