Two Hats Networking
We get together once a month at Bertucci's to network and support each other.
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.
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.

Opening Doors to the Arts provides low-income members of the mental health recovery community with access to low-cost or free arts and entertainment opportunities. We invite our community to experience the healing power of the arts. To sign up for ODA email notifications, visit our Contact page.

January Events

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Kennedy Library Forum

Opportunities & Challenges for the New Administration

Thur, Jan 19 6p-730p Webcast

On the eve of the inauguration, Tom Ashbrook, host of WBUR's On Point, will moderate a discussion on opportunities and challenges for the Trump administration with Brian McGrory, editor of The Boston Globe; Heather Cox Richardson, historian at Boston College and author of To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party; and Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and director of the Investigative Journalism Project at Harvard Law School.

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NAMI GBCAN Meeting

Thur, Jan 19 630p-830p Venue

The meeting will be held at Center Club, right around the corner from Haymarket MBTA. Enjoy free pizza and soda while we discuss issues affecting the mental health community. Meeting scheduled to end at 8:30pm but sometimes we end earlier or later. Guest speaker: Transformation Center Peer Specialist and other Transformation Center programs.

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Presentation

Pamela Schuller Live!

What Makes Me Tic: Comedy, Disability & Inclusion

Sun, Jan 22 7p-830p Venue

Named one of the "36 under 36" who are changing the face of the Jewish community by The Jewish Week (May 2016), Schuller is known for using storytelling, laughter and improvisation to inspire. There will be Questions & Answers and Talk Back with Pan at the end of her performance.

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Annual Holiday Party

Mon, Jan 23 2p-4p Venue

You are invited to Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community's Annual Holiday Party! There will be plenty of food, music and celebration. The awards program is to start at 2:30pm. All peers especially welcome.

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Discussion

Pamela Schuller

What Makes Me Tic: Comedy, Disability & Inclusion

Mon, Jan 23 930a-11a Venue

Named one of the "36 under 36" who are changing the face of the Jewish community by The Jewish Week (May 2016), Schuller is known for using storytelling, laughter and improvisation to inspire. Refreshments will be served.

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Training

NAMI Clinton Peer-to-Peer Education Program

Mon, Jan 23 10a-1230a Venue

The 11-week Peer-to-Peer Education Program, meeting once each Monday for two and a half hours, is taught by two NAMI-trained Mentors who themselves have a mental illness. The audience is adults (over 18) with a mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and their journey in recovery. The program includes presentations, discussions, and interactive exercises. The program does not recommend specific medical or treatment approaches.

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Kennedy Library Forum

The Nine of Us: Growing Up Kennedy

Tues, Jan 24 6p-7p Webcast

Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith discusses her new book The Nine of Us: Growing Up Kennedy with her son Stephen Smith. Pulitzer Prize-winning former Boston Globe columnist Eileen McNamara moderates.

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Film Screening

What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy

Wed, Jan 25 530p-730p Venue

Boston premiere of What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy, followed by a Q&A session with Philippe Sands, Professor of Laws and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals, University College London, moderated by Natalie Bormann, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Political Science.

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Live Theatre

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Wed, Jan 25 730p Venue

Following his thrilling revivals of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and My Fair Lady at the Lyric Stage, director Scott Edmiston turns to Edward Albee's towering masterpiece, the fiercely funny and intensely painful Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. The play thrillingly examines the breakdown of a middle-aged couple, who mercilessly draw a naive younger pair into the bitter psychological cage match of their frustrated marriage.

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Live Theatre

Dirt

One-Man Show

Thur, Jan 26 7p-830p Venue

The Gardner Community Action Team (GCAT) will present a performance of Dirt with a youth resource fair, 6-7 p.m., followed by Dirt, 7-8:30 p.m. Dirt is a one-man show about issues like drugs, bullying, depression, and diversity. Both humorous and moving, Dirt provides opportunity for conversations about critical issues facing youth and, indeed, all generations. This performance is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

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Live Theatre

Something to Vote For

Thur, Jan 26 7p-830p Venue

A voice comes in many forms – in protest; in financial influence; in a vote. However, the voices of some have always been louder, covering up the needs of others. Something to Vote For was written in support of the Women’s Suffrage movement in the early 1900s. In this play, a conservative women’s club is unsettled when a new member isn’t satisfied with being silent. Come explore how this 105-year-old play is especially relevant today.

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Live Theatre

Billy Elliott

Fri, Jan 27 730p Venue

The inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true, set in a northern English mining town. Follow Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever. Based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal Film.

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Concert

A Program of Mozart and Haydn

Fri, Jan 27 730p-9p Venue

Mozart called Haydn “my best friend”. Haydn called Mozart “the greatest composer I know”. Enjoy what each composer heard in the other in this musical reunion as the Handel and Haydn Society celebrates 2017 with a program featuring Mozart’s Violin Concerto in G major, led by Artistic Director Harry Christophers and with concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky.

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Live Puppetry Performance

I Spy, Butterfly

Sat, Jan 28 1p Venue

How does a nature-loving explorer kid become a bug's best friend? Find out in this delightful eco-story about the ways we all grow and change. When Trudy's caterpillar friend Harold suddenly transforms into a chrysalis, she's determined to do the same. Just when she is about to give up hope, she learns that her tiny friend needs her now more than ever. Live music, colorful critters, and oodles of audience interaction make this show a fun ecological romp in the wild!

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Concert

A Program of Mozart and Haydn

Sun, Jan 29 3p Venue

Mozart called Haydn “my best friend”. Haydn called Mozart “the greatest composer I know”. Enjoy what each composer heard in the other in this musical reunion as the Handel and Haydn Society celebrates 2017 with a program featuring Mozart’s Violin Concerto in G major, led by Artistic Director Harry Christophers and with concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky.

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Live Theatre

Daniel: A Medieval Masterpiece Revisited

Sun, Jan 29 3p Venue

The young captive prophet Daniel confronts tyrannical King Belshazzar; thrown to the lions, he is saved by his faith. Daniel was premiered in Boston in 2014 in celebration of the Camerata's 60th Anniversary to critical and public acclaim. This production takes place in Boston's magnificent Trinity Church, renowned for its unique re-interpretation of a medieval European style.

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Concert

2017 Berklee Chinese New Year Concert

Tues, Jan 31 8p Venue

A collaboration between the Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA) and Bridge The Gap (BTG), this year's concert aims to connect cultures and musicians, and to bridge the cultural gap between Western and Eastern music. The development of Chinese music will be condensed into a 90-minute program, with unique arrangements of both Chinese folk songs and pop music, along with dance and other forms of performance, to show the audience a brand new perspective on China.

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February Events

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Lunar New Year Celebration

Open House

Sat, Feb 4 10a-5p Venue

Free admission for all! Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with free admission all day long. Explore Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese art and traditions while enjoying activities, demonstrations, and performances throughout the day. Enjoy a variety of musical and dance performances throughout the Museum, drop in on hands-on family art-making activities, watch exciting presentations of Gong-Fu, Chinese martial arts, and participate in an interactive demonstration of Saebae, a Korean New Year’s ceremony.

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Live Puppetry Performance

Finding Home

Fri, Feb 10 8p Venue

A trilogy of pieces, poignant, joyful, and humorous, about puppeteer Monica Leo’s parents and their immigration experiences. The first piece uses candlelight and shadows to interpret the story of her father’s hope and survival during his incarceration in a concentration camp. The second piece traces the family’s life in a Lutheran parsonage in rural Texas. The third piece uses dolls and other objects to follow her mother’s rebirth as a metal sculptor and political activist in the United States after her father’s death.

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Film Screening

Beyond the Wall

Sat, Feb 11 10a Venue

Beyond the Wall follows the lives and stories of a small community of men released from prison and attempting to rebuild their lives with little support from the criminal justice system . Through this compelling and personal account, the film vividly shows their struggles to survive beyond the walls of prison. Louie Diaz, the man highlighted in the film, will be coming for the post film discussion.

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NAMI GBCAN Meeting

Thur, Feb 16 630p-830p Venue

The meeting will be held at Center Club, right around the corner from Haymarket MBTA. Enjoy free pizza and soda while we discuss issues affecting the mental health community. Meeting scheduled to end at 8:30pm but sometimes we end earlier or later. Guest speaker: Danna Mauch - Executive Director, Massachusetts Association for Mental Health.

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Live Theatre

West Side Story

Musical

Wed, Feb 22 730p Venue

Berklee’s Musical Theater Club presents West Side Story, one of the most identifiable love stories of all time. Featuring many famous musical numbers including "Maria," "I Feel Pretty," and "Tonight," this presentation of West Side Story incorporates a contemporary setting, bringing a classic American story into today’s society in all its pertinence to issues of class, race, immigration, and love.

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Live Theatre

Edward II

Thur, Feb 23 730p Venue

Christopher Marlowe uses the tumultuous history of 14th century England to share one man’s struggle between self identity and the demands of his court and kingdom, presented in a taut new version that pares the work to eight characters to suit the intimate space of the CWT and the intensity of his script.

NOTE: This production contains nudity, and is not recommended for patrons under the age of 18 without adult approval.

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Live Theatre

Edward II

Fri, Feb 24 730p Venue

Christopher Marlowe uses the tumultuous history of 14th century England to share one man’s struggle between self identity and the demands of his court and kingdom, presented in a taut new version that pares the work to eight characters to suit the intimate space of the CWT and the intensity of his script.

NOTE: This production contains nudity, and is not recommended for patrons under the age of 18 without adult approval.

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Transformation Center

9th Annual Celebration

Sat, Feb 25 1130a Venue

Join us to shine a light on 2016 and move ahead to 2017 with our 9th Annual Transformation Center Celebration featuring awards, speakers and food. There will be limited shuttle service from the Framingham commuter rail & bus stop, sign-up at registration. The celebration includes: Registration - 11:30am, Light Buffet Lunch - 12pm, Program - 1pm to 4pm.

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March Events

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NAMI GBCAN Meeting

Thur, Mar 16 630p-830p Venue

The meeting will be held at Center Club, right around the corner from Haymarket MBTA. Enjoy free pizza and soda while we discuss issues affecting the mental health community. Meeting scheduled to end at 8:30pm but sometimes we end earlier or later. Guest speaker: Susan Fendell, Senior Staff Attorney Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, discussing health care policy, jails and prisions, and privacy of psychiatric records.

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April Events

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NAMI GBCAN Meeting

Thur, Apr 20 630p-830p Venue

The meeting will be held at Center Club, right around the corner from Haymarket MBTA. Enjoy free pizza and soda while we discuss issues affecting the mental health community. Meeting scheduled to end at 8:30pm but sometimes we end earlier or later. Guest speaker: Dr. Kristen Lee Behavioral Science Author & Speaker.

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