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Monday, April 1, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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
 
 
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.
 
 
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 | 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 | 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 | 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.
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
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.
 
 
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 | 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 | 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.
 
 
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 | 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
 
 
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 | 10:30 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.
 
 
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 | 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.
 
 
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 | 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.
 
 
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 - 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 - 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
 
 
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 | 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 | 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 - 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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 11:30 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 | 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 | 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
 
 
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 | 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 | 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
 
 
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.
 
 
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 | 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 | 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 - 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 | 8:45 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 | 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 | 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.
 
 
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 | 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 29, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
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 | 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.
 
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