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Welcome Back, Scoop Fans!

Though it may be cold and snowy outside, there are lots of events and activities inside to keep you warm! One look at our calendar of events and you won't believe how much is going on in the Square this month!
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Valentine's Day is tomorrow! Still haven't gotten something special for your Valentine? Don't fret! We have compiled a list for you of all that you need to make your day special.  And guess what? You can find it all  here in Dedham Square! Click here to learn more!
News Circling the Square
woodworkingVacation Fun- The Dedham Community House is offering a February Vacation Arts & Sports Program.  From Tues. 2/16-Fri. 2/19 kids will participate in organized sports, crafts, woodworking and then some!  Movie day, sledding (if there's snow) and winter BBQ!  Daily sign-ups available.  Call 781.329.5740 or visit www.dedhamcommunityhouse.org.

What's In A Name?  Ali Koushan, owner of "Cafe Video Paradiso" has announced that he has changed the business' name to "Cafe Paradise".  Stop in on Valentine's Day and mention you saw this in the Scoop and get a FREE cup of hot coffee!
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Happy Anniversary!
  It's been a year since the Terra Spa, located next to Armando Cassano Salon, opened its doors.  Stop in to check out the latest Aveda products and wish owner Daniella Cassano a happy anniversary!

Comfort Food - Word on the street is that the chicken pot pie on the menu at Isabella is "amazing". 

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Town Hall to Small Business Community
- Owners and employees of small businesses in Dedham are invited to join Town Administrator Bill Keegan, department heads from DPW, Police & Fire, Econ. Development and members of the Board of Selectmen for updates on town initiatives affecting small businesses and a Q & A session.  Tues. 2/23 7-9 p.m. 619 High Street, Dedham Square.

Help for Haiti - Needham Bank's Dedham Square branch has established a fund to help collect donations for the Haiti Relief Fund to help the Dedham Temple Haitian Seventh Day Adventist Church's efforts.  Click here to learn more.

DCH poolCool Pool - The Dedham Community House pool project is well underway and will be ready for a Memorial Day Grand Opening.  The new pool will serve campers and be open to the public for memberships, swim lessons, exercise classes, drop in lap swims and community swim hours.  Community support is needed to raise $140k over the next 4 months.  Every bit helps! 
 Dedham Square Happenings
Want more info. on the events listed below? Simply click on the link in the listing!  Visit our website for the most up-to-date calendar of events.

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It's Show Time!   Hurry! You have just one more week to check out the two films at the The  Dedham Community Theatre that are receiving lots of Oscar buzz! Click the movie title below to see the trailer.  For show times click here

Crazy Heart - starring Jeff Bridges, who won a Golden Globe for this role, also starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell. 
A Single Man - starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore, both of whom were nominated for a Golden Globe for their roles.

Theart pinkreat yourself- have a special Valentine's Day Angel Card reading and relax with a Reiki session at Uniquely Global on Sat. 2/13. Who knows what revelations will appear in the cards! 

handmade valentinesValentine's Card Workshop -  Kids ages 6-12 can make their own special cards for loved ones at The Blue Bunny, Sat. 2/13. Click here for more info.

Picture Perfect - Award-winning photographer Teja Arboleda will snap a shot of you and your Valentine and enter the photo contest!  Sat. 2/13 from 3-5 p.m. during Teja's open studio time at .
Discover Music & Art Studio at 565 High St. (enter through Cafe Paradise).

Happy Campers - the Dedham Community House has rescheduled its open house for its summer camp to Wed. 2/17 from 6-7:30.  Lots of great info. and a tour of the facilities.

bread 3Calling All Foodies!  A weekly market will be held at the new Dedham Square Country Market located in the Odd Fellows building at 626 High Street (next to Nest) every Sunday from 10-2.  Featuring several specialty food vendors, including some from the Dedham Farmers Market.  Fresh seafood, pasta, cheese, breads, jams and jellies, winter vegetables and more.

Author Visit
- Friends of the Dedham Public Library will host an event with children's author Meena Kothandaraman on Thurs. 2/18.
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Swap Shop
- First Church is holding a children's clothing swap on Sat. 2/20.

Movie Night -  All are welcome to the Dedham Community House on Sat. 2/20 for a FREE movie night!

A Hoppin' Good Time - There's lots going on at The Blue Bunny over February Vacation!  Author visit, art workshops and special story times!

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Going Once, Going Twice
- Grogran & Co., is holding their much-anticipated February Auction on Sun. 2/21 at noon.  Fine Art, Furniture and Decorations, Books, Silver, Jewelry and Oriental Rugs.  Click here for a sneak peak and more info.

wine glassesWine Not?
Deli After Dark will hold their third wine tasting event on Tues., February 23rd. Featuring five wines from all over the world as well as various cheeses to accompany the wine.
Square Biz
yoga Relax- Yoga Energy announces new workshops that will soothe your body and soul. Click here to learn more! 
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Knit Wits
- SheepSkate is offering classes for those ready to move on from scarves and hats.   Sweet Deal -  stop in on Valentine's Day, pick a sweetheart from the jar at the register and find out if you get 20,30 or 40% off (yarn only)!

The Best Nest -  Stop into nest to see the fun new tops, cover-ups, sweaters, pants and scarves for spring.  Get a head start and shop now for great selection and prices!   Find warmth and solace in an inviting shop right in Dedham Square.  See what's new at nest!

Hard As Nails - Just in - Star Nails has a new line of gel polish that lasts for up to 3 weeks! And the best part? This polish is odorless! Stop in to Star Nails to learn more.

coffee 2Only The Name Has Changed- Paradise CafĂ©, formerly known as Cafe Video Paradiso, still has the same great products and service, just under a new name.  Stop by for a visit and get any size hot coffee for $1.  They still have the newest and best movies!  This week releases are:   Couples Retreat, The Time Traveler's Wife, The Stepfather, Serious Man, Zombieland, and Love Happens.

Save the Date
palm treesNeed a Winter Escape?  Limbo on over to the Dedham Community House on Friday, 3/5 for their  Tropical Cocktail Party. Steel drums, pink flamingos, leis, hors d'oeuvres, dessert, cash bar. 

Parents Night Out - networking reception and presentation from "Boston Baby".  Thurs. 3/11.  Click here to learn more.
About Us
dsc logo smallThe 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.  www.dedhamsquarecircle.org

We rely on the generosity of individuals and local businesses to help us carry out our mission.   Contributing to the Dedham Square Circle is not charity, it's an investment in your very own community. To donate, click here.  Thanks for your support!