Last night DMS Executive Director Josh Albrecht was awarded the Future Leaders Award by the Chamber of Commerce. And, Jim Sarver of Sinnissippi Centers (former DMS Board Member) was named the Citizen of the Year! The VFW was named Organization of the year and KSB Hospital was named Business of the Year during the Chamber's annual banquet. Congratulations to all!
TIE-ONE-ON PARTY THIS FRIDAY NIGHT
Join DMS volunteers as we guest bartend at The Stables on Friday, February 1 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. and maybe a little longer if we can talk Ryan into it! The theme is Tie-One-On and all guests are encouraged to wear their craziest neck tie in the best way they can think of. Prizes awarded for best and worst ties. Some unique drink specials are in the works as well. We will have live music by Burn N' Bush, door prizes and general shenanigans. https://www.facebook.com/events/535162099847860/
I LOVE MAIN STREET GALA
Our Annual Dixon Main Street Gala is set for Saturday, February 16 at the Post House Ballroom. This year's theme of I Love Main Street will make for a lovely evening. The evening includes live music by Chameleon, a live and silent auction, the DMS Volunteer of the Year Award presentation, dinner by Basil Tree, and much more. Table Sponsorship is $250 and individual tickets are $30. A great way to support Main Street and have a wonderful night out!
The February Shop Talk on Tuesday, February 5 from 5 to 6ish. A great way to get tips and tricks and to share ideas with other small business owners. Shop Talk is at Books on First in downtown Dixon. Refreshments are served! The February topic will be Business Building Reminders for the New Year.
Other upcoming events ...
Second Saturdays continues its monthly Art Happenings Feb. 9
Valentine's Day Music Celebration at Ginko Tree Cafe from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple. Call 677-9144 for details.
Check out Rosbrook Studio Artis Coop featuring live music every month and tons of other great community activities. Rosbrook is located above C&N Supply. Get the lastest news about their events https://www.facebook.com/RosbrookStudio
Sauk Valley Shop Small Saturday is Feb. 9. http://www.saukvalleyshopsmall.com/
Lee County Historical Society has a new website http://theleecountyhistoricalsociety.org/
25th Annual Phidian Art Club Literary Competition is now open with an entry deadline of March 1, 2013. Poetry, fiction and non-fiction categories with cash prize payouts. For details, call 625-2565.
Next Picture Show is planning their annual Art for Art's Sake fundraiser for March 2 at Sauk Valley Community College. Call 285-4924 for details.
The Annual Rock River Valley Shamrock Parade is set for March 16 at 3 p.m. in Downtown Dixon. Head over to the KofC Hall after the parade for the annual post-parade party.