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.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

Fourth Sundays

Torrance Street Faire - sbbjJoin the vintage treasure hunt every fourth Sunday at the Torrance Antique Street Faire from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in historic downtown Torrance.

Over 200 sellers will be set up along the tree lined streets with antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, furniture, jewelry, toys, tools, home decor and more…all on sale at bargain prices!

The monthly event features live entertainment with DJ Ozzie in the park, Stacy Robin & Friends in the Plaza and live music in front of the coffee shop and Just Luigis.

Torrance Beach Drum Circle

Second Sundays

Drum Circle - sbbjThe Torrance Beach Drum Circle meets on the beach every second Sunday of each month from 1 to 3:30 p.m. right below the Torrance Beach parking lot.

All ages and musical abilities are welcome to this FREE event; drums and percussion instruments are provided for everyone.

This is a casual group of friends and music lovers that enjoy sharing the joy of music with the community and it’s a particular pleasure when children get involved.

First Fridays @ First Concert Series

First Fridays

First-Fridays-at-FirstThe Classical Crossroads’ concert series, First Fridays at First, is graciously hosted as a gift to the community by FirstServe Community Services, the non-profit community service partner organization of First Lutheran Church & School in Torrance.

Talented rising artists from around the world are presented at First Lutheran Church at noon the first Friday of each month.

DineLA Restaurant Week

January 17 – 31, 2020

Attention local foodies! Restaurant Week is back and it’s time to DineLA!

DineLA Restaurant Week is a bi-annual dining event established to introduce diners to the extensive assortment of restaurants in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. DineLA Winter Restaurant Week takes place over 14 consecutive days and runs from January 17 through January 31.

Local foodies and visitors to the area will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix fixe menus from some of LA’s best restaurants during this this period.

Restaurants from El Segundo to Palos Verdes will be participating in this culinary event. Some of the restaurants will feature lunch, some will offer dinner and some will present both so be sure to check the website at http://discoverlosangeles.com/restaurantweekv2/. Diners may make a reservation online at Open Table or contact the restaurant directly. Due to the popularity of this event, advance reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-ins are welcome but there is no guarantee they can be accommodated.

This is a great opportunity to sample something different and it’s sure to whet your appetite without emptying your wallet!

Baby Shower & Foster/Adoption Expo

January 18, 2020

The Foster Baby Foundation in partnership with the South Bay Church and Department of Children Family Services Torrance present the South Bay Community Foster Care Baby Shower & Foster/Adoption Expo on Saturday, January 18 from noon to 2 p.m. at the DCFS Torrance Office.

All baby shower gifts will go directly to the Department of Children Family Services to benefit the infants and toddlers of the South Bay and surrounding cities. In addition, there will be informational booths from various adoption and foster care agencies for those interested in learning more about foster care, adoption and/or volunteer opportunities.

Please consider donating the following NEW, unwrapped items: bottles, diapers, newborn and toddler clothes, diaper bags, formula, blankets, towels, swaddles, bath items, pacifiers, etc.

Thank you in advance for supporting the children who find themselves in the system through no fault of their own.

For additional information, contact Robbie Miles at robbiemiles.finance@gmail.com or Mary Atkins at maryeatkins@yahoo.com .

BeachLife Backyard Games

January 18, 2020

Tito’s Vodka will sponsor the Beachlife Backyard Games every month at a different location in the South Bay leading up to the BeachLife Festival in May 2020.

The BeachLife crew wants to stay busy in the off season, while giving back to the community. They’ve partnered with Tito’s Handmade Vodka to throw some BeachLife Backyard Games for charity.

It’s always FREE to enter, super FUN, and they’ll donate $1,000 to local non-profits every time.

In addition to the games, the events will feature live music and after parties!