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Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
You will find orchids galore and more at this annual plant lovers show featuring exhibits by leading Californian and Hawaiian growers, potting and corsage demonstrations, orchid classes, and hourly opportunity drawings for unique prizes. A judged competition event will be a highlight at this years show and sale.
 
 
Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Sunday, March 3, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
You will find orchids galore and more at this annual plant lovers show featuring exhibits by leading Californian and Hawaiian growers, potting and corsage demonstrations, orchid classes, and hourly opportunity drawings for unique prizes. A judged competition event will be a highlight at this years show and sale.
 
 
Sunday, March 3, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, March 3, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Monday, March 4, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This story and song program is for children ages 18 months to three years, and a participating caregiver. This program is free, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m.
 
 
Monday, March 4, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, March 4, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This story and song program is for children ages 18 months to three years, and a participating caregiver. This program is free, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964. This program is a repeat of the 10:15 a.m. session.
 
 
Monday, March 4, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the City of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime program is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. Babytime is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 7:00 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 or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
This story and song program is for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free, but the space can get crowded, so please arrive on time. Call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
This Thursday March 7th we have national clown troupe THE FOUR CLOWNS coming to entertain and interact with the crowd. Also accomplished singer, songwriter and percussionist Stacy Robin will be providing live music. Face painter Yoona Cha of Jollyfish will be at the market offering creative face art with family friendly designs. All this plus our arts & crafts booths, jewelry, antique appraisals and happy hour specials at the downtown restaurants. Come check out this fun community event! FREE PARKING at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo Ave. and the public parking structure on Sartori.
 
 
Friday, March 8, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
World-class vocalist Perla Batalla is a full-throated songstress who has worked with Leonard Cohen, k.d.lang, Nick Cave, and Laurie Anderson. Perla inhabits her music completely and is “an astonishingly rich contralto capable of stratospheric arches of unadulterated emotion.” (SongTalk)
 
 
Friday, March 8, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Catch the magic and join the fun as Wendy, John, and Michael take off on a high flying musical adventure to Never-Never-Land and meet Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and the ever irascible Tinkerbell.
 
 
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
COLUMBIA PARK - 18861 Prairie Ave, Torrance
CHERRY BLOSSOM CULTURAL FESTIVAL - a FREE cultural festival - Please bring a picnic lunch, blanket and sit amonst the blossoming cherry trees. Food Trucks will be on site for food purchases.
 
 
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the whole family, enjoy all the spaghetti you like and feel good about it later as the proceeds go to benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation summer camp for burn patients.
 
 
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
World-class vocalist Perla Batalla is a full-throated songstress who has worked with Leonard Cohen, k.d.lang, Nick Cave, and Laurie Anderson. Perla inhabits her music completely and is “an astonishingly rich contralto capable of stratospheric arches of unadulterated emotion.” (SongTalk)
 
 
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Catch the magic and join the fun as Wendy, John, and Michael take off on a high flying musical adventure to Never-Never-Land and meet Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and the ever irascible Tinkerbell.
 
 
Sunday, March 10, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, March 10, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Catch the magic and join the fun as Wendy, John, and Michael take off on a high flying musical adventure to Never-Never-Land and meet Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and the ever irascible Tinkerbell.
 
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 W. Artesia Blvd.
Celebrate the traditions of St. Patrick's Day with stories and a craft. This program is recommended for school-aged children and free, with no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration Program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon 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. 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 15 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, March 16, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
For over 43 years, the Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild has helped support local high school students with scholarships. This annual event will offer a fun day that will include handcrafted items, opportunity drawings, food, and ‘make it and take it’ arts and crafts for the kids.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the little ones for a morning of music and fun, with some of the best names in children's musical entertainment! This concert series is recommended for ages one to five, and is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. No registration is required, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
WMoF 3315 Airport Dr. Torrance
The Western Museum of Flight (WMoF) WMoF Celebrity Series welcomes Barry Tyson, long time Garrett AiResearch executive. Although the company has gone thru numerous name changes, the founder’s name, Garrett, the value of Cliff Garrett and Garrett AiResearch can’t be overlooked. Garrett AiResearch (founded in 1936), had to relocate (1959) from their facilities to make room for expansion of LAX. Garrett moved to 190th and Crenshaw in Torrance. GAR started with military aircraft turbines but became known for as a major innovator and supplier in the airline industry. Turbo engines, turbo fans, foil bearings, heat transfer and even the first inflatable airliner evacuation slides. Join us as Tyson shares some fascinating insights into the history and achievements of this quintessential American institution. As always, WMoF Members are free; non-members are $5, which also includes access to WMoF museum exhibits. Free parking. Enjoy the Celebrity Series? Why not support the WMoF with an annual membership (wmof.com/newmem.htm). The annual membership gives you one-year unlimited FREE admission to the WMoF museum, all the Celebrity Series Lectures, Quarterly Newsletters, access to the research library and access to Special Events.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 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” paired with professional dancers compete to raise funds for their favorite non-profit organizations.
 
 
Sunday, March 17, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance CA
The Torrance Youth Council will be sponsoring their 27th Annual Spring Boutique. The boutique will feature one of a kind handcrafted items. Their will a childrens craft area and photos can be taken with the Giant Bunny for a nominal fee. Proceeds from this event will go toward the Youth Council's scholarship program "Beat the Odds." Which provides scholarships to graduating seniors who have beaten the odds to graduate. Come by and purchase that St. Patricks Day, Easter, Mother's Day or Father's Day gift! Support Torrance's youth. We are currently accepting application to participate in the Spring Boutique.
 
 
Sunday, March 17, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the City of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Join us for stories and crafts celebrating spring! This program is free, no registration required, and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Recommended for school aged children. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories and a craft celebrating the arrival of spring. This program is recommended for school-aged children, and is free with no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Friday, March 22, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Have fun with Dave Beery and his Awesome Island Instruments. Steel drums, ukeleles and much much more! This program is free and recommended for school-aged children, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information. NOTE time change to 3:30.
 
 
Friday, March 22, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of music from composers such as Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn in the annual spring concert. The over 100 member symphonic orchestra with membership open to the South Bay communities is conducted by Mr. Elmer Su.
 
 
Saturday, March 23, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
There will be an exhibit of rocks from all over the world that display beautiful colors under ultraviolet lights presented by the Fluorescent Mineral Society. This exhibit is one of the most comprehensive and varied collections of fluorescent minerals you will ever see in one place. There will also be ‘how to’ demonstrations such as bead working, sphere making, gem carving, glass bead making, workshops for children and more.
 
 
Saturday, March 23, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Mouse can scare hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined? Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in this musical adaptation of the multi-award-winning book. Showcasing Tall Stories’ distinctive physical and visual performance style, The Gruffalo is full of songs, laughs, and scary fun!
 
 
Sunday, March 24, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
There will be an exhibit of rocks from all over the world that display beautiful colors under ultraviolet lights presented by the Fluorescent Mineral Society. This exhibit is one of the most comprehensive and varied collections of fluorescent minerals you will ever see in one place. There will also be ‘how to’ demonstrations such as bead working, sphere making, gem carving, glass bead making, workshops for children and more.
 
 
Sunday, March 24, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, March 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of sacred music as the Los Cancioneros Master Chorale entertains us with their special concert.
 
 
Monday, March 25, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, March 25, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, March 25, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, March 25, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m. session. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, March 25, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime designed to build pre-literacy skills is for infants 6 to 18 months old, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. All Torrance Public Library storytimes are free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 7:00 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 or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, March 30, 2013 | 9:00 AM - Noon   
Torrance Cultural Art Center, Toyota Meeting Hall 3330 Civic Center Drive (Next to Ken Miller Recreation Center)
Come enjoy a morning of fun! Activities will include a pancake breakfast, puppet show, egg hunt, music by DJ Ozzie, picture with Bunny and more! Please bring your camera. $20.00 per person. Seating is limited, tickets must be purchased in advance. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The last day to register for this event is March 21, 2013. Please call (310) 618-2930 for more information.
 
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