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Sunday, January 1, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, January 2, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Ron Melin and Dave Moody as you learn to identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Hey kids, bring your favorite adult! Let's hike on the Madrona Marsh Preserve listening for birds, looking for frogs and learn about nature. Ages 3 months - 6 years. Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, January 6, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Space is limited to 20 children. Free. Donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 7, 2017 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. No court ordered participants. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 13 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 7, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join CSUDH professor Connie Vadheim for entertaining and educational classes on various native plant topics. Topic: beautiful bowls - containers for color through the year. After each presentation, Connie will lead the class through the Nature Center's Native Plant Garden to illustrate key points and inspire further discussion. Handouts are included. This class is best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Monday, January 9, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Whether you are an avid birder or just a beginner, you'll have fun on this walk. Search the Madrona Marsh Preserve for our local residents and seasonal visitors. Bob Shanman is a local birding expert and vibrant speaker. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Learn the truth being these dynamic insects, their abilities, and what makes them unique. Join other like-minded individuals for a informative and leisurely program that connects all of us to nature. Ages 16+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join CSUDH professor Connie Vadheim for entertaining and educational classes on various native plant topics. Topic: beautiful bowls - containers for color through the year. After each presentation, Connie will lead the class through the Nature Center's Native Plant Garden to illustrate key points and inspire further discussion. Handouts are included. This class is best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, January 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Space is limited to 20 children. Free. Donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, January 13, 2017 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center - 3341 Torrance Blvd.
The Co-Rec Club is a co-ed recreation program for 6th, 7th and 8th grade Torrance Middles school students/residents. Co-Rec provides dances and activities throughout the year. This program is sponsored and supervised by the City of Torrance Community Services Department. Students must be a member to attend these dances. Membership into this exclusive club is $15.00 a year (September 2016 - August 2017). A current school ID or a printout of a current schedule is mandatory for membership and admission.
 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H Wilson Park - 2200 Crenshaw Blvd
Our group is here to offer support to California farmers markets, and their vendors selling grain-based products, who wish to take on the challenge of supporting regional grain-growers. We'll do this by making available updated lists of the California grain-shed. We'll provide lists of growers, mills and distributors who can serve participating bakers. And, we'll provide technical assistance to bakers on how to work with California-grown whole grains and flours.
 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. No court ordered participants. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 13 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Monday, January 16, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, January 16, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Ron Melin and Dave Moody as you learn to identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
The Salton Sea is one of the most important places for birds in North America and is in danger of losing its ecological value. The sea faces many problems, such as decline in water quality, increased dust blowing into the sea, and degradation of birds’ roosting and breeding habitats. Join Audubon California’s Salton Sea Program Manager, Katie Krieger, as she explains how habitat mapping, public engagement, and how policy help address some of the immense challenges at the sea. Open to the public. Light refreshments are provided. Free! Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Friday, January 20, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Last day to view Estelle DeRidder's "Flashcard Project: The Flora of Madrona Marsh III". Visit her wonderful series of botanical illustrations, portraying the beauty of the Madrona Preserve. Free! For more information please contact the Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, January 20, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Space is limited to 20 children. Free. Donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, January 20, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. No court ordered participants. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 13 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Here's a chance to explore the Henrietta Basin on a docent led walk. Learn about the Storm Water Enhancement Project and the benefits this basin provides. This walk is open to all ages. Bring binoculars and wear close toed shoes. The walk starts at the north Basin gate located on Henrietta Street, across from West High School. Free! For more information call the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Are you fascinated by origami and want to learn about this captivating art form? Whether you're a beginner and just want to sharpen already acquired skills, then this is the perfect occasion to spend an enjoyable afternoon with Richard Ruan at the Madrona Marsh. Ages 9+. Free! Donations are greatly appreciated. Each session is unique featuring different skills. All supplies are provided. Please be on time! Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Visit the Madrona Marsh Preserve as the sun sets and day gradually changes into night. Observe and listen to the sounds of animals and insects as they begin their nightly activities. This walk is limited to the first 25 people who sign-up. Pre-registration is required. $5 per person or $10 per family. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Monday, January 23, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, January 23, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Dinuk Magammana's exhibit of paintings, "Marvels of Madrona", portraying the beauty of Madrona begins today, and will be on display until March 3. The artist reception for Dinuk will be held at the Nature Center on Saturday, January 28, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Preserve Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday & Wednesday of the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for a hands-on science nature class. Emphasis will be placed on caring for the natural world and being good stewards of the planet. Topic: Monarch Butterflies - all stages, metamorphosis and plants, and how to attract them. The 1st hour will be in the lab for science including live animals or plants and microscope use. The 2nd hour will be out on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to search for the things we just studied. You will need to register starting on the first of that month. Only 12 children may attend each class. We will do our best to be fair. A wait list up to 4 children will be added in case of cancellations. The participating children must be signed-in and dropped off for the first hour; parents may watch quietly in the back of the classroom. No younger siblings will be allowed in the classroom, but they are welcome to join us for the marsh walk. $5 donation per child. Ages 7-9 years. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday & Wednesday of the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for a hands-on science nature class. Emphasis will be placed on caring for the natural world and being good stewards of the planet. Topic: Monarch Butterflies - all stages, metamorphosis and plants, and how to attract them. The 1st hour will be in the lab for science including live animals or plants and microscope use. The 2nd hour will be out on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to search for the things we just studied. You will need to register starting on the first of that month. Only 12 children may attend each class. We will do our best to be fair. A wait list up to 4 children will be added in case of cancellations. The participating children must be signed-in and dropped off for the first hour; parents may watch quietly in the back of the classroom. No younger siblings will be allowed in the classroom, but they are welcome to join us for the marsh walk. $5 donation per child. Ages 7-9 years. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Create a beautiful nature journal with your own carefully observed drawings and field notations as you discover and record the diversity and design in nature. Our primary resources of study are the collections at Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve. Learn the fundamentals of observational drawing used by Renaissance masters in this ongoing series of monthly classes. Topics include drawing, painting, calligraphy and scientific observation and questioning. Teaching is through demonstration, viewing historical masterworks, question and answer, and individual assistance. TOPIC: drawing and diagramming insects - we will observe and draw an insect specimen and then break it down into its component parts and draw them. Open to children (3rd grade and up) and adults of all levels of expertise. This class occurs on the 4th Thursday of each month, from 8:45 a.m. - noon. COST: $20 per person for each class. A one-time fee of $20 provides a hardbound journal, and a watercolor box recommended for the class. The Nature Center will contribute other art supplies to each student as needed. Pre-registration is required. For more information please call the Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society for this hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive
Storytelling, museum visit and art workshop for children ages 6-11. Participants and their parents will meet at TAM for storytelling and afterwards they will tour the current exhibitions. Following the tour, the participants will create artwork related to the afternoon's activities. A library booklist with related topics is distributed at the end of the workshop. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.
 
 
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Space is limited to 20 children. Free. Donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center - 3341 Torrance Blvd.
The Co-Rec Club is a co-ed recreation program for 6th, 7th and 8th grade Torrance Middles school students/residents. Co-Rec provides dances and activities throughout the year. This program is sponsored and supervised by the City of Torrance Community Services Department. Students must be a member to attend these dances. Membership into this exclusive club is $15.00 a year (September 2016 - August 2017). A current school ID or a printout of a current schedule is mandatory for membership and admission. It's Game Time! Join us for an all-star sports night!
 
 
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for an early morning Bird Walk at Madrona. Increase your birding skills and learn about resident and migration birds. This walk is open to all ages and all levels. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. No court ordered participants. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 13 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for an early morning Bird Walk at Madrona. Increase your birding skills and learn about resident and migration birds. This walk is open to all ages and all levels. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please visit Dinuk's exhibit of paintings, "Marvels of Madrona", portraying the beauty of Madrona, and listen to the stories and inspirations behind his art works. Light refreshments will be provided. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for an early morning Bird Walk at Madrona. Increase your birding skills and learn about resident and migration birds. This walk is open to all ages and all levels. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join the Friends of Madrona Marsh and Staff for the Re-Grand Opening of the Nature Center. Come check out the new exhibits and attractions, displaying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh! Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join us for the Friends of Madrona Marsh annual meeting. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
Canada's favorite playwright returns to the TTC this season with a quirky story, complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck int he sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby, and he's one fish out of water! Laughter abounds throughout this wacky fish story to end all fish stories, but in true Norm Foster form, it is filled with real people and real heart!!
 
 
Monday, January 30, 2017 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, January 30, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance - Between Carson St & Sepulveda Blvd
Shop for fresh California grown produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
 
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Ron Melin and Dave Moody as you learn to identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.
 
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