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<<  Month of April 2013    >>           Youth Events   
 
Monday, April 1, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin 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 is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 W. Artesia Blvd.
Do you know the literary work of Mo Willems? Learn all about him at this fun program! This program is recommended for school-aged children and free, with no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, April 6, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Elegant, sensual, and captivating, this company melds ancient Chinese forms with modern dance in an artistic and inventive marriage of styles to reveal the strength, beauty, and complexity of the Chinese woman. Experience a dazzling journey of contrasts, from ancient Chinese dynasties to remote regional cultures, from the elegance of court dances to the dynamic brilliance of contemporary ribbon dancing.
 
 
Sunday, April 7, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, April 7, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of traditional Indian dance.
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Spring Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games and walking field trips. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Fun Camp are $125 for residents and $140 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 12-14 to spend Spring Break at Spring Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games and walking field trips with other teens your age. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Teen Camp are $135 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
From today through April 20, children of all ages are invited to drop by the El Retiro Library during open hours to add a flower to a growing garden! Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more details.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Spring Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games and walking field trips. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Fun Camp are $125 for residents and $140 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 12-14 to spend Spring Break at Spring Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games and walking field trips with other teens your age. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Teen Camp are $135 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Artists in Northern Europe developed a style different from their neighbors to the south. Learn why these differences may have come about as we discuss the Limbourg Brothers, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Bosch, Brueghel, and other artists of the era.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Spring Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games and walking field trips. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Fun Camp are $125 for residents and $140 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 12-14 to spend Spring Break at Spring Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games and walking field trips with other teens your age. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Teen Camp are $135 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us at the library for Flights of Fantasy Storytime Theater. This show is free and no registration is required, but the room may get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Artists in Northern Europe developed a style different from their neighbors to the south. Learn why these differences may have come about as we discuss the Limbourg Brothers, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Bosch, Brueghel, and other artists of the era.
 
 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Spring Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games and walking field trips. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Fun Camp are $125 for residents and $140 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 12-14 to spend Spring Break at Spring Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games and walking field trips with other teens your age. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Teen Camp are $135 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Put down the devices and the remote for a night of fun at the library! This program is recommended for the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Artists in Northern Europe developed a style different from their neighbors to the south. Learn why these differences may have come about as we discuss the Limbourg Brothers, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Bosch, Brueghel, and other artists of the era.
 
 
Friday, April 12, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 6-11 to spend Spring Break at Greenwood Park participating in indoor crafts, outdoor games and walking field trips. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Fun Camp are $125 for residents and $140 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Friday, April 12, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 12-14 to spend Spring Break at Spring Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games and walking field trips with other teens your age. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Teen Camp are $135 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Friday, April 12, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Hear stories and make a craft to celebrate Spring! This program is free and recommended for school-aged children, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information. NOTE time change to 3:30 p.m.
 
 
Friday, April 12, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of Cirque entertainment that is fun for the entire family. See aerial silks, hoop, Chinese poles, cry wheel, tight-wire, contortion, acrobatics, hip hop dancing and much more! Featuring Dream World Cirque, this evening is a magical journey filled with colorful characters who laugh, dance, flip, fly, play and love.
 
 
Saturday, April 13, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories and a craft to celebrate Earth Day. This program is recommended for school-aged children, and is free with no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, April 13, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Come travel and explore the lives of well known American composers and their songs which have remained a part of the American music foundation for decades performed at the Torrance Civic Chorale’s annual spring concert.
 
 
Sunday, April 14, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, April 14, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This music competition by young classical musicians will be exciting and entertaining.
 
 
Monday, April 15, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin 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 is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, April 19, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Follow the excitement of Sweet Water, Ohio when a rock ‘n roll sensation visits the town to kiss a lucky high school student before he heads off to the army.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This hugely popular festival 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 20, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Follow the excitement of Sweet Water, Ohio when a rock ‘n roll sensation visits the town to kiss a lucky high school student before he heads off to the army.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Follow the excitement of Sweet Water, Ohio when a rock ‘n roll sensation visits the town to kiss a lucky high school student before he heads off to the army.
 
 
Sunday, April 21, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This hugely popular festival 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.
 
 
Sunday, April 21, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, April 21, 2013 | 1:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of Japanese popular songs sung by amateur karaoke singers from local lounges in the area.
 
 
Monday, April 22, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Gina Oh, a Los Angeles weather girl on a local network affiliate, gets a big break to cover a live news event. From the seat of a helicopter, she witnesses the outbreak of violence following the Rodney King verdict. What she discovers surprises even her. This stage reading is sponsored by the Torrance City Council and the Torrance Historical Society & Museum.
 
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy this performance from 9th through 12th graders as they present jazz, ballet, hip hop, Latin, contemporary, lyrical, and other popular styles of dance.
 
 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy this performance from 9th through 12th graders as they present jazz, ballet, hip hop, Latin, contemporary, lyrical, and other popular styles of dance.
 
 
Friday, April 26, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This annual event showcases over fifty exhibitors, live entertainment, and hands-on activities for the whole family. A wide array of products and services for parents and children will also be on display.
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
A rock musical that takes you back to the disco era and one of the top best pop bands in history, ABBA. Abbamania features nine musicians and singers performing the hits of this iconic group, complete with all the costume changes, choreography, a live band, back-up singers and a big studio sound.
 
 
Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Like a lavish three-course dinner, this trio of one-acts is “smartly directed by James Robinson and conducted with sweeping lyricism by Patrick Summers” (San Francisco Chronicle). Soprano Patricia Racette tackles all three soprano rolls. “Racette modulated the quality and tone of her radiant, muscular sound accordingly. The title role in Suor Angelica is the real soprano showcase, a virtuoso exercise in both soaring vocalism and emotional specificity, and Racette rose superbly to the challenge” (SFC). (2 hours 49 minutes; two intermissions)
 
 
Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Like a lavish three-course dinner, this trio of one-acts is “smartly directed by James Robinson and conducted with sweeping lyricism by Patrick Summers” (San Francisco Chronicle). Soprano Patricia Racette tackles all three soprano rolls. “Racette modulated the quality and tone of her radiant, muscular sound accordingly. The title role in Suor Angelica is the real soprano showcase, a virtuoso exercise in both soaring vocalism and emotional specificity, and Racette rose superbly to the challenge” (SFC). (2 hours 49 minutes; two intermissions)
 
 
Monday, April 29, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
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