This is a listing of upcoming, periodic events of interest to veterans. There are also ongoing events that occur regularly. To submit an event for consideration, email MDVS@vet.state.ma.us.

 

Habitat for Humanity- Veterans Build! 

When: October 11 & November 15th, 2014  Where: 100 Parker St, Lawrence MA 
Veteran Build Day is a collaboration between Habitat for Humanity and the MA Department of Veterans' Services. *NO SPECIAL NEEDS OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED* On November 15th, Habitat will be collaborating with the MA Women Veterans Network for a Women Build event for women veterans in need of housing. ALL Veterans and their families welcome! For more information please contact Jennifer Hilton at 978-681-8858 ext. 16 

 

Women Veterans' Appreciation Day!

Date: Thurs, November 6th 2014 11AM-1PM   Where: Memorial Hall, MA State House 24 Beacon St Boston MA 02111
Join the MA Women Veterans' Network of the MA Department of Veterans' Services as they host their 10th Annual Women Veteran Appreciation day where we honor the women who have served past and present! We will also present the 2014 Outstanding Women Veteran of the Year with the Deborah Sampson award! If you know of a woman veteran whose military and community service has been exceptional, nominate her today for this prestigious award! ALL Veterans and families welcome. Snacks and refreshments provided. For more information contact Viviana Marcotte at 617-210-5958 or email vmarcotte@massmail.state.ma.us 

 

Women Veteran Luncheon - American Legion


Date: November 2, 2014  Noon-2PM   Where: Charles C. Kennedy Post 275, 41 Robbins Rd Chicopee, MA
FREE for women veterans! Join the American Legion as they honor women veterans of past and present! For more information contact Sally Nay at nay@spinesports.com or call 413-330-2216 (RSVP by Oct 26th) 

 

Women Veterans Retreat

Date: October 25th, 2014  8AM-4PM    Where: Ballymeade Country Club, 125 Falmouth Woods Rd, East Falmouth, MA
Hosted by the Grace Veterans Program, this is a FREE retreat for military women and veterans. Workshops include: relaxation, communication, yoga, stress managements and more! To register contact Jill Blanchard @ jill@graceveterans.org or call 774-238-8417 

 

Massachusetts Student Veteran Appreciation Day

Date: Sat, October 18, 2014 10AM – 4PM   Where: UMass Lowell Campus Crossing 220 Pawtucket Street Lowell, MA 01854

The Massachusetts Student Veteran Appreciation Day (MSVAD) is an event focused on providing Veterans in our state direct access to schools, programs and services which support Veterans' higher education. The event, sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Veteran Services (DVS), will combine an exhibit hall, workshops, and guest speakers all focused on bolstering Veterans' education in the commonwealth.  Exhibitors will include public and private schools, federal agencies, state agencies and third party Veteran organizations.  Workshops will be given by public and private Veteran service providers, and focus on empowering Veterans in order to achieve success in higher education. *If you're interested in becoming a member of the board please contact Laura Piscopo at 617-210-5938 or email Laura Piscopo Email

 

Women Veteran Luncheon: GACWV 

Date: October 18th 2014 11AM-2PM  Where: Lombardo's 6 Billings St, Randolph, MA 
The MA Governor's Advisory Committee on Women Veterans and the MA Women Veterans' Network invite you to join us at the 27th Annual Luncheon. This year we will be honoring women veterans from the Vietnam War Era. ALL Veterans and their families welcome. Tickets are $25 per person (tickets will not be sold at the door). New England Roasted Turkey Dinner, Jewelry Sale and Drawing. For reservations please contact Stephanie Landry or June Newman at 781-849-3226 or email 
stephanie.landry@mahouse.gov  (check made payable to: Women Veterans Committee)

 

Veterans Expo

Date: October 15th, 2014  2PM-7PM  Where: Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave Chelsea MA
Do you have benefit and resource questions? Come join us at the Chelsea Soldiers Home for a one stop resource event! 
All veterans and families welcome. For more information contact Mike Nappo at 617-887-7120 
 

Recovering Warrior Employment Conference

Date: October 14-15, 2014  Where: Back Bay Event Center, 180 Berkeley St, Boston MA 
Hiring Our Heroes and Wounded Warrior Project are conducting an employment conference for wounded veterans and caregivers. Over 25 employers will be present with pre-matched interviews. Registration is required: REGISTRATION

 

2014 Money Conference

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 Where: University of Massachusetts – Boston Campus, The Campus Center – Ballroom, 100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125 
Financial Empowerment for Individuals & Families. Military families/veterans welcome!

 

Western Mass Veterans Expo

Date: Thurs, Oct 9, 2014  11AM-7PM   Where: 1277 Main St, Springfield, MA 01103
ALL Veterans, Military Service Members, Families & Friends Welcome! Join us for this FREE benefit and resource event. Workshops on: Employment, Budgeting, PTSD/TBI, Transition & Family Counseling. BRING DD214. FREE, Food Concessions, Music, Kids Activities! For more information go to Western MA Expo Facebook Page

 

Women Veteran Retreat- Project New Hope

Date: October 3-5th, 2014  Where: Grotonwood Camp and Conference, 167 Prescott St, Groton MA
Register FREE for this great retreat! Benefit information, workshop, lodging and food included. Reservations are limited
Contact Bill Moore at bmoore1@charter.net or visit www.projectnewhopema.org