October 2020
Volunteers Needed for Outdoor Dining Set-Up on Mono Lane
Every weekend, the Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Fairfax have provided an outdoor seating area in the Mono parking lot (across from Mas Masa on Bolinas) whereby diners can sit and enjoy their take out meals from our local restaurants. This seating venue is available Thursday through Sunday, in light of the restaurant indoor dining restrictions and limited outdoor capacity. The program needs volunteers to help with set-up and take-down on the following dates & times:
Thursday 9a.m. -set up                 8:30 p.m. -take down
Friday 9 a.m. -set-up                     8:30 p.m.- take down
Saturday 9 a.m. set-up                 8:30 p.m. -take down
Sunday, 9 a.m. set-up                   8:30 p.m. -take down
If you are able to help, please email david@fairfaxchamberca.com of commerce or call (415) 456-9604.
Holiday Wreathmaking is Going Virtual This Year
One of the Fairfax Volunteers favorite events, the Annual Holiday Wreathmaking/Caroling/Potluck has had to be adjusted due to COVID-19 and restrictions on large gatherings. This year, we will distribute wreathmaking kits to families in advance of the event. 

Please reserve one by e-mailing mbaird@townoffairfax.org. Maria will bring the wreathmaking kits which will consist of a wreath ring, ribbons, decorations, and a “Special Surprise gift” out to your car, on Park Road, near Peri Park. Please contact her early as only 100 kits will be available.  
Then, we will host a virtual event via Zoom on Sunday, December 13th from 2-5. An invitation will come in a future e-mail. As part of the gathering, Georgia Gibbs, Artist-in-Resident, and one of our Board members will demonstrate how to make a wreath via Youtube. We are happy to keep this tradition alive, albeit it with changes by offering it remotely this year.
Winter Solstice Sit
Monday, December 21st
Bolinas Park

Solstice comes from the Latin words 'sol', meaning Sun and 'sistere', meaning to come to a stop or stand still.

Join your fellow Fairfax community members to reflect this celestial stillness and sit still yourself. We will literally be sitting in silence together. Please bring any support you'd like for your body, be it a yoga mat, cushion, blanket or even a lawn chair if your body prefers.

Please wear masks and know that we will be sitting 6 feet apart from one another. This is a free event and open to all ages, though it is discouraged
to bring children who are not so easily able to honor the intention of the event. We will be encouraging ALL in attendance to be still and quiet:) 

Please bring umbrellas in case of rain.
Wonderfully Wild Marin: A Calendar and Online Fundraiser for Open Space 

Want to help protect local open spaces during these trying times and get some amazing artwork as part of the donation thank-you gifts?  Here’s how!

The Fairfax Open Space Committee along with The San Anselmo Open Space Committee have been collaborating together to create an informationally rich and stunningly beautiful Calendar for 2021 called Wonderfully Wild Marin. The calendar notes astrological events, holidays from diverse cultures and religions, seasonal, cultural, and historical information about our natural surroundings along with outstanding vistas by talented local photographers. 

The calendars are available for a donation of $20 each, and for $25 each if you want them packaged and mailed within the United States with discounts of 10% for five or more and 25% for ten or more. 

Please visit the Fairfax Open Space Committee webpage or contact pascalberandesign@yahoo.com or (415)456-5870 for more information. Order early, quantities are limited.

Fairfax Food Pantry
Saturday Mornings
Fairfax Community Church 
2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd

The Fairfax Food Pantry continues to be open and is serving our community during these challenging times. Drive through or walk up service is available.

We currently have enough volunteers, however, please sign up through the Fairfax Volunteer Match program and we contact you as the need arises.
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