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Saturday, February 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.
 
 
Saturday, February 1, 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, February 1, 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, February 1, 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 an intro to botany for gardeners: how botany can help you garden better. 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.
 
 
Saturday, February 1, 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, February 1, 2014 | 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM   
Toyota Meeting Hall - 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance 90503
Did you decorate on the 2014 Torrance Rose Float? Have you ever decorated? Or are you a FAN of the Torrance Rose Float? Please join us to Celebrate and Appreciate our Torrance Rose Float Association Volunteers. On February 1, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 9 pm, join us at the Toyota Meeting Hall at 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance 90503. We will continue our FUNDRAISING with great opportunity drawing baskets .. a video review of the 2014 Float and it's decorators ... Thank you's to our volunteers .. a welcome to the 2014 TRFA Board of Directors ... and some tasty food from Lomeli's! Dinners are $15 per person. Go to http://www.torrancerosefloat.com/fundraising.html and print out the flyer today. Mail your check to TRFA - 3031 Torrance Bl, Torrance, Ca 90503 ATTN: Celebration Dinner. Include your meal choices. Must be received no later than January 24. Bring a friend! We are kicking off the 2015 FUNDRAISING, too!
 
 
Saturday, February 1, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This play is based on the true story of one woman’s heroic journey from slavery to freedom. The play is written, produced, and directed by Kathy Long-Hill.
 
 
Saturday, February 1, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave (Historic Downtown Torrance)
Mild-mannered CPA Henry Perkins' life is about to turn upside down! Henry is arriving home late for his birthday dinner party, but with good reason, he has accidentally picked up a briefcase containing loads and loads of money and now his main aim in life is to emigrate and fast! Soon the house is full, resulting in a frantic game of cat and mouse, hilarious inuendo and cruelly funny turns of fate in the battle to hold on to the money.
 
 
Sunday, February 2, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM   
2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance
SEE WHAT THE Y HAS TO OFFER! The Torrance-South Bay YMCA will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, February 2, 2014 from 11:00am-1:30pm. Learn about all the different programs that the Y has to offer. Bring family and friends. Open to the community. 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance. 310-325-5885.
 
 
Sunday, February 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.
 
 
Sunday, February 2, 2014 | 1:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Students, teachers, staff, faculty, and parents all contribute to celebrate the Chinese New Year and showcase homegrown talent.
 
 
Sunday, February 2, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave (Historic Downtown Torrance)
Mild-mannered CPA Henry Perkins' life is about to turn upside down! Henry is arriving home late for his birthday dinner party, but with good reason, he has accidentally picked up a briefcase containing loads and loads of money and now his main aim in life is to emigrate and fast! Soon the house is full, resulting in a frantic game of cat and mouse, hilarious inuendo and cruelly funny turns of fate in the battle to hold on to the money.
 
 
Monday, February 3, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 3, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, February 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, February 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. Welcome to all! Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 4, 2014 | 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The human figure has been depicted by man for thousands of years. This lecture will focus on showing the styles of drawing the human form from the earliest to the most modern.
 
 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
TenTenWilshire – 1010 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017
We’re kicking off the 7th Annual Fight For Air Climb Los Angeles with a happy hour on the roof top of the TenTen Wilshire building. Come celebrate our past success, learn more about the Climb and the American Lung Association as well as enjoy free drinks, food and incredible views of Downtown LA. The event is FREE and all ages are welcome. RSVP requested: Vanessa.Petersen@Lung.Org About the Fight For Air Climb: The Fight For Air Climb is the only event in Los Angeles that allows the public to ascend the entire height of the iconic Aon Center, and it is guaranteed to bring a new appreciation for your lungs. All funds raised help the Lung Association support medical research, educational programs and advocacy efforts for healthy lungs and clean air. Every step you take and every dollar you raise helps the millions of people affected by lung disease. Visit: www.fightforairclimb.org for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance
The Torrance AAUW and Torrance Library present part two of this event:find your school. Hear representatives from CSU Long Beach, CSULA, USC, El Camino Community College and SCROC describe programs to help achieve students' goals. Panelists will be availabe after the program to answer questions. Again, this event is geared for middle and high school girls.
 
 
Tuesday, February 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 an intro to botany for gardeners: how botany can help you garden better. 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, February 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, February 4, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, February 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, February 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 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, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 5, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
February is the month to make something you love at a place that you love, thanks to the sponsorship of the Torrance Craftsmen's Guild! Join us for lovable stories and a heart-felt craft, suitable for children ages 5 and up. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
February is the month to make something you love at a place that you love, thanks to the sponsorship of the Torrance Craftsmen's Guild! Join us for lovable stories and a heart-felt craft, suitable for children ages 5 and up. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, February 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 branch library? Join the Teen Advisory Board! For more information, please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Wednesday, February 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, February 5, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, February 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, February 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, February 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 requested. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, February 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+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, February 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, February 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, February 6, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
February is the month to make something you love at a place that you love, thanks to the sponsorship of the Torrance Craftsmen's Guild! Join us for lovable stories and a heart-felt craft, suitable for children ages 5 and up. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library 310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, February 6, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, February 7, 2014 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, February 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 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, February 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, February 7, 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, February 7, 2014 | 6:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of students showing off their talent in this annual event.
 
 
Friday, February 7, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave (Historic Downtown Torrance)
Mild-mannered CPA Henry Perkins' life is about to turn upside down! Henry is arriving home late for his birthday dinner party, but with good reason, he has accidentally picked up a briefcase containing loads and loads of money and now his main aim in life is to emigrate and fast! Soon the house is full, resulting in a frantic game of cat and mouse, hilarious inuendo and cruelly funny turns of fate in the battle to hold on to the money.
 
 
Saturday, February 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, February 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, February 8, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
City of Gardena, HITCO Carbon Composites, 1551 W. 139th St., between Rosecrans Ave. and El Segundo Blvd., east of Western 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, February 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, February 8, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for this fun and educational program for the whole family learning the basics of origami, creating various animals and plants out of paper with Richard Ruan. Free! Donations accepted. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, February 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, February 8, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Do you want to find a good way to use trimmings from scented native plants of the South Bay? Join Connie Vadheim as she shows you how to make your own unique blend of potpourri that can be used as room fresheners, bath scents or displayed in bowls around the house. Create a gift just in time for Valentine's Day. Supplies are provided. All are welcome to participate in this fun program! Free! Donations greatly appreciated. Pre-registration is recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, February 8, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave (Historic Downtown Torrance)
Mild-mannered CPA Henry Perkins' life is about to turn upside down! Henry is arriving home late for his birthday dinner party, but with good reason, he has accidentally picked up a briefcase containing loads and loads of money and now his main aim in life is to emigrate and fast! Soon the house is full, resulting in a frantic game of cat and mouse, hilarious inuendo and cruelly funny turns of fate in the battle to hold on to the money.
 
 
Sunday, February 9, 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, February 9, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave (Historic Downtown Torrance)
Mild-mannered CPA Henry Perkins' life is about to turn upside down! Henry is arriving home late for his birthday dinner party, but with good reason, he has accidentally picked up a briefcase containing loads and loads of money and now his main aim in life is to emigrate and fast! Soon the house is full, resulting in a frantic game of cat and mouse, hilarious inuendo and cruelly funny turns of fate in the battle to hold on to the money.
 
 
Monday, February 10, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, February 10, 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, February 10, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, February 10, 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, February 10, 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, February 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Library meeting room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, February 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, February 11, 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, February 11, 2014 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Bartlett Center, 1318 Cravens Ave.
 
 
Tuesday, February 11, 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, February 11, 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, February 11, 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, February 11, 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, February 11, 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, February 11, 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, February 11, 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, February 11, 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, February 12, 2014 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries will be closed in observance of Lincoln's Birthday. Outside materials returns will be open and online resources will be available.
 
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | (All Day)   
City Hall
City Hall will be closed
 
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Whether you are an avid birder or just a beginner, you'll have fun on this walk. This walk occurs on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend this walk. Search the Madrona Marsh Preserve for our local residents and seasonal visitors. Bob Shanman is a local birding expert and vibrant speaker. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday & Wednesday morning of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of at least 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989*.
 
 
Wednesday, February 12, 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, February 12, 2014 | 4:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
CATV Meeting Room, 3350 Civic Center Dr.
 
 
Thursday, February 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join this free book club to read and discuss great mysteries. The book club is free and no registration is required, just read the book prior to the meeting. For titles see: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/14488.htm and for more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, February 13, 2014 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room
Join us as we discuss great lives and times as presented in biographies and memoirs. For list of titles, please see http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5659.htm. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and there is no registration required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, February 13, 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, February 13, 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, February 13, 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, February 13, 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. February is the month to make something you love at a place that you love, thanks to the Torrance Craftsmen's Guild! This program is free, for teens only! For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Thursday, February 13, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
February is the month to make something you love at a place that you love, thanks to the sponsorship of the Torrance Craftsmen's Guild! Join us for lovable stories and a heart-felt craft, suitable for children ages 5 and up. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418
 
 
Thursday, February 13, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, February 14, 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 occur at no charge every Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., but a $5 donation is requested. Best to register on Tuesday for that week's Friday Fun program. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 children. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, February 14, 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, February 14, 2014 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
February is the month to make something you love at a place that you love, thanks to the sponsorship of the Torrance Craftsmen's Guild! Join us for Valentine themed stories and a craft you will love to make, suitable for children ages 5 and up. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, February 14, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave (Historic Downtown Torrance)
Mild-mannered CPA Henry Perkins' life is about to turn upside down! Henry is arriving home late for his birthday dinner party, but with good reason, he has accidentally picked up a briefcase containing loads and loads of money and now his main aim in life is to emigrate and fast! Soon the house is full, resulting in a frantic game of cat and mouse, hilarious inuendo and cruelly funny turns of fate in the battle to hold on to the money.
 
 
Saturday, February 15, 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, February 15, 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, February 15, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
A beginner's guide to birds, bird life and behavior. Each class will include a short presentation about the featured birds, followed by a bird walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve. This program is held at the nature center and preserve on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. This month's topic will be on Gulls. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. Classes are limited to 20 persons. Ages 9+. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, February 15, 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, February 15, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Sales of orchids will be Saturday and Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM and the show is Saturday and Sunday, 12 PM – 5 PM. You will find orchids galore and more at this annual plant lovers show featuring exhibits by leading Californian and Hawaiian growers, potting and corsage demonstrations, orchid classes, and hourly opportunity drawings for unique prizes. A judged competition event will be a highlight at this years show and sale.
 
 
Saturday, February 15, 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, February 15, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance Airport (3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3)
This WMoF Celebrity Series is a twofer. Not only the author/aerospace consultant and retired Vice President of Northrop-Grumman Michael V. Ciminera but there will also be a ***fully restored*** WW II Era Grumman Wildcat Fighter will be on display. Mr. Ciminera was "Grumman Iron Works." As a 50-year employee of Northrop-Grumman, Michael saw the "Gruman airplane" from concept to fruition. He'll give you the narrative version of this history as he recorded for his book, "The Aircraft Designers, A Grumman Historical Perspective" Don't forget you'll also have a chance to see up close and personal a fully restored WW II Era Wildcat Fighter. As always, WMoF Members are free; non-members are $5, which also includes access to WMoF museum exhibits. Free parking. Support YOUR community’s unique museum and place in history: Still time to start the New Year by supporting the WMoF with an annual membership (wmof.com/newmem.htm). The annual membership – individual, family, business - gives you one-year unlimited FREE admission to Celebrity Lectures, Quarterly Newsletter and access to the research library (Includes Membership Card), access to Special Events and will be listed in Annual publications.
 
 
Saturday, February 15, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM   
Torrance Airport (3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3)
For kids 5 and up (yep that means adults): The WMoF Series: Kids Science Make N’ Take – WWII Wildcat. (follows the Celebrity Series (1:00 – 3:00 PM). Build your own plastic model of a historical fighter aircraft produced by Grumman Corporation, Bethpage, Long Island. Make N Take Session includes free entry to the museum and guided tour. This event is presented with cooperation of Pacific Coast Hobbies whose staff will be on hand to assist with model building and answer technical questions. You can build as many models as you like. The cost for each model is $14 and it’s yours to keep! Please email the museum at info@wmof.com or call 310-326-9544 to make your reservation. Walk-ins are welcome. Pay at the door. Registration deadline is February 14th. Make ‘N Take Session attendees have free entry to the museum. The museum is located on Torrance Airport near the intersection of Zamperini Way and Airport Drive. Plenty of free parking in our lot which is directly in front of the museum.
 
 
Saturday, February 15, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
February is the month to make something you love at a place that you love, thanks to the sponsorship of the Torrance Craftsmen's Guild! Join us for lovable stories and a heart-felt craft, suitable for children ages 5 and up. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Saturday, February 15, 2014 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This play, written and directed by Ted Lange, most recognized for his character, Isaac, on the television classic Love Boat, is the story of George Washington’s closest confident and a witness to the beginnings of the first presidency of the United States, Billy Lee, the slave of George Washington. Ted Lange, who has written 19 plays, gives a voice to the true history based on historic fact, of a boy who was privy to the private conversations of a president.
 
 
Saturday, February 15, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave (Historic Downtown Torrance)
Mild-mannered CPA Henry Perkins' life is about to turn upside down! Henry is arriving home late for his birthday dinner party, but with good reason, he has accidentally picked up a briefcase containing loads and loads of money and now his main aim in life is to emigrate and fast! Soon the house is full, resulting in a frantic game of cat and mouse, hilarious inuendo and cruelly funny turns of fate in the battle to hold on to the money.
 
 
Saturday, February 15, 2014 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Join us for this extra special event where local South Bay ‘stars’ are paired with professional dancers and compete to raise funds for the Foundation and for their favorite non-profits.
 
 
Sunday, February 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Sales of orchids will be Saturday and Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM and the show is Saturday and Sunday, 12 PM – 5 PM. You will find orchids galore and more at this annual plant lovers show featuring exhibits by leading Californian and Hawaiian growers, potting and corsage demonstrations, orchid classes, and hourly opportunity drawings for unique prizes. A judged competition event will be a highlight at this years show and sale.
 
 
Sunday, February 16, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
In this Mussorgsky masterpiece, a Russian czar is haunted by a horrible act he committed years earlier. The concise original version of the opera, focusing on the emotional disintegration of the title character, creates a theatrical experience of searing intensity. Legendary bass Samuel Ramey wowed audiences in the title role “Singing with an unflagging stamina, resonance and an air of tragic death, he created a character at once charismatic and fatally flawed.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
 
 
Monday, February 17, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, February 17, 2014 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day. Outside materials returns will be open and online resources will be available.
 
 
Monday, February 17, 2014 | (All Day)   
City Hall
City Hall will be closed
 
 
Tuesday, February 18, 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, February 18, 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. Welcome to all! Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, February 18, 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, February 18, 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, February 18, 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, February 18, 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, February 18, 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, February 18, 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, February 18, 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, February 18, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
NO MEETING
 
 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for the general Audubon meeting held tonight at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. This meeting occurs every 3rd Tuesday of every month at this same time. Tonight's guest speaker and topic will be Jess Morton of the Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon, "conservation". Light refreshments are provided. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday 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, February 19, 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, February 19, 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, February 19, 2014 | 1:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd,
 
 
Wednesday, February 19, 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, February 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Nakano Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Dr.
 
 
Thursday, February 20, 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, February 20, 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, February 20, 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, February 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
Historical Society Museum, 1345 Post Ave.
 
 
Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM   
Torrance Hospital, West Tower, 2nd Floor, Rm A.
South Bay amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting. Open to all persons interested in amateur radio (HAM)
 
 
Friday, February 21, 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. Lala Ragimov's watercolor exhibit, "Nature's Illustrations" 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, February 21, 2014 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, February 21, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., but a $5 donation is requested. Best to register on Tuesday for that week's Friday Fun program. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 children. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, February 21, 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, February 21, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
McMaster Park
7 player vs 7 player non contact football game between the L.A. Inferno and Southern California Spartans at McMaster Park 3624 Artesia Blvd, Torrance Ca. 90504 Ages of players are 18 and over
 
 
Friday, February 21, 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.
 
 
Saturday, February 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.
 
 
Saturday, February 22, 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 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, February 22, 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, February 22, 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 & Sunday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. All are welcome! Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, February 22, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
View over 200 member quilts and garments on display in the Quilt Gallery and browse through the many quilting supplies from your favorite vendors. Sunday, a miniature quilt auction will take place at 1 p.m. and an opportunity quilt will be raffled off at 4 p.m. Community Service and Education Area will be included this year with “Read Me a Quilt” and “Quilts for Wounded Warriors” sections.
 
 
Saturday, February 22, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the little ones for a morning of music, movement, creativity and fun! This series is specifically recommended for ages one through five, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Saturday, February 22, 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, February 22, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of harmony and fun in this annual barbershop show.
 
 
Saturday, February 22, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Visit the Madrona Marsh Preserve as the sun sets, and day slowly turns into night. See and hear the sounds of animals and insects as they become more active. This walk is limited to the first 25 people who sign up. This event is for the whole family. $5 per person or $10 per family. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, February 22, 2014 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive 3330
Enjoy an evening of harmony and fun in this annual barbershop show.
 
 
Sunday, February 23, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance, 90501
Old is the new new! Join the vintage treasure hunt on the 4th Sunday of every month in historic downtown Torrance! Over 200 sellers are set up in the streets with antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, furniture, jewelry, plants, tools, toys, home decor and more…all on sale at bargain prices. In addition to great shopping - Antique & specialty shops open GREAT restaurants, bakery & sports bars Antique Appraisals - $3.00 per item DJ Ozzie Live Music in the Plaza by Stacy Robin & friends Romp Rescue pet adoptions in the park For more info call 310-328-6107
 
 
Sunday, February 23, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a guided walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve and learn about the flora and fauna that live in our captivating vernal marsh. You'll see how living things interact in their habitat and learn the value of wetlands in our urban environment. This walk occurs on the 4th Saturday & Sunday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. All are welcome! Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, February 23, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
View over 200 member quilts and garments on display in the Quilt Gallery and browse through the many quilting supplies from your favorite vendors. Sunday, a miniature quilt auction will take place at 1 p.m. and an opportunity quilt will be raffled off at 4 p.m. Community Service and Education Area will be included this year with “Read Me a Quilt” and “Quilts for Wounded Warriors” sections.
 
 
Sunday, February 23, 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, February 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of harmony and fun in this annual barbershop show.
 
 
Monday, February 24, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, February 24, 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, February 24, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, February 24, 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 branch library? Join the Teen Advisory Board! For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Monday, February 24, 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, February 24, 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, February 24, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
View the works of local artists portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Exhibits are on display daily in the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. Allan Stansbury's Photography, "Nature's Art" exhibit starts today and will be on display until April 4. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA, 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd. Torranve
LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST The Torrance-South Bay YMCA is holding a one-stop registration for our YMCA Senior Day Trips for April-June 2014. Computer registration begins Tuesday, February 25 at 8:00am. Some trips fill up quickly, so come come early. Light refreshments provided. If unable to come at that time, registration will continue at the membership desk after 12:00pm. 310-325-5885. Senior Office X2732. See flyer for more info: http://b.3cdn.net/ymcala/b52b4e92c9f7cf08c4_r8m6bx8z8.pdf
 
 
Tuesday, February 25, 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, February 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday & 4th 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 Tules and Cattails. 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 for each class 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 5 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 of age. A $5 donation requested per student. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 26, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday & 4th 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 Tules and Cattails. 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 fo the things that we just studied. You will need to register for each class starting 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.
 
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday 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, February 26, 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, February 26, 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, February 26, 2014 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd,
 
 
Wednesday, February 26, 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, February 26, 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, February 26, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Crive
The students of the Torrance Unified High School dance programs all come together for this annual dance event.
 
 
Thursday, February 27, 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, February 27, 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, February 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, February 27, 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, February 27, 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, February 27, 2014 | 6:00 PM   
20285 Western Avenue, Ste. 100, Torrance
 
 
Thursday, February 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Crive
The students of the Torrance Unified High School dance programs all come together for this annual dance event.
 
 
Friday, February 28, 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 incorporates story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 children. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, February 28, 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, February 28, 2014 | Noon - 4:00 PM   
Alta Loma Park, Columbia Park, Delthorne Park, El Retiro Park, Hickory Park, La Romeria Park, McMaster Park, Paradise Park, Pueblo Park, Sur La Brea Park, Torrance Park, Victor Park and Walteria Park
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please. For more information please phone (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/Parks
 
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