Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Greetings from Main Street ...
Art with Flavor a benefit for Shining Star, Dixon Main Street and Dixon Riverfront was a fantastic success this past weekend. Special thanks to the Crystal Cork for hosting and sponsoring  this wonderful event, to Trein's Jewelry for sponsoring and to Basil Tree for the wonderful food. And, of course, the donated art was marvelous! Thanks to those that attended and added some great art to their collections. In total, $3,645 was raised to be divided among the three non-profits!!

Reagan Trail Days Award Nominees Needed!
Nominate a former Dixonite for the annual Reagan Trail Days Gala awards ceremony. Each year, several former Dixonites are recognized for their accomplishments away from home, just as Ronald Reagan went out into the world after growing up in Dixon and had great success. The honorees each year share how Dixon shaped their lives and prepared them for future success. Please email us any suggestions at mainst@grics.net.

Get all of the latest DMS news at www.facebook.com/dixonmainstreet

Now on to the DMS Events and Updates ...
May 1 -- 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!

May 16 -- Lunch and Learn at the Post House Ballroom at Noon. 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.

May 24 -- 5th Annual DMS Golf Outing presented by Sauk Valley Bank at Timber Creek with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Foursomes are just $280 and hole sponsorship is just $100. https://www.facebook.com/events/413276622018687/?context=create

June 1 -- Musical Fridays presented by Community State Bank begins. Join us every Friday at Noon on the Riverfront from June - September.

A few quick notes from around the community. . .
May 3-5 -- Salamandra Restaurant is celebrating their 10 year anniversary in downtown Dixon. Come and celebrate with them during their customer appreciation weekend.

May 12 -- Second Saturdays Art Happenings, 6-8 p.m. in downtown Dixon. Be on the lookout for the Bikes!

May 12  – The Champions4Children Walk in conjunction with Shining Star Children’s Advocacy Center and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Illinois (CACI) will be held at 10 a.m. at Lowell Park in Dixon. The Walk will raise money, through pledges and sponsorships, for the 38 Children’s Advocacy Centers in Illinois, which serve 95 of the state’s 102 counties. For more information and to register for this exciting event, please visit http://cacionline.org or contact Shining Star Children’s Advocacy Center at 284-1891.

May 17 -- Joe Curia Memorial Golf Outing for the Dixon YMCA.

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

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