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<<  Saturday, May 18, 2013    >>           ALL Events   
Saturday, May 18, 2013 | Midnight - Noon   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 | (All Day)   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library will be closed due to the Armed Forces Day Parade. Outside materials returns may be obstructed by parade staging. All other Torrance Libraries are open from 10:00 - 5:00 and outside materials returns are available at branch locations.
Saturday, May 18, 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, May 18, 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, May 18, 2013 | 9:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
A beginner's guide to birds, bird life and behavior. This month's topic is the beauty of blackbirds: featuring Red-Winged, Tri-colored and Brewer's blackbirds and Hooded and Bullock's Orioles. Each class will include a short presentation about the featured birds followed by a walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to look for them. This program occurs on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. Classes are limited to 20 students. Ages 9+. Free! Donations accepted. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM   
City of Torrance
MILITARY EXHIBITS: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Military exhibits will be on display, including aircrafts, vehicles, and support equipment at the Del Amo Fashion Center. The outdoor exhibits will be in the lower parking lot to the rear (west of) the Lifestyle Wing parking structure.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM   
2115 West 182nd Street; Torrance, CA 90504
Faith United Methodist Church invites you to our annual spring festival, Matsuri of Faith on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 2115 West 182nd Street, Torrance, CA 90504. Matsuri of Faith is an exciting all-church event on our Torrance campus, and features a day filled with fellowship, food and entertainment. Signature hand-crafted ethnic foods including Chicken Teri, Tri-Tip, Chirashi and Inari sushi, Udon noodle, Ramen Salad, Curry, Yakisoba, Malasada, Lumpia, Lau-Lau, Tamales, Chili Rice, Snow Cones, home-made baked goods and more! There will also be fresh produce, plants and handicrafts available for purchase. We will also have a silent auction. Children’s games, door prizes, and entertainment throughout the day, including hula, odori, taiko drums, gospel and R&B! Also, please join us in supporting the Japan Tsunami Relief by watching a performance of Shiawase Hakoberu Yo-o-ni “Carry on Happiness”. OFFSITE PARKING LOCATION! The parking location is at Hamilton Adult School, 2606 W. 182nd St., Torrance, CA 90504. There will be a free shuttle service - look for the signs! All are welcome. For further information call the church office at (310) 217-7000 or visit the Faith UMC website at www.faithsouthbay.org/matsuri NOTE OFFSITE PARKING LOCATION: The parking location is at Hamilton Adult School, 2606 W. 182nd St., Torrance, CA 90504. There will be a free shuttle service - look for the signs! For more information call the church office at (310) 217-7000
Saturday, May 18, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
Torrance Airport (3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3)
Come celebrate Armed Forces Weekend with the Western Museum of Flight's (WMoF) Celebrity Speaker Series featuring Dan Delane often considered "the" Eagle Driver. The F-15 Eagle, a McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter, was considered among the most successful modern fighters, with over 100 aerial combat victories with no losses in dogfights and Delane was right there in the mix. The Air Force was charged with the responsibility to guarantee that the United States and our allies, i. e., Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, etc., would absolutely rule the skies over any field of conflict. The Eagle was first flown in July 1972 as a fast, agile, and versatile fighter then activated into service in 1976. Its powerful engines enabled it to climb to altitude in a hurry, respond instantly to the pilots' throttle movements, and to fly and fight at supersonic speeds. Its radar could find and identify threat targets quickly and accurately, and provide that data to the aircraft's weapons computer, which could instantly command any of the wide variety of weapons the pilot chose to employ. The Eagle required the best of the best pilots and we are fortunate to have one of those best of the best - Dan Delane - who is willing to describe for us some of the skills needed to command the Eagle, and some of the thrills experienced by the privileged few who had the opportunity to do so. Also WMoF will have a Warbird display during the lecture. You'll be up close and personal with the Skytrooper, Valiant, Texan, Expeditor and Mustang. As always, WMoF Members are free; non-members are $5, which also includes access to WMoF museum exhibits. Free parking. Enjoy the Celebrity Series? Why not support the WMoF with an annual membership (wmof.com/newmem.htm). The annual membership gives you one-year unlimited FREE admission to the WMoF museum, all the Celebrity Series Lectures, Quarterly Newsletters, access to the research library and access to Special Events.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM   
Torrance Blvd.
The 54th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade begins at Crenshaw Boulevard traveling west on Torrance Boulevard and ending at Madrona Avenue. All streets intersecting the parade route will be closed the majority of the day. Torrance's parade is the longest-running Armed Forces Day Parade in the nation. As one of few cities designated by the Department of Defense, the City of Torrance is proud to honor the men and women of our nation's Armed Forces. This year's honored branch is the United States Marine Corps.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 Cabrillo Ave Torrance
What do you get when you put together a parody of The Bad Seed, Gypsy, All Above Eve and Mame into a single musical? RUTHLESS the Musical, with music by Marvin Laird and book and lyrics by Joel Paley.
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