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Wicked Local Dedham
Posted Oct 21, 2010 @ 07:00 AM
Welcome Back, Scoop Fans!
Got Your Tix Yet? - Tickets are now on sale for Dedham Square Circle Annual Fall Gala, “Dedham Square Goes Retro” on Saturday, Nov. 6. Tickets are $50 and up and include open bar, fabulous food, dancing, and loads of fun! Get them while they last! Visit www.dedhamsqsuarecircle.org for more information and to order your tickets online.
Extreme Makeover – Dedham Square Circle is busy working behind-the-scenes with several Square businesses on plans to make physical improvements to their properties. Stay tuned for more details soon on these exciting new changes!
Farewell Farmers Market – Next Wednesday, Oct. 27, will be the final market of the 2010 Dedham Farmers Market season. Stop by to help us thank our vendors for another great year and don’t miss your last chance to load up on fresh homemade pasta, sauces and cheese, freshly baked bread, jams, jellies, preserves and local produce. Come see why local is better!
Birthday Wishes – Stop by the Dedham Community Theatre next Thursday, Oct. 28, to wish our esteemed state Representative Paul McMurtry a happy birthday!
Special Delivery! - The cat is out of the bag! Peter Reynolds and his wife of two years, Diana Gaikazova, have announced that in February they’ll be welcoming a bouncing baby boy. Congratulations to Peter and Diana on this exciting news!
Little Known Fact - Mocha Java owner Steve Carlson speaks Chinese. Hmm…how do you say “Extra shot of espresso” in Mandarin?
Destination Dedham Square - If you’re in the Square on a weekend night, chances are you have seen a young man repeatedly riding his bicycle in a loop around the Square. He starts on High Street at Café Bagel, heads down past the Dedham Community Theatre, turns onto Eastern Avenue by Dedham Travel, cuts through the CVS lot and heads down Washington Street towards the Square again. One of our roving reporters caught up with this mystery biker to find out what brings him to the Square. Turns out he’s from Westwood, his name is David and he comes to the Square because “It’s a cool place”. Days later we met another new bicyclist from Norwood who comes all the way to the Square just to get his coffee at Mocha Java!
Lucky Number 7 – Have you heard? The Blue Bunny just turned 7! Happy Birthday BB!
Did You Know? - D’Angelo originally opened its doors as Ma Riva's Sub Shop on March 1, 1967 at its very first location in Dedham Square. They were located across the street from their current spot, in the space now occupied by Gopen Optical.
There is LOTS going on in the Square this weekend! Here is a sampling:
Who’s that behind the mask? Diana Gaikazova has conjured up a mysterious “Masquerade” event at her gallery, Heart of the Square, Thursday, Oct. 21, from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Each guest will be presented with a unique, hand-crafted mask designed by Diana. Don't miss this very special evening of candlelight, masks & magic! Prepare to be enchanted. No charge for admission.
Wicked Woodworking - Haunted Birdhouse Workshop for kids ages 5 and up. Fri. Oct 22 from 4-5 p.m. at The Blue Bunny. Cost: $20 per child. Pre-registration required. Call 781-493-6568.
Free Flick! - Back by popular demand, Allin Congregational Church is hosting a Movie Night Friday, Oct. 22, featuring the film “Pay It Forward.” Free and open to the public. Popcorn and water will be provided. Feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks.
Get Social – The Dedham Junior Women’s Club and Dedham Parent Time are co-hosting a Wine & Cheese Social on Friday, Oct. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Dedham Community House. Meet some new friends and learn more about these two great civic organizations. All are welcome. Free.
Going, Going, Gone! - Grogan & Co. will host a big auction this weekend at its Dedham Square Auction House featuring American and European paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture, a large book collection and prints and spanning the 17th through 20th century. Also 18 - 20th century furniture and decorative works of art, silver & jewelry, a large coin collection and Oriental rugs and tapestries. Visit www.groganco.com to view the online catalogue.
For a complete listing of events and happenings in Dedham Square, visit www.dedhamsquarecircle.org.
Who Done It? - Treat yourself to an “Evening of Mystery” next Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. sponsored by the Friends of the Dedham Public Library. Meet mystery authors Raffi Yessayan, Hallie Ephron, Barbara Ross, Kate Flora and Hank Phillippi Ryan. Seating is limited. Call the Main Library at 781-751-9284 to register.
Festive Feast - The 4th Annual Community Harvest Dinner at First Church and Parish Unitarian is on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. A delicious dinner of locally grown ingredients will be served, including appetizers and dessert! Greg Agnew, of Lemon Thyme Farm in Hanson, MA (and a regular at the Dedham Farmers Market) will speak about sustainable farming. Visit www.dedhamuu.org or call 781-326-7463 for more info.
Music To My Ears – On Saturday, Oct. 30, at Allin Congregational Church, Brian Jones, Organist Emeritus of Boston’s Trinity Church, will present an organ concert that includes music for the Halloween season. Proceeds to benefit Allin Church’s Organ Fund. Call 781-326-5050 for more information.
Dedham Square Trivia – 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 answer to last week’s Trivia Question: The Dedham Public Library on Church Street is the building that contains granite from the Dedham railroad station that was demolished in 1952. Congratulations to Jeannie McLeish and Marcia Cardinale who answered correctly!
This week’s Trivia Question: Where in the Square would you go if you wanted to learn what a “bar spin” is? Submit your answers by Friday, Oct. 29 to email@example.com or to DSC, P.O. Box 593, Dedham, MA 02027.
Thanks for your support, see you in the Square!