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Saturday, March 1, 2014 | 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, March 1, 2014 | 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. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or 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, March 1, 2014 | 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, March 1, 2014 | 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, March 1, 2014 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This two day workshop (March 1 and March 15) is designed for adults who have never knitted before and want to learn the basics: cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. Participants must attend session 1 to attend session 2. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Saturday, March 1, 2014 | 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 every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and repeats the following Tuesday of every month from 6:30 - 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 on Climate Change and S. CA Gardens: how climate change may affect local gardens. 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, March 1, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2014, Reverb: music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman and runs from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. Exhibiting artists include: Tyler Adams, Steve Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam Miller, Dave Muller, Georg Nussbaumer, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton, Matt Stokes, and Mark Trayle. With 25 international artists, Reverb examines the complex relationship of music and contemporary art. Although music has always played a vital role in the inspiration and creation of many historical works of art, this exhibition takes a closer look at how current artist are using sound and music in their art production today. From actual recordings and video to sculpture and performance, these artists approach music and/or sound and incorporate it into their unique practices. Whether they are working from existing material or generating new sound, these exhibiting artists share this common auditory connection. Beyond The Ocean - art from China Exhibiting in Gallery Two at the Torrance Art Museum is Beyond the Ocean – art from China. This exhibition features new works from nine Chinese artists from Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong Province. The exhibition will be open from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Exhibiting artists include: Ming Bai, Guangbin Cai, Sijia Chen, Canbo He, Zhijie Qiu, Qingji Wei, Yi Wu, Jingsong Yang, and Zhengyao Zuo. Beyond the Ocean is a part of the Torrance Art Museum’s mission to provide cultural exchanges from not only the local community but the international stage as well. These artists were selected to present artworks created from a Chinese perspective. As all cultural producers from around the world strive to express their point of view, here too the exhibiting artists are given a chance to present their work to an international audience.
 
 
Saturday, March 1, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA, 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd. Torrance
DISCOVERING NIGHTS OF ENCHANTMENT The Torrance-South Bay YMCA is hosting a mystical Masquerade Ball for dads and daughters ages 3+ on Saturday, March 1, 6:00-8:00pm. Join us in the mystery of photo shoots, mask making and dancing with DJ Ozzie. $15 per father/daughter pair and $7 for each additional child by Feb. 26. Register online, in person or call the YMCA 310-325-5885. Late registration is $20/pair and $10 ea. addtl child. Spots limited. Open to community.
 
 
Sunday, March 2, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Monday, March 3, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo
 
 
Monday, March 3, 2014 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, but the room gets crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, March 3, 2014 | 3:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for a family friendly film with popcorn! This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Monday, March 3, 2014 | 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, March 3, 2014 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Monday, March 3, 2014 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Monday, March 3, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 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, March 4, 2014 | 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 every month from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend this walk. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 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 of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of at least 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and play targeted to build those early literacy skills. This storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 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, March 4, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2014, Reverb: music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman and runs from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. Exhibiting artists include: Tyler Adams, Steve Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam Miller, Dave Muller, Georg Nussbaumer, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton, Matt Stokes, and Mark Trayle. With 25 international artists, Reverb examines the complex relationship of music and contemporary art. Although music has always played a vital role in the inspiration and creation of many historical works of art, this exhibition takes a closer look at how current artist are using sound and music in their art production today. From actual recordings and video to sculpture and performance, these artists approach music and/or sound and incorporate it into their unique practices. Whether they are working from existing material or generating new sound, these exhibiting artists share this common auditory connection. Beyond The Ocean - art from China Exhibiting in Gallery Two at the Torrance Art Museum is Beyond the Ocean – art from China. This exhibition features new works from nine Chinese artists from Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong Province. The exhibition will be open from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Exhibiting artists include: Ming Bai, Guangbin Cai, Sijia Chen, Canbo He, Zhijie Qiu, Qingji Wei, Yi Wu, Jingsong Yang, and Zhengyao Zuo. Beyond the Ocean is a part of the Torrance Art Museum’s mission to provide cultural exchanges from not only the local community but the international stage as well. These artists were selected to present artworks created from a Chinese perspective. As all cultural producers from around the world strive to express their point of view, here too the exhibiting artists are given a chance to present their work to an international audience.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Michelangelo Merisi o Amerighi da Caravaggio was a realistic painter who lived in the late 1500s. Born in Milan, he traveled to Rome to become a painter at a young age. He worked under influential painters of the day and secured a reputation for his own style. But Caravaggio was as famous for his street brawls as he was his art and he ended up in jail frequently. Brilliant but troubled, he died under suspicious circumstances in 1610 at the age of 39. This lecture will follow the evolving style of this most colorful artist as he comments on politics through his artwork. Caravaggio had the ability to express in one painting a vivid moment in time with all the drama of an entire scene.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 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 on the 1st Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and repeats the following Tuesday of every month from 6:30 - 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 on Climate Change and S. CA Gardens: how climate change may affect local gardens. 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.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 P.M . - EXECUTIVE SESSION; 7:00 P.M. - REGULAR BUSINESS
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 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 of the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of at least 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 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, March 5, 2014 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! This program is aimed at 18 mos to 3 years, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required - but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2014, Reverb: music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman and runs from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. Exhibiting artists include: Tyler Adams, Steve Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam Miller, Dave Muller, Georg Nussbaumer, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton, Matt Stokes, and Mark Trayle. With 25 international artists, Reverb examines the complex relationship of music and contemporary art. Although music has always played a vital role in the inspiration and creation of many historical works of art, this exhibition takes a closer look at how current artist are using sound and music in their art production today. From actual recordings and video to sculpture and performance, these artists approach music and/or sound and incorporate it into their unique practices. Whether they are working from existing material or generating new sound, these exhibiting artists share this common auditory connection. Beyond The Ocean - art from China Exhibiting in Gallery Two at the Torrance Art Museum is Beyond the Ocean – art from China. This exhibition features new works from nine Chinese artists from Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong Province. The exhibition will be open from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Exhibiting artists include: Ming Bai, Guangbin Cai, Sijia Chen, Canbo He, Zhijie Qiu, Qingji Wei, Yi Wu, Jingsong Yang, and Zhengyao Zuo. Beyond the Ocean is a part of the Torrance Art Museum’s mission to provide cultural exchanges from not only the local community but the international stage as well. These artists were selected to present artworks created from a Chinese perspective. As all cultural producers from around the world strive to express their point of view, here too the exhibiting artists are given a chance to present their work to an international audience.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 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, March 5, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Come hear a fun story and create your own high-flying kite! 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, March 5, 2014 | 4:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
High school students - would you like to provide input on the collections and programs at your local branch library? Join a Teen Advisory Board! You will have inside information about all the cool happenings at the library, and your voice will be heard. For more information, please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 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.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 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, March 6, 2014 | 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 every 1st Thursday of every month from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Ages 3 months - 6 years. $5 donation is requested. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 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 and college age students. Ages 21+. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2014, Reverb: music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman and runs from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. Exhibiting artists include: Tyler Adams, Steve Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam Miller, Dave Muller, Georg Nussbaumer, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton, Matt Stokes, and Mark Trayle. With 25 international artists, Reverb examines the complex relationship of music and contemporary art. Although music has always played a vital role in the inspiration and creation of many historical works of art, this exhibition takes a closer look at how current artist are using sound and music in their art production today. From actual recordings and video to sculpture and performance, these artists approach music and/or sound and incorporate it into their unique practices. Whether they are working from existing material or generating new sound, these exhibiting artists share this common auditory connection. Beyond The Ocean - art from China Exhibiting in Gallery Two at the Torrance Art Museum is Beyond the Ocean – art from China. This exhibition features new works from nine Chinese artists from Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong Province. The exhibition will be open from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Exhibiting artists include: Ming Bai, Guangbin Cai, Sijia Chen, Canbo He, Zhijie Qiu, Qingji Wei, Yi Wu, Jingsong Yang, and Zhengyao Zuo. Beyond the Ocean is a part of the Torrance Art Museum’s mission to provide cultural exchanges from not only the local community but the international stage as well. These artists were selected to present artworks created from a Chinese perspective. As all cultural producers from around the world strive to express their point of view, here too the exhibiting artists are given a chance to present their work to an international audience.
 
 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday in downtown Torrance. 30 + sellers with arts, crafts, vintage and new merchandise, DJ Ozzie & the downtown raffle, food demos & special events, book signings, Antique Appraisals by Dave Brownlee, Karren's Krafts 4 kids - free crafting activity & $2, $4, $6 dinner & happy hour specials at local restaurants. Free parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo or public parking structure on Sartori.
 
 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are welcome to join us for creating and entertaining programs in TeenZone. Programs are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Miyako Hybrid Hotel (21381 S Western Ave, Torrance)
Here's a chance to help one of Torrance's great non-profits and enjoy a traditional mardi gras. On Thursday, March 6th, the 3rd Annual Mardi Gras benefiting Pediatric Therapy Network will be hosted by the Miyako Hybrid Hotel. Great music provided by the Andrew Carney Trio, true New Orleans adult beverages plus wine and beer. Appetizers by Gonpachi, The Depot, Buffalo Fire Department, Red Car Brewery and Tortilla Cantina and Just Luigi's. The Torrance Bakery and BabyCakes Baking Company will be providing delicious desserts. Get tickets EARLY! This event sold out last year! Event tickets are $30 pre-sale. For information about event tickets or becoming an event sponsor, please contact Allison Young at allisony@ptnmail.org
 
 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, March 7, 2014 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, March 7, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years old and their parents or guardians. This program will be offered at no charge every Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 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, March 7, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2014, Reverb: music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman and runs from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. Exhibiting artists include: Tyler Adams, Steve Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam Miller, Dave Muller, Georg Nussbaumer, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton, Matt Stokes, and Mark Trayle. With 25 international artists, Reverb examines the complex relationship of music and contemporary art. Although music has always played a vital role in the inspiration and creation of many historical works of art, this exhibition takes a closer look at how current artist are using sound and music in their art production today. From actual recordings and video to sculpture and performance, these artists approach music and/or sound and incorporate it into their unique practices. Whether they are working from existing material or generating new sound, these exhibiting artists share this common auditory connection. Beyond The Ocean - art from China Exhibiting in Gallery Two at the Torrance Art Museum is Beyond the Ocean – art from China. This exhibition features new works from nine Chinese artists from Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong Province. The exhibition will be open from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Exhibiting artists include: Ming Bai, Guangbin Cai, Sijia Chen, Canbo He, Zhijie Qiu, Qingji Wei, Yi Wu, Jingsong Yang, and Zhengyao Zuo. Beyond the Ocean is a part of the Torrance Art Museum’s mission to provide cultural exchanges from not only the local community but the international stage as well. These artists were selected to present artworks created from a Chinese perspective. As all cultural producers from around the world strive to express their point of view, here too the exhibiting artists are given a chance to present their work to an international audience.
 
 
Friday, March 7, 2014 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Extreme Guitar Duo is a collaboration of two world-class guitarists and composers, Keith Knight and Don Adler. Their show is an adrenaline rush that leaves no fret untouched. Their music includes Appalachian, Delta blues, ragtime, gypsy, bluegrass, calypso, and Extreme Guitar Duo performances using twelve and six-string wood guitars, harp, and resonator guitars. Dobro™, mandolin, and vocals will combine for a very special mix. Dinner will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 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, March 8, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Birding by ear is a unique and important tool for birders both new and experienced. Join Tracy Drake as she teaches you how to identify birds by their song. Ages 16+. $5 per person. Pre-registration is recommended. Pre-registration is recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 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. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or 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, March 8, 2014 | 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, March 8, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Are you fascinated by Origami and want to learn about this captivating art form? Whether you're a beginner or just want to sharpen already acquired skills, then this is the perfect occasion to spend an enjoyable morning at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. Please be on time. Each class is unique - featuring different skills. All Supplies are provided. 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, March 8, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
De Portola Park
Learn about amateur radio (HAM) and meet new people. Bring your own lunch.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2014, Reverb: music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman and runs from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. Exhibiting artists include: Tyler Adams, Steve Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam Miller, Dave Muller, Georg Nussbaumer, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton, Matt Stokes, and Mark Trayle. With 25 international artists, Reverb examines the complex relationship of music and contemporary art. Although music has always played a vital role in the inspiration and creation of many historical works of art, this exhibition takes a closer look at how current artist are using sound and music in their art production today. From actual recordings and video to sculpture and performance, these artists approach music and/or sound and incorporate it into their unique practices. Whether they are working from existing material or generating new sound, these exhibiting artists share this common auditory connection. Beyond The Ocean - art from China Exhibiting in Gallery Two at the Torrance Art Museum is Beyond the Ocean – art from China. This exhibition features new works from nine Chinese artists from Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong Province. The exhibition will be open from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Exhibiting artists include: Ming Bai, Guangbin Cai, Sijia Chen, Canbo He, Zhijie Qiu, Qingji Wei, Yi Wu, Jingsong Yang, and Zhengyao Zuo. Beyond the Ocean is a part of the Torrance Art Museum’s mission to provide cultural exchanges from not only the local community but the international stage as well. These artists were selected to present artworks created from a Chinese perspective. As all cultural producers from around the world strive to express their point of view, here too the exhibiting artists are given a chance to present their work to an international audience.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library - Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd
Drawings or painting? Oil and chalk pastels share the benefit of both. Learn to use both materials to study the color wheel, drawing, shading and combining pastels with watercolor and acrylic. All supplies will be provided. This event is for youth ages 8 - 13 years old. Parents are welcome to attend and watch their child blossom. (Supplies will be available for youth participants only.) Space is limited, so please call to make your reservation today (310) 618-3954.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library - Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Come learn about the exciting and effective fitness system that fuses Latin music with easy to follow movements. Instructor: Sherrylee Warrior. This demonstration will be followed by an opportunity to participate, if you wish to participate, dress appropriately. This event is for ages 18+
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library - Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Escape to Paradise! Come learn about Hawaiian and Tahitian dance with easy to follow instructions. Instructor: Susan Mann. This demonstration will be followed by an opportunity to participate, if you wish to participate, dress appropriately. This event is for all ages.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the whole family to this special annual event and enjoy all the spaghetti you like and feel great about it later. All proceeds benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation Summer Camp for burn patients.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Do you know what is visible in the Spring Sky? Join Paul Livio and the Riverside Astronomical Society to discuss and view Jupiter, Mars, Earth's moon and the early evening stars. All ages are welcome! Fun for the entire family! Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Extreme Guitar Duo is a collaboration of two world-class guitarists and composers, Keith Knight and Don Adler. Their show is an adrenaline rush that leaves no fret untouched. Their music includes Appalachian, Delta blues, ragtime, gypsy, bluegrass, calypso, and Extreme Guitar Duo performances using twelve and six-string wood guitars, harp, and resonator guitars. Dobro™, mandolin, and vocals will combine for a very special mix. Dinner will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, March 9, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, March 9, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Sunday, March 9, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Have you ever wanted to observe exotic birds up close? Learn about these magnificent creatures and learn their true value on this planet. Tomi from Animal Lover's Pet Shop will share moving and inspirational stories about how she rescues and provides an opportunity for these birds to find a new home. Please join us for an entertaining afternoon that will surely enthrall everyone. $5 per person or $10 per family. Pre-registration is recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Monday, March 10, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, March 10, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA, 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd. Torrance
CARE FOR YOUR PETS 1st Care mobile vet clinic will be providing veterinarian services to the community at the YMCA on Monday, March 10, 6:00-7:30pm. Services include dog and cat vaccinations, prescription flea control, heartworm testing and prevention, microchipping, health certificates for traveling pets, and more. Space is limited. Please call the YMCA at 310-325-5885 to sign up and confirm availability.
 
 
Monday, March 10, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Human Resources, 3231 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, March 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S Arlington Avenue
 
 
Monday, March 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | 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, March 11, 2014 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Bartlett Center, 1318 Cravens Ave.
 
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | 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 of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of at least 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 P.M . - EXECUTIVE SESSION; 7:00 P.M. - REGULAR BUSINESS
 
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 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. This walk occurs on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. All are welcome! 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, March 12, 2014 | 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 of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of at least 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Join us for stories and crafts about this favorite literary mixed-up maid. This program is free and no registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library - Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
So, you've never drawn before? That's okay! Come and discover the easy-to-learn, secret formulas for cartoon and comic book figures at this fun, relaxed event. All supplies will be provided. Parents are welcome however supplies will be available for youth participants only. Space is limited, so please call to make your reservation today (310) 618-3954.
 
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 4:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
CATV Meeting Room, 3350 Civic Center Dr.
 
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room
 
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library - Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Learn about the popular One Stroke Painting technique that shades, highlights, & blends all in one stroke of the brush. Space is limited, so please call to make your reservation today (310) 618-3954. There are two demonstrations to choose from: 7:00 - 7:45 pm and 8:00 - 8:45 pm. This demonstration is for adults 18+
 
 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 8:00 AM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join this free book club to read and discuss great mysteries. The book club is free and no registration is required, just read the book prior to the meeting. For titles see: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/14488.htm and for more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room
Join us as we discuss great lives and times as presented in biographies and memoirs. For list of titles, please see http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5659.htm. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and there is no registration required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 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 and college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday in downtown Torrance. 30 + sellers with arts, crafts, vintage and new merchandise, DJ Ozzie & the downtown raffle, food demos & special events, book signings, Antique Appraisals by Dave Brownlee, Karren's Krafts 4 kids - free crafting activity & $2, $4, $6 dinner & happy hour specials at local restaurants. Free parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo or public parking structure on Sartori.
 
 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Families are invited to join us for this comedy and magic show. This program is free and no registration is required, but the space can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Henderson Library 310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, March 14, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years of ages and their parents or guardians. This program will occur at no charge every Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 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 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, March 14, 2014 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The North High School Drama Students present parts of the nominees for the California Young Reader Medal, the only literary award in California voted on directly by you! This program is free and no registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, March 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of dance by students at this annual recital.
 
 
Friday, March 14, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance
This musical gem by the Tony Award-winning team that brought us Ragtime tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. A Man of no importance is a tender and beautifullly woven tale of love, friendship, and coming to terms with who we are.
 
 
Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 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, March 15, 2014 | 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. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or 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, March 15, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Have you struggled with identifying gulls? Let Bob Shanman give you a few tips that will help make identification a lot easier! He will give a PowerPoint presentation followed by a walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. This program is held in the Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, every 3rd Saturday of every month from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Classes are limited to 20 students. Ages 9+. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 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, March 15, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This annual event showcases over fifty exhibitors, live entertainment, and hands-on activities for the whole family. A wide array of products and services for parents and children will also be on display.
 
 
Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
For more information about this event please call (310) 544-1042 or visit www.whatsupforkidsexpo.com. Also for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance Airport (3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3)
You need to hear his voice. You rely on his input. Now you can meet that "voice." The Western Museum of Flight (WMoF) will host a talk from Tim Lynn, helicopter reporter for KTLA television. Tim is not just traffic. He covers all breaking stories. Sometimes he even becomes the story. Such was the case 17 months ago. Lynn was covering "man with a shotgun" story when his chopper started spewing smoke. Lynn had to make an emergency landing in an empty Hollywood parking lot. If the KTLA Angel City Air chopper is available, Tim will fly her in and conduct cockpit demonstrations for visitors. As always, WMoF Members are free; non-members are $5, which also includes access to WMoF museum exhibits. Free parking. Support YOUR community’s unique museum and place in history: WMoF Annual Memberships (wmof.com/newmem.htm) always available. The annual membership – individual, family or business - gives you one-year unlimited FREE admission to Celebrity Lectures, Quarterly Newsletter and access to the research library (Includes Membership Card), access to Special Events and will be listed in Annual publications.
 
 
Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
Families are invited to join us for a story and craft program celebrating St. Patrick's Day. This program is free and no registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library - Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for an afternoon with Vellamo Band from Kokkola, Finland. Vellamo is the performing and songwriting team of Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala. Their music is characterized by ethereal lead vocals and virtuosic guitar stylings. They write memorable songs in English as well as their native Finnish, and also perform traditional ballads from Finnish, Celtic and Scandinavian folk traditions. They are known for establishing a rapport with any audience, regardless of where they happen to be touring. Vellamo have just released their first album recorded in Vermont which will be available for purchase. This program is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Scrap-Arts-Music is Sculptural Music from the materials around us. Five hot musicians deliver adrenaline-laced performances using more than 145 of the most unusual instruments you’ll ever see. All original music on one-of-a-kind mobile sculptures. An eco-powered percussion presentation unlike any other! Scrap-Arts-Music excites the senses with intricate rhythms, raw energy, athletic choreography, and the most beautifully inventive instruments on stage today.
 
 
Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance
This musical gem by the Tony Award-winning team that brought us Ragtime tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. A Man of no importance is a tender and beautifullly woven tale of love, friendship, and coming to terms with who we are.
 
 
Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Columbia Park 18861 Prairie Ave, Torrance
The 2014 Third Annual Torrance Cherry Blossom Festival will take place at Sunday, March 16 from 11am - 4pm in Columbia Park.
 
 
Sunday, March 16, 2014 | Noon - 5:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Are you interested in natural dyes from native plants? Don't know where to begin? Then please attend this 2-day class series. Dr. Connie Vadheim and Barbara Sattler will explain and demonstrate which plants to use, how to extract dyes, as well as prepare cotton and wool for dyeing and much more. Everyone must attend the introductory class on March 16 in order to be prepared to do the actual dyeing on April 6. Strongly recommend that you take both classes. $30 to attend both classes and $20 to attend 1 class. All materials are provided. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance
This musical gem by the Tony Award-winning team that brought us Ragtime tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. A Man of no importance is a tender and beautifullly woven tale of love, friendship, and coming to terms with who we are.
 
 
Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 3:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy this special evening featuring Chris Aki and Friends with Hiroshi Okada direct from Japan. With the debut release of his CD, ‘O ‘Oe E Ku’u Wehi Kekaimoku Yoshikawa, will take you on a musical journey conveying his life experiences. These mele (songs) have a unique island style and sound all their own. It is his desire to share his love, experiences, and passions through Hawaiian music.
 
 
Monday, March 17, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, March 17, 2014 | 6:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
High school students - would you like to provide input on the collections and programs at your library? Join a Teen Advisory Board! You will have inside information about all the cool happenings at the library, and your voice will be heard. For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Monday, March 17, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 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, March 18, 2014 | 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 every month from 8:30- 10:30 a.m. All are welcome! Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 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 of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of at least 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 P.M . - EXECUTIVE SESSION; 7:00 P.M. - REGULAR BUSINESS
 
 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for the general Audubon meeting held tonight at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Tonights' Guest speakers will be Mary and Nick Freeman of the Los Angeles Audubon. The topic will be "Thailand: In Search of the Dream Bird". This meeting is open to the public. Light refreshments are provided. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 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 of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of at least 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 1:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Families are invited to join us for a story and craft celebrating the return of spring! This program is free and no registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418
 
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 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 and college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday in downtown Torrance. 30 + sellers with arts, crafts, vintage and new merchandise, DJ Ozzie & the downtown raffle, food demos & special events, book signings, Antique Appraisals by Dave Brownlee, Karren's Krafts 4 kids - free crafting activity & $2, $4, $6 dinner & happy hour specials at local restaurants. Free parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo or public parking structure on Sartori.
 
 
Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are welcome to join us for creating and entertaining programs in TeenZone. Programs are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
Historical Society Museum, 1345 Post Ave.
 
 
Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM   
Torrance Memorial Hospital, West Tower, Room B
Come and learn about amateur radio (HAM). Meet some great people. Open to all ages both young and old.
 
 
Friday, March 21, 2014 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, March 21, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years of age and there parents or guardians. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 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 their will 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, March 21, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
The Artist Reception for Allan Stansbury's photography exhibit, "Nature's Art" will be held tonight at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments are provided. All are welcome! Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, March 21, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The 15th Annual Glen Kamida & Friends Fundraising Concert will benefit the North Torrance Area Elementary Music Program. nTyme is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting instrumental music education to the youth of our community from pre-school to high school regardless of ability.
 
 
Friday, March 21, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance
This musical gem by the Tony Award-winning team that brought us Ragtime tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. A Man of no importance is a tender and beautifullly woven tale of love, friendship, and coming to terms with who we are.
 
 
Saturday, March 22, 2014 | 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, March 22, 2014 | 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. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or 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 be a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 22, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
For over 44 years, the Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild has helped support local high school students with scholarships. This annual event will offer a fun day that will include handcrafted items, opportunity drawings, food, and ‘make it and take it’ arts and crafts for the kids.
 
 
Saturday, March 22, 2014 | 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, March 22, 2014 | 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 on the 4th Saturday & 4th Sunday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. All are welcome! Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 22, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the little ones for a morning of music, movement, creativity and fun! This series is specifically recommended for ages one through five, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Saturday, March 22, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Zamperini Field Community Room, 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance
Join the Torrance Association of University Women for afternoon tea to benefit local and national scholarships. $25 includes tea education, silent auction and raffle. RSVP by March 19th. Pay at the door.
 
 
Saturday, March 22, 2014 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Saturday, March 22, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance
This musical gem by the Tony Award-winning team that brought us Ragtime tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. A Man of no importance is a tender and beautifullly woven tale of love, friendship, and coming to terms with who we are.
 
 
Sunday, March 23, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance, 90501
Old is the new new! Join the vintage treasure hunt on the 4th Sunday of every month in historic downtown Torrance! Over 200 sellers are set up in the streets with antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, furniture, jewelry, plants, tools, toys, home decor and more…all on sale at bargain prices. In addition to great shopping - Antique & specialty shops open GREAT restaurants, bakery & sports bars Antique Appraisals - $3.00 per item DJ Ozzie Live Music in the Plaza by Stacy Robin & friends Romp Rescue pet adoptions in the park For more info call 310-328-6107
 
 
Sunday, March 23, 2014 | 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 on the 4th Saturday & 4th Sunday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, March 23, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, March 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
In this melodically rich bel canto masterpiece, a femme fatale renowned for her ruthless pursuit of power reveals poignant vulnerability when she comes face to face with her long-lost son. Soprano Renee Fleming “uncorks the secret inner torments of history’s most notorious 'poisoner' Her best singing was sumptuous and long-lined, airy and ravishingly rich.” (San Jose Mercury News) Tenor Michael Fabiano “made a dashing company debut as Gennaro, breathing vivid life into the role…singing with both graceful lyricism and full-throated ardor” (San Francisco Chronicle). Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong “sings like a vocal giant. Her lowest notes have body and depth, the midrange is especially rich, and she propels her secure, full, and rounded highs with aplomb” (San Francisco Classical Voice).
 
 
Sunday, March 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society & Museum - 1345 Post Ave., Old Torrance
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Torrance Historical Society remembers Julia Morgan: California's Best Forgotten Architect. Jamie Ruth Watson - Torrance Historical Society President, librarian and historian will detail the history of this prolific, yet somewhat, forgotten Woman Architect who designed more than 700 buildings during her 45-year career. In 2006, the City of Santa Monica began an adaptive reuse project of the historic Marion Davies Beach House, designed by Morgan, the first certified female architect and designer of the Hearst Castle in San Simeon. Gene Higginbotham, Construction Manager for the City of Santa Monica for the Annenberg Community Beach House, will review the history of the Beach House renovations and reuse, as well as the colorful Hollywood connections. This program is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come/first-served basis -- no reservations are required.
 
 
Sunday, March 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance
This musical gem by the Tony Award-winning team that brought us Ragtime tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. A Man of no importance is a tender and beautifullly woven tale of love, friendship, and coming to terms with who we are.
 
 
Sunday, March 23, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The best high school musical ever is back on the Big Screen with great songs you can sing along to. Jump back to the 1950s with greaser Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and Australian Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) and a gang of characters. Sing along to songs like Summer Lovin’, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Greased Lightnin’, They Go Together and You’re The One That I want. Make a night of it… Come in costume! Come early! Dinner will be available from The Original Tommy’s starting at 6 p.m.
 
 
Monday, March 24, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, March 24, 2014 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, but the room gets crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, March 24, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, March 24, 2014 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Monday, March 24, 2014 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 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, March 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday & 4th Wednesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (rain or shine) for a hands-on science nature class. Emphasis will be placed on caring for the natural world and being good stewards of the planet. This month's topic will be on frogs. The 1st hour will be in the classroom for stories, a craft and science including live animals or plants and microscope use. The 2nd hour will be out on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to search for the things that we just studied. You will need to register starting on the first of that month. Only 12 children may attend each class. We will do our best to be fair. A wait list up to 4 children will be added in case of cancellations. The participating children may be signed-in and dropped off for the first hour; parents may watch quietly in the back of the classroom. No younger siblings will be allowed in the classroom, but they are welcome to join us for the marsh walk. Ages 6-8 years of age. A $5 donation is requested per student. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Seniors, caregivers, family, and friends are invited to learn about the latest scams targeting Seniors. Resource information will be available from several vendors including KEEP-SAFE and HELP. This program is free and no registration is required, presented by the Torrance Police Department and Torrance Community Services Department. For more information please call Community Affairs at 310-618-5735.
 
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 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 of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of at least 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center t 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and play targeted to build those early literacy skills. This storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM   
Library Meeting Room [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Come to the meeting and hear about outlines, projection costs, projected tuition costs, and the various funding vehicles available to students entering college. Open to parents and students.
 
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 P.M . - EXECUTIVE SESSION; 7:00 P.M. - REGULAR BUSINESS
 
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday & 4th Wednesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (rain or shine) for a hands-on science nature class. Emphasis will be placed on caring for the natural world and being good stewards of the planet. This month's topic will be on frogs. The 1st hour will be in the classroom for stories, a craft and science including live animals or plants and microscope use. The 2nd hour will be out on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to search for the things that we just studied. You will need to register starting on the first of that month. Only 12 children may attend each class. We will do our best to be fair. A wait list up to 4 children will be added in case of cancellations. The participating children may be signed-in and dropped off for the first hour; parents may watch quietly in the back of the classroom. No younger siblings will be allowed in the classroom, but they are welcome to join us for the marsh walk. Ages 6-8 years of age. A $5 donation is requester per student. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 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 of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of at least 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! This program is aimed at 18 mos to 3 years, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required - but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join this book group just for teens! This group is free but registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. To register please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Torrance High School Auditorium
Disney's High School Musical on Stage at Torrance High School March 26-29 @ 7:00 pm and March 29 @ 2:00 pm Great cast! Exciting dance numbers! Catchy songs!
 
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
West High School Pavillion
West High Theatre presents High School Musical On Stage! Featuring many of the songs you know and love and many more. Come see the students of West High sing and dance their hearts out in this high energy show featuring an all new junior ensemble!
 
 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 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 and college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday in downtown Torrance. 30 + sellers with arts, crafts, vintage and new merchandise, DJ Ozzie & the downtown raffle, food demos & special events, book signings, Antique Appraisals by Dave Brownlee, Karren's Krafts 4 kids - free crafting activity & $2, $4, $6 dinner & happy hour specials at local restaurants. Free parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo or public parking structure on Sartori.
 
 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 6:00 PM   
20285 Western Avenue, Ste. 100, Torrance
 
 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Library Meeting Room [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3301 Torrance Blvd.
What do you think of the Express Lanes on the Harbor Freeway? Come to this Public Hearing put on by the MTA to gather feedback from the public on what you think about the express lanes after the one year trial.
 
 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Torrance High School Auditorium
Disney's High School Musical on Stage at Torrance High School March 26-29 @ 7:00 pm and March 29 @ 2:00 pm Great cast! Exciting dance numbers! Catchy songs!
 
 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
West High School Pavillion
West High Theatre presents High School Musical On Stage! Featuring many of the songs you know and love and many more. Come see the students of West High sing and dance their hearts out in this high energy show featuring an all new junior ensemble!
 
 
Friday, March 28, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years of age and their parents or guardians. This program will occur at no charge every Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., but a $5 donation is requested. Best to register on Tuesday for the week's Friday Fun Program. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be pottting 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, March 28, 2014 | 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, March 28, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Torrance High School Auditorium
Disney's High School Musical on Stage at Torrance High School March 26-29 @ 7:00 pm and March 29 @ 2:00 pm Great cast! Exciting dance numbers! Catchy songs!
 
 
Friday, March 28, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
West High School Pavillion
West High Theatre presents High School Musical On Stage! Featuring many of the songs you know and love and many more. Come see the students of West High sing and dance their hearts out in this high energy show featuring an all new junior ensemble!
 
 
Friday, March 28, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance
This musical gem by the Tony Award-winning team that brought us Ragtime tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. A Man of no importance is a tender and beautifullly woven tale of love, friendship, and coming to terms with who we are.
 
 
Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 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, March 29, 2014 | 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. - 12:00 p.m. on 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, March 29, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Ever wonder which binoculars would be best for you and how to use them? Join Bob Shanman of Wild Birds Unlimited, birder extraordinaire for this educational and entertaining class and seminar located at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. Ages 16+. 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, March 29, 2014 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Learn about and create Ukrainian Easter Eggs. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
There will be an exhibit of rocks from all over the world that display beautiful colors under ultraviolet lights presented by the Fluorescent Mineral Society. This exhibit is one of the most comprehensive and varied collections of fluorescent minerals you will ever see in one place. There will also be ‘how to’ demonstrations such as bead working, sphere making, gem carving, glass bead making, workshops for children and more.
 
 
Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
Torrance Madison Park Member Service Center, 3525 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite S, Torrance, CA 90505
Kinecta Federal Credit Union announced it will host a free homebuyers workshop on "How to make your Home Buying experience a SMART MOVE" on Saturday, March 29 from 2-3 p.m. at the Torrance Madison Park Member Service Center, 3525 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite S, Torrance, CA 90505. Start the new year by learning how to simplify your home buying experience. Light refreshments will be provided, along with a complimentary SMART MOVE home buying kit. Free pre-approvals will be available onsite; for offer details, visit www.kinecta.org/Smart_Move. To RSVP, please call 866.347.6143 or e-mail hbsrsvp@kinecta.org. This event is open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVPs are encouraged. About Kinecta Federal Credit Union – Kinecta Federal Credit Union (kinecta.org) is one of the nation’s largest credit unions, with approximately $3.28 billion in assets; 22 branches; four retail mortgage centers; 40 Nix customer service centers and 10 Kinecta branches at Nix locations; and more than 250,000 members nationwide. Kinecta offers its members a full range of financial products through the Credit Union and its subsidiaries, Kinecta Financial & Insurance Services and Kinecta Alternative Financial Solutions, dba Nix Financial (MyNixFinancial.com).
 
 
Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Torrance High School Auditorium
Disney's High School Musical on Stage at Torrance High School March 26-29 @ 7:00 pm and March 29 @ 2:00 pm Great cast! Exciting dance numbers! Catchy songs!
 
 
Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance
This musical gem by the Tony Award-winning team that brought us Ragtime tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. A Man of no importance is a tender and beautifullly woven tale of love, friendship, and coming to terms with who we are.
 
 
Sunday, March 30, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
There will be an exhibit of rocks from all over the world that display beautiful colors under ultraviolet lights presented by the Fluorescent Mineral Society. This exhibit is one of the most comprehensive and varied collections of fluorescent minerals you will ever see in one place. There will also be ‘how to’ demonstrations such as bead working, sphere making, gem carving, glass bead making, workshops for children and more.
 
 
Sunday, March 30, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, March 30, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance
This musical gem by the Tony Award-winning team that brought us Ragtime tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. A Man of no importance is a tender and beautifullly woven tale of love, friendship, and coming to terms with who we are.
 
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 | 9:00 AM   
City Services Facility, Public Works meeting room, 20500 Madrona Ave.
 
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, but the room gets crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA, 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd. Torrance
*Registration Date Change* LEARN TO BE WATER SAFE The Torrance-South Bay YMCA is hosting the national YMCA SPLASH Program on March 31-April 4. This unique swim program taught by certified swim instructors will teach children the skills to improve stroke, water safety and water fun. 5-day program, 60-minute lessons. 4 class times available. Only $20, Open to the community. Ages 3 and up. WALK-IN AND ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR NON-MEMBERS BEGINS MONDAY, MARCH 17. Pre-registration forms due prior to March 17. 310-325-5885.
 
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA, 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd. Torrance
LEARN TO BE WATER SAFE The Torrance-South Bay YMCA is hosting the national YMCA SPLASH Program on March 31-April 4. This unique swim program taught by certified swim instructors will teach children the skills to improve stroke, water safety and water fun. 5-day program, 60-minute lessons. 4 class times available. Only $20, Open to the community. Ages 3 and up. Walk-in registration for non-members begins March 15. Pre-registration forms due March 14. 310-325-5885.
 
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
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