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MONROVIA HAPPENINGS 2020
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SAVE THE DATE FOR SOME UPCOMING 
(M)ONROVIA (A)REA (P)ARTNERSHIP EVENTS...

MAP-edu
Saturday, January 25th | 11:00 AM



The Monrovia Area Partnership has a MAP-edu Community Meeting coming up on
Saturday, January 25th at 11:00 a.m.
Meet your NEW City Manager Dylan Feik and get to know all about him! 
Meet & Greet with your Police Department!
Make sure to RSVP on MAPEDU.EVENTBRITE.COM


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January 2020

Seniors 50+ Special Event – Healthier Living Workshop – Free on-site (Monrovia Community Center 119 W Palm Ave)  6 week course on Mondays starting Monday January 6 10 am – 12:30 pm – No Sessions Jan 20 and Feb 17; Workshop will help guide your self-management of ongoing health conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, lung disease and cancer.  Must have minimum of 12 participants or workshop will be cancelled; Please RSVP by Monday December 30 by calling *626)256-8246

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training. Look for www.eventbrite.com Registration for February 1, 8 and 15  Information contact Suzi Dobson (626)256-8144 sdobson@ci.monrovia.ca.us

Business Emergency Resiliency Training – One Tuesday or Wednesday 9 am to Noon every other month beginning January 22, March 10, May 20, July 14, Sept 30,  at varying locations; more details to follow information contact Suzi Dobson (626)256-8144 sdobson@ci.monrovia.ca.us

Wed 1 New Year’s Day
Sun 5 Celebration of Life for Bruce Carter 12 – 4 pm; Location TBA; information please contact brucekathycarter@gmail.com
Mon 6 MUSD – Return from Winter Break
Thu 9 & Fri 10 AARP Smart Driver Course, Monrovia Community Center 119 W Palm Ave, Monrovia. The two-day course (4 hours each day) focuses on six different units of current driving laws and provides participants with helpful hints on improving their driving skills. It adds a new curriculum with brain health, railroad and animal crossings, and expanded information on automobile technology. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Fee: $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members payable by check only to AARP. Reservations must be made in advance and fees are payable on the first day of class. For reservations, contact (626) 256-8246. More information contact Instructor Katie Gundersen (626)359-1055 katie@johnnkatiedance.com

Mon 13 Joint Meeting of the Monrovia City Council and Monrovia Unified School Board; MUSD Office 325 E. Huntington Dr; 6 pm

Thu 16 Community Services Novel Destinations – Unique Journeys for Active Adults – Hollywood Wax Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not & Guinness World Records Reservations close on Thursday January 9 or until filled to capacity; 9:30 am – 2:30 pm; $35 per person https://cityofmonroviarecreation.org/ViewCourseActivityDetails.aspx?id=C12451

Sat 18 Monrovia Community Garden 303 W Colorado Blvd; free presentation on Tree Care/Trimming; Growing Fruit & Grafting 9 – 10:30 am; stay connected on FB https://www.facebook.com/monroviacommunitygarden/ or www.monroviacommunitygarden.org

Mon 20 Martin Luther King Day – All MUSD Sites Closed

Thu 23 Seniors 50+ Special Event – Gold Line Trip to Union Station https://cityofmonroviarecreation.org/ViewCourseActivityDetails.aspx?id=C12454

Fri 24 SAVE THE DATE Monrovia Chamber Annual Awards Gala; Doubletree Hotel by Hilton

Sat 25 MAP ED Meeting – Meet and Greet with Monrovia PD and your new City Manager Dylan Feik, Monrovia Library Community Room, 321 S Myrtle Ave; 11 am – 1 pm

Sun 26 MAFA Artist Alley Opening Reception, Monrovia Community Center 119 W Palm Ave, Meet the artists while you enjoy light refreshments; 2 – 5 pm (Free) RSVP to chistine@monroviafinearts.org; more information go to www.monroviafinearts.org

Mon 27 MUSD Professional Development Day – Pupil Free Day

Wed 28 SAVE THE DATE  - Monrovia City Council State of the City Address; details TBA

February 2020

Black History Month

Sat 1 MDBAA Black History Month Kickoff and Membership Drive; details TBA information contact Barbara Gholar (626)392-5512 or email: qualitycare_edu@yahool.com

Sat 1st , 8th, and 15th Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training, Monrovia Library Community Room and Fire Station 102; Information contact Suzi Dobson (626)256-8144 or Via Email sdobson@ci.monrovia.ca.us

Mon 3 First Day to Request Vote by Mail Ballot www.lavote.org http://www.flipbook.thesaucecs.com/Monrovia/mobile/index.html#p=6  or go to www.lavote.org

Mon 3 – Fri 7 MUSD Parent Teacher Conferences (6th – 8th); Modified School Days
Sat 8 Foothills Pregnancy Resource Center “Annual Spa Day” for FPRC Clients;
 10  am– 2 pm; Volunteers needed; please contact Lori Berg (626)358-2122
              
Sat 8 MDBAA Black History Event – Monrovia Community Center, 119 W Palm Ave; Speaker and Video on African American Voting Rights; Light refreshments served2 – 4 pm

Mon 10 MUSD Holiday – Lincoln’s Birthday Celebrated

Thu 13 – Sat 15 Centre Stage Presents “13” The Musical; Details TBA or call Keely Milliken 626-297-4758; email – centrestageinc@yahoo.com or go to https://centrestageinc.com/0WP/2019/11/21/13-the-musical/

Thu 13 Senior 50+ Special Event Valentine’s Day Party, Monrovia Community Center 119 W Palm Ave; 11 am – 1 pm https://cityofmonroviarecreation.org/ViewCourseActivityDetails.aspx?id=C12454
Fri 14 Valentine’s Day

Fri 14 SAVE THE DATE – TICKETS AVAIL FEB 3 – Monrovia Old Town Merchants & the City of Monrovia Hosting Valentine’s Day Romantic Carriage Ridesn In Monrovia Old Town (start at Library Park 321 S Myrtle Ave) – One Night Only; 6 – 10 pm
Reservations begin 2/3 $10 per person; $40 per private ride – call (626)256-8234

Sat 15 MDBAA Black History Month Luncheon featuring the Church Boys and student presentations from both Monrovia and Duarte High Schools, Monrovia Community Center 119 W Palm Ave; 11 am – 2 pm; Tickets $25 available beginning Jan 1st at Simply Divine Salon and Spa 325 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia; information contact Barbara Gholar (626)392-5512 or email: qualitycare_edu@yahool.com

Mon 17 President’s Day – City and MUSD Sites Closed

Tue 18 Last Day to Register to Vote for March 3, 2020 Election (Mon 17th is President’s Day)

Thu 20 Community Services Novel Destinations – Unique Journeys for Active Adults – La Brea Tar Pits; 9:30 am – 2:30 pm $14 per person https://cityofmonroviarecreation.org/ViewCourseActivityDetails.aspx?id=C12452

Thur 20 MDBAA 7th Annual Children’s Art Festival, Monrovia High School Room 200; MHS Black Student Union will have pizza for sale; Art Work from all 5 Elementary Schools will be on Display 5:30 – 7:30 pm; information contact Barbara Gholar
(626)392-5512 or email: qualitycare_edu@yahool.com

Sat 22 Black History Presentation at Monrovia Library 321 S Myrtle Ave; Rhythms of the Village Productions, storytelling, drummers, dancers and readers performing the book Papa’s Mark information contact Barbara Gholar (626)392-5512 or email: qualitycare_edu@yahool.com

Tue 25 Mardi Gras
Wed 26 Ash Wednesday


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, 1:00 p.m.; information (626)256-8246
Little Listeners; Monrovia Library (3-5 years) at 11:00 a.m.


TUESDAY and THURSDAY 

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; 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Donations by appointment only call (626) 303-2783; volunteers call Foothill Pregnancy Center at (626)358-2122; www.foothillsprc.org

TUESDAY
Free Diabetes Education Classes; Methodist Hospital, Classroom 3, 1st & 4th Tues of each month; 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., 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 a.m.; info (626)256-8246
Baby Story time; Monrovia Library (0-2 years) at 11:00 a.m.

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

WEDNESDAY
Card Players & Bridge; Community Center, 6:00 p.m.       
Gad-A-Bouts Club; Community Center, 10:00. a.m.
Healthy Wednesdays Dept. of Public Services Healthy Wednesday Free Program to
All seniors; Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Monrovia Development Review Committee; City Council Chambers, 2:00 p.m.
Great Adventures (grades 2nd-5th) and parents; Monrovia Library, 3:30 p.m.
Munchkin Story time (ages 3-5); Monrovia Library, 10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Senior Friendly Crafters; Community Center Craft Rm., Noon – 3:00 pm
Play with Me (0-5 years); Monrovia Library at 11:00 a.m.

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

FRIDAY
Folk Music Concert, Doll Makers; 412 South Myrtle Avenue,
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Monrovia Street Fair and Farmers Market; Old Town,
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.        
Senior (50+) Stomper Walking Group; Community Center Kay Dalton Rm, 9:00 a.m.

SEMI-MONTHLY MEETINGS/EVENTS    

TUESDAY
Beta Sigma Phi Meeting; (Organization provides opportunities for social, service and cultural enrichment) 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 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, 7:00 p.m. As schedule may change from time to time, for full and up-to-date schedule of meetings, go tmonroviaschools.net and click on Board of Education, then click on meeting schedule. 

THURSDAY

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

SUNDAY
Anderson House; open, 3rd Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

MONDAY
Foothill Unity Center Auxiliary Meeting; 1st Monday, Foothill Unity Center, 6:00 p.m.
Foothill Unity Center Board Meeting; 4th Monday, at Noon, Locations Vary
Monrovia Community Coordinating Council; 1st Monday, 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, 4:00 p.m.; Contact Anush Balayan at abalayan@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 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; for more information, Follow on Facebook.com/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 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., information (626)256-8246. Also on 4th Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (No screenings in November)
Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills Board Meeting; 1st Tuesday, Boys & Girls Club, 12:00 p.m.
Chamber Government Affairs Meeting; 2nd Tuesday, Chamber Offices, 8:00 a.m. 
Public Services Commission; 2nd Tuesday, Community Center, 7:00 p.m. 
Methodist Hospital Diabetes Education Series; 1st Tuesday, Classroom 3, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.; to Register, call (626) 821-2344; 
Mom’s Club of Monrovia; 2nd Tuesday, Boys and Girls Club, Recreation Park, 10:00 a.m.; www.momsclubofmonrovia.com
Monrovia Association of Fine Arts; General Mtg, 4th Tuesday, Paint ‘N Play, Myrtle Ave, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 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 p.m.; (626) 359-1729  or email monroviagardenclub@yahoo.com
Monrovia League Meeting; 3rd Tuesday, St. Luke’s Church, 10:00 a.m.
Monrovia Library Novel – T’s Book Club; 4th Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. in the Library Community Room.
Monrovia Old Town Association Board Meeting; 2nd Tuesday, City Hall, Council Chambers, 9:30 a.m.
New Horizon Club Board Meeting; 3rd Tuesday, Community Center, 9:30 a.m.
San Gabriel Valley Volunteer Center Board Meeting; 4th Tuesday, Community Center, 4:00 p.m. 
Santa Anita Family YMCA Board Meeting; Last Tuesday, YMCA, 7:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY
Canyon Park Volunteer Meeting; 3rd Wednesday, Canyon Park, 7:30 p.m.
Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting; 4th  Wednesday, Monrovia Chamber Conf. Rm.,12:00 p.m.
Community Media of the Foothills (KGEM) Producers Club; 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.,  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; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., information (626)256-8246. Also on 2nd Tuesday 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. (No screenings in November)
Gad-A-Bouts Club Board Meeting; 1st Wednesday, Community Center, 9:00 a.m.
Healthy Wednesday’s; 1st Wednesday; Free program on a variety of healthy living and senior health topics for all seniors  50+; Monrovia Community Center 119 W. Palm Ave.; 10:30 a.m., information call (626)256-8246. 
MAD Town Council (Monrovia, Arcadia, Duarte Unincorporated Areas); 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Meeting 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 2:00 p.m.; call (626)898-8000 or www.methodisthospital.org
Methodist Hospital Stoke and Brain Injury Support Group; 2rd Wednesday, Classroom 2, Hospital 2:00 p.m., call (626)821-2344 or www.methodisthospital.org Or www.methodisthospital.org/Events/Pages/Events.aspx      
Monrovia Historic Preservation Commission; Wednesday following the 4th Tues, City Council Chambers, 7:00 p.m. (Nov/Dec 3rd Wed)
Monrovia Planning Commission; Wednesday following 2nd Tuesday, City Council Chambers, 7:30 p.m.
Monrovia Reads Meeting; 1st Wednesday, Community Center, 12:00 p.m.
Monrovia Youth Commission; 3rd Wednesday, Community Center,
3:30 p.m.
Quota International; 3rd Wednesday, Community Center, 12:00 p.m.

THURSDAY
American Legion Post #44; 2nd Thursday, Community Center, 7:00 p.m.
Community Media of the Foothills Board Meeting; 2nd Thursday, City Council Chambers, 7:00 p.m.
Foothill Community Democrats; 4th Thurs, Peach Café,
Monrovia Chamber Mixers; normally 3rd Thursday 5:30 p.m., contact Chamber for exact dates an details (626)358-1159 or www.monroviacc.com
Monrovia High School Alumni Association; 2nd Thursday, Community Center, 7:00 p.m.
Monrovia Library Board Meeting; 4th Thursday, Community Center,
7:00 p.m.
Monrovia Historic Preservation Group (MOHPG); 3rd Thursday evening, locations, exact times vary www.mohpg.org
Monrovia Providers Group; 1st Thursday, Community Center, 8:30 a.m., 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, 7:00 p.m. www.moroks.com;
Monrovia Traffic Safety Committee; Last Thursday, City Council Chambers, 2:00 p.m. 
Monrovia Youth and Family Network Meeting; 2nd Thursday, Community Center, 10:00 a.m.

FRIDAY
Free Blood Pressure Screenings; 2nd Friday, sponsored by Methodist Hospital, Arcadia Community Center 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., information call (626) 574-5113   
Girl Power; 4th Friday of each month, Santa Anita Family YMCA, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. info call (626) 404-6740 website www.empower2purpose.com
Interfaith Council of Monrovia (ICM); every 3rd Friday of the month at 8:00 a.m. For further information please contact: Bobbi at bobbir9@gmail.com
Senior (50+)
Free Afternoon Movies and Munchies; last Friday of each month, 12:00 p.m. in the Monrovia Library Community Room 12. For nformation contact the Community Center at (626)256-8246    


SATURDAY
Anna H. Jones Club; 4th Saturday, 433 West Foothill Blvd., Monrovia;
1:00 p.m. 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; 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; website www.produceinthepark.com
San Gabriel Valley NAACP; 3rd Saturday at 10:00 a.m., West Covina Senior Center, 2501 E Cortez St, West Covina; (626)913-1338 or (626)965-4342

Storytime Time (family story time); at 12:30 p.m. 3rd Saturdays and 2nd & 4th Saturdays – Lego Club for children 2-12 and their families from 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

BI-MONTHLY MEETINGS/EVENTS

Chamber Beacon Committee Meeting; 4th Monday, 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) Edu 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 Library Story Spectacular; Holiday stories, songs, crafts, movie, snacks and more. Ages 5 – 5th Grade; dates TBA and will be placed in the general calendar or check Library website www.monroviapubliclibrary.org 



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