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.

October Events

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Bob Schueler : The 25 Years
Book Reading

Sat. 10/8
2P

Venue

Bob Schueler will read from his debut novel at the Frugal Bookstore in Dudley Square. After a long career in mental health rehabilitation & recovery, he writes mystery/suspense novels that explore ethical and personal issues. He will discuss issues raised in the book, some of which are exploited in the current Boston Globe spotlight series, The Desperate and the Dead. Everyone is welcome.

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Annual Community Football Day

Sat. 10/8
12P

Venue

Harvard University is pleased to invite Allston-Brighton and Cambridge neighbors to the annual Community Football Day at Harvard Stadium. Come cheer on the Crimson as they take on Cornell University! All Allston-Brighton and Cambridge residents receive free admission to the game and a voucher for lunch, valid at any concession stand within the stadium. The community welcome tent opens at noon; kick-off is at 1pm.

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Here All Night
Musical

Sun. 10/9
2P

Venue

Arriving from Ireland as part of a year-long celebration of the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, Here All Night brings back the players of Gare St Lazare Ireland, who wowed Boston audiences with their productions of Waiting for Godot and Moby Dick at ArtsEmerson. The group is among the world's foremost interpreters of Beckett's work and this Boston Premiere an absolute must-see.

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Sunday in the Park with George
Musical

Tues. 10/11
7:30P

Venue

Stephen Sondheim’s stunning masterpiece centers on enigmatic painter Georges Seurat and his search for love, inspiration, and “the art of making art.” One of the most acclaimed musicals ever, this Pulitzer Prize winner features a glorious score, with the songs “Finishing the Hat,” “Putting it Together,” and “Move On”.

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Kennedy Library Forums
Hemingway's Finca Vigía

Wed. 10/12
2 - 3:30P

Venue

Join distinguised guests incl. President Gladys Collazo Usallán, Cuban National Cultural Heritage Council and Finca Vigía Foundation Board Member & TV host Bob Vila for a discussion on US-Cuban collaboration efforts to preserve documents, photos, and books from Ernest Hemingway's home. Interpretation will be provided at this bilingual program.

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Two Hats Networking Dinner

Thurs. 10/13
6P

Venue

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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How the Better Days Approach Can Help in a Crisis

Thurs. 10/13
6 - 7:30P

Online Webinar

Better Days means honoring that you are the expert on you! Often factors contributing to crises are in the form of a metaphorical minefield while we live, work, and love in blissful unawareness. When reality hits, and madness invades you so quickly that you lose yourself; you must do all you can to move forward on your life journey and live life to its fullest.

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Kennedy Library Forums
Everybody Behaves Badly

Thurs. 10/20
6 - 7:30P

Venue

Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Ernest Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises. Lesley M. M. Blume discusses her new book, Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, with Susan Beegel, former editor in chief of The Hemingway Review.

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Raise the Bar HIRE!
Conference & Career Fair 2016

Tues. 10/25 - Wed. 10/26
TBA

Venue

Day 1 Full Day Conference: We will be featuring keynote addresses, exhibitors, networking opportunities, and breakout sessions for a full day of learning, sharing and engaging with industry leaders. Day 2 Half Day Career Fair: We will offer a half day career fair where job seekers with disabilities can meet and network with some of Massachusetts' leading employers.

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NAMI Mass Fall Convention

Sat. 10/29
TBA

Venue

NAMI Western Mass and NAMI Central (Worcester) will be our host affiliates. Dr. Ken Duckworth will be our lunchtime keynote speaker. Currently accepting submittals for workshop proposals. Please contact Howard for more information.

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November Events

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Diabetes Prevention Summit

Tues. 11/1
7:30A - 4P

Venue

The summit will highlight the strategies being enacted throughout the state to address prediabetes and bring the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) to scale. There is no fee​ for this program. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is at 7:30am. The program will start promptly at 8:30am.

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