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Everything's 'Dandy' with the University Women, Lincoln Hills Players

Scene to be Seen column
By: Kathy Dorsey and Jeeves
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On Sunday, American Association of University Women (AAUW) and The Lincoln Hills Players Group team up to offer dinner and a show.
A three-course dinner will be served in Orchard Creek Ballroom, 965 Orchard Creek Lane, at 5 p.m., followed by The Lincoln Hills Players Group presentation of “Yankee Doodle Dandy!” at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Cost is $55 per person, which includes both dinner (reserved seating) and show.
Proceeds from this event will benefit local American Association of University Women college scholarships and “Tech Trek.”
Call 408-1094 or 408-2797 for tickets.
A high note ...
Lincoln High School Band is selling fresh poinsettias to help raise funds for band uniforms.
Poinsettias are $10 each and come in six-inch pots.
The band will accept orders until Nov. 27. Poinsettias will be delivered Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
To order poinsettias, call Ken Marlow at 521-5657 or band director David Hill at 945-6030.
Bless them, everyone ...
Lincoln High School’s Drama Department and new drama club will present four performances of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” starting Friday, Dec. 7 and continuing Saturday, Dec. 8; Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15.
Sophomore Jose Aguilera reports that all performances start at 7 p.m. and will be held in Lincoln High School’s auditorium at 790 J St.
The drama department is under the direction of Danielle Duarte.
Ebeneezer Scrooge will be played by Isaac Kelley and Bob Cratchitt will be played by Brett Dargan.
The Spirit of Christmas Past will be played by Maddy Duran, the Spirit of Christmas Present will be played by Kristen Cowan and the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come will be played by Sid Krupp.
Before each performance, the drama club will accept donations of canned goods that it will exchange for a raffle tickets and chances to win great prizes.
All donations will be given to the Salt Mine for distribution to families in need.
For more information about the upcoming performances, call Lincoln high School at 645-6360.
Uncorked ...
Winemaker Mark Adams recently announced the release of Rancho Roble Vineyards’ 2009 Estate Barbera.
Adams will host wine tastings from noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 23 at the vineyard, which is located at 340 Fleming Road, just five miles north of downtown Lincoln.
Tastings are available at other times by appointment. Established in 2003, Rancho Roble Vineyards is Lincoln’s first bonded winery.
Visit RanchoRoble.com or call 645-2075 to schedule appointments or obtain more information.
Homes for the holidays ...
Estelle Holway from Kiwanis Club reports that Lincoln’s fifth annual Holiday Home Tour takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.
This year features six elegantly decorated Sun City Lincoln Hills homes that are new to the tour. Tickets are $20 per adult and $10 per child.
While enjoying your tour, Kiwanis will also offer complimentary cider, pastries and other holiday goodies plus door prizes and a boutique.
All tour proceeds will benefit Kiwanis Family House, which is a 34-room facility dedicated to providing temporary housing and support to families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment at California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.
For tickets and more information about the tour, contact Holway at 408-4124.
And don’t forget that Kiwanis also has See’s Candies on sale at two locations.
On Mondays to Saturdays, See’s Candies are on sale in the Safeway Plaza from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and in Orchard Creek Lodge, 965 Orchard Creek Lane.
Sunny side up ...
Lincoln Area Archive Museum is all set for its Holiday Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 1 in Veterans Memorial Hall, 541 Fifth St.
Breakfast gets underway at 7 a.m. Santa Claus is scheduled to make an appearance at 8 a.m.  The Craft Fair and Boutique starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.
Tickets are $6 per person and may be purchased at the museum (640 Fifth St.), Lincoln News Messenger (553 F St.), Sierra Hills Framing (531 Lincoln Blvd.) and Wardrobe (517 Lincoln Blvd.).
Just in from Jeeves ...
Jeeves enjoys this time of year. He especially likes to see the leaves change color.
Jeeves also likes cooler weather. Lower temperatures mean that Jeeves can wear his trench coat.
When he wears his trench coat, Jeeves believes that he looks like newspaperman Clark Kent. He was a reporter for The Daily Planet. But this was just a disguise for Superman.
Jeeves wishes he could be a reporter like Clark Kent and a crime fighter like Superman.
So he asked the Downtown Dogs for advice.
The dogs reminded Jeeves that Clark Kent was a reporter.
“Jeeves,” they said, “you’re a columnist, not a reporter. You’re no Superman, either. And, Superman wore a cape, not a trench coat. You’re not faster than a speeding bullet. You’re not more powerful than a locomotive. You can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound. You can’t fly. And you don’t have superhuman strength.”
Alas, Jeeves discovered that donning a trench coat wouldn’t make him Clark Kent much less Superman.
The dogs told Jeeves that he should forget about being a reporter and a crime fighter.
“It’s not a role for dogs,” they said.
Jeeves was undeterred.
“What about Bulldog Drummond?” he asked. “If a bulldog can be a crime fighter, why can’t a Yorkshire terrier be one too?”
The dogs reminded Jeeves that Bulldog Drummond was not a dog.
Instead, it was the nickname for a fictional character called Captain Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond created by Herman Cyril McNeile under his pseudonym “Sapper.”
“What about The Hound of the Baskervilles?” Jeeves asked.
The dogs reminded Jeeves that the hound was not the crime fighter. Instead, it was Sherlock Holmes who discovered the questionable role of the hound in this deadly mystery.
“Give it up, Jeeves!” they said. “It’s all fiction.”
But Jeeves was not going to settle for being just a little dog in a beige coat. Despite the Downtown Dogs’ admonishments, he searched and searched for a crime-fighting dog. And his dogged determination paid off.
Jeeves found a canine crime fighter. His name is Spy. And like Jeeves, Spy is a Yorkshire terrier.
Spy is also a columnist. He writes for a new magazine, Just the Facts. Spy’s column is called “Spy’s Corner.”
In his recent column, Spy offers tips for babysitting safety.
But, best of all, he works with real life private investigator Frank Roman, who has been tracking down criminals for more than 35 years.
Spy also makes personal appearances at special events along with Roman. He’s famous in crime-fighting circles.
Jeeves can hardly wait to tell the Downtown Dogs about meeting Spy. There’s nothing fictional about him
Jeeves will be sure to wear his trench coat. And maybe he’ll start looking for a cape.


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 JustInFromJeeves@gmail.com. This column may or may not necessarily express the opinions of The Lincoln News Messenger.