Monrovia Happenings 2018
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SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR
9th ANNUAL MAP NEIGHBORHOOD CONFERENCE
APRIL 21st, 9:30 am-2:30 pm
@ MONROVIA HIGH SCHOOL
Register NOW at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9th-annual-map-neighborhood-conference-tickets-43186039607
MAP Events in April:
9th Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference~ April 21st
9th Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference~ April 21st
Wed 11 Monrovia Chamber of Commerce Monrovia Business Seminar Series presents "2018 Labor & Employment Law Update for California Employers", location Monrovia Public Library Community Room, 325 S Myrtle Ave; 11:15 am Check In; Program 11:30 am - 1:30 pm; Admission is free; reservations please as seating limited; information contact Korrine Ramirez (626)358-1159 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.monroviacc.com/events/details/monrovia-business-seminar-series-2018-labor-employment-law-update-for-california-employers-1346
Thu 12 Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills “Youth of the Year” dinner and auction, Doubletree by Hilton, 924 W Huntington Dr., Monrovia; 5:30 pm; further information please contact Amanda Navar at (626)594-3258 or email@example.com go to http://foothillsbgc.org/events/youth-of-the-year/youth-of-the-year-awards/
Sun 15 - Sat 21 Mosquito Awareness Week; get details online https://www.sgvmosquito.org/mosquito-awareness-week
Mon 16 and Tues 17 Citrus College Hauge Performance Center Battle of the Big Bands. The Battle is on again for the 14th round! Citrus College's Blue Note Orchestra and Azusa Pacific University's Jazz Ensemble join forces on one stage in a back and forth duel that features jazz, swing, and favorite standards from the glory years; Haugh PAC 7 pm; for more information and tickets, go to http://tickets.haughpac.com/single/EventListing.aspx
Tues 17 Taxes Due
Wed 18 Monrovia Chamber of Commerce Lunch Mob Event, Merengue Bakery & Café, 417 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia; order what you want & pay for your own lunch! Support this Chamber member and increase their business. Meet other business professionals & community members too! 11:30 am – 1 pm; information contact the Chamber office 626-358-1159
18 Monrovia Chamber of Commerce Evening Mixer co-hosted by Monrovia Unified School District & Monrovia Schools Foundation; Monrovia Unified School District 325 E Huntington Dr; 5:30-7:00 pm; Admission free for Chamber Members; $10 Non-Members; further information contact Chamber Office 626-358-1159 or go www.monroviacc.com/events/details/monrovia-chamber-evening-mixer-monrovia-unified-school-district-1349
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 21 Monrovia Area Partnership's 9th Annual Neighborhood Conference "Celebrating Monrovia: Our Treasures, Our Differences, Each Other" Monrovia High School, 845 W Colorado Blvd; a packed day full of fellowship and education; 9:30 am – 3 pm; information and more details Ariel Tolefree-Williams Neighborhood Services Program Coordinator email@example.com (626) 932-5563 REGISTER @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9th-annual-map-neighborhood-conference-tickets-43186039607
21 Santa Anita Family YMCA Healthy Kids Day – Kick-off Summer with Activity Registration; 501 S Mountain Ave, Monrovia; Pancake Breakfast (all you can eat $3) & Kids Superhero Fun Run (Ages 5-15; $15 members; $25 non-members), Monrovia; contact Alejandro Rojas firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephanie Yuen-Perales at email@example.com; www.ymcala.org/santa-anita
21 Monrovia Old Town Wine Walk – Monrovia Old Town 6 – 9 pm; information call 626)256-8225
Sun 22 Earth Day
22 Monrovia Library Foundation 4TH Annual Team Up! Dream Up! Event for Literacy –Community Feud 2 – Monrovia Public Library 321 S Myrtle; 1 – 3:30 pm; tickets $60 ea.Sponsorships Available! Team Rules & Sign Ups! Tickets! Go to http://www.monrovialibraryfoundation.org/tickets-sponsorship/
22 Centre State in partnership with Healing Connections, presents “Voices for Healing”; Vineyard Church, 1307 South Myrtle Ave., Monrovia; dinner and program $15; 5 pm; tickets and information contact Keely Milliken (626)(626) 297-4758; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.centrestatge,inc.com; or http://centrestageinc.com/0WP/?p=801
Mon 23 First Church of Christ, Scientist – Monrovia presents free talk “Breaking News:Freedom Is Ours Now” by Patricia Woodard; Myrtle Tree Garden Café, (across from the Studio Movie Grill) Reception 7 pm; talk 7:30 – 8:30 pm; information contact Ginny Nilsen (521)521-0801 email@example.com
Wed 25 Administrative Professionals Day
25 Monrovia Chamber Ribbon Cutting; G-Cheryl M. Healthmuse, 122 E Walnut Ave, Monrovia; 4:30 pm; Information contact Chamber Offices 626-358-1159
Thu 26 Monrovia Public Services Dept. Arbor Day Ceremony hosted by Youth Commission and Teen Advisory Board; 4 pm at Library Park
Sat 28 Pasadena Humane Society – Animal Adventure Workshop, " Too many pets, too few homes:Pet Overpopulation,1 - 2:30 pm; cost $25; Registration and Information go to https://pasadenahumane.org/event/animal-adventurers-too-many-pets-too-few-homes/?instance_id=7550
28 Mayflower School Family Fun Night; community, family event filled with fun, food, games,entertainment, silent auction and more; 4-8 pm
Mon 30 Pasadena Humane Society - 19th Annual Doglegs, Birdies & Eagles Golf Tournament, Annandale Golf Club, 8 am; Registration and Information go to
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.email@example.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 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
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
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
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 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
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; www.monroviakiwanis.org
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 monroviaschools.net 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; www.monroviapubliclibrary.org
Monrovia Library Teen Advisory Board (6th-12th Grades), 1st Monday, Monrovia Library, 4 pm;Contact Elizabeth Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org (626)256-8275 or email@example.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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
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 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
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; 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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
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
Monrovia Historical Museum Board, January, April, July, October, Historical Museum
Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) Ed Quarterly Meetings
Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) Ed Quarterly Meetings
SEASONAL AND SPECIAL EVENTS
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
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