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Sunday, January 1, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Sunday, January 1, 2017 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries closed for New Year. Outside materials, returns, and online resources available.
 
 
Sunday, January 1, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
Wilson Park, 2290 Washington Avenue, Torrance
Southern California Live Steamers provides mini-train rides on public run days every first Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and every third Saturday of the month from noon to 3 p.m. All SCLS members are City of Torrance volunteers with annual fingerprint clearance and are not paid for their time expended on maintaining the trains and facility, and providing the rides. Donations are appreciated.
 
 
Monday, January 2, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, January 2, 2017 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries closed for New Year. Outside materials, returns, and online resources available.
 
 
Monday, January 2, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Ron Melin and Dave Moody as you learn to identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance cA 90503
This program is for adults willing to commit 25+ hours a month, weeding and planting the Preserve. For more information call the Nature Center at; 310/782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
No meeting
 
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance Ca 90503
This program is for adults willing to commit 25+ hours a month, weeding and planting the Preserve. For more information call the Nature Center at; 310/782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 | Noon   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Calling all crafters! Share, learn, and be inspired. Bring your current, portable project and a sack lunch to spend time with fellow crafters. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 | 4:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Teens, ages 13 and up, are invited to join other teens in a discussion of dystopian / post-apocalyptic / survival fiction. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. This book group is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Hey kids, bring your favorite adult! Let's hike on the Madrona Marsh Preserve listening for birds, looking for frogs and learn about nature. Ages 3 months - 6 years. Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
All ages are welcome to view a recently released movie at the Henderson Library. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. for more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, January 6, 2017 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, January 6, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
5315 Torrance Blvd., Suite B1, Torrance, CA 90503
Please join the Providence Institute for Human Caring for an informational session to complete your advance directive. It's never too soon to have this conversation with your physician and your family. If you want care that takes into consideration your values, preferences and priorities, then an advance directive can help.
 
 
Friday, January 6, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Space is limited to 20 children. Free. Donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, January 6, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Beginning, intermediate, advanced dance, and Choreo Club students come together for an exciting evening of dance.
 
 
Saturday, January 7, 2017 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. No court ordered participants. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 13 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 7, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join CSUDH professor Connie Vadheim for entertaining and educational classes on various native plant topics. Topic: beautiful bowls - containers for color through the year. After each presentation, Connie will lead the class through the Nature Center's Native Plant Garden to illustrate key points and inspire further discussion. Handouts are included. This class is best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 7, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Beginning, intermediate, advanced dance, and Choreo Club students come together for an exciting evening of dance.
 
 
Sunday, January 8, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Monday, January 9, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, January 9, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, January 9, 2017 | 1:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, January 9, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Tweens are invited to join us at the El Retiro Library to read and discuss pairs of books - one fiction and one non-fiction - on related topics. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Monday, January 9, 2017 | 5:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
High school students are invited to help plan library services. This group is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Monday, January 9, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, January 9, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Monday, January 9, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Library meeting room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Bartlett Center, 1318 Cravens Ave.
 
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance cA 90503
This program is for adults willing to commit 25+ hours a month, weeding and planting the Preserve. For more information call the Nature Center at; 310/782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Make waves and make some noise in this fun and funky science show! The Mad Scientist will create crazy cacophony with a garbage can, a swinging sound tube, and a metal pipe! Children will cheer as potatoes pop! What are all the kids talking about? Sounds Like Science! This program is free, sponsored by the Torrance Refining Company, 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, January 10, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 P.M . - CLOSED SESSION; 7:00 P.M. - REGULAR BUSINESS
 
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance Ca 90503
Whether you are a beginner or an avid birder, you will have fun learning about and discovering resident and visiting birds of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. For more information call the Nature Center at; 310/782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Whether you are an avid birder or just a beginner, you'll have fun on this walk. Search the Madrona Marsh Preserve for our local residents and seasonal visitors. Bob Shanman is a local birding expert and vibrant speaker. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance Ca 90503
This program is for adults willing to commit 25+ hours a month, weeding and planting the Preserve. For more information call the Nature Center at; 310/782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Join the Librarian for stories and songs, intended for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | Noon   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Calling all crafters! Share, learn, and be inspired. Bring your current, portable project and a sack lunch to spend time with fellow crafters. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Tweens, ages 9-12, can join the Tween Library Collaborative at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library. Get the low-down on all the cool happenings at the Library, and make the Library better by getting involved. This meeting is free, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
CATV Meeting Room, 3350 Civic Center Dr.
 
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Come enjoy an evening of dance including hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, and lyrical styles.
 
 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room
Join us as we discuss great lives and times as presented in biographies and memoirs. For list of titles, please see http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5659.htm. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and there is no registration required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Learn the truth being these dynamic insects, their abilities, and what makes them unique. Join other like-minded individuals for a informative and leisurely program that connects all of us to nature. Ages 16+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
This high-energy event dives into water conservation and the three states of matter. Volunteers will help the Mad Science instructor demonstrate surface tension, and how water is actually sticky! Kids will learn how much water they use every day, and how easy it is to conserve. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join CSUDH professor Connie Vadheim for entertaining and educational classes on various native plant topics. Topic: beautiful bowls - containers for color through the year. After each presentation, Connie will lead the class through the Nature Center's Native Plant Garden to illustrate key points and inspire further discussion. Handouts are included. This class is best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Come enjoy an evening of dance including hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, and lyrical styles.
 
 
Friday, January 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
5315 Torrance Blvd., Suite B1, Torrance, CA 90503
Please join the Providence Institute for Human Caring for an informational session to complete your advance directive. It's never too soon to have this conversation with your physician and your family. If you want care that takes into consideration your values, preferences and priorities, then an advance directive can help.
 
 
Friday, January 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Space is limited to 20 children. Free. Donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, January 13, 2017 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Toddlertime is repeated at 11:00 a.m. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, January 13, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m.. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, January 13, 2017 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens and tweens are invited to join us for some fun with games on the Wii. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-648-5964.
 
 
Friday, January 13, 2017 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center - 3341 Torrance Blvd.
The Co-Rec Club is a co-ed recreation program for 6th, 7th and 8th grade Torrance Middles school students/residents. Co-Rec provides dances and activities throughout the year. This program is sponsored and supervised by the City of Torrance Community Services Department. Students must be a member to attend these dances. Membership into this exclusive club is $15.00 a year (September 2016 - August 2017). A current school ID or a printout of a current schedule is mandatory for membership and admission.
 
 
Friday, January 13, 2017 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Stories from an Undeclared War is a powerful documentary that tells the story of 150 at-risk Long Beach students who were once considered unteachable. Inspired by teacher Erin Gruwell and the writings of Ann Frank, the students discover a new way of expressing themselves. The documentary follows the students’ story from the first day of freshman year in 1994 to the present day. In a racially divided community where adolescents have been exposed to drugs, gang warfare, and homicides, Gruwell makes it her goal to teach the students to put down their fists and guns and to pick up a pen. To do this, she juxtaposes their typical reality in urban America with some of the worst examples of man’s inhumanity to man. The once-hardened teens have an epiphany that they live in an undeclared war, and writing becomes their salvation. A conversation with Erin Gruwell and several of the original Freedom Writers will follow the screening.
 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H Wilson Park - 2200 Crenshaw Blvd
Our group is here to offer support to California farmers markets, and their vendors selling grain-based products, who wish to take on the challenge of supporting regional grain-growers. We'll do this by making available updated lists of the California grain-shed. We'll provide lists of growers, mills and distributors who can serve participating bakers. And, we'll provide technical assistance to bakers on how to work with California-grown whole grains and flours.
 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. No court ordered participants. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 13 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Torrance Airport Community Room, 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance
The Torrance branch of American Association of University Women present former Torrance City Clerk Sue Herbers discussing civic engagement, which includes civic service and community involvement. She remains committed to active involvement with several local community groups.
 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun with clay! Bring the little ones for Serendipity Saturdays, a morning of music, movement, creativity and fun! This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance Ca 90503
 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Inspired by Japanese mythology, A SEED connects us to the spirit of gratitude. It’s a bountiful harvest celebrated with ravishing performances by legendary Japanese hand drum player, Saburo Mochizuki, Grammy Award-winning koto player Yukiko Matsuyama, the Wadaiko team Indora, Japanese and Baliasi dance groups, flower arrangement and a beautiful kimono show. A SEED blends the excitement and traditions of contemporary Japanese culture into a sensual feast for the mind and spirit.
 
 
Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Torrance Airport Community Room, 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance
The Torrance branch of American Association of University Women present former Torrance City Clerk Sue Herbers discussing civic engagement, which includes civic service and community involvement. She remains committed to active involvement with several local community groups.
 
 
Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The grandest of grand operas, and a brilliant balance of spectacular pageantry and emotional intimacy. A bitter love triangle plays itself out against a backdrop of war and cultural oppression in this compelling tale of conflicting loyalties and forbidden passion. As Aida, soprano Micaela Carosi’s “voice wasn’t only luminous: she was alive in the role…every fear, frustration, and outburst of love registered in her voice, face, body”. (San Jose Mercury News) Tenor Marcello Giordani plays Radames, “mustering a ringing sound and suitably ardent phrasing” in the opera’s climax. (San Francisco Chronicle) “Mezzo Soprano Dolora Zajick delivered a powerhouse performance as Amneris, cloaking her unstoppable dramatic fury in plush and impeccably controlled tones.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
 
 
Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society - 1345 Post Ave., Old Torrance 90501
The Torrance Historical Society is getting the New Year moo-ving with farm-friendly authors Rachel Surls and Judith Gerber who will dish the dirt on their new book, "From Cows to Concrete: The Rise and Fall of Farming in Los Angeles." Find out what happened, and where all the green has gone. They will share the epic tale of how agriculture forged Los Angeles into an urban metropolis and how, ultimately, the Los Angeles farm empire spurred the very growth that paved it over, as sprawling suburbs swallowed up thousands of acres of prime farmland. And learn how, on the same land once squandered by corporate greed and “progress,” urban farmers are making inroads to a greener future. "From Cows to Concrete" (9″x9″ hardcover) will be available for purchase ($40; credit cards, cash and checks accepted) and signing. "Farming in Torrance and the South Bay" by Judith Gerber also will be available for purchase ($20; cash or checks) and signing.
 
 
Monday, January 16, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, January 16, 2017 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Outside materials returns, and online resources, are available.
 
 
Monday, January 16, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Monday, January 16, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
See Adjourned Regular Meeting January 23.
 
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Ron Melin and Dave Moody as you learn to identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
No meeting
 
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
The Salton Sea is one of the most important places for birds in North America and is in danger of losing its ecological value. The sea faces many problems, such as decline in water quality, increased dust blowing into the sea, and degradation of birds’ roosting and breeding habitats. Join Audubon California’s Salton Sea Program Manager, Katie Krieger, as she explains how habitat mapping, public engagement, and how policy help address some of the immense challenges at the sea. Open to the public. Light refreshments are provided. Free! Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Join the Librarian for stories and songs, intended for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | Noon   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Calling all crafters! Share, learn, and be inspired. Bring your current, portable project and a sack lunch to spend time with fellow crafters. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM   
DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance-South Bay, 21333 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance
The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 2017 State of the Region luncheon featuring Congresswoman Maxine Waters, representing the 43rd District, and Congressman Ted Lieu, representing the 33rd District. South Bay constituents can expect for Waters and Lieu to delve into myriad advocacy priorities for the region, including education funding; workforce development; infrastructure and transportation efforts; and land use and development. This annual event provides an update on those policy concerns with particular emphasis on how federal policy decisions may affect our region. Reservations for State of the Region cost $46 per person or $460 for a table of 10 for Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce members. Non-members can reserve seats for $76 per person. Reservations may be made by calling the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce at (310) 540-5858 or online at the TACC's website. This event is proudly sponsored by: American Honda, Kaiser Permanente, PBF Energy, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, DoubleTree by Hilton South Bay, Green Hills Memorial Park and the Daily Breeze.
 
 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Teens are invited to join us the third Thursday of every month to check out what the Southeast Library has to offer. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 3:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Teens are invited to celebrate science month by making a lava lamp! 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 310-5305-5044.
 
 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited to create, destroy, and above all make connections with magnetic building blocks. This program is free and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This amazing outdoor event explores the mysterious world of gasses. The show takes off with a wacky flying balloon, a bottle of club soda, and a surprising carbon dioxide geyser. The highlight of this event takes place when water bottle rockets are launched with air pressure, followed by fire-powered rockets, which travel 200 feet into the sky. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and will be held outdoors in Victor Park, adjacent to the Henderson Library. For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Friday, January 20, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Last day to view Estelle DeRidder's "Flashcard Project: The Flora of Madrona Marsh III". Visit her wonderful series of botanical illustrations, portraying the beauty of the Madrona Preserve. Free! For more information please contact the Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, January 20, 2017 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, January 20, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
5315 Torrance Blvd., Suite B1, Torrance, CA 90503
Please join the Providence Institute for Human Caring for an informational session to complete your advance directive. It's never too soon to have this conversation with your physician and your family. If you want care that takes into consideration your values, preferences and priorities, then an advance directive can help.
 
 
Friday, January 20, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Space is limited to 20 children. Free. Donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, January 20, 2017 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Toddlertime is repeated at 11:00 a.m. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, January 20, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m.. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, January 20, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Friday, January 20, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This spellbinding special event introduces children to the principles of air and pressure. Selected students will try their best to tame flying toilet paper and the audience will be amazed to see what happens when we combine dust, air, and a little flame. Hot air balloons, vortex generators, and even a hovercraft will help children understand the power of air. This program is free, sponsored by the Torrance Refining Company, and no registration is required but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, January 20, 2017 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The daughter of Ezra Idlet of the Grammy-nominated Trout Fishing in America, Dana Louise is a new songstress astonishing audiences with her vibrant, melodic vocals, adept finger-picking and cool sound. Now touring her debut album, she is joined by the Glorious Birds – Adams Collins (vibraphone and 5-string banjo), Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood (Trout Fishing in America/guitar, percussion and bass). Drawing from jazz and bluegrass, and carrying a contemporary beat, the sound is roots-flung-into-the-future folk. Dana Louise & the Glorious Birds work to leave their audiences glowing with the magic music can bring: genuine human connection.
 
 
Friday, January 20, 2017 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
“A living, breathing, American masterpiece! It is, quite simply, one of the most acclaimed and enduring performances in the history of theater. Fifty years ago, a young actor took the stage in a tiny off-Broadway theatre and introduced the world to a man they would never forget. The actor was Hal Holbrook and the man was Mark Twain. Mark Twain Tonight! was a study in detail and some of the best storytelling I’ve ever heard. It is amazing what effect a well-timed pause can create. Holbrook is a master at engaging an audience. Laughter was loud and plentiful but the highlight of the evening was when Holbrook, as Twain, gave us Huckleberry Finn. Taking on the roles of Huck and Jim in alternate dialogue, Holbrook captured and translated a richness of these characters that gave me chills.” (Rapid City Journal, Rapid City, South Dakota)
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. No court ordered participants. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 13 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA, 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance
1st Care mobile vet clinic will be providing veterinary services to the community at the Torrance-South Bay YMCA. Services include low-cost dog and cat vaccinations, micro-chipping and more. Space is limited, so please sign up online to reserve a spot or call the Y at (310) 325-5885. For more information about 1st Care, visit www.1stCareVets.Com.
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Here's a chance to explore the Henrietta Basin on a docent led walk. Learn about the Storm Water Enhancement Project and the benefits this basin provides. This walk is open to all ages. Bring binoculars and wear close toed shoes. The walk starts at the north Basin gate located on Henrietta Street, across from West High School. Free! For more information call the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
City of Hermosa Beach, Clark Stadium, Valley Drive between 8th and 11th Streets. Enter roundup on Valley Dr. heading south from Pier Ave.
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents.
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance Airport 3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3 Torrance, CA 90505
Is a program a success when only two prototypes are made and everyone gives up the fight for production? It flies at three times the speed of sound and hovers at 70,000 feet. The answer is a resounding “yes.” This describes the B-70 Valkyrie. On Jan. 21 at 11 a.m., Air Force Test Center Historian Joe Orr will tell all about this jet and the fight for it. Conceived in the late 1950s, and built in the early 1960s, the B-70 was America's solution to the problem of strategic deterrence during one of the most fearsome eras of the Cold War. The B70 made Soviet leaders feel very uncertain about their ability to survive any nuclear conflict with the United States. This revolutionary aircraft utilized a combination of advanced materials and manufacturing processes to take full advantage of new developments in jet engine and avionics technologies. The result was a bomber that so thoroughly preoccupied Soviet planners that it caused them to develop a whole new specialized fighter program, the MiG 25 Foxbat, in an attempt to counter it. The Russians attempted to copy the American bomber was vaguely similar, but was, well, Soviet-looking. The B-70 program was never funded past the flight test phase; it certainly accomplished the mission of complicating our adversary's strategic defense problem. In the Cold War atmosphere it was considered a major triumph. Start your New Year with Joe Orr, and hear about this remarkable story. Speaking of the New Year, it is prime time to become a member of the WMoF. Western Museum of Flight is a Southern California Historical Aviation Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and relies on memberships. Check out memberships at http://www.wmof.com/newmem.htm.
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | Noon - 3:00 PM   
Wilson Park, 2290 Washington Avenue, Torrance
Southern California Live Steamers provides mini-train rides on public run days every first Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and every third Saturday of the month from noon to 3 p.m. All SCLS members are City of Torrance volunteers with annual fingerprint clearance and are not paid for their time expended on maintaining the trains and facility, and providing the rides. Donations are appreciated.
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 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! Donations are greatly appreciated. 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, January 21, 2017 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Novices and aficionados alike are invited to join L.A. Opera's Community Educators for a lively and interactive disucssion of their favorite operas. January 21 - The Abductions from the Seraglio, February 11 - Salome, March 22 - The Tales of Hoffman. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959.
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Visit the Madrona Marsh Preserve as the sun sets and day gradually changes into night. Observe and listen to the sounds of animals and insects as they begin their nightly activities. This walk is limited to the first 25 people who sign-up. Pre-registration is required. $5 per person or $10 per family. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The daughter of Ezra Idlet of the Grammy-nominated Trout Fishing in America, Dana Louise is a new songstress astonishing audiences with her vibrant, melodic vocals, adept finger-picking and cool sound. Now touring her debut album, she is joined by the Glorious Birds – Adams Collins (vibraphone and 5-string banjo), Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood (Trout Fishing in America/guitar, percussion and bass). Drawing from jazz and bluegrass, and carrying a contemporary beat, the sound is roots-flung-into-the-future folk. Dana Louise & the Glorious Birds work to leave their audiences glowing with the magic music can bring: genuine human connection.
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave, Torrance Blvd.
200+ Sellers with Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Crafts, Jewelry, Vintage Clothes, Plants, LP's, Home Decor & More...all on sale at bargain prices! Antique Appraisals - only $3 per item! Live music! Karren's Krafts 4 Kids - FREE crafting activity! Lots of great restaurants, bakery & sports bars! FREE admission & pet friendly!
 
 
Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 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, January 22, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy a special concert by world-reknowned performer, Kenichi Mikawa.
 
 
Monday, January 23, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, January 23, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, January 23, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Monday, January 23, 2017 | 1:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, January 23, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, January 23, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Monday, January 23, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
Adjourned Regular Meeting
 
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Dinuk Magammana's exhibit of paintings, "Marvels of Madrona", portraying the beauty of Madrona begins today, and will be on display until March 3. The artist reception for Dinuk will be held at the Nature Center on Saturday, January 28, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Preserve Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday & Wednesday of the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for a hands-on science nature class. Emphasis will be placed on caring for the natural world and being good stewards of the planet. Topic: Monarch Butterflies - all stages, metamorphosis and plants, and how to attract them. The 1st hour will be in the lab for science including live animals or plants and microscope use. The 2nd hour will be out on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to search for the things we just studied. You will need to register starting on the first of that month. Only 12 children may attend each class. We will do our best to be fair. A wait list up to 4 children will be added in case of cancellations. The participating children must be signed-in and dropped off for the first hour; parents may watch quietly in the back of the classroom. No younger siblings will be allowed in the classroom, but they are welcome to join us for the marsh walk. $5 donation per child. Ages 7-9 years. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Teens and tweens are welcome to try out thier gaming skills in this fun after school event. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 P.M . - CLOSED SESSION; 7:00 P.M. - REGULAR BUSINESS
 
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday & Wednesday of the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for a hands-on science nature class. Emphasis will be placed on caring for the natural world and being good stewards of the planet. Topic: Monarch Butterflies - all stages, metamorphosis and plants, and how to attract them. The 1st hour will be in the lab for science including live animals or plants and microscope use. The 2nd hour will be out on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to search for the things we just studied. You will need to register starting on the first of that month. Only 12 children may attend each class. We will do our best to be fair. A wait list up to 4 children will be added in case of cancellations. The participating children must be signed-in and dropped off for the first hour; parents may watch quietly in the back of the classroom. No younger siblings will be allowed in the classroom, but they are welcome to join us for the marsh walk. $5 donation per child. Ages 7-9 years. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Join the Librarian for stories and songs, intended for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Noon   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Calling all crafters! Share, learn, and be inspired. Bring your current, portable project and a sack lunch to spend time with fellow crafters. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Make waves and make some noise in this fun and funky science show! The Mad Scientist will create crazy cacophony with a garbage can, a swinging sound tube, and a metal pipe! Children will cheer as potatoes pop! What are all the kids talking about? Sounds Like Science! This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Where Art, Writing, and Science Come Together with Kathryn Babcock - Drawing and Diagramming Insects, open to children (3rd grade and up) and adults, $20 per class per person, a one-time supply fee of $20. Create a beautiful nature journal with your own carefully observed drawings and field notations as you discover and record the diversity and design in nature. Our primary resources of study are the collections at Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve. Learn the fundamentals of observational drawing used by Renaissance masters in this ongoing series of monthly classes. Topics include drawing, painting, calligraphy and scientific observation and questioning. Teaching is through demonstration, viewing historical masterworks, question and answer, and individual assistance. TOPIC: drawing and diagramming insects - we will observe and draw an insect specimen and then break it down into its component parts and draw them. Open to children (3rd grade and up) and adults of all levels of expertise. This class occurs on the 4th Thursday of each month, from 8:45 a.m. - noon. COST: $20 per person for each class. A one-time fee of $20 provides a hardbound journal, and a watercolor box recommended for the class. The Nature Center will contribute other art supplies to each student as needed. Pre-registration is required. For more information please call the Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM   
California Pizza Kitchen, 25036 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505
Join the Torrance Rose Float Association for a fundraising event to support its 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade float entry. The flyer must be presented for TRFA to benefit, and is available on the TRFA website, TorranceRoseFloat.Org under the News & Events tab.
 
 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive
Storytelling, museum visit and art workshop for children ages 6-11. Participants and their parents will meet at TAM for storytelling and afterwards they will tour the current exhibitions. Following the tour, the participants will create artwork related to the afternoon's activities. A library booklist with related topics is distributed at the end of the workshop. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.
 
 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
5315 Torrance Blvd., Suite B1, Torrance, CA 90503
Please join the Providence Institute for Human Caring for an informational session to complete your advance directive. It's never too soon to have this conversation with your physician and your family. If you want care that takes into consideration your values, preferences and priorities, then an advance directive can help.
 
 
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Space is limited to 20 children. Free. Donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Toddlertime is repeated at 11:00 a.m. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m.. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Friends of the Torrance Library are having their booksale! Hardback and paperback, unique tables, CDs, DVDs, tapes and records. Romance paperbacks at $2 per bag. Friday, Jan. 27 2-6, Friends Members only (join at the door for only $5) Saturday, Jan. 28 9-4 open to the public Sunday, Jan. 29 1-4 Bag Sale! Fill a paper grocery bag with any combination of items for only $5!
 
 
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens and tweens are invited to join us for some fun with games on the Wii. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-648-5964.
 
 
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center - 3341 Torrance Blvd.
The Co-Rec Club is a co-ed recreation program for 6th, 7th and 8th grade Torrance Middles school students/residents. Co-Rec provides dances and activities throughout the year. This program is sponsored and supervised by the City of Torrance Community Services Department. Students must be a member to attend these dances. Membership into this exclusive club is $15.00 a year (September 2016 - August 2017). A current school ID or a printout of a current schedule is mandatory for membership and admission. It's Game Time! Join us for an all-star sports night!
 
 
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for an early morning Bird Walk at Madrona. Increase your birding skills and learn about resident and migration birds. This walk is open to all ages and all levels. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. No court ordered participants. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 13 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Friends of the Torrance Library are having their booksale! Hardback and paperback, unique tables, CDs, DVDs, tapes and records. Romance paperbacks at $2 per bag. Friday, Jan. 27 2-6, Friends Members only (join at the door for only $5) Saturday, Jan. 28 9-4 open to the public Sunday, Jan. 29 1-4 Bag Sale! Fill a paper grocery bag with any combination of items for only $5!
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for an early morning Bird Walk at Madrona. Increase your birding skills and learn about resident and migration birds. This walk is open to all ages and all levels. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Create a Chinese lantern using New Year envelopes. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but supplies are limited so registration is required. Registration opens 30 days before the program. To register, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please visit Dinuk's exhibit of paintings, "Marvels of Madrona", portraying the beauty of Madrona, and listen to the stories and inspirations behind his art works. Light refreshments will be provided. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 2:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
This high-energy event dives into water conservation and the three states of matter. Volunteers will help the Mad Science instructor demonstrate surface tension, and how water is actually sticky! Kids will learn how much water they use every day, and how easy it is to conserve. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Klezmer Juice is vibrant Yiddish soul imbued with musical influences both old and new from around the world. Representing a new generation of Jewish soul musicians, the youthful group members see themselves as torchbearers of an ancient traditional craft that unites generations in spirit, offering fresh interpretations of traditional tunes.
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for an early morning Bird Walk at Madrona. Increase your birding skills and learn about resident and migration birds. This walk is open to all ages and all levels. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join the Friends of Madrona Marsh and Staff for the Re-Grand Opening of the Nature Center. Come check out the new exhibits and attractions, displaying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh! Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join us for the Friends of Madrona Marsh annual meeting. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Friends of the Torrance Library are having their booksale! Hardback and paperback, unique tables, CDs, DVDs, tapes and records. Romance paperbacks at $2 per bag. Friday, Jan. 27 2-6, Friends Members only (join at the door for only $5) Saturday, Jan. 28 9-4 open to the public Sunday, Jan. 29 1-4 Bag Sale! Fill a paper grocery bag with any combination of items for only $5!
 
 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
It’s Pirates of the Caribbean meets Whose Line Is it Anyway? Flung into the future by a bumbling Sea Witch, a crew of misfit pirates now has only one chance of returning home: By performing the greatest pirate epic ever seen onstage! There’s only one problem: Half the script is missing! The crew fills in the blanks and improvises a brand-new musical adventure based on audience suggestions!
 
 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
3846 Redondo Beach Blvd
St. Catherine Laboure Elementary School is having their annual open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 29. Grades available: preschool, TK, and K-8. Come see why it's been voted 2016 Best Private School in the South Bay by the Daily Breeze Readers!
 
 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 5:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
It’s Pirates of the Caribbean meets Whose Line Is it Anyway? Flung into the future by a bumbling Sea Witch, a crew of misfit pirates now has only one chance of returning home: By performing the greatest pirate epic ever seen onstage! There’s only one problem: Half the script is missing! The crew fills in the blanks and improvises a brand-new musical adventure based on audience suggestions!
 
 
Monday, January 30, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, January 30, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, January 30, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Monday, January 30, 2017 | 1:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, January 30, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Ron Melin and Dave Moody as you learn to identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
No meeting
 
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