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Mid-Winter 2020
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News Circling the Square
Hey Lovebirds! Valentine's Day is just a week 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 you'll be supporting our locally owned businesses!  It's a win-win! To find our Dedham Square Valentine's Gift Guide click here.

Sweet Treat - Three local businesses, Horse Thieves Tavern, McCrea's Candies (Hyde Park), and Ron's Ice Cream, have teamed up to bring you the Chocolate Martini Float. Available only at HTT now through Valentine's Day. Yum.

El Centro has an unbelievable special Valentine's Day menu. Click here to check it out!


Calling All Vendors - We're now accepting applications from vendors to sell edibles and handcrafted items for our13th season of the Dedham Farmers Market. This is a great opportunity to be part of our growing community market. To request an application email dedhamfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Best Crawl Ever - Last weekend's 6th Annual Dedham Square Crawl brought huge crowds to the Square to enjoy live music, great food and drink, and good company. Over $4,000 was raised for two local causes - Dedham School of Music and Power of Community. Hats off to Party King Peter Springer and his awesome volunteers for their hard work in planning such a fun night. Can't wait til next year!
Square Events & Happenings
Want more info. on the events listed below? Simply click on the link in the DCT marquee
listing!  Visit our website for the most up-to-date calendar of events.

It's Showt
ime - Here's what's playing at the Dedham Community Theatre. Click on the name of the film below to watch the trailer.     

 
   
            

Music Notes - Every Friday and Saturday night Dedham Square Coffeehouse  showcases some of best local musicians in the Boston area. No c over charge.   On Wednesday evenings, DSCH hosts Stump Trivia. All ages welcome!
Click here for their event calendar.     


Parents Night Out
- The Dedham Community House is hosting its popular Saturday Night Kids Club this Sat. Feb. 8 from 6-10 pm.  Kids grades K-5 have a fun evening with sports & games, arts & crafts, pizza and a movie while you enjoy a night out on the town! $20/kid. DCH is also hosting a special Valentine's Kids Club on Fri. Feb.14. Register early, Kids Clubs sell out!  Click here to register!


story time
Love Stories - The Blue Bunny is hosting a special Valentine's story time hosted by Catching Joy on Mon. Feb. 10 at 10:30 am. Enjoy stories and decorate valentines. Bring new or "like new" pajamas and books for their collection for kids in need. All are welcome.


Cure for the Winter Blahs - On Tues. Feb. 11, Blue Ribbon BBQ is hosting an all-you-can eat buffet in celebration of their 25th anniversary. Featuring founding chef and BRB pitmaster Geoff Janowski who will serve up some of the far-out dishes he developed for his restaurant Roadworthy. 2 seatings at 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Tickets $30/person and will go fast!  On Tues. Feb. 25 BRB will host a Crawfish Boil/Mardi Gras event. Check DSC's Facebook page soon for more details!  
 
ballroom dancers

Dance the Night Away - Fred Astaire Dance Studio is hosting a FREE Valentine's Open House on Fri. Feb. 14 at 7:45 pm.  All are welcome - with a dancing partner or without!

 

Book Launch - Join Peter H. Reynolds for the launch of his newest book Be You and a fun film fest showing three short animated films based on his books at the Dedham Community Theatre. Sat. Feb. 29 from 10 am - noon. For tickets visit www.bluebunnybooks.com.  
 
Something for Everyone - Both the Main Library and the Endicott Branch has a really awesome variety of programs and activities for kids, teens and adults.  Click here for their calendar.
 
Guest Lecture - The Dedham Historical Society hosts a lecture by Christian DiSpigna on Thurs. Feb. 27."Founding Martyr, The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero". 
    
Justice for All -Again this year, First Church of Dedham is offering their February Justice Matinee Film Series on Sundays this month at 2 pm. A different film and discussion each week. Free and all are welcome.   
 
day campVacation Excitation - Wondering what to do with your kids on February vacation? Dedham Community House has you covered! Vacation Camp for kids grades K through 5. Games, crafts, sports, science, sledding (if there's snow!), and more! Extended hours available.  Sign-ups also available for April Vacation Week which will run Mon-Fri April 20-24.
Square Biz Buzz
Sign of the Times - Have you seen the beautiful new sign installed in front of C2 Body on Washington Street? It's a lovely addition to the Square's aesthetics.C2 Body announced that they are expanding which will include a brand new MindBody Studio offering Pilates/barre and a full yoga program including hot yoga!  The expanded space will also offer Infrared Himalayan salt sauna caves, massage, acupuncture, and more. C2Body is offering a Valentine's Day special. Evening barre classes in Dedham only $10 or $90 for 10 classes.
 
Shutterbug - Dedham photographer Kerry Hawkins is the featured artist of the month at nest for February. Stop by to admire (and purchase) Kerry's work and check out nest's jewelry collection and decorative pieces for your home.

Extra Sweet -
Get a FREE bag of 6 of The Dedham Exchange's famous caramels with your purchase of $20 from Feb. 12 through 14th!

 
Think Summer! In less than 4 months, the Dedham Community House Pool opens for the season! Take advantage of the DCH Early Bird Pool membership! Family memberships are $360 and individual memberships are $180 . Cool deal!


Square Scoops -Even with temperatures hovering around freezing, there's nothing like treating yourself to a scoop of Ron's Ice Cream!  Check out their amazing custom designed ice cream cakes, too.



Elsewhere Around Town
To Sing or Not to Sing? - The Dedham Middle School Parent Group is hosting a karaoke fundraiser at Waterford's on Sat. Feb. 8 at 8 pm. DJ Big Daddy Rob (aka Rob Blaney, Director of the Dedham Youth Commission).  $5 donation.  
 
 
Love NotesDedham Historical Society and Museum's archivist Violet Hurst will be speaking on February 14th at 10:30 a.m., at the Endicott Estate at the pink heart
Retired Men's Club meeting. Her topic will be "Valentine's Day in Dedham: A Historic Perspective". She will present a brief history of the holiday and showcase materials from the museum's archives, including cards, love letters, etc.    
 
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?  Trivia Night to benefit the Dedham Food Pantry on Fri. Feb. 28 at The American Legion.   
Save the Date
Winter Escape - The Dedham Community House will host "Throwback to the 70's", their annual winter cocktail party, on Fri. March 6.  Crazy delicious food, hip festive decor, groovy music, cash bar, and a cool silent auction. Bell bottoms and beads encouraged but are optional.
summer camp  
Happy Campers - Head to the Discover Summer! Camps & Activities Fair on Sat. March 7 at the Avery School to learn about fun, educational and challenging summer activities for your kids.
 
Boogie Down! The Dedham School of Music will host a "Groovy Gala" fundraiser on Sat. March 21.    Get your groove on with live music by Groove Alliance, New England's premier party band, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, silent and live auctions, a wine pull, and photo fun! 
 
Fun Run - The 36th Annual James Joyce Ramble will be held on Sun. April 26.
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.