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Carbajal to speak at Valley of Flowers Church

Congressman Salud Carbajal will give a legislative update from the 115th Congress during a presentation scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at Valley of the Flowers United Church of Christ, located at 3346 Constellation Road in Vandenberg Village.

The public is invited to attend.

For more information, contact the Rev. Jane Quandt at 805-733-3333 or

Electric Car Show to be held in Solvang

As part of the National Drive Electric Week campaign, an Electric Car Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Parking Lot 1 in Solvang's Centennial Plaza, 470 Alisal Road.

The event is being put on by the Los Padres chapter of the Sierra Club and the Community Environmental Council. Attendees will be able to meet local electric vehicle owners and dealers, and learn more about tax and DMV benefits that are available to electric vehicle owners.

For more information, contact

Republican group to raise funds for school music departments

The Lompoc Valley Republican Women Federated will sponsor a fundraiser to benefit the Lompoc and Cabrillo high school music departments from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Alpha Club, 704 E. Ocean Ave.

Food and drinks will be provided, as well as door prizes and a raffle for a classic bicycle. Entertainment will include performances from the two high schools’ music departments. Tickets are $35 and are tax deductible, according to the organization.

For more information or for tickets, call 805-733-0258.

Information booths sought for Mexican celebration

El Concilio de Lompoc, which will sponsor its 41st annual Mexican Independence Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 16, at Ryon Park, is accepting applications from any club or group that would like to set up an information booth during the celebration.

Any club, organization or business that wishes to be involved is encouraged to call Joe Gonzales, the event organizer, at 805-735-7081.

The event is held to celebrate Mexico's independence from Spain.

Spaces available for Elks Lodge Craft Bazaar

The Lompoc Elks Lodge is accepting sign-ups for spaces at its annual Craft Bazaar, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the lodge, 905 E. Ocean Ave.

At the event, attendees will be able to shop and enjoy a picnic on the lodge’s back patio. There will be tri-tip sandwiches, hot dogs, drinks and baked goods for sale. Among the non-food items expected to be on sale are creations of glass, wood art, jewelry, blankets, aprons and other items that have been sewn, knitted and/or crocheted. 

The cost to rent a space starts at $20.

For more information or to rent a space, call Maureen at 805-751-5978. Applications can also be picked up at the Lompoc Elks Lodge and at The Box Shop, 740 North H St.

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