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Sunday, December 1, 2013 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed in observation of Thanksgiving. Outside materials returns are open and online resources will be available.
 
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Art Center, Toyota Meeting Hall 3330 Civic Center Drive (Next to Ken Miller Recreation Center)
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 Torrance Residents can make reservations 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: November 19-December 2, 2013 The registration office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on Thursday, November 28, Friday, November 29 and Friday, December 13.
 
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
WINTER CAMP: The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP:Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us each month for a discussion of a great mystery book. This book group is free and no registration is required. For titles see: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5663.htm or call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Usher in the holidays with this annual music concert.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Art Center, Toyota Meeting Hall 3330 Civic Center Drive (Next to Ken Miller Recreation Center)
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 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: December 3-December 6, 2013 The registration office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on Friday, December 13.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 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 identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. This program occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of the month of every month from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Welcome to all! Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Book Club meets to discuss great books. All Torrance Public Library book groups are free, and no registration is required. Please see http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5661.htm for titles, and call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Take a trip down the Tigress and Euphrates Rivers and uncover the cultures of the past.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 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, December 4, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Art Center, Toyota Meeting Hall 3330 Civic Center Drive (Next to Ken Miller Recreation Center)
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 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: December 3-December 6, 2013 The registration office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on Friday, December 13.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Lower Level Study Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join this fun Romance Book club to talk about your favorite romance authors or find someone new and exciting to read. Lead by Kelly Wong, creator of FictionDB.com and Friend of the Library volunteer, the Romance in the Stacks Book Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the Lower Level Study Rooms. No specific titles are selected; just bring your passion for romantic fiction and a desire to explore new authors.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | Noon - 1:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Calling all crafters! Share, learn, and be inspired. Bring your current portable project and a sack lunch to spend time with fellow crafters. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd,
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 W. Artesia Blvd.
School-aged children and their families are invited to join us for a story and craft celebrating winter. This program is free and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
The city of Torrance cordially invites you to attend a series of 5 "Eco Gardener" Instructional Workshops that will be taught on Wednesdays, November 13 (sustainable design concepts), November 20 (drought tolerant plants), December 4 (drip & sprinkler care), December 11 (vegetable & fruit gardening), December 18 (sustainable landscape care) from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. This series of workshops are brought to you be Water Replenishment District of Southern California. Free! Space is limited. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To register and for more information please call 562-275-4235 or register online at www.ecogardener.org.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Tonight's Topic: Drip & Sprinkler Care
The City of Torrance and the Water Replenishment District are providing a series of innovative Eco Gardener Water Efficient Gardening Workshops on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center.
Participants can register for all workshops or individual sessions.
Other workshops in this series for 2013: December 11-Vegetable & Gruit Gardening, and December 18-Sustainable Landescape Care.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 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 the Teen Advisory Board! For more information, please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Discover extraordinary new worlds, travel through space and time, journey to other dimensions as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group explores the wondrous and fantastic realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy each month. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and no registration is required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Art Center, Toyota Meeting Hall 3330 Civic Center Drive (Next to Ken Miller Recreation Center)
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 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: December 3-December 6, 2013 The registration office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on Friday, December 13.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 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 learning about nature. This program occurs on the 1st Thursday of the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Ages 3 months - 6 years. $5 donation requested. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Camino College Art Patio (this is in Torrance, CA)
El Camino College Smithereens Jewelry Club Holiday Sale - Great deals on handmade jewelry - Opportunity Drawing for beautiful pieces made by ECC students. Tickets for sale for $1 each or 6 for $5. Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013 Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM Location: El Camino College Art Patio (map at http://www.elcamino.edu/about/maps/ECC-Campus-Map.pdf) Parking: pay parking lots H and L off Redondo Beach Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seeds for the future of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Learn how to: prepare soil for planting on the marsh, grow native plants for restoration and fund raising events at the Madrona Marsh, 'pot up' plants to larger containers, collect and 'clean' seeds and prune native plants in the nursery. This program occurs every Thursday of the month of every month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Best for adults or college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Torrance City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
30+ Sellers with arts, crafts, vintage, jewelry & new gift merchandise! DJ Ozzie & the Downtown Raffle, Food Demos, FREE craft activity for kids, $2, $4, $6 happy hour and dinner specials at local restaurants. A different theme every week with holiday events & visit from Santa!
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
The Henderson Teen Advisory Board hosts this cookie decorating event for kids of all ages. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but registration is required. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information and to register.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
2340 Sepulveda blvd. #D, Torrance, CA90501
- Great opportunity to experience concert with kids - Professional musicians performance & workshop - Make kids enjoy joyful music and motivate to learn music Usually kids are not allowed in professional classic concert BUT we think kids also have right to enjoy beautiful music. We want them to experience how beautiful music is in this world. *Seats are limited. Send email us to reserve your seat through our website.
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Art Center, Toyota Meeting Hall 3330 Civic Center Drive (Next to Ken Miller Recreation Center)
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 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: December 3-December 6, 2013 The registration office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on Friday, December 13.
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 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 of the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon but a $5 donation is requested. Best to register on Tuesday for that week's Friday Fun program. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting and 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 children. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM   
First Lutheran Church & School — Torrance
The innovative AlmaNova duo trained in the classical tradition while exploring other types of music. AlmaNova's great love of all musical genres shines through to their audience by way of their exceptional musicianship and engaging stage presence. AlmaNova has traveled worldwide playing their unique blend of classical repertoire infused with music from the Balkans, Spain, Latin America, and the British Isles. Flutist Jessica Pierce and guitarist Almer Imamovic began their careers in France while studying at the famed École Normale de Musique de Paris. They both continued their studies at the USC Thornton School, where Jessica earned her doctorate under Jim Walker and Almer earned his Master's under Scott Tennant. AlmaNova performed throughout Europe and North America including Paris's Theatre de Naples, the Tijuana International Guitar Festival, the Juan Serrano International Guitar Festival, and the Dom Armije in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Among their numerous recordings is the 2012 released of their first holiday album "AlmaNova: The Christmas Album" featuring original and inventive arrangements of beloved Christmas classics. They will perform selections from their holiday album, and the CD will be available for purchase as gifts or to be an instant favorite of your holiday music. Complimentary reception with the artists follows.
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited for a little friendly interactive competition at the Library. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, DOWNTOWN TORRANCE
Welcome to the 1940's, where you join the studio audience for a special radio broadcast of this American holiday classic. Frank Capra's beloved story comes magically to life in this unique interpretation of this heartwarming tale. A fantastic ensemble brings over two dozen characters to life, complete with live sound effects! PERFECT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - We invite you to bring a new or used coat to donate to Infinite Ways Foundation.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 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 the month of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday 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, December 7, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Torrance Public Library invites you to try out this exciting new service that aims to expose you to the latest technologies, featuring hands-on demonstrations. Come learn about the newest trends in technology, and participate in one-on-one conversations with our knowledgeable tech savy teens. Recommended for ages 40+ or anyone interested in learning a new skill. Space is limited. Call (310) 618-5945 to register for individual appointments on Saturdays between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Learn to create a greeting card using the fun and easy paper folding technique known as Iris. Originating in Holland, these beautiful cards give both texture and depth to simple shapes. This program is for adults only, and is free but space is limited so registration is required. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 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. This class occurs on the 1st Saturday of the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon and repeats the following Tuesday of the month of every month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Every month is a different topic - never the same class twice. Topics range from 'edible seeds and berries' to Chaparral Communities and pruning techniques'. This month's topic will be In a Japanese Garden: using CA native Pines and Junipers. 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! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Walteria's Teen Advisory Board hosts a movie just for teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, this program is free. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This is a very special ‘by invitation only’ screening hosted by TV Japan. If you would like to apply for free tickets please access www.tvjapan.net/cam.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Toyota Meeting Hall [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy a special evening benefiting foster children.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
2340 Sepulveda blvd. Suite D, Torrance
- Have a great chance to explore beautiful music world for your kids. - Make your kids to experiece music. - Christmas Carol will be performed. Please reserve your seats by email. For more information, visit www.kimsmusicschool.com
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Do you know what is visible in the fall sky? Join Paul Livio and the Riverside Astronomical Society to discuss and view the first quarter of the moon, Venus, Jupiter and the early evening stars. All ages are welcome! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, DOWNTOWN TORRANCE
Welcome to the 1940's, where you join the studio audience for a special radio broadcast of this American holiday classic. Frank Capra's beloved story comes magically to life in this unique interpretation of this heartwarming tale. A fantastic ensemble brings over two dozen characters to life, complete with live sound effects! PERFECT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - We invite you to bring a new or used coat to donate to Infinite Ways Foundation.
 
 
Sunday, December 8, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
2200 Crenshaw Blvd (between Carson St. and Sepulevda Blvd)
The Torrance Youth Council will be sponsoring their 31st Annual Christmas Boutique on Sunday, December 8th at Wilson Park. Come pick up that one of a kind handcrafted item, stocking stuffers and much, much more. Bring the family, there will be photos with Santa for a nominal fee and free crafts for children.
 
 
Sunday, December 8, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, December 8, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for this fun and educational program for the whole family. This program occurs every 2nd Sunday of the month of every month from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. This month's topic will be winter weather. More information about this program TBA at a later date on this website. $5 per person or $10 per family. Pre-registration is recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, December 8, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, DOWNTOWN TORRANCE
Welcome to the 1940's, where you join the studio audience for a special radio broadcast of this American holiday classic. Frank Capra's beloved story comes magically to life in this unique interpretation of this heartwarming tale. A fantastic ensemble brings over two dozen characters to life, complete with live sound effects! PERFECT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - We invite you to bring a new or used coat to donate to Infinite Ways Foundation.
 
 
Sunday, December 8, 2013 | 3:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Get in the spirit of Christmas as soprano, Wendy Katagi sings selections from her newest Christmas album released in November, where she joins with Grammy nominated jazz pianist, Tom Zink. Join the sing-a-long, enjoy homemade holiday treats, and merrily depart with Wendy’s new album (included in ticket price).
 
 
Sunday, December 8, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Sunday, December 8, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Celebrate Christmas with the Salvation Army by singing your favorite carols, listening to scripture readings, and enjoying special musical performances by the 35-piece band, choir, and 80-member children’s choir.
 
 
Monday, December 9, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, December 9, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Monday, December 9, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Monday, December 9, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
All ages are welcome to watch a family friendly film after school. Popcorn served! This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Monday, December 9, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Monday, December 9, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, December 9, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Library meeting room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, December 9, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, December 9, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Get in the spirit of Christmas as soprano, Wendy Katagi sings selections from her newest Christmas album released in November, where she joins with Grammy nominated jazz pianist, Tom Zink. Join the sing-a-long, enjoy homemade holiday treats, and merrily depart with Wendy’s new album (included in ticket price).
 
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 11:59 PM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Bartlett Center, 1318 Cravens Ave.
 
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 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. This class occurs on the 1st Saturday of the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon and repeats the following 1st Tuesday of the month of every month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Every month is a different topic - never the same class twice. Topics range from 'edible seeds and berries' to 'Chaparral Communities and pruning techniques'. Thie month's topic will be in a Japanese garden: using CA native Pines and Junipers. 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! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
4:00 p.m. Preventing Workplace Harassment Training Session, 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM   
2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd. Torrance
STAY HEALTHY Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, killing nearly one in four men and women. Jason Hove, M.D., UCLA family medicine physician, will discuss causes and risk factors as well as strategies and tools for prevention and treatment of heart disease. Join us at the Torrance-South Bay YMCA on Tuesday, December 10, 7:30-9:00pm. 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance. RSVP (800) 516-5323 UCLAHEALTH.ORG
 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 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. This walk occurs on the 2nd Wednesday of the month of every month from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. All are welcome! Great for seniors. Search the Madrona Marsh Preserve for our local residents and seasonal visitors. Bob Shanman is a local birding expert and vibrant speaker. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Are you curious about nature? Would you like to learn about the natural history of the South Bay? Invite a friend to this fun and educational program where you will enjoy a short lecture, short stroll and light refreshments. This month's topic will be on mammals. This program occurs on the 2nd Wednesday of the month of every month from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
The city of Torrance cordially invites you to attend a series of 5 "Eco Gardener" Instructional Workshops that will be taught on Wednesdays, November 13 (sustainable design concepts), November 20 (drought tolerant plants), December 4 (drip & sprinkler care), December 11 (vegetable & fruit gardening), December 18 (sustainable landscape care) from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. This program is brought to you by Water Replenishment District of Southern California. Free! Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To register and for more information please call 562-275-4235 or register online at www.ecogardener.org.
 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Tonight's Topic: Vegetable & Gruit Gardening
The City of Torrance and the Water Replenishment District are providing a series of innovative Eco Gardener Water Efficient Gardening Workshops on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center.
Participants can register for all workshops or individual sessions.
The last workshop in this series for 2013 is on December 18-Sustainable Landescape Care.
 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 4:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
CATV Meeting Room, 3350 Civic Center Dr.
 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room
 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join this free book club to read and discuss great mysteries. The book club is free and no registration is required, just read the book prior to the meeting. For titles see: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/14488.htm and for more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 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 12, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seeds for the future of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Learn how to: prepare soil for planting on the marsh, grow native plants for restoration and fund raising events at the Madrona Marsh, 'pot up' plants to larger containers, collect and 'clean' seeds and prune native plants in the nursery. This program occurs every Thursday of the month of every month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Best for adults or college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
City Hall, Finance North Conference room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
30+ Sellers with arts, crafts, vintage, jewelry & new gift merchandise! DJ Ozzie & the Downtown Raffle, Food Demos, FREE craft activity for kids, $2, $4, $6 happy hour and dinner specials at local restaurants. A different theme every week with holiday events & visit from Santa!
 
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are welcome to join us for creating and entertaining programs in TeenZone. Programs are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Teens in grades 8 - 12 are invited to joint the festivities as we celebrate winter break! Musical Chairs! Pin the Tail! Prizes and More! This program is free, hosted by the Henderson Library Teen Advisory Board and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The school Jazz band, choir, and beginning and advanced band will entertain at this winter concert.
 
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, DOWNTOWN TORRANCE
Welcome to the 1940's, where you join the studio audience for a special radio broadcast of this American holiday classic. Frank Capra's beloved story comes magically to life in this unique interpretation of this heartwarming tale. A fantastic ensemble brings over two dozen characters to life, complete with live sound effects! PERFECT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - We invite you to bring a new or used coat to donate to Infinite Ways Foundation.
 
 
Friday, December 13, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, December 13, 2013 | 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. This program will be offered at no charge every Friday of the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon but a $5 donation is requested. Best to register on Tuesday for that week's Friday Fun program. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting and 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 children. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, December 13, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Friday, December 13, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Friday, December 13, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Artist Reception for Lance Hill, celebrating his photography exhibit, "Madrona Revealed" will be held tonight at the Nature Center from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. View the works of local artists portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Exhibits are on display daily in the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, December 13, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Our own Civic Chorale and orchestra will bring the “Spirit of the Season” to the community through favorite selected seasonal pieces.
 
 
Friday, December 13, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, DOWNTOWN TORRANCE
Welcome to the 1940's, where you join the studio audience for a special radio broadcast of this American holiday classic. Frank Capra's beloved story comes magically to life in this unique interpretation of this heartwarming tale. A fantastic ensemble brings over two dozen characters to life, complete with live sound effects! PERFECT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - We invite you to bring a new or used coat to donate to Infinite Ways Foundation.
 
 
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 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 the month of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday 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, December 14, 2013 | 9:00 AM - Noon   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy breakfast and a visit with Santa at this annual holiday event. Reservations required.
 
 
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
City of Lomita, City Hall Parking Lot, 24300 Narbonne Ave. Enter event 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 14, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
PV Bowl (24600 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance)
Western Museum of Flight (WMoF) & Torrance Kiwanis present Christmas on Crenshaw Anybody can shop retail. How about air-tail? Join us at Palos Verde Bowl (24600 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance) to shop for aerospace themed toys and memorabilia. Shirts? Underwear? Socks? Mundane! Boring! So last year! How about an A15 Model Airplane? A tour of the F-5 Cockpit? Take your picture next to real aircraft. Now you’re talking special gifts!!! On Saturday, December 14th, Santa will be jetting in at 9AM to the PV Bowl. Enjoy assembling your own model - aircraft, spacecraft and even a few cars - on-site with Pacific Coast Hobbies (suitable for all enthusiasts age 5 through adult). All Make N Take Models are $12 (model sessions 11AM to 2PM). How about the gift that keeps on giving? A WMoF Museum Gift Membership: receive one-year unlimited free admission for one to the Museum, Celebrity Lectures, Quarterly Newsletter and access to the research library (Includes Membership Card), access to Special Events and will be listed in Annual publications. Now that’s a gift!!! You can even find out about Scenic Flight opportunities for that special holiday surprise.
 
 
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Torrance Public Library invites you to try out this exciting new service that aims to expose you to the latest technologies, featuring hands-on demonstrations. Come learn about the newest trends in technology, and participate in one-on-one conversations with our knowledgeable tech savy teens. Recommended for ages 40+ or anyone interested in learning a new skill. Space is limited. Call (310) 618-5945 to register for individual appointments on Saturdays between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm.
 
 
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Celebrate the holiday season by crafting a festive and artistic wreath! This nature inspired wreath making class will provide you with all the necessary materials and helpful hands on instructions to create a beautiful wreath. This is one of the most popular programs we offer, therefore registration is required. All ages welcome! $15 per person. Tor register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
South Bay Tennis Center, 25924 Rolling Hills Road, Torrance
**Event date changed from December 7th to December 14th due to the high liklihood of rainfall** Health awareness event with free screenings for diabetes, kidney, hearing, blood pressure, flu shots, therapeutic massage, tennis exhibition, and health information available for community attendees. Come out and enjoy the down home taste of barbecue and baked items too! Fun activities for the entire family. Hope to see you there! Please RSVP at profitsistersinfo@gmail.com.
 
 
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for this fun and educational program learning about the fundamentals of Origami taught by13 year old expert, Richard Ruan. All are welcome to attend this free program. You may want to check out the Holiday Wreath Making Class preceding this program on the same day from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Visit the Madrona Marsh Preserve after sunset and look for nocturnal animals as they slowly begin their evening 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, December 14, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Our own Civic Chorale and orchestra will bring the “Spirit of the Season” to the community through favorite selected seasonal pieces.
 
 
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, DOWNTOWN TORRANCE
Welcome to the 1940's, where you join the studio audience for a special radio broadcast of this American holiday classic. Frank Capra's beloved story comes magically to life in this unique interpretation of this heartwarming tale. A fantastic ensemble brings over two dozen characters to life, complete with live sound effects! PERFECT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - We invite you to bring a new or used coat to donate to Infinite Ways Foundation.
 
 
Sunday, December 15, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, December 15, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, DOWNTOWN TORRANCE
Welcome to the 1940's, where you join the studio audience for a special radio broadcast of this American holiday classic. Frank Capra's beloved story comes magically to life in this unique interpretation of this heartwarming tale. A fantastic ensemble brings over two dozen characters to life, complete with live sound effects! PERFECT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - We invite you to bring a new or used coat to donate to Infinite Ways Foundation.
 
 
Sunday, December 15, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society & Museum - 1345 Post Ave., Old Torrance
The Torrance Historical Society will host a reading of the holiday classic - ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Children of all ages and adults who are young at heart, are invited to this free event. Looking dapper with his waxed handlebar moustache, silk lounging jacket and spats, Michael George, guest historian, will cozy down in an antique wingback chair and delight listeners with this magical tale. At the sound of sleigh bells ringing, Santa will pay a visit. One lucky winner will be selected to receive their very own copy of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. There will also be an opportunity drawing for Beanie Babies, and each guest in attendance will depart with a treat (compliments of COSTCO). Reservations are not required.
 
 
Sunday, December 15, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Sunday, December 15, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Whether it is from a child eagerly awaiting Christmas Eve and Santa’s gifts, a parent stressed out by the hustle of the season, a devout worshipper in adoration of the Christ child, or the joyful song of a caroler, the Los Cancioneros Master Chorale will bring you echoes of the season with your favorite choral music. From the sacred to the secular and from the choir to the audience this will be a very special evening.
 
 
Monday, December 16, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, December 16, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Monday, December 16, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Monday, December 16, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd. Torrance
LEARN TO BE SAFE IN AND AROUND THE WATER The Torrance-South Bay YMCA is hosting the national YMCA SPLASH Swim Program on December 16-20. This unique swim program taught by certified swim instructors will teach children the skills to improve stroke, water safety and water fun in a caring environment. 5-day program with 60-minute lessons. 4 class times available. Only $20 and open to the community. Ages 3 and up. Walk-in registration for non-members begins November 30. For more information call the YMCA at 310-325-5885.
 
 
Monday, December 16, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Monday, December 16, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 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 identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. This program occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Welcome to all! Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 p.m. Executive Session, 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for the General Audubon Meeting held tonight at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. This meeting occurs every 3rd Tuesday of the month of every month at this time. Tonight's presenter will be Steve Wolfe, discussing "birding in the Owens Valley". Free! Light refreshments are provided. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 1:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd,
 
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Flights of Fantasy brings an interactive holiday theater performance to the El Retiro Library! This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded - first come, first seated. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
The city of Torrance cordially invites you to attend a series of 5 "Eco Gardener" Instructional Workshops that will be taught on Wednesdays, November 13 (sustainable design concepts), November 20 (drought tolerant plants), December 4 (drip & sprinkler care), December 11 (vegetable & fruit gardening), December 18 (sustainable landscape care) from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. This program is brought to you be Water Replenishment District of Southern California. Free! Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To register and for more information please call 562-275-4235 or register on line at www.ecogardener.org.
 
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Tonight's Topic: Sustainable Landscape Care
The City of Torrance and the Water Replenishment District are providing a series of innovative Eco Gardener Water Efficient Gardening Workshops on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center.
Participants can register for all workshops or individual sessions.
This is the last workshop in this series.
 
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Torrance Airport Meeting Rm., 3301 Airport Dr.
 
 
Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seeds for the future of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Learn how to: prepare soil for planting on the marsh, grow native plants for restoration and fund raising events at the Madrona Marsh, 'pot up' plants to larger containers, collect and 'clean' seeds and prune native plants in the nursery. This program occurs every Thursday of the month of every month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Best for adults and college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
30+ Sellers with arts, crafts, vintage, jewelry & new gift merchandise! DJ Ozzie & the Downtown Raffle, Food Demos, FREE craft activity for kids, $2, $4, $6 happy hour and dinner specials at local restaurants. A different theme every week with holiday events & visit from Santa!
 
 
Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
School aged children and families are invited to join us for a story and craft celebrating the winter season. This program is free and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Historical Society Museum, 1345 Post Ave.
 
 
Friday, December 20, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Friday, December 20, 2013 | 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. This program will be offered at no charge every Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon but a $5 donation is requested. Best to register on Tuesday for that week's Friday Fun program. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting and 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 children. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, December 20, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Friday, December 20, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Friday, December 20, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The North Torrance Youth Musicians Ensemble (nTyme) presents an evening of musical entertainment with their Winter Wonderland Concert featuring performances by the Youth Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, directed by Glen Kamida, Heriberto Ramos, and Leonard Narumi.
 
 
Saturday, December 21, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Saturday, December 21, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
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 Preserve to look for them. This month's program will be Nationwide Birding - history and the importance of the Christmas bird count. The Christmas Bird Count is the longest running Citizen Science survey in the world! During the holiday season it has become a tradition for nature lovers to go out in the field and document beautiful local birds. Join us for the 114th CBC and help us survey the local bird population. In order to attend the all day Christmas bird count on the 22nd, you must attend this class and learn how to identify different species and the proper methods of surveying an area. $5 per person. Ages 12+. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 21, 2013 | 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 the month of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday 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, December 21, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Torrance Public Library invites you to try out this exciting new service that aims to expose you to the latest technologies, featuring hands-on demonstrations. Come learn about the newest trends in technology, and participate in one-on-one conversations with our knowledgeable tech savy teens. Recommended for ages 40+ or anyone interested in learning a new skill. Space is limited. Call (310) 618-5945 to register for individual appointments on Saturdays between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm.
 
 
Saturday, December 21, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Saturday, December 21, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Relive the classic story of Clara and Fritz as they dream of a land of magic. Revolving around Clara’s broken, and then magically repaired nutcracker, an evening of delight and ballet ensue with familiar favorites brought to life by this special company of dancers.
 
 
Sunday, December 22, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for this all day event on the Madrona Marsh Preserve looking for local and seasonal birds. Should have attended the Christmas bird count class on Saturday, December 21 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, December 22, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
On the 4th Sunday of every month, 150+ sellers set up in the streets of downtown Torrance with antiques, collectibles, furniture, toys, tools, arts & crafts, home decor and more...all on sale at bargain prices. Also many of the great downtown restaurants and shops are open with Street Faire specials. Antique appraisals available by Dave Brownlee and his crew of experts for only $3.00 per item. The Street Faire celebrates 15 years in Oct. 2015. Rain or shine and pets welcome.
 
 
Sunday, December 22, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, December 22, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Relive the classic story of Clara and Fritz as they dream of a land of magic. Revolving around Clara’s broken, and then magically repaired nutcracker, an evening of delight and ballet ensue with familiar favorites brought to life by this special company of dancers.
 
 
Monday, December 23, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, December 23, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Monday, December 23, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Monday, December 23, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries will be closed in observation of Christmas Eve. Outside materials returns are open and online resources are available.
 
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
City Hall will be closed
 
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
NO MEETING
 
 
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries will be closed in observation of Christmas Day. Outside materials returns are open and online resources are available.
 
 
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
City Hall will be closed
 
 
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Thursday, December 26, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Thursday, December 26, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seeds for the future of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Learn how to: prepare soil for planting on the marsh, grow native plants for restoration and fund raising events at the Madrona Marsh, 'pot up' plants to larger containers, collect and 'clean' seeds and prune native plants in the nursery. This program occurs every Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Best for adults or college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 26, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Thursday, December 26, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
20285 Western Avenue, Ste. 100, Torrance
 
 
Thursday, December 26, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
The Creative Spirit Book Group is on hiatus due to construction at the Southeast Library, and through the holidays. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 or look for further information on when the group will resume.
 
 
Friday, December 27, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, December 27, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Friday, December 27, 2013 | 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 of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon but a $5 donation is requested. Best to register on Tuesday 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 and 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 children. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, December 27, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Saturday, December 28, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Saturday, December 28, 2013 | 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 the month of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday 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, December 28, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Torrance Public Library invites you to try out this exciting new service that aims to expose you to the latest technologies, featuring hands-on demonstrations. Come learn about the newest trends in technology, and participate in one-on-one conversations with our knowledgeable tech savy teens. Recommended for ages 40+ or anyone interested in learning a new skill. Space is limited. Call (310) 618-5945 to register for individual appointments on Saturdays between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm.
 
 
Saturday, December 28, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a guided walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve and learn about the flora and fauna that live in our captivating vernal marsh. You'll see how living things interact in their habitat and learn the value of wetlands in our urban environment. This walk occurs on the 4th Saturday and 4th Sunday of the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. All are welcome! Great for seniors. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, December 29, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a guided walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve and learn about the flora and fauna that live in our captivating vernal marsh. You'll see how living things interact in their habitat and learn the value of wetlands in our urban environment. This walk occurs on the 4th Saturday and 4th Sunday of the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. All are welcome! Great for seniors. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, December 29, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Monday, December 30, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, December 30, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries will be closed for New Year's Eve. Outside materials returns are open and online resources will be available.
 
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
City Hall will be closed
 
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | 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 identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. This program occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Welcome to all! Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of at least 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club 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. 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. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations 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. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
NO MEETING
 
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