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Carbajal to host breakfast for veterans

Local veterans and their families are invited to attend a Veterans Breakfast with Congressman Salud Carbajal, which is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E. Locust Ave.

The event will feature a program at 9 a.m., during which six local veterans will be honored, and representatives from several organizations that provide services to veterans will be on hand to provide information. The breakfast continues an annual tradition started by Carbajal's predecessor, ex-Congresswoman Lois Capps. 

To RSVP for the event, call 730-1710.

Church selling pupusas to raise funds

Iglesia Bautista Familia de Dios (Spanish Church) will conduct a pupusas fundraiser, beginning at 4 p.m. Friday and again at 8 a.m. Saturday at 323 W. Hickory Ave.

Pupusas are El Salvador's version of the tortilla, only thicker and often stuffed with cheese, beans and meat. Mixed pupusas — with pork, beans and cheese — and will be offered for a donation of $20 per dozen.

For more information or to place an order, call or text 757-2887 or 588-8808.

Iris Society holding 'Last Chance' sale

The Lompoc Valley Iris Society will hold a “Last Chance” sale of rhizomes and a few potted iris plants from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the home of President Ben Schleuning, 517 Mercury Ave.

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

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

Recovery Day event to be held at Ryon Park

Coast Valley Substance Abuse Treatment Center, which has offices in Lompoc, will celebrate National Recovery Month with its fifth annual Recovery Day in the Park event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Ryon Park, 800 W. Ocean Ave.

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The family-friendly event will include live entertainment, activities for children, information booths, a motorcycle and car show and a free barbecue.

For more information, or to participate, call 735-7525 or 322-8014 or email

Police Foundation to host COPtoberfest

The Lompoc Police Foundation will hold its sixth annual COPtoberfest fundraiser from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center, 1120 W. Ocean Ave.

Tickets are $25 for beer or wine tasting, and $40 for beer and wine tasting. Tickets include unlimited beer tasting, lunch and a souvenir beer or wine glass. Attendees must be 21 or older. Designated drivers will be admitted for free.

Along with the beer, including many from Central Coast breweries, a traditional German-style lunch with bratwurst, sauerkraut, mustard and potato salad will be served. There will also be live music and silent and live auctions. All profits from the event will go toward purchasing equipment and training for the Lompoc Police Department.

For more information, contact Frank Young at 714-1140.