The Square Scoop
April 2015
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State of the Square
Needham Bank News
Square Biz
Events & Happenings
Around Town
Save the Date
About DSC
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Welcome Back, Scoop Fans!
Hooray, the snow is finally melting! It's so nice to see so many people out and about in the Square these days now that the wicked winter is behind us. More dog walkers, babies in strollers, and joggers have been spotted this week than we've seen in months! Three cheers for spring!  Check out all that's going on in the Square this month. Thanks for supporting the small businesses in the Square and around town!
State of the Square
dedham square  logo Please join us for Dedham Square Circle's Annual State of the Square Community Gathering on Mon. April 27 at 7 pm at the Deli After Dark. Come get the inside scoop on DSC's exciting plans this year. We'll also acknowledge some stars of the Square and meet up with friends, neighbors and business owners. All are welcome! Hope to see you there!
News Circling the Square

DFM at dusk Farmers Market News - Believe it or not opening day of the Dedham Farmers Market is in just over 10 weeks! We've been busy behind-the-scenes making plans and lining up vendors for our 8th season.  We're happy to report that our three farms, MacArthur, Freitas and Neighborhood, have all confirmed they will be returning this season along with Jordan's Seafood and many of your favorite specialty food vendors! We're excited to announce some new additions as well. More details soon! 


Hats Off - Congratulations to Salem Food Market owner Fred Zagami on well-deserved recognition for providing free lunches to veterans on the first Tuesday of every month. Boston Globe columnist Bella English wrote a glowing article on him in the March 22 issue of The Boston Globe's South Weekly section. Fred spent eight years in the Army National Guard. Such a nice way to honor those who have sacrificed so much for our country.     


easter eggs 2 No Go Because of the Snow - Sadly the Annual Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for today at the Dedham Community House will not be held this year as the field behind DCH is still covered with snow. Only in New England!    

Needham Bank News
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Local Alternative to Student Loans
These days, government-sponsored student loan programs can appear to be the best option, but in fact their interest rates often approach 12%. As an alternative, many parents have begun using a home equity line of credit (HELOC) from Need-ham Bank to cover collegiate expenses. As always, please consult a financial advisor before making any decisions, but when you're ready to discuss this alternative to student loans, please call Tim Day at 781-474-5850. Member FDIC, Member SIF, Equal Housing Lender. 
Square Biz
Sweet Stuff
- La Luce Pastry Shop is going all out for Easter with a variety of tempting treats. They've got cakes, cup-cakes, dessert platters, and grab-and-go packages of cookies. Preorder to ensure they've got exactly what you are looking for: (781) 326-0041. They'll be open on Easter Sunday from 7 am until noon. Next weekend they'll be celebrating their first anniversary and will be giving out a complimentary cookie to every customer to say "Thanks for a great first year!"

Easter Egg's Vincenzo's
Mammoth Eggs!
Calling all chocoholics! Vincenzo's has their giant Italian chocolate Easter eggs again this year and lots of cakes and pies for your holiday celebrations. Note - if anyone can eat one of those giant eggs all by themselves we'll buy!

Hop on In!
Easter is tomorrow! Stop by The Dedham Exchange today and to get 50% off Jellycat bunnies, lambs and ducks for your Easter baskets. Great hostess gifts, too - cocktail napkins, guest towels, kitchen & tea towels, candles, and lots of sweet and gourmet treats. Remember every purchase sup-ports the Dedham community as The Exchange donates their proceeds to local organizations.

Crash Course - The Square's own KW Insurance will be hosting the "Arbella Insurance Foundation 2015 Distractology Tour" at Legacy Place from April 20-24. This free driving simulation program is a crash course for your teen to show them the hazards of distracted driving. Call (781)751-9080 to schedule your appointment. Spots are limited so don't wait!

You Gotta Have Art - The Dedham Square Artist Guild will exhibit work from its Artists of the Month for April, Gillian Jackson and her photography of Boston at Night, as well as Lisa Walker's new spring pottery pieces. Stop in to see what's new at the Guild.

catering Start Planning! Do you have a first communion, baby shower or other special event coming up this spring? There are lots of catering options in the Square - Vincenzo's, Salem Food Market, Deli After Dark, Dedham House of Pizza, Kouzina, Kiku Yama, Isabella and La Luce Pastry Shop. Support one of our local restaurants and keep the catering close to home!

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 Showt
ime - Here's what's playing at the Dedham Community Theatre. Click on the name of the film below to watch the trailer.     

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel   


Still Alice  


Opening Next Friday:  

While We're Young  




Author Visits - The Blue Bunny has several notable authors visiting this month:

Sat. 4/4: Kick off to Poetry Month Book signing with Renee Kurilla   

Thurs. 4/9: After school Author Special Elise Broach and Chris Tebbitts
Sat. 4/11: Jane Yolen & Heidi Stemple  

Fri. 4/17: Gareth Hinds  


Parents Night Out! Dedham Community House is hosting another Saturday Night Kids Club on Sat. 4/11 from 6-10 pm. Bring your kids for a fun night of activities including sports & games, arts & crafts, pizza and a movie. Supervised by DCH Camp staff, your kids are sure to have a blast while you enjoy a kid-free night out! For children grades K - 5. $20 per child.  



On a High Note - Dedham School of Music presents its Artists in Residence program with a free concert featuring their 2015 artists, Trio Klaritas. Sun. 4/19 




Guest Lectures -  Veteran journalist, Nathan Gornestein tracks down a family secret and rediscovers the story of Jewish gangsters run amok in 1930s Boston.  Sun. 4/19  Then on Thurs. 4/23 Winterthur Museum scholar and author Brock Jobe will discuss 400 Years of Massachusetts Furniture. Both held at the Dedham Historical Society.   

 kids knitting

Craft 'n Chat! Do you knit, crochet or do needlepoint? If so, head to the library's main branch on Wednesday nights from 6-7 pm. Bring your craft and sit and chat with other crafters.


School Vacation Excitation - April school vacation is just three weeks away. What will your kids be doing? Keep them engaged at the Dedham Community House where they'll play sports and games, do crafts, have some science fun and more! April Vacation Week Program runs Tuesday through Friday.    


kids at movies  

Big Screen for Little Ones -  

The Early Childhood Education Center PTO presents a free screening of "The Lorax" in celebration of Earth Day on Wed. 4/22.  



Everybody Limbo! In collaboration with the Dedham Youth Commission, the Dedham Community House is hosting its annual Tropical Luau Dance Party, on Wed. 4/22 from 6-8 pm for kids up to grade 5.   


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. 5/1 from 6-10 pm.


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
ramble Get Ready to Ramble! The 32nd running of the James Joyce Ramble will be on Sun. 4/26. A Dedham tradition not to be missed.  The race route goes through the Square twice and features period actors reciting James Joyce's poetry. 
We'll be at the Endicott Estate with some very cool Dedham Square stuff to give away! Go to for race info

Dedham Grows - Organic Gardening Classes
Are you interested in starting a garden? Or already have one, but want to take it to the next level? Green City Growers farmers will teach you the basics and beyond about gardening in this fun 1 hour class starting Saturday, 4/25 - 6/20 from 10-11. Registration now open at Dedham Parks and Recreation page.

Clean Up Crew -
The 16th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup will take place on Sat.4/ 25 from 9-12. To register for a cleanup visit the CRWA website
Save the Date
open studios
You Gotta Have Art - The 5th Annual Dedham Open Studios event will take place throughout the Square and in artists' studios around town on Sunday, 5/17.
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