Founded in 2000
Cead mile failte! The Dixon Scottish Cultural Association (DSCA) is a non-profit, 501-c-3 organization dedicated to promoting the culture, entertainment and education of Scotland. Membership is open to EVERYONE who enjoys celebrating "all things Scottish."
Monthly DSCA meetings: Third Wednesday of each month at the American Legion Hall, 1305 North First Street, Dixon. Our Scottish games committee meetings start at 6 p.m. (February through October). General membership meetings begin at 7 p.m. (year-round). All are welcome to attend! Next DSCA meetings are:
Other upcoming Dixon Scottish Cultural Association activities:
11 a.m., Saturday, March 18: Irish Day Parade in Murphys. A few DSCA members will march in their Scottish kilts and tartan attire in the downtown Murphys parade, 60 miles east of Stockton. The foothill town celebrates Saint Patrick's Day with a parade and other special events that weekend. Please assemble by 10:30 a.m. in the Murphys community theater's large parking lot, 580 South Algiers Street. Look for our DSCA banner. After the parade, our Dixon Scottish group will go on a "pub crawl" of downtown Murphys bars. Contact DSCA Chief Don Burns at email@example.com for details.
10 a.m., Saturday, May 13: Dixon May Fair Parade. March in your kilt or tartan attire with our Scottish club, along downtown Dixon's First Street. Line up by 9:45 a.m., next to the big, red, double-decker British bus, at the start of the parade route. Before the parade, enjoy the Dixon community's pancake breakfast, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., in the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall, 231 North First Street. After the parade, have fun at the Dixon May Fair festival on the Dixon Fairgrounds.
Friday night, May 26: Scottish-Irish Heritage Night at the Sacramento River Cats baseball game in West Sacramento. Raley Field stadium gates will open at 5 p.m. and first pitch is at 7 p.m. against the Memphis Redbirds. The River Cats are inviting area Scottish and Irish clubs to be honored at their May 26 baseball game. Special admission price is $16 per person, if at least 20 members from all invited clubs attend. If interested, e-mail River Cats ticket agent Erika Busch at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 20 and tell her you are with the Dixon Scottish Cultural Association.
12 noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 4: "Celebration of Life" for Scottish-native, DSCA member and beloved Scottish fiddler Duncan McMartin, Sr., who past-away on January 14 at age 84. Duncan Sr. will be interred in Scotland, but his local remembrance gathering will be held at 637 Villanova Drive, Davis. Click here to read about Duncan's remarkable life.
2 p.m., Sunday, June 18: Scottish High Tea. The DSCA is organizing a formal Scottish tea at the Linde Lane Tea Room, 140 North Jackson Street, downtown Dixon. Please wear your kilt or tartan attire and savor a selection of fine British teas, scones, finger-sandwiches and desserts in the elegant tea room for $24 per person. Reservation deadline is June 3 and this club event will be open to the general public. Click here for ticket order form. NOTE: Gentlemen, who wish to wait for the ladies during the two-hour tea service, may adjurn to the nearby Bud's Pub & Grill.
12 noon, Sunday, July 16: Ceilidh Barbecue. Join your fellow DSCA members for an informal barbecue party at Alex and Jeannie Henderson's country ranch home, 8200 Maxwell Lane, Dixon. Our Scottish club will provide the grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, and you bring your drinks and a side-dish, salad or dessert to share. Plus, bring your musical instruments to help entertain us.
Sunday afternoon, July 30: Watch the summer-release World War II film, Dunkirk, with our DSCA group at a downtown Davis movie theater. The film tells the brave and gripping true-story of the 1940 mass British military evacuation, on the northern French coast, from the invading Nazi armies. After the movie, you are invited to a no-host early dinner at a nearby downtown Davis restaurant. The discounted Sunday-matinee showtime, Davis theater and local restaurant will be announced later. The movie has not yet been rated for appropriate-age viewing, but it contains graphic war-violence scenes. Click here to see the film's two-minute preview.
10 a.m., Sunday, September 24: Pre-games walk-through at the Dixon Fairgrounds for our upcoming Dixon Scottish Games. Games committee chairpersons will finalize details before our September 30 Dixon Scottish Games. All DSCA members are invited to our 11:30 a.m. barbecue and potluck picnic in the fairgrounds' Garden Stage patio area. Our club will supply the grilled meats and you bring your drinks and a salad, side-dish or dessert. More information to come. NOTE: This pre-games walk-through event is also our September membership meeting. Please, do not show up on Wednesday evening, September 20 at our usual DSCA meeting location.
6 p.m., Friday, September 29: Dixon Pub Crawl. Join us on our pre-games "pub crawl," which starts with a no-host dinner at the American Legion Hall, 1305 North First Street, Dixon. Afterward, our group will visit a few downtown Dixon bars, as we prepare for the next day's Dixon Scottish Highland Games. Club bagpiper Neil Henderson usually leads the way, as we enter each bar.
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 20: Holiday Potluck Party. Bring a salad, casserole side-dish or dessert to share at our DSCA yuletide celebration in the American Legion Hall of Dixon. No club business will be conducted that evening.
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Our club's information tent will be at the following 2017 events. If you can help, please contact Lynne Schaller at email@example.com.
March 11 and 12: Sonora Celtic Faire
April 29 and 30: Woodland Scottish Games
June 3: Modesto Scottish Games
June 10 and 11: Mother Lode Scottish Games
July 15: Dixon Grillin' & Chillin' Festival
August 12: North Coast Scottish Games
September 2 and 3: Pleasanton Scottish Games
DSCA information tent
DSCA shirts available!
Show your pride as a Dixon Scottish Cultural Association member, by wearing a shirt of your style and color choice, featuring our DSCA embroidered logo.
Once you have chosen the shirt-style and color, contact DSCA shirt coordinator Saundra Snyder to place your order by clicking here.
Embroidery cost is $15 extra per shirt for club logo and your name; and shipping to your home starts at $5.80.