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Saturday, August 17, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance Airport (3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3)
Join us, for a story that has hitherto been known only to a privileged few. LtCol Bill “Flaps” Flanagan will tell us the story of one such effort - the cloaking of one of the most mysterious aircraft ever employed in the world of clandestine aviation. Flanagan, Lieutenant Colonel (USAF retired), is a former SR-71 pilot. The SR-71, i.e., the Blackbird, was not just a plane but was faster than a speeding bullet and still is considered the Cold War spy plane designed to fly higher and fast beyond danger. The Blackbird regularly flew missions at speeds beyond 2,000 mph (Mach 3) and could survey more than 100,000 square miles of the Earth's surface per hour from a height of 80,000 feet (15 miles). The SR-71 shattered speed and altitude records for manned air-breathing jet aircraft. Flanagan was also a B2 Bomber pilot and is Chairman of the Flight Test Historical Foundation. As the RSO (reconnaissance systems officer) Flaps Flanagan lived in the in the shadowy world giving him insights into the technologies, the dangers, the intrigues, and the fascinating revelations of the secret world of spying from on-high. Interestingly, one of the most interesting aspects of this special world is the extraordinary efforts expended to conceal the very existence of some of the aircraft used to accomplish these vital missions. 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: Why not support the WMoF with an annual membership (wmof.com/newmem.htm). The annual membership – individual, family, business - gives you one-year unlimited FREE admission to the WMoF museum, all the Celebrity Series Lectures, Quarterly Newsletters, access to the research library and access to Special Events.
 
 
Saturday, August 17, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
Western Museum of Flight (3315 Airport Dr., Torrance)
Immediately following the Western Museum of Flight (WMoF) Celebrity Series, boys and girls ages 5 and up, i.e., kids at heart, can build their OWN (or as many as you like!) SR-71 Spy Plane – the Blackbird - to take home PLUS learn about aerodynamics in the process. This Make ‘N Take Session (1 to 3PM) includes free entry to the museum. This event is presented in cooperation with Pacific Coast Hobbies whose staff will be on hand to assist with model building and answer technical questions. This is a stand alone event is separate from the Celebrity Series (11AM to 1PM). Your take home Blackbird SR-71 Spy Plane Models are $12 each. The WMoF and Pacific Coast Hobbies welcomes everyone to attend! Please email the museum at info@wmof.com or call 310-326-9544 to make your reservation. Pay at the door. 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.
 
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Rite Aid at 2240 Sepulveda BLVD, Torrance, CA
The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Rite Aid, will be in Torrance providing free skin cancer screenings on Aug. 21st. Screenings are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Educational materials that explain how to perform monthly skin checks at home and the proper ways to practice sun protection are provided to Tour participants, along with sunscreen samples and other giveaways. The screenings will be conducted by local dermatologists who have donated their time and services to the Foundation. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US, with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed annually. The goal of the Tour is to save lives by detecting skin cancers early on and educating the public about skin cancer prevention by means of sun protection and the need for prompt, effective treatment. The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Rite Aid, receives additional support from Energizer Personal Care – the makers of Banana Boat® and Hawaiian Tropic® brand sunscreens – Leo Pharma Inc., LLumar Window Films® and BASF Corporation.
 
 
Sunday, August 25, 2013 | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society & Museum - 1345 Post Ave., Old Torrance
The Torrance Historical Society is hosting a free docent-led Walking Tour of Old Torrance, and you're invited! The Tour will point out many of the historic sites and landmarks of Old Torrance. The tour is an easy, but brisk walk covering eight blocks. It's open to the public, requires no reservations, and is hosted on the fourth Sunday of every month, May - October. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Bring your camera, and a friend!
 
 
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM   
Pueblo Park, Community Room 2252 Del Amo Blvd.
Join us at Pueblo Park as we celebrate the opening of the Library Spot in Public Parks program. Learn about the new Little Free Library, adjacent to the Community Room at Pueblo Park, and how you can have great reading at your fingertips. Volunteers are needed to care for the Library Spots too, learn how you can help. For more information, please contact Hillary Theyer, City Librarian, at 310-618-5950.
 
 
Saturday, August 31, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
Victor Park, Hickory Park, and Paradise Park
The Community Services Department, in associaton with local Homeowners Associations, is proud to sponsor Movies in the Park. Three movies on us, and the fun is all yours! June 29 - Victor Park; July 27 - Hickory Park; and August 31 - Paradise Park. All movies start at dusk, so bring warm clothes, lawn chairs, and some snacks to see a fun movie out under the stars. For more information please call 310-618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/3737.htm
 
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