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Icon of the event Peter the Great and the Building of St. Petersburg
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Czar Peter the Great (r. 1682-1725) wanted to open up Russia to the rest of Europe. He ordered the building of a new capital on the Baltic Sea that was unlike any other Russian city. St. Petersburg would be Peter the Great's ...

Icon of the event Author Reading. The Prison Book Club. Ann Walmsley
Thu Oct 29, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Ann Walmsley as she discusses her experiences as a book club leader in a medium security prison. For eighteen months she met heavily tattooed men sharing ideas and books, a oasis for the men in an otherwise hostile envir...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting P.C. Richard Baker presents: The History of the Toronto Police Service Marine Unit.

Icon of the event Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen and Britten.
Fri Nov 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Linda Hutcheon, U of T, Comparative Literature and her husband Michael Hutcheon, doctor and author as they discuss their new book Four Last Songs detailing the creative obstacles faced by artists as they age. They look...

Icon of the event Lost Girls . Sex and Death in Renaissance Florence. Nicholas Terpstra.
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Nicholas Terpstra is a professor of history at the University of Toronto author of Lost Girls...

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Frank Lloyd Wright with Marta O'Brien
Fri Nov 06, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright,architect of "Organic Architecture", structures built in harmony with...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting with Guest Speaker
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Bev Dietrich presents: The History of the Toilet, starting with sanitation in Roman times.

Icon of the event Leisure and Pleasure in Canadian English. With Jack Chambers U of T
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Leisure and Pleasure in Canadian English...

Icon of the event King John and the Magna Carta with Carolyn Harris.
Tue Oct 13, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

King John and Magna Carta...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting with Guest Speaker
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Barbara Dickson presents: The Story of the Women Employed at GECO during World War II in the Scarborough Munitions Plant.