Around Town

by Mavis Hansen

The hottest part of summer seems to have waited until school started and everyone was thinking about sweaters and hot cocoa!  Well, seems that we will have to wait a bit longer.  The extremely hot weather is not only uncomfortable, but can be very dangerous and unhealthy to many.  Starting with the very young, babies have to be given lots of extra water.  They can’t tell you in words “I’m thirsty”, but if they are extremely fussy or lethargic, cool (not cold, which can give a tummy ache) should be welcome.    From toddlers to all school age children who are active, lots of extra water is needed to replenish liquid in order to prevent dehydration.  Look for signs of nausea or fatigue which can be a warning sign.  Seniors many times need reminders to drink more water or liquids and last, but certainly not least, make sure that all pets have plenty of water and a shady place to rest.  How about a treat for the family with some ice cold lemonaid for dinner tonight?

The El Monte Police Department Open House, sponsored by the El Monte Police Association, will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012.  The Police Station is located at 11333 Valley Boulevard, adjacent to the El Monte City Hall.  Open House will be from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.   Events provided will be Station Tours,  Live Pursuits demonstrations, Bicycle Giveaways, Finger Printing for Children and lots of entertainment.  There will also be food booths.  Admission is free!  For further information phone 626-898-3705.

The El Monte Family Adventure Shuttle to the Los Angeles County Fair will depart from the El Monte Trolly Station at 10:00 AM and depart  from the Fairgrounds at 5:30 PM for the return trip to El Monte.  The Adults Price is $15.00,  Children ages 6 to 12 years old $11.00 and children 2 to 5 years of age $5.00.  No children under 2 years of age. And children under the age of twelve must be accompanied by an adult.  The price includes entrance to the Los Angeles County Fair and round trip shuttle transportation.  This is a transit service only, there are no tour guides.  Tickets may be purchased at the El Monte Trolley Station, 3650 Center Street, El Monte.  The station office is closed between 12:30 and 1:15 pm.

On Tuesday, September 25th, the Norwood Library, 4550 Peck Road, El Monte will present Steve Heimple, Master Gardener and Landscape Designer who will speak on “Fall and Winter Planting of Flowrs and Vegetables”.  Mr. Heimple is a member, and Past President, of the El Monte Friend O’Garden Club. Belongs to the Arboretum District of California Garden Clubs, Inc., the Pacific Region and the National Garden Club.  There will be door prizes and light refreshments will be provided.  All are welcome, there is no charge.

El Monte Women’s Club will hold their Annual Membership Tea and Meeting on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.  The meeting will begin at 11:00AM with the luncheon tea immediately following.  The featured speaker will be Rosemary Morabito, San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs Second Vice President, in charge of membership.  This event will be held in the small auaditorium of the Grace Black Community Center, 3130 N. Tyler Avenue, El Monte, California.  El Monte Women’s Club Membership Chairman is Frances Lara.  Reservations are requested to Ms. Lara at 626-695-2411.

El Monte Women’s Club will once again support the Clothing Collection Drive, sponsored by Congresswoman Judy Chu and the Kaiser Permanente Hospital.  Members, or anyone wishing to donate new or gently used clothing for women and children, toiletries and cleaning supplies for women residing in Domestic Violence Shelters in the San Gabriel Valley may bring the donations to the meeting on September 25th.  A continual collection will culminate on November 9th.  Chairman for the Clothing Collection Drive is El Monte Women’s Club President Lorene Gutierrez.

Stay Cool!  See you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN

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