Friday, December 27, 2013

This Week's Beet



December 27 - January 2

This week in Monrovia!


New Year's Eve on Myrtle Avenue Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 7:00pm

3rd Annual New Year's Eve on Myrtle Avenue

Sponsored by Wendy's and Athens Services
A street celebration with friends
7:00pm - midnight on Myrtle Avenue
  • $5 Beer and Wine Garden
  • Snacks and Beverages
  • Midnight Toast and Ball Drop
  • Restaurants OPEN for Dinner & Gatherings
  • Family-Friendly area- Tables & Kids Activities
  • FREE Admission
  • Live Band: The Lance & Gary Show, Sponsored by Donna Baker, Teles Properties
Come early and enjoy beautiful, historic Old Town
For more information, contact Pam Fitzpatrick: (626) 862-4297




New Year's Day!

 http://www.zastavki.com/pictures/originals/2013/New_Year_wallpapers_Happy_New_Year_2014__a_snow_background_047659_.jpg
 We wish you all the best for the year ahead!

Foothill Unity Center Auxiliary E-Waste Event
Saturday

9 am – 4 pm

Mt. Sierra College Parking Lot
northeast corner of Huntington and Myrtle 

http://do-ncs-winweb3.hlpusd.k12.ca.us/images/uploads/e-waste.jpg

 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tips on Christmas Tree Recycling

Recycle your Christmas Tree



Just place your Christmas tree curbside on your regular trash collection day beginning December 26, 2013 through January 10, 2014.

Please remove all ornaments, tinsel, plastic bags, nails, lights, and plastic or metal stands; otherwise, trees will not be collected.

Flocked and fire retardant coated trees will be accepted.

After January 10, please trim branches and place in the green materials barrel.

For more information, please call Public Works at (626) 932-5556 or 932-5553.





 

Friday, December 20, 2013

This Week's Beet



December 20 - December 26

This week in Monrovia!



Sunshine Company's 1st Annual Holiday 

Program "A Charlie Brown Christmas" 
Friday






Santa Tours Final Day

Santa Tours


Santa will tour city streets West of Myrtle,

South of Foothill, North of Huntington to 

Mayflower, between Myrtle and Fifth 






First Day of Winter
Saturday






Saturday






Monrovia High School Girls Soccer Gift Wrap Fundraiser


Saturday Dec. 21st

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Donations 
Accepted and Appreciated!!


Let us make the holidays less stressful this year!

Just drop off your gifts in room 210 at MHS on the 21st and then go enjoy your day while we do all the wrapping.  Easy  drop off in parking lot on Madison just south of the softball field. 

Please have all your gifts in a bag labeled 
with names.  You can provide your own 
paper or use ours. 


MUSD Winter Break Begins








Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas 

&



Happy Kwanzaa







Friday, December 13, 2013

This Week's Beet



December 13 - December 19

This week in Monrovia!




Friday





Fellowship Monrovia Presents “Miracle on Myrtle” 
Friday

MM cover



Friday

Rotary Club of Monrovia's photo.




Friday
2013 Save Date3


.




Saturday December 14, 2013
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Storytime Room

decorative image
Good little boys and girls are invited to a special Christmas program filled with holiday stories, songs, short film, snacks and our traditional Bead Fusion craft ornament (younger children will need assistance with the craft).  For ages 4 years to 5th grade.










City of Monrovia Santa Tours
Monday-Friday

This year, Monrovia will continue our tradition of celebrating the holiday season by touring Santa Claus around city streets on top of a fire engine.  Escorted by a police car and a decorated public works sleigh, Santa will provide candy canes to the public.  City employees will, again, volunteer their time to help make the program fun and successful.
Last year’s event was a great success!  This year’s Santa Tour will be another exciting and fun time for members of our community when they see Santa visiting their neighborhoods.  Everyone is encouraged to come out and wave to Santa.
Assembly Time: 5:00 p.m. assembly at the City Hall parking lot, 415 S. Ivy, Monrovia, CA  91016
Tour Hours:  5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
To all Monrovians:  Venture outside, welcome Santa, and enjoy his candy canes!  MERRY CHRISTMAS to all and have a safe holiday season.


Friends of the Monrovia Public Library Monday Movie Night
Monday December 16, 2013
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM

Community Room
decorative image



Dress in your pajamas, bring your blanket, pillow and your favorite stuffed friend to join us forMonday Movie Night! Enjoy freshly popped popcorn as we cuddle up to watch a terrific movie with your family!  This event is sponsored by Friends of the Monrovia Public Library.







Wednesday




Sunshine Company's 1st Annual Holiday Program "A Charlie Brown Christmas" 






Friday, December 6, 2013

This Week's Beet



December 6 - December 12

This week in Monrovia!


Friday & Saturday


The Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center is proud to present Irving Berlin's's WHITE CHRISTMAS! Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting musical sure to warm your heart this season!



Saturday & Sunday



Saturday



Monrovia Community Services Department to Host Covered California Workshop

Saturday

The event will provide enrollment and other information about Covered California, the state's Affordable Care Act program. 
It will be from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 7 in the Monrovia Library Community Room.
Space is limited to 20, so organizers have set a Dec. 6 registration deadline.
To register, visit or call the reference desk at 626-256-8274.


Saturday





Monrovia Youth Baseball League Registration

Saturday




Monrovia Duarte Girl Scouts Second Annual Holiday Bazaar

Saturday

Handmade Crafts and Baked goods created By Local Girl Scouts and Their Families
Find Great Gifts for Co-workers, Teachers, Grandparents, and More. All Proceeds Benefit Girls Scouts of Monrovia/Duarte
Grab a Yummy Treat and a Beverage to Take Home or Enjoy While You Shop
First Baptist Church
223 Encinitis Ave, Monrovia
Saturday December 7th 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Sunday




Wednesday


Wednesday December 11, 2013
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Community Room

decorative image
Gingerbread House Party
Sponsored by Friends of the Monrovia Public Library
Use candy and frosting to build a festive masterpiece while watching a holiday movie.
For 6th through 12th grade in Library Community Room.




Wednesday





Wednesday


Wednesday December 11, 2013
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Canyon Park Cabin
decorative imageJoin us for an evening by the fire enjoying holiday stories and songs in Canyon Park!  A jolly old friend will be our special guest.  Snacks and crafts included.  Geared for ages 5 years old and up.  Photo opportunity.  Registration is required.  Space is limited.  Registration begins November 12th.  

Located at: 1200 N Canyon Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016





Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Don’t Get Scammed by Utility Impostors

*A message from Southern California Edison

Don’t Get Scammed by Utility Impostors

Customers across the nation are being targeted by scammers who are demanding immediate payment on past due utility bills. Approximately 1,500 Southern California Edison (SCE) customers have received call this year, while more than 200 have become victims.

SCE wants to remind their customers to be aware of utility impostors. According to SCE’s Consumer Affairs Manager Marlyn Denter, it is important for customers to be alert and be aware when they receive calls from individuals demanding money for payment.

“SCE will never call a customer to collect or demand money for past due bills,” said Denter. “We are not in the business of threatening our customers with the termination of service.”

Denter continued to emphasize that there are ways for customers to protect themselves. The following are tips to help customers protect themselves from these scam artists:
  •        Ask for the person’s name and call back number, a supervisor's name, how much money they are requesting, and the method of payment.
  •        Check the area code of the number you are getting a call from. If it is not an 800 number, the call is fraudulent.
  •        Call SCE directly at 1-800-655-4555 to ask about your bill.
  •        Contact local authorities if you suspect the phone call is fraud.



“We really care about our customers and don’t want them to become victims of this scam,” said Denter. “We want our customers to know that they can always call us if they have questions about their bill because we are here to help.”

Thursday, November 28, 2013

This Week's Beet



November 28 - December 5

This week in Monrovia!



Thursday





Old Town Black Friday
Friday





Saturday

All MAFA meetings are held at Paint ‘n’ Play Art Studio and Gallery, 
418 South Myrtle Ave., 
Monrovia, CA




Foothill Unity Center Holiday Sorting at the Toy Shoppe

Monday



Help us brighten the holidays for neighbors in need!

Each year, hundreds of community volunteers come together to help us prepare and distribute generous food boxes and holiday toys. We welcome you join us! Many families volunteer together (note December 21 shifts are for adults only). You must  pre-register for the shift(s) you choose.

Monday, December 2 – Thursday, December 19: Sorting at the Toy Shoppe

Winter Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

Thursday







Thursday, November 21, 2013

This Week's Beet



November 22 - November 28


This upcoming week's events in Monrovia!



Friday




Friday




Date
Event
City
Time
Friday, November 22
Street Fair
City of Monrovia
S. Myrtle Ave. at Colorado Blvd.
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Volunteer! Holiday 2013 

Thanksgiving Distribution

Each year, hundreds of community volunteers come together to help us prepare and distribute generous food boxes and holiday toys. We welcome you join us! Many families volunteer together (note December 21 shifts are for adults only). You must pre-register for the shift(s) you choose.


Saturday, November 23: Packing at the Arboretum
Monday, November 25:  Distribution at the Arboretum
Tuesday, November 26: – Distribution at Monrovia and Pasadena Centers






Friday, November 15, 2013

This Week's Beet



November 15 - November 21


This upcoming week's events in Monrovia!

Saturday

Saturday November 16, 2013
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Community Room
decorative image
Hunger Games Challenge
 
Watch Hunger Games and then become a tribute yourself.  Test your mental and physical skills in Hunger Games trivia and challenges.  May the odds be ever in your favor!
 
For 6th through 12th grade in the Library Community Room.


Saturday

Saturday, November 16th, 8am - 6pm 
Monrovia - Monrovia High School 

FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®)

FTC is designed for those who want to compete head-to-head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

Students in grades 7-12 get to:
  • Design, build, and program robots
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Earn a place in the World Championship
  • Qualify for over $10.4 million in college scholarships 



Monday

Monday November 18, 2013
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Community Room

decorative image
Dress in your pajamas, bring your blanket, pillow and your favorite stuffed friend to join us for Monday Movie Night! Enjoy freshly popped popcorn as we cuddle up to watch a terrific movie with your family!  This event is sponsored by Friends of the Monrovia Public Library.
 
Can you guess the movie by reading the clue below?
 
Tonight's Movie Clue: 'The daughter of a Native American tribe chief and English soldier share a romance when English colonists invade 17th century Virginia.' (Rated G)



Interfaith Council of Monrovia Thanksgiving Program “Hearts United in Thanksgiving”

“HEARTS UNITED IN THANKSGIVING”
A THANKSGIVING PROGRAM

Presented By:

The Interfaith Council of Monrovia
(All Faith Traditions are Welcomed)

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2013
7:00pm - 8:00pm   Program
8:00pm - 8:30pm     Reception

MONROVIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
140 E PALM AVENUE
MONROVIA, CA

Monetary donations will be collected and presented to the Foothill Unity Center.
Please bring a can of green beans for the Big Sunday food drive.