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November 9, 2022

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Chamber Events

Love Cape Ann Online Fundraising Auction

through Sunday, November 13

Only 5 days left to get in on some great deals.

Proceeds will help the Chamber build for this special place where we live, work, and play! Bid now and bid often to show your love for Cape Ann! 

2 Night Stay at Periwinkle Inn

Are you a local expecting a visit from family or friends? Put them up at for two nights at the quaint Periwinkle Cottage. A starting bid of just $240 for a $600 value!

Two Weekday Tickets to Pats Peak Ski Area

Take a day off this winter and head to Pats Peak for a day of skiing! A day on the slopes is just what you need!

Business After Hours

Wednesday, November 16

5 - 7 PM

Great Marsh Brewing Company

Join us for a fun Business After Hours networking event upstairs at Great Marsh Brewing Company! Take in the beautiful views of the Essex River and marsh, network with the local business community, play some table shuffleboard and foosball, partake of a wide variety of craft brews and hard & soft seltzers, and enjoy delicious appetizers (a full bar is also available for non-beer drinkers). 

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Peter Webber's Retirement Party

Thursday, November 17

5:30 - 7:30 PM

The Emerson Inn

Please join us in honoring Peter Webber for his 17 years of dedication and service to the Greater Cape Ann Community. We will be gathering at the Emerson Inn on November 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, light appetizers and a cash bar will be available. All are welcome! If you are not able to attend in person, please feel free to send cards to the Chamber by November 15th (24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester 01930). We will present these to Peter on behalf of the Greater Cape Ann Community that evening. Please RSVP here.

Winter Lights

November 26 through January 1

The Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and Discover Gloucester are excited to be collaborating on the 3rd Annual Winter Lights on Cape Ann this holiday season! Please click here complete the form to sign up to be included in the printed brochure and online map. 


Participation is free and is open to businesses in Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Rockport, Gloucester and Ipswich. We ask that you have holiday lights and decor of your choice up and visible to passersby starting November 26 to kick off Small Business Saturday, through January 1 (and beyond if you so choose). New this year, optional decorating contest. Learn More

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Member & Community Events

Please Check the Full Community Calendar for All Member Event Listings


State Senator Bruce Tarr's Update on How the Mass Climate Bill Affects Cape Ann on Thursday, November 10 has been canceled,

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Wednesday, November 9 | 8 PM

Dave Hause & Will Hoge: Saturday, November 12 | 8 PM

Valerie June: Sunday, November 13 | 7 PM

Palaver Strings with Chris Pattishall Trio: Friday, November 18 | 7 PM

Sip & Shop

Beauport Boutique

Thursday, November 10 | 2 - 10 PM

Visit Beauport Boutique for their annual Sip & Shop event! 

Enjoy shopping, sips, and lite bites. Be the first to browse their holiday collection, featuring Colby Davis of Boston, Mitchies of Montreal, Linda Richards, Lilly Pulitzer, Skida, KADA, Roo and Roo, Priemlov, among others!

Save on Pet Meds

Friday, November 11 | 11 AM

NeedyMeds Webinar

Got 10 minutes? If so, join this brief webinar to learn how to use the NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card to save on your pet meds. It'll be worth it!. View All Needy Med Webinars

Wine & Craft Beer Tastings & More

Cellar Door


Nov. 11: Wine Tasting | 6 - 8 PM

Nov. 18: Craft Beer Tasting | 5 - 7 PM

Dec. 1: Sip, Shop and enjoy music by Joe and Renee Cardoza | 6 - 8 PM

Dec. 2: Wine Tasting | 6 - 8 PM

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Fall Fundraiser Speakeasy

Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum

Saturday, November 12 | 6 - 9 PM

Join EHSSM for an evening of food, music, dance and fun. at their annual fall fundraiser. Dress in your best 1920’s couture or come as you wish. Buy Tickets Now

Also coming up:

Retribution: The Stanfield Chronicles

Book Talk with David Tory

Tuesday, November 15 | 7 - 8 PM

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Once Upon A Time: A Broadway Review by Hello Friends Production

Hammond Castle Museum

November 18, 19 & 20

Hello Friends Productions premiers Once Upon A Time, an original review of beloved Broadway show tunes and popular songs that capture a story or fairy tale. The first half features great music from shows such as Sunset Boulevard, Man of La Mancha, Legally Blonde, Shrek the musical, Hadestown and Finding Neverland. And in the second half, get ready as they present a modern day retelling of the classic fairytale, Cinderella told with popular hits from the 50's through today. Learn More and View Show Times


Through Sunday Nov 20, 2022

Various Times

Lane's Coven

Monkey," is a new comedy by Rachel Greenhoe, Lanes Coven's first world premiere. "Monkey" is about queer relationships, neurodivergence and disability. Susan, (Madeline Yagle), has lived a relatively sheltered life, but when she starts dating Maige (Caroline Harvey), Susan finally has to confront the stresses of adulthood while managing her own “monkey mind.” Learn More and Buy Tickets

Guest Artist Matthew Billey

Showing at Seven Suns Gallery

Showing through Friday Nov 25, 2022

The “Red Sun” series and others of Matt’s paintings will be featured as a Fall Event at Loren Doucette Studio at Seven Suns Gallery.  Seven Suns Gallery is located at 48 Bearskin Neck in Rockport, Ma. and is open 7 days a week from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

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Cape Ann Makers Market – Holiday Market

Saturday, November 26 | 11 AM - 4 PM

The Emerson Inn, Rockport

Come out to the Cape Ann Makers Market – Holiday Market at Rockport's Emerson Inn on Small Business Saturday and shop the more than 40 creative Cape Ann Artisans, Crafters and Makers!

The event will feature an incredible selection of coastal inspired and holiday themed handmade gifts, including jewelry, metalsmithing, painting, photography, fiber arts, hand harvested artisanal sea salts, natural body care and much more. Learn More & See List of Vendors

Holiday Events

Stay tuned for a full listing of Chamber and Community Holiday Happenings! Make sure you upload your events to the Chamber calendar through your member portal! Remember, these calendar events are automatically posted to both the Chamber and Cape Ann Vacation websites!

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