Two Hats Networking
We get together once a month at Bertucci's to network and support each other. Upcoming dinners: February 11, March 10 & April 14.
Community Chamber Concerts
Community Chamber Concerts build personal connections to the BSO and orchestral music, allowing community members to become more deeply engaged with the BSO over time. Multiple upcoming dates.
NAMI GBCAN Meeting
Enjoy free pizza and soda while we discuss the issues affecting the mental health community. Meeting is scheduled to end at 8:30PM but sometimes we end earlier or later. February 18.

February Events

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Il Volo Concert

Wed. 02/10
730 PM

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Discovered by renowned manager Michele Torpedine, featuring Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto & Gianluca Ginoble, Il Volo has captured America's imagination, as well as the world's, and now they bring their tour to Boston. The group brings American audiences their best live performances of pop and traditional songs backed by symphony orchestras - in English, Italian and Spanish.

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Citizen Legislative Breakfast

Thurs. 02/11
930 - 11 AM

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The breakfast will give the Dept. of Mental Health an opportunity to thank the Metro Boston legislative delegation for the support its members have given the Department's many programs & initiatives. Co-hosted by Senator William Brownsberger & Representative Denise Provost.

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Two Hats Networking Dinner

Thurs. 2/11
6 PM

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We get together once a month to network and support each other. BERTUCCIS's has a variety of food and has a really good unlimited salad/soup combo. We get separate checks and they take credit cards. Just show up, usually about 10 people attend from many different organizations. People are usually still there at 8pm. We usually at a large on the left near the window or ask staff for Howard.

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Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Program

Fri. 2/12
10 AM - 1230 PM

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11-week program, meeting once a week for 2.5 hours. Taught by 2 NAMI-trained Mentors who themselves have a mental illness. The audience is adults with a mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and their journey in recovery. Program includes presentations, discussions, & interactive exercises.

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Rent the Musical

Sun. 2/14
2 PM

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An inspiring musical about friends and artists struggling with addiction, poverty, AIDS and most of all, love. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. For wheelchair access during a Fiddlehead production, please call our Box Office at (617) 514-6497 to let us know to expect your visit.

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BSO presents: Community Chamber Concerts

Sun. 2/14
3 PM

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Community Chamber Concerts build personal connections to the BSO and orchestral music, allowing community members to become more deeply engaged with the BSO over time. Each concert program lasts approximately one hour and is followed by a coffee and dessert reception for the audience and musicians. Tickets are free, please follow directions to request.

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Valentine's Day Party

Tues. 2/16
2 - 5 PM

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Join us for treats and eats in honor of Valentine's Day. Please register by February 12 by calling Northeast Recovery Learning Community. The Northeast Independent Living Program is a scent-free environment. Please do not wear scented products or clothing.

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Cast Party for The Wong Kids

Tues. 2/16
530 PM

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Celebrate the arrival of the cast of ArtsEmerson's upcoming family show: The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra GO! Boston's finest artists will salute them in music, song and dance! Join us after the performance for a Meet & Greet reception with the cast. Refreshments will be served.

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Family-Inclusive Substance Abuse Counseling

Wed. 2/17
1 - 2 PM

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Family-Inclusive Substance Abuse Counseling for Racial and Ethnic Minorities. As part of its series Building Professional Excellence, the NBCC Foundation invites you to a no-cost webinar. Documentation of one hour of continuing education is available for registrants who attend the full webinar.

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NAMI GBCAN Meeting

Thurs. 2/18
6 PM

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Enjoy free pizza and soda while we discuss the issues affecting the mental health community. Meeting is scheduled to end at 8:30PM but sometimes we end earlier or later. Please feel free to leave when you need to.

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Mass Incarceration & Gentrification Public Forum

Thurs. 2/18
630 - 9 PM

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Blacks and Hispanics are less than 20% of Massachusetts general population but over 50% of Massachusetts correctional population. Join us for a resource and informative public forum on the topic: "Mass Incarceration and Gentrification: The Path to Dispossession" on Thursday February 18th at 6:30pm at Grant AME Church in Boston.

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I Am My Own Wife Production

Thurs. 2/18 - Sun. 3/6
Multiple Times

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This year's​ Sam Botsford​ production for the benefit of NAMI Massachusetts. I Am My Own Wife is based on a strange true story of ​gender-bending ​survival in East Berlin under Nazi and Communist regimes.

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Peer Support Works, The Paper Proof

Tues. 2/23
2 PM

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Doors to Wellbeing presents a 60-min webinar briefly explaining the history of PA’s Medicaid Billable Certified Peer Specialist Services and the data demonstrating its mutual benefits. Through valid survey results, Gina Calhoun highlights how Pennsylvania’s CPS Initiative has benefited certified peer specialists, the behavioral health system and the greater community.

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The Factory Book Group

Tues. 2/23
630 PM

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To deepen our understanding of the prison industrial complex in Massachusetts in order to dismantle it. We are really excited about reading these 3 books together, and we wanted to invite the community in, so that we can learn and build together.

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Sweeney Todd the Musical

Wed. 2/24
730 PM

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Berklee's Musical Theatre club presents Sweeney Todd, the Tony Award-winning musical writen by Stephen Sondheim. This production, which will be set in a 19th century insane asylum, features a 30-piece orchestra and full cast ensemble of some of Berklee's best musical theatre performers.

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Transformation Center Annual Celebration

Sat. 2/27
12 - 4 PM

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Join us for a great day to come together with great people to celebrate our community. There will be an awards presentation, 50/50 raffle and plenty of time to connect with others who will be attending from across the state of Massachusetts.

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BSO presents: Community Chamber Concerts

Sun. 2/28
3 PM

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Community Chamber Concerts build personal connections to the BSO and orchestral music, allowing community members to become more deeply engaged with the BSO over time. Each concert program lasts approximately one hour and is followed by a coffee and dessert reception for the audience and musicians. Tickets are free, please follow directions to request.

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Great American Songbook: Bob Dylan

Sun. 2/28
730 PM

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At this concert, Berklee students and faculty will pay tribute to Bob Dylan's prolific career by performing new arrangements of his most memorable and influential songs.

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March Events

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The Factory Book Group

Tues. 3/1
630 PM

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To deepen our understanding of the prison industrial complex in Massachusetts in order to dismantle it. We are really excited about reading these 3 books together, and we wanted to invite the community in, so that we can learn and build together.

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Roxbury Peer-to-Peer Program

Wed. 3/2
130 - 4 PM

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11-week program, meeting once a week for 2.5 hours. The audience is adults with a mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and their journey in recovery. Program includes presentations, discussions, & interactive exercises.

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Rhythms and Frequencies Student Concert

Thurs. 3/3
8 PM

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The Contemporary Writing and Production (CWP) Student Concert features some of the best CWP students and their dynamic songs and arrangements in an exciting mix of electrifying music.

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Diversity & Inclusion Forum

Fri. 3/4
8 - 1130 AM

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President and CEO Andrew Dreyfus will open the session with his thoughts on Diversity & Inclusion followed by a discussion with panelist sharing their unique challenges and strategies of navigating career development as a racially diverse person.

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BSO presents: Community Chamber Concerts

Sun. 3/6
3 PM

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Community Chamber Concerts build personal connections to the BSO and orchestral music, allowing community members to become more deeply engaged with the BSO over time. Each concert program lasts approximately one hour and is followed by a coffee and dessert reception for the audience and musicians. Tickets are free, please follow directions to request.

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Research Centers of Excellence Conference

Thurs. 3/10
9 AM - 1 PM

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We invite Persons Served, Family Members, & Providers to attend the 2016 DMH Research Centers of Excellence Conference for an update on recent research advances. The conference topics include Integrating Care: Addressing Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Located at the Faculty Conference Room at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Two Hats Networking Dinner

Thurs. 3/10
6 PM

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We get together once a month to network and support each other. BERTUCCIS's has a variety of food and has a really good unlimited salad/soup combo. We get separate checks and they take credit cards. Just show up, usually about 10 people attend from many different organizations. People are usually still there at 8pm. We usually at a large on the left near the window or ask staff for Howard.

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VINFEN's Annual Film Festival: Moving Images

Sat. 3/12
9 AM - 5 PM

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The event is free and open to the public, but a donation of $5 is suggested and appreciated. Donations can be made online or at the event. Join us for films that explore love, relationships, intimacy, self-advocacy, and self-determination. Films include: Guest Room, Autism in Love, Bumblebees, Love and Mercy.

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The Factory Book Group

Tues. 3/15
630 PM

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To deepen our understanding of the prison industrial complex in Massachusetts in order to dismantle it. We are really excited about reading these 3 books together, and we wanted to invite the community in, so that we can learn and build together.

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Motivating the Movement to Success-FEST

Fri. 3/18
9 AM - 3 PM

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The day’s format will include speakers who have great insight and experience with the young adult culture and parenting young adults, interactive workshops, an a live resource fair composed of local experts with community ties, and much more!

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BSO presents: Community Chamber Concerts

Sun. 3/20
3 PM

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Community Chamber Concerts build personal connections to the BSO and orchestral music, allowing community members to become more deeply engaged with the BSO over time. Each concert program lasts approximately one hour and is followed by a coffee and dessert reception for the audience and musicians. Tickets are free, please follow directions to request.

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Conversations about Safety

Wed. 3/23
930 AM - 3 PM

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This Symposium is a training and educational event dedicated to the memory of Stephanie Moulton who spent her life in the service of others. The program for this symposium is designed to present information, resources and an environment of healing for everyone throughout the mental health community.

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The HELP Program

Mon. 3/28
3 PM

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HELP is an 8-week Human Services training program that prepares participants to become entry-level Direct Support Professionals in the field of Human Services. Students learn the essentials of the field while gaining a significant amount of experience in personal interaction with disadvantaged populations.

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The Factory Book Group

Tues. 3/29
630 PM

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To deepen our understanding of the prison industrial complex in Massachusetts in order to dismantle it. We are really excited about reading these 3 books together, and we wanted to invite the community in, so that we can learn and build together.

More info...

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Metro Boston Community Voice Gatherings

Thurs. 3/31
1030 AM - 3 PM

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Registration and coffee at 945AM. Discussion topics will include: Retaining Certified Peer Specialists in the Workforce, Peer Workforce Continuing Education Conference in 2017, Cultural Sensitivity, Access & Inclusion, CPS Code of Ethics in Different Environments, and Developing a Peer Advocacy Voice in Massachusetts.

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April Events

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BSO presents: Community Chamber Concerts

Sun. 4/3
3 PM

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Community Chamber Concerts build personal connections to the BSO and orchestral music, allowing community members to become more deeply engaged with the BSO over time. Each concert program lasts approximately one hour and is followed by a coffee and dessert reception for the audience and musicians. Tickets are free, please follow directions to request.

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Trans Fatty Lives Screening

Sun. 4/3
10 AM

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Transfatty Lives takes you on an emotional rollercoaster into the dark heart of ALS. As the director and star of his own documentary, Patrick films every step of his debilitating journey from first diagnosis through paralysis. Forcefully lacking self-pity, he captures the emotions, humor, and absurdity of life as he makes art, gets political, falls in love, and fights.

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NAMI Lobby Day

Fri. 4/8
11 AM - 12 PM

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NAMI members are the most effective people to educate legislators about mental illness and the need to change our current “mental illness” system to a “mental health” system. Our keynote speaker will be Congressman Joe Kennedy.

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Ounce of Prevention Conference

Tues. 4/12
Time TBA

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If you are deaf or hard of hearing or a person with a disability, please contact Jennifer Fahey at AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. at (508) 752-7313; TTY (508) 754-0039 or email: jadoros@aol.com, prior to March 22, 2016. On-line conference registration will open at the end of February.

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Two Hats Networking Dinner

Thurs. 4/14
6 PM

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We get together once a month to network and support each other. BERTUCCIS's has a variety of food and has a really good unlimited salad/soup combo. We get separate checks and they take credit cards. Just show up, usually about 10 people attend from many different organizations. People are usually still there at 8pm. We usually at a large on the left near the window or ask staff for Howard.

More info...

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BSO presents: Community Chamber Concerts

Sun. 4/17
3 PM

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Community Chamber Concerts build personal connections to the BSO and orchestral music, allowing community members to become more deeply engaged with the BSO over time. Each concert program lasts approximately one hour and is followed by a coffee and dessert reception for the audience and musicians. Tickets are free, please follow directions to request.

More info...