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Dixon News Briefs for Dec. 22

Dec 20, 2023 03:39PM ● By MPG Staff

The Downtown Tree Lighting Festival was enjoyed by an estimated 3,000 people. The official tree stays lit during the evenings, and is picture-worthy. Photo by Nicolas Brown

Dog Blanket Drive

Last Day! Basalite Concrete Products is doing a blanket drive for the SPCA and local shelters through December 22.

If one would like to donate, they are accepting blankets, towels, or dry food. Anything helps!

Basalite’s address is 605 Industrial Way in Dixon, and they are open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., for drop off. (Thank you in advance from the Basalite crew.)

Meatloaf Dinner

The menu for the Veterans Memorial Hall for Friday, December 22, is their famous meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and a roll. Cost is $12, and pay at the door. Dinner starts between 5:30 and 6 p.m. at 1305 North First St. Treat a friend, have fun, and help keep the hall open!

City Meetings

The City of Dixon Transportation Advisory Commission scheduled for this month was cancelled due to the holidays, along with the Dixon Parks and Recreation Meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, December 26. The next City Meeting in the New Year will be City Council on Tuesday, January 2, at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 600 East A St. See website for more information.

City Offices Closed

The City of Dixon offices will be closed on Monday, December 25, and Tuesday, December 26, and then again on Monday, January 1, for the New Year holiday.

Senior Club Dues

If you’re a returning member of the Dixon Senior Club, please update your address and phone with the Dixon Senior Club so they can update their membership directory for the new year. Dues can be paid at the Senior/Multi-Use Center during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., or can be mailed to the following address: Dixon Senior Club, 201 South First St., Dixon, CA 95620. The Senior Club is also recruiting new board members. If you’re interested, please contact Membership Chairperson Barbara Long at (209) 304-2564 for more information.

Unique Gift Idea

Give the gift that will last for years: A cake decorating course from Every Baking Moment, 143 North First St. in downtown Dixon. The course offers four 2-hour sessions for $75 on Tuesdays: January 16, 23, 30, and February 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Students will learn to make icing and fillings: torte, fill, and ice a cake and will practice basic icing star- and round-tip decorating techniques. Participants do not bake in class as they do not have ovens, however, they will provide simple, step-by-step instructions for you to bake your best cake at home. For more information call (707) 693-0112, or visit their website at

Hobo Beef Stew

The annual dinner and raffle at the Veterans Memorial Hall at 1305 North First St. in Dixon will be on Saturday, January 20, 2024. There will be fun, friendship, and lots of raffle prizes. The bar opens at 4:30 and dinner starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12. Call Patti at (707) 592-0991, or inquire on Friday nights at the Veterans Hall.

Schools’ Winter Break

Students are out of school, and those who stay local are out on bikes, electric bikes and scooters, and afoot so please drive with greater awareness. The Dixon Unified School District will be closed for Winter Break through Monday morning, January 8. That goes for Neighborhood Christian School students and Valley of the Sacred Heart Academy, as well.

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