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<<  Wednesday, October 26, 2016    >>           ALL Events   
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
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 schools 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. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday & Wednesday of the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for a hands-on science nature class. Emphasis will be placed on caring for the natural world and being good stewards of the planet. Topic: all about seeds will start in the classroom with a diverse seed display. This lesson will involve plenty of discovery. The students will be asked to separate the seeds from seed pods, seed heads and other plant debris. After see how very different they are. There will also be some newly germinated seeds to see the early roots hairs under the microscope. Next, we will fill out a worksheet showing the anatomy of a seed, followed by the careful cutting or splitting of some seeds to look at the inside under the microscope. I will cover the various processes that help seeds prepare for germination: scarification, stratification, acid bath, soaking and fire. We will finish in the classroom with an activity demonstrating how seeds travel: wind, water, animals, humans and bursting. Our tour will focus on finding seeds in the native garden and out in the preserve. Each student will be given a sock to wear over their hand or shoe to collect 'hitchhiking seeds'. You will need to register starting on the first of that month. Only 12 children may attend each class. We will do our best to be fair. A wait list up to 4 children will be added in case of cancellations. The participating children must be signed-in and dropped off for the first hour; parents may watch quietly in the back of the classroom. No younger siblings will be allowed in the classroom, but they are welcome to join us for the marsh walk. Ages 7-9 years. $5 per student. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
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