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Events and Retreats

Wachusett Mountain HikeIn the spirit of fellowship and inclusiveness, NEI hosts various activities and events throughout the year. The activities always include the serenity prayer and a getting current/topic meeting. The longer events, such as the spring and fall recovery gatherings, include additional opportunities to work our program. We update this page frequently with specific dates and locations. Please check back regularly for updates.

  • We Are Not Alone Together 2023

    WHERE: Grace Episcopal Church, 76 Eldredge St, Newton, Mass. This facility is handicapped accessible WHY: Valentine’s Day can be a struggle, so get some extra support and fellowship to help stay sober. WHAT: This is an open meeting–family, friends, and significant others are welcome. Hear an...

    February 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • NEI Monthly Meeting February

    Topic: Monthly NEI Meeting05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/128213347 Meeting ID: 128 213 347 Dial by your location+1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Have you ever wondered what its’ like to do service at the Intergroup level? NEI needs your SUPPORT and

    February 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • NEI Monthly Meeting March 2023

    Topic: Monthly NEI Meeting05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/128213347 Meeting ID: 128 213 347 Dial by your location+1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Have you ever wondered what its’ like to do service at the Intergroup level? NEI needs your SUPPORT and

    March 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Sponsorship Workshop

    Are you struggling with getting a sponsor? Is your sponsor-sponsee relationship not working? Are you delaying working the steps due to lack of sponsorship? Are you lacking support or confidence in becoming a sponsor? You are not alone. Saturday March 18, 2023 Check in starts 30 minutes

    March 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • NEI Monthly Meeting April 2023

    Topic: Monthly NEI Meeting05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/128213347 Meeting ID: 128 213 347 Dial by your location+1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Have you ever wondered what its’ like to do service at the Intergroup level? NEI needs your SUPPORT and

    April 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ANNUAL EVENTS

  • NEI Spring and Fall Gatherings – Twice a year we organize S.L.A.A gatherings which usually include keynote speakers and discussion sessions focused on topics of interest to newcomers and those in recovery. Information on our Spring 2022 Gathering will be available soon.
  • 12-Step Retreat Weekends – These retreats take place 4 times per year: April, July, Sept/Oct and December. We review the 12-Steps from the S.L.A.A. Basic Text over the weekend. The retreats are not only about sharing experience, strength, and hope, but there is also a chance to have lots of fun and laughs as well! Please see upcoming events listed above to get info about specific retreats.

NEI has hosted a variety of events which have previously included a summer picnic/BBQ at Ponkapoag in Canton, biking the Minutemen bike path in Cambridge, canoeing on the Charles River, bowling, corn maze in Central MA, Fall Stroll at World’s End in Hingham and we have even hosted a talent show.  Are you interested in helping to arrange any of these events again or have other ideas for events you might want to host?  There is a Committee which meets to plan these events – email the Activities Committee for more information.