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Monday, April 1, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, April 1, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, April 1, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, April 1, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, April 1, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m. session. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, April 1, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, April 1, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Monday, April 1, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, April 2, 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, April 2, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the City of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, April 2, 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, April 2, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime designed to build pre-literacy skills is for infants 6 to 18 months old, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. All Torrance Public Library storytimes are free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 4:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
High school students - would you like to provide input on the collections and programs at your local branch library? Join a Teen Advisory Board! The Walteria TAB meets the first Tuesday of every month. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, April 2, 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, April 3, 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, April 3, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | Noon - 1:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Crafters are invited to bring a current portable project and a sack lunch to the Library! Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd,
 
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 W. Artesia Blvd.
Do you know the literary work of Mo Willems? Learn all about him at this fun program! This program is recommended for school-aged children and free, with no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance 90503
Basic Digital Photography II – Leaping into Creativity **$79.00 – Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 April 3rd thru April 24th All to often photography has been taught with an emphasis on the technical aspects, as if you couldn't start taking great photographs until you had those concepts mastered. Nothing is further from the truth. Joe and Glenda will help you take the leap into creative photography, where the technical aspects are explained simply and serve creativity. 1. Basics of Photoshop/Lightroom 2. Lighting, Exposure and Composition 3. * Field shoot in the Marsh (Sunday, 8:00am-12:30pm on April 21st) 4. Field shoot review - individuals images will be evaluated and suggestions given. * NOTE: NO CLASS on April 17th. Class 3 is a field shoot on Sunday, April 21st from 8:00am-12:30pm. Please bring your camera and tripod for a fun day of shooting in the Marsh. ** NOTE: Sign up for both classes and save $$ - $79.00 per class or $139.00 for both classes. Ages 18+ For more information contact the Nature Center at;(310)782-3989
 
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, April 3, 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.
 
 
Thursday, April 4, 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, April 4, 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 aw 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, April 4, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
TeenZone is a series of interactive and entertaining programs designed specifically for teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, April 5, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
View the works of local artists portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. "Harley The Harlequin Bug" the art of creating a children's book by Cindy Reid, Illustrated by Joan Magner exhibit ends today. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, April 5, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, April 5, 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 Kids. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, April 5, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Saturday, April 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.
 
 
Saturday, April 6, 2013 | 9:00 AM - Noon   
Aon Center 707 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017
What is the Fight For Air Climb? A vertical challenge to raise funds and awareness for the American Lung Association in California. Fundraisers climb from the ground floor to the roof top of the Aon Center, the 2nd tallest building in Los Angeles, conquering nearly 1,400 stairs (63 floors) in the Fight For Air. After the climb, enjoy refreshments, massages, team photos, music, food trucks, a beer garden and awards. Join close to a 1,000 climbers of all ages and athletic levels in support of improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
 
 
Saturday, April 6, 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 the 1st Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon and repeats the following Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Every month is a different topic - never the same class twice. Topics range from 'Edible Seeds and berries' to 'Chaparral Communities and Pruning Techniques'. This month's topic is Attractive Annuals: our most attractive annual wildflowers & how to use them. 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.
 
 
Saturday, April 6, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our habitat 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, April 6, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Saturday, April 6, 2013 | 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM   
Claim Jumper 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 Claim Jumper 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, April 6, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Reduce, reuse, recycle! Come find out how to turn your recyclables into something fun and useful. This program is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, April 6, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Curmudgeonly Japanese American gardener and unwitting detective Mas Arai is back in this Edgar Award-winning series'most compelling and evocative mystery yet...Strawberry Yellow, the fifth installment is set in the strawberry fields of Watsonville, California, where young Mas first arrived from Hiroshima in the 1940s. Now a semi-retired gardener who lives in an L.A. suburb, he returns for the funeral of a cousin and quickly gets entangled in the murder of a young woman. Was his cousin murdered, too? Mas has to figure out what happened, keep himself safe in the face of considerable peril, and uncover the mystery of the Strawberry Yellow blight - and a new strawberry varietal so important that it could be inspiring a murderer.
 
 
Saturday, April 6, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Take a walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve as the sun slowly sets. This hike is limited to the first 25 people who sign-up. $5 per person or $10 per family. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, April 6, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Elegant, sensual, and captivating, this company melds ancient Chinese forms with modern dance in an artistic and inventive marriage of styles to reveal the strength, beauty, and complexity of the Chinese woman. Experience a dazzling journey of contrasts, from ancient Chinese dynasties to remote regional cultures, from the elegance of court dances to the dynamic brilliance of contemporary ribbon dancing.
 
 
Sunday, April 7, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, April 7, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of traditional Indian dance.
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Spring Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games and walking field trips. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Fun Camp are $125 for residents and $140 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 12-14 to spend Spring Break at Spring Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games and walking field trips with other teens your age. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Teen Camp are $135 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m. session. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
From today through April 20, children of all ages are invited to drop by the El Retiro Library during open hours to add a flower to a growing garden! Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more details.
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242nd St.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
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. Presenting the photographic works of August Augustsson, "Metamorphosis". Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 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, April 9, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Spring Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games and walking field trips. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Fun Camp are $125 for residents and $140 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 12-14 to spend Spring Break at Spring Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games and walking field trips with other teens your age. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Teen Camp are $135 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Bartlett Center, 1318 Cravens Ave.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday 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 hour or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime designed to build pre-literacy skills is for infants 6 to 18 months old, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. All Torrance Public Library storytimes are free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | Noon - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre 3330 Civic Center Drive
Artists from the north developed a style different from their neighbors to the south. Join us and learn why these differences came about. Learn about the Limborg Brothers, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Bosch, Brueghel and others
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 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 the 1st Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon and repeats the following Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Every month is a different topic - never the same class twice. Topics range from 'Edible Seeds and Berries' to Chaparral Communities and Pruning Techniques'. This month's topic is attractive annuals: our most attractive annual wildflowers & how to use them. 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, April 9, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 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
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Artists in Northern Europe developed a style different from their neighbors to the south. Learn why these differences may have come about as we discuss the Limbourg Brothers, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Bosch, Brueghel, and other artists of the era.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 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. Great for seniors! Search the Madrona Marsh Preserve for our local residents and seasonal visitors. Bob Shanman is a local birding expert and vibrant speaker. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Spring Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games and walking field trips. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Fun Camp are $125 for residents and $140 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 12-14 to spend Spring Break at Spring Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games and walking field trips with other teens your age. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Teen Camp are $135 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 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 hour or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Are you curious about nature? Would you like to learn about the natural history of the South Bay? Invite a friend to this fun class where you will enjoy a short lecture, short stroll and light refreshments. This month's topic is weather. This program occurs the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us at the library for Flights of Fantasy Storytime Theater. This show is free and no registration is required, but the room may get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 4:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance 90503
Basic Digital Photography II – Leaping into Creativity **$79.00 – Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 April 3rd thru April 24th All to often photography has been taught with an emphasis on the technical aspects, as if you couldn't start taking great photographs until you had those concepts mastered. Nothing is further from the truth. Joe and Glenda will help you take the leap into creative photography, where the technical aspects are explained simply and serve creativity. 1. Basics of Photoshop/Lightroom 2. Lighting, Exposure and Composition 3. * Field shoot in the Marsh (Sunday, 8:00am-12:30pm on April 21st) 4. Field shoot review - individuals images will be evaluated and suggestions given. * NOTE: NO CLASS on April 17th. Class 3 is a field shoot on Sunday, April 21st from 8:00am-12:30pm. Please bring your camera and tripod for a fun day of shooting in the Marsh. ** NOTE: Sign up for both classes and save $$ - $79.00 per class or $139.00 for both classes. Ages 18+. For more information contact the Nature Center at;(310)782-3989
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
CATV Meeting Room, 3350 Civic Center Dr.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Artists in Northern Europe developed a style different from their neighbors to the south. Learn why these differences may have come about as we discuss the Limbourg Brothers, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Bosch, Brueghel, and other artists of the era.
 
 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Spring Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games and walking field trips. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Fun Camp are $125 for residents and $140 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 12-14 to spend Spring Break at Spring Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games and walking field trips with other teens your age. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Teen Camp are $135 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
The Mayhem in the AM book group meets monthly to discuss mystery and suspense. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for current selection. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and no registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Thursday, April 11, 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, April 11, 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, April 11, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is celebrating Earth Day all month with a free children's craft activity & Repurposing Contest. Also live cooking demos by Chef Shafer at 5:30 & 6:30, visits from Disney Princesses, DJ Ozzie, Antique Appraisals and shop local from 25 Arts & Crafts and Vintage Sellers. For a complete schedule of special events planned every Thursday, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/downtowntorrancemarketplace FREE Parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo.
 
 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Put down the devices and the remote for a night of fun at the library! This program is recommended for the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Artists in Northern Europe developed a style different from their neighbors to the south. Learn why these differences may have come about as we discuss the Limbourg Brothers, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Bosch, Brueghel, and other artists of the era.
 
 
Friday, April 12, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Spring Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games and walking field trips. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Fun Camp are $125 for residents and $140 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Friday, April 12, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 12-14 to spend Spring Break at Spring Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games and walking field trips with other teens your age. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Teen Camp are $135 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Friday, April 12, 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 Kids. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, April 12, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Friday, April 12, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Hear stories and make a craft to celebrate Spring! This program is free and recommended for school-aged children, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information. NOTE time change to 3:30 p.m.
 
 
Friday, April 12, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
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. Artist's reception for August Agustsson, photographer for the "Metamorphosis" photography exhibit will be held tonight from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free! All are welcome! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, April 12, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of Cirque entertainment that is fun for the entire family. See aerial silks, hoop, Chinese poles, cry wheel, tight-wire, contortion, acrobatics, hip hop dancing and much more! Featuring Dream World Cirque, this evening is a magical journey filled with colorful characters who laugh, dance, flip, fly, play and love.
 
 
Saturday, April 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.
 
 
Saturday, April 13, 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 of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon out 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, April 13, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the little ones for a morning of music and fun, with some of the best names in children's musical entertainment! This concert series is recommended for ages one to five, and is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. No registration is required, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, April 13, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Saturday, April 13, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Will it be a heart-warming story about living with nature or a tall tale of mythic proportions? In any event, stories will be told. After the story, create crafts that can be used in your home or given as gifts for the holidays. $5 per person. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, April 13, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories and a craft to celebrate Earth Day. This program is recommended for school-aged children, and is free with no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, April 13, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join Reference Librarian Mike George as he takes a light and humorous tour of the growth of the Torrance Public Library. Find out why the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library faces Torrance Blvd, why there never was a card catalog, and how each stage of growth led to a Century of Service to the community. This program is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information
 
 
Saturday, April 13, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Come travel and explore the lives of well known American composers and their songs which have remained a part of the American music foundation for decades performed at the Torrance Civic Chorale’s annual spring concert.
 
 
Sunday, April 14, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance 90503
Basic Digital Photography II – Leaping into Creativity **$79.00 – Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 April 3rd thru April 24th All to often photography has been taught with an emphasis on the technical aspects, as if you couldn't start taking great photographs until you had those concepts mastered. Nothing is further from the truth. Joe and Glenda will help you take the leap into creative photography, where the technical aspects are explained simply and serve creativity. 1. Basics of Photoshop/Lightroom 2. Lighting, Exposure and Composition 3. * Field shoot in the Marsh (Sunday, 8:00am-12:30pm on April 21st) 4. Field shoot review - individuals images will be evaluated and suggestions given. * NOTE: NO CLASS on April 17th. Class 3 is a field shoot on Sunday, April 21st from 8:00am-12:30pm. Please bring your camera and tripod for a fun day of shooting in the Marsh. ** NOTE: Sign up for both classes and save $$ - $79.00 per class or $139.00 for both classes. Ages 18+. For more information contact the Nature Center at;(310)782-3989
 
 
Sunday, April 14, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, April 14, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
This class provides an opportunity for children to learn to paint or sharpen already acquired watercolor skills with local artis Jennifer Siegel. Watercolor paint and paper are provided. Ages 8+. $10 per person. Pre-registration is recommended. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, April 14, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This music competition by young classical musicians will be exciting and entertaining.
 
 
Sunday, April 14, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Explore the Madrona Marsh Preserve looking for signs of spring and migrating birds who have stopped to rest before moving on to breeding grounds. $5 per person or $10 per family. Pre-registration is recommended. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Monday, April 15, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, April 15, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, April 15, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, April 15, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, April 15, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m. session. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, April 15, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Monday, April 15, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, April 16, 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, April 16, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the City of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 9:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Library meeting room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, April 16, 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, April 16, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime designed to build pre-literacy skills is for infants 6 to 18 months old, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. All Torrance Public Library storytimes are free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 16, 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
 
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
General Audubon Meeting will be held tonight. This meeting occurs on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Guest speaker Bernardo Alps will present and discuss "Birding your local patch: Cabrillo Beach." For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989 or go on the Friends of Madrona Marsh website at www.friendsofmadronamarsh.com/j.
 
 
Wednesday, April 17, 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, April 17, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 1:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd,
 
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, April 18, 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, April 18, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is celebrating Earth Day all month with a free children's craft activity & Repurposing Contest. Also live cooking demos by Chef Shafer at 5:30 & 6:30, visits from Disney Princesses, DJ Ozzie, Antique Appraisals and shop local from 25 Arts & Crafts and Vintage Sellers. For a complete schedule of special events planned every Thursday, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/downtowntorrancemarketplace FREE Parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo.
 
 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
TeenZone is a series of interactive and entertaining programs designed specifically for teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Downtown Torrance Plaza, Buffalo Fire Department
The Torrance Advantage Awards was created to recognize Torrance businesses that have developed innovative economic development strategies which have significantly affected the City of Torrance. The 6th annual Torrance Advantage Awards will recognize business achievements made in the year 2012. The four categories businesses can apply to include: • People to People Award • Enriching the Community Award • Quality of Life Community Investor Award • Long-Term Investor Award
 
 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Historical Society Museum, 1345 Post Ave.
 
 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Toyota Meeting Hall, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503
The City of Torrance Public Works Department, Streetscape Division, invites you to attend a community meeting for the presentation of the proposed Street Tree Master Plan.
The purpose of the meeting is for the community to review the proposed plan and to provide input and contribute information and concerns before the plan is finalized.
Public participation is strongly encouraged to guide the City in managing both the present and the future growth of the City’s urban forest. Your attendance and participation would be appreciated.
The Public Works Department Streetscape staff and West Coast Arborists Inc. will provide the presentation. Handouts will be provided.
 
 
Friday, April 19, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, April 19, 2013 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Bartlett Center
 
 
Friday, April 19, 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 Kids. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, April 19, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Friday, April 19, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Follow the excitement of Sweet Water, Ohio when a rock ‘n roll sensation visits the town to kiss a lucky high school student before he heads off to the army.
 
 
Friday, April 19, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 Cabrillo Ave Torrance
What do you get when you put together a parody of The Bad Seed, Gypsy, All Above Eve and Mame into a single musical? RUTHLESS the Musical, with music by Marvin Laird and book and lyrics by Joel Paley.
 
 
Saturday, April 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.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 8:30 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Celebrate Earth Day 2013 by enhancing the beauty of the grasslands at Madrona Marsh Preserve. By planting grasses we are enhancing the habitat for Western Meadowlarks who winter on the Preserve. Over the years ExxonMobil has supported nine Earth Days and over 1000 volunteers at the Madrona Marsh. Refreshments and souvenirs will be provided by their generosity. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 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, April 20, 2013 | 9:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
A beginner's guide to birds, bird life and behavior. This month's topic is: three thrilling Thrushes and two terrific Tanagers: featuring Swainson's and Hermit Thrushes, Robins, Western and Summer Tanagers. Each class will include a short presentation about the featured birds followed by a walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to look for them. This program occurs on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. Classes are limited to 20 students. Ages 9+. Free! Donations accepted. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
Betty Ainsworth Sport Center, El Segundo Blvd. and Doty Ave. Enter parking lot from Doty Ave. Between Prairie Ave. and Crenshaw Blvd.
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Torrance Airport Community Room, 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance
The Torrance branch of American Association of University Women present grant recipient Karla Sarni who will share her personal journey to higher education and with support by AAUW funds, will complete her law work at UCLA. AAUW celebrates its history of providing fellowships and grants to women. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 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 animals? Do you admire those who can draw but haven't really tried to learn yet? Well then, this class is for you. Join Lala Ragimov and discover that you can draw and make beautiful illustrations. Basic drawing and watercolor supplies are provided. This workshop occurs once a month on a Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon; dates vary. 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, April 20, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
Torrance Courthouse parking lot, 825 Maple Avenue
Free Recycling Drop Off for: Electronics (benefits Madrona Marsh), Shoes and Clothing (benefits TUSD), Used oil and filters (exchange up to 2 filters for $5 coupons, while supplies last) Paper shredding and mulch give-away (while supplies last) Visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/PublicWorks for more information
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
Torrance Courthouse parking lot near the corner of Maple Ave. and Torrance Blvd., Torrance
EARTH DAY EVENT! Free paper shredding, mulch give-away, and recycling drop off for electronics, used oil and filters, and clothing and shoes.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Western Museum of Flight (3315 Airport Dr. Torrance)
Before the video game, before the Bruce Willis movie there was an Armageddon. Specifically, the fighters of Armageddon. An elite, specially trained force of fighter pilots capable and prepared to detonate tactical nuclear weapons deep inside Soviet-held territory. The pilots who could penetrate deep into enemy territory, evade air defenses and deliver weapons precisely on target. Pilots with the iron resolve should the chilling order come down from National Command Authority to quickly man his aircraft, fly to his target without hesitation. The adversary had to know, with absolute certainty, that if they took the fatal step of starting World War III, the retaliation wrought upon them would be swift, certain, and devastating. The Western Museum of Flight (WMoF) WMoF Celebrity Series presents one of these exceptional war fighters Lieutenant Colonel Don Oldis. He and fellow pilots knew every day they might be called upon to fly what amounted to a suicide mission yet he and his comrades stood ready, held that vital front line, and, in retrospect, provided the deterrence that finally proved to be both effective and victorious. So join us, while Lt. Col. Oldis shares some stories from that historic era, as well as his experiences as a combat pilot in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. As always, WMoF Members are free; non-members are $5, which also includes access to WMoF museum exhibits. Free parking. Enjoy the Celebrity Series? Why not support the WMoF with an annual membership (wmof.com/newmem.htm). The annual membership gives you one-year unlimited FREE admission to the WMoF museum, all the Celebrity Series Lectures, Quarterly Newsletters, access to the research library and access to Special Events.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This hugely popular festival features performances, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops of Japanese dance, music, martial arts, flower arranging, calligraphy, a tea ceremony, and more! A variety of Japanese foods will tantalize your taste buds and there will be games for the children to enjoy. Don’t miss this fun-filled family event.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Frank Deluca, bring your drum or acoustic instrument and participate with us for a day of music at Madrona. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Boost your memory by playing the game Reminiscing. Hear tips from gerontologist Sharmone LaRose on how to keep your mind alert. Have fun sharing your life experiences! This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library in honor of a Century of Service from the Torrance Public Library. To register please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Follow the excitement of Sweet Water, Ohio when a rock ‘n roll sensation visits the town to kiss a lucky high school student before he heads off to the army.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Follow the excitement of Sweet Water, Ohio when a rock ‘n roll sensation visits the town to kiss a lucky high school student before he heads off to the army.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 Cabrillo Ave Torrance
What do you get when you put together a parody of The Bad Seed, Gypsy, All Above Eve and Mame into a single musical? RUTHLESS the Musical, with music by Marvin Laird and book and lyrics by Joel Paley.
 
 
Sunday, April 21, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
16500 South Western Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247
Please join us on Sunday, April 21, for the Okinawa Association of America's Spring Concert & Fundraiser! Browse through our yard/rummage sale (many new/unused items), purchase andagi and Okinawa soba for lunch, and enjoy an entertainment program featuring traditional Okinawan music and dance, karate, hula and Polynesian dance, and more! PRESS RELEASE: “Dī tiganē sabira!” translates to “let’s help out!” in Uchinaaguchi, one of Okinawa’s six unique languages. Outside of the Los Angeles Okinawan community, the Okinawa Association of America, Inc. (OAA) may be best known for its Uchinaaguchi class and of course its andagi (also referred to as “Okinawa dango”). South Bay residents often flood and buy out the andagi booths at Obon Festivals and the OAA’s annual October Bazaar, a reaction that the OAA hopes to achieve with their upcoming Spring Concert & Fundraiser on Sunday, April 21. The OAA’s Spring Concert & Fundraiser will benefit their weekly computer classes and the Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival (Wakamono Taikai) on July 18~21. The Wakamono Taikai can be best described as a 4-day conference for “next generation” Uchinanchu (Okinawans) ranging from 18 to 35 years old, with programs that emphasize Uchinanchu identity, strengthen the global Okinawa community, and explore ways in which the younger generations can keep alive the Okinawan traditions, arts, history, and languages. At April 21’s event (free admission), the OAA will be selling homemade andagi as well as Okinawa soba and taco rice (literally taco ingredients over rice; a popular cross-cultural dish in Okinawa). Another highlight of the event will be its lunchtime entertainment line-up of young performers to promote the “next generation” theme of the Wakamono Taikai, featuring: Yoshiaki Chinen (sanshin), Choichi Kai L.A. (sanshin), Shigeru/William Logan (jazz instrumental), Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko L.A. (eisa/taiko), Ai Teshima (hula & Polynesian dance), and traditional dancers Sayuri Kinjo, Amy Ono, and Akiko Yamauchi. The OAA will also have the pleasure of hosting local artists from F*ART (Free + Art), hula students from Hickory Elementary, and guest performers from San Diego: Ashley/ Brandon Arashiro (karate) and San Diego Warabi Eisa (eisa/taiko)! (performances subject to change) The Spring Concert & Fundraiser will be held at the OAA Center (16500 S. Western Ave. Gardena), 11:00AM~2:00PM (entertainment begins at 11). Admission is free. The OAA highly recommends pre-ordering andagi ($3 for 2) and Okinawa soba ($7) because these items tend to sell-out quickly. Tented tables and chairs will be available for eating during the free entertainment program. Please contact the OAA at mensore@earthlink.net or 310-532-1929 to place your orders.
 
 
Sunday, April 21, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This hugely popular festival features performances, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops of Japanese dance, music, martial arts, flower arranging, calligraphy, a tea ceremony, and more! A variety of Japanese foods will tantalize your taste buds and there will be games for the children to enjoy. Don’t miss this fun-filled family event.
 
 
Sunday, April 21, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, April 21, 2013 | 1:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of Japanese popular songs sung by amateur karaoke singers from local lounges in the area.
 
 
Sunday, April 21, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 Cabrillo Ave Torrance
What do you get when you put together a parody of The Bad Seed, Gypsy, All Above Eve and Mame into a single musical? RUTHLESS the Musical, with music by Marvin Laird and book and lyrics by Joel Paley.
 
 
Monday, April 22, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, April 22, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, April 22, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Lago Seco Community Gardens; 3940 235th Street in Torrance
All Middle School 8th Graders, join the fun! The Torrance Youth Council is sponsoring a Garden Clean Up. Come by and check it out, talk to representatives from the high school service clubs and learn how you can get involved and help your community. A contentinal breakfast will be provided, and you can earn community service for the day. If you are interested drop by the office at your Middle School and pick up a permission slip, and we will see you on May 11th.
 
 
Monday, April 22, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, April 22, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, April 22, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m. session. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, April 22, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, April 22, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
High school students - would you like to provide input on the collections and programs at your local branch library? Join a Teen Advisory Board. You will have inside information about all the cool happenings at the library, and your voice will be heard. For more information call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Monday, April 22, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Lago Seco Community Gardens; 3940 235th Street in Torrance
All Middle School 8th Graders, join the fun! The Torrance Youth Council is sponsoring a Garden Clean Up. Come by and check it out, talk to representatives from the high school service clubs and learn how you can get involved and help your community. A contentinal breakfast will be provided, and you can earn community service for the day. If you are interested drop by the office at your Middle School and pick up a permission slip, and we will see you on May 11th.
 
 
Tuesday, April 23, 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, April 23, 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, April 23, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime designed to build pre-literacy skills is for infants 6 to 18 months old, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. All Torrance Public Library storytimes are free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for Pages and Pizza, a teen book group at the Southeast Library. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. This group is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but registration is required. For more information call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 23, 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, April 24, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Lago Seco Community Gardens; 3940 235th Street in Torrance
All Middle School 8th Graders, join the fun! The Torrance Youth Council is sponsoring a Garden Clean Up. Come by and check it out, talk to representatives from the high school service clubs and learn how you can get involved and help your community. A contentinal breakfast will be provided, and you can earn community service for the day. If you are interested drop by the office at your Middle School and pick up a permission slip, and we will see you on May 11th.
 
 
Wednesday, April 24, 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, April 24, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance 90503
Basic Digital Photography II – Leaping into Creativity **$79.00 – Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 April 3rd thru April 24th All to often photography has been taught with an emphasis on the technical aspects, as if you couldn't start taking great photographs until you had those concepts mastered. Nothing is further from the truth. Joe and Glenda will help you take the leap into creative photography, where the technical aspects are explained simply and serve creativity. 1. Basics of Photoshop/Lightroom 2. Lighting, Exposure and Composition 3. * Field shoot in the Marsh (Sunday, 8:00am-12:30pm on April 21st) 4. Field shoot review - individuals images will be evaluated and suggestions given. * NOTE: NO CLASS on April 17th. Class 3 is a field shoot on Sunday, April 21st from 8:00am-12:30pm. Please bring your camera and tripod for a fun day of shooting in the Marsh. ** NOTE: Sign up for both classes and save $$ - $79.00 per class or $139.00 for both classes. Ages 18+. For more information contact the Nature Center at;(310)782-3989
 
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Comission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Gina Oh, a Los Angeles weather girl on a local network affiliate, gets a big break to cover a live news event. From the seat of a helicopter, she witnesses the outbreak of violence following the Rodney King verdict. What she discovers surprises even her. This stage reading is sponsored by the Torrance City Council and the Torrance Historical Society & Museum.
 
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy this performance from 9th through 12th graders as they present jazz, ballet, hip hop, Latin, contemporary, lyrical, and other popular styles of dance.
 
 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Lago Seco Community Gardens; 3940 235th Street in Torrance
All Middle School 8th Graders, join the fun! The Torrance Youth Council is sponsoring a Garden Clean Up. Come by and check it out, talk to representatives from the high school service clubs and learn how you can get involved and help your community. A contentinal breakfast will be provided, and you can earn community service for the day. If you are interested drop by the office at your Middle School and pick up a permission slip, and we will see you on May 11th.
 
 
Thursday, April 25, 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, April 25, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is celebrating Earth Day all month with a free children's craft activity & Repurposing Contest. Also live cooking demos by Chef Shafer at 5:30 & 6:30, visits from Disney Princesses, DJ Ozzie, Antique Appraisals and shop local from 25 Arts & Crafts and Vintage Sellers. For a complete schedule of special events planned every Thursday, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/downtowntorrancemarketplace FREE Parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo.
 
 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
20285 Western Avenue, Ste. 100, Torrance
 
 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy this performance from 9th through 12th graders as they present jazz, ballet, hip hop, Latin, contemporary, lyrical, and other popular styles of dance.
 
 
Friday, April 26, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Lago Seco Community Gardens; 3940 235th Street in Torrance
All Middle School 8th Graders, join the fun! The Torrance Youth Council is sponsoring a Garden Clean Up. Come by and check it out, talk to representatives from the high school service clubs and learn how you can get involved and help your community. A contentinal breakfast will be provided, and you can earn community service for the day. If you are interested drop by the office at your Middle School and pick up a permission slip, and we will see you on May 11th.
 
 
Friday, April 26, 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 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 Kids. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, April 26, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Zamperini Field, Torrance Airport - 3301 Airport Dr., Torrance
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the Torrance Air Fair Assocation are offering historic flight experiences in its beautifully restored B-17G Flying Fortress "Aluminum Overcast" -- one of only 14 Fortress' still flying. The B-17 was the heavy bomber vital to winning World War II, and . . . this rare bird is headed for Torrance airport. Take a trip back in time and feel the might of this magnificent flying machine, just as those young men did more than 70 years ago. You can experience a flight, or simply take a walk-through tour. Flight Cost*: Pre-booked Flights - $409 - per person for EAA Members; $449 per person for non-members; Walk-up Prices - $435 for EAA Members; $475 for non-members Reservations: To reserve your seat, call the B-17 hotline at 800.359.6217, visit their web site: www.B17.org or email to b17@eaa.org for more mission details Flight Times: Rides are 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM (weather permitting) Ground Tour Times: Self-guided, walk-through ground tours of the bomber are held after flight operations have stopped for the day - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, all three days Ground Tour Cost: $20 - Families (adults & children under 18), $10 - for adults, FREE - WWII Veterans, active military and children under 8 accompanied by a paying adult General Admission: FREE! Parking: FREE parking is available at the General Aviation Center & Robinson Helicopter Company (2901 Airport Drive). On Friday only, additional parking will be available at Skypark and Madison with shuttle service. There will also be a bar-b-que, B-17 souvenirs, special appearances, and . . . book signings: Chuck Lobb, author of Torrance Airport: Saturday & Sunday, April 27th & 28th (books available) - Images of Aviation - Torrance Airport
 
 
Friday, April 26, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Friday, April 26, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Friends Members Only pre-sale from 2 to 6 pm (memberships sold at the door starting at 1 pm). The Friends of the Torrance Library will offer a great selection of encyclopedias, reference material, children's books and thousands of books on a vast array of topics - all at bargain prices. A variety of records, CDs, cassette tapes, VHS tapes and DVDs will be offered.
 
 
Friday, April 26, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
A little friendly and interactive competition! TeenZone is a series of interactive and entertaining programs designed specifically for teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Friday, April 26, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
The Attic; 2320 W. Carson Streed, Torrance
All high school students (high school I.D. required) are invited to COFFEE HOUSE 2013. The Torrance Youth Council is hosting a get-together coffee house gathering, with an open mic and musical entertainment. Drinks (coffee, boba), and baked goods (brownies, macarons, cookies, cakes) will be sold at a nominal fee Support the cause, all money will be donated to Relay for Life.
 
 
Friday, April 26, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Friday, April 26, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 Cabrillo Ave Torrance
What do you get when you put together a parody of The Bad Seed, Gypsy, All Above Eve and Mame into a single musical? RUTHLESS the Musical, with music by Marvin Laird and book and lyrics by Joel Paley.
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Lago Seco Community Gardens; 3940 235th Street in Torrance
All Middle School 8th Graders, join the fun! The Torrance Youth Council is sponsoring a Garden Clean Up. Come by and check it out, talk to representatives from the high school service clubs and learn how you can get involved and help your community. A contentinal breakfast will be provided, and you can earn community service for the day. If you are interested drop by the office at your Middle School and pick up a permission slip, and we will see you on May 11th.
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
The Attic; 2320 W. Carson Street, Torrance
Doing any spring cleaning? Don't throw anything away! The Attic, Torrance Teen Center is looking for vendors interested in selling gently used items or donating items at their fundraiser. Booths are available for a small fee or come out the day of and find some great bargains
 
 
Saturday, April 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.
 
 
Saturday, April 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.
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 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 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, April 27, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA
Creating Summer Memories with the Torrance-South Bay YMCA Summer Camp programs. Our Camp Sign Up begins Saturday April 27 from 9-1. We have many programs from Preschool to Teens. We have Day Camps, Family Camps, Resident Camps, Week long camps and licensed child care along with many specialty camps to choose from. Visit www.ymcala.org./tsb for the summer camp brochure
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA
Get a Jump on Summer! Come to the Torrance-South Bay YMCA for a free event for the community. There will many fun activities for the children and families. The event is from 9-1pm. Check out your YMCA - that is open to everyone!
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Friends of the Torrance Library will offer a great selection of encyclopedias, reference material, children's books and thousands of books on a vast array of topics - all at bargain prices. A variety of records, CDs, cassette tapes, VHS tapes and DVDs will be offered.
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 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.

The Advanced Workshop teaches organic gardening, the art and science of good soil, environmentally responsible ways to control pests, conserving water around the garden, and using native and drought-tolerant plants.

 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
In honor of National Library Week and Earth Day, repurpose a book into a cover for your ebook reader! This program is free, but space is limited so registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 to register.
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 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 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, April 27, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This annual event showcases over fifty exhibitors, live entertainment, and hands-on activities for the whole family. A wide array of products and services for parents and children will also be on display.
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 Cabrillo Ave Torrance
What do you get when you put together a parody of The Bad Seed, Gypsy, All Above Eve and Mame into a single musical? RUTHLESS the Musical, with music by Marvin Laird and book and lyrics by Joel Paley.
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
A rock musical that takes you back to the disco era and one of the top best pop bands in history, ABBA. Abbamania features nine musicians and singers performing the hits of this iconic group, complete with all the costume changes, choreography, a live band, back-up singers and a big studio sound.
 
 
Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Lago Seco Community Gardens; 3940 235th Street in Torrance
All Middle School 8th Graders, join the fun! The Torrance Youth Council is sponsoring a Garden Clean Up. Come by and check it out, talk to representatives from the high school service clubs and learn how you can get involved and help your community. A contentinal breakfast will be provided, and you can earn community service for the day. If you are interested drop by the office at your Middle School and pick up a permission slip, and we will see you on May 11th.
 
 
Sunday, April 28, 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, April 28, 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, April 28, 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 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, April 28, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 Cabrillo Ave Torrance
What do you get when you put together a parody of The Bad Seed, Gypsy, All Above Eve and Mame into a single musical? RUTHLESS the Musical, with music by Marvin Laird and book and lyrics by Joel Paley.
 
 
Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Like a lavish three-course dinner, this trio of one-acts is “smartly directed by James Robinson and conducted with sweeping lyricism by Patrick Summers” (San Francisco Chronicle). Soprano Patricia Racette tackles all three soprano rolls. “Racette modulated the quality and tone of her radiant, muscular sound accordingly. The title role in Suor Angelica is the real soprano showcase, a virtuoso exercise in both soaring vocalism and emotional specificity, and Racette rose superbly to the challenge” (SFC). (2 hours 49 minutes; two intermissions)
 
 
Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society & Museum - 1345 Post Ave., Torrance 90501
Charles Payne, local pen fancier and collector, will discuss the fun of collecting fountain pens. The presentation won't give your Writer's Cramp, but it will give you something to write home about. All attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a Torrance postcard ($1), and write a note to someone special with a collectable fountain pen. A portion of Payne's extensive collection will be on display in the Museum through June.
 
 
Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Like a lavish three-course dinner, this trio of one-acts is “smartly directed by James Robinson and conducted with sweeping lyricism by Patrick Summers” (San Francisco Chronicle). Soprano Patricia Racette tackles all three soprano rolls. “Racette modulated the quality and tone of her radiant, muscular sound accordingly. The title role in Suor Angelica is the real soprano showcase, a virtuoso exercise in both soaring vocalism and emotional specificity, and Racette rose superbly to the challenge” (SFC). (2 hours 49 minutes; two intermissions)
 
 
Monday, April 29, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, April 29, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, April 29, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Lago Seco Community Gardens; 3940 235th Street in Torrance
All Middle School 8th Graders, join the fun! The Torrance Youth Council is sponsoring a Garden Clean Up. Come by and check it out, talk to representatives from the high school service clubs and learn how you can get involved and help your community. A contentinal breakfast will be provided, and you can earn community service for the day. If you are interested drop by the office at your Middle School and pick up a permission slip, and we will see you on May 11th.
 
 
Monday, April 29, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, April 29, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, April 29, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m. session. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, April 29, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Lago Seco Community Gardens; 3940 235th Street in Torrance
All Middle School 8th Graders, join the fun! The Torrance Youth Council is sponsoring a Garden Clean Up. Come by and check it out, talk to representatives from the high school service clubs and learn how you can get involved and help your community. A contentinal breakfast will be provided, and you can earn community service for the day. If you are interested drop by the office at your Middle School and pick up a permission slip, and we will see you on May 11th.
 
 
Tuesday, April 30, 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, April 30, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, April 30, 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, April 30, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime designed to build pre-literacy skills is for infants 6 to 18 months old, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. All Torrance Public Library storytimes are free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
NO MEETING
 
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
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