There are a number of community as well as family-friendly events taking place in Lancaster during November.

First off, flu shots are widely available throughout town. Visit cityofLancasterCA.org/Flu or vaccinefinder.org to find a location near you. City officials remind residents that the best way to prevent the flu is to get a flue shot as the influenza virus is most common during the fall and winter months.

There will be a free bicycle repair clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Stanley Kleiner Activity Center at Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park, 43063 10th Street West. Students in grades K-12 can bring their bicycles for repairs, tune-ups and an opportunity to win a free helmet. Register at cityoflancaster.ca.org/bikerepairclinic.

Participate in the “See And Be Seen” art contest for an opportunity to have your artwork adapted and prominently featured on the city’s signal cabinets. The deadline to submit artwork is Nov. 13. For details, visit forms.gle/ednnEYTUZMtdLmRK6.

Lancaster playgrounds have reopened after extensive cleaning took place and safety policies were implemented. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

The High Desert Medical Group will hosts its 30th Annual Senior Expo—this year virtually—at 9 a.m. Nov. 19. The event will feature entertainment, live well resources, Medicare 2021 benefit and enrollment information, raffles, prizes and a number of activities. Register at HDMGSeniorExpo.com. For more details, call (661) 951-3046.