DBSA-Boston List of Events


We Share – Featured Performers Showcase
12/06, 01/03, and 02/07

On the 1st Wednesday of each month a new event:  We Share – featured performer showcase. An extension of the Mill Street Open Mic Session, “We Share” is an artist series that features one of our Mill Street Open Mic performers who will perform 1-2 original or covered pieces, just before announcements and group room assignments.

Great way to kick off groups with art and music!

Starts 6:45 p.m. • The deMarneffe Building Cafeteria


Annual Holiday Party & Lee Paris Artisan Craft Fair!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(Support Groups 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
de Marneffe Cafeteria at McLean Hospital

Please join us for lots of good holiday cheer with a buffet, crafts fair, music, and more!
There will also be a number of raffles including the annual holiday 50/50! On top of that,
consider becoming a DBSA-Boston member during the Holiday Membership Drive!

Holiday Buffet
We provide plenty of pizza, sandwiches, rollups, cookies, cakes, hot tea,coffee and soda and
we look to you, our membership to add to the fun by bringing in your favorite homemade
dish or store-bought item. Show up a bit early to help set up. Your help is always welcome.

Lee Paris Artisan Crafts Fair*
Every year we have wonderful Peer Artisans from our community who bring their goods (many handmade, one of a kind) for sale. This is a great time to buy your Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, and Festivis gifts. There will be a unique variety of gift items: photographs, hand-made crafts, paintings, gift cards, jewelry, clothing, soaps, art work… bring cash!

Membership Drive
If you are not a member, consider joining DBSA-Boston at the Holiday Party. If you join on this night, or renew your current membership, as your first benefit of membership, you will have free access to our scrumptious buffet, a savings of $3.00 to $5.00, a great incentive.

* The Artisan Crafts Fair is named for our long-standing member, photographer Lee Paris, who started our tradition of art shows at the Annual Cookout in 2006!

Lillian Cravotta-Crouch, Activities Chair, at

“Foundations I: Workshop in Facilitating Peer Support Groups,” led by Chuck Weinstein, LMHC, CPS

Learn more about the training.


“Foundations II,” led by Bob Hanflig

Companion training to Foundations I

Mill Street Open Mic Session

Every 5th Wednesday of the Month

Next Open Mic is Wednesday on the following dates:
January 31, 2018

Hosted by Christian Tiongson
6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Attention all musicians and poets!  Here is your chance to share your music and writing with the DBSA-Boston community at the Mill Street Open Mic Session! The purpose of the open mic session is to appreciate and showcase creative individuals in our community.

Each performer will have a 10-minute time slot for 2 songs or poetry pieces that are family friendly (i.e. no swearing, drug/sexual content). All music and poetry must be live; no karaoke  tracks, loud amplifiers, or drum-kits allowed.

If you are interested in performing, sign-up sheets will be found at the Welcome Table.  For any questions, please see Christian or email him at

Come by to play your favorite tune, recite your poetry, or cheer on your peers!  See you there!

Lillian Cravotta-Crouch
Activities Committee Chair

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