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<<  Week of Sunday, January 20, 2013    >>           ALL Events   
 
Sunday, January 20, 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 20, 2013 | 2:00 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.
 
 
Sunday, January 20, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Children from kindergarten through 12th grade will show their talent with dance, song and stand up comedy routines!
 
 
Monday, January 21, 2013 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries will be closed for observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Outside materials returns will be open and online resources will be available.
 
 
Monday, January 21, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
City Hall will be closed
 
 
Monday, January 21, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - noon (rain or shine) for a hands-on science nature class. This class will repeat Wednesday, January 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Emphasis will be placed on caring for the natural world and being good stewards to the planet. This month's topic will be Pill Bugs and Sow Bugs. 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 Madrona Marsh Preserve to search for the things that we just studied. You will need to register for each month, starting the first of the 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, January 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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, January 22, 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.
 
 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 11:55 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
NO MEETING
 
 
Wednesday, January 23, 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 23, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th 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 to the planet. This month's topic will be Pill Bugs and Sow Bugs. The 1st hour will be in the classroom for stories, a craft and science including live animals or plants and microscope use. The 2nd hour will be walking out on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to search for the things that we just studied. You will need to register for each month, starting the 1st 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-up and dropped off for the 1st 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.
 
 
Wednesday, January 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
January is Science Month, with a program at every library location all about science! Fire and Ice includes science demonstrations about temperature, pressure, and things that go whoosh! Science Month is sponsored by the ExxonMobil Foundation. These programs are free with no registration, and are suitable for ages five and up. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, January 23, 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 23, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Author Frank Partnoy will discuss his book Wait: The Art and Science of Delay, with accounts of how delaying our reactions to everyday choices can improve our lives. 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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
 
 
Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
20285 Western Avenue, Ste. 100, Torrance
 
 
Friday, January 25, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, January 25, 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.
 
 
Friday, January 25, 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. - 12:00 p.m. Best to register 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 or 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 kids. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, January 25, 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, January 25, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
January is Science Month, with a program at every library location all about science! Radical Reactions, a highly interactive show that includes science demonstrations with polymers, liquid nitrogen, and a few surprises! Science Month is sponsored by the ExxonMobil Foundation. These programs are free with no registration, and are suitable for ages five and up. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Friday, January 25, 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.
 
 
Saturday, January 26, 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, January 26, 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.
 
 
Saturday, January 26, 2013 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our 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 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, January 26, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
City of Hermosa Beach, Clark Stadium on Valley Drive between 8th and 11th Streets
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents.
 
 
Saturday, January 26, 2013 | 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 occurs once a month on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; dates vary. Adults and children from 9+ are welcome. Pre-registration is recommended. $10 per person. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Marsh Nature at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 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 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.
 
 
Saturday, January 26, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the little ones for a morning of music and fun, with some of the best names in children's musical entertainment! This concert series is recommended for ages one to five, and is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. No registration is required, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, January 26, 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, January 26, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution is the first day named after an Asian American in the U.S. Keynote Speaker will be Karen Korematsu, the co-founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education. This event is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, January 26, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
Ken Miller Auditorium [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
Enjoy the crisp and organized performance by the City of Torrance’s young ladies in this drill team spectacular.
 
 
Saturday, January 26, 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.
 
 
Saturday, January 26, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Big Drum/Small World merges a broad range of musical ideas and celebrated artistic collaboration and stylistic amalgamation. Always an inclusive, unifying art form, jazz has vividly reflected our collective national character and diverse culture dynamism. In line with this tradition, Big Drum/Small World aims to show how jazz continues to unite us and exemplify our increasingly interdependent world. This immersive, globally themed program features performances of internationally recognized jazz composers from places as diverse as West Africa, Israel, Cuba, Puerto Rico, India, and the Untied States. Each piece is inspired by elements of American jazz and the indigenous music of each composer’s country of origin.
 
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