Showing posts from July, 2012

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J u l y   3 0   -   A u g u s t   2 Okay, you caught us; this is not a full week. 

Keep your eyes peeled for The Beet's big move to Friday mornings!  To better serve the last minute weekend planner, the Beet will be conveniently posted Friday mornings for your reading pleasure starting this week. 

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Well, we're only covering a couple of days here, but this is an important one, so we don't want to skip it.  Don't miss this one. Metro Goldline Meeting -
Wednesday, August 1st

Greater Ambassador Church 420 Monrovista Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Latest design plans for the light rail maintenance & opertations facilityDesign and construction scheduleMeet the design-build team and the project's community liaison(We'll be there too, come say hi!)

Meeting for Metro


Krikorian dollar movie Tuesdays

6/19/2012 - 8/21/2012 Krikorian Premiere Theatres is excited to announce the return of kid's movies throughout the Summer! Every Tuesday from June 19th through August 21st, Krikorian locations will be hosting the 2012 Summer Kids Series, a 10 week series of kid's movies that are fun for the whole family. Two showings per day will be available at 10:00AM & 12:30PM. 

Click here to to see movie listings for the Krikorian Kids Series
(Participating Theatres:  Buena Park Metroplex 18 , Downey Cinema 10 , MetroPlex 15 at Vista Village , Monrovia Cinema 12 , Pico Rivera Village Walk 15 , Redlands Cinema 14 , San Clemente Cinema 6)

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MAFA's Old Town Art Walk and Pub Crawl-
Enjoy an evening of art, music, and spirits along Myrtle avenue.  All proceeds made will benefit local schools and the community.

E Waste Collection Event - Free electronic recycling on the corner of S Myrtle and Pomona Ave. 

Summer Concert in the Park -  This Sunday, let your legs move to a blend of Classic Rock over at the bandshell at Library Park for the free Summer Concert Series.  Here's a sample of The Answer!

Working at the Car Wash, Yeah!


Cook off & all you can eat Throw Down!

Show off your cooking skills at the 2nd annual Throw Down!
Better at eating than cooking?  Purchase your tickets for the all you can eat afternoon with music, door prizes & friends.

City of Hope Platelet Drive


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J u l y   1 6   -   2 2 Let's just call this issue a list of awesome "to-do's" for the week.

Buy yourself something nice - from the Friend's of the Library Book Sale
Shake it - with some local Latin Blues over at the bandshell at Library Park for the free Summer Concert Series.  Here's a sample!

Order a gourmet bite to eat - over at the newly remodeled and Sam's on Myrtle.  Be sure to drop a "thank you" note over to Gordon Ramsey for the new menu!
Get a brainfreeze - over at the newly opened yogurt shop, Fluff Ice
and for some extra kicks - check out Monrovia High School's Soccer Camp.  Catch the first session starting today or sign up for the next one begining July 30th.

Foothill Unity's Back to School Drive

July 1 - July 31 (Late donations gratefully accepted) Backpacks 3 ring binders Crayons Single spiral notebooks Glue sticks Large pink erasers Pencil sharpeners 3 hole filler paper College & wide-ruled Mechanical pencils Colored pencils 12" rulers Calculators Regular & scientific Highlighters Colored markers (8ct) Scissors Blue & black ballpoint pens Collected supplies will be distributed to pre-registered children of qualified low-income families at the annual Back to School event in August at Santa Anita Park Racetrack.  For more information, contact Barbara at Foothill Unity Center (626) 358-3486 or by e-mail at

Free Slurpee Day


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Summer Dinner Theatre Thursday Enjoy a delightful evening of magic and juggling held at the Library Park Bandshell.

Canyon Park Butterfly Count Saturday Experience nature at its best with a five mile hike while identifying and censusing butterflies at Monrovia's Canyon Park .
Monrovia Reads 2nd Annual Chili Cookoff Saturday
Summer Concert in the Park
Sunday Listen to the soothing power of Country music as Brain Lynn Jones performs at the Library Park Bandshell.

Neighborhood Highlight

Let’s hear it for the Monrovia Bears! No, I don’t mean those ones rummaging through your trash at night, I’m talking about the very social and very active Monrovia residents who recently launched a neighborhood website through, naming themselves…yep, the Monrovia Bears!

So what has this neighborhood done to drum up so much excitement?
Volunteer day

When one resident noticed a home that was terribly overgrown, she helped her neighbor by organizing volunteers to come and help with the yard work.


Noticing the lack of trick-or-treaters on North Alta Vista, a couple started decorating their yard in a most amazing way with glowing figures, tomb stones, fog machines and scary music. Live Ghouls hand out the treats o those brave enough to enter… Johnny and Vicky have been doing this for the past 18 years adding to their spectacle each year. Over the years, many more on the block began adding to the night. Now the residents block off the street for safety so treat-or-trea…

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4th of July Wednesday Celebrate 4th of July right here in Monrovia with Old Town deals, Concert in the Park & Fireworks!
Altered Book Competition Ends July 28th Pretty amazing, right?!  Check out the Library for a "how to" and submit your own for a chance at great prizes!  Visit the Library to view more altered books like this!
Produce in the Park Saturday Every 1st Saturday of the month, visit Library Park to share the greatness of the goods in your garden.  How's that for alliteration?!
Concert in the Park Sunday Be sure to catch the band Upstream this week at Library Park.  Click here for a preview!