City of Torrance Volunteer Program:

Join Scott Robinson Honda in their back to school collection drive! Through Labor Day all SoCal Honda Dealers are hosting collection drives for school supplies.

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With kids heading back to school next week, one local business is doing their part to make sure no one misses out on the back to school experience.

Scott Robinson Honda located on Hawthorne and Del Amo Boulevard is hosting a collection drive at their dealership through Labor Day. The dealership plans to fill big blue bins with school supply donations. Residents and community members are invited to join the Guys in Blue’s Random Acts of Helpfulness by dropping off paper, binders, pocket folders, backpacks, rulers, pencils, pencil cases, or other helpful items at their nearest dealer including Scott Robinson Honda in Torrance.

All SoCal Honda Dealers are participating in the Back to School Supply drive helping more than 50 deserving schools.

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Torrance’s very own Louis Zamperini got a tribute fit for a true hero, more than 3,000 miles away.

A Western New York community where Zamperini was born honored their hometown hero with the installation of a granite monument. Born in 1917 in a city called Olean. The city is located 60 miles Southeast of Buffalo, unveiled the monument located in Olean’s War Veteran’s Park. The 7 ft. tall black granite monument weights about 5,000 lbs. and features images of Zamperini during his Olympic and wartime years along as a 300 word story about his life. Zamperini’s family moved from New York to Torrance when he was only 2 years old.

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City of Torrance Volunteer Program:

Join our friends at the Torrance Historical Society tomorrow for their Late Night Thursdays, which will also take place next week. This week Mike the Map Man is back by popular demand — view decades worth of maps from our Historic Map Archives — he’ll be highlighting the maps of the Oil Fields (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM) .

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The Torrance Historical Society invites the community to Late Night Thursdays for the rest of the month.

On Thursday, August 14th, see CItiCABLE’S Torrance Centennial profile of Louis Zamperini – Triumph of the Torrance Tornado, and a clip of when Louis won the 1934 Southern California Track & Field Championship. The clip will be playing from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Feel free stop by at any time. The entire clip is about 10 minutes long.

The museum is located at 1345 Post Avenue at the corner of Cravens.

For more information call 310-328-5392.

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It takes a lot of volunteers to put on a great theatre production! Come see their hard work in action this weekend – Oklahoma is playing at the James Armstrong Theatre both Saturday and Sunday and has already garnered rave reviews.

“Oh, what a beautiful show. From curtain rise to curtain call, Torrance Theatre Co.’s “Oklahoma!” onstage at the James Armstrong Theatre through Aug. 23, looks and sounds like a national tour.”
Dany Margolies-Daily Breeze

JAMES ARMSTRONG THEATRE
Saturday, August 16th at 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 17th at 2:00 pm
Friday, August 22nd at 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 23rd at 8:00 pm

Box Office: (310) 781-7171
Online at: https://itkt.choicecrm.net/templates/TORR/

Reserved Seating:
Adults: $33.00
Students/Seniors: $28.00
Children: $25.00

FULL REVIEW BY THE DAILY BREEZE:

http://www.dailybreeze.com/arts-and-entertainment/20140811/torrance-theatre-companys-oklahoma-is-top-notch

The Torrance Theatre Company is a program of the Cultural Services Division of the Torrance Community Services Department. Sponsored in part by the Friends of Torrance Theatre Company.

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The Annual Summer Fest in Old Torrance recently took place.

Hundreds gathered under the white tent to help raise funds for the Toberman Neighborhood Center. Chef Michael Shafer hosted the fundraiser with gourmet food, an open bar, live music and a silent and live auction. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go to the organization particularly programs for at risk youth.

Feel free to visit www.Toberman.org in case you missed this event but would like to get involved or learn more about the programs at the Toberman Neighborhood Center.

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City of Torrance Volunteer Program:

Here is a great opportunity to help our friends at The Volunteer Center with Food for Kids, providing food to disadvantaged families.

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A local organization is looking for the community’s help in bringing awareness to a much needed topic.

Food for Kids, a program through the Volunteer Center in Torrance delivers non-perishable foods to Title 1 elementary school children in the Compton and Long Beach Unified School Districts.

The food is given to disadvantaged families to be eaten over the weekend. Every Friday, the Volunteer Center volunteers assemble and deliver shopping bags to the schools and students. Each bag is filled with ten items of non-perishable foods like pasta, canned tuna, oatmeal, soup, applesauce, rice, beans and cereals. The Volunteer Center is looking for organizations, businesses and persons to host food drives in their communities.

To participate you can contact the Volunteer Center at 310-212-5009.

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City of Torrance Volunteer Program:

Come celebrate the life of Louis Zamperini at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 at Torrance High School’s Zamperini Stadium (2125 Lincoln Ave.)

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The City of Torrance in partnership with the Torrance Historical Society, Torrance Unified School District, Torrance Airport Association, Torrance High School, and the Torrance High School Alumni Association, would like to invite the community to a memorial in honor of Torrance hometown hero, Louis Zamperini who passed away on  July 2nd , 2014.

The memorial, open to the public is planned for 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 at Torrance High School’s Zamperini Stadium (2125 Lincoln Ave.), Zamperini’s alma mater. Join us to celebrate the life of Louis Zamperini with airplane flyovers, reflections from Zamperini’s family and friends, and a symbolic lap around the track. It will be a true tribute to our hometown hero.

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