Torrance  eNEWSLETTER

RESTAURANT FOR ROSES
FUNDRAISER AT LAZY DOG
THURSDAY, APRIL 28 | 11 AM - 11 PM 
LAZY DOG RESTAURANT & BAR
3525 W. CARSON STREET
Do you have dinner plans tonight? The Torrance Rose Float Association is having an all-day fundraising event at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar to support its 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade float entry. Dine in with the flyer and Lazy Dog will donate 15 percent of your purchase back to the Torrance Rose Float Association. Bark for the Cause... 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
EXXONMOBIL REFINERY RESTART 
The City of Torrance, in an effort to help the community stay informed, has a webpage to list information regarding the ExxonMobil Torrance refinery. The page was recently updated to add a Frequently Asked Questions section pertaining to the restart of the refinery. It also includes information about the Feb. 18, 2015 incident at the refinery, as well as the public hearings held Jan. 13, 2016 and April 2, 2016, plus informational handouts and other links. Stay Informed... 
APPLY TO THE YOUTH VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM
Torrance high schoolers are invited to apply to participate in the Youth Volunteer Leadership Training Program. This summer program, sponsored by the Recreation Services Division, is designed to provide the participants with job training opportunities and 150 volunteer hours in various programs in the Community Services Department. Participants will be accepted into the program on a first come, first served basis depending on their summer availability. Apply Now...
REGISTER NOW!
2016 ARMED FORCES DAY
5K RUN / WALK
$35 UNTIL MAY 1 | $40 AFTER MAY 1 
As part of the 2016 Armed Forces Day Celebrations in the City of Torrance, the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce will host a 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, May 21. Participants are encouraged to register before May 1 for a $5 discount. This fun run is sure to be a highlight among the many exciting activities during the three days of Armed Forces Day events in Torrance.
Run for Fun... 
TORRANCE CITY COUNCIL
HOLDS BUDGET WORKSHOPS
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016 | 7 PM
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016 | 7 PM
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
3031 TORRANCE BLVD. 
The Torrance City Council will have two budget workshops on the 2016-2017 proposed operating budget. The workshops will take place as part of regularly scheduled council meetings. At the meeting, residents and local businesses are invited to provide input on the budget.  
'THIS WEEK IN TORRANCE'
IS ONLINE ANYTIME 
Watch "This Week in Torrance" with anchors Jin Chun and Ben McCain. Make sure to tune in every week for news that affects our community! Catch Up...
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VOLUME 6  |  ISSUE 17     
April 28 - May 4, 2016
YMCA HEALTHY KIDS DAY
SATURDAY, APRIL 30 | 9 AM - 1 PM
TORRANCE-SOUTH BAY YMCA
2900 W. SEPULVEDA BLVD.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Healthy Kids Day with a free day of family fun at the YMCA. The focus is to teach kids how to live healthy lifestyles. There will be games, active play, educational activities, stage performances, hourly prize drawings and lots of giveaways! The first 400 kids in the door will get a free Healthy Kids Day T-shirt. Healthy Me, Healthy We... 
CONTAINER GARDENING WITH SUCCULENTS
SATURDAY, APRIL 30 | 10:30 AM - NOON
WALTERIA LIBRARY
3815 W. 242 STREET
Do you love plants but don't have the time or space for a garden? Stop by this workshop to learn how to create an attractive, water-saving container garden with succulents. The program is free, but registration is required. Get Growing... 
CARDBOARD BOX CITY
SATURDAY, APRIL 30 | 4 PM - SUNDAY, MAY 1
ST. JAMES SCHOOL
4625 GARNET STREET
Join families of St. James School for the 5th Annual Cardboard Box City to raise money for Family Promise of the South Bay, a non-profit that combats local homelessness. Cardboard Box City is an overnight event where participants sleep outdoors in cardboard shelters they construct in a secure area. There will be dinner and evening entertainment including live music, games, raffles and prizes. Register for the Event... 
YES4ARTS SPRING FASHION SHOW
SATURDAY, APRIL 30 | 5 - 9 PM | $20 
TOYOTA MEETING HALL
3330 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE
The Yes4Arts Spring Fashion Show is a benefit event to support the free crocheting, knitting and sewing classes the non-profit offers. Enjoy a night of fashion, appetizers, vendors, live entertainment and a silent auction. The fashion show begins at 6:30 p.m., and features a collection of 29 black and white crochet wedding dresses going down the runway for the first time. Tickets are $20 to See the Show...
ROUND UP FOR EDUCATION 
BENEFITING TORRANCE EDUCATION FOUNDATION
SATURDAY, APRIL 30 | 6 - 10 PM | $125 
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON TORRANCE - SOUTH BAY 
21333 HAWTHORNE BLVD.
The Torrance Education Foundation promotes and supports academic excellence for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students in the Torrance Unified School District. The foundation is having a Western-themed benefit event to raise funds to support the Torrance Unified School District. Come out for music and dancing, a barbecue dinner, auctions and an opportunity to win a Lexus! Reservations for the Round Up can be made for $125 per person. Support Our Schools..
TORRANCE CIVIC CHORALE PRESENTS: AMERICAN ORIGINAL
SATURDAY, APRIL 30 | 8 - 10 PM | $20 
JAMES R. ARMSTRONG THEATRE
3330 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE
Join Conductor Raymond Schnurr and the 80-plus singers of the Torrance Civic Chorale for their latest concert, "American Original." The show is a celebration of modern American chorale composers including music by renowned American artists Dello Joio, Copeland, Hogan, Whitacre, Bernstein, Gershwin, Thompson, Lauidsen and Kirchner. Purchase tickets at the Box Office for $20 or Buy Them Online... 
26TH ANNUAL BOB DYLANFEST
SUNDAY, MAY 1 | NOON - 8 PM
ADULTS $30 | CHILDREN $10 
TORRANCE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, TORINO PLAZA 
3330 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE
Dylanfest is a celebration of the music of Bob Dylan. Hard Rain, the "house band" for the event is joined by solo artists, full bands and instrumentalists throughout the course of the day, with more than 50 musicians performing 60 Bob Dylan songs. Day at Dylanfest...
STUNT DOG EXPERIENCE
SUNDAY, MAY 1 | 2 PM AND 6 PM | $10 - $20 
JAMES R. ARMSTRONG THEATRE
3330 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE
During the Stunt Dog Experience you will see incredible stunts performed by dogs. The show features amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, weave pole challenges, the high jump and more. Watch some of the most talented dogs compete in "showdowns" that will be judged and won by audience applause. Tickets start at $10 and are almost sold out! See the Stunts... 
ARTFUL DAYS: ROMANTICISM
TUESDAY, MAY 3 | NOON - 1 PM
TORRANCE MEETING HALL 
3330 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE
Torrance Cultural Arts Center  hosts the monthly Artful Days series with a talk about the flip side of the Neo-Classical movement - Romanticism, by Mary Drobny. Learn about the tastes of the aristocrats that influenced the art during the Rococo period. The people's movement can be seen during this Romantic Movement with the final outcome seen in the period of art called Realism. After the talk, feel free to explore Doppelgänger, Metanoia and Artvideokoeln International, the exhibits currently on display at the nearby Torrance Art Museum. Free Art School...
CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUMS
THURSDAY, MAY 5 | 7 TO 9 PM 
TOYOTA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM
19600 VAN NESS AVENUE
A series of forums will give voters in Torrance the chance to meet and hear from the six candidates who are running to fill three open seats on the Torrance City Council. The next forum will take place Thursday, May 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Toyota Automobile Museum. After this there will only be two more public forums. Find a Forum... Plus check out the Torrance Votes page to research the candidates and get information about the City Council election coming up June 7.  Be Informed...