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Saturday, June 1, 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, June 1, 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 goves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or holidays 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, June 1, 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 on the 1st Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon and repeats the following Tuesday of every month 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 planning for pollinators: how to turn your garden into a pollinator haven. After each presentation, Connie will lead the class through the Nature Center's Native Plant Garden to illustrate and inspire 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.
 
 
Monday, June 3, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Tuesday, June 4, 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, June 4, 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 program occurs on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Welcome to all! Great for seniors. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, June 4, 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 morning. 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, June 4, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
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 on the 1st Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and repeat the following 1st Tuesday of every month 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 planning for pollinators: how to turn your garden into a pollinator haven. 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.
 
 
Wednesday, June 5, 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 morning. 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.
 
 
Thursday, June 6, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Hey Kids bring your favorite adult! Let's hike on the Madrona Marsh Preserve listening for birds, looking for frogs and learning about nature. This program occurs on the 1st Thursday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Ages 3 months - 6 years. Free! $5 donation requested. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, June 6, 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 the 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.
 
 
Friday, June 7, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, 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. Best to register on a 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 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. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, June 8, 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, June 8, 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.
 
 
Sunday, June 9, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Second Sunday Science is a program for the whole family. Come join Brent "The Bug Guy" Carner from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, to learn about bugs and our eight legged friends. $5 per person or $10 per family. Pre-registration is recommended. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Monday, June 10, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Tuesday, June 11, 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, June 11, 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 morning. 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, June 12, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Whether you are an avid birder or just a beginner, you'll have fun on this walk. All are welcome! Great for seniors! Search the Madrona Marsh Preserve for our local residents and seasonal visitors. Bob Shanman is a local birding expert and vibrant speaker. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, June 12, 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 morning. 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, June 12, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Are you curious about nature? Would you like to learn about the natural history of the South Bay? Invite a friend to this fun class where you will enjoy a short lecture, short stroll and light refreshments. This month's topic is grasses and flowers. This program occurs the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, June 13, 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 the 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.
 
 
Friday, June 14, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. This program will be offered at no charge every Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Best to register on 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 and 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 children. Pre-registration is required. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, June 15, 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, June 15, 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 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, June 15, 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: residential Warblers and Sparrows: featuring Orange-crowned, Yellow and Common Yellowthroat Warblers, California Towhees and Song Sparrows. 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 people. 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, June 15, 2013 | 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Do you know what's visible in the summer sky? Don't miss this chance to discuss and view Venus, Saturn and the earth's moon and the early evening stars with Paul Livio and the Riverside Astronomical Society. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Monday, June 17, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Tuesday, June 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.
 
 
Tuesday, June 18, 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 occurs on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. All are welcome! Great for seniors. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, June 18, 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 morning. 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, June 18, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Please join us for the General Audubon meeting. This meeting occurs on the 3rd Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Guest speaker Martin Byhower will present and discuss "Harbor Park and funding issues." 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/j.
 
 
Wednesday, June 19, 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 morning. 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.
 
 
Thursday, June 20, 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 the 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.
 
 
Friday, June 21, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers ages 3-6 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. Best to register on 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 and 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 children. Pre-registration is required. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, June 21, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Artist's reception for Tracy Drake and Mark Christiansen of "Spring on the Marsh" photography and paintings exhibit will be held tonight from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. View the works of local artists portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Exhibits are on display daily in the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, June 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.
 
 
Saturday, June 22, 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, June 22, 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 on the 4th Saturday and 4th Sunday 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.
 
 
Sunday, June 23, 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 on the 4th Saturday and 4th Sunday 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.
 
 
Monday, June 24, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, June 24, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Torrance Summer Camps Monday, June 24 – Friday, August 30 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fees range from $130 to $155 per week. Summer Fun Camp Ages 6-11 Greenwood Park, 1520 Greenwood Avenue La Romeria Park, 19501 Inglewood Avenue Summer Teen Camp Ages 12-14 Greenwood Park, 1520 Greenwood Avenue Summer Sports Camp Ages 7-14 Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for Torrance Summer Camps. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Monday, June 24, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Torrance Summer Camps Monday, June 24, 2013 – Friday, August 30, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fees range from $130 to $155 per week. Summer Fun Camp Ages 6-11 Greenwood Park, 1520 Greenwood Avenue La Romeria Park, 19501 Inglewood Avenue Summer Teen Camp Ages 12-14 Greenwood Park, 1520 Greenwood Avenue Summer Sports Camp Ages 7-14 Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for Torrance Summer Camps. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents.
 
 
Monday, June 24, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
Come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. Participants must bring a lunch and wear closed toe shoes. A daily snack is provided. Enrollment will be limited to 20 participants per session. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. A $10 late fee will be charged for every 10 minutes parents are late in picking up their child. Mini Kids Club Ages 5-9 2 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays June 24, 2013 - July 3, 2013 For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/Parks
 
 
Monday, June 24, 2013 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park*, Delthorne Park*, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park*, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park*, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park*, Victor Park*, Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please. Parks will operate Monday through Friday, June 24 - August 23, 2013. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/Parks
 
 
Tuesday, June 25, 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, June 25, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Torrance Summer Camps Monday, June 24, 2013 – Friday, August 30, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fees range from $130 to $155 per week. Summer Fun Camp Ages 6-11 Greenwood Park, 1520 Greenwood Avenue La Romeria Park, 19501 Inglewood Avenue Summer Teen Camp Ages 12-14 Greenwood Park, 1520 Greenwood Avenue Summer Sports Camp Ages 7-14 Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for Torrance Summer Camps. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents.
 
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
Come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. Participants must bring a lunch and wear closed toe shoes. A daily snack is provided. Enrollment will be limited to 20 participants per session. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. A $10 late fee will be charged for every 10 minutes parents are late in picking up their child. Mini Kids Club Ages 5-9 2 weeks, Tuesdays and Thursdays (*no class July 4) June 25, 2013 – July 2, 2013* For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/Parks
 
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday and 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 of the planet. This month's topic will be Butterflies and Moths. 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 out on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to search for the things that we just studied. You will need to register for each class, starting on the first 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 may 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, June 25, 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 morning. 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, June 26, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Torrance Summer Camps Monday, June 24, 2013 – Friday, August 30, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fees range from $130 to $155 per week. Summer Fun Camp Ages 6-11 Greenwood Park, 1520 Greenwood Avenue La Romeria Park, 19501 Inglewood Avenue Summer Teen Camp Ages 12-14 Greenwood Park, 1520 Greenwood Avenue Summer Sports Camp Ages 7-14 Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for Torrance Summer Camps. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents.
 
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday and 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 of the planet. This month's topic will be Butterflies and Moths. 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 class, starting the first 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 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.
 
 
Wednesday, June 26, 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 morning. 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, June 26, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Are you curious about nature? Would you like to learn about the natural history of the South Bay? Invite a friend to this fun class where you will enjoy a short lecture, short stroll and light refreshments. This month's topic is grasses and flowers. This program occurs occurs on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, June 27, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Torrance Summer Camps Monday, June 24, 2013 – Friday, August 30, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fees range from $130 to $155 per week. Summer Fun Camp Ages 6-11 Greenwood Park, 1520 Greenwood Avenue La Romeria Park, 19501 Inglewood Avenue Summer Teen Camp Ages 12-14 Greenwood Park, 1520 Greenwood Avenue Summer Sports Camp Ages 7-14 Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for Torrance Summer Camps. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents.
 
 
Thursday, June 27, 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 the 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.
 
 
Friday, June 28, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Torrance Summer Camps Monday, June 24, 2013 – Friday, August 30, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fees range from $130 to $155 per week. Summer Fun Camp Ages 6-11 Greenwood Park, 1520 Greenwood Avenue La Romeria Park, 19501 Inglewood Avenue Summer Teen Camp Ages 12-14 Greenwood Park, 1520 Greenwood Avenue Summer Sports Camp Ages 7-14 Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for Torrance Summer Camps. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents.
 
 
Friday, June 28, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers 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. Best to register on 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 and 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 children. Pre-registration is required. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, June 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.
 
 
Saturday, June 29, 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, June 29, 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? Well then this class is for you. Join Lala Ragimov and discover you can draw and can make beautiful illustrations. Ages 9+. $10 per person. Pre-registration is recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, June 29, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Do you have a turtle or tortoise? Are you thinking about adopting one? Representatives from the California Turtle and Tortoise Society will be here for this "hands-on" event, with live turtles and tortoises on display as well as ones you can adopt. Bring your own turtle or tortoise and join us! Free! Donations accepted. For more information pleases contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, June 29, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
Victor Park, Hickory Park, and Paradise Park
The Community Services Department, in associaton with local Homeowners Associations, is proud to sponsor Movies in the Park. Three movies on us, and the fun is all yours! June 29 - Victor Park; July 27 - Hickory Park; and August 31 - Paradise Park. All movies start at dusk, so bring warm clothes, lawn chairs, and some snacks to see a fun movie out under the stars. For more information please call 310-618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/3737.htm
 
 
Sunday, June 30, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Come learn about these mysterious creatures from our past! Travel back in time to the age of the dinosaur. Take a walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve hunting for dinosaurs. The dinosaurs you find are yours to keep! $5 per person. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
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