Events Calendar

Dec
15
Sat
The NUTCRACKER @ Marsee Auditorium
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm

The NUTCRACKER

December 15 @ 2 p.m. | Tickets $36 Adults /$24 Children (12 and Under)| Marsee Auditorium

The nationally known South Bay Ballet delivers a holiday confection for savvy ballet audiences who are looking for impeccably trained artists and a creative, accessible interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Grandmother Clara tells the story of a young girl on Christmas Eve, dreaming of her faithful Nutcracker Prince escorting her to the Kingdom of Sweets, where she becomes a beautiful, grown-up ballerina.

Diane Lauridsen and Elijah Pressman, directors

Choreography by Charles Maple

NO REFUNDS

NO EXCHANGES

Hearing assistance is available. Please see the House Manager. A photo I.D. or credit card is required to check out the device.

Child Policy: The Center for the Arts encourages families to enjoy performances together; however, in consideration of other ticket holders, unless specified, most performances are not suitable for infants and toddlers. All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. If you have any questions regarding this policy or the age appropriateness of a performance for your child, please contact the Ticket Office at (310) 329-5345. Please note: Children under 5 years of age will not be admitted to any El Camino College Theatre Department play or musical.

Online ticket sales end four (4) hours prior to a performance’s scheduled start time.

Parking permits are required for all events at El Camino College. You may purchase a $3 daily parking permit on the day of the performance (cash only) or when you purchase your tickets. Parking permits must be displayed on dashboard. Should you have any questions regarding parking, please contact the Ticket Office or visit our college website: www.elcamino.edu.

Contact information

For additional information, please call Center for the Arts at (310) 329-5345 or email artstickets@elcamino.edu.

Dec
16
Sun
The Palos Verdes Ballet Nutcracker @ Norris Theatre
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm
 The Palos Verdes Ballet is thrilled to present its 38thAnniversary Nutcracker season. Directed by Uta Graf-Apostol, this enchanting ballet classic will be performed at the Norris Theatre for one weekend only on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets are $38 for adults and $28 for children.
The magic is back! Beautifully danced by Palos Verdes Ballet’s talented pre-professional dancers, who will be dancing on stage with guest artist Priit Kripson from Royal Ballet of Flanders, will portray the double role of “Dr. Drosselmeier” and author “E.T.A. Hoffmann,” who, inspired by his niece and nephew Marie and Fritz, begins to write a Christmas story. Casting himself as the mysterious Herr Drosselmeier, Hoffmann writes passionately, “The story unfolds, and the characters spring to life!”
Palos Verdes Ballet students from various South Bay area schools will be sharing the roles of the main character, Marie, throughout the performance. Marie enters a moonlit living room in desperate search of her Nutcracker. The Mouse King fights the Nutcracker for control of the manor, but with the help of Drosselmeier’s magic the Nutcracker defeats the Mouse King. Marie dances her way into the arms of her beloved Nutcracker Prince. As Drosselmeier transforms young Marie into the “Sugar Plum Fairy,” every young ballerina’s dream role, she dances with the Nutcracker Prince to celebrate their love.
This winter guest artist Stephan Azulay from Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, will portray the role of the Nutcracker Prince, who will sweep away Marie to the Land of Sweets where they dance one of the most renowned dances, “Grand Pas de deux.”
“The Nutcracker is an extremely important tradition to my students,” said Graf-Apostol. “They look forward to sharing magic and joy of this beloved Christmas story to all.”
To purchase tickets to the Nutcracker performance, visit www.palosverdesballet.org.
The NUTCRACKER @ Marsee Auditorium
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm

The NUTCRACKER

December 15 @ 2 p.m. | Tickets $36 Adults /$24 Children (12 and Under)| Marsee Auditorium

The nationally known South Bay Ballet delivers a holiday confection for savvy ballet audiences who are looking for impeccably trained artists and a creative, accessible interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Grandmother Clara tells the story of a young girl on Christmas Eve, dreaming of her faithful Nutcracker Prince escorting her to the Kingdom of Sweets, where she becomes a beautiful, grown-up ballerina.

Diane Lauridsen and Elijah Pressman, directors

Choreography by Charles Maple

NO REFUNDS

NO EXCHANGES

Hearing assistance is available. Please see the House Manager. A photo I.D. or credit card is required to check out the device.

Child Policy: The Center for the Arts encourages families to enjoy performances together; however, in consideration of other ticket holders, unless specified, most performances are not suitable for infants and toddlers. All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. If you have any questions regarding this policy or the age appropriateness of a performance for your child, please contact the Ticket Office at (310) 329-5345. Please note: Children under 5 years of age will not be admitted to any El Camino College Theatre Department play or musical.

Online ticket sales end four (4) hours prior to a performance’s scheduled start time.

Parking permits are required for all events at El Camino College. You may purchase a $3 daily parking permit on the day of the performance (cash only) or when you purchase your tickets. Parking permits must be displayed on dashboard. Should you have any questions regarding parking, please contact the Ticket Office or visit our college website: www.elcamino.edu.

Contact information

For additional information, please call Center for the Arts at (310) 329-5345 or email artstickets@elcamino.edu.

The Most Classic Holiday Music EVER @ Armstrong Theatre
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dec
18
Tue
Meditation Circle @ Hoffman Health Conference Center Room 3
Dec 18 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Meditation Circle Brings Zen to Community, Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Torrance Memorial’s HealthLinks offers an opportunity to enhance meditation skills through a free, drop-in Meditation Circle for community members. 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 Tasted of Meditation” class. Drop-ins are welcome any time during the hour.  Where:Hoffman Health Conference Center Room 3, 3315 Medical Center Dr,

Torrance CA 90505. For more information visit TorranceMemorial.org/SupportGroups or call 310-517-4711.

Dec
19
Wed
Memory, Coffee, & Compassion Support Group for Those Caring for a Loved One with Dementia @ Family Connect Memory Care Home Torrance
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Memory, Coffee, & Compassion Support Group for Those Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

@Family Connect Memory Care Home Torrance

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, November 28th

Wednesday, December 5th

Wednesday, December 12th

Wednesday, December 19th

Dec
23
Sun
Torrance Antique Street Faire @ Old Torrance
Dec 23 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Torrance Antique Street Faire

200+ sellers transform the streets of downtown Torrance into an eclectic open air flea market with antiques, furniture, vintage clothes, jewelry, LP’s, plants, toys, home decor and MORE…all on sale at bargain prices!

Antique Appraisal Booth – only $3.00 per item!

Ed Gould and Stacey Robin in the Plaza!

Christmas Carolers strolling the Faire!

Eggnog & Cookies at Street Faire Antiques!

We are collecting new socks and gently used shoes for Beacon Light Shelter – they especially need men’s shoes sizes 10-13

Free Admission and Pet Friendly!

For information call 310-328-6107

Dec
25
Tue
Meditation Circle @ Hoffman Health Conference Center Room 3
Dec 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Meditation Circle Brings Zen to Community, Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Torrance Memorial’s HealthLinks offers an opportunity to enhance meditation skills through a free, drop-in Meditation Circle for community members. 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 Tasted of Meditation” class. Drop-ins are welcome any time during the hour.  Where:Hoffman Health Conference Center Room 3, 3315 Medical Center Dr,

Torrance CA 90505. For more information visit TorranceMemorial.org/SupportGroups or call 310-517-4711.

Jan
5
Sat
Free Workshop Common Sense Self Defense for Moms @ Wave Studio
Jan 5 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Free Workshop Common Sense Self Defense for Moms

First Saturday of each month…
7:29-8:44 am workshops are limited to 20 participants
Dates 2018 October 6, November 3, December 1
2019 Jan 5, Feb 2, March. 2, April 6, May 4, June, 1, July 6, August 3, Sept, 7, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7

Held at:
Wave Studio
3993 PCH Torrance, CA 90505

Mothers, especially those with small children are particularly vulnerable to violent predators as they cannot simply run away seeking shelter and safety while leaving their child behind. It is not very practical, nor swift, to run while carrying a small child, or while dragging a four year old, who is too big to carry and too slow to run, in case of being targeted. So what can we do and how can we maneuver most safely in the environment we choose to find ourselves in? I designed this class with these particular needs and vulnerabilities in mind, with no nonsense, real world solutions to keep you and your child/children as safe as possible, with the choices we have made.

What will be covered: preparing to leave your home, awareness once you exit your home, places/events/behavior that are unusually risky, the most dangerous place you visit on a regular basis and how to prepare for it, having a plan for the day and the environment in which you will be in, preparing your child, general awareness, recognizing danger signals, the vulnerability matrix, understanding what the criminal/thug/predator wants and how to keep it from him/her, realizing when you are out of your depth, who you can rely on, what to do if it all goes wrong, tactical breathing, basic effective survival techniques and devices against various threats and assaults, the aftermath and how to cope with it.

What to expect in this class/course: substantial education regarding threats, dangers, vulnerabilities, what you can and cannot control, smart choices for your particular situation. Demonstrations and role playing of threat scenarios and how to respond effectively.

What you will be learning and doing: part seminar, part workshop, and lots of hands on training in ACTUAL survival/defense tactics and techniques that can make all the difference for you and your loved ones.

Dress code: Casual, comfortable clothing (no skirts/dresses) that does not restrict movement. Sweats/workout clothes are fine. Please bring drinking water/no glass containers please.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN
First Saturday of each month…
Saturday 7:29-8:44 am seminars are limited to 20 participants
Please RSVP by the Tuesday before the date
Les Heri 310-809-7562
https://www.wavestudio.org/karate Email: ruffruff11377@yahoo.com

Jan
12
Sat
Tri-Branch Program Meeting @ Torrance Airport Meeting Room
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am
Tri-Branch Program Meeting
Torrance – Beach Cities – Palos Verdes Peninsula
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Torrance Airport Meeting Room
10am Program Begins
 
AAUW members of the South Bay announce a tri-branch meeting in January of 2019.  Members from the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Torrance and Beach Cities Branches are invited to attend a panel discussion titled;  Celebration of Women Empowerment: The State of Women’s Equity in Los Angeles Today. Discussion will focus on two areas:
• Highlights of Equity: Editorial tales from the areas where good progress has been made using successful strategies.
• Spotlight looking forward: Where is inequity is at its worst?  Where is the most work still needed?
 
Long time AAUW member and self described Hermosa Beach Girl, Emily Williams will moderate the discussion. Emily is currently the senior deputy for human services and child welfare under LA County Supervisor Ridley Scott.
 
Our Two Speakers:
  • Carmen Estrda-Schaye, PhD: Governing Council Member, 4th District, Women + Girls Initiative, County of Los Angeles; National Vice President of Diversity of the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC); President of NWPC South Bay.
  • Elena Fernandez, MSW, LCSW:  Director at the St John’s Well Child and Family Center Senior Adjunct Faculty at Pacific Oaks College – Pasadena, California.
 
The AAUW organization has a long history in the South Bay with three very active branches. Tri Branch meetings are rare.  We hope this larger gathering will create good conversation across the diverse group.  We hope to learn about the specific concerns for Women and Girls here in the South Bay.
 
Contact: Vickie McCorkendale, President, Beach Cities Branch, AAUW
cell: 310 210-5744

email: vickiemc@vipmail.com