Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Our Summer Movie Series is Back!

Join us on THIS SATURDAY (6/27) at dusk to watch #Annie and
enjoy Root Beer Floats (thanks to our friend Gina Ammon)! 

Dont forget your chairs and blankets

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Got plans for the Fourth of July? 

Come join us at the Friday Night Family Street Fair & Concert and Firework show!
check out for more info!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

FREE Bicycle Safety Classes

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has once again received a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to provide a series of Bicycle Safety Courses throughout Los Angeles County via BikeSGV. 

BikeSGV will focus on teaching 3-hour classes geared towards beginner and intermediate level riders in three languages (English, Spanish, Cantonese). 

Taught by local League-Certified Cycling Instructors (LCI), the course will incorporate elements of the Smart Cycling: Traffic Skills 101 curriculum established by the League of American Bicyclists. Each participant must be at least 14 years old to participate (minors must have a parent sign a waiver prior to taking the class).The courses are structured as follows:
  • 1-hour of In-Class Instruction -  Rules of the Road incorporating the California Vehicle Code, basic bicycle safety, bikeway classification, reading maps and planning safe routes of travel. Participants will receive materials relevant to the topics discussed in the course, including helmets, lights, and Smart Cycling manuals
  • 1-hour of Parking Lot Skills - Participants shall be instructed in bicycle safety inspections, safe road cycling and crash avoidance techniques. Each participant must bring a bicycle in order to participate.
  • 1-hour On-Street Bike Ride - The final portion of the class consists of a 4-6 mile community ride. Participants will be led on a predetermined route to practice techniques and strategies covered in the first two sessions in real conditions. 
  • Upon completion of the class, each participant is eligible to receive a FREE bicycle helmet and set of bicycle lights.

JOIN US at Monrovia Public Library (321 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016)
on June 27 from 9am-12pm

Monday, June 15, 2015

Come join us at the Friday Night Family Street Fair

Got plans for the Fourth of July? 

Come join us at the Friday Night Family Street Fair & Concert and Firework show!
check out for more info!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Our Summer Movie Series is BACK!

Join us on Saturday June 27 at dusk to watch #Annie and
enjoy Root Beer Floats (thanks to our friend Gina Ammon)! 

Dont forget your chairs and blankets

Thursday, June 4, 2015

This Week's Beat

This Week's Beat
            Refer to calendar for more great events!

Saturday, June 
MAP-Ed presents Coffee with a Cop
Monrovia Library Community Room
11 am – 1 pm

Meet with Chief Jim Hunt from the City of Monrovia- Police Department ! The Monrovia Area Partnership will be bringing Monrovia PD to have a great conversation about current police issues, locally and nationally, with Monrovia’s Police Chief and Officers. 
Come with us to chat and chew, potluck style!

Don't forget to invite your neighbors, family and friends!
Sun, June 7
 23rd Annual Family Music Festival 
Los Angeles County Arboretum
Gates open 2 pm and Concert begins at 3:30 pm

Monrovia Area Partnership Thanks Community Partners!

On April 25, 2015 we held our Annual Neighborhood Conference. As you know, it was a great time, with great people. This conference could not go on with the out the help of the WHOLE community. On 6/2/2015, we celebrated some Community Partners (& MAP Leaders!) at City Council who went above and beyond to donate their time, talents and funds to assist us in making the conference great.

Thank you to all of our Community Partners, friends, MAP Leaders for supporting!

Platinum Sponsors
Diane Balsamo, Prime Lending
Huntington Hospital

Gold Sponsors
Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley
Scholar Share
United Healthcare

MAP Leaders
Jeremy Mo
Irene Paredes

Food Sponsors 
Athens Services

Monday, June 1, 2015

National CPR and AED Awareness Week

Did you know it's National CPR and AED Awareness Week?

In honor of that, there are a few events happening in Monrovia and Pasadena. see below for a schedule of some events happening this week!

Pasadena Fire Department Disaster Advisory Council Neighborhood Emergency Volunteer Program Presents “MYN” Map Your Neighborhood Workshop”

Learn the “9 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Disaster” to secure your
home and to protect your neighborhood. It is hard to think clearly after a disaster
and these steps will help you to quickly and safely take action that can minimize
damage and save lives. In a disaster your most immediate sources of help are the

neighbors living around you…Neighbor helping Neighbor!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Pasadena Boy’s and Girl’s Club
3230 E. Del Mar Blvd., Pasadena 91107

Class size is limited. Please register by Email to:



 Pasadena Fire Department and Huntington Memorial Hospital personnel will teach Hands-Only CPR.

This service is free to the public and will be held in the courtyard
Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Paseo Colorado 280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101.
CPR instructors will be on hand to demonstrate the basics and proper techniques of Hands-Only CPR. Participants will have the opportunity to practice on mannequins. The training will not result in CPR certification, but information on how you can get certified will be available. 
 Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love. 
By using Hands-Only CPR, bystanders can still act to improve the odds of survival, whether they are trained in conventional CPR or not.

For further information please contact Lisa Derderian at 626-744-7276