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<<  Week of Sunday, March 30, 2014    >>           ALL Events   
 
Sunday, March 30, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
There will be an exhibit of rocks from all over the world that display beautiful colors under ultraviolet lights presented by the Fluorescent Mineral Society. This exhibit is one of the most comprehensive and varied collections of fluorescent minerals you will ever see in one place. There will also be ‘how to’ demonstrations such as bead working, sphere making, gem carving, glass bead making, workshops for children and more.
 
 
Sunday, March 30, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, March 30, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance
This musical gem by the Tony Award-winning team that brought us Ragtime tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. A Man of no importance is a tender and beautifullly woven tale of love, friendship, and coming to terms with who we are.
 
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 | 9:00 AM   
City Services Facility, Public Works meeting room, 20500 Madrona Ave.
 
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, but the room gets crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA, 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd. Torrance
*Registration Date Change* LEARN TO BE WATER SAFE The Torrance-South Bay YMCA is hosting the national YMCA SPLASH Program on March 31-April 4. This unique swim program taught by certified swim instructors will teach children the skills to improve stroke, water safety and water fun. 5-day program, 60-minute lessons. 4 class times available. Only $20, Open to the community. Ages 3 and up. WALK-IN AND ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR NON-MEMBERS BEGINS MONDAY, MARCH 17. Pre-registration forms due prior to March 17. 310-325-5885.
 
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA, 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd. Torrance
LEARN TO BE WATER SAFE The Torrance-South Bay YMCA is hosting the national YMCA SPLASH Program on March 31-April 4. This unique swim program taught by certified swim instructors will teach children the skills to improve stroke, water safety and water fun. 5-day program, 60-minute lessons. 4 class times available. Only $20, Open to the community. Ages 3 and up. Walk-in registration for non-members begins March 15. Pre-registration forms due March 14. 310-325-5885.
 
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Ron Melin and Dave Moody as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. This program occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. All are welcome! Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, April 1, 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, April 1, 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, April 1, 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, April 1, 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, April 1, 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, April 1, 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, April 1, 2014 | Noon - 1:00 PM   
The Remedy Pharm
Most people don't know that kids can see incredible results by seeing a Chiropractor for a variety of health issues. For Autism awareness month, we are focusing on how a developing nervous system can get impacted from everyday stresses of life and how we can combat those issues with Chiropractic care. Getting a child's spine checked can make a world of difference in a child's functioning.
 
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
In November 1512, the Sistine Chapel was unveiled to the public. A young sculptor by the name of Michelangelo completed the 10,000 square foot fresco in only four years. Today, five million people annually view his magnificent work.
 
 
Tuesday, April 1, 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, April 1, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, April 1, 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, April 2, 2014 | 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM   
Torrance Dental Arts
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and Torrance Dental Arts is pleased to offer FREE oral cancer screenings Mondays through Fridays throughout the month of April. 43,250 Americans will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year alone. Dentists are often the first line of defense against oral cancer, through the process of early discovery. Don't miss this opportunity to receive your complimentary screening. Call today to schedule your appointment. Follow Torrance Dental Arts on Facebook for updates and more information. www.facebook.com/torrancedental
 
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of at least 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, April 2, 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, April 2, 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, April 2, 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, April 2, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd,
 
 
Wednesday, April 2, 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, April 2, 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, April 2, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, April 2, 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, April 3, 2014 | 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM   
Torrance Dental Arts
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and Torrance Dental Arts is pleased to offer FREE oral cancer screenings Mondays through Fridays throughout the month of April. 43,250 Americans will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year alone. Dentists are often the first line of defense against oral cancer, through the process of early discovery. Don't miss this opportunity to receive your complimentary screening. Call today to schedule your appointment. Follow Torrance Dental Arts on Facebook for updates and more information. www.facebook.com/torrancedental
 
 
Thursday, April 3, 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, April 3, 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, April 3, 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, April 3, 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, April 3, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, April 3, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
An evening discussion by City Council Members/Candidates and Mayoral Candidates on the Arts in Torrance with the public and members of the arts community.
 
 
Friday, April 4, 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. Allan Stansbury's photography exhibit, "Nature's Art" ends today. Exhibits are on display daily in the Nature Center. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, April 4, 2014 | 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM   
Torrance Dental Arts
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and Torrance Dental Arts is pleased to offer FREE oral cancer screenings Mondays through Fridays throughout the month of April. 43,250 Americans will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year alone. Dentists are often the first line of defense against oral cancer, through the process of early discovery. Don't miss this opportunity to receive your complimentary screening. Call today to schedule your appointment. Follow Torrance Dental Arts on Facebook for updates and more information. www.facebook.com/torrancedental
 
 
Friday, April 4, 2014 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, April 4, 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 a 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, April 4, 2014 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Follow beautiful, young Ariel as she longs to break out of her underwater kingdom and leave her ‘tail’ and her father, King Triton, behind to be with the handsome Prince Eric, live above the sea.
 
 
Friday, April 4, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance
This musical gem by the Tony Award-winning team that brought us Ragtime tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. A Man of no importance is a tender and beautifullly woven tale of love, friendship, and coming to terms with who we are.
 
 
Saturday, April 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.
 
 
Saturday, April 5, 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, April 5, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
City of Hawthorne, Betty Ainsworth Sports Center, El Segundo Blvd. and Doty Ave. between Prairie Ave. and Doty Ave., north of El Segundo Blvd. Enter roundup from Doty Ave.
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents.
 
 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join CSUDH professor Connie Vadheim for entertaining and educational classes on various native plant topics. This class occurs on the 1st Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and repeats the following Tuesday of every month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Every month is a different topic - never the same class twice. Topics range from 'edible seeds and berries' to 'chaparral communities and pruning techniques' This month's topic will be on fabulous fruits: California native plants with edible fruits. 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 greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd
Join us for an afternoon with Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, author of A Principled Stand: The Story of Hirabayashi v. United States. In 1943, Gordon hirabayashi was convicted and imprisoned for defying the curfew and mass removal of Japanese Americans on the West Coast. Drawing from his unpublished letters and diaries, Gordon's brother James and nephew Lane use Gordon's own words from this period to detail the events of Hirabayashi v. United States, the Supreme Court case that in 1943 upheld and on appeal in 1987 vacated his conviction.
 
 
Saturday, April 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.
 
 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Follow beautiful, young Ariel as she longs to break out of her underwater kingdom and leave her ‘tail’ and her father, King Triton, behind to be with the handsome Prince Eric, live above the sea.
 
 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance
This musical gem by the Tony Award-winning team that brought us Ragtime tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. A Man of no importance is a tender and beautifullly woven tale of love, friendship, and coming to terms with who we are.
 
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