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Sunday, December 1, 2013 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed in observation of Thanksgiving. Outside materials returns are open and online resources will be available.
 
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Art Center, Toyota Meeting Hall 3330 Civic Center Drive (Next to Ken Miller Recreation Center)
The City of Torrance Community Services invites you to a pancake breakfast and a visit with Santa at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, with entertainment featuring a puppet show by Jim Gamble Puppet Productions and music by DJ Ozzie. Tickets are $20.00 a person and Torrance Residents can make reservations by phone (310) 618-2720 or in person at the Registration Office in the West Annex of City Hall 3031 Torrance Blvd, (two buildings east of the Library) on the following dates: November 19-December 2, 2013 The registration office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on Thursday, November 28, Friday, November 29 and Friday, December 13.
 
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
WINTER CAMP: The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP:Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations Elementary Schools Arnold 4100 W. 227th St. Carr 3404 W. 168th St. Edison 3800 W.182nd St. Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave. Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave. Victor 4820 Spencer St. Walteria 24456 Madison St. Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave. Middle Schools Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St. Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave. Hull 2080 W. 231st St. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us each month for a discussion of a great mystery book. This book group is free and no registration is required. For titles see: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5663.htm or call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Usher in the holidays with this annual music concert.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Art Center, Toyota Meeting Hall 3330 Civic Center Drive (Next to Ken Miller Recreation Center)
The City of Torrance Community Services invites you to a pancake breakfast and a visit with Santa at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, with entertainment featuring a puppet show by Jim Gamble Puppet Productions and music by DJ Ozzie. Tickets are $20.00 a person and reservations can made by phone (310) 618-2720 or in person at the Registration Office in the West Annex of City Hall 3031 Torrance Blvd, (two buildings east of the Library) on the following dates: December 3-December 6, 2013 The registration office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on Friday, December 13.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Ron Melin and Dave Moody as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. This program occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of the month of every month from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Welcome to all! Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 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.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Book Club meets to discuss great books. All Torrance Public Library book groups are free, and no registration is required. Please see http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5661.htm for titles, and call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Take a trip down the Tigress and Euphrates Rivers and uncover the cultures of the past.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations Elementary Schools Arnold 4100 W. 227th St. Carr 3404 W. 168th St. Edison 3800 W.182nd St. Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave. Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave. Victor 4820 Spencer St. Walteria 24456 Madison St. Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave. Middle Schools Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St. Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave. Hull 2080 W. 231st St. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 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, December 4, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Art Center, Toyota Meeting Hall 3330 Civic Center Drive (Next to Ken Miller Recreation Center)
The City of Torrance Community Services invites you to a pancake breakfast and a visit with Santa at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, with entertainment featuring a puppet show by Jim Gamble Puppet Productions and music by DJ Ozzie. Tickets are $20.00 a person and reservations can made by phone (310) 618-2720 or in person at the Registration Office in the West Annex of City Hall 3031 Torrance Blvd, (two buildings east of the Library) on the following dates: December 3-December 6, 2013 The registration office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on Friday, December 13.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 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, December 4, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Lower Level Study Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join this fun Romance Book club to talk about your favorite romance authors or find someone new and exciting to read. Lead by Kelly Wong, creator of FictionDB.com and Friend of the Library volunteer, the Romance in the Stacks Book Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the Lower Level Study Rooms. No specific titles are selected; just bring your passion for romantic fiction and a desire to explore new authors.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | Noon - 1:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Calling all crafters! Share, learn, and be inspired. Bring your current portable project and a sack lunch to spend time with fellow crafters. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd,
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations Elementary Schools Arnold 4100 W. 227th St. Carr 3404 W. 168th St. Edison 3800 W.182nd St. Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave. Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave. Victor 4820 Spencer St. Walteria 24456 Madison St. Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave. Middle Schools Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St. Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave. Hull 2080 W. 231st St. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 W. Artesia Blvd.
School-aged children and their families are invited to join us for a story and craft celebrating winter. This program is free and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
The city of Torrance cordially invites you to attend a series of 5 "Eco Gardener" Instructional Workshops that will be taught on Wednesdays, November 13 (sustainable design concepts), November 20 (drought tolerant plants), December 4 (drip & sprinkler care), December 11 (vegetable & fruit gardening), December 18 (sustainable landscape care) from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. This series of workshops are brought to you be Water Replenishment District of Southern California. Free! Space is limited. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To register and for more information please call 562-275-4235 or register online at www.ecogardener.org.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Tonight's Topic: Drip & Sprinkler Care
The City of Torrance and the Water Replenishment District are providing a series of innovative Eco Gardener Water Efficient Gardening Workshops on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center.
Participants can register for all workshops or individual sessions.
Other workshops in this series for 2013: December 11-Vegetable & Gruit Gardening, and December 18-Sustainable Landescape Care.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 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 branch library? Join the Teen Advisory Board! For more information, please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 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, December 5, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Art Center, Toyota Meeting Hall 3330 Civic Center Drive (Next to Ken Miller Recreation Center)
The City of Torrance Community Services invites you to a pancake breakfast and a visit with Santa at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, with entertainment featuring a puppet show by Jim Gamble Puppet Productions and music by DJ Ozzie. Tickets are $20.00 a person and reservations can made by phone (310) 618-2720 or in person at the Registration Office in the West Annex of City Hall 3031 Torrance Blvd, (two buildings east of the Library) on the following dates: December 3-December 6, 2013 The registration office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on Friday, December 13.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 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 the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Ages 3 months - 6 years. $5 donation requested. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Camino College Art Patio (this is in Torrance, CA)
El Camino College Smithereens Jewelry Club Holiday Sale - Great deals on handmade jewelry - Opportunity Drawing for beautiful pieces made by ECC students. Tickets for sale for $1 each or 6 for $5. Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013 Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM Location: El Camino College Art Patio (map at http://www.elcamino.edu/about/maps/ECC-Campus-Map.pdf) Parking: pay parking lots H and L off Redondo Beach Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 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 the month 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, December 5, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Torrance City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations Elementary Schools Arnold 4100 W. 227th St. Carr 3404 W. 168th St. Edison 3800 W.182nd St. Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave. Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave. Victor 4820 Spencer St. Walteria 24456 Madison St. Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave. Middle Schools Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St. Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave. Hull 2080 W. 231st St. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
30+ Sellers with arts, crafts, vintage, jewelry & new gift merchandise! DJ Ozzie & the Downtown Raffle, Food Demos, FREE craft activity for kids, $2, $4, $6 happy hour and dinner specials at local restaurants. A different theme every week with holiday events & visit from Santa!
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
The Henderson Teen Advisory Board hosts this cookie decorating event for kids of all ages. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but registration is required. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information and to register.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
2340 Sepulveda blvd. #D, Torrance, CA90501
- Great opportunity to experience concert with kids - Professional musicians performance & workshop - Make kids enjoy joyful music and motivate to learn music Usually kids are not allowed in professional classic concert BUT we think kids also have right to enjoy beautiful music. We want them to experience how beautiful music is in this world. *Seats are limited. Send email us to reserve your seat through our website.
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Art Center, Toyota Meeting Hall 3330 Civic Center Drive (Next to Ken Miller Recreation Center)
The City of Torrance Community Services invites you to a pancake breakfast and a visit with Santa at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, with entertainment featuring a puppet show by Jim Gamble Puppet Productions and music by DJ Ozzie. Tickets are $20.00 a person and reservations can made by phone (310) 618-2720 or in person at the Registration Office in the West Annex of City Hall 3031 Torrance Blvd, (two buildings east of the Library) on the following dates: December 3-December 6, 2013 The registration office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on Friday, December 13.
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Winter Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, and walking field trips Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Fun Camp are $78 for residents and $88 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. TEEN CAMP: Think you are too cool for camp? Then check out Winter Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games, and walking field trips with other teens your age and walking field trips, Monday, December 30, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 2010 and Friday, January 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Winter Teen Camp are $84 for residents and $94 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. EXTENDED CARE: Is available for both Fun Camp and Teen Camp. Morning Care is 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Fees are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. After Care is 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fees are for $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
 
 
Friday, December 6, 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 and their parents or guardians. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday of the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon but a $5 donation is requested. Best to register on Tuesday for that week's Friday Fun program. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 children. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM   
First Lutheran Church & School — Torrance
The innovative AlmaNova duo trained in the classical tradition while exploring other types of music. AlmaNova's great love of all musical genres shines through to their audience by way of their exceptional musicianship and engaging stage presence. AlmaNova has traveled worldwide playing their unique blend of classical repertoire infused with music from the Balkans, Spain, Latin America, and the British Isles. Flutist Jessica Pierce and guitarist Almer Imamovic began their careers in France while studying at the famed École Normale de Musique de Paris. They both continued their studies at the USC Thornton School, where Jessica earned her doctorate under Jim Walker and Almer earned his Master's under Scott Tennant. AlmaNova performed throughout Europe and North America including Paris's Theatre de Naples, the Tijuana International Guitar Festival, the Juan Serrano International Guitar Festival, and the Dom Armije in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Among their numerous recordings is the 2012 released of their first holiday album "AlmaNova: The Christmas Album" featuring original and inventive arrangements of beloved Christmas classics. They will perform selections from their holiday album, and the CD will be available for purchase as gifts or to be an instant favorite of your holiday music. Complimentary reception with the artists follows.
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Registration takes place at City Hall West Annex 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2013. Non-resident walk-in registration begins August 26, 2013. Applications and additional information are available online at To have an application mailed to you or for further information, please call (310) 618-2930. The After School Club runs September 6, 2013 – June 19, 2014 and follows the Torrance Unified School Calendar Locations Elementary Schools Arnold 4100 W. 227th St. Carr 3404 W. 168th St. Edison 3800 W.182nd St. Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave. Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave. Victor 4820 Spencer St. Walteria 24456 Madison St. Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave. Middle Schools Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St. Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave. Hull 2080 W. 231st St. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited for a little friendly interactive competition at the Library. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, DOWNTOWN TORRANCE
Welcome to the 1940's, where you join the studio audience for a special radio broadcast of this American holiday classic. Frank Capra's beloved story comes magically to life in this unique interpretation of this heartwarming tale. A fantastic ensemble brings over two dozen characters to life, complete with live sound effects! PERFECT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - We invite you to bring a new or used coat to donate to Infinite Ways Foundation.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 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 the month 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 13 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, December 7, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Torrance Public Library invites you to try out this exciting new service that aims to expose you to the latest technologies, featuring hands-on demonstrations. Come learn about the newest trends in technology, and participate in one-on-one conversations with our knowledgeable tech savy teens. Recommended for ages 40+ or anyone interested in learning a new skill. Space is limited. Call (310) 618-5945 to register for individual appointments on Saturdays between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Learn to create a greeting card using the fun and easy paper folding technique known as Iris. Originating in Holland, these beautiful cards give both texture and depth to simple shapes. This program is for adults only, and is free but space is limited so registration is required. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join CSUDH professor Connie Vadheim for entertaining and educational classes on various native plant topics. This class occurs on the 1st Saturday of the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon and repeats the following Tuesday of the month 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 will be In a Japanese Garden: using CA native Pines and Junipers. After each presentation, Connie will lead the class through the Nature Center's Native Plant Garden to illustrate key points and inspire further discussion. Handouts are included. This class is best for adults. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Walteria's Teen Advisory Board hosts a movie just for teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, this program is free. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum - 3320 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Art Museum invites the public to attend TAM'S ANNUAL 2013 SOUTH BAY FOCUS EXHIBITION. South Bay Focus is TAM's annual Contemporary and Traditional Juried art exhibition. The 2013 South Bay Focus is presented in conjunction with the Torrance Artist Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society. This year's Juror is James MacDevitt, Curator at Cerritos College Art Gallery.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This is a very special ‘by invitation only’ screening hosted by TV Japan. If you would like to apply for free tickets please access www.tvjapan.net/cam.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Toyota Meeting Hall [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy a special evening benefiting foster children.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
2340 Sepulveda blvd. Suite D, Torrance
- Have a great chance to explore beautiful music world for your kids. - Make your kids to experiece music. - Christmas Carol will be performed. Please reserve your seats by email. For more information, visit www.kimsmusicschool.com
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Do you know what is visible in the fall sky? Join Paul Livio and the Riverside Astronomical Society to discuss and view the first quarter of the moon, Venus, Jupiter and the early evening stars. All ages are welcome! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY 1316 CABRILLO AVE, DOWNTOWN TORRANCE
Welcome to the 1940's, where you join the studio audience for a special radio broadcast of this American holiday classic. Frank Capra's beloved story comes magically to life in this unique interpretation of this heartwarming tale. A fantastic ensemble brings over two dozen characters to life, complete with live sound effects! PERFECT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - We invite you to bring a new or used coat to donate to Infinite Ways Foundation.
 
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