Category: Torrance

Community Beautification @ Seaside Heroes Park

Second Saturdays

Seaside-Heroes-Park-Community-Beautification-EventJoin volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event the second Saturday of every month from 8 to 11 a.m.

All are welcome to get down and dirty and lend a hand cleaning, weeding, and dead heading – including groups or individuals who need community service hours.

Even though the park is small, it’s a huge job to keep it looking good. As of January 2019, volunteers have put over 1300 work hours into the project. This is a labor of love and the organizers are immensely grateful to anyone who gives their time.

Walking Tours of Historic Old Torrance

Fourth Sundays: May Through October

torrance historical society 3The Torrance Historical Society offers Walking Tours of Historic Old Torrance every fourth Sunday through October. This FREE docent-led tour begins at the Torrance Historical Museum at 1:30 p.m. and will point out many historic sites and landmarks in Old Torrance founded in 1912.

Ride the Trains @ Wilson Park

First Sunday & Third Saturday

Southern-California-Live Steamers sbbjSouthern California Live Steamers invites the public to Ride the Trains at Wilson Park.

They host public run days on the first Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the third Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. every month. The trains are located at the eastern end of the park near the picnic tables.

Southern California Live Steamers is a 501(c)3 non-profit and an all-volunteer organization that provides free rides during public run days. Each volunteer is a member of the City of Torrance volunteer program.

California Coastal Cleanup Day

September 21, 2019

California Coastal Cleanup Day, a yearly beach and inland waterway effort to eliminate waste, will take place on Saturday, September 21.

You’ve been recycling for years, reduced your water consumption, turned in the old gas guzzler for a cleaner fuel ride and maybe even installed solar panels. What more can be done? Funny you should ask. Join thousands of volunteers up and down the coast as they gather to remove trash and debris that eventually ends up in the ocean.

California Coastal Cleanup Day was first organized in 1985 by the California Coastal Commission. Last year, over half a million volunteers removed almost 18.3 million pounds of trash and debris in only a few hours from beaches, rivers and lakes throughout the state.

Coastal Cleanup Day is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a chance for Californians to join people around the world in expressing their respect for our oceans and waterways. It’s an opportunity for the community to demonstrate its desire for clean water and healthy marine life. It’s a moment to share with one’s neighbors, family, and friends, coming together to accomplish something vital and worthy on behalf of our environment.

Barktoberfest @ Absolution Brewing

September 21, 2019

The SPCLA and Absolution Brewing present Barktoberfest on Saturday, September 21 starting at 11 a.m.

All canines are invited to bring their human friends for a day of craft beer, music, food and more! Brown Owl Meals will be serving up their delicious Mexican dishes all day long. Attendees can compete in a game of corn hole, shuffleboard and other games.

Of course, there will be new surprise beers on tap! Nasty Bad Habit will play from 1 to 4 p.m. followed by other local bands from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy fun and games for the entire family with plenty of soda and ice cream for the kids!

Chili Cook Off & Car Show

September 21, 2019

The Torrance Elks will host a Chili Cook-Off & Car Show on Saturday, September 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge.

The event features chili tastings, live music by Smalltime and other food for purchase.

Car Show entry fee is $15. Chili Cook-Off entry is free.

For car show info call Andrew at 310-529-7403. For chili info call Veronica 310-433-3174. For additional information, visit the website at https://www.torranceca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/16584/18?curdate=9-21-2019&utm_source=Thursday%2C+September+12+-+Wednesday%2C+September+18%2C+2019&utm_campaign=Torrance+eNewsletter+286&utm_medium=email.

The Torrance Elks Lodge is located at 1820 ABalone Avenue in Torrance.

Boots, Brews & BBQ

September 21, 2019

Switzer Learning Center presents the annual Boots, Brews & BBQ on Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 11 p.m.

The South Bay’s biggest and best outdoor BBQ event of the year will be an adults-only, high spirited, western themed party for over 300 guests. Dust off your boots and put on a cowboy hat!

Get ready to feast on smoked barbecue dishes, sample craft beers from local breweries, ride the mechanical bull, work on your aim at the shooting ranges, play blackjack, spin the Booze Wheel, partake in live and silent auctions, and dance the night away!

TAM Opening Reception

September 21, 2019

Torrance Art Museum (TAM) will host an Opening Reception for two of their Fall Exhibitions on Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Main Gallery hosts Material Matters as one of seven venues in the Los Angeles region taking part in the 5th SUR:biennial (2019). Gallery Two examines superheroes in contemporary art with To Save The Day!

Material Matters features works by Cruz Castillo, Elisa Ortega Montilla, Ruben Ochoa, and Tessie Salcido Whitmore. These four artists gather together the materials of urban life, here in Southern California – plastics, steel, concrete, fabrics, detritus – and manipulate them in order to address themes of identity, memory, political positions, and the poetics of the urban environment. The artists make discoveries with these gathered materials and reassemble them in new ways to bring a fresh insight into what it might mean to be urban within our massive contemporary metropolis.

David Benoit with Special Guest: Asia America Youth Symphony

September 21, 2019

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents David Benoit with special guest, the Asia America Youth Symphony on Saturday, September 21 at 8 p.m.

David Benoit is best known for his contribution to smooth jazz, but did you know he’s also composed the score for multiple Charlie Brown specials? Learn all about David’s 40 year career, from his jazzy beginnings to his current work with the Asia America Symphony, during his upcoming September performance. He’ll be joined on stage by the Asia America Youth Symphony, and will even share a taste of his new album.

If you love jazz, especially smooth jazz, this will be a performance you won’t want to miss. Don’t wait, tickets for this performance are almost sold out!

Tickets are $30/$40/$45.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://torrancearts.org/david-benoit/.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

September 22, 2019

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, September 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event features 200+ sellers offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, jewelry, LP’s, toys, tools, plants, home decor and more. Have your antiques appraised for only $3, enjoy a free crafting activity with Karen’s Krafts 4 Kids and live music.

Rain or shine, free admission and pet friendly!

2019 DATES: Jan. 27 • Feb. 24 • Mar. 24 • Apr. 28 • May 26 • June 23 • July 28 • Aug. 25 • Sep. 22 • Oct. 27 • Nov. 24 • Dec. 22

Bazaar 2.0

September 22, 2019

Pull & Thread will host Bazaar 2.0 on Sunday, September 22 from 3 to 6 p.m.

The community is invited to stop by, enjoy a beverage and discover local artists.

Come connect with one another in the beautiful showroom surrounded by the magic of hand-knotted rugs from all around the world. Local artists and creatives will fill up the space with their special vibes.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.pullandthread.com/.

Pull & Thread is located at 24415 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505.

Let’s Connect Mixer

September 24, 2019

The South Bay Business Women’s Association hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at For Eyes on Tuesday, September 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This monthly fundraising event is a great opportunity to meet local business owners and entrepreneurs while mixing and mingling with like minded individuals. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards and any flyers you might have to promote your business. Light appetizers will be provided.

Creating a Safer Los Angeles County

September 25, 2019

Biz Fed presents Creating a Safer Los Angeles County, a resiliancy and sustainability event, on Wednesday, September 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Ganahl Lumber Offices in Torrance.

Registration starts at 11:30, followed by lunch and from noon to 2 p.m. Speakers include the Los Angeles County Office of Sustainability; Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management; Optimum Seismic; Southern California Association of Governments; and the US Resiliency Council.

Topics for discussion include Building Resilient Communities; Update on State/Local Requirements to Upgrade Building Safety; Liability Risks for Businesses / Building Owners; Expert Engineering and Advanced Technology; Best Practices for Keeping Your Building Safe; Economics for Earthquake Safety; LA County Sustainability Plan; LA County Business Preparedness Plan; and SCAG RTP/SCS.

This event is FREE to attend!

Restaurant for Roses

September 25, 2019

The Torrance Rose Float Association invites the community to the next Restaurant for Roses event on Wednesday, September 25 at The Habit from 4 to 8 p.m.

We all saw the fabulous, award-winning Torrance Float in this year’s Parade of Roses. Well, they raise funds all year long to make the float happen every year. Here’s your chance to contribute! Enjoy some delicious food while supporting the Torrance Rose Float Association.

The Habit will donate 20% of all purchases to the TRFA fundraiser. Print out the flyer and bring it with you or (SAVE A TREE) and pull it up on your smart phone.