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Local nonprofit to host groundbreaking for Marine—

On Saturday, Oct. 24, Home for Our Troops, a local nonprofit, will break ground on a home for a local marine in­jured in combat.

The event will take place at 10 a.m. at 12589 Tierra Road in Valley Center. The public is welcome to attend.

Lance Corporal Jorge Ortiz, U.S.M.C., was injured while serving in Afghanistan. The event will introduce the public to him and his family.

Dos Valles Garden Club to host plant sale in VC—

The Dos Valles Garden Club Plant Sale, Bulb Fest and Autumn Wreath Sale is on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Martin Gang Ranch, 28933 Cole Grade Road, between Adams Park and Fruitvale Road.

The sale features non-thirsty plants, bulbs and autumn wreaths made in the Oct. 10 wreath workshop, as well as nearly 800 plants donated by the San Di­ego Master Gardeners.

Proceeds will be used for community programs. Last year, DVGC gave nearly $9,000 in local scholarships, funding for elementary and high school horticulture and design programs, and floral arrange­ments for the Valley Center Library.

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