Events Calendar

Feb
18
Mon
SCHOOL’S OUT, DIY’S IN! BRING THE KIDS TO A CANVAS PILLOW WORKSHOP @ AR WORKSHOP TORRANCE
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

SCHOOL’S OUT, DIY’S IN! BRING THE KIDS TO A CANVAS PILLOW WORKSHOP

 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2019
 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
 SEATS AVAILABLE: 9
@ AR WORKSHOP TORRANCE
24046 VISTA MONTANA
TORRANCE, CA 90505
PHONE: (310) 893-7553
 
Join us at AR Workshop Torrance to celebrate a President’s Day and make a Youth Canvas Pillow Cover(pillow insert included).   Great for kids 7+ (parents are welcome to stay) and you can BYO snacks, sweets and kid-friendly sips!
 
HOW TO REGISTER:

  • Click the Register button, enter the Guest Name and Email and click Next.
  • Choose your Project Design, click Next and then enter your Design Options.
  • Proceed through Checkout and you will receive an email confirmation once your registration is complete.
Feb
19
Tue
State of the Region @ DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance - South Bay
Feb 19 @ 11:30 am
Feb
21
Thu
Balance and Falls: Staying Safe and Steady with Aging  @ Torrance-South Bay Family YMCA
Feb 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Balance and Falls: Staying Safe and Steady with Aging 

Falls are a major factor affecting a person’s independence and the incidence increases as people grow older.  UCLA Internist Dr. Amy S. Wang will discuss common risk factors for falls, mobility assessment and prevention methods to stay safe and steady as you age.  Thursday, February 21, 1:30 – 3 pm. Torrance-South Bay Family YMCA, 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd. RSVP: uclahealth.org/50PlusSeminar or 800-516-5323

Feb
25
Mon
Digital Animal Images Critique @ Torrance Airport Administration Building meeting room
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm

Monday, February 25, 2019, 7:00 PM

Animal Images:  Irene Bowers, who teaches classes on turning animal images into fine art will give a presentation.  The meeting is free and is open to anyone who is interested in photography.  All are welcome.   Where:  Torrance Airport Administration Building meeting room, 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance. 

For more information, please contact Harry Korn, (805)-340-3197, or visit www.sbccphoto.org

Feb
26
Tue
2019 Black History Celebration “A Legacy of Excellence” @ Doubletree by Hilton Torrance-South Bay
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am

Feb
28
Thu
South Bay Ostomy Support group meeting @ Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

South Bay Ostomy Support group meeting 2/28/19 at Torrance Memorial Medical Center off the 3400 block in Lomita.

Turn at the traffic light Earl into the hospital grounds and proceed to the West Tower building and park and go to the 2nd floor #”B”.

The meeting starts at 730 PM and Coloplast will be presenting. The vendor will show there new hernia belt among other things.

All ostomates are welcome with family or friends.

 

Mar
1
Fri
Classical Crossroads’ First Fridays at First! @ First Lutheran Church and School -- Torrance
Mar 1 @ 12:15 pm

Classical Crossroads’
First Fridays at First! ~ fff 

~ presents ~
TRIO ONDINE
BOGLÁRKA KISS flute
ALMA LISA FERNANDEZ viola
ALISON BJORKEDAL harp

Friday, March 1, 2019 at 12:15 p.m.
Complimentary reception follows

First Lutheran Church and School — Torrance
2900 W. Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503
(On the south side Carson Street just east of Maple Ave.
Park in the Church lot or on the surface streets
in the surrounding neighborhood.)

Free Admission, Donations Appreciated

www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/FirstFridays.htm 

Boglárka Kiss flute    Alison Bjorkedal harp    Alma Lisa Fernandez viola

Formed in 2005 as Duo Ondine by flutist Boglarka Kiss and harpist Alison Bjorkedal, the duo invited their good friend and violist Alma Fernandez to join them to explore the unique repertoire for flute, viola, and harp that Debussy first used in his great late impressionistic masterpiece. 

Praised for her “rich and full tone,” flutist Boglárka Kiss performs as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and a recording artist on many kinds of flutes for film and album projects in LA’s studio scene. She was a Yamaha Prize winner at the Julius Baker International Flute Seminar. She performed the U.S. premiere of Endre Szervánszky’s Flute Concerto, and premiered American works in her native Hungary, such as the Flute Sonata of Grammy-winning composer, Billy Childs. Currently, she is piccolo soloist of the Golden State Pops and performs in several other orchestras including the Pasadena Symphony. She recorded her solo debut album Air in 2006. Boglárka earned her doctoral degree in 2013. She teaches music at Pasadena City College, maintains a private flute studio, and is in demand as a masterclass teacher, music coach, and lecturer.

Alison Bjorkedal is a freelance, Grammy Award-winning harpist who teaches and performs in the Los Angeles area. She is a member of Southwest Chamber Music, Golden State Pops Orchestra and MUSE/IQUE. Alison has performed with the San Diego Symphony, Pasadena Symphony/Pops Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, Long Beach Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, and wildUP. She earned her Master’s and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees in harp performance at the USC Thornton School of Music, where she studied with JoAnn Turovsky. Alison is on the faculty at California Institute of the Arts, teaches Music Appreciation at Pasadena City College, and maintains a private harp studio. 
 
Violist Alma Fernandez attended the Oberlin Conservatory and UCLA, where she received a Master’s Degree in Viola Performance. She performs regularly with such ensembles as the LA Opera Orchestra, LA Master Chorale, Long Beach Symphony, and Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she has been described as “…a soulful violist.” (Mark Swed – LA Times). She is a member of the Eclipse Quartet and as a member of the Denali String Quartet, she gave the world premiere of Ben Johnston’s “Revised Standards” on the Jacaranda Chamber Music Series in Santa Monica. She has also worked closely with composer Tigran Mansurian, having given the West Coast premiere of his Percussion & Viola duet in 2007. Alma participated in the Dilijan Chamber Music Series featuring Mansurian’s third string quartet, with an interpretation that was described by the LA Times as a “gripping, expert performance.” 

The Concert

The First Fridays at First! ~ fff recitals carries on in Torrance the tradition of the popular Bach’s Lunch Recitals, formerly held for over 20 years in Manhattan Beach. The finest Southland and international professional artists perform half-hour recitals on first Fridays at First Lutheran Church & School from October through June. Receptions with the artists follows with complimentary organic fair-trade coffee, a freshly baked treat, and a seasonal fruit selection. 
 
 

Mar
10
Sun
California Friendly Landscape Training @ West High School Library
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
16
Sat
American Hero of the Skies a daughter’s perspective @ Western Museum of Flight
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am

Joanna Medawar Nachef Singers @ The James Armstrong Theatre
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm