Friday, March 1, 2013

Garage Sales, Concerts, and much more!

Greetings from Main Street ...
Thanks to presenting sponsorship by Edward Jones Investments Dixon Main Street is proud to bring Grammy nominated John Ford Coley (formerly of England Dan and John Ford Coley) & Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Terry Sylvester (formerly of the Hollies) together for a unique acoustic concert at the Historic Dixon Theatre on Saturday, March 23. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets -- $12 in advance (available at, Venier Jewelers, Senior Center and by     phone at 288-2308). Dinner and a Show Packages Available through the Post House Ballroom for just $25.

Congratulations to Scott Brown of Wendler Engineering on winning the Volunteer of the Year Award and to Larry Dunphy of Books on First on winning the Cornerstone Award. Two great volunteers for Dixon Main Street and the community!

The next Shop Talk is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5 from 5 p.m.-6ish at Books on First. Topic is: Dude, Where's My Customers. Complimentary drinks and snacks. We are already 2 full months into the year, is your business on track?

The annual Founders Day celebration in Dixon is coming up on April 11. The committee is meeting to come up with a great historical program on some of Dixon's early residents. We will also be handing out the Langan Award for Excellence in Local History and the McAlpine Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The event will take place at the Dixon Historic Center. More details to come soon.

The spring City-Wide Garage Sales dates are April 26-27. Registration form is available at

Other upcoming events ...
Second Saturdays continues its monthly Art Happenings March 9

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.