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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | (All Day)   
Cultural Arts Center - Armstrong Theatre Plaza
The City of Torrance is pleased to host a piano on the plaza of the Cultural Arts Center as part of the broad-scale public art installation “Play Me, I’m Yours” by artist Luke Jerram from Thursday, April 12 through Thursday, May 3, 2012. “Play Me, I’m Yours” is being presented in 30 locations around Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) to culminate their season-long celebration of Music Director / Pianist Jeffrey Kahane’s 15th anniversary. The pianos, decorated by professional and amateur artists and groups, are being placed in high traffic public spaces to foster hubs of creativity through spontaneous music making. They will be available to the public to play 24 hours per day, 7 days a week without a fee or reservation required. City of Torrance Mayor, Frank Scotto said,” We’re excited to participate in a growing international legacy. The combination of innovation and creativity is a perfect fit for the Torrance community.” Torrance’s piano will be decorated by Roseline Seng, a Torrance resident and LACO’s graphic designer. The public is invited to attend any of the locations for the “Play Me, I’m Yours” kick-off on Thursday, April 12 at noon with 30 pianists, both local music students and acclaimed musicians, on all 30 pianos simultaneously performing Complete Preludes from Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. Chairs will be set up at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center plaza for the event. Other locations in the South Bay/Harbor area include the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro and the Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club.
 
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh as well as other parks throughout the City of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month.
 
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 11:59 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours per year.
 
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
A Librarian will share music, movement, nursery rhymes, games and other activities with caregivers and infants six to eighteen months old in this program designed to build pre-literacy skills. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Book Group meets to discuss great books. The discussion is free and no registration is required. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 W. Artesia Blvd.
Family storytime is open to all ages, so drop in for stories, songs and activities with the Librarian! This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200..
 
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Family storytime is open to all ages, so drop in for stories, songs and activities with the Librarian! This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library 23115 Arlington Ave.
Family storytime is open to all ages, so drop in for stories, songs and activities with the Librarian! This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
21235 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 206/208 Torrance, CA 90503
Hi everybody, Teaching House will run several FREE ENGLISH COURSES in 2012. That is to say you can practice both your written and your speaking for free! The next one it from April 16th to May 11th. There will be two levels of languages : Pre-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate and classes will take place from Monday to Friday evenings (6:30 to 8:30PM). Moreover, if you attend to 100% of this classes during the week, you will receive $25 each week (you have to be Pre-Intermediate or Upper-Intermediate to attend to this class)! You can come to the office at 6PM to register on the first day or send us an email to alban _ @ _ teachinghouse.com. You can visit our webpage: http://thlosangeles.com/free-english-classes Teaching House Los Angeles is located at GEOS English Academy in Torrance (in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County). The center is within the Village Del Amo Shopping Center, at the corner of Torrance and Hawthorne Blvds. Enter through Village One Offices, across from Starbucks, and proceed to the second floor. GEOS English Academy 21235 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 206/208 Torrance, CA 90503 For a map view, click here: http://thlosangeles.com/los-angeles-center/map-directions To register you just need to give us a call at 212-732-0277 or come a 6PM. Moreover, if you MISS NO CLASS during the week, we will GIVE YOU $25! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Thanks, Alban
 
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | 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 special pillows and blankets to this evening family storytime. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 p.m. Executive Session, 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | (All Day)   
Cultural Arts Center - Armstrong Theatre Plaza
The City of Torrance is pleased to host a piano on the plaza of the Cultural Arts Center as part of the broad-scale public art installation “Play Me, I’m Yours” by artist Luke Jerram from Thursday, April 12 through Thursday, May 3, 2012. “Play Me, I’m Yours” is being presented in 30 locations around Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) to culminate their season-long celebration of Music Director / Pianist Jeffrey Kahane’s 15th anniversary. The pianos, decorated by professional and amateur artists and groups, are being placed in high traffic public spaces to foster hubs of creativity through spontaneous music making. They will be available to the public to play 24 hours per day, 7 days a week without a fee or reservation required. City of Torrance Mayor, Frank Scotto said,” We’re excited to participate in a growing international legacy. The combination of innovation and creativity is a perfect fit for the Torrance community.” Torrance’s piano will be decorated by Roseline Seng, a Torrance resident and LACO’s graphic designer. The public is invited to attend any of the locations for the “Play Me, I’m Yours” kick-off on Thursday, April 12 at noon with 30 pianists, both local music students and acclaimed musicians, on all 30 pianos simultaneously performing Complete Preludes from Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. Chairs will be set up at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center plaza for the event. Other locations in the South Bay/Harbor area include the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro and the Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club.
 
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA 90503
If you would like to spend a quiet morning on the Madrona Marsh Preserve with the plants and nature, this is for you. Please call the Marsh Manager for more info, 310-782-3989. This program is for adults only. No highschool or college kids please. Volunteers should be willing to commit 50 - 100 hours per year for this program.
 
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Join us as the Librarian presents stories, songs and activities. Toddlertime is designed for children eighteen months to three years old, participating with a parent or caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
21235 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 206/208 Torrance, CA 90503
Hi everybody, Teaching House will run several FREE ENGLISH COURSES in 2012. That is to say you can practice both your written and your speaking for free! The next one it from April 16th to May 11th. There will be two levels of languages : Pre-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate and classes will take place from Monday to Friday evenings (6:30 to 8:30PM). Moreover, if you attend to 100% of this classes during the week, you will receive $25 each week (you have to be Pre-Intermediate or Upper-Intermediate to attend to this class)! You can come to the office at 6PM to register on the first day or send us an email to alban _ @ _ teachinghouse.com. You can visit our webpage: http://thlosangeles.com/free-english-classes Teaching House Los Angeles is located at GEOS English Academy in Torrance (in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County). The center is within the Village Del Amo Shopping Center, at the corner of Torrance and Hawthorne Blvds. Enter through Village One Offices, across from Starbucks, and proceed to the second floor. GEOS English Academy 21235 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 206/208 Torrance, CA 90503 For a map view, click here: http://thlosangeles.com/los-angeles-center/map-directions To register you just need to give us a call at 212-732-0277 or come a 6PM. Moreover, if you MISS NO CLASS during the week, we will GIVE YOU $25! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Thanks, Alban
 
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows and blankets to this evening family storytime. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 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.
 
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre[Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of beginning, intermediate, and advanced students as they perform in their spring dance concert.
 
 
Thursday, May 3, 2012 | (All Day)   
Cultural Arts Center - Armstrong Theatre Plaza
The City of Torrance is pleased to host a piano on the plaza of the Cultural Arts Center as part of the broad-scale public art installation “Play Me, I’m Yours” by artist Luke Jerram from Thursday, April 12 through Thursday, May 3, 2012. “Play Me, I’m Yours” is being presented in 30 locations around Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) to culminate their season-long celebration of Music Director / Pianist Jeffrey Kahane’s 15th anniversary. The pianos, decorated by professional and amateur artists and groups, are being placed in high traffic public spaces to foster hubs of creativity through spontaneous music making. They will be available to the public to play 24 hours per day, 7 days a week without a fee or reservation required. City of Torrance Mayor, Frank Scotto said,” We’re excited to participate in a growing international legacy. The combination of innovation and creativity is a perfect fit for the Torrance community.” Torrance’s piano will be decorated by Roseline Seng, a Torrance resident and LACO’s graphic designer. The public is invited to attend any of the locations for the “Play Me, I’m Yours” kick-off on Thursday, April 12 at noon with 30 pianists, both local music students and acclaimed musicians, on all 30 pianos simultaneously performing Complete Preludes from Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. Chairs will be set up at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center plaza for the event. Other locations in the South Bay/Harbor area include the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro and the Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club.
 
 
Thursday, May 3, 2012 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Hey Kids bring your favorite adult! Let's hike on the Preserve listening for birds, looking for frogs and learning about nature.
 
 
Thursday, May 3, 2012 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA 90503
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seeds for the future of the 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. Best for Adults or College Age Students. FREE For more information contact the Nature Center at; (310)782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, May 3, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
21235 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 206/208 Torrance, CA 90503
Hi everybody, Teaching House will run several FREE ENGLISH COURSES in 2012. That is to say you can practice both your written and your speaking for free! The next one it from April 16th to May 11th. There will be two levels of languages : Pre-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate and classes will take place from Monday to Friday evenings (6:30 to 8:30PM). Moreover, if you attend to 100% of this classes during the week, you will receive $25 each week (you have to be Pre-Intermediate or Upper-Intermediate to attend to this class)! You can come to the office at 6PM to register on the first day or send us an email to alban _ @ _ teachinghouse.com. You can visit our webpage: http://thlosangeles.com/free-english-classes Teaching House Los Angeles is located at GEOS English Academy in Torrance (in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County). The center is within the Village Del Amo Shopping Center, at the corner of Torrance and Hawthorne Blvds. Enter through Village One Offices, across from Starbucks, and proceed to the second floor. GEOS English Academy 21235 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 206/208 Torrance, CA 90503 For a map view, click here: http://thlosangeles.com/los-angeles-center/map-directions To register you just need to give us a call at 212-732-0277 or come a 6PM. Moreover, if you MISS NO CLASS during the week, we will GIVE YOU $25! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Thanks, Alban
 
 
Thursday, May 3, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, May 3, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre[Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of beginning, intermediate, and advanced students as they perform in their spring dance concert.
 
 
Friday, May 4, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA 90503
Join Cindy Reid every Friday for this educational, fun program called "Friday Fun." This is a hands-on program for preschoolers ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program is offered at no charge every Friday from 10 -11:30 a.m. The program incorporates story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting or other activities added. Topics (insects, animals or plants) emphasize respect for all living things and prepare children to be good stewards of the planet. 20 kids maximum. Pre-registration is required, please call the Nature Center to register (310)782-3989.
 
 
Friday, May 4, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
21235 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 206/208 Torrance, CA 90503
Hi everybody, Teaching House will run several FREE ENGLISH COURSES in 2012. That is to say you can practice both your written and your speaking for free! The next one it from April 16th to May 11th. There will be two levels of languages : Pre-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate and classes will take place from Monday to Friday evenings (6:30 to 8:30PM). Moreover, if you attend to 100% of this classes during the week, you will receive $25 each week (you have to be Pre-Intermediate or Upper-Intermediate to attend to this class)! You can come to the office at 6PM to register on the first day or send us an email to alban _ @ _ teachinghouse.com. You can visit our webpage: http://thlosangeles.com/free-english-classes Teaching House Los Angeles is located at GEOS English Academy in Torrance (in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County). The center is within the Village Del Amo Shopping Center, at the corner of Torrance and Hawthorne Blvds. Enter through Village One Offices, across from Starbucks, and proceed to the second floor. GEOS English Academy 21235 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 206/208 Torrance, CA 90503 For a map view, click here: http://thlosangeles.com/los-angeles-center/map-directions To register you just need to give us a call at 212-732-0277 or come a 6PM. Moreover, if you MISS NO CLASS during the week, we will GIVE YOU $25! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Thanks, Alban
 
 
Friday, May 4, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre[Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of beginning, intermediate, and advanced students as they perform in their spring dance concert.
 
 
Friday, May 4, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, CA
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten Directed by: Jim Hormel. In this side-splitting comic romp about marriage, career-driven Suzannah Hayden needs a lot more help on the home front than she's getting from her husband, Gibby. Enter Beth Bailey, Suzannah's newly hired assistant, a gregarious highly motivated daughter of the South. Beth explodes into the Hayden household and whips it into an organized, well run machine. When Gibby realizes it's Suzannah's career Beth is really after, he sets out to save his marriage aided by Suzannah's best friend. Their efforts to stop Beth at any costs sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry!
 
 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA 90503
Join us for our restoration program every Saturday from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the 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 cancels this program. Late comers will be sent away. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompnied by a parent or guardian.
 
 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
City of Rancho Palos Verdes, City Hall/City Yard, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd.
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents.
 
 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Torrance Airport Community Room, 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance
The Torrance branch of American Association of University Women present speaker Erika Cuellar, manager of Homegirl Cafe, a part of Father Boyle's gang rehabilitation program in L.A. She started out volunteering and is now into running the place full time.
 
 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
torrance Airport Community Room, 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance
The Torrance branch of American Association of University Women present speaker Erika Cuellar, manager of the Homegirl Cafe that is part of Father Boyle's gang rehabilitation program in L.A. She will discuss her experiences as a full-time person running the place.
 
 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance, CA
Please join CSUDH professor Dr. Connie Vadheim for entertaining and educational classes on various native plant topics. Every month is a different topic - never the same class twice! Topics range from 'Edible Seeds and Berries' to 'Chaparrel Communities and Pruning Techniques'. After each presentation, Connie will lead the class through the Nature Center's Native Plant Garden to illustrate key points and further discussion. Handouts are included. This class is best for adults. Donations accepted.
 
 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM   
Claim Jumper restaurant, corners of Crenshaw and Lomita Blvds
The South Bay Scooter Club meets the first Saturday of every month for a chance to ride around the South Bay on our scooters with fellow scooter enthusiasts. Though vintage Italian scooters are preferred, all types of scooters are always welcome. Meet at Claim Jumper restaurant in Torrance at 12:30pm. Ride leaves around 1pm-ish. Different routes and end spots are chosen every month. Come out and ride!!
 
 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance Public Library needs volunteers ages 16 years and older to help collect and preserve the memories of local military veterans. Volunteer interviewers and transcribers will be trained by an instructor from the Southern California Southwest Oral History Association. This program is free and no registration is required. Made possible in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
 
 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
21235 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 206/208 Torrance, CA 90503
Hi everybody, Teaching House will run several FREE ENGLISH COURSES in 2012. That is to say you can practice both your written and your speaking for free! The next one it from April 16th to May 11th. There will be two levels of languages : Pre-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate and classes will take place from Monday to Friday evenings (6:30 to 8:30PM). Moreover, if you attend to 100% of this classes during the week, you will receive $25 each week (you have to be Pre-Intermediate or Upper-Intermediate to attend to this class)! You can come to the office at 6PM to register on the first day or send us an email to alban _ @ _ teachinghouse.com. You can visit our webpage: http://thlosangeles.com/free-english-classes Teaching House Los Angeles is located at GEOS English Academy in Torrance (in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County). The center is within the Village Del Amo Shopping Center, at the corner of Torrance and Hawthorne Blvds. Enter through Village One Offices, across from Starbucks, and proceed to the second floor. GEOS English Academy 21235 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 206/208 Torrance, CA 90503 For a map view, click here: http://thlosangeles.com/los-angeles-center/map-directions To register you just need to give us a call at 212-732-0277 or come a 6PM. Moreover, if you MISS NO CLASS during the week, we will GIVE YOU $25! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Thanks, Alban
 
 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Celebrate your inner majesty with the Four Bitchin’ Babes on an excursion to Diva Nation – where music, laughter and girlfriends reign. With whimsical, hip, and sophisticated girl-group harmonies, these hysterically funny and multi talented musicians take you to a place where chocolate is a vegetable, wine is in the food pyramid and shopping for shoes is medicinal!
 
 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, CA
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten Directed by: Jim Hormel. In this side-splitting comic romp about marriage, career-driven Suzannah Hayden needs a lot more help on the home front than she's getting from her husband, Gibby. Enter Beth Bailey, Suzannah's newly hired assistant, a gregarious highly motivated daughter of the South. Beth explodes into the Hayden household and whips it into an organized, well run machine. When Gibby realizes it's Suzannah's career Beth is really after, he sets out to save his marriage aided by Suzannah's best friend. Their efforts to stop Beth at any costs sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry!
 
 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM   
American Honda Motor Co., 1919 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA
The Los Angeles Ride for Kids is motorcycle charity event benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The ride is an escorted, 24-mile ride around the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula. We ride rain or shine and all makes, models and scooters welcome!
 
 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Columbia Park 4045 190th St, Torrance
Torrance Crafters Guild Art in the Park
 
 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Edelbrock Car Museum, 510 Madrid Ave, Torrance CA
Join us for our 7th annual Rev'ved Up 4 Kids Charity Event benefiting The Center For Learning Unlimited. Also be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday May 5th where we will kick off our 75th Anniversary in Vic's Garage!
 
 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 | Noon - 6:00 PM   
El Prado Ave between Cabrillo and Sartori Ave.
The Torrance Firefighters along with Chef Michael Shafer are hosting Old Torrance Festival Day There will be a live band, carnival games, vintage fire apparatus, chili cook off, bake sale, local restaurant food court. We are also presenting our "Bring a Hero to Lunch" auction, allowing a school, business, group, or special event to have a Firefighter respectfully attend and contribute where needed. All the proceeds will be donated to the South Bay Police & Fire Memorial Foundation and the Torrance Relay For Life.
 
 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 | 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. Full services available. Please call the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Experience beauty and wonder with the infectious Casey Carle – bubble artist extraordinaire with a flair for showmanship – as he combines comedy, jazz music, and brilliant bubbling, including fantastic fog-filled bubble sculptures, blobs of helium-filled foam, bubble ping-pong and trapping an audience member (or two!) in a gigantic bubble. “A true master of his craft ”- Cirque du Soleil
 
 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center; 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Live animals
 
 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, CA
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten Directed by: Jim Hormel. In this side-splitting comic romp about marriage, career-driven Suzannah Hayden needs a lot more help on the home front than she's getting from her husband, Gibby. Enter Beth Bailey, Suzannah's newly hired assistant, a gregarious highly motivated daughter of the South. Beth explodes into the Hayden household and whips it into an organized, well run machine. When Gibby realizes it's Suzannah's career Beth is really after, he sets out to save his marriage aided by Suzannah's best friend. Their efforts to stop Beth at any costs sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry!
 
 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Experience beauty and wonder with the infectious Casey Carle – bubble artist extraordinaire with a flair for showmanship – as he combines comedy, jazz music, and brilliant bubbling, including fantastic fog-filled bubble sculptures, blobs of helium-filled foam, bubble ping-pong and trapping an audience member (or two!) in a gigantic bubble. “A true master of his craft ”- Cirque du Soleil
 
 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
21235 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 206/208 Torrance, CA 90503
Hi everybody, Teaching House will run several FREE ENGLISH COURSES in 2012. That is to say you can practice both your written and your speaking for free! The next one it from April 16th to May 11th. There will be two levels of languages : Pre-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate and classes will take place from Monday to Friday evenings (6:30 to 8:30PM). Moreover, if you attend to 100% of this classes during the week, you will receive $25 each week (you have to be Pre-Intermediate or Upper-Intermediate to attend to this class)! You can come to the office at 6PM to register on the first day or send us an email to alban _ @ _ teachinghouse.com. You can visit our webpage: http://thlosangeles.com/free-english-classes Teaching House Los Angeles is located at GEOS English Academy in Torrance (in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County). The center is within the Village Del Amo Shopping Center, at the corner of Torrance and Hawthorne Blvds. Enter through Village One Offices, across from Starbucks, and proceed to the second floor. GEOS English Academy 21235 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 206/208 Torrance, CA 90503 For a map view, click here: http://thlosangeles.com/los-angeles-center/map-directions To register you just need to give us a call at 212-732-0277 or come a 6PM. Moreover, if you MISS NO CLASS during the week, we will GIVE YOU $25! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Thanks, Alban
 
 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 |   
Columbia Park, 4045 190th Street, Torrance
Art will depict 100 years in historic Torrance. There will also be a contest for artists to submit a Centennial logo to put on advertisements for the Torrance Artists Guild (TAG).
 
 
Monday, May 7, 2012 | 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
Los Verdes Golf Club, Rancho Palos Verdes
Our annual golf touranment is being held to support by the education efforts of John Adams Elementary School. Our tournament is being held at Los Verdes Golf Club on May 7th. We are thankful for our title sponsor, Pacific Audi.
 
 
Monday, May 7, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us as the Librarian presents stories, songs and activities. Toddlertime is designed for children eighteen months to three years old, participating with a parent or caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 7, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM   
Los Verdes Golf Course
Now celebrating our 20th anniversary, our “Send a Kid to Camp” Golf Tournament continues to provide financial assistance for deserving children to attend summer camp. At Y camp, youth learn that they are confident and strong while trying new things and experiencing a world larger than themselves. Over the past 19 years, this tournament has raised over $1 million and sent nearly 3,500 kids to camp. Make a difference in a child’s life today!
 
 
Monday, May 7, 2012 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 W. Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows and blankets to this evening family storytime. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Monday, May 7, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
21235 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 206/208 Torrance, CA 90503
Hi everybody, Teaching House will run several FREE ENGLISH COURSES in 2012. That is to say you can practice both your written and your speaking for free! The next one it from April 16th to May 11th. There will be two levels of languages : Pre-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate and classes will take place from Monday to Friday evenings (6:30 to 8:30PM). Moreover, if you attend to 100% of this classes during the week, you will receive $25 each week (you have to be Pre-Intermediate or Upper-Intermediate to attend to this class)! You can come to the office at 6PM to register on the first day or send us an email to alban _ @ _ teachinghouse.com. You can visit our webpage: http://thlosangeles.com/free-english-classes Teaching House Los Angeles is located at GEOS English Academy in Torrance (in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County). The center is within the Village Del Amo Shopping Center, at the corner of Torrance and Hawthorne Blvds. Enter through Village One Offices, across from Starbucks, and proceed to the second floor. GEOS English Academy 21235 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 206/208 Torrance, CA 90503 For a map view, click here: http://thlosangeles.com/los-angeles-center/map-directions To register you just need to give us a call at 212-732-0277 or come a 6PM. Moreover, if you MISS NO CLASS during the week, we will GIVE YOU $25! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Thanks, Alban
 
 
Monday, May 7, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the Preserve while learning more about this fascinating vernal marsh. All ages are welcome. This walk is free.
 
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 9:30 AM   
Bartlett Senior Center, 1318 Cravens Ave.
 
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours per year.
 
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
A Librarian will share music, movement, nursery rhymes, games and other activities with caregivers and infants six to eighteen months old in this program designed to build pre-literacy skills. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Family storytime is open to all ages, so drop in for stories, songs and activities with the Librarian! This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 W. Artesia Blvd.
Family storytime is open to all ages, so drop in for stories, songs and activities with the Librarian! This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200..
 
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library 23115 Arlington Ave.
Family storytime is open to all ages, so drop in for stories, songs and activities with the Librarian! This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | Noon - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre - 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance
Rodin - Father of Modern Sculpture. The sculptures of this great master seem to be in every museum collection. an in-depth look at the man and his art - there is even a movie about his life you will want to see after this lecture.
 
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance, CA
Are you interested in learning about native plants? Join Dr. Connie Vadheim as she teaches you all about native plants in the wild and in your own garden.
 
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 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 special pillows and blankets to this evening family storytime. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 p.m. Executive Session, 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Whether your an avid birder or just a beginner, you'll have fun on this walk. Search the Preserve for our local residents and seasonal visitors. Bob Shanman is a local birding expert and vibrant speaker.
 
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours per year.
 
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Join us as the Librarian presents stories, songs and activities. Toddlertime is designed for children eighteen months to three years old, participating with a parent or caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | 4:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
CATV Meeting Room, 3350 Civic Center Dr.
 
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows and blankets to this evening family storytime. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, May 10, 2012 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Read and discuss mysteries and thrillers in this book group. All discussions are free and no registration is required. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, May 10, 2012 | 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, May 10, 2012 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA 90503
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seeds for the future of the 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. Best for Adults or College Age Students. FREE For more information contact the Nature Center at; (310)782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, May 10, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Thursday, May 10, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, May 11, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA 90503
Join Cindy Reid every Friday for this educational, fun program called "Friday Fun." This is a hands-on program for preschoolers ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program is offered at no charge every Friday from 10 -11:30 a.m. The program incorporates story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting or other activities added. Topics (insects, animals or plants) emphasize respect for all living things and prepare children to be good stewards of the planet. 20 kids maximum. Pre-registration is required, please call the Nature Center to register (310)782-3989.
 
 
Friday, May 11, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Friday, May 11, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Set sail with a colorful group of characters as they board the Ocean Greyhound America bound for England. Lovers trying to get together, mobsters incognito and ‘on the lamb,’ and family entanglements all make our hero, Billy Crocker and heroine, Hope Harcort work hard to connect with each other.
 
 
Friday, May 11, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, CA
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten Directed by: Jim Hormel. In this side-splitting comic romp about marriage, career-driven Suzannah Hayden needs a lot more help on the home front than she's getting from her husband, Gibby. Enter Beth Bailey, Suzannah's newly hired assistant, a gregarious highly motivated daughter of the South. Beth explodes into the Hayden household and whips it into an organized, well run machine. When Gibby realizes it's Suzannah's career Beth is really after, he sets out to save his marriage aided by Suzannah's best friend. Their efforts to stop Beth at any costs sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry!
 
 
Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA 90503
Join us for our restoration program every Saturday from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the 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 cancels this program. Late comers will be sent away. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompnied by a parent or guardian.
 
 
Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
Live entertainment, food booths, door prizes, free blood pressure screening, community resource information, and much more are all to be found at this free event that the whole family can enjoy.
 
 
Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center
Come to the 13th Annual Senior Faire! Lots of entertainment, Community Resources information, food, and Arts & Crafts Sale. Find that one-of-a-kind gift item for Mom! All items handcrafted by senior citizens.
 
 
Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Here's an opportunity for children to learn to paint or sharpen already acquired watercolor skills with local artist Jennifer Siegel. Watercolors and paper are provided. Ages 8+.
 
 
Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 10:30 AM - Noon   
Henderson Library - 4805 Emerald Ave.
Join us for a morning of card making and rubber stamping with Judy Kubota, an expert in paper crafting skills. This event is free. Space is limited. Registration is required.
 
 
Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Set sail with a colorful group of characters as they board the Ocean Greyhound America bound for England. Lovers trying to get together, mobsters incognito and ‘on the lamb,’ and family entanglements all make our hero, Billy Crocker and heroine, Hope Harcort work hard to connect with each other.
 
 
Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
The land on Earth is ever changing - and sometimes large events shape the landscape in remarkable ways. Both the Grand Canyon and Madrona Marsh were shaped by a series of important events. Come learn about these - and develop a keener understanding of the "lay of the land".
 
 
Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Set sail with a colorful group of characters as they board the Ocean Greyhound America bound for England. Lovers trying to get together, mobsters incognito and ‘on the lamb,’ and family entanglements all make our hero, Billy Crocker and heroine, Hope Harcort work hard to connect with each other.
 
 
Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, CA
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten Directed by: Jim Hormel. In this side-splitting comic romp about marriage, career-driven Suzannah Hayden needs a lot more help on the home front than she's getting from her husband, Gibby. Enter Beth Bailey, Suzannah's newly hired assistant, a gregarious highly motivated daughter of the South. Beth explodes into the Hayden household and whips it into an organized, well run machine. When Gibby realizes it's Suzannah's career Beth is really after, he sets out to save his marriage aided by Suzannah's best friend. Their efforts to stop Beth at any costs sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry!
 
 
Sunday, May 13, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, CA
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten Directed by: Jim Hormel. In this side-splitting comic romp about marriage, career-driven Suzannah Hayden needs a lot more help on the home front than she's getting from her husband, Gibby. Enter Beth Bailey, Suzannah's newly hired assistant, a gregarious highly motivated daughter of the South. Beth explodes into the Hayden household and whips it into an organized, well run machine. When Gibby realizes it's Suzannah's career Beth is really after, he sets out to save his marriage aided by Suzannah's best friend. Their efforts to stop Beth at any costs sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry!
 
 
Monday, May 14, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
City Hall West Annex
Early Registration for Summer Day Camp for Torrance residents.
 
 
Monday, May 14, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
The Attic, 2320 West Carson Street, Torrance
High School students in grades 10th, 11th and 12th, looking for something to do this summer? Register for the Youth Volunteer Program. Learn skills and put them to use through out the Community Services Departments classes, programs and special events. Space is limited, get your application today. Last day to register is June 1, 2012.
 
 
Monday, May 14, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us as the Librarian presents stories, songs and activities. Toddlertime is designed for children eighteen months to three years old, participating with a parent or caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 14, 2012 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, May 14, 2012 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 W. Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows and blankets to this evening family storytime. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Monday, May 14, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, May 14, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Henderson Branch Library, 4805 Emerald
 
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
City Hall West Annex
Early Registration for Summer Day Camp for Torrance residents.
 
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh as well as other parks throughout the City of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month.
 
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 11:59 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
3301 Torrance Blvd - Civic Center Library (Community Meeting Room)
For seniors, caregivers, family & friends. Learn about the latest scams and receive resource information. "identity Theft" will be the focus topic for this workshop.
 
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours per year.
 
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
A Librarian will share music, movement, nursery rhymes, games and other activities with caregivers and infants six to eighteen months old in this program designed to build pre-literacy skills. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Family storytime is open to all ages, so drop in for stories, songs and activities with the Librarian! This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 W. Artesia Blvd.
Family storytime is open to all ages, so drop in for stories, songs and activities with the Librarian! This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200..
 
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library 23115 Arlington Ave.
Family storytime is open to all ages, so drop in for stories, songs and activities with the Librarian! This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 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 special pillows and blankets to this evening family storytime. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center
 
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 p.m. Executive Session, 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
City Hall West Annex
Early Registration for Summer Day Camp for Torrance residents.
 
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   
Toyota Meeting Hall - Torrance Civic Center
Annual memorial to honor those fallen in the line of duty from the Torrance Police Department (4 Officers & 1 Crossing Guard). The Chief of Police, the Mayor and family members of those fallen will give tribute to our missed personnel.
 
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuedsay and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours per year.
 
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Join us as the Librarian presents stories, songs and activities. Toddlertime is designed for children eighteen months to three years old, participating with a parent or caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 1:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 3:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd,
 
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows and blankets to this evening family storytime. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
City Hall West Annex
Early Registration for Summer Day Camp for Torrance residents.
 
 
Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA 90503
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seeds for the future of the 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. Best for Adults or College Age Students. FREE For more information contact the Nature Center at; (310)782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Historical Society Museum, 1345 Post Ave.
 
 
Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Comission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This dynamic and colorful women’s a apella show chorus hosts a wonderful evening of music and song. Featured guest performers include acclaimed vocal jazz quartet Ready, Willing, & Mabel, and a cameo appearance by the legendary 139th St. Quartet. The show is a celebration of close harmony singing at its best, with a musical menu that includes traditional favorites, nostalgic show tunes, and classics from the Great American Songbook.
 
 
Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, CA
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten Directed by: Jim Hormel. In this side-splitting comic romp about marriage, career-driven Suzannah Hayden needs a lot more help on the home front than she's getting from her husband, Gibby. Enter Beth Bailey, Suzannah's newly hired assistant, a gregarious highly motivated daughter of the South. Beth explodes into the Hayden household and whips it into an organized, well run machine. When Gibby realizes it's Suzannah's career Beth is really after, he sets out to save his marriage aided by Suzannah's best friend. Their efforts to stop Beth at any costs sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry!
 
 
Friday, May 18, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center; 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for preschoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday from 10-12:00 p.m. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting or other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet.
 
 
Friday, May 18, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Friday, May 18, 2012 | 1:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The City of Torrance will celebrate the 53rd Annual Armed Forces Day with a concert by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West.
 
 
Friday, May 18, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center; 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
View the works of local artists portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh. Exhibits on display daily in the Nature Center.
 
 
Friday, May 18, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The City of Torrance will celebrate the 53rd Annual Armed Forces Day with a concert by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West.
 
 
Friday, May 18, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, CA
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten Directed by: Jim Hormel. In this side-splitting comic romp about marriage, career-driven Suzannah Hayden needs a lot more help on the home front than she's getting from her husband, Gibby. Enter Beth Bailey, Suzannah's newly hired assistant, a gregarious highly motivated daughter of the South. Beth explodes into the Hayden household and whips it into an organized, well run machine. When Gibby realizes it's Suzannah's career Beth is really after, he sets out to save his marriage aided by Suzannah's best friend. Their efforts to stop Beth at any costs sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry!
 
 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 | (All Day)   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is closed due to the Armed Forces Day Parade. Outside materials returns may be obstructed by parade staging. All other Torrance Libraries will be open regular hours, and online resources will be available.
 
 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA 90503
Starting June 1, 2012, 50 person limit for this program. You must register to attend. You may register on Saturdays at 12 noon or you may register by calling the Nature Center at; (310)782-3989. If you plan to attend with a group each person must individually sign up. If you no show after you have signed up, you may not sign up again for 2 weeks. Join us for our restoration program every Saturday from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the 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 cancels this program. Late comers will be sent away. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompnied by a parent or guardian.
 
 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 | 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 walk on the Preserve to look for them. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. Classes are limited to 20 students ages 9+. Pre-registration is required. For more information call the Nature Center; (310) 782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM   
El Prado Park, Torrance
The US Army Los Angeles Community Advisory Board and the City of Torrance will be honoring over 500 local high school students who have elected to enter the Army upon graduation. The Community Salute to Future Soldiers will be held at 1PM (0900HRS) in conjunction with the Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade, the largest in its kind, on Saturday, 19 May 2012 in El Prado Park, Torrance, CA. The Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff Lt. General Bostick will be the guest speaker. There will also be a promotion ceremony for select future soldiers, parade participation, as well as static displays of Army equipment. All Army guests will be treated to lunch provided by USO and Torrance Police Department.
 
 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   
Mitchell Fitness Systems, Inc., 23520 Telo Ave Suite 3, Torrance 90505
The Pushups for Charity Challenge raises money for the Boot Campaign. The Boot Campaign raises money and awareness of veteran's issues, and provides funds to assist our military heroes. Learn more about the Boot Campaign by going to www.BootCampaign.com
 
 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM   
2115 West 182nd Street, Torrance, CA 90504
Faith United Methodist Church invites you to our annual spring festival on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 2115 West 182nd Street, Torrance, CA 90504. Matsuri of Faith is an exciting all-church event on our Torrance campus, and features a day filled with fellowship, food and entertainment. Signature hand-crafted ethnic foods including gourmet Asian hot dogs, chicken teri, tri-tip, chirashi and inari sushi, udon noodle, curry, yakisoba, malasada, lumpia, lau-lau, tamales, spam musubi, chili rice, shave ice, home-made baked goods and more! There will also be fresh produce, plants and handicrafts available for purchase, as well as a silent auction. Children’s games, door prizes, and entertainment throughout the day, including hula, odori, taiko drums, gospel and R&B! Contemporary Christian praise music starts at 4 pm! NEW OFFSITE PARKING LOCATION! The new location is located at the Toyota building: 2050 West 190th Street, Torrance (structure behind building, corner of 190th and Gramercy). There will be a free shuttle service - look for the signs! All are welcome. For further information call (310) 217-7000 (church phone) or visit the Faith UMC website at www.faithsouthbay.org/matsuri
 
 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The City of Torrance will celebrate the 53rd Annual Armed Forces Day with a concert by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West.
 
 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, CA
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten Directed by: Jim Hormel. In this side-splitting comic romp about marriage, career-driven Suzannah Hayden needs a lot more help on the home front than she's getting from her husband, Gibby. Enter Beth Bailey, Suzannah's newly hired assistant, a gregarious highly motivated daughter of the South. Beth explodes into the Hayden household and whips it into an organized, well run machine. When Gibby realizes it's Suzannah's career Beth is really after, he sets out to save his marriage aided by Suzannah's best friend. Their efforts to stop Beth at any costs sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry!
 
 
Sunday, May 20, 2012 | 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. Full services available. Please call the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Sunday, May 20, 2012 | 1:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Monday, May 21, 2012 | 10:30 AM - 11:59 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us as the Librarian presents stories, songs and activities. Toddlertime is designed for children eighteen months to three years old, participating with a parent or caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 21, 2012 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, May 21, 2012 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 W. Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows and blankets to this evening family storytime. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Monday, May 21, 2012 | 6:45 PM   
Katy Geissert Library Meeting Room [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3301 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, May 21, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, 3400 Torrance Blvd., Ste. 100
Exec. meeting 5:00 p.m. Full Committee 7:00 p.m.
 
 
Monday, May 21, 2012 |   
Location TBA
 
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave. Torrance
Over 175 vendors set up in the streets of Historic Downtown Torrance on Sartori, El Prado & Marcelina, right off of Torrance Blvd. from 8 am to 3 pm, FREE Admission & Parking. In addition to the vintage sellers there are many antique & specialty shops open as well as great restaurants, sports bars, bakery and market. This year , the Antique Street Faire will celebrate 14 years in downtown Torrance!
 
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
City Hall West Annex
Registration for Summer Classes begins for Torrance residents.
 
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours per year.
 
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Family storytime is open to all ages, so drop in for stories, songs and activities with the Librarian! This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 W. Artesia Blvd.
Family storytime is open to all ages, so drop in for stories, songs and activities with the Librarian! This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200..
 
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | 10:30 AM - 11:59 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
A Librarian will share music, movement, nursery rhymes, games and other activities with caregivers and infants six to eighteen months old in this program designed to build pre-literacy skills. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library 23115 Arlington Ave.
Family storytime is open to all ages, so drop in for stories, songs and activities with the Librarian! This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 p.m. Executive Session, 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows and blankets to this evening family storytime. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours per year.
 
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Join us as the Librarian presents stories, songs and activities. Toddlertime is designed for children eighteen months to three years old, participating with a parent or caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. Storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups or group daycare providers. For more information, please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows and blankets to this evening family storytime. This program is free and no registration is required, however space is limited so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for an evening with Aura Imbarus, author of the critically acclaimed memior, Out of the Transylvania Night: A Story of Tyranny, Freedom, Love and Identity. Copies of the book will be for sale and signing at the event.
 
 
Thursday, May 24, 2012 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA 90503
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seeds for the future of the 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. Best for Adults or College Age Students. FREE For more information contact the Nature Center at; (310)782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, May 24, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Thursday, May 24, 2012 | 6:00 PM   
20285 Western Avenue, Ste. 100, Torrance
 
 
Thursday, May 24, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
The Creative Spirit Book Group meets monthly to discuss books and authors. This group is free and no registration is required. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Friday, May 25, 2012 | 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. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday from 10-12:00 p.m. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting or other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet.
 
 
Friday, May 25, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Saturday, May 26, 2012 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA 90503
Starting June 1, 2012, 50 person limit for this program. You must register to attend. You may register on Saturdays at 12 noon or you may register by calling the Nature Center at; (310)782-3989. If you plan to attend with a group each person must individually sign up. If you no show after you have signed up, you may not sign up again for 2 weeks. Join us for our restoration program every Saturday from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the 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 cancels this program. Late comers will be sent away. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompnied by a parent or guardian.
 
 
Saturday, May 26, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a relaxing informative walk with a docent, exploring and enjoying the Preserve in the Spring. All ages welcome. This walk is free and happens the 4th weekend of every month on Saturday and Sunday. For more information please call the Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, May 26, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Saturday, May 26, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center; 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Will it be a heart-warming story about living with nature or a tall tale of mythic proportions? In any event, stories will be told. Come and join us!
 
 
Saturday, May 26, 2012 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center; 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Create crafts that can be used in your home or given as gifts using items that can be found on the preserve. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact the nature for more information at 782-3989
 
 
Saturday, May 26, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
For the past four centuries, spirits have played crucial roles in American and world history. Richard Foss, author, journalist, lecturer, and food historian will tell the tales of how rum and vodka have changed history and will discuss the importance of these beverages. Richard Foss is a food historian and journalist. He has written about food and drink for publications including Time Out, Easy Reader Newspaper, and Los Angeles CityBeat. Most recently he was a contributor to Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia. This event is free. Seating is limited and is first-come, first-seated.
 
 
Saturday, May 26, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, CA
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten Directed by: Jim Hormel. In this side-splitting comic romp about marriage, career-driven Suzannah Hayden needs a lot more help on the home front than she's getting from her husband, Gibby. Enter Beth Bailey, Suzannah's newly hired assistant, a gregarious highly motivated daughter of the South. Beth explodes into the Hayden household and whips it into an organized, well run machine. When Gibby realizes it's Suzannah's career Beth is really after, he sets out to save his marriage aided by Suzannah's best friend. Their efforts to stop Beth at any costs sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry!
 
 
Sunday, May 27, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance
Over 175 sellers set up in the streets of historical downtown Torrance. Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Vintage Clothes, Jewelry, Toys, Tools, LP's, Arts & Crafts, Home Decor and more...all on sale at bargain prices! Also, have that vintage heirloom or recent treasure appraised by Dave Brownlee and crew at the Appraisal Tent, only $3.00 per item.
 
 
Sunday, May 27, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a relaxing informative walk with a docent, exploring and enjoying the Preserve in the Spring. All ages welcome. This walk is free and happens the 4th weekend of every month on Saturday and Sunday. For more information please call the Nature Center at 310-782-3989
 
 
Sunday, May 27, 2012 | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society & Museum - 1345 Post Ave., Old Torrance
Since the month of May is National Preservation Month, the Torrance Historical Society is kicking off their annual Walking Tours of Old Torrance (founded 1912) -- everyone is invited. The docent-led tour begins at the Torrance Historical Museum and will point out the historic sites and landmarks of Old Torrance. The tour will also include information regarding how industrialist Jared Sidney Torrance, prompted by developing labor troubles in Los Angeles, decided in 1910 to build a "workingman's paradise" -- a model industrial city halfway between Los Angeles and the San Pedro harbor. The tour is an easy, but brisk walk covering eight blocks -- the walk is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. 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, and guests are invited to bring a camera, and a friend!
 
 
Monday, May 28, 2012 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for Memorial Day. Outside materials returns will be open, and online resources and renewals will be available.
 
 
Monday, May 28, 2012 | (All Day)   
City Hall
City Hall will be closed
 
 
Monday, May 28, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
During WWII, the MIS was secretly formed by the US Army and was mostly comprised of Japanese American men. These men were responsible for helping persuade the surrender of many Japanese troops and helping many civilians avoid the path of suicide that they would have otherwise taken. English with Japanese subtitles.
 
 
Monday, May 28, 2012 | 1:40 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
During WWII, the MIS was secretly formed by the US Army and was mostly comprised of Japanese American men. These men were responsible for helping persuade the surrender of many Japanese troops and helping many civilians avoid the path of suicide that they would have otherwise taken. English with Japanese subtitles.
 
 
Monday, May 28, 2012 | 4:20 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
During WWII, the MIS was secretly formed by the US Army and was mostly comprised of Japanese American men. These men were responsible for helping persuade the surrender of many Japanese troops and helping many civilians avoid the path of suicide that they would have otherwise taken. English with Japanese subtitles.
 
 
Monday, May 28, 2012 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, May 28, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
During WWII, the MIS was secretly formed by the US Army and was mostly comprised of Japanese American men. These men were responsible for helping persuade the surrender of many Japanese troops and helping many civilians avoid the path of suicide that they would have otherwise taken. English with Japanese subtitles.
 
 
Monday, May 28, 2012 |   
Veterans’ Memorial Wall, City Hall, 3031 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance
It will celebrate the Torrance Historical Society’s completion of research and inclusion of the story of each name on the Memorial Wall to honor these Torrance veterans, which was dedicated on March 19, 2005.
 
 
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays of every month.
 
 
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday moring. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours per year.
 
 
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
NO MEETING
 
 
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
City Hall West Annex
Registration for Summer Classes begins for non-Torrance residents
 
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours per year.
 
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM   
Maggiano's - Farmers Market, 189 The Grove Drive Z80, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3154
While many companies are downsizing in this economy, N-Hance Wood Renewal is expanding and is seeking entrepreneurs ready for a great small business or investment opportunity. N-Hance Wood Renewal, a national and revolutionary wood refinishing company and partner with The Home Depot, is opening territories in the LA area. Come to N-Hance's FREE Executive Briefing Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. or Thursday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. at Maggiano's - Farmers Market. Registration is required, as space is limited. To register for this event, call 866-642-6231 or visit www.nhancefranchise.com/la-event.
 
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
For decades, this daughter of one of the wealthiest families in America was searching for direction in her life. In 1912, she found it with the publication of her first book of poetry. From that moment on, she was determined to cut away the influence of English Victorianism on the nation’s literary landscape and plant it with a modern, wholly American style.
 
 
Thursday, May 31, 2012 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA 90503
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seeds for the future of the 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. Best for Adults or College Age Students. FREE For more information contact the Nature Center at; (310)782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, May 31, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
3320 Civic Center Drive
Main Gallery - Between the Knowing - Artists include: Brian Bosworth, Rick Cluchey, Zoe Crosher, Steve DeGroodt, Julian Faulhaber, Beth Lipman, Chuck Moffit, Daniel Nevers, Sara Ramo, Al Taylor, Richard Tuttle Gallery 2 - Two Headed Monster Artists: CamLab and Davis and Davis
 
 
Thursday, May 31, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM   
Maggiano's - Farmers Market, 189 The Grove Drive Z80, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3154
While many companies are downsizing in this economy, N-Hance Wood Renewal is expanding and is seeking entrepreneurs ready for a great small business or investment opportunity. N-Hance Wood Renewal, a national and revolutionary wood refinishing company and partner with The Home Depot, is opening territories in the LA area. Come to N-Hance's FREE Executive Briefing Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. or Thursday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. at Maggiano's - Farmers Market. Registration is required, as space is limited. To register for this event, call 866-642-6231 or visit www.nhancefranchise.com/la-event.
 
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