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<<  Week of Sunday, March 2, 2014    >>           ALL Events   
 
Sunday, March 2, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Monday, March 3, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo
 
 
Monday, March 3, 2014 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, but the room gets crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, March 3, 2014 | 3:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for a family friendly film with popcorn! This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Monday, March 3, 2014 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us each month for a discussion of a great mystery book. This book group is free and no registration is required. For titles see: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5663.htm or call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Monday, March 3, 2014 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Monday, March 3, 2014 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Monday, March 3, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Ron Melin and Dave Moody as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. This program occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend this walk. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of at least 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and play targeted to build those early literacy skills. This storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Book Club meets to discuss great books. All Torrance Public Library book groups are free, and no registration is required. Please see http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5661.htm for titles, and call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2014, Reverb: music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman and runs from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. Exhibiting artists include: Tyler Adams, Steve Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam Miller, Dave Muller, Georg Nussbaumer, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton, Matt Stokes, and Mark Trayle. With 25 international artists, Reverb examines the complex relationship of music and contemporary art. Although music has always played a vital role in the inspiration and creation of many historical works of art, this exhibition takes a closer look at how current artist are using sound and music in their art production today. From actual recordings and video to sculpture and performance, these artists approach music and/or sound and incorporate it into their unique practices. Whether they are working from existing material or generating new sound, these exhibiting artists share this common auditory connection. Beyond The Ocean - art from China Exhibiting in Gallery Two at the Torrance Art Museum is Beyond the Ocean – art from China. This exhibition features new works from nine Chinese artists from Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong Province. The exhibition will be open from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Exhibiting artists include: Ming Bai, Guangbin Cai, Sijia Chen, Canbo He, Zhijie Qiu, Qingji Wei, Yi Wu, Jingsong Yang, and Zhengyao Zuo. Beyond the Ocean is a part of the Torrance Art Museum’s mission to provide cultural exchanges from not only the local community but the international stage as well. These artists were selected to present artworks created from a Chinese perspective. As all cultural producers from around the world strive to express their point of view, here too the exhibiting artists are given a chance to present their work to an international audience.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Michelangelo Merisi o Amerighi da Caravaggio was a realistic painter who lived in the late 1500s. Born in Milan, he traveled to Rome to become a painter at a young age. He worked under influential painters of the day and secured a reputation for his own style. But Caravaggio was as famous for his street brawls as he was his art and he ended up in jail frequently. Brilliant but troubled, he died under suspicious circumstances in 1610 at the age of 39. This lecture will follow the evolving style of this most colorful artist as he comments on politics through his artwork. Caravaggio had the ability to express in one painting a vivid moment in time with all the drama of an entire scene.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join CSUDH professor Connie Vadheim for entertaining and educational classes on various native plant topics. This class occurs on the 1st Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and repeats the following Tuesday of every month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Every month is a different topic - never the same class twice. Topics range from 'edible seeds and berries' to 'Chaparral Communities and pruning techniques'. This month's topic will be on Climate Change and S. CA Gardens: how climate change may affect local gardens. After each presentation, Connie will lead the class through the Nature Center's Native Plant Garden to illustrate key points and inspire further discussion. Handouts are included. This class is best for adults. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 P.M . - EXECUTIVE SESSION; 7:00 P.M. - REGULAR BUSINESS
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning of the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of at least 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Lower Level Study Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join this fun Romance Book club to talk about your favorite romance authors or find someone new and exciting to read. Lead by Kelly Wong, creator of FictionDB.com and Friend of the Library volunteer, the Romance in the Stacks Book Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the Lower Level Study Rooms. No specific titles are selected; just bring your passion for romantic fiction and a desire to explore new authors.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! This program is aimed at 18 mos to 3 years, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required - but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2014, Reverb: music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman and runs from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. Exhibiting artists include: Tyler Adams, Steve Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam Miller, Dave Muller, Georg Nussbaumer, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton, Matt Stokes, and Mark Trayle. With 25 international artists, Reverb examines the complex relationship of music and contemporary art. Although music has always played a vital role in the inspiration and creation of many historical works of art, this exhibition takes a closer look at how current artist are using sound and music in their art production today. From actual recordings and video to sculpture and performance, these artists approach music and/or sound and incorporate it into their unique practices. Whether they are working from existing material or generating new sound, these exhibiting artists share this common auditory connection. Beyond The Ocean - art from China Exhibiting in Gallery Two at the Torrance Art Museum is Beyond the Ocean – art from China. This exhibition features new works from nine Chinese artists from Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong Province. The exhibition will be open from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Exhibiting artists include: Ming Bai, Guangbin Cai, Sijia Chen, Canbo He, Zhijie Qiu, Qingji Wei, Yi Wu, Jingsong Yang, and Zhengyao Zuo. Beyond the Ocean is a part of the Torrance Art Museum’s mission to provide cultural exchanges from not only the local community but the international stage as well. These artists were selected to present artworks created from a Chinese perspective. As all cultural producers from around the world strive to express their point of view, here too the exhibiting artists are given a chance to present their work to an international audience.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | Noon - 1:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Calling all crafters! Share, learn, and be inspired. Bring your current portable project and a sack lunch to spend time with fellow crafters. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Come hear a fun story and create your own high-flying kite! This program is free and no registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 4:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
High school students - would you like to provide input on the collections and programs at your local branch library? Join a Teen Advisory Board! You will have inside information about all the cool happenings at the library, and your voice will be heard. For more information, please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
2340 Sepulveda blvd. #D, Torrance, CA90501
- Great opportunity to experience concert with kids - Professional musicians performance & workshop - Make kids enjoy joyful music and motivate to learn music Usually kids are not allowed in professional classic concert BUT we think kids also have right to enjoy beautiful music. We want them to experience how beautiful music is in this world. *Seats are limited. Send email us to reserve your seat through our website.
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Discover extraordinary new worlds, travel through space and time, journey to other dimensions as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group explores the wondrous and fantastic realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy each month. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and no registration is required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Hey Kids, bring your favorite adult! Let's hike on the Madrona Marsh Preserve listening for birds, looking for frogs and learning about nature. This program occurs every 1st Thursday of every month from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Ages 3 months - 6 years. $5 donation is requested. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seeds for the future of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Learn how to: prepare soil for planting on the marsh, grow native plants for restoration and fund raising events at the Madrona Marsh, 'pot up' plants to larger containers, collect and 'clean' seeds and prune native plants in the nursery. This program occurs every Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Best for adults and college age students. Ages 21+. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2014, Reverb: music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman and runs from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. Exhibiting artists include: Tyler Adams, Steve Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam Miller, Dave Muller, Georg Nussbaumer, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton, Matt Stokes, and Mark Trayle. With 25 international artists, Reverb examines the complex relationship of music and contemporary art. Although music has always played a vital role in the inspiration and creation of many historical works of art, this exhibition takes a closer look at how current artist are using sound and music in their art production today. From actual recordings and video to sculpture and performance, these artists approach music and/or sound and incorporate it into their unique practices. Whether they are working from existing material or generating new sound, these exhibiting artists share this common auditory connection. Beyond The Ocean - art from China Exhibiting in Gallery Two at the Torrance Art Museum is Beyond the Ocean – art from China. This exhibition features new works from nine Chinese artists from Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong Province. The exhibition will be open from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Exhibiting artists include: Ming Bai, Guangbin Cai, Sijia Chen, Canbo He, Zhijie Qiu, Qingji Wei, Yi Wu, Jingsong Yang, and Zhengyao Zuo. Beyond the Ocean is a part of the Torrance Art Museum’s mission to provide cultural exchanges from not only the local community but the international stage as well. These artists were selected to present artworks created from a Chinese perspective. As all cultural producers from around the world strive to express their point of view, here too the exhibiting artists are given a chance to present their work to an international audience.
 
 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday in downtown Torrance. 30 + sellers with arts, crafts, vintage and new merchandise, DJ Ozzie & the downtown raffle, food demos & special events, book signings, Antique Appraisals by Dave Brownlee, Karren's Krafts 4 kids - free crafting activity & $2, $4, $6 dinner & happy hour specials at local restaurants. Free parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo or public parking structure on Sartori.
 
 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are welcome to join us for creating and entertaining programs in TeenZone. Programs are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Miyako Hybrid Hotel (21381 S Western Ave, Torrance)
Here's a chance to help one of Torrance's great non-profits and enjoy a traditional mardi gras. On Thursday, March 6th, the 3rd Annual Mardi Gras benefiting Pediatric Therapy Network will be hosted by the Miyako Hybrid Hotel. Great music provided by the Andrew Carney Trio, true New Orleans adult beverages plus wine and beer. Appetizers by Gonpachi, The Depot, Buffalo Fire Department, Red Car Brewery and Tortilla Cantina and Just Luigi's. The Torrance Bakery and BabyCakes Baking Company will be providing delicious desserts. Get tickets EARLY! This event sold out last year! Event tickets are $30 pre-sale. For information about event tickets or becoming an event sponsor, please contact Allison Young at allisony@ptnmail.org
 
 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, March 7, 2014 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, March 7, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years old and their parents or guardians. This program will be offered at no charge every Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., but a $5 donation is requested. Best to register on Tuesday for that week's Friday Fun Program. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 children. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, March 7, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2014, Reverb: music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman and runs from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. Exhibiting artists include: Tyler Adams, Steve Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam Miller, Dave Muller, Georg Nussbaumer, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton, Matt Stokes, and Mark Trayle. With 25 international artists, Reverb examines the complex relationship of music and contemporary art. Although music has always played a vital role in the inspiration and creation of many historical works of art, this exhibition takes a closer look at how current artist are using sound and music in their art production today. From actual recordings and video to sculpture and performance, these artists approach music and/or sound and incorporate it into their unique practices. Whether they are working from existing material or generating new sound, these exhibiting artists share this common auditory connection. Beyond The Ocean - art from China Exhibiting in Gallery Two at the Torrance Art Museum is Beyond the Ocean – art from China. This exhibition features new works from nine Chinese artists from Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong Province. The exhibition will be open from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Exhibiting artists include: Ming Bai, Guangbin Cai, Sijia Chen, Canbo He, Zhijie Qiu, Qingji Wei, Yi Wu, Jingsong Yang, and Zhengyao Zuo. Beyond the Ocean is a part of the Torrance Art Museum’s mission to provide cultural exchanges from not only the local community but the international stage as well. These artists were selected to present artworks created from a Chinese perspective. As all cultural producers from around the world strive to express their point of view, here too the exhibiting artists are given a chance to present their work to an international audience.
 
 
Friday, March 7, 2014 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Extreme Guitar Duo is a collaboration of two world-class guitarists and composers, Keith Knight and Don Adler. Their show is an adrenaline rush that leaves no fret untouched. Their music includes Appalachian, Delta blues, ragtime, gypsy, bluegrass, calypso, and Extreme Guitar Duo performances using twelve and six-string wood guitars, harp, and resonator guitars. Dobro™, mandolin, and vocals will combine for a very special mix. Dinner will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Birding by ear is a unique and important tool for birders both new and experienced. Join Tracy Drake as she teaches you how to identify birds by their song. Ages 16+. $5 per person. Pre-registration is recommended. Pre-registration is recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration Program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 13 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Torrance Public Library invites you to try out this exciting new service that aims to expose you to the latest technologies, featuring hands-on demonstrations. Come learn about the newest trends in technology, and participate in one-on-one conversations with our knowledgeable tech savy teens. Recommended for ages 40+ or anyone interested in learning a new skill. Space is limited. Call (310) 618-5945 to register for individual appointments on Saturdays between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Are you fascinated by Origami and want to learn about this captivating art form? Whether you're a beginner or just want to sharpen already acquired skills, then this is the perfect occasion to spend an enjoyable morning at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. Please be on time. Each class is unique - featuring different skills. All Supplies are provided. Free! Donations accepted. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
De Portola Park
Learn about amateur radio (HAM) and meet new people. Bring your own lunch.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2014, Reverb: music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman and runs from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. Exhibiting artists include: Tyler Adams, Steve Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam Miller, Dave Muller, Georg Nussbaumer, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton, Matt Stokes, and Mark Trayle. With 25 international artists, Reverb examines the complex relationship of music and contemporary art. Although music has always played a vital role in the inspiration and creation of many historical works of art, this exhibition takes a closer look at how current artist are using sound and music in their art production today. From actual recordings and video to sculpture and performance, these artists approach music and/or sound and incorporate it into their unique practices. Whether they are working from existing material or generating new sound, these exhibiting artists share this common auditory connection. Beyond The Ocean - art from China Exhibiting in Gallery Two at the Torrance Art Museum is Beyond the Ocean – art from China. This exhibition features new works from nine Chinese artists from Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong Province. The exhibition will be open from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Exhibiting artists include: Ming Bai, Guangbin Cai, Sijia Chen, Canbo He, Zhijie Qiu, Qingji Wei, Yi Wu, Jingsong Yang, and Zhengyao Zuo. Beyond the Ocean is a part of the Torrance Art Museum’s mission to provide cultural exchanges from not only the local community but the international stage as well. These artists were selected to present artworks created from a Chinese perspective. As all cultural producers from around the world strive to express their point of view, here too the exhibiting artists are given a chance to present their work to an international audience.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library - Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd
Drawings or painting? Oil and chalk pastels share the benefit of both. Learn to use both materials to study the color wheel, drawing, shading and combining pastels with watercolor and acrylic. All supplies will be provided. This event is for youth ages 8 - 13 years old. Parents are welcome to attend and watch their child blossom. (Supplies will be available for youth participants only.) Space is limited, so please call to make your reservation today (310) 618-3954.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library - Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Come learn about the exciting and effective fitness system that fuses Latin music with easy to follow movements. Instructor: Sherrylee Warrior. This demonstration will be followed by an opportunity to participate, if you wish to participate, dress appropriately. This event is for ages 18+
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library - Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Escape to Paradise! Come learn about Hawaiian and Tahitian dance with easy to follow instructions. Instructor: Susan Mann. This demonstration will be followed by an opportunity to participate, if you wish to participate, dress appropriately. This event is for all ages.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the whole family to this special annual event and enjoy all the spaghetti you like and feel great about it later. All proceeds benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation Summer Camp for burn patients.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Do you know what is visible in the Spring Sky? Join Paul Livio and the Riverside Astronomical Society to discuss and view Jupiter, Mars, Earth's moon and the early evening stars. All ages are welcome! Fun for the entire family! Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Extreme Guitar Duo is a collaboration of two world-class guitarists and composers, Keith Knight and Don Adler. Their show is an adrenaline rush that leaves no fret untouched. Their music includes Appalachian, Delta blues, ragtime, gypsy, bluegrass, calypso, and Extreme Guitar Duo performances using twelve and six-string wood guitars, harp, and resonator guitars. Dobro™, mandolin, and vocals will combine for a very special mix. Dinner will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m.
 
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