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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 opportunities to work our program. We update this page frequently with specific dates and locations. Please check back regularly for updates.

  • Bicycling For Serenity

    Grab a bike and join your S.L.A.A. fellows on a leisurely ride along the Minuteman Bikeway, Saturday, June 1. We’ll meet at Thorndike Park parking lot, 99 Margaret St., Arlington at 11am, easily accessible from Alewife MBTA. We’ll leave promptly at 11:15am, and ride between 4-6 miles

    June 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • NEI Monthly Meeting

    Bowles Conference Room #6, 2014 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02461 Have you ever wondered what its’ like to do service at the Intergroup level? NEI needs your SUPPORT and your IDEAS. Join us at one of our monthly Intergroup meetings either in person or by conference call.

    June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • NEI Monthly Meeting

    Bowles Conference Room #6, 2014 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02461 Have you ever wondered what its’ like to do service at the Intergroup level? NEI needs your SUPPORT and your IDEAS. Join us at one of our monthly Intergroup meetings either in person or by conference call.

    July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Vermont 12-Step Weekend 7/19/19

    July 19-21 Tickets are $190 if registered by June 21, $210 if registered after that. Download the registration form here.  You may also wish to scan & email or take a picture of the form and check you are sending to the PO Box and email it

    July 19 - July 21
  • SLAA Summer Women’s Retreat

    August 2- August 4, 2019 Friday 3 pm- Sunday 2 pm RATES: $255 Double Occupancy Room<>$375 Single Occupancy Room<>$190 Commuter Rates include room (unless commuter), all workshops and meals $25 late fee for registration after deadline REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2019 Register Early, S...

    August 2 @ 3:00 pm - August 4 @ 5:00 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 2019 Gathering will be available soon.
  • 12-Step Retreat Weekends in Chester, Vermont – the weekend takes places at a retreat house in Chester, Vermont. These retreats take place 4 times per year: March, 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! Review the Vermont 12-Step Retreat page to access the registration form.
  • Anorexia 12-Step Retreats, Chester, Vermont  The Anorexia 12-Step weekends take place in Chester, Vermont. We will be scheduling the next 12-step Anorexia weekend soon so watch this page for updates. Anorexia is defined as the “compulsive avoidance of giving or receiving social, sexual, or emotional nourishment” in the S.L.A.A. pamphlet called “ANOREXIA Sexual, Social, Emotional” published in 1992. If you have attended a 12-Step S.L.A.A. Vermont weekend before, the format of the weekend is similar to other weekends except that at this weekend we will be using the Anorexia Step Materials being developed by S.L.A.A.  Review the Anorexia 12-Step Retreat page.

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.