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<<  Friday, October 9, 2015    >>           ALL Events   
Friday, October 9, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 25, 2015. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
Friday, October 9, 2015 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Space is limited to 20 children. Free. A $5 donation is greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
Friday, October 9, 2015 | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, but the room gets crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964. PLEASE NOTE DAY CHANGE to Fridays.
Friday, October 9, 2015 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for a discussion about how the true journey of Ernest Shackleton's "Endurance" expedition depicts aspects of leadership in a crisis. Participants are invited to read any of three recommended books: "Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage" by Alfred Lansing "Shackleton’s Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer" by Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell "Leading At the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition" by Dennis N.T. Perkins The event is free, sponsored by a grant from the California State Library and the Friends of the Torrance Library. Bring your lunch and drinks; dessert will be provided. Books are available for checkout from the Torrance Public Library. For more information, please contact Hillary Theyer, City Librarian, at (310) 618-5953 or HTheyer@TorranceCA.Gov
Friday, October 9, 2015 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens, join us for a little friendly interactive competition at the library! Wii gaming is on select Fridays at 3:30 p.m.
Friday, October 9, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 11:55 PM   
21600 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5710
Macy's Del Amo Home Store Level 1, Home Store Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 - 6 p.m. Learn from the master chef as he shares stories and tips on how to best prepare some of his favorite award-winning dishes. The best part? There will be plenty of scrumptious samples to enjoy! Plus with any purchase of $75 or more in the Home department, receive a $10 Macy's gift card and a copy of "Sugar Rush," which Chef Iuzzini will sign directly after the event. See a sales associate for details on making your purchase and reserving your gift. Seating is limited, please RSVP to: JohnnyIuzziniDelAmo.Eventbrite.Com Learn more about the council and upcoming events by logging on to macys.com/culinarycouncil and follow us on Twitter @CulinaryCouncil
Friday, October 9, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
View the various watercolor and oil paintings portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh from Mark Christansen and Lala Ragimov. They will present and discuss the inspirations behind their series of paintings. Light refreshments will be provided. Free! Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
Friday, October 9, 2015 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of excitement at this very special awards show.
Friday, October 9, 2015 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Stan West is a blues man’s blues man. Known the world over, Stan and his band have played it all but always come back to their one true passion – the blues, America’s music. Stan’s personal style is quite spontaneous. The band rarely knows what is coming up next. This lends itself to an improvisational style that the audiences love. It allows each musician to showcase his particular talent, and they are all talented! Relax in the intimate setting of the Nakano Theatre at four-seat cocktail tables and enjoy a delicious dinner provided by a local restaurant – and don’t forget to save room for some of the amazing goodies from Daddy’s Gourmet Cookies available at intermission.
Friday, October 9, 2015 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center - 3341 Torrance Blvd.
The Co-Rec Club is a co-ed recreation program for 6th, 7th and 8th grade Torrance Middles school students/residents. Co-Rec provides dances and activities throughout the year. This program is sponsored and supervised by the City of Torrance Community Services Department. Students must be a member to attend these dances. Membership into this exclusive club is $15.00 a year (September 2015 - August 2016). A current school ID or a printout of a current schedule is mandatory for membership and admission. Join us for the FIRST DANCE of the school year!
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