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The Square Scoop
May 2017
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Welcome Back, Scoop Fans!
There's so much going on in the Square this month. Read on to get the 411 on all the events and happenings! 
News Circling the Square
Countdown to Opening Day!  In less than 5 weeks the Dedham Farmers Market (founded and run by DSC) will kick off its 10th season on June 14th. The weekly market, held on the green at First Church, will run 3-7 pm on Wednesdays.  We have lots of fun stuff planned to celebrate our 10th season. More details on this and our vendor lineup soon!

Back to the Future
- The Dedham Square Master Plan Steering Committee met for the first time last week to begin the process of developing long-term plans for the Square. It will include an intensive review of the current zoning bylaws, design guidelines, redevelopment opportunities and consideration will be given to the impact on parking, traffic and accessibility. The development of the Square Master Plan came at the request of the Dedham Square Circle which approached the Town to request funding for enlisting a consultant to facilitate the process. The funding was approved at the May 2016 Town Meeting.  Click here for the story in this week's Dedham Transcript.

Music Notes - The Dedham School of Music is raffling off two tickets to see the much-anticipated James Taylor/Bonnie Raitt show at Fenway Park on August 11th. Raffle tickets are $10 or 3 for $25. The winner will be drawn at their upcoming Comedy Night Fundraiser on May 19th (winner does not need to be present). Click here for more info.
Square Biz
mom heart 2Celebrate Mom - We've taken the liberty of putting together some gift ideas just in time for Mother's Day. You'll find some unique options in the Square all the while you'll be supporting our local small businesses! Find our Mother's Day Gift Guide here. 
Getting Closer - Anne Francis, co-owner of Oscar's, the new gastro pub that will open next door to Dedham House of Pizza, tells us that they're making progress on the restaurant every day! Get the latest updates on Oscar's by following @oscarsdedham on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Unique Boutique
Opening soon in the empty storefront at 570 High Street is Emily & Addie a children's clothing store. More details next issue!
Slick Move - Brothers Artisan Oil has moved into space at Boston General Store where they are making their washes, beard oils, and room sprays right there in the shop! Stop in soon to 626 High Street to check them out! 

Star of the Square
- Debi McManus, principal of Dedham Insurance, brought to our attention that Jackie King, who has been with the agency for 25 years, is very worthy of a shout out for doing such a great job! With stellar customer service skills and a dedication to focusing on her clients' needs by helping them make the best informed decisions, she is a superstar staff member.

Super Sale - Today (Sat. May 6) is the last day to receive 20% off your purchase of all Simon Pearce handcrafted glassware at The Dedham Exchange

Square Happenings
Want more details? 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:

For show times go to www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com .

Put on Your Dancing Shoes -
On Wed. May 11 the Fred Astaire Dance Studio is hosting an Open House Guest Party.

Art Beat -
The Dedham Square Artist Guilds latest show "Water", featuring fifteen local artists' different visual interpretations exploring this theme, will be on display in the lower level of the Dedham Community Theatre through the end of the month.
Book Nook - The Blue Bunny has more authors visiting this month. Click here to check out their event calendar.

Musical Masterpiece - On May 21, in celebration of Choir Sunday,  selections from Handel's oratorio, "Messiah," will be performed at Allin Church by members of the Senior Choir and, the Dedham Choral Society, string players, and a trumpet soloist.  

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. 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 - Live Tunes - Dedham Square Coffeehouse (formerly known as Paradise Café) has some of the Boston area's best up and coming musicians play in the Square every Friday and Saturday nights. Guess what? No cover charge! Click here for show schedule.
Community House Happenings: 
DCH summer
Parents, treat yourself to a night on the town while your kids have a blast at the Saturday Night Kids Club on Sat. May 20.

Opening Weekend for the Summer Pool is Sat. May 27-Mon. May 29.
Free for all from 10-2 all 3 days. Summer pool memberships available. Click here for more info.

Dedham Parent Time hosts playtimes and social events for parents and kids up to age 6. A great way to connect with other parents and young kids

Elsewhere Around Town
You Gotta Have Art - The Mother Brook Arts & Community Center will hold their annual Open Studios this weekend on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 from 11-5. Dozens of artists' original work will be on display.

Feeling Lucky?  On Sat. May 13 the 6th Annual Las Vegas Casino Night benefiting John Thomas Fund will be held at the Dedham Holiday Inn from 6-11 pm.

Major Milestone -  It's the 375th birthday of Mother Brook. A fun-filled community celebration is planned for Sat. May 13 at Condon Park. Click here for details. 
dedham trails
Happy Trails to You - The Annual Dedham Trails Day will be on Sat. May 20 and will feature local civic groups, environmental and health based organizations, as well as demos by L.L. Bean of kayaks, Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUPs) and canoes. Also featuring a 5K Trail run and 2.5 mile paddle on the Charles River.

Warm Welcome - The Manor Neighborhood Association is hosting a New Neighbor Social on Thurs. May 25 to welcome new residents to Dedham. This free event will be held at the Village Manor from 7-9 pm.

Walk for a Worthy Cause - The New England Hemophilia Association, whose offices are based in Dedham Square, is holding their Annual Walk on Sat. June 10 at Prowse Farm in Canton. It's their biggest annual fundraiser.
Save The Date
Clean Out Your Attic - The Dedham School of Music is hosting a Town-Wide Yard Sale on the Dedham Community House Field on Sat. June 10.

Grand Old Flag - This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dedham's Flag Day Parade.  The event and festivities, including nighttime fireworks, will be held on Sat. June 17. 
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.