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Monday, October 1, 2012 | (All Day)   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
The Henderson Library is closed for construction beginning September 24, 2012. The closure is anticipated to last about three months. Materials may be returned in the outside drops, or at any other Torrance Library. Please join our storytimes and after-school programs at our other Torrance Libraries. For more information, please contact Library Administration at 310-618-5950.
 
 
Monday, October 1, 2012 | (All Day)   
Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center
Visit Madrona Marsh Nature Center to purchase your tickets for this years Moonlight Magic Fundraising Event. A Fundraising Celebration on the Preserve in the Moonlight. Dinner, music, auctions, dancing, and laughter.
 
 
Monday, October 1, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Monday, October 1, 2012 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to three years, participating with a caregiver. The program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! The program is repeated at 11:00 a.m. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Monday, October 1, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Walteria Library.
 
 
Monday, October 1, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to three years, participating with a caregiver. The program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! The program is a repeat of the 10:15 a.m. session. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Monday, October 1, 2012 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children ages 2 and up and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this storytime! Open to the whole family, it is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the North Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, October 1, 2012 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join the Mystery Book Group for a discussion of The Real Macaw by Donna Andrews. This discussion is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Monday, October 1, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 11:55 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Tuesday, October 2, 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, October 2, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 11:59 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, October 2, 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, October 2, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime with rhymes, songs, and early literacy activities is designed for infants 6 - 18 months, participating with a caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room does get crowded so please arrive on time! All storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Book Group meets to discuss great books. The discussion is free and no registration is required. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the North Torrance Library.
 
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Southeast Library.
 
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Artists found California had the unique landscape and light to continue the traditions of the French Impressionists with a few new twists. Come celebrate the turn of the century in California through art.
 
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | 4:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
High school students - would you like to provide input on the collections and programs at your branch library? Join a Teen Advisory Board! Walteria's TAB will meet the first Tuesday of every month. For more information, please call the Waleria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children ages 2 and up and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this storytime! Open to the whole family, it is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, October 2, 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
 
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Wednesday, October 3, 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, October 3, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to three years, participating with a caregiver. The program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the El Retiro Library.
 
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | 3:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd,
 
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, October 3, 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.
 
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, October 4, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Thursday, October 4, 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. Ages 3 months - 6 years. Free! $5 donation requested. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, October 4, 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 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 call the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, October 4, 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, October 4, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, October 5, 2012 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
View the works of local artists portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Exhibits on display daily in the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. Free! For more information please contact the Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, October 5, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Friday, October 5, 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 and their parents or guardians. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday from 10-12:00 p.m. Register Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. for that weeks 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, October 5, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Featuring vocal harmonies guaranteed to give you chills, Dala also make use of their considerable talents on guitar and piano to create a unique brand of acoustic pop. Their fun and energetic stage presence has made Dala a fan favorite across the country.
 
 
Saturday, October 6, 2012 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Out of the Wilds and Into Your Garden" Native Garden Plant Class Series with Connie Vadheim will not be held this month.
 
 
Saturday, October 6, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
The Attic; 2320 W. Carson Street; Torrance
Looking for great bargins? Cleaning your closet out, getting rid of those old clothers, crafts, or trinkets? Join us at the Attic Swap Meet, get a booth or come by and find some great bargins. For more information on how to be a vendor call the Attic.
 
 
Saturday, October 6, 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 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, October 6, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
City of Long Beach, Veteran's Stadium, Clark Ave. and Conant St. Enter roundup from Conant St.
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents.
 
 
Saturday, October 6, 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, October 6, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day at the Library with a fun craft and great Star Wars Books! This program is free and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, October 6, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Get started in climbing your family tree. Learn about the resources available at the Torrance Public Library and online to help. Volunteers will be available to assist you in getting started on your personal history adventure! This program is free, and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Reference Department for more information.
 
 
Saturday, October 6, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This introductory program will acquaint you with what you need to begin researching your family tree. In addition, you will learn about the resources available to you through the South Bay Cities Genealogical Society and the Torrance Public Library.
 
 
Saturday, October 6, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Featuring vocal harmonies guaranteed to give you chills, Dala also make use of their considerable talents on guitar and piano to create a unique brand of acoustic pop. Their fun and energetic stage presence has made Dala a fan favorite across the country.
 
 
Sunday, October 7, 2012 | (All Day)   
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Honor veterans in your community by sponsoring a wreath that will be placed on a veteranʼs grave. 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 at: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/location/los-angeles-national-cemetery-los-angeles/ For more info or to volunteer, contact John Doyle at 805-757-7813 or john.doyle.71@gmail.com
 
 
Sunday, October 7, 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, October 7, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Columbia Park 4045 190th St, Torrance
Torrance Craftmen's Guild Art in the Park
 
 
Sunday, October 7, 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, October 7, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Considered scandalous a century ago, this adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s play has not lost its ability to shock. Set in Biblical times, the erotically charged opera centers on a tangled triangle: the persecuted John the Baptist, a lecherous King Herod and his pathologically seductive stepdaughter, Salome. Soprano Nadja Michael is mesmerizing in the title role opposite bass-baritone Greer Grimsley (Jokanaan) and tenor Kim Bogley (Herod). Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts “with flair and muscle.” (San Francisco Chronicle). “All the zesty blood lust of a good vampire movie…bravely and marvelously macabre!” New York Times One hour 53 minutes with one intermission.
 
 
Sunday, October 7, 2012 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Considered scandalous a century ago, this adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s play has not lost its ability to shock. Set in Biblical times, the erotically charged opera centers on a tangled triangle: the persecuted John the Baptist, a lecherous King Herod and his pathologically seductive stepdaughter, Salome. Soprano Nadja Michael is mesmerizing in the title role opposite bass-baritone Greer Grimsley (Jokanaan) and tenor Kim Bogley (Herod). Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts “with flair and muscle.” (San Francisco Chronicle). “All the zesty blood lust of a good vampire movie…bravely and marvelously macabre!” New York Times One hour 53 minutes with one intermission.
 
 
Monday, October 8, 2012 | (All Day)   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
The Henderson Library is closed for construction beginning September 24, 2012. The closure is anticipated to last about three months. Materials may be returned in the outside drops, or at any other Torrance Library. Please join our storytimes and after-school programs at our other Torrance Libraries. For more information, please contact Library Administration at 310-618-5950.
 
 
Monday, October 8, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Monday, October 8, 2012 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to three years, participating with a caregiver. The program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! The program is repeated at 11:00 a.m. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Monday, October 8, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Walteria Library.
 
 
Monday, October 8, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to three years, participating with a caregiver. The program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! The program is a repeat of the 10:15 a.m. session. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Monday, October 8, 2012 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, October 8, 2012 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children ages 2 and up and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this storytime! Open to the whole family, it is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the North Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, October 8, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, 3400 Torrance Blvd., Ste. 100
Exec. meeting 5:00 p.m. Full Committee 7:00 p.m.
 
 
Monday, October 8, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, October 8, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Library meeting room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Breaking News: Marsh-ians Spotted in Madrona Marsh Group Artist's Exhibit Begins. View the works of local artists portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Exhibits on display daily at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. All are welcome! Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Out of the Wilds and into Your Garden" Native Garden Plant Series Class with Connie Vadheim will not be held this month.
 
 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
2nd Tuesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 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. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | 9:30 AM   
Bartlett Senior Center, 1318 Cravens Ave.
 
 
Tuesday, October 9, 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 call the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime with rhymes, songs, and early literacy activities is designed for infants 6 - 18 months, participating with a caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room does get crowded so please arrive on time! All storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the North Torrance Library.
 
 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Southeast Library.
 
 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children ages 2 and up and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this storytime! Open to the whole family, it is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Tuesday, October 9, 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
 
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Wednesday, October 10, 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, October 10, 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, October 10, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to three years, participating with a caregiver. The program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the El Retiro Library.
 
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242nd St.
Join us for the organizational meeting of this new book group at the Walteria Library. Pick up the book for November, enjoy light refreshments, and help select books for future meetings. 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, October 10, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for a screening of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, starring Kevin McCarthy and Dana Winter. This film is sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library and no registration is required. Please call the Audiovisual Department at (310) 618-5962 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 4:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
CATV Meeting Room, 3350 Civic Center Dr.
 
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Los Angeles Dodgers Pitchers: Seven Decades of Diamond Dominance. Join author Don Lechman, a Los Angeles newspaperman for forty years, as he recounts the history of the team's aces. This program is free, no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Thursday, October 11, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Thursday, October 11, 2012 | 10:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
Read and discuss mysteries and thrillers in this book group. All discussions are free and no registration is required. ** Please Note: Due to the closure of Henderson Library, this meeting will be at the Southeast Library. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, October 11, 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, October 11, 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 Preserve. Learn how to: prepare soil for planting on the Marsh, grow native plants for restoration and fund raising events at the Madrona Marsh Preserv, '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, October 11, 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, October 11, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, October 12, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Friday, October 12, 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. Must register Tuesday morning around 10:00 a.m. for that weeks 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 call the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, October 12, 2012 | 11:30 AM   
Ken Miller Recreation Auditorium [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
Dean Martin’s twin brother, Dino Martini will be singing Everybody Loves Somebody, Sometime, Ma, He’s Making Eyes at Me, and Four Leaf Clover along with a special guest visit from Aunt Vanilla. The Young at Heart Senior Theater Group feature performers from 69 to 85+ years of age.
 
 
Friday, October 12, 2012 | 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center
The Young at Heart Theater group will perform a walk down memory lane with their new show, “Remember When.” Highlights include a special guest visit from Aunt Vanilla and Dean Martin’s twin brother, Dino Martini singing, “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime,” “Ma, He’s Making Eyes at Me,” and “Four Leaf Clover.” Prior to the show you'll enjoy a delicious luncheon of Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, Dinner Roll, and Aunt Vanilla’s Dessert. Don't miss out!
 
 
Friday, October 12, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM   
The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club 260 Portofino Way Redondo Beach, CA
Please join us for our 30th Class Reunion for Torrance High School at the lovely Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club. We will have a delicious cocktail reception. Self parking is $5 Cash bar
 
 
Friday, October 12, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The age-old expression “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” takes on new meaning when four award winning actress/writers – Wendy Hammers, Arlene Milinowski, Jonna Tamases and Lyena Strelkoff – come together to present a funny, touching, uplifting and very human evening of true stories. This show combines excerpts from their award winning performances and will be followed by a lively roundtable discussion about obstacles, life and work. These women will make you laugh and cry and give you new perspective on your own life challenges. Bring your girlfriends, makes some new ones, or bring a date. Most importantly, bring your heart. Adult content.
 
 
Saturday, October 13, 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. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain and holidays that fall on a Saturday will cancel 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, October 13, 2012 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Do you have a turtle or tortoise? Are you thinking about adopting one? Representatives from the California Turtle and Tortoise Society will be here for this "hands-on" event, with live turtles and tortoises on display as well as ones you can adopt. Bring your own turtle or tortoise and join us! Free! Donations accepted. Pre-registration is recommended. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, October 13, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society & Museum, 1345 Post Avenue, Torrance
Torrance Historical Society’s biannual Home Tour in Old Torrance will focus on past favorite homes as well as one built in 1912, the year that Torrance was founded. It is the Society’s largest fundraiser and gives guests a glimpse of the past by introducing them to the original homes and architectural style in Torrance. This event has been a tradition since 1980 and will celebrate 100 years of Torrance living through highlighting how others have renovated, updated and decorated their historic homes to accommodate today’s lifestyle, yet managed to preserve the charming architecture and characteristics of the past.
 
 
Saturday, October 13, 2012 | Noon - 3:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Bring your drum or acoustic instrument and join us for a afternoon of rhythmic music at Madrona. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, October 13, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
The talented puppet folks from Swazzle present this wonderful interactive puppet adventure. This program is free, and no registration is required - generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, October 13, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Visit the Preserve as the sun sets, and day slowly turns into night. See and hear the sound of animals and insects that come out at night. This walk is limited to the first 25 people who sign up. $5 per person or $10 per family. For reservations and more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, October 13, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The age-old expression “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” takes on new meaning when four award winning actress/writers – Wendy Hammers, Arlene Milinowski, Jonna Tamases and Lyena Strelkoff – come together to present a funny, touching, uplifting and very human evening of true stories. This show combines excerpts from their award winning performances and will be followed by a lively roundtable discussion about obstacles, life and work. These women will make you laugh and cry and give you new perspective on your own life challenges. Bring your girlfriends, makes some new ones, or bring a date. Most importantly, bring your heart. Adult content.
 
 
Sunday, October 14, 2012 | (All Day)   
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Honor veterans in your community by sponsoring a wreath that will be placed on a veteranʼs grave. 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 at: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/location/los-angeles-national-cemetery-los-angeles/ For more info or to volunteer, contact John Doyle at 805-757-7813 or john.doyle.71@gmail.com
 
 
Sunday, October 14, 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, October 14, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Location: Torrance Historical Society & Museum, 1345 Post Avenue, Torrance
Torrance Historical Society’s biannual Home Tour in Old Torrance will focus on past favorite homes as well as one built in 1912, the year that Torrance was founded. It is the Society’s largest fundraiser and gives guests a glimpse of the past by introducing them to the original homes and architectural style in Torrance. This event has been a tradition since 1980 and will celebrate 100 years of Torrance living through highlighting how others have renovated, updated and decorated their historic homes to accommodate today’s lifestyle, yet managed to preserve the charming architecture and characteristics of the past.
 
 
Sunday, October 14, 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, October 14, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Fantastic Spiders" with Brent Carner, insect expert. $5 per person or $10 per family. Pre-registration is recommended. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Monday, October 15, 2012 | (All Day)   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
The Henderson Library is closed for construction beginning September 24, 2012. The closure is anticipated to last about three months. Materials may be returned in the outside drops, or at any other Torrance Library. Please join our storytimes and after-school programs at our other Torrance Libraries. For more information, please contact Library Administration at 310-618-5950.
 
 
Monday, October 15, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Monday, October 15, 2012 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to three years, participating with a caregiver. The program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! The program is repeated at 11:00 a.m. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Monday, October 15, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Walteria Library.
 
 
Monday, October 15, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to three years, participating with a caregiver. The program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! The program is a repeat of the 10:15 a.m. session. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Monday, October 15, 2012 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited to celebrate Teen Read Week with a great program five days in a row! October 15 - learn to create super secret book safes. October 16 - zombie face paint and makeup tips. October 17 - Avengers. October 18 - spaghetti structures. October 19 - Wiikend Celebration! All programs are free and meant for teens. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Monday, October 15, 2012 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children ages 2 and up and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this storytime! Open to the whole family, it is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the North Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, October 15, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Tuesday, October 16, 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, October 16, 2012 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, October 16, 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, October 16, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime with rhymes, songs, and early literacy activities is designed for infants 6 - 18 months, participating with a caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room does get crowded so please arrive on time! All storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the North Torrance Library.
 
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Southeast Library.
 
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited to celebrate Teen Read Week with a great program five days in a row! October 15 - learn to create super secret book safes. October 16 - zombie face paint and makeup tips. October 17 - Avengers. October 18 - spaghetti structures. October 19 - Wiikend Celebration! All programs are free and meant for teens. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM   
Toyota Auto Museum, 19600 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance
The Torrance branch of American Association of University Women present students' experiences at summer Tech Trek at various colleges where they learned science and technology. Doors open at 6 p.m. to see the Toyota car collection.
 
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children ages 2 and up and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this storytime! Open to the whole family, it is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Tuesday, October 16, 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, October 16, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
General Audubon Meeting featuring Dr. John Thomlinson, "Conservation of Biodiversity in the South Bay / Palos Verdes" and Dr. Connie Vadheim, "Gardens and Wildlands: Making the Connection". Share your birding adventures with like minded birders, and enjoy the slideshow presentations. All are welcome!
 
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Wednesday, October 17, 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, October 17, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to three years, participating with a caregiver. The program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the El Retiro Library.
 
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 1:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited to celebrate Teen Read Week with a great program five days in a row! October 15 - learn to create super secret book safes. October 16 - zombie face paint and makeup tips. October 17 - Avengers. October 18 - spaghetti structures. October 19 - Wiikend Celebration! All programs are free and meant for teens. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Thursday, October 18, 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 Preserve, '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, October 18, 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, October 18, 2012 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited to celebrate Teen Read Week with a great program five days in a row! October 15 - learn to create super secret book safes. October 16 - zombie face paint and makeup tips. October 17 - Avengers. October 18 - spaghetti structures. October 19 - Wiikend Celebration! All programs are free and meant for teens. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Historical Society Museum, 1345 Post Ave.
 
 
Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 11:55 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Comission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, October 19, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Friday, October 19, 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 noon. Please register on Tuesday mornings for that weeks 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 children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Free! Donations accepted. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 kids. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, October 19, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Friends Members Only pre-sale from 2 to 6 pm (memberships sold at the door starting at 1 pm). The Friends of the Torrance Library will offer a great selection of encyclopedias, reference material, children's books and thousands of books on a vast array of topics - all at bargain prices. A variety of records, CDs, cassette tapes, VHS tapes and DVDs will be offered.
 
 
Friday, October 19, 2012 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited to celebrate Teen Read Week with a great program five days in a row! October 15 - learn to create super secret book safes. October 16 - zombie face paint and makeup tips. October 17 - Avengers. October 18 - spaghetti structures. October 19 - Wiikend Celebration! All programs are free and meant for teens. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Friday, October 19, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TTC at 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
For those of you who loved the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) get ready for another zany time at the theater, The Compete History of America (Abridged) is a nenty minute whirlwind that takes the audience on a rapid fire, comedic journey through American history. Going through 600 years of history in 6000 seconds was never possible until now, and history will never be the same!
 
 
Saturday, October 20, 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. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or holidays cancel 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, October 20, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
This month's topic is Big Birds, Little Voices. Featuring Red-Tailed, Cooper's and Red-Shouldered Hawk's, Peregrine Falcon and American Kestrel. 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 held in the Madrona Marsh Nature Center every 3rd Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Classes are limited to 20 persons. Pre-registration is required. Ages 9+. Free! Donations accepted. To register or for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Public Sale from 9 am to 4 pm. The Friends of the Torrance Library will offer a great selection of encyclopedias, reference material, children's books and thousands of books on a vast array of topics - all at bargain prices. A variety of records, CDs, cassette tapes, VHS tapes and DVDs will be offered.
 
 
Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 10:00 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Adults are invited to learn how to make a Hallowee treat box with Stampin' Up instructor Judy Kubota. All materials will be provided, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. This program is free, but registration is required. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 to register.
 
 
Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for Mushrooms in Your Garden with Florence Nishida from the Natural History Museum. Explore the mysterious world of fungi. Learn what types of mushrooms grow on the Madrona Marsh Preserve and in your garden. $5 per person or $10 per family. Pre-registration is recommended. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
El Retiro Library - 126 Vista del Parque
Learn the basics of planting in containers, in a pot designed especially for Halloween! This take-home project will be a delightful welcome to trick-or-treaters at your front porch. Taught by Maria Cesca. This program is free, but registration is required, please call (310) 375-0922. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Come with us on an ‘average’ day in the life of Charlie Brown; from Valentine’s Day to a baseball game, from wild optimism to utter despair, from a bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening. All of the beloved Peanuts characters are there: Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Pig Pen and Sally Brown. This show features the highlights from the Broadway musical with such songs as My Blanket and Me, Beethoven Day, Happiness, and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Suitable for the entire family.
 
 
Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Will it be a heart-warming story about living with nature or a tall tale of mythic proportions? In any event, stories will be told. After the story, create crafts that can be used in your home or given as gifts for the holidays. $5 per child. Pre-registration is recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Western Museum of Flight, 3315 Airport Dr., Torrance
Before Afghanistan, before Iran, before Vietnam, there was the Forgotten War. The Korean War. You can find out the real stories of this “conflict” from Bob Cashman. Cashman flew for the Forward Air Controllers. The term “ip close and personal” could have been invented for Chashman and the FACs. Forward air control (FAC) mission was to ensure that the following fighters air attack hits the intended target and does not injure friendly troops. The first comprehensive airborne forward air controller program was developed in Korea. By war's end, the United Nations air campaign had become so dependent on FAC's directing strikes on targets invisible to ground strike controllers that the ground strikers could go three months without directing a strike. Cashman’s job certainly provided him with a front-row seat. He spent most of his time in front of the front row, hanging above enemy positions, in a low-and-slow observation aircraft, making sure that the "shooters" back behind him knew exactly where their targets were. As always, WMOF Members are free; non-members are $5, which also includes access to WMOF museum exhibits. Free parking. BTW, a WMoF membership (www.wmof.com/newmem.htm) can be yours for as little as $50 annually giving you one-year unlimited FREE admission to the WMoF museum, all the Celebrity Series Lectures, Quarterly Newsletters, access to the research library and access to Special Events.
 
 
Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for the Star Party with Paul Livio and The Riverside Astronomical Society. View Jupiter and the Moon and the early evening stars. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This exciting event combines the three winners of the 2012 Young Artists Concerto Competition with the symphony orchestra performing works from Wieniawski, Carl Maria von Weber, and Rachmaninoff, followed by a selection of Broadway favorites featuring the dynamic voice of baritone Ralph Cato.
 
 
Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TTC at 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
For those of you who loved the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) get ready for another zany time at the theater, The Compete History of America (Abridged) is a nenty minute whirlwind that takes the audience on a rapid fire, comedic journey through American history. Going through 600 years of history in 6000 seconds was never possible until now, and history will never be the same!
 
 
Sunday, October 21, 2012 | (All Day)   
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Honor veterans in your community by sponsoring a wreath that will be placed on a veteranʼs grave. 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 at: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/location/los-angeles-national-cemetery-los-angeles/ For more info or to volunteer, contact John Doyle at 805-757-7813 or john.doyle.71@gmail.com
 
 
Sunday, October 21, 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, October 21, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Third Street Promenade
The American Lung Association in California would like to invite you to join us at our annual Fight For Air Walk on October 21, 2012. The Fight For Air Walk, a signature event for the American Lung Association in California, is back at Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade. Participants will walk a scenic 2.55 mile course around the world-famous Downtown Santa Monica area to support the fight for clean air. Learn more and register today at fightforairwalk.org!
 
 
Sunday, October 21, 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, October 21, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Here's an opportunity for children to learn to paint or sharpen already acquired watercolor skills with local artist Jennifer Siegel. Watercolors and paper are provided. Ages 8+. $10 per student. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society & Museum - 1345 Post Ave., Old Torrance
The docent-led Walking Tour begins at the Torrance Historical Society & Museum, and will point out many of the historic sites and landmarks of Old Torrance. You will also learn . . . · What’s in the Torrance Memorial Time capsule (located in the Museum) · What 3 Torrance properties are on the National Register of Historic Places · Where the new Centennial Time Capsule Plaza will be placed, and when · The original street names of “Torrance Blvd.” and “Post Avenue” · What famous artist was commissioned to paint a mural on the side of the Employment Development Department building The tour is an easy, but brisk walk covering 8 blocks — the walk is approximately 90 minutes. • Open to the public • Requires no reservations • Comfy walking shoes are recommended • Bring a camera, and a friend!
 
 
Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
TTC at 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
For those of you who loved the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) get ready for another zany time at the theater, The Compete History of America (Abridged) is a nenty minute whirlwind that takes the audience on a rapid fire, comedic journey through American history. Going through 600 years of history in 6000 seconds was never possible until now, and history will never be the same!
 
 
Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Palos Verdes Bowl- 24600 Crenshaw Blvd in Torrance, CA 90505
Come join us for an afternoon of family fun at Palos Verdes Bowl. $15 per ticket, includes bowling shoes and 3 games! $5 for non-bowler admission. RSVP and register by October 16th and receive 2 free raffle tickets to win an iPod Shuffle, register by October 19th and receive 1. We will have raffles, games, and plenty of sweet treats. Dress in your favorite Halloween costume, and come out for a great cause! For the past 21 years Happy Hats for Kids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit has been dedicated to uplifting the spirits, enriching the lives, and easing the fears of hospitalized children with cancer and other serious injuries and illnesses. All donations, ticket purchases, sale and raffle items are tax deductible. Have questions? Reach us by calling 310.787.0970 . See you there!
 
 
Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Join us in celebrating the presentation of the Torrance Performing Arts Consortium's Shakespeare Award to American poet Dana Gioia.
 
 
Monday, October 22, 2012 | (All Day)   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
The Henderson Library is closed for construction beginning September 24, 2012. The closure is anticipated to last about three months. Materials may be returned in the outside drops, or at any other Torrance Library. Please join our storytimes and after-school programs at our other Torrance Libraries. For more information, please contact Library Administration at 310-618-5950.
 
 
Monday, October 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!
 
 
Monday, October 22, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Monday, October 22, 2012 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to three years, participating with a caregiver. The program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! The program is repeated at 11:00 a.m. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Monday, October 22, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Walteria Library.
 
 
Monday, October 22, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to three years, participating with a caregiver. The program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! The program is a repeat of the 10:15 a.m. session. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Monday, October 22, 2012 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, October 22, 2012 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children ages 2 and up and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this storytime! Open to the whole family, it is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the North Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, October 22, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, 3400 Torrance Blvd., Ste. 100
Exec. meeting 5:00 p.m. Full Committee 7:00 p.m.
 
 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon (rain or shine) for a hands-on science nature class. Due to popularity this class will be repeated on Wednesday the 24th of this month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Emphasis will be placed on caring for the natural world and being good stewards to the planet. This month's topic will be Spiders & Webs. The first hour will be in the classroom for stories, a craft and science including live animals or plants and microscope use. The second hour will be walking out on the marsh to search for the things that we just studied. You will need to register for each month, starting 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 on cancellations. The participating children may be signed-in and dropped off for the first hour, or the 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. Ages 6-8 years. $5 donation per student. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, October 23, 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, October 23, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime with rhymes, songs, and early literacy activities is designed for infants 6 - 18 months, participating with a caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room does get crowded so please arrive on time! All storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the North Torrance Library.
 
 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Southeast Library.
 
 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children ages 2 and up and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this storytime! Open to the whole family, it is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Tuesday, October 23, 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
 
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon (rain or shine) for a hands-on science nature class. Emphasis will be placed on caring for the natural world and being good stewards to the planet. This month's topic will be Spiders and Webs. The first hour will be in the classroom for stories, a craft and science including live animals or plants and microscope use. The second hour will be walking out on the marsh to search for the things that we just studied. You will need to register for each month, starting the 1st 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 may be signed-in and dropped off for the 1st hour, or the 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. Ages 6-8 years. $5 donation per student. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, October 24, 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, October 24, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to three years, participating with a caregiver. The program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the El Retiro Library.
 
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Melissa King, author of This Mommy Saves Money, in partnership with savings.com will share local grocery store bargains, printable coupons, online shopping deals, and more. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 4:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month. This book group is free, but intended for teens grades 7-12 and registration is required. For more information, please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 4:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for a evening with Don Lynch, historian with the Titanic Historical Society. His research includes interviews with survivors of the maritime disaster and dives to the Titanic shipwreck at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. This event is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Seating is limited and is first-come, first-seated. Suitable for all ages.
 
 
Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 10:30 AM - Noon   
3520 Carson St.
Torrance Transit will kick off their Rapid and ExpressLanes bus services on Thursday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Del Amo Fashion Center parking lot in front or Macy’s on Carson St. in Torrance. The new Line 4 created as part of Metro’s ExpressLanes project on the I-110 Harbor Freeway will provide an express “North to South” service between the South Bay and downtown Los Angeles. The second new route is the new Line 3 Rapid, an “East to West” rapid bus service that will provide service between the South Bay Galleria and the Long Beach Transit Gallery. In celebration of the kick-off, Torrance Transit will be offering free rides on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26 on Line 3 Rapid service only.
 
 
Thursday, October 25, 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 Preserve. Learn how to: prepare soil for planting on the Marsh, grow native plants for restoration and fund raising events at the Madrona Marsh Preserve, '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, October 25, 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, October 25, 2012 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is hosting a special family Halloween event with trick or treating, costume contest, game booths, prizes, raffles and live music. Dr. Chang of Advanced Chiropratic at 1317 El Prado is opening his annual HAUNTED OFFICE BONEYARD from 6 till 8 PM. As always there will be great vintage shopping, arts & crafts, fruits & vegetables, flowers, antiques appraisals and specials at the local restaurants and shops. FREE PARKING at The Depot Restaurant at 1250 Cabrillo Ave.
 
 
Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 6:00 PM   
20285 Western Avenue, Ste. 100, Torrance
 
 
Thursday, October 25, 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.
 
 
Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TTC at 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
For those of you who loved the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) get ready for another zany time at the theater, The Compete History of America (Abridged) is a nenty minute whirlwind that takes the audience on a rapid fire, comedic journey through American history. Going through 600 years of history in 6000 seconds was never possible until now, and history will never be the same!
 
 
Friday, October 26, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Friday, October 26, 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. Please register Tuesdays for that weeks 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 children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Free! Donations accepted. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 Kids. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, October 26, 2012 | 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Local author Stan Terasaki shares his book Ghosts for Breakfast just in time for Halloween. Join us at the Library for fun, fabulous, and free activities. All are recommended for school aged children, and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, October 26, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TTC at 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
For those of you who loved the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) get ready for another zany time at the theater, The Compete History of America (Abridged) is a nenty minute whirlwind that takes the audience on a rapid fire, comedic journey through American history. Going through 600 years of history in 6000 seconds was never possible until now, and history will never be the same!
 
 
Saturday, October 27, 2012 | 8:30 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
All are welcome! Make a difference in your community today! Spend the day planting and weeding on the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Bring a pair of gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Refreshments will be provided. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, October 27, 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, October 27, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
4th Saturday and Sunday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 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 pleases contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, October 27, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the little ones, ages 1 - 5, for a morning of songs and fun with some of the best children's musicians in the area. The program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department for more information.
 
 
Saturday, October 27, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
During World War II Japanese Americans were forced to answer a loyalty questionnaire. For many, those answers came at a great price. Come hear their stories in this program hosted by the Japanese American Historical Society of Southern Califrornia. The program is free, but seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, October 27, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Saturday, October 27, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TTC at 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
For those of you who loved the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) get ready for another zany time at the theater, The Compete History of America (Abridged) is a nenty minute whirlwind that takes the audience on a rapid fire, comedic journey through American history. Going through 600 years of history in 6000 seconds was never possible until now, and history will never be the same!
 
 
Sunday, October 28, 2012 | (All Day)   
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Honor veterans in your community by sponsoring a wreath that will be placed on a veteranʼs grave. 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 at: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/location/los-angeles-national-cemetery-los-angeles/ For more info or to volunteer, contact John Doyle at 805-757-7813 or john.doyle.71@gmail.com
 
 
Sunday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
In addition to great vintage shopping with over 200 antiques dealers, on the 28th we celebrate 14 years in Torrance with a Halloween Pet Parade & costume contest at noon (Sponsored by A Shear Pleasure Pet Salon, shopper seller trick or treat, Downtown Raffle, Vintage Raffle every hour, Best Booth Contest, Haunted Office at 1317 El Prado, sponsored by Dr. Edgar Chang, Birthday Cupcakes at 1:30 provided by Sprinkles "n" Stuff at 1272 Sartori Ave.
 
 
Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
4th Saturday and Sunday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 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, October 28, 2012 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Wilson Park
 
 
Sunday, October 28, 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, October 28, 2012 | 3:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Avi Bernard, DJ radio host of KJLH 102.3 will be hosting this special evening. This side splitting, gospel stage play written by Simone Anika Wilson and produced and directed by Edward Morton focuses on the person you think you know that sits right next to you in church. The As Iz band will have you clapping your hands and singing along with the action. This is the story of a church who wants to send their pastor and his wife on a vacation trip but the money somehow comes up missing.
 
 
Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Avi Bernard, DJ radio host of KJLH 102.3 will be hosting this special evening. This side splitting, gospel stage play written by Simone Anika Wilson and produced and directed by Edward Morton focuses on the person you think you know that sits right next to you in church. The As Iz band will have you clapping your hands and singing along with the action. This is the story of a church who wants to send their pastor and his wife on a vacation trip but the money somehow comes up missing.
 
 
Monday, October 29, 2012 | (All Day)   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
The Henderson Library is closed for construction beginning September 24, 2012. The closure is anticipated to last about three months. Materials may be returned in the outside drops, or at any other Torrance Library. Please join our storytimes and after-school programs at our other Torrance Libraries. For more information, please contact Library Administration at 310-618-5950.
 
 
Monday, October 29, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Monday, October 29, 2012 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to three years, participating with a caregiver. The program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! The program is repeated at 11:00 a.m. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Monday, October 29, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Walteria Library.
 
 
Monday, October 29, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to three years, participating with a caregiver. The program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! The program is a repeat of the 10:15 a.m. session. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Monday, October 29, 2012 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children ages 2 and up and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this storytime! Open to the whole family, it is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the North Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, October 29, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh 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 contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, October 30, 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, October 30, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime with rhymes, songs, and early literacy activities is designed for infants 6 - 18 months, participating with a caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room does get crowded so please arrive on time! All storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the North Torrance Library.
 
 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Southeast Library.
 
 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
NO MEETING
 
 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children ages 2 and up and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this storytime! Open to the whole family, it is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program.

This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools.

PLEASE NOTE: The After School Club Program is designed for Torrance Residents. Torrance residents will have the first opportunity to register for the program. After the resident registration, Non-Torrance residents will have an opportunity to register for any remaining spaces.

The After School Club Program follows the TUSD calendar and meets on campus Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 p.m. The program is offered at the following schools:

Elementary Schools
Arnold 4100 W. 227th St.
Carr 3404 W. 168th St.
Edison 3800 W.182nd St.
Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave.
Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave.
Victor 4820 Spencer St.
Walteria 24456 Madison St.
Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave.

Middle Schools
Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St.
Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave.
Hull 2080 W. 231st St.
Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave.
Magruder 4100 W. 185th St.
Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.

For information on the After School Club Program and a variety of other youth programs, please call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930.

All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older.

Applications and additional information are available online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool/

To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930

 
 
Wednesday, October 31, 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, October 31, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
This storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to three years, participating with a caregiver. The program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the El Retiro Library.
 
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Come to the Walteria Library in costume to get a special trick or treat! This celebration is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Wilson Park 2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Come enjoy a safe and fun alternative to trick-or-treating! Game booths and prizes are available for children of all ages. Join us for the costume parade at 6:30 p.m. Music provided by DJ Ozzie. Dogs are not permitted in the event area. $9.00 per wristband. Wristband includes unlimited games and are required for each participating child. Food will be available for an extra charge. Please call (310) 618-2930 for more information.
 
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