Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday Moment News & Notes

Streetscape Informational Sessions Planend
Please join us for a second informational meeting on the Downtown Dixon Streetscape Project on March 5 from 4-6 p.m..  The project consists of new curb and gutter, sidewalk, pavement, and lighting in the downtown business district.  This informational meeting will be utilized to update the public of the status of the Downtown Streetscape Project and discuss the preliminary staging and traffic control planned for the project.   

In addition to the March 5 meeting, Dixon Main Street will host two additional informational sessions on the streetscape. On Tuesday, March 4, the project will be the subject at the monthly Shop Talk Merchant's Meeting from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Books on First.

And, the March Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, March 19 also will be on the Streetscape Project. The informational luncheon will focus on the planning and staging of the project. The Lunch and Learn includes a $3 lunch as part of the program at the Post House Ballroom in downtown Dixon.

March Second Saturdays
First up on the calendar is the March 8 Second Saturdays event. With the weather a bit warmer now is a great time to head downtown for a great night out. There is live music every weekend in downtown Dixon and lots of great art and food to be consumed.

Shamrock Club's Annual Parade & Party
On March 15, it is the annual Rock River Valley Shamrock Club St. Patrick's Day Parade and Party in Downtown Dixon. The annual  Parade & Party starts with the Parade line-up at 1:30 at Dixon High School with a start time of 3 p.m. Following the parade, the party begins at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The usual 50/50 tickets will be available along with silent auctions and raffles that help fund the local food pantry and the party. The best corned beef dinner in town, prepared by the Knights, will be available for purchase as well. Music this year will start at 5 p.m. and will be by the Irish Band “Reilly” from Milwaukee.

Founders Day presented by BorgWarner
On April 11, you can join us for the annual Founders' Day Celebration sponsored by BorgWarner. This year's celebration will be a luncheon event at the Loveland Community House starting at 11:30 a.m. A program on the early physicians in Dixon and the starting of KSB Hospital will be held starting at 12 p.m. We will also honor this year's Langan Award winner for the most outstanding local historian, and the McAlpine Award winner for reinvestment in a downtown building. During the event, you can take in the wonderful Loveland Community House and see the great changes they have made to the facility this past year. New art is hanging up around the house and the museum has several updates, as well. Lunch is $5, but admission to the event and the Loveland Community House is free. Sponsored by Borg Warner, KSB Hospital, Sauk Valley Bank,

City-Wide Garage Sales
The Annual Dixon Community-wide Garage Sales are set for April 25-26. Deadline to sign up for the sales is April 18. Cost to register a sale is $20 and includes a listing and a description of the sale. The Sales will be distributed through the Telegraph newspaper and at select businesses the week of the sale, along with online at and The garage sales will be held rain or shine. More than 50 sales are  held each year during this weekend. Registration forms are available at Roxies, Waterfront Gifts, and Books on First. Forms are also available online at Stay up to date with the latest events and programs in Dixon at our Dixon Main Street Facebook page,

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