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Dixon News Briefs 1-26-2024

Jan 24, 2024 12:21PM ● By MPG Staff

Francisco Camarena is ready to fire up the grill and is officially open for business at 183 North First Street next to First Northern Bank. The name of his Mexican Food Restaurant is Taqueria Fran. Photo by Debra Dingman

Plan for Aging

What? I’m going to get old? The Solano Master Plan for Aging is holding a forum to address the needs of older and disabled adults on Tuesday, January 30, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Solano County Events Center, Conference Room A at 601 Texas Street in Fairfield.

Solano County, in collaboration with Napa/Solano Area on Aging and Innovative Health Solutions (IHS), will unveil the Solano Master Plan for Aging (MPA), a strategic initiative to address the evolving needs of the growing population of older and disabled adults in Solano County. The plan is shaped with active input from community leaders and professionals to ensure a targeted, impactful approach.

The MPA is a proactive response to the observable diversification and accelerated growth of the older adult population in Solano County and the State of California. In the next decade, the number of older adults in Solano County is expected to double, representing 20% of the county's population. The plan outlines evidence-based approaches and five strategic plan goals to address this demographic shift and its unique challenges. Visit or register at Phone is (707) 766-0192.

Valentine Cookie Class

You can make special Valentines on Sunday, February 4, from noon to 2 p.m. at Every Baking Moment. 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.

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. They will have fun charcuterie games (for prizes), complimentary champagne, and a fun surprise technique. Tickets are $80-$95 Learn more at

Buddies Needed

Team Dixon is hosting its annual Parent and Buddy Meeting on Wednesday, January 31. Come hear all about what is planned for this year as well as volunteer opportunities about baseball. This meeting is intended for special needs parents and buddies (usually high school age students.) If you are unable to find care for your special needs child, please plan on supervising during the meeting. It will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dixon United Methodist Church, 209 North Jefferson Street.

No Dinner

There will be no Veteran’s Dinner at the Veterans Memorial Hall on Friday, January 26, due to a memorial service.

Fundraising Dinner

Mark your calendars for Monday, February 12, for the annual Dixon Women’s Improvement Club Scholarships and Grants Fundraising Dinner. At Bud’s Pub & Grill, 100 South First Street in downtown Dixon. Tickets are now on sale. Dinners can be eaten inside or taken home from 4:30 to 8 p.m.  Call to pre-order at (707) 678-4745 after 4 p.m. on that day if you want to do pick up.

Entrée choices are Prime Rib or Tri-tip, Chicken, Salmon, Pasta, or Vegetarian dish. They also include dinner salad, garlic toasted red potatoes, and bread. There will be a huge drawing for all kinds of goods and services during the evening. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased by any of the DWIC members or at the Dixon Independent Voice newspaper office at (707) 678-8917.

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