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.

August Events

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Cambridge Affordable Housing Information Sessions

Wed. 8/24
12 PM - 2 PM

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Attend an upcoming information session to learn about the City’s rental and homeownership programs. Inclusionary Housing Rental Program for studios, 1-, 2-, & 3- bedroom units throughout Cambridge. Find out if you are eligible, how these programs work, and how to apply!

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Buried in Treasures
Training Workshop

Mon. 8/29 - 8/31
TBA

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The workshop consists of 15 sessions spread over 20 weeks. The sessions are facilitated by a nonprofessional who may have (or have had) hoarding disorder or a special interest in it. Activities include discussion of each chapter, exercises from the book dealing with acquisition, discarding, and disorganization, and homework between sessions.

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September Events

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John Wilson Cocke
Free Art Exhibit

Thurs. 9/1 - 9/30
See below for times

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Local artist John Wilson Cocke will be having a free month-long exhibit during the entire month of September. The exhibit will be at the Watertown Public Library and he will be available for comments and questions. The event takes place Tuesdays 6PM to closing and Saturdays 11AM - 1PM.

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Ice Cream Social

Sat. 9/3
1:30 - 3:30 PM

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Please join us for our Annual Ice Cream Social celebrating our MBRLC members and staff. Please RSVP with MBRLC/PERC by calling 617-788-1034 or email infoaboutperc@yahoo.com.

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Annual Kickoff Breakfast

Sat. 9/8
8 AM - 11 AM

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There will be several presentations, recognition of highlights and accomplishments and a keynote presentation by Emily Bhargava. Each of our 10 Regional Coalitions will also have informational materials available. Registration and breakfast will take place from 8 AM - 9 AM.

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Plymouth Peer-to-Peer Classes
Training

Thurs. 9/8
6:30 - 9 PM

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Please join us for this 11-week recovery-focused education program for adults who with to establish and maintain welless in response to mental health challenges. Please see flyer for more information.

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Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
Workshop

Saturdays 9/10 - 11/12
10:30 AM - 12 PM

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Please join us for the WRAP workshops every Saturday between September 10 through November 12. WRAP is a workshop for those with lived experience of mental health challenges and those interested in writing a Wellness Recovery Action Plan. Topics include: Five Key Concepts & Wellness Toolbox and Six Parts of the WRAP Plan & Recovery topics. Please pre-register as seating is limited.

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The Carceral State Conference

Sat. 9/10
9:15 AM - 8 PM

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We are excited to invite you to participate in what we hope will be a ground-breaking weekend for justice in Massachusetts. We came together because we saw a need for advocates and our allies to step back, reflect and to learn from one another and from those with similar goals working in other states and at the national level. The free conference will be held at Harvard Law School, Austin Hall, Ames Courtroom.

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Significant Other
Live Theatre

Sat. 9/10
4 PM

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From Joshua Harmon, author of the hit play Bad Jews, comes a sharply observed new comedy about of the challenges of finding love and letting go. Jordan Berman and BFFs Kiki, Lauren, and Vanessa have been inseparable up until now; but as singles nights become bachelorette parties, Jordan starts to worry about his own prospects, and embarks on a series of romantic misadventures on a quest to find Mr. Right.

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Job Club

Sat. 9/10
1 - 3:30 PM

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Sponsored by Metro Boston Learning Community and Transitions of Boston, topics of discussion include: job accommodations, stigma and self-disclosure, and concerns about starting a new job. This is a kickstart event. Job Club usually meets for an hour every Saturday. See flyer for more details.

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Disability Employment Summit

Fri. 9/16
All-Day

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The Massachusetts’ Office on Disability’s annual Summit is an opportunity to hear over 300 opinion leaders and agenda setters from the disability community. Speakers will include state officials, agency heads, senior staff of disability organizations, representatives from major employers in the Commonwealth, elected officials, and members of the disability community and their families.

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Managing Your Kid's Behavioral Health
Fall Symposium

Sat. 9/24
945 AM - 330 PM

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This free educational program is designed exclusively for patients, families and friends. This program is not offered for continuing education credit. Topics include: OCD/PANDAS, mood disorders, disruptive disorders, parenting inflexible kids, parenting children with eating disorders and a parent panel. This event will be located at the Starr Center Auditorium and includes complimentary coffee, tea and lunch.

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A Celebration of Caring
with Patch Adams

Tues. 9/27
1230 PM - 3 PM

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Advocates is delighted to welcome Patch Adams for a Celebration of Caring. With his unique blend of wisdom, silliness, clowning, and caring, Patch will speak on "The Joy of Caring" and help all of us to tap into the "the magic and power of care." Tickets are $10 each, some complimentary tickets may be available. Please contact Howard.

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MassADAPT Cerebral Palsy
Panel & Discussion

Thurs. 9/29
530 PM - 8 PM

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Curious to find out more about cerebral palsy and what it’s like to live with this disability? A panel of disability educators and advocates with cerebral palsy will talk about their experiences of living with cerebral palsy and answer audience questions. Light refreshments will be served. The event is scent-free. CART captioning service will be provided. The space is wheelchair-accessible.

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October Events

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Raise the Bar HIRE!
Conference & Career Fair 2016

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

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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
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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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