Joe to Go! Congressman Stephen Lynch was spotted sitting in front of Mocha Java enjoying a coffee prior to his Town Hall Forum at the Dedham Community Theatre on May 20th.
Welcome Back, Scoop Fans!
The warm weather is finally here (hooray!) and there is no shortage of things to do in Dedham Square and around town. Head to the Square to get a scoop at Ron’s Ice Cream, catch one of the new flicks at the theatre, grab a bite at one of the eateries, do some shopping, and catch some live music. Read on!
Flag Day Fun – Dedham’s Annual Flag Day parade kicks off in Dedham Square at 6 p.m. on Tues., June 14th. Marching bands, dancers, clowns, elected officials, fire trucks and police cars, decorative floats and the Cycling Murrays! It’s an annual tradition – don’t miss it! For parade route and more info. visit www.dedham-ma.gov.
Opening Day - Excitement is brewing for the opening of the 4th season of the Dedham Farmers Market on June 15th! Featuring six Bay State farms, a local greenhouse, ten specialty food vendors, Jack & Eric’s famous Pirate Lemonade, educational and cultural activities, entertainment and then some! Joining us on opening day will be the New England Wildflower Society which will share info. on native plants and the role they play in maintaining a vibrant, healthy ecosystem. They’ll bring sample plants, info. and materials that will help you identify invasive species in your back-yard and how to replace them with native cultivars. Nikki McClure, artist and illustrator of “To Market, To Market”, a book about a mother and son’s visit to a weekly farmers market, will join us from 3-6 p.m. with copies of her book for sale.
Change in Store – The awning above Star Nails has been removed with the rest of the building’s awnings to follow suit. Replacing them will be brand new beautiful awnings and signage for all seven tenants of the Locatelli Properties building. This project is part of the Dedham Square Circle’s Sign and Façade Improvement Program, which offers assistance to merchants and commercial property owners looking to make physical improvements to their storefronts and facades.
Square Jam – Head over to the Dedham Community House on Sat., June 11th for a day chock full of fun at the 4th Annual Dedham Square Music & Arts Festival. The day will start out with a performance from the band students from the Dedham Public Schools and the Dedham School of Music, followed by MusicFest fave Sarah Blacker. Local bands Dirty Strange, Love in Stockholm, Adam Ezra Group, Will Dailey & The Rivals will perform consecutively leading up to the headline performance by Entrain. In between sets you can check out the artists’ tent and the activities for kids. Bring blankets and chairs and make a day of it. The best part? It’s all FREE! For more info. visit www.dedhamfestival.org.
Like to Bike? Stop by Dedham Bike to gear up for some super summer biking! Get a tune-up, accessories, advice and more. Browse their wide selection of new bikes including Trek, Raleigh, Gary Fisher, Fuji, Redline, SE Racing, Rocky Mountain, Soma, Pake, among others. One this is for sure – no one knows bikes like Matt and Jim Donovan at Dedham Bike. You can tell them we said so!
Cool Pool! Over 500 people visited the Dedham Community House pool throughout Memorial Day weekend as DCH opened the facility to the public for free for several hours each day. For more info. on pool membership, swimming lessons and free community swim days, visit www.dedhamcommunityhouse.org.
Grads and Dads – Looking for a special gift for the grads and dads on your list? Get the cigar aficionados their favorite Dominican, Honduran or Nicaraguan blend at Courthouse Cigar. Find unique handcrafted items and accessories for men and women at The Dedham Exchange and Nest, funky and fashionable jewelry and accessories at Maribu, and inspirational books for kids and adults at The Blue Bunny. Stop in to SheepSkate Yarn & Crafts for original felt and fiber wall hangings, jewelry and more. Shop local! Supporting your local businesses helps to support your local community.
Book Nook - The Friends of the Dedham Public Library are hosting a book sale to raise funds for the DPL’s children's Room and Museum Pass programs. You’ll find hardcovers and paperbacks for all ages, large print, audio books, videos, DVDs and cds. Mon. June 13 from 5-8 p.m. at the Main Library on Church St. Half-price sale is on Tues. June 14 from 10-3. Donations of gently used books, videos and cds are needed! Help support your local library!
It’s Party Time! Hosting a party and don’t want to cook? Vincenzo’s has party platters galore – Tuscan veggie trays, lasagna, and a variety of sandwich and dessert trays. Also just in - new imported Italian treats including tiramisu and cappuccino wafers, chocolate and apricot croissants and lots more.
High Notes - Voicewize will host its annual singing and guitar recital on Sat. June 4 at 1:30 and 5 p.m. at the auditorium at the First Church Unitarian. All are welcome – FREE.
Dedham Square Trivia – It’s back! After a brief hiatus, Dedham Square Trivia has returned by popular demand! Answer a fun trivia question or solve a riddle about our historic downtown, get it right and you’ll be entered into our quarterly drawing to win a gift certificate to a Square merchant! The winner of our most recent drawing is Paula Tolley of Dedham who will receive two free tickets to the Dedham Community Theatre. Congratulations to Paula and thanks for entering!
This Week’s Question: What do the letters “FLT” stand for on the Oddfellows Sign hanging in front of the building at 626 High Street, above the Dedham Square Country Store? Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org or to our address listed below.
Join the Circle - As Dedham Square Circle is 100% privately funded, we rely on businesses, residents and friends to help support our revitalization efforts in Dedham Square. Please join or renew your annual membership to the Dedham Square Circle today! Membership benefits include special offers at participating Square merchants. Donate at www.dedhamsquarecircle.org or send a check ($35 indiv., $50 family) to: Dedham Square Circle, Box 593, Dedham, MA 02027. Donations are tax deductible.