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Saturday, November 17, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
TorrancCultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive Torrance, CA 90503
Over 75 local independent craftsmen will be selling their handmade items. Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts at this two-day event. Make this holiday extra special with handcrafted gifts from talented independent artists... crochet and knitted fashions, home goods, wallets and handbags, fashion accessories, ceramics, bath and body goodies, papercrafts, jewelry, fused glassware, holiday ornaments, toys. Check out our Opportunity Drawing and Make It and Take It table for the kids. Proceeds from this event provide scholarships to graduating seniors in the Torrance Unified School District. Like us on Facebook at Torrance Craftsmens Guild.
Saturday, November 17, 2012 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
Luther Burbank Middle School 6460 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Free Foreclosure Prevention and Homebuyer Counseling Services Will Be Available To The Public Potential new homebuyers and existing homeowners who are struggling to keep up with their mortgage payments will have access to FREE legal and housing counseling services. The Montebello Housing and Development Corporation and the California Housing Recovery Initiative are hosting the FREE one-day event. Distressed homeowners, who are behind or underwater on their mortgage, will have access to advice from HUD-approved housing counselors, pro bono attorneys and participating bank representatives between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. An educational workshop will be held that offers first-time or repeat homebuyers information about how to prepare for homeownership, down payment assistance programs and homebuyer certification programs. Advance registration is strongly encouraged. Register online at or call (323) 722-3955
Saturday, November 17, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance Airport, 3315 Airport Dr., Torrance
On the "one month to the day (Nov. 17th)", the world will remember the 109th anniversary (Dec. 17th) of the Wright Brothers' first ever fixed-wing powered flight. Or was it the FIRST? There is still much controversy about the Wright Brothers' claim but there is no question about who first designed, built, and flew a heavier-than-air craft. That honor goes to California born John Joseph Montgomery and his scientifically-designed flying machines were demonstrating human flight more than twenty years before more celebrated events at Kitty Hawk. Launching from cliffs (1884: Montgomery made the first manned, controlled, heavier-than-air flights in San Diego), or balloons, Montgomery, an American aviation pioneer, inventor, and professor at Santa Clara College, demonstrated the principles of practical, controlled aerodynamics. Now, you have the chance to weigh in on the controversy. Join us as author, Gary Fogel, shares with us the fascinating story of the man who was flying about the skies of Southern California, while the Wright Brothers were still learning how to ride bicycles. In 1905, Montgomery's pilot Daniel Maloney made several successful flights in Santa Clara using a tandem wing Montgomery glider launched from a hot air balloon. In 1946, Montgomery's life was portrayed in the movie "Gallant Journey" starring Glenn Ford and Janet Blair. The WMoF will also have a perfect reproduction of the remarkable aircraft that this remarkable engineer built and flew. As always, WMOF Members are free; non-members are $5, which also includes access to WMOF museum exhibits. Free parking. BTW, a WMoF membership ( can be yours for as little as $50 annually giving you one-year unlimited FREE admission to the WMoF museum, all the Celebrity Series Lectures, Quarterly Newsletters, access to the research library and access to Special Events.
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