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by Mavis Hansen

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Vacation is over and all those wonderful days by the ocean are now just wonderful memories.  After such delightful summer weather, it seems as if Mother Nature has saved all the really hot days for the Labor Day Weekend and the end of summer.  Autumn will officially begin on Sunday, September 22 this year and we will all be looking forward to the cooler autumn weather.

Labor Day celebrated on the first Monday in September, the holiday for the working people, began on September 5, 1882, with a parade in New York City.  In 1884 the holiday was moved to its current day in September.  Labor Day first became a legal holiday in Oregon in 1887 and it became a national holiday in 1894.  Today, Canada and Puerto Rico also celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday in September.  The day is observed with parades, labor-group meetings, picnics and sporting events.  The weekend preceding Labor Day has also become part of the holiday.  However you chose to spend your holiday, hope that you had a day full of fun doing  whatever you like to do best with family and/or friends.

El Monte Friend O’Garden Club  will hold their monthly meeting on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Norwood Library, 4550 Peck Road, El Monte, California.  This month the members will enjoy a pot-luck lunch instead of their regular brown bag.  The program has not been announced.  Meetings begin at 11:30 AM and are held monthly from February thru October with no business meetings in November, December and January.  In addition to the monthly business meetings, the members attend the Arboretum District of Garden Clubs quarterly meetings and annual luncheon, and enjoy trips and tours to various  interesting garden sites.   The next trip planned, is a visit to the Los Angeles River Garden Center, formerly Lawry Gardens,  on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. The objective of the Friend O’Garden Club is to stimulate interest and give information on all phases of gardening, to encourage home gardens and to promote the preservation of natural resources.  The Friend O’Garden Club began in 1956 and is a member of the Arboretum District, California Garden Clubs, Inc., Pacific  Region Garden Clubs, Inc. and the National Garden Clubs, Inc.  Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in gardening.  Guests are always welcome.  For further information please phone President Steve Heimple at  626-281-6382.

El Monte Women’s Club  Executive Board will meet on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 10:00 am in the El Monte Women’s Club Lounge, 3130 Tyler Avenue, El Monte, California.  Plans will be confirmed for the September 24, 2013 Membership Tea and Business Meeting.  A special organizational executive committee meeting was held on July 23, 2013 at the home of President Rita Cazares.  Following the completion of business, a delicious lunch given by the President, was enjoyed by all.  The Presidents theme is “Love of Learning” and her logo is the lamp of knowledge.   Women interested in Arts, music, Conservation, Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention, Education, Home Life, Health, Legislation, Public Issues, Women’s History and Community Service of all types and enjoy women with the same interests are encouraged to join.  Guests are always welcome.

Enjoy these last days of summer,  see you soon, someplace “Around Town”

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.