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MONROVIA HAPPENINGS 2018

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SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR 
MAP BLOCK PARTY + MOVIE NIGHT
JUNE 16th 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
@ JULIAN FISHER PARK

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MAY
National Historic Preservation Month


April Fri 20 – Sat May 26 Sierra Madre Playhouse presents “The Immigrant” written by Mark Harelik, directed by Simon Levy, produced by Christian Lebano for Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre; Show Times 8 pm Fridays; Saturdays 2:30 and 8 pm and Sundays 2:30 pm; Reservations (626) 355-4318 or online ticketing at www.sierramadreplayhouse.org; information contact Philip Sokoloff, (626) 674-0504 or showbizphil@gmail.com

Thu 3 National Day of Prayer
      
 3  National Day of Prayer Monrovia Interfaith Council and Arcadia Interfaith Alliance joint
 program “Youth for Non-Violence”; location Methodist hospital Arcadia; 7 pm; information contact Barbara Gholar (626)392-5512 qualitycare_edu@yahoo.com

Sat  5  Cinco de Mayo
             
 5  Monrovia Fire Dept hosts Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Event; Monrovia Fire & Rescue urges everyone to begin preparing for the next wildfire… now!  As the events of the past several months have illustrated, a tragic wildfire can strike at any time. In fact, Monrovia Firefighters responded to the 2017 wildfires that raged throughout the State; and ultimately, over 10,000 structures were lost in California during the past year. Monrovia Community Center 119 W Palm Ave.; 11 am – 2 pm; RSVP (626) 256-8109 http://www.cityofmonrovia.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/3925/

 5 Foothill Pregnancy Resource Center Annual Fashion Show and Friends’ Tea, United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (downstairs), 140 E Palm Ave, Monrovia; 11 am – 2 pm; information contact Lori Berg (626)358-2122, loriannberg@yahoo.com; or go to www.foothillsprc.org

Sun  6 36th Annual MOHPG Historic Homes Tour; Historic Homes Tour on 10 am to 4 pm. Complete information including pictures of the homes and ticket information available at www.mohpg.org  as well as tickets sold at Dollmakers’ Kattywompus and Monrovia Chamber of Commerce.

Tue 8 Bradoaks Elementary School Open House 6 – 7 pm MUSD Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) Graduation @ Plymouth Elementary School, 1300 Boley St, Monrovia; 6:30-7:30 pm

Wed 9 Worley Parson’s hosts Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Blood Drive, in NW corner of parking lot at Huntington Dr & S Myrtle Ave; Worley Parsons 181 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia; information, contact Ingrid Arias at Ingrid.arias@worleyparsons.com or go to www.worleyparsons.com

Thu 10 MUSD Superstars of Music Showcase;  Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center, 845 W Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, 6:30 pm

Sat 12 Monrovia 8th Annual Fountain to the Falls; check-in 6 am, race 7 am; information call (626)256-8246 or go to http://www.cityofmonrovia.org/your-government/recreation/special-events/fountain-to-the-falls-7-mile-run-walk

12 Monrovia Firefighters Association Annual Pancake Breakfast; Fire Station 101, 141 E Lemon Ave, Jr. Firefighter Challenge, Displays, Bounce House, Live Demonstrations; $5; tickets sold at event; kids under 3 eat free; 7 – 11 am; proceeds benefit local Monrovia Charities; more info call (626)256-8181

 12 Annual National Mail Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive; put your non-perishable food items in bag next to your mail box and your Mail Carrier will pick up; donations will be given to the Foothill Unity Center; 8 am - 5 P, details see http://foothillunitycenter.org/event/stamp-hunger-food-drive/

Sun 13 Mothers Day

Mon 14 Monrovia Adult School Graduation, Monrovia Community Center, 119 W Palm Ave, Monrovia; 6-7 pm

Wed 16 Monrovia Chamber of Commerce Evening Mixer hosted by Century 21 Adams and Barnes, 433 W Foothill Blvd, Monrovia; 5:30-7 pm; Admission free for Chamber Members; $10 Non-Members; further information contact Chamber Office 626-358-1159 or go to  http://www.monroviacc.com/events/details/monrovia-chamber-evening-mixer-century-21-adams-barnes-1356

Thu 17 Grand Opening for new site for Foothill Unity Center, 790 W Chestnut Avenue, Monrovia; information contact (626) 358-3486 or go to http://foothillunitycenter.org/event/grand-opening-building/

Fri 18 – Sun 20 Monrovia Day Events; Fri 5 – 10 pm; Sat 9 am – 10 pm; Sun 11 am – 6 pm; information call (626)256-8246 or go to the official Facebook event page for even more updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/377731855986393 or the event website at www.monroviadays.org
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Fri 18 – Sun 20 Friends of Monrovia Public Library Book Sale; Fri Noon to 5 pm; Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 3:45 pm 4 – 5 pm $5 a Bag Sale; more information go to www.friendsofmonroviapubliclibrary.org

Sat 19  Armed Forces Day

Thu 24 Santa Fe Middle School Open House 6-7:30 pm

Sat 26 5th District LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger presents 21st Annual Memorial Day Tribute to Veterans and Military Families at Arcadia County Park, 405 S Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia; Veteran Resources, Military Displays and Vehicles, Skydivers, Live Entertainment,Children’s Area, Food Courts; 10 am – 2 pm; special Memorial Day Tribute Ceremony at 11 am    
                                                                      
Mon 28 Memorial Day


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JUNE

Monrovia Library Summer Reading Program June 11 – August 4
The program is designed to encourage kids, teens, and adults to read over the summer. Support from the community helps children and teens retain and enhance their reading skills while fighting against the ‘summer slide’, the tendency for children to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. http://www.cityofmonrovia.org/your-government/library

Pasadena Humane Society - Critter Camp, Monday through Friday, 9 am - 3 pm June 25-29, July 2 - 6, July 9 - 13, July 16 - 20, July 23 - 27, July 30 - Aug. 3; Registration and Information go to

Centre Stage Summer Camp Ages 13-21, June 11-July 21, 2018 – times Monday -Friday 1 - 9 pm; Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday 2 – 9 pm (Not all students required for all rehearsals); performances July 19-21; Registration and information contact Keely Milliken (626)2397-4758; centrestageinc@yahoo.com or go to http://centrestageinc.com/0WP/?page_id=528
Centre State Summer Camp (Shrek – The Musical) Ages 5 – 14, July 9-28th; times Monday – Friday 9 am – 3 pm; performances

Tue 5 Special Election  

Tue 5 Clifton Middle School 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony; 9 am

       5 Santa Fe Computer Science Magnet School 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony; 
          9 – 11:30 am.

Wed 6 MUSD Last Day of School

        6 Canyon and Mountain Park High Schools Graduation; Monrovia Community 
           Center 119 W Palm Ave, 6 – 8 pm.

        6 Monrovia High School Graduation, 845 W Colorado Blvd; 7 – 8:30 pm

Mon 11 Monrovia Library Summer Reading Program – Online Registration begins today
Thu 14 Flag Day

Sat 16 Monrovia Area Partnership 12th Anniversary Block Party and Movie, 
            Julian Fisher Park 5 – 10 pm; information  




Sun 17 Father’s Day

Thu  21 First Day of Summer

Mon – Fri 25-29 Pasadena Humane Society Critter Camp, 9 am – 3 pm; 
                          Registration and Information go to 
                          https://pasadenahumane.org/event/critter-camp-2/

Sat 30 Monrovia Association of Fine Arts (MAFA) Summer Art Walk, East side of 
                400 block of South Myrtle Ave; information contact Christine Geltz (626)483-0560

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REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS AND EVENTS

TWICE A WEEK

TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS 
United Thrift Shop benefiting Foothills Pregnancy Resource Center and First United Methodist Church of Monrovia; located at First United Methodist Church,140 East Palm Avenue; 9 am – 2 pm; Donations by appointment only call (626) 303-2783; volunteers call Foothill Pregnancy Center at (626)358-2122; www.foothillsprc.org

WEEKLY MEETINGS/EVENTS

VARYING WEEKLY EVENTS
 Monrovia Adult School Free Weekly Job Search Workshops, 920 S. Mountain, Rm 35
One Stop Career Center; Classes on varying Job Search topics offered on weekly basis on varying days and times; info call (626)471-3052 or go to Website @ www.onestop.mcasweb.com  or directly to Job Workshop Calendar at  www.onestop.mcasweb.com/job-search-workshops

MONDAY
Senior Stretch, Community Center, 119 W. Palm, 1pm; information (626)256-8246

TUESDAY
Free Diabetes Education Classes, Methodist Hospital, Classroom 3, first 4 Tues of each month;
            4:30-6:30 pm, info or registration call (626)821-2344
            Monrovia Rotary Club, Monrovian Restaurant, Noon www.monroviarotaryclub.com
            New Horizon Club, Community Center, 119 W. Palm,10:30 am; info (626)256-8246
            Monrovia Library, Baby Time, 10:15-10:30 am
            Monrovia Library, Time for Twos (age 2), 10:45 - 11:15 am
            Monrovia Library, Family Game Night, 5:30-7:30 pm

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY OF EACH WEEK
            Santa Anita Family YMCA Homework Heroes at the Santa Anita YMCA
            Tuesday 3pm to 5pm
            Wednesday 1:30pm 3:30pm
            Thursday 3pm to 5pm
            ALL sessions at YMCA; For information or to volunteer call (626) 359-9244

WEDNESDAY
            Card Players – Bridge, Community Center, 6 p.m.       
            Gad-A-Bouts Club, Community Center, 10 a.m.
            Healthy Wednesdays Dept. of Public Services Healthy Wednesday Free Program to
                All seniors; Noon – 3 pm
            Monrovia Development Review Committee, City Council Chambers, 2 p.m.
            Monrovia Library, Great Adventures (grades 2nd-5th) and parents  3:30 p.m.
            Monrovia Library, Munchkin Storytime (ages 3-5), 10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
            Senior Friendly Crafters, Community Center Craft Rm., Noon – 3 pm

THURSDAY
            Monrovia Kiwanis Club, Monrovian Restaurant, Noon; www.monroviakiwanis.org
            Santa Anita Family Service “Chronic Illness Support Group” meets at Methodist Hospital,
               Information (626) 359-9358 x 38

FRIDAY
            Folk Music Concert, Doll Makers, 412 South Myrtle Avenue, 8 – 10 pm
            Monrovia Street Fair and Farmers Market, Old Town, 5 – 9 p.m.        
            Senior (50+) Stomper Walking Group, Community Center Kay Dalton Rm, 9 a.m.

SEMI-MONTHLY MEETINGS/EVENTS


MONDAY
           

TUESDAY
 Beta Sigma Phi Mtgs (org provides opportunities for social, service & cultural enrichment),
1st & 3rd Tues evenings, locations vary; info call Katie Gunderson Watson (626) 359-1055 City Council, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, City Council Chambers, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Monrovia Unified Schools Board of Education, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, District Offices, 7 p.m.    As schedule may change from time to time, for full and up-to-date schedule of meetings, go to monroviaschools.net and click on Board of Education, then click on meeting schedule.  

THURSDAY
 Monrovia Lions Club, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Child Care Bldg, South Mountain, 6:30 p.m.
           
MONTHLY MEETINGS/EVENTS

SUNDAY
            Anderson House open, 3rd Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

MONDAY
            Foothill Unity Center Auxiliary Meeting,  1st Monday, Foothill Unity Center, 6 p.m.
            Foothill Unity Center Board Meeting, 4th Monday, at Noon, Locations Vary
            Monrovia Community Coordinating Council, 1st Monday, except Sept. Meeting on 2nd Monday Coordinating Council dark in July & Aug., Fireside Rm First Presbyterian Church 7:30 am Monrovia Library Monday Movie Night, 3rd Monday from 6 – 7:45 pm in the Library Community Room; Sponsored by Friends of the Monrovia Public Library; information (626)256-8274;  www.monroviapubliclibrary.org
            Monrovia Library Teen Advisory Board (6th-12th Grades), 1st Monday, Monrovia Library, 4 pm;Contact Elizabeth Schneider at eschneider@ci.monrovia.ca.us (626)256-8275 or mplyouthservices@ci.monrovia.ca.us (626)256-8274
            Multiple Sclerosis Get-Togethers, 2nd Monday, First Presbyterian Church, 101 E. Foothill Blvd., information call Aynn Freeman at (626) 303-4343
            Youth Leadership Academy – 1st Wednesday September – May at 2-4:30 pm; For more information, go to www.TheNeighborhoodFix.blogspot.com  or Follow on Facebook /MonroviaAreaPartnership;  email at map@ci.monrovia.ca.us or by phone at (626) 932-5563.

TUESDAY
            Free Blood Pressure Screenings 2nd Tuesday Sponsored by Methodist Hospital at Monrovia 
               Community Center, 119 W. Palm; 9:15 - 10:15 a.m., information (626)256-8246
              Also on 4th Wednesday 9 – 10 am (No screenings in November)
            Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills Board Meeting, 1st Tuesday, Boys & Girls Club, Noon
            Chamber Government Affairs Meeting, 2nd Tuesday, Chamber Offices, 8 a.m.
            Public Services Commission, 2nd Tuesday, Community Center, 7:00 p.m.
            Methodist Hospital Diabetes Education Series, 1st Tuesday, Classroom 3, 4:30-6:30 pm; to
                Register, call (626) 821-2344;
            Mom’s Club of Monrovia, 2nd Tuesday, Boys & Girls Club, Recreation Park, 10 am;
               www.momsclubofmonrovia.com
            Monrovia Association of Fine Arts - General Mtg, 4th Tuesday, Paint ‘N Play, Myrtle Ave, 7-8 p.m.
Monrovia Garden Club, 4th  Tuesday, Sept –  May; June Meeting 3rd Tuesday; no meetings
    July and August;  Fellowship Hall (basement), 1st Presbyterian Church, 101 E. Foothill, 7:30 pm;
    (626) 359-1729  or email monroviagardenclub@yahoo.com
            Monrovia League Meeting, 3rd Tuesday, St. Luke’s Church, 10 am
            Monrovia Library Novel – T’s Book Club, 4th Tuesday at 6:45 PM in the Library Community Room.
            Monrovia Old Town Association Board Mtg., 2nd Tuesday, City Hall, Council Chambers, 9:30 am
            New Horizon Club Board Meeting, 3rd Tuesday, Community Center, 9:30 am
            San Gabriel Valley Volunteer Center Board Mtg., 4th Tuesday, Community Center, 4 pm
            Santa Anita Family YMCA Board Meeting, Last Tuesday, YMCA, 7:30 am

WEDNESDAY
            Canyon Park Volunteer Meeting, 3rd Wednesday, Canyon Park, 7:30 pm
            Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting, 4th  Wednesday, Monrovia Chamber Conf. Rm., Noon
            Community Media of the Foothills (KGEM) Producers Club, 3rd Wednesday, 7-9 pm,  847 E.
                Olive Ave., Monrovia; contact Marlene Gibb (626)357-4979 or www.foothillsmedia.org
            Free Blood Pressure Screenings 4th Wednesday Sponsored by Methodist Hospital at Monrovia Community Center, 119 W. Palm; 9 - 10 a.m., information (626)256-8246
      Also on 2nd Tuesday  9:15 – 10:15 am (No screenings in November)
            Gad-A-Bouts Club Board Meeting, 1nd Wednesday, Community Center, 9 am
            Healthy Wednesday’s  on  the 1st Wednesday; Free program on variety of healthy living and senior health topics for all seniors  50+; Monrovia Community Center 119 W. Palm Ave.; 10:30 am; information call (626)256-8246. 
            MAD Town Council (Monrovia, Arcadia, Duarte Unincorporated Areas), 3rd Wednesday, 7 pmMeeting locations to rotate, contact MAD Town Council Member Terrence Williams at (626)216-6758; also go to www.facebook.com/MADTownCouncil to see their Facebook Page – Monrovia Arcadia Duarte Town Council.                   
            Methodist Hospital Mended Heart Support Group; people with heart disease; 3rd Wed., Classroom 4
                Hospital 2 pm; call  (626)898-8000 or www.methodisthospital.org Or   
            Methodist Hospital Stoke and Brain Injury Support Group; 2rd Wed., Classroom 2            
                Hospital 2 pm; call  (626)821-2344 or www.methodisthospital.org Or   
                www.methodisthospital.org/Events/Pages/Events.aspx      
            Monrovia Historic Preservation Commission, Wed following the 4th Tues, City Council Chambers,
                7:00 p.m. (Nov/Dec 3rd Wed)
   
         Monrovia Planning Commission, Wed. following 2nd Tuesday, City Council Chambers, 7:30 pm
            Monrovia Reads Meeting, 1st Wednesday, Community Center, Noon
            Monrovia Youth Commission, 3rd Wednesday, Community Center, 3:30 pm
            Quota International, 3rd Wednesday, Community Center, Noon

THURSDAY
            American Legion Post #44, 2nd Thursday, Community Center, 7 pm
Community Media of the Foothills Board Meeting, 2nd Thursday, City Council Chambers, 7 pm
Foothill Community Democrats, 4th Thurs, Peach Café, 7 pm; www.foothillcommunitydemocrats.org
Monrovia Chamber Mixers, normally 3rd Thursday 5:30 pm; contact Chamber for exact dates and
   details  (626)358-1159 or www.monroviacc.com
            Monrovia High School Alumni Association, 2nd Thursday, Community Center, 7 pm
           Monrovia Library Board Meeting, 4th Thursday, Community Center, 7 pm
         Monrovia Historic Preservation Group (MOHPG), 3rd Thurs evening, locations & exact times vary www.mohpg.org
         Monrovia Providers Group, 1st Thursday, Community Center, 8:30 am; community agencies working   together to deal with issues relating to senior citizens in the City of Monrovia through educational opportunities and activities
         Monrovia Rockhounds, 3rd Thurs., United Methodist Church, 140 E Palm, 7 pm; www.moroks.com;
         Monrovia Traffic Safety Committee, Last Thursday, City Council Chambers, 2 pm  
           Monrovia Youth and Family Network Meeting, 2nd Thursday, Community Center, 10 am

FRIDAY
           Free Blood Pressure Screenings, 2nd Friday, sponsored by Methodist Hospital, Arcadia Community
                  Cntr 10-30 – 11:30 am; information call (626) 574-5113   
           Girl Power, 4th Friday of each month, Santa Anita Family YMCA, 7-10 pm info call (626) 404-6740
                 website www.empower2purpose.com
Interfaith Counsel of Monrovia (ICM)  meets every 3rd Friday of the month at 8 am. For further     
      information please contact: Bobbi at  bobbir9@gmail.com
            Senior (50+) Free Afternoon Movies & Munchies last Friday of each month, Monrovia Library
            Community Room 12 Noon; information contact the Community Center at (626)256-8246   

SATURDAY
           Anna H. Jones Club, 4th Saturday, 433 West Foothill Blvd., Monrovia; 1 pm contact Jones (626)357-3900; (626)673-6929 or gbjones51@aol.com
           Monrovia Produce Exchange, “Produce in the Park”, 1st Saturday, Library Park corner of Myrtle & Lime; 9-11 am; website www.produceinthepark.com
            San Gabriel Valley NAACP, 3rd Saturday at 10 am, West Covina Senior Center, 2501 E Cortez St, West Covina; (626)913-1338 or (626)965-4342

BI-MONTHLY MEETINGS/EVENTS

            Chamber Beacon Committee Meeting, 4th Monday, Sept, Nov, Jan. March, May; Dark
                June-August; some meetings may be other than 4th Mon to accommodate MSUD and general Holiday schedules; Chamber Offices, 8 am; information contact Chamber (626)359-1159
            Monrovia Chamber Networking Lunches, 4th Thursday, January, March, May, July, September November, contact the Chamber for specific schedule and details (626)358-1159 or www.monviacc.com

QUARTERLY MEETINGS/EVENTS

            Monrovia Historical Museum Board, January, April, July, October, Historical Museum
            
            Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) Ed Quarterly Meetings

SEASONAL AND SPECIAL EVENTS

            Citrus College Haugh Performing Arts Center – current schedule of performances at
                 www.haughpac.com
            Family Festival, Old Town, Friday evenings 5 – 9 pm; Myrtle Avenue; visit
                http://familyfestivalproductions.net/
Los Angeles County HHW/E-WASTE Collection Events
    All residents of Los Angeles County may also utilize mobile, one-day collection events throughout
    the County to properly dispose of HHW/E-Waste FREE of charge. Events are from 9:00 a.m. to
    3:00 p.m. (normally on Saturdays unless otherwise noted). Rain or shine, collection events will be
    held. Click here for a printable flyer. click here for schedule dates & locations          
Monrovia Assoc of Fine Arts Summer Art Walks; 400-500 Block of S. Myrtle, 6-10 pm;
     Last Saturday of June, July and August; www.monroviafinearts.org
Monrovia Library Story Spectacular, Holiday stories, songs, crafts, movie, snacks and more
     Ages 5 – 5th Grade; dates TBA and will be placed in general calendar or check                 Library websit www.monroviapubliclibrary.org
          
  







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