Wednesday, September 23, 2015

52nd Annual Celebrate the Arts Show !



The Monrovia Association of Fine Arts (MAFA) presents the 52nd Annual “Celebrate the Arts” Show, and Monrovia’s first ever ChalkFest, which will take place on September 26 and 27, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day in Library Park.  Nearly 50 area fine artists and 10 chalk artists will display and demonstrate their mastery, and a dozen live musical and dance acts will perform in the afternoons.  This year, the show will include many firsts, including:

§  The first ChalkFest for Monrovia
§  The first kids chalk activities and coloring contest
§  The first appearance by students from Mt. Sierra College (11 fine artists and 2 chalk artists)
§  The first live glass blowing demonstration
§  The first appearance by 18 artists new to MAFA

In addition, students from Monrovia High School and Canyon High School will be on hand to display and demonstrate their ceramics and urban art work.  A Silent Auction has also been coordinated to feature the work of participating artists, with all proceeds generated form the auction going to support arts education for kids and teens in Monrovia.  

There will also be FOOD TRUCKS! 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Celebrating Batman Day with Monrovia Public Library!

Monrovia Public Library Is Celebrating “Batman Day” 
on Wednesday, September 23, 2015



Batman Day is right around the corner!  To celebrate the occasion, on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, the Monrovia Public Library will be hosting a Batman Day celebration.  All are welcome… so head towards the Bat Signal at 321 South Myrtle Avenue and join in the festivities! All day, you can stop by in costume to take their picture in front of the Batman backdrop in the Youth area.  We can't wait to see your pictures so be sure to post your pics and use the hashtags #MPLBatmanDay and  #MyMonrovia
   

If you have any questions about this fun event, please feel free to contact the Library at (626) 256-8275.




Wednesday, September 9, 2015

This Week's Beat

Happy Tuesday Everyone!





We hope you all had a fantastic Labor Day Weekend! In order to keep everyone informed on different things going on in the City, we bring you....This Week's Beat!







  • Monrovia’s Gold Line Station Dedication event is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2015, at 10 a.m. Congress Member Grace Napolitano and Congress Member Judy Chu will be in attendance, along with State Senator Carol Liu, State Assembly Majority Floor Leader Chris Holden, along with various other Foothill Gold Line and Metro Board Members. Also of note, Minister Terrence Brown will be providing the invocation, and the Monrovia High School Band, along with Boy Scouts from Troop 141, will be presenting the colors at the start of the event.


  • Monrovia Renewal and Proposition 218 Water & Sewer Rate Adjustment Community Meetings have been scheduled. The City is currently in the midst of coordinating a Proposition 218 Hearing, which is scheduled to take place on October 6, 2015.  At that hearing, the City will consider proposed adjustments to our water and sewer rate structures that have been developed to address our current deferred maintenance related issues connected to our water system and sewer system.  In addition, the City has developed a comprehensive multi-year capital improvement program called Monrovia Renewal, which seeks to repair our road infrastructure, sidewalk / curb / gutter infrastructure, water infrastructure, and sewer infrastructure over the course of the next 3-5 years.  
    •  Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Library Community Room (321 S. Myrtle Avenue)
    • Tuesday, September 29, 2015, from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers (415 S. Ivy Avenue)

  • Fall Youth Sports Program Registration BeginsThe Public Services Department Fall Youth Sports program is currently accepting registrations.  On-line registration is available on the City website at www.cityofmonrovia.org.  The fall program offers flag football and cheerleading to 4th and 5th grade boys and girls of Bradoaks, Mayflower, Monroe, Plymouth and Wild Rose Elementary Schools.  Plymouth Elementary School is a new addition to this year’s program and they’re looking forward to the season ahead.  The youth sports program is designed to teach boys and girls fundamental sports skills, teamwork, sportsmanship and character building.  The program fee is $35 per participant with a maximum participation of 25 per team.

  • MonroviaConserves.Org has launched!! To make it easier for residents and businesses to find information regarding water conservation, the City has launched a new, easy to remember website address: MonroviaConserves.org.  Please feel free to visit us on the web to learn about the City’s drought response, water conservation regulations, water-saving tips, and upcoming workshops in our area.





Tuesday, September 8, 2015

THIS Saturday (9/12) MDBAA Presents Grandparents Day

On Saturday September 12, the Monrovia Duarte Black Alumni Association presents

Grandparents Day!


Contact Ms Eloise Hart for more information!


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Help Out Neighbors in Need!

Help Children of Murdered Monrovia Mother

John Wilson, head of the Monrovia Boys and Girls Club, writes on Facebook that the two children of murdered Monrovian Lajoya McCoy are in need of "Target gift cards to purchase clothes, shoes, toiletries, school supplies, and food. If you want to help you can either drop off gift cards at the Club (600 S. Shamrock Ave. Monrovia 9am-6:30pm M-F) or go to our webpage, foothillsbgc.org, and click donate now in the upper right hand corner and we will purchase the gift cards."






This message was originally posted on Monrovia Now (here)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Monrovia Gold Line Station Dedication Event - September 12th!


MONROVIA GOLD LINE STATION DEDICATION EVENT 
SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 AT 10 A.M.



Monrovia’s Gold Line Station Dedication event is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2015, at 10 a.m.  According to Gold Line representatives, we have confirmed that Congress Member Grace Napolitano and Congress Member Judy Chu will be in attendance, along with State Senator Carol Liu, State Assembly Majority Floor Leader Chris Holden, along with various other Foothill Gold Line and Metro Board Member.  Also of note, Minister Terrence Brown will be providing the invocation. The Monrovia High School Band, along with Boy Scouts from Troop 141, will be presenting the colors at the start of the event.

In addition, during the next several weeks, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority will be holding other dedication ceremonies for each station along the Phase II route, per the following schedule:


  • Monrovia Station Dedication: Saturday, September 12, 2015 – 10:00 AM
  • Azusa Downtown & APU/Citrus College Station Dedication: Saturday, September 19, 2015 – 10:00 AM


Also, as we move forward, the actual new Gold Line services are scheduled to begin operating in the Spring of 2016.