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<<  Week of Sunday, January 27, 2013    >>           ALL Events   
 
Sunday, January 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.
 
 
Sunday, January 27, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM   
The Attic; 2320 W. Carson St.; Torrance CA
The Torrance Youth Council will be hosting their Annual Youth Forum on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. If you are a high school student interested in discussing and debating various topics relevant to you and you attend a Torrance high school, check in your Activities Office to sign up.
 
 
Sunday, January 27, 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 things interact in their habitat and learn the value of wetlands in our urban environment. This walk occurs the 4th Saturday and Sunday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, January 27, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, January 27, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
St. Catherine Labouré School
On Sunday January 27th St. Catherine Labouré School will hold its Open House from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come find out why St. Catherine’s has been voted the South Bay’s best private school 3 out of the last 4 years. On this day you will be given an informative tour where you will learn more about the admission process and also earn a chance to win one month of free tuition. You’ll also meet the teachers, the staff, our students and their parents. Plus there will be gourmet lunch trucks on campus. St. Catherine’s is located 3846 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance, CA 90504, our phone number is (310) 324-8732 and our website is www.stcat.org
 
 
Sunday, January 27, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance
Join the Duncan family who has gathered together for a party on the night before the wedding of their youngest daughter, Maggie and their soon-to-be son-in-law Russell MacMillian. When Maggie's older sister returns home for the wedding, she discovers that she knows him a little better than Maggie would like her to and the mayhem ensues. Written by Norm Foster, Canada's funniest and most produced playwright, this rip-roaring comedy will have yo laughing up the aisles and leaving the theatre with a side ache.
 
 
Sunday, January 27, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
The Friends of Madrona Marsh will hold their 2013 annual meeting on Sunday, January 27, from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Madrona Marsh Nature Center located 3201 Plaza Del Amo. A tour of the Madrona Marsh Preserve will be given prior to the meeting, starting at 2:00 p.m. Two new programs will be presented: (1) New restoration programs at Madrona Marsh, by Dan Portway and Tony Baker, and (2) Plans for Alondra Park Island by Jeanne Bellemin. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989 or go on the Friends of Madrona Marsh website at www.friendsofmadronamarsh.com
 
 
Monday, January 28, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM   
The Attic; 2320 W. Carson St.; Torrance CA
The Torrance Youth Council will be hosting their Annual Youth Forum on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. If you are a high school student interested in discussing and debating various topics relevant to you and you attend a Torrance high school, check in your Activities Office to sign up.
 
 
Monday, January 28, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This story and song program is for children ages 18 months to three years, and a participating caregiver. This program is free, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m.
 
 
Monday, January 28, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, January 28, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This story and song program is for children ages 18 months to three years, and a participating caregiver. This program is free, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964. This program is a repeat of the 10:15 a.m. session.
 
 
Monday, January 28, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Bartlett Senior Citizens Center
The Torrance Youth Council presents the 3rd Annual Bartlett Center Talent Show. Students from each of the Torrance High schools will perform a variety of song, dance, and musical acts, A special Luau luncheon will be served.
 
 
Monday, January 28, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, January 28, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
High school students - would you like to provide input on the collections and programs at your local branch library? Join a Teen Advisory Board. You will have inside information about all the cool happenings at the library, and your voice will be heard. For more information call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Monday, January 28, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, January 29, 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, January 29, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM   
The Attic; 2320 W. Carson St.; Torrance CA
The Torrance Youth Council will be hosting their Annual Youth Forum on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. If you are a high school student interested in discussing and debating various topics relevant to you and you attend a Torrance high school, check in your Activities Office to sign up.
 
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the City of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free and re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature -enter at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, January 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 mornings. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime program is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. Babytime is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance
The Torrance branch of American Association of University Women present a science and technology career forum for middle and high school girls. Guest panelists include representatives from four local colleges and one from SCROC. They will be available to answer questions after the program.
 
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
NO MEETING
 
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM   
The Attic; 2320 W. Carson St.; Torrance CA
The Torrance Youth Council will be hosting their Annual Youth Forum on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. If you are a high school student interested in discussing and debating various topics relevant to you and you attend a Torrance high school, check in your Activities Office to sign up.
 
 
Wednesday, January 30, 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 mornings. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
This story and song program is for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free, but the space can get crowded, so please arrive on time. Call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Author Deanne Stillman traces the large-scale Antelope Valley manhunt for desert hermit Donald Kueck in her book Desert Reckoning. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, January 31, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM   
The Attic; 2320 W. Carson St.; Torrance CA
The Torrance Youth Council will be hosting their Annual Youth Forum on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. If you are a high school student interested in discussing and debating various topics relevant to you and you attend a Torrance high school, check in your Activities Office to sign up.
 
 
Thursday, January 31, 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. 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, January 31, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Friday, February 1, 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 from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Best to register 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 or other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Space is limited to 20 kids. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, February 1, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Friday, February 1, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
A little friendly and interactive competition! TeenZone is a series of interactive and entertaining programs designed specifically for teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Friday, February 1, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance
Join the Duncan family who has gathered together for a party on the night before the wedding of their youngest daughter, Maggie and their soon-to-be son-in-law Russell MacMillian. When Maggie's older sister returns home for the wedding, she discovers that she knows him a little better than Maggie would like her to and the mayhem ensues. Written by Norm Foster, Canada's funniest and most produced playwright, this rip-roaring comedy will have yo laughing up the aisles and leaving the theatre with a side ache.
 
 
Friday, February 1, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Atlantic Steps is an international touring adaptation of the phenomenally successful Irish show Fuaim Chonamara. It tells the inspiring story of Ireland’s oldest dance form, portrayed through the music, song, dance, and energy of the Connemara region. Centered around the joyful dance and unbridled enthusiasm of Brian Cunningham, the show continues to move audiences to their feet, bringing sean-nos dance to its rightful place on the world stage. The well-known Cunningham family of dancers regularly performs alongside Irish greats, including De Danann, The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon, Altan and Dervish, and Teada.
 
 
Saturday, February 2, 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, February 2, 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 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 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, February 2, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Learn how to transform your wire hangers into a charming and useful gift with fellow crafter Naomi Jung. This program is free, but space is limited so registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 to register.
 
 
Saturday, February 2, 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 the 1st Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon and repeats the following Tuesday 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 Gourmet Greens: CA native plants for salads, snacks, & cooked greens. After each presentation, Connie will lead the class through the Nature Center's Native Plant Garden to illustrate key points and 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, February 2, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Saturday, February 2, 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, February 2, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Celebrate this uniquely American tradition with a story and craft about the groundhog. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and is intended for school aged children. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, February 2, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance
Join the Duncan family who has gathered together for a party on the night before the wedding of their youngest daughter, Maggie and their soon-to-be son-in-law Russell MacMillian. When Maggie's older sister returns home for the wedding, she discovers that she knows him a little better than Maggie would like her to and the mayhem ensues. Written by Norm Foster, Canada's funniest and most produced playwright, this rip-roaring comedy will have yo laughing up the aisles and leaving the theatre with a side ache.
 
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