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Deadline for holiday poinset­tias is approaching fast—

Sun., Nov. 22 is the deadline to pre-order holiday Poinsettias from the Dos Valles Garden Club for pick-up at the Club’s Holiday Poinsettia and Plant Sale, 8 am to noon, Sat., Dec. 5 at the Martin Gang Ranch, 28933 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center. Seven variet­ies of Poinsettias in six-inch pots are available for $9 each, includ­ing Red, White, Burgundy, Monet, Shimmer Surprise, Ice Punch and Winter Rose.

The Valley Center-grown plants come foil-wrapped and sleeved for gift giving. Some varieties will be available at the Dec. 5 sale, but pre-ordering provides the best se­lection.

In addition, planted bowls, ev­ergreen and succulent wreaths, outdoor and patio plants–plus an ornament swap–will be offered at the Plant Sale.

For photos of the Poinsettia vari­eties and an order form, go to Mail the filled-out form and a check to Sally Sanderson, 10123 West Lilac Road, Escondido, CA, 92026 before the Nov. 22 deadline. The Poinset­tia sale is a DVGC fundraiser to support community activities and scholarships for local students.

VC Optimists plan smoked ham sales—

Sale of smoked hams will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of Fat Ivor’s Rib Rack, 27961 Valley Center Road, from Saturday, Nov. 14 through Monday, Nov. 23. Proceeds benefit various Valley Center youth programs.

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