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Saturday, July 16, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance Airport (3315 Airport Drive, Torrance, 90505)
When Lew Alcindor, i.e, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, was set to start for UCLA basketball, coach Bob Boyd at crosstown rival USC needed to prepare his team for the 7-foot, 2-inch center. During practice, Boyd taped yardsticks to the defending team. Well, the Western Museum of Flight’s (WMoF) July speaker was like those defenders, but on a more critical mission. Capt. Tom Morgenfeld (ret.) worked on a classified project to evaluate Soviet performance characteristics and flew Soviet captured aircraft. This was after the Navy fighter pilot flew 90 missions then went on to be an F/A18 test pilot. Along the way Morgenfeld obtained a master's degree in aeronautical engineering and attended the prestigious Empire Test Pilot's school in England, being awarded the McKenna Trophy (Top Graduate.) Then Tom transferred from the Navy to the Naval Reserve, joined the Lockheed test flight organization flying the F-117, the YF-22, and all three models of the F-35. As chief test pilot for most of them, Tom eventually rose to the positions of Chief Test Pilot for the Skunk Works, and ultimately, Director of Flight Operations. Morgenfeld received many coveted awards and honors in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the advancement of the technology, including the Aerospace Walk of Honor, the Golden Eagles, and the Iven C. Kincheloe award for excellence in flight testing. Tom is now chairman of the board of trustees at the National Test Pilot School. Come hear Tom Morgenfeld talk to us about the famous Lockheed programs in which he served, and to share some his experiences from his long and illustrious career. Parking is free. Be a part of the WMoF family. Think about individual, family or business membership. Membership gives you one-year unlimited free admission to celebrity lectures, plus the quarterly newsletter, access to the research library (includes membership card) and access to special events. Members also will be listed in annual publications. Support your community’s unique museum and place in history.
Thursday, July 21, 2016 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society & Museum - 1345 Post Ave., Torrance 90501
12th Annual 1950's-style family summer event in celebration of Torrance's All-America City Award. - View vintage cars on display courtesy of Crusin' 50s Car Club, Touring A's & local car owners - Bop to 50s music by DJ Ozzie - Munch on burgers from In-N-Out - See special exhibits featuring the original All-America City congratulatory telegram from President Eisenhower - Capture a selfie with Jared Sidney Torrance - Check-out high school yearbooks - we have the largest collection in the City - Play retro games like dime toss or paint a pet rock - Enter the hula hoop, bubble gum blowing, cake walk and pie eating contests -- prizes given Entertainment includes South Bay Strummers (Ukulele group), Liz Holmes Retro Swing Band, Torrelles, and Alex Hattori - three-time US National Champion and current Second Place World yo-yo Champ. Learn hands-on CPR from the Torrance Fire Dept. Put on your pedal pushers, poodle skirts or Pendleton's, and cruise on down to the Torrance Historical Society -- we'll Rock Around the Block, together!
Sunday, July 24, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society & Museum - 1345 Post Ave., Torrance 90501
This free docent-led walking tour begins at the Torrance Historical Society & Museum, and will point out many historic sites and landmarks of Old Torrance. Guests will also learn ... - What's in the cornerstone of the original Jared Sidney Torrance Memorial Hospital - Why downtown was laid-out in a "Y" fashion - About the explosion that helped put Torrance on the map - What TV character lived on Cota Avenue - About the oldest church still in continuous use The tour is easy, but brisk walk covering eight blocks. Wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen. Bring a camera and a friend!
Saturday, July 30, 2016 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Paradise Park, 5006 Lee Street
The Torrance Community Services Department invites you to a screening of Big Hero 6 as Paradise Park is transformed into a movie theatre! Wear your warm clothes and bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, and snacks, and join the fun!
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