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DOWNTOWN TORRANCE MARKETPLACE

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013 

NOW THROUGH 8 PM

1225 EL PRADO AVE.

Old Torrance is taking to the streets with gifts, arts & crafts, vintage treasures, jewelry, antiques, and more! Shop at the Market Place today and enjoy great reasonably priced menu items at these six local eateries!! $2, $4, $6, who ate in Downtown Torrance?!? Please join us for the HAPPY HOUR $2 - $4 - $6 Event this and each Thursday during Torrance Marketplace. Enjoy delicious food and drinks at the happy hour pricing. Read More...

TORRANCE CERTIFIED

 FARMERS MARKET

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013

 8 AM - 1 PM

CHARLES H. WILSON PARK

Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center. Read More...

EL RETIRO LIBRARY CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013

El Retiro Library will be closed for approximately 2 months for ADA improvements. Print and audiovisual materials may still be returned at El Retiro book drops. Read More...
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VOLUME 3  |  ISSUE 34

August 29 - September 4, 2013

 MADRONA MARSH RE-OPENED

LIMITED HOURS OF:

10 AM - 3 PM AND CLOSED ON MONDAYS

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Great news, the latest West Nile Virus tests on the preserve came back negative! So the Marsh will be re-opened with limited hours; from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed on Mondays. Once the chickens in the sentinel coop are negative for WNV, Madrona Marsh will open regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information on the closure click here. Keep in mind the closure times have not affected The Nature Center which will remain open at normal business hours.

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 SLURRY SEAL PROGRAM, I -119

WEEK 3: MONDAY AUGUST 26 - FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013

  

The Slurry Seal Program provides on-going preservation treatment to asphalt paved roadways throughout the City. Under this year's project, an estimated 5.3 million square feet of residential streets, in 4 neighborhoods, will be treated with a cape seal or slurry seal. For more information or see a project location map Click Here...

ARTIST RECEPTION FOR AL HAGEN

"SHOWING THE BEAUTY OF THE MARSH - PART III"

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM

MADRONA MARSH NATURE CENTER AND PRESERVE

Come to artist's reception for Al Hagen "Showing the Beauty of the Marsh - Part III". There will be various mediums by Pacific Arts from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the works of local artists and explore all the wonderful exhibits Madrona Marsh has to offer. This event is free but donations are always welcome and appreciated. Check it Out...

MOVIES IN THE PARK

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013 | 7:30 PM | FREE

PARADISE PARK - 5006 LEE STREET

We invite everyone to join us for a family movie night at Paradise Park in Torrance. Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs are all welcome as the park turns into a movie theatre. This weeks movie is Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs. The movie will start at 8 p.m. so we recommend bringing warm clothes, popcorn, cocoa, and snacks. Do not miss out in this fun event for the whole family. Learn More...

ALL TORRANCE LIBRARIES AND CITY HALL

 CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 | ALL DAY

ALL CITY DEPARTMENTS

City Hall and all Torrance libraries will be closed in observation of Labor Day. The city would like to thank and honor every hard working American for their economic and social contributions. The City of Torrance thrives off of your hard work. Read More...

ARTFUL DAYS: DUTCH SENSIBILITIES, INTIMATE, 

AND THOUGHT PROVOKING

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 | 10 AM - NOON

GEORGE NAKANO THEATRE

The 17th Century Baroque era in Holland was the Dutch Golden Age, a time of extraordinary prosperity and social solidarity of the merchant class. A flourishing local and international commerce provided the economic key to an envied Dutch standard of living. Being predominately Protestant, there were no church commissions given; rather, patronage came from the thriving middle class who bought art in commercial art galleries. Come to this free event to see some of the beautiful art from the Baroque era. Join the Fun...

ROMANCE IN THE STACKS BOOK DISCUSSION

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 | 11 AM

KATY GEISSERT CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY

 
Join this fun Romance Book club to talk about your favorite romance authors or find someone new and exciting to read. Lead by Kelly Wong, creator of FictionDB.com and Friend of the Library volunteer, the Romance in the Stacks Book Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the Lower Level Study Rooms. No specific titles are selected; just bring your passion for romantic fiction and a desire to explore new authors. Read More... 

SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOK GROUP

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 | 7 - 8 PM

KATY GEISSERT CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY

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. Read More... 

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