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Iris Society to sell donated plants on Saturday

The Lompoc Valley Iris Society has received a large donation of rhizomes from a commercial grower who wishes to remain anonymous. These rhizomes and a few potted iris plants will be sold from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 517 Mercury Ave. in Vandenberg Village.

The plants will be priced from about $2 to $4, and the sale is for the benefit of the Iris Society’s scholarship fund. All will have photographs. The “rebloomers” that have more than one bloom period in a year will be identified separately.

For more information, call Iris Society President Ben Schleuning at 757-8669. The Lompoc Valley Iris Society is affiliated with the American Iris Society, Region 15.

Lions Club to host pancake breakfast fundraiser

The Vandenberg Village Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s, 621 W. Central Ave.

The cost for a meal will be $10. Meal tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Proceeds will benefit Lompoc Valley community service projects, according to the Lions Club.

For meal tickets or for more information, contact Lions Bill and Kathy Cady at 733-3249 or at

Artesia School open house slated for Saturday

The Artesia School Museum, 115 W. Chestnut Ave., will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday for an open house.

Built in 1876, Artesia was the Lompoc Valley’s first county school and was the oldest used continuously before closing in 1961. An exhibit of a dollhouse depicting Artesia School will be on display inside. Also available for viewing will be a collection of old inkwells, desks and books. A docent will be available to answer visitor questions.

There is no charge, but a $1 donation will be appreciated.

For more information, call 736-9442.

Elks Lodge to host Boy Scout open house

A Lompoc-area Boy Scout troop will hold an open house at 7 p.m. Monday at the Lompoc Elks Lodge, 905 E. Ocean Ave.

Families will be able to get information and/or register for Boys Scouts at the event. Boy Scouting is open to young men ages 11 through 18. The troop is looking for Scouts to hike and trek in New Mexico next summer.

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For more information, call 717-9150.

Civic Theatre to offer benefit show at library

The Lompoc Civic Theatre will offer a benefit performance of “Wally’s Café” at 2 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Lompoc Public Library’s Grossman Gallery, 501 E. North Ave.

Tickets are $10 each and will go on sale Sept. 1 at the Lompoc and Village libraries and at The Bookstore, 1137 North H St. Written by Sam Bobrick and Ron Clark and directed by Anne Ramsey, “Wally’s Café” is a lighthearted, fast-paced comedy about 40 years in the lives of Wally, the owner of a roadside café near Las Vegas, his long-suffering wife Louise, and Janet, an aspiring starlet who shows up one day and never leaves.

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Seating is limited, so early purchase is advised. Tickets are nonrefundable and all proceeds go to the Friends of the Library for distribution to the Lompoc and Village libraries.

For more information, contact Cathy at 735-6566.

Hospital auxiliary encouraging participation

The Lompoc Valley Medical Center Auxiliary is inviting members of the community to attend its meetings. Members of the organization, which supports the hospital, enjoy listening and learning from various guest speakers from the community, according to a spokesperson.

Anyone interested in joining the organization, or interested in volunteering in the hospital’s gift shop, is encouraged to attend the next meeting, scheduled for 2 p.m. Sept. 11 in the south conference room just off the hospital dining room.