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Nov-Dec Events
Sat, Nov 22    5pm to closing  
Benefit for The Sleeping Lady
Featuring live music with Danny Click & Friends, Tracy Blackman & Jimmy Dillon, Fenton Coolfoot, April & Monroe Grisman, Samurai Wolf, Kelly Peterson & Erik Smyth, The Gas Men plus many, many more.....

Sat, Nov 29    6-8pm  
"Quietly Beautiful" a show of modern Japanese etchings, woodblock prints and silkscreens, plus wine tasting from Community Wines .

Sat, Dec 6    7-10pm
Sustainable Fairfax Benefit & Silent Auction
Held at Marin Museum of Bicycling .
Advance registration strongly advised.
Local bites, dancing, auction

Tue, Dec 9    6-9:30pm
Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party & Silent Auction
Held at Deer Park Villa
Dinner with wine, music, silent auction.
Advance registration required.

Sat, Dec 13     11am-5pm
Fairfax Craft Faire
Held at The Pavilion
Benefit for Sustainable Fairfax & Fairfax Open Circle Arts & Sports (FOCAS).

Sun, Dec 14      11am-2pm
Holiday Horse & Wagon Rides
Downtown Fairfax (Wagon leaves from Parkade Steps)
$3 donation requested
Sponsored by the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce

Sun Dec 14        2pm-5pm
Holiday Wreath-Making, Caroling & Potluck
Held at The Women's Club
Santa will make an appearance!
Sponsored by Fairfax Volunteers 
November 2014

Tuesday, December 9th  
6-9 PM   


 The Chamber's most fun social event of the year!   
Please join us.

Advance Reservations Required 



"Fairfax Update"
the town's new, monthly email newsletter

The Town of Fairfax has begun putting out a monthly newsletter.  November 2014 is the first edition.   It is very informative. 
Check it out by clicking this link.

Subscribe by simply emailing and requesting to be put on the mailing list:  
Ideas for Small Businesses
Resources for Promoting
the "Shop Local" Idea 
One of the most interesting things we learned from October's Wine Stroll is that lots of area residents habitually pass by shops in town without ever stopping in to see what they are about.   The lure of a taste of wine changed that - and many strollers remarked that they were pleasantly surprised now that they finally stopped in.

There is a great resource for promoting the idea of patronizing local businesses.
It is the American Independent Business Alliance (Amiba), and they have posters, stickers, and buttons available.

Give the Chamber your feedback on working with these materials. Email

Local Scam Alert

One of our local businesses got scammed a few weeks ago. The scam works like this:
A phone call comes in from "PG&E Billing" indicating that power will be turned off in one or two hours because of your unpaid utility bill. 
BUT ... if you can get a money order or cashier check for the amount immediately before the technician arrives, the "PG&E" rep will come pick it up and your power will stay on.
This works sometimes if you happen to know that you are late with your paying your bill, and the scamming caller is convincing.  So, beware!