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Sun. 22 Oct, 2017 - Sat. 28 Oct, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Ultimate Tailgate (11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Ultimate Tailgate

Sunday, October 22
11 am - 4 pm

Chili and football in the Beanblossom parking lot, $5 admission

Registration forms for cookoff contestants are available at the Dixon Chamber and Main Street office, 87 S. Hennepin Avenue, Dixon.
Cash prizes for First, Second and Third place, People's Choice, and Best Showmanship

Call 815-288-2308 for more information.

Monday, October 23, 2017

American Red Cross Blood Drive (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Monday, October 23, 2017 Sauk Valley Community College 173 IL Rt #2 Dixon, IL 61021 9:00AM-2:00PM For appointments call: 1-800-733-2767

Share Your Life Story - A Writing Series (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Share Your Life Story, Chapter Three: A Writing Series Recording your life story, treasured memories, and special moments leaves a legacy for generations to come. This writing workshop will explore how to get started in sharing your life story and will include writing sessions and activities. Series is a continuation of the 2016 writing workshop; participation in past workshops is NOT required. Join the series at any time! Fall 2017 Writing Series Dates: Mondays, October 23rd - December 4th at 2:00 p.m. at the Post House Community Center 100 West 2nd Street, Dixon NOTE: There is NO class on November 20th. This writing series is open to the public. For more information or to register visit: go.illinois.edu/2017dixonwriting

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Legislative Update luncheon (11:30 am - 1:00 pm)

Legislative Updates: The Impact on Small Business and Rural Illinois Tuesday, October 24 Guest speaker Nathan Hoffman, from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, will present the 2017 Illinois legislative updates and how they will affect our community. Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 1J02 at Sauk Valley Community College Registration is required by October 20. The fee is $10 and includes lunch. www.svcc.edu/community/small-business Or you can call the Small Business Development Center at 815-835-6244 or emailsbdc@svcc.edu to register or for additional information.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. (The Chamber did not receive complete information on this event. We don't know where, time, or who is presenting. If you submitted this item, please resubmit the calendar event with more details.)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Employers Conference (8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

NCI Works Annual Employer Conference and Awards Recognition

NCI Works will be sponsoring their 14th Annual Employer Conference at the Mendota Civic Center Oct. 27, 2017 beginning at 8:30am with breakfast and registration followed by a morning motivational speaker, Laurie Guest. Ms. Guest will speak about what happens when a “guest” (customer, client, patron, or patient) encounters your organization? What happens when the internal customer has an encounter with your department? Many business owners and managers feel they already have service under control. They believe additional training is not an issue.  However, every encounter makes an impression. Ms. Guest will be followed by lunch and NCI Works’ Annual Awards, recognizing those committed to the development of a quality workforce and those that have succeeded at reaching their goals.

The afternoon will feature an Employment Law Update with Attorneys Sarah Gasperini and Melanie Steward from Jackson Lewis. Co-sponsors of this event include: St. Margaret’s Health, Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce, Streator Area Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Illinois Valley SHRM, Rock River Human Resources Professional Association, and LaSalle County Broadcasting. For more information, or to register for the event, contact Dianna Schuler at 815-640-9406.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Monster Pancakes Breakfast/Halloween Parade (8:00 am - 9:30 am)

Join LCCOA/Post House Community Center for breakfast between 8:00 - 9:30.

Cost is $4.00 adult, $2.00 child (11 and under)

Come in costume and receive $1 off cost.

After breakfast head down to Haymarket Square for costume judging at 9:30 with the DHS Key Club.  (If raining, contest will be at the Post House Community Center).  Following the judging, at 10:00, is the annual Costume Parade, sponsored by the Dixon Noon Lions, leaving and returning to Haymarket Square.

Share Your Life Story - A Writing Series (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Share Your Life Story, Chapter Three: A Writing Series Recording your life story, treasured memories, and special moments leaves a legacy for generations to come. This writing workshop will explore how to get started in sharing your life story and will include writing sessions and activities. Series is a continuation of the 2016 writing workshop; participation in past workshops is NOT required. Join the series at any time! Fall 2017 Writing Series Dates: Mondays, October 23rd - December 4th at 2:00 p.m. at the Post House Community Center 100 West 2nd Street, Dixon NOTE: There is NO class on November 20th. This writing series is open to the public. For more information or to register visit: go.illinois.edu/2017dixonwriting

Halloween downtown (4:00 pm)

Save the Date - Halloween downtown Pancake breakfast, Lions Club parade, Trunk or Treat, downtown candy walk Dixon Main Street will add details as they become available. Call 815-288-2308 for more information.

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