Community Calendar

Monrovia Happenings 2016

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Monrovia Area Partnership Adult Leadership Adult - Thurs. 7 – 9 pm; Sept. 7 – Oct. 19, 2017 with 
Graduation on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Monrovia Area Partnership Youth Leadership Academy – 1st and 3rd Wednesday 3 – 5 pm; 13 Sessions September 6, 2017 – April 18, 2018 – Grades 6th – 12th; Topics - Integrity & Conflict Resolution; A Look into Local Government; Volunteering in Your Community; Meeting Local Youth Organizations; Public Speaking; Resume Building & Interview Skills.  The Program will register 30 youth and applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis with priority being given to Monrovia residents and first time participants.  First Session at Monrovia Library Community Rm with remaining 12 sessions at various locations in Monrovia. Participants will be asked to be committed to attending and completing all 13 classes in order to graduate with their class. 


Mon  4 Labor Day 

Thu  7 Trammell Crow Residential Community Scoping Meeting regarding proposed +/-420 Unit
Residential project (called The Alexan); Knights of Columbus Hall, 130 W. Pomona Avenue, 5:30 – 7:30 pm; Visit City website to learn more about the Community Scoping Meeting. 
or please contact Sheri Bermejo, Planning Division Manager, at (626) 932-5539, or by emailing her at or go to 

Sat  9 27th Annual Monrovia Car Show, Old Town Monrovia, 9 am – 3 pm. Information go to 
  9 Friends of the Monrovia Public Library Fall Book Sale; special children’s sale; 
Monrovia Library Community Room, Noon to 4 pm; information go to  -- second Fall Sale October Fri 6 & Sat 7
  9 Earthquake Preparedness Workshop (Free) sponsored by Monrovia Historic Preservation 
Group and the Monrovia Fire Dept.; featured speaker Margaret Vinci from Cal Tech; Monrovia Library Community Room 321 S Myrtle Ave; RSVP’S REQUIRED AS ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED TO 60 PEOPLE; RSVP AT MOPHG Website at; 11 am – 2 pm
  9 Grandparents’ Day, Second Baptist Church 925 S Shamrock Ave, Monrovia; Noon – 3:30 pm
Information contact Sheila Spicer Batice (626)664-6537

Mon 11 Monrovia Community Coordinating Council Mtg; First Presbyterian Church Fireside Rm. @ 7:30 am
11 Monrovia Library presents best selling author Wendelin Van Draanen to discuss her career 
and latest book, Wild Bird; Monrovia Library Community room 321 S Myrtle Ave; 7 – 8 pm

Sat 16 Monrovia Chamber presents 2nd Annual Monrovia Station Beer, Wine & Music Fest at the 
Station Square Park in Monrovia; 4 – 8 pm.  There will be a special VIP admission from 
3 - 4 pm (limited amount of VIP tickets).  Savor the art of brewing and wine tasting as you 
sample over 30+ craft beer and wines from award winning breweries & wineries.  Purchase 
delicious food from popular local food vendors. Proceeds benefiting the Monrovia Chamber of 
Commerce & Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills. VIP Admission $55 (Early Entry 3-4 pm)
General Admission $45 (4:00-8:00 pm) Designated Driver $20 (4-8 pm) Admission the day of $60 CASH  (4-8 pm)  $62.50 Credit Card PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE BEFORE THE EVENT DATE! Information/tickets contact Monrovia Chamber (626)358-1159

Sat 23       2ND Annual PH (Pulmonary Hypertension) Wellness Retreat;  Relax at this retreat in the San Gabriel mountains above Monrovia Monrovia Canyon Park Conference Center;1200 N. 
Canyon Blvd Monrovia 9:30 am - 2:30 pm; information/RSVP please call Barbara Gholar at 626-392-5512
23 Monrovia Historical Society narrated tours of historic sites in Monrovia!; Tour No. 4 of 4;  
Southwest Quarter of Monrovia. Our City Historian Steve Baker will provide a narrated tour Outlining historical locations in Monrovia, all while riding in an air-conditioned van!  This is the first of four tours scheduled, each of which only has room for 14 people!  Make sure you sign-up today! Tickets are $50 per person per tour, or $40 for Monrovia Historical Society members.  All proceeds will go to the Monrovia Historical Society to help us preserve and share our City’s history.  $25 discount off total ticket price for those who buy tickets for all 4 tours at the same time! To buy your tickets, or for more information, please contact the Monrovia Historical Society at (626) 256-3423, or email at
Tour #4 – September 23, 2017, 10 a.m. – The Southwest Quarter of Monrovia 

Thu 28 Foothill Unity Golden Plate Awards, Los Angeles County Arboretum Ayres Hall; 
11:30 am -1:30 pm; information contact Raina Martinez (626)358-3486; email; website
28 Monrovia Providers Group “A Night in Recognition” Monrovia Tennis Club 158 North Sunset, Monrovia; honoring Convalescent Aid Society and Tamara Kato in Memorium; 
information contact Angie Pizano (818)437-4821 or go to 

Sat 30 Monrovia Public Library Strategic Plan Kickoff Celebration, 321 S Myrtle Ave; 1 – 3 pm; 
For more information call (626) 256-8274 or visit
The full Library Strategic Plan is available to be reviewed online here: 

Sat 30 - Sun Oct 1 Monrovia Public Services Department Family Hike & Camp Out, Monrovia Canyon Park, 1200 N Canyon Blvd; arrive 2 pm Saturday; depart Sunday at 10 am; BBQ dinner provided along with a pancake breakfast the following morning.  S’mores, day and night hike, storytime with the library, and fun filled activities.  Maximum Spots Available – 20 10x10 (maximum 4 people per spot) Bring sleeping bags and a tent that can fit in a 10x10 foot square.  Online registration will begin June 3 at 


Sun  1 SAVE THE DATE – 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF DEDICATION OF MONROVIA HISTORICAL MUSEUM; details TBA; information contact Franci Bolen (626) 451-7198; email

Thu  5 SAVE THE DATE – Monrovia Reads Read Across Monrovia; MUSD Elementary School SitesApproximately 8 – 9 am; information contact Joanne Spring (626)358-1952; or

Sat 7 and Sun 8 – SAVE THE DATE FOR THE  Monrovia Association of Fine Arts 54th  Annual Celebrate the Arts Show and Chalkfest, information contact t Christine Geltz (626) 483-0560 

 14 Monrovia Area Partnership Quarterly, Monrovia Library Community Room, 11 am – 1 pm
or contact Ariel Tolefree-Williams (626) 932-5563

Thu 19 MAP Adult Leadership Academy Final Class (#7); Community Center 7-9 pm; Graduation
Tues November 7 in City Council Chambers, 6:30 pm
Fri 20 Novel Destinations – Unique Journeys for Active Adults; Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Join us in exploring Reagan’s Library and Museum. Dining options are available for  participant’s enjoyment as well. Lunch will not be provided so please plan your meal accordingly. $35 per person; reservations close on Oct 13 or until filled to capacity. Minimum requirement of participants is 15 people or trip will be cancelled. 10 am – 5 pm; See Page 19 of Monrovia Today/Activity Guide link at beginning of Calendar.

Sat 21 Community Bike Ride; come celebrate the implementation of Monrovia’s Bike Master Plan!  Recreation Park 8 am; information please call (626)256-8246;  also visit the City’s website to learn more about the Three Feet for Bicycle Safety Campaign:
       21 Monrovia Reads Presents an Evening of Magic & Make Believe; Monrovia Tennis Club 158 N Sunset Ave;  6:30 pm; Dinner, Open Bar, Entertainment; $100 per ticket; Limited Seating;
Reservations are a must! Information and Reservations, please call Diane Delmatoff (626)303-6600

Wed 25 Monrovia Public Library School Age Children & Family Programming Raina Telgemeier Book Party; Library Story Rm 321 S Myrtle Ave; You are invited to a party celebrating your favorite
books by Raina Telgemeier; show your fandom, and enjoy art projects, games, and a photo
booth; 3-4 pm
25 Monrovia Renewal Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting; Monrovia Community Center,
119 W Palm Ave; 7 pm

Thu 26 Caring Crafters Boutique Sale, Community Center 119 W Palm Ave.  Take this opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind handmade items including hats, scarfs, purses, blankets, quilts and more; 11am – 1 pm.

Sat 28 Make a Difference Day and Canyon Park Annual Plant Sale (including mulch distribution and used shoe collection), Monrovia Library Park 321 S Myrtle Ave and various work sites in Monrovia; 8 am; information contact Penny Arroyo (626) 256-8187
28 Waterwise Gardening Fair & Native Plan Sale, Library Park, 321 S Myrtle Ave; 9 am – 3 pm.

Sun 29 Mulch & Compost give Away; Public Works Yard, 600 S Mountain Ave 8 am – 12 noon.
Sun 29 Monrovia Guild Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 19th Annual  Luncheon and Fundraiser; Monrovia Courtyard by Marriott; 11:30 am; Reservations required Friday October 20; contact Becky Shevlin (626)253-0072 or for more information.

Tue 31 Halloween
31 Monrovia Old Town Trick or Treating & Halloween Bash, Library Park and Monrovia Old Town 3 -6 pm

___________Keep scrolling to see regularly scheduled meetings & events__________



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;


 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 @  or directly to Job Workshop Calendar at

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

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
            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

            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

            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

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

            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.




 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.

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 and click on Board of Education, then click on meeting schedule.  

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

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

            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;
            Monrovia Library Teen Advisory Board (6th-12th Grades), 1st Monday, Monrovia Library, 4 pm;Contact Elizabeth Schneider at (626)256-8275 or (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  or Follow on Facebook /MonroviaAreaPartnership;  email at or by phone at (626) 932-5563.

            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;
            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
            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

            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
            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 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 Or   
            Methodist Hospital Stoke and Brain Injury Support Group; 2rd Wed., Classroom 2            
                Hospital 2 pm; call  (626)821-2344 or Or   
            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

            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;
Monrovia Chamber Mixers, normally 3rd Thursday 5:30 pm; contact Chamber for exact dates and
   details  (626)358-1159 or
            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
         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;;
         Monrovia Traffic Safety Committee, Last Thursday, City Council Chambers, 2 pm  
           Monrovia Youth and Family Network Meeting, 2nd Thursday, Community Center, 10 am

           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
Interfaith Counsel of Monrovia (ICM)  meets every 3rd Friday of the month at 8 am. For further     
      information please contact: Bobbi at
            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   

           Anna H. Jones Club, 4th Saturday, 433 West Foothill Blvd., Monrovia; 1 pm contact Jones (626)357-3900; (626)673-6929 or
           Monrovia Produce Exchange, “Produce in the Park”, 1st Saturday, Library Park corner of Myrtle & Lime; 9-11 am; website
            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



            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



            Monrovia Historical Museum Board, January, April, July, October, Historical Museum





            Citrus College Haugh Performing Arts Center – current schedule of performances at
            Family Festival, Old Town, Friday evenings 5 – 9 pm; Myrtle Avenue; visit
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;
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 website