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Spring brings feast, bunny hop

By: Kathy Dorsey and Jeeves
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Sharron Harcarik reports that on Monday, March 26, Granite Springs Church will hold its monthly dinner called “Monday Night Feast.” Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is served until 7 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Hall, 541 Fifth St., in downtown Lincoln. All are welcome. Dinner is free. Granite Springs Church is located at 1170 E. Joiner Parkway. For more information, call Granite Springs Church at 645-9620 or visit granitesprings.org. Bunny hop ... Lincoln Host Lions Club presents its “annual Easter Egg Hunt” Saturday, April 7 in McBean Park, 65 McBean Park Drive. The hunt starts at 10 a.m. sharp. For preschool and kindergarten students, the hunt will be held in the big ball diamond. For grades 1 and 2 students, the hunt will be held in the second Little League diamond. For grade 3 students, the hunt will be held in the center Little League diamond. The Easter bunny will be on hand for photographs. Please bring your own camera. Lincoln Host Lions Club meets the first and third Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Hall, 541 Fifth St. Visit lincolnlionsclub.org or contact President Rosemary Knutson at 645-9006 for more information about Lions International and other upcoming events. Marching orders … More than 20 members of Kiwanis Club of Lincoln are preparing for the third annual “March in March for the House” walkathon from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 31. The walkathon starts at Kiwanis Family House, 2875 50th St., Sacramento. All are welcome to participate. Minimum pledge is $15 per person. A pancake breakfast will be available for $5. Members are also accepting pledges. All proceeds will go to Kiwanis Family House, which provides temporary housing and support to families of seriously ill or injured children and adults being treated at University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Jim Berry (832-8017) also reminds readers that Kiwanis is now selling See’s Candy in Orchard Creek Lodge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (except Sundays) until April 6. To learn more about Kiwanis, contact President Dyann Branch at 645-6701. Inspiring ... Local businesswoman Chris Fetter has become California’s first representative of a new product line called Biltmore Inspirations. Readers will recognize Chris as a regular participant in Thursday’s downtown Farmers’ Market. Biltmore Inspirations is a home-based business that features home décor, wine accessories, artist-inspired products and chef-selected foods that have been inspired by the Biltmore, America’s largest home, located in Asheville, N.C. Call Chris at 276-7895 or visit her website at biltmoreinspirations.com/chrisf to learn more about her new venture. Just in from Jeeves ... American Association of University Women (AAUW) recently held a big event. The event was “Caring is Fashionable” on Saturday, March 10. To make sure the event went off without a hitch, AAUW held rehearsals the day before. Jeeves wondered why the event was called “Caring is Fashionable.” He also wondered if caring is ever unfashionable. Then he learned that the title was a play on words. The event was a fashion show to raise money to benefit American Cancer Society and fund scholarship programs. Dogs don’t know how to play on words. They like to play on grass and other soft surfaces. And dogs don’t know how to create events either – not even dog shows. Events are a human invention. And Jeeves doesn’t understand why humans need to rehearse. Dogs live in the moment. For them, when it’s done, it’s done. They don’t care about how well they perform. From the end of his short leash, Jeeves has learned that humans are a complex breed. Their thought processes and actions are difficult for him to discern. When dogs disagree, they usually settle things by growling. If there’s further dissension, they bare their teeth. Jeeves learned that humans not only deal with disagreements but they deal with undercurrents as well. And when situations get out of hand, they have intervention and crisis-management programs. Jeeves also learned that some humans even use substances, like drinks and drugs, to help them cope. In Jeeves’ world, the strongest dog gets the toy when there’s a tug-of-war. There’s no program to help them resolve disputes. As to substance abuse, most dogs know that if they drink from puddles, they’re likely to get sick. Jeeves was also surprised to discover that happy human faces do not always mean happy human lives. There’s more going on behind those smiles. Sometimes there’s stress. Sometimes there’s strain. Sometimes there’s grief. Sometimes there’s disappointment. Sometimes there’s contentment. For a scholarship winner who has four children, copes with a learning disability and attends school, there’s stress. For an event co-chairwoman who had to contend with both the event and relocating her mother-in-law, there’s strain. For a model who just lost her father and a committee member who lost her husband, there’s grief. For a missing guest who just had surgery and couldn’t attend, there’s disappointment. And for a ticket holder who overslept and missed it all, there’s contentment. In a room full of people, Jeeves discovered that there may be thousands of emotions - all running at the same time. Some will be happy ones, some will be sad ones and lots will fall in between. Jeeves wishes that smiles could always mean joy. Unlike humans, dogs are more predictable. Sometimes they wag their tails. Sometimes they bark. Sometimes they growl. Sometimes they pant. Sometimes they roll over. Sometimes they mooch. There’s not much more in between. There’s no such thing as subtlety either Jeeves always knows where he stands with dogs. He will keep trying to learn more about humans. Jeeves knows it will be difficult. He wishes humans had tails. Jeeves could watch how they wag them to decipher their moods. But then he discovered that humans have tales to tell. That’s another one of those play-on words that confuses him. Like his friends in AAUW, Jeeves will continue to care. For him, there’s no confusion when it comes to caring. It’s always in fashion. 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.