Dickinson Historical Society’s fundraiser is the 12th annual Night of Wine & Roses Auction, Raffle and Taste of the Town.

It will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 25 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Dickinson, 4132 East 27th St.

Come feel the nostalgia, savor the wine and enjoy the music of Sparky Koerman’s Jazz Express while tasting tidbits provided by The Herb Café & Market, Dickinson Bar-B-Que Steak House, Gio’s Italian, A.J.’s Meat Market & Smoke House, Sesame House, Just Cakes and Edible Arrangements.

For tickets, sponsorships and to donate auction items, call the society at 281-534-4367 or email dhs@ci.dickinson.tx.us. Be a part of Dickinson’s history in the making. Thanx to Divafave Mary Dunbaugh for the inside skinny.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s funder thread tread at The San Luis CC were the Colony Park contingent, including Gayle Rider, Carolyn Gaido, Gerry Hornstein, Linda Nathan, Rose Marie Walsh, Joy Cowan, Merri Edwards, Jan Coggeshall, Ali Rawlins and Judy Muller. The Diva had a blast with good friends from Tina’s on The Strand, Tina and Leslie LeCornu, Boyce Pryor, Alice Fischer, Renee Jackson, Karen Flowers, Pat Burns, Carolyn Spears, Jenice Coffey and Dianne Brown.

George Douglas Lee

Grats to Electric Theatre Radio Hour host George Douglas Lee on being inducted into the Texas Playwriting Hall of Fame.

Sponsored by the Texas Nonprofit Theatres, the Texas Playwriting Hall of Fame was created to recognize those Texans who have contributed to the development of new plays and playwrights.

After several productions of his children’s musical plays at community theatres in the Houston area, Lee opened his own stage venue, The Electric Theatre in Missouri City.

The theater was warmly received by the community, a remarkable feat considering it featured Lee’s original plays, which few had heard of and was located in a strip mall hardly anyone went to.

Nevertheless, audiences came from the greater Houston area to see “A Kringle Dingle Christmas,” “Hotel Desolado,” “For the Good of the Family,” “Wolf n’ the Hood” and more.

In 2007, British publisher Stuart Arden signed Lee with Lazy Bee Scripts UK Lee’s plays are now produced worldwide.

Now he’s back on his hometown of the Baby Apple and continues writing. He’s a bright point on Postoffice Street. Good job, good friend.

Birthday shoutouts

Easter eggs b’days belong to Gigi Heffernan, Marilyn McFatridge, Charles McCullough, MG’s Jerri Hamachek, David Morgan, Ray Callas, Kimberly Bachmeier, Norma Vento Nelson, Linda Sanchez, Amber Paratore Sanchez and Nichi Dunphy.

Frances Powell is a columnist for The Daily News. Send deets ’n’ pix of your parteez ’n’ proceedings to divascenes@aol.com or call 409-744-6540.

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