This Saturday, Dec. 11 from 7-9 p.m., Todd Lorenc will be performing here with his new gig "Orange Doesn't Rhyme." Todd was originally one-half of the duo Flying Fish. Stop down and take a listen.
And, it'll be Second Saturday in Downtown Dixon, with lots of venues for visual and performing arts. More info is at the website at: http://www.second-saturdays.com/. Since most Second Saturday venues will finish by 8pm, remember that Books on First and Todd Lorenc will continue until 9pm, so come in for a cuppa, a sit-down and a great listen.
We still have a lot of names on our "Books for Babes" tree. It means a lot to the kids to get a book or two at Christmas, so pick a name and make a child happy this year.
We have a great selection of gift ideas for that person on your list. Melissa & Doug toys are very popular for the young-uns on your list. If we don't have it in stock... we can order, but hurry in, because who knows what that next popular item is!
At Books on First, games are not just for children. Check out our wonderful puzzles from Pomegranate depicting artwork by Monet, Van Gogh, Charley Harper, Renoir and others. When finished, they are suitable for gluing, shellacking and mounting (and giving!) if you are so inclined. This would a different twist on giving a book that you have read and enjoyed so much. And the whole family does not need to crowd into the kitchen (although it might take longer than baking a batch of cookies).
If you want to skip the fun and go straight to some wonderful art at great prices from local artists, Second Saturday is key, so don't miss it. Visiting Art at Books on First is another great place to view art by local artists as well as The Next Picture Show right down the street.
I have not used the word I adopted in a long time,so I shall do so now.
In this holiday season, get into the spirit of peace, love, joy, and service which can take you into the New Year and beyond, and may that spirit in you spread like adnascentia through each step you take and act you do and among all you touch, so that through each of us, we can live in and leave to future generations, a better world.
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