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Thursday, September 1, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
Torrance youth, don’t spend summer at home! Come to Summer Camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week. Torrance Summer Camps will be in session Monday, June 27, 2016 – Friday, September 2, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fees range from $130 to $155 per week. Summer Day Camps will be held at Greenwood Park, La Romeria Park and Wilson Park. Teen Camp will be held at Greenwood Park. Morning Care and Extended Care will be available at all camps for an additional fee. Open registration for Summer Day Camps begins Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Registration Office, located at 3031 Torrance Blvd. For more information or to register, please call (310) 618-2720 or visit http://www.TorranceCA.gov/DayCamps/
 
 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Hey kids, bring your favorite adult! Let's hike on the Madrona Marsh Preserve listening for birds, looking for frogs and learn about nature. Ages 3 months - 6 years. Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
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, September 1, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, September 2, 2016 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, September 2, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Friday, September 2, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Friday, September 2, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
Torrance youth, don’t spend summer at home! Come to Summer Camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week. Torrance Summer Camps will be in session Monday, June 27, 2016 – Friday, September 2, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fees range from $130 to $155 per week. Summer Day Camps will be held at Greenwood Park, La Romeria Park and Wilson Park. Teen Camp will be held at Greenwood Park. Morning Care and Extended Care will be available at all camps for an additional fee. Open registration for Summer Day Camps begins Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Registration Office, located at 3031 Torrance Blvd. For more information or to register, please call (310) 618-2720 or visit http://www.TorranceCA.gov/DayCamps/
 
 
Friday, September 2, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Space is limited to 20 children. Free. Donations accepted. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, September 3, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Saturday, September 3, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Saturday, September 3, 2016 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. 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, September 3, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us to make and learn about art. Workshops are led by teaching artists from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. All workshops are free, but space is limited to the first 25 participants. Please contact the Youth Services Department at (310) 618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, September 3, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Sunday, September 4, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Monday, September 5, 2016 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, September 5, 2016 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries closed for Labor Day. Outside materials returns, and online resources available.
 
 
Monday, September 5, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Monday, September 5, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Monday, September 5, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Ron Melin and Dave Moody as you learn to identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | 10:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Book Group meets monthly to discuss great books. For title selections, check here: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5661.htm The book group is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | Noon - 1:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum will be presenting their newest exhibition, Gilded Sunset, for Artful Days. Assistant Curator Benjamin Tippin will be presenting slides from the exhibition and speaking to the historical and cultural themes around which the exhibition is presented.
 
 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 P.M . - EXECUTIVE SESSION; 7:00 P.M. - REGULAR BUSINESS
 
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd.
Free Torrance Business Resource Seminar and Expo: Strategies for Success in Today's Economy Topics include: Tips for Business Success Ten Tips to Ensure Small Business Success Forms of Ownership Meet the Decision Makers Building Business-Producing Networks Avoiding the Pitfalls of Taxation Know Your Rights Access to Business Loans Financing Your Future Simplifying Sales & Use Tax for Your Business Employee or Independent Contractor? Recordkeeping for Small Businesses Register online at www.BOE.CA.Gov/Seminars or by calling (888) 847-9652.
 
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Share your passion with fellow romance book lovers as we discuss what we read during the month. Revisit old favorites and learn about latest releases. Expand your reading knowledge and learn about authors and sub-genres new to you. Grow your list of titles and authors. All discussions are free and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
1318 Cravens Ave, Torrance
Metro's Pilot Mobile Customer Center - Metro services will include: - Intake of Senior Reduced Fare applications - Photo-taking for Senior applicants - Issuing a temporary Reduced Fare card to qualified senior applicants - Selling and loading of fare onto TAP cards For more information call the Bartlett Center
 
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | 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, September 7, 2016 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group meets monthly to discuss a great book in either science fiction or fantasy genres. For title selections, check here: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/20630.htm The discussion is free and no registration is required, just read the book prior to the meeting. For more information please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959.
 
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 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, September 8, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room
Join us as we discuss great lives and times as presented in biographies and memoirs. For list of titles, please see http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5659.htm. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and there is no registration required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Every organism has genetic material, including all the life at Madrona. Every cell of a life form turns on and off at various times in its evolution through gene regulation. Regulation is an important part of normal development, specializing in the coordination and operation of different functions that appear in a organisms life cycle. This expression, inherited throughout the generations of all organisms is important, and critical for life. Please join Marc Gallup for a informative and leisurely program that connects all of us to nature. Ages 16+. Free! To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM   
25366 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505
Join the Torrance Rose Float Association for a fundraising event to support its 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade float entry. The flyer must be presented and is available on the TRFA website, TorranceRoseFloat.Org under the News & Events tab.
 
 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, September 9, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Friday, September 9, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Friday, September 9, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center; 3341 Torrance Blvd
Join us for our Autum 2016 Excursions. Registration for the Torrance Travelers is designed for those 50 years of age and over. Excursions include: Oct. 27 - JPL a guided tour of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Nov. 6 - America Salutes Our Veterans featuring the "Senior Starquest" talent competition finals Dec. 3 - Vienna Boys Choir a special program of classical masterpieces and holiday favorites. For more information please call (310) 618-2468
 
 
Friday, September 9, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Space is limited to 20 children. Free. Donations accepted. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, September 9, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Friday, September 9, 2016 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens, join us for a little friendly interactive gaming competition at the Library! 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, September 10, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. 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, September 10, 2016 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Discover the incredible natural world of California through a combination of art, writing and science. Join adults and children together as we learn to be keen observers of the wilderness in our own back yards and learn the importance of protecting wild habitats. In these rigorous, 3-hour art and writing lessons we will be using the collections and resources at the Madrona marsh Nature Center and Preserve to build skills in drawing, painting, writing, calligraphy, field observation, and more, Teaching is through demonstration, question and answer, and-on-one assistance. Topics are posted in advance. Materials are provided though participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchbook/journals. $20 per person. Best for adults and children 4th grade and up. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
West High School
Interested in learning Chinese? Enrollment for 2016-2017 school year will take place on Sept. 10 and Sept. 18 from 9:30-11:30 at West High School, Cafeteria #4. We offer conversational class as well as simplified and traditional Chinese classes. Adult classes are available too! Come join us and broaden your horizon! Please click on the URL link to get more info. We are looking forward to welcoming more families to the TCS community!
 
 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Crafter Jessie Cheatham will teach us the techniques of paper quilling which we will use to create a unique card. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but space is limited so registration is required. To register please call 310-371-2075.
 
 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Speakers Robert Horsting and RIchard Fukuhara will discuss the legacy of the nuclear age in light of the recent 70th anniversary of the droppping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and present video interviews with hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors). This program is free and no registration is required, first come first seated. For more information please call the Reference Department at 310-781-7599.
 
 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
COLUMBIA PARK 4045 190TH ST (corner o 190th & Prairie)
Playing for us will be the musical group Mystic Wave, a combination of jazz, Latin and old school soul. Bring your beach chair, a picnic and enjoy the afternoon at Columbia Park!
 
 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM   
Switzer Learning Center, 2201 Amapola Court, Torrance
An evening of delicious food tastings from fabulous restaurants, three open bars, dancing, live and silent auctions - fundraising event benefiting students with severe learning, social, emotional and behavioral challenges
 
 
Sunday, September 11, 2016 |   
Torrance Beach
Registration for the 2016 LA Triathlon At Torrance Beach is open! Make sure to register early and take advantage of our early bird pricing discount! We're excited for another wonderful year at Torrance Beach with a beautiful course that runs along the sand and through the hills and cliffs of the City of Torrance. It's a fun, challenging and scenic triathlon that shouldn't be missed! Once again, there are multiple distance categories, and a 5k run to bring something for athletes of all skill levels. First Introduced in 2014, the 21st century LA Triathlon at Torrance Beach course is designed in a small footprint, spectator-friendly, looping International Triathlon Union (ITU)-style format. The course is located entirely in the City of Torrance, which is ideal for this type of course. The start and finish is on Torrance Beach with the bike and run segments on city and residential streets, and in Miramar Park and the beachfront path. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter and like us on facebook so you receive updates and information about special offers when registering.
 
 
Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
West High School
Interested in learning Chinese? Enrollment for 2016-2017 school year will take place on Sept. 10 and Sept. 18 from 9:30-11:30 at West High School, Cafeteria #4. We offer conversational class as well as simplified and traditional Chinese classes. Adult classes are available too! Come join us and broaden your horizon! Please click on the URL link to get more info. We are looking forward to welcoming more families to the TCS community!
 
 
Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Celebrate Grandparents Day on the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Enjoy a docent led tour on the Preserve followed by light refreshments. All ages welcome. Free! For more information or to register please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 1:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Japanese folk song and dance will be featured in this very special show.
 
 
Monday, September 12, 2016 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, September 12, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
It's time to say goodbye to summer! Did you hang out with friends and family? Did you take any exciting trips? Come fill our display wall with memories of your best moments of summer! Drop in anytime the El Retiro Library is open! Library hours are Monday - Thursday 11-8, Saturday 10-5. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Monday, September 12, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Monday, September 12, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Monday, September 12, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Monday, September 12, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
West High School
Interested in learning Chinese? Enrollment for 2016-2017 school year will take place on Sept. 10 and Sept. 18 from 9:30-11:30 at West High School, Cafeteria #4. We offer conversational class as well as simplified and traditional Chinese classes. Adult classes are available too! Come join us and broaden your horizon! Please click on the URL link to get more info. We are looking forward to welcoming more families to the TCS community!
 
 
Monday, September 12, 2016 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for this special storytime for infants ages 6 to 18 months and their caregivers, designed to build pre-literacy skills. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Babytime is repeated at 1:30 p.m. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, September 12, 2016 | 1:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for this special storytime for infants ages 6 to 18 months and their caregivers, designed to build pre-literacy skills. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, September 12, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, September 12, 2016 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
This storytime is designed for children ages 2 and up and their caregivers. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Monday, September 12, 2016 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
The Mystery Book Group meets on the first Monday of each month to discuss a great mystery. For titles look here: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5663.htm The discussions are free, and no registration is required, just read the book prior to the meeting. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Monday, September 12, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Library meeting room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
It's time to say goodbye to summer! Did you hang out with friends and family? Did you take any exciting trips? Come fill our display wall with memories of your best moments of summer! Drop in anytime the El Retiro Library is open! Library hours are Monday - Thursday 11-8, Saturday 10-5. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Ron Melin and Dave Moody as you learn to identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
West High School
Interested in learning Chinese? Enrollment for 2016-2017 school year will take place on Sept. 10 and Sept. 18 from 9:30-11:30 at West High School, Cafeteria #4. We offer conversational class as well as simplified and traditional Chinese classes. Adult classes are available too! Come join us and broaden your horizon! Please click on the URL link to get more info. We are looking forward to welcoming more families to the TCS community!
 
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Bartlett Center, 1318 Cravens Ave.
 
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This storytime is open to the entire family, just drop in for stories songs and fun! This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime is open to the entire family, just drop in for stories songs and fun! This program is free, 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, September 13, 2016 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
This storytime is open to the entire family, just drop in for stories songs and fun! This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 6:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 2 and up and their caregivers. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 P.M . - EXECUTIVE SESSION; 7:00 P.M. - REGULAR BUSINESS
 
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
It's time to say goodbye to summer! Did you hang out with friends and family? Did you take any exciting trips? Come fill our display wall with memories of your best moments of summer! Drop in anytime the El Retiro Library is open! Library hours are Monday - Thursday 11-8, Saturday 10-5. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Whether you are an avid birder or just a beginner, you'll have fun on this walk. Search the Madrona Marsh Preserve for our local residents and seasonal visitors. Bob Shanman is a local birding expert and vibrant speaker. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
West High School
Interested in learning Chinese? Enrollment for 2016-2017 school year will take place on Sept. 10 and Sept. 18 from 9:30-11:30 at West High School, Cafeteria #4. We offer conversational class as well as simplified and traditional Chinese classes. Adult classes are available too! Come join us and broaden your horizon! Please click on the URL link to get more info. We are looking forward to welcoming more families to the TCS community!
 
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 11:00 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
The Armchair Traveler Book Group meets monthly to explore the world through the pages of great books. For title selections check here: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/25195.htm The discussion is free and no registration is required, just read the book prior to the meeting. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Join us for this storytime designed for ages 2 and up with their caregivers. Stories, songs, and more! This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 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, September 14, 2016 | 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Tweens, ages 9-12, can join the Tween Library Collaborative at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library. Get the low-down on all the cool happenings at the Library, and make the Library better by getting involved. This meeting is free, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 6:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This storytime is designed for children ages 2 and up and their caregivers. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 2 and up and their caregivers. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets. This program is free 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.
 
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
CATV Meeting Room, 3350 Civic Center Dr.
 
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
It's time to say goodbye to summer! Did you hang out with friends and family? Did you take any exciting trips? Come fill our display wall with memories of your best moments of summer! Drop in anytime the El Retiro Library is open! Library hours are Monday - Thursday 11-8, Saturday 10-5. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
West High School
Interested in learning Chinese? Enrollment for 2016-2017 school year will take place on Sept. 10 and Sept. 18 from 9:30-11:30 at West High School, Cafeteria #4. We offer conversational class as well as simplified and traditional Chinese classes. Adult classes are available too! Come join us and broaden your horizon! Please click on the URL link to get more info. We are looking forward to welcoming more families to the TCS community!
 
 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 3:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Teens, join us for a Snack Attack! Enjoy a selection of snacks while you catch up with your friends. 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, September 15, 2016 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens, come celebrate the Korean holiday Chuseok by making Korean paper fans. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and for teens only. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Build your own solar powered project in this hands-on workshop. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but materials and space are limited so registration is required. For more information and to register, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Nakano Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Dr.
Get involved, apply for a city commission. Completion of the certification class is a requirement to be able to apply for a commission. Register by Thursday, September 8 online at www.torranceca.gov/CommissionerCert.htm or by phone (310) 618-5880.
 
 
Friday, September 16, 2016 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, September 16, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Friday, September 16, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Friday, September 16, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
West High School
Interested in learning Chinese? Enrollment for 2016-2017 school year will take place on Sept. 10 and Sept. 18 from 9:30-11:30 at West High School, Cafeteria #4. We offer conversational class as well as simplified and traditional Chinese classes. Adult classes are available too! Come join us and broaden your horizon! Please click on the URL link to get more info. We are looking forward to welcoming more families to the TCS community!
 
 
Friday, September 16, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Space is limited to 20 children. Free. Donations accepted. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, September 16, 2016 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years old, and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, and more! This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, September 16, 2016 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years old, and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, and more! This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, September 16, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Friday, September 16, 2016 | 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day early with stories, songs, and a fun pirate themed craft. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, recommended for school aged children, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, September 16, 2016 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
The artist reception will be held at the Nature Center, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. View their captivating art works, of various mediums, portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh. Light refreshments will be provided. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
It's time to say goodbye to summer! Did you hang out with friends and family? Did you take any exciting trips? Come fill our display wall with memories of your best moments of summer! Drop in anytime the El Retiro Library is open! Library hours are Monday - Thursday 11-8, Saturday 10-5. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA 2900 W Sepulveda Blvd Torrance
1st Care mobile vet clinic will be providing veterinarian services to the community on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Torrance-South Bay YMCA, 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance For more information, visit www.ymcaLA.Org/TSB. Services include low-cost dog and cat vaccinations, microchipping and more. Space is limited so please call the Y at (310) 325-5885 to sign up and confirm availability. For more information about 1st Care, visit www.1stCareVets.Com.
 
 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. 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, September 17, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Here's a chance to explore the Henrietta Basin on a docent led walk. Learn about the Storm Water Enhancement Project and the benefits this basin provides. This walk is open to all ages. Bring binoculars and wear close toed shoes. The walk starts at the north Basin gate located on Henrietta Street, across from West High School. Free! For more information call the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
West High School
Interested in learning Chinese? Enrollment for 2016-2017 school year will take place on Sept. 10 and Sept. 18 from 9:30-11:30 at West High School, Cafeteria #4. We offer conversational class as well as simplified and traditional Chinese classes. Adult classes are available too! Come join us and broaden your horizon! Please click on the URL link to get more info. We are looking forward to welcoming more families to the TCS community!
 
 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 10:30 AM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy a morning of fun for the entire family. Dancers fly, fall, jump, catch and challenge their personal boundaries using structures such as doors, ladders, and benches as the vehicles for expressing their trust in one another. The company builds appreciation for movement by breaking down barriers to dance and creates a dance vocabulary based on everyday activities. Diavolo illustrates that teamwork is essential in dance as it is in life.
 
 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance Airport (3315 Airport Drive, Torrance, 90505)
World War II was six years long: 1939 to 1945. It lasted 2,214 days. One day - April 7, 1945 - stands out for Lt. Richard Candelaria, 435th Fighter Squadron/479th Fighter Group and the first Puerto Rican pilot. During the morning of April 7 in England, Candelaria, piloting a P-51 Mustang, was the lone escort for Allied B-24 Liberators. The weather on the way to the rendezvous point was terrible. The fighters spread out for safety in the poor visibility. The American bombers are headed into real trouble. Without fighter cover, they will be easy game for the Luftwaffe pilots. Then a small miracle happens. One of the fighter pilots - Candelaria - works his way through the weather, and reaches the bombers, just as the German fighters attack. Despite being hopelessly outnumbered, this lone American continues the fight. He has bombers to protect. Finally, the other American fighters arrive, and the bomber raid succeeds. Candelaria defended the bombers from at least 15 German fighters, single-handedly destroying four before help arrived. He was also credited with a probable victory on an ME262 (100 MPH faster than Candelaria’s P-51) during this engagement. Candelaria was the only pilot in his squadron to make "ace." Six days later, April 13, 1945 also stands out in Candelaria’s mind: He was shot down by ground fire and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of war. After the war, Candelaria served in the Air National Guard, reaching the rank of colonel prior to his retirement. Candelaria was awarded the Silver Star for his heroic deed. It is the third-highest military combat decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Armed Forces, being awarded for gallantry in action. Candelaria will give us his first-hand account of that day, and of his life as a combat pilot. You won't want to miss it. 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.
 
 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Are you fascinated by origami and want to learn about this captivating art form? Whether you're a beginner and just want to sharpen already acquired skills, then this is the perfect occasion to spend an enjoyable afternoon with Richard Ruan at the Madrona Marsh. Ages 9+. Free! Each session is unique featuring different skills. All supplies are provided. Please be on time! Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The 32nd annual Richard Sherman Trio is a benefit jazz concert for Seaside Community Church. Support of this event over the years has enabled Seaside to provide facilities for community groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Department of Children & Family Services, Re-Unification of Families Program, several theatre groups, as well as underwrite thousands of dollars of support towards domestic violence shelters, and rebuilding homes in Nicaragua.
 
 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
West High School
Interested in learning Chinese? Enrollment for 2016-2017 school year will take place on Sept. 10 and Sept. 18 from 9:30-11:30 at West High School, Cafeteria #4. We offer conversational class as well as simplified and traditional Chinese classes. Adult classes are available too! Come join us and broaden your horizon! Please click on the URL link to get more info. We are looking forward to welcoming more families to the TCS community!
 
 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 | 1:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Monday, September 19, 2016 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, September 19, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
It's time to say goodbye to summer! Did you hang out with friends and family? Did you take any exciting trips? Come fill our display wall with memories of your best moments of summer! Drop in anytime the El Retiro Library is open! Library hours are Monday - Thursday 11-8, Saturday 10-5. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Monday, September 19, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Monday, September 19, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Monday, September 19, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Monday, September 19, 2016 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for this special storytime for infants ages 6 to 18 months and their caregivers, designed to build pre-literacy skills. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Babytime is repeated at 1:30 p.m. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, September 19, 2016 | 1:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for this special storytime for infants ages 6 to 18 months and their caregivers, designed to build pre-literacy skills. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, September 19, 2016 | 5:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
High school students - do you want to help plan activities at your library? Join the Henderson Library's Teen Advisory Board. 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, September 19, 2016 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
This storytime is designed for children ages 2 and up and their caregivers. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Monday, September 19, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
It's time to say goodbye to summer! Did you hang out with friends and family? Did you take any exciting trips? Come fill our display wall with memories of your best moments of summer! Drop in anytime the El Retiro Library is open! Library hours are Monday - Thursday 11-8, Saturday 10-5. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Here's a great opportunity for you nature enthusiasts! Become a Madrona Marsh Docent. TOPIC: teaching in the out of doors with Tracy Drake. This 7-day program occurs Tuesday - Thursday, September 20 - 22, Saturday, September 24, Tuesday - Thursday, September 27 - 29, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please join us for this unique experience. Make a difference today. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime is open to the entire family, just drop in for stories songs and fun! This program is free, 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, September 20, 2016 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This storytime is open to the entire family, just drop in for stories songs and fun! This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
This storytime is open to the entire family, just drop in for stories songs and fun! This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA 2900 W Sepulveda Blvd Torrance
Keep yourself healthy! Join us at the Torrance-South Bay YMCA for a free UCLA Health Talk on "Adult Preventative Medicine" on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 2 p.m. UCLA Health physician, Dr. Amy S. Wang will lead a discussion around the importance of early detection and intervention of asymptomatic chronic diseases and conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol. She will also discuss preventative care. This even is free and open to everyone. RSVP to UCLA Health at (800) 516-5323. Torrance-South Bay YMCA, 2900 W Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance, 90505 (310) 325-5885; www.ymcaLA.Org/TSB.
 
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Come celebrate the first day of autumn with the Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre! This entertaining theatrical performance will teach and entertain through fables and folk tales. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, an 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, September 20, 2016 | 6:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 2 and up and their caregivers. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA 2900 W Sepulveda Blvd Torrance
Teens can join the Torrance-South Bay YMCA and Unearthed Travel for a life-changing journey to Costa Rica! Costa Rica Leadership Expedition Camp for teens ages 14-17 is coming next summer, July 2017! Students will travel as a team and will participate in: hands-on community or conservation project; challenging and breath-taking trek through the rain forest or up the tops of volcanoes; and exploration of the amazing sites and action packed activities of Costa Rica. Attend a parents' meeting at the Torrance-South Bay Y, 2900 West Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance, on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn more. RSVP to LisaDaddario@ymcaLA.Org or (310) 325-5885, Ext. 2771. Find out more: www.ymcaLA.Org/TSB, www.UnearthedTravel.Com, Instagram @UnearthedExpeditions
 
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 P.M . - EXECUTIVE SESSION; 7:00 P.M. - REGULAR BUSINESS
 
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Dave Weeshoff, San Fernando Valley Audubon Society's Conservation Chair, will review the background and contents of the critically important 2014 National Audubon Report regarding Birds and Climate Change, including the report preparation, contents, results, and ways each of us can help protect our birds locally and nationally. Free! Open to the Public! Light refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
It's time to say goodbye to summer! Did you hang out with friends and family? Did you take any exciting trips? Come fill our display wall with memories of your best moments of summer! Drop in anytime the El Retiro Library is open! Library hours are Monday - Thursday 11-8, Saturday 10-5. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Here's a great opportunity for you nature enthusiasts! Become a Madrona Marsh Docent. TOPIC: history of the preserve with BIll Arrowsmith, and the history of the Tongva/Gabrielino with Linda Gonzales. This 7-day program occurs Tuesday - Thursday, September 20 - 22, Saturday, September 24, Tuesday - Thursday, September 27 - 29, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please join us for this unique experience. Make a difference today. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for classic films shown at the Library, with refreshments and a discussion. This screening is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information and film titles, please call the Reference Department at 310-781-7599.
 
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Join us for this storytime designed for ages 2 and up with their caregivers. Stories, songs, and more! This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 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, September 21, 2016 | Noon   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Adults are invited to stretch those artistic muscles with a drop-in coloring workshop. 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.
 
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 6:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This storytime is designed for children ages 2 and up and their caregivers. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 2 and up and their caregivers. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets. This program is free 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.
 
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
It's time to say goodbye to summer! Did you hang out with friends and family? Did you take any exciting trips? Come fill our display wall with memories of your best moments of summer! Drop in anytime the El Retiro Library is open! Library hours are Monday - Thursday 11-8, Saturday 10-5. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Here's a great opportunity for you nature enthusiasts! Become a Madrona Marsh Docent. TOPIC: animals of the preserve with Dinuk Magammana. This 7-day program occurs Tuesday - Thursday, September 20 - 22, Saturday, September 24, Tuesday - Thursday, September 27 - 29, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please join us for this unique experience. Make a difference today. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA 2900 W Sepulveda Blvd Torrance
Dare to Prepare is a FREE pre-permit workshop for parents and teens that provides information teens need to know before they take the wheel. This interactive program, geared toward pre-permit drivers (14-15 years), walks attendees through the steps necessary to obtain a permit and driver's license, and offers useful tools, tips and resources to help parents and teens during the learning-to-drive process and beyond. Reservations required. Pre-register by Sept. 20 at AAA.Com/Safety4Teens. For more information about this workshop, call (714) 885-2312. The workshop will take place at the Torrance-South Bay YMCA, 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd. Torrance, (310) 325-5885, www.ymcaLA.Org/TSB.
 
 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 6:30 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
The World Voices Book Group meets monthly to discuss literature by authors from around the world. The discussions are free, and no registration is required. For titles and more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Friday, September 23, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Friday, September 23, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Friday, September 23, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Space is limited to 20 children. Free. Donations accepted. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, September 23, 2016 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years old, and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, and more! This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, September 23, 2016 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years old, and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, and more! This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, September 23, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Friday, September 23, 2016 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens, join us for a little friendly interactive gaming competition at the Library! 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.
 
 
Friday, September 23, 2016 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center Auditorium [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
Membership for Co-Rec is exclusively for middle school students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Parents and students are invited to come and check out the Co-Rec program! They feature the best DJs around, a great snack bar, game room, and door prizes. Come and check it out!
 
 
Friday, September 23, 2016 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 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. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. Co-Rec provides dances and activities throughout the year. Events are usually held twice a month on Friday nights at the Ken Miller Recreation Center. 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. This OPEN HOUSE is for parents and students interested in viewing the facility, meeting staff, obtaining information regarding the program and purchasing memberships. Don't miss out!!
 
 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 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, September 24, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival celebrates the little 4-stringed wonder that has been captivating hearts and bringing musical joy into people’s lives for over 100 years. Whether you are an experienced ukulele player, an occasional strummer, or simply a curious spectator, there will be lots of opportunities to jump in and be part of the festivities. The LAIUF is the only festival of its kind where you can enjoy not only top-notch performances by many of today’s hottest ukulele talent, you also get access to as many workshops as you want to take, all for one flat entry fee!
 
 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. 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, September 24, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a guided walk on the Preserve with a trained docent and learn about the flora and fauna that live in our captivating vernal marsh. You'll see how living things interact in their habitat and learn the value of wetlands in our urban environment. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Here's a great opportunity for you nature enthusiasts! Become a Madrona Marsh Docent. TOPIC: outreach program training with Suzan Hubert and Beth Rhymes. This 7-day program occurs Tuesday - Thursday, September 20 - 22, Saturday, September 24, Tuesday - Thursday, September 27 - 29, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join us for this unique experience. Make a difference today. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the little ones (ages 1-5) for a morning of fun! These programs are designed to engage, entertain and get children and their caregivers moving! 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, September 24, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 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. August 13 - Macbeth. September 24 - TBA October 15 - Akhnaten. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959.
 
 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Come see some of the best talent the South Bay has to offer in our third regional talent competition. Open to all ages and all genres of performance…and the best part is the audience gets to help decide the winner. This is an event not to be missed.
 
 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College, 1600 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrence, CA 90506
Rhapsody in Taps celebrates its 35th year as a performing tap dance performing group with live music and special guest artists Jimmy Fisher and I Nyoman Wenten. This event is an extraordinary celebration of tap, body percussion, live jazz and world music performed by world-class artists. Directed by Linda Sohl-Ellison, you'll find yourself on the edge of your seat, tapping your toes to the hard-driving rhythms of RIT's tried and true pieces, as well as original choreography by the late Gregory Hines.
 
 
Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
Join the vintage treasure hunt on the 4th Sunday of every month when more than 200 sellers line the streets of historic downtown Torrance! DJ Ozzie in the Park and live music at Buffalo Fire Dept Blues Jam. Antique Appraisal booth - only $3 per item! Lots of great restaurants, bakery & sports bars! Antique & specialty shops open! Pet Friendly! Free Admission!
 
 
Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a guided walk on the Preserve with a trained docent and learn about the flora and fauna that live in our captivating vernal marsh. You'll see how living things interact in their habitat and learn the value of wetlands in our urban environment. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA 90503
Take a docent led walk on the Preserve. Learn about the history of the land, look for birds and enjoy nature. This walk is best for all ages. Families welcome. For more information call the Nature Center at; 310/782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, September 25, 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!
 
 
Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy this free film screening sponsored, in part, by the Japan Foundation. The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around –the-edges warrior beast that has been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test – a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage. In Japanese with English subtitles. Doors open at 1 pm.
 
 
Monday, September 26, 2016 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, September 26, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Monday, September 26, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Monday, September 26, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Monday, September 26, 2016 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for this special storytime for infants ages 6 to 18 months and their caregivers, designed to build pre-literacy skills. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Babytime is repeated at 1:30 p.m. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, September 26, 2016 | 1:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for this special storytime for infants ages 6 to 18 months and their caregivers, designed to build pre-literacy skills. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, September 26, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, September 26, 2016 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
This storytime is designed for children ages 2 and up and their caregivers. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Here's a great opportunity for you nature enthusiasts! Become a Madrona Marsh Docent. TOPIC: water insects of Madrona with Dinuk Magammana, and insect walk on the preserve with Cindy Reid. This 7-day program occurs Tuesday - Thursday, September 20 - 22, Saturday, September 24, Tuesday - Thursday, September 27 - 29, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please join us for this unique experience. Make a difference today. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime is open to the entire family, just drop in for stories songs and fun! This program is free, 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, September 27, 2016 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This storytime is open to the entire family, just drop in for stories songs and fun! This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
This storytime is open to the entire family, just drop in for stories songs and fun! This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 11:55 PM   
TGI Friday's, 23420 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505
Join the Torrance Rose Float Association for a fundraising event to support its 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade float entry. The flyer must be presented and is available on the TRFA website, TorranceRoseFloat.Org under the News & Events tab
 
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 6:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 2 and up and their caregivers. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 P.M . - EXECUTIVE SESSION; 7:00 P.M. - REGULAR BUSINESS
 
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Here's a great opportunity for you nature enthusiasts! Become a Madrona Marsh Docent. TOPIC: native plants with Tony Baker and Carol Roelen. This 7-day program occurs Tuesday - Thursday, September 20 - 22, Saturday, September 24, Tuesday - Thursday, September 27 - 29, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please join us for this unique experience. Make a difference today. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Join us for this storytime designed for ages 2 and up with their caregivers. Stories, songs, and more! This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 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, September 28, 2016 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 2 and up and their caregivers. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets. This program is free 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.
 
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 6:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This storytime is designed for children ages 2 and up and their caregivers. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Summer may be over, but you can help us decorate our bulletin boards by sharing your favorite memories. Come make something anytime the Southeast Library is open during the month of September! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Here's a great opportunity for you nature enthusiasts! Become a Madrona Marsh Docent. TOPIC: introduction to Nature Interpretation Techniques with Tracy Drake. This 7-day program occurs Tuesday - Thursday, September 20 - 22, Saturday, September 24, Tuesday - Thursday, September 27 - 29, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please join us for this unique experience. Make a difference today. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | Noon - 1:30 PM   
DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance - South Bay
Mayor Patrick J. Furey gives his annual address to the citizens and business owners of Torrance. Find out what's coming in Torrance's future. The event also will honor Kirk Rossberg, owner of Torrance Bakery & Sandwich Shop, as the Citizen of the Year.
 
 
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Celebrate the school year with a story and craft. Participants will decorate a pencil box or case while listening to school themed stories and music. 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.
 
 
Friday, September 30, 2016 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, September 30, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at elementary schools and one staff member per thirteen youth at middle schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Walk-in registration begins August 23, 2016. The program operates September 8, 2016 – June 22, 2017 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar Program hours: After School – 6:00 p.m. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/ To have an application mailed to you or to obtain further information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Friday, September 30, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Games will be played at Wilson Park
The City of Torrance offers a Youth Flag Football program for boys and girls grade K – 8. Registration begins June 7, 2016 for residents and June 14, 2016 for non-residents. Registration can be completed by phone (310) 618-2720; fax, (310) 781-7598; at the Registration office 3031 Torrance Blvd. (two buildings east of the library); or online at; www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm The last day to register is Sept. 29, 2016. For information about registration call (310) 618-2720. The games are tentatively set to begin Oct. 1, 2016. This is an eight-week league, and all games will be played at Charles Wilson Park. For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (310) 781-7515
 
 
Friday, September 30, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Space is limited to 20 children. Free. Donations accepted. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, September 30, 2016 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years old, and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, and more! This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, September 30, 2016 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years old, and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, and more! This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, September 30, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Gildless Age explores the Los Angeles and California socio-political and eco-geographic landscapes as the epitome of political and industrial tendencies emerging from the Gilded Age of American history. The Gildless Age, guest curated by Denise Johnson in conjunction with the museum's curatorial department, takes as its lens and starting point the poster for the film Endless Summer by John Van Hamersveld. From this point The Gildless Age unpacks the landscapes of contemporary southern California, revealing more often than not complex histories of labor, race, environmental engineering, exploitation and violence that trace their lineages to the so-called Gilded Age. The Gildless Age sees this epoch comprising the birth of the American petrochemical industries, Jim Crow segregation, labor struggles, post-war migrations and American Imperialism watermark our modern sociopolitical climate. Works on view examine the landscape stripped bare by industrial exploitation--from mineral extraction to power infrastructure and sub/urban development. From reflections on California landscapes mediated and circumscribed at all levels by hidden labor force to meditations on technological relationships, The Gildless Age seeks out the connections of history in our contemporary moment.
 
 
Friday, September 30, 2016 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy a family friendly evening of dance and acrobatics at the TuTu Foundations’ third annual show.
 
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