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!
 We wish you all the best for the year ahead!

Foothill Unity Center Auxiliary E-Waste Event

9 am – 4 pm

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


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" 

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


Monrovia High School Girls Soccer Gift Wrap Fundraiser

Saturday Dec. 21st

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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!


Fellowship Monrovia Presents “Miracle on Myrtle” 

MM cover


Rotary Club of Monrovia's photo.

2013 Save Date3


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

Storytime Room

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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

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
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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.


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


Monrovia Community Services Department to Host Covered California Workshop


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.


Monrovia Youth Baseball League Registration


Monrovia Duarte Girl Scouts Second Annual Holiday Bazaar


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.



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

Community Room

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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 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.”