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Saturday, December 1, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The 1843 classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is put to music in this holiday classic. Watch Ebenezer Scrooge have the experience of a lifetime one Christmas Eve after the ghost of Jacob Marley (his former partner) visits him along with the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.
 
 
Saturday, December 1, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The 1843 classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is put to music in this holiday classic. Watch Ebenezer Scrooge have the experience of a lifetime one Christmas Eve after the ghost of Jacob Marley (his former partner) visits him along with the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.
 
 
Sunday, December 2, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the City of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month. For more information please call the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Pablo Picasso had two wives; Olga Khokhlova and Jacqueline Roque. He also had four children by three different women. Did these women influence his work and if so, how? We will look into the world of this famous artist.
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Discover extraordinary new worlds, travel through space and time, journey to other dimensions as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group explores the wondrous and fantastic realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy each month. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and no registration is required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Friday, December 7, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix celebrates how we decorated, dressed up, dined, and drank for the holidays in the 50s and 60s. With abundant joy, clever wit, and a keen eye for odd ball detail, Charles supercharges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud roast and toast of kitschy mid-century New Year’s, Easter, The Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas life.
 
 
Saturday, December 8, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix celebrates how we decorated, dressed up, dined, and drank for the holidays in the 50s and 60s. With abundant joy, clever wit, and a keen eye for odd ball detail, Charles supercharges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud roast and toast of kitschy mid-century New Year’s, Easter, The Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas life.
 
 
Sunday, December 9, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, December 9, 2012 | 3:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
A holiday show for all ages with dancing and singing.
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242nd St.
Join us for a discussion of A Cup of Friendship by Deborah Rodriguez. All Torrance Library book groups are free, and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Hits of Great American Artists from the forties through the sixties. Touching on the styles of Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Cole Porter, Ray Charles, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, the Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, the Temptations, the Bee Gees, R.E.M. and a few of his originals. This performance is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Seating is first come first seated, and please arrive on time. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room
Join us as we discuss great lives and times as presented in biographies and memoirs. For list of titles, please see http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5659.htm. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and there is no registration required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Friday, December 14, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance Civic Chorale and Orchestra bring to life the world theme of Peace On Earth through favorite selected Chanukah and seasonal favorites of the December holiday. Bells will ring out many well known tunes in addition to numerous selected vocal solos and Peace On Earth culminates with the Chorale’s closing Peace, Peace.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration Program every Saturday from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or holiday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 9:00 AM - Noon   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Toyota Meeting Hall] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The City of Torrance Community Services invites you to a pancake breakfast and a visit with Santa at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, with entertainment featuring a puppet show by Jim Gamble Puppet Productions and music by DJ Ozzie. Tickets are $20.00 a person and reservations can be made by phone (310) 618-2720 or in person at the Registration Office in the West Annex of City Hall 3031 Torrance Blvd, (two buildings east of the Library) on the following dates: Torrance Residents: November 27-December 7, 2012 Non-Torrance Residents: December 4-7, 2012 The registration office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on Friday, November 30 and Friday, December 14. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
City of Lomita, City Hall Parking Lot, 24300 Narbonne Ave. Enter roundup from Narbonne Ave.
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
3315 Airport Dr. Torrance
Search & Rescue, Air Ambulance, and Champion Racer … and now … Santa Claus. Come to the Western Museum of Flight to see Santa arrive via a Vintage Bi-Plane. At 11AM there will be a lecture about “Travel Air” the versatile air frame designed by legendary engineer, Lloyd Stearman. The Harbor Area Model A Ford Club will have Vintage Cars on Display. Your local Torrance Kiwanis Club members will be passing out Hot Chocolate and Gingerbread Cookies. Santa will stick around for pictures from 10AM till noon. Does life get any better?
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance Civic Chorale and Orchestra bring to life the world theme of Peace On Earth through favorite selected Chanukah and seasonal favorites of the December holiday. Bells will ring out many well known tunes in addition to numerous selected vocal solos and Peace On Earth culminates with the Chorale’s closing Peace, Peace.
 
 
Sunday, December 16, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, December 16, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
LCMC is a mixed chorus that performs in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County with a repertoire that ranges from classical to modern.
 
 
Monday, December 17, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
The Henderson Library will reopen on December 17 after ADA renovation. Stop by to see the changes, and thank you for your patience during this closure.
 
 
Monday, December 17, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the City of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre[Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Come celebrate a family holiday tradition as the talented children and ballerinas of Classical Ballet Theatre present highlights from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. The best part about the holidays is the chance to celebrate the season with our families and share the magic and joy of the holidays. Come join Classical Ballet Theatre and experience a magical journey where every child’s holiday dream comes true.
 
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | 1:00 PM   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries will open today at 1:00 p.m. for staff development. Outside materials returns are open and online resources are available. Please contact Library Administration at 310-618-5950 or the City Librarian, Hillary Theyer, at htheyer@torranceca.gov with any questions.
 
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Learning and developmental disabilities don’t stand in the way of this original variety show including singing and dancing within a holiday theme.
 
 
Friday, December 21, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
NTYME presents an evening of musical entertainment featuring performances by the North Torrance Youth Symphony Orchestra, Youth Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, Community Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra.
 
 
Saturday, December 22, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Usher in the holidays with The Nutcracker, danced in classical ballet tradition with featured artists.
 
 
Sunday, December 23, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Usher in the holidays with The Nutcracker, danced in classical ballet tradition with featured artists.
 
 
Monday, December 24, 2012 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for the Christmas Holiday. Outside materials returns will be open, and online resources and renewals will be available.
 
 
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for the Christmas Holiday. Outside materials returns will be open, and online resources and renewals will be available.
 
 
Thursday, December 27, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
The Creative Spirit Book Group meets monthly to discuss books and authors. This group is free and no registration is required. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Monday, December 31, 2012 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for New Years. Outside materials returns will be open, and online resources and renewals will be available.
 
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