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					                                                       FALL
                                                      2010

       City of
   TORRANCE
  Newsletter
  & Guide
        cultural arts
        libraries
        recreation
        parks
        sports
        special events
        & all things fun

                                                 Celebrating our 12th
                                             consecutive summer musical!
        What’s
        Inside:                                  Gilbert and Sullivan’s
        Aquacade
        Co-Rec Club
        Complete Class Listing
        Halloween Carnival
                                             The Pirates
        Torrettes Dance & Drill Team
        Turkey Trot
                                             of Penzance
        Youth Flag Football
                                               James R. Armstrong Theatre
                                             August 13, 14, 20, & 21 at 8:00 pm
                                                August 15 & 22 at 2:00 pm

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                                                                 Torrance Symphony
                                                                      Concert in the Park
                                                                  August 22        1:30-4:00 p.m.

             Charles H. Wilson Park                                 Charles H. Wilson Park
          2200 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance                           2200 Crenshaw Boulevard

                           Sunday, October 31
                          4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
                   Costume parade at 6:30 p.m.
                   Tickets $7 – All day wristband


      There will be a nominal charge for food. This
      event features many of your favorite carnival
         games such as Ring Toss, Bean Bag Toss,
                Basketball Shoot, Football Throw,
      Ring-a-Sucker, Milk Bottle Throw and more!


         For more information call (310) 618-2930.
                                                            Th



                                                              18th Annual Health
                                                                & Resource Fair
                                                                 Saturday, September 18
                                                                  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
                                                                     Free Admission
                                                                 Salvation Army Torrance Corps
                                                                      4223 Emerald Street

                                                       Free Health Screenings • Antique Car Show
                                                          Entertainment • Special Guests • Food
                                                                    Door Prizes • and more!


                                                      On the covers:
                                                      Front: Torrance Theatre Company’s summer musical. For more
                                                      information see page 48.
                                                      Back: Torrance Art Museum Fall Exhibitions.




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                                                                    Torrance Seasons Fall 2010
                                                                                            TABLE OF CONTENTS
  City News ..........................................................................4-6                               Special Activities & Programs
  Community Services Department ................................... 7                                                   Afterschool Programs.......................................................47
  Registration ....................................................................8-10                                     Afterschool Club........................................................................... 47
  Class Information                                                                                                         STAR Afterschool Program......................................................... 47
  Art ................................................................................11-16                             Aquacade ...........................................................................38
      Art Appreciation ........................................................................... 11                   Art & Theatre Events ...................................................47-48
      Cartoon Art ................................................................................... 11                    Artful Days ..................................................................................... 47
      Ceramics & Clay...................................................................... 11-12                           Arts & Crafts by the Beach ........................................................ 47
      Drawing & Painting ................................................................. 12-14                            Torrance Artist’s Guild................................................................. 47
      Jewelry ....................................................................................... 14-15                 Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild ....................................................... 47
      Literary Arts................................................................................... 15                   Torrance Symphony...................................................................... 48
      Mixed Media ............................................................................. 15-16
                                                                                                                            Torrance Theatre Company........................................................ 48
      Photography ................................................................................... 16
                                                                                                                        Fun at the Parks ................................................................49
  Dance.............................................................................17-21
      Ballet .......................................................................................... 17-18               Pueblo Park .................................................................................... 49
      Combination Dances ............................................................. 18-19                                Torrance Community Gardens .................................................. 49
      Cultural Dances ...................................................................... 19-20                          Torrance Farmers Market ........................................................... 49
      Jazz and Hip Hop .................................................................... 20-21                       Library ...........................................................................40-43
      Tap Dancing .................................................................................... 21               Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve ..............44-45
      Torrettes ......................................................................................... 21
                                                                                                                        Parks & Recreation ...........................................................48
  Exercise & Movement for Adults & Youth ..................22-24                                                            Facility Booking ............................................................................. 48
  Gymnastics .......................................................................25                                  Senior Activities ................................................................46
  Homeschool Classes .........................................................17                                        Student Cultural Exchange Program ..............................49
  Infants,Toddlers & Preschoolers .................................26-27                                                Tournament of Roses Parade ...........................................49
      Early Childhood Education Program ........................................ 27
      Family Fun Time............................................................................. 26                   Torrance Cultural Arts Center ..................................50-51
                                                                                                                            Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation .......................................... 51
  Martial Arts ...................................................................27-28
                                                                                                                            Consortium Showcases ............................................................... 51
      Charter Clubs – Aikido, Judo, Kendo, & Naginata ................ 27
      Classes ............................................................................................. 28          Youth Activities.............................................................52-53
                                                                                                                            High School – The ATTIC ........................................................... 52
  Music ..............................................................................29-30
                                                                                                                            Middle School - Co-Rec Club .................................................... 53
  Performing Arts .................................................................31
  Special Interest Classes & Programs ..............................32                                                                              Torrance City Of½cials
      American Sign Language .............................................................. 32
      Canine Events ................................................................................ 32                       Mayor .............................................Frank Scotto
      Emergency Preparedness ............................................................ 32                                  Council .........................................Gene Barnett
      Special Needs Recreation ........................................................... 49                                 Council ........................................... Tom Brewer
  Sports ............................................................................33-37
                                                                                                                              Council .............................................. Pat Furey
      Batting Cages ................................................................................. 33
      Charles H. Wilson Park Facilities............................................... 33                                     Council ........................................ Cliff Numark
      Golf .................................................................................................. 33              Council .............................. Susan M. Rhilinger
      Roller Hockey ................................................................................ 34                       Council .....................................Bill Sutherland
      Special Interest Sports ................................................................. 34
                                                                                                                              City Clerk ....................................... Sue Herbers
             Fencing ............................................................................................ 34
             Personal Training ........................................................................... 34                 City Treasurer ............................... Dana Cortez
             Soccer .............................................................................................. 34         City Manager .......................... LeRoy J. Jackson
             Track & Field ................................................................................. 34
             Volleyball – Adult Co-Ed .............................................................. 34                   While the Community Services Department makes every effort to
             Wrestling ........................................................................................ 34        ensure that all information provided is listed as accurately as possible,
      Sports Leagues for Adults ........................................................... 35                            please understand that we reserve the right to make necessary changes
      Tennis ......................................................................................... 35-36              to classes and programs. Classes that do not meet the minimum en-
      Turkey Trot ..................................................................................... 36                rollment requirement may be cancelled one week before classes begin.
      Youth Sports League .................................................................... 37                         For current class information visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm.
  Swimming .....................................................................38-39

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              CITY NEWS
                        Breakfast with the Mayor                            CitiCABLE 3 Programs Win Award of Excellence!
    On May 27, 2010 the Leadership Torrance Alumni Association,              Two programs produced by Torrance CitiCABLE 3 received
  in partnership with the City of Torrance Office of Economic              recognition for excellence in programming with the 2010 STAR
  Development, introduced a new program- “Breakfast with the               Awards. Winners were announced, June 3, 2010 at the 14th annual
  Mayor”. This program will be a series of opportunities for the chief     conference in Long Beach hosted by the State of California and
  executive officers of Torrance businesses to engage Mayor Scotto in      Nevada Chapter National Association of Telecommunications Of-
  conversation in a more intimate setting. During breakfast, CEOs          ficers and Advisors (SCAN NATOA).
  have the chance to share their successes, discuss challenges within
  the industry and share any ideas on how the Torrance Area Cham-            STAR Awards recognizes excellence in government programming
  ber of Commerce (TACC) and the City should assist businesses             in the states of California and Nevada. The CitiCABLE 3 programs
  flourish.                                                                named best in the states of California and Nevada are:

    The first of this series was held at the Doubletree Hotel with           “This Week in Torrance” for the News format, a minimum of
  about a dozen CEOs or their designated representatives attending.        three ten-minute segments showing diverse elements of the news
  It focused on businesses in the manufacturing industry. Partici-         program from a minimum of three consecutive episodes of the
  pants shared their challenges with the cost of doing business in the     series. Segments may include, but are not limited to, a mix of news
  state of California with its imposed environmental regulations and       features, sports, and commentary. “This Week in Torrance” airs at
  other control measures.                                                  6:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Channel 3 (Time Warner
                                                                           cable) 36 (Verizon FiOS).
    Some described consolidation or expanded partnership with
  other organizations to aid them in surviving the economic down-            “Art Studio” for the Instructional format, which recognizes a
  turn. A few are in expansion mode and are looking for more space.        program or series of programs that provides instructions including
  All agreed there is a need to share business news and appreciated        arts and crafts, exercise, etc. “Art Studio” airs at 8:30 a.m., 1:00
  the efforts of the TACC and City to start these discussions.             p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Channel 3 (Time Warner cable) 36 (Verizon
                                                                           FiOS).
    The next event is tentatively planned for September and may
  focus on Retail, Services, or Healthcare. If you are interested in         CitiCABLE is the award-winning government access cable televi-
  participating in a future Breakfast with the Mayor, please contact       sion channel for the City of Torrance that can be viewed on Chan-
  Fran Fulton at the City of Torrance’s Office of Economic Devel-          nel 3 (Time Warner cable) 36 (Verizon FiOS) and online www.
  opment at 310-618-5807 or via email at EconomicDevelopment@              TorranceCA.Gov/CableTV. Since its creation in 1983, CitiCABLE
  TorranceCA.Gov.                                                          3 has provided quality television programming for the community;
                                                                           with something for everyone, from business to youth, from seniors
                                                                           to teens. Its various programs have been nominated and have won
                         Employee Variety Show                             multiple awards through the years.
    On Saturday, September 11 2010 at 7:00 p.m. everyone is invited
                                                                             Torrance CitiCABLE 3 is a member of the Southern California
    to the James Armstrong Theatre for the 12th annual Employee
                                                                           & Nevada (SCAN) chapter of the the National Association of Tele-
    Variety Show.
                                                                           communications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). SCAN NATOA
    City employees will put on another hat and share hidden talents.       is a non-profit professional organization serving local governments
    There will also be a chance to win various prizes from opportu-        and regional authorities in the development, regulation, and ad-
    nity drawings throughout the event. With over $8,000 raised            ministration of cable franchises and other telecommunications sys-
    from last year’s event, the City has raised a total of over $30,000    tems. The regional chapters, such as SCAN, build on the services
    to help in finding the cure for cancer.                                provided by the national office by offering training, networking,
                                                                           and information on telecommunication issues “closer to home.”
    Similar to last year, proceeds of this fun filled event will benefit
    the American Cancer Society. So mark your calendars and come!
    Get ready to be entertained for the evening while supporting an
    important cause. Tickets are only $10.




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                                                                                                                     CITY NEWS
      Students and Government Day – May 4, 2010                                    Torrance Community Television Center
    On May 4, 2010, the City of Torrance held its fourth annual
  Students and Government Day for 8th graders who attend public
  and private schools in the city of Torrance.

    Students and Government Day hopes to help students gain an
                                                                              Join the Torrance Community Television team and produce the
  understanding of local government and how it works to develop
                                                                            kind of programming you want to see! You’ll get the training and
  more informed and involved citizens and voters. It also exposes
                                                                            assistance to make your ideas a reality. Certified users can also
  students to a possible career in public service.
                                                                            receive advanced training in lighting, program development and
                                                                            editing.
    This year, the City chose 22 eighth graders from their essay
  responses on the topic: ““Think of volunteerism. Develop a
                                                                              Located at 3350 Civic Center Drive, the Center’s facilities
  volunteer program for 8th graders in the City of Torrance. Provide
                                                                            include a professional production studio, three field cameras, four
  details of your program including a way to carry it out successfully.”
                                                                            new non-linear editing bays, and more. TCtv is open from 3:00
  Participants had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activi-
                                                                            to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and
  ties, including job shadowing elected officials or city management
                                                                            from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.
  staff for the afternoon and conducting official business for the City
  of Torrance at an actual City Council meeting.
                                                                              New Users Orientation Sessions
                                                                              TCtv Orientation shows you what facilities are available
    2010 participants included the following students from their
                                                                            and how they can best be used to produce community televi-
  respective schools:
                                                                            sion programs that you want to see. New Users Orientation is
           Richie Windisch,           St. James Catholic School             held the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 until 7:30
                                                                            p.m. Call 310.618.5762 or email your reservation in today via
           Michael Quijano,           St. Catherine Laboure                 TCtv@TorranceCA.Gov!
           Victoria Phillips,         Casimir Middle School
           Alyssa Arnheim,            Calle Mayor Middle School              Torrance City Council Adopts a Balanced Budget
           Kayleigh Coates,           Bert Lynn Middle School                 On June 15th, 2010 the final public budget workshop/hearing
                                                                            for the 2010-11 fiscal year was held. After several public workshops
           Anthony Lopez,             Calle Mayor Middle School             and meetings were held with various community and employee
           Shivaram Rajkumar,         Jefferson Middle School               organizations, the Torrance City Council adopted a balanced
                                                                            budget for the fiscal year 2010-11. At the final public hearing, the
           Brittany Norris,           Magruder Middle School                City Council wrestled with resolving an $8.9 million projected
           Claire Thatcher,           Riviera Hall Middle School            budget deficit, primarily driven by the economic recession. The
                                                                            impacts hit our revenue sources such as sales tax, utility users’ tax,
           Emma Carley,               Bert Lynn Middle School               and property tax.
           Belise Bogabo,             Richardson Middle School
                                                                              To rebalance the City’s budget, the City Council recognized the
           Brooke Sheck,              Calle Mayor Middle School             need to reduce expenditures. The City Council made a conscious
                                                                            effort to do so while minimizing service impacts to the Torrance
           Lorrenz Strassberg,        First Lutheran Middle School
                                                                            community and avoiding employee layoffs. Following difficult
           Pooja Chebolu,             Calle Mayor Middle School             deliberations, the City Council approved a balanced budget that
                                                                            continues to protect vital service to the community. Unfortunately,
           William Escobar,           Madrona Middle School                 the approved budget included some program changes which in-
           Jorrel Javier,             Hull Middle School                    clude: reductions to the number of concerts held for “Concerts in
                                                                            the Park” and “Wild Wednesdays” concerts, the elimination of the
           Taylor Rashi,              Jefferson Middle School               “Oodles of Noodles” cultural event, and the “Old Fashion Fourth
           Leah Perez,                Madrona Middle School                 of July Celebration” at Wilson Park starting in 2011. The Council
                                                                            was able to fund the Rose Parade Float entry through 2012 from
           Shannon Dunn,              Hull Middle School                    the use of one-time monies, but no longer after that.
           Ian Fireman,               Jefferson Middle School
                                                                              The Council did not have to layoff or furlough any employees,
           Patricia Macatugal,        Casimir Middle School                 but eliminated almost 20 vacant positions and agreed not to
           Trevor Rudloff,            Hull Middle School                    expand wages and materials for fiscal year 2010-2011 to achieve a
                                                                            balanced budget.
    The City of Torrance congratulates this year’s participants and
  encourages all students to continue learning about local govern-           For more information about the budget reductions for 2010 –
  ment and how they can help serve the community.                           2011 or obtain a copy of the list of budget reductions at
                                                                            www.TorranceCA.Gov.

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              CITY NEWS
                                                                                  If the City were to stop mailing a printed copy of the Torrance
                                      SURVEY                                      Seasons, how would you prefer to receive the information con-
                                                                                  tained in it (rank 1 being best)?
  The City of Torrance is exploring ways to provide vital services to
  the community in a fiscally prudent and responsible manner. One                      City website (www.TorranceCA.Gov)
  of the areas we’re assessing is the way we provide information to the                eNotify Subscription Service (which may direct residents to the
  community. In particular, City staff would like the community’s                 electronic copy of Torrance Seasons and/or other pages containing
  input in the way we distribute our quarterly publication Torrance               related information)
  Seasons especially with the availability of other electronic avenues.                Facebook (www.Facebook.com/TorraceCA)
                                                                                       Torrance Events Calendar (www.TorranceCA.Gov/Events)
  Please answer the following survey.
                                                                                       Twitter (www.Twitter.com/TorranceCA)
  Are you familiar with the Torrance Seasons?                                     or
      Yes                                                                              I would prefer that a printed copy be mailed to my house and
                                                                                  would not be willing to pay a subscription fee.
      No
                                                                                       I would prefer that a printed copy be mailed to my house and
  How do you primarily receive Torrance Seasons?                                  I would be willing to pay a ‘subscription fee’ to cover the mailing
                                                                                  costs associated with this service (estimated at $8 to $10 annually).
     Online (eNotify Service, Website)
                                                                                  If yes, Please provide your name and mailing address:
     Pick-up copy at public counters (Libraries, City Hall West
     Annex, City Hall etc)                                                        ___________________________________________________
     Printed copy mailed to my home
                                                                                  ___________________________________________________
  How do you learn about City programs and services (circle all that              ___________________________________________________
  apply)?
      CitiCABLE / Broadcast                                                       ___________________________________________________
      Email notifications from City
                                                                                  Do you have any other comments about Torrance Seasons?
      Flyers
             Mailed                                                               ___________________________________________________
             Posted, where?___________________                                    ___________________________________________________
             Public counters (Libraries, City Hall West Annex, City Hall, etc.)
                                                                                  ___________________________________________________
      Newspaper Ad
      Online                                                                      ___________________________________________________
             City website (www.TorranceCA.Gov)                                    ___________________________________________________
             Torrance Events Calendar
             (www.TorranceCA.Gov/events)                                          ___________________________________________________
             eNotify Subscription Service
                                                                                  ___________________________________________________
             Twitter (www.Twitter.com/TorranceCA)
             Facebook (www.Facebook.com/TorraceCA)                                ___________________________________________________
             www.YouTube.com/TorranceCitiCABLE
      Torrance Seasons                                                            Do you have any comments about receiving information about the
             Please specify which version: print or online?                       City, and it’s offering of services, programs, classes or activities?
      Word of Mouth (please check all that apply)                                 ___________________________________________________
             Classmate
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             Friends                                                              ___________________________________________________
             Homeowner’s Association                                              ___________________________________________________
             Work
             Other: ____________________________                                  Please tear out this form and return to the City of Torrance Com-
                                                                                  munity Service Department, 3031 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance,
                                                                                  CA 90503 in person or mail. You may also fill out this question-
                                                                                  naire online at http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/18122.htm.



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                                        COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
                                          Administration, Cultural, Libraries, Parks, and Recreation

                     Director’s Message:                                                         VISION
                              Welcome, I encourage you to come
                              and experience the vast amount of                      Creating and Enriching Community
                              enrichment classes, programs, and                        Through People, Programs, and
                              activities offered by the City of Torrance
                              Community Services Department. This                                 Partnerships
                              Fall Torrance Seasons brochure has
                              many things to offer all ages, please
                              take advantage of these wonderful                                 MISSION
                              offerings that are available for your
                              enjoyment and self-ful½llment. As an
                                                                                     The Community Services Department is
                              additional note; for a wholesome family                committed to providing quality services,
                              event, don’t miss our 31st Thanksgiving
                              morning Turkey Trot 3 Mile Fun Run that          activities, programs and facilities for all those who
  kicks off the day at 8:00 a.m., race headquarters are located in the          live, learn, work, and play in the City of Torrance
  Sam’s Club parking lot. Registration information is provided in this
  brochure, so if you want to start out your Thanksgiving Day with
  us, I welcome you all to join us and have a fun ½lled time; this event
  is also listed on the events calendar on the city’s web site.
                                                                                                VALUES
  The City’s Community Services Department is proud to provide                      The Community Services Department
  high quality services, activities, programs, and facilities for all those
  who live, learn, work, and play in the City of Torrance. In doing           • Will deliver services with integrity and
  so, it upholds its vision of “Creating and Enriching the Community            honesty respecting our users
  through People, Programs, and Partnerships.” As a professional
  organization, each of our dedicated team members strives daily
  to deliver services to our community with integrity, honesty, and           • Will foster lifelong learning and personal
  respect for all users. In all our services, we strive to foster lifelong      development
  learning and personal development, with a goal of cultivating joy,
  delight, and wonder.
                                                                              • Will cultivate joy, delight, & wonder
  The City of Torrance thanks all who continue to participate in
  the Department’s programs, support all of our activities, and
  encourages everyone to discover all that the Community Services
                                                                              • Will embrace diversity and offer equal
  Department has to offer.                                                      access to services and programs
    Sincerely,
    John Jones, Director                                                      • Will incorporate innovation and adopt
    Community Services Department                                               new technologies to extend, expand, and
                                                                                enhance services
         COMMUNITY SERVICES MANAGEMENT TEAM
                         Administrative Services                              • Will be responsible stewards of City
                     Jason Minter, Senior Business Manager
                            Cultural Services
                                                                                resources
                   Eve Rappoport, Cultural Services Manager
                               Library Services                               • Will provide opportunities for civic
                            Paula Weiner, City Librarian
                                                                                participation and contribution
                              Park Services
                     Robert Carson, Park Services Manager
                                                                              • Will recognize and celebrate staff
                         Recreation Services
               Richard Brunette, Recreation Services Manager                    accomplishment and successes
     For more information on the Community Services Department
     call (310) 618-2930 or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/3737.htm.
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              REGISTRATION

                                           REGISTRATION INFORMATION – FALL 2010
                                             Classes begin the week of September 19, 2010

                                         Torrance resident registration begins Tuesday, August 24, 2010
                                           Non-resident registration begins Tuesday, August 31, 2010
            The City of Torrance now                        Registration Office Hours:
           accepts American Express                     West Annex: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
              and Discover Cards!    Cultural Arts Center: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (August 24 to October 7 only)
                                                   The Registration Office is closed on the following dates:
                                      August 13 & 27; September 6, 10 & 24 and October 8 & 22, November 5, 11, 19, 25 & 26

             To have the best opportunity of getting your desired class(es), please register in the following PRIORITY order:
      1.    On-line customers must have an account prior to registering on-line. Once your account has been set up, you may begin register-
            ing for classes beginning on the date specified above at 8:00 a.m. Confirmation will be e-mailed to you, or you may print a detailed
            receipt by logging into your account. You may NOT register family members and friends that DO NOT reside at your address.
            Please see Registration Guidelines for information on how to request an account or go to www.TorranceCA.Gov/9087.htm . If you
            have difficulties with this module call our help desk (310) 618-2723 during business hours (registrations are not accepted on this
            line).
      2.    Phone-in registration may be completed by calling (310) 618-2720 and charging the fee to your credit card (American Express,
            Discover, MasterCard, or Visa). Confirmation may be e-mailed or mailed to you.
      3.    Walk-in your registration form and payment to the City of Torrance Community Services Registration Offices located at the West
            Annex of City Hall and the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.
      4.    Fax your completed registration form with your credit card information (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) and
            sign where indicated. Fax to (310) 781-7598. Confirmation may be e-mailed or mailed to you.
      5.    Mail the completed registration form with your payment and self addressed stamped envelope to the address listed below. If
            paying by check include a separate check for each class. Make checks payable to: City of Torrance and include your driver’s license
            number on the form. If paying by credit card: include your credit card information (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or
            Visa) and sign where indicated. Include a self addressed stamped envelope for your confirmation OR provide your e-mail address
            and your receipt will be e-mailed to you.

                  Faxes and mail will be processed as time permits and may take several days to begin processing.

                                                                    Cancellation Policy
      Students that request to withdraw from most classes at least ONE business day BEFORE THE CLASS BEGINS may
      receive an 80% refund. Students that request to withdraw from classes at least one business day before the THIRD
      SCHEDULED CLASS may receive a full credit on account with the City of Torrance Registration Of½ce (this credit
      may be used for any classes by any family member, and must be used within one year from the date of issue). See
      individual class policy for Afterschool Club, Camps, Excursions, Community Gardens, Sports Leagues, and classes less
      than 4 weeks in length. No refunds or credits will be issued outside of this policy. To withdraw from class contact the
      Registration Of½ce 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and every other Friday at:

                                               City of Torrance Community Services Department
                                               Registration Office,Torrance City Hall West Annex
                                                            3031 Torrance Boulevard
                                                              Torrance, CA 90503
                                                               Phone (310) 618-2720
                                                                  Fax (310) 781-7598
                                                           e-mail: enroll@TorranceCA.Gov

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                                                                                                                  REGISTRATION
                  REGISTRATION GUIDELINES                                  Refund Policy
                                                                           All requests for refunds MUST be made at least one business day be-
  Persons giving false information regarding name, age, and address        fore the first class meeting. No refunds will be given after that time. An
  may be dropped from the class or activity without refund or credit.      administration fee of 20% (not to exceed $25 or less than $3 per class
                                                                           or activity) will be deducted from all refunds. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks
  Age Requirements                                                         for processing. A full refund will only be given when a class is cancelled
  Students must be the age specified by the first class!                   by the Torrance Community Services Department. You must contact
                                                                           the Registration Office to request a refund. See individual class policy
  Cell Phones                                                              for Afterschool Club, Camps, Excursions, Community Gardens,
  Please turn your cell phones to vibrate during class. If you must        Sports Leagues, and classes less than 4 weeks in length.
  make or receive a call, please leave the studio or classroom to do so.
                                                                           Residency
                                                                           Torrance residents may register for classes and programs one week
  Class Cancellations and Registration End Dates                           prior to non-residents. A Torrance resident is defined as anyone
  Registration ends after the second class. Classes that do not meet       living within the Torrance city limits. Those living in the 90502 zip
  the minimum enrollment requirement may be cancelled one week             code and the 90501 zip code east of Western Avenue are considered
  before classes begin.                                                    non-residents. Non-residents are welcome to register for classes, but
                                                                           pay an additional non-resident fee for most classes and may register
  Customer Satisfaction Policy                                             one week after Torrance residents.
  If for any reason you are not satisfied with a class, a credit will be   Proof of Residency will be required for all residents when reg-
  issued provided you notify the Registration Office at least one busi-    istering for the first time since January 2003. Proof will also be
  ness day before the third scheduled class (the Registration Office is    required should an individual move to a different Torrance ad-
  closed every other Friday). You have one year from the date of issue     dress, or if mail is returned. Acceptable forms of proof of residency
  to use your credit on account and you may use this credit for any        MUST be current and will be limited to the following:
  member of your family. No credits will be issued after this time.            • California Driver’s License (with current address)
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  Enrollment Con½rmation                                                         a cable bill (telephone bills, bank statements, mortgage state-
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  Military Discounts                                                       may be used for qualifying individuals under the age of 18 or over
  Active Military personnel and their immediate dependents are             the age of 60 (proof of age is required). Scholarships may be used
  eligible to receive a 10% discount (up to a maximum of $10 per           for City of Torrance classes and programs and may not be used for
  program or class per participant) on Community Services pro-             field trips, excursions, late fees, t-shirts, or memberships.
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  Make-ups may be offered for City holidays and City cancelled class       vacancy occurs prior to the start of class, wait list participants will be
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  that will be paying for classes. Complete all the information            activity each session and are not carried over to another session.
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  days of your account status and your customer ID number (this is
  your log-in name). Please keep your ID number and password in a
  safe place for future reference. You may not add family members
  and friends to your account that do not reside at your address. Pay-
  ments may be made by credit card (American Express, Discover,
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                                                               Adults       Youth     Youth+Adults                                                ART
    Classes begin the week of September 19 and will not meet                           Teen Cartoon Art Hangout/Workshop
    November 11, 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28. Fees listed represent the                     Prerequisite: Cartooning I. This is an informal workshop environment for
    cost for residents/non-residents. Classes that do not meet the                  experienced student artists who wish to work independently on their own
    minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week before classes                     projects. Instructor will be on hand to help them with any aspects of realizing
    begin. Classes are held at the Torrance Cultural Art Center,                    their artistic goals with lots of one-on-one consulting and instruction.
    3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance 90503.                                        8 weeks
                                                                                    Age Level Day Time                        Instructor     Fee             Class
                                                                                    12-18 Int        Sa 2:30-4:30pm Tierney                  $79/$99      2109.401
                          ART APPRECIATION
      Art History Through the Ages                                                                         CERAMICS & CLAY
  Our continuing Art History class will begin with the Baroque
  period in Italy and Northern Europe. Artists to be included are                       Ceramic Surface Decoration
  Caravagio, Bernini, Rembrandt, and Vermeer.                                       Prerequisite: Prior clay experience is necessary. This class is geared
  8 weeks                                                                           towards enhancing the clay surface with a variety of decorating meth-
                                                                                    ods: carving, stamping, stenciling, shellac or wax resist, and colored
  Age          Day Time          Instructor      Fee           Class
                                                                                    slips on slabs (tile), or previously made pieces. Methods can be used
  16+          Tu 10:00-12:00pm Drobny           $94/$114 3021.401
                                                                                    on hand built or thrown surfaces. Supply list will be available at the
                                                                                    first class. Clay is not included. To purchase clay see Ceramic Extras.
                             CARTOON ART                                            10 weeks
       Cartoon Drawing & Painting                                                   Age            Day Time                Instructor       Fee            Class
  Prerequisite: Cartooning I. Learn to draw cartoon, comic, and animal              18+            W 1:00-3:30pm Ulbrich                    $120/$140 3114.401
  figures using traditional drawing and painting rendering skills                       Ceramics I
  as applied to the comic and cartoon figure. Lots of one-on-one                    Learn basic hand-building, glazing, and throwing on the potter’s
  instruction.
                                                                                    wheel using high-fire clay. Clay is not included. To purchase clay see
  8 weeks
  Age            Day Time             Instructor    Fee           Class             Ceramic Extras.
  10-17          Sa 12:00-2:00pm Tierney            $79/$99    2101.401             8 weeks
                                                                                    Age Level    Day Time                Instructor   Fee           Class
       Cartooning I                                                                 18+ Beg/Cont Th 6:30-9:00pm          Kunisaki     $96/$116 3112.401
  So you’ve never drawn before? That’s okay! Come and discover the                  10 weeks
  easy-to-learn secret formulas for cartoon and comic book figures in               18+ Beg/Cont M 9:30-12:00pm Ulbrich               $120/$140 3112.402
  a fun, relaxed classroom atmosphere.                                              18+ Beg/Cont M 6:30-9:00pm           Stewart      $120/$140 3112.403
  8 weeks
                                                                                    18+ Beg/Cont Tu     9:30-12:00pm Weiss            $120/$140 3112.404
  Age Level Day Time                 Instructor   Fee           Class
                                                                                    18+ Beg/Cont W 9:30-12:00pm Ulbrich               $120/$140 3112.405
  8-11 Beg      Tu 4:00-5:30pm Tierney            $67/$87    2103.401
  8-11 Beg      W      3:00-4:30pm Tierney        $67/$87    2103.402                   Ceramics II
  8-11 Beg      Sa 10:00-11:30am Tierney          $67/$87    2103.403               Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics or instructor approval. Some classes will
                                                                                    focus on work on the potter’s wheel, building on the basic knowledge of
       Cartooning II                                                                students to center clay and make a simple pot. Advanced students master
  Prerequisite: Cartooning I. In this course the instructor will introduce          larger amounts of clay, and more challenging forms including: large bowls
  many skills and techniques to the class, including pencil shading,                & platters, 2-part assembled forms, lidded forms, and pouring vessels.
  line control, inking, pastel, colored pencil, and watercolor.                     Learn treatment of clay surface with slips, texturing, shellac resist, etc. Clay
  8 weeks                                                                           is not included. To purchase clay see Ceramic Extras.
  Age Level      Day Time              Instructor     Fee             Class         10 weeks
  8-12 Int       Th 4:00-5:30pm Tierney               $67/$87      2104.401         Age Level Day Time                       Instructor        Fee             Class
                                                                                    18+ Beg/Int Tu 6:30-9:00pm Ulbrich                         $120/$140 3113.401
       Cartooning for Teens                                                         18+ Int         W 6:30-9:00pm Weiss                        $120/$140 3113.402
  For the more independent young artists who want the time, place, personal
  advice, and help from the instructor to achieve their personal artistic goals.        Clay Magic – Parent & Child
  8 weeks                                                                           This class is fun for parent & child with projects to encourage fine
  Age Level Day Time                    Instructor       Fee                Class   motor skills. Learn hand-building and glazing techniques. Fee in-
  12-18 Beg W 4:45-6:15pm Tierney                        $67/$87        2106.401    cludes clay, firings, and glazes. Fee is per child, no unpaid siblings.
                                                                                    Maximum of two children per adult.
       Japanimation / Supertooning                                                  8 weeks
  Prerequisite: Cartooning I. Explore drawing in the Manga and Anime
                                                                                    Age           Day Time              Instructor      Fee            Class
  Style amongst all others. Emphasis will be on comic drawing, inking,
                                                                                    3-6           M     2:15-3:00pm Kent                $72/$92     2111.401
  and coloring techniques to make your work look like the pros.
  8 weeks                                                                           3-6           Sa 12:00-1:30pm Brown                 $86/$106 2111.402
  Age Level Day Time                   Instructor     Fee          Class
  12-18 Int      F     4:00-6:00pm Tierney            $79/$99   2107.401

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              ART                                            Adults       Youth     Youth+Adults

       Family Clay Fun                                                                een
                                                                                     T Ceramic Workshop                                               New!
  A fun time for the whole family! Learn to create with clay using your           In this open workshop, students develop their own projects with
  imagination and ingenuity while you work together as a family. Fee              assistance from the instructor. Instructor will demonstrate projects,
  includes clay, firings, and glazes. Maximum of two children per adult,          ideas, and clay construction procedures. Students with clay experi-
  no unpaid siblings. Fee is per child.                                           ence can work independently, allowing the freedom to develop
  8 weeks                                                                         their own direction and aesthetic in the arts. Fee includes clay,
  Age           Day Time              Instructor   Fee             Class          firings, and glazes. Open to all levels.
  5-10          F      3:30-5:00pm Trulove         $82/$102 2112.401              8 weeks
                                                                                  Age           Day Time             Instructor    Fee             Class
       Kids on the Wheel and Beyond                                               12-17         F     6:00-8:00pm Trulove          $105/$125 2116.401
  Functional and sculptural projects are the focus of this class while
  introducing students to the potter’s wheel. Hand-building tech-                      Ceramic Extras
  niques are also utilized. Fee includes clay, firing, and glazes.                 Type                                  Fee             Class
  9 weeks                                                                          Clay – Regular                        $11             POS1
  Age          Day Time              Instructor      Fee           Class           Clay – Porcelain                      $14             POS2
  10-17        W 4:00-6:00pm Lauder                  $99/$119 2113.401             Casting Slip                          $14             POS3
  10-17        Sa 9:00-11:00am Trulove               $99/$119 2113.402             Locker – Small                        $9              3111.401
                                                                                   Locker – Large                        $11             3111.402
       Open Ceramics Studio & Workshop                                             Clay is sold in 25 lb bags and MUST be purchased at the Registration
  Prerequisite: Current enrollment in a Torrance Community Services                Office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Lockers may be rented in advance.
  Department ceramics class or previous City of Torrance ceramic student           For specific locker assignments, students may come to the Cultural Services
  for 1 year, or demonstration of prior clay experience with supervisor’s ap-      Office between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. beginning Monday, September
  proval. The 4-week classes run concurrent with the 8-week class. If the          20. Bring your receipt to receive a locker assignment.
  8-week class cancels, the 4-week classes will also cancel. Clay is not
  included. To purchase clay see Ceramic Extras.                                                   DRAWING & PAINTING
  4- 6 hour classes
  Age Day         Time                  Dates            Fee              Class
                                                                                     Art History Through Drawing
                                                                                  Learn about art history and drastically improve drawing skills
  18+ Th          9:00-3:00pm           9/23-10/14       $65/$85      3119.401    through understanding the working methods of the masters. We’ll
  18+ Th          9:00-3:00pm           10/21-11/18      $65/$85      3119.402    start with the origins of art in cave painting and continue through
  8- 6 hour classes                                                               Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Europe of the Gothic,
  18+ Th          9:00-3:00pm           9/23-11/18       $127/$147 3119.403       Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo periods will be explored.
                                                                                  8 weeks
       Outrageous Creative Clay                                                   Age          Day Time              Instructor     Fee           Class
  Use hand-building techniques to create imaginative and original
                                                                                  9-14         Sa 2:15-3:45pm Ragimov               $70/$90    2121.401
  clay sculptures exploring pinch, slab, and coil. Fee includes clay,
  firings, and glazes.                                                               Color Theory & Abstract Painting
  8 weeks                                                                         Learn the fundamentals of color theory and how to apply these
  Age           Day Time            Instructor      Fee            Class          ideas to create abstract paintings. Enjoy learning methods, tech-
  6-9           M      3:30-4:30pm Kent             $66/$86    2114.401           niques, and color, to better understand abstraction. Supplies will
  6-9           Tu 4:00-5:30pm Trulove              $76/$96    2114.402           be discussed at the first class. Open to all levels.
                                                                                  8 weeks
  6-9           Th 4:00-5:30pm Kent                 $76/$96    2114.403
                                                                                  Age           Day Time            Instructor       Fee          Class
  6-9           Sa 4:00-5:30pm Brown                $76/$96    2114.404
                                                                                  16+           F    1:00-3:30pm Tsuno               $105/$125 3122.401
      Teen Ceramic Studio                                                             Drawing and Watercolor Painting
  Have a blast creating pots and ceramic sculptures on the potter’s               Learn the rules of perspective, shading, and color. Draw and paint from life
  wheel and learn advanced hand-building and glazing techniques.                  and imagination while learning techniques from the Old Masters. Explore
  Teens and instructor design their own projects in this fun program.             two dimensional skills working with pencil, pen, ink, and watercolor.
  Initial wheel instruction will be given at the instructor’s discretion.         8 weeks
  Develop skills while having fun. Fee includes clay, firings, and                Age           Day Time               Instructor       Fee             Class
  glazes. Open to all levels.                                                     10-15         Sa 4:00-5:30pm Ragimov                  $70/$90    2122.401
  8 weeks
  Age          Day Time              Instructor     Fee             Class            Drawing is FUNdamental
  10-14        M     4:45-6:15pm Kent               $73/$93      2115.401         Drawing is fun, rewarding, and everyone can do it! This class is for
  10-14        Sa 4:00-5:30pm Brown                 $73/$93      2115.402         students who want to improve their drawing skills. Supply list will
                                                                                  be available at the first class.
                                                                                  8 weeks
                                                                                  Age Level Day Time               Instructor   Fee              Class
                                                                                  18+ Beg/Int W 9:30-12:00pm Kreiswirth         $105/$125 3124.401
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                                                              Adults       Youth     Youth+Adults                                          ART
       Drawing, Painting, and Watercolor                                              Experiment with Acrylic Painting
  A beginning art class, we combine drawing exercises and creative                 Acrylic paints are a great alternative to oil paints for those with
  projects to build skills and confidence in young artists. Explore                allergies and they clean up with water for those who don’t want the
  the elements of art using various techniques and media creating a                mess. Each class starts with a demonstration. Students can paint
  variety of projects on different surfaces.                                       along with the class project or work on their own. Supplies will be
  8 weeks                                                                          discussed at the first class. Open to all levels.
  Age           Day Time             Instructor   Fee             Class            8 weeks
  6-9           M     4:00-5:30pm Reeves          $68/$88      2123.401            Age          Day Time              Instructor      Fee             Class
  6-9           Tu 4:00-5:30pm Reeves             $68/$88      2123.402            18+          M      9:30-12:00pm Peterson          $105/$125 3126.401
  6-9           F     4:00-5:30pm Reeves          $68/$88      2123.403
  6-9           Sa 9:00-10:30am Reeves            $68/$88      2123.404
                                                                                       Exploring Watercolor Techniques
                                                                                   Watercolor is fun and easy! Each class starts with a demonstration of
  6-9           Sa 11:00-12:30pm Reeves           $68/$88      2123.405
                                                                                   techniques. Students can follow along with the class project or work
  6-9           Sa 1:00-2:30pm Reeves             $68/$88      2123.406
                                                                                   on their own projects. Supplies will be discussed at the first class.
  6-9           Sa 3:00-4:30pm Reeves             $68/$88      2123.407
                                                                                   8 weeks
       Drawing Principles for Illustration I                                       Age          Day Time            Instructor       Fee               Class
  Beginners use a variety of drawing media to improve drawing skills               15+          M     1:00-3:30pm Peterson           $105/$125 3127.401
  emphasizing black and white; charcoal, pencil, pen, and ink, etc.
  working on line, value, light, and shadow. This is a serious course
                                                                                      Fundamentals of Oil Painting
                                                                                   Elements of art: line, value, shape, color, and texture are em-
  and a mature attitude is a must! All materials are provided.
                                                                                   phasized with independent projects or group still life paintings.
  8 weeks
                                                                                   Specific methods and oil painting techniques will be demonstrated.
  Age Level Day Time                Instructor     Fee            Class
                                                                                   Principles of color theory, composition, positive and negative space,
  10-16 Beg Th 4:00-5:30pm Ste. Marie              $73/$93     2124.401
                                                                                   plus subject choice are discussed to strengthen your oil painting
  10-16 Beg F       4:00-5:30pm Tsuno              $73/$93     2124.402
                                                                                   techniques. Supply list will be discussed at the first class.
       Drawing Principles for Illustration II                           New!       8 weeks
  Prerequisite: Drawing Principles for Illustration I or with instructor’s         Age          Day Time             Instructor      Fee           Class
  permission. Advanced students use a variety of drawing media to improve          18+          Tu 9:30-12:00pm Kreiswirth           $116/$136 3130.401
  drawing skills and will include introduction to color materials continu-         18+          Th 9:30-12:00pm Ragimov              $116/$136 3130.402
  ing to work on line, value, light, and shadow. This is a serious course          18+          Th 7:00-9:30pm Glynn                 $116/$136 3130.403
  and a mature attitude is a must! All materials are provided.
  8 weeks
                                                                                      Impressionistic Japanese Watercolor
                                                                                   Create paintings that capture the essence of this luminous and
  Age Level Day Time                   Instructor        Fee               Class
                                                                                   softly colored medium. Participants will learn Japanese brush-paint-
  10-16 Adv W 4:00-5:30pm Ste. Marie                     $73/$93       2125.401
                                                                                   ing techniques and how to create three-dimensional images with a
       Drawing the Figure                                                          single stroke. A supply list is available on our web page.
  Learn composition, anatomy, use of different media and tech-                     8 weeks
  niques, while drawing from live models. Two weeks of head studies                Age           Day Time              Instructor    Fee          Class
  are included. This class will have bikini models (no nudity.) Sup-               18+           Th 9:30-11:30am Asano               $100/$120 3132.401
  plies will be discussed at the first class.
  8 weeks
                                                                                      Oil Painting Techniques & Materials
                                                                                   Learn to paint a variety of subjects using “water-based” oil paints.
  Age           Day Time              Instructor   Fee            Class
                                                                                   Explore color mixing and smooth blending with this slow drying
  16+           Tu 7:00-9:30pm Glynn               $153/$173 3125.401
                                                                                   paint. All materials are included.
       Exceptional Collage Painting                                                8 weeks
  Collage is one of the most common art techniques in modern art.                  Age          Day Time             Instructor     Fee             Class
  Artists from Joseph Cornell and Picasso to Robert Rauschenberg                   11-17        F     4:00-6:00pm Siegal            $87/$107 2126.401
  and Kara Walker use collage. Like the music styles of Jazz or clas-
  sical, the textures, rhythms, patterns, and compositions in collage
                                                                                      One Stroke Painting & More
                                                                                   Learn the popular One Stroke Painting technique that shades,
  will make your images dance. Students will be encouraged to
                                                                                   highlights, & blends all in one stroke of the brush. Certified
  develop their own collages including layering, drawing, paper mate-
                                                                                   instructor has taught over 20 years. Supplies will be discussed at the
  rials, acrylic, ink, and stamps while learning the formal elements of
                                                                                   first class. Classes will not meet Oct 11 & 12.
  art. Supplies will be discussed at the first class. Open to all levels.
  8 weeks                                                                          8 weeks
  Age            Day Time            Instructor      Fee            Class          Age            Day Time            Instructor    Fee            Class
  16+            Tu 12:30-3:00pm Willcocks           $105/$125 3121.401            14+            M     7:00-9:30pm Numamoto        $92/$112 3135.401
                                                                                   14+            Tu 12:30-3:00pm Numamoto          $92/$112 3135.402

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              ART                                         Adults      Youth     Youth+Adults

       One Stroke Painting for Teens                               New!          Watercolor Still Life/Botanicals
  Want to “wow” your friends? Learn the One Stroke Painting technique         Learn to draw and paint botanicals and shells. Draw in graphite
  that shades, highlights, and blends all in one stroke of your brush, just   and colored pencil with watercolor working from life. Paint from a
  like magic! Supplies will be discussed at the first class.
  6 weeks                                                                     still life set-up or close up “studies”—portraits of flowers!
  Age           Day Time              Instructor        Fee          Class    8 weeks
  10-15         M     4:00-5:30pm Numamoto              $44/$64   2129.401    Age             Day Time             Instructor     Fee         Class
                                                                              16+             W 10:00-12:00pm Siegal              $98/$118 3143.401
       Open Studio Painting - All Media
  Use the facilities and creative atmosphere of the Torrance Cultural            Workshop - Plein-air Painting
  Arts Center. Students work on paintings in media of their choice            Spend part of a day painting outside with nationally recognized local
  at their own pace. Instructor will be available to give critique and        artist Doug Stenhouse at the Madrona Marsh (meet at the Marsh).
  advice. Students provide their own art supplies and materials.
  10 weeks                                                                    Learn how to capture the transparent quality of the landscape in
  Age          Day Time             Instructor      Fee             Class     watercolor while enjoying a day of camaraderie with fellow artists.
  16+          Tu 7:00-9:30pm Libbrecht             $127/$147 3136.401        A supply list is available on our web page. Bring a sack lunch.
                                                                              1 Day - October 9
       Pastels and More                                                       Age           Day Time             Instructor    Fee             Class
  Learn to use pastels like paint as well as a drawing medium. Water-         18+           Sa 9:00-1:30pm Stenhouse           $40/$50     3120.401
  colors, acrylics, and inks may be used alone or mixed with pastels.
  Students may use the medium that pleases them the most. Supplies
  will be discussed at the first class. Open to all levels.                                                 JEWELRY
  8 weeks
  Age           Day Time              Instructor      Fee         Class          Beading/Wire Wrap Jewelry
  18+           W 1:00-3:00pm Metcalf                 $90/$110 3138.401       Learn to make beautiful jewelry by using wire-wrapping techniques.
                                                                              Students will use jewelers’ tools to twist, bend, wrap, and shape wire
       Portrait and/or Drawing from Photography                               into necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. You will learn about different
  Render a portrait likeness using charcoal, pastel, or pencil. Work          beads and stones while emphasizing craftsmanship. Materials run $35.
  from personal photos or magazine images. Learn shading, propor-             8 weeks
  tions, and technique for working in monotones or color. Supply              Age Level Day Time                  Instructor       Fee             Class
  list will be available at the first class.                                  16+ Beg/Int Th 2:00-5:00pm Trueman                   $119/$139 3152.401
  Age            Day Time               Instructor Fee           Class
  16+            W 1:00-3:00pm Siegal              $98/$118 3139.401
                                                                                 Casting
                                                                              Prerequisite: Some soldering and fabrication experience is required. Learn
       Studio Drawing                                                         various methods of working with wax to create cast works. Begin
  Bring your pencils, pen & ink, charcoal, pastels, and any other             with the simple process of cuttlefish casting to understand the
  favorite drawing media. Realize your ideas in different scales using        basics. Cast small sculptural elements and/or wearable pieces in
  a variety of media, exploring portraits, landscapes, still life, and        sterling silver and/or bronze. Some soldering and fabrication expe-
  abstract designs. Draw with freedom and self expression. Supply list        rience is required. Additional materials run $70-$80.
  for beginners will be available at the first class. Open to all levels.     8 weeks
  8 weeks                                                                     Age Level Day Time                  Instructor       Fee               Class
  Age           Day Time             Instructor       Fee             Class   18+ Beg        Tu 6:00-9:00pm DeArmond               $125/$145 3153.401
  18+           Th 7:00-9:30pm Libbrecht              $102/$122 3140.401         Go “Green” - Eco-friendly Jewelry                               New!
      Watercolor & Mixed Media                                                Create and produce one-of-a-kind wearable jewelry from recycled
  Learn how to enjoy the art of watercolor painting using mixed media         materials and precious metals. Learn techniques and methods for
  techniques. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of color             up-scaling common items into beautiful pieces of art to wear and
  and composition. Learn to create your own paintings, draw your              treasure. Lectures, demonstrations, and guided instruction are
  own compositions, and find your own art style using watercolor and          integrated into this fun course. Materials run $50- $60.
  mixed media. Supplies will be discussed at the first class.                 8 weeks
  8 weeks                                                                     Age          Day Time            Instructor     Fee            Class
  Age          Day Time            Instructor      Fee           Class        14+          M     1:00-4:00pm Hacker-Moss $125/$145 3158.401
  16+          Tu 9:30-12:00pm Willcocks           $102/$122 3142.401
                                                                                 Jewelry Fabrication                                             New!
      Watercolor Painting                                          New!       Prerequisite: Metalsmithing Basics recommended or instructor approval.
  Are you new to watercolor or would like to review the basics? You           This course is designed to help the beginning jewelry student
  will learn how to set up your palette, about brushes, paints, and           transition their work to more technically challenging projects. With
  papers. Instructor demonstrations and technique exercises will              lectures, demonstrations, and guided instruction, students will
  cover washes, brush strokes, color blending, layering, and control-         learn through projects, stone setting in rings, hollow form bead,
  ling edges. You will explore principles of color theory, choosing a         patination, decorative finishes, filigree work, mechanisms, findings
  subject and composition as you complete paintings with step-by-             and other wearables. Materials run $70- $80.
  step instruction. A supply list is available on our web page.               8 weeks
  8 weeks                                                                     Age            Day Time             Instructor     Fee             Class
  Age Level Day Time                  Instructor    Fee           Class       16+            M    9:30-12:30pm Hacker-Moss $125/$145 3159.401
  16+ Beg       W 7:00-9:30pm Ste. Marie            $102/$122 3144.401        16+            Th 6:00-9:00pm Hacker-Moss $125/$145 3159.402

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                                                           Adults       Youth     Youth+Adults                                            ART
       Jewelry Making I                                              New!          Workshop - All About Wire
  Learn to use jeweler’s tools to design and make beautiful bracelets,          Learn new and exciting ways to work with wire to create one of
  necklaces, pins, and earrings. These pieces make lovely gifts for             a kind jewelry. This series will teach techniques you can use at
  birthdays, holidays, or “just because.” Supply list and sources will          home. Through lectures, demonstrations, and guided instructions,
  be provided at the first class.                                               students will learn spool knitting with wire, beyond wire wrap-
  8 weeks                                                                       ping, chain making, ½ligree work, ½ndings, and mechanisms.
  Age Level Day Time                Instructor      Fee            Class
  8-13 Beg     M     4:00-5:30pm Koss               $68/$88    2151.401         A supply list is available on our web page. Bring a sack lunch.
                                                                                4 Days – Oct 30, Nov 6, 13, & 20
       Jewelry Making II                                             New!       Age          Day Time             Instructor    Fee             Class
  Prerequisite: Jewelry Making I. The next step! Learn advanced tech-
  niques such as stitched jewelry, wire wrapping, mixed media, and              18+          Sa 9:30-4:00pm Hacker-Moss $150/$170 3150.402
  more options to challenge your creativity. Supply list and sources
  will be provided at the first class.                                             Workshop - Beads and Cones in Silver Clay
  8 weeks                                                                       Cone shaped earrings, open pillow beads, and various tube beads
  Age Level Day Time                  Instructor    Fee           Class         using silver clay will be demonstrated in this class. Multiple ways
  10-15 Int      M      5:45-7:15pm Koss            $68/$88    2152.401         to use the beads (pendant, necklace, bracelet, and earrings) will
       Metalsmithing Basics                                                     be covered. Basic tools are provided for use during the class.
  Introduction to metalsmithing techniques including: cutting, drill-           Firing will be done off site. A supply list is available on our web
  ing, riveting, soldering, forming, patination, and finishing. Learn           page. Bring a sack lunch.
  to work with non-ferrous metals such as silver, nickel, copper, and           1 Day – October 23
  bronze to fabricate small sculptural works and/or jewelry. Tools,             Age           Day Time            Instructor       Fee           Class
  materials, and techniques will be discussed and there will be some            18+           Sa 9:30-4:00pm Brooks                $65/$85    3150.403
  class demonstration. Additional materials run $70-$80.
  8 weeks
  Age Level Day Time                 Instructor    Fee             Class                                LITERARY ARTS
  16+ Beg       M     6:00-9:00pm DeArmond         $125/$145 3156.401
  16+ Beg       Th 9:30-12:30pm DeArmond           $125/$145 3156.402               Creative Writing
                                                                                Write in a variety of genres including short stories, plays, essays, poetry,
       Mixed Media Jewelry                                           New!       chapter books, and novels. Class includes mini-lessons on story
  Learn many jewelry techniques using mixed media materials.                    construction, brainstorming, writing techniques, and writing exercises,
  Students will use jeweler’s tools to twist, bend, and wrap wire               but is primarily devoted to students having uninterrupted writing time.
  into necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Learn to crochet with cord           Students type their story at home and bring it back for the instructor’s
  and wire. Use a bead loom to weave bracelets and bead a netted
                                                                                feedback. Work is returned every week with editorial comments and
  necklace. Chinese knotting is included in the skills taught as well
  as Japanese origami to create earrings. Materials run $35.                    suggestions. Class culminates in the publication of collected work
  8 weeks                                                                       titled “Our Magazine,” which students illustrate themselves.
  Age Level Day Time                 Instructor     Fee           Class         8 weeks
  16+ Beg/Int Tu 9:30-12:30pm Trueman               $119/$139 3154.401          Age           Day Time              Instructor      Fee               Class
  16+ Beg/Int W 6:00-9:00pm Trueman                 $119/$139 3154.402          9-14          F     6:00-7:30pm Kogon               $83/$103 2011.401
                                                                                9-14          Sa 5:00-6:30pm Kogon                  $83/$103 2011.402
       Open Jewelry Studio
  Prerequisite: Current enrollment in a Torrance Community Services
  Department jewelry class or previous City of Torrance jewelry student for 1                            MIXED MEDIA
  year or with supervisor’s approval. This is your opportunity to work on          A Bug’s World
  your jewelry projects.
  8 weeks                                                                       Bees, butterflies, and more! Draw, paint, and sculpt real and imagi-
  Age            Day Time              Instructor     Fee              Class    nary insects while learning about them and the part they play in
  18+            Tu 2:00-5:00pm DeArmond              $110/$130 3157.401        the world. Hear great stories about insects from the beautiful world
                                                                                of children’s literature.
                                                                                8 weeks
      Workshop - All About Lockets                                              Age          Day Time            Instructor     Fee            Class
  Learn how to create your own one-of–a-kind, personalized                      6-10         Tu 4:00-5:30pm Koss                $69/$89     2161.401
  locket. Become inspired and bring your creative ideas to fruition
  through lectures, demonstrations, and supervised work time.                       Craft Fun
  This series includes topics in forming processes, making hinges               Work with paper mache, wood, and paper. Decorate and paint tote
  and functional clasps, bails and chain making. A supply list is avail-        bags, picture frames, tie dye techniques, and weave material. Make
  able on our web page. Bring a sack lunch.                                     pop-up cards and monoprints. Supplies will be discussed at the first
  4 days – Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, & 16                                            class.
  Age          Day Time             Instructor    Fee              Class        8 weeks
  18+          Sa 9:30-4:00pm Hacker-Moss $150/$170 3150.401                    Age          Day Time             Instructor    Fee            Class
                                                                                8-13         F    4:00-5:30pm Taira             $68/$88    2167.401
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              ART                                         Adults      Youth     Youth+Adults

       Graphic Design 101                                          New!           Picasso and Me
                                                                              Join us for this fantastic class that introduces master artists such as
  Prerequisite: Students must be able to bring a laptop computer. Learn
                                                                              Monet, Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Matisse, and more. Technique
  how to use the principles of Design to enhance your art, text, and
                                                                              along with tools will be explored: palette spreaders, cutting and
  design projects. This class will help you to create work that is
                                                                              design, liquid watercolors, tempera paint, and 3-D form. Additional
  visually dynamic, graphically exciting, and technically proficient.
                                                                              crafts and projects include camp clay, treasure boxes, easels, and glit-
  Sketching out ideas and formulating the content through to the
                                                                              ter frames. A $10 supply fee is due to the instructor at the first class.
  finished product using Digital Media will help you to create your
                                                                              8 weeks
  own graphic style.
                                                                              Instructor: Art to Grow on Children’s Art Center, Inc. Staff
  8 weeks
                                                                              Age           Day Time                             Fee              Class
  Age           Day Time              Instructor       Fee            Class
                                                                              5-10          M     4:30-5:30pm                    $86/$106 2178.401
  18+           M     1:00-3:30pm Willcocks            $105/$125 3166.401
                                                                              5-10          Th 4:00-5:00pm                       $86/$106 2178.402
       My Art Studio
  Learn techniques of the Masters through age-appropriate art proj-
  ects increasing self-esteem. Curiosity, discovery, self-expression, and         Scrapbooking Addiction
  fun are the focus of class using glitter paint, tempera paint, play         Work with one of the funniest Creative Memories’ consultants
  dough, collage, and watercolors. Parents come join the fun or drop          learning to make your memories come alive! Students learn all
  off your child. Lessons and projects rotate quarterly. A $10 supply         aspects of scrapbooking, creative techniques, and secrets of conserv-
  fee is due to the instructor at the first class.                            ing time and money with exciting new concepts introduced each
  8 weeks                                                                     week. A supply list is available on our web page.
  Instructor: Art to Grow on Children’s Art Center, Inc. Staff                5 weeks – Sept 22 – Oct 20
  Age           Day Time                             Fee            Class     Age           Day Time             Instructor   Fee            Class
  3-5           Th 12:00-1:00pm                      $86/$106 2173.401
                                                                              18+           W 7:00-9:00pm Lum                 $51/$71     3162.401
  3-5           F     10:30-11:30am                  $86/$106 2173.402
  3-5           F     12:00-1:00pm                   $86/$106 2173.403
  3-5           Sa 12:45-1:45pm                      $86/$106 2173.404           Woodworking for Parent & Child                                    New!
                                                                              Share, create, and make memories while building beautiful projects
       My Itsy Bitsy Art Studio
  Join us for this excellent introductory art class experience. Students      out of wood together. Fee is per child, no unpaid siblings. Maxi-
  can participate at the easels, collage, drawing, and play dough sta-        mum of two children per adult. Supplies will be discussed at the
  tions! This is a very safe and age-appropriate class that focuses on        first class.
  fine-motor development. It also introduces tempera paints, glitter          5 weeks - Sept 29, Oct 6, 20 & 27, & Nov 3
  paints, pompom, feathers, play dough, and more. Parent participa-           Age          Day Time           Instructor     Fee             Class
  tion is required. Projects and lessons rotate quarterly. A $10 supply       3-6          W 10:00-11:30am Numamoto          $43/$63      2185.401
  fee is due to the instructor at the first class.
  8 weeks
  Instructor: Art to Grow on Children’s Art Center, Inc. Staff                                        PHOTOGRAPHY
  Age           Day Time                             Fee            Class
  15-23 mos Th 9:00-9:45am                           $86/$106 2174.401           Photoshop for Photographers
                                                                              Prerequisite: Students must be able to bring a laptop computer with Photoshop
       My Little Art Studio                                                   Elements 7 or 8 OR a version of Photoshop 5 or higher installed. Take your
  Attention parents of two year olds! This class is just for your child.      images to the next level. Understand this premiere photo editing tool
  Activities that encourage curiosity, discovery and self-expression          on your laptop through time saving techniques and skills taught by a
  through the art process can increase his or her self-esteem and self-       commercial photographer. Time will be allotted to work on your im-
  confidence. Projects include frames, treasure boxes, masks using            ages. A $10 supply fee is due to the instructor at the first class.
  glitter paint, tempera paint, play dough, collage, and watercolors.         8 weeks
  Parents join the fun. Projects and lessons rotate quarterly. A $10          Age             Day Time               Instructor        Fee             Class
  supply fee is due to the instructor at the first class.                     15+             Th 7:00-9:00pm Ostrowski                 $117/$137 3193.401
  8 weeks
  Instructor: Art to Grow on Children’s Art Center, Inc. Staff                    Using Your Digital Camera
  Age            Day Time                             Fee           Class     Unravel the mystery of your digital camera and use it effectively
  2              Th 10:30-11:20am                     $86/$106 2175.401       with lots of tips and techniques. Class will cover resolution, prepar-
  2              F   9:00-9:50am                      $86/$106 2175.402       ing images for printing, e-mailing images, and how to print & store
  2              Sa 11:30-12:20pm                     $86/$106 2175.403       images. Take this class before you buy. Open to all levels. A $10
                                                                              material fee is due at the first class.
                                                                              8 weeks
                                                                              Age           Day Time              Instructor   Fee             Class
                                                                              18+           Tu 7:00-9:00pm Ostrowski           $93/$113 3194.401


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                                                        Adults      Youth     Youth+Adults                                       DANCE
         CLASSES FOR THE HOMESCHOOLED                                                                       DANCE
                                                                             Classes begin the week of September 19 and will not meet
    Classes begin the week of September 19 and will not meet                 November 11, 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28. Fees listed represent the cost
    November 11, 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28. Fees listed represent the              for residents/non-residents. Classes that do not meet the mini-
    cost for residents/non-residents. Classes that do not meet the           mum enrollment may be cancelled one week before classes begin.
    minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week before classes              Classes are held at the Torrance Cultural Art Center, 3330 Civic
    begin. Classes are held at the Torrance Cultural Art Center,             Center Drive, Torrance 90503.
    3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance 90503.
                                                                            All classes featuring “an RKDC program” are taught by instructors
       Ceramic Studio                                                       from the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, Torrance’s dance art-
  Have a blast creating pots and ceramic sculpture, learning advanced       ist-in-residence. Since 1999, RKDC has offered the South Bay pro-
  hand-building and glazing techniques. Students design their own           fessional level dance and exercise classes led by their distinguished
                                                                            staff of teaching artists. Class content and pricing is established
  projects in this fun program. Initial wheel instruction will be at        by the RKDC. This session, all RKDC classes will culminate in
  the instructor’s discretion. Develop skills while having fun! Fee         “The Kids Show” performance at the James R. Armstrong Theatre
  includes clay, firings, and glazes and is open to all levels.             (participation is optional). Costume fees range from $0-$20 and is
  8 weeks                                                                   collected by the instructor. Tickets are $12 per person and includes
                                                                            a $2.50 box office fee. For more information call the Education
  Age           Day Time             Instructor     Fee            Class
                                                                            Director, (310) 292-7024 or visit www.rkdc.org.
  7-14          Tu 2:00-3:30pm Trulove              $71/$91     2402.401
       Dance                                                                See Exercise and Movement for youth and adult dance
  Learn basic ballet and tap techniques, positions, steps, and termi-       based exercise classes.
  nology while developing self-confidence and poise through the art
  of dance. Wear leotard, proper leather ballet, and tap shoes (tights                                      BALLET
  are optional). Class has limited visibility to view your children.            Ballet (an RKDC program)
  8 weeks                                                                   Flexibility, strength, and grace through traditional ballet techniques
  Age          Day Time             Instructor      Fee            Class    will be taught with a barre warm-up, across the floor traveling steps,
  8-14         M     12:10-1:00pm Dandy             $45/$65     2403.401    and ballet combinations. This is a great workout as well as good
                                                                            technique training.
       Drawing, Painting, and Watercolor                                    9 weeks
  In this beginning art class, we combine drawing exercises and
                                                                            Age            Day Time            Instructor    Fee             Class
  creative projects to build skills and confidence in young artists.
                                                                            13+            Th 6:30-7:30pm K. Wright          $86/$106 2201.401
  Explore the elements of art using various techniques and media
  creating a variety of projects on different surfaces. New projects are        Ballet Technique (an RKDC program)
  offered each session on a 2 year rotating cycle.                          Learn basic and intermediate techniques in traditional ballet dance.
  8 weeks                                                                   Students will improve upon coordination skills, posture, and gracefulness.
  Age          Day Time               Instructor    Fee            Class    Classical and contemporary children’s music is used. Boys and girls are
  6-14         M      1:30-3:00pm Reeves            $62/$82    2404.401     welcome. Level 1 – beginners and those with some ballet experience. Level
                                                                            1&2 – some basic ballet training is required. Level 2 – previous ballet train-
       Fencing                                                              ing is required. *Class has limited visibility to view your children.
  Class includes basic instruction in footwork, defensive moves, and        10 weeks
  attacks. Basic equipment is provided. Wear loose fitting clothes and      Age Level Day Time                    Instructor        Fee            Class
  court shoes (no shorts or sandals).                                       7-10 1&2 Tu* 4:30-5:20pm Dorfan                         $85/$105 2202.401
  8 weeks                                                                   3-5 1          W 2:30-3:20pm Katrinov                   $79/$99     2202.402
  Age Level Day Time                 Instructor   Fee            Class      5-7 1          W 3:30-4:20pm Dorfan                     $79/$99     2202.403
  10-17 Beg Th        2:00-3:00pm Trulove         $50/$70     2405.401      6-8 2          W 4:20-5:10pm Dorfan                     $85/$105 2202.404
  10-17 Int     Th    3:30-4:30pm Trulove         $50/$70     2405.402      8-12 1&2 W 5:10-6:00pm Dorfan                           $85/$105 2202.405
       Jewelry Making                                                           Creative Ballet
  Learn to use jewelers’ tools to design bracelets, necklaces, and          Students will learn elementary ballet technique and use their imagi-
  earrings. This is a fun way to adorn yourself and friends or to           nation to apply what they’ve learned to fun and creative dances.
  make gifts for birthdays, holidays or “just because.” Supply list and     Wear leotard and proper leather ballet shoes (tights are optional).
  sources will be provided at the first class.                              8 weeks
  8 weeks                                                                   Age Level Day Time               Instructor     Fee            Class
                                                                            3-5 Beg      M     10:35-11:20am Dandy          $54/$74     2203.401
  Age          Day Time             Instructor      Fee            Class
                                                                            3-5 Beg      Tu 10:35-11:20am Dandy             $54/$74     2203.402
  8-13         M      11:30-1:00pm Koss             $62/$82     2406.401    3-5 Beg      Th 11:30-12:15pm Williams          $54/$74     2203.403


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              DANCE                                       Adults      Youth     Youth+Adults

       Creative Ballet Fundamentals                                New!           Creative Ballet and Tap
  This class is designed to introduce children to ballet by exploring         Use your imagination and travel to far away places in your ballet shoes
  how movement and music work together to create dance. Basic                 and let’s get loud with tap! This class is for students who are new to ballet
  ballet steps are taught with an emphasis on proper technique and            and tap. Wear leotard, tap shoes, and proper leather ballet shoes (tights
  creative interpretation. Musical rhythms provide structure and the          are optional). *Class has limited visibility to view your children.
  source of expressive movement. Wear leotard and proper leather              8 weeks
  ballet shoes (tights are optional). Class has limited visibility to view    Age            Day Time               Instructor       Fee            Class
  your children.                                                              3-5            M    11:20-12:05pm Dandy                $54/$74     2220.401
  8 weeks                                                                     3-5            Tu 11:25-12:10pm Dandy                  $54/$74     2220.402
  Age           Day Time             Instructor     Fee              Class    3-5            W    11:00-11:45am Dandy                $54/$74     2220.403
  3-5           Sa 9:15-10:00am E. Wright           $54/$74      2207.401     3-5            W    11:45-12:30pm Dandy                $54/$74     2220.404
                                                                              3-5            Sa* 10:00-10:45am E. Wright             $54/$74     2220.405
       Creative Pre-Ballet                                                    4-6            Sa* 11:20-12:05pm E. Wright             $54/$74     2220.406
  This is a perfect class for little ones who are already learning or just
  starting to learn beginning ballet dance. Students will learn elemen-           Creative Movement - Parent & Me
  tary technique and use their imagination to apply what they’ve              This is a fun and imaginative class for boys, girls, and parents! There will
  learned to fun and creative dances. Wear leotard and proper                 be light stretching, creative movement, and some dance mixed up with
  leather ballet shoes (tights are optional).                                 delightful music! This is a great class for preschool children who have not
  8 weeks                                                                     taken dance before. Only children who are enrolled may attend the class,
  Age           Day Time               Instructor     Fee           Class     no unpaid siblings or infants will be allowed in the studio.
  3-4           M     10:00-10:30am Dandy             $40/$60    2204.401     8 weeks
  3-4           Th 11:00-11:30am Williams             $40/$60    2204.402     Age            Day Time                Instructor      Fee            Class
                                                                              2-3            M     9:30-10:00am Dandy                $40/$60     2221.401
       Creative Pre-Ballet – Parent & Me                                      2-3            W     10:00-10:30am Dandy               $40/$60     2221.402
  Travel with your toddler to far away places in their ballet shoes!
                                                                              2-3            Sa 10:50-11:20am E. Wright              $40/$60     2221.403
  Learn the basic steps in this introduction to ballet. Only children
  who are enrolled may attend the class, no unpaid siblings or infants            Creative Pre-Ballet and Tap
  will be allowed in the studio. Wear leotard and proper leather bal-         This is a perfect class for little ones who are already learning or
  let shoes (tights are optional).                                            just starting to learn beginning ballet and tap. Children will learn
  8 weeks                                                                     elementary technique and use their imaginations to apply what
  Age           Day Time            Instructor     Fee             Class      they’ve learned to fun and creative dances. Wear leotard, tap shoes,
  2-3           Tu 10:00-10:30am Dandy             $40/$60      2205.401      and proper leather ballet shoes (tights are optional).
                                                                              8 weeks
  2-3           W 9:30-10:00am Dandy               $40/$60      2205.402
                                                                              Age          Day Time                Instructor     Fee           Class
  2-3           Th 10:30-11:00am Williams          $40/$60      2205.403
                                                                              3-5          W      10:30-11:00am Dandy             $40/$60    2222.401
       Modern Ballet (an RKDC program)                                           Tap/Ballet/Creative (an RKDC program)
  Learn the basics of ballet blended with a creative modern flair. No         This is an introductory ballet, tap, and creative dance class. Ballet
  shoes required, dance barefoot to modern music of today. Classes            and tap shoes are recommended.
  are open to beginners and those with previous ballet experience.            10 weeks
  9 weeks                                                                     Age          Day Time             Instructor      Fee            Class
  Age          Day Time            Instructor      Fee            Class       3-5          M    3:00-3:50pm Laser               $79/$99     2224.401
  5-7          Th 3:30-4:20pm Laser                $77/$97   2206.401         3-5          W 12:30-1:20pm Katrinov              $79/$99     2224.402
  8-12         Th 4:30-5:20pm Laser                $77/$97   2206.402         3-5          F    10:00-10:50am Katrinov          $79/$99     2224.403
                                                                              3-5          Sa 9:45-10:35am Junge                $79/$99     2224.404
                                                                              4-6          Sa 10:45-11:35am Junge               $79/$99     2224.405
                      COMBINATION DANCES                                      4-6          Sa 11:45-12:35pm Junge               $79/$99     2224.406
     Contemporary/Jazz/Lyrical                                                   Tap/Ballet/Jazz (an RKDC program)
  (an RKDC program)                                                           Students will learn basic techniques and combinations in this
  Combining the technique of ballet and jazz dance along with the emo-        fun-filled combination class. A short routine will be taught and
  tional expression of lyrical dance, this class explores how a dancer can    performed on the last day of class. *Class has limited visibility to
  interpret and feel music, more than just dance steps. As presented on       view your children.
  such shows as “So You Think You Can Dance”, Contemporary/Jazz/Lyri-         10 weeks
  cal is a popular expression of today’s greatest music! No shoes required.   Age          Day Time            Instructor      Fee             Class
  9 weeks                                                                     5-8          M* 4:00-4:50pm Katrinov             $85/$105 2225.401
                                                                              4-6          W 3:30-4:20pm Katrinov              $79/$99     2225.402
  Age           Day Time               Instructor      Fee            Class
                                                                              3-5          F     11:00-11:50am Katrinov        $79/$99     2225.403
  9-18          Th 5:30-6:30pm K. Wright               $86/$106 2228.401

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                                                        Adults     Youth     Youth+Adults                                     DANCE
       Tap/Rhythm/Jazz (an RKDC program)                                      Belly Dancing, Tribal Style
  A dance class for those young dancers inspired by upbeat music,          This fusion dance takes steps from the traditional dances of India, Per-
  tap and dynamic movement. *Class has limited visibility to view          sia, Turkey, the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain and then modi-
  your children.                                                           fies these steps to be performed in a group improvisational setting.
  10 weeks                                                                 Cymbals may be purchased from an outside source for an additional
  Age Level Day Time              Instructor     Fee           Class       fee. Choreography will begin the first day of class.
  4-6 Beg     Tu 3:30-4:20pm DeVuyst             $79/$99    2226.401       10 weeks
  3-5 Beg     Sa* 12:10-1:00pm Lenders           $79/$99    2226.402       Age Level      Day Time            Instructor        Fee           Class
                                                                           18+ Beg        M     7:00-8:00pm Costello            $67/$87   3237.401
       X-Factor Dance Project (an RKDC program)                            14+ Beg        F     6:00-7:00pm Costello            $67/$87   3237.402
  X-Factor is a multidimensional group made up of dancers with
  training in jazz, modern, or ballet at an intermediate/advanced             Belly Dancing - Introduction
  level. Performers are challenged with a blend of jazz influenced         This introductory class is designed for students with no prior expo-
  contemporary choreography and mentored on technical and perfor-          sure to belly dance, or other dance classes, or for those who desire
  mance skills through stage experience at various events.                 a slower pace of instruction. Class will focus on basic concepts of
  You must audition for this class prior to enrolling. Auditions are       belly dancing including steps, music, and dance class etiquette in
  open to all students registered in any other RKDC modern, ballet,        a fun environment. This class may be taken before or concurrently
  hip hop, or jazz class. For more information and to sign up for the      with the beginning Belly Dancing class, but is not a prerequisite.
  audition, email anna@rkdc.org.                                           10 weeks
    Auditions - Tuesday, September 21, Cultural Arts Center Studio 2       Age           Day Time            Instructor      Fee           Class
              Ages 8-12: 5:00-6:00pm Ages 13+: 4:30-5:30pm                 14+           Sa 12:30-1:20pm Costello            $66/$86    3235.401
  10 weeks
  Age Day       Time                Instructor     Fee            Class       Belly Dancing
  8+ Tu         5:20-6:20pm         Dorfan         $110/$130 2227.401      *Prerequisite: Previous belly dancing experience. Learn this ancient
                                                                           art, develop a flexible, firm body, and have fun. Veil and
                                                                           cymbals may be purchased from an outside source for an
                 CULTURAL DANCE CLASSES                                    additional charge. Hip scarf is optional and will be discussed at
                                                                           the first class. Choreography will begin the first day of class.
       Ballroom Dancing – Social                                           10 weeks
  If you are looking for a ballroom dance class where you don’t need
                                                                           Age Level Day Time                   Instructor      Fee             Class
  a partner to attend, then this is the one for you. Dances taught in
                                                                           18+ Int*       M     6:00-7:00pm Costello            $66/$86     3233.401
  this class will be Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, and Cha Cha along with
                                                                           18+ Beg        Tu 8:00-9:00pm Costello               $66/$86     3233.402
  various patterns and styling in each dance. This class is designed
                                                                           15+ Beg        F     7:00-8:00pm Costello            $66/$86     3233.403
  for the student without a partner but is open to couples as well. All
  students will be rotating partners.                                         Belly Dancing - Advanced
  10 weeks                                                                 *Prerequisite: Must have 3 years experience and have knowledge
  Age            Day Time            Instructor    Fee            Class    of 10 routines taught by Ms. Costello. Continue learning this
  18+            W 8:30-9:30pm Rod                 $71/$91     3232.401    ancient art, develop a flexible, firm body, and have fun.
                                                                           Student must have knowledge of veil work and cymbal
       Ballroom Dancing for Couples                                        patterns. Technique as well as routines will be taught. Veils
  Learn the basic patterns, techniques, and style of the most popular      and cymbals may be purchased from an outside source for an
  dances and build self confidence on the dance floor. Indicate both       additional fee. Hip scarf is optional and will be discussed at
  dancer’s names when registering. Fee is per couple.                      the first class. Choreography will begin the first day of class.
  9 weeks                                                                  10 weeks
  Age Level Day Time               Instructor      Fee           Class     Age Level Day Time                  Instructor     Fee           Class
  18+ Beg     Th 7:00-8:15pm Rod                   $84/$104 3230.401       17+ Adv        F    8:15-9:30pm Costello           $86/$106 3234.401
       Ballroom Dancing for Couples - Beyond Basics                           Flamenco Dancing
  This class is designed for the student that has already taken the        Discover the exciting dance of the Spanish Gypsies. Flamenco tech-
  beginning class and has a familiarity with the basic steps in the Fox-   niques and steps will be taught. Traditional dance shoes and skirts
  trot, Waltz, Cha Cha, and Rumba. The class emphasis will be on           are optional and will be discussed at the first class. Choreography
  bringing your dance basics to the next level. Indicate both dancer’s     will begin the first day of class.
  names when registering. Fee is per couple.                               10 weeks
  9 weeks                                                                  Age Level Day Time                 Instructor     Fee           Class
  Age           Day Time            Instructor      Fee            Class   18+ Beg      M      8:00-8:50pm Costello          $71/$91    3240.401
  18+           Th 8:20-9:35pm Rod                  $84/$104 3231.401      16+ Beg      F      5:00-5:50pm Costello          $71/$91    3240.402

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              DANCE                                           Adults       Youth     Youth+Adults

       Line Dancing                                                                   Scottish Dance
  Have fun learning the basics of Line Dancing while getting great                 Learn this vigorous forerunner of American Square and Contra
  exercise. Class begins with introductory level dances and moves to               dancing. This is a fun way to exercise in a group social setting. At-
  more advanced levels as the session progresses. You do not need a                tend monthly dances. No partners necessary - wear soft-soled shoes.
  partner.                                                                         10 weeks
  10 weeks                                                                         Age Level Day Time               Instructor      Fee              Class
  Age Level Day Time               Instructor     Fee           Class              14+ Beg      F     7:00-8:15pm Rennie            $77/$97      3251.401
  18+ Beg      W 6:00-7:00pm Rod                  $71/$91    3259.401              14+ Int      F     8:30-9:45pm Rennie            $77/$97      3251.402


       Polynesian Dance - Beginning                                                   Waltz for Couples (One Dance Series)
                                                                                   This class is intended for the student that wishes to develop their
  Learn dances from Hawaii and Tahiti. Sarongs are optional and
                                                                                   dance skills in Social Waltz only. Some previous waltz experience
  may be purchased from the instructor.
                                                                                   would be helpful, but is not necessary. Waltz is a dance comprised of
  10 weeks
                                                                                   beautiful flowing movements and music. The class will concentrate
  Age        Day Time            Instructor    Fee            Class
                                                                                   on the basic elements of waltz and step patterns, along with the styl-
  17+        Tu 6:35-7:25pm Mann               $78/$98     3247.401
                                                                                   ing and technique that make up the dance. Fee is per couple.
                                                                                   10 weeks
       Polynesian Dance - Intermediate                                             Age Level Day Time                 Instructor     Fee             Class
  Prerequisite: Beginning Polynesian Dance. Hawaiian and Tahitian with             18+ Beg        W 7:05-8:25pm Rod                  $93/$113 3228.401
  more emphasis on Hawaiian.
  10 weeks
  Age            Day Time             Instructor    Fee           Class                               JAZZ AND HIP HOP
  17+            Tu 7:30-8:20pm Mann                $78/$98    3248.401               B-boy/B-girl Breaking (an RKDC program)
                                                                                   Breakdancing, also known as “B-boying” or “B-girling” by its practi-
       Polynesian Dance - Advanced                                                 tioners and followers, is a dynamic style of dance that is part of the
  Prerequisite: Intermediate Polynesian Dance. *Instructor approval is required.   hip hop culture. This unique form of dancing is very acrobatic and
                                                                                   creative.
  Continue to learn dances from Hawaii and Tahiti.
                                                                                   10 weeks
  10 weeks                                                                         Age          Day Time            Instructor      Fee             Class
  Age              Day Time             Instructor       Fee               Class   9-18         Tu 7:30-8:30pm Silva                $93/$113 2260.401
  17+              Tu 8:30-9:20pm Mann                   $78/$98        3246.401
  8-13*            W 3:30-4:20pm Mann                    $78/$98        2246.401
  6-19             W 6:30-7:20pm Mann                    $78/$98        2246.402      B-boy/B-girl Hip Hop (an RKDC program)
  17+              W 7:30-8:20pm Mann                    $78/$98        3246.402   This hip hop class is an introduction to locking and popping and
                                                                                   the acrobatic and creative freestyle of the hip hop genre. Learn the
                                                                                   basics and pick up some hip moves in a safe environment.
       Polynesian Dance for Youth                                                  9 weeks
  Prerequisite for Intermediate level is Beginning Polynesian. Dance to the beat
                                                                                   Age          Day Time             Instructor     Fee            Class
  of Tahitian drums and learn basic hula steps. Grass skirt or sarong              7-12         Th 4:30-5:20pm RKDC Staff           $79/$99     2261.401
  are optional and may be purchased from the instructor. *Class has
  limited visibility to view your children.
  10 weeks                                                                            Boys Hip Hop Funk (an RKDC program)
  Age Level Day Time                       Instructor       Fee            Class   An exciting introduction to hip hop and funk specifically designed for
  5-6 Beg Tu* 3:35-4:25pm Mann                              $80/$100 2232.401      boys.
  6-11 Beg Tu* 4:30-5:20pm Mann                             $80/$100 2232.402      9 weeks
  8-18 Beg W 4:30-5:20pm Mann                               $80/$100 2232.403      Age          Day Time             Instructor    Fee              Class
                                                                                   5-7          Th 3:30-4:20pm RKDC Staff          $79/$99       2262.401
  12-21 Int        W 5:30-6:20pm Mann                       $80/$100 2232.404

       Salsa & Merengue                                                               Broadway Jazz (an RKDC program)
  Learn the fundamentals of the Salsa in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.                Learn movement inspired by Broadway’s greatest shows such as
  You will learn basic steps as well as turn, how to lead and follow,              Fosse, A Chorus Line, and West Side Story. This class will enhance
  and how to dance with the music.                                                 students’ jazz technique and explore what musical dance theater
  9 weeks                                                                          has to offer.
  Age Level Day Time                 Instructor     Fee            Class           10 weeks
  18+ Beg      Th 6:00-6:55pm Rod                   $65/$85     3250.401           Age           Day Time           Instructor   Fee             Class
                                                                                   9-18          F    4:00-4:50pm Laser          $84/$104 2263.401


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                                                       Adults      Youth     Youth+Adults                                    DANCE
       Hip Hop                                                                                     TAP DANCING
  This hip hop class is an introduction to locking and popping and
  the acrobatic and creative freestyle of the hip hop genre for boys          Tap Dance
                                                                           This class puts an up to the minute twist on traditional tap. With
  and girls. Learn the basics and pick up some hip moves in a safe
                                                                           influences of hip hop, tap, and up to date moves, this is the class to
  environment.                                                             join! We will use today’s music with a unique tap movement.
  9 weeks                                                                  *Nine (9) year olds may enroll with instructor written approval.
  Age          Day Time             Instructor     Fee            Class    *Class has limited visibility to view your children.
  13-18        Th 6:00-7:00pm Laser                $76/$96     2266.401    8 weeks - Classes will not meet October 1.
  10 weeks                                                                 Age Level Day Time                   Instructor  Fee            Class
  9-18         F     5:00-5:50pm Laser             $84/$104 2266.402       7-9    Beg     F      3:50-4:35pm Guinchard $55/$75         2281.401
                                                                           10-16 Int      F*     4:40-5:25pm Guinchard $55/$75         2281.402
       Hip Hop/Jazz (an RKDC program)
                                                                           10 weeks
  Learn jazz and hip hop while stretching, strengthening, and improv-
                                                                           18+ Int        W      9:30-10:30am Guinchard $71/$91        3281.401
  ing coordination skills. Boys and girls are welcome. *Class has
  limited visibility to view your children.
  10 weeks                                                                    Tap Dancing
  Age          Day Time             Instructor     Fee            Class    *Prerequisite: Competence in previous level. Learn steps, routines and
  8-12         M      4:00-4:50pm Laser            $84/$104 2265.401       techniques. Snug, comfortable fitting tap shoes are required at the
  5-7          Tu* 3:30-4:20pm Katrinov            $84/$104 2265.402       first class. Younger, serious students may be considered but must
  8-14         Tu 4:30-5:20pm Katrinov             $84/$104 2265.403       have instructor’s written letter of approval to enroll.
  5-7          Sa* 11:10-12:00pm Lenders           $84/$104 2265.404       8 weeks
  8-12         Sa 12:45-1:35pm Junge               $84/$104 2265.405       Age Level Day Time                    Instructor    Fee             Class
                                                                           16+ Int*        Th      5:00-5:50pm Neal            $51/$71     3280.401
      Tiny Tots Hip Hop (an RKDC program)                                  9 weeks
  Join us for some rhythm and spunk! Children have fun developing          16+ Beg         Tu      6:00-6:50pm Neal            $57/$77     3280.402
  coordination, rhythm, and strength in an exciting and energetic          16+ Int*        W       2:00-2:50pm Neal            $57/$77     3280.403
  dance style. Through dance games and exercises they will also learn
  teamwork, self-esteem, and confidence. *Class has limited visibility
  to view your children.                                                                             TORRETTES
  9 weeks
  Age           Day Time           Instructor    Fee            Class
                                                                              Torrettes Drill & Dance Team
                                                                           Dee Hardison Sports Center at Wilson Park
  3-5           Th 2:30-3:20pm Dennis            $72/$92     2268.401      2200 Crenshaw Boulevard
  10 weeks                                                                 Team members acquire poise, self-confidence and the ability to
  3-5           M    3:00-3:50pm Katrinov        $79/$99     2268.402      follow instruction in addition to learning performance and dance
  4-6           Tu 4:30-5:20pm DeVuyst           $79/$99     2268.403      skills. Performances include parades, local civic functions, and ad-
  3-5           W 1:30-2:20pm Katrinov           $79/$99     2268.404      ditional drill/dance team events and competitions. Most competi-
  3-5           F    12:00-12:50pm Katrinov      $79/$99     2268.405      tions are held on Saturdays.
  3-5           Sa* 10:10-11:00am Lenders        $79/$99     2268.406      A parent orientation meeting will be held on Wednesday, Septem-
  4-6           Sa* 1:10-2:00pm Lenders          $79/$99     2268.407      ber 29 at 4:45pm at the Dee Hardison Sports Center. All interested
                                                                           participants and parents are encouraged to attend. Each girl must
      X-Sight Hip Hop (an RKDC program)                                    provide a uniform (this will be discussed at the orientation meeting).
  X-Sight is a hip hop group made up of dancers with training in jazz      The fee may be paid in full or you may take advantage of our pay-
  and hip hop. Dancers are challenged with a combination of hip            ment plan option. A one-time non-refundable fee of $20 will be
  hop and jazz influenced movement and will have the opportunity           charged to establish each payment plan. A valid credit card must be
  to learn choreographic and performance skills through regular            used to guarantee payment for this option and registration MUST
  rehearsal and stage experience at various events.                        be made in person.
  You must audition for this class prior to enrolling. Auditions are       Payment Plan Option Schedule
  open to all students registered in any other RKDC modern, ballet,        1st Payment - $120 is due upon enrollment
  hip hop, or jazz class.                                                  2nd Payment - $100 is due by December 6, 2010
                                                                           3rd Payment - $100 is due by February 28, 2011
            Auditions: Tuesday, September 21, 5:30-6:30pm
                                                                           This is a 9 month program for full team members and a
                     Cultural Arts Center, Studio 1                        12 month program for Comp team members (other fees will apply).
  For more information and to sign up for the audition,                    Grades        Day Time                            Fee            Class
  email anna@rkdc.org.                                                     K-3           W 4:00-5:00pm                       $300        2290.401
  8 weeks                                                                  4-8           W 5:00-6:00pm                       $300        2290.402
  Age Level Day Time                Instructor     Fee            Class
  8-14 Beg/Int Tu 5:30-6:30pm Katrinov             $110/$130 2269.401


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              EXERCISE & MOVEMENT                                                 Adults     Youth      Youth+Adults

                     EXERCISE & MOVEMENT                                              Bollywood for Fitness                                           New!
                                                                                   Spice up your workout and boogie to the Bollywood beat! We start
    Classes begin the week of September 19 and will not meet
                                                                                   with a sultry warm-up to get you in the groove. Then using combina-
    November 11, 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28. Fees listed represent the
                                                                                   tions inspired by the dance of India, we shimmy and bop like a Bol-
    cost for residents/non-residents. Classes that do not meet the
    minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week before classes                    lywood beauty. This class is fun for everyone. All levels welcome.
    begin. Classes are held at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center,                  9 weeks
    3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance 90503.                                       Age           Day Time             Instructor     Fee             Class
                                                                                   18+           Th 8:30-9:30pm Costello             $46/$66      3302.401
  Students must provide their own mats and weights as needed.                      10 weeks
  We recommend that those over 35, pregnant, or in poor health                     14+           M     5:00-6:00pm Costello          $51/$71      3302.402
  should seek a doctor’s approval before enrolling.

      Aerobic Dance Conditioning                                                      Circuit Training
  This fun class gets you results within the first two weeks! Warm up              Fun & Focus! Target core muscles to achieve a high level of fitness,
  and ascend an aerobic curve through fun dance routines emphasiz-                 strength, flexibility, balance, and increase metabolism through this
                                                                                   multi-activity workout. Class will include the use of light weights, exer-
  ing body alignment and muscle response. Next you will use weights
                                                                                   cise ball with resistance training, kickboxing, back to basics exercises,
  to sculpt and tone individual areas. After a final stretch you will              and more.
  walk out refreshed, energized, and looking taller and slimmer.                   11 weeks
  9 weeks                                                                          Age          Day Time                Instructor     Fee               Class
  Age          Day Time             Instructor       Fee           Class           18+          M/W/F 9:00-10:00am Wyatt               $110/$130 3304.401
  16+          M     5:00-6:00pm E. Wright           $46/$66    3327.401
  16+          W 5:00-6:00pm E. Wright               $46/$66    3327.402
                                                                                       Dance Fitness for Youth
                                                                                   This class will emphasize fitness through various contemporary
                                                                                   dance movements and choreography. Have fun while getting into
      Arms, Abs, and Thighs                                                        shape. No dance experience is necessary. The level of instruction
  This 30 minute, fast paced, focused workout will strengthen and                  will be determined by the dance and fitness level of the class enroll-
  tone your arms, abs, and thighs. Bring a mat and light weights.                  ment. Wear tennis shoes and work out clothing. Bring a mat or
  9 weeks                                                                          towel for floor work.
  Age         Day Time             Instructor    Fee            Class              8 weeks
  18+         Th 10:35-11:05am Guinchard         $26/$46     3300.401              Age          Day Time             Instructor    Fee             Class
  10 weeks                                                                         10-16        Th 3:50-4:50pm Guinchard           $62/$82      2300.401
  18+         M     12:15-12:45pm Guinchard      $29/$49     3300.402

                                                                                      Dance into Shape
                                                                                   Work on dance moves to the newest music while working on your
       Back to Basics Boot Camp
                                                                                   waistline. Warm up, short routines, and a great workout while you
  No fatigues, boots, or whistles! This total body workout will incorporate
                                                                                   dance your way to a healthy you! To increase your workout, you
  cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, and core training all geared toward       may enroll in more than one class. Class will not meet October 1.
  increasing your stamina and toning your body. Using interval and circuit         9 weeks
  training techniques the workouts will include push-ups, jumping jacks,           Age          Day Time           Instructor     Fee           Class
  squats, lunges, crunches, and other basic body weight exercises. You’ll          18+          F    10:00-11:00am Guinchard      $47/$67    3306.401
  work, sweat, and burn calories like crazy! Students should bring hand
  weights, exercise mat, and water. All levels welcome.
  10 weeks                                                                            Dance Movement for Mind and Body
                                                                                   Conditioning for women over 35 who want to strengthen their
  Age           Day Time                 Instructor      Fee              Class
                                                                                   bodies, mind, and spirit through fluid dance movements. No floor
  18+           Tu/Th 8:30-9:30am Staff                  $78/$98       3324.401
                                                                                   work or high impact activity. This class promotes flexibility, weight
                                                                                   loss, and balance.
                                                                                   10 weeks
                                                                                   Age          Day Time            Instructor     Fee              Class
                                                                                   35+          M     9:30-10:20am Guinchard       $71/$91      3307.401


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                                       Adults    Youth       Youth+Adults                         EXERCISE & MOVEMENT
       Dancercise                                                               Salsa Exercise – Zumba
  This class is a complete, easy, and gentle workout for all lifestyles.     This Zumba class is for anyone & everyone! Get in on the most
  We begin with a warm up, floor work, and barre stretching, and             dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system that fuses Latin & In-
  then move into isolation and combination exercises. This class is          ternational music with easy to follow movement patterns. “Ditch the
  the perfect balance to promote fitness and health for any age.             workout and join the party!” Burn fat, calories, and have fun! *This
  10 weeks                                                                   is a slower paced class.
  Age Level Day Time                Instructor    Fee                Class   9 weeks
  16+ Beg       Tu/Th 9:30-10:20am Ferren         $83/$103 3308.401          Age          Day Time              Instructor     Fee             Class
                                                                             18+          Th 12:15-12:45pm Williams            $26/$46      3313.401
                                                                             10 weeks
       Energy in Movement                                         New!       18+          M/W* 8:25-9:25am Williams            $94/$114 3313.402
  This class will give you the burst of energy you need to get through       18+          M     5:40-6:40pm Williams           $47/$67      3313.403
  your day. It’s a thirty minute dance class that focuses on stretching
                                                                             18+          Sa 8:15-9:15am Williams              $47/$67      3313.404
  your tired muscles. It begins with a nice easy warm up and ends
  with a fun combination that will definitely get your blood pump-
  ing. No dance experience necessary!                                           Slow Morning Stretch
  10 weeks                                                                   Learn to relax, breathe, and stretch properly while elongating
  Age          Day Time              Instructor     Fee            Class     muscles. Improve posture and gently begin the day with this class.
  18+          Tu 12:15-12:45pm Dandy               $26/$46     3329.401     This is a great class for all ages.
                                                                             10 weeks
                                                                             Age Level Day Time                  Instructor  Fee            Class
       Nia                                                        New!       16+ Beg Tu/Th 8:30-9:20am Ferren                $83/$103 3314.401
  The Nia technique combines movements and concepts from mar-
  tial arts, dance arts, and healing arts; blending music, vocal sound-         Step and Sculpt
  ing, and self-expression into dynamic, hour-long routines. With a          Use a wide step platform (height varies with intensity) for aerobics
  philosophy rooted in “The Joy of Movement,” Nia provides a path            to burn calories, then anaerobics to tone and sculpt muscles. Burn
  toward physical, mental, and emotional health and crosses through
                                                                             fat, increase metabolism, improve strength and definition, and
  all boundaries of age, gender, and fitness levels in delivering a fun,
  effective, and life changing practice.                                     increase lean muscle mass.
  10 weeks                                                                   10 weeks
  Age           Day Time             Instructor     Fee             Class    Age         Day Time             Instructor     Fee             Class
  18+           Tu 7:00-8:00pm Nash                 $58/$78     3309.401     18+         M/W 4:30-5:30pm Durish              $80/$100 3315.401
                                                                             16+         M/W 7:00-8:00pm Karwowski           $80/$100 3315.402
                                                                             18+         Tu/Th 5:30-6:30pm Durish            $80/$100 3315.403
       Pilates Based Body Conditioning (an RKDC program)                     16+         Sa     8:30-9:30am Hohman           $45/$65      3315.404
  A strength-training program based on the popular methods of Jo-
  seph Pilates. Class restores balance, flexibility, and posture. Isolate
  and strengthen your core muscles while sculpting your body. You               Step into Fitness
                                                                             This is a total body workout. This fun class uses high-energy move-
  must provide your own mat. Level 1 is beginning. Level 1/2 is a
                                                                             ments to achieve health and fitness benefits. Class includes low
  beginning/intermediate Ball and Mat Class – you must bring your
                                                                             impact and step aerobics (the use of steps are optional), resistance
  own stability ball and mat to class. For more information on where
                                                                             training with weights, and an introduction to kick-boxing. Men and
  to get the ball contact Anna@rkdc.org.
                                                                             women of all fitness levels are welcome and will be encouraged to
  10 weeks
                                                                             safely work at their own pace.
  Age Level Day Time                Instructor        Fee            Class
                                                                             11 weeks
  16+ 1         M     6:00-7:00pm Laser               $89/$109 3310.401
                                                                             Age         Day     Time           Instructor     Fee              Class
  16+ 1/2       Tu/Th 8:30-9:30am RKDC Staff          $139/$159 3310.402
                                                                             18+         M/W/F 8:00-9:00am Wyatt               $110/$130 3316.401
  16+ 1         Tu 6:30-7:30pm Dorfan                 $89/$109 3310.403
  16+ 1         W 6:00-7:00pm Dorfan                  $89/$109 3310.404
  16+ 1         W 8:30-9:30pm Wright                  $89/$109 3310.405         Tai Chi Chuan
                                                                             Ken Miller Recreation Center
  16+ 1         F     6:00-7:00pm Laser               $89/$109 3310.406
                                                                             Release tension through the moving meditation of Tai Chi Chuan,
                                                                             an ancient Chinese Discipline for physical fitness and well being
       Salsa Exercise                                                        with slow, circular, peaceful movements. Tai Chi Chuan enhances
  Get a great cardio workout while dancing Salsa and other Latin             energy levels, concentration, flexibility and the cardiovascular
  dance moves. This class is a fun way to get into shape! This class is      system.
  for everyone – it is not necessary to know how to dance. This is a         10 weeks
  low to medium impact class.                                                Age Level Day Time                Instructor      Fee            Class
  9 weeks                                                                    18+ Beg       M     7:30-8:30pm White Crane $53/$73          3318.401
  Age          Day Time             Instructor     Fee            Class      18+ Review M        6:30-7:30pm White Crane $53/$73          3318.402
  18+          Th 9:30-10:30am Guinchard           $42/$62    3312.401
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              EXERCISE & MOVEMENT                                               Adults    Youth      Youth+Adults

      Tap Into Shape                                                                Yoga - Mid Day Break
  This is a tap-based workout for adults. Get fit through tap with an            Enjoy 40 minutes of stretching, breathing, classic yoga postures,
  up-to-date twist on traditional tap techniques. Dance warm up, tap             and relaxation. You will be able to continue your afternoon activity
  barre work, center work, and tap combinations are performed to                 with renewed energy.
  today’s music.                                                                 10 weeks
  10 weeks                                                                       Age          Day Time               Instructor  Fee            Class
  Age           Day Time            Instructor      Fee           Class          16+          W      12:10-12:50pm Coles         $29/$49     3325.401
  18+           M    10:30-11:20am Guinchard        $50/$70   3319.401
                                                                                    Yoga - SuperKids Family
      Weigh to Go                                                                One price for the whole family! Be a cobra, lion, dog, and many
  Need to lose some weight and shape up? Then this class is for you!             other creatures in this fun yet relaxing class. Hatha yoga promotes
  Join the fun as a fitness instructor takes you through the paces.              flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination. Learn breathing
  This class provides easy to follow cardio, strength, and flexibility           exercises and meditation to calm the mind, ease stress, and develop
  exercises in a safe and supportive environment that will leave you             self-awareness. Bring your own mat or use one of ours. Wear
  feeling confident and energized.                                               stretchy clothes and go barefoot in class. This is a wonderful way to
  9 weeks                                                                        start your Sunday!
  Age           Day Time             Instructor     Fee             Class        10 weeks
  18+           Th 5:40-6:40pm Sexton               $40/$60     3321.401         Age            Day Time            Instructor     Fee           Class
                                                                                 4-10           Su 8:20-9:30am Thompson            $103/$123 2301.401
      World Dance Workout
  This class is a high impact cardio dance workout designed to burn maxi-           Yogalates (an RKDC program)
  mum calories in one hour! We will be using dance styles from around            Can’t decide between Yoga and Pilates? Then try Yogalates - a fu-
  the world such as Carribean, Afrocanz, Latin, hip hop, and even “Old           sion of the ancient discipline of Yoga with the modern Pilates tech-
  School”! We will also incorporate exercise movements to work your abs,         niques. The exercises are drawn from both disciplines to develop
  thighs, and arms as well as burn away fat. Class will consist of a warm up,    core strength, correct breathing, postural alignment, and increase
  world dance inspired cardio workout, and a cool down. This is a fun way        flexibility while reducing stress. Level 1 is beginning. Level 2 is the
  to burn calories and exercise! There is nothing like it!                       next step for beginners.
  10 weeks                                                                       9 weeks
  Age             Day Time             Instructor      Fee              Class    Age Level Day Time                 Instructor      Fee           Class
  18+             W 6:45-7:45pm Guinchard              $52/$72       3328.401    16+ 1         Th 7:30-8:30pm K. Wright             $81/$101 3323.401
                                                                                 10 weeks
                                                                                 16+ 2         M     5:00-6:00pm Laser              $89/$109 3323.402
      Yoga
                                                                                 16+ 1         Sa 9:00-10:00am K. Wright            $89/$109 3323.403
  The ancient practice of Hatha yoga will enable you to reduce stress,
  slim and tone the body, and learn proper breathing. Slow the aging
  process, gain more flexibility, and enjoy a surge of renewed energy
  balancing the body and mind in a relaxed setting.
  9 weeks
  Age Level Day Time                   Instructor  Fee           Class
  16+ Cont Th         9:15-10:30am Coles           $54/$74    3322.401
  16+ Cont Th         6:40-7:55pm      Coles       $54/$74    3322.402
  16+ Beg Th          8:00-9:15pm      Coles       $54/$74    3322.403
  10 weeks
  16+ Cont M          6:45-8:00pm      Coles       $60/$80    3322.404
  16+ Beg M           8:05-9:20pm      Coles       $60/$80    3322.405
  16+ Cont Tu/Th 8:00-8:45am           Coles       $72/$92    3322.406
  16+ Cont Tu         9:15-10:30am Coles           $60/$80    3322.407
  16+ Cont W          9:15-10:30am Coles           $60/$80    3322.408
  16+ Beg W           10:45-12:00pm Coles          $60/$80    3322.409
  16+ Cont W          8:05-9:20pm      Coles       $60/$80    3322.410




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                                       Adults   Youth      Youth+Adults                                               GYMNASTICS




                                                                           Classes begin the week of September 19 and will not meet November
   Classes begin the week of September 19. See your instructor             11, 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28. Fees listed represent the cost for residents/non-
   for holiday dates and make-ups. Fees listed represent the cost for      residents. Classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment may be
                                                                           cancelled one week before classes begin. Classes are held at the Torrance
   residents/non-residents. Classes that do not meet the minimum
                                                                           Cultural Art Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance 90503.
   enrollment may be cancelled one week before classes begin. Classes
   are held at Fit Kids Studio, 3858 Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance 90505.     See Exercise and Movement for SuperKids Family Yoga
                                                                              SuperKids Cheerleading
                                                                          Learn the FUNdamentals of cheerleading the SuperKids way. Your child
      Fit Kids Gymnastics                                                 will develop team spirit, coordination, balance, flexibility, confidence, and
                                                                          tumbling skills such as cartwheels and front rolls, which lead up to skills
  Class is fifty minutes of gymnastics fun, taught by some of the         for back hand springs and walk-overs. Participants will learn routines,
  greatest gymnastics teachers in the universe! Your child will receive   chants, and cheers to perform for your family and friends at the last class.
  self-esteem enhancing instruction in vault, uneven bars, balance        New materials are taught each session- return students are welcome!
                                                                          8 weeks
  beam, and tumbling. The instruction is based on a curriculum            Age            Day Time              Instructor        Fee               Class
  developed from over 25 years of experience, and is structured to        5-8            F     4:00-4:50pm Staff                 $83/$103 2351.401
  offer much more than simple obstacle course gym time. All classes
  are Beg/Int level.
                                                                             SuperKids Developmental Gymnastics
                                                                          Cartwheels, handstands, balance beam, vault, and bar stunts are just a few
  10 weeks                                                                things taught in this fun class. In addition to basic gymnastics, we teach
  Age            Day Time           Instructor     Fee            Class   coordination skills using a variety of hand held equipments such as balls,
                                                                          hoops, scooters, parachutes, and more. Instructors are positive, caring and
  3 ½ -5         Tu 3:00-3:50pm FKG Staff          $169/$189 2360.401     energetic. New lesson plans each session! All classes are Beg/Int level.
  5-6            Tu 3:50-4:40pm FKG Staff          $169/$189 2360.402     9 weeks
  7-9            Tu 4:40-5:30pm FKG Staff          $169/$189 2360.403     Age            Day Time                Instructor       Fee              Class
  3 ½ -5         Th 3:00-3:50pm FKG Staff          $169/$189 2360.404     4-5            Th 2:30-3:20pm Staff                     $93/$113 2352.401
                                                                          5-8            Th 3:30-4:20pm Staff                     $93/$113 2352.402
  5-6            Th 3:50-4:40pm FKG Staff          $169/$189 2360.405     3-5            Th 4:30-5:20pm Staff                     $93/$113 2352.403
  7-9            Th 4:40-5:30pm FKG Staff          $169/$189 2360.406     10 weeks
  3 ½ -5         Sa 9:00-9:50am FKG Staff          $169/$189 2360.407     3-5            Su 10:00-10:50am Staff                   $103/$123 2352.404
                                                                          5-8            Su 11:00-11:50am Staff                   $103/$123 2352.405
  5-6            Sa 9:50-10:40am FKG Staff         $169/$189 2360.408     3-5            Tu 11:30-12:20pm Staff                   $103/$123 2352.406
  7-9            Sa 10:50-11:40am FKG Staff        $169/$189 2360.409     3-5            Tu 1:30-2:20pm Staff                     $103/$123 2352.407
  10-16          Sa 11:40-12:30pm FKG Staff        $169/$189 2360.410     4-6            Tu 2:30-3:20pm Staff                     $103/$123 2352.408
                                                                          5-8            Tu 3:30-4:20pm Staff                     $103/$123 2352.409
                                                                          3-5            W 11:45-12:35pm Staff                    $103/$123 2352.410

      Fit Kids Gymnastics – Parent and Me                       New!          SuperKids Family Gym
                                                                          One price for the whole family! Mom and/or Dad assist children.
  Experience your child’s growth and development at our clean             We teach basic gymnastics, balance, and coordination skills with our
  and bright gymnastics center. Each week we dedicate our center          lively music and colorful equipment. Children will learn coordina-
  exclusively to the young ones, setting up fun and exciting activi-      tion skills using balls, hoops, parachutes, scooters, and more. New
                                                                          lesson plans each session! Older or younger siblings are welcome to
  ties to enhance your child’s movement abilities in an exciting and      attend, but activities are most suitable for 2-5 year olds.
  imaginative way.                                                        10 weeks
  10 weeks                                                                Age            Day Time             Instructor      Fee          Class
                                                                          2-5            Sa 11:45-12:35pm Staff               $120/$140 2353.401
  Age           Day Time            Instructor    Fee             Class   2-5            Sa 12:45-1:35pm Staff                $120/$140 2353.402
  2-3           Th 10:00-10:45am FKG Staff        $169/$189 2361.401
                                                                              SuperKids Parent and Me Gym
                                                                          Your child will learn basic gymnastics, balance, and coordination skills with our
                                                                          lively music and colorful equipment. Children will learn coordination skills us-
                                                                          ing balls, hoops, parachutes, scooters, and more. New lesson plans each session!
                                                                          10 weeks
                                                                          Age             Day Time                                 Fee                Class
                                                                          2-4             M      10:45-11:35am                     $103/$123 2354.401
                                                                          2-4             W 10:45-11:35am                          $103/$123 2354.402
                                                                          2-4             Sa 9:45-10:35am                          $103/$123 2354.403
                                                                          2-4             Sa 10:45-11:35am                         $103/$123 2354.404

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              INFANTS, TODDLERS, & PRESCHOOLERS                                               Adults   Youth      Youth+Adults

                            FAMILY FUN-TIME                                          Toddlers & Preschoolers
    Classes begin the week of September 19 and will not meet October 13.          Parents and children share a fun, exciting hour using balance
    See your instructor for make-ups. Fees listed represent the cost per family   beams, parachutes, and colorful soft equipment to explore mo-
    for residents/non-residents. Classes are held at Greenwood Park, 1520         tor development issues. Meet new friends, join playgroups, learn
    Greenwood Ave., Torrance.                                                     parenting tips, and have FUN!
                                                                                  8 weeks
  Family Fun-Time is a movement education program for children                    Age              Day Time            Instructor Fee           Class
  and parents. Increase your self-confidence as a parent while helping            12-24 mos        M    10:15-11:15am Nancy       $82/$102 2461.401
  your child develop strength, flexibility, and coordination. Parents             12-24 mos        Tu   9:00-10:00am Nancy        $82/$102 2461.402
  are asked to bring juice or snacks to share for one class each ses-
                                                                                  12-24 mos        F    9:00-10:00am Nancy        $82/$102 2461.403
  sion. Children with disabilities are welcome.

                                                                                  12-36 mos       Tu   5:45-6:45pm     Nancy     $82/$102    2462.401
       Infants
  Parents and children spend quality time together using soft, color-             12-36 mos       W    1:00-2:00pm     Nancy     $82/$102    2462.402
  ful equipment to increase baby’s strength and flexibility. Parents              12-36 mos       Th   9:30-10:30am    Selina    $82/$102    2462.403
  meet new friends and receive the latest health, safety, and parenting
  news. Infants need 6-week “well baby checkup” by the first class.               24-36 mos       M    9:00-10:00am    Nancy     $82/$102    2463.401
  8 weeks                                                                         24-36 mos       Tu   10:15-11:15am   Nancy     $82/$102    2463.402
  Age              Day Time            Instructor Fee             Class           24-36 mos       W    9:00-10:00am    Nancy     $82/$102    2463.403
  6 wks to walking Tu 11:30-12:30pm Nancy          $82/$102 2460.401
                                                                                  24-36 mos       F    10:15-11:15am   Nancy     $82/$102    2463.404
  6 wks to walking W 11:30-12:30pm Nancy           $82/$102 2460.402
  6 wks to walking Sa 11:30-12:30pm Roberta $82/$102 2460.403
                                                                                  36-59 mos       Tu   6:45-7:45pm     Nancy     $82/$102    2464.401
                                                                                  36-59 mos       W    10:15-11:15am   Nancy     $82/$102    2464.402
       Music & Movement
  Start your class with a session in the music room and finish up in              36-59 mos       Th   10:45-11:45am   Selina    $82/$102    2464.403
  the activity room for movement fun.                                             36-59 mos       F    11:30-12:30pm   Nancy     $82/$102    2464.404
  8 weeks
  Age              Day Time              Instructor Fee          Class
  6 wks-walking Sa 11:30-12:30pm Les/Roberta $82/$102 2465.401
  12-24 mos        Sa 10:30-11:30am Les/Roberta $82/$102 2465.402
  12-36 mos        Th 5:45-6:45pm        Les/Roberta $82/$102 2465.403
  12-36 mos        Sa 12:30-1:30pm Les/Roberta $82/$102 2465.404
  24-36 mos        Sa 9:30-10:30am Les/Roberta $82/$102 2465.405
  36-60 mos        Th 6:45-7:45pm        Les/Roberta $82/$102 2465.406
  36-60 mos        Sa 8:30-9:30am        Les/Roberta $82/$102 2465.407
                                                                                                   Holiday Mini Session
                                                                                    Do you and the kids need a break from the holiday rush? Join
                                                                                    us to play and unwind.
                                                                                    2 week classes begin the week of November 29
                                                                                    Age           Day Time             Instructor Fee          Class
                                                                                    12-24 mos     M    10:00-11:00am Nancy       $23/$33    2467.401
                                                                                    12-24 mos     Tu   9:15-10:15am Nancy        $23/$33    2467.402
                                                                                    24-36 mos     Tu   10:30-11:30am Nancy       $23/$33    2467.403
                                                                                    24-48 mos     W    9:15-10:15am Nancy        $23/$33    2467.404




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                                                                Adults      Youth     Youth+Adults                                      MARTIAL ARTS
                      EARLY CHILDHOOD                                                            MARTIAL ART CHARTER CLUBS
                     EDUCATION PROGRAM                                                  Aikido Charter Club
    Classes begin the week of September 19 and will not meet                        The Torrance Aikido Club offers instruction in contemporary
    November 11, 12, and 22-26. Fees listed represent the cost for                  martial arts based on the coordination of mind and body. The club
                                                                                    meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Cultural Arts Center.
    residents/non-residents. Classes that do not meet the minimum
                                                                                    Youths meet at 6:45 p.m. and adults meet at 8:00 p.m. On Tuesday
    enrollment may be cancelled one week before classes begin.
                                                                                    and Thursdays the club meets at the El Retiro Park Rotary Build-
                                                                                    ing. Youths meet at 6:30 p.m. and adults meet at 7:45 p.m.
  This program is filled with fun, friends, arts and crafts, play, and
                                                                                    The quarterly fees are:
  story time. Each Early Childhood Education class level encourages
                                                                                    Adults 18+ ................................................................................ $100
  positive steps toward learning and independence. To facilitate these
                                                                                    College & High School Students attending the Adult Class.....$65
  steps of independent learning parents are asked to help in the class-
                                                                                    High School Students attending Children’s class ......................$60
  room on their assigned helping days and at no other time.
                                                                                    Children ages 7-14 ......................................................................$60
  A required parent meeting will be held during the last 30 minutes of
                                                                                    Two or more children per family ................................................$90
  the first day of class. Parents will be asked to help in the classroom a
                                                                                    Maximum dues for a family ......................................................$200
  minimum of two days per session. Parent volunteer assignments are
                                                                                    For more information call Clarence Chinn (562) 746-3250.
  required. Future enrollment in early childhood education classes is
  contingent upon volunteering. Proof that the child has reached the
  age requirement along with proof of TB skin test must be presented                   Kendo Charter Club
  at the meeting. Children must be completely toilet trained before                 The Kendo Club teaches the “Way of the Sword”, which includes
  registering for any early childhood education class.                              mental and physical self-control and self-development. Open to
                                                                                    youth (ages 7 and older) and adults. Beginning class meets Tuesdays
        Lollipop Tree                                                               from 7:30–9:30 p.m. Intermediate and advanced classes meet on
  This class is designed for the youngest participant. Class offers                 Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:30 –9:30 p.m. Classes are held at the
  a safe and nurturing environment where children can grow and                      Cultural Arts Center. Monthly fee is $15 (prepaid quarterly). A
  develop through child-centered activities. This developmental                     one-time registration fee of $50 is required and does not include
  class provides children with an opportunity to discover their world               SCKF/AUSKF yearly dues or equipment costs. Sign-up at the Tues-
  through play, imagination, hands-on-art, music, and provides a                    day class. For more information send an e-mail to
  foundation for future learning.                                                   torrancekendo@hotmail.com.
  10 weeks
  Age     Day     Location     Time           Instructor    Fee            Class
  3-4     Tu/Th   Greenwood    9:00-11:00am   Claire        $229/$249   2451.401
                                                                                        Naginata Charter Club
                                                                                    The Torrance Naginata Club offers instruction in the traditional
  3-4     Tu/Th   McMaster     9:00-11:00am   LaDonna       $229/$249   2451.402    martial art of Naginata (pole-arm). Naginata is a discipline that
  3-4     Tu/Th   Walteria     9:00-11:00am   Brenda        $229/$249   2451.403    teaches physical technique, mental awareness, concentration,
        Fun & Friends                                                               etiquette, and self-development. Instruction is offered to students
  This class builds on the skills learned in the Lollipop Tree class and            ages 10 - adult. Beginners meet from 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. Intermediate
                                                                                    and advanced students meet from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Fee is $15 per
  gradually introduces children to a more structured environment. The
                                                                                    month, payable quarterly, plus a one-time registration fee of $25.
  class uses a multi-sensory approach to help children learn through play.          For more information call Helen Nakano (310) 530-6288.
  Field trips are introduced as part of this fun adventure.
  10 weeks
  Age       Day   Location  Time               Instructor   Fee            Class       South Bay Judo Charter Club
  3 ½-5     M/W/F Greenwood 9:00-11:30am       Cindy T.     $377/$397   2452.401    Judo the “Gentle Way” is an Olympic Sport popular all around the
  3 ½-5     M/W/F McMaster 9:00-11:30am        Tanya        $377/$397   2452.402    world, and provides physical and mental education of the mind
                                                                                    and body. This is an excellent physical workout that increases
        Kinder Klass                                                                stamina and physical conditioning, builds strength, endurance, and
  Students must be 5 years old by December 2, 2011. This class is                   physical toughness. Students learn discipline, respect, and builds
  designed to prepare children for the excitement of kindergarten                   mental sharpness, and “inner strength”. Learn to defend yourself.
  and builds upon the skills learned in the Fun & Friends class. The                Class provides a positive environment for youths. Beginning classes
  curriculum includes introduction to letters and numbers and other                 are held at the Dee Hardison Sports Center at Wilson Park on Tues-
  skills needed to successfully transition into kindergarten. The class             days and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, September 21.
  strongly encourages independent thinking and a love for learning.                                       Ages 6-12 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  Field trips are a part of this fun and exciting program. *Parents will be                                Ages 13+ 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
                                                                                    Classes run 10 weeks (20 classes) and cost $115 (does not include
  asked to help in the classroom a minimum of three days per session.
                                                                                    cost of judo uniform and annual judo membership fee). Special
  10 weeks                                                                          classes for girls are now being offered. For more information call
  Age Day    Location Time                    Instructor    Fee          Class      Joan Shiosaki (310) 212-6158 or visit www.sbjudo.com.
  4-5 M/W/F Walteria  9:00-11:30am            Donna         $377/$397 2453.401
  4-5 M-Th* Greenwood 9:00-11:30am            Tammy         $501/$521 2453.402

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              MARTIAL ARTS                                                                     Adults      Youth      Youth+Adults

              KOREAN MARTIAL ARTS                                                         MARTIAL ARTS
          WITH GRAND MASTER YOUNG YEE                                              WITH MASTER DON WORTMAN
    Classes are held at the Young Yee Martial Arts Center, 22543            Classes begin the week of September 19 and are held at Kukkido
    Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance (310) 373-9007. Fees listed represent         Martial Arts Studios, 4463 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, OR Kukkido
    the cost for residents/non-residents. Uniforms may be purchased         West, 2301 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. Comfortable work out
    at the studio for $35.                                                  clothes and shoes are recommended when uniforms are not required.

  Master Yee teaches his students how to be smart and strong!                 Combat Aikido
                                                                           Developed as a streetwise self-defense, classes use the principles
                                                                           of Aikido as the way to use someone else’s strength against them.
  Tae Kwon Do (TKD) is an ancient Korean art of self-defense, but          Joint locks, throws, take downs, strikes, and kicks are used as the
  also a philosophy, which develops a smart mind, a caring heart, and      primary weapon. Recognizing a dangerous situation, avoiding it
  a strong body. Classes will increase self-confidence, coordination,      at all costs, and defending oneself as the last alternative is the ap-
  self-control, and concentration, while focusing on self-defense.         proach we take.
                                                                           4 weeks - Attend any two classes per week $83/$103
  Hapkido/Kukmoowon is a super power Martial Art founded by                Age Day Time                      Location                         Class
  Grand Master Young Yee. This technique is a combination of Tae           16+ M/W 8:00–9:00pm               Redondo                       5426.401
  Kwon Do, Hapkido, boxing, Kumdo, and Tai Chi including an-                       Sa      11:00-12:30pm     Redondo
  cient martial arts philosophy and technique. Hapkido Kukmoowon              Doce Pares - Filipino Stick Fighting (Kali, Eskrima,Arnis)
  also utilizes the principles of Anatomy and Kinesiology to maximize      Filipino Stick Fighting is the original indigenous martial art of the
  body energy and provide a solid basis for individual self-defense.       Philippines. Students will learn how to use double stick, single
                                                                           stick, knife and sword, as well as an assortment of empty-hand
     8-week classes begin September 25                                     tactics, both against armed and unarmed assailants.
  Age Day Time             Fee        TKD                      Hapkido     4 weeks – Attend any two classes per week $83/$103
  4-12 Sa    9:00-9:50am   $83/$103   5401.401                5402.401     Age Day Time                       Location                      Class
  13+ Sa     10:00-10:50am $83/$103   5401.402                5402.402     15+ Tu/Th 8:00-9:30pm              Redondo                   5420.401
                                                                                   and Sa 12:30-2:00pm        Redondo
      Session 1 - 4-week classes begin the week of September
  19                                                                          Hapkido Korean Self-Defense
  Age Day Time                   Fee          TKD        Hapkido           Hapkido is a dynamic and eclectic Korean Martial Art. It is a form
  4-7    M/W 3:00-3:50pm         $83/$103     5401.403 5402.403            of self-defense that employs joint locks, pressure points, throws,
  4-12 M/W 4:00-4:50pm           $83/$103     5401.404 5402.404            kicks and other strikes. Hapkido practitioners train to counter
  4-12 M/W 5:00-5:50pm           $83/$103     5401.405 5402.405            the techniques of other martial arts as well as common unskilled
                                                                           attacks. Uniforms are required and may be purchased at the studio
  6-60 M/W 6:00-6:50pm           $83/$103     5401.406 5402.406            for $30.
  13+ M/W 7:00-7:50pm            $83/$103     5401.407 5402.407            4 weeks – Class meets twice per week                      $83/$103
  4-12 Tu/Th 3:30-4:20pm         $83/$103     5401.408 5402.408            Age Day Time                      Location                       Class
  4-12 Tu/Th 4:30-5:20pm         $83/$103     5401.409 5402.409            15+ Tu/Th 8:30-9:30pm             Torrance                    5421.401
  4-12 Tu/Th 5:30-6:20pm         $83/$103     5401.410 5402.410
  10-60 Tu/Th 6:30-7:20pm        $83/$103     5401.411 5402.411               “Kick-It” Cardio-Kickboxing
                                                                           Based on authentic kickboxing techniques which provide both
      Session 2 - 4-week classes begin the week of October 17              resistance training and cardio vascular benefits to its participants,
  Age Day Time                   Fee          TKD        Hapkido           this class uses conventional heavy bags and training pads. Guaran-
  4-7    M/W 3:00-3:50pm         $83/$103     5401.421 5402.421            teed to get you in shape, have fun, and learn some cool moves
  4-12 M/W 4:00-4:50pm           $83/$103     5401.422 5402.422            4 weeks – Attend any two classes per week $83/$103
                                                                           Age Day Time                     Location                        Class
  4-12 M/W 5:00-5:50pm           $83/$103     5401.423 5402.423            15+ Tu/Th 7:30-8:30pm            Redondo
  6-60 M/W 6:00-6:50pm           $83/$103     5401.424 5402.424            15+ W           7:30-8:30pm      Torrance                     5423.401
  13+ M/W 7:00-7:50pm            $83/$103     5401.425 5402.425            15+ Sa          9:00-10:00am     Torrance
  4-12 Tu/Th 3:30-4:20pm         $83/$103     5401.426 5402.426
  4-12 Tu/Th 4:30-5:20pm         $83/$103     5401.427 5402.427               Kukkido Taekwondo
  4-12 Tu/Th 5:30-6:20pm         $83/$103     5401.428 5402.428            Our studio teaches self-control, discipline, and respect while gain-
  10-60 Tu/Th 6:30-7:20pm        $83/$103     5401.429 5402.429            ing confidence, humility, and learning to defend oneself. Uni-
                                                                           forms are required at the studio for $30.
      Special Offer!                                                       4 weeks – Classes meet twice per week                     $83/$103
  8 classes in 8 weeks              $83/$103        5400.400               Age Day Time                      Location                      Class
  Register for this class and attend 8 individual classes any time dur-    3-4    M/W 3:40-4:30pm            Torrance                   5424.401
  ing the 8-week session. Enrollees may attend any of the classes listed   3-4    Tu/Th 3:40–4:30pm          Redondo                    5424.402
  above as long as they are age appropriate. Create a schedule that        5-10 M/W 4:35-5:30pm              Torrance                   5424.403
  works best for you. Notify the instructor of your class choice at the    5-10 Tu/Th 4:35-5:30pm            Redondo                    5424.404
  first class – either Tae Kwon Do or Hapkido/Kukmoowon.                   11-16 Tu/Th 6:35 -7:30pm          Torrance                   5424.405
                                                                           17+ Tu/Th 7:35-8:30pm             Torrance                   5424.406

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                                                        Adults      Youth     Youth+Adults                                       MUSIC
   Classes begin the week of September 19 and will not meet                    Guitar, Beatle Crazy
   November 11, 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28. Fees listed represent the              Using Beatle songs as a model, students will learn about chords,
   cost for residents/non-residents. Classes that do not meet the           arpeggios, strum patterns, guitar solos, and song structures. Electric
   minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week before classes              guitars are okay.
   begin. Classes are held at the Torrance Cultural Art Center,             8 weeks
   3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance 90503.                                 Age Level Day Time               Instructor     Fee             Class
                                                                            12+ Beg/Int Sa 4:00-4:50pm Ellis                $61/$81      5507.401
                     MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
     Drums ‘R’ Fun                                                             Piano
  Learn basic techniques of drumming: proper grip positions, hand/          Introduction to music, students learn how to read notes in both
  wrist development, sight reading, hand/foot coordination, and             clefs, learn basic techniques, and play simple songs. Acoustic or
  drum-set techniques. Sheet music will be provided. Supplies will
                                                                            electronic piano with full-size keys for home practice is required.
  be discussed at the first class. Students will have the opportunity to
  play on a drum set.                                                       Each lesson includes 10 minutes of private instruction and 40
  8 weeks                                                                   minutes of practice time on electronic keyboards. A book list is
  Age          Day Time               Instructor     Fee           Class    available on our web page, bring books to the first class.
  8+           M     8:30-9:30pm Giachello           $67/$87    5501.401    8 weeks
                                                                            Age Level Day Time                 Instructor    Fee             Class
      Guitar - Beginning                                                    6+ Beg/Int Su 10:00-10:50am Ellis                $83/$103 5509.401
  Students will learn beginning techniques of the guitar along with         6+ Beg/Int Su 11:00-11:50am Ellis                $83/$103 5509.402
  basic cords, strum patterns, and simple melodies. Electric guitars        6+ Beg/Int Su 12:00-12:50pm Ellis                $83/$103 5509.403
  are okay.                                                                 6+ Beg/Int Su 1:00-1:50pm Ellis                  $83/$103 5509.404
  8 weeks                                                                   6+ Beg/Int Su 2:00-2:50pm Sanchez                $83/$103 5509.405
  Age Level Day Time               Instructor    Fee             Class      6+ Beg/Int Su 3:00-3:50pm Sanchez                $83/$103 5509.406
  8-12 Beg Sa 2:00-2:50pm Ellis                  $61/$81      5508.401      6+ Beg/Int Su 4:00-4:50pm Sanchez                $83/$103 5509.407
  8-12 Beg Sa 3:00-3:50pm Ellis                  $61/$81      5508.402      4-6 Beg/Int Tu 2:00-2:50pm VanBuren              $83/$103 5509.408
                                                                            6-18 Beg/Int Tu 3:00-3:50pm VanBuren             $83/$103 5509.409
      Guitar - Beg/Int                                                      6-18 Beg/Int Tu 4:00-4:50pm VanBuren             $83/$103 5509.410
  Students must provide their own guitar (electric guitars are okay).       6-18 Beg/Int Tu 5:00-5:50pm VanBuren             $83/$103 5509.411
  Beginning 1: Students will learn basic note reading and chords.           5+ Beg/Int F         3:00-3:50pm Ellis           $83/$103 5509.412
  No experience required. Intermediate 1: Continuation of Begin-            6+ Beg/Int F         4:00-4:50pm Ellis           $83/$103 5509.413
  ning Level 1. Students must have taken Beginning 1 class and know         6+ Beg/Int F         5:00-5:50pm Munoz           $83/$103 5509.414
  chords. Intermediate 2: Students must have taken Intermediate 1           6+ Beg/Int F         6:00-6:50pm Munoz           $83/$103 5509.415
  and have teacher recommendation to move into this level. Students         6+ Beg/Int F         7:00-7:50pm Munoz           $83/$103 5509.416
  will continue to work on technique at a more advanced level.
  8 weeks
  Age Level Day Time              Instructor      Fee            Class         Piano I, Kids & Teens
  10-16 Beg 1 W 3:30-4:25pm Tomich                $61/$81     5504.401      This is an excellent class for beginners with no piano experience. Em-
  10-16 Int 1 W 4:30-5:25pm Tomich                $61/$81     5504.402      phasis will be placed in music theory. Students will learn how to read
  10-16 Int 1 W 5:30-6:25pm Tomich                $61/$81     5504.403      simple rhythms in three basic time signatures, how to read notes in
  10-16 Int 2 W 6:30-7:25pm Tomich                $61/$81     5504.404      both clefs, and learn basic techniques playing simple songs. This class
                                                                            includes group and limited private instruction. Acoustic or electronic
     Guitar – Acoustic                                                      piano with full-size keys for home practice is required. A book list is
  *Prerequisite: Beginning Acoustic Guitar. Bring your own guitar. Begin-   available on our web page. Bring books and a pencil to the first class.
  ners play the guitar after a few lessons. Intermediate students must      8 weeks
  know basic chords and will concentrate on utilizing existing skills       Age Level Day Time                  Instructor      Fee              Class
  and experience together with harmony, to develop better tech-
                                                                            8-16 Beg M           3:30-4:20pm Kraszewski         $83/$103 5510.401
  niques for playing scales, modes, riffs, etc. Emphasis is on improvi-
                                                                            8-16 Beg M           6:30-7:20pm Kraszewski         $83/$103 5510.402
  sation.
  8 weeks                                                                   8-16 Beg Sa 10:00-10:50am Kraszewski                $83/$103 5510.403
  Age Level Day Time                    Instructor   Fee            Class   8-16 Beg Sa 12:00-12:50pm Kraszewski                $83/$103 5510.404
  12+ Int/Adv* Tu         6:30-7:45pm Ruiz           $67/$87    5505.401
  8-11 Beg         W      4:00-5:15pm Ruiz           $67/$87    5505.402
  8-11 Int*        W      5:30-6:45pm Ruiz           $67/$87    5505.403
  12+ Beg          W      7:00-8:15pm Ruiz           $67/$87    5505.404


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              MUSIC                                      Adults      Youth    Youth+Adults

       Piano II, Kids & Teens                                                                      VOCAL CLASSES
  This class is designed for continuing students who have completed
  the Piano I class or new students with equivalent knowledge and
                                                                                Singing, Music, and Movement
                                                                             This class is an introduction of basic music concepts, singing, and
  higher than basic proficiency in sight reading. Each lesson includes
                                                                             acting out fun songs. Teacher/composer/recording artist leads
  10 minutes of private instruction at the piano. A book list is avail-
                                                                             familiar and original songs that emphasize the 3 R’s with move-
  able on our web page. Bring books and a pencil to the first class.
                                                                             ment. Instructor brings her experience of singing and training kids
  8 weeks
                                                                             for her internationally sold CD’s “Priscilla’s Kids Songs” for a great
  Age Level Day Time                Instructor     Fee            Class
                                                                             time for all.
  8-16 Int      M     4:30-5:20pm Kraszewski       $95/$115 5512.401
                                                                             8 weeks
  8-16 Int      M     5:30-6:20pm Kraszewski       $95/$115 5512.402
                                                                             Age           Day Time           Instructor      Fee             Class
  8-16 Int      M     7:30-8:20pm Kraszewski       $95/$115 5512.403
                                                                             4-6           W 3:45-4:30pm LaMarca-Kandel $110/$130 5540.401
  8-16 Int      Sa 9:00-9:50am Kraszewski          $95/$115 5512.404
  8-16 Int      Sa 11:00-11:50am Kraszewski        $95/$115 5512.405
  8-16 Int      Sa 1:00-1:50pm Kraszewski          $95/$115 5512.406            Voice Class for Adults
                                                                             Develop your breathing, tone, vocal power, diction, solo, and/or
                                                                             choral skills with this professional expert. She’ll have you hitting
                                                                             higher notes with no problem. Stage presence and new knowledge
       Piano for Preschoolers                                                can build confidence for your performance and life. Class is open
  This class is an introduction to piano for preschoolers. Parent must
                                                                             to all levels.
  accompany child. A book list is available on our web page, bring books
                                                                             8 weeks
  to the first class.
                                                                             Age            Day Time           Instructor       Fee            Class
  8 weeks
                                                                             16+            Th 7:30-8:45pm LaMarca-Kandel $141/$161 5541.401
  Age             Day Time            Instructor     Fee            Class
  4-6             F    2:00-2:50pm Ellis             $83/$103 5514.401
                                                                                Voice Class for Youth
                                                                             Prerequisite: To sing in tune. Voice techniques, choreography, and
                                                                             acting out theatrical and popular songs. Class will build skills
       Piano for Seniors                                                     in performance, stage presence, coordination, poise, creativity,
  For those who thought they would never learn to play piano and
                                                                             memory, confidence, and professionalism. Instructor is the director
  those who haven’t played in a while, this class is for you. A book list
                                                                             of internationally acclaimed singing troupes.
  will be noted on your receipt, bring books to the first class.
                                                                             8 weeks
  8 weeks
                                                                             Age Level Day Time                  Instructor     Fee           Class
  Age Level Day Time                Instructor     Fee            Class
                                                                             7-15 Beg/Int W 4:30-5:30pm LaMarca-Kandel $112/$132 5542.401
  50+ Beg/Int Tu 12:00-12:50pm VanBuren            $83/$103 5515.401
  50+ Beg/Int Tu 1:00-1:50pm VanBuren              $83/$103 5515.402
  50+ Beg/Int Th 12:00-12:50pm VanBuren            $83/$103 5515.403
  50+ Beg/Int Th 1:00-1:50pm VanBuren              $83/$103 5515.404



      Violin, Group Lessons
  Violin instruction for students in a small group setting.
  Teaching method includes traditional as well as Suzuki
  School techniques. Students must provide their own
  instrument and materials. For information on obtaining the
  violin and materials call the instructor (562) 420-7659.
  9 weeks
  Age Level Day Time                 Instructor    Fee           Class
  7+ Beg/Int Th 3:30-4:30pm Clark                  $101/$121 5518.401
  7+ Beg/Int Th 4:45-5:45pm Clark                  $101/$121 5518.402
  7+ Beg/Int Th 6:00-7:00pm Clark                  $101/$121 5518.403




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                                                        Adults      Youth     Youth+Adults               PERFORMING ARTS

          STARLIGHT PRODUCTION CLASSES                                         Let’s Pretend
                                                                            Basic acting techniques are explored through the telling and re-
    Classes begin the week of September 19 and will not meet
                                                                            enactment of stories and fairy tales.
    November 11. Classes will be held at the Torrance Cultural Arts
                                                                            8 weeks
    Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive. Fees listed represent the cost
    for residents/non-residents.                                            Age          Day Time            Instructor    Fee             Class
                                                                            5-8          M    4:00-5:00pm Starlight Staff $150/$170 2604.401



                                                                               Singing Workshop
                                                                            This class is designed for the child who enjoys singing, as well as
                               StarLight Productions
      Acting                                                                acting. Students will learn various singing techniques with an em-
  This exciting class offers basic acting technique and theatre termi-      phasis on musical theatre.
  nology designed to prepare you for, and give you the confidence           8 weeks
  needed to perform in front of a live audience.                            Age           Day Time             Instructor    Fee             Class
  8 weeks                                                                   5-8           M     4:00-5:00pm Starlight Staff $150/$170 2606.401
  Age Level Day Time                 Instructor     Fee            Class    9-19          M     5:00-6:00pm Starlight Staff $150/$170 2606.402
  9-19 Beg     Tu 5:00-6:00pm Starlight Staff $150/$170 2601.401
  9-19 Int     Tu 6:00-7:00pm Starlight Staff $150/$170 2601.402

                                                                                        TORRANCE CIVIC CHORALE
      Audition Workshop                                                     Torrance Civic Chorale
  Learn the basics of auditioning, what to wear, how to design a            George Nakano Theatre
  resume, headshots, how to pick a monologue, and much more.                The 90+ voice Torrance Civic Chorale, directed by David Burks,
  8 weeks                                                                   is an adult choral program performing in the James R. Armstrong
  Age         Day Time             Instructor     Fee            Class      Theatre. The Chorale sings two concerts on December 10 & 11 at
  9-19        Th 5:00-6:00pm Starlight Staff $150/$170 2602.401
                                                                            8:00pm.
                                                                                All new choristers must demonstrate vocal ability to match
                                                                            tones and pitches, demonstrate basic choral singing skills and be
       Dancing “On Broadway”
                                                                            able to sing their voice part. The Chorale seeks to effectively blend
  Explore a variety of dance styles while learning numbers from
  popular musicals.                                                         advanced voices and voices of beginners who desire to continually
  8 weeks                                                                   improve their musicianship and choral skills.
  Age          Day Time             Instructor     Fee          Class           Enrollment prerequisite for new singers is an interview with the
  5-8          Sa 2:00-3:00pm Starlight Staff $150/$170 2607.401            director. Call (310) 372-1380 for your appointment. A Saturday
  9-19         Sa 2:00-3:00pm Starlight Staff $150/$170 2607.402            workshop will be held on October 30 from 9:00am-5:00pm in
                                                                            preparation for the December concerts. The workshop is required.
       Improv Workshop                                                      Choristers are allowed three excused rehearsal absences.
  Explore the art of improvisation with Cindy Shields, an actress               A $25 refundable music deposit for all new Chorale singers is
  with over 20 years experience. She has worked as a stand-up come-         required and due at the first rehearsal. (Do not send deposit or
  dian and studied with the famous Hollywood-based improv group             costume money with registration.) No registrations are taken in
  “The Groundlings.”                                                        class. Registration is closed after the third rehearsal which is Sep-
  8 weeks
                                                                            tember 27.
  Age         Day Time             Instructor    Fee            Class
  5-8         M      4:00-5:00pm Shields         $150/$170 2603.401             To learn more about the Torrance Civic Chorale and see them
  9-18        M      5:00-6:00pm Shields         $150/$170 2603.402         in concert visit www.torrancecivicchorale.org.
                                                                            13 weeks - September 13 - December 6
                                                                            Age              Day Time               Instructor Fee            Class
                                                                            18+              M      7:30-9:30pm     Burks      $50/$70    3600.401




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              SPECIAL INTEREST                             Adults      Youth     Youth+Adults

                  SPECIAL INTEREST CLASSES                                                 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
   Classes begin the week of September 19. See your instructor                    Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)
   for holiday dates and make-ups. Fees listed represent the cost for          Torrance Fire Station #2,
   residents/non-residents. Classes that do not meet the minimum               25135 Robinson Way, Torrance 90505
   enrollment may be cancelled one week before classes begin.
                                                                               Class is presented by Torrance Fire Personnel
      American Sign Language
  Cultural Arts Center                                                         The CERT Basic Training course provides community members
  Learn basic signs, alphabet and numbers, phrases, sentences and              with the basic skills and information needed to be prepared for,
  many other commonly used words. A book list is available on our              and respond to, emergencies and disasters. This training is pro-
  web page. Bring the book to the first class.                                 vided free of charge. The course is limited to Torrance residents
  10 weeks                                                                     and business members of the Torrance Community. Upon success-
  Age Level Day Time               Instructor   Fee            Class           ful completion of the session, participants will receive a certificate
  11+ Beg I/II F       6:30-8:00pm Hagen-Barch $96/$116 6853.401               of completion, a basic emergency supplies kit, and the opportunity
  6+ Beg I Sa 9:00-10:30am Hagen-Barch $96/$116 6853.402                       to become a registered Disaster Services Volunteer with the City of
                                                                               Torrance.
       Dog Agility                                                             Course topics include Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Fire Sup-
                            Entradero Park, 5500 Towers St., Torrance, 90503   pression, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search & Rescue,
  Handlers and dogs that are new to the sport of Dog Agility must              Team Organization and a Disaster Simulation. Participants MUST
  attend a free Tryout on Sunday, September 12.                                attend all classes in the session to complete the course.
  Tired of “go fetch” and Frisbee? Then come join the fastest growing
  sport and most fun you can have with your dog. This is a variety of          Registration begins August 2, 2010. To register call the Registra-
  games using obstacle courses. Dogs learn to jump hurdles, traverse           tion Office (310) 618-2720.
  seesaws, climb A-frames, run through tunnels, walk planks, and
  basically have a great time. Dogs must be 6 months or older, easily          Fall Session – 3 consecutive Saturdays
  controlled on leash, accept handling by strangers, and be able               Age    Dates             Time         Fee                         Class
  “down” and “sit” on command, “come” when called and “stay”.                  18+    Sept 4, 11 & 18   8:00-5:00pm  Free                     6852.401
  Instructor will provide class days and times during tryouts based on
  skills.
  10 weeks                                                                      SPECIAL NEEDS RECREATION PROGRAMS
  Age          Day Time              Instructor      Fee               Class
  16+          Su 12:00-3:00pm Moray                 $150/$170 6851.401         The City of Torrance is pleased to offer programs that provide
                                                                                activities and assistance to individuals with intellectual disabili-
       Dog Obedience Charter Club                                               ties. For more information on these activities call Phil Duthie
  The Dog Obedience Club of Torrance conducts Tuesday night                     (310) 618-2934.
  classes year round at Walteria Park from 7:30-9:00 p.m. A registra-
  tion fee of $50 is due at the first session. There is no pre-registra-
  tion necessary. Dog owners must be at least 16 years of age and the             PALS Social Club                  Annual Membership $12
  dog should be six months or older and on a leash.                            A Social Club for teens and adults with intellectual disabilities,
  Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at             PALS offers monthly dances, excursions, social activities, a quar-
  7:30 pm and all guests are welcome to attend. No dogs at this meet-          terly newsletter, and more.
  ing. For more information, and to confirm the exact class dates,
  visit www.docot.org or call the instructor Rick Jacoby, after 5:30
  p.m. (310) 329-0202.
                                                                                  Special Olympics
                                                                               This is a year-round sports training program for youth (ages 8 and
                                                                               older) and adults with intellectual disabilities. Weekly practice
                                                                               locations vary and competitions are held throughout Southern
                                                                               California. Sports include aquatics, bocce, track and field, basket-
                                                                               ball, tennis, softball, soccer, and volleyball. Sports are offered on a
                                                                               seasonal basis and registration is required.

                                                                                  Adaptive Sports
                                                                               This is a sports and fitness program that offers activities not avail-
                                                                               able through Special Olympics. Activities include cycling, snow-
                                                                               shoeing, lap swim, walking groups, and off season bocce.



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                                                                Adults   Youth    Youth+Adults                                    SPORTS
                        CHARLES H. WILSON                                                                       GOLF
                          PARK FACILITIES                                         Classes begin the week of September 19 unless otherwise noted. See
                        2200 Crenshaw Boulevard                                   your instructor for holiday dates and make-ups. Fees listed represent
                                                                                  the cost for residents/non-residents. Classes that do not meet mini-
  Wilson Park includes a tennis and paddle tennis facility, horseshoe
                                                                                  mum enrollment may be cancelled one week before classes begin.
  courts, universally accessible tree house, four softball diamonds, a
  roller hockey rink, the Dee Hardison Sports Center, and batting cages.            Adult Golf Lessons
                                                                                 Los Verdes Golf Course, 7000 W. Los Verdes Drive
  Southern California Live Steamers, Inc.                                        Rancho Palos Verdes (310) 377-7370
  (310) 328-0236
                                                                                 Class includes range balls during class and a $50 range card valid at
  Free train rides the first Sunday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
                                                                                 any American Golf Course.
  and the third Saturday of the month from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the east
                                                                                 6 weeks
  end of Wilson Park. For more information visit www.wilsonparktrains.com.
                                                                                 Age Level Day Time               Instructor     Fee            Class
  Dee Hardison Sports Center                                                     18+ Beg     Su 1:00-2:00pm Buroza               $108/$128 3721.401
  (310) 328-4964                                                                 18+ Beg     W 1:00-2:00pm Buroza                $108/$128 3721.402
  The Sports Center conducts youth and adult basketball, volleyball,             18+ Beg     Sa 11:00-12:00pm Buroza             $108/$128 3721.403
  and martial arts. The facility is available for public rental. For rental
  information call the Facility Booking Office (310) 618-5982. For               Sea Aire Golf Course
  information about ongoing activities and leagues call the Sports               22730 Lupine Dr., Torrance                      (310) 543-GOLF
  Center.                                                                        This is a nine-hole, three par, pitch, and putt course. The last
  Monday – Friday                    2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.                      tee-off is one hour before closing. Photo ID’s with addresses are
  Saturday                           10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.                      required to prove residency. Fees listed represent the cost for resi-
                                                                                 dents/non-residents.
  Sunday                             12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
                                                                                     Monday                        3:00 p.m. – dusk
                                                                                     Tuesday – Sunday              9:00 a.m. – dusk
                                                                                     Age                           Fees
                                                                                     Adults 18+                    $6/$7
                                                                                     Seniors 50 +                  $4/$5
                                                                                     Youth 17 & younger            $4/$5

                                                                                    Youth Golf Lessons
                                                                                 Sea Air Golf Course 22730 Lupine Dr., Torrance
                                                                                 Sea Aire is the perfect place for the beginning or intermediate
                                                                                 golfer. Use of clubs and balls during class time are included.
                                                                                 Instruction includes proper techniques in gripping the
                                                                                 club, and how to prepare for putting and swinging.
                         (310) 320-CAGE (2243)
                                                                                 Session I - 4 week classes begin September 25 & 26
                    www.torrancebattingcages.com
                                                                                 Age Level Day Time                 Instructor    Fee            Class
  Come visit the Torrance Batting Cages! Under the former operators of
                                                                                 7-14 Beg/Int Sa 8:00-8:50am Johnson              $55/$75     2722.401
  the Carson Batting Cages, Torrance Batting Cages now offers all new
                                                                                 7-14 Beg/Int Sa 9:00-9:50am Johnson              $55/$75     2722.402
  Iron Mike pitching machines, new lighting, pro shop with all the top
                                                                                 7-14 Beg/Int Sa 10:00-10:50am Johnson            $55/$75     2722.403
  brands like Rawlings, Mizuno, Easton, Louisville Slugger, and more.
                                                                                 7-14 Beg/Int Su 8:00-8:50am Johnson              $55/$75     2722.404
  If you’re looking to perfect your hitting skills, the Torrance Batting         7-14 Beg/Int Su 9:00-9:50am Johnson              $55/$75     2722.405
  Cages at Wilson Park has 8 batting stations for slow-pitch softball,           7-14 Beg/Int Su 10:00-10:50am Johnson            $55/$75     2722.406
  multi-speed hardball and fast-pitch softball. The batting cages are            Session II - 4 week classes begin October 23 & 24
  available for block rentals, or get 12 pitches for $1.                         Age Level Day Time                 Instructor    Fee            Class
                                                                                 7-14 Beg/Int Sa 8:00-8:50am Johnson              $55/$75     2722.421
  Batting Cage charges for block rentals                                         7-14 Beg/Int Sa 9:00-9:50am Johnson              $55/$75     2722.422
  1/4 hour batting time     $13                                                  7-14 Beg/Int Sa 10:00-10:50am Johnson            $55/$75     2722.423
  1/2 hour batting time     $24                                                  7-14 Beg/Int Su 8:00-8:50am Johnson              $55/$75     2722.424
  1 hour batting time       $36                                                  7-14 Beg/Int Su 9:00-9:50am Johnson              $55/$75     2722.425
  Hours of Operation                                                             7-14 Beg/Int Su 10:00-10:50am Johnson            $55/$75     2722.426
  Monday - Friday                      2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.                     Senior Citizens Golf Club meets every Friday at 8:00 a.m.
  Saturday                             10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.                    For more information call Lewis Baskins (310) 371-7847.
  Sunday                               10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
                                                                                 Women’s Golf Club meets every Thursday at 8:00 a.m. For more
                                                                                 information call Marilyn White (310) 325-1316.


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              SPORTS                                     Adults      Youth    Youth+Adults

                            ROLLER HOCKEY                                       Soccer Academy with Jim Millinder
       Roller Hockey - Beginning Youth Instructional                         Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
  Wilson Park Roller Hockey Rink                                             This class is designed to help develop the player’s technical and
  Class begins September 11. Registration begins August 9 and will           tactical parts of the game. Each participant must bring his/her own
  be accepted through October 2. Fees listed represent the cost for          soccer ball, shin guards, soccer cleats for grass, and running shoes
  residents/non-residents. Proof of residency is required.                   for playing on the indoor facility. Students should also bring water,
  Students will learn the fundamentals of how to play Roller Hockey.         and a lunch with a drink each day. Class will meet in front of the
  Focus will be on passing, shooting, positioning, and team play.            Dee Hardison Sports Center. College coaches and players will be
  Participants are required to have basic skating skills and equipment.      on staff.
  Class meets twice per week.                                                4 days – December 27 - 30
  10 weeks                                                                   Age         Day Time               Instructor       Fee          Class
  Age           Day Time            Instructor      Fee             Class    5-12        M-Th 9:00-2:00pm Millinder              $159/$179 2713.401
  5-14          Sa/M 3:30-4:30pm Staff              $50/$70      2740.401
                                                                                Volleyball – Adult Co-ed
      Roller Hockey Leagues forYouth and Adults                              Open play at the Dee Hardison Sports Center at Wilson Park.
  Got Game? Our roller hockey program is designed for youth and              Participants must be registered prior to attending. Registrations are
  adult participants. Youth players sign up individually and adults          not accepted in class.
  register as a team. For information on leagues call the rink (310)         10 weeks
  320-9529 x102, or visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/Parks/4720.htm.                 Age Day      Time                Instructor      Fee            Class
                                                                             18+ M        7:00-10:00pm        Staff           $30        3712.401
                                                                             18+ Tu       7:00-10:00pm        Staff           $30        3712.402
  Roller Hockey Rink
                                                                             18+ M/Tu 7:00-10:00pm            Staff           $50        3712.403
  (310) 320-9529
  The facility is available for public rental. For rental information
  call the Facility Booking Office (310) 618-5982.                              Warrior Wrestling
                                                                             West High Wrestling Room
                   SPECIAL INTEREST SPORTS                                   Wrestling is the world’s oldest sport. This is not the “phony
                                                                             wrestling” you see on TV, this is wrestling the right way. This class
   Classes begin the week of September 19 unless otherwise noted. See        covers all the basics of Olympic style wrestling, the kind they do in
   your instructor for holiday dates and make-ups. Fees listed represent     high school.
   the cost for residents/non-residents. Classes that do not meet the
   minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week before classes begin.        10 weeks
                                                                             Age Level Day Time                Instructor      Fee            Class
      Torrance Fencing Club                                                  5-14 Beg/Int Tu 5:00-6:15pm Druten                $125/$145 2715.401
  The Torrance Fencing Club provides instruction in the European
  style of fencing and the opportunity to enter competitions. The
  club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-9:30pm at the Ken
  Miller Recreation Center. Equipment fee is $2 and applies to all
  participants. Beginning fencers are recommended to enroll in the
  Fencing classes listed below. For more information call Tom Tru-
  love (310) 327-7348 or Sud Deland (310) 375-1792.
     Fencing
  Ken Miller Recreation Center
  The Torrance Fencing Club offers classes for youth and adults.
  Basic equipment is provided. Wear loose-fitting clothes and court
  shoes (no shorts or sandals). Adult class includes basic instruction
  in footwork, blade handling concepts, and theories of defensive
  moves and attacks. Youth class includes basic instruction in foot-
  work, defensive moves, and attacks.
  10 weeks
  Age Level Day Time               Instructor      Fee            Class
  15+ Beg Tu 6:45-8:00pm TFC Staff                 $40/$60 3711.401
  10-17 Beg Th 6:45-8:00pm TFC Staff               $40/$60 2711.401



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                                                            Adults      Youth    Youth+Adults                                     SPORTS
                SPORTS LEAGUES FOR ADULT                                          Tennis Lessons - Paradise Park
                                                                                5006 Lee Street, Torrance
      Adult Basketball Leagues Team Entry Fee: $715                             8 weeks
  Men’s Fall Basketball Leagues are held on Wednesday, Thursday,                Age Level    Day Time                Instructor   Fee           Class
  and Sunday evenings at the Dee Hardison Sports Center at Wilson               17+ Beg I    Tu     10:00-10:50am    Crofut       $60        3733.401
  Park. Registration begins Tuesday, July 27 at 8:00 a.m. at the Tor-           17+ Int/RRD Tu      11:00-12:50pm    Crofut       $65        3733.402
  rance Community Services Department, 3031 Torrance Boulevard.                 8-16 Beg I   Tu     4:00-4:50pm      Crofut       $54        2733.401
  Leagues are scheduled to begin the week of August 29.                         8-16 Beg II Tu      5:00-5:50pm      Crofut       $54        2733.402
      Adult Softball Leagues Team Entry Fee: $600/$650                          8-16 Int     Tu     6:00-6:50pm      Crofut       $54        2733.403
  Registration for Fall Softball Leagues begins July 13 for returning           8-16 Adv     Tu     7:00-7:50pm      Crofut       $54        2733.404
  teams and Wednesday, July 28 for new teams. Pick up an applica-               8-16 Beg I F        4:00-4:50pm      Crofut       $54        2733.405
  tion and information at the Dee Hardison Sports Center at Wilson              8-16 Beg II F       5:00-5:50pm      Crofut       $54        2733.406
  Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. Adult Slow-Pitch Softball Leagues                   8-16 Int     F      6:00-6:50pm      Crofut       $54        2733.407
  are for adults 18+. Men, Women, and Coed leagues are available
  Sunday through Friday at Wilson Park and El Nido Park beginning                  Tennis Lessons - Wilson Park
  the week of August 29.                                                        2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance
                                                                                8 weeks
                             TENNIS CLASSES                                     Age Level    Day Time                Instructor   Fee           Class
    Classes begin the week of September 19. Classes that do not                 8-16 Beg I   M   4:00-4:50pm         Crofut       $54        2734.401
    meet the minimum enrollment requirement may be cancelled                    8-16 Beg II M    5:00-5:50pm         Crofut       $54        2734.402
    one week before classes begin.                                              8-16 Int     M   6:00-6:50pm         Crofut       $54        2734.403
                                                                                8-16 Beg I   W   4:00-4:50pm         Crofut       $54        2734.404
  Students must provide their own racquet. Proper tennis attire and             8-16 Beg II W    5:00-5:50pm         Crofut       $54        2734.405
  footwear is required. Only enrolled students will be allowed on the
  courts during class time.                                                     8-16 Int     W   6:00-6:50pm         Crofut       $54        2734.406
                                                                                17+ Int/Stat W   7:00-7:50pm         Crofut       $60        3734.401
  Beginner I:            Introduction to fundamental strokes.                   17+ Int/RRD W    8:00-9:50pm         Crofut       $65        3734.402
  Beginner II:           Prerequisite: Beginner I. More fundamentals.           17+ Beg I    Sa  12:00-12:50pm       Crofut       $60        3734.403
  Intermediate:      Prerequisite: Beginner II. Should have some control        17+ Beg II Sa    1:00-1:50pm         Crofut       $60        3734.404
  of forehand, backhand and serve. Class includes net play, doubles             17+ Int      Sa  2:00-2:50pm         Crofut       $60        3734.405
  strategy, and polishing the mechanics of play introduced.                     17+ Int/RRD Sa   3:00-4:50pm         Crofut       $65        3734.406
  Intermediate Doubles Strategy: Work on the dynamics of doubles                17+ Int/RRD Sa   5:00-6:50pm         Crofut       $65        3734.407
  at a higher level. Students must have good control of tennis basics.
  Advanced:        Prerequisite: Intermediate or instructor approval.              Tennis Lessons for Seniors - Sur La Brea Park
  Must have control of forehand, backhand and serve.                            23610 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance
                                                                                This is a non-competitive, recreational program as a fun route to
  Round Robin Doubles: Prerequisite: Intermediate or Advanced level.            fitness. Class includes stretching, warm-up, basic strokes, rules, and
  Learn by playing, develop strategy and movement.                              strategies. Goal: Ability to participate in round-robin play.
      Tennis Lessons - El Retiro Park                                           8 weeks
  126 Vista del Parque, Torrance                                                Age Level        Day Time             Instructor  Fee            Class
  8 weeks                                                                       50+ Int/Adv/RRD Tu 9:00-10:20am Miekosz           $55         3730.401
  Age Level   Day Time           Instructor           Fee            Class
  17+ Int     Th 10:00-10:50am Crofut                 $60         3731.401         Tennis Lessons with the South Bay Tennis Center
  17+ Int/RRD Th 11:00-12:50pm Crofut                 $65         3731.402      Wilson Park Tennis Courts
                                                                                If you want high quality tennis lessons at a reasonable rate this is
      Tennis Lessons - Hickory Park                                             the class for your child. This class will focus on stroke production,
  2850 W 232nd Street, Torrance                                                 drills, games, and competition. Each student must provide their
  8 weeks                                                                       own tennis racquet and water. All levels are welcome.
  Age Level Day Time           Instructor             Fee            Class      8 weeks
  8-16 Beg I Th 4:00-4:50pm Crofut                    $54         2732.401      Age              Day Time            Instructor   Fee            Class
  8-16 Beg II Th 5:00-5:50pm Crofut                   $54         2732.402      8-17             F      4:00-5:30pm Staff         $80         2737.401
  8-16 Int     Th 6:00-6:50pm Crofut                  $54         2732.403
  8-16 Int/Adv Th 7:00-7:50pm Crofut                  $54         2732.404


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              SPORTS                                          Adults          Youth    Youth+Adults

      Las Canchas Tennis Center                                                                           TURKEY TROT
  25924 Rolling Hills Road
  (310) 530-8212 or (310) 415-1969                                                     31st Annual Harry Sutter Memorial
  www.southbaytenniscenter.com
                                                                                                Thanksgiving Day 3-mile Fun Run
  Hours of Operation                                                                     Thursday, November 25 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  Monday–Thursday             8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  Friday - Sunday             8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.                                   Early Registration Fee:
                                                                                      $20 pre-entry fee through October 29 guarantees a shirt
  A City of Torrance facility operated and managed by                                 on race day.
  The South Bay Tennis Center with 8 lit courts is available for pub-
  lic use 7 days a week.
                                                                                      Regular Registration:
  Reserved courts and walk-on courts are available for rental. Group                  $25 from October 30 to November 22 guarantees a shirt
  and individual lessons, tournaments, men’s and women’s events,                      on race day.
  instructional clinics, and camps are offered. The facility includes
  locker rooms, showers, and a pro shop that is available for equip-                  Late Registration:
  ment sales and racquet stringing services.                                          $30 on November 24 (11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Ken
  Court reservations and all program registrations are taken at Las                   Miller Recreation Center) and November 25 (6:30 to 7:30
  Canchas. A photo ID with address is required for Torrance resident                  a.m. in Sam’s Club parking lot). Late registrants MAY NOT
  rates.                                                                              receive a shirt on race day, depending on availability.

  Court Rental Fees – Fees listed are per hour for residents/non-residents.           How to Enter:
  Additional $1 for lights                                                            Get an entry form at www.TorranceCA.Gov/Parks/7645.htm
  Monday-Friday            8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.         $6/$7
                                                                                      or at the West Annex of City Hall, Registration Of½ce, 3031
  Monday-Friday            After 5:00 p.m.               $8/$9
  Weekends & Holidays All Day                            $8/$9                        Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503.

  Drop in Workouts                                                                    Mail your completed form (one form per person) with
  Age       Level                         Day            Time                 Fee     your check (made payable to: City of Torrance) to the ad-
  6-18                                    M-F            4:00-5:30pm          $20     dress above. Forms must be received by November 18.
  6-18                                    Sa             4:00-6:00pm          $20     In Person: Walk in to the Registration Of½ce at the ad-
  18+       Int/Adv                       M              9:30-11:00am         $20     dress above. The of½ce is open Monday – Thursday and
  18+       Int                           W              9:30-11:00am         $20     every other Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The last day for
  18+       Int/Adv                       F              9:30-11:00am         $20     pre-registration is Monday, November 22.
                                                                                      On-Line: Visit www.active.com by Monday, November 22.
                                                                                      A convenience fee will be charged for on-line registration.

                                                                                      Race Fees are non-refundable. For more information call
                                                                                      (310) 618-2720.

                                                                                      Race Packets:
                                                                                      May be picked up Wednesday, November 24, 11:00 a.m. to
                                                                                      7:00 p.m. at the Ken Miller Recreation Center, 3341 Tor-
                                                                                      rance Boulevard, or between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on
                                                                                      the day of the race. Packets include number, shirt, and race
                                                                                      information. A receipt is mandatory for packet pick up.

                                                                                      Awards: Top male & female ½nishers. Other award mon-
                                                                                      ies will be used to purchase additional drawing prizes for
                                                                                      run participants.



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                                                           Adults   Youth     Youth+Adults                                   SPORTS
                     YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUE
  Youth Flag Football                                                       The Flag Football program is structured to teach basic fundamen-
  8 weeks      $59                                                          tals and rules of the game. Each player participates in every game.
  Grades K-8 (as of October 2010)                                           The main goal of the Youth Sports Program is to provide a positive
  All participants must live in or go to school in Torrance. The            recreational experience for each participant. By communicating the
  90502 zip code and 90501 east of Western Avenue are not consid-           recreational philosophies that underlie sports competition and teach-
  ered Torrance residents. Proof of residency will be required for          ing basic skills, we try to provide a healthy, enjoyable experience for
  new customers.                                                            everyone. To accomplish this goal, we are asking all parents new to
  The League is tentatively scheduled to begin October 16 and will          our youth sports program to attend a special parent meeting on:
  be held on Saturdays. Eighth grade division will play on Tuesday                 Tuesday, September 28 OR Thursday, September 30
  or Thursday nights. The teams are set up by grade and school—No                    7:00 p.m. in the West Annex Commission Room,
  Coach Requests.                                                                                   3031 Torrance Boulevard.
                               League Divisions:                            To sign up for sports leagues, submit the form below with your
                              (grade as of October 2010)
                                     K – 1st grade                          payment.
                                   2nd – 3rd grade                          Mail-in registration: Send a separate form and a separate check for
                                    4th – 5th grade                         each child, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Torrance
                                    6th – 7th grade                         residents must provide proof of residency with their registration.
                                       8th grade                            Forms must be postmarked no later than September 2.

  Individual sign-ups will be taken at all levels. Team sign-ups will be    Fax-in registration: Fax the parent permission slip below AND the
  accepted at the 8th grade level only—all players on 8th grade teams       Registration Form with your credit card information by Thursday,
  that are brought in by volunteer coaches must be from the same            September 2 to (310) 781-7598.
  School - No Exceptions! For Team sign-ups call (310) 781-7515.
                                                                            Walk-in registration: Walk in your registration form to the Com-
  We do not honor requests for coaches!                                     munity Services Department, 3031 Torrance Blvd, Monday-Thurs-
  All teams must have a volunteer coach to participate. Volunteer           day, and every other Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. by Thurs-
  Head Coaches will receive a full refund for their child’s registration    day, September 9. This is the LAST DAY to register.
  at the end of the season when equipment is returned. Head Coach
  positions are filled on a “first come, first served basis”. Coaches,      There are no full refunds given and only partial refunds of 80%
  please come in prior to walk in registration so you may register your     will be given prior to October 11. To withdraw from this activity
  child before teams are full. All volunteers must be fingerprinted         you MUST contact the Youth Sports Office (310) 781-7515.
  annually by the City of Torrance.
                                      Youth Flag Football Parent Permission Slip
                        To sign up for Youth Sports Leagues, please mail this form with your payment to:
                   City of Torrance,Youth Sports Registration, 3031 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance CA 90503
                                     All participants must live in or go to school in Torrance.
                                Your last day to register is Thursday, September 9!
  _________________________________________ has my permission to participate in the City of Torrance
  Recreation Division Youth Flag Football program. I affirm that he is in the ________ grade, and that his birthday is
  __________________ and that he attends _____________________________ school. I hereby release and dis-
  charge the City of Torrance, the Community Services Department Recreation Division, and each and all of their agents and
  employees from any liability whatsoever, resulting from or in any manner arising out of any injury or damage which may be
  sustained on account of his participation in said activity.

  Parent’s Name (please print) ____________________________________________________________________

  Parent’s Signature ____________________________________________________________________________

  Address ___________________________________________________________________________________

  City ___________________________________________________________Zip_________________________

  Home Phone (_____) ________________ Work Phone (_____)_____________Cell Phone (_____)_____________

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              SWIMMING                                       Adults   Youth   Youth+Adults

                                  SWIMMING
  Victor E. Benstead Plunge, 3331 Torrance Boulevard                                Aquacade
  The Plunge is a 50 by 20 meter outdoor pool. During the school
  year the bulkhead allows for multiple programs and provides a 25
  yard and a 25 meter course. Locker rooms have heated showers.                A Synchronized Swim Show
  Take advantage of this great facility and make swimming a daily
  part of your life!
  Swim attire is required. No t-shirts, shorts, tank tops, leotards, or
                                                                                        Friday, August 20
  street clothes are allowed (rash guards are okay). Swim caps are
  optional. Swimmers must provide their own goggles. The Plunge                                 &
  is not responsible for lost or stolen items. All personal items must
  be locked into lockers, padlocks are available for rent or you may
  provide your own.                                                                   Saturday, August 21
  No flotation devices or toys are allowed in the pool during Recre-
  ational Swim. No food, drinks, or reading materials are permitted                          8:00 p.m.
  on the deck.

  Recreation Swim Admission                                                         Victor E Benstead Plunge
  Age                                  Fee     Ticket Books
                                               (11 admissions)
  17 years and under                   $1      $10                                  3331 Torrance Boulevard
  18 and over                          $2      $20
  Seniors (over 55)                    $1.50   $15
                                                                                   Adults $7 Seniors (55+) $5
  Plunge Recreation Swim Hours
  Each child under 7 years of age or under 50” tall must be accom-                    Children (under 13) $5
  panied by an adult (18 years or older) into the water (one child per
  adult), or pass a swim test by swimming across the pool unassisted.
                     Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
                                                                                     For more information call
                                                                                         (310) 618-2930.
  Swimming for Fitness – Lap Swimming
  Ages 15+ ONLY! Must present a high school picture ID
  Participants swim 20 meter widths or 50 meter lengths under the
  supervision of a lifeguard. No instruction is provided and all levels
  are welcome. No private instruction is allowed.
  M–F                 6:30–8:00am & 11:00–1:00pm
  M – Th              8:15-9:15pm
  Sa                  1:30–4:00pm
  Su                  3:00-5:00pm

                       CLASS INFORMATION
  Parents dropping off children for lessons or recreation swim are
  asked to use the Pool drop off areas. These are located in the service
  driveways on the west side of the pool and the area directly north of
  the pool in the parking lot. There will be no make-up classes offered
  for missed classes.

  Students MUST be the age specified by THE FIRST CLASS. Please
  arrive 10-15 minutes before your first class to check in with the pool
  staff in front of the pool entrance. Students should be dressed in
  swim attire and be ready when class begins. Swim caps and goggles
  are recommended. Parents are not allowed in the pool or on the
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                                                              Adults    Youth      Youth+Adults                              SWIMMING
                             ADULT CLASSES                                          Synchro Sundays
                                                                                 Prerequisite: Each Participant must be able to swim 25 yards (one lap)
      Adult Swim Lessons                                                         freestyle and backstroke, tread water, and be comfortable in deep water.
  Participants are tested and placed in swim classes according to their          This class is for beginning synchronized swimmers. Participants
  ability. *Class will not meet November 25.                                     will learn the basic figures, basic sculling, and how to improve their
  5 weeks                                                                        strokes. This is a great way to decide if you want to compete and
                                                                                 will prepare you for the summer Aquacade or just have fun. Class
  Age Day       Date          Time                 Fee           Class
                                                                                 will not meet November 28.
  18+ Tu/Th 9/21-10/21        7:30-8:15pm          $60       3780.401            12 weeks - September 19 - December 12.
  18+ Tu/Th 10/26-11/30* 7:30-8:15pm               $60       3780.402            Age          Day            Time                      Fee            Class
                                                                                 8-18         Su             3:00–4:30pm               $55         2792.401

      Water Exercise Class
  This no impact exercise class is ideal for joints, muscles, and for                             YOUTH SWIM CLASSES
  injury rehabilitation. It will help improve flexibility and muscle
                                                                                    Learn to Swim
  tone and is great for socializing. Water shoes are helpful.
                                                                                 At the first class the children are tested and placed in groups ac-
  5 weeks
  Age Day        Date        Time                       Fee            Class
                                                                                 cording to their skill level.
  18+ M/W        9/20-10/20 7:30-8:15pm                 $45         3781.401     10 weeks - September 18 - November 20
  18+ M/W        10/25-11/24 7:30-8:15pm                $45         3781.402     Age           Day Time                            Fee            Class
                                                                                 7-12          Sa 9:00-9:35am                      $49         2782.401
                                                                                 7-12          Sa 9:45-10:20am                     $49         2782.402
                                                                                 7-12          Sa 10:30-11:05am                    $49         2782.403
                           SPECIAL INTEREST                                      7-12          Sa 11:15-11:50am                    $49         2782.404
                            SWIM CLASSES                                         7-12          Sa 12:00-12:35pm                    $49         2782.405

       Pre-Competitive Swim
  Prerequisite: Participants must be able to swim 100 yards front crawl, back-
                                                                                    Tadpole Swim
  stroke, and breaststroke. This class will not meet the needs of children
                                                                                 Water adjustment activities, basic forms of swimming, and water
  who need beginning to advanced swim instruction. Class focuses
                                                                                 safety skills are emphasized. Children work in groups to discover
  on perfecting the four competitive strokes, racing starts, and turns.
                                                                                 the joys of water fun in a safe environment. Parents are not allowed
  10 weeks – September 18-November 20
                                                                                 in the water or on the pool deck during class.
  Age          Day           Time                       Fee           Class
                                                                                 10 weeks – September 18 – November 20
  7-16         Sa            12:45-1:20pm               $35        2784.401
                                                                                 Age            Day Time                         Fee             Class
                                                                                 4-6            Sa 9:00-9:30am                   $49         2781.401
                                                                                 4-6            Sa 9:45-10:15am                  $49         2781.402
       Sync or Swim                                                              4-6            Sa 10:30-11:00am                 $49         2781.403
  Prerequisite: Each participant must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle,        4-6            Sa 11:15-11:45am                 $49         2781.404
  crawl, and backstroke with good form, tread water, and be comfortable in       4-6            Sa 12:00-12:30pm                 $49         2781.405
  deep water. Sync or Swim is the City of Torrance synchronized swim             4-6            Sa 12:45-1:15pm                  $49         2781.406
  team. It offers new and exciting opportunities for serious synchro-
  nized swimmers. Members of the team will observe and participate
  in exclusive competitions with synchronized swimmers from all
                                                                                    Youth Swim
  over Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada. Nose plugs and
                                                                                 Class is structured the same as “Learn to Swim” for an older age
  goggles are required. New member try-outs will be held on the first
                                                                                 group.
  night of the session. Parent must be present to fill out the tryout
                                                                                 10 weeks – September 18 – November 20
  permission slip. Class meets 3 times per week. No class November
                                                                                 Age           Day Time                         Fee            Class
  24 & 28.
                                                                                 13-17         Sa 12:45-1:20pm                  $49         2783.401
  13 weeks - September 19 – December 15.
  Age          Day           Time                      Fee             Class
  8-18         Su            2:00-5:00pm               $170       2790.401
               M/W           6:30-8:00pm


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              LIBRARY
                              Library Locations                              Volunteers Needed!
       El Retiro                           North Torrance                    Are you interested in helping students succeed in school? Do you
       126 Vista del Parque                3604 Artesia Blvd.                have a few extra hours per week? Become a Homework Helper!
                                                                             The Katy Geissert Civic Center, Henderson, North Torrance, and
       Redondo Beach 90277                 Torrance 90504                    Southeast Libraries need volunteers to help students complete
       (310) 375-0922                      (310) 323-7200                    their homework assignments. Share your love of learning with the
       Henderson                           Southeast                         students of Torrance. For more information call the Volunteer
       4805 Emerald St.                    23115 S. Arlington Ave            Coordinator, (310) 618-5950, or visit Volunteer Match
       Torrance 90503                      Torrance 90501                    (www.volunteermatch.org) for more information.
       (310) 371-2075                      (310) 530-5044
       Katy Geissert                       Walteria                          Calling All First Graders!
       Civic Center                        3815 W. 242nd St.                 First graders who have, or apply for, their very own Torrance Public Library
       3301 Torrance Blvd                  Torrance 90505                    card can receive a free book. Visit any Torrance Library during October,
       Torrance 90503                      (310) 375-8418                    show or apply for a library card, and get your book plus a special surprise
       (310) 618-5959                                                        gift! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.

  Overdue fines have changed! Please call (310) 618-5969                     Friends of the Torrance Library Hardback
  or visit www.Library.TorranceCA.Gov                                        Book Sale at the Katy Geissert Civic
                                                                             Center Library October 15 & 16
  Need Help With Your Homework?                                              On Friday October 15, doors open at 2:00 p.m. for Friends’ mem-
  Think Torrance Public Library!                                             bers only (memberships sold beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Library
                                                                             lobby). The public sale is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday,
  Homework assistance is available to students of all ages through the
                                                                             October 16.
  Torrance Public Library – and it’s all free with your library card!
                                                                             Once again, the Friends will offer a great selection of reference
                                                                             materials, children’s books, and thousands of other books on a
  To use Live Homework Help, the online tutoring and homework                vast array of topics - all at bargain prices. A variety of records, CDs,
  assistance service, students log on from the Library website               cassettes, VHS tapes, and DVDs will also be available. Become a
  (www.Library.TorranceCA.Gov) using their library card, enter their         Friend of the Torrance Library for a modest fee to be notified in
  grade and the subject they need help with, and are then connected          advance of sales dates and times. Membership also allows participa-
  to a live tutor. This service can be accessed while visiting the library   tion in the Friends-only hardback presale. For more information
  in person, from home, or from any site with an Internet connec-            call the Friends (310) 781-7595.
  tion. It is available daily from 3:00–10:00 p.m. (Live Homework            Friends’ Ongoing Sales
  Help is generously sponsored by Providence Little Company of               Near the checkout desk at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, the
  Mary Medical Center Torrance)                                              Friends maintain brightly-lit shelves of bargain-priced quality hardbound
  The online Skills Center is available 24 hours per day with links to       books. Simply take the books to the desk to pay for them. These shelves
                                                                             are restocked daily, so stop by on every visit to see what’s new!
  educational websites vetted by the tutors who provide Live Home-
  work Help. Answers to basic questions about math, science, social
  studies, and English can be answered here. In addition to assistance
  for elementary and middle school students, there is a College Cen-
  ter as well as an Adult Education Center.
  Three Homework Centers – at the Katy Geissert Civic Center,
  the Southeast Library, and the new mobile center at the North
  Torrance Library - provide computers loaded with word processing              • Are you or is someone you know a resident of Torrance
  software, educational games, and access to the Internet. Printing               who cannot get to the library?
  for K-12 students for homework-related purposes is also free. Use of          • Would you like to have library books or listening materials
  these computers requires a library card and is limited to students in           delivered to you at home?
  kindergarten through high school.                                          The Torrance Public Library has volunteers who will deliver
                                                                             materials you enjoy reading or listening to, including books (large
  Volunteer Homework Helpers are available select weekday
                                                                             print available), audio-books on cassette or CD, and music. Based
  afternoons at the Katy Geissert Civic Center, Henderson, North
                                                                             on your interests, a volunteer will select materials and schedule
  Torrance, and Southeast Libraries. Helpers offer assistance with
                                                                             a regular delivery and pick-up time. Talking books and machines
  questions and specific homework assignments, however do not
                                                                             from the Braille Institute are also available. Words on Wheels also
  provide in-depth tutoring. Contact the Library where you wish to
                                                                             delivers to children who cannot get to the library due to a medical
  receive this service for its schedule of volunteers.
                                                                             issue or disability.
  Call the Youth Services Department (310) 618-5964 for infor-               To register, or for more information, contact the Words on Wheels
  mation on all the services the Library provides to help students           Coordinator (310) 618-5950.
  succeed.
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                BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS                                                    PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
  The Torrance Public Library conducts ongoing book discussion                    All programs generously sponsored by the Friends of
  groups for adults. All are free and no registration is required –                              the Torrance Library
  simply read the selected book prior to the meeting. Please call the
  specific library location for more information about its group.
                                                                           Meet Rebecca K. O’Connor, author of Lift
                                                                           Wednesday, August 25, 7:00 p.m.
                                                                           Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
  The Biography and Memoirs Book Group meets the                           Award-winning author Rebecca K. O’Connor will present the
  second Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Katy Geissert         multimedia production “Winging It: A Life Inspired by Birds and
  Civic Center Library.                                                    Words,” in concert with her latest book, Lift. The presentation will
                                                                           be followed by a question and answer period and book signing.
  The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group will meet
  the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Katy Geissert        California Native Plants: Gardening with the Senses
  Civic Center Library.                                                    Presented by Bart O’Brien
                                                                           Wednesday, September 8, 7:00 p.m.
                                                                           Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
  The El Retiro Book Group meets on the first Tuesday of each              California native plants are ideally suited to allowing all five
  month at 10:30 a.m. at the El Retiro Library.                            senses – touch, smell, taste, hearing and sight – to be experienced
                                                                           in a home garden. This program will review horticulturalist Bart
  Mayhem in the A.M. meets the second Thursday of each                     O’Brien’s favorite species and cultivars for local landscapes.
  month at 10:00 a.m. at the Henderson Library.
                                                                           Meet Stan Chambers
  The Mystery Book Group meets the first Monday of each                    Saturday, September 11, 2:00 p.m.
  month at 6:30 p.m. at the North Torrance Library.                        Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
                                                                           Legendary KTLA Channel 5 News Reporter Stan Chambers will
  The Creative Spirit Book Discussion Group meets the                      discuss his adventurous and extensive career reporting on Southern
                                                                           California. His book, KTLA’s News at Ten: 60 Years with Stan Cham-
  fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Southeast
                                                                           bers, will be available for purchase and signing.
  Library.

  The Books Eclectic Reading Group meets the third Tuesday
                                                                           Extreme Cuisine: Exotic Tastes From Around the World
                                                                           Saturday, September 18, 2:00 p.m.
  of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Walteria Library.                       Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
                                                                           Author Eddie Lin explores delicacies that creep, crawl, sizzle, and
  Please see the Teen Programs section for book discussion groups for      spit, and will talk about where they originate from and where you
  youth.                                                                   can experience them.

          MONTHLY MOVIE PRESENTATIONS                                      Los Angeles’ Original Farmers Market
                                                                           Wednesday, September 22, 7:00 p.m.
  Join us at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library each month to          Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
  view and discuss classic and contemporary films. All screenings          Authors David Hamlin and Brett Arena explore the historic LA
  and discussions are free, and no registration or tickets are required.   market through vintage photographs.
  Presentations are sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
  For dates, times, and titles, call the Audiovisual Department (310)      Healing Hearts:A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon
  618-5962 or visit the Library’s online calendar of events at             Wednesday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.
  www.TorranceCA.Gov/Events.                                               Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
                                                                           Dr. Kathy Magliato, one of the few female heart surgeons practic-
                                                                           ing in the world today, will discuss her memoir Healing Hearts, an
                                                                           inspiring, surprising, sometimes shocking, and ultimately deeply
    ATrip to Sherwood Forest with the Outlaw Robin Hood                    informative memoir of the high-stakes, high-pressured life of a
   This fall, join the Library for a series of programs that will ex-      female heart surgeon.
   plore the myth, lore, and legend of the outlaw that “robbed from
   the rich and gave to the poor” – Robin Hood! Special movie pre-         The Most Beautiful Villages and
   sentations, speakers, book discussions, and more will be offered        Towns of the West
   for all ages. Please check the Calendar of Events at                    Saturday, October 2, 2:00 p.m.
   www.TorranceCA.Gov/Events and search for “Robin Hood” to                Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
   view the programs offered.                                              Joan Tapper, founding editor of National Geographic Traveler, will take
                                                                           participants on a journey through the most beautiful villages and towns
                                                                           of the West, including the stunning photography of Nik Wheeler.

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              LIBRARY
  Central Americans in Los Angeles                                         Just Sew Quilts
  Wednesday, October 6, 7:00 p.m.                                          Saturday, September 18, 11:00 a.m.
  Katy Geissert Civic Center Library                                       Henderson Library
  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, author Rosamaria              Valued for their beauty and creativity, handmade quilts are increas-
  Segura will discuss the rich heritage and customs of people from         ing in popularity. Join artist Beryl Takabayashi as she discusses the
                                                                           art and history of quilt making. Learn about the different styles
  Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica,
                                                                           and techniques and create your own unique project. Materials will
  and Panama, and their contributions to the multicultural metropo-        be provided. This event is free and recommended for adults and
  lis that is LA.                                                          teens. Space is limited and registration is required. For more infor-
                                                                           mation call the Henderson Library (310) 371-2075.
  Haunted Hollywood: Tinseltown Terrors,
                                                                           E-Readers Made E-Z
  Filmdom Phantoms, and Movieland Mayhem                                   Saturday, October 16, 2:00 p.m.
  Saturday, October 9, 2:00 p.m.                                           Henderson Library
  Katy Geissert Civic Center Library                                       Confused about the latest in book technology? Thinking about
  Tom Ogden will lead a tour through his latest book Haunted               buying a special gift for a reader? Expert Louis Dominguez will
  Hollywood. Hear tales about historic landmarks, theaters, watering       walk participants through the basics of the various devices on the
  holes, hotels, and houses that are haunted by movie stars, television    market, how they differ, and which one is right for you. This event
  personalities, and other celebrities.                                    is free and recommended for adults and teens. Space is limited and
                                                                           registration is required. For more information call the Henderson
                                                                           Library (310) 371-2075.
  Southern California Eats
  Wednesday, October 27, 7:00 p.m.                                         Holiday Paper Craft
  Katy Geissert Civic Center Library                                       Saturday, November 6, 10:00-11:30am
  Hungry historians, students, and pop culture enthusiasts will ap-        Southeast Library
  preciate this virtual road trip to Southern California’s most unique     Create a unique paper project for the holidays! Stampin’ Up!
  eating establishments with authors Adriene Biondo and John Eng.          representative Judy Kubota will lead participants in a craft suitable
  Photographs of restaurants that are still in business as well as those   for the December holidays. All materials will be provided. This
  from days gone by will be shared.                                        program is free and registration is required. To register call the
                                                                           Southeast Library (310) 530-5044.

  Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s                            Brain Games for Grown-Ups
  Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence                                 Saturday, September 11, 10:00 a.m.
  Saturday, November 6, 2:00 p.m.                                          Walteria Park Building, 3855 W. 242nd St.
                                                                           Sharmone La Rose, gerontologist, certified memory trainer, and
  Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
                                                                           Torrance Adult School teacher, will discuss the importance of
  Meet author Seth Shostak, senior astronomer for the Search for           mental fitness, especially for older adults. Participants will learn to
  Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute (S.E.T.I.). Mr. Shostak will     play games and solve puzzles that exercise the brain. This program
  discuss the ongoing scientific search for extraterrestrial life.         is free and registration is required. For more information and to
                                                                           register call the Walteria Library (310) 375-8418.
  Stitch Bracelet Craft
  Saturday, September 11, 10:00 a.m.                                                      PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH
  El Retiro Library                                                        Storytimes
  Participants will make a St. Petersburg stitch bracelet, a craft that    The Fall Storytime session begins the week of September 20
  originated in Russia. Program is intended for adults; no prior ex-       and ends the week of November 15. No registration is required,
  perience is needed. Registration is required. For more information       however room space is limited so please arrive on time! Storytimes
  and to sign up call the El Retiro Library (310) 375-0922.                are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate
                                                                           organized groups or group daycare providers. For information on
  Kusudama Ornament Craft                                                  storytimes or arranging a group or class visit to the Library call the
  Saturday, November 20, 10:00 a.m.                                        Youth Services Department (310) 618-5964.
  El Retiro Library
  Bring the ancient Japanese paper folding art of origami home for         Babytime at the Library
  the holidays with a beautiful temari ornament. This program is for       Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
  adults, and registration is required. For more information and to        Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
  sign up call the El Retiro Library (310) 375-0922.                       A Librarian will share music, movement, nursery rhymes, games,
                                                                           and other activities with caregivers and infants 6 to 18 months in
                                                                           this program designed to build pre-literacy skills.

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                                                                                                                                 LIBRARY
  Toddlertime                                                                        North Torrance Library (Wacky Wednesdays)
  Mondays, 10:30 a.m. - Katy Geissert Civic Center Library                        All programs start at 4:00 p.m. For more information, call the
  Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. - El Retiro Library                                      North Torrance Library (310) 322-7200.
  Toddlertime is designed for children 18 months to three years old
  along with a parent or caregiver.                                               Wednesday, September 29 – Bubble Gum Blast -
                                                                                  Learn about the “chewy” history of bubble gum and “stick” around
  Family Storytime                                                                for The Great Bubble Blowing Contest!
  Open to the entire family!
  Mondays, 10:30 a.m. - Walteria Library                                          Wednesday, October 13 – Balloon art workshop with
  Mondays, 7:00 p.m. - Southeast Library                                          Mr. Twister.
  Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - Henderson Library
  Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - North Torrance Library                                   Wednesday, November 3 - Diwali Celebration. Per-
  Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. - Southeast Library                                        formers, crafts, Henna artists, and traditional food.
  Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. - Katy Geissert Civic Center Library                        Wednesday, December 15 – Holiday Cookie Deco-
  Pajama-rama                                                                     rating. Create your own holiday cookie masterpiece.
  Mondays, 6:30 p.m. - North Torrance
  Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. - Henderson Library                                                             Southeast Library
  This storytime is geared for children ages 2 and up. Children and               All programs start at 2:00 p.m. For more informationcall the
  caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their                 Southeast Library (310) 530-5044.
  special pillows and/or blankets.
                                                                                  Saturday, September 18 – I Love My Library! Learn
                                                                                  about all your library has to offer in this fun and informative story
         YOUTH AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS                                              and craft!
            All programs generously sponsored by the Friends                      Saturday, November 13 – What BUGS you? Meet an
                              of the Torrance Library                             assortment of creepy crawly bugs in this hands-on educational and
  The Torrance Public Library offers a wide variety of programs for school-aged   entertaining program from the Wildlife Company!
  children at all locations. All programs are free and last between 45 and 60
  minutes. Please see the Calendar of Events at www.TorranceCA.Gov/Events
  or call your local Torrance Library for the full schedule.                                             Walteria Library
                                                                                  All programs start at 4:00 p.m. For more information call the Wal-
  Katy Geissert Civic Center Library (FUN-tastic Fridays)                         teria Library (310) 375-8418.
  All programs start at 4:00 p.m. For more information call the                   Thursday, September 16 – Chocolate Day. Learn where
  Youth Services Department (310) 618-5964.                                       chocolate comes from, how it’s made, and taste different kinds.
  Friday, September 17 – One World Rhythm creates an                              Thursday, November 18 – Bubblemania An interactive,
  “in the moment” music-making experience for the whole family.                   informative show about the science and fun of bubbles.
  Friday, October 8 – Glue & Go Costumes for Kids by
  Holly Cleeland – Holly will inspire the imagination to create                                       TEEN PROGRAMS
  prize- winning costumes out of household items.
                                                                                  Pages and Pizza: A Teen Book Group (grades 7-12)
  Friday, November 5 – Jeff TG the Magician – Be amazed                           Henderson Library
  by the magic performed by Los Angeles’ newest magician.                         Pizza and Books: A Teen Book Group (grades 7-12)
                                                                                  Southeast Library
                               El Retiro Library                                  Register at the Library, read the latest book, and join us for discus-
  All programs start at 4:00 p.m. For more information call the El                sion while enjoying pizza! Call the Henderson or Southeast Library
  Retiro Library (310) 375-0922.                                                  or view the Calendar of Events at www.TorranceCA.Gov/Events
                                                                                  for current schedule.
  Wednesday, October 20 – Halloween Spooktacular!
  Get ready for Halloween with spooky stories and a fun craft!                    Teen Advisory Boards (TAB)
                                                                                  Henderson Library – First Meeting September 27
                             Henderson Library                                    Walteria Library – First Meeting October 5
  For more information, call the Henderson Library (310) 371-2075.                High school students – would you like to provide input on the col-
                                                                                  lections and programs at your local branch library? Join the Teen
  Wednesday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m. – Trick or                                   Advisory Board at either the Henderson or Walteria Library! You
  Treat! Smell My Feet! Youth of all ages are invited to enter a                  will have inside information about all the cool happenings at the
  costume contest, enjoy scary stories, and make creepy crafts!                   library, and your voice will be heard. For more information call the
  Saturday, December 18, 2:00 p.m. – Winter Wonder-                               Henderson or Walteria Library.
  land. Ages four and up are invited to warm up with wintery crafts
  and holiday stories!
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              MADRONA MARSH
  Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve                                                  ASTRONOMY PROGRAMS
  “An Island of Wilderness in the City”
  3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance CA 90503                                   Star Party
  (310) 782-3989                                                          Do you know what is visible in the fall sky? Learn to recognize the planets
  www.TorranceCA.Gov or www.friendsofmadronamarsh.com                     and constellations with Paul Livio and the Riverside Astronomical Society.
                                                                          Date                            Time                  Fee
  A visit to the Madrona Marsh Preserve is truly a unique experience.     Saturday, September 11          7:30-9:30pm           Free
  It is one of the last remaining vernal marshes in Southern Cali-        View Moon, Jupiter and Saturn
  fornia. The Madrona Marsh Nature Center is an educational and           Saturday, October 16             7:00-9:00pm          Free
  interpretive center for the Preserve’s natural resources. It includes   Saturday, November 13            6:30-8:30pm          Free
  an Exhibit Hall, Classroom, Project Lab, Curation Lab, Gift Shop,       View the Moon and Jupiter
  and a beautiful native plant garden. The Madrona Marsh Preserve
  and Nature Center are open Tuesday through Sunday10:00 a.m. to          Universe - The Grand Tour
  5:00 p.m. The Preserve entrance is directly across the street from      Join Bob Carr on an exploration of the Universe. Whether you’re
                                                                          an amateur or an expert, there’s something for everyone in the
  the Nature Center.                                                      stimulating and informational class.
                                                                          Saturday, September 25      2:00-4:00pm        Free
                       Nature Center Gift Shop
             Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                         CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
                  Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
                                                                          Tyke Hikes
                                                                          Hey kids! Come see some of the plants and animals on a guided
           You will find some interesting and unusual gift ideas.         tour of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Meet at the Nature Center.
                                                                          1st Thursday every month
             Jewelry – Books – Games – Artwork – Garden
                                                                          Dates                     Time                               Fee
                          Collector T-shirts – Toys
                                                                          August 5, September 2,    10:00-11:30am               $5 donation
                                                                          October 7, November 4
          The Friends of Madrona Marsh sponsor the Gift Shop.
           All profits help fund the Preserve and Nature Center.           Fall Festival of Nature Crafts for Kids
                          Volunteers are needed.                          Create crafts with Marsha Miller that can be enjoyed in your home or given
                                                                          as gifts for Thanksgiving using items that can be found on the Preserve.
                                                                          Date                               Time                                  Fee
                         ART AT THE MARSH                                 Saturday, November 6               11:00-12:30pm               $5 per person
  Display Your Art at Madrona Marsh                                       Water Colors for Kids Workshops
  Share your artistic talent by showing your Madrona Marsh art at         Do your kids enjoy painting? Here’s an opportunity for children
  the center. Amateurs are welcome. Submit your portfolio at the          to learn to paint or sharpen already acquired watercolor skills with
  Nature Center. For more information call (310) 782-3989.                local artist Jennifer Siegal. Watercolors and paper are provided.
                                                                          Age Date                       Time                                Fee
                                                                          8+ Saturday October 2          10:00-12:00pm            $10 per person
  Art Exhibits/Receptions                                                 8+ Saturday, October 23        10:00-12:00pm            $10 per person
  View the works of local artists & photographers portraying the
  beauty of the Madrona Marsh. The community is invited to attend
  each artist’s reception where the artist talks about his/her work or                       ONGOING ACTIVITIES
  gives a demonstration. Snacks and beverages are included.               Habitat Restoration
                                                                          Interested in learning about the native and non-native plants on
  A Photography Exhibit by Beth Shibata                                   the Preserve? Learn directly through weeding non-natives and
  August 31 – October 15                                                  planting natives.
                                                                          Saturdays    8:45-12:00pm        Free
  Artist’s Reception - Friday, September 17
                                                                          Service Learning for High School and College Students
  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                                   Students are welcome to complete their class or graduation requirements
                                                                          by assisting with habitat restoration on the Preserve. Please arrive on time!

  A Photography Exhibit by Paul Blieden                                   Mornings on the Marsh
                                                                          Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the Preserve while learning more about
  October 19 – December 3
                                                                          this fascinating vernal marsh. All ages are welcome.
  Artist’s Reception - Friday, November 5                                 2nd Tuesday of every month
  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                                   Date                               Time                          Fee
                                                                          August 10, September 14,           9:00-11:00am                 Free
                                                                          October 12 & November 9


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                                                                                                               MADRONA MARSH
  Native Plants in the Wild & in Your Garden                                                           SPECIAL EVENTS
  Are you interested in learning about native plants? Join Dr. Connie
  Vadheim as she teaches you all about native plants in the wild and              For more information, and to register for these events, call the
  in your own garden.                                                                   Madrona Marsh Nature Center (310) 782-3989.
  Date                             Time                               Fee
  1st Saturday of the month        10:00-12:00pm                     Free        History of the South Bay - a Spanish Perspective
  Repeats the following Tuesday    6:30-8:30pm                       Free        A representative from the Rancho Dominguez Museum will be
  August 7 & 10                    Woodland Wonders: Plants for Dry Shade        here to talk about the history of the South Bay including stories
  September & October              No Classes                                    about local Ranchos. This program is for students ages 12+.
  November 6 & 9                   Prudent Pruning                               Date                              Time                           Fee
                                                                                 Saturday, August 28               2:00-4:00pm                   Free
  Nature Walk
  Take a relaxing informative walk with a docent, exploring and                  Night Hike
  enjoying the Preserve in summer.                                               Be on the Preserve as the sun sets and experience the coming of
  4th weekend of every month                                                     night! This hike is limited to the first 25 people who sign up.
  Date                               Time                        Fee
  August 28 & 29, September 25 & 26, 10:00-12:00pm              Free             Date                Time                                             Fee
  October 23 & 24                                                                Saturday, October 9 6:30-8:30pm              $5 per person/$10 per family

  Propagation Society                                                            Plein Air Workshop
  Join the Propagation Society as we plant seeds for the future of the
  Preserve. Learn how to: prepare soil for planting on the Marsh,                Spend the day learning about or sharpening your skills with in-
  grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events at Mad-              structor Ron Libbrecht. Open to all ability levels, ages 16 to adult.
  rona Marsh, ‘pot up’ plants to larger containers, collect and ‘clean’          Pre-registration is advised due to limited class size.
  seeds, and prune native plants in the Nursery.                                 Date                              Time                            Fee
  2nd & 4th Thursday of every month                                              Saturday, September 18            8:00–11:00am                    $30
  Date                              Time                             Fee
  August 12 & 26, September 9 & 23 10:30-12:30pm                    Free
  October 14 & 28, November 11                                                   Spiders – Our Eight Legged Friends
                                                                                 Come join Brent “The Bug Guy” Carner from the Natural History
  Tour de Torrance – Looking at Birds of the South Bay                           Museum of Los Angeles to learn about our eight legged friends.
  Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the
  different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve and other             Date                          Time                             Fee
  birding “hot spots” throughout the City of Torrance.                           Saturday, October 30          10:00-12:00pm                  Free
  1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month
  Date s                                Time                     Fee
  August 3, 17 & 31, September 7 & 21 8:30am                    Free             Turtles & Tortoises
  October 5 & 19, November 2, 16 & 30                                            Do you have a turtle or tortoise or are you thinking about adopt-
                                                                                 ing one? Representatives from the California Turtle and Tortoise
                                                                                 Society will be here for this “hands-on” event with live turtles and
  Trail Guide - By Appointment                                                   tortoises on display as well as some to adopt. Bring your own
  Become a Nature Center & Preserve trail guide. Our experienced
                                                                                 turtles and join us!
  trail guides will mentor, guide, and prepare you for leading tours
  and nature walks. For more information call (310) 782-3989.                    Date                              Time                             Fee
                                                                                 Saturday, October 2               10:00–1:00pm                    Free
  Tuesday & Wednesday Weeders
  Volunteers are needed for restoration every Tuesday & Wednesday
  morning. Join the group and gain expertise about native plants
  of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a mini-
  mum 50 hour commitment. No High School or College Students.
  Date                            Time                            Fee
  Tuesdays & Wednesdays           10:00-12:00pm                  Free                Friends of Madrona Marsh 2010 Celebration
                                                                                          “Moonlight Magic on Madrona Marsh”
                                                                                       The magic begins in the urban wilds of the Preserve and
                                       SCIENCE                                         features food, music, and entertainment. The sundown
  2nd Sunday Science                                                                    and rising moon festivities include tours, telescope star
  Science classes for the whole family                                                 viewing, gift-basket drawings, live and silent auctions of
  2:00–4:00pm $5 per person/$10 per family or large group.                                                   unusual items.
                                                                                       Tickets for this event are available at the Nature Center
  August 8               Raptors-A Closer Look with Ann Lynch                                  or at Wildbirds Unlimited in Torrance.
  September 12           Bird Flight Aerodynamics for Kids with Tara Chklorski
  October 10             Fall Migration with Ron Melin                                Saturday, October 23 6:00pm $50 per person
  November 14            Tongva/Gabrielino Culture

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             SENIOR ACTIVITIES
             YOUNG SENIORS ASSOCIATION                                                  INFORMATION AND REFERRAL
  Anyone aged 50 years and over is invited to join the Young Seniors As-      Focal Point on Aging
  sociation. For an annual fee of $5 (renewable each January), members        (310) 320-1300
  receive a monthly newsletter of activities. Register at any Senior Center
  listed or send a check made payable to the City of Torrance to:             Russ Nolte Annex
  Senior Citizens Registration                                                1339 Post Avenue
  1318 Cravens Avenue                                                         Monday – Friday
  Torrance, CA 90501                                                          9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  Include name, address, phone number, an emergency contact
  person, and a self-addressed stamped envelope.                              The Focal Point on Aging is an information and referral program
                                                                              where older adults, caregivers, and their families can obtain access
                         CENTER PROGRAMS                                      to aging services in the community. The Focal Point program
                                                                              is housed in the Russ Nolte Annex, located next to the Bartlett
  Bartlett Senior Citizens Center                                             Senior Citizens Center in downtown Torrance. It provides ready ac-
  1318 Cravens Avenue                                                         cess to a full range of available services, including: transportation,
  Torrance, CA 90501                                                          housing, Meals-On-Wheels, health care, companion care, Medicare,
  (310) 320-5918                                                              social and legal services, HMO’s, and more.
  The Bartlett Center is open daily and provides a full range of
  programs and services. Activities include special interest classes,
  weekday hot lunches for a nominal fee, exercise and dance classes,
  card games, shuffleboard, pool, lapidary shop, singing groups,
  dances, special events, and more!
  Free legal advice is available. To schedule an appointment call (310)
  320-5918.
  For information about other Senior Citizens Center programs
                                                                                                  Aloha!
  throughout the City:                                                                         Luau Dance
  Herma Tillim Senior Citizens Center
  Tuesdays - Thursdays                                                                         Friday, September 24
  3614 Artesia Blvd.
  (310) 329-1889                                                                               11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  Ken Miller Recreation Center Program
  Fridays                                                                                             $5 per person
  3341 Torrance Blvd.
  (Behind the Benstead Plunge)
  (310) 320-5918                                                                             Ken Miller Recreation Center
  Walteria Park                                                                            3341 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance
  Mondays & Thursdays
  3855 W 242nd Street
  (310) 320-5918                                                                             Come enjoy the island vibes!
                                                                                          Wear your colorful Hawaiian outÄts!
           Senior Citizens                                                                     Easy Hula Lessons • Dancing
      Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale                                                               Music • Island Refreshments
                          Saturday, November 20                                                        RafÅe Prizes
                           9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

                      Ken Miller Recreation Center
                                                                                                    Tickets are on sale
                          3341 Torrance Blvd                                                   at the Bartlett Senior Center
                                                                                                      (310) 320-5918
      Find that one-of-a kind gift item for the holidays,
             all hand-crafted by senior citizens.

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                                                         Adults      Youth    Youth+Adults               SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
                 AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS                                                     Arts & Crafts by the Beach
      After School Club Program                                                       First Sunday of the Month – April thru October
  The City of Torrance program is for youth in elementary and                                     10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  middle schools and is designed to promote self-esteem through                              Miramar Park, 201 Paseo de la Playa
  group interaction and self-expression. Activities include: games,                 Featuring Fine Arts by members of the Torrance
  sports, arts and crafts, and walking field trips. Structured time is set      Artist’s Guild and the South Bay Watercolor Society plus
  aside for homework each day, but is NOT a tutorial based program.                   Hand Crafted Treasures made by members of
                                                                                             The Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild
  Enrollment is limited and applications are taken on a first come, first
  served basis. Clubs are offered on school days after dismissal until
  6:00pm at at the following schools: Arnold, Carr, Edison, Fern/
                                                                                Craftsmen’s Guild
                                                                             The Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild promotes interest in arts and
  Greenwood, Torrance, Victor, Walteria, and Yukon Elementary
                                                                             crafts and the exchange of artistic ideas. Members include jewel-
  Schools; and Bert Lynn, Casimir, Hull/Levy, Madrona, Magruder
                                                                             ers, painters, wood crafters, ceramists, sculptors, and doll makers.
  and Richardson Middle Schools.
                                                                             Meetings are held at 7:00pm on the 1st Thursday of each month
                                                                             at the Ken Miller Recreation Center (no July or December meet-
  Torrance residents will receive priority registration and must
                                                                             ings). Annual membership fee is $30. If you are a crafter, consider
  provide proof of residency and proof of enrollment in the school.
                                                                             joining the Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild. The Guild is a non-profit
  Students who do not reside in the City of Torrance, but attend a
                                                                             organization. Money raised is used to provide scholarships for
  school within the Torrance Unified School District, will be allowed
                                                                             eligible high school seniors in Torrance. For more information call
  to register after resident registration. Non-Torrance residents must
  obtain a Torrance Unified School District permit prior to register-        Mary Chamberlain (310) 547-5097.
  ing. Registration packets are available at:
  www.TorranceCA.Gov/parks/7128.htm. For more information,                               Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild
  call the Community Services Department (310) 618-2930.                                 41st Annual Fall Craft Faire
  Fees listed represent the cost for residents/non-residents:                           November 13 & 14       9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  1st payment of $390/$455 covers September 8 - December 3                                        Ken Miller Recreation Center
  2nd payment of $390/$455 covers December 6 - March 18                                            3341 Torrance Boulevard
  3rd payment of $360/$420 covers March 21 - June 16.                                            Free Parking and Admission
                                                                                  Handcrafted Treasures • Door Prize - Opportunity Drawing
                                                                                           No Commercial Items • Lots of Food
      STAR After School Program                                                            “Make-It & Take- It” Craft Table for Kids
  The STAR After School Program is designed for middle and high
  school students with intellectual disabilities. The program provides
  a wide variety of activities including homework assistance, library           Artful Days!
  events, games, and sports. The program is held September through                 Torrance Cultural Arts Center, George Nakano Theater
  July and enrollment is limited.                                                                 3330 Civic Center Drive
                                                                                    Lectures on Tuesdays by Art Historian, Mary Drobny
  McMaster Park, 3624 Artesia Boulevard
  Monday-Friday, 3:00-6:00 p.m.                                                       12:10 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Doors open at noon. Free

                                                                             September 7 - Go Baroque!
                     ART & THEATRE EVENTS                                    Over the top Italian Baroque art of Bernini and the subtleness of
                                                                             Caravaggio also classified as Italian Baroque. Let’s see how two
                                                                             men living in Italy and working in the Baroque period can be so
      Torrance Artists Guild                                                 different!
  The Torrance Artists Guild is a non-profit fine arts organization
  that recognizes all mediums of paintings, etchings, and photogra-          October 5 - Diego Rivera: His Art, His Life.
  phy. It was formed for the cultivation and advancement of art and          Rivera was a highly successful artist when he married Frida Kahlo,
  to promote art awareness in our community. The general meetings            20 years his junior. We have crept into their lives through Kahlo,
                                                                             now let’s see Rivera from his perspective and point of view. His
  are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the
                                                                             genius and creative output is many times compared to Picasso.
  Ken Miller Recreation Center. After a short business meeting, a
  guest demonstrating artist or speaker is featured. Admission is free.      November 2 - Picasso: A Man of Many Styles.
  Yearly dues are $25 or $35 for member and spouse. The guild will           Picasso began making art as a young boy and continued until his
  host Art by the Beach at Miramar Park, the first Sunday of each            death at the age of 92. In May his Nude, Green Leaves and Bust,
  month from April through October. For more information call                sold for $106.5 million setting a record for art sold at auction. Is
                                                                             he better than Van Gogh? Let’s critique his many styles and decide
  Lerri Peterson (310) 316-5223.
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              SPECIAL ACTIVITIES                                       Adults       Youth    Youth+Adults

                                                                                                             PARKS & RECREATION
                                                                                            Facility Booking (310) 618-5982
                                                                                            For rental of park buildings, ball diamonds, and picnic areas call
                                                                                            Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (the office is closed every
                                                                                            other Friday). Picnic reservations may be made for the following
                                                                                            parks only: Columbia, El Nido, Torrance, and Wilson. All groups,
         Celebrating our 12th consecutive summer musical!                                   regardless of size, must make picnic reservations a minimum of
                                                                                            five (5) working days in advance of the date required. Refreshment
                                                                                            stands, gazebos, amphitheaters, and other special facilities at the
                 Gilbert and Sullivan’s                                                     four large parks can also be rented. Torrance residents, groups, and
                The Pirates of Penzance                                                     organizations may make reservations up to nine (9) months in ad-
                                                                                            vance. Non-resident groups may make reservations up to fourteen
                        James Armstrong Theatre                                             (14) days in advance.
                     August 13, 14, 20, 21    8:00 p.m.                                     Groups wishing to have a band or D.J. requiring amplified sound
                       August 15 & 22      2:00 p.m.                                        must make a formal picnic reservation and obtain a sound permit.
                                                                                            Amplified sound or music is allowed only at Wilson Park on the
                                                                                            Gazebo, or at Torrance Park on the Band Shell. Requests for sound
             Reserved Seating:
                                                                                            permits must be submitted thirty (30) days in advance.
             Adults ......................................................... $25
             Children 12 and under ............................... $15
             Seniors (65+) & Students with ID ............... $22.50
                                                                                            Small Group Picnic Reservations
                                                                                            For groups of less than fifty (50) people, a formal reservation can
                                                                                            be made at Columbia, El Nido, Torrance, or Wilson Parks. A
             Opening Night special!                                                         picnic permit fee and a refundable cleaning deposit corresponding
             All Adults/Seniors/Students........................ $20                        to group size will be charged. This entitles small groups to use a
             Children ....................................................... $15           specifically designated picnic area.
                                                                                            Groups of less than fifty people that wish to use any of the small
         All ticket prices include $2.50 box office service fee.                             neighborhood parks can do so on a drop-in basis only. No permits
                        Box Office (310) 781-7171                                            will be issued and no spaces are guaranteed. All picnic tables and
                                                                                            benches are first come, first served, and areas cannot be roped off.
  Opening Night is Friday, August 13. Join us at 6:00 pm in the theatre plaza
  to kick-off the 2010/2011 season with a celebration of all things PIRATES!
                                                                                            Large Group Picnic Reservations
     -   A visit by “Captain Jack Sparrow”                                                  All groups of fifty (50) or more are required to make picnic reserva-
     -   A popular LA gourmet food truck                                                    tions at Columbia, El Nido, Torrance, or Wilson Parks. Permit
                                                                                            fees are based on group size. A refundable cleaning deposit is also
     -   Karen Allen, the Parrot Lady
                                                                                            required. If your group is over 100 you must show proof of Special
     -   Pirate Trivia                                                                      Event Liability Coverage in the amount of $1 Million, which names
     -   Special Arrrrrt project for the little buccaneers                                  the City of Torrance as additionally insured. This coverage can be
     -   Face painting                                                                      obtained at the time a facility is reserved.
     -   Music and entertainment
     -   OfÄcial announcement of the 2010-2011 season                                       Bouncers
     -   Free photo booth                                                                   Bouncers are permitted only at Columbia, El Nido, Torrance, and
     -   A surprise guest that will take your breath away!                                  Wilson Parks. All groups wishing to use bouncers must make picnic
     -   And much more!                                                                     reservations and pay all related fees. Contact the Facility Booking
                                                                                            Office for an approved list of vendors.
  For more details about the upcoming production or how you can get
  involved with the TTC, find us at www.torrancetheatrecompany.com
                                                                                            Park Buildings
                                                                                            Park Buildings may be booked at the following parks: Alta Loma, El
                                                                                            Nido, El Retiro, La Romeria, McMaster, Sea Aire, Sur La Brea, and
                                                                                            Walteria. All park building usage requires a permit and has a cor-
                                                                                            responding fee based on rental time and group size. Permit times
                                                                                            indicate the opening and closing of the building, and must include
                                                                                            all set-up and clean-up.

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                                                         Adults      Youth     Youth+Adults                 SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
                          FUN AT THE PARKS                                        TORRANCE ROSE FLOAT ASSOCIATION
  Pueblo Park                                                                   The City of Torrance introduces its float for the
  Supervised activities are available for children at Pueblo Park.
  Activities include crafts, games, sports, and art projects. This is a          2011 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade
  non-custodial program, where children can come and go freely.              The float is titled “Afternoon Tea with Friends,” and features a whimsi-
  Monday–Friday                3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.        Free             cal dragon having tea with his friends.


                     Torrance Community Gardens
    Community Gardens are located at Columbia and Lago Seco
    Parks and offer a wonderful opportunity for folks to grow their
    own produce in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The program is
    offered for Torrance residents only. Fees and cleaning deposits
    apply. For more information or to be placed on a waiting list,
    contact Mary Lou Weiss, Community Gardens Supervisor
    (310) 781-7520.                                                          “Building Dreams, Friendships and Memories” is the theme of the 122nd
                                                                             New Year’s Day extravaganza. According to Mary Hoffman, who is serv-
                                                                             ing her 15th term as President of the Torrance Rose Float Association,
                                                                             there are many ways community members can be a part of the City’s
                                                                             entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade. One is by becoming an active
                                                                             member of the Torrance Rose Float Association. The Association pub-
                                                                             lishes a newsletter which is available in the West Annex Lobby of City
                                                                             Hall and at the various libraries. The newsletter contains information
                                                                             regarding activities of the Association, fundraising efforts, and sign-up
                                                                             forms for those who wish to help decorate the City of Torrance float for
                                                                             the 2011 Rose Parade. There are patches, pins, and t-shirts featuring the
                                                                             design of the float for sale at various events throughout the year.
                                                                             You may also “ride” down Colorado Boulevard on January 1st by pur-
                                                                             chasing a rose vial to adorn the float. To contribute a rose vial which will
                                                                             be used on the City’s float, please complete the form below and send it
                                                                             to the Association. Your rose vial will be inscribed and placed on the
                                                                             float for the ride down Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day. Your
                                                                             support will be greatly appreciated! If you have any questions, call the
                                                                             Community Services Department (310) 618-2930.
  STUDENT CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM                                          Name or Dedication to go on the vial:
  Torrance – Kashiwa                                                         _____________________________________________
  Offered by the Torrance Sister City Association                            Donation $10___ $20___ $50___ $100___ Other____
  The Torrance Sister City Association will be accepting applications        Mail to: Torrance Rose Float Association, Attn: Rose Vials
  for its Student Cultural Exchange Program which will take place in                  3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503
  the summer of 2011. Up to eight youth ambassadors and an adult
  leader will spend up to three weeks with host families in Kashiwa,
  Japan. An exchange group from Kashiwa follows with three weeks
  here in Torrance. This phenomenal program promotes friendship
  and mutual understanding.
  The Torrance Sister City Association supports the Student Exchange
  Program through its annual fundraising event, the Bunka-Sai Japa-
  nese Cultural Festival. Therefore, the cost to each student is reduced
  to approximately $500. The Association pays for all the expenses of
  the adult leader.
  Who is eligible? Any student who is currently enrolled in high
  school or a local college, and will be 19 years of age or younger
  at the time of the trip is eligible to apply. The student must be a
  sophomore, junior, or senior in high school or a college freshman
  at the time of application and must be a resident of the City of
  Torrance. All selected students must be members of, and actively
  participate in, the Torrance Sister City Association.
  How to Apply Applications and more details will be available in late
  October at the school counselors’ offices at Bishop Montgomery, North,
  South, Torrance, and West High Schools, CAMS, and the Community
  Services Department Office.
  For more information call (310) 618-2930.


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              TORRANCE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER

     Torrance Cultural Arts Center                                  James R. Armstrong Theatre
                      3330 Civic Center Drive
                        Torrance, CA 90503
                     www.tcac.TorranceCA.Gov                         George Nakano Theatre

                                                                    Pine Wind Japanese Garden

                                                                    Ken Miller Recreation Center

                                                                        Toyota Meeting Hall

                                                                    Conference Garden Rooms

                                                                         Torino Festival Plaza

                                                                        Art & Dance Studios

                                                                     Administration and Rental of Facilities
                                                                                 (310) 781-7150

                                                                                Monday– Friday
                                                                              7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  Located in the heart of the South Bay, the Torrance Cultural               closed alternate Fridays
  Arts Center combines modern design and natural beauty
  into a unique multipurpose complex.
                                                                               Theatre Box OfÅce
  Built for convenience and diversity, the Center houses                        (310) 781-7171
  meeting and banquet rooms, visual and performing arts
  studios, a 502-seat theatre, two spacious outdoor plazas,                     Monday – Friday
  and an authentic Japanese garden. This versatile environ-                   10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  ment provides a range of venues and options to enhance
                                                                                    Saturday
  the atmosphere of any event, from social gatherings to
  business functions, arts performances, or tradeshows.
                                                                              12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  With an easily accessible Torrance Civic Center location,              To Volunteer as a Theatre Usher
  free parking, competitive rental rates, and professional staff,             contact Anita Moisen
  the Center also offers a wide array of services to ensure the                  (310) 618-6339
  success of your event. No matter what the occasion, we
  can meet your needs with ease. Pricing inquiries and ques-
  tions on features of special interest are welcomed by the
                                                                                Monday – Friday
  staff, who can be reached at (310) 781-7150.                                 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
                                                                             closed alternate Fridays
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                                                               TORRANCE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
        TORRANCE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER                                     TORRANCE CULTURAL ARTS
                (310) 781-7150                                                 FOUNDATION
         WWW.TCAC.TORRANCECA.GOV                                           For ticket information and reservations call
                                                                                  the Box Office (310) 781-7171
         James R. Armstrong Theatre
                                                                 All performances are at the James Armstrong Theatre unless noted
                                                                   otherwise. For more information visit www.TorranceArts.com
                                                                              Your Center for Entertainment!


                                                                           From the Guest Artists Series

                                                                                              Cocktails with Larry Miller
                                                                                              Saturday, September 25
                                                                                              8:00 p.m.       $50
        Ken Miller Recreation Center


                                                                           CONSORTIUM SHOWCASES
                                                                The Consortium is a coalition of Torrance based, non-pro½t
                                                                performing arts organizations formed to promote and
                                          Garden Room           encourage the appreciation, understanding, and patronage
                                                                of the ½ne arts in the City of Torrance. All performances in
                                                                the James Armstrong Theatre unless noted otherwise. For
                                                                more information visit: www.torranceperformingarts.com

                                                                For ticket information and reservations call the Box Of½ce
                                                                (310) 781-7171.
        Pine Wind Japanese Garden
                                                                                Los Cancioneros Presents
                                                                                     Chorale Concert
                                                                  Sunday, October 17              7:00 p.m.                  $18


                                       Torino Festival Plaza
                                                                      Torrance Symphony Association Presents
                                                                                     Opening Concert
                                                                  Saturday, October 23            8:00 p.m.                 Free



               Toyota Meeting Hall
                                                                         South Bay Conservatory Presents
                                                                      The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
                                                                  Friday, October 29 7:30 p.m. $15/$12

                                                                  Saturday, October 30            2:00 p.m.          $15/$12
                                                                                                  7:30 p.m.


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              YOUTH ACTIVITES – HIGH SCHOOL

                                  THE ATTIC                                               THE ATTIC CLASSES
                          A Torrance Teen Center
                     2320 West Carson St. (310) 782-8828                Classes begin the week of September 19. Classes are for Tor-
                                                                        rance Area High School Students or Torrance Residents ages
                                                                        14-18 yrs. old ONLY!
  The ATTIC is a place for Torrance High School students to enjoy
  an assortment of recreational, academic, vocational, and self-help
  programs in a relaxed atmosphere. We have the perfect place for
                                                                       Hip Hop Dance
                                                                       Come and have a blast learning the hottest hip hop steps and
  students to hang out and meet up with friends. Stop in and check     routines. Lower your stress level, while having a great exercise
  it out for yourself!                                                 experience.
                                                                       10 weeks         $10 or $2 per drop-in session
             Attention all High School Students                        Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm (must be ATTIC member)
       Bishop • CAMS • North High • Shery • South High
                 Torrance High • West High                             Jazz/Ballet Dance
                                                                       This class is a great class for students that fuse the grace of ballet
  Facility Hours during the School Year                                with the energy of jazz and the flow of modern dance. Dancers
                                                                       will refine their technical and performance skills as well as gain
  Monday-Friday       3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
                                                                       necessary strength and precision to complete the challenging
  Saturdays           12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
                                                                       combinations.
                                                                       10 weeks            $10 or $2 per drop-in session
  Winter Break -         Closed December 20, 2010– January 3, 2011
                                                                       Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm (must be ATTIC member)

  Facility Offers:                                                     Scrapbooking
    • Full Service Kitchen - ATTIC Café                                Learn how to organize your photos and memorabilia into a per-
    • Full Fitness Room                                                sonalized photo album filled with stories of your unique life. All
                                                                       levels of experience are welcome. Necessary tools and supplies
    • Regulation Size Pool Table
                                                                       will be discussed at the first class.
    • Basketball Court                                                 10 weeks           $10 or $2 drop-in session
    • 3-27” Game TV’s (PS3 and Two X-Box 360’s and games)              Mondays      4:00-5:00pm (must be ATTIC member)
    • Wii Tournaments
    • Computers with free internet access                              S.P.I.N. (Serving People in Need)
    • Big Screen TV                                                    Do you need volunteer hours? Join the S.P.I.N Club (Serving
    • Board Games                                                      People in Need). Volunteer hours and project dates will be an-
                                                                       nounced at the meeting.
    • Air Hockey Table                                                 On-going (must be ATTIC member) Free
    • Foosball Table                                                   1st Wednesday of each month    5:00-6:00pm
    • Ping Pong table

  Special Events:
    • Ski/Snowboard Trips
    • Amusement Parks
    • Job/College Fairs
    • Fashion Shows
    • Theme Parties
    • Movie Marathons
    • Fund Raisers
    • & Much More!




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                                                                          YOUTH ACTIVITIES – MIDDLE SCHOOL
                                                                            Co-Rec Open House
                               CO-REC CLUB                                  September 24       7:00-9:00pm
                                                                            This open house is for parents and Torrance Middle School
  Exclusively for 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders                                 students interested in viewing the facility, meeting staff, obtaining
  Torrance Middle school students check out the Co-Rec Program. It          information regarding the program, and to purchase memberships.
  is the hottest youth dance club in the South Bay Area. We feature         No appointment is necessary to visit our Open House! Admission
  the best DJ’s around, a great snack bar, game room, and door              is free and parents are encouraged to attend. Don’t miss out on
  prizes. Co-Rec is a membership program. You must be a member to           this great opportunity to meet staff and tour the facility. A current
  attend these dances. Guests are allowed to attend ONE dance be-           school ID or a print out of a current school schedule is mandatory
  fore joining the club (a school ID or a print out of a current school     for all membership purchases (notes will not be accepted as proof
  schedule is required for admission).                                      of grade or residency).
  Membership into this exclusive club for the 2010-2011 school year
  (September 2010-August 2011) is $15. You can sign up before any
  dance or to avoid long lines at the dance you may mail in your            Invitational Dance Party
  application (see membership application below) or attend one of           October 8           7:30-9:30pm $3 members/$5 guest
  the walk-in registration dates listed below. A current school ID or       You’re all invited to the first dance of the year! Don’t forget to
  a print out of a current school schedule is mandatory for mem-            bring your current Co-Rec ID or your current Torrance Middle
  bership (Zangle, Parent Connect, and notes will not be accepted           School Schedule. The night will be filled with fun. School supplies
  as proof of grade or residency). Your membership will include a           will be given out as door prizes. Hope to see you there!
  Co-Rec picture ID card and a monthly newsletter. Dances are usu-
  ally held twice a month on Fridays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Ken
  Miller Recreation Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd.
                                                                            Haunted Dance Party
  Note to Parents: Do NOT drop off children before 7:00 p.m. and            October 22          7:30-9:30pm $8 members/$10 guest
  be prompt in picking them up!                                             You’re all invited! Members dressed in full costume (not just a
                                                                            mask) will be admitted for half price ($4). Enter our Costume Con-
                                                                            test and you could win a cool prize! The evening will include; food,
  Co-Rec Walk-in Membership Registration                                    games, dancing, and prizes! Drop by for a Ghouling Good Time!
  City Hall West Annex
  3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance
  Thursday, October 7      3:30-6:30pm
                                                                            Turkey Strut Dance Party
  Fall events will be held on the following dates:                          November 19        7:30-9:30pm $4 members/$6 guest
  September 24                                                              Come and show us your “strut” at the Co-Rec Turkey Strut Dance.
  October 8 & 22                                                            Members bringing four (4) canned goods will be admitted FREE!
  November 5 (Members Only) & 19                                            The canned goods will be donated to a local charity. (We will check
                                                                            expiration dates.) Come join the fun. You could win a Door Prize,
                                                                            a Gift Certificate or even a Turkey!
                                                                            For more information call (310) 618-2930.




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  CIVIC CENTER                                                                                      PARKS                                                                                            Arlington Elementary.............................................................G4
  City Hall ................................................................................E6/E7   Alta Loma Park .......................................................................E11        17800 Van Ness Ave., Torrance 90504
  3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance 90503                                                               26126 Delos Drive, Torrance,                                                                     Arnold Elementary .................................................................D8
  Community Services Department......................................E7                             Charles H.Wilson Park ..........................................................F8               4100 W 227th St., Torrance 90505
  3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance 90503                                                               2200 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance 90501                                                              Bert Lynn Middle School ......................................................C6
  Cultural Arts Center...............................................................E6             Batting Cages, Farmers’ Market, Horseshoe Courts,                                                5038 Halison St., Torrance 90503
  3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance 90503                                                             Roller Hockey Rink, SoCal Live Steamers, Dee                                                     Calle Mayor Middle School ..................................................C9
  James R.Armstrong Theatre .................................................E6                     Hardison Sports Center                                                                           4800 Calle Mayor, Torrance 90505
  3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance 90503                                                             Columbia Park .........................................................................D5        Carr Elementary.......................................................................E3
  Ken Miller Recreation Ctr. ....................................................E6                 4045 190th St., Torrance 90504                                                                   3404 W 168th St., Torrance 90504
  3341 Torrance Blvd., Torrance 90503                                                               De Portola Park......................................................................E10         Casimir Middle School ...........................................................F4
  Torrance Art Museum at the Joslyn Center.................................E6                       25615 Lazy Meadow Dr., Torrance 90505                                                            17220 Casimir Ave., Torrance 90504
  3320 Civic Center Dr., Torrance 90503                                                                                                                                                              Edison Elementary ...................................................................E4
                                                                                                    Delthorne Park ........................................................................D6
  FACILITIES                                                                                        3401 Spencer St., Torrance 90503                                                                 3800 W 182nd St., Torrance 90504
  Bartlett Center (Focal Point) ...............................................F7                   Descanso Park ..........................................................................F4       Fern Elementary .......................................................................E7
  1318 Cravens Ave., Torrance 90501                                                                 2500 Descanso Way, Torrance 90504                                                                1314 Fern Ave., Torrance 90503
  Dee Hardison Sports Center ............................................ F8                        Discovery Park.........................................................................D8        Grif½th Adult School ...............................................................F8
  2200 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance 90501                                                               22526 Ocean Ave., Torrance 90503                                                                 2291 Washington Ave., Torrance 90501
  Herma Tillim Senior Center .................................................E4                    El Nido Park..............................................................................D4     Hamilton Adult School ...........................................................F4
  3614 Artesia Blvd., Torrance 90504                                                                18301 Kingsdale Ave., R.B. 90278                                                                 2606 W 182nd St., Torrance 90504
  Las Canchas Tennis Center ................................................E11                     El Retiro Park ............................................................................B9    Hickory Elementary ................................................................E8
  25942 Rolling Hills Rd., Torrance 90505                                                           126 Vista del Parque, R.B. 90277                                                                 2800 W 227th St., Torrance 90505
  Madrona Marsh Preserve & Nature Center................................................E8          Entradero Park.........................................................................C5        Hull/Levy Middle School ........................................................F9
  3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance 90503                                                                                                                                                                 3420 W 229th Pl. Torrance 90505
                                                                                                    5500 Towers St., Torrance 90503
  Sea Aire Golf Course ...........................................................C8                                                                                                                 Jefferson Middle School.........................................................C7
  22730 Lupine Dr., Torrance 90505                                                                  Greenwood Park .....................................................................E7
                                                                                                    1520 Greenwood Ave., Torrance 90503                                                              21717 Talisman St., Torrance 90503
  The ATTIC Teen Center ........................................................F7
  2320 W. Carson St., Torrance 90501                                                                Guenser Park ...........................................................................G4       Levy Adult School....................................................................D9
                                                                                                    17800 Gramercy Place, Torrance 90504                                                             2080 W 231st St., Torrance 90501
  Victor E. Benstead Plunge......................................................E7
  3331 Torrance Blvd., Torrance 90503                                                               Hickory Park ............................................................................E8      Lincoln Elementary ..................................................................F3
                                                                                                    2850 W 232nd St., Torrance 90505                                                                 2418 W 166th St., Torrance 90504
  FIRE & POLICE FACILITIES                                                                          La Carretera Park ...................................................................G5          Madrona Middle School .........................................................E7
  Torrance Fire Station #1........................................................F7                2040 186th St., Torrance 90504                                                                   21364 Madrona Ave., Torrance 90503
  1701 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance 90501                                                               La Paloma Park .......................................................................C8         Magruder Middle School ......................................................D4
  Torrance Fire Station #2......................................................E10                 Lomita Blvd., East of Anza, Torrance 90505                                                       4100 W 185th St., Torrance 90504
  25135 Robinson Way, Torrance 90505                                                                                                                                                                 North High School ..................................................................E4
                                                                                                    La Romeria Park......................................................................C5
  Torrance Fire Station #3........................................................E4                19501 Inglewood Ave., Torrance 90503                                                             3620 W 182nd St., Torrance 90504
  3535 W 182nd St., Torrance 90504
                                                                                                    Lago Seco Park.........................................................................D9        Richardson Middle School....................................................C9
  Torrance Fire Station #4.......................................................C9                                                                                                                  23751 Nancy Lee Ln., Torrance 90505
  5205 Calle Mayor, Torrance 90505                                                                  3920 235th St., Torrance 90505
                                                                                                    Los Arboles (Rocketship) Park ...........................................C9                      Riviera Elementary...................................................................B9
  Torrance Fire Station #5.......................................................D6
  3940 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance 90503                                                                5101 Calle de Ricardo, R.B. 90277                                                                365 Paseo de Arena, Torrance 90505
  Torrance Fire Station #6.......................................................D7                 McMaster Park............................................................................ 4      SCROC........................................................................................F8
  21401 Del Amo Circle, Torrance 90503                                                              3624 Artesia Blvd., Torrance 90504                                                               2300 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance 90501
  Torrance Police Department ...............................................E6                      Miramar Park............................................................................A9       Seaside Elementary.................................................................C8
  3300 Civic Center Dr., Torrance 90503                                                             201 Paseo de la Playa, R.B. 90277                                                                4651 Sharynne Ln., Torrance 90505
  TPD Downtown Community Ctr.....................................G7                                 Osage Park .................................................................................E3   Shery High School ...................................................................F8
  1215 El Prado, Torrance 90501                                                                     17008 Osage Ave., Torrance 90504                                                                 2600 Vine Ave., Torrance 90501
  TPD North Community Ctr. ...............................................E4                        Paradise Park ............................................................................C7     South High School ..................................................................C9
  3624 Artesia Blvd., Torrance 90504                                                                5006 Lee St., Torrance 90503                                                                     4801 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance 90505
  TPD South Community Ctr.................................................D9                        Pequeno Park ...........................................................................D4       Torrance Elementary ..............................................................F8
  3855 242nd St., Torrance 90505                                                                    4223 180th St., Torrance 90504                                                                   2125 Lincoln Ave., Torrance 90501
  HOSPITALS                                                                                         Pueblo Park ...............................................................................F6    Torrance High School ................................................................F
                                                                                                    2252 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance 90501                                                               2200 Carson St., Torrance 90501
  Little Company of Mary Hospital .....................................D7
  4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance 90503                                                               Riviera Park ...............................................................................B9   Torrance Uni½ed School District........................................F7
                                                                                                    Catalina at P.V. Drive, Torrance 90505                                                           2335 Plaza del Amo, Torrance 90501
  Torrance Memorial Hospital ...............................................D9
  3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance 90505                                                                 Sunnyglen Park ..........................................................................B6      Towers Elementary..................................................................B5
                                                                                                    5525 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance 90503                                                               5600 Towers St., Torrance 90503
  LIBRARIES                                                                                         Sur La Brea Park......................................................................G9         Victor Elementary...................................................................C6
  El Retiro Library .......................................................................B9       23610 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance 90501                                                              4800 Spencer St. Torrance 90503
  126 Vista Del Parque, R. B. 90277                                                                 Torrance Park............................................................................F8      Walteria Elementary ........................................................... D10
  Henderson Library .................................................................C6             2001 Santa Fe Ave., Torrance 90501                                                               24456 Madison St., Torrance 90505
  4805 Emerald St., Torrance 90503                                                                  Victor Park ...............................................................................C6    West High School ...................................................................C6
  Katy Geissert (Main Library) ...............................................E7                    4727 Emerald St., Torrance 90503                                                                 20401 Victor St., Torrance 90503
  3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance 90503                                                               Walteria Park ..........................................................................D9       Wood Elementary ...................................................................F9
  North Torrance Library .........................................................E4                3855 242nd St., Torrance 90505                                                                   2250 W 235th St., Torrance 90501
  3604 Artesia Blvd, Torrance 90504                                                                                                                                                                  Yukon Elementary ....................................................................E4
  Southeast Library .....................................................................F9         TORRANCE UNIFIED SCHOOLS                                                                         17815 Yukon Ave., Torrance 90504
  23115 S. Arlington, Torrance 90501                                                                Adams Elementary ..................................................................F9
  Walteria Library ......................................................................D9         2121 W 238th St., Torrance 90501
  3815 W 242nd St., Torrance 90505                                                                  Anza Elementary .....................................................................C7
                                                                                                    2140 Ellinwood Dr., Torrance 90503



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                                                                                      3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503
                                                                                FREE ADMISSION      T U E S D AY- S AT U R D AY 11 AM – 5 PM

        Jul 24 – Sep 4                                                                                                            Sep 18 – Nov 16
        Opening reception: Sat., July 24, 6-9 p.m.                                                         Opening reception: Sat., Sep. 18, 6-9 p.m.



                                                                                                             Main Gallery & Gallery Two

                                                                                                             BAKER’S DOZEN
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                                                                                                             who we think have made an impression over the past year

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   exploring urban architectu          ry and polit ics.                                    Shuan            stars of the SoCal art scene.
                     rix of urban theo                                     Johnston Foster,
   through the mat                                     , Olafur Eliasson,                       hlen,
                     Steven Bankhe   ad, Sandow Birk            cki, Lauren   Madow, Albert Oe               Yorgo Alexopoulos, Juan Capistran, Walpa D’Mark, Daniel Dove,
    Juan Aizpitarte,                  Halloran, Andrew Lewi                , Peter Zim  mermann              Brian Getnick, Gustavo Godoy, Hannah Greely, Elizabeth Higgins
                      ina Grosse, Lia                  Thaddeus Strode
    Gladwell, Kathar                 H< Josh Smith,                                                          O’Connor, Kori Newkirk, Joshua Podoll, Ry Rocklen,
    Jonathan Ro   ckford, SIMPARC                                                                            Analia Saban, and Jill Spector

     Gallery Two
                                                                                                                                  Nov 20 – Dec 17
                                                                                                           Opening reception: Sat., Nov. 20, 6-9 p.m.


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                                                                           J.Grant Brittain,
                                                         n, Neil Blender,                        eron,
                        mes Alder,   Gabs Bee, Rob Be         cket, Steve Ca  ballero, Ron Cam
       Bruce Adams, Ja                     Brittain, Dana Bu                         ttman-Lytle,
                        Bridges, J.Grant              Davis, Wes Dean
                                                                         , John De
       Brannon, Rodger            ad Conrad, Garry                           born, Brian Hull,
                                                                                                            Main Gallery & Gallery Two
                Campbell, Phre                          anklin, John Free              nze, Tim Kerr,
       Thomas
        Pete Diantoni, Ph
        Donny Humes,
                          il E, Dan Es
                        Rich Jacobs, An
                                       tabrook, Phil Fr
                                           dy Jenkins, Chris Jo
                                                                  hanson, Spike Jo McGinn,
                                                      oeger, Sussane
                                                                        Lapper, Bernie
                                                                                                         SOUTH BAY FOCUS
                                    Kline, Alberto Kr                           ien, John Reed,
        Randy Kiliwag,
                        Christian                           y and Gavin O’Br           , Ray Stevens,
                           ntain, Herb  Nauman, O, Core            y, Jeremy Smith
         Mofo, Lance Mou                         lbug, Chris Shar                          llacavage,
                            Brian Ridgeway, Sa         Turner, Miki Vu covich, Adam Wa
         Dennis Remsing,            , Randy ‘Biscuit’                          Yelland & many
                                                                                                 more
                            mpleton                            Wright, Tobin
         Tod Swank, Ed Te                   Andrew Jefferey
                          Jocko Weyland,
         Bryan Wendzel,




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