‘Thyme’ for ‘iris-istible’ community events!

Samson the bear. | Courtesy picture

By Shawn Spencer

It’s official! Spring is here and it’s my favorite time of year. The weather’s nice. Can you blame the people for flocking to California? There is a theory that Iceland and Greenland are misnomers, used to deter settlers. It’s a bit late to try this here, but it certainly looks appealing. I can’t complain, though. My route is a few blocks from work, the market and schools. Everything I need is here, in this beautiful old town bubble.

There are so many spring activities to come in April! On Sunday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Monrovia Historical Museum will host a “Treasures from the Collection” sale. After a two-year hiatus, the museum is emptying its shelves of wonderful vintage and less-than-vintage items. All sales will benefit the development of museum exhibits, outreach and historical research. All items are sold as is and final, and you must have a means of transporting your purchases. I’m no craftsman, but I bet they’ll nail this!

On Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a rabbit special will be at Library Park! Whether you call them the Easter Bunny, the Spring Bunny, Peter Rabbit or Eostre, this adorable bunny will be there for all your photo shoot needs. In addition to photo ops, there will be arts and crafts, lawn games and story time. It will be quite an “eggciting” day for the whole family!

On Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., join us at the Recreation Park for the Spring 2022 Egg Hunt. Registration opens at 9 a.m. The hunt is divided into age groups so that the little ones are not trampled on by the big ones. There will be face painting, food trucks, the Monrovia Reads van, toddler activities, crafts, photos, family activities and music. Don’t miss this fun family day out. It will be for “dyeing”!

April 23 brings us a local favorite: the Monrovia Wine Walk. You asked and the city said yes to extended hours from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the Community Center and Charlie’s House. You can also buy tickets on EventBrite. Do not be too long ! This event ended in October. If you spend $100 in Old Town on a shopping/dining experience, you can purchase two pre-sale tickets for $35 each, saving you $10. It’s a fun way to see stores and businesses you haven’t had the chance to discover. Sip, shop, and support, all while completing these milestones! It will be a fun night for all the adults and a fantastic opportunity to stop and smell the ‘rosé’.

Please join us for the 12e Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference April 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Second Baptist Church in Shamrock. This will be the first in-person conference since the pandemic, so come one, come all! There will be free breakfast snacks, health checkups, workshops, Samson the Bear activities (maybe a “paw stroke”), free lunch, and a vendor information fair of kiosks. MAP is a wonderful organization that provides resources, tools, education and information to the community. It’s a great way to get involved locally and give back. Plus, we just wouldn’t be able to “stand” it if you didn’t join us.

Well, it’s been a lot of “pun,” but I have to run. What is a “re-sheet”, am I right?

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