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Friday, August 1, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Friday, August 1, 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 and their parents or guardians. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 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, August 1, 2014 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park, Delthorne Park, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park, Victor Park and Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Friday, August 1, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for this combination of magic, comedy, music, and live exotic pets! Part of Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. 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 call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, August 1, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Fashion a cuddly puppy from a hand-towel at his story and craft program. Part of the Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. This event 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 call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Friday, August 1, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
View the works of local artists portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh. The artist reception for Suzanne Gibson's exhibit of paintings, "Through the Eyes Of Children" will be at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Free! Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, August 1, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Written, produced, and directed by Kathy Long-Hill, The Freedom Train tells the story of the Ross family and their struggles in the 1880s.
 
 
Saturday, August 2, 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, August 2, 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, August 2, 2014 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Fellow crafter Marla Cude will demonstrate techniques for creating beautiful beads with Fimo clay which can be used in making a bracelet. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but space is limited so registration is required. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 to register.
 
 
Saturday, August 2, 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 Hummingbird Heaven: designing an elegant, water-wise Hummingbird garden. 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 are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, August 2, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM   
American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 700 Van Ness Avenue Torrance, CA
"Evening Under the Stars" celebrates the best in South Bay cuisine while raising funds for local charity. The 2014 Evening Under the Stars Gourmet Food & Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 6:00pm on the grounds of American Honda in Torrance. This year's event will feature multi-GRAMMY Award winners Tia Carrere and Daniel Ho with hula performances by Keali'i Ceballos and Halau. This annual event, created by American Honda Motor Co., Inc., and co-presented with the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, brings the South Bay Community together with local businesses and civic leaders to benefit the community. The 2014 beneficiary is Torrance Memorial Medical Center and additional selected charities.
 
 
Monday, August 4, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, August 4, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Monday, August 4, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants aged 5-9 to come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club at El Retiro Park! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. Mini Kids Club operates June 23-August 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in 2 week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Monday, August 4, 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, August 4, 2014 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park, Delthorne Park, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park, Victor Park and Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Monday, August 4, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Craft a paper cat that likes to hang around at this story and craft program. 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. Part of the Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, August 4, 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, August 4, 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, August 4, 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, August 4, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, August 5, 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, August 5, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Tuesday, August 5, 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, August 5, 2014 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, August 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 & 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, August 5, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants aged 5-9 to come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club at El Retiro Park! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. Mini Kids Club operates June 23-August 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in 2 week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Tuesday, August 5, 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, August 5, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. 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 Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, August 5, 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, August 5, 2014 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Beautiful bugs, birds and mammals are all around us. This 4 day program begins, Tuesday, August 5th and continues until August 8th from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. will integrate science and art to gain a deeper understanding of these fascinating creatures. The students will explore the preserve and gain a understanding of biological adoptions that helps these animals survive in the wild. Additionally students will learn to illustrate these creatures to develop observational skills and to gain a appreciation for the beauty of nature. Ages 10-21. $30 to attend all 4 classes. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, August 5, 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, August 5, 2014 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park, Delthorne Park, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park, Victor Park and Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM   
Torrance Park-2001 Santa Fe Avenue
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for Fun In The Sun at the parks this Summer. The following parks will offer a variety of innovative group based outdoor games designed to stimulate and challenge participants. Hours: 12:30-2:30 p.m. on the dates listed. Torrance Park, July 31 The Fun In The Sun program is free. This program is non-custodial, where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Make a monkey that likes to climb from paper, string, and a straw at this story and craft program. This program is free and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Part of the Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, August 5, 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 Hummingbird Heaven: designing an elegant, water-wise Hummingbird garden. 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 are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, August 5, 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, August 5, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, August 5, 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, August 6, 2014 |   
King Shabu Shabu, 3525 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torracne
The Torrance Rose Float Association is continuing the "Restaurants for Roses" fundraiser on Thursday, August 14th at the King Shabu Shabu Restaurant, located at 3525 PCH in Torrance. From 11:30 am – 2pm and 5pm – 10pm on that date, the restaurant will donate a portion of your total food sales to the Torrance Rose Float Association, as the Association works to raise funds for the 2015 City of Torrance Rose Parade float. King Shabu Shabu’s phone number is 310-359-5464 A flyer needs to be presented in order for the Association to receive the donation, the flyers are available at the West Wing of City Hall, Torrance Libraries, TRFA Facebook page, and online at torrancerosefloat.com. Please call the TRFA hotline at 310-618-2425 for details.
 
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for the Art in Nature Workshop, occurring on Wednesday, August 6, and Saturday, August 9, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wednesday's workshop will be an art demonstration followed by a inspiring stroll on the Madrona Marsh Preserve. On Saturday, join Suzanne Gibson for a 2 hour plein air workshop on the Preserve, painting the wonders of nature. All art supplies will be provided with the option of purchasing your own kit. All ages are welcome to participate in this program. $10 per person to attend both Wednesday and Saturday Workshops. Pre-registration is recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday & 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, August 6, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants aged 5-9 to come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club at El Retiro Park! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. Mini Kids Club operates June 23-August 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in 2 week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Beautiful bugs, birds and mammals are all around us. This 4 day program begins Tuesday, August 5th and continues until Friday, August 8th from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. will integrate science and art to gain a deeper understanding of these fascinating creatures. The students will explore the preserve and gain a understanding of biological adoptions that helps these animals survive in the wild. Additionally students will learn to illustrate these creatures to develop observational skills and to gain a appreciation for the beauty of nature. Ages 10-21. $30 to attend all 4 classes. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, August 6, 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, August 6, 2014 | Noon - 3:00 PM   
Walteria Park-3855 242nd Street
The City of Torrance Community Services Department in partnership with The Home Depot will be hosting the Carpenter Wagon Program this summer. Staff will help children ages 6-14 create a variety of wood craft projects. Parents/guardians must be present in order for the child to participate. Sessions are limited to 20 children per session and are offered on a first come first served basis. Registration will be taken 10 minutes prior to the start of each session. Limited of one session per child, per day. This program is FREE. Sessions are offered on Wednesdays at the following times: 12:00-12:50 p.m. 1:00-1:50 p.m. 2:00-2:50 p.m.
 
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park, Delthorne Park, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park, Victor Park and Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 1:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
Fashion a cuddly puppy from a hand-towel at his story and craft program. Part of the Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. This event 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 call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd,
 
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 3:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for an interactive animal program from The Wildlife Company. Part of Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. 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 call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Fashion a cuddly puppy from a hand-towel at his story and craft program. Part of the Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. This event 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 call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, August 6, 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, August 6, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, August 6, 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, August 7, 2014 |   
King Shabu Shabu, 3525 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torracne
The Torrance Rose Float Association is continuing the "Restaurants for Roses" fundraiser on Thursday, August 14th at the King Shabu Shabu Restaurant, located at 3525 PCH in Torrance. From 11:30 am – 2pm and 5pm – 10pm on that date, the restaurant will donate a portion of your total food sales to the Torrance Rose Float Association, as the Association works to raise funds for the 2015 City of Torrance Rose Parade float. King Shabu Shabu’s phone number is 310-359-5464 A flyer needs to be presented in order for the Association to receive the donation, the flyers are available at the West Wing of City Hall, Torrance Libraries, TRFA Facebook page, and online at torrancerosefloat.com. Please call the TRFA hotline at 310-618-2425 for details.
 
 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Thursday, August 7, 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. A $5 donation is requested. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants aged 5-9 to come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club at El Retiro Park! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. Mini Kids Club operates June 23-August 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in 2 week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Beautiful bugs, birds and mammals are all around us. This 4 day program begins Tuesday, August 5 and will continue thru Friday, August 8th from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. will integrate science and art to gain a deeper understanding of these fascinating creatures. The students will explore the preserve and gain a understanding of biological adoptions that helps these animals survive in the wild. Additionally students will learn to illustrate these creatures to develop observational skills and to gain a appreciation for the beauty of nature. Ages 10-21. $30 to attend all 4 classes. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, August 7, 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. This program is 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, August 7, 2014 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park, Delthorne Park, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park, Victor Park and Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM   
Victor Park-4727 Emerald Street
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for Fun In The Sun at the parks this Summer. The program will offer a variety of innovative group based outdoor games designed to stimulate and challenge participants. Hours: 12:30-2:30 p.m. on the date listed. Victor Park, August 7 The Fun In The Sun program is free. This program is non-custodial, where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Thursday, August 7, 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, August 7, 2014 | 3:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens! Celebrate all that reading you did this summer with some pizza! This program is free, and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Part of the Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for this combination of magic, comedy, music, and live exotic pets! Part of Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. 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 call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, August 8, 2014 |   
King Shabu Shabu, 3525 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torracne
The Torrance Rose Float Association is continuing the "Restaurants for Roses" fundraiser on Thursday, August 14th at the King Shabu Shabu Restaurant, located at 3525 PCH in Torrance. From 11:30 am – 2pm and 5pm – 10pm on that date, the restaurant will donate a portion of your total food sales to the Torrance Rose Float Association, as the Association works to raise funds for the 2015 City of Torrance Rose Parade float. King Shabu Shabu’s phone number is 310-359-5464 A flyer needs to be presented in order for the Association to receive the donation, the flyers are available at the West Wing of City Hall, Torrance Libraries, TRFA Facebook page, and online at torrancerosefloat.com. Please call the TRFA hotline at 310-618-2425 for details.
 
 
Friday, August 8, 2014 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, August 8, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Friday, August 8, 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 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, August 8, 2014 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Beautiful bugs, birds and mammals are all around us. This 4 day program begins Tuesday, August 5th and continues thru Friday, August 8th from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. will integrate science and art to gain a deeper understanding of these fascinating creatures. The students will explore the preserve and gain a understanding of biological adoptions that helps these animals survive in the wild. Additionally students will learn to illustrate these creatures to develop observational skills and to gain a appreciation for the beauty of nature. Ages 10-21. $30 to attend all 4 classes. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, August 8, 2014 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park, Delthorne Park, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park, Victor Park and Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Friday, August 8, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Juggler David Cousin will entertain families with his daring juggling deeds. Part of Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. 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 call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Saturday, August 9, 2014 |   
King Shabu Shabu, 3525 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torracne
The Torrance Rose Float Association is continuing the "Restaurants for Roses" fundraiser on Thursday, August 14th at the King Shabu Shabu Restaurant, located at 3525 PCH in Torrance. From 11:30 am – 2pm and 5pm – 10pm on that date, the restaurant will donate a portion of your total food sales to the Torrance Rose Float Association, as the Association works to raise funds for the 2015 City of Torrance Rose Parade float. King Shabu Shabu’s phone number is 310-359-5464 A flyer needs to be presented in order for the Association to receive the donation, the flyers are available at the West Wing of City Hall, Torrance Libraries, TRFA Facebook page, and online at torrancerosefloat.com. Please call the TRFA hotline at 310-618-2425 for details.
 
 
Saturday, August 9, 2014 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
Today is the last day to bring your reading folder to your Torrance Library to get incentive prizes and a Certificate of Completion! Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Saturday, August 9, 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, August 9, 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, August 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for the Art in Nature Workshop, occurring on Wednesday, August 6, and Saturday, August 9, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wednesday's workshop will be an art demonstration followed by a inspiring stroll on the Madrona Marsh Preserve. On Saturday, join Suzanne Gibson for a 2 hour plein air workshop on the Preserve, painting the wonders of nature. All art supplies will be provided with the option of purchasing your own kit. All ages are welcome to participate in this program. $10 per person to attend both Wednesday and Saturday Workshops. Pre-registration is recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, August 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join us for a informative and interactive hands-on class that will focus on California's invasive plant and animal species. As part of the Invasive Species Action Week this program promotes public awareness of harmful species issues and encourages public participation in the fight against California's harmful species and their impacts on our natural resources. Free! Donations accepted. All are welcome. Pre-registration is recommended. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989 or visit www.dfg.ca.gov/invasives/actionweek.
 
 
Saturday, August 9, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
MAS Attack 6 (Mutual Appreciation Society) is a one-night-only appreciation for artist's artists - to facilitate networking and friendships, to introduce art lovers to new works and gallerists to new talent, like a giant 'studio visit'. There are over 150 artists participating in this exhibition. Artists from Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, New York City, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and Salt Lake City gather together for an informal meet-the-artist exhibition evening, with one work per artist displayed.
 
 
Saturday, August 9, 2014 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This box office Rodgers and Hammerstein musical smash has all the elements of a true big musical. The love triangle between Curly and Laurey move the story to a climax of death, trial, and in the end, singing for joy. With songs like, “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”, “People Will Say We’re in Love”, and “Kansas City”, audiences will be swept away once again by this lovely and lively musical.
 
 
Sunday, August 10, 2014 |   
King Shabu Shabu, 3525 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torracne
The Torrance Rose Float Association is continuing the "Restaurants for Roses" fundraiser on Thursday, August 14th at the King Shabu Shabu Restaurant, located at 3525 PCH in Torrance. From 11:30 am – 2pm and 5pm – 10pm on that date, the restaurant will donate a portion of your total food sales to the Torrance Rose Float Association, as the Association works to raise funds for the 2015 City of Torrance Rose Parade float. King Shabu Shabu’s phone number is 310-359-5464 A flyer needs to be presented in order for the Association to receive the donation, the flyers are available at the West Wing of City Hall, Torrance Libraries, TRFA Facebook page, and online at torrancerosefloat.com. Please call the TRFA hotline at 310-618-2425 for details.
 
 
Sunday, August 10, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This box office Rodgers and Hammerstein musical smash has all the elements of a true big musical. The love triangle between Curly and Laurey move the story to a climax of death, trial, and in the end, singing for joy. With songs like, “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”, “People Will Say We’re in Love”, and “Kansas City”, audiences will be swept away once again by this lovely and lively musical.
 
 
Sunday, August 10, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join us for a captivating program that focuses on the lives of plants at the Madrona Marsh. Learn about the highly complex and often surprising world of plants and the essential role they play in a balanced ecology. Take a walk on the preserve and see our leafed friends in action. $5 per person or $10 per family. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, August 10, 2014 | 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
1250 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance 90501
Come support Toberman Neighborhood Center in Torrance for a fun night of dancing under the stars! This event includes a gourmet meal presented by Chef Shafer & The Depot Restaurant. Get your drink on with our martini, wine and beer bar! You can't miss this! All proceeds go to Toberman Neighborhood Center. Interested? Visit our website for more information!
 
 
Monday, August 11, 2014 |   
King Shabu Shabu, 3525 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torracne
The Torrance Rose Float Association is continuing the "Restaurants for Roses" fundraiser on Thursday, August 14th at the King Shabu Shabu Restaurant, located at 3525 PCH in Torrance. From 11:30 am – 2pm and 5pm – 10pm on that date, the restaurant will donate a portion of your total food sales to the Torrance Rose Float Association, as the Association works to raise funds for the 2015 City of Torrance Rose Parade float. King Shabu Shabu’s phone number is 310-359-5464 A flyer needs to be presented in order for the Association to receive the donation, the flyers are available at the West Wing of City Hall, Torrance Libraries, TRFA Facebook page, and online at torrancerosefloat.com. Please call the TRFA hotline at 310-618-2425 for details.
 
 
Monday, August 11, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, August 11, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Monday, August 11, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants aged 5-9 to come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club at El Retiro Park! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. Mini Kids Club operates June 23-August 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in 2 week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Monday, August 11, 2014 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park, Delthorne Park, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park, Victor Park and Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Monday, August 11, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, August 11, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Library meeting room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, August 11, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 |   
King Shabu Shabu, 3525 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torracne
The Torrance Rose Float Association is continuing the "Restaurants for Roses" fundraiser on Thursday, August 14th at the King Shabu Shabu Restaurant, located at 3525 PCH in Torrance. From 11:30 am – 2pm and 5pm – 10pm on that date, the restaurant will donate a portion of your total food sales to the Torrance Rose Float Association, as the Association works to raise funds for the 2015 City of Torrance Rose Parade float. King Shabu Shabu’s phone number is 310-359-5464 A flyer needs to be presented in order for the Association to receive the donation, the flyers are available at the West Wing of City Hall, Torrance Libraries, TRFA Facebook page, and online at torrancerosefloat.com. Please call the TRFA hotline at 310-618-2425 for details.
 
 
Tuesday, August 12, 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, August 12, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Bartlett Center, 1318 Cravens Ave.
 
 
Tuesday, August 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 & 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, August 12, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants aged 5-9 to come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club at El Retiro Park! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. Mini Kids Club operates June 23-August 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in 2 week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park, Delthorne Park, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park, Victor Park and Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM   
Walteria Park-3855 242nd Street
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for Fun In The Sun at the parks this Summer. The program will offer a variety of innovative group based outdoor games designed to stimulate and challenge participants. Hours: 12:30-2:30 p.m. on the date listed. Walteria Park, August 12 The Fun In The Sun program is free. This program is non-custodial, where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
City Hall - Third Floor Assembly Room
2014 League of California Cities Resolution
 
 
Tuesday, August 12, 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, August 13, 2014 |   
King Shabu Shabu, 3525 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torracne
The Torrance Rose Float Association is continuing the "Restaurants for Roses" fundraiser on Thursday, August 14th at the King Shabu Shabu Restaurant, located at 3525 PCH in Torrance. From 11:30 am – 2pm and 5pm – 10pm on that date, the restaurant will donate a portion of your total food sales to the Torrance Rose Float Association, as the Association works to raise funds for the 2015 City of Torrance Rose Parade float. King Shabu Shabu’s phone number is 310-359-5464 A flyer needs to be presented in order for the Association to receive the donation, the flyers are available at the West Wing of City Hall, Torrance Libraries, TRFA Facebook page, and online at torrancerosefloat.com. Please call the TRFA hotline at 310-618-2425 for details.
 
 
Wednesday, August 13, 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, August 13, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday & 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, August 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants aged 5-9 to come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club at El Retiro Park! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. Mini Kids Club operates June 23-August 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in 2 week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park, Delthorne Park, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park, Victor Park and Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 4:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
CABLE TELEVISION ADVISORY BOARD GOES DARK IN AUGUST - NEXT MEETING WILL BE IN SEPTEMBER
 
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room
 
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
This program covers the history of the navy from its early origins, through the American Revolution and the War of 1812; with songs from both the Union and Confederate Navies during the Civil War; songs of the Spanish-American War; and both World Wars. The 20th-century songs cover destroyers, submarines, carriers, and other modern warships.
 
 
Thursday, August 14, 2014 |   
King Shabu Shabu, 3525 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torracne
The Torrance Rose Float Association is continuing the "Restaurants for Roses" fundraiser on Thursday, August 14th at the King Shabu Shabu Restaurant, located at 3525 PCH in Torrance. From 11:30 am – 2pm and 5pm – 10pm on that date, the restaurant will donate a portion of your total food sales to the Torrance Rose Float Association, as the Association works to raise funds for the 2015 City of Torrance Rose Parade float. King Shabu Shabu’s phone number is 310-359-5464 A flyer needs to be presented in order for the Association to receive the donation, the flyers are available at the West Wing of City Hall, Torrance Libraries, TRFA Facebook page, and online at torrancerosefloat.com. Please call the TRFA hotline at 310-618-2425 for details.
 
 
Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Thursday, August 14, 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, August 14, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants aged 5-9 to come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club at El Retiro Park! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. Mini Kids Club operates June 23-August 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in 2 week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Thursday, August 14, 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, August 14, 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, August 14, 2014 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park, Delthorne Park, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park, Victor Park and Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, August 14, 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, August 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, August 15, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Friday, August 15, 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 and their parents or guardians. This program occurs 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, August 15, 2014 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park, Delthorne Park, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park, Victor Park and Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Friday, August 15, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Join us for family friendly movies and popcorn to extend the fun of the Summer Reading Program. These movies are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. Children under the age of 9 must have an adult accompany them to the movie. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, August 15, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
CHARLES H. WILSON PARK - NEAR THE GAZEBO AREA
BRING A PICNIC DINNER AND YOUR BLANKET AND CHAIRS AND ENJOY THIS SPECIAL FILM NIGHT UNDER THE STARS LACMA9 SHORTS PROGRAM I For detailed information regarding the films, please visit www.LACMA.Org/ARTFILMLAB
 
 
Saturday, August 16, 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, August 16, 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, August 16, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
This is a beginner's guide to birds, bird life and behavior. Each class will include a short presentation about the featured birds followed by a bird walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve. This month's topic will be visiting sparrows. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. Classes are limited to 20 persons. Ages 9+. Free! Donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, August 16, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance Airport (3315 Airport Dr., Torrance, 90505)
Not as prevalent on the West Coast as the East Coast but with Catalina Island nearby, the era of the Water Taxi thrived in Southern California. The time of Wings Across the Channel was romantic and efficient. You can find out about this part of SoCal history when two-time author Jim Watson visit the Western Museum of Flight (WMoF) Celebrity Speakers Series. Just wing your way to Avalon and Catalina. Watson will give you the background on the Grumman and Sikorsky sea planes. Don't recall a sea plane? Join us early (10AM) when Jim Van Arsdale will be landing his beautiful Grumman Widgeon Seaplane. Both of Watson's books, "Mysterious Island: Catalina" and “Wings Across the Channel” will be available. Joining the theme that day will be automobiles form the 1940's courtesy of Dave Simon. 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, August 16, 2014 | Noon - 3:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM
WORKSHOP - Composition - How do you create an expressive image on film? Learn professional techniques used to create compelling shots; everything from shot design to camera movement.
 
 
Saturday, August 16, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
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 and just want to sharpen already acquired skills, then this is the perfect occasion to spend an enjoyable afternoon with Richard Ruan at the Madrona Marsh. Please be on time. For all ages! Free! Donations are greatly appreciated. Each class is unique featuring different skills. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, August 16, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
This program paints a musical picture of California’s rich maritime heritage. Historian-musician Simon Spalding will trace the history of seafaring, exploration, and maritime commerce in California, with special emphasis on Southern California. The program will set the California coast in the larger context of the Pacific Basin.
 
 
Saturday, August 16, 2014 | 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This box office Rodgers and Hammerstein musical smash has all the elements of a true big musical. The love triangle between Curly and Laurey move the story to a climax of death, trial, and in the end, singing for joy. With songs like, “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”, “People Will Say We’re in Love”, and “Kansas City”, audiences will be swept away once again by this lovely and lively musical.
 
 
Sunday, August 17, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This box office Rodgers and Hammerstein musical smash has all the elements of a true big musical. The love triangle between Curly and Laurey move the story to a climax of death, trial, and in the end, singing for joy. With songs like, “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”, “People Will Say We’re in Love”, and “Kansas City”, audiences will be swept away once again by this lovely and lively musical.
 
 
Monday, August 18, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, August 18, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Monday, August 18, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants aged 5-9 to come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club at El Retiro Park! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. Mini Kids Club operates June 23-August 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in 2 week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Monday, August 18, 2014 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park, Delthorne Park, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park, Victor Park and Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Monday, August 18, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | (All Day)   
8 Elementary Schools and 7 Middle Schools throughout Torrance
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2014. 2014. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool. The After School Club runs September 4, 2014 – June 18, 2015 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar from after school until 6:00 p.m. The After School Club operates at the following locations: Elementary Schools Arnold 4100 W. 227th St. Carr 3404 W. 168th St. Edison 3800 W.182nd St. Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave. Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave. Victor 4820 Spencer St. Walteria 24456 Madison St. Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave. Middle Schools Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St. Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave. Hull 2080 W. 231st St. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Tuesday, August 19, 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, August 19, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Tuesday, August 19, 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 walk occurs every 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, August 19, 2014 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, August 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 & 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, August 19, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants aged 5-9 to come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club at El Retiro Park! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. Mini Kids Club operates June 23-August 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in 2 week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Bird identification can be puzzling but we can help make it easier for you. In this class you will learn how to use fieldmarks and bird vocalization for proper identification of birds. The program is orientated towards youth between the ages of 9-25 only! This program will occur on August 19, 20, 21 and 22 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. By the end of the program, you will be able to identify some of our local birds with a single glance or a single "chirp". Strongly recommend that you attend all 4 classes. Binoculars will be provided. Free! Donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park, Delthorne Park, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park, Victor Park and Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Tuesday, August 19, 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, August 20, 2014 | (All Day)   
8 Elementary Schools and 7 Middle Schools throughout Torrance
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2014. 2014. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool. The After School Club runs September 4, 2014 – June 18, 2015 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar from after school until 6:00 p.m. The After School Club operates at the following locations: Elementary Schools Arnold 4100 W. 227th St. Carr 3404 W. 168th St. Edison 3800 W.182nd St. Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave. Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave. Victor 4820 Spencer St. Walteria 24456 Madison St. Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave. Middle Schools Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St. Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave. Hull 2080 W. 231st St. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for the Art in Nature Workshop, occurring on Wednesday, August 20, and Saturday, August 23, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wednesday's workshop will be an art demonstration followed by a inspiring stroll on the Madrona Marsh Preserve. On Saturday, join Suzanne Gibson for a 2 hour plein air workshop on the Preserve, painting the wonders of nature. All art supplies will be provided with the option of purchasing your own kit. All ages are welcome to participate in this program. $10 per person to attend both workshops. Pre-registration is recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday & 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, August 20, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants aged 5-9 to come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club at El Retiro Park! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. Mini Kids Club operates June 23-August 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in 2 week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Bird identification can be puzzling but we can help make it easier for you. In this class you will learn how to use fieldmarks and bird vocalization for proper identification of birds. The program is orientated towards youth between the ages of 9-25 only! This program will occur on August 19, 20, 21 and 22 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. By the end of the program, you will be able to identify some of our local birds with a single glance or a single "chirp". Strongly recommend that you attend all 4 classes. Binoculars will be provided. Free! Donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park, Delthorne Park, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park, Victor Park and Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | 1:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd,
 
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, August 21, 2014 | (All Day)   
8 Elementary Schools and 7 Middle Schools throughout Torrance
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2014. 2014. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool. The After School Club runs September 4, 2014 – June 18, 2015 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar from after school until 6:00 p.m. The After School Club operates at the following locations: Elementary Schools Arnold 4100 W. 227th St. Carr 3404 W. 168th St. Edison 3800 W.182nd St. Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave. Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave. Victor 4820 Spencer St. Walteria 24456 Madison St. Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave. Middle Schools Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St. Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave. Hull 2080 W. 231st St. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants aged 5-9 to come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club at El Retiro Park! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. Mini Kids Club operates June 23-August 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in 2 week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA, 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd. Torrance
STOP DIABETES! The Torrance-South Bay YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is hosting a free health screening on Thursday, August 21, 10:30am-1:00pm & 4:00-8:00pm, 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd. Individuals will have their height, weight, body mass index, blood sugar (A1C test) and blood pressure taken. Appointments recommended. Call Isaac Gardner at 310-602-4796. Supported by Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Visit www.ymca.net/diabetes-prevention.
 
 
Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Bird identification can be puzzling but we can help make it easier for you. In this class you will learn how to use fieldmarks and bird vocalization for proper identification of birds. The program is orientated towards youth between the ages of 9-25 only! This program will occur on August 19, 20, 21 and 22 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. By the end of the program, you will be able to identify some of our local birds with a single glance or a single "chirp". Strongly recommend that you attend all 4 classes. Binoculars will be provided. Free! Donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, August 21, 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 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, August 21, 2014 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park, Delthorne Park, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park, Victor Park and Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Thursday, August 21, 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, August 21, 2014 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM   
3400 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503
This Mixer & Open House hosted at the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce will feature live music, business resources, vendor booths, networking, an opportunity drawing, and more. Those who choose to join the Chamber during this event will save $35 on their membership fee.
 
 
Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
Historical Society Museum, 1345 Post Ave.
 
 
Thursday, August 21, 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, August 22, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
View the works of local artists portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Suzanne Gibson's exhibit of paintings, "Through the Eyes of Children" ends today. Exhibits are on display daily in the Nature Center. Free! Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 | (All Day)   
8 Elementary Schools and 7 Middle Schools throughout Torrance
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2014. 2014. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool. The After School Club runs September 4, 2014 – June 18, 2015 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar from after school until 6:00 p.m. The After School Club operates at the following locations: Elementary Schools Arnold 4100 W. 227th St. Carr 3404 W. 168th St. Edison 3800 W.182nd St. Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave. Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave. Victor 4820 Spencer St. Walteria 24456 Madison St. Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave. Middle Schools Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St. Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave. Hull 2080 W. 231st St. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Friday, August 22, 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 and their parents or guardians. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 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, August 22, 2014 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Bird identification can be puzzling but we can help make it easier for you. In this class you will learn how to use fieldmarks and bird vocalization for proper identification of birds. The program is orientated towards youth between the ages of 9-25 only! This program will occur on August 19, 20, 21 and 22 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. By the end of the program, you will be able to identify some of our local birds with a single glance or a single "chirp". Strongly recommend that you attend all 4 classes. Binoculars will be provided. Free! Donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park, Delthorne Park, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park, Victor Park and Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please.
 
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Join us for family friendly movies and popcorn to extend the fun of the Summer Reading Program. These movies are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. Children under the age of 9 must have an adult accompany them to the movie. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 | 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This box office Rodgers and Hammerstein musical smash has all the elements of a true big musical. The love triangle between Curly and Laurey move the story to a climax of death, trial, and in the end, singing for joy. With songs like, “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”, “People Will Say We’re in Love”, and “Kansas City”, audiences will be swept away once again by this lovely and lively musical.
 
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
CHARLES H. WILSON PARK - NEAR THE GAZEBO AREA
BRING A PICNIC DINNER AND YOUR BLANKET AND CHAIRS AND ENJOY THIS SPECIAL FILM NIGHT UNDER THE STARS LACMA 9 ANIMATION PROGRAM For detailed information regarding the films that will be shown, please visit www.LACMA.Org/ARTFILMLAB
 
 
Saturday, August 23, 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, August 23, 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, August 23, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for the Art in Nature Workshop, occurring on Wednesday, August 20, and Saturday, August 23, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wednesday's workshop will be an art demonstration followed by a inspiring stroll on the Madrona Marsh Preserve. On Saturday, join Suzanne Gibson for a 2 hour plein air workshop on the Preserve, painting the wonders of nature. All art supplies will be provided with the option of purchasing your own kit. All ages are welcome to participate in this program. $10 per person to attend both workshops. Pre-registration is recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, August 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 and Sunday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. All are welcome. Free! Donation accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, August 23, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A survey of contemporary sculpture created by Los Angeles based artists. This exhibition features work by emerging and established artists who are defining the look of new sculpture in Los Angeles. Participating Artists: Shiva Aliabadi, Tanya Batura, Joshua Callaghan, Michelle Carla Handel, Mary Hill, Anna Sew Hoy, Ashley Landrum, Andrew Lewicki, Christopher Miles, Marco Rios, Noah Thomas, Shirley Tse, Torbjorn Vejvi and Eve Wood
 
 
Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Noon - 3:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM
WORKSHOP - MINI DOCS - Share how you see the world. Use your unique perspective to document things you find interesting; it can be anything from your best friend to places near your house. Learn the nuances of capturing character, mood and detail.
 
 
Saturday, August 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Join us for an afternoon with the Orange County Guitar Orchestra The Orange County Guitar Orchestra was founded in 2012 by former members of the renowned Fullerton Guitar Orchestra, who wanted to continue their guitar orchestra experience at a fully professional level. Under the direction of David Grimes, the Orchestra has already developed a reputation of unique and colorful repertoire.
 
 
Saturday, August 23, 2014 | 7:30 PM - 11:55 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This box office Rodgers and Hammerstein musical smash has all the elements of a true big musical. The love triangle between Curly and Laurey move the story to a climax of death, trial, and in the end, singing for joy. With songs like, “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”, “People Will Say We’re in Love”, and “Kansas City”, audiences will be swept away once again by this lovely and lively musical.
 
 
Sunday, August 24, 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, August 24, 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 every 4th Saturday & Sunday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend this pleasant stroll. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, August 24, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society & Museum - 1345 Post Ave., Torrance 90501
Put on your tennies and join the Torrance Historical Society for a Walking Tour of historic Old Torrance. It's FREE, FUN, and FULL of history! There is not time like the present to learn about the past - especially in Torrance. This docent-led tour begins at the Torrance Historical Museum, and will point out the historic landmarks of Downtown Torrance. You will also learn how the City and some of the streets in Downtown got their name, where the first public library originated, the original boundaries of the City, where Buffy the Vampire Slayer was filmed and more. The tour is an easy, but brisk walk covering eight blocks. It's open to the public, requires no reservations, and is hosted on the fourth Sunday of every month, May - October. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Bring your camera, and a friend!
 
 
Sunday, August 24, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society & Museum - 1345 Post Ave., Torrance 90501
Put on your tennies and join the Torrance Historical Society for a Walking Tour of historic Old Torrance. It's FREE, FUN, and FULL of history! There is not time like the present to learn about the past - especially in Torrance. This docent-led tour begins at the Torrance Historical Museum, and will point out the historic landmarks of Downtown Torrance. You will also learn how the City and some of the streets in Downtown got their name, where the first public library originated, the original boundaries of the City, where Buffy the Vampire Slayer was filmed and more. The tour is an easy, but brisk walk covering eight blocks. It's open to the public, requires no reservations, and is hosted on the fourth Sunday of every month, May - October. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Bring your camera, and a friend!
 
 
Monday, August 25, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, August 25, 2014 | (All Day)   
8 Elementary Schools and 7 Middle Schools throughout Torrance
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2014. 2014. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool. The After School Club runs September 4, 2014 – June 18, 2015 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar from after school until 6:00 p.m. The After School Club operates at the following locations: Elementary Schools Arnold 4100 W. 227th St. Carr 3404 W. 168th St. Edison 3800 W.182nd St. Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave. Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave. Victor 4820 Spencer St. Walteria 24456 Madison St. Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave. Middle Schools Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St. Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave. Hull 2080 W. 231st St. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Monday, August 25, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Monday, August 25, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants aged 5-9 to come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club at El Retiro Park! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. Mini Kids Club operates June 23-August 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in 2 week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Monday, August 25, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
View the works of local artists portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh. Ron Libbrecht's exhibit of paintings, "The Painted Marsh" begins today and will continue until October 3rd. The artist reception for Ron Libbrecht will be held at the Nature Center on September 26 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Exhibits are on display daily in the Nature Center. Free! Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | (All Day)   
8 Elementary Schools and 7 Middle Schools throughout Torrance
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2014. 2014. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool. The After School Club runs September 4, 2014 – June 18, 2015 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar from after school until 6:00 p.m. The After School Club operates at the following locations: Elementary Schools Arnold 4100 W. 227th St. Carr 3404 W. 168th St. Edison 3800 W.182nd St. Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave. Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave. Victor 4820 Spencer St. Walteria 24456 Madison St. Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave. Middle Schools Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St. Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave. Hull 2080 W. 231st St. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Tuesday, August 26, 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, August 26, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Tuesday, August 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 & 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, August 26, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants aged 5-9 to come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club at El Retiro Park! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. Mini Kids Club operates June 23-August 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in 2 week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A survey of contemporary sculpture created by Los Angeles based artists. This exhibition features work by emerging and established artists who are defining the look of new sculpture in Los Angeles. Participating Artists: Shiva Aliabadi, Tanya Batura, Joshua Callaghan, Michelle Carla Handel, Mary Hill, Anna Sew Hoy, Ashley Landrum, Andrew Lewicki, Christopher Miles, Marco Rios, Noah Thomas, Shirley Tse, Torbjorn Vejvi and Eve Wood
 
 
Tuesday, August 26, 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, August 27, 2014 | (All Day)   
8 Elementary Schools and 7 Middle Schools throughout Torrance
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2014. 2014. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool. The After School Club runs September 4, 2014 – June 18, 2015 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar from after school until 6:00 p.m. The After School Club operates at the following locations: Elementary Schools Arnold 4100 W. 227th St. Carr 3404 W. 168th St. Edison 3800 W.182nd St. Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave. Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave. Victor 4820 Spencer St. Walteria 24456 Madison St. Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave. Middle Schools Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St. Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave. Hull 2080 W. 231st St. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday & 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, August 27, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants aged 5-9 to come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club at El Retiro Park! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. Mini Kids Club operates June 23-August 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in 2 week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A survey of contemporary sculpture created by Los Angeles based artists. This exhibition features work by emerging and established artists who are defining the look of new sculpture in Los Angeles. Participating Artists: Shiva Aliabadi, Tanya Batura, Joshua Callaghan, Michelle Carla Handel, Mary Hill, Anna Sew Hoy, Ashley Landrum, Andrew Lewicki, Christopher Miles, Marco Rios, Noah Thomas, Shirley Tse, Torbjorn Vejvi and Eve Wood
 
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM
Contribute to a bank of stories about your community by sharing a personal anecdote on camera or interviewing a friend or family member.
 
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group presents a free screening of the movie Excalibur (1981). This climatic retelling of the myths of King Arthur is rated R and has a running time of 140 minutes. The Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Group will read Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley and compare the book and the film at their next meeting, September 3. Both programs are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959.
 
 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | (All Day)   
8 Elementary Schools and 7 Middle Schools throughout Torrance
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2014. 2014. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool. The After School Club runs September 4, 2014 – June 18, 2015 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar from after school until 6:00 p.m. The After School Club operates at the following locations: Elementary Schools Arnold 4100 W. 227th St. Carr 3404 W. 168th St. Edison 3800 W.182nd St. Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave. Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave. Victor 4820 Spencer St. Walteria 24456 Madison St. Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave. Middle Schools Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St. Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave. Hull 2080 W. 231st St. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
El Retiro Park-126 Vista Del Parque
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants aged 5-9 to come join the fun at the Mini Kids Club at El Retiro Park! Children will have the opportunity to participate in structured activities such as crafts, cooking and games. The fee for Mini Kids Club is $50 for residents and $55 a session for non-residents. Mini Kids Club operates June 23-August 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in 2 week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Thursday, August 28, 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, August 28, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A survey of contemporary sculpture created by Los Angeles based artists. This exhibition features work by emerging and established artists who are defining the look of new sculpture in Los Angeles. Participating Artists: Shiva Aliabadi, Tanya Batura, Joshua Callaghan, Michelle Carla Handel, Mary Hill, Anna Sew Hoy, Ashley Landrum, Andrew Lewicki, Christopher Miles, Marco Rios, Noah Thomas, Shirley Tse, Torbjorn Vejvi and Eve Wood
 
 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, August 28, 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, August 28, 2014 | 6:00 PM   
20285 Western Avenue, Ste. 100, Torrance
 
 
Friday, August 29, 2014 | (All Day)   
8 Elementary Schools and 7 Middle Schools throughout Torrance
The After School Club Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers games, sports, music, group discussions, guest speakers and a wide variety of activities. Structured time is set aside for homework each day. This is not a tutorial based program. This program is based on a ratio of one staff member per ten youth at Elementary School and one staff member per thirteen youth at Middle Schools. Enrollment is limited at all schools. All participants must be a student at the school for which they are registering and also must be picked up by an adult, age 18 or older. Resident walk-in registration begins August 19, 2014. 2014. Applications and additional information are available online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/AfterSchool. The After School Club runs September 4, 2014 – June 18, 2015 following the Torrance Unified School Calendar from after school until 6:00 p.m. The After School Club operates at the following locations: Elementary Schools Arnold 4100 W. 227th St. Carr 3404 W. 168th St. Edison 3800 W.182nd St. Greenwood 1520 Greenwood Ave. Torrance 2125 Lincoln Ave. Victor 4820 Spencer St. Walteria 24456 Madison St. Yukon 17815 Yukon Ave. Middle Schools Bert Lynn 5038 Halison St. Casimir 17220 Casimir Ave. Hull 2080 W. 231st St. Jefferson 21717 Talisman St. Madrona 21364 Madrona Ave. Magruder 4100 W. 185th St. Richardson 23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
 
 
Friday, August 29, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue, La Romeria Park-19501 Inglewood Avenue, Wilson Park-2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Don’t spend Summer at home! Come to summer camp and enjoy fun filled days participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games, walking field trips and an excursion every week! Fees for Fun and Sports Camp are $130 for residents and $145 for non-residents per one-week session. Fees for Teen Camp are $140 for residents and $155 for non-residents per one-week session. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips and excursions. Morning and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. Please call (310) 618-2930 for additional information or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/DayCamps
 
 
Friday, August 29, 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 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 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. Space is limited to 20 children. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, August 29, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A survey of contemporary sculpture created by Los Angeles based artists. This exhibition features work by emerging and established artists who are defining the look of new sculpture in Los Angeles. Participating Artists: Shiva Aliabadi, Tanya Batura, Joshua Callaghan, Michelle Carla Handel, Mary Hill, Anna Sew Hoy, Ashley Landrum, Andrew Lewicki, Christopher Miles, Marco Rios, Noah Thomas, Shirley Tse, Torbjorn Vejvi and Eve Wood
 
 
Friday, August 29, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Join us for family friendly movies and popcorn to extend the fun of the Summer Reading Program. These movies are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. Children under the age of 9 must have an adult accompany them to the movie. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, August 29, 2014 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of piano concertos with the South Bay Musica Sinfonia led by Maestro Frank Fetta. The program will include works by Haydn, Rachmaninoff, and many more.
 
 
Friday, August 29, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
CHARLES H. WILSON PARK - NEAR THE GAZEBO AREA
BRING A PICNIC DINNER AND YOUR BLANKET AND CHAIRS AND ENJOY THIS SPECIAL FILM NIGHT UNDER THE STARS----------------------------------------------------------------------TORRANCE YOUTUBE SLAM (note if you have a favorite YouTube video that you'd love to see on the big screen, send YouTube links to ArtandFilm@LACMA.org (deadline for submission 8/18/14) For detailed information regarding the films, please visit www.LACMA.Org/ARTFILMLAB
 
 
Saturday, August 30, 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, August 30, 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, August 30, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
City of South Pasadena, S. Pasadena Unified School District Headquarters, at Diamond Ave. and Mission St. between Mission St. and Monterey Rd.
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents. This roundup is only until 2:00 p.m.
 
 
Saturday, August 30, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A survey of contemporary sculpture created by Los Angeles based artists. This exhibition features work by emerging and established artists who are defining the look of new sculpture in Los Angeles. Participating Artists: Shiva Aliabadi, Tanya Batura, Joshua Callaghan, Michelle Carla Handel, Mary Hill, Anna Sew Hoy, Ashley Landrum, Andrew Lewicki, Christopher Miles, Marco Rios, Noah Thomas, Shirley Tse, Torbjorn Vejvi and Eve Wood
 
 
Saturday, August 30, 2014 | Noon - 3:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM
WORKSHOP - INSTANT FILM - Be the director, cinematographer, and actor in this workshop on video and filmmaking. Learn editing techniques as you work under a shared creative vision.
 
 
Saturday, August 30, 2014 | 8:00 PM   
Three Torrance Parks
The Community Services Department, in conjunction with local Torrance Homeowners Associations, is proud to sponsor Movies in the Park. The movies are on us, the fun is all yours! Three screenings under the stars - Saturday June 28 at De Portola Park, Saturday July 26 at La Romeria Park, and Saturday August 30 at Wilson Park. For more information call 310-618-2930 or see www.TorranceCA.Gov/3737.htm.
 
 
Saturday, August 30, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Do you know what's visible in the summer sky? Learn to recognize the constellations with Paul Livio and the Riverside Astronomical Society. Tonight we'll view Mars, Saturn, the earth's moon and of course the early evening stars. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, August 31, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA , 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd. Torrance
GOING FOR THE GOLD Compete in the Olympic style Y games! The Torrance-South Bay YMCA is hosting our 1st annual Father-Son Y-Olympics on Sunday, August 31, 1:00-4:00pm. Compete in paper plane throwing, Gaga Ball tournaments, obstacle courses and more! Lunch provided (hot dogs, chips and beverage). For dads & sons ages 5+. $5 per father/son pair. Open to the community. Register by Aug. 27, spots limited. Contact Joseph Silvas at 310-602-4882 or JosephSilvas@ymcala.org. 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd.
 
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