'Christmas in July' bazaar

The Sons of the American Legion Vandenberg Squadron 125 will host a "Christmas in July" bazaar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E. Locust Ave.

Spots are still available for vendors and craft-makers who would like to operate a display. The cost is $25 per space.

For more information, call Don Ramirez at 805-717-3022 or email him at drsalpnvc7@gmail.com.

Iris Society Rhizome Sale

The Lompoc Valley Iris Society will hold its annual Iris Rhizome Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in the parking lot at CoastHills Credit Union, 1320 North H St.

The sale will include high-quality iris of recent introduction, grown in Iris Society members' gardens, according to the organization. In addition to the traditional rhizomes, the sale will also include iris plants (growing in one- and two-gallon cans), all with photos.

For more information, contact Iris Society President Ben Schleuning at 805-340-5597.

Jazz & Beyond

Sun., July 21: 3–5 p.m. “Jazz & Beyond: Charged Particles with Tod Dickow” make their Santa Ynez Valley debut. Charged Particles features Murray Low on keyboards, Aaron Germain on bass, and Jon Krosnick on drums. This dazzling group has an electrifying style. For this performance they are upping their game with the addition of world-renowned saxophonist Tod Dickow who has played with the likes of Harry Connick, Jr. and Dave Brubeck. The concert is under the oaks in the Solvang Festival Theater’s 100-seat Patron Garden. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and cheese & fruit plates available for sale. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at www.solvangfestivaltheater.org or by calling 805-686-1789.

Animal Communication

Sat., July 27: "Reiki Master Cindy Rackley will offer an animal communication class" at Return to Freedom’s American Wild Horse Sanctuary, located south of Lompoc. Participants will take part in the class at the 300-acre sanctuary, which is home to 150 wild horses and 27 burros. Advance registration is required. For more information, visit https://returntofreedom.org/visit/

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