2023 Dixon News Briefs for Dec. 1Nov 29, 2023 04:18PM ● By MPG Staff
Dixon Rotary Club hosts their first Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 2, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. out at the Dixon High School Multi-Purpose Room. The $5 menu will include pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee, or milk. There are no pre-sell tickets. It’s at 555 College Way. There will be Santa with his big, white beard for taking Christmas photos, activities for children and Christmas music. Courtesy photo
The City Council Meeting set for Tuesday, December 5, will be available online via Granicus or one can watch via the Zoom link found on the agenda which is usually posted on the cityofdixon.us website by Thursday afternoon before the meeting. But note, the next City Council Meeting set for Tuesday, December 19, has been cancelled due to the holidays.
Mingle & Jingle
The Dixon Action Team is hosting a ‘Mingle & Jingle’ event with a Christmas Toy and Food Drive on Sunday, December 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dixon Veteran’s Memorial Hall at 1305 North First Street. There will also be photos with Santa, food trucks, and small business vendors offering Christmas shopping specials.
Ugly Sweater Fun
Atkinson Self Storage will be hosting a Chamber of Commerce Holiday Mixer on Wednesday, December 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Atkinson is located at 1800 North First Street and there will be free admission, no host bar, raffle prizes, and an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest.
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 Dixon 411 Facebook page. For questions, contact Regina at (707) 678-9771.
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.
Those who don’t like the wildly dangerous drivers and crazies experienced on the Causeway when they head to and from Sacramento, might find this piece hopeful: Sacramento’s first freeway toll lanes proposed for busy commuter corridor: https://l.smartneews.com/p-a8X1r/17yCPW.
Soroptimist International of Dixon is holding a raffle for a YETI Tundra54 Hard Cooler donated by Pacific Ace Hardware of Vacaville and full of beer that will be held in February of 2024. Tickets are only $10 and you must be 21 years old or over to purchase a ticket. Call Nicki Monk at (530) 219-6940.
Ongoing Senior Action
The following three activities are ongoing at the Dixon Senior Multi-Use Center, 201 South Fifth Street behind Dixon City Hall. Bingo is on Mondays from noon to 2 p.m. with cost of a nickel per game and all adults are welcome. Line Dancing is a great way to exercise without knowing it because you’re having so much fun. Instructors are Joan Giannoni and Sandy Newell. Learn steps and dance to a variety of music. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. Busy Bees is the informal class for learning sewing and craft skills. All are welcome on Mondays from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Arts & Crafts Room.
Local specialty coffee roasting company, Unleashed Coffee, is hitting the road this holiday season as Solano County’s first licensed Compact Mobile Food Operation. The company is excited to be expanding their services from primarily selling via wholesale, online sales, and local farmers markets to now serving coffee from their Mobile Cafe (CMFO), affectionately named, The Pony Express-o. Unleashed Coffee will be partnering with local cottage food baker and jam maker, The Crafty Cottage Boutique, to serve coffee and baked goods all season long. The Pony Express-o will be making stops this holiday season at Silveyville Christmas Tree Farm in Dixon. On Silveyville’s opening day, November 24, The Pony Express-o will be posted at the tree farm every weekend until the farm closes for the season.