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May Events in Monrovia

~ Thursday, May 7 - Interfaith Council of Monrovia will hold a National Day of Prayer event at United Methodist Church, 140 E. Palm, 7 p.m. For more information call Bobbi Rahmanian at 215-2704.

~ Saturday, May 9 - Fire Service Day and Monrovia Firefighters Association Annual Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station 101, 141 E Lemon Ave in Old Town; Jr. Firefighter Challenge, Raffles, Displays, Bounce House, Live Demonstrations. Tickets at event; Kids Under 3 eat free. For more info call 256-8181.

~ Saturday, May 9, Fourth Annual Fountain to the Falls 7 mile Run/Walk, starting at Library fountain at 7 a.m. Registration through the City at . For more info call Community Services at 256-8246.

~ Saturday, May 9 - The Taylor Performing Arts Center, 845 W. Colorado Blvd., presents Broadway Star and Tony nominee Susan Egan in her award winning one woman show "The Belle of Broadway" for one performance only. MHS music and drama students will perform in several ensemble numbers. 7 pm; tickets available on

~ Sunday, May 10 - MOHPG Mother's Day Old Homes Tour - 10 am to 4 pm; Advance Tickes; adults $20; Seniors 65 $15, Teens $15; 12 years and under free; Day of Tour Tickets sold at the Historical Museum, 742 E. Lemon Ave; add $5 to each ticket with kids under 12 being free; advance tickets available at Old Town Friday Festival on S Myrtle 5 - 9 pm from 4/3 - 5/8; Chamber of Commerce, 620 S Myrtle Ave; Dollmakers, 412 S Myrtle; Curves, 1159 E Huntington Dr., Duarte or go to to order.

~ Wednesday, May 13 - Monrovia Chamber with the City of Monrovia present "Economic forecast for the SGV" with Cynthia J. Kurtz President and CEO of the SGV Economic Partnership; 11:15 am - 1 pm Location - Contact Chamber (626)358-1159 for more info or go to

~ Thursday, May 14 - Monrovia Providers Group "Mad Hatter Tea"; Monrovia Community Center, 119 W Palm Ave; $5 or free if you wear a tie or a hat! 2 - 4 pm; more information contact Rebecca at the Monrovia Community Center (626)256-8232 ; website

~ Thursday, May 14 - The Taylor Performing Arts Center, 845 W. Colorado Blvd., presents "Superstars of Music Showcase" featuring more than 600 vocal and instrumental music Students from Monrovia Unified School District; 6:30 PM; tickets available at the door; all proceeds go to benefit MUSD's vocal and instrumental music programs.

~ Friday, May 15 - 17th Annual Don Montgomery Annual Golf Tournament; Azusa Greens Country Club, 919 W. Sierra Madre Ave, Azusa; 11:30 Registration; 1 pm Shotgun Start; 6 pm Social Hour; 7 pm Dinner Seating; 7:30 pm Awards, Raffle and Live Auction; participate all day or just Come for Dinner and Awards, etc.; reservations/registration please contact Chuck Pollard, 257 Aspen Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 (626)358-0010

~ Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 - Friends of the Monrovia Public Library Spring Book Sale; Monrovia Public Library Community Room, Friday noon-5pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; $5 Bag Clearance Sale will be Saturday from 4-5pm

~ Saturday, May 16 - Monrovia Historic Preservation Group will host its inaugural Walking Tour of historic Downtown Monrovia. Meet at the SW corner of Palm and Myrtle Avenues at 10 am.; Cost is $5 per person (12 and under free) and reservations are required. Go to the Online Store at to reserve a space.

~ Saturday, May 16 - Monrovia Days "Myrtle Madness" featuring live entertainment, games, booths, music, Family fun festival; Library Park 8 am - 3 pm. $7 Pancakes in the morning and BBQ in the afternoon; information go to or call Keely Milliken at (626) 297-4758

~ Saturday, May 20 - Foothills Pregnancy Resource Center "Mothers & Others" Friendship Tea; shopping, special message, fashion show plus a gold/silver buy back event; United Methodist Church 140 E Palm Ave; 22 am - 2 pm; call for reservations 303-2783 or 358-2122; $10 advance, 2 for $18; $15 at the door.

~ Saturday, May 23 - Gold Line Construction Authority Operations Campus Grand Opening and Veterans Plaza Dedication Ceremonies; Veterans Plaza Dedication 8-9 am at southeast corner of Evergreen and California Avenues; Gold Line Operations Campus Dedication Ceremony 10-11 am and Open House 10 am - 1 pm.

Comment: Many thanks to Becky Shevlin, from whose most excellent calendar I swiped all this stuff.

- Brad Haugaard

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