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Meeting and Event Calendar

OTNA was started in 1981.

All regularly scheduled meetings are held at the Bartlett Center, second floor unless otherwise noted.

There is an elevator inside the Bartlett Center in addition to outside and inside stairs. See our Meetings page for details. Please see our Sponsors page for a list of our monthly sponsors.

We are an all-volunteer organization, and we need your help. Volunteering with the OTNA is a great way to get to know your neighbors and contribute to your Old Torrance Neighborhood! See our Volunteer page for volunteer opportunities. See OTNA Past Events for archival information.

Events in 2019

OTNA Meeting, Wednesday, September 18th, 7-9 PM

What: Meeting & Presentation
Fire Chief Martin Serna, and Team, will highlight recent department activity, provide an update on their community-driven strategic plan, and share short term and long term goals.
Location: Bartlett Center - 1318 Cravens (2nd floor)
When: Wednesday, September 18th, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - Refreshments and meet your neighbors
7:30 PM - Meeting & Presentation
This meeting is sponsored by Bluestem Hotel a unique boutique with roots in Torrance. This is our City's first boutique hotel, a coastal sanctuary in the South Bay, and they are sticking to their theme of keeping it local starting with the name that stems from the blue grass found in the South Bay.

BlueStem Hotel
2448 Sepulveda Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501
Phone: 310.539.9888
Bluestem Hotel

Taste of Old Torrance - November

What: OTNA's Annual Taste of Old Torrance - sample sumptuous sensations from many local within-walking-distance eateries
When: TBA, Check-in 6:45 PM. Food sampling begins at 7:00 PM. Food is first come first served; not guaranteed to last until 9:00pm.
Procedure: In addition to an early check-in time, attendees will be given a number when they arrive. This number is for their place in line when the tasting begins. Those first to arrive will be first to be served.
Location: Bartlett Senior Center - 1318 Cravens, (2nd floor). The Bartlett Senior Center is just behind the Torrance Historical Society Museum. There is an elevator inside the Bartlett Center just beyond the front desk. There are also outside and inside stairs.
Open: To all who live, work, and play in Torrance
Cost / Bring: Adult admission per adult is $5.00 AND one (or more) nonperishable food item, (such as a canned good). Children, 12 years and younger are $3.00 per child AND one (or more) nonperishable food item. All items and admission collected will support our local food bank - "Food for Kids." Cash is preferred and exact change is appreciated. Personal checks also accepted (for exact amount only). Credit, debit cards and Paypal are not accepted. Please, no large bills.

Please do not include items that have expired dates, nor any items that are open or dented.

The November Flyer will be posted when available.

About Food for Kids: The Volunteer Center's new "Food For Kids" program was created to provide food to Title One elementary schoolchildren for the weekends. Title One schoolchildren are given meals at school only during the school week. For the Food For Kids program, backpacks are filled with nonperishable food items that the children take home on Fridays. This provides food for the family for the weekend. Then they return the empty backpacks on Mondays to be refilled. Food donations are provided by private and corporate sectors of the community. The goal is to expand the program to help many more families. For more information, call The Center or email volopps@volctr-sobay.org. Also see Food For Kids.

Opportunity Tickets: available for purchase at Taste of Torrance for $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00. Prizes include gift certificates for participating restaurants, and more!

Special Bonus for current and New OTNA members only:

Anyone who joins or renews their OTNA annual membership prior to, or at the Taste of Old Torrance will receive three Opportunity Tickets in addition to all the usual perks of OTNA membership. Annual memberships are $10.00 per household. Memberships are renewable in January.

Restaurant establishments are all within walking distance of the event.

Participating restaurants will be announced closer to the event.

Past OTNA Events