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Monrovia Happenings 2016


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MONROVIA AREA PARTNERSHIP FALL LEADERSHIP TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES 

Monrovia Area Partnership Adult Leadership Adult - Thurs. 7 – 9 pm; Sept. 8 – Oct. 20, 2016 with 
Graduation on Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Monrovia Area Partnership Youth Leadership Academy – 1st and 3rd Wednesday 3 – 5 pm; 13 Sessions September 7, 2016 – April 19, 2017 – 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. 



February, 2017 

February is Black History Month 

Monrovia Fire Dept. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training Seminar Series.Three Training Sessions – Saturdays 8 am – 5 pm Feb 4, 11 and 18; all sessions take place at Monrovia Fire Station 102 2055 S Myrtle Ave. ; more information contact Suzie Dobson sdobson@ci.monrovia.ca.us. Please indicate name, address, phone number and put CERT COURSE REGISTRATION in subject line.  Participants must be 18 or over and pre-register; class size is limited.  


Monrovia Public Library Children and Family Bookface Contest – Replace your face or body with a book’s cover, take a photo and email to mplyouthservices@ci.monrovia.ca.us  between Feb 1 – Feb 25; include your age/grade and contact information.  Entries will be posted on Monrovia Public Library Facebook Page. The Public can vote by “liking” their favorite entry – one “like” per day. Public votes will be taken into consideration during the judging process.  5 winners will be announced by Feb 28. 


Wed  1 Monrovia Area Partnership Youth Leadership Academy – 1st and 3rd Wednesday 3 – 5 pm; Session 9 of 13. Participants to be committed to attending and completing all 13 classes in order to graduate with their class. Location TBA http://www.cityofmonrovia.org/communitydevelopment/page/youth-leadership-academy

Sat    4 Centre Stage Studios Goodwill Drive fundraising event; Monrovia Presbyterian Church 

(parking lot of Church at northeast corner of Foothill and Myrtle) Pull your car right up and drop off your treasures and receive your donation slip; excepting clothing, shoes, toys, small housewares. (Sorry no large furniture accepted). If you can't make it that day, call Keely Milliken at (626) 297-4758 to arrange a pick up.  9:00am to Noon.

  4 Monrovia Duarte Black Alumni Association presents a Jazz Brunch” featuring The Nolan 

Shaheed Quartet; Monrovia community Center, 119 W Palm Ave, Monrovia; 10 am – 2 pm; Tickets $30 and available at Simply Divine 319 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia; RSVP Email MDBAA.BHM@gmail.com 

Sun  5 Super Bowl 5; 3:30 pm PST 

Wed  8 Monrovia Public Library Programs for Teens Grades 6 – 12; Black History Month Drive-In; Celebrate Black History Month by watching a moving and finding out about history in Monrovia. Library Community Room’; come hungry; sponsored by Monrovia Duarte Black Alumni Association ; 2 – 4 pm

Fri 10 Monrovia Library Teen Advisory Board Movie Mania; bring friends to eat popcorn and themed snacks while watching a great movie.  Movie titles are chosen by TAB 7 – 9 pm; information call (626)256-8274 or go to www.cityofmonrovia.org/library


Mon 13 SAVE THE DATE – Monrovia State of the City Event, Krikorian Theatre, 7 pm. 

Tue 14 Valentine’s Day 

Wed 15 Monrovia Area Partnership Youth Leadership Academy – 1st and 3rd Wednesday 3 – 5 pm; Session 10 of 13. Participants to be committed to attending and completing all 13 classes in order to graduate with their class. Location TBA http://www.cityofmonrovia.org/communitydevelopment/page/youth-leadership-academy

Thu 16 Caring Crafters’ Boutique Sale, Monrovia Community Center, 119 W. Palm Ave; opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind handmade items including hats, scarves, purses, blankets, quilts and more; 11 am – 1 pm

Sun 26 Monrovia Library Foundation Team Up! Dream Up! Event for Literacy – 

Community Feud 2 – Monrovia Public Library 321 S Myrtle; 1 – 3:30 pm; tickets $50 ea. 

Sponsorships Available! Team Rules & Sign Ups! Tickets! Go to www.monrovialibraryfoundation.org

26 89th Annual Academy Awards 5 pm PST 



March 

Wed  1 Monrovia Area Partnership Youth Leadership Academy – 1st and 3rd Wednesday 3 – 5 pm; Session 11 of 13. Participants to be committed to attending and completing all 13 classes in order to graduate with their class. Location TBA
http://www.cityofmonrovia.org/communitydevelopment/page/youth-leadership-academy
                  1 Santa Anita Family YMCA Campaign Report Dinners, 501 S Mountain Ave, Monrovia; 2/15, 2/22, 3/1; 6:44 pm; information call (626)359-3244 or 8390; gabrielagalvez@ymcala.org

Thu  2 Monrovia Read Across Monrovia in local classrooms; contact Joanne Spring (626)358-1952 regarding reading opportunities. We will read in the morning and then at 6 pm that evening,
our annual “So All May Read” Fundraising event to be held at the Doubletree by Hilton
For tickets and information, please contact Diane Delmatoff (626)303-6600 ddelmatoff@ci.monrovia.ca.us

 2 League of Women Voters, Pasadena Area, March League Day “Women on the March”,
Women’s City Club 160 N. Oakland Ave. Pasadena; 8:30 – 11:00 am; Reservations needed;
Call (626)798-0965; more information go to http://lwv-pa.org/women-on-the-march/


Sun  5 626 Golden Streets Event – 17+ mile long San Gabriel Valley open streets festival; 9 am –
4 pm.  Free event that will temporarily open stretches of roadway from South Pasadena to
Azusa for walking, jogging, skating, biking and more!  More info go to
www.626GoldenStreets.com

Tues  7 Los Angeles Countywide Special Election – for Monrovia, only measure on March 7 ballot is Measure H; information go to
https://www.lavote.net/home/voting-elections/current-elections/upcoming-elections
NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH OUR CITYWIDE ELECTION TUES APRIL 11 FOR
ELECTING MAYOR, TWO COUNCIL MEMBERS, CITY CLERK AND CITY TREASURER

  8 Santa Anita Family YMCA Campaign Victory Celebration, 501 S Mountain Ave, Monrovia; 6:59 pm; information call (626)359-3244 or 8390; gabrielagalvez@ymcala.org

Sat 11 Monrovia Association of Fine Arts Professional Development Series presents “Taxes and the Artist Workshop” at Paint ‘n Play Pottery Studio, 418 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia; 10 am –
12 noon; tickets available
 www.eventbrite.com/e/taxes-and-the-artist-workshop-tickets-30110228504 Information contact Christine Geltz (626)483-0560 or Christine@monroviafinearts.org

11 Monrovia Library – Minitature Container Garden Workshop; learn how to create a miniature garden using re-purposed, vintage or unusual items; bring your own items or those provided.  For more information contact the Library at (626)256-8274

Sun 12 Daylight Savings Begins

Wed 15 Monrovia Area Partnership Youth Leadership Academy – 1st and 3rd Wednesday 3 – 5 pm; Session 12 of 13. Participants to be committed to attending and completing all 13 classes in order to graduate with their class. Location TBA
http://www.cityofmonrovia.org/communitydevelopment/page/youth-leadership-academy

Thu 16 – Sat 18 Arcadia Statge presents “Sister Act” the Musical; Arcadia High School Performing Arts Center, 118 Campus Dr, Arcadia; Fri and Sat 7 pm; Sat  4 pm; Seniors and Students $10;
Gen Adm $15; VIP $30.  Tickets and information call (626)821-8370x1129 or go to
www.arcadiastage.com

Fri 17 and Sat 18 Sierra Madre Playhouse presents “Bee-luther-hatchee” at the Sierra Madres Playhouse 87 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre 8 pm; information and tickets call (626)355-4318 or go to www.sierramadreplayhouse.org

Sat 18 SAVE THE DATE - The Taylor Performing Arts Center with Monrovia Unified School District1st ANNUAL GALA; Doubletree Hotel 924 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia; evening will feature:Cocktails, dinner, live auction, and star‐studded entertainment! For more information, please
contact Julia Clegg at 626.471.2032

Sun 19 Monrovia Adult School, Canyon and Mountain Park High Schools Welcoming Reception for ACS WASC (Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and
Colleges); all community stakeholders invited; more information contact Flint Fertig
(626) 471-3070 orffertig@monroviaschools.net; www.mcasweb.com

Mon 27 Last Day to Register to Vote in Monrovia General Municipal Election scheduled for
Tuesday, April 11, 2017.  Contact City Clerk’s Office 415 S. Ivy Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016; (626) 932-5550; aatkins@ci.monrovia.ca.us
Or go to
 http://www.lavote.net/home/voting-elections/voter-registration/register-to-vote/register


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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

 

 

 

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 website
          
  






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