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<<  Week of Sunday, April 20, 2014    >>           ALL Events   
 
Sunday, April 20, 2014 | 1:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy a special evening of karaoke and special surprises.
 
 
Monday, April 21, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, April 21, 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
 
 
Monday, April 21, 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, April 21, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
March Madness ... for children's authors! Come vote for your favorite writers for children and teens. We will vote in a series of brackets until one writer emerges as champion! Vote at El Retiro Library during regular open hours, and check on how your favorite author is doing throughout the month. Participation is free, and this program is sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Monday, April 21, 2014 | 6:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
High school students - would you like to provide input on the collections and programs at your library? Join a Teen Advisory Board! You will have inside information about all the cool happenings at the library, and your voice will be heard. For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Monday, April 21, 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, April 21, 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, April 21, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, April 22, 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
 
 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday & Wednesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (rain or shine) for a hands-on science nature class. Emphasis will be placed on caring for the natural world and being good stewards of the planet. This month's topic will be on bees and pollinators. The 1st hour will be in the classroom for stories, a craft and science including live animals or plants and microscope use. The 2nd hour will be out on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to search for the things that we just studied. You will need to register starting on the first of that month. Only 12 children may attend each class. We will do our best to be fair. A wait list up to 4 children will be added in case of cancellations. The participating children may be signed-in and dropped off for the first hour; parents may watch quietly in the back of the classroom. No younger siblings will be allowed in the classroom, but they are welcome to join us for the marsh walk. Ages 6-8 years. A $5 donation is requested per student. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, April 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 Meeting
 
 
Wednesday, April 23, 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 23, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday & Wednesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (rain or shine) for a hands-on science nature class. Emphasis will be placed on caring for the natural world and being good stewards of the planet. This month's topic will be on bees and pollinators. The 1st hour will be in the classroom for stories, a craft and science including live animals or plants and microscope use. The 2nd hour will be out on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to search for the things we just studied. You will need to register starting on the first of that month. Only 12 children may attend each class. We will do our best to be fair. A wait list up to 4 children will be added in case of cancellations. The participating children must be signed-in and dropped off for the first hour; parents may watch quietly in the back of the classroom. No younger siblings will be allowed in the classroom, but they are welcome to join us for the marsh walk. Ages 6-8 years. A $5 donation is requested per student. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, April 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join this book group just for teens! This group is free but registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. To register please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Wednesday, April 23, 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 23, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Thursday, April 24, 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 24, 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, April 24, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, April 24, 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 24, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
School-aged youth are invited to this program featuring marshmallows. This program is free and no registration is required, but the space can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Henderson Library 310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 6:00 PM   
20285 Western Avenue, Ste. 100, Torrance
 
 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Friday, April 25, 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 25, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for preschoolers, 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, April 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Preview sale for Friends of the Torrance Library members only (you may join at the door!). General public sale is Saturday, April 26. Great books at bargain prices, and all proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Torrance Public Library! Special items include 3 Ansel Adams books, pop music on vinyl records from the 40s and 50s, the Torah in large print, a special group of very small books, and old and unique books in the Collectors Corner. DVDs, CDs and VHS tapes also.
 
 
Friday, April 25, 2014 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited for a little friendly interactive competition at the Library. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, April 25, 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. Artist reception for Douglas Stenhouse watercolor exhibit, "Doug's Transparent Watercolor Paintings" will be held tonight at the Nature Center from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments are provided. Pre-registration is recommended. Free! Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, April 25, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The Filipino community of St. Margaret Mary Church will be presenting a fundraising event showcasing the musical and dancing talents of various ethnic groups, including Filipino songs and dances. This is the first show of its kind, and funds generated from this event will support the needs of the church, school, charitable goals, and the American Cancer Society.
 
 
Saturday, April 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.
 
 
Saturday, April 26, 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 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA, 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd. Torrance
BUILD A HAPPIER, HEALTHIER KID On Saturday, April 26, 9am-1pm, the Torrance-South Bay YMCA is celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® with a FREE community event that features fun active play and educational activities to encourage kids to stay active and healthy. Activities include water safety, creating silly putty, gardening, jumpers, games, face painting, raffles and music. The 1st 400 kids that register the day of the event will receive a free Healthy Kids Day t-shirt. 310-325-5885.
 
 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Friends of the Torrance Library offer great hardcover books at bargain prices, with all proceeds benefiting the programs and services of the Torrance Public Library. Special items include 3 Ansel Adams books, pop music on vinyl records from the 40s and 50s, a special group of very small books, and old and unique books in the Collectors Corner. DVDs, CDs and VHS tapes also.
 
 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join Naomi Jung and create a fun spring bouquet. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a guided walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve and learn about the flora and fauna that live in our captivating vernal marsh. You'll see how living things interact in their habitat and learn the value of wetlands in our urban environment. This walk occurs on the 4th Saturday & 4th Sunday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This hugely popular festival sponsored by the Torrance Sister City Association, features performances, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops of Japanese dance, music, martial arts, flower arranging, calligraphy, a tea ceremony, and more! A variety of Japanese foods will tantalize your taste buds and there will be games for the children to enjoy. Don’t miss this fun-filled family event.
 
 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Seventy years and two generations later, classic songs from the 1940s camp era will be brought back to life by our next generation youth as they sing songs of joy, hope, and inspiration. Join us for an afternoon of swing tunes and nostalgic songs as our younger generation pays special tribute to the Nisei generation.
 
 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Origami instructor Beverly Baudino will direct participants in making three gifts suitable for Mother's and Father's Day. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but participants must register and bring 4 dollar bills to the workshop. For more information or to register, please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
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