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<<  Week of Sunday, December 9, 2012    >>           ALL Events   
 
Sunday, December 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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.
 
 
Sunday, December 9, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Second Sunday Science will feature the Holly Jolly Critter's of Christmas. With Tomi from Animal Lovers Pet Shop. Learn about reptiles and exotic birds. Tomi will share exciting stories and information about these amazing creatures! $5 per person or $10 per family. Pre-registration is recommended. To register or for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, December 9, 2012 | 3:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
A holiday show for all ages with dancing and singing.
 
 
Sunday, December 9, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Library meeting room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, December 10, 2012 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, December 10, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Discover this hidden jewel, right in our backyard. Enjoy a leisurely, easy stroll on the Madrona Marsh Preserve with a docent and learn about this fascinating vernal marsh. This walk occurs the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989
 
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | 9:30 AM   
Bartlett Senior Center, 1318 Cravens Ave.
 
 
Tuesday, December 11, 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 11, 2012 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. Artesia Blvd.
Join artist Peggy Hasegawa for a winter craft. This program is intended for school aged children and is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Wilson Park, Dee Hardison Sports Center, 2400 Jefferson Street
7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Whether your an avid birder or just a beginner, you'll have fun on this walk. Search the Preserve for our local residents and seasonal visitors. Bob Shanman is a local birding expert and vibrant speaker. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 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 12, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242nd St.
Join us for a discussion of A Cup of Friendship by Deborah Rodriguez. All Torrance Library book groups are free, and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 W. Artesia Blvd.
Create your own edible holiday masterpiece. This program is recommended for school aged children and is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Join us for winter stories and a craft to celebrate the change in seasons. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 4:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
CATV Meeting Room, 3350 Civic Center Dr.
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Hits of Great American Artists from the forties through the sixties. Touching on the styles of Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Cole Porter, Ray Charles, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, the Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, the Temptations, the Bee Gees, R.E.M. and a few of his originals. This performance is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Seating is first come first seated, and please arrive on time. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room
Join us as we discuss great lives and times as presented in biographies and memoirs. For list of titles, please see http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5659.htm. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and there is no registration required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, December 13, 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 contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd,
 
 
Thursday, December 13, 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 13, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Friday, December 14, 2012 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, December 14, 2012 | 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 10-12:00 p.m. 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, December 14, 2012 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens, bring your younger brothers and sisters to this interactive family event, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library! 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 14, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Featuring the art of Paul Blieden, "Bugs and Frogs, etc..." a Photography exhibit. Paul has been photgraphing at the Madrona Marsh Preserve for years. Every year is a little different. Each year the seasonal changes happen at a different pace. In this photgraphic exhibit he will present a few images taken during the last year. Including wonderful flowers, the fascinating tiny frogs and some of the wonderful views that make the Madrona Marsh a beautiful place. Exhibits 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.
 
 
Friday, December 14, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Marsee Auditorium El Camino College Center for the Performing Arts
Under the artistic direction of Diane Lauridsen, nationally known South Bay Ballet delivers a holiday confection for savvy ballet audiences who are looking for impeccably trained artists and a creative, accessible interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Grandmother Clara tells the story of a young girl on Christmas Eve, dreaming a lush and vivid fantasy of her faithful Nutcracker Prince escorting her to the Kingdom of Sweets, where she becomes his beautiful, grown-up ballerina – and isn't that every girl’s Christmas wish?
 
 
Friday, December 14, 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 14, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance Civic Chorale and Orchestra bring to life the world theme of Peace On Earth through favorite selected Chanukah and seasonal favorites of the December holiday. Bells will ring out many well known tunes in addition to numerous selected vocal solos and Peace On Earth culminates with the Chorale’s closing Peace, Peace.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Bob Shanman for the Christmas Bird Count. He will share the basics of bird watching, collecting data including describing and identifying the different birds. Pre-registration is required. Ages 12+. $5 per person. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 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 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. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
The World's Largest Citizen Science Project: Featuring - The Christmas Bird Count. A beginner's guide to birds, bird life and behavior. Each class will include a short presentation about the featured birds followed by a walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to look for them. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. Classes are limited to 20 students. Ages 9+. Class will be held in the Madrona Marsh Nature Center on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon. 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, December 15, 2012 | 9:00 AM - Noon   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Toyota Meeting Hall] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The City of Torrance Community Services invites you to a pancake breakfast and a visit with Santa at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, with entertainment featuring a puppet show by Jim Gamble Puppet Productions and music by DJ Ozzie. Tickets are $20.00 a person and reservations can be made by phone (310) 618-2720 or in person at the Registration Office in the West Annex of City Hall 3031 Torrance Blvd, (two buildings east of the Library) on the following dates: Torrance Residents: November 27-December 7, 2012 Non-Torrance Residents: December 4-7, 2012 The registration office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on Friday, November 30 and Friday, December 14. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
City of Lomita, City Hall Parking Lot, 24300 Narbonne Ave. Enter roundup from Narbonne Ave.
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Creat your own Holiday Wreath! Let Beth Scott help you create a holiday wreath using traditional greens and materials found in the Native Plant Garden. $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
3315 Airport Dr. Torrance
Search & Rescue, Air Ambulance, and Champion Racer … and now … Santa Claus. Come to the Western Museum of Flight to see Santa arrive via a Vintage Bi-Plane. At 11AM there will be a lecture about “Travel Air” the versatile air frame designed by legendary engineer, Lloyd Stearman. The Harbor Area Model A Ford Club will have Vintage Cars on Display. Your local Torrance Kiwanis Club members will be passing out Hot Chocolate and Gingerbread Cookies. Santa will stick around for pictures from 10AM till noon. Does life get any better?
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Learn the secrets and personal tips and techniques to make easy, beautiful and versatile gift-wrapping for the holidays and other events from Rosie Sato was the 2011 winner of Scotch Brand's 'Most Gifted Wrapper" contest. This event is free to the public and is first-come, first-seated. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries 22740 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance CA 90505
Holiday Home Reception Saturday, December 15th • 2pm Join us for holiday refreshments and holiday decorating tips from our expert designer. Learn how to transform a home into a festive and stylish holiday retreat this season! Plus, get up to 30% off just for coming! Happy Holidays from La-Z-Boy
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Marsee Auditorium El Camino College Center for the Performing Arts
Under the artistic direction of Diane Lauridsen, nationally known South Bay Ballet delivers a holiday confection for savvy ballet audiences who are looking for impeccably trained artists and a creative, accessible interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Grandmother Clara tells the story of a young girl on Christmas Eve, dreaming a lush and vivid fantasy of her faithful Nutcracker Prince escorting her to the Kingdom of Sweets, where she becomes his beautiful, grown-up ballerina – and isn't that every girl’s Christmas wish?
 
 
Saturday, December 15, 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 15, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance Civic Chorale and Orchestra bring to life the world theme of Peace On Earth through favorite selected Chanukah and seasonal favorites of the December holiday. Bells will ring out many well known tunes in addition to numerous selected vocal solos and Peace On Earth culminates with the Chorale’s closing Peace, Peace.
 
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