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Dixon News Briefs 2-16-24

Feb 14, 2024 11:40AM ● By MPG Staff
Diane Schroeder and Dan Rott are docents at the Dixon History Museum weekly and invite people to come and see the new items for sale such as the Milk Farm Hooded Zip-up Sweatshirt ($40). They also have gotten the perfect gift for coffee drinkers: a colorful Milk Farm coffee cup ($16). Photo by Debra Dingman

The Painting Librarian

The Dixon Women’s Improvement Club will be meeting this Wednesday, February 21, at 1 p.m. at the Dixon United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 209 North Jefferson using the B Street entrance, to have some fun painting rocks. Rhea Gardner, who works as the Supervising Librarian at the Dixon Public Library, will be doing the instructions (although separately from the library) as this is her hobby/business. Through ‘The Painting Librarian,’ she enjoys teaching others how to make a garden liven up or how to paint special messages that will hang out on rocky paths. Guests are welcome. For more information about the DWIC, call (707) 301-0795.

City Meetings

These are the upcoming City Meetings held in the Council Chambers, 600 East A Street: The Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. and the City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20. Also, the Transportation Advisory Commission will be meeting on Wednesday, February 21 at 7 p.m.

Veterans Dinner

Good, ol’-fashioned meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a roll will be the dinner for tonight at the Veterans Memorial Hall starting at 5:30 p.m. Cost will be $12 per person. The hall is located at 1305 North First Street and dress is casual. No reservations are necessary, and one does not have to be a veteran to enjoy this pleasant gathering.

Senior Fraud & Scam Prevention

On Friday, February 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the Senior/Multi-Use Center

There is a full calendar of activities posted in the Senior Club Newsletter found on the City of Dixon website ( under ‘Recreation’ tab. For more details, call (707) 678-7441 or email [email protected] NOTE: The next Senior Club meeting is Tuesday, February 13 at 11 a.m. at the Senior Center.

Children’s Story Time

Mimi Benton is one of the volunteers who enjoys time with children after reading books to them. Story Time is every Friday at 11:30 a.m. to noon for children ages zero to six at The Friendly Bookworm bookstore in the Children’s Room. (707) 624-0144.

Cemetery Tour

Mark your calendars for the next Silveyville Cemetery Tour guided by local History expert, Denise McBride. The last one was well-attended by about 30 people who learned many interesting facts and accounts of Dixon’s history including Dixon’s past residents. Wear comfortable walking shoes (Sandals are not recommended.) It will happen rain or shine on. Meet at the cemetery office. For more information, call McBride at (707) 483-2211.

Rummage Sale

Also save the date Friday and Saturday, Marach 1 and 2 for the Dixon Family Services Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 155 North Second Street in downtown Dixon. There will be household items, clothing, vintage collectibles, plants, books, videos, games, toys, and more. For information, call (707) 678-0442.

FFA First Car Show

On Saturday, February 24, the Dixon chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) will hold its first car show along with a drive through Barbecue. The tickets are pre-sold only at Dawson’s Bar & Grill from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, in the back of Dawson’s. The cost is $20 per plate. The actual drive-through date is Saturday, February 24, from noon to 4 p.m. at the high school, 555 College Way. Follow the signs.

Free Fruit/Veggies

The Community Medical Center of Dixon at 131 West A Street, Suite 1, will host the Contra Costa Food Bank on Friday, March 1 during the hours of 8:30 a.m.  to 12:30 p.m. Bring 2 or 3 sturdy bags to carry free fruit and vegetables home with you. One per family. Boxes of non-perishable items are available for patients who have seen their clinic doctor. 

Scottish Dinner

Come join the Dixon Scottish Cultural Association in celebrating the birthday of famous Scottish poet Robert Burns on Wednesday, February 21. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall with a menu of Scottish meat pies, peas, mashed potatoes, neeps (turnips), gravy and definitely haggis. Desert to follow consisting of homemade shortbread and ice cream.

DSCA was formed in 2000 with the purpose to promote Scottish history and culture.  Some of Burn’s poems will be read and there will be an immortal memory of Robert Burns (a brief history about him) and of course Bagpipe music and Scottish songs. The cost for all of this entertainment is $10.00 or if you are a member or decide to join the Association it is free. Reservations are needed so please contact Saundra Snyder at 707.678.5354