Torrance Events

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South Bay Farmers’ Markets Schedule

South Bay farmers' MarketsThe South Bay has several terrific Farmers’ Markets throughout the week.

These are great community amenities that provide an opportunity to shop locally for the freshest, seasonal produce available.

Here’s a schedule by day of the week:

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.

Earth Day @ Del Amo

April 22 – 28, 2019

Del Amo Fashion Center invites the community to celebrate Earth Day all week long, from Monday, April 22 through Sunday, April 28.

“We know that Del Amo Fashion Center is at the center of our community and it is important to give back in a sustainable way,” said Christopher Yates, Director of Business and Marketing for Del Amo Fashion Center. “We have been long standing community partners and will continue to be good community partners for future generations by showing firsthand what true sustainability means.”

During the week of April 22 – 28, Del Amo Fashion Center will celebrate Earth Day through community recycling partnerships, special retailer initiatives, a themed family event, and other engaging programming.

On April 22, Del Amo Fashion Center will host families for a special Green Family Fun Earth Day event. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. near the play area,families will enjoy Earth Day themed entertainment, crafts, snacks, a photo opportunity, and more. Additionally, each event will feature special readings of The Earth Book, where the first 100 children will be able to decorate their own reusable tote bag and leave with their own copy of the book.

Fun & Games Fundraiser

April 24, 2019

The Torrance Historical Society is hosting the first annual Fun & Games Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Got game? The Torrance Historical Society does! How do you Scrabble? Any good at Monopoly? Do you have a poker face? Quick at Quiddler?

The “buy-in” is a $5 donation, and all who attend will be entered into a drawing for an opportunity to win a gift certificate from Red Car Brewery, Tortilla Cantina or Torrance Bakery. This evening of fun and games is for adults only (18+). Snacks will be provided.

No reservations are necessary, but seating is limited to first-come/first-served.

Wings of Freedom Tour

April 25 – 28, 2019

The Collings Foundation presents the Wings of Freedom Tour at Torrance Airport Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28.

This tour showcases fully restored bomber aircraft: a B-24 Liberator and B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, TP-51D and P-40B. The public is invited to tour these World War II military planes or take to the skies for an unforgettable 30 minute flight experience.

Admission for the tour is $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 years and younger. No reservations are needed for the tour. Flights aboard the B-17 and B-24 are $450 each per person. Flights on the B-25 Mitchell are $400 each.

Guests are also invited to fly the greatest fighter on earth and get some ‘stick time’ in the world’s only full dual control TP-51D. Flight training is $2,400 for a half hour and $3,400 for one hour. There is also flight training offered in the P-40B for $2,200 a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour.

There are only so many flights scheduled so make your reservations NOW! Call 978-562-9182 for flight reservations.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.cfdn.org.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 27, 2019

Drug-take-back-day Several South Bay cities will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Everyone is encouraged to drop off unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs or over the counter drugs (do not need to be in original container). This program is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

What you can bring:
•Unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs or over the counter drugs (do not need to be in original container)

What you can’t bring:
•Illicit substances such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana
•Liquids
•Hypodermic Needles (“Sharps”)

Healthy Kids Day

April 27, 2019

The Torrance-South Bay YMCA celebrates the annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Healthy Kids Day is the national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies.

This event is FREE and open to everyone! Bring your family and friends for a day full of active play, healthy foods, educational activities, performances, a photo booth, giveaways and more! Bring your membership cards for easy check-in. Non-members will need to register on event day.

The first 400 kids will receive a FREE Healthy Kids Day t-shirt! A kids ball hockey clinic will be run by partners from the Los Angeles Kings!

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.ymcala.org/torrance-south-bay/pages/events.

The Torrance-South Bay YMCA is located at 2900 West Sepulveda Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505.

Gala Public Reception: The XXL Show

April 27, 2019

Destination: Art presents the Gala Public Reception for The XXL Show on Saturday, April 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. The show will run through Memorial Day.

It’s not only the first big art exhibition of 2019, it is also the first BIG ART show at the non-profit studio and gallery. Art lovers, collectors, and the curious are invited to attend this special show and sale, celebrating larger pieces by local artists. The public will enjoy the variety of art in the Studio and Gallery that can become a centerpiece of one’s home or office.

“Our patrons have been asking us for a show of large art pieces for some time,” says Dave Wolfram, Destination: Art President and one of the founding studio artists. “We’re happy to accommodate their many requests with pieces that have pushed our studio and gallery artists to new boundaries.”

Destination: Art also welcomes new artists to the Gallery – Doug Castleman and Lynn Mikami — who will be on hand at the Gala Reception.