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The Square Scoop
June 2019
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Thank you for supporting the small businesses in the Square and around town. Your patronage keeps their doors open. #shoplocal #smallbiz  
Welcome Back, Scoop Fans!
We've got another busy month ahead in the Square! There's the opening of the Dedham Farmers Market, author visits and story times, live music, a free family movie night, and the Annual Flag Day Parade. Read on for more details!  
News Circling the Square
Countdown to Opening Day!  In just 2 1/2 weeks the Dedham Farmers Market will kick off its 12th season on June 19th. The weekly market, held on the green at First Church, will run 2-6 pm on Wednesdays. Click here for our vendor list.  The DFM was founded and is managed by Dedham Square Circle.

Parents - do you have a budding musician at home? We're looking for kid/teen musicians to play at the market this summer! They can play solo, with a partner or a group for two short time slots during one market. Email us at dedhamfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Grand Old Flag - One of the best spots to watch the Flag Day Parade is in the Square. It's at the beginning of the parade route so there's no risk of any parade participants running out of candy and goodies for the kids in the Square! Be on the lookout for our friends from Pancho's Taqueria who will be accompanied by a mariachi band and keep an eye out for our Farmers Market float with the dancing produce!

What's All the Buzz? Have you seen the beehive at the Dedham Public Library's main branch? The bees have been hard at work covering their larvae. More babies are on the way soon! Go check them out!  
Square Biz
Celebrate Dad - We've taken the liberty of putting together some gift ideas just in time for Father's Day. You'll find some unique options in the Square all the while you'll be supporting our local small businesses! Find our Father's Day Gift Guide here.  
What's the Scoop? With the warmer weather finally here, the lines have been out the door at Ron's Ice Cream. No worries - Ron's has extra scoopers on staff to serve up the area's best ice cream in a jiffy. You have to try their new flavors mango, peach and lemon cooler! Seriously irresistible.  
Take a Seat - Did you notice the new cafĂ© tables and chairs in front of Blue Ribbon BBQ and Deli After Dark? They're great spots to enjoy your takeout or watch the world go by on a nice day! 
Wedding Bells - The Dedham Exchange is having a sale on its three best wedding lines including Simon Pearce, Casafina and Pampa Bay. 20% all in-stock items from 6/1-6/8.  Perfect for engagements, showers and weddings. 
catering Leave the Cooking to Them - Have an upcoming graduation party or special celebration planned?  Don't spend your time in the kitchen! There are several options for catering in the Square which will leave you more time to enjoy your gathering!  Salem Food Market, Deli After Dark, Pancho's Taqueria, Dedham House of Pizza, Caffe Tremezzo, Blue Ribbon BBQ, Caffe Tremezzo, Vincenzo's, Egg and Thai, and Cathay Kitchen!  Click here for the address and contact info. for all of the Square's eateries.
Square Happenings
Want more details? Visit the Dedham Square Circle website for more info. on the events and happenings in the Square.
Marquee Party

It's Showtime!  

Now playing at the Dedham Community Theatre:

For show times click here .

Special Guests - There are several notable visitors coming to The Blue Bunny this month!   On Saturday, 6/1 author   Vivian Kirkfield will host a story time from 1-2 pm featuring her new animal counting book and a simple craft activity. On  Sunday, 6/2 meet Chris Van Dusen, illustrator of the popular Mercy Watson series   from 1-3 pm. Due to popularity, this is a ticketed event. For more info. click here. On Saturday 6/15 from 11 am - noon, a  uthor and illustrator   Scott Magoon will sign copies of his new picture book Linus the Little Yellow Pencil.
yard sale
New To You - First Church
is having a multi-family yard sale on the green on Sat. 6/8 from 8 am-noon. A great excuse to clean out your garage or find a bargain! $20-$30 a space. Contact firstchurch@dedhamuu.org for more info.

earth day

Green with Envy - On Wed. 6/12 First Church will be hosting the Charles River Green Coalition for an event "Green New Deal" Town Hall panel discussion starting at 7 pm.  Learn more about climate change and the Green New Deal, a stimulus package designed to combat both climate change and the economic inequality in the U.S.

Help Our Town Bring Cancer Down - Join us for a special fundraiser on Sat. June 15 for Dedham mom, resident & friend, Lisa Douglas Whelan. The event will feature a Crawl & Music Jam throughout the Square to highlight the culinary, mixologist and musical talents of our community! We're share more details soon on our website. Click here!

story time 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.

Check It Out - 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 Mondays and Wednesdays at the Endicott Branch. All are welcome. Free!


Super Fun Programs - the DPL has  an awesome calendar of fun activities for all ages this summer including "Super Awesome Fun Time" on Mondays and Fridays, an Anime Club, Dungeons and Dragons for kids, story times, "cards & coffee" on Tuesdays and lots more.  Click here for their calendar of events.

Live Tunes - Live Tunes - Dedham Square Coffeehouse has some of the Boston area's best up and coming musicians play in the Square every Friday and Saturday nights. No cover charge! Click here for show schedule.
  DCH summer
Dedham Community House Happenings: 

DCH will host "BLAST" (babysitting lessons and safety training) for kids 11-14 on 6/7 from 3:30-6:30 pm. Drop-in Aqua Zumba for adults starting Sun. 6/16. Click here for more info.

On Fri. 6/28 DCH kicks off its free summer family movie nights with a showing of The Incredibles 2 at 8:15 pm. Free refreshments provided by Donahue Real Estate. Brings chairs and blankets!
kids in pool
The DCH pool is open for the season. For membership and daily pass info. click here. Youth & preschool swim lessons are available, too.

Elsewhere Around Town

You Gotta Have Art - Mother Brook Arts and Community Center hosts its annual Open Studios this weekend on Sat. 6/1 and Sun. 6/2. Featuring 9 visiting artists, art demos, silent auction, gallery exhibition, ceramics program CSAs, and Pancho's Taqueria!

Future Housing Form - Livable Dedham hosts Part 2 of their Spring Housing Series "Aging in Community" which will focus on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Tues. 6/4 at 7 pm at Dedham Middle School.  

Summer Tradition - The Arts at Endicott concert series, sponsored by the Dedham Junior Women's Club, kicks off on Wed. June 19 at 6:30 pm with a children's concert featuring Steve Songs. Free!   Concerts every Wednesday night through July 31st.  Click here for all the details!
Save The Date

Fun Runs - The Annual Dedham "Four on the 4th" road race is will be held on Tues. July 4.

Community Building - National Night Out Events are being planned for the week of August 5th including Dedham Police Stations Annual Open House on Mon. 8/5 from 12-3.  More details in next month's Scoop!
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 www.dedhamsquarecircle.org.