Dixon Winter Farmers Market
Fresh produce, artisan food, and crafts
at Loveland Community House, 513 W. 2nd St., Dixon
1st and 3rd Saturdays, November - April, 9 am - 12:30 pm
Kevin Chalfant's Journey Experience features Kevin Chalfant, and features all of the lights, sounds and Journey-esque atmosphere associated with what you expect from a show called the Journey Experience! This is not a cover band but a very talented singer who actually shared the stage with Journey, Kevin was a stand-in lead singer for Steve Perry with Journey LIVE! He performs all the hits that made Journey famous; one fabulous hit after another!
The Historic Dixon Theatre
The Rock River Valley Shamrock Club will present the St. Patrick's Day Parade and post party. This year's parade and post party will be held on March 11. We kick off the parade at 3 p.m. and make our way through downtown Dixon, concluding at the Knights of Columbus Hall where the party of all parties will be held. If you have had the privilege of witnessing or taking part in these two outstanding events, I do not need to say more. If you have not, this is your chance to take part in a memorable event. Here is everything you need to know.
The parade will start at 3 p.m. in front of Dixon High School. If you want to be in the parade, the contact number is below. The St. Patrick's Day post parade party, once again, is held at the conclusion of the parade at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Dixon. To enter the party, all we ask is a monetary donation at the door or canned food I goods to be donated to the food pantry.
The Knights are again offering an outstanding corned beef and cabbage meal for a small price. We are blessed with, the Irish band, the Gleasons from Milwaukee. We also will have our ever-growing 50/50 raffle, gift basket, and silent auction. If you have a lick of sense, you will not want to miss the celebration on March 11. Here are the contact numbers for more information: Phil Lahey, 815-440-7375, or Dave Lahey, 815-973-7046. And as always; if you're lucky enough to be lrish, you're lucky enough.
“SHADES OF GRAY ART EXHIBITION RETURNS”
Dates: March 4 - 31, 2017
Dixon: We live in a full color world. Whether TV, books, newspapers, computers or even our smart phones, color is everywhere. But before color images, black and white reigned for years. So let’s get back to black & white!
The Next Picture Show is pleased to present the “Shades of Gray Black &White Photography Art Exhibition” an exhibition of art that will highlight local and regional photographers still exploring and producing work in black and white.
More than 60 original works of art, by 22 artists, have been accepted representing both film & digital photography. Shown (jpegs attached) are three entries in the exhibition. Artist Gary Pearson (“Backroads North Carolina”) of Leaf River; Joseph Fenwick (“Forlorn”) from Amboy; and Jon Wildman (“Nocturnal Conduit”) of Dixon.
In conjunction with Shades of Gray, TNPS will also showcase a special exhibition of the WWII Green River Ordnance Plant. The vintage official government photographs will be on display showing construction of buildings, the fire crew, assembly line workers and more. A photo (jpeg) of the cafeteria at the Green River Ordnance Plant is included.
Both exhibits will kick off with a reception and awards presentation on Saturday March 11 from 6:00pm-8:00 pm featuring music by Al & Jeannie Brown and a pointillism art demonstration by local award winning artist Kate Askegaard. Sauk Valley Community College Associate Art Professor Glenn Bodish will serve as awards judge.
The exhibition is sponsored by Hicks Insurance Agency, 815-288-1523. www.hicksinsurance.biz. Our thanks to Rick Munson, as well, for providing the Ordnance Plant photographs.
The exhibit will continue from March 4 - 31 at 113 West First Street, Dixon, IL 61021. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm and by appointment.
TNPS Contact info:
Michael Glenn, Executive Director
The Dixon Chamber's March Business After Business (BAB) will be held on Thursday, March 16, from 5:00 - 6:30 pm at Dixon Elks Lodge #779, located at 1279 Franklin Grove Road in Dixon. It is hosted by the Elks Lodge, Kreider Services and Florissa. This networking event is free for Dixon Chamber members and their guests. Bring your business cards!
(There is a limit of 100 competitors for this competition)
Date: March 25th 2017
St. Patricks Church612 Highland Ave.Dixon, IL, 61021
Registration Fee: The registration will be a $20 flat fee which must be paid via paypal.
This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations. If you are new to competing, you may want to look at CubingUSA's Competitor Tutorial.
The date has been set!!! Please mark your calendar's for this year's Rotary Shrimp Boil that will be held on Saturday, April 1st at the KC Hall. It begins at 5:00 p.m. with food served until 7:30 p.m. and then the festivities will begin at 7:45 p.m. More details will be added as we get closer to the event date.
The Expressions Art Sale and Reception is a major fund raiser for the Sinnissippi Foundation and will take place starting April 4, 2017, when art and silent auction items go on display. The event concludes with an evening reception on Friday April 21, 2017, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.
Expressions features the art work of local and regional artists and a wide variety of silent auction items donated by local, regional, and other businesses and organizations.
Art and auction items can be viewed during gallery hours between April 4th and through the reception on April 21st.
Join the YWCA for the 35th annual YWCA Women of Achievement Luncheon. In addition to the awards and luncheon, there's a 50/50 raffle, gift basket drawings and new this year, a Dessert Dash, where you can support the YWCA while dashing to nab a delicious dessert for your table. The Luncheon is a critical fundraiser for the YWCA with proceeds from attendance supporting programs that transform the lives of people across the Sauk Valley. Registration Materials will be available in February. For reservations, please contact the YWCA at 815.625.0333, no later than Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Thursday, April 6, 2017 11:30 Registration 12-1:30 Lunch and Program Dixon Elks Club, 1279 Franklin Grove Rd, Dixon
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