Torrance Events

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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.

Dancing with the South Bay Stars VIII

February 23, 2019

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to present Dancing with the South Bay Stars VIII on Saturday, February 23 at 7 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theater.

The event pairs local ‘celebrities’ with professional dancers in a competition to raise funds for the Foundation and the participants’ nonprofit organization of choice.

This season, nine of the South Bay’s brightest stars will slip into their dancing shoes, take the stage and strut their stuff!

Tickets are $35, $45 and $65 and can be purchased online or by calling the Ticket Office directly at (310) 781-7171.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

February 24, 2018

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, February 24 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

For additional information, call (310) 328-6107 or visit the website at http://www.torranceantiquefaire.com/.

The Torrance Antique Street Faire is located at 1317 Sartori Avenue in downtown Torrance.

Mystery of the Ship’s Anchor – Finally Solved!

February 24, 2019

The community is invited to attend the presentation of Mystery of the Ship’s Anchor – Finally Solved! on Sunday, February 24 at 2 p.m. at The Torrance Historical Society & Museum.

For over 30 years, South Bay residents have driven past a large ship’s anchor in front of a white Greek revival office building located on the corner of Carson St. and Del Amo Circle East – smack dab between the two sides of the Del Amo Fashion Center. Yet few know the history of this 18-foot, 16-ton ship’s anchor that has been dry-docked here for over three decades.

The Torrance Historical Society invited Kevin M. Anthoney, maritime and ocean liner historian, writer and shipboard speaker, to unravel the mystery of this landmark, which took him two-and-a-half years of research and investigation. His efforts of discovery have been recognized by the Maritime Historical community, and have been published.

This event is FREE, and open to the public. No reservations are necessary, but seating is limited to first-come/first-served. Light refreshments will be served.

Black History Celebration: A Legacy of Excellence

February 26, 2019

The Torrance Chamber of Commerce will host the Black History Celebration: A Legacy of Excellence on Tuesday, February 26 starting at 10:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance – South Bay.

The event features Master of Ceremonies Emmett Miller and will recognize the 2019 honorees:

Chinua Taylor Pearce, El Camino College
Roland Tolton, First African American Torrance Police Officer
Barbara Morrison, legendary jazz and blues singer
Cobi Jones, MLS Superstar and broadcaster
Bryson and Brock Thompson, Founders of Helmets4Helmets
Noelle Quinn, WNBA

Advances in Cancer Care & Giant Inflatable Colon Interactive Exhibit

March 2, 2019

Torrance Memorial Medical Center will offer free take home colon cancer test kits during its Advances in Cancer Care event on Saturday, March 2 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The event will feature a giant, inflatable colon on-site for guests to walk through, as well as an Advances in Cancer Care lecture, which will discuss the latest developments in prevention, genetic testing, screening guidelines, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer.

The health fair and brunch will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by the lecture from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and FIT test kit distribution.

This event is FREE to attend.

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

Beer & Magic @ Absolution Brewing

March 2, 2019

Absolution Brewing presents Beer & Magic on Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m.

Drop by the taproom for a night of amazing illusions and optical wonders, along with a large selection of CRAFT BEERS! T

No reservation required, see you there!

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

Absolution Brewing Company is located at 2878 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503.

Seaside Heroes Park Community Beautification Event

March 9, 2019

Join volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event on Saturday, March 9 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.

COME MAKE FRIENDS! DO GOOD! HAVE FUN!

Meet at 22812 Kathryn Avenue in Torrance. Bring tools and gloves (if you have or will be supplied), sunscreen, water AND energy.