On May 30th, community members across the state will be participating in the 50th annual Green Up day!
Obviously this year is a little different for everything, but we’re planning to have a table set up in front of the Town Offices on May 30th for you to pick up bags, grab a cup of coffee and other snacks, and receive physically distanced words of encouragement from us!
We’ll also have bags available for pick-up before May 30th (we’ll let you know here when they’re ready!)
Green Up Vermont is a non-profit and would love to see the people of Vermont donate their time to a great cause!
Update: March 27th
Hi everyone, we have a few updates for you all.
First off, you’ll see directly above this update that we’ve established a Covid-19 web resource page on this website. It includes updates and information relevant to Fairfax residents, including a directory listing business closures and changes.
At this time, the only event we have cancelled is the Fairfax Egg Hunt (which was supposed to take place on April 4th). We are waiting for instruction from Green Up Vermont as we are currently discussing with them the possibility of moving Green Up day to May 30th, or potentially a different time this year.
We are making slight modifications to some unannounced programs and events to hopefully avoid cancellation of them, and will announce those soon!
As far as the Party in the Park, we still are planning on hosting it on June 27th! There may be a change to that, or maybe just some creative changes on that same date, but we’re looking forward to it.
Planning for any event occurring after June (4th of July Parade, the Egg Run, etc) is moving forward as usual but obviously will be sensitive to any updates in information and guidance from the state.
We have no plans to schedule any in-person fitness classes until we get the all clear from the state. Given that the school is closed for the remainder of the school year, if we can return to a fitness class schedule before that time, we will open the doors of the future Community Center to host these classes.
In the meantime, both Danielle Rothy and Kat Hartson have been posting fitness videos and hosting live streams of their classes! Click on either of their names to be taken to their Facebook sites to access those.
Community Youth Sports Leagues:
We’ve been in-touch with the folks in charge of both the Fairfax Fletcher Westford Little League and United Lacrosse to discuss their plans. With both of those groups, it will be several more weeks until a determination is made regarding their season – we are hopeful they can proceed, and our fields are open to them for a modified season time-frame if needed.
While all town buildings are closed to the public (the town offices, community center building, etc), the Community Park on Hunt Street and the 100 Acre Woods are remaining open for as long as possible through this time. We do have some special guidance for going to these spaces though – which is posted below, and physically at the areas themselves.
As of March 25th, our maintenance schedule for this location is reduced to follow the guidelines set forth by the Stay Home, Stay Safe order.
Because of this, we are hoping you can help us keep this area clean and safe for all during this time!
- Maintain a safe distance from others users of this area (6 feet or more)
- Pack it in, pack it out (don’t leave trash here if possible)
- Pick up after your pets (please!)
- If you find trash, please help us by throwing it out
March 2020 Fitness Passes are no longer available
We’re incredibly excited to announce the availability of a membership pass that allows you to access the majority of the classes we’re offering in March for the low cost of $45!
If you were to attend all of the classes available with the membership pass, that’s a savings of $187!
Purchase a March Membership Pass for $45
Below you can find our March 2020 fitness schedule – all classes other than Yoga with Kat are included with the Monthly Membership pass!
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Our initial membership pass offering is limited to the month of March, 2020 as a trial-run for this new program. Depending on the reception of it, we will discuss continuing this program for future time periods! As usual, you are also able to attend any class for it’s drop-in fee ($8 per class, with the exception of Yoga with Kat for the cost of $12 per class) in lieu of having a membership pass.
Do you want to win a Vermont State Parks Day Pass? Good for 10 Individual visits to any Vermont State Park!
To enter, fill you email address in below – the winner will be randomly selected on February 3rd, 2020!
Join us for our 2019 Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Fairfax Community Center – December 7th, 2019 from 4PM to 5:30PM
We’ll have hot cocoa, music from the FFWB, free gifts for the kids, Santa will be making a special appearance for pictures, hay rides, the SD Ireland light up mixer truck, and more!
This event is free, but we’d appreciate you bringing a food donation for the Fairfax Food Shelf!
2PM – 4PM, October 26th at BFA Fairfax
Together with the BFA PTSA, we are excited to host the 2019 Harvest Party at BFA Fairfax!
Admission is a Non Perishable Holiday Food Item
Event includes: Trunk or Treat, Storys and Songs by the Cauldron, Hay Ride (weather permitting), Arts and Crafts, Costume Parade and Contest, Face Painting, Games, Concession Stand*, Music, and more!
2:30 Pumpkin and Cake Contest Judging and Prizes
3:00 Costume parade and prizes
Amateur Cake Decorating Contest – bring a cake that you have decorated and enter into a contest for prizes.
The cakes from the contest will be awarded as prizes.
Pumpkin Carving Contest – bring your carved pumpkin from home and enter into the contest for prizes!
Winter Wear Swap- bring your gently used no longer needed winter clothes for the swap!
Please come in Costume – Prizes awarded!
Reptile Love of Vermont will be there with cool critters!
*Concession Stand items will be sold including hot food items
That’s right, it’s back! Our incredibly popular Haunted House event is making it’s return this year at the Fairfax Community Center…
As those of you who have had the treat of experiencing this event before know – it is not for the faint of heart (or for young kids)
This year’s theme? Haunted Carnival!
You can purchase tickets online or at the door
So step right up and get excited for the Fairfax Haunted House on October 25th and 26th…
Also follow our event page on Facebook so you don’t miss this spooky event: https://www.facebook.com/events/375719363337389/
Stay tuned on this page for further info after the Community Center Pop-Up Day… in the meantime, please sign up for our mailing list and consider donating to the FFCC! Every penny counts.
Join us on September 21st at the Fairfax Community Center for a fun day of community events! Both the Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department and our partner volunteer-run organization, Friends of the Fairfax Community Center have been working hard to finalize our vision for this project and it’s finally time to show you what we’re all about!
Instead of a slow informational meeting, we’re hosting a ton of free community events at the site of the Community Center Project (1210 Main Street) to show you what a day of having an operational community center might look like!
We’ll additionally have information on hand about the project, about how much it will cost, how far we’ve already come, and how you and your family can help make it a reality
Below this flyer, you’ll find our schedule of events!
Pre-register for one of the four awesome (free!) fitness classes by clicking here: https://forms.gle/pfFkRBaqvWSpVMf6A
Check out the event on facebook by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/events/519828665491893/