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<<  Week of Sunday, December 22, 2013    >>           ALL Events   
 
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.
 
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