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Dixon News Briefs 5-10-24

May 08, 2024 11:54AM ● By MPG Staff

The annual Ron DuPratt Pancake Breakfast is usually a full house of flapjack lovers before the May Fair Parade starts. Photo by Debra Dingman

Rotary Pancake Breakfast

The annual pancake breakfast has been a part of the May Fair parade tradition “way over 20 years,” according to Dixon Rotary Club President Marianne MacDonald.

“It’s the Ron DuPratt breakfast because he had perfect attendance in our Rotary Club for over 60 years,” she said. “We do this as a service for the community because people meet there before they go to the parade, and they meet friends that they may have only seen once a year.”

The breakfast will be Saturday, May 11 from 7 to 10 a.m. and is $5 per plate. It will be at the Olde Vet’s Hall, 231 North First Street in downtown Dixon. Tickets are available at the door. Dixon’s Rotary Club fundraisers go to Dixon High School scholarships, Remember-a-Vet Program, Dixon school programs, and various community projects.

“All servicemen in uniform get a free breakfast,” MacDonald reminded. “We serve over 600 breakfasts, and we do not make any money on this. The Boy Scout Troop that we sponsor helps us with this,” she said. For more information, see the Dixon Rotary Facebook page or call MacDonald at (707) 678-1615.

Indian Cuisine for Teens

Learn how to make Indian Cuisine with Dixon’s own SS Curry Express. Register online or in person to attend on Tuesday, Mary 14, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Dixon Library. This class is for Tweens and Teens, ages 10 to 18. It will be at the Dixon Public Library, 230 N 1st Street in downtown Dixon. Call (866) 572-7587 for more information.

Hall Park Free Play

Free drop-in play is being offered at Hall Park now on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m. at the Jim B. Stevens Arena. The Salaber All Weather Synthetic Play Field is also available for free drop-in play on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. If you are new to Dixon, Hall Park is the one with the swimming pool, tennis courts, baseball diamonds and dog park, too, behind City Hall. It is located at Mayes and Fifth Street.

Planning Commission Meeting

There will be a City of Dixon Planning Commission Meeting on Tuesday, May 14, and the next City Council meeting will be Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m. at City Hall, 600 East A Street. Go to and click on the government tab to get to their agendas.

Adult Lap Swim

With the warmer weather, the Pat Granucci Aquatic Center is now open for lap swims. The hours are mornings Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 5:30 to 7 a.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 8 to 10 a.m. One can purchase a punch card (good for 20 Visits) for $78.75 adults; $63 seniors (55+) or the single visit fee is ‐ $5.25 or $4.25 per senior (55+.)  Register at the pool before workouts.

Fish Fry

On Friday, May 10, the Veteran’s Memorial Hall will feature its special Fish Fry with hush puppies, coleslaw, and French fries for $12. It starts around 5:30 and is at 1305 North First Street.

Planned Parenthood

At the Dixon Public Library on Wednesday, May 22 at 1 p.m. will be an information session from Planned Parenthood. The event is tailored for both teens and caregivers, offering vital information and resources in a supportive environment. Questions and answers will be after the presentation. It will be held at 230 North First Street.

Plaza Concerts

The first concert of the season will be Thursday, May 16, at 6 p.m. and will feature ‘Fair Warning.’ The concert will take place every first and third Thursday of the month at the Pardi Plaza, corner of First and A Streets. Sponsored by the City of Dixon, The Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Kaiser Permanente.