By Dedham Square Circle
Posted Jul 15, 2010 @ 01:20 PM
Welcome Back, Scoop fans!
Looking for some hot fun in the summertime? There is A LOT going on in the Square these days. One look at the calendar of events on the Dedham Square Circle website, www.dedhamsquarecircle.org, and you’ll see for yourself. Live music, story times, craft classes, family movie nights, author visits, and, of course, our ever popular weekly Dedham Farmers Market complete with a cool kids’ activity table and 14 farms and specialty food vendors! Grab a frozen treat from Ron’s Ice Cream, catch a new film at the Dedham Community Theatre and check out the summer sales at the Square shops.
Special Story Time - Join in the fun at a special bedtime story time tomorrow night at 6:30 at The Blue Bunny. Peter H. Reynolds will read from his favorite series “Hank the Cowdog,” by John Erickson– a great tale for all ages, preschool and up. FREE, no registration required. PJ’s strongly encouraged!
Live Tunes - Friday night, “Double Play” will perform your favorite cover tunes at Deli After Dark at 8:30 p.m. As always there is no cover charge. While Centre Deli will be closed on Saturdays this summer, rest assured that Deli After Dark will open its doors at 4 p.m.
Extreme Makeover – Exciting plans are in the works for some renovations at two Square spots. Isabella will be expanding its bar area while District Convenience owner Perry Markarios is busy with plans to introduce a whole new store complete with baked goods, a wide selection of hot and cold beverages, beer and wine, and much more. Stay tuned for more details!
A Mystery to Me - The Friends of the Dedham Public Library present an evening with mystery author Rosemary Harris at the main Library on Monday 7/19 at 7 p.m. Harris will introduce her latest book, "Dead Head,” from the Dirty Business mystery series. Admission is FREE. Refreshments will be served. For more information: 781-751-9284.
Take a Dip – The Dedham Community House is holding community drop-in pool hours on Sunday 7/25 from 10-2 . A great way to check out their beautiful new pool and facilities. Everyone welcome! Drop-in fees: $10 per person or $20 per family.
Calling All Creative Kids! - The Dedham Public Library has organized a fun-filled calendar of free children’s activities this summer. Christmas in July crafts, a puppet show, cupcake decorating, a meeting with “The Loon Lady” and more. Find dates, times and more details at www.library.dedham-ma.gov.
Find Your Family Tree - The Dedham Historical Society offers a personalized research experience with its talented staff to research your genealogy, historic houses or specific historic events in the Dedham area. Dedham Historical Society’s library and archives holdings include over 10,000 books and thousands of photographs, maps and manuscripts. A great gift idea for that hard-to-buy person on your list! Call Dedham Historical Society at 781-326-1385 to learn more.
Dedham Square Glam - Spotted recently in front of “The Breakers” in Newport, RI in chic Maribu attire from head to toe was Dedham Farmers Market manager, Joanna Hamblin. Passersby could have easily mistaken this glam gal for a Hollywood celeb!
Free Family Flick – Save the night of Friday 7/30 to catch a free fun-filled family film under the stars on the front lawn of the Dedham Community House. Bring your family and friends, grab a blanket and some chairs, sit back and enjoy the classic, “Sharktales.” Free refreshments donated by Donahue Real Estate.
Yawn and Stretch - Awaken your body and mind with Yoga Energy’s Rise and Shine Vinyasa. Classes run Monday-Thursday at 6 a.m. during the summer. Ideal for all skill levels. Visit www.myyogaenergy.com for class schedule.
Cause to Celebrate! - In celebration of its one-year anniversary, Yoga Energy will have a weekend Open House on 7/31 and 8/1 to celebrate with two free classes, door prizes and refreshments. More details next issue!
Crafty Kids - The Blue Bunny is offering a fun kids’ craft or activity every Wednesday at 11 a.m. this summer. Upcoming activities include making fabric marker canvas bags, accordion books and yarn octopus dolls, among others. Special story times, too. Afterwards, head on over to the farmers market at noon! Visit www.dedhambluebunny.com for more info.
Dedham Square Trivia – Only two people got the answer to our last trivia question right, but as Dedham Square Circle Board members, they were ineligible to enter our trivia contest! The leadership position our esteemed State Representative and owner of the Dedham Community Theatre, Paul McMurtry, held while attending Dedham High School was drum major! Maybe with a little coaxing, we could get him to don his old uniform!
We Have a Winner! - Congratulations to Edith Araby of Dedham, winner of our first Dedham Square Trivia Contest quarterly drawing. We will be sending her a pair of tickets for the Dedham Community Theatre. Enjoy the show, Edith, and thanks for playing!
This week’s Trivia Question: What is the significance of the word “Salem” in Salem Food Market’s name? Get it right, and you’ll be entered into our quarterly drawing to win a gift certificate to a Square business!
Are You a Member? - Please support our revitalization efforts in the Square by joining/renewing as a member today. Receive special discounts at participating Square merchants. Visit www.dedhamsquarecircle.org to donate by credit card 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!