Torrance Events

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Meditation Circle

Every Tuesday

Meditation-CircleTorrance Memorial’s HealthLinks offers an opportunity to enhance meditation skills through a free, drop-in Meditation Circle for community members every Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 3 of the Hoffman Health Conference Center

Benefits of regular meditation include: quieting the mind, developing inner peace, adding balance to life, relaxation for health and well-being, and shared energy.

Some meditation experience is desired. If you do not have experience, call HealthLinks for details on “The Taste of Meditation” class. Drop-ins are welcome any time during the hour.

For additional information, visit the website at http://TorranceMemorial.org/SupportGroups or call 310-517-4711.

The Hoffman Health Conference Center is located at 3315 Medical Center Drive, Torrance CA 90505.

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 2018, there are over 900 work hours in this project, but once the entire park has received a once-over, it’s time to go back and start at the beginning. 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.

Torrance Santa Float Schedule

November 26 – December 17, 2018

The Torrance Police Officers’ Association will escort the Santa Float as it make its rounds throughout the City of Torrance starting Tuesday, November 26 and running through Monday, December 17.

Continuing a holiday tradition that started in 1969, the Torrance Police Officers’ Association will be bringing Santa Claus and a sleigh full of helpers to different areas in the city. In the event of rain, the float may be cancelled and rescheduled to a different date. In the event of a cancellation, the makeup date will be posted on their social media platforms.

To view the schedule (with expandable maps), visit the website at https://torrancepoa.com/annual-events/santa-float-schedule

YMCA Christmas Tree Lot

November 30 – December 24, 2018

Can’t wait to get your tree up? Head over to the Torrance YMCA Christmas Tree Lot from November 30 through December 24 at the corner of Del Amo Boulevard and Madrona Avenue.

Choose from fresh cut Noble Firs, cultured Douglas Firs and fresh wreaths. Flocking and flame retarding available.

This is 100% volunteer run tree lot to benefit youth in the South Bay Community.

Hours are Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Trees can also be delivered Monday through Friday

The lot is located at the corner of Del Amo Boulevard and Madrona Avenue in Torrance.

Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza

December 1, 2018 – January 1, 2019

076 - sbbj2Taking place for over 40 years, the Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza (also known as Candy Cane Lane) is one of the largest holiday decoration displays in the country.

You can walk or drive through the neighborhood reveling in the sights, sounds and scents of the season. It’s a wonderful way to spend the evening and one the entire family will enjoy and remember for years to come. The wildly extravagant decorations are on display from December 1 through January 1 from about 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Insider Tip: Plan to arrive at sunset on a weeknight, enjoy dinner at one of the nearby restaurants, like Hey 19, and then go see the decorations. You don’t want to miss this!

For additional information and directions, visit the website at http://www.yelp.com/biz/sleepy-hollow-christmas-lights-torrance

Lou Sings the Holidays

December 18, 2018

Primo presents Lou Sings the Holidays on Tuesday, December 18 at 8 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theater.

Ring in the season with Lou and some very special guests including Grammy nominated jazz/pop vocalist Jane Monheit, and a 23 piece orchestra as they sing and play all your holiday favorites! A Bronx, New York transplant, Lou Giovannetti has graced the Broadway stage, screen and TV and now lives and entertains in the South Bay. His infectious voice, unique style and repertoire can’t be beat.

Tickets are $40/$50/$109.

For additional information, call 310-781-7171 or visit the website at https://torrancearts.org/.

The James Armstrong Theater is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive in Torrance.

The Cooler Classix @ PV Bowl

December 20, 2018

Head to PV Bowl for The Cooler Classix on Thursday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Members of The Coolerz and The Classix, two South Bay classic rock bands, will join forces as one band, The Cooler Classix, for one night only. Plan on lots of favorite tunes and dance songs.

No cover charge, 21 and over, with a 2-drink minimum. Tons of free parking.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1126399577509400/.

PV Bowl Cove Bar is located at 24600 Crenshaw Blvd in Torrance.

The Nutcracker

December 22 & 23, 2018

Nutcracker Snow QueenDance West Dance Studio and the Metropolitan Ballet Company present The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23 at the James Armstrong Theater. There will be two shows daily at 2 and 7 p.m.

Relive the classic story of Clara and Fritz as they dream of a land of magic. Revolving around Clara’s broken, and then magically repaired nutcracker, an evening of delight and ballet ensue with familiar favorites brought to life by this special company of dancers.

Tickets are $17.50 and $19.50.

For additional information, call 310-781-7171 or visit the website at https://torrancearts.org/.

The James Armstrong Theater is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive in Torrance.