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Solvang State of the City Address Scheduled for August 24

Solvang’s elected officials and leaders will bring news of the state of the town at the Craft House in Corque, 420 Alisal Road, on Wednesday, August 24 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The luncheon event will feature presentations from special guest speaker State Controller Betty Yee, Mayor Charlie Uhrig and City Manager Xenia Bradford.

The event kicks off at 11:30am and a meet & greet with Yee will follow.

According to the program agenda, both Uhrig and Bradford will provide an update on city services delivered to the community, achievements and key strategic initiatives from fiscal year 2021-22.

The program is hosted by the Solvang Chamber of Commerce and is open to the public.

Tickets for $50 include lunch and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/377563792467. For more information, call the Solvang Chamber of Commerce at 805-688-0701.

Rock/blues band The Coffis Brothers performs at Lost Chord Guitars

West Coast roots band The Coffis Brothers are bringing their Turn My Radio Up tour to Los Chord Guitars in Solvang on Thursday, September 8.

The five piece band, fronted by Kellen and Jamie Coffis, are slated to perform their recent “Blue Rose” release, characterizing the frontman brothers as music for car radios, hazy afternoons and long highways.

“It’s all American music,” said Kellen Coffis. “There’s rock, blues, acoustic folk and country in it. As music fans, we go all the way back to the beginning – to pioneers like Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers – but we also look to artists like the Eagles and Tom Petty for influence. That’s our script.”

The show starts at 7pm and the fee is $25 per person.

Lost Chords is located at 1576 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang.

For tickets and additional information, visit www.lostchordguitars.com/shows

Music in the Park summer concerts continue

Solvang Music in the Park continues to host family-friendly concerts every Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the gazebo of Solvang Park, located on the corner of Mission Drive and First Street.

Participants are invited to bring garden chairs, picnic blankets and family and friends.

The schedule of the remaining shows is as follows:

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Lompoc beekeepers will host National Honey Bee Day community event on Saturday

Lompoc Valley Beekeepers Association will be celebrating National Honey Bee Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 at Flying Goat Cellars Tasting & Art Salon, 1520 E. Chestnut Court in Lompoc.

Participation is free and open to members of the public.

During the event, local beekeepers will be on hand to offer local expertise and education on beekeeping, including viewing a self-contained beehive and honey tasting.

Local raw unfiltered honey will also be available in various sizes, with or without honeycomb, according to the association.

National Honey Bee Day was started in 2009 by a small group of beekeepers who petitioned and received a formal proclamation from the USDA honoring honeybees and beekeeping. The day falls on the third Saturday in August and serves as an opportunity to raise community awareness about the bee industry through education and promotion.

The Lompoc Valley Beekeepers Association, which meets at Flying Goat Cellars on the second Tuesday of each month, exists to promote beekeeping through best management practices, education and guidance of people about honeybees and beekeeping. The group also serves to raise public awareness of the environmental issues facing honeybees.

The annual membership fee is a suggested donation of $10 per family.

For more information, please contact Kate Griffith Winery at kate@flyinggoatcellars.com or 805-588-0996.

YMCA Offers LIVESTRONG Program for Cancer Survivors

The Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA is offering a complimentary 12-week LIVESTRONG wellness program to cancer survivors from August 30 to November 17.

The program is aimed at adult cancer survivors and focuses on treating the whole person, not just the disease. Such an approach helps participants move beyond cancer into body, mind and soul, a spokeswoman for the program said.

Trained wellness coaches will work with each participant as they transition from cancer treatment to regaining their physical and emotional strength.

Participants receive a three-month membership and participate in an instructor-led class two days a week.

For more information, contact Kathryn Thompson, Regional Director of Wellbeing, at 805-686-2037, or email Kathryn.Thompson@ciymca.org.

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