Special Events

MOMS Club of Monroe and Middletown hosting OPEN HOUSE

07/16/2010 11:00 am
07/16/2010 2:00 pm

Kids play games at last year's MOMS club open house.

MOMS Club of Monroe and Middletown is a support group for stay-at-home mothers. Every month we schedule Kids Day Outs, Moms Night Outs, Mom and Tot Lunches, and playgroups. Come to our open house on July 16th at Monroe Community Park at 11:00 am for lunch, games and refreshments.


Relay for Life

Relay For Life Monroe/Middletown will be held on June 5 and 6. We are still looking for new teams! Our next meeting will be held April 12 at 6:30 for Team Captains and 6:00 for Committee Members (we are still looking for more people to sit on the committee). Meetings are held at Monroe High School Media Center.
Anybody can be a team captain, all it takes is the willingness to go out and recruit your friends and family to be on your team. This event is NOT a running event nor do you need to pass a baton as in a track relay. The team captain’s job is to keep someone from their team on the track for the entire 18-hour event. Bring your tent, sleeping bag, and a change of socks. You will be “camping out” in support of The American Cancer Society. If you are interested in starting a team go to this website: www.RelayForLIfe.com/monroemiddletown, click on START A TEAM. This year the theme is “Coast to Coast for a Cure.” Please come out and support this wonderful cause.

Craft Space Still Available for Christmas on the Plaza

The Monroe Optimist Club will again present Christmas on the Plaza downtown. This year's festival will take place on Saturday, November 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Space is available for food and craft booths. All crafts must be handmade by the seller (unless prior approval by the committee) and of high quality. All raffles must have prior approval of the committee. Booths must be handicapped accessible for visitors. All applications must be received by November 15th and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

To reserve booth space, please send an email to gentryca@bhg.org for an application. If you do not have computer access, you may phone 513-850-1954. Please leave a brief message if you don't get an answer.

Learn Bicycle Safety at Free Kids Bike Rodeo

The Monroe Police Department will conduct several free bike rodeos throughout the area to help educate the community about bicycle safety. Officer Kahny will discuss ways to stay safe while riding, and participants will have an opportunity to try out their skills on a mini obstacle course.

For more information, please contact Officer Brett Kahny with the Monroe Police Department at 539-9234. 

Bike Rodeos will be held in the following locations: 

July 25th

Rochester Hills
(front entrance) 9am-10am

Monroe Crossings
(Shanda Dr.) 1pm-2pm

July 1st

Bridle Creek
(Bobtail Way) 9am-10am
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Light Up The Sky Monroe

07/04/2009 12:00 pm

submitted by Mark Bursley

Monroe's "Light Up the Sky" Fourth of July Festival will end in a bang with fireworks displays on July 4th at Monroe Community Park.

 Fireworks will begin at dark, with gates opening at noon on Saturday. Events are planned for the whole day, including a parade, rides and games for the kids. The schedule for the 4th of July events and games is listed below. A schedule and more information is available on page 12. 

12:00 Little Miss/Mr. Red, White and Blue

1:00 Sack Races

2:00 Best Apple Pie Judging

2:30 Hot Dog Eating Contest

3:00 Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

4:00 Watermelon Toss Read more »

Shakespeare in the Park: "Romeo and Juliet"

07/24/2009 7:00 pm

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) returns to the Community Park this summer with their performance of Romeo and Juliet. The production will be directed by CSC Artistic Associate Christopher Guthrie in a very contemporary urban setting using Shakespeare's original text.  

Last year's Midsummer Night's Dream was a hit with even the youngest audience members. CSC presents Shakespeare in  a way that is fun and exciting for those new to Shakespeare as well as seasoned fans. Romeo and Juliet's story of teenage romance and explosive family feuds is perfect for an outdoor setting and a great way for the whole family to enjoy Shakespeare together.  Read more »

Players Needed for Ye Olde Time Baseball Game

The Red Stockings Baseball Team (of 1869) will be coming to Monroe to take on the Monroe's Golden Lads as part of Log Cabin Days in the Park on August 8 at 1:00. 

Players are still needed for Monroe's team. If you are interested in playing, please call Tracy Shell (email) at 600-0366 or Gene Williams at 539-9581 (email) to sign up. More information about the Red Stockings at www.1869reds.com.

Park Board Announces Summer Events

The parks will be a busy place for families this summer with movies, theater, and a vintage baseball game.

First up is a movie scheduled for Friday, June 19th. Madagascar II - Escape to Africa will begin at dusk. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the show!

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) returns to the Community Park on July 24th, with Romeo and Juliet at 7:00 p.m. CSC presents the classic story in a high-energy setting that keeps both children and adults engaged.

On August 8th, the Cincinnati Redstockings vintage baseball team will take on players from Monroe. A full day is planned including games and a movie at dusk. The Monroe team is forming now. If you would like to play, details on joining the team are on page 8.


Light Up The Sky

submitted by Carmen Carney

The Light Up the Sky for the 4th of July Committee will be hosting the 3rd annual Fourth of July celebration at the Monroe Community Park on Saturday July 4th. The events will start at noon and last until dark when there will be a spectacular fireworks show. 

Local food vendors will be available for a delicious lunch and dinner while carnival rides and games will provide entertainment. Our center stage will host bands for your listening enjoyment. 

Vendors will be available with face painting and other crafts. If you would like to rent a craft booth for the day, please contact Cherrie at gentryca@bhg.org. We will also have free games such as sack races, tug-of-war, balloon toss and cornhole for kids of all ages.  Read more »

Large Item Pickup

06/13/2009 7:00 am

Spring clean-up and large item pick-up will be held on Saturday, June 13. The following lists acceptable items and how to contain them (all dimensions are maximum):

Carpet: Cut to 4 foot lengths and tied in 2 foot rolls.

Wood: Bundled in 4 foot lengths and 2 foot in diameter and tied. Please hammer all nails.

Fencing: Bundled in 4 foot lengths and 2 foot rolls.

Metal Poles: Cut to 4 foot lengths and tied together.

Construction Debris: In cans or bags of no more than 60 lbs. Do not place in boxes. Read more »