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Local historian and Beach Metro News columnist Gene Domagala is sharpening his wits and his walking stick for some summer strolls in the Beach neighbourhood.
If you haven’t been on one of his Historical Walks, you’ve missed out on an entertaining and enlightening experience.
Domagala’s first walk is slated for Friday, July 1 at 1 p.m. This walk will tour the tree-lined streets of the Kew Beach neighbourhood  including the Leuty Lifeguard Station and Kew Cottage, starting from the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Cemetery buffs will want to take the tour of St. John’s Norway Cemetery, at the corner of Kingston Road and Woodbine Avenue, on Saturday, July 30. Meet at the Lych Gate on Kingston Road at 1 p.m.
Then on Saturday, Aug. 13, Gene will lead you along Danforth Avenue from Woodbine to Dawes Road, taking in the scents and sounds of this busy thoroughfare. This walk begins at the northwest corner of Danforth and Woodbine at 1 p.m.
All Gene’s walks are free.

The Toronto Island Grannies in Spirit are raising money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation with an Insiders’ Bike Tour of Toronto Island and Dinner on Sunday, July 3 at the Algonquin Island Association, 18 Wyandot Ave., on Toronto Island.
A $40 ticket will get you an island-cooked buffet dinner and special access to Hanlan’s Point Lighthouse and St. Andrews-by-the-Lake.
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The Children’s Peace Theatre is holding its 11th annual Peace Camp for kids aged eight to 13 from Monday, July 4 to Saturday, July 23.
This theatre, music and art camp encourages young people dealing with conflict to work collaboratively in an atmosphere of trust and creativity.
Working with top Toronto artists and musicians, the participants stage three theatrical performances including a Gala Performance on the last day of the camp.
Tickets are available for the Gala Performance. Adults are $25, students and seniors $15 and $10 for children under 12.
In 2005, Mayor David Miller awarded the Children’s Peace Theatre with special recognition for their Summer Peace Camp.
The camp will run daily from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with extended care beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The Peace Theatre and Camp is located at 305 Dawes Rd. in Taylor Creek Park. For more information, or to register, call 416-752-1550 or email, or visit the website at

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market is having a Corn Shuckdown and Family Picnic on Thursday, July 21. The Market operates every Thursday from June to October, and once a month offers a special event. Festivities get underway at 3 p.m. and run until 7 p.m. There will be music, food, and lots of fun.
East Lynn Farmers’ Market is located in East Lynn Park on Danforth Avenue just west of Woodbine Avenue.
For more information, or to volunteer, visit their website

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