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.

February Events

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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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Workshop

Kian Xie LGBTQ+ Workshop

Mon, Feb 20 6p-730p Venue

Kian Xie is a 28-year-old man of trans experience (F2M). No question is off limits and people will be welcome to share openly or to write questions anonymously on paper. Free pizza and bottled water will be served. Kian will spend 45 minutes with the adult caregiver group and 45 minutes with the youth group being held separately though simultaneously. RSVP is required.

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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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Special Community Event

Topdog/Underdog at the Strand

Thur, Feb 23 730p Venue

Join Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, director of Topdog/Underdog), WCVB-TV's Karen Holmes Ward (host of "CityLine"), and cast members Matthew J. Harris and Tyrone Mitchell Henderson for a discussion about this Pulitzer Prize-winning play and its powerful resonance for contemporary audiences, and get a sneak preview of the production. FREE and open to the public.

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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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Black History Month Celebration

Sat, Feb 25 1130a-230p Venue

You are officially invited to the Black History Month event at Transition of Boston (TOB) on Saturday February 25th. Lunch will be served. Your presence and the presence of any of your colleagues or peers you work with would be greatly appreciated. We invite the guests to read poetry, sing or read from prose. Let us know ahead of time to put them on the program. This event is sponsored by TOB, Peer Educations Resource Center (PERC), NAMI Mass and Tunefoolery.

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Film

Dough

Sun, Feb 26 2p Venue

FREE admission. Light Refreshments served. What happens when a Jewish widower hires a Muslim teenager to help out in his kosher bakery in London? Sales skyrocket when the teenager's marijuana is accidentally mixed into the dough.

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March Events

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Concert

McGegan and Mozart

Fri, Mar 3 730p Venue

In his H+H subscription debut, the renowned music director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra serves up a signature menu of masterful Mozart, gorgeous Gluck, and a rare aperitif from the composer known as "the Spanish Mozart."

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Live Theatre

Precious Little

Fri, Mar 3 8p Venue

A research linguist, Brodie, receives genetic testing results: her unborn child may never be able to learn a language. Her girlfriend's unsympathetic; her genetic counselor's a rookie; her own uncompromising intellect betrays her. Her search for guidance takes her to unexpected places. Three actresses play multiple roles - including a gorilla - in Madeleine George's irreverent exploration of one of our most fundamental questions: When does too much knowledge get in the way of our basic instincts?

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Concert

McGegan and Mozart

Sun, Mar 5 3p Venue

In his H+H subscription debut, the renowned music director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra serves up a signature menu of masterful Mozart, gorgeous Gluck, and a rare aperitif from the composer known as "the Spanish Mozart."

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St. Patrick's Day Party

Thur, Mar 16 530p-8p Venue

The Friends of Metro Boston invite you to their annual St. Patricks' Day Party being held at the 1st floor cafeteria in the Solomon Carter Fuller DMH building. This free party will feature chinese food and fun!

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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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Workshop

"Yes We Care" Teen Leadership ‘Torch’ Training

Mar 18-19 630p-830p Venue

The Torch Training is a motivational/leadership workshop for teens between the ages of 13 and 17 who have a sincere commitment to create extraordinary results in their lives. This training gives teens the opportunity to discover and redesign the limiting beliefs they have about themselves and others. It’s these self-imposed limitations that keep them from fully achieving their maximum capabilities.

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Conference

Mental Health Awareness Conference

Tues, Mar 21 8ap Venue

Mount Wachusett Community College and the SHINE Initiative will sponsor the fourth Mental Health Awareness Conference featuring guest speaker Paul Dalio (writer, director, composer) and a speaker panel that includes Dr. Judson Brewer, Dr. Barrie Baker, Senator Jennifer Flanagan. The forum is free, but seating will be limited.

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Retreat

2017 Massachusetts Leadership Academy

Mar 28-30 8a Application

This 3-day training retreat funded by Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership will be held in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and will include topics on advocacy, personal leadership and how we connect with our communities to support one another. Our goal is to actively encourage validation of LGBT2SQQIA identity as a key part of recovery, resilience and self-determination.

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April Events

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Film

That Which Is Possible

Sun, Apr 2 230p Venue

This film follows a community of painters, sculptors, musicians, and writers who create art at the Living Museum, an art space on the grounds of a large state-run psychiatric facility in Queens, NY. Shot over the course of two years and structured across the arc of a day, the film observes with an intimate lens and unspools like a musical, both bracing and tender. Free admission, discussion to follow with artists from Gateway Arts.

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Live Theatre

Charlotte's Web

Fri, Apr 14 730p Venue

Charlotte the extraordinary spider works a miracle with her web to save Wilbur the irresistible young pig - a tale of friendship and loyalty, based on the best-selling children's paperback of all time by beloved author E.B. White. Please feel free to invite children, this is Family Theatre. Recommended for adults, teens, tweens, youth and children of all ages. If you want to eat with people as a group, the nearby Wheelock Cafeteria at 150 The Riverway is open until 7pm. Try to get there by 6pm, all you can eat for about $10.00.

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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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May Events

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Soul 2017

Thur, May 25 7p Venue

Join us for our 23rd annual performance, with more than 150 young people and special guest artists singing, dancing and performing in front of a stunning set design created during the year-long Express Yourself program. You don’t want to miss seeing the imaginative and inspiring ways we interpret our theme, which for this year is SOUL. As always, the performance is free and open to the public!

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