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Something "Amazing" downtown

Scene to be Seen column
By: Kathy Dorsey and Jeeves
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Hearty party ... On Saturday, Friends of Leonard presents a Christmas dinner and party from 5 to 7 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 541 Fifth St. All are welcome to enjoy a full Christmas dinner plus music and the Christmas story. There is no charge to attend. Last year, more than 300 dinners were served and more are expected this year. First Baptist Church of Lincoln, Granite Springs Church, Mt. Pleasant Church, Toys for Tots, Lincoln Methodist Church, Bayside Church of Lincoln and Clay City Church are sponsors. The dinner will support foster children of Placer County and women in recovery. For more information, contact Leonard Brown of Clay City Church at 645-1800. All dolled up ... Amazing Gracie (209-3395) is the newest addition to downtown Lincoln at 668 Fifth St. Store hours are from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment. Owner and Lincoln resident Christa Nunez handcrafts children’s clothing in sizes infants to 7 from a wide selection of fabrics, including many vintage prints. In addition to dresses for little girls, Christa will also make matching dresses for little girls’ dolls. New verse ... After a December break, Poets Club of Lincoln will resume open mic on Sunday Jan. 8. Open mic takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Willow Room, Twelve Bridges Library, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive.. Poets of any age are welcome and junior poets are encouraged to attend. Each poet may read up to three poems. For more information, contact President Sue Clark at 434-9226 Just in from Jeeves ... Jeeves likes December. At this time of year, the dogs hold their annual holiday party. During the party, they play a game called one-liners. This game involves remembering who is associated with a famous line. The dog that comes up with the most correct answers wins. There’s no prize, except recognition as a champion. Jeeves was charged with developing this year’s one-liners list. He found some lines made famous by comedians. And he found some lines from television. But he found the best lines from movies. In the spirit of the holiday season, Jeeves kicked off the contest with an easy one: Who said, “Ho! Ho! Ho!?” The dogs yelled in unison, “Santa Claus!” Jeeves moved on to comedians. He asked who prefaces his act with “You might be a redneck...” The dogs answered, “Jeff Foxworthy.” Then Jeeves asked who said, “I don’t get no respect.” They remembered that Rodney Dangerfield is known for this catch-phrase. When it came to television, the dogs did equally well. The younger dogs struggled with “Lucy! I'm Home!” But the older dogs remembered that this line came from Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo in “I Love Lucy.” And the older dogs also remembered who said, “Would you believe...” It was Don Adams as Maxwell Smart in “Get Smart.” All the dogs remembered, “Here’s Johnny.” And they remembered that it was Ed McMahon who said this line when he introduced Johnny Carson at the start of the “Tonight Show.” Jeeves then switched to movie lines. “Go ahead, make my day.” The dogs are Clint Eastwood fans. So all remembered that he first said this line as Inspector Harry Callahan in “Sudden Impact.” “Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.” That line was another easy one for the dogs. They recalled that Bette Davis said this line as Margo Channing in “All About Eve.” They also remembered who said “All right, Mr. De Mille. I’m ready for my closeup.” It was Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard.” Jeeves asked them who said, “A martini. Shaken, not stirred.” They remembered it was Sean Connery as James Bond in “Goldfinger.” Jeeves tried to challenge the dogs with a more obscure movie line -“ Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.” But they remembered it was Richard Castellano as Peter Clemenza in “The Godfather.” He tried to stump the dogs with “Follow the money. Just follow the money.” But they remembered it was said by Deep Throat in “All the President’s Men” although they couldn’t remember who played the part. And they knew that “You talkin’ to me?” was delivered by Robert DeNiro as Travis Bickle in “Taxi Driver.” And the dogs laughed at Jeeves when he asked what character is associated with “My momma always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” They told Jeeves that everybody remembers who made that line famous. It was Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump in the movie of the same name. Jeeves wrapped up the movie section with a line from a classic holiday movie “Look, Daddy. Teacher says, ‘Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.’” The dogs remembered that the line came from “It’s a Wonderful Life.” They remembered that it was said by Zuzu Bailey to George Bailey. Some even remembered that Karolyn Grimes played the part of Zuzu in the movie. No matter how hard he tried, Jeeves couldn’t stump the dogs. But he saved the best for last and ended the contest with “Merry Christmas.” The dogs were perplexed. In their estimation, “Merry Christmas” didn’t qualify as a one-liner. The dogs seemed disappointed in Jeeves for his addition to the contest list. Jeeves was disappointed, too. He couldn’t understand how the dogs could associate comedy, television and movie lines, yet they couldn’t associate “Merry Christmas.” Jeeves believes that “Merry Christmas” is the best line of all time. And Jeeves has no difficulty remembering to whom and to what event he associates it. In the true spirit of this season, he hopes that others remember too. Merry Christmas! Jeeves and Kathy are taking a holiday hiatus. Jeeves will spend his at home in Lincoln while Kathy travels. We will be back in January. Please accept our very best wishes for a happy, healthy and safe holiday season. 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.