Monday, April 23, 2012

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Click titles for some great ways to make a difference in Monrovia this week! 

There are multiple openings becoming available on City Commissions.  Are you ready to be part of something big?!  Come to this information meeting - you might find your next great calling.

We all know it doesn't look great.  But you can't be part of the solution without knowing more about the problem.  Get involved with MUSD budget discussions and fundraising - and start today.

Join Relay for Life fundraising efforts at Jake's Roadhouse on Wednesday and then hit the track on Sunday for the 2nd Annual "On Track to Beat Cancer" benefit at Santa Anita Racetrack.
Business Showcase
When you head out to the Farmer's Market on Friday, be sure to visit the Chamber's Business Showcase on the 700 block of Myrtle Ave and learn how buying local helps the entire community (and is super fun too!)

I can think of a few already!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Foothill Unity Center Food-raiser

The warehouse which supplies food for Monrovian families lingers at an all time low! The Foothill Unity Center is sponsoring a food drive to help replenish their food supply. By donating, you help enable them to continue food services to families in need.

Recommended Grocery List-

Cans Of:                                                                       Packages Of:
Meats (Tuna, Ham, Beef, Chicken)                                Rice (1 or 2 pound packages)
Soups                                                                            Beans (1 or 2 pound packages)
Fruit                                                                              Pastas (1 or 2 pound packages)
Chili                                                                              Cerals (hot & dry)
Beans                                                                           Crackers
Beef Stew and other canned meals                                Mac & Cheese
Spaghetti Sauce                                                            Hamburger Helper
Peanut Butter (in plastic jars)                                         Rice A Roni
                                                                                    Dried Fruits

To pick up a bag to fill with groceries vist your City Hall, located on 415 S Ivy Monrovia, CA 91016

For more information please either email vist or call:

Foothill Unity Center:
Located: 415 W. Chestnut Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016
Phone: (626) 358-3486

Thursday, April 19, 2012

MHS Color Guard and Band Fundraiser [Sponsored by T. Phillips]

Special Edition: Yard Sales

Saturday April 20th, the 300 block of Oakcliff Ave will be hosting 9 yard sales. Sales will include a variety of items, such as:

Outdoor Equipment
Household Items
and much more...

Yard Sales will begin at approximately 8:00am; so get out there early and beat the crowd!
To see a map containing more information regarding the specifics about yard sales being held this weekend, check out the "Yard Sales" tab.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Volunteer Opportunity in the Community

Be part of a great community event!

Sunday, April 29th

Help out with:
· Event set up
· Crowd control
· Information/Volunteer booth attendant
· Clean up
· ...and more

Sign up for one or more volunteer shift:  
· 10am to 2pm
· 12pm to 4pm
· 2pm to 6pm
· 4pm to 8pm
· 6pm to 10pm

Volunteers working 6 hours or more get free food from Rudy's!

To sign up or ask questions, call Christine Bennett at (626) 262-8086

Monday, April 16, 2012

This Week's Beet

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Click GREEN text for more information on fun ways to get involved with your community this week!

Donate to Foothill Unity Center
Foothill Unity Center's pantry is in need of a refill!  Let's fill er up!  Donate food today or visit their website for other ways you can get involved - like attending their Murder Mystery Fundraiser this weekend at the Monrovian Resaturant!

Submit a story about a great event, person or just special something about your neighborhood.  Click title to learn more!

Saturday - 9am - 11am - Recreation Park

Saturday - 1pm - 3pm - Monrovia Public Library

Saturday - 6:3opm - 10:30pm - Monrovia Community Center

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

9th Annual Theodore Payne Garden Tour

It’s this Saturday & Sunday, April 14 & 15 10am-5pm

Visit 37 Los Angeles-area home gardens that celebrate native plants, smart gardening practices and the natural history of our region.

The BEST part? Two Monrovia homes will be featured on the tour on Saturday, April 14!

Featured Monrovia Gardens:

Garden #20

Garden #21

To learn more about this event please click here.

Monday, April 9, 2012

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Click the links below to find some great ways to jump into the week.

Yep, all week long.

Mary Knoll Sisters Open House
Tuesday - 10am
340 Norumbega Drive
To learn more, call (626) 358-1825

Tuesday - 6pm

Saturday - 9am 

...and if you find yourself with some time leftover, check out Monrovia's new City Manager!


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Neighborhood Alert:
In response to the recent violence our city has been experiencing, Monrovia’s Neighborhood Strategy Team will be meeting this morning to discuss measures each of our departments can each take to address the recent violence that has been occurring, specifically on Sherman Avenue. Our first steps will be to walk door-to-door in the Sherman neighborhood this morning in an effort to
  • Provide information to residents regarding the recent events
  • Offer residents an opportunity to provide information that may benefit investigations
  • Make a positive presence known to the affected residents

For more information on the recent activity, visit the Monrovia Area Partnership page on the city website by clicking here.

Keep your neighborhood safe
There's no sure way to completely safeguard your neighborhood, but there are ways you can proactively diminish opportunity for crime and deter those with less than admirable intentions.
  • Keep your porch and/or alley lights on at night
  • Become Familiar with your neighbors
  • Report Graffiti immediately
    • Graffiti Hotline (626) 836-3654
  • Call in suspicious activity
    • Crime Stoppers (Anonymous tips via call or text) - (800) 222-TIPS
    • Monrovia Dispatch (626) 256-8000 
  • Don't be silent!  If you hear or see something wrong, alert your neighborhood.
    • Monrovia Neighborhood Services (626) 932-5563

Take a minute to save these helpful numbers in your phone and be a voice for your neighborhood.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Thriving Neighborhood Survey

Tell us about your neighborhood!

Take the Thriving Neighborhood Survey
here on the city website. 
*Let your voice be heard before April 14th!

Monday, April 2, 2012

This Weeks Beet

Check out our list of things that make this week awesome!

April 2nd-8th
MUSD Spring Break
-School is out
Spring Egg Hunt & Healthy Kids Day
-The annual Spring Egg Hunt and Healthy Kids Day hosted by the City of Monrovia and Santa Anita Family YMCA returns.  The event will take place in Recreation Park on Saturday, April 7 in Monrovia.

Other ongoing activities inlcude: Arts & crafts, Bunny photos, Face painting, Egg Hunts, Carnival games, Wellness Area, Demonstrations, Toddler activities, Teen activities, Musical entertainment, Family activities, and Refreshments.

Easter Sunday
-April 8th

Easter SONrise Service Community Celebration
-Library park 7:00am

Fountain to the Falls
Sign up before May 17th!