Monrovia Happenings 2016
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December 1 - Cold Winter Homeless Shelter open
December 2 @ 10:00 a.m.- Julian Fisher Park Formal Dedication / Exotic Car Show in Old Town @ 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
December 7 @ 6:00 p.m. - Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Parade
December 11 - Holiday Home Decorating Contest Applications Due @ 5:00 p.m.
Upcoming Community Meetings scheduled for residents to learn more and ask questions about the proposed water rate adjustment prior to a formal Public Hearing that the City Council will conduct on January 16, 2018. The community meeting dates include:
December 13 @ 7:00 p.m., Library Community Room
December 16 @ 10:00 a.m., Library Community Room
December 18 @ 7:00 p.m., Monrovia Community Center (119 West Palm Avenue)
December 15 Holiday Sing Along Event in Old Town @ 8:30 p.m.(400 block of Myrtle Avenue in Old Town)
December 19 - Holiday Home Decorating Contest Winners Awarded at City Hall in Council Chambers
December 31 - Sidewalk Poetry Contest Applications Due
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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
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 email@example.com (626)256-8275 or firstname.lastname@example.org (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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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
Anna H. Jones Club, 4th Saturday, 433 West Foothill Blvd., Monrovia; 1 pm contact Jones (626)357-3900; (626)673-6929 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 website