The Square Scoop
February 2015
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Needham Bank News
Events & Happenings
Around Town
Save the Date
Square Biz
About DSC
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Have you had it with winter yet? More snow than we know what to do with and there's more on the way. Say sayonara to the winter blues, get out of the house and head to the Square to catch a film, enjoy live music, meet some talented local artists and authors, grab a bite at one of our eateries, or cozy up with your favorite warm beverage at Mocha Java or Paradise Cafe.  Thanks for supporting the small businesses in the Square and around town!
News Circling the Square
pink heart 2 Hey Lovebirds! Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Looking for ideas on how to celebrate with that special someone? You'll find lots of options for unique and memorable gifts right here in Dedham Square. The best part? You'll also be supporting our locally owned businesses. We've taken the liberty to put together a list for your convenience. Click here for ideas for celebrating in the Square.

Big Countdown - Only 3 more weeks until Ron's Ice Cream reopens on Mach 1st! It's a promising sign that spring is near when Ron's opens for the season!



New Biz! Have you heard? A new Mexican restaurant is coming to the Square! Pancho's Taqueria will occupy the two empty spaces next to Salon 561 on High St. The owners, Carlos and Jessica Chavira, and Ryan and Noehly Williams, recently moved to Dedham and are super excited to share their authentic Mexican fare. Word on the street is that their burritos are out-of-this world. Their target opening date is this spring. Stay tuned!   


vote button Town Election News - Want to keep tabs on who's pulled papers to run for an elected seat in Town? Click here to find out! Mark your calendars - Sat. April 11 is Dedham Town Election Day. Every vote counts! 

Needham Bank News
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Needham Bank Proudly Supports Dedham
As a community bank here in town, Needham Bank is deeply committed to supporting Dedham and its residents. The Bank does this by forming partnerships with the organizations that make this community such a wonderful place to live and work. Needham Bank believes that community commitment is more than simply writing a check, which is why in 2014 the Bank partnered with over 50 organizations in Dedham, providing marketing support, financial literacy and outreach programs in addition to monetary donations. Located in Dedham Square on Washington Street, Needham Bank represents the evolution of community banking. Member FDIC. Member SIF.
Square Events & 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.
Marquee Party
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.  

   The Imitation Game





Coming Soon:- Foxcatcher and Still Alice 



Sweet Story - Today at 11 am Peter H. Reynolds will be on hand at The Blue Bunny to sign copies of "You and Me", his newest picture book collaboration with author Susan Verde, which tells the tale of two cats and how destiny intervenes to bring them together. Perfect for Valentine's Day or as a gift for any special friend!  


book sale Bag a Book - The Friends of the Dedham Library are holding a book sale today from 10-3 and on Mon. Feb. 9 from 5-8 pm. Great deals on paperbacks, hardcovers, audio books, CDs and movies. All proceeds support the Museum Pass and Children's Programs.   



February Film Series - First Church of Dedham continues its special Justice Film series featuring films about issues dealing with race and poverty in America. The films will be shown at 3 pm each Sunday this month. Free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be available to purchase.   

Feb. 8:  Hard Road Home

Feb. 15:   The Undocumented

Feb 22:  Breaking Inequality and Poor Us (double feature)    

ballroom dancers  


Let's Dance - Fred Astaire Dance Studio will host a free Valentine's Day intro. group class for beginners on Thurs. Feb. 12. Come learn the foxtrot, tango, rumba and swing! No partner necessary. Visit


Up for the Challenge - The theme of the Dedham Square Artist Guild's Artist Challenge this month is "Neverland". Exhibition will be at the Dedham Community Theatre with an Opening Reception on Thurs. Feb. 12 from 6-8 pm. This month's challenge is a collaboration between the Guild and the Parish Players, a local multi-generational theatre company affiliated with First Church of Dedham which performs a different production every spring. They'll perform their rendition of Peter Pan March 27-29th.


red heart black border Valentine's Date Night - The Dedham Community House will host a special Valentine's edition of their Saturday Night Kids Club. Drop your kids off for a fun-filled night while you enjoy a nice Valentine's evening on the town! Kids grades K-5th will enjoy crafts, sports, games, a pizza dinner and a movie. Just $20 per child.  



Author Visits - The Blue Bunny has two special book
signings coming up:

Mon. Feb 16:  Mary Pat Kelly, author of Irish Blood (a book for adults)

Sat. Feb 21:  Lynda Mullaly Hunt, author of Fish in a Tree   



February Vacation Fun - Keep the kids busy over the school vacation! From Tues. Feb. 17-Fri. Feb. 20 your kids can enjoy a small taste of the popular Dedham Community House Summer Camp program. They'll participate in daily activities including sports & games, arts & crafts, science, sledding and more! Program ends with a cookout or pizza party. For kids ages K-5. Sign up by day or week.  



basketball In the Middle - The newly revamped Middle School Nights, run by Dedham Community House and the West Roxbury YMCA in conjunction with the Dedham Youth Commission, are held one Friday night a month. This program is for  6th-8th graders and gives them an opportunity to meet and hang out with local peers while enjoying their choice of a variety of activities including game shows, basketball, crafts, foosball, karaoke, ping pong, dancing, music, photo booths and more  Special events provided by the Youth Commission each night.  Supervised by DCH and YMCA staff.   Cost: $5.  Next one will be held Fri. Feb. 27 from 6-10 pm.


Bedtime Storytime - Catching Joy will host a special PJ Storytime  on Fri. Feb 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at The Blue Bunny. Theme: Peter Pan. Read stories about pirates, mermaids, and being happy! Kids can write, draw, and share happy thoughts, and make cards to give to others! Bring NEW and "like new" children's books to donate to Reach Out and Read. Drop off at BB during the month of February. Free and all are welcome!     


Music Notes - Every Friday and Saturday night  Paradise Cafe showcases some of best local musicians in the Boston area. No cover charge.   Click here for their event calendar.   


Elsewhere Around Town
question mark Take Your Seat - WinDD (Women in Democracy Dedham) is hosting a panel discussion about Women in Politics on Mon. Feb. 9 at NewBridge on the Charles. Join them for a lively discussion about women's participation in local and state politics. Former Dedham Selectperson Sarah MacDonald will moderate a discussion with panelists including Sylvia Chaplain, the first woman to run for state-wide office in NH and a former Chair of the NH Committee on the US Commission on Civil Rights and member of the NH Commission on the Status of Women.

Art Beat
- The Mother Brook Arts and Community Center has a great variety of classes and programs for whatever your creative interest may be, including a monthly Story Slam.  Check out their schedule:

Save the Date
DCH Happy Campers - The Dedham Community House will host its last open house of the season for their popular day camp on Sun. March 1 from 1-3:30pm. Stop in to meet the staff, see the facilities, and have your questions answered.

Cure for Cabin Fever - The Dedham Community House will host a "Winter Wonderland Party", it's annual winter cocktail  party on Fri. March 6th. $40 pp.
Square Biz
cupid Sweet Deal - Anthony Fredrick Salon is offering week long Valentine's specials from Feb. 10-14 for new clients only:
20% off all products, 20% off any service with Paul Boyd
 cuts, colors, hair extensions
$25 off Keratin treatments
$60 custom facial
Refreshments and free raffle
For more info. visit

- LB Muscular Therapy is offering a gift certificate discount of 15% off a 60 minute massage. Must be purchased online. Visit

Beat the Spring Rush - For a limited time, Dedham Bike is offering big savings on tune ups and 10% off parts. Get your two-wheeler ready now and you'll be ready to roll as soon as the first hint of milder weather comes our way! Visit

About Us
dsc logo new The 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.  We are a community-driven volunteer organization that is 100% privately funded.   Your voice and participation are important to us!  Visit