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Dixon News Briefs

Nov 08, 2023 01:38PM ● By MPG Staff

Bud and Cherie Fanning helped their Olde Vets Hall get ready for the holiday season with a new paint job this past week. The hall is home to Santa visits with the children at the annual DDBA Tree Lighting Festival which will be on December 7 in downtown Dixon. Photo by Debra Dingman

Planning Commission

Tuesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. will be the next Planning Commission meeting at City Hall inside the Council Chambers, 600 West A St. Agendas for almost all city meetings come out the Thursday before and are available online at Meetings can also be watched via Zoom. Access information can be found on the agenda.

Veterans Dinner

A turkey dinner a little early! Bring a friend and enjoy an inexpensive turkey dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy plus green beans and a roll for $15. That’s the menu for Friday, November 10, at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 1305 North First St. starting about 5:45 p.m. The bar will be open as well.

Forever Christmas Gift

When Dixon High School first opened, the Dixon Community Education Foundation did a fundraiser for engraved bricks that are embedded in the quad. Our current Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is doing this again and we are VERY excited about this opportunity. All community members are welcome to order whether they are current, past, or future DHS community members.

If you wonder how to support the staff, students, and teachers at Dixon High School, one way is that you can purchase a customized, sand-blasted brick that will be installed in the quad at Dixon High School. These bricks will live on for years to come. Cost is $100 per brick. Go to or email PTODixonHigh[email protected] for more information.

Blood Drive

On Monday, November 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. there will be a Blood Drive at 1305 North First St. To schedule an appointment, call Vitalant at (877) 258-4825 and mention blood drive code SMFM014. For more information on how to prepare for that day, see the health questionnaire at

ThankSTEAMing Fun

Join us for some ThankSTEAMing fun with friends. November 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dixon Senior Center. It is for grades K-8. Price for materials is $38. Contact info is (916) 642-9966 or go to

Successful Ageing Classes

Dignity Health Yolo Adult Day Health Center will be sponsoring two classes on Thursday, November 16, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. in Davis. One is How to be a Best Friend and is about improving the quality of life for the person and care partner by David Troxel, author and educator. Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are progressive neurological disorders that affect millions of individuals worldwide. Approaches to care which prioritize the well-being and quality of life of those living with the disease are gaining popularity. The workshop will describe caregiving techniques to bring out the best in the person with dementia and bring out the best in you.

Another class, Successful Aging, will talk about making a plan whether one is single or has many friends and family. Planning for the challenges of aging and learning the steps to prepare for one’s future will be shared by Felicia Juntunen, Director of Care Management. Please register by Nov. 10, 2023, by email [email protected] or call (925) 384-1666. The classes are in partnership with Davis, California, ElderCare Management and Carlton Senior Living.

Craft & Decor Swap

On Tuesday, November 14, at 5 p.m., bring any old (still in good condition) craft supplies or holiday decorations to give away or swap at the Dixon Public Library at 230 North First St. Participants are limited to donating one paper grocery bag filled with supplies. Anyone is welcome to come and get free crafts even if you do not donate. Items leftover after the event will be discarded or recycled.

Teen Open Mic Night

The Dixon Public Library is hosting a Teen Open Mic Poetry and Song Night on Wednesday, November 15, 3:30 -to 5 p.m. Tweens and teens are invited to showcase their bold, and creative side with poetry, comedy, rapping, and singing. Sign-ups are online. Acts are limited to five minutes.

Military Families

A Family Feast has been organized by the Travis Air Force Base Military and Family Readiness Center for those families who have a loved one deployed on a mission or on a remote tour. It’s called “Hearts Apart Gathering” and will be on Friday, November 17, at the M&FRC from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be delicious food, fun activities, and the opportunity to meet other military families. To sign up, go to or call (707) 424-2486.


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