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Sewing lessons to be offered in downtown Lincoln

Scene to be Seen column
By: Kathy Dorsey and Jeeves
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Katie unbar the door ... Lincoln will soon have a new store called Sew Katie Jean at the corner of Fifth and F streets. Owner Katie Trott will kick off her new venture by offering sewing lessons within the next few weeks. By Sept. 1, Katie also plans to sell a wide range of fabrics along with sewing notions and accessories. Meanwhile, she is getting the premises ready to greet customers who enjoy quilting and all the needle arts. For more information about upcoming sewing classes, call Katie at 209-3930. Congratulations, Katie, and welcome to downtown Lincoln. Best of the best neighbors ... To make way for Sew Katie Jean, Clay City Church has moved next door from 603 Fifth St. to 607 Fifth St. Pastors Jody Shorney and Charles Keller, along with Outreach Minister Leonard Brown, continue to welcome visitors and serve our community. Visit claycitychurch.org or call 645-1800 for more information. Prost ... Chef Roderick Williams of Meridians Restaurant (645-4040), 965 Orchard Creek Lane, designed a winning combination during last Monday’s Brew Master Dinner. On hand to enjoy the five-course dinner, paired with beers from Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, were 50 diners, including Maryanne Crosby, Diane Bosche, Jean Wasson, Reta Blanchard, and Jack and Cece Dirstine. Restaurant manager Francis Mitchell reports that many other exciting dinners have been planned such as BBQ Mondays plus five more “Nine and Dine” that feature late afternoon golf followed by dinner on the patio. The next one is June 27. Also look for Deli Night on Sept. 20 and Crab Feed on Oct. 10. Meridians Restaurant is open to the public. Reservations are recommended. Menus and more details can be found at meridansrestaurant.com. Red changes to green ... Both the rain and a red flag came down on Rods & Relics Car Show originally set for June 4. However, look for sun beams and a green flag to come down on Saturday, July 9 when Rods & Relic, together with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3010, will present their Downtown Lincoln Classic Car Show This rescheduled show will get underway at 10 a.m. and there is no admission charge. In addition to classic cars built before 1972, this family-fun show will feature music and a wide variety of food vendors. More than 50 trophies and plaques will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Proceeds from the car show will benefit Assistance League of Greater Placer, Lincoln PAL (Police Activities League) and The Salt Mine. Call Kent Parsell at 434-6648, Ray Geiger at 543-0464 or visit rodsnrelics.net for more information about vehicle registration and vendor applications. Perking up ... Last Sunday, Lincoln Hills Arts Association launched a new art exhibit at Mina’s Coffee House (434-5983), 1520 Del Webb Blvd. President Bill Szabo reports that the exhibit runs through Sept. 9. Look for 40 works of art that include ceramics, mixed media, gourds, ink, watercolors, fiber arts, oils, pastels, and fused glass. Featured artists are Marilyn Anhalt, Terry Bandera’s, Pam Berry, Ron Clawson, Rudi France, Claire Brenna, Judith Hutch, Maggie Rose McGuire, Charles Murray, Isabel Perkins, Lucille Waterman, Joy Reis, Barbara Ross, Suzanne Schmidt and Duane Spurting. To learn more about Lincoln Hills Arts Association, contact Bill Szabo at 434-6667. Just in from Jeeves ... Both Kathy and Jeeves extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Ruth Griggs. As a third-generation Lincolnite, Ruth was well-known and well-loved by the city where she and her late husband, Jack, made their home. From her residence, Ruth frequently walked downtown to visit Lincoln restaurants. More recently, she was accompanied by her nieces and nephews, especially Sue and Bob Carlson. On her walks, she always stopped to visit with friends and business owners who quickly wanted to earn her friendship. We will miss Ruth and remember her graciousness, elegance, thoughtfulness, constant good humor and sincerity.