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Thursday, August 1, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Thursday, August 1, 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, August 1, 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, August 1, 2013 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM   
Pueblo Park-2310 Del Amo Boulevard
Fun In The Sun: The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for Fun In The Sun at the parks this Summer. The following parks will offer a variety of innovative group based outdoor games designed to stimulate and challenge participants. Hours: 12:30-2:30 p.m. on the dates listed. Pueblo Park, August 1 The Fun In The Sun program is free. This program is non-custodial, where children can come and go as they please. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/Parks/6616.htm
 
 
Thursday, August 1, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday from 3-8 PM. 25 Arts, Crafts & Vintage sellers, FREE craft activity for kids, Antique Appraisals, Music, Food Demos, local authors, Happy Hour specials at Downtown Restaurants and special activities every week! FREE Parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo & Public Parking structure on Sartori.
 
 
Thursday, August 1, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Did you read a lot this summer? Teens are invited to end the summer with a scream for ice cream. This program is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Part of the Summer Reading Program Reading is So Delicious. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Thursday, August 1, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for a story followed by a fun craft activity for all ages. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Part of the Reading is So Delicious Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please contact the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Thursday, August 1, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, August 2, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Friday, August 2, 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. 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.
 
 
Friday, August 2, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Swazzle Puppets brings their sweet handmade puppets for an exciting tale sure to enthrall and entertain. This show is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Part of the Reading is So Delicious Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, August 2, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
2340 Sepulveda blvd. Suite D, Torrance, CA90501
- A Great Opportunity to experience joyful music concert with kids. - Beautiful music repertoire will be performed by professional musicians. * Seats will be limited. Please call or email us through our website to reserve your seats.
 
 
Saturday, August 3, 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, August 3, 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, August 3, 2013 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA
PROTECT YOUR PETS 1st Care mobile vet clinic will be providing veterinarian services to the community at the YMCA on Saturday, August 3, 9:30-11:30am. Services include dog and cat vaccinations, prescription flea control, heartworm testing and prevention, microchipping, health certificates for traveling pets, and more. Space is limited. Please call the YMCA at 310-325-5885 to sign up and confirm availability. www.ymcala.org/tsb.
 
 
Saturday, August 3, 2013 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library - 4805 Emerald St.
Make & take designer like recipe cards & a keeper to put them in. This workshop will be led by Judy Kubota. Space is limited; please call to register.
 
 
Saturday, August 3, 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 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 natives on the edge: native plants that can survive near the lawn. 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.
 
 
Saturday, August 3, 2013 | 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM   
Tony Romas restaurant, corners of Crenshaw and Lomita Blvds
The South Bay Scooter Club meets the first Saturday of every month for a chance to ride around the South Bay on our scooters with fellow scooter enthusiasts. Though vintage Italian scooters are preferred, all types of scooters are always welcome. Meet at Tony Romas restaurant in Torrance at 12:30pm. Ride leaves around 1pm-ish. Different routes and end spots are chosen every month. Come out and ride!!
 
 
Saturday, August 3, 2013 | 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM   
JAMES ARMSTRONG THEATRE
Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka.
 
 
Sunday, August 4, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM   
JAMES ARMSTRONG THEATRE
Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka.
 
 
Sunday, August 4, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us each month for a discussion of a great mystery book. This book group is free and no registration is required. For titles see: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5663.htm or call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Monday, August 5, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, August 5, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Walk-in registration for Torrance Residents begins August 19, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. After School Club September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 Following the Torrance Unified School Calendar After School – 6:00 p.m. 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, August 5, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Monday, August 5, 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 August 5, 2013 – August 14, 2013 For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/Parks
 
 
Monday, August 5, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! This program is aimed at 18 mos to 3 years, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required - but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This storytime repeats at 11:00 a.m. Part of the Reading is So Delicious Summer Reading Program! For more information, please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, August 5, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library 3815 W. 242 St.
Families are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs, and fun. This storytime is free, and no registration is required. Part of the Reading is So Delicious Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Monday, August 5, 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
 
 
Monday, August 5, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children of all ages are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs, and fun. This program is free and no registration is required. Part of the Reading is So Delicious Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Monday, August 5, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, August 5, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
2340 Sepulveda blvd. #D, Torrance, CA90501
- Great opportunity to experience concert with kids - Professional musicians performance & workshop - Make kids enjoy joyful music and motivate to learn music Usually kids are not allowed in professional classic concert BUT we think kids also have right to enjoy beautiful music. We want them to experience how beautiful music is in this world. *Seats are limited. Send email us to reserve your seat through our website.
 
 
Tuesday, August 6, 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, August 6, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Walk-in registration for Torrance Residents begins August 19, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. After School Club September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 Following the Torrance Unified School Calendar After School – 6:00 p.m. 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, August 6, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Tuesday, August 6, 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, August 6, 2013 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, August 6, 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 August 6, 2013 – August 15, 2013 For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/Parks
 
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Seniors, caregivers, family and friends are invited to learn about the latest scams. This program is free and no reservations are necessary. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please call the Torrance Police Department Community Affairs Division at 310-618-5735.
 
 
Tuesday, August 6, 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, August 6, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Babies, ages 6 - 24 mos, with a caregiver, are invited to join the Librarian for songs, stories, fingerplays, rhymes and playtime. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room does get crowded so please arrive on time. Part of the Reading is So Delicious Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Youth Services Department 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Families are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs, and fun. This storytime is free, and no registration is required. Part of the Reading is So Delicious Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Families are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs, and fun. This storytime is free, and no registration is required. Part of the Reading is So Delicious Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Families are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs, and fun. This storytime is free, and no registration is required. Part of the Reading is So Delicious Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM   
Sur La Brea Park-23610 Cabrillo Avenue
Fun In The Sun: The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for Fun In The Sun at the parks this Summer. The following parks will offer a variety of innovative group based outdoor games designed to stimulate and challenge participants. Hours: 12:30-2:30 p.m. on the dates listed. Sur La Brea Park, August 6 The Fun In The Sun program is free. This program is non-custodial, where children can come and go as they please. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/Parks/6616.htm
 
 
Tuesday, August 6, 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 noon and repeats 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 natives on the edge: native plants that can survive near the lawn. 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.
 
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children of all ages are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs, and fun. This program is free and no registration is required. Part of the Reading is So Delicious Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 p.m. Executive Session, 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Walk-in registration for Torrance Residents begins August 19, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. After School Club September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 Following the Torrance Unified School Calendar After School – 6:00 p.m. 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.
 
 
Wednesday, August 7, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Wednesday, August 7, 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, August 7, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! This program is aimed at 18 mos to 3 years, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required - but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This storytime repeats at 11:00 a.m. Part of the Reading is So Delicious Summer Reading Program! For more information, please contact the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children of all ages are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs, and fun. This program is free and no registration is required. Part of the Reading is So Delicious Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Discover extraordinary new worlds, travel through space and time, journey to other dimensions as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group explores the wondrous and fantastic realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy each month. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and no registration is required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join journalist, author and Chef Kaumudi as she introduces and demonstrates Marathi and California Indian cuisine. This program is free, but seating is limited; please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Garden Room [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
All Optometrists are invited to attend the lecture by Dr. J. Sebag to discuss the current concepts of vitreous disease and new therapy of floaters.
 
 
Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Walk-in registration for Torrance Residents begins August 19, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. After School Club September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 Following the Torrance Unified School Calendar After School – 6:00 p.m. 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, August 8, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Thursday, August 8, 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, August 8, 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, August 8, 2013 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM   
Torrance Park-2001 Santa Fe Avenue
Fun In The Sun: The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for Fun In The Sun at the parks this Summer. The following parks will offer a variety of innovative group based outdoor games designed to stimulate and challenge participants. Hours: 12:30-2:30 p.m. on the dates listed. Torrance Park, August 8 The Fun In The Sun program is free. This program is non-custodial, where children can come and go as they please. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/Parks/6616.htm
 
 
Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday from 3-8 PM. 25 Arts, Crafts & Vintage sellers, FREE craft activity for kids, Antique Appraisals, Music, Food Demos, local authors, Happy Hour specials at Downtown Restaurants and special activities every week! FREE Parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo & Public Parking structure on Sartori.
 
 
Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, August 9, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, August 9, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Walk-in registration for Torrance Residents begins August 19, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. After School Club September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 Following the Torrance Unified School Calendar After School – 6:00 p.m. 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.
 
 
Friday, August 9, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
3042 Torrance Bl - across from City Hall
YARD SALE --- GOT LEFTOVERS? Clean out your closets, your garages and donate it all to our Yard Sale! Then watch us turn “Rummage into Roses”. Call for delivery or pickup and to volunteer to help during the sale. Share this with your friends, family and neighors to donate and help. Donations are tax deductible. Call Georgean 310-373-2634 or call our hotline 310-618-2425 to schedule pick up or drop off. Thank you for supporting the Torrance Rose Float Assn. August 9, 10, 11 from 8am thru 2pm.
 
 
Friday, August 9, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Friday, August 9, 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. 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, August 10, 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, August 10, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
3042 Torrance Bl - across from City Hall
YARD SALE --- GOT LEFTOVERS? Clean out your closets, your garages and donate it all to our Yard Sale! Then watch us turn “Rummage into Roses”. Call for delivery or pickup and to volunteer to help during the sale. Share this with your friends, family and neighors to donate and help. Donations are tax deductible. Call Georgean 310-373-2634 or call our hotline 310-618-2425 to schedule pick up or drop off. Thank you for supporting the Torrance Rose Float Assn. August 9, 10, 11 from 8am thru 2pm.
 
 
Saturday, August 10, 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, August 10, 2013 | 9:30 AM   
Garden Rooms A & B [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Join us for the 2nd Annual Back to School Fair to prepare to have fun this fall. The first 50 participants will receive free back to school supplies. There will also be various activities planned throughout the day.
 
 
Saturday, August 10, 2013 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM   
Columbia Park, 4045 – 190th St., northwest corner of 190th St. and Prairie Ave., Torrance

Come and learn ways to reduce and recycle yard waste by composting, “grasscycling,” worm composting, and water-wise gardening at Torrance’s permanent composting and water-wise gardening demonstration site at Columbia Park. It is operated in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.
The Beginning Workshop teaches backyard composting, worm composting, grass recycling, water-wise gardening, and fire-wise gardening.
 
 
Saturday, August 10, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
Slip on your dance or exercise shoes and let our talented instructors show you some of the latest trends in dance and exercise. Our art instructors will also be offering demo classes in a variety of mediums. Guided Tours will be offered every half hour. Classes will be offered for all age groups, so bring the whole family.
 
 
Saturday, August 10, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Airport (3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3)
Western Museum of Flight (WMoF) welcomes and celebrates TRW employees - past and present - and their spouses. WMoF celebrates the contributions of the TRW aerospace pioneers and the legion of professionals who built the company they founded, cannot be fully enumerated. WMoF salutes the achievements of this great company. The Western Museum of Flight welcomes current TRW employees and reaches out to all former TRW employees and spouses to take this opportunity to reunite, reacquaint and reminisce about TRW's mark in American aerospace history. Refreshments served. Additional questions or to RSVP, please email Dale Hoffman at dmhoffman@earthlink.net or call the Museum (310) 326-9544).
 
 
Saturday, August 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Two great programs in one summer evening! First join musical leader, Frank Deluca for Music Under the Stars. Choose an instrument or bring your own and join the music circle on the Preserve. Next discover and learn about the night sky with Paul Livio and the Riverside Astronomical Society. All ages welcome to both events. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, August 10, 2013 | 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM   
JAMES ARMSTRONG THEATRE
Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka.
 
 
Saturday, August 10, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 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, the Earth's moon and the early evening stars with Paul Livio and the Riverside Astronomical Society. Free! From 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, August 11, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
3042 Torrance Bl - across from City Hall
YARD SALE --- GOT LEFTOVERS? Clean out your closets, your garages and donate it all to our Yard Sale! Then watch us turn “Rummage into Roses”. Call for delivery or pickup and to volunteer to help during the sale. Share this with your friends, family and neighors to donate and help. Donations are tax deductible. Call Georgean 310-373-2634 or call our hotline 310-618-2425 to schedule pick up or drop off. Thank you for supporting the Torrance Rose Float Assn. August 9, 10, 11 from 8am thru 2pm.
 
 
Sunday, August 11, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
A hands-on Introductory workshop with Connie Vadheim on using California native plants as natural dyes. This 3-day series of workshops will occur on Sunday, August 11th (introduction required), 18th (wool yarn) & 25th (cotton fabric) of this month only from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. $30 per person to attend all 3 sessions. $25 to attend 2 sessions. Enrollment is limited to 10 people. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, August 11, 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. South Bay Wildlife Rehabilitation rehabilitates sick, injured and orphaned birds, as well as small mammals for successful return to the wild. In this program Ann Lynch will bring a selection of raptors for you to observe up close! Pre-registration is recommended. $5 per person or $10 per family. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, August 11, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM   
JAMES ARMSTRONG THEATRE
Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka.
 
 
Monday, August 12, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, August 12, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Walk-in registration for Torrance Residents begins August 19, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. After School Club September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 Following the Torrance Unified School Calendar After School – 6:00 p.m. 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, August 12, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Monday, August 12, 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 August 5, 2013 – August 14, 2013 For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/Parks
 
 
Monday, August 12, 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
 
 
Monday, August 12, 2013 | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Friends of Madrona Marsh for our annual fund raising celebration to help sustain and protect the programs of the Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve. Enjoy an evening of live music, excellent food; unusual silent and live auctions; extravagant gift baskets and laughter. Must be over 21 years of age to attend this event. $50 per ticket. Tickets will be available at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center, cash or check accepted only; Wild Birds Unlimited in the Rolling Hills Plaza, cash or credit card accepted or go on the Friends of Madrona Marsh website at www.friendsofmadronamarsh.com, Pay Pal. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Monday, August 12, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, August 12, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Library meeting room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, August 12, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, August 13, 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, August 13, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Walk-in registration for Torrance Residents begins August 19, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. After School Club September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 Following the Torrance Unified School Calendar After School – 6:00 p.m. 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, August 13, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Bartlett Center, 1318 Cravens Ave.
 
 
Tuesday, August 13, 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 August 6, 2013 – August 15, 2013 For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/Parks
 
 
Tuesday, August 13, 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, August 13, 2013 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM   
Victor Park-4727 Emerald Street
Fun In The Sun: The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for Fun In The Sun at the parks this Summer. The following parks will offer a variety of innovative group based outdoor games designed to stimulate and challenge participants. Hours: 12:30-2:30 p.m. on the dates listed. Victor Park, August 13 The Fun In The Sun program is free. This program is non-custodial, where children can come and go as they please. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/Parks/6616.htm
 
 
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Walk-in registration for Torrance Residents begins August 19, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. After School Club September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 Following the Torrance Unified School Calendar After School – 6:00 p.m. 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.
 
 
Wednesday, August 14, 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. This walk occurs on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 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, August 14, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Wednesday, August 14, 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, August 14, 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 will be astronomy. This program occurs on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Free! Donations accepted. Pre-registration is recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | 4:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
CATV Meeting Room, 3350 Civic Center Dr.
 
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room
 
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Library users and area residents are invited to hear from the staff of the Torrance Public Library about the upcoming ADA upgrades at the El Retiro Library that will begin in September, 2013. The plans and details will be reviewed, and information on where to recieve library servce during the approximately 2-month closure will be discussed. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room
The Magical Stranger is a moving story of love and sacrifice, fathers and sons, heroism and duty, soldiers and families they leave behind. On November 28, 1979, squadron commander and Navy pilot Peter Rodrick died when his plane crashed in the Indian Ocean, leaving behind a devastated wife, two daughters, and a 13-year-old son. In this powerful, beautifully written book, journalist Stephen Roderick learns about his father and he uncovers the layers of these sailors' lives: their loves, friendships, dreams, disappointments -- and the consequences of their choices on those they leave behind. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Thursday, August 15, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Walk-in registration for Torrance Residents begins August 19, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. After School Club September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 Following the Torrance Unified School Calendar After School – 6:00 p.m. 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, August 15, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Thursday, August 15, 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 and college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, August 15, 2013 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM   
Walteria Park-3855 242nd Street
Fun In The Sun: The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for Fun In The Sun at the parks this Summer. The following parks will offer a variety of innovative group based outdoor games designed to stimulate and challenge participants. Hours: 12:30-2:30 p.m. on the dates listed. Walteria Park, August 15 The Fun In The Sun program is free. This program is non-custodial, where children can come and go as they please. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/Parks/6616.htm
 
 
Thursday, August 15, 2013 | 2:30 PM   
Torrance City Hall, West Annex Commission Rm., 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, August 15, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday from 3-8 PM. 25 Arts, Crafts & Vintage sellers, FREE craft activity for kids, Antique Appraisals, Music, Food Demos, local authors, Happy Hour specials at Downtown Restaurants and special activities every week! FREE Parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo & Public Parking structure on Sartori.
 
 
Thursday, August 15, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Historical Society Museum, 1345 Post Ave.
 
 
Friday, August 16, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Friday, August 16, 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. - 12:00 p.m. 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. 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.
 
 
Friday, August 16, 2013 | 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM   
JAMES ARMSTRONG THEATRE
Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka.
 
 
Saturday, August 17, 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, August 17, 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, August 17, 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? If so, this class is for you. Join Lala Ragimov and discover your talent or sharpen already acquired skills. 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, August 17, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance Airport (3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3)
Join us, for a story that has hitherto been known only to a privileged few. LtCol Bill “Flaps” Flanagan will tell us the story of one such effort - the cloaking of one of the most mysterious aircraft ever employed in the world of clandestine aviation. Flanagan, Lieutenant Colonel (USAF retired), is a former SR-71 pilot. The SR-71, i.e., the Blackbird, was not just a plane but was faster than a speeding bullet and still is considered the Cold War spy plane designed to fly higher and fast beyond danger. The Blackbird regularly flew missions at speeds beyond 2,000 mph (Mach 3) and could survey more than 100,000 square miles of the Earth's surface per hour from a height of 80,000 feet (15 miles). The SR-71 shattered speed and altitude records for manned air-breathing jet aircraft. Flanagan was also a B2 Bomber pilot and is Chairman of the Flight Test Historical Foundation. As the RSO (reconnaissance systems officer) Flaps Flanagan lived in the in the shadowy world giving him insights into the technologies, the dangers, the intrigues, and the fascinating revelations of the secret world of spying from on-high. Interestingly, one of the most interesting aspects of this special world is the extraordinary efforts expended to conceal the very existence of some of the aircraft used to accomplish these vital missions. As always, WMoF Members are free; non-members are $5, which also includes access to WMoF museum exhibits. Free parking. Support YOUR community’s unique museum and place in history: Why not support the WMoF with an annual membership (wmof.com/newmem.htm). The annual membership – individual, family, business - 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, August 17, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
Western Museum of Flight (3315 Airport Dr., Torrance)
Immediately following the Western Museum of Flight (WMoF) Celebrity Series, boys and girls ages 5 and up, i.e., kids at heart, can build their OWN (or as many as you like!) SR-71 Spy Plane – the Blackbird - to take home PLUS learn about aerodynamics in the process. This Make ‘N Take Session (1 to 3PM) includes free entry to the museum. This event is presented in cooperation with Pacific Coast Hobbies whose staff will be on hand to assist with model building and answer technical questions. This is a stand alone event is separate from the Celebrity Series (11AM to 1PM). Your take home Blackbird SR-71 Spy Plane Models are $12 each. The WMoF and Pacific Coast Hobbies welcomes everyone to attend! Please email the museum at info@wmof.com or call 310-326-9544 to make your reservation. Pay at the door. The museum is located on Torrance Airport near the intersection of Zamperini Way and Airport Drive. Plenty of free parking in our lot which is directly in front of the museum.
 
 
Saturday, August 17, 2013 | 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM   
JAMES ARMSTRONG THEATRE
Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka.
 
 
Sunday, August 18, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
A hands-on introductory workshop with Connie Vadheim on using California native plants as natural dyes. This series of workshops will occur on Sunday, August 11th (introduction required), 18th (wool yarn) & 25th (cotton fabric) of this month only from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. $30 per person to attend all 3 sessions. $25 to attend 2 sessions. Enrollment is limited to 10 persons. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Monday, August 19, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, August 19, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Walk-in registration for Torrance Residents begins August 19, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club meets 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, August 19, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Monday, August 19, 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 August 19, 2013 – August 28, 2013 For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/Parks
 
 
Monday, August 19, 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
 
 
Monday, August 19, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, August 20, 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, August 20, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Walk-in registration for Torrance Residents begins August 19, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club meets 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, August 20, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
City Hall West Annex
Registration for Fall 2013 Classes begins for Torrance residents.
 
 
Tuesday, August 20, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Tuesday, August 20, 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 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, August 20, 2013 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, August 20, 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 August 20, 2013 – August 29, 2013 For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/Parks
 
 
Tuesday, August 20, 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, August 20, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 p.m. Executive Session, 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Walk-in registration for Torrance Residents begins August 19, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club meets 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.
 
 
Wednesday, August 21, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Wednesday, August 21, 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, August 21, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Rite Aid at 2240 Sepulveda BLVD, Torrance, CA
The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Rite Aid, will be in Torrance providing free skin cancer screenings on Aug. 21st. Screenings are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Educational materials that explain how to perform monthly skin checks at home and the proper ways to practice sun protection are provided to Tour participants, along with sunscreen samples and other giveaways. The screenings will be conducted by local dermatologists who have donated their time and services to the Foundation. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US, with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed annually. The goal of the Tour is to save lives by detecting skin cancers early on and educating the public about skin cancer prevention by means of sun protection and the need for prompt, effective treatment. The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Rite Aid, receives additional support from Energizer Personal Care – the makers of Banana Boat® and Hawaiian Tropic® brand sunscreens – Leo Pharma Inc., LLumar Window Films® and BASF Corporation.
 
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 1:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd,
 
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Walk-in registration for Torrance Residents begins August 19, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club meets 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, August 22, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Thursday, August 22, 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 and college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday from 3-8 PM. 25 Arts, Crafts & Vintage sellers, FREE craft activity for kids, Antique Appraisals, Music, Food Demos, local authors, Happy Hour specials at Downtown Restaurants and special activities every week! FREE Parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo & Public Parking structure on Sartori.
 
 
Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
20285 Western Avenue, Ste. 100, Torrance
 
 
Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Sons of Italy - 1744 Carson St, Torrance Ca 90501
The TORRANCE ROSE FLOAT ASSN presents - Meatballs & Bingo! Fundraiser for the 2014 Float. Munch a little ... try your hand at BINGO! Your entry fee of $30 will get you food and 5 Bingo Cards Too much fun!! You can buy more cards! www.torrancerosefloat.com/fundraiser for more information
 
 
Friday, August 23, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Mary Long's Watercolor and Photography exhibit ends today. 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.
 
 
Friday, August 23, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, August 23, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Friday, August 23, 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. 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. 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, August 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.
 
 
Saturday, August 24, 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, August 24, 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.
 
 
Saturday, August 24, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
In the hundred years since an unknown patent clerk from Switzerland published his theories on space and time, mass and energy and light and gravity, Einstein's theory of relativity has reshaped our universe and our view of reality. This class is especially designed for kids interested in science. Most students' finish the class with a clear understanding of Einstein's General and Special Theory of Relativity as well as some of the history that lead to these important theories. This 2-day program will occur on the 24th & 25th Saturday and Sunday of this month only from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. $30 per child to attend both classes. Space is limited to 25 children. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, August 25, 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, August 25, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The downtown Torrance Antique Street Faire is held on the 4th Sunday of every month in historic downtown Torrance. Over 200 sellers set up in the streets with antiques, collectibles, furniture, vintage clothes, jewelry, pottery, arts & crafts, home decor and more...all on sale at bargain prices! There are also many antique and specialty shops open and lots of great restaurants, bakery, market and sports bars. Antique appraisals by Dave Brownlee and crew and music provided by DJ Ozzie. 8 am to 3 pm. Free admission & parking, pets welcome.
 
 
Sunday, August 25, 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, August 25, 2013 | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society & Museum - 1345 Post Ave., Old Torrance
The Torrance Historical Society is hosting a free docent-led Walking Tour of Old Torrance, and you're invited! The Tour will point out many of the historic sites and landmarks of Old Torrance. The tour is an easy, but brisk walk covering eight blocks. It's open to the public, requires no reservations, and is hosted on the fourth Sunday of every month, May - October. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Bring your camera, and a friend!
 
 
Sunday, August 25, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
In the hundred years since an unknown patent clerk from Switzerland published his theories on space and time, mass and energy, and light and gravity, Einstein's theory of relativity has reshaped our univers and our view of reality. This class is especially designed for kids interested in science. Most students' finish the class with a clear understanding of Einstein's General and Special Theory of Relativity as well as some of the history that lead to these important theories. This 2-day program will occur on the 24th & 25th Saturday and Sunday of this month only from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. $30 per child to attend both classes. Space is limited to 25 children. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, August 25, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Monday, August 26, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, August 26, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Open walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club meets 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, August 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Monday, August 26, 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 August 19, 2013 – August 28, 2013 For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/Parks
 
 
Monday, August 26, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Showing the Beauty of the Marsh - Part III" various mediums by Pacific Arts by artist Al Hagen begins today. 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.
 
 
Tuesday, August 27, 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, August 27, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Torrance Antique Street Faire is held on the 4th Sunday of every month in historic downtown Torrance. Over 200 sellers set up in the streets with antiques, collectibles, furniture, vintage clothes, jewelry, toys, tools, pottery, arts & crafts, home decor and more...all on sale at bargain prices! Antique appraisals available. All the downtown restaurants, bars, bakery & market are open as well as antique and specialty shops.
 
 
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Open walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club meets 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, August 27, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
City Hall West Annex
Registration for Fall 2013 Classes begins for Non-residents
 
 
Tuesday, August 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Tuesday, August 27, 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, August 27, 2013 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM   
Pueblo Park, Community Room 2252 Del Amo Blvd.
Join us at Pueblo Park as we celebrate the opening of the Library Spot in Public Parks program. Learn about the new Little Free Library, adjacent to the Community Room at Pueblo Park, and how you can have great reading at your fingertips. Volunteers are needed to care for the Library Spots too, learn how you can help. For more information, please contact Hillary Theyer, City Librarian, at 310-618-5950.
 
 
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 p.m. Executive Session, 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Open walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club meets 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.
 
 
Wednesday, August 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Wednesday, August 28, 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, August 28, 2013 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM   
Discovery Park, 22526 Ocean Ave.
Join us at Discovery Park as we celebrate the opening of the Library Spot in Public Parks program. Learn about the new Little Free Library in Discovery Park, and how you can have great reading at your fingertips. Volunteers are needed to care for the Library Spots too, learn how you can help. For more information, please contact Hillary Theyer, City Librarian, at 310-618-5950.
 
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Comission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
Library users and area residents are invited to hear from the staff of the Torrance Public Library about the upcoming ADA upgrades at the Southeast Library that will begin in September. The plans and details will be reviewed, and information on where to receive library service during the approximately 2-month branch closure will be discussed. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Thursday, August 29, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Open walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club meets 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, August 29, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Thursday, August 29, 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 and college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, August 29, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Torrance City Hall, West Annex Commission Rm., 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, August 29, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday from 3-8 PM. 25 Arts, Crafts & Vintage sellers, FREE craft activity for kids, Antique Appraisals, Music, Food Demos, local authors, Happy Hour specials at Downtown Restaurants and special activities every week! FREE Parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo & Public Parking structure on Sartori.
 
 
Friday, August 30, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Open walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. 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. To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club meets 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.
 
 
Friday, August 30, 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. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCa.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Friday, August 30, 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. 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. 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.
 
 
Friday, August 30, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Artist's reception for Al Hagen "Showing the Beauty of the Marsh - Part III" Various mediums by Pacific Arts will be held this evening at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. View the works of local artists portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh. 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, August 31, 2013 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Library will be closed for approximately two months to undergo ADA improvements. The project will include modification of the public restroom and library entry. While El Retiro Library is closed, other Torrance Library locations will be open for your reading, reference, and recreational needs. Print and audiovisual materials may be returned in the outside drops or at any other Torrance Library location. Toddler storytime will resume in the winter session, and the book discussion group will meet at Walteria Library in October. For more information, please contact Jan Wierzbicki in Library Administration at 310-618-5950.
 
 
Saturday, August 31, 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, August 31, 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, August 31, 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
 
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