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Dixon News Briefs 1-19-24

Jan 16, 2024 01:58PM ● By MPG Staff
This cool tool chest moonlights as a collection container each year for donations at the annual Hobo Dinner Veterans Fundraiser held at the Veterans Memorial Hall this Saturday. It is more fun, however, to purchase raffle tickets and possibly win a prize from the many that are raffled off that evening. Photo by Debra Dingman

Hobo Beef Stew

The annual dinner and raffle benefiting the American Legion Post 208 at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 1305 North First Street, Dixon will be on Saturday, January 20. 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 night at the Veterans Hall.

Free PG&E Charging

PG&E announced a Multi-family Housing and Small business EV Charger Program which offers a reliable EV Charger at no cost. The property must be located with a priority community and be one of the following: affordable or tribal multi-family housing; multi-housing with five units or more; a small business or nonprofit organization.

Customers will receive a technical assessment and site design; EV Charger installation and project management; EV charger networking and software fees paid for the first two years after installation; and a customized operations and maintenance plan. For more information, call 1-855-610-0074 or go to

Hall Park Arenas Open for Play

Looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon or evening with friends? Come check out the City’s synthetic play field and covered arena at Hall Park. We offer free drop-in play hours where you can come and enjoy a variety of activities, including soccer, flag football, and more. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just looking to have some fun, our open play hours are the perfect way to get active and enjoy some friendly competition.

The Jim B. Stevens Arena is open for free drop-in play every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

The Salaber All Weather Synthetic Play Field is open for free drop-in play on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m.

Snowflake Cookies

Share recipes and learn how to decorate professional looking pretty snowflake sugar cookies at Every Baking Moment on Monday, January 22, starting at 6 p.m. All supplies will be provided. The 2-hour session is $50. Please call or text to sign up (707) 693-0112. Every Baking Moment is located at 143 North First Street in downtown Dixon.

Mommy & Me Cake Class

The Creative Space is offering a Mommy & Me Cake Class on Monday, February 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Great bonding opportunity for you and your kids. Come and decorate some adorable cakes. All supplies will be provided. Drinks and refreshments will be available. Tickets are $40. Additional child tickets can be purchased for $15. The classes are at 160 West A Street also in downtown Dixon. See more at

Valentine’s Charcuterie Couples Workshop

On Tuesday, February 13 at 6 p.m. couples can enjoy a very different kind of fun! During this 2-hour class you will learn selection, pairing, cutting, and styling of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie! We will have fun charcuterie games (for prizes), raffle prizes, complimentary champagne, and a fun SURPRISE technique! Tickets are $80-$95 Learn more at

Rotary Crab Feed

The 20th Annual Rotary Crab Feed will be Saturday, February 24, at the Dixon fairgrounds in Madden Hall. No host bar starts at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. There will be dancing to live music by the Time Bandits from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 each, sold online only, and include crab, pasta, salad, and bread. Go to https://2024 For information for groups of six or more, call Janice Beaman at (916) 240-0147.

Dixon Community Theater Season Announcement Meeting

Get ready for an evening filled with excitement and anticipation! You are invited to the Dixon Community Theater Season Announcement Meeting, where they'll unveil the upcoming Season and Class schedule. It will be held on Monday, January 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 220 North Jefferson Street. This event is OPEN TO ALL, and we encourage everyone to join us for a fun and upbeat experience. Whether you're a seasoned theater enthusiast or someone curious about what we have in store, you’ll get to meet others and enjoy light refreshments including pastries from Solano Baking Company. For more info, email [email protected] or call (831) 212-3491.

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