Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Making a Difference
Our Members. Our Community. Our Region.
Because of the many wonderful events scheduled this summer, we have split Soundings into 2 Editions: Soundings EVENTS on Tuesdays and Soundings BUSINESS on Thursdays.
Sunflower Field | School Street, Ipswich | July 24, 2022
An Evening with Donato Tramuto
Tuesday, July 26 | 5 - 7 PM

Join us and several other Chambers for networking followed by a presentation from Donato Tramuto, author of "The Double Bottom: Line How Compassionate Leaders Captivate Hearts and Deliver Results."

RSVP to Kirk Mansfield, Director of Corporate & Community Relations at NS.
Thursday, July 28 | 5 - 7 PM

Join us for our Business After Hours Networking event at The Manchester Historical Museum. Come and experience their exciting new exhibit, "Manchester 1772". This exhibit highlights various aspects of life 250 years ago: the physical nature of Manchester-by-the-Sea (neighborhoods, coves and beaches), its families and buildings, work, politics, and church, bereavement, and Col. Jeremiah Lee. 

Thursday, August 4 | 9 AM
Virtual Networking

Occurring on the first Thursday of the month at 9 AM, the Greater Cape Ann Chamber hosts Coffee & Connections, a virtual networking event! We will continue holding these via Zoom so that you may join us from anywhere. Meet new people, expand your business connections and stay in touch with friends and colleagues.
Saturday, August 6 | 10 AM to 6 PM Manchester-by-the-Sea

Please contact Michelle Pepin at michelle@capeannchamber.com for more information.
Thursday August 11 | 5 - 8:30 PM
Schooner Adventure
Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop
$50 members. $65 non-members.
Registration is required!

Enjoy a wonderful sail aboard one of Gloucester's oldest working vessels! Sail Gloucester Harbor and beyond, enjoy a glorious Cape Ann Sunset, network and enjoy the company of other area Businesswomen. Learn More & Register Now
July 26 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Ipswich Riverwalk

Join us for an evening of music on the Riverwalk featuring Northwest Fox, a Gloucester-Amherst based alternative rock group. Check out a video of a past outdoor performance here. So pick up some take out food from your favorite local spot and come to the Riverwalk to enjoy dinner and music, and maybe even do a little dancing.
Shalin Liu Performance Center

Friday, July 29 | 8 PM: JD SOUTHER
Saturday, July 30 | 8 PM: SIERRA HULL
Sunday, July 31 |5 PM: RONAN TYNAN
Gloucester Culture Splash Gallery Stroll & Live Poetry
Thursday July 28
The Harbortown Gallery Stroll will feature fine arts experiences, hand crafted works, and displays at Beth Williams Studio, Cape Ann Museum, Jane Deering Gallery, Local Colors, and Matthew Swift Gallery. Refreshments will be offered to visitors.
On Rocky Neck, stroll to Cove Gallery, the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Imagine Gallery, Judythe Evans Meagher Gallery, Madfish Gallery, Michalak Fine Arts, Stephen LaPierre Gallery, and Hughes Bosca/Side Street Gallery! Rocky Neck’s featured cultural organization for July 28 is Gloucester Writers Center who will host a scenic Introduction to Haiku Workshop at 3:00pm and live poetry readings starting at 7:00pm.
Thursday, July 28 | 3 - 3:30 PM
Needy Meds

Join NeedyMeds' PAP Research Manager, Kim Anderson, for this 15-minute webinar explaining what PAPs are, how they work, how to find them on NeedyMeds’ website and - most importantly - how they can save you money on your meds.
Hammond Castle Museum Programs

Thursday, July 28 | 6 - 10 PM
Adults: $20; Kids 5 - 12: $10; Kids 4 & under: free.
Thursday, July 28 | 7 - 9 PM
Castle Hill at the Crane Estate

Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and set up on the lawn. While here, explore the gardens, walk the 1/2-mile-long Grand Allee, try a landscape-themed eye spy, picnic, and dance on the grass. Gates open at 5 PM. Buy Tickets
Thursday, July 28 | 7 - 9 PM
Cape Ann Museum

Offered as part of the city-wide Culture Splash, the Courtyard Concerts feature local and regional musicians. This week features Alexandra & Josh, an acoustic duo from Gloucester, MA. The two blend guitars, vocals, and live looping to create a fun and eclectic sound. Their repertoire features upbeat folk, pop, Americana, and blues covers, as well as whimsical original music
Music on the Meetinghouse Green
Friday, July 29| 6 - 8:30 PM

An award-winning local jazz vocalist and rising star, Rhiannon teams up with a great quartet for another unforgettable free Friday evening concert at the corner of Middle and Church Streets in Gloucester.
Opening Night Friday, July 29| 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Runs through August 21
Gloucester Stage Company

Bill and Nancy have been happily married for fifty years. As their adult children descend on the Grand Horizons senior living community – they are forced to reexamine everything they thought they knew about their parents’ happy lives. A powerhouse comedy that explores a family turned upside-down and takes an intimate look at the wild, unpredictable, and enduring nature of love.
Friday & Saturday, July 29 - 30 | 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, July 31 | 10 AM - 4 PM
South Village Green Ipswich

More than 60 artisans and fine craftsmen will show and sell their work on the South Village Green in Ipswich, MA. Olde Ipswich Days is a non-profit event, presenting a wide variety of quality arts and crafts to be appreciated outdoors in beautiful Ipswich, MA. Arts and Crafts include paintings, watercolors, woodworking, glass, pottery, jewelry, children's toys, fabric crafts, Hand-knits, folk art, photography, pen and ink prints, carved gourds, decorated furniture, and more!
The Ant and the Chrysalis
Saturday, July 30 | 10 - 11 AM
Rockport Art Association & Museum

The educational session includes storytelling and an art activity related to one of the five Aesop’s Fables sculptures by world famous sculptor Nancy Schön that have been gifted to the RAA&M Permanent Collection though the financial generosity of Lorraine Horn.

This educational program is offered for free by the generosity of donors Garth and Lindsay Greimann.
Saturday, July 30 | 6 - 9 PM

Enjoy inspired cocktails, creative bites, and the company of art aficionados as the sun sets over Cape Ann. This special celebration encourages meaningful connection and community engagement while supporting CAM’s programs, exhibitions, and the inspiring and rewarding experiences offered throughout the year.
Wednesday, August 3 | 5 - 9 PM
Brothers' Brew Coffeeshop

Rockport Fireworks invite all to come support this summer’s fireworks at Brothers Brew. Pub fare and cash bar.
Thursday, August 4 | 6 - 9:30 PM
Thacher Island Association
$50 General Admission (Waitlist Only)

Cruise aboard the Privateer IV, operated by 7 Seas Whale Watch and enjoy a specially-narrated sunset tour of Cape Ann’s coast and its six historic lighthouses, and support one of Cape Ann’s National Historic Landmarks! We can’t guarantee a perfect sunset, but we can guarantee a wonderful time. BYO picnic dinner or purchase one on board.
Thursday - Saturday, August 4 -6
Main Street , Gloucester

The Gloucester Merchant Association is looking for nonprofits, local artisans, food vendors and off Main Street vendors. Applications can be found online at www.GloucesterMerchantAssociation.org or call Joe Ciolino - Director at 978-281-1227. Please join us at the biggest Gloucester market place of the year and celebrate the 63rd annual Sidewalk Bazaar.
Saturday, August 6 | 7 - 8:30 PM
Windhover Performing Arts Center
General Admission: $34

Comedian, commentator and founder of Humor for Humanity, Jimmy Tingle comes to Windhover’s outdoor stage, mixing his funniest comedic hits and newest, post pandemic bits, to deliver the humor, hope and humanity the world so desperately needs in 2022.
Thursday, Sept. 1 | 8 PM
Cruiseport Gloucester

Comedic line up includes Dave Rattigan, Sean Sullivan, Janet McNamara, and Paul D-Angelo. Tickets are $30 and there will be a cash bar. Doors open at 7 PM. Call 978-764-6710 for tickets and more info.
Cape Ann Ongoing Events
  • Appleton Farms: Check out all events, from Farmhouse Culinary Workshops to Fire Pit Picnics to Hikes for Beer!
  • Discover Gloucester Culture Splash: Every Thursday evening through August 25, a different cultural organization will be spotlighted on Rocky Neck and in Harbortown.
  • Hammond Castle: Gloucester Gratis Days every Tuesday. Self-guided tours daily.
  • Music at the Beach: Every Monday night at 6:30 PM at the Rockport Legion Bandstand
  • Rockport Exchange: Farmer's Market every Saturday through October 15th from 9 AM to Noon in Harvey Park
  • Rockport Legion Band: 2022 summer concert series every Sunday night at 7 PM at the Rockport Legion Bandstand
  • Schooner Adventure: Weekend public sailings with free sails for children
We extend a big thank you to our supporting sponsors.

If you are interested in promoting with the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and sponsoring this newsletter, please contact Ken Riehl at ken@capeannchamber.com
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