By Dedham Square Circle
Sponsored by Needham Bank
Posted Apr 22, 2010 @ 05:17 PM
Welcome Back, Scoop Fans! Wow - there is a lot going on in the Square these days! Live music, workshops, historical lectures, story times, author visits, a weekly country market and so much more. How lucky are we to live in a town where there is never a shortage of things to do? Visit www.dedhamsquarecircle.org often to check out our up-to-date calendar of events listings.
For Ladies Only - Grab your girlfriends and head down to the Square on Thursday, May 6, for the Dedham Square "Ladies Night Out" promotion! Over 15 Square merchants will stay open late with special offers and promotions for women only (sorry, guys). Find that special Mother's Day gift, pamper yourself with a spa treatment and enjoy one of the specials at a Square eatery. Visit the DSC website for a complete listing of participating merchants.
Live Tunes – Back by popular demand, Acoustically Perfect returns to the Deli After Dark tomorrow night at 8:30. While you’re there, check out the beer selection. You’ll find 98 different kinds of beer on the menu!
Where Prose Hits the Road - Thousands of visitors will descend upon Dedham for the 27th Annual James Joyce Ramble this Sunday. The 10k race is a great opportunity to showcase all that Dedham has to offer - a scenic race route, enthusiastic spectators, historic charm and beautiful old buildings. Stop by to see Frank DeSario and his gang at The Body Workshop on race day at the water station they'll host in the Square. Race director Martin Hanley still needs volunteers to help out on race day. Visit ramble.org.
Market Countdown – Only 8 more weeks until the kick-off of the Dedham Farmers Market third season on June 16! New specialty food vendors will join us this year including Nantucket Wild Gourmet, which will offer smoked fish and chowders. Chestnut Farm will sell grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork, lamb, goat and poultry. Fior D'Italia will have fresh pasta, sauces, and mozzarella and C&C Lobster will have the freshest live lobsters around!
Everybody Zumba! - The Dedham Community House is offering a new morning edition of its popular exercise class. The 7-week session will run on Thursdays at 10 a.m. beginning April 29. Visit dedhamcommunityhouse.org or call 781-329-5740.
Out on the Town - Cheeky Diva's Jacqui Getz was recently spotted at the "Girls Night Out" event at the Sanctuary club in Boston. Among the fashion shows, makeovers and shopping was some of her best cheeky merchandise. Her stuff was such a big hit with the swarms of attendees that she got a nice plug in "Dirty Water,” Boston's popular entertainment and lifestyle newspaper and website.
Have a Seat – looking for a spot in the Square to sit and watch the world go by? Grab yourself a double-scoop from Ron’s Ice Cream and try out the new bench in front of Heart of the Square.
Special Delivery - Yoga Energy has partnered with the local Dedham Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Special Kindness in Packages to collect items for care packages for men and women serving overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces. Collection ends May 11. Visit www.myyogaenergy.com for a list of suggested items.
Mother of the Year Contest - Maribu wants to know what makes your nominee for "Mother of the Year" so special. The winner receives a $100 shopping spree at Maribu! Hurry, submissions are due by end of day tomorrow! Stop by the store or e-mail it to mymaribu.com.
Cool Off –The brand-spankin’ new Dedham Community House pool and clubhouse opens Memorial Day weekend. Be part of this exciting first season with a pool membership! Visit www.dedhamcommunityhouse.org for more details.
Going Once, Going Twice...Grogan & Co. will host a Treasures & Trifles auction on Monday April 26, featuring contents of the esteemed New York City Gallery. Visit groganco.com for a sneak peek.
Bring Your Appetite - A weekly market will be held at the new Dedham Square Country Market located in the Odd Fellows building at 626 High St. every Sunday from 10-2. Specialty food vendors and local farms. Check it out!
Stars in the Square - A PSA campaign, produced and developed by the multi-talented Teja Arbloda for the Deptartment of Health’s New Parent Initiative, will air on WCVB-TV and other local stations through August. Teja, whose studio is in the back of Paradise Café, recruited local talent to help out, including Dedham artist Derek Aylward and Dedham Rocks Blogger and Dedham Square Circle Board Member, Jen Barsamian, who did the voice-over.
Charity Auction & Food Festival - Don't miss the Dedham Rotary Club's annual event on Monday, April 26, at Moseley’s on the Charles.
Dedham Square Music & Art Festival - mark your calendars! The 3rd Annual Dedham Square Music & Art Festival will be held on Saturday, June 5. New this year - over 20 local artists will showcase their work. This free community event is a collaboration among Dedham Square Circle, Dedham Community House and the Dedham School of Music.
Cast Your Vote! Dedham’s own Magic Magic, which will headline this year’s Music & Art Festival, was just nominated by The Boston Phoenix for "Boston’s Best Act". Go to thephoenix.com/bmp to cast your vote!
Dedham Square Trivia – congratulations to Jay Donahue and Colleen FitzPatrick who both got the correct answer to our last trivia question (It was Abraham Lincoln who had lunch at the Dedham Community House). They’ll be entered into our drawing for a gift certificate to a Square business.
This week’s question: What is the special ingredient that makes the bagels baked at Café Bagel’s Dedham Square location so irresistible?
Are You a Member? Please support our revitalization efforts in the Square by joining or renewing as a member today. Receive special discounts at participating Square merchants. Visit www.dedhamsquarecircle.org to join or renew on-line with a credit card on our secure site or send $35 for an individual or $50 for a family membership to DSC, P.O. Box 593, Dedham, MA 02027.
Thanks for your support. See you in the Square!
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