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Motorcycle auction/show Saturday in downtown Lincoln

Scene to be Seen column
By: Kathy Dorsey and Jeeves
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Little ole winemaker to be ... On Saturday, Placer County Wine and Grape Association is holding its sixth annual Home Winemakers Competition and Picnic at Geiger Woods, 3690 Auburn Folsom Road in Loomis. The competition is open to amateur winemakers and all entries are due today. Wine judging takes place Saturday morning. Lincoln vintner Mark Adams of Rancho Roble Vineyards is serving as one of the judges. The picnic barbecue gets underway at 3 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $20 per member of the Placer County Wine and Grape Association and $25 for non-members. Advance registration is required. To sign up for the barbecue picnic, contact Renae Messamore at 316-4227. For more information about this event and the wine and grape association, visit pcwga.org. Born to be wild ... Lincoln also celebrates its inaugural Motorcycle Live Auction and Swap Meet in downtown this Saturday. Mike Clinton of Clinton’s Custom Cycle 555 G St., Mario Balderas of Freedom Rides 643 G St., Frank Solander of Steelhorse Windshields & Customs 631 G St. along with Sam and Sherri Melchner of AAA Optical Outlet 421 A St., have teamed up to put on this new event. The swap meet will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The motorcycle show will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also look for a wide variety of food, beverage and other vendors. This event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Proceeds will benefit Friends of Lincoln Kids. For more information about Saturday’s show, call Friends of Lincoln Kids President Jeff Greenberg at 408-7503. Hi ho, Silver ... Lincoln Hills Players presents “Radio Hour” from Aug. 3 through Aug. 6. Ginny Sutherland reports that “Radio Hour” consists of two series of old-time radio shows. The first series, Show A, includes ‘Baby Snooks and Daddy,” “The Bickersons,” “Our Miss Brooks,” “My Favorite Husband” and “Take It or Leave It.” There will be three performances of this series: Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. The second series, Show B includes “The Jack Benny Show,” “The Bickersons,” “Our Miss Brooks,” “The Romance of Helen Trent,” “The Lone Ranger” and “Take It or Leave It.” There will be three performances of this series: Friday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. Betty Gordon and Norah Prouhet are directing these productions that feature Fred Ekman, Mary Jo Evans, Dar Gallaway, Steve Garavito and many others. All performances take place in Kilaga Presentation Hall, 1167 Sun City Blvd. Tickets are $10 per person for Sun City residents and $14 per person for non-residents. Call 408-4013, extension 4 to purchase tickets. To learn more about Lincoln Hills Players, visit lincolnhillsplayers.com. No place like home ... Set aside Saturday, Aug. 6 for Lincoln’s Grand Homecoming Reunion Celebration 2011 at McBean Park Pavilion, 65 McBean Park Drive. The reunion is presented by Native Sons of the Golden West. Everyone is welcome to attend. Festivities get underway at 5 p.m. with a no-host bar. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and is being catered by Simple Pleasures Restaurant and Catering. Lincoln High School Hall of Fame presentations will begin at 8 p.m. Musical entertainment and historical displays will be presented throughout the evening. Tickets are $30 per person and must be pre-purchased by Aug. 2 by calling Roberta Babcock at 645-3490. Contact Dave Lightfoot at 645-8395 for general information. Visit lincolnnativesons.org to learn more about Native Sons of the Golden West. Just in from Jeeves ... During the winter, Jeeves watches “American Idol.” He enjoys hearing all the young people sing as they compete for a chance to gain a recording contract and become an American Idol. Jeeves can bark. Jeeves can growl. But he can’t sing. During the summer, Jeeves watches “So You Think You can Dance.” He enjoys watching young people dance as they compete to become known as America’s best dancer. Jeeves can walk. Jeeves can run. But he can’t dance. Jeeves has two left feet, literally. What these two television shows have in common is great music. As a result of watching both programs, Jeeves has become familiar with the music of Frank Sinatra. Jeeves enjoys hearing his songs. In particular, he likes “I’ve Got the World on a String.” This song conjures up all kinds of wonderful images for Jeeves. He would love to have the world on a leash rather than be on the end of one. After “I’ve Got the World on a String,” Sinatra goes on to sing the second line, “I’m sittin’ on a rainbow.” Jeeves has seen a rainbow in the sky. Like Frank Sinatra, he would love to sit on one if only for a few seconds. Jeeves wonders if it would be as nice as sitting around the fountain in Beermann Plaza. Jeeves also likes to hear Frank Sinatra sing “Fly Me to the Moon.” He would love to go to the moon or even the space station. But that’s not possible. Jeeves was disappointed to learn that the shuttle made its final journey into outer space. After “Fly Me to the Moon,” Sinatra goes on to sing the second line, “Let me swing among the stars.” Jeeves has seen stars in the sky. Like Sinatra, he would love to swing among them if only for a few seconds. Jeeves wonders if it would be as nice as swinging among Lincoln’s stars. Our city has many stars. They are the people who work tirelessly and for no compensation other than the joy of making a difference in our community. During the July 12 City Council meeting, Jeeves learned about Lincoln Hills Foundation from its secretary, Jean Ebenholtz. During her presentation, Jean reminded council that no one in this nonprofit group receives any pay for all that it does. Jeeves also learned about how much Lincoln Hills Foundation does for Lincoln on a citywide basis. Since 2003, the foundation has distributed grants totaling more than $125,000. Jeeves discovered that all grants have gone toward groups and agencies that assist and improve the lives of Lincoln’s senior citizens. Grant recipients have included Meals on Wheels, Alzheimer Caregivers’ Support Group, St. Vincent de Paul Society plus many others. The foundation raises money through the generosity of individuals, families, service clubs and businesses. Additionally, Lincoln Hills Foundation raises money by selling “Dine and Shop Around Lincoln” coupon envelopes at $20 each. Each envelope contains more than 120 coupons that represent an estimated value of more than $1,600. Jeeves proudly purchased a coupon book by mailing $20 to Lincoln Hills Foundation, P.O. Box 220, Lincoln, CA 95648. In addition to showing his support for Lincoln Hills Foundation, Jeeves is also showing his support for participating Lincoln businesses and restaurants. He hopes that you will buy coupon envelopes too. On July 12, Lincoln Hills Foundation presented a check in the amount of $1,500 to Friends of the Lincoln Library for the purpose of purchasing large-print books. Friends of Lincoln Library is another group that works tirelessly for our community and no one receives any pay for what they do to make our city better. Neither Lincoln Hills Foundation nor The Friends of Lincoln Library lose money. Instead, they raise money to help make our city an even better place in which to live. By doing so, they elevate us to even greater heights. They are stars. On Saturday, Aug. 6, Native Sons of the Golden West presents “Grand Homecoming Reunion Celebration 2011.” During this event, George Ahart, Aileen Gage, Evelyn Procissi and Herbert Hughes will be inducted into Lincoln High School’s Hall of Fame. They are also stars. As it turns out, Jeeves doesn’t have to fly to the moon to swing among the stars. No, the brightest ones are right here in Lincoln. Together with Jeeves, you can swing among them too. If you have an upcoming event or story that you would like to share, please call 645-0660 or e-mail JustInFromJeeves@gmail.com. Kathy Dorsey is owner of Wardrobe, 517 G St.