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Dixon News Briefs

Jan 05, 2022 12:00AM ● By MPG Staff

The Dixon Montessori Charter School uses a lottery system for children wanting to attend and now is the time to apply for the 2022-2023 school year. Photo by Debra Dingman

Montessori Enrollment

You might not be thinking of the NEXT school year, but Dixon Montessori at 355 North Almond is already making plans. Their open enrollment is from Jan. 11 to Feb. 4 for the 2022-2023 school year.

In the tradition of Maria Montessori, the school offers a pleasant and nurturing environment in which children learn at their own pace pursuing those things that interest them most. The teachers lead children to ask questions, think for themselves, explore, investigate and discover. Students learn in multi-age classes in which the younger children spontaneously learn from the older children. Visit the school office between those dates above and complete paperwork to enter their enrollment lottery or call (707) 678-8953 for more information.

Planning Commission

The next City Planning Commission Meeting is this coming Tuesday, Jan.11 at 7 pm in the Council Chambers, 600 East A Street. Planning Commissioners are Jack Caldwell, Mark Cooley, Randy Davis, Baudelio Diaz, Lorraine Hernandez-Covello, Janet Koster and Rubi Medrano. They meet on the second Tuesday of each month. Agenda will be available online the Thursday before the meeting at

Penguin Party

The “Kids-To-Go Kit” for Jan. 12 is Every Baking Moment owner Janis Luzzo’s winter favorite: Penguin Party. Come by that day anytime between 11 am and 5 pm to pick up your kit(s) which will have everything you need to complete this project including directions. You can order and take home as many as you would like, fun for big kids like mom, dad, and grandparents too. Cost is $12 each.

Must call or text (707) 693-0112 to sign up. Deadline to reserve kits is 5 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 11. One can simply drive up to the back door and your kit(s) will be brought safely out to your car.

Gun Show

A veteran owned business will be holding the Dixon Gun Show at the Dixon fairgrounds on Feb. 19-20 and one in Sacramento at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center Jan. 15-16. If one would like vendor space or have questions, contact owners Nicole and John Arabia via [email protected] or call (916) 542-8010.

Hoop Group

If you like to play basketball, the City of Dixon is hosting a new Hoop Group League. It will run from Jan. 15 - March 5 and is open to children ages 4 through grade 8. Registration ends January 7, so sign up today. Register online at:

Cost is $118 per participant ages 4 and 5. Cost is $128 per participant for grades first through eighth. A limited number of Recreation Scholarships are available for Dixon residents who qualify. For more information regarding basketball, call (707) 678-7000 or go to

Games will be on Saturdays at John Knight Middle School and possibly on Sundays if necessary.

Jobs Galore

Solano Life House, a senior community in Dixon, needs part-time and full-time workers in these four areas: housekeeping, activities, caregiving, and medications. Call Administrator Mary Felix at (707) 640-9700 or email [email protected].

ALKAR Human Resources also has a long list of positions to be filled in Solano County. They are areas of Industrial, administrative, clerical, and manufacturing. Contact (707) 421-0110 or email [email protected] or see their website,

More than 50 jobs from entry level to skilled trades to a 65K a year Level 2 Project Manager position in Dixon are listed with Express Employment Professionals. Call their office for an immediate interview at (707) 446-2150 or email [email protected].