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Monday, October 1, 2012 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join the Mystery Book Group for a discussion of The Real Macaw by Donna Andrews. This discussion is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | 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. For more information please call the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Book Group meets to discuss great books. The discussion is free and no registration is required. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Artists found California had the unique landscape and light to continue the traditions of the French Impressionists with a few new twists. Come celebrate the turn of the century in California through art.
 
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | 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.
 
 
Friday, October 5, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Featuring vocal harmonies guaranteed to give you chills, Dala also make use of their considerable talents on guitar and piano to create a unique brand of acoustic pop. Their fun and energetic stage presence has made Dala a fan favorite across the country.
 
 
Saturday, October 6, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
City of Long Beach, Veteran's Stadium, Clark Ave. and Conant St. Enter roundup from Conant St.
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents.
 
 
Saturday, October 6, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Get started in climbing your family tree. Learn about the resources available at the Torrance Public Library and online to help. Volunteers will be available to assist you in getting started on your personal history adventure! This program is free, and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Reference Department for more information.
 
 
Saturday, October 6, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Featuring vocal harmonies guaranteed to give you chills, Dala also make use of their considerable talents on guitar and piano to create a unique brand of acoustic pop. Their fun and energetic stage presence has made Dala a fan favorite across the country.
 
 
Sunday, October 7, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, October 7, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Considered scandalous a century ago, this adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s play has not lost its ability to shock. Set in Biblical times, the erotically charged opera centers on a tangled triangle: the persecuted John the Baptist, a lecherous King Herod and his pathologically seductive stepdaughter, Salome. Soprano Nadja Michael is mesmerizing in the title role opposite bass-baritone Greer Grimsley (Jokanaan) and tenor Kim Bogley (Herod). Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts “with flair and muscle.” (San Francisco Chronicle). “All the zesty blood lust of a good vampire movie…bravely and marvelously macabre!” New York Times One hour 53 minutes with one intermission.
 
 
Sunday, October 7, 2012 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Considered scandalous a century ago, this adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s play has not lost its ability to shock. Set in Biblical times, the erotically charged opera centers on a tangled triangle: the persecuted John the Baptist, a lecherous King Herod and his pathologically seductive stepdaughter, Salome. Soprano Nadja Michael is mesmerizing in the title role opposite bass-baritone Greer Grimsley (Jokanaan) and tenor Kim Bogley (Herod). Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts “with flair and muscle.” (San Francisco Chronicle). “All the zesty blood lust of a good vampire movie…bravely and marvelously macabre!” New York Times One hour 53 minutes with one intermission.
 
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242nd St.
Join us for the organizational meeting of this new book group at the Walteria Library. Pick up the book for November, enjoy light refreshments, and help select books for future meetings. All Torrance Library book groups are free, and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, October 11, 2012 | 10:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
Read and discuss mysteries and thrillers in this book group. All discussions are free and no registration is required. ** Please Note: Due to the closure of Henderson Library, this meeting will be at the Southeast Library. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, October 11, 2012 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room
Join us as we discuss great lives and times as presented in biographies and memoirs. For list of titles, please see http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5659.htm. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and there is no registration required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Friday, October 12, 2012 | 11:30 AM   
Ken Miller Recreation Auditorium [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
Dean Martin’s twin brother, Dino Martini will be singing Everybody Loves Somebody, Sometime, Ma, He’s Making Eyes at Me, and Four Leaf Clover along with a special guest visit from Aunt Vanilla. The Young at Heart Senior Theater Group feature performers from 69 to 85+ years of age.
 
 
Friday, October 12, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The age-old expression “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” takes on new meaning when four award winning actress/writers – Wendy Hammers, Arlene Milinowski, Jonna Tamases and Lyena Strelkoff – come together to present a funny, touching, uplifting and very human evening of true stories. This show combines excerpts from their award winning performances and will be followed by a lively roundtable discussion about obstacles, life and work. These women will make you laugh and cry and give you new perspective on your own life challenges. Bring your girlfriends, makes some new ones, or bring a date. Most importantly, bring your heart. Adult content.
 
 
Saturday, October 13, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society & Museum, 1345 Post Avenue, Torrance
Torrance Historical Society’s biannual Home Tour in Old Torrance will focus on past favorite homes as well as one built in 1912, the year that Torrance was founded. It is the Society’s largest fundraiser and gives guests a glimpse of the past by introducing them to the original homes and architectural style in Torrance. This event has been a tradition since 1980 and will celebrate 100 years of Torrance living through highlighting how others have renovated, updated and decorated their historic homes to accommodate today’s lifestyle, yet managed to preserve the charming architecture and characteristics of the past.
 
 
Saturday, October 13, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The age-old expression “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” takes on new meaning when four award winning actress/writers – Wendy Hammers, Arlene Milinowski, Jonna Tamases and Lyena Strelkoff – come together to present a funny, touching, uplifting and very human evening of true stories. This show combines excerpts from their award winning performances and will be followed by a lively roundtable discussion about obstacles, life and work. These women will make you laugh and cry and give you new perspective on your own life challenges. Bring your girlfriends, makes some new ones, or bring a date. Most importantly, bring your heart. Adult content.
 
 
Sunday, October 14, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Location: Torrance Historical Society & Museum, 1345 Post Avenue, Torrance
Torrance Historical Society’s biannual Home Tour in Old Torrance will focus on past favorite homes as well as one built in 1912, the year that Torrance was founded. It is the Society’s largest fundraiser and gives guests a glimpse of the past by introducing them to the original homes and architectural style in Torrance. This event has been a tradition since 1980 and will celebrate 100 years of Torrance living through highlighting how others have renovated, updated and decorated their historic homes to accommodate today’s lifestyle, yet managed to preserve the charming architecture and characteristics of the past.
 
 
Sunday, October 14, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | 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.
 
 
Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration Program every Saturday from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 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 holidays cancel 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, October 20, 2012 | 10:00 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Adults are invited to learn how to make a Hallowee treat box with Stampin' Up instructor Judy Kubota. All materials will be provided, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. This program is free, but registration is required. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 to register.
 
 
Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Come with us on an ‘average’ day in the life of Charlie Brown; from Valentine’s Day to a baseball game, from wild optimism to utter despair, from a bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening. All of the beloved Peanuts characters are there: Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Pig Pen and Sally Brown. This show features the highlights from the Broadway musical with such songs as My Blanket and Me, Beethoven Day, Happiness, and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Suitable for the entire family.
 
 
Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This exciting event combines the three winners of the 2012 Young Artists Concerto Competition with the symphony orchestra performing works from Wieniawski, Carl Maria von Weber, and Rachmaninoff, followed by a selection of Broadway favorites featuring the dynamic voice of baritone Ralph Cato.
 
 
Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Palos Verdes Bowl- 24600 Crenshaw Blvd in Torrance, CA 90505
Come join us for an afternoon of family fun at Palos Verdes Bowl. $15 per ticket, includes bowling shoes and 3 games! $5 for non-bowler admission. RSVP and register by October 16th and receive 2 free raffle tickets to win an iPod Shuffle, register by October 19th and receive 1. We will have raffles, games, and plenty of sweet treats. Dress in your favorite Halloween costume, and come out for a great cause! For the past 21 years Happy Hats for Kids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit has been dedicated to uplifting the spirits, enriching the lives, and easing the fears of hospitalized children with cancer and other serious injuries and illnesses. All donations, ticket purchases, sale and raffle items are tax deductible. Have questions? Reach us by calling 310.787.0970 . See you there!
 
 
Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Join us in celebrating the presentation of the Torrance Performing Arts Consortium's Shakespeare Award to American poet Dana Gioia.
 
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Melissa King, author of This Mommy Saves Money, in partnership with savings.com will share local grocery store bargains, printable coupons, online shopping deals, and more. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
The Creative Spirit Book Group meets monthly to discuss books and authors. This group is free and no registration is required. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, October 27, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
During World War II Japanese Americans were forced to answer a loyalty questionnaire. For many, those answers came at a great price. Come hear their stories in this program hosted by the Japanese American Historical Society of Southern Califrornia. The program is free, but seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, October 27, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 3:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Avi Bernard, DJ radio host of KJLH 102.3 will be hosting this special evening. This side splitting, gospel stage play written by Simone Anika Wilson and produced and directed by Edward Morton focuses on the person you think you know that sits right next to you in church. The As Iz band will have you clapping your hands and singing along with the action. This is the story of a church who wants to send their pastor and his wife on a vacation trip but the money somehow comes up missing.
 
 
Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Avi Bernard, DJ radio host of KJLH 102.3 will be hosting this special evening. This side splitting, gospel stage play written by Simone Anika Wilson and produced and directed by Edward Morton focuses on the person you think you know that sits right next to you in church. The As Iz band will have you clapping your hands and singing along with the action. This is the story of a church who wants to send their pastor and his wife on a vacation trip but the money somehow comes up missing.
 
 
Monday, October 29, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
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