Artists on the road again

Scene to be Seen column
By: Kathy Dorsey and Jeeves
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Look for Lincoln artists Diane Pargament and Margot Comer to team up this Saturday and Sunday during Placer County Arts Council’s 19th annual Autumn Art Studio Tour.
This year’s tour will feature Pargament’s watercolor landscapes in her studio located at 1780 Gingersnap Lane along with Comer’s pet portraits.
Both will demonstrate their work plus have watercolors, cards, gifts and oil paintings for sale.
As part of the tour, more than 50 other artists will show their works in 34 studios located from Roseville to Colfax, from Friday though Sunday.
Three-day tickets are $10 per person (free for students kindergarten through 12th-grade) and are available through Placer Arts by calling (530) 885-5670 or visiting
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Kiwanis Club of Lincoln’s Kevin Smith reports that the club will sell See’s Candies, starting Saturday and ending Dec. 22.
Look for See’s to be on sale from two Lincoln locations. Candy can be purchased at Orchard Creek Lodge, 965 Orchard Creek Lane from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. And starting Monday, candy can also be purchased in the location formerly occupied by Blockbuster in the Safeway Plaza from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
All sales proceeds will benefit children’s programs in Lincoln. Kiwanis Club of Lincoln will also participate in See’s for Soldiers. For more information, visit or call Smith at 408-1818
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Look for Santa Claus to make a special appearance Saturday, Dec. 1 during Lincoln Area Archives Museum’s Holiday Pancake Breakfast and Craft Boutique at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 541 Fifth St. Breakfast runs from 7 to 10 a.m. with Santa set to arrive at 8 a.m.
Museum volunteer Linda Aitken advises that breakfast is $6 per person.
Tickets are available at the museum (640 Fifth St.) plus Lincoln News Messenger (553 F St.), Sierra Hills Framing (531 Lincoln Blvd.) and Wardrobe (517 Lincoln Blvd.).
The craft boutique and fair runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Lincoln Area Archives Museum (645-3800) for more information about this and other upcoming events.
Just in from Jeeves...
Jeeves loves words.
He admires anyone who uses words effectively. So he especially admires writers.
Some write poems.
Some write plays.
Some write books.
Some write essays.
Some write speeches.
During this election season, Jeeves heard many speeches. He learned that some speech writers are better than others. Lincoln is blessed to have many writers. Jeeves believes that they are wonderful. The writers he knows don’t write speeches.
Lincoln resident Fran Neves writes poems.
Her poem, “Politicians,” was featured in the Nov. 1 Lincoln News Messenger (Page A5, “Election time prompts poem on politicians”).
Neves will read her poems during the Poets Club of Lincoln meeting this Sunday (3 p.m., Willow Room, Twelve Bridges Library).
Lincoln resident Jeri Chase Ferris writes books (
Ferris’ most recent book is called “Noah Webster And His Words.” It was released Oct. 23.
This book is Ferris’ 11th biography and it’s receiving rave reviews. Noah Webster knew all about words. Webster’s dictionary bears his name.
Lincoln resident Dick Huser also writes books.
He wrote “Confessions of a Sinister Minister” and “My Anxiety Is Better Than Your Anxiety.”
Jeeves enjoys hearing from Neves, Ferris and Huser. He’s flattered that these wonderful writers take time to write to him.
Jeeves also admires writers who make others’ words more effective.
Lincoln resident Carol Feineman is editor of The Lincoln News Messenger.
Not only is she a great writer but she helps Jeeves and others organize the words that appear in The Messenger.
Lincoln resident Sue Clark writes memoirs.
She’s also a poet, a literary agent and a ghostwriter. Jeeves was surprised to discover that, as a ghostwriter, Clark doesn’t write about ghosts. Instead, she writes on behalf of others.
One day, he hopes to rise to the high standards set by Lincoln’s great writers.
Jeeves can only dream of writing like writers who are known throughout the world such as William Shakespeare.
In “Hamlet” (Act II, Scene II), Shakespeare wrote “brevity is the soul of wit.”
At the other end of the spectrum, Jeeves also dreams of writing like Dorothy Parker.
Jeeves enjoys her witticisms. For Vogue (1916), she wrote, “Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
Jeeves especially likes Parker’s, “You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks.”
Parker also wrote, “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”
Jeeves could not imagine tossing aside anything by Shakespeare or Parker.
Nor could he imagine tossing aside anything by any one of Lincoln’s writers, even the ones he fails to understand.
Jeeves doesn’t understand what Lincoln Councilman Gabriel Hydrick wrote in last week’s column, “An introduction to Mormons and their role in government” (Page A8, Nov. 1 News Messenger).
According to our Constitution’s First Amendment and our belief in separation of church and state, Jeeves wonders why Hydrick believes that Mormons, or any other religion for that matter, should have a role in our government.
But just as the First Amendment protects religious freedom, it also protects our other freedoms, including speech and the press.
So Hydrick has the right to express his point of view just as Lincoln News Messenger has the right to print it.
Dorothy Parker said, “I hate writing, I love having written.”
Jeeves loves words.
Unlike Parker, he loves writing. But like Parker, Jeeves loves having written.  And this little dog looks forward to learning new tricks.

If you have upcoming events that you wish to appear in Scene to be Seen, please call Kathy Dorsey at 645-0660 or e-mail This column may or may not necessarily express the opinions of The Lincoln News Messenger.