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<<  Week of Sunday, December 2, 2012    >>           ALL Events   
 
Sunday, December 2, 2012 | (All Day)   
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Honor veterans in your local community by sponsoring a wreath that will be placed on a veteranʼs grave. You are invited to attend a Wreath Laying Ceremony. Please join the Los Angeles National Cemetery and 230 State and National Cemeteries as we simultaneously Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve and Teach our children the Value of Freedom. Sponsor a wreath by visiting http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/location/los-angeles-national-cemetery-los-angeles/
 
 
Sunday, December 2, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, December 2, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Monday, December 3, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 11:55 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
City Hall West Annex
Registration for Winter 2013 Classes begins for non-Torrance residents
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the City of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month. For more information please call the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh 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, December 4, 2012 | 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Pablo Picasso had two wives; Olga Khokhlova and Jacqueline Roque. He also had four children by three different women. Did these women influence his work and if so, how? We will look into the world of this famous artist.
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
In front of City Hall
The Lighting of the Menorah to celebrate Chanukah is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. in front of City Hall by the fountain. Rabbi Gary Spero will officiate.
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
This month's topic is Botany for Gardeners - key botanic concepts to improve you gardening. 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 'Chapparal Communities and Pruning Techniques'. 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.
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 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 4, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh 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, December 5, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Discover extraordinary new worlds, travel through space and time, journey to other dimensions as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group explores the wondrous and fantastic realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy each month. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and no registration is required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, December 6, 2012 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Hey Kids bring your favorite adult! Let's hike on the Preserve listening for birds, looking for frogs and learning about nature. This program occurs the 1st Thursday of every month. Ages 3 months - 6 years. Free! $5 donation requested. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 6, 2012 | 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 seed 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, December 6, 2012 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday from 3 to 7. Produce, Flowers, Arts & Crafts, Vintage & More. Food Tastings, Cooking Demos & Live Music. Happy Hour and Market specials from Downtown restaurants and shops!
 
 
Thursday, December 6, 2012 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
TeenZone is a series of interactive and entertaining programs designed specifically for teens. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Thursday, December 6, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, December 7, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hand-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. -12:00 p.m. 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 repect 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 kids. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, December 7, 2012 | 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. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Friday, December 7, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Friday, December 7, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix celebrates how we decorated, dressed up, dined, and drank for the holidays in the 50s and 60s. With abundant joy, clever wit, and a keen eye for odd ball detail, Charles supercharges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud roast and toast of kitschy mid-century New Year’s, Easter, The Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas life.
 
 
Saturday, December 8, 2012 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration Program every Saturday from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 8, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw beautiful plants and animals? Do you admire those who can draw but you haven't really tried to learn yet? Well then, this class is for you. Join Lala Ragimov and discover that you can draw and make beautiful illustrations. Basic drawing and watercolor supplies provided. This workshop happens once a month on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; dates vary. Ages 9+. Pre-registration is recommended. $10 per person. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 8, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Ever wonder what to do with the clippings when you prune your native plants? One of the more creative uses is to dye yarn or cloth with them. This workshop by Connie Vadheim will show you an easy way to dye yarn using nothing more than water, cuttings from your garden, a large jar and the heat of the sun. This simple method is a good introduction to the fascinating world of natural dyes. Best for adult, ages 10+. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 8, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Listen to a winter themed story then join us for a craft. This program is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, December 8, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Torrance Theatre Company - 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA
No one can forget Charles Dickens' ever classic tale of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who finds the spirit of Christmas with help from visions from his past, present and future. Christopher Schario's adaptation of Dickens' powerful work certainly will not disappoint. Through powerful language, humor and tenderness, this delightful version of A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
 
 
Saturday, December 8, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix celebrates how we decorated, dressed up, dined, and drank for the holidays in the 50s and 60s. With abundant joy, clever wit, and a keen eye for odd ball detail, Charles supercharges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud roast and toast of kitschy mid-century New Year’s, Easter, The Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas life.
 
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