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January 2020

Art at the Place ~ artist Mari Jagt

Opening Reception January 10th at 6:45pm. Mari Jagt is a twenty-three year old Canadian artist and poet living in Victoria, British Colombia. Studying fine arts in London, Ontario and completed a postgraduate in museum and gallery studies, she now works in multimedia forms including but not limited to — acrylics, watercolour, oils, gouache, photography, writing, collage, and drawing in pencils and inks. Mari aims to make art that is accessible and enjoyable to everyone regardless of education, age, gender, race, or status. She creates bright, free-form abstract works and expressionist paintings that can be reminiscent of lights and florals, the sea, and outer space.

Food Forest ~ let’s get planning for 2020

Wednesday January 22nd 7-9pm 1330 Fairfield Rd. Come helps us plan a fruitful 2020 for the Food Forest, we’ll share dessert, tea, ideas & inspiration!

Community Dinner ~ let’s eat together

Friday January 24th @ 6:30pm, 1335 Thurlow Rd. Reserve your spot! Suggested donation of $5.00 per person and $10.00 for a family. We will be offering gluten, dairy, and meat free options. We hope to see you there! Please email for more info or to volunteer.

Repair Cafe ~ broken stuff? come fix it!

Saturday January 25th, 10am – 1pm, 1330 Fairfield Rd. Come watch your broken stuff get repaired by volunteer fixers. Small appliances, electronics, dull knives – sharpened, clothes, ceramics, bicycles, hearing aids, furniture and more!

Clothing Swap ~ free clothes!

Saturday January 25th, 10 am – 1pm, 1330 Fairfield Rd. Clean out your closet & find some new clothes for 2020. Or come empty handed & fill up a bag! Shop for free every 4th Saturday of the month. Clothing will only be accepted during the event hours, and many of the remaining items will be packed afterwards for donation to charity.

Recreation 2020 ~ registration is on

Zumba, Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Meditation, Cuban Salsa, Adult Beginner Ballet, African Hand Drumming and more! Call 250.382.4604 or stop by to register, to ensure your spot in one of these great classes at Fairfield Community Place (1330 Fairfield Rd.) Email us with any questions at
Check for class descriptions, dates & times here.

Start the new year with a good book ~ Join our Book Club

On the last Monday of each month from 6:30pm, the FGCA hosts a monthly book club gathering. Our books have been chosen books for the next few months: January: Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao, February: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, March: The Uninhabitable Earth: life after warming by David Wallace-Wells, April: Ellen in Pieces by Caroline Adderson. For more information, visit

Are you an FGCA member?

It’s 2020, so be sure to renew your FGCA membership for another year. Membership is free! As a member you will: have a say in who is elected to the Board, have a say in how the FGCA is governed (constitution and bylaws), be eligible to run for the Board, be eligible to serve on the Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC).
Who can be a member?
If you live in Fairfield Gonzales, own property in Fairfield Gonzales, or you are an important stakeholder in the affairs of the FGCA, you can apply to be a regular member. See a map of Fairfield Gonzales boundaries.
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Office Hours

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9am-8pm | Fri 9am-5pm | Sat 9am-3pm Closed Sunday

Calendar at The Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd.

CALUC Meeting: Thursday January 9th @7pm, preliminary meeting for 1160 Oxford St.
Board Meeting: Monday, January 6th @ 7pm
Book Club: Social ~ Everyone is Welcome! Monday, January 27th @ 6:30 – 8:30pm
Repair Cafe: Next one is Saturday, January 25th then April 4th 2020 10am-1pm
Reconciliation Circle: meeting January 16th @ 7PM at the Place