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Dixon News Briefs 2-2-24

Jan 31, 2024 11:52AM ● By MPG Staff

The red ribbon flies as Jason Reyes of Calson Management LLC snips it for the Grand Opening ceremony for Farmstead at Dixon Senior Living Facility held last week. It was attended by many friends and family members of Reyes including his parents and local dignitaries such as (left) Mayor Steve Bird, Councilman Kevin Johnson and (right) Chamber of Commerce CEO Shauna Manina and Chamber Board Chair Joe Bruch. The Farmstead is located at 350 Gateway Drive in Dixon. Photo by Debra Dingman

City Meetings

These are the upcoming City Meetings held in the Council Chambers, 600 East A Street: Tuesday, February 6, at 5 p.m. Special City Council – Study Session. That same day is a City Council Meeting at 7 p.m.  The Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6.  On Wednesday, Valentine’s Day, at 5:30 p.m., the Vacaville Dixon Greenbelt Authority will meet.

Baby Screenings

Solano Family & Children’s Services, a childcare and resource connection invites Solano County parents with children to schedule a free Developmental Screening for their child. They offer a complete screening online from the comfort of one’s home or an appointment can be scheduled if one wants to come in person. 

The online version can be done anytime but the in-person requires an appointment. Just complete an interest form by contacting them at (707) 378-8879. A screening every six months is recommended to ensure a child is meeting their developmental milestones. Participants will have an opportunity to win a Target Gift Card as part of a quarterly drawing. Contact Jasmine Sandoval, Developmental Screener at [email protected] or call (707) 378-8879 for more information.

Baby & Me

Dignity Health and the City of Woodland is offering a meet up for parents with babies 0-9 months every Monday at 10 a.m. in a virtual meeting. Parents can meet and learn from others while building relationships and creating a community of support. No RSVP is necessary. Call (530_ 661-2000 or email BabyAndMeYolo

More School Breaks

According to the Dixon Unified School District calendar, students will be out of school for President’s Day(s) on Friday, February 16 along with Monday, February 19. That is a 4-day weekend and plenty of time for a fun get away or for grandparents to spoil those energetic little people.

Neighborhood Christian School will be out for President’s Week (February 19 through February 23) which is a 10-day get-away. Enough time for a trip to Disneyland, the Monterey Baby Aquarium, the ocean, the lake, or the mountains. Don’t miss these off-season opportunities!

Dragon Fly Dinner

The Dixon Montessori Charter School will host their annual Dragonfly Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, March 2, from 5 to 10 p.m. It will be held at the Dixon fairgrounds and is an adult only dinner with raffles and a live auction that serves as a fundraiser to directly support classrooms and the school.  This year it is a Hawaiian theme with Matt Andrews (Frosties/Food and Familia) preparing the menu. There will also be Hawaiian dancers. It will be at Madden Hall and is attended by DMCS parents as well as several other friends and families throughout the city of Dixon as well as many other surrounding cities and counties. For ticket information, call (707) 678-8953.

Home & Garden Show

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Solano County Home and Garden Show at the Dixon Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24. (Watch for a $3 off coupon in an upcoming Dixon Independent Voice edition!) Vendors can find information on

Winter Hours

The Dixon History Museum, located at 125 W. A Street, has new winter hours. Please stop by and see all our new exhibits. Of particular interest is our new history of the Dixon timeline. Everything you’ve always wanted to know about our Hometown!

Dixon Girls Softball

The Spring Clinic will be hosted by Dixon High School Lady Rams on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dixon High School Softball Field. If it is raining, it will be at the Indoor Soccer Arena at Hall Park. Register at Cost is $35 and includes lunch and a T-shirt.