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<<  Week of Sunday, May 26, 2013    >>           ALL Events   
 
Sunday, May 26, 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, May 26, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The downtown Torrance Antique Street Faire is held on the 4th Sunday of every month in historic downtown Torrance. Over 200 sellers set up in the streets with antiques, collectibles, furniture, vintage clothes, jewelry, pottery, arts & crafts, home decor and more...all on sale at bargain prices! There are also many antique and specialty shops open and lots of great restaurants, bakery, market and sports bars. Antique appraisals by Dave Brownlee and crew and music provided by DJ Ozzie. 8 am to 3 pm. Free admission & parking, pets welcome.
 
 
Sunday, May 26, 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 Sunday 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, May 26, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
This class provides an opportunity for children to learn how to paint or sharpen already acquired watercolor skills with local artist Jennifer Siegel. Watercolor paint and paper are provided. $10 per person. Ages 8-16. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Monday, May 27, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, May 27, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, May 27, 2013 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for observation of Memorial Day. Outside materials returns will be open and online resources will be available.
 
 
Monday, May 27, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
City Hall will be closed
 
 
Monday, May 27, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Torrance Antique Street Faire is held on the 4th Sunday of every month in historic downtown Torrance. Over 200 sellers set up in the streets with antiques, collectibles, furniture, vintage clothes, jewelry, toys, tools, pottery, arts & crafts, home decor and more...all on sale at bargain prices! Antique appraisals available. All the downtown restaurants, bars, bakery & market are open as well as antique and specialty shops.
 
 
Monday, May 27, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM   
Memorial Plaza at the corner of Torrance Blvd. & Maple Ave.,
The Torrance Historical Society will conduct a memorial service for Torrance service personnel who gave their lives in U. S. military actions. The program will include the reading of the 146 Names on the Wall. Those Names include war losses from World War I to those in the Iraq and Afghanistan War. With the help of a handful of volunteers, the Torrance Historical Society is continuing to gather and preserve the too-short life story of each of the Torrance military war causalities. To date, the organization is halfway to their goal of putting a face on each name. Immediately following the Memorial Service, all are invited to the Torrance Historical Society & Museum (1345 Post Ave., Old Torrance) for the first public viewing of Dennis Kwong’s 23-minute Names on the Wall documentary, which captures the research behind the Names on the Wall project.
 
 
Monday, May 27, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
View the works of local artists portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Exhibits are one display daily in the nature center. "Spring on the Marsh" photography and paintings exhibit by Tracy Drake & Mark Christiansen begins today. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, May 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.
 
 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday and Wednesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon (rain or shine) for a hands-on science nature class. Emphasis will be placed on caring for the natural world and being good stewards of the planet. This month's topic will be spring flowers. The first hour will be in the classroom for stories, a craft and science including live animals or plants and microscope use. The second hour will be walking out on the marsh to search for the things that we just studied. You will need to register for each class, starting the first of that month. Only 12 children may attend each class. We will do our best to be fair. A wait list up to 4 children will be added in case of cancellations. The participating children may be signed-in and dropped off for the first hour; parents may watch quietly in the back of the classroom. No younger siblings will be allowed in the classroom, but they are welcome to join us for the marsh walk. Ages 6-8 years. $5 donation requested per student. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, May 28, 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 the 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, May 28, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for Pages and Pizza, a teen book group at the Southeast Library. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. This group is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but registration is required. For more information call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
NO MEETING
 
 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
City Hall West Annex
Registration for Summer 2013 Classes begins for Non-residents
 
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday and Wednesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon (rain or shine) for a hands-on science nature class. Emphasis will be placed on caring for the natural world and being good stewards of the planet. This month's topic will be spring flowers. The first hour will be in the classroom for stories, a craft and science including live animals or plants and microscope use. The second hour will be walking out on the marsh to search for the things that we just studied. You will need to register for each class, starting the first of that month. Only 12 children may attend each class. We will do our best to be fair. A wait list up to 4 children will be added in case of cancellations. The participating children may be signed-in and dropped off for the first hour; parents may watch quietly in the back of the classroom. No younger siblings will be allowed in the classroom, but they are welcome to join us for the marsh walk. Ages 6-8 years. $5 donation requested per students. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, May 29, 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.
 
 
Thursday, May 30, 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, '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.
 
 
Friday, May 31, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, May 31, 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. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. 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. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, May 31, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Discussion of nursing home Medi-Cal eligibility guidelines that are very different from those of standard Medi-Cal. Reserve your spot by calling H.E.L.P. (310) 533-1996 or for more information.
 
 
Saturday, June 1, 2013 | 2:00 AM - 11:59 PM   
James R. Armstrong Theatre
This is the story of one very mischievous sprite whose matchmaking goes awry in South Bay Ballet’s adaption of the famous play by William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A delightful tale for the young and young at heart, South Bay Ballet brings to life this whimsical story of love, mischief and magic in a forest inhabited by faerie folk, woodland creatures and a donkey! Artistic Director Diane Lauridsen and Assistant Artistic Director Elijah Pressman present the talents of South Bay Ballet in this collaborative production for one weekend only, Saturday, June 1 at 2 and 6 pm; and Sunday, June 2 at 2 and 5pm at the James Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. All seats are $22. Tickets may be purchased online at www.southbayballet.org or the Theatre Box Office at 310.781.7171. South Bay Ballet’s Storybook series calls fantasy and imagination to the stage with ballets designed to educate, entertain and inspire young audiences. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is perfect for all ages, with a running time of just 90 minutes – including one intermission. Performing the principal roles in this year’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream are Delaney Zieg as Titania; Elijah S. Pressman as Oberon; Mayu Odaka as Helena; Richard Link as Demetrius; Daisy Jacobson as Hermia; Ty Molbak as Lysander; and returning from Oklahoma City Ballet for a guest performance as Puck is South Bay Ballet alumni Paul C. Kirk.
 
 
Saturday, June 1, 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, June 1, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM   
Wilson Park, adjancent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center
Find the Library at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market. Participate in a Reading is So Delicious scavanger hunt and win a prize. Learn about Summer Reading Program and all that the Library has to offer. Drop on by and we will see you there!
 
 
Saturday, June 1, 2013 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring goves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or holidays that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, June 1, 2013 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM   
Columbia Park, 4045 – 190th St., northwest corner of 190th St. and Prairie Ave., Torrance

Come and learn ways to reduce and recycle yard waste by composting, “grasscycling,” worm composting, and water-wise gardening at Torrance’s permanent composting and water-wise gardening demonstration site at Columbia Park. It is operated in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.

The Beginning Workshop teaches backyard composting, worm composting, grass recycling, water-wise gardening, and fire-wise gardening.

The Advanced Workshop teaches organic gardening, the art and science of good soil, environmentally responsible ways to control pests, conserving water around the garden, and using native and drought-tolerant plants.

 
 
Saturday, June 1, 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 every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon and repeats the following Tuesday 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 is planning for pollinators: how to turn your garden into a pollinator haven. After each presentation, Connie will lead the class through the Nature Center's Native Plant Garden to illustrate 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, June 1, 2013 | 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM   
Claim Jumper restaurant, corners of Crenshaw and Lomita Blvds
The South Bay Scooter Club meets the first Saturday of every month for a chance to ride around the South Bay on our scooters with fellow scooter enthusiasts. Though vintage Italian scooters are preferred, all types of scooters are always welcome. Meet at Claim Jumper restaurant in Torrance at 12:30pm. Ride leaves around 1pm-ish. Different routes and end spots are chosen every month. Come out and ride!!
 
 
Saturday, June 1, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy this storybook ballet based on Shakespeare’s classic of the same name.
 
 
Saturday, June 1, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Peggy Hesketh's writing has appeared in Calliope and the Antietam Review, and her short story A Madness of Two was selected by Elizabeth George for inclusion in her anthology Two of the Deadliest. A long-time journalist, Peggy teaches writing and rhetoric at the University of California, Irvine. Telling the Bees is her first novel. Copies of Ms. Hesketh's books will be available for purchase and signing.
 
 
Saturday, June 1, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy this storybook ballet based on Shakespeare’s classic of the same name.
 
 
Saturday, June 1, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
James R. Armstrong Theatre
This is the story of one very mischievous sprite whose matchmaking goes awry in South Bay Ballet’s adaption of the famous play by William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A delightful tale for the young and young at heart, South Bay Ballet brings to life this whimsical story of love, mischief and magic in a forest inhabited by faerie folk, woodland creatures and a donkey! Artistic Director Diane Lauridsen and Assistant Artistic Director Elijah Pressman present the talents of South Bay Ballet in this collaborative production for one weekend only, Saturday, June 1 at 2 and 6 pm; and Sunday, June 2 at 2 and 5pm at the James Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. All seats are $22. Tickets may be purchased online at www.southbayballet.org or the Theatre Box Office at 310.781.7171. South Bay Ballet’s Storybook series calls fantasy and imagination to the stage with ballets designed to educate, entertain and inspire young audiences. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is perfect for all ages, with a running time of just 90 minutes – including one intermission. Performing the principal roles in this year’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream are Delaney Zieg as Titania; Elijah S. Pressman as Oberon; Mayu Odaka as Helena; Richard Link as Demetrius; Daisy Jacobson as Hermia; Ty Molbak as Lysander; and returning from Oklahoma City Ballet for a guest performance as Puck is South Bay Ballet alumni Paul C. Kirk.
 
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