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Saturday, December 1, 2012 | 8:30 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
All are welcome! Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 1, 2012 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our restoration program every Saturday from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that falls on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 15 years or younger you may must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 1, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join CSUDH professor Dr. Connie Vadheim for entertaining and educational classes on various native plant topics. Every month is a different topic. Never the same class twice! Topics range from 'edible seeds and berrys' to 'Chaparrel Communities and pruning techniques'. This month's topic is Botany for Gardeners - key botanic concepts to improve your gardening. After each presentation, Connie will lead the class through the Nature Center's Native Plant Garden to illustrate key points and further discussion. Handouts are included. This class is best for adults. This class is held in the Madrona Marsh Nature Center the the 1st Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and repeats the following Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free! Donations accepted. For more information pleased contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 1, 2012 | 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM   
Claim Jumper restaurant, corners of Crenshaw and Lomita Blvds
The South Bay Scooter Club meets the first Saturday of every month for a chance to ride around the South Bay on our scooters with fellow scooter enthusiasts. Though vintage Italian scooters are preferred, all types of scooters are always welcome. Meet at Claim Jumper restaurant in Torrance at 12:30pm. Ride leaves around 1pm-ish. Different routes and end spots are chosen every month. Come out and ride!!
 
 
Saturday, December 1, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
This class provides an opportunity for children to learn to paint or shrpen already acquired watercolor skills with local artist Jennifer Siegel. Ages 8+. $10 per student. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 1, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The 1843 classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is put to music in this holiday classic. Watch Ebenezer Scrooge have the experience of a lifetime one Christmas Eve after the ghost of Jacob Marley (his former partner) visits him along with the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.
 
 
Saturday, December 1, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The 1843 classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is put to music in this holiday classic. Watch Ebenezer Scrooge have the experience of a lifetime one Christmas Eve after the ghost of Jacob Marley (his former partner) visits him along with the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.
 
 
Saturday, December 1, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Sunday, December 2, 2012 | (All Day)   
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Honor veterans in your local community by sponsoring a wreath that will be placed on a veteranʼs grave. You are invited to attend a Wreath Laying Ceremony. Please join the Los Angeles National Cemetery and 230 State and National Cemeteries as we simultaneously Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve and Teach our children the Value of Freedom. Sponsor a wreath by visiting http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/location/los-angeles-national-cemetery-los-angeles/
 
 
Sunday, December 2, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, December 2, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Monday, December 3, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 11:55 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
City Hall West Annex
Registration for Winter 2013 Classes begins for non-Torrance residents
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the City of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month. For more information please call the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Pablo Picasso had two wives; Olga Khokhlova and Jacqueline Roque. He also had four children by three different women. Did these women influence his work and if so, how? We will look into the world of this famous artist.
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
In front of City Hall
The Lighting of the Menorah to celebrate Chanukah is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. in front of City Hall by the fountain. Rabbi Gary Spero will officiate.
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
This month's topic is Botany for Gardeners - key botanic concepts to improve you gardening. Please join CSUDH professor Connie Vadheim for entertaining and educational classes on various native plant topics. This class occurs the 1st Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon and repeats the following Tuesday from 6:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m. Every month is a different topic - never the same class twice! Topics range from 'Edible Seeds and Berries' to 'Chapparal Communities and Pruning Techniques'. After each presentation, Connie will lead the class through the Nature Center's Native Plant Garden to illustrate key points and further discussion. Handouts are included. This class is best for adults. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 p.m. Executive Session, 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Discover extraordinary new worlds, travel through space and time, journey to other dimensions as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group explores the wondrous and fantastic realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy each month. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and no registration is required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, December 6, 2012 | 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 Preserve listening for birds, looking for frogs and learning about nature. This program occurs the 1st Thursday of every month. Ages 3 months - 6 years. Free! $5 donation requested. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 6, 2012 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seed for the future of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Learn how to: prepare soil for planting on the Marsh, grow native plants for restoration and fund raising events at the Madrona Marsh, 'pot up' plants to larger containers, collect and 'clean' seeds and prune native plants in the nursery. This program occurs every Thursday of every month. Best for adults or college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 6, 2012 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday from 3 to 7. Produce, Flowers, Arts & Crafts, Vintage & More. Food Tastings, Cooking Demos & Live Music. Happy Hour and Market specials from Downtown restaurants and shops!
 
 
Thursday, December 6, 2012 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
TeenZone is a series of interactive and entertaining programs designed specifically for teens. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Thursday, December 6, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, December 7, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hand-on program for preschoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Register Tuesday for that week's Friday Fun Program. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting or other activities. The topics emphasize repect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 kids. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, December 7, 2012 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
A little friendly and interactive competition! TeenZone is a series of interactive and entertaining programs designed specifically for teens. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Friday, December 7, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Friday, December 7, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix celebrates how we decorated, dressed up, dined, and drank for the holidays in the 50s and 60s. With abundant joy, clever wit, and a keen eye for odd ball detail, Charles supercharges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud roast and toast of kitschy mid-century New Year’s, Easter, The Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas life.
 
 
Saturday, December 8, 2012 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration Program every Saturday from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 8, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw beautiful plants and animals? Do you admire those who can draw but you haven't really tried to learn yet? Well then, this class is for you. Join Lala Ragimov and discover that you can draw and make beautiful illustrations. Basic drawing and watercolor supplies provided. This workshop happens once a month on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; dates vary. Ages 9+. Pre-registration is recommended. $10 per person. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 8, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Ever wonder what to do with the clippings when you prune your native plants? One of the more creative uses is to dye yarn or cloth with them. This workshop by Connie Vadheim will show you an easy way to dye yarn using nothing more than water, cuttings from your garden, a large jar and the heat of the sun. This simple method is a good introduction to the fascinating world of natural dyes. Best for adult, ages 10+. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 8, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Listen to a winter themed story then join us for a craft. This program is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, December 8, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Saturday, December 8, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix celebrates how we decorated, dressed up, dined, and drank for the holidays in the 50s and 60s. With abundant joy, clever wit, and a keen eye for odd ball detail, Charles supercharges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud roast and toast of kitschy mid-century New Year’s, Easter, The Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas life.
 
 
Sunday, December 9, 2012 | (All Day)   
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Honor veterans in your local community by sponsoring a wreath that will be placed on a veteranʼs grave. You are invited to attend a Wreath Laying Ceremony. Please join the Los Angeles National Cemetery and 230 State and National Cemeteries as we simultaneously Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve and Teach our children the Value of Freedom. Sponsor a wreath by visiting http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/location/los-angeles-national-cemetery-los-angeles/
 
 
Sunday, December 9, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, December 9, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Sunday, December 9, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Second Sunday Science will feature the Holly Jolly Critter's of Christmas. With Tomi from Animal Lovers Pet Shop. Learn about reptiles and exotic birds. Tomi will share exciting stories and information about these amazing creatures! $5 per person or $10 per family. Pre-registration is recommended. To register or for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, December 9, 2012 | 3:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
A holiday show for all ages with dancing and singing.
 
 
Sunday, December 9, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Library meeting room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, December 10, 2012 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, December 10, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Discover this hidden jewel, right in our backyard. Enjoy a leisurely, easy stroll on the Madrona Marsh Preserve with a docent and learn about this fascinating vernal marsh. This walk occurs the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989
 
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | 9:30 AM   
Bartlett Senior Center, 1318 Cravens Ave.
 
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. Artesia Blvd.
Join artist Peggy Hasegawa for a winter craft. This program is intended for school aged children and is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Wilson Park, Dee Hardison Sports Center, 2400 Jefferson Street
7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Whether your an avid birder or just a beginner, you'll have fun on this walk. Search the 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, December 12, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242nd St.
Join us for a discussion of A Cup of Friendship by Deborah Rodriguez. All Torrance Library book groups are free, and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 W. Artesia Blvd.
Create your own edible holiday masterpiece. This program is recommended for school aged children and is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Join us for winter stories and a craft to celebrate the change in seasons. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 4:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
CATV Meeting Room, 3350 Civic Center Dr.
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Hits of Great American Artists from the forties through the sixties. Touching on the styles of Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Cole Porter, Ray Charles, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, the Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, the Temptations, the Bee Gees, R.E.M. and a few of his originals. This performance is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Seating is first come first seated, and please arrive on time. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012 | 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, December 13, 2012 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seed for the future of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Learn how to: prepare soil for planting on the Marsh, grow native plants for restoration and fund raising events at the Madrona Marsh, 'pot up' plants to larger containers, collect and 'clean' seeds and prune native plants in the nursery. This program occurs every Thursday of every month. Best for adults or college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd,
 
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday from 3 to 7. Produce, Flowers, Arts & Crafts, Vintage & More. Food Tastings, Cooking Demos & Live Music. Happy Hour and Market specials from Downtown restaurants and shops!
 
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Friday, December 14, 2012 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, December 14, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for preschoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday from 10-12:00 p.m. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting or other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 kids. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, December 14, 2012 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens, bring your younger brothers and sisters to this interactive family event, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library! TeenZone is a series of interactive and entertaining programs designed specifically for teens. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Friday, December 14, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Featuring the art of Paul Blieden, "Bugs and Frogs, etc..." a Photography exhibit. Paul has been photgraphing at the Madrona Marsh Preserve for years. Every year is a little different. Each year the seasonal changes happen at a different pace. In this photgraphic exhibit he will present a few images taken during the last year. Including wonderful flowers, the fascinating tiny frogs and some of the wonderful views that make the Madrona Marsh a beautiful place. Exhibits on display daily in the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, December 14, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Marsee Auditorium El Camino College Center for the Performing Arts
Under the artistic direction of Diane Lauridsen, nationally known South Bay Ballet delivers a holiday confection for savvy ballet audiences who are looking for impeccably trained artists and a creative, accessible interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Grandmother Clara tells the story of a young girl on Christmas Eve, dreaming a lush and vivid fantasy of her faithful Nutcracker Prince escorting her to the Kingdom of Sweets, where she becomes his beautiful, grown-up ballerina – and isn't that every girl’s Christmas wish?
 
 
Friday, December 14, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Friday, December 14, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance Civic Chorale and Orchestra bring to life the world theme of Peace On Earth through favorite selected Chanukah and seasonal favorites of the December holiday. Bells will ring out many well known tunes in addition to numerous selected vocal solos and Peace On Earth culminates with the Chorale’s closing Peace, Peace.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Bob Shanman for the Christmas Bird Count. He will share the basics of bird watching, collecting data including describing and identifying the different birds. Pre-registration is required. Ages 12+. $5 per person. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration Program every Saturday from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or holiday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
The World's Largest Citizen Science Project: Featuring - The Christmas Bird Count. A beginner's guide to birds, bird life and behavior. Each class will include a short presentation about the featured birds followed by a walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to look for them. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. Classes are limited to 20 students. Ages 9+. Class will be held in the Madrona Marsh Nature Center on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Pre-registration is required. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 9:00 AM - Noon   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Toyota Meeting Hall] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The City of Torrance Community Services invites you to a pancake breakfast and a visit with Santa at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, with entertainment featuring a puppet show by Jim Gamble Puppet Productions and music by DJ Ozzie. Tickets are $20.00 a person and reservations can be made by phone (310) 618-2720 or in person at the Registration Office in the West Annex of City Hall 3031 Torrance Blvd, (two buildings east of the Library) on the following dates: Torrance Residents: November 27-December 7, 2012 Non-Torrance Residents: December 4-7, 2012 The registration office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on Friday, November 30 and Friday, December 14. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
City of Lomita, City Hall Parking Lot, 24300 Narbonne Ave. Enter roundup from Narbonne 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, December 15, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Creat your own Holiday Wreath! Let Beth Scott help you create a holiday wreath using traditional greens and materials found in the Native Plant Garden. $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
3315 Airport Dr. Torrance
Search & Rescue, Air Ambulance, and Champion Racer … and now … Santa Claus. Come to the Western Museum of Flight to see Santa arrive via a Vintage Bi-Plane. At 11AM there will be a lecture about “Travel Air” the versatile air frame designed by legendary engineer, Lloyd Stearman. The Harbor Area Model A Ford Club will have Vintage Cars on Display. Your local Torrance Kiwanis Club members will be passing out Hot Chocolate and Gingerbread Cookies. Santa will stick around for pictures from 10AM till noon. Does life get any better?
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Learn the secrets and personal tips and techniques to make easy, beautiful and versatile gift-wrapping for the holidays and other events from Rosie Sato was the 2011 winner of Scotch Brand's 'Most Gifted Wrapper" contest. This event is free to the public and is first-come, first-seated. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries 22740 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance CA 90505
Holiday Home Reception Saturday, December 15th • 2pm Join us for holiday refreshments and holiday decorating tips from our expert designer. Learn how to transform a home into a festive and stylish holiday retreat this season! Plus, get up to 30% off just for coming! Happy Holidays from La-Z-Boy
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Marsee Auditorium El Camino College Center for the Performing Arts
Under the artistic direction of Diane Lauridsen, nationally known South Bay Ballet delivers a holiday confection for savvy ballet audiences who are looking for impeccably trained artists and a creative, accessible interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Grandmother Clara tells the story of a young girl on Christmas Eve, dreaming a lush and vivid fantasy of her faithful Nutcracker Prince escorting her to the Kingdom of Sweets, where she becomes his beautiful, grown-up ballerina – and isn't that every girl’s Christmas wish?
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance Civic Chorale and Orchestra bring to life the world theme of Peace On Earth through favorite selected Chanukah and seasonal favorites of the December holiday. Bells will ring out many well known tunes in addition to numerous selected vocal solos and Peace On Earth culminates with the Chorale’s closing Peace, Peace.
 
 
Sunday, December 16, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, December 16, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Sunday, December 16, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Fall is the time that most of us prune our native plants. But do you wonder what to do with the cuttings? In this workshop we will use native plant cuttings to make a simple potpourri for the home. Experience the scents of our local native sages, sagebrush, Yarrow and other native plants. Then choose your favorites and make your own unique blend for a potpour. This workshop will get you thinking about your native plant trimmings in a whole new way! Drop in any time from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and enjoy this fun craft. Ages 12+ and above. Free! Donations gratefully accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, December 16, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Marsee Auditorium El Camino College Center for the Performing Arts
Under the artistic direction of Diane Lauridsen, nationally known South Bay Ballet delivers a holiday confection for savvy ballet audiences who are looking for impeccably trained artists and a creative, accessible interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Grandmother Clara tells the story of a young girl on Christmas Eve, dreaming a lush and vivid fantasy of her faithful Nutcracker Prince escorting her to the Kingdom of Sweets, where she becomes his beautiful, grown-up ballerina – and isn't that every girl’s Christmas wish?
 
 
Sunday, December 16, 2012 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM   
Torrance Historical Society & Museum - 1345 Post Ave., Old Torrance`
The Torrance Historical Society will host a reading of the holiday classic - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Museum. Children of all ages, and adults who are young at heart, are invited to this free event. Former Torrance City Councilman Paul Nowatka will cozy down in an antique wingback chair and delight listeners with this magical tale. At the sound of sleigh bells ringing, Santa will pay a visit. Each guest will leave with a treat (compliments of COSTCO), and one lucky winner will depart with their very own copy of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Other guests will also have an opportunity to win a teddy bear.
 
 
Sunday, December 16, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
LCMC is a mixed chorus that performs in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County with a repertoire that ranges from classical to modern.
 
 
Monday, December 17, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
The Henderson Library will reopen on December 17 after ADA renovation. Stop by to see the changes, and thank you for your patience during this closure.
 
 
Monday, December 17, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, December 17, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the City of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment or 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 p.m. Executive Session, 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre[Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Come celebrate a family holiday tradition as the talented children and ballerinas of Classical Ballet Theatre present highlights from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. The best part about the holidays is the chance to celebrate the season with our families and share the magic and joy of the holidays. Come join Classical Ballet Theatre and experience a magical journey where every child’s holiday dream comes true.
 
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
General Audubon Meeting featuring Marcos Trinidad, "update on Audubon Yes Program". All are welcome! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | 1:00 PM   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries will open today at 1:00 p.m. for staff development. Outside materials returns are open and online resources are available. Please contact Library Administration at 310-618-5950 or the City Librarian, Hillary Theyer, at htheyer@torranceca.gov with any questions.
 
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | 1:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | 3:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd,
 
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
The Salvation Army, 4223 Emerald Street, Torrance, CA 90503
Home Instead Senior Care invites community volunteers to the 2012 “Be a Santa to a Senior” Gift Wrapping Party. This is the 9th year that Home Instead has sponsored the “Santa” program, which provides holiday gifts to low-income and often isolated seniors. Enjoy music, refreshments and Christmas carols sung by Girl Scout Troop 5865. This community-based program is a collaboration of businesses, non-profits and residents.
 
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Learning and developmental disabilities don’t stand in the way of this original variety show including singing and dancing within a holiday theme.
 
 
Thursday, December 20, 2012 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seeds for the future of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Learn how to: prepare soil for planting on the Marsh, grow native plants for restoration and fund raising events at the Madrona Marsh, 'pot up' plants to larger containers, collect and 'clean' seeds and prune native plants in the nursery. This program occurs every Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Best for adults or college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 20, 2012 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday from 3 to 7. Produce, Flowers, Arts & Crafts, Vintage & More. Food Tastings, Cooking Demos & Live Music. Happy Hour and Market specials from Downtown restaurants and shops!
 
 
Thursday, December 20, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Historical Society Museum, 1345 Post Ave.
 
 
Thursday, December 20, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Comission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 20, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Friday, December 21, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for preschoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Best to register Tuesday morning for that week's Friday Fun Program. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting or other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 kids. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, December 21, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
NTYME presents an evening of musical entertainment featuring performances by the North Torrance Youth Symphony Orchestra, Youth Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, Community Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra.
 
 
Friday, December 21, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Saturday, December 22, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave. Torrance
Over 175 vendors set up in the streets of Historic Downtown Torrance on Sartori, El Prado & Marcelina, right off of Torrance Blvd. from 8 am to 3 pm, FREE Admission & Parking. In addition to the vintage sellers there are many antique & specialty shops open as well as great restaurants, sports bars, bakery and market. This year , the Antique Street Faire will celebrate 14 years in downtown Torrance!
 
 
Saturday, December 22, 2012 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 22, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a guided walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve 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! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 22, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Usher in the holidays with The Nutcracker, danced in classical ballet tradition with featured artists.
 
 
Saturday, December 22, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Sunday, December 23, 2012 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
You are cordially invited to attend the annual Christmas Bird Count. This is an All Day event and is Free. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, December 23, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance
Over 175 sellers set up in the streets of historical downtown Torrance. Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Vintage Clothes, Jewelry, Toys, Tools, LP's, Arts & Crafts, Home Decor and more...all on sale at bargain prices! Also, have that vintage heirloom or recent treasure appraised by Dave Brownlee and crew at the Appraisal Tent, only $3.00 per item.
 
 
Sunday, December 23, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a guided walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve 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! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, December 23, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Sunday, December 23, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Usher in the holidays with The Nutcracker, danced in classical ballet tradition with featured artists.
 
 
Monday, December 24, 2012 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for the Christmas Holiday. Outside materials returns will be open, and online resources and renewals will be available.
 
 
Monday, December 24, 2012 | (All Day)   
City Hall
City Hall will be closed
 
 
Monday, December 24, 2012 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for the Christmas Holiday. Outside materials returns will be open, and online resources and renewals will be available.
 
 
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 | (All Day)   
City Hall
City Hall will be closed
 
 
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
NO MEETING
 
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 | 4:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 27, 2012 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seeds for the future of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Learn how to: prepare soil for planting on the Marsh, grow native plants for restoration and fund raising events at the Madrona Marsh, 'pot up' plants to larger containers, collect and 'clean' seeds and prune native plants in the nursery. This program occurs every Thursday of every month. Best for adults or college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 27, 2012 | 6:00 PM   
20285 Western Avenue, Ste. 100, Torrance
 
 
Thursday, December 27, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
The Creative Spirit Book Group meets monthly to discuss books and authors. This group is free and no registration is required. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Friday, December 28, 2012 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, December 28, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Saturday, December 29, 2012 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration Program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Rain or a holiday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 29, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Sunday, December 30, 2012 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Sunday, December 30, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Monday, December 31, 2012 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for New Years. Outside materials returns will be open, and online resources and renewals will be available.
 
 
Monday, December 31, 2012 | (All Day)   
City Hall
City Hall will be closed
 
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