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Icon of the event Art and Architecture of the Islamic world  with Professor Pereyra. U of T
Thu Jan 19, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Muslim artists produced a wealth of incredible art and architecture for over fifteen hundred years, architectural monuments, mosques, palaces, manuscripts, and many other smaller objects portable objects in precious metals...

Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Tue Feb 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Woodside Square

The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like ...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Apr 25, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Kevin Hebib presents: Canadian Soldier up Close.

Icon of the event Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means.  Kamal Al-Solaylee
Tue Jan 31, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

Neither white nor black the experiences of brown people have been neglected. Kamal "fills in the narrative gap by taking a global look at the many social, political, economic and personal implications of being a brown-skinne...

Icon of the event James Joyce's Ulysses with Professor Mary Durkan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Let?s take down our dust-gathering copies of ULYSSES and explore CALYPSO, one of its most accessible sections, where we'll meet Leopold Bloom preparing breakfast for his soprano wife Molly on the morning of June 16, 1904. Mr...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Mar 28, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Peter Vronsky presents: Ridgeway: The American Fenian Invasion.

Icon of the event Author Talk: Dominik Parisien
Thu Feb 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Toronto-based fiction editor and writer Dominik Parisien on the importance of fairy tale retellings, adapting local history in fiction, and his recent anthology projects, The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, and Clockwork Canad...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Feb 28, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Kelly Mathews presents: Eaton Hall: Pride of King Township.

Icon of the event Author Talks. Nick Mount. The Rise and Fall of CanLit
Mon Mar 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Professor Nick Mount of U of T will talk about his new book The Rise and Fall of CanLit which "describes, explains, and assesses the so-called CanLit Boom, the literary face of the cultural renaissance that transformed Canada...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Jan 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Jerry Amernic presents: Medicine Man: Seneca Village at Mouth of Rouge River.