The Square Scoop
March 2016
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Welcome Back, Scoop Fans!
In like a lion...March is a long month but we've got much to look forward to! Daylight Savings Time kicks in on Sat. 3/13 followed by the first day of spring on Sun. 3/20. Check out the Square Happenings section below to get the 411 on what's going on this month. Before you know it the daffodils will be popping up and some folks will come out of hibernation. Hello spring! 
News Circling the Square
We had a big turnout for our Community Meeting held last Sunday. For those of you who weren't able to attend we will host another one on  Monday, March 21 at 7 pm. We'll examine our transforming Square and start some creative thinking about what we want it to be. We want to hear your ideas and feedback as we begin work with the Town to help sculpt a long range plan for the Square that includes thoughtful design and green space, accommodates parking, and addresses traffic.

Did You Hear? A new restaurant, a gastro pub/tavern, is being proposed for the space formerly occupied by District Convenience next to DHOP. How nice it will be to see this longtime  vacant storefront occupied! Another exciting addition to the Square!

Warm Welcome - Rev. Melanie McCarley has joined St. Paul's Episcopal Church as its new minister. She comes to Dedham from Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town, West Virginia. Please join us in offering Rev. McCarley a warm welcome to our community.
Square Biz
Here's the Scoop - Renovations at Ron's Ice Cream shop are nearly complete as Ron and his crew update the interior of the store to maximize the space. These improvements have taken a little longer than anticipated so their re-opening date has been pushed out to later in March. We'll share the date as soon as it is confirmed.
Like to Bike?
Dedham Bike is having a closeout sale. Save big on some of their best-selling models. Now is also a great time to get your two-wheeler tuned up for spring.

Best Pies in Town
- Congratulations to the Square's Dedham House of Pizza and High Street Pizza for ranking first and fourth respectively among the top pizza places in Dedham in a recent poll on Yelp. You can help spread the word about your favorite Square businesses by visiting Yelp and posting a review. The rest of the world needs to know about all the gems in the Square!

Smooth Moves
- Congratulations to Renzo Aida, Dedham Square Circle Board member and owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio, for placing first in the "Open Amateur Smooth" division in the Eastern US Danceport Championships held recently in Boston. Good luck to Renzo as he heads off to more regional and national competitions over the next month.

A Familiar Face - Cheryl Infantino, a licensed aesthetician who specializes in anti-aging of the skin has joined Myotech Combined Therapies. She just moved back to Dedham after living in Arizona for the last 10 years. Welcome back Cheryl!

Square Happenings
Want more details? Visit the Dedham Square Circle website for more info. on the events and happenings in the Square.

DCT marquee It's Showtime
- Now playing at the Dedham Community Theatre:

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Art Beat - The Dedham Square Artist Guild will  host a special exhibition, "Oliver" in the lower level of the Dedham Community Theatre through April 30th. This show is being produced in conjunction with the First Church of Dedham's Parish Players' newest production, Oliver. The play will be performed April 1-3.

Calling All History Buffs - The Dedham Historical Society will two special lectures this month:
Sunday, 3/6:  "Liberty's First Crisis: Adams, Jefferson and the Misfits Who Saved Free Speech"
Thursday, 3/31: Building Harvard Stadium: Early Concrete Design and Construction

The Best Nest - Head over to  nest for a trunk show on Wed. 3/9 from 4-7 pm.

Support for Moms - Discover Music and Art is offering a free breastfeeding support group with Melanie Venuti, Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Starting March 6th the group will meet on Wednesdays from 10:15 - 11:15am. To register click here.

music notes and staff Music to my Ears - Artist in Residence Concert: Sunday, 3/13 at      St. Paul's Episcopal Church from 2:30-4:00pm.  Dedham School of Music's 2015-16 Artist in Residence Duo will play live in concert featuring guest performer Joy Cline Phinney and music by Beethoven and Brahms.

Time for a Story - Preschool Story Times are held at The Blue Bunny every Monday and Tuesday at 10:30 am with a few short stories followed by a simple craft. The Dedham Public Library also hosts a drop-in story time for all ages at 10:30 am on Tuesdays at the Main Library and on Wednesdays at the Endicott Branch. All are welcome. Free!

Live Tunes - Live Tunes - Dedham Square Coffeehouse (formerly known as Paradise Café) has a great live music lineup again for February. Some of the Boston area's best up and coming musicians play in the Square every Friday and Saturday nights. Guess what? No cover charge! Click here for show schedule.

Fun Lineup
- The Blue Bunny has another chock full calendar this month with author visits, book signings, story times, a book club for adults and special events. Click here for a link to their event calendar.
Community House Happenings:

Egg-stravaganza - Save the date for the much-anticipated Annual Easter Egg Hunt at DCH on Sat. 3/26. The hunt starts promptly at 10:45 am and goes quick so don't be late! BYOB (bring your own basket).

Date Night - On Sat. 3/19 DCH is offering a fun Saturday Night Kids Club - a great babysitting option for parents who want a kid-free night on the town!

Happy Campers - On Sun. 3/20 they'll host a Summer Camp & Preschool Summer Program Open House from 1 - 4 pm. 
Elsewhere Around Town
fairbanks house Congratulations to Leslie Griesmer, the new Business Manager at the Fairbanks House. Prior to this new position, Leslie was the manager of The Dedham Exchange Gift Shop in the Square for ten years. 

Discover Summer - A Camp and Activities Fair will be held at the Avery School TODAY Sat. 3/5. Learn about summer opportunities for your children ages TEEN, TOT and everything in between.

You Gotta Have Art - Today, 3/5 from 7-8:30 pm see the unveiling of the artistic rendering of the Oakdale Square Mural. Donations gladly accepted to help make the mural a reality. Wine tasting and goodies.

Read This
- The Dedham Library Innovation Team (DLIT) will host their annual fundraiser on Sat. 3/19 at the Endicott Estate. Meet NYT best-selling author William Martin.
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Egg-stra Ordinary Egg Hunt
- Over 30,000 eggs will be dropped out of a helicopter on to Memorial Field on Sat. 3/26. The Greater Boston Egg Drop will be hosted by Encounter Church.

In Loving Memory -
The Annual McMillan Family Fundraiser will be held on Thurs. 3/31 at Kings to benefit the family of Officer Michael McMillan who passed away in August 2013.

music notes Music Notes
- The Dedham School of Music has several events and workshops planned throughout the month at the Mother Brook Arts & Community Center.  Click here for the schedule.
Save The Date

Age-Friendly - Learn more about "Livable Dedham" at a community forum on Monday, 4/4 at the Endicott Estate. 

A Dedham Tradition - The Annual James Joyce Ramble, the most fun road race around, will be held on Sun. 4/24.

Flower Power - The Dedham Civic Pride Annual Gala will be held on Friday 5/6.

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