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Thursday, December 1, 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.
 
 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Hey kids, bring your favorite adult! Let's hike on the Madrona Marsh Preserve listening for birds, looking for frogs and learn about nature. Ages 3 months - 6 years. Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
All ages are welcome to view a recently released movie at the Henderson Library. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. for more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, December 2, 2016 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
View the works of local artists portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh. Today is the final day to visit this remarkable exhibit of paintings, portraying the beauty of the Mardrona Marsh by artist,Yuna Tae. Exhibits are on display daily in the Nature Center. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989. View the works of local artists portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh. Today is the final day to visit this remarkable exhibit of paintings, portraying the beauty of the Mardrona Marsh by artist, Yuna Tae. Exhibits are on display daily in the Nature Center. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989. View the works of local artists portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh. Today is the final day to visit this remarkable exhibit of paintings, portraying the beauty of the Mardrona Marsh by artist, Yuna Tae. Exhibits are on display daily in the Nature Center. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, December 2, 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.
 
 
Friday, December 2, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
5315 Torrance Blvd., Suite B1, Torrance, CA 90503
Please join the Providence Institute for Human Caring for an informational session to complete your advance directive. It's never too soon to have this conversation with your physician and your family. If you want care that takes into consideration your values, preferences and priorities, then an advance directive can help.
 
 
Friday, December 2, 2016 | 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. Donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, December 2, 2016 | 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Get creative, build, and construct. Get ready to have fun building with that popular building block! This program is recommended for school-aged children, and is free - sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library - but registration is required for this one! For more information and to register, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, December 2, 2016 | 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 2016 - August 2017). A current school ID or a printout of a current schedule is mandatory for membership and admission.
 
 
Friday, December 2, 2016 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Tony winning Peter and the Star Catcher upends the century old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be the boy who would not grow up (a.k.a. Peter Pan.) Peter and the Star Catcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
 
 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. No court ordered participants. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 13 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 9:00 AM - Noon   
West High School, 20401 Victor St., Torrance, Cafeteria 5
Save water, save money and become a more waterwise gardener. Learn six ways to make your garden California-friendly by: 1. Using a holistic approach to gardening 2. Building a living soil sponge 3. Rethinking elements of your site 4. Right plant, right place 5. Using rainwater as a resource 6. Managing Irrigation This class is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Sign up online at SBESC.Com/Calendar/Workshops Or contact the South Bay Environmental Services Center at (310) 371-7222
 
 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join CSUDH professor Connie Vadheim for entertaining and educational classes on various native plant topics. Topic: Slivery Delights - gardening with white, gray and silver foliage. After each presentation, Connie will lead the class through the Nature Center's Native Plant Garden to illustrate key points and inspire further discussion. Handouts are included. This class is best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us to make and learn about art. Workshops are led by teaching artists from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. All workshops are free, but space is limited to the first 25 participants. Please contact the Youth Services Department at (310) 618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 3:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Staff and students of Asano Taiko United States and LATI (Los Angeles Taiko Institute) present a contemporary and traditionally inspired taiko repertoire in their end-of-year recital. Performances are interspersed with explanations of the roots and context of taiko, a demonstration of the “kuchishoga” aural teaching method, and commentary on the challenges of learning Japanese drums.
 
 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Visit the Madrona Marsh Preserve as the sun sets and day gradually changes into night. Observe and listen to the sounds of animals and insects as they begin their nightly activities. This walk is limited to the first 25 people who sign-up. Pre-registration is required. $5 per person or $10 per family. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Tony winning Peter and the Star Catcher upends the century old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be the boy who would not grow up (a.k.a. Peter Pan.) Peter and the Star Catcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
 
 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 | 10:00 AM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The Swedish Women’s Educational Association, Inc. is a global non-profit organization for Swedish speaking women who live, or have lived, abroad. SWEA’s objective is to protect the Swedish language and to support and inform others about Swedish culture and traditions. Also, SWEA acts as an intermediary in linking personal and professional contacts, which establishes a network for its members throughout the world. The Christmas Fair features a Lucia Pageant, Swedish Folk dancing, Swedish Food, Glogg bar, Scandinavian gifts, books, music, handmade crafts, and a fish pond.
 
 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
Wilson Park, 2290 Washington Avenue, Torrance
Southern California Live Steamers provides mini-train rides on public run days every first Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and every third Saturday of the month from noon to 3 p.m. All SCLS members are City of Torrance volunteers with annual fingerprint clearance and are not paid for their time expended on maintaining the trains and facility, and providing the rides. Donations are appreciated.
 
 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] (3330 Civic Center Drive
Back by popular demand, A New Orleans Christmas with Jeff Bordes and Friends is a heartwarming holiday show, mixing the spirit of Christmas with the soul of New Orleans. The whole family will love the lively arrangements of seasonal favorites led by jazz trumpeter, Jeff Bordes. The show will feature special guests and will leave you dancing the Second Line in the aisles!
 
 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Tony winning Peter and the Star Catcher upends the century old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be the boy who would not grow up (a.k.a. Peter Pan.) Peter and the Star Catcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
 
 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] (3330 Civic Center Drive
Back by popular demand, A New Orleans Christmas with Jeff Bordes and Friends is a heartwarming holiday show, mixing the spirit of Christmas with the soul of New Orleans. The whole family will love the lively arrangements of seasonal favorites led by jazz trumpeter, Jeff Bordes. The show will feature special guests and will leave you dancing the Second Line in the aisles!
 
 
Monday, December 5, 2016 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, December 5, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Snowmen have taken over the El Retiro Library! Can you find them all and spot the differences? Come try anytime the Library is open through December 17. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Monday, December 5, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, December 5, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Estelle DeRidder's "Flashcard Project: The Flora of Madrona Marsh" exhibit of botanic illustrations begins today and will run until January 20, 2017. The artist reception will be held at the Nature Center on Sunday, December 18 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Snowmen have taken over the El Retiro Library! Can you find them all and spot the differences? Come try anytime the Library is open through December 17. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Ron Melin and Dave Moody as you learn to identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance cA 90503
This program is for adults willing to commit 25+ hours a month, weeding and planting the Preserve. For more information call the Nature Center at; 310/782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | Noon - 1:00 PM   
Toyota Meeting Hall - 3330 Civic Center DRive
Seurat and his Dots! After the Impressionists Seurat took the next step in analyzing color and the application of paint to the surface of the canvas. Study his great work Sunday Afternoon on the Grand Jette and learn his technique.
 
 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Colorful lights are part of the holiday season, and also part of this magical craft. Decorate a glass jar with your favorite holiday colors to display with a small light from inside. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 P.M . - CLOSED SESSION; 7:00 P.M. - REGULAR BUSINESS
 
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Snowmen have taken over the El Retiro Library! Can you find them all and spot the differences? Come try anytime the Library is open through December 17. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Share your passion with fellow romance book lovers as we discuss what we read during the month. Revisit old favorites and learn about latest releases. Expand your reading knowledge and learn about authors and sub-genres new to you. Grow your list of titles and authors. All discussions are free and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance Ca 90503
This program is for adults willing to commit 25+ hours a month, weeding and planting the Preserve. For more information call the Nature Center at; 310/782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 6:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of student jazz band, choir, beginning band, and advanced band, showing off their talent in this annual concert.
 
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Snowmen have taken over the El Retiro Library! Can you find them all and spot the differences? Come try anytime the Library is open through December 17. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room
Join us as we discuss great lives and times as presented in biographies and memoirs. For list of titles, please see http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5659.htm. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and there is no registration required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Oregonian Biodynamic farming is organic and does not incorporate the use of any pesticides or fertilizers. This farming technique allows a natural biodiversity of other plants and animals to influence the growth of grapes. As a result they grow wild much like those at Madrona do. Join other like-minded individuals for a informative and leisurely program that connects all of us to nature. Ages 16+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.Join other like-minded individuals for a informative and leisurely program that connects all of us to nature. Ages 16+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Don’t miss this special concert by Jefferson Middle School’s Music Program.
 
 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 6:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy shows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. The modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone, regardless of age, embrace his or her ‘inner elf’. In keeping with its mission of ‘children performing for children’, the Fantasia Family Music cast of actors, ages 6 – 13, will captivate the audience as they teach that ‘the best way to spend Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear’.
 
 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join CSUDH professor Connie Vadheim for entertaining and educational classes on various native plant topics. Topic: Slivery Deights - gardening with white, gray and silver foliage. After each presentation, Connie will lead the class through the Nature Center's Native Plant Garden to illustrate key points and inspire further discussion. Handouts are included. This class is best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, December 9, 2016 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, December 9, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
5315 Torrance Blvd., Suite B1, Torrance, CA 90503
Please join the Providence Institute for Human Caring for an informational session to complete your advance directive. It's never too soon to have this conversation with your physician and your family. If you want care that takes into consideration your values, preferences and priorities, then an advance directive can help.
 
 
Friday, December 9, 2016 | 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. Donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, December 9, 2016 | 7:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy shows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. The modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone, regardless of age, embrace his or her ‘inner elf’. In keeping with its mission of ‘children performing for children’, the Fantasia Family Music cast of actors, ages 6 – 13, will captivate the audience as they teach that ‘the best way to spend Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear’.
 
 
Friday, December 9, 2016 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy a holiday musical celebration with the Torrance Civic Chorale which has provided the South Bay with exceptional choral music, instruction, and cultural improvements since 1961. With 80+ singers, the auditioned Chorale is under the sponsorship of the Cultural Services Division of the Community Services Department.
 
 
Friday, December 9, 2016 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Tony winning Peter and the Star Catcher upends the century old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be the boy who would not grow up (a.k.a. Peter Pan.) Peter and the Star Catcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
 
 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Snowmen have taken over the El Retiro Library! Can you find them all and spot the differences? Come try anytime the Library is open through December 17. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. No court ordered participants. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 13 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Topic: Introduction to Calligraphy. Calligraphy is the beautiful visual art of writing. It is a certain style of design and execution of lettering using a broad tip instrument, dip pen, or brush. A contemporary calligraphic practice can be defined as, "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner". Whether a beginner or just wanting to sharpen already acquired skills, this is the class for you! Teaching is through demonstration, historical masterworks, question and answer, and individual assistance. Class size is small and drop-ins are taken where space is available. No prior classes are required. Materials are provided though participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchbook/journals. $20 per person. Best for adults and children 4rd grade and up. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
City of Lomita, City Hall Parking Lot, 24300 Narbonne Ave. Enter event from Narbonne Ave. Between Lomita Blvd. and Sepulveda Blvd.
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents.
 
 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 1:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy shows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. The modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone, regardless of age, embrace his or her ‘inner elf’. In keeping with its mission of ‘children performing for children’, the Fantasia Family Music cast of actors, ages 6 – 13, will captivate the audience as they teach that ‘the best way to spend Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear’.
 
 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy shows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. The modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone, regardless of age, embrace his or her ‘inner elf’. In keeping with its mission of ‘children performing for children’, the Fantasia Family Music cast of actors, ages 6 – 13, will captivate the audience as they teach that ‘the best way to spend Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear’.
 
 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy a holiday musical celebration with the Torrance Civic Chorale which has provided the South Bay with exceptional choral music, instruction, and cultural improvements since 1961. With 80+ singers, the auditioned Chorale is under the sponsorship of the Cultural Services Division of the Community Services Department.
 
 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Tony winning Peter and the Star Catcher upends the century old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be the boy who would not grow up (a.k.a. Peter Pan.) Peter and the Star Catcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
 
 
Sunday, December 11, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Avenue
Antiques make great gifts! Announcing a special date for your holiday shopping needs: antiques, gift items, new merchandise, crafts, plants, home decor and more! There will be photos with Santa at noon, plus Christmas carolers and live music throughout the event. Antique appraisals are only $3 per item. Karren's Krafts 4 Kids will host a FREE holiday crafting activity. Join us for the Ugly Sweater Contest! And bring your unwrapped toy or gift card to Street Faire Antiques, to benefit 1 Life 1 Child, making the lives of foster children brighter for Christmas. Free eggnog & cookies will be served at Street Faire Antiques. Come out and enjoy the great restaurants, bakery and sports bars. This event is free and is pet-friendly. For more information call (310) 328-6107
 
 
Sunday, December 11, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Wilson Park; 2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
The Torrance Youth Council is sponsoring its annual Christmas Boutique on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016; from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come out and find those one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts and stocking stuffers. There will be free children's games and crafts, and photos with Santa will be available for a nominal fee.
 
 
Sunday, December 11, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, December 11, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Tony winning Peter and the Star Catcher upends the century old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be the boy who would not grow up (a.k.a. Peter Pan.) Peter and the Star Catcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
 
 
Sunday, December 11, 2016 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This traditional holiday concert will feature Memley’s “Gloria”, “Magnificat”, and more.
 
 
Monday, December 12, 2016 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, December 12, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Snowmen have taken over the El Retiro Library! Can you find them all and spot the differences? Come try anytime the Library is open through December 17. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Monday, December 12, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Pick up a winter themed puzzle anytime the library is open. Return your completed puzzle for a fun prize! This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and you may participate anytime the Walteria Library is open. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Monday, December 12, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, December 12, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Library meeting room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, December 12, 2016 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Monday, December 12, 2016 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy the annual holiday concert by the talented students of Magruder Middle School.
 
 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Snowmen have taken over the El Retiro Library! Can you find them all and spot the differences? Come try anytime the Library is open through December 17. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Bartlett Center, 1318 Cravens Ave.
 
 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance cA 90503
This program is for adults willing to commit 25+ hours a month, weeding and planting the Preserve. For more information call the Nature Center at; 310/782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Pick up a winter themed puzzle anytime the library is open. Return your completed puzzle for a fun prize! This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and you may participate anytime the Walteria Library is open. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 P.M . - CLOSED SESSION; 7:00 P.M. - REGULAR BUSINESS
 
 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Usher in the holidays with this very special concert.
 
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Snowmen have taken over the El Retiro Library! Can you find them all and spot the differences? Come try anytime the Library is open through December 17. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance Ca 90503
Whether you are a beginner or an avid birder, you will have fun learning about and discovering resident and visiting birds of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. For more information call the Nature Center at; 310/782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Whether you are an avid birder or just a beginner, you'll have fun on this walk. Search the Madrona Marsh Preserve for our local residents and seasonal visitors. Bob Shanman is a local birding expert and vibrant speaker. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance Ca 90503
This program is for adults willing to commit 25+ hours a month, weeding and planting the Preserve. For more information call the Nature Center at; 310/782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Pick up a winter themed puzzle anytime the library is open. Return your completed puzzle for a fun prize! This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and you may participate anytime the Walteria Library is open. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance Ca 90503
 
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Tweens, ages 9-12, can join the Tween Library Collaborative at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library. Get the low-down on all the cool happenings at the Library, and make the Library better by getting involved. This meeting is free, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
CATV Meeting Room, 3350 Civic Center Dr.
 
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This annual holiday concert will feature the concert band, jazz band, and choir.
 
 
Thursday, December 15, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Snowmen have taken over the El Retiro Library! Can you find them all and spot the differences? Come try anytime the Library is open through December 17. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA 2900 W Sepulveda Blvd Torrance
Torrance Memorial Medical Center and the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program will be hosting FREE hemoglobin A1c (blood sugar) screenings. This screening may help determine if you are prediabetic. People with prediabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within the next 10 years unless they take steps to prevent or delay the disease. Appointments are recommended. Open to all. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Jamisson Costa at (310) 602-4905 or email JamissonCosta@ymcaLA.org. Three locations: Torrance-South Bay YMCA: Thursday, Dec. 15; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance; (310) 325-5885. San Pedro & Peninsula YMCA: Tuesday, Dec. 6; 8 a.m. 1 p.m.; 301 S. Bandini Street, San Pedro; (310) 832-4211. Wilmington YMCA: Tuesday, Dec. 13; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 1121 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington; (310) 522-2100.
 
 
Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Pick up a winter themed puzzle anytime the library is open. Return your completed puzzle for a fun prize! This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and you may participate anytime the Walteria Library is open. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Make inspirational gifts for friends and loved ones. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Tony winning Peter and the Star Catcher upends the century old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be the boy who would not grow up (a.k.a. Peter Pan.) Peter and the Star Catcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
 
 
Friday, December 16, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
5315 Torrance Blvd., Suite B1, Torrance, CA 90503
Please join the Providence Institute for Human Caring for an informational session to complete your advance directive. It's never too soon to have this conversation with your physician and your family. If you want care that takes into consideration your values, preferences and priorities, then an advance directive can help.
 
 
Friday, December 16, 2016 | 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. Donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, December 16, 2016 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM   
2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd.
Bring your own camera and take pictures with Santa Claus at the Torrance-South Bay YMCA! You will be able to come and tell Santa what you want for Christmas, take a family picture with him, and enjoy a candy cane! He will not be able to stay for long, so make sure you do not miss your opportunity to see the jolly man himself! This is a free event open to everyone in our community. Arrive before 4:30 p.m. to guarantee getting a picture. 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance; (310) 325-5885; www.ymcaLA.Org/TSB.
 
 
Friday, December 16, 2016 | 7:05 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of instrumental music, including the youth symphony orchestra, youth chamber orchestra, and the youth community orchestra.
 
 
Friday, December 16, 2016 | 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 2016 - August 2017). A current school ID or a printout of a current schedule is mandatory for membership and admission. Season's Greetings! Kick off your holidays at Co-Rec before winter break officially begins.
 
 
Friday, December 16, 2016 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Tony winning Peter and the Star Catcher upends the century old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be the boy who would not grow up (a.k.a. Peter Pan.) Peter and the Star Catcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
 
 
Saturday, December 17, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Snowmen have taken over the El Retiro Library! Can you find them all and spot the differences? Come try anytime the Library is open through December 17. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Saturday, December 17, 2016 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. No court ordered participants. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 13 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 17, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Here's a chance to explore the Henrietta Basin on a docent led walk. Learn about the Storm Water Enhancement Project and the benefits this basin provides. This walk is open to all ages. Bring binoculars and wear close toed shoes. The walk starts at the north Basin gate located on Henrietta Street, across from West High School. Free! For more information call the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 17, 2016 | 9:00 AM - Noon   
3330 Civic Center Drive
The City of Torrance Community Services Department is hosting a pancake breakfast and visit from Santa at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Toyota Meeting Hall, 3330 Civic Center Drive, on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon. The program will include a pancake breakfast, balloon show, cookie decorating, crafts and a photo with Santa. Breakfast is served until 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 per person, and can be purchased at the City of Torrance Registration Office located at 3031 Torrance Boulevard, on the following dates: • Torrance residents: Nov 15 -– Dec 8, 2016 • Non-Torrance residents: Nov 29 - Dec 8, 2016 For more information, please call (310) 618-2930. Advanced registration is required. No walk-ins, please.
 
 
Saturday, December 17, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Celebrate the holiday season by creating your own nature inspired wreath. Instructors will provide you with all the necessary materials, including helpful hands. This is one of our most popular programs we offer, therefore pre-registration is required. $10 per person. All are welcome! To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 17, 2016 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Enjoy this festive seasons with a party that celebrates all things green and grinchy! Bring the little ones for Serendipity Saturdays, a morning of music, movement, creativity and fun! This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Saturday, December 17, 2016 | Noon - 3:00 PM   
Wilson Park, 2290 Washington Avenue, Torrance
Southern California Live Steamers provides mini-train rides on public run days every first Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and every third Saturday of the month from noon to 3 p.m. All SCLS members are City of Torrance volunteers with annual fingerprint clearance and are not paid for their time expended on maintaining the trains and facility, and providing the rides. Donations are appreciated.
 
 
Saturday, December 17, 2016 | 2:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Get ready for the holidays by making Popsicle Stick Presents for your family and friends! This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Saturday, December 17, 2016 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Wilson Park, 2290 Washington Avenue, Torrance
Join us for a family night ride to remember on the mini-trains! The Southern California Live Steamers facility will be decorated for this one special night. Adults and children must each have a boarding ticket.
 
 
Saturday, December 17, 2016 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Relive the classic story of Clara and Fritz as they dream of a land of magic. Revolving around Clara’s broken, and then magically repaired nutcracker, an evening of delight and ballet ensue with familiar favorites brought to life by this special company of dancers.
 
 
Saturday, December 17, 2016 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Tony winning Peter and the Star Catcher upends the century old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be the boy who would not grow up (a.k.a. Peter Pan.) Peter and the Star Catcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
 
 
Sunday, December 18, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, December 18, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join us for the Artist Reception for Estelle DeRidder. Come check out her "Flashcard Project: The Flora of Madrona Marsh" exhibit of botanic illustrations, portraying the beauty of the Mardrona Marsh. Free! Light refreshments are provided. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, December 18, 2016 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Relive the classic story of Clara and Fritz as they dream of a land of magic. Revolving around Clara’s broken, and then magically repaired nutcracker, an evening of delight and ballet ensue with familiar favorites brought to life by this special company of dancers.
 
 
Sunday, December 18, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Tony winning Peter and the Star Catcher upends the century old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be the boy who would not grow up (a.k.a. Peter Pan.) Peter and the Star Catcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
 
 
Monday, December 19, 2016 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, December 19, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park 1520 Greenwood Avenue, Torrance CA 90503
Torrance youth, don’t spend Winter Break at home! Come to Winter Camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips. Torrance Winter Camps will be in session Monday, December 19, 2016 – Friday, December 23, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fees range from $130 to $155. Winter Camp will be held at Greenwood Park. Extended Care will be available for an additional fee. Winter Camp early registration for Torrance residents begins Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Open registration for Winter Camp begins Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Registration Office, located at 3031 Torrance Blvd. For more information or to register, please call (310) 618-2720 or visit http://www.TorranceCA.gov/DayCamps/
 
 
Monday, December 19, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Ron Melin and Dave Moody as you learn to identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park 1520 Greenwood Avenue, Torrance CA 90503
Torrance youth, don’t spend Winter Break at home! Come to Winter Camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips. Torrance Winter Camps will be in session Monday, December 19, 2016 – Friday, December 23, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fees range from $130 to $155. Winter Camp will be held at Greenwood Park. Extended Care will be available for an additional fee. Winter Camp early registration for Torrance residents begins Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Open registration for Winter Camp begins Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Registration Office, located at 3031 Torrance Blvd. For more information or to register, please call (310) 618-2720 or visit http://www.TorranceCA.gov/DayCamps/
 
 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance cA 90503
This program is for adults willing to commit 25+ hours a month, weeding and planting the Preserve. For more information call the Nature Center at; 310/782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 P.M . - CLOSED SESSION; 7:00 P.M. - REGULAR BUSINESS
 
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park 1520 Greenwood Avenue, Torrance CA 90503
Torrance youth, don’t spend Winter Break at home! Come to Winter Camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips. Torrance Winter Camps will be in session Monday, December 19, 2016 – Friday, December 23, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fees range from $130 to $155. Winter Camp will be held at Greenwood Park. Extended Care will be available for an additional fee. Winter Camp early registration for Torrance residents begins Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Open registration for Winter Camp begins Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Registration Office, located at 3031 Torrance Blvd. For more information or to register, please call (310) 618-2720 or visit http://www.TorranceCA.gov/DayCamps/
 
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance Ca 90503
This program is for adults willing to commit 25+ hours a month, weeding and planting the Preserve. For more information call the Nature Center at; 310/782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 22, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park 1520 Greenwood Avenue, Torrance CA 90503
Torrance youth, don’t spend Winter Break at home! Come to Winter Camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips. Torrance Winter Camps will be in session Monday, December 19, 2016 – Friday, December 23, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fees range from $130 to $155. Winter Camp will be held at Greenwood Park. Extended Care will be available for an additional fee. Winter Camp early registration for Torrance residents begins Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Open registration for Winter Camp begins Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Registration Office, located at 3031 Torrance Blvd. For more information or to register, please call (310) 618-2720 or visit http://www.TorranceCA.gov/DayCamps/
 
 
Thursday, December 22, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 22, 2016 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Come explore tips in searching the Torrance Herald and Torrance Press Historical Databases. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required, please call the Reference Department at 310-781-7599 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, December 22, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 22, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, December 23, 2016 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries closed for Christmas. Outside materials, returns, and online resources available.
 
 
Friday, December 23, 2016 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, December 23, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park 1520 Greenwood Avenue, Torrance CA 90503
Torrance youth, don’t spend Winter Break at home! Come to Winter Camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips. Torrance Winter Camps will be in session Monday, December 19, 2016 – Friday, December 23, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fees range from $130 to $155. Winter Camp will be held at Greenwood Park. Extended Care will be available for an additional fee. Winter Camp early registration for Torrance residents begins Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Open registration for Winter Camp begins Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Registration Office, located at 3031 Torrance Blvd. For more information or to register, please call (310) 618-2720 or visit http://www.TorranceCA.gov/DayCamps/
 
 
Friday, December 23, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
5315 Torrance Blvd., Suite B1, Torrance, CA 90503
Please join the Providence Institute for Human Caring for an informational session to complete your advance directive. It's never too soon to have this conversation with your physician and your family. If you want care that takes into consideration your values, preferences and priorities, then an advance directive can help.
 
 
Saturday, December 24, 2016 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Saturday, December 24, 2016 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries closed for Christmas. Outside materials, returns, and online resources available.
 
 
Saturday, December 24, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance Ca 90503
Take a docent led walk on the Preserve. Learn about the history of the land, look for birds and enjoy nature. This walk is best for all ages. Families welcome. For more information call the Nature Center at; 310/782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, December 25, 2016 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Sunday, December 25, 2016 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries closed for Christmas. Outside materials, returns, and online resources available.
 
 
Sunday, December 25, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA 90503
Take a docent led walk on the Preserve. Learn about the history of the land, look for birds and enjoy nature. This walk is best for all ages. Families welcome. For more information call the Nature Center at; 310/782-3989.
 
 
Monday, December 26, 2016 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, December 26, 2016 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries closed for Christmas. Outside materials, returns, and online resources available.
 
 
Monday, December 26, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance cA 90503
This program is for adults willing to commit 25+ hours a month, weeding and planting the Preserve. For more information call the Nature Center at; 310/782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
No meeting
 
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance Ca 90503
This program is for adults willing to commit 25+ hours a month, weeding and planting the Preserve. For more information call the Nature Center at; 310/782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
Adjourned regular meeting on December 15.
 
 
Thursday, December 29, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, December 30, 2016 |   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance Ca 90503
 
 
Friday, December 30, 2016 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries closed for New Year. Outside materials, returns, and online resources available.
 
 
Friday, December 30, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
5315 Torrance Blvd., Suite B1, Torrance, CA 90503
Please join the Providence Institute for Human Caring for an informational session to complete your advance directive. It's never too soon to have this conversation with your physician and your family. If you want care that takes into consideration your values, preferences and priorities, then an advance directive can help.
 
 
Saturday, December 31, 2016 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Saturday, December 31, 2016 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries closed for New Year. Outside materials, returns, and online resources available.
 
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