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March 2024

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Spring Recreation 

FGCA spring recreation registration opens March 5th.Visit our website for a complete list & description of program offerings. Registration can be taken over the phone (250) 382-4604 or in person Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm.

Join Our Garden Committee

The Garden Committee is a volunteer-based group that monitors and maintains the health of the Fairfield Food Forest in collaboration with the FGCA (Fairfield Gonzales Community Association). The committee meets monthly in the growing season, and bi-monthly in the winter months to discuss the needs of the permaculture garden and the community it serves. If interested, contact:

Get Growing, Victoria!

Bring your own shovel, bucket, and/or wheelbarrows to come collect free soil-building materials at Robert Porter Park! NO registration required. Materials are on first-come-first-serve basis. This event will only be distribution of compost, woodchips, and leaf mulch (no seedlings).

Saturday, March 23rd | 11:00am – 1:00pm | Robert Porter Park (along Thurlow Rd)

Bollywood Dance

Bollywood dance is for all levels; no experience required. It infuses other styles such as classical, hip-hop and jazz. This class will allow you to explore the world of Bollywood; moving your body to fun and energetic Bollywood numbers!

Saturdays, April 13 – May 11 |  11:00am – 12:00pm  | 5/$60  |  Garry Oak Room

Saturdays, May 25 – June 22  |  11:00am – 12:00pm  | 5/$60  |  Garry Oak Room

Moss Rock Preschool Registration

Join us in our licensed child-guided Preschool taught by our superb Early Childhood Educators. Our goal at Moss Rock Preschool is to provide educational opportunities of exploration in a vast number of areas, such as nature, community, art and social interactions. On April 2nd, a Moss Rock ‘Registration Request Form‘ will appear online from 9:00am – 9:00pm. Please visit our website for more detailed instructions and information.

Out of School Care Registration

Our Out of School programs are play-based and child-focused in nature. Our staff views children as individuals with their own ideas, cultural beliefs, abilities and interests, and strives to provide a safe and stimulating environment — physically, intellectually, mentally and emotionally. For families looking to join our Out of School Care for the first time, a ‘Registration Request Form’ will appear on April 2nd online from 9:00am – 9:00pm. Please visit our website for more detailed instructions and information.

Art at the Place – Caron Smith

“My name is Caron Smith and I am an artist working with oil paint on canvas or soft pastels on paper. Painting en plein air with the local “Al Frescoes” painting group has greatly influenced my art. I also paint in my shared studio in Fairfield, and at a life drawing group in Metchosin.

Bold mark making is characteristic of my style. My goal is to enliven one’s sense and to convey my appreciation of our natural world – from landscapes to the human form.”

Monday – Friday |  Month of March | 9:00am – 4:30pm | 1330 Fairfield Rd

Food Forest Spruce Up!

Immerse yourself in the lush diversity of plants as we guide you through the process of identifying various species and understanding their unique characteristics.

Paint creative signage to enhance the garden experience!

Saturday, March 16th  |  12:00 pm – 2:00pm  |  Free  |  Fairfield Food Forest (Thurlow Rd)

Repair Café

Are you tired of throwing out broken household items? Before throwing them in the trash, stop by the Repair Café Fairfield to see if one of our volunteers can fix it! Visit our website for a list of accepted items.

Saturday, April 6th  |  2:00 pm – 5:00pm  |  Free  |  1330 Fairfield Rd

Art Circle

Art Circle is a drop-in non-instructional, relaxed, social and creative art program. On the 4th Thursday of each month (Jan-June) Bring your own supplies and enjoy an evening creating art and meeting fellow local artists!

Thursday, March 28th  | 6:45pm – 8:15pm | Free or by donation | 1330 Fairfield Rd 

Community Dinners – In Person!

We will be hosting Community Dinners once a month, on the second Friday. No need to pre-register. Meals will be available while supplies last on a first come, first served basis. Volunteers are wanted for in-person dinners starting in February! For take-out option, please bring your own container.

Friday, March 8th | In – Person | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | By Donation | 1335 Thurlow Rd

Clothing Swap

Do you need some new duds? Come shop for free on the first Saturday of the month. Do you have clothing to donate? We accept donations of clean, gently used items during Clothing Swap hours for all sizes, from babies to adult. Please visit our website for donation guidelines.

Saturday, March 2nd  | 10:00am – 1:00pm  | Free  |  1330 Fairfield Rd

FGCA Reception desk is open: Monday to Friday 9:00am- 4:30pm

Closed on Saturdays & Sundays.

FGCA will be closed on Friday, March 29th (Good Friday) & April 1st (Easter Monday)

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Calendar at The Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd

Board Meeting – Monday, March 4th, 7pm – 9pm

Repair Café – Saturday, April 6th, 2pm – 5pm

Community Dinner – Friday, March 8th, 6pm – 7:30pm In person

CALUC Meeting – Monday, March 25th, 7pm – 9pm In Person