Scene to be seen column

Help to make the season bright for someone
By: By Kathy Dorsey and Jeeves, Special to The News Messenger
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Remember Placer County Wineries’ “Holiday in Hills” this weekend. Lincoln’s Rancho Roble Vineyard and Wise Villa Winery will join 15 other wineries to this self-guided winery tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. With a donation of an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots, wine tastings are free. Wineries will be decorated for the holidays and offer a wide variety of entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and special treats. Visit for more information and to download a “Holiday in the Hills” map. Jack Frost nipping at your nose ... Neither rain nor wind interfered with Lincoln Area Archives Museum’s pancake breakfast and holiday craft fair last Saturday. Doors opened at 7 a.m. and, by 8 a.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand to greet a packed house at Veterans Memorial Hall on Fifth Street in downtown Lincoln. In addition to Mayor Spencer Short; Councilman Tom Cosgrove; Dave Lucas; Rosemary Young who brought three out-of-town guests; Tim, Sue and T.C. Martin; Susan Cope; Mick McCartney; Delores Martinez; Jeff Greenberg; Enis Aero; Jean Short and Andy McMurtrie, more than 100 museum supporters enjoyed a delicious breakfast of fruit, juice, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes and coffee prepared by a team of volunteers from Native Sons of the Golden West. Kudos to the museum for what is hoped to be the first of many annual pancake breakfasts to kick off the season. To learn more about Lincoln Area Archives Museum, call 645-3800. To kids from 1 to 92 ... On Saturday, Friends of Lincoln Library is holding a book sale from 1 to 4 p.m. President Karen Jarrell reports that DVD’s and art prints, in addition to holiday-themed and other books, will be on sale at low, low prices. And Saturday, Dec. 15, Family Movie Night will feature Disney’s “Santa Paws 2.” The movie starts at 6 p.m. and admission is free. Both the holiday book sale and Family Movie Night take place at Twelve Bridges Library, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive. Visit for more information about these and other library events. Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow ... Toys for Tots’ Richard Zimmerman and Frank Neves hope for a banner year. Thanks to generous support from Coon Creek Trap and Skeet Club, their hopes may be realized. Owner and operator George Ahart sponsored a shooting contest that brought in toys. And more than 60 Lincoln businesses and organizations have boxes waiting for toys. Donations of unwrapped toys can be made at Safeway, Umpqua Banks, CVS Pharmacy, Safe Credit Union, Golden State Collision, Duran Auto, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Parkway Dental Group, UPS Store, Coldwell Banker, Rainforest Salon & Spa, Walgreens, BBVA Compass, Wardrobe, The News Messenger, My Dog’s Spot and many other locations. In addition to toys, cash donations are also welcome. E-mail Zimmerman at or Neves at for more information. Many times, many ways ... From now through the end of the year, Art League of Lincoln is offering a special gift pack. The package includes two tickets to the opening reception of America’s ClayFest at Gladding, McBean. The ClayFest reception, to be held Saturday, April 20, celebrates the return of Lincoln’s world-renowned ceramic art show. The package also includes two tickets for the Gladding, McBean tours that will be held from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, May 26, 2013 plus a discount booklet that offers savings to many of our local Lincoln merchants. Art League of Lincoln’s gift packs costs $50 each and the estimated value of the entire package is at least $100. To find out more information about America’s ClayFest and to purchase gift packs for holiday and Valentine’s Day presents, call or e-mail Cathie Szabo at 434-6667 or Just in from Jeeves ... Jeeves is a little dog. He weighs less than 8 pounds and stands less than one-foot-high. Jeeves could hardly wait for Small Business Saturday. He likes any event that takes small into account. Jeeves was surprised to learn that Small Business Saturday was developed by American Express. There’s nothing small about American Express. According to the Nilson Report, it’s the second largest credit-card company in the United States. American Express overtook Master Card last year. Nonetheless, Jeeves is happy that a large corporation promotes small business. And he’s even happier that so many shoppers took time out of their busy Saturday to support Lincoln’s small businesses. Many were first-time visitors to downtown Lincoln. Jeeves hopes that they’ll return. Others were frequent visitors to downtown Lincoln. Some refer to these visitors as regulars. Jeeves likes regulars. And he especially likes small ones. Nine-month-old Cadence Carlson is a favorite. Cadence regularly visits downtown Lincoln with her grandparents, Sue and Bob Carlson. She doesn’t say much but Jeeves knows that she loves downtown by the size of her smile. Cadence may be small but she is the happiest little girl in the world. Three-year-old Iris Wyatt is a favorite, too. Iris regularly visits downtown Lincoln with her grandparents, Sylvia and Ron Wyatt. During her last visit, she explained to Jeeves that her dad, Josh Wyatt, is a “pa-le-on-tol-o-gist.” Jeeves can hardly say paleontologist, much less spell it. But he would like to be with Iris’ dad when he uncovers really big bones. Four-and-one-half-year-old Madison Olsen is another favorite. Madison regularly visits downtown Lincoln with her mother, Wendy Olsen, and her grandmother, Donna Judah. If you’re lucky, like Jeeves, she may even share a page from her coloring book. Madison frequents downtown to the extent that she just asks for “my usual” when she places her lunch order. And when she says “my usual,” Simple Pleasures knows what she wants. If you want to know what’s in Madison’s usual, stop by Simple Pleasures. Cadence, Iris and Madison may be small in size. But as far as Jeeves is concerned, there’s nothing small about them. Some may call them regulars. But as far as Jeeves is concerned, there’s nothing regular about them. Cadence, Iris and Madison are extraordinary. They’ve already discovered the joys of downtown Lincoln. 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.