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2023 Dixon News Briefs for Nov. 24

Nov 20, 2023 04:55PM ● By MPG Staff

Teacher Elizabeth Brown posts artwork inside the Dixon Memorial Veterans Hall from her 4th- and 5th-grade students that showed appreciation for Veterans. Photo by Leah Marlin

Babysitters class

The City of Dixon Recreation Department is offering a Babysitter’s Training Course designed for youth ages 11-15 on Saturday, December 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Senior/Multi-Use Center. The cost is $105 and registration is available online:

Students will learn basic care of infants and children; basic first aid for infants and children; age-appropriate activities; emergency protocols; professionalism; and leadership. The center is located at 201 South Fifth Street behind City Hall.

New 4-Way Stop

It may have taken four years, but it’s finally here: The 4-way traffic stop on Lincoln and Regency Parkway is the result of several citizens challenging City Treasurer Jim Ward “to do something” as cars had been speeding through that intersection without a thought to mothers pushing babies in strollers, and youth and older citizens trying to cross safely. His diligence with the City shows that things may take time, but that it is worth it. This stop will be especially helpful for the new residents of the Lewis duplex development that will be so close by within a couple years.

“It is already doing what it is supposed to do: slowing traffic considerably,” said Ward.

Christmas Car Parade

The 2023 Annual Dixon Christmas Car Parade will light up the streets on Saturday, December 9, starting at 6:30 p.m. The group will be collecting toys, food, and gift cards for Dixon Family Services. The specific route is posted on the Dixon 411 Facebook page. For questions, contact Regina at (707) 678-9771.

Pancakes with Santa

Don’t forget! The Rotary Club will be hosting Pancakes with Santa on Saturday, December 2, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Dixon High School Multi-purpose Room at 555 College Way. Breakfast is only $5 at the door. No pets please.

Christmas Cookies

Come decorate some Christmas cookies at a free community event on Thursday, December 4, at The Creative Space, 160 West A Street in downtown Dixon from 4 to 7 p.m. They will also be holding a ‘Christmas Charcuterie Tree’ event on Saturday, December 16, from 6-8 p.m. You can register at

Meyer Cookware

The 27th annual Meyer Cookware Outlet Sale will be November 30 through December 17 this year at two locations: Vallejo and Fairfield from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday thru Sunday. One can save up to 80% off cookware, bakeware, ceramics, pantry ware, food storage, tea kettles, tools, and cutlery. Meyer is gladly matching donations to the Humane Society of North Bay up to a total of $15,000! Please bring your donation to the sale.

Ram Pride!

The Dixon High School football team made Golden Empire League (GEL) Academic All League with a 3.5+ Grade Point Average! They are Ryan Baumbach, Maxwell Graef, Leonardo Iglesias, Leland de la Vega, Vinson Lam, Aidan Schouten, Damian Ponce, Jordan Sengmany, Easton Valenzuela, Andres Vidales, and Julio Wasser.

GEL 1st Team All League 2023: DHS Wide Receiver Senior Sengmany; Athlete Senior Iglesias; Offensive Line - Juniors Lam and Schouten; Linebackers Sophomores Maxwell and Kolten Graef; Congratulations guys!

Making GEL 2nd Team All League were Athlete Alijah Montgomery; Defensive Back Jesiah Suarez, Defensive Line Timoci Tikoainiusiladi; and Quarterback Easton Valenzuela. Congratulations guys!

Christmas Concert

Living Hope Church is hosting a Christmas Concert on December 16 at 410 Gateway Drive. It will be free of charge and open to the community. The band featured is Leaving Theodora, a band based in Vacaville, and a duo band called Strands. The purpose of this event is to share with the community the Christmas spirit and have an opportunity for everyone to come together. There will be desserts and a coffee bar, pictures with Santa, and crafts for children.

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