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<<  Week of Sunday, January 6, 2013    >>           ALL Events   
 
Sunday, January 6, 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 6, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Monday, January 7, 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.
 
 
Monday, January 7, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This story and song program is for children ages 18 months to three years, and a participating caregiver. This program is free, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m.
 
 
Monday, January 7, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, January 7, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This story and song program is for children ages 18 months to three years, and a participating caregiver. This program is free, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964. This program is a repeat of the 10:15 a.m. session.
 
 
Monday, January 7, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. 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 8, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Splendor of Madrona Marsh", A Photography Exhibit by Dick McGreevy begins today. View the works of local artists portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh Exhibits on display daily in the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, January 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.
 
 
Tuesday, January 8, 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 8, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Discover the 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 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Will be discontinued starting February. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Bartlett Center
 
 
Tuesday, January 8, 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, January 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Book Club meets to read Pearl of China by Anchee Min. All Torrance Public Library Book Groups are free and no registration is required. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, January 8, 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 8, 2013 | 4:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
High school students - would you like to provide input on the collections and programs at your local branch library? Join a Teen Advisory Board. You will have inside information about all the cool happenings at the library, and your voice will be heard. For more information call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Garden Rooms
Joint meeting of the Torrance Library Commission and the Torrance City Council. For more information, please call Library Administration at 310-618-5950.
 
 
Tuesday, January 8, 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. Every month is a different topic. Never the same class twice! Topics range from 'edible seeds and berrys' to 'Chapparal Communities and pruning techniques'. This month's topic is Life-friendly 'Lawns': native groundcover ideas that provide bird & insect habitat. 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. This class is held in the Madrona Marsh Nature Center on the 1st Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and repeats the following Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, January 8, 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 8, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | 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 Madrona Marsh Preserve for our local residents and seasonal visitors. Bob Shanman is a local birding expert and vibrant speaker. This walk occurs the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, January 9, 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 9, 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 hour or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, January 9, 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 9, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
The Armchair Travelers Book Group meets to read A Year in the World by Frances Mayes. All Torrance Public Library book discussion 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, January 9, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 W. Artesia Blvd.
January is Science Month, with a program at every library location all about science! Bubble-ology 101, learn about the science of bubbles at the North Torrance Library. 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 9, 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 9, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Doug MacLeod is a singer-songwriter in the American tradition. He is a traveling artist that writes and sings original songs that are based on his own life and experiences. This performance is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Admission is first-come, first-seated. Please contact the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room
 
 
Thursday, January 10, 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 10, 2013 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
The Mayhem in the AM book group meets monthly to discuss mystery and suspense. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for current selection. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and no registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Thursday, January 10, 2013 | 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, January 10, 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, January 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of beginning, intermediate, and advanced students as they perform in their winter dance concert.
 
 
Thursday, January 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room
 
 
Friday, January 11, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, January 11, 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 11, 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. You must register Tuesday morning 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. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, January 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of beginning, intermediate, and advanced students as they perform in their winter dance concert.
 
 
Friday, January 11, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Louie Cruz Beltran and his ensemble perform an extensive repertoire of music from Brazilian style and Afro-Cuban rhythms. They blend R&B, salsa, Reggae, Latin, Rock, and Jazz into a stimulating show which draws the audience to their feet and compels them to remain there throughout the evening. Dinner will be available from the Red Car Brewery.
 
 
Friday, January 11, 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 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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. - 12:00 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 12, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The Think Clean, Go Clean! Eco Art Contest and Festival is an event for the whole family to learn about air quality initiatives and healthy living. The event will feature clean air, environment and healthy living exhibits, an art contest, entertainment, food, family fun, and test drives of some of the newest cars by Toyota.
 
 
Saturday, January 12, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Hear the story of how a few Chinese immigrants found their way to the Mississippi River Delta in the late 1870s and earned their living, preserved their culture, and found the unique and valuable role they played. Author John Jung will discuss his book Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton. This program is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information
 
 
Saturday, January 12, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
All are welcome! Visit the Preserve as the sun sets, and day slowly turns into night. $5 per person or $10 per family. Space limited to 25 people. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 12, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Louie Cruz Beltran and his ensemble perform an extensive repertoire of music from Brazilian style and Afro-Cuban rhythms. They blend R&B, salsa, Reggae, Latin, Rock, and Jazz into a stimulating show which draws the audience to their feet and compels them to remain there throughout the evening. Dinner will be available from the Red Car Brewery.
 
 
Saturday, January 12, 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 12, 2013 | 10:30 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
This workshop is designed for those fourteen and older who have never knit before and want to learn the basics: cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. This two-part session includes "homework" to guarantee the completion of a beautiful scarf. Part 2 is Saturday, January 19, and includes bind off and tassels. All supplies are provided. This workshop is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but limited to 10 participants, so please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 to register.
 
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