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The Square Scoop
September 2018
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Events & Happenings
Square Biz
Around Town
Save the Date
About DSC
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News Circling the Square

Fresh and Local - The Dedham Farmers Market
continues on Wednesdays from 3-7 pm through the end of October. Featuring fresh produce, grass-fed beef, and fresh eggs from 4 Massachusetts' farms, baked goods, jams and preserves, handmade pasta, organic dog treats, fresh seafood, potted plants from the Endicott Community Greenhouse, and much more. The market is held on the green at First Church at 670 High St. Click here for a list of our vendors.

Going Green - Kudos to Oscar's for using paper straws and paper boxes for takeout orders. Congrats to owner Mike Tallon and his team who celebrated their one year anniversary over the summer and had a glowing feature article in The Boston Globe last month. Word is out that the Square is a hip and happenin' destination!
Square Events & Happenings
Want more info. on the events listed below? Simply click on the link in the Marquee Party 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 cover charge. DSCH also hosts Stump Team Trivia every Wednesday night.  Click here for their event calendar.  

Touchdown! Starting this Sun. 9/9 Deli After Dark will be open on Sundays from 12-8 pm. Stop in for a cold beer, your favorite bar snacks and appetizers, and watch the live games on their wide screen TVs.

Connect the Dots - International Dot Day celebration is on Sat.  9/15. This year The Dot's illustrator and author Peter H. Reynolds will host a film festival at 10 am at the Dedham Community Theatre featuring 3 of his animated films The Dot, Ish, and Sky Color.

Turn Back Time - The Dedham Historical Society & Museum will host a guest lecture on Thurs. 9/20 at 7 pm featuring Boston MFA Curator Nonie Gadsden. Topic: Boston Area Arts and Crafts Jewelers & Metalsmiths.

DCH summer Dedham Community House Happenings
Registration for DCH's Fall Program is open for Children (ages 6-14) and Adults. DCH also has all new Fall Sports Programs (ages 2-12) with engaging "fun specialist" coaches! Visit www.dedhamcommunityhouse.org.

Date Night - DCH is hosting a Saturday Night Kids Club For kids from K-grade 6 on Sat. 9/15 from 6-10 pm. A fun and inexpensive alternative to hiring a babysitter. Activities include sports & games, arts & crafts, a pizza dinner and a movie.
Square Biz
Bundle of Joy - Congratulations to Boston General Store owner April Gabriel and her husband Matt on the birth of their son Able. Another member to add to the circle of friends who care about the Square!

New Biz - A new pilates studio will soon open its doors in the Square in the new building at 360 Washington Street. C2 Body owner CC Martin is moving her studio to the Square from Dedham Health and Athletic where she's had a huge following for years. Stay tuned for details on their grand opening later this month! John Fortin, the owner of the Rox Diner in W.Roxbury and The Toast Office in Westwood is opening a new diner in the Square in late fall! Though the new eatery's name has not yet been revealed, it will go in the space formerly occupied by D'Angelo's.

Walk This Way - Big Bear Cafe and Espresso Bar announces, "The Bear Claws", their new Friday Walking Club. A fun, communal walk, Friday mornings for anyone who wants to join us. For more info. stop by Big Bear or visit their Facebook page.

Happy Anniversary - It's been two years since Bob and Amanda Jackson bought Courtyard Florist. What a wonderful addition they have been to the Square! People continue to rave about their friendly service and their stunning bouquets and arrangements.
They're Back - The Dedham Exchange is back open after a short summer hiatus and is stocked with loads of new merchandise and local handcrafted items. A great place to find unique gifts for a wedding, new baby or special occasion. Mon-Sat.10-5.

Like to Bike? The fall is a great time of year to grab a new bike and enjoy the awesome fall weather. It's also a good time for a tune up after a summer of hard riding and exposure to salt air/water from the beach, etc. Stop into Dedham Bike. No one knows bikes like they do!
Elsewhere Around Town

Run to Remember - The Massachusetts Run/Walk for the Fallen will begin at Barnes Memorial Field the morning of Sat. 9/8.  For registration and event info. click here.   
On Tues., 9/11 during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, members of Temple Beth Avodah of Newton have a Tashlich ceremony where they read poems and share thoughts about rededicating themselves to making better choices in the new year. At the end of the service, they toss crumbs into the water, symbolizing the purging of our sinful habits and striving to be the best people possible.  It is a family time, and children have fun feeding the ducks, having shed "temple clothes" for more comfortable and casual attire.  Tashlich will take place on 9/11 at 4 pm on the banks of the Charles River at the Dolan Recreation Center in Dedham. All are welcome.    
Fun Run
The Dedham Educational Foundation's Annual   Bernie's Run will be Sun. 9/23 at 11:30 am.  

Cow Flappin'  - Dedham Day, also known as "Cow Day" will be on Sun.9/30 from 12-5 pm at Barnes Memorial Field. Games, rides, food, fun and the famous cow flap event.  
Fall Festivities - Across the street from the Dedham Day festivities on 9/30 the Fairbanks House will house their Fall Festival. Meet 17th century pirates and a Revolutionary War doctor with all the tools of his trade! Dip candles and play colonial games, learn how maple syrup is made, watch spinning and weaving demonstrations, and buy hand-made historic crafts! For the adults, try various craft hard ciders and spirits from local small-batch producers showcasing their talents!
Save the Date
Fantastic Feast -Taste Dedham returns to Moseley's on the Charles, Thurs. 10/18. Hosted by The Dedham Rotary Club, the event will feature more than two dozen restaurants, gourmet shops and the newcomers to Dedham! 

Spooktacular Fun - The Annual Dedham Square Trunk or Treat event will be held on Sat. 10/27 from 3-5 pm.  Trick-or-treating around the Square, too! 
Fall Fun - Annual Fall Fair and Pumpkinfest at Dedham Community House on Sun. 10/14 from 11-2.  
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.