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Fundraiser & Breakfast with Santa Raffle

On December 9th, DJWC  had a successful fundraiser at Breakfast with Santa at the Dedham Community House.  With the generosity of the families attending, we were able to raise $64. This money will be sent to Heifer International’s-Tanzania School Milk Project and the UN sponsored, Shot@Life.  Thank you to all those who helped.

The accompanying Breakfast with Santa raffle that raised the funds provided first, second and third place prizes.  Participants guessed the number of crackers in a jar.  There were 205 animal crackers.  First prize, donated by Massachusetts State Representative and Dedham resident, Paul McMurtry, was two tickets to the Dedham Theater.  David Liffers guessed the number 204 and won first prize. Second prize, a holiday decoration, went to Hunter Greeley who guessed the number 208. Third prize was a three-way tie with all the winners guessing the number 200.  Holiday decorations went to Margarita Ramirez, Betsy Messina, and Peter Cardino. The decorations were donated to the DJWC by a Dedham resident and supporter. Happy holidays to all our supporters!
Congratulations to all the winners!  We appreciate the support of our efforts.  Happy Holidays!!

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast with Santa Flyer2018Ho! Ho! Ho! Calling all good boys and girls…

Hurry, hurry, hurry and make your reservations for Breakfast with Santa prepared by DJWC holiday elves at the Dedham Community House Sunday, December 9th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Heifer International Fundraiser Raffle

The International Committee thanks all who supported Heifer Project fundraiser at the DJWC Craft Fair in fall 2018. We are especially grateful to the Dedham merchants who provided the prizes for the first and second place winners’ baskets: Caffé Tremezzo, El Centro, Blue Bunny, and the Dedham Square Coffeehouse.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Heifer International baskets. The correct number of animal crackers in the container was 478.  First prize went to Cathy Rich of Dedham who guessed the number 472.   Second prize went to Mary Sheehy of West Roxbury who guessed the number 489.

We greatly appreciate all those that participated and supported Heifer International’s Tanzania School Milk Project.  As a result of  the community’s generosity $203 will be sent to Heifer International.

Book Collection Yields Hundreds of Books

As a result of our club’s efforts focused around the Boston Book Festival, Dedham Junior Women’s Club has collected 462 books to be recirculated in the community.

Boston Book Festival DJWC Raffle Winners

On October 13th DJWC participated in the Boston Book Festival as an exhibitor supporting family literacy.   An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Café paid our participation fee. At the end of the Boston Book Festival the winners of the DJWC raffles were selected. An impartial exhibitor from another booth drew the names of the raffle winners.

The winners are:

  • 1st prize: Tour of Jeff Kinney’s studio – Colin Finkel
  • 2nd prize: Set of Ten Diaries of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney—Renee Loeckler


The five winners of a copy of the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown are:

  • Eli Bartholomew
  • Anjuman Chowdhury
  • Helen Liu
  • Jenevieve Maerker
  • Oliver Szervan

Congratulations to all the winners!

Boston Book Festival

With the support of An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Café and WBUR the Dedham Junior Women’s Club supports family literacy at Boston Book Festival (BBF) by collecting gently used books and hosting a bookmark creation activity for children at BBF booth #55 Saturday, October 13th from 10:00-5:00 pm. Come visit us!

An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Café & WBUR Recognize DJWC’s Family Literacy Effort With BBF Book Drive Support


                            NEW!!  An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Café in Plainville, MA in conjunction                            with WBUR recognizes DJWC’s family literacy efforts and the families served.

We are seeking gently used children’s book at the Boston Book Festival to support family literacy its many social contexts and community practices.

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The Boogaloo Swamis~Cajun and Zydeco

Aug 8th (Rescheduled)
The Boogaloo Swamis ~ Cajun and Zydeco 7:00 pm
Sponsored by Wegmans
Opening Act: Dedham Community Band 6:30 pm

 Boogaloo Swamis Concert for July 25th (Cancellation due to weather)

The Boogaloo Swamis~Cajun and Zydeo


Opening Act: Dedham Community Band

have been rescheduled for August 8th.

The Boogaloo Swamis ~ Cajun and Zydeco
Sponsored by Wegmans
Opening Act: Dedham Community Band

An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Café in Plainsville, MA


                            NEW!!  An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Café in Plainville, MA in conjunction                            with WBUR recognizes DJWC’s Puerto Rican  Community Relocation Effort

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