The Square Scoop
February 2017
In This Issue
Square Biz
Square Happenings
Around Town
Save the Date
About DSC
Quick Links
Join Our List
Are You a Member?
Got Some Scoop?
Shop Local for
 Valentine's Day!
snowflakes Welcome Back, Scoop Fans! Got the winter blues? Head to the Square to catch a fabulous film at the theatre, enjoy live music, meet some talented local artists and authors, grab a bite at one of our eateries, or cozy up with your favorite warm beverage at one of our coffee shops. Thanks for your support. See you in the Square! 
News Circling the Square
Take 2 - The rescheduled 3rd Annual Dedham Square Crawl is tomorrow night, Feb. 4th! It's a guaranteed fun night out, a great way to support our local businesses and raise funds for two worthy charities. Proceeds from sales of T-shirts and raffle tickets will be donated to the Nicole Ahl Memorial Fund and Dedham 4 on the 4th/Rally for Sally. There is no cost to attend and all are welcome! The Crawl kicks off at 6 pm and goes until midnight with a wrap-up party and live music in the lobby of the Dedham Community Theatre. Come for the whole evening or stop by for a while! Sponsored by Dedham Square Circle.

pink heart Love is in the Square -
Hey lovebirds, Valentine's Day is just 11 days away! Looking for ideas on how to celebrate with that special someone? You'll find unique and memorable gifts right here in Dedham Square and as a bonus you'll be supporting our locally owned businesses! Click here to find our Valentine's Gift Guide.

A Great Date - Big Bear Cafe, Courtyard Florist, Caffe Tremezzo, and Dedham Community Theatre
have partnered for "The Great Valentine's Date" contest. Your date will include flowers, dessert, dinner, a movie and your own personal serenade. Una Bella Notte! Just guess the number of candy hearts in the bottle at any of these 4 businesses. Stop in to any of them for more info.
Square Biz
New Biz - A new retail shop is coming to the Square! Boston General Store will  open at 626 High Street next to nest.  Their Grand Opening event is on Sat. Feb. 11 from 7-10 pm. Click here to read more!

Beat the Rush - For a limited time you can save big with Dedham Bike's Winter Service Special. Get your bike ready for action and save some money while doing so. Offer ends soon so don't wait!

Need Super Bowl Sunday Snacks? Who wants to spend hours in the kitchen getting ready for the big game? Order ahead! Catering options in the Square include Vincenzo's, Salem Food Market, Kouzina, Pancho's Taqueria, Dedham House of Pizza, Deli After Dark, High Street Pizza and Cathay Kitchen. Vincenzo's also sells a selection of Italian wines (bonus!).

Get Movin'
- Got cabin fever? Get yourself over to Fred Astaire Dance Studio at 619 High St. Zumba classes are offered 3 times a week. Try it out - the first class is always free! Sign up soon - these popular classes fill up quickly!

Yogi & Boo-boo

I'll Toast to That - Big Bear Cafe has a new toast on their menu, "Yogi & Boo-boo". Avocado, cucumbers, mixed, dressed greens and housemade hummus, on seeded wheat toast. It's smaaarrrter than the average toast.

Here's the Scoop - Only 26 more days until Ron's Ice Cream reopens in the Square for the season! Ron and his team are working on some renovations to the shop but you'll have to wait until March 1st to check them out.! It's a sure sign that spring is on its way when Ron's reopens.

Did you know? Mocha Java was bought by Peter Reynolds and is now officially part of The Blue Bunny Books & Toys! Books and coffee has been a hit with customers of all ages! Check out the new window bar where you can sit, sip and watch the world go by. MJ offers a Coffee Break Special daily from 10 am-Noon, buy one beverage, get one 1/2 off, or a dollar off a single cup!

Work in Progress - Construction and prep work continue for the two new restaurants in the Square, Oscar's Pub which will be located next to Dedham House of Pizza, and Horse Thieves Tavern, which will be in the former Wardle's space. Both are slated to open this spring. Stay tuned for more details.

Big News For Foodies - This spring Blue Ribbon BBQ will open its third location at 350 Washington St. in the new building at the corner of High and Harris Streets. BRB has locations in Arlington and Newton and has won Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston" awards multiple times!
Square Happenings
Visit the Dedham Square Circle website for more info. on the events and happenings in the Square.

DCT marquee It's Showtime
- Now playing at the Dedham Community Theatre
are 2 films that are getting rave reviews:
 For show times go to

music notes Music Note - The Dedham School of Music is now offering a "Mommy & Me" class which will start March 2. Click here for more info.

Art Beat - The Dedham Square Artist Guild will host an opening reception for artist of the  month, Kerry Hawkins on Thurs. 2/9 from 5:30-7:30 pm.
book sale
Book It
- The Friends of the Dedham Library are holding a book sale on Sat. 2/11 from 10-3 and on Mon. 2/13 from 10-6 Great deals on paperbacks, hardcovers, audio books, CDs and movies. The DPL offers monthly lectures, workshops, IT assistance and more - all free. Click here for more info.
Free February Films
- First Church of Dedham will be hosting its February Justice Movie Matinee Series again this year. Films are free and will be shown Sundays at 2 pm in the Parish Hall. Donations are accepted and Refreshments will be for sale.

Campaign Party - Head to Deli After Dark on Mon. Feb. 13 at 7 pm to help kick off the campaign to pass the Community Preservation Act in Dedham. Light snacks, cash bar and the 411 on why CPA is a win-win for our town! Hosted by Preserve Dedham.

Time for a Story - Preschool Story Times are held at The Blue Bunny every Monday and Tuesday at 10:30 am with a few short stories followed by a simple craft. The Dedham Public Library also hosts a drop-in story time for all ages at 10:30 am on Tuesdays at the Main Library and on Wednesdays at the Endicott Branch. All are welcome. Free!

Live Tunes - The Dedham Square Coffeehouse has another fantastic lineup of live music this month featuring some of Greater Boston's best local talent. Shows every Friday and Saturday night starting at 8:30. No cover! Click here for show schedule.

Hop On In
- The Blue Bunny has another chock full calendar this month with author visits, book signings, story times, a book club for adults and special events. Click here for a link to their event calendar.

Community House Happenings:

Vacation Excitation - February school vacation is just around the corner.  Wondering what to do with the kids? The DCH has got you covered! From Tues. 2/21 - Fri. 2/24 their school vacation week program offers kids activities such as sports, arts & crafts, science and more. The week ends with a pizza party! Go for one day or all four. Space is limited. Click here for more info. 
Date Night - DCH is also offering a fun Saturday Night Kids Club, a great babysitting option for parents who want a kid-free night on the town. Sat. 2/11.
Elsewhere Around Town
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?  The Dedham Food Pantry's Annual Trivia Night will be held on Fri. 2/3 (TONIGHT) at the American Legion. 
Get Involved  - Wonder how our local government works? Thinking of running for office? Women in Democracy - Dedham will host "Local Government 101" on Mon. 2/6 at 7 pm at the Dedham Community House.  All are welcome!  
Save The Date
Winter Escape - The Dedham Community House will host the "95th Birthday Bash" to mark the organization's major milestone. Fri. 3/3.

sun S-U-M-M-E-R  FUN -- The Annual Discover Summer Camp & Activities Fair will be held at the Avery School on Sat. 3/4.

Right Up Your Alley - Bowl for a Cure Kickoff for Dedham/Needham/Wellesley Relay for Life.  Sun. 3/12 from 4-7 pm at Kings (Legacy Place).

A Dedham Tradition - The Annual James Joyce Ramble, the most fun road race around, will be held on Sun. 4/30.
About Us
dsc logo new
The Dedham Square Circle is a non-profit organization committed to invigorating Dedham Square by increasing its economic prosperity, promoting its rich history, arts and culture, and aesthetically enhancing the Square's physical environment to benefit the entire community.  We are a community-driven volunteer organization that is 100% privately funded.   Your voice and participation are important to us!  Visit