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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 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, February 1, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Join the Librarian for stories and songs, intended for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | Noon   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Calling all crafters! Share, learn, and be inspired. Bring your current, portable project and a sack lunch to spend time with fellow crafters. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 4:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Teens, ages 13 and up, are invited to join other teens in a discussion of dystopian / post-apocalyptic / survival fiction. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. This book group is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 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, February 2, 2017 | 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, February 2, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited to join us for popcorn and a movie. 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.
 
 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 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, February 2, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, February 3, 2017 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, February 3, 2017 | 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, February 3, 2017 | 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, February 3, 2017 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Toddlertime is repeated at 11:00 a.m. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, February 3, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m.. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, February 3, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Friday, February 3, 2017 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Featuring native plants of the Palos Verdes Peninsula! For members of the CNPS, FOMM and PVPLC only. Check out the variety of beautiful native plants offered at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center located at 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, CA 90503. For more information please contact the Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, February 3, 2017 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
“From the first note, Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation as she glides pitch-perfect from breathy jazz standard to growling blues… At show’s end, the audience is on its feet. Some know the secret. Harvey has not heard any of it – not the applause, not the talent of the musicians who shared the stage, not her own incredible voice.” – Los Angeles Times. Mandy Harvey is a deaf American jazz singer and songwriter. A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing, due to a neurological disorder, in 2006 – 2007 at age 18 and left the program. She pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008. She quickly became a regular performer at Jay’s Bistro in Fort Collins and then branched out to having regular concerts at Dazzle Jazz Lounge in Denver (Top 100 Jazz venues in the world).
 
 
Friday, February 3, 2017 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The Heart of Japan, “Yamato,” to be ONE. Coming together as one does not mean to fit a mold and hide individuality. Maximize and embrace individuality, and let those come together to make a balance as one; that is the true meaning of “Yamato Gokoro" (the heart of Yamato). Genesis of Yamato is a dance show that embodies Japanese ancestry, scholars, myths, tails, literature such as “Genji Monogatari (the tail of Genji)”, and expands these art forms beyond letters or words to express a world of spirituality. The elegance and grace of Japanese culture comes to life through the theatrics of the choreography which features Japanese music, Japanese instruments, and kimono. The show will have a variety of styles such as ballet, contemporary, hip hop, and traditional dance to bring out the individuality and personality of the multi-race cast. This “Yamato Gokoro” will embody not only a Japanese heart, but the heart of the world.
 
 
Friday, February 3, 2017 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Featuring native plants of the Palos Verdes Peninsula! Check out the variety of beautiful native plants offered at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center located at 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, CA 90503. Open to the public. For more information please contact the Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
Raytheon Company, Parking Lot "F", 2000 E. El Segundo Blvd., Hughes Way off of Sepulveda Blvd. between Sepulveda Blvd. and Aviation Blvd. Enter roundup from Hughes Way to Parking Lot "F".
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents.
 
 
Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 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: fore-ground, mid-ground & background - vertical space and the well-designed garden. 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, February 4, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Solve a riddle to earn a small prize. This hunt is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and you can participate anytime the Henderson Library is open today. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 1:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us at the Southeast Library for a free film on a Saturday afternoon. The movies are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no reservations are required. For more information and film titles, please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Do you know what’s visible in the Winter Sky? Learn to recognize Venus, Mars, and the Orion Nebula with Paul Livio and the Riverside Astronomical Society. Join us for this truly unique experience! Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
“From the first note, Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation as she glides pitch-perfect from breathy jazz standard to growling blues… At sho’s end, the audience is on its feet. Some know the secret. Harvey has not heard any of it – not the applause, not the talent of the musicians who shared the stage, not her own incredible voice.” – Los Angeles Times. Mandy Harvey is a deaf American jazz singer and songwriter. A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing, due to a neurological disorder, in 2006 – 2007 at age 18 and left the program. She pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008. She quickly became a regular performer at Jay’s Bistro in Fort Collins and then branched out to having regular concerts at Dazzle Jazz Lounge in Denver (Top 100 Jazz venues in the world).
 
 
Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Sunday, February 5, 2017 | 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, February 5, 2017 | 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, February 5, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Sunday, February 5, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
In the style of “The Moth,” “Story Corps,” or “Mortified,” the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to present its own local storytellers along with experienced crowd-pleasing Guest Tellers. Curated and hosted by author/producer Mariana Williams, each performance will have a new set of local stories and “All-star tellers.” To submit your true, 6-minute tale, send five lines to: Marianastoryteller@gmail.com with 'Torrance' in the subject line.
 
 
Monday, February 6, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, February 6, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, February 6, 2017 | 1:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, February 6, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Tweens are invited to join us at the El Retiro Library to read and discuss pairs of books - one fiction and one non-fiction - on related topics. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Monday, February 6, 2017 | 5:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
High school students are invited to help plan library services. This group is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Monday, February 6, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Monday, February 6, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 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, February 7, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 12:10 PM - 1:15 PM   
George Nakano Theatre - 3330 Civic Center Drive
Pop, Bang, Boom: The Art of the Sixties Nothing stood still in the sixties, especially the art. A look into the major art personalities and the many different styles that arose in a ten year period.
 
 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 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, February 8, 2017 | 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, February 8, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for discussions of books set in different countries and cultures. This book discussion group is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required, just read the book prior to the meeting. For more information and for book titles, please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418
 
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Join the Librarian for stories and songs, intended for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | Noon   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Calling all crafters! Share, learn, and be inspired. Bring your current, portable project and a sack lunch to spend time with fellow crafters. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 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, February 8, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Join us for a Valentine's Day celebration with stories and a craft. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
CATV Meeting Room, 3350 Civic Center Dr.
 
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
The Mayhem in the AM Book Group meets monthly to disucss mystery and suspense. For title selections check here: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/14488.htm All discussions are free and no registration is required, just read the book prior to the meeting. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 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, February 9, 2017 | 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, February 9, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Reconnecting rivers is beneficial for the improvement of environmental health of rivers. Impediments, such as dams have impacts that cause channel degradation, water quality effects, and blockage of fish migrations. Through channel modifications, self-sustaining river systems provide important ecological benefits for habitats, sustaining wildlife and plants such as the Madrona Marsh. Please join Marc Gallup for a leisurely and informative 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, February 9, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Create and decorate pop-up cards for your special someone after listening to Valentine's Day themed programs and a story. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM   
Sunrider International, 1625 Abalone Ave., Torrance
Join the Japan Business Association and the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce for the 18th Annual JBA/TACC Grand Mixer. This year's event will be hosted by Sunrider International. Catering and non-alcoholic refreshments to be provided by Red Car Brewery with live entertainment from Japanese-American "Beatles" cover-band "The Mockers." Attendees have the option of touring the Chen Art Gallery, which is housed at Sunrider Int'l and boasts one of the most significant privately held collections of Chinese antiquities in the United States, including Imperial artifacts spanning nearly ever Dynasty in Chinese history. Event Schedule: 4pm | Chen Art Gallery Tours 4:30pm | Registration 5-6:30pm | Event This mixer is an excellent opportunity to meet and greet influential and International business leaders in the Torrance area. We hope to see you there! Tickets to this event are open to the public over the age of 18 as well as members of either the JBA and TACC.
 
 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM   
Sunrider International, 1625 Abalone Ave, Torrance CA 90501
Please join the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce and the Japan Business Association for the 18th Annual Grand Mixer. This annual event brings together members of the business community for an exciting evening of networking and developing lasting relationships. Catering is being provided by Red Car Brewery with live entertainment by Japanese-American Beatles cover band, The Mockers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to play Business Bingo and take home some impressive prizes (to be announced on-site). The mixer is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m., but early birds who pre-register will be taken on a complimentary guided tour of Sunrider International's "Chen Art Gallery" at 4 p.m. The Chen Art Gallery is one of the most significant privately held collections of Chinese antiquities in the United States, including Imperial artifacts spanning nearly every dynasty in Chinese history. We hope you'll join us for this phenomenal evening of mixing, music and meaningful business relationship development. Membership with the Torrrance Area Chamber of Commerce or Japan Business Association is NOT required to attend. Please visit the event website for full information and to reserve your tickets. Reservations can also be made by calling the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce at: (310) 540-5858.
 
 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 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: fore-ground, mid-ground & back-ground - vertical space and the well-designed garden. 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, February 9, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, February 10, 2017 | 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, February 10, 2017 | 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, February 10, 2017 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Toddlertime is repeated at 11:00 a.m. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, February 10, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m.. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, February 10, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Friday, February 10, 2017 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens and tweens are invited to join us for some fun with games on the Wii. 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 310-648-5964.
 
 
Friday, February 10, 2017 | 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, February 10, 2017 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Hailing from Chicago’s South Side, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is a group of seven brothers who came from an extraordinary musical family. The band freely mix the brass band tradition with generous doses of hip hop, soul, and funk, creating an intoxicating and boisterous blend that is just barely contained on their newest release, Fly: The Customs Prelude. They have toured throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and South America and played with everyone from Prince, Mos Def, Mick Jones (The Clash) and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz). They’ve performed at Coachella, WOMAD AU, ‘Jazz at Lincoln Center’, the Sydney Opera House, and Carnegie Hall. Their song, “War” was featured in the blockbuster hit movie, The Hunger Games.
 
 
Friday, February 10, 2017 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaz 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 allowed. 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, February 11, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Ina Buckner-Barnette presents a participatory collection of sound and movement games, animal stories, and songs from around the world! 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, February 11, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Do you want to find a good way to use trimmings from scented native plants of the South Bay and California? Join professor Connie Vadheim as she shows you how to make your own unique blend of potpourri that can be used as room fresheners, bath scents or displayed in bowls around the house. Create a gift just in time for Valentine's Day. Supplies are provided. All are welcome to attend this program. $5 per person. Pre-registration is recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix supercharges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud celebration of spectacular mid-century car culture, space age oddities, roadside attractions, festive fashions, outrageous architecture, theme parks, and much, much more. With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm, and eagle eye for oddball detail, Phoenix lavishes insightful commentary on vintage “found” Kodachrome slides, his high-octane road trip adventures, latest eye-popping test kitchen creations, and “best of guide” to local attractions, past, and present. Don’t miss this fun-filled, action packed, crazy kaleidoscope or retro pop culture all in glorious Kodachrome COLOR! Be prepared for your American pride to swell, your imagination to be inspired, and your spirit to soar!
 
 
Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Novices and aficionados alike are invited to join L.A. Opera's Community Educators for a lively and interactive disucssion of their favorite operas. January 21 - The Abductions from the Seraglio, February 11 - Salome, March 22 - The Tales of Hoffman. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959.
 
 
Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix supercharges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud celebration of spectacular mid-century car culture, space age oddities, roadside attractions, festive fashions, outrageous architecture, theme parks, and much, much more. With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm, and eagle eye for oddball detail, Phoenix lavishes insightful commentary on vintage “found” Kodachrome slides, his high-octane road trip adventures, latest eye-popping test kitchen creations, and “best of guide” to local attractions, past, and present. Don’t miss this fun-filled, action packed, crazy kaleidoscope or retro pop culture all in glorious Kodachrome COLOR! Be prepared for your American pride to swell, your imagination to be inspired, and your spirit to soar!
 
 
Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Sunday, February 12, 2017 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for nearly 30 years with the art, magic, science, and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe Festival favorite, he has sold out every year for the last eight years. Louis explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participating and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, bubble volcanoes, tornados, and trampolines to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks opf laughter and grasps of amazement from all ages.
 
 
Sunday, February 12, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Sunday, February 12, 2017 | 5:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for nearly 30 years with the art, magic, science, and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe Festival favorite, he has sold out every year for the last eight years. Louis explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participating and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, bubble volcanoes, tornados, and trampolines to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks opf laughter and grasps of amazement from all ages.
 
 
Monday, February 13, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, February 13, 2017 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for Lincoln's Birthday. Outside materials returns, and online resources, are available.
 
 
Monday, February 13, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, February 13, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Library meeting room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Bartlett Center, 1318 Cravens Ave.
 
 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Come celebrate Valentine's Day with a cute lovebug craft! 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, February 14, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
No meeting
 
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Adults are invited to relax, unwind, and socialize in this drop-in coloring workshop. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. Supplies will be provided. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for screenings of favorite classic films. Selected by our Reference Librarians, each screening will include refreshments and a discussion. This program is free, and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959.
 
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Join the Librarian for stories and songs, intended for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Noon   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Calling all crafters! Share, learn, and be inspired. Bring your current, portable project and a sack lunch to spend time with fellow crafters. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 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, February 16, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Teens are invited to join us the third Thursday of every month to check out what the Southeast Library has to offer. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 3:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Teens are invited to get in a mini-workout with some Wii gaming! This program is free and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited to carve a diamond out of colorful glycerin soap bars. This program is free and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Create your own mini-basketball game and play against a friend! 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, February 16, 2017 | 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM   
Torrance Memorial Medical Center - Health Conference Center Room 1 - 3300 Lomita Blvd.
South Bay Amateur Radio Club will have a general meeting providing specific technical aspects of the "Buddy Pole" portable high frequency antenna. Demonstrating the practical adjustments and more for the different bands used by the amateur radio operator.
 
 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Friday, February 17, 2017 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, February 17, 2017 | 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, February 17, 2017 | 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, February 17, 2017 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Toddlertime is repeated at 11:00 a.m. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, February 17, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m.. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, February 17, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Friday, February 17, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the fun as we get crafty with our left-over Valentine's Day candy! This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required though the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, February 17, 2017 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaz 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 allowed. 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, February 18, 2017 | 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, February 18, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
City of Gardena, Arthur Johnson Park, 1200 W. 170th St, Gardena, 90247, between Normandie Ave. and Vermont Ave. Enter roundup from W. 170 St.
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents.
 
 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Toyota Meeting Hall [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Over 150 beautiful quilts will be on display in the Quilt Gallery along with many new quilting suppliers and your favorite vendors in the Merchant Mall. There will be a quilt auction on Sunday at 1 p.m. and a drawing for an Opportunity Quilt and themed raffle baskets on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rizzo's Pizza will again man the Quilter's Cafe and there will be a Community Service and Education Area including 'Read Me a Quilt' and 'Quilts for Wounded Warriors'.
 
 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance Airport 3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3 Torrance, CA 90505, Free Parking
The Western Museum of Flight’s (WMoF) February Celebrity series will offer a fascinating talk for anyone interested in aviation technology and the Northrop company in particular. Sure everyone knows about the Flying Wings of the 1940s brought out by Jack Northrop and Northrop Industries. But what didn’t you see? Tony Chong, author of ‘FLYING WINGS & RADICAL THINGS: NORTHROP’S SECRET PROJECTS & CONCEPTS 1939-1994’ will walk us through all the innovations that were ahead of their times: several of the most important and intriguing of those advanced proposals by following their development and the evolving design philosophies behind them. Chong’s book will be available for sale at the museum, and Tony will be on hand to sign autographs. BIG bonus: All attendees will get a Flying Wing T-shirt. Become a member of the WMoF. Western Museum of Flight is a Southern California Historical Aviation Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and relies on memberships. Check out memberships at http://www.wmof.com/newmem.htm.
 
 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 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, February 18, 2017 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
A musical comedy in barbershop style takeoff of the book and film "Beau Geste", written by P.C Wren, with appearances by the LA South Towns Sweet Adelines Chorus, The Rockin' Musicians Big Band and more...
 
 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Vellamo has been delighting European and American audiences since 2008 with their love of Finnish folk music and the western singer-songwriter tradition. Join us for this exotic and magical acoustic experience - an enchanting, educational and unforgettable musical journey! This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and reservations are not required. Seating is first come, first seated and the room will get crowded, so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Reference Department at (310) 618-5959.
 
 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
A musical comedy in barbershop style takeoff of the book and film "Beau Geste", written by P.C Wren, with appearances by the LA South Towns Sweet Adelines Chorus, The Rockin' Musicians Big Band and more...
 
 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 8:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
You can be one of the first to witness a new play by Alison Minami at this staged reading directed by Michael Hagiwara. Set in Havana at the dawn of the Cuban Revolution, Face to the Sun is a lyrical, language-driven, play with a multicultural cast. Haunted by memories of his homeland and fearful of another war-driven imprisonment by the Cuban government, Hamada, an upstanding leader of the Japanese Cuban community, decides to uproot his family and return to Japan. But his daughter Flora is running with a guerrilla and Isabel, his Cuban wife, is no longer attracted to him. Each of them must make a choice about love and loyalty to both country and family.
 
 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Sunday, February 19, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Toyota Meeting Hall [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Over 150 beautiful quilts will be on display in the Quilt Gallery along with many new quilting suppliers and your favorite vendors in the Merchant Mall. There will be a quilt auction on Sunday at 1 p.m. and a drawing for an Opportunity Quilt and themed raffle baskets on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rizzo's Pizza will again man the Quilter's Cafe and there will be a Community Service and Education Area including 'Read Me a Quilt' and 'Quilts for Wounded Warriors'.
 
 
Sunday, February 19, 2017 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
A musical comedy in barbershop style takeoff of the book and film "Beau Geste", written by P.C Wren, with appearances by the LA South Towns Sweet Adelines Chorus, The Rockin' Musicians Big Band and more...
 
 
Sunday, February 19, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Monday, February 20, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, February 20, 2017 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for Presidents' Day. Outside materials returns, and online resources, are available.
 
 
Monday, February 20, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 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, February 21, 2017 | 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: Urban Coyotes. The 1st hour will be in the lab for science including live animals or plants and microscope use. The 2nd hour will be out on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to search for the things we just studied. 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 child. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Seniors, caregivers, family and friends are invited to learn about the latest scams. Resource information will be available from several vendors including KEEP-SAFE and H.E.L.P. This program is free, no reservations are required, and light refreshments will be served. For more information please contact TPD Community Affairs at 310-618-5735.
 
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
No meeting
 
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
“Hearts are filled with curiousity, are strong in many ways, and deeply respect nature.“ Please join Award winning director and photographer Bob Caplan as he presents the “Curious Connection.” The program pairs two high-adventure films about the role of inquisitiveness in protecting our environment. Whether you take photos or just admire good photography, you may find this presentation informative. Please come and join us, socialize with friends.Open to the public. Light refreshments are provided. Free! Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave, Torrance Blvd.
200+ Sellers with Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Crafts, Jewelry, Vintage Clothes, Plants, LP's, Home Decor & More...all on sale at bargain prices! Antique Appraisals - only $3 per item! Live music! Karren's Krafts 4 Kids - FREE crafting activity! Lots of great restaurants, bakery & sports bars! FREE admission & pet friendly!
 
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 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: Urban Coyotes. The 1st hour will be in the lab for science including live animals or plants and microscope use. The 2nd hour will be out on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to search for the things we just studied. 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 child. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Join the Librarian for stories and songs, intended for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Noon   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Calling all crafters! Share, learn, and be inspired. Bring your current, portable project and a sack lunch to spend time with fellow crafters. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Unified High School Dance Departments come together for an evening of dance.
 
 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 9:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
In the series of classes students will create a nature journal of their own drawings and field notes while studying the diversity and design of nature at the Madrona Marsh Preserve. TOPIC: The mammals of Madrona - drawing mammals in the exhibit hall achieving volumetric structure; included basic anatomy. Participants will learn the fundamentals of observational drawing used by the Renaissance masters. This series will include drawing, painting, calligraphy, scientific observation and questioning. Teaching is through demonstration, viewing historical masterworks, class discussion, and individual assistance, All lessons align with California State's Common Core curriculum guidelines. Open to adults and children (3rd grade and up) $20 per student per class, plus an annual $20 material fee. Four Thursday of each month. Pre-registration is required. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 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, February 23, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive
Storytelling, museum visit and art workshop for children ages 6-11. Participants and their parents will meet at TAM for storytelling and afterwards they will tour the current exhibitions. Following the tour, the participants will create artwork related to the afternoon's activities. A library booklist with related topics is distributed at the end of the workshop. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.
 
 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Come discuss a variety of past bestselling titles in a fun and relaxed setting. This book group is free, and no registration is required. For book titles and other details, please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Unified High School Dance Departments come together for an evening of dance.
 
 
Friday, February 24, 2017 | 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, February 24, 2017 | 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, February 24, 2017 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Toddlertime is repeated at 11:00 a.m. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, February 24, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM   
Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance CA 90503
Please join the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate and honor the outstanding achievements of: LEGACY AWARD Olympic Gold Medalist: Valerie Brisco-Hooks INPIRATIONAL SPIRIT AWARD CSUDH Student: Asia Watkins LEGACY AWARD American Soul/R&B Group: The Emotions BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD Attorney, Advocate & Commentator: Areva Martin PROFESSIONAL SPIRIT AWARD NFL Offensive Lineman & Sports Commentator: Chester Pitts II LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY COMMITMENT AWARD President, CSUDH: Dr. Willie J. Hagan HUMANITARIAN AWARD Commander, Los Angeles Air Force Base: Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves Emmett Smith, award-winning journalist and freelance National News Correspondent for ABC News, is the Master of Ceremonies. Hosted at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach 10:30am: Walk of History Vendors Open 11:00am: Registration 12noon-2pm: Event & Luncheon Torrance Area Chamber Members: $55 Non-Members: $75
 
 
Friday, February 24, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m.. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, February 24, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Friday, February 24, 2017 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens and tweens are invited to join us for some fun with games on the Wii. 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 310-648-5964.
 
 
Friday, February 24, 2017 | 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. Dress in NEON and light up the night! Join us for a glow-in-the-dark fun filled night.
 
 
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for an early morning Bird Walk at Madrona. Increase your birding skills and learn about resident and migration birds. This walk is open to all ages and all levels. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaz 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 allowed. 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, February 25, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for an early morning Bird Walk at Madrona. Increase your birding skills and learn about resident and migration birds. This walk is open to all ages and all levels. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Learn the basic techniques of crocheting while creating a Granny Square washcloth. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but supplies are limited so registration is required. The program will be repeated at 1:30 p.m. Registration opens 30 days before the program. To register please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 2:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Celebrate the birthday of author and illustrator Walter Wick by creating your own I Spy container! 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, February 25, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson of the folk duo Hungrytown are known for their timeless compositions, instrumental embellishment and gorgeous vocal harmonies. Hungrytown has toured all over the world, and appeared on such shows as IFC's Portlandia and Netflix's Lady Dynamite. This musical performance will be free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. No registration, and seating is first come, first served. The room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Reference Department at (310) 618-5959.
 
 
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 5:30 PM - 11:55 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Toyota Meeting Hall, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503
The Torrance Rose Float Association invites decorators, members and supporters to our Celebration Dinner, Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers and Board of Directors. A community celebration of the City of Torrance 2017 Rose Parade Float which was awarded the Volunteers' Trophy in this year's Rose Parade. No tickets will be sold at the door. Reservations will be held at the door. Tickets will not be mailed.
 
 
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 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, February 25, 2017 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Join us for this extra-special event where local South Bay “stars” are paired with professional dancers and compete to raise funds for the foundation and their favorite non-profit organizations.
 
 
Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for an early morning Bird Walk at Madrona. Increase your birding skills and learn about resident and migration birds. This walk is open to all ages and all levels. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 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, February 26, 2017 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
One of opera's most vivid and compelling characters, a vengeful court jester, desperately tries to protect his daughter from disaster in this heart-wrenching tragedy. The first of two world-class casts led by Music Director Nicola Luisotti stars as Zeljko Lucic, "whose vocal artistry is exceptional" (The New York Times); Aleksandra Kuzak, "a superstar in the making" (The Guardian, London); and as the lecherous Duke, Francesco Demuro, "whose open, bright, superbly focused tone was reminiscent of Pavarotti" (Opera News). Aleksandra Kurzak "was nothing short of remarkable." (San Francisco Chronicle)
 
 
Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 3:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Based on historical fact about the fight for freedom from the British, the Declaration of Independence and the first presidency of the United States from the viewpoint of one of George Washington's closest confidants, ironically, his slave, Billy Lee.
 
 
Monday, February 27, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, February 27, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, February 27, 2017 | 1:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, February 27, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, February 27, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 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
 
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