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Lompoc Babe Ruth registration

Lompoc Babe Ruth begins sign-ups for its 2018 season with early bird registration on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at George Meyer Field from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A second and final early bird registration will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., also at Meyer Field.

These are the only early bird registration dates.

The early bird registration fee is $140 and includes four $10 barbecue tickets.

The fee increases to $175 for all ensuing registrations dates at Meyer Field; Saturdays, Jan. 13 and 20 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., and Wednesdays, Jan. 10, 17 and 24 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A birth certificate is required at registration.

Tryouts will be held at Meyer Field at 9 a.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3.

The opening day barbecue will be held on Saturday, March 3.

Volunteers are needed for board positions, managers, coaches and umpires.

For more information, email

VCA alumni games

Valley Christian Academy is celebrating Christmas with holding two alumni games Friday night.

The Lions will play a women's volleyball game at 6 p.m. followed by men's basketball game at 7 p.m.

Call VCA Athletic Director Pete Fortier at (805) 260-5951 to sign up to play.

Boxing history on display

The Santa Maria Sports History Club has a display featuring the history of boxing in the Santa Maria Valley all month at the Santa Maris Public Library.

The display has memorabilia dating back to the 1930s and includes new items on loan to the club.

The club's last display was also held at the library during January of this year.

The library is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m.; it is closed on Sunday.

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