Greetings from Main Street ...
This Wednesday is Lunch and Learn at the Post House Ballroom. May’s
Lunch & Learn program will be The Next Picture Show, its sponsor
will be Edward Jones Investments, courtesy of Kim Pettygrove & Chad
Weigle, and the caterer will be Mama Cimino's. Cost is just $3 and the
event begins at 12 p.m.
Now on to the DMS Events and Updates ...
May 24 -- 5th Annual DMS Golf Outing presented by Sauk Valley Bank at
Timber Creek with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. We have room for 1 or 2 more
foursomes, call today!
June 1 -- Musical Fridays presented by Community State Bank begins.
Join us every Friday at Noon on the Riverfront from June - September.
The full schedule is on our Facebook page at
June 5 -- Shop Talk at Books on First from 5- 6 p.m. Join area
merchants in this informal get-together to talk about issues effecting
local businesses. A great networking opportunity to learn from your
peers. Free refreshments thanks to Books on First and C&N Supply!
June 23 -- Dixon Beer Festival sponsored by the Crystal Cork! Formerly
the Dixon Wine Festival, now with a new flavor (don't worry, there will
still be wine, too)! The festival will be under the tents on the
Riverfront from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available
at Trein's Jewelry, Crystal Cork, and Dixon Main Street. Those
purchasing a ticket in advance will receive a complimentary tasting
glass and extra tasting tickets. Downtown restaurants will have tasting
booths available throughout the night.
July 28 -- Midsummer's Jubilee is set for 6-11 p.m. on July 28 on the
Riverfront in downtown Dixon. The evening will feature music by the
Rock River Jazz Band and dinner by Mama Cimino's. The evening also will
feature a live and silent auction. Proceeds from the event will go
toward the Riverfront's boat dock project and Dixon Main Street's John
Dixon statue project. Tickets are $35 per person or a sponsored table
of 8 for $280. For more information, call 815-288-2308.
A few quick notes from around the community. . .
May 18 -- First Street Pub is hosting a United Way guest bar tending
event with all tips received donated to United Way. There will be a DJ
May 18 -- The Dixon Municipal Band will be holding its first annual
charity auction dinner on Friday May, 18 from 5-10 p.m. at the
Brandywine Inn in rural Dixon. A silent auction and cocktail hour with
entertainment begins at 5 p.m. The meal begins at 6:30 p.m. followed
by a live auction. Cost for the event is $25 per person and
reservations may be made with a check or money order sent to Cathy
James, Band Manager at 404 W 9th St. Sterling, IL 61081. Entertainment
will be provided by M A Brass and the Ain’t Misbehavin Jazz Combo.
Each ensemble features members of the Dixon Municipal Band.
May 19 -- Eastman School of Dance Spring Recital at the Dixon High
School Auditorium. For details go online to www.eastmanschoolofdance.com
June 9 -- Second Saturdays Street Fair from 2-8 p.m. on First Street in
downtown Dixon. Check out the Art-Cycle auction, more than 20 art
vendors, live music, food booths and much, much more.
June 16 -- For the second year in a row, a World Cube Association
competition is coming to Dixon. Last year, the Rubik's Cube competition
drew 35 participants from throughout the Midwest. The competition tests
the participants in a variety of categories including speed and
blind-folded categories. The competition will be held at the Dixon
Historic Center, 205 W. Fifth Street, on June 16 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Day of registration begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, email
Farmer's Market -- The Dixon Park District hosts its Farmer's Market
every Wednesday and Saturdays 7 a.m. -- Noon at Haymarket Square at the
corner of Highland Ave and Second Street.