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Another busy month ahead in the Square filled with live music, author visits, artist receptions, and the much-anticipated Dedham Square Circle Fall party.
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Fall Fete!
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Don't wait to get your tickets to the Dedham Square Circle Fall Party 

on Sat. Nov. 15th.  

Held at the First Church Parish House at 670 High St., the event will feature live music and dancing, food by Chiara, cocktails, silent auction and a guaranteed good time.  Capacity is limited so purchase them soon (ticket price also increases after 11/6)! Click here for more info. and to order tickets online. 


stroll 2009 Save the Date - The Annual Dedham Square Holiday Stroll is just around the corner!  Join us on Friday, Dec. 5th for the ceremonial lighting of the town's Christmas tree hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Street performers, entertainment, merchants specials, and lots of holiday hoopla. More details next issue!    

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Food for Fines - Once again the Dedham Public Library will be accepting nonperishable items for the Dedham Food Pantry in place of fines for the months of November and December  (does not apply to lost/damaged items, or non-Dedham fines). Click here for the ood Pantry's wish list.   

Square Events & Happenings
Want more info. on the events listed below? Simply click on the link in the listing! Visit our newly redesigned website for the most up-to-date calendar of events.
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It's Showtime - Here's what's playing at the Dedham Community Theatre. Click on the name of the film below to watch the trailer.  


My Old Lady-starring Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas continues


Birdman - featuring an all-star cast: Michael Keaton, Ed Norton, Zach Galifiankis, Naomi Watts and Emma Stone.   



Art Beat - Opening Reception for the Dedham Square Artist Guild's Artists of the Month, Cindy Mootz and Barbara Trainer, on Thurs. 11/6 from 6-8 pm. On Sat. 11/8, Pat Hawkins hosts a Trunk Show featuring her hand painted glassware from 12-4 pm. On Fri. 11/28, jewelry artist Barbara Trainer hosts a Trunk Show from 10-6.    



Hop To It - The Blue Bunny hosts several free fun-filled events this month including a Teddy Bear Book Party on Tues. 11/11, book signing with Peter H. Reynolds on Sat. 11/15, a special bedtime story time on Fri. 11/21 and a visit from author and illustrator Kelly Light on Sat. 11/29.  


Grab a Brush - Paint Nite Fundraisers have been planned for two local schools:  The Dedham High School Parent Connection hosts theirs on Sat. 11/8 at 5:30 pm at the American Legion and  St. Paul's Nursery School hosts theirs on Fri. 11/14 from 7-8 pm at the school.  Click here for more info.

Music Notes - Every Friday and Saturday night  Paradise Cafe showcases some of best local musicians in the Boston area. No cover charge.  The first Thursday of every month is Open Mic Night. Next one is on Thurs. 11/6. Click here for their event calendar.     


Encore, Encore - On Sat. 11/8, Mike Jackman performs at Deli After Dark starting at 7:30 pm. No cover charge.  


DCH summer Sign Me Up - Check out the upcoming program offerings at the Dedham Community House:   CPR, First Aid & AED Class on Mon. 11/10, BLAST Babysitting Class on Tues,. 11/11, HOME Alone Safety on Tues. 11/11.   Looking for a kid-free night out? Sign up your kiddos for their "Saturday Night Kids Club" on Sat. 11/15.   Click here for online registration.  Check back often as they're always adding new programs to the schedule.  


Cause to Celebrate - Did you know that the Main Library branch on Church St. opened 126 years ago? This month stop by to see photos from when it was built, through a few transformations, to current times. On Fri. 11/21, stop in to the Main Library for cake and treats all day to celebrate the Library's birthday!


Branch Out - The Dedham Community House will host their Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale on Sat. 11/29 and Sun. 11/30 as well as the following weekend, Sat. 12/6 and Sun. 12/7.  Find the perfect tree and support a great organization. it's a win-win! 



Elsewhere Around Town
Sip and Savor - Dedham Civic Pride is hosting a Wine & Beer Tasting event on Fri. 11/7 at 6:30 pm.

Headstart on Holiday Shopping  -
The Oakdale School PTO is hosting a Vendor and Craft Night on Fri. 11/7 from 6-10 pm at the Dedham Holiday Inn.
CAN you help? 
The Avery School PTO is having a Bottle & Can Drive fundraiser on Sat. 11/8 from 10am- 12pm. Drop off all your returnables and help them raise some dough!

You Gotta Have Art - Mother Brook Arts & Community Center will host Open Studios on Sat. 11/15 & Sun. 11/16.  Head back over on Thurs. 11/20 from 6:30-9:30 for their Story Slam.

turkey trot Gobble Gobble - The 3rd Annual Turkey Trot 5K, organized by Ripples of Hope to benefit the Dedham Food Pantry, will be held on Thanksgiving morning at the Endicott Estate. Burn off some calories before you feast!
Needham Bank News
Needham Bank logo Needham Bank has seen tremendous growth in the past year, with deposits up by 27% to just over $1 billion and assets up over 33% to $1.5 billion.  In addition
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this growth, the Bank's employee size has also doubled, adding to the commercial and residential lending groups as well as many other key departments. Needham Bank has also strengthened its products during this expansion, investing in new mobile technologies as well as introducing the global ATM reimbursement program with NB Checking. If you'd like to learn more about Needham Bank's products, please  contact your Dedham Community Banker, Kris D'Andrea at 781-474-5557, or visit him at their Dedham Square location at 402 Washington St. Member FDIC, Member SIF.
Square Biz
New Face in the Square - Stylist Eric James has just landed at Armando Cassano SalonClick here to read a feature on Eric in our latest installment of "Faces in the Square".  
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Who's Hungry? 
Deli After Dark is introducing a new menu this month with new items as well as everyone's favorites. How does orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe sound? 

Super Scarf Saturday
- Spend $25 at The Dedham Exchange and you could win one of their fabulous scarves!  Raffle drawing every Saturday in November at 4:30. Winner need not be present to win.
Special Stockings - Be ready to hang a hand knit Christmas stocking personalized with your child's or grandchild's name!  Last date to order at The Exchange is Dec. 1st. 

Like to Bike?  Did you know that Dedham Bike offers free layaway to their customers?  Put that special item on hold now for a later pick-up with a deposit. They'll put the item(s) aside for you and you can pick them up when you need.  This also ensures best selection on popular and discounted items!  Big sale on select bikes from Trek, Cannondale and Raleigh.  Very limited numbers at great prices. Click here for more info.

Picture Perfect - Photography from Kate Griswold will be shown, and available for purchase, at nest throughout November. 

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