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Monday Essentials: New Year's Events in Dedham, Updated Holiday Trash Schedule

Dedham Patch keeps up on all the events in town. Use Monday Essentials to organize the week's calendar.

Monday Essentials is a quick snapshot of significant incidents occurring throughout Dedham in the week ahead. For a full listing of events and happenings in town, check out the Dedham Patch Calendar.

It will be a week of memories and clean slates, with 2013 wrapping up Tuesday night and the new year beginning Wednesday. 

In that light, here's what's going on during the first week of 2014 in Dedham. Know of anything special we might have missed? Let us know in the comments section below!

New Year's Eve in Dedham

Still looking for New Year's Eve plans? Don't fret -- King's Dedham at Legacy Place will be hosting New Year’s festivities all day New Year’s Eve. Choose from several packages; each location in the state will be hosting bowling parties starting at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Each package comes with party favors, a toast, food for the group, two hours of bowling, shoe rentals, and a chance to watch the ball drop from around the world which will be showing on all the mega-sized TVs and overhead projectors. No cover for entrance. Get full information on what's available here. 

Is your business holding a NYE event? Post it here and get the word out! 

Hangover Brunch at Summer Shack

The Summer Shack restaurant in Dedham, located on Providence Highway/Rte. 1, is hosting a special "Hangover Brunch" on New Year's Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1. Want to alleviate any headaches from the late New Year's Eve? Check out what the restaurant will be offering starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday

Catmobile Low Cost Spay/Neuter in Dedham

The Catmobile will arrive at PetCo in Dedham on Thursday, Jan. 2 for a low-cost spay/neuter clinic. Operated by the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society (MRFRS)The Catmobile is staffed by a licensed veterinarian and a veterinary technician, and offers low-cost spay and neuter services for cats only. The package consists of spay/neuter, rabies vaccinations, exam, nail trim, treatment for fleas and ear mites. Spay package costs $100 and neuter package costs $80. The package is available to anyone and there is no qualification process, but reservations are required and can be made by online at www.catmobile.org, or by calling 978-465-1940.

Christmas Tree Collection & Holiday Recycling Schedule

The Dedham Department of Public Works will pick up Christmas Trees on residents' trash collection day through Jan. 31. Residents should leave their trees by the curbside. Moreover, Dedham has contracted with Waste Management to add additional collection for recycling only for two weeks beginning Monday, Jan. 6. The additional collection will take place during residents' normal recycling week only. Only recycling products will be collected, no loose trash will be picked up. For these two weeks, only cardboard and other recyclables will be picked up outside of residents' toters. Recyclables can be put out during this time in barrels, paper bags (no plastic bags please) or boxes to accommodate the overflow from the holidays. Please place extra recycling next to your recycling toter on your collection day. Boxes with trash in them will not be picked up. All Styrofoam, including Styrofoam packaging and peanuts should be placed in the trash.

Board of Selectmen to Meet Thursday

The Dedham Board of Selectmen will meet Thursday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Francis O'Brien Meeting Room at Dedham Town Hall. Stay tuned to Dedham Patch this week for the full agenda and more information. 

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