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September 28, 2022

Featured Love Greater Cape Ann Silent Auction Items

Add a nautical touch to your home or office with this beautiful, wooden carved 23.5" Greater Cape Ann clock.

The season of cozy is here! Time to go back-to-home and focus on layering all things about comfort, warmth and rediscover your home this Fall. This HOME themed basket is donated by Coastal Windows & Exteriors where the focus is that you are warm & cozy in your home all year. Time to cozy up!

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Appleton Farms

Thursday, October 6 | 5 - 7 PM

Join us at the Appleton Farms historic farmstead and learn about their mission and programming as you meet other chamber members and expand your network. 

Non-members encouraged to attend!

During our short presentation, we will also be celebrating our 1 year anniversary as the Greater Cape Ann Chamber and the merger with the former Ipswich Chamber. 

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Annual Fall Businesswomen's Luncheon

Thursday, October 13 | Noon - 1:30 PM


The Businesswomen's Committee invites you to their Annual Fall Luncheon.


The featured speaker for the event is Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & Chief Executive Officer of Celebrity Cruises, who will be joined by panelists Beth Francis, President and CEO of Essex County Community Foundation and Sheree Zizik, Owner of Beauport Hospitality Group. See more information




Sponsored by: 


Addison Gilbert Hospital, Beth Israel Lahey Health, Beauport Hospitality, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Law Office of Meredith Fine, McWalter Volunteer Insurance Agency


Margo J. Maloney - J. Barrett Realty, Shore Nutrition.

$25K Game $$ WIN BIG $$

Thursday, October 20 | 5 - 7 PM

Gloucester Elks


Join us at the Gloucester Elks for the Big Game Drawing! There is limited seating available, so please Reserve Your Spot Today!

There are still tickets available for purchase at the Chamber office. There are 12 chances to win with a total of $25,000 being given away. Cost is $100 per ticket, with a limit of 500 tickets being sold. 


  Grand Prize: $10,000

  Second Prize: $5,000

  Third Prize: $2,500

  Fourth Prize (6): $1,000

  Fifth Prize (3): $500


In addition, 50/50 Raffle tickets are also available for purchase. A Body Length is $20 and an Arm Length is $10.

38th Annual Essex ClamFest

Saturday, October 22 

11 AM to 4 PM

Memorial Park, Essex 

(Rain Date: Sunday, October 23)

Come taste Cape Ann’s finest chowders! Although the highlight of the day is the Chowder Tasting Competition, there is a great variety of activities, including arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and plenty of food vendors on-site! 

Sponsorships are available. Learn more about how you can help support this great event.

Vendor spaces also available. Download vendor application. 

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View Cape Ann Plein Air Schedule of Events | October 1 - October 9

RAA&M Annual Art Auction - Live Online

Saturday, October 1 | 2 PM 

Auction Preview Hours: Monday–Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM

Sunday, 12 – 5 PM (Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 AM – 12 PM)

Each year, this prestigious fundraising event attracts serious collectors from across the country, as well as those just starting an art collection. Held in the Hibbard Gallery of the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M), the auction features works by master Cape Ann artists of the past. Learn More

Cape Ann Copley Society Artist in Residence Demonstration

Thursday, September 29 | 3 - 4 PM

Cape Ann Museum

Free - Reservations Required

Sandy O’Connor is an American visual artist, currently living and working in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Since graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in Landscape Architecture, her career as a designer has evolved within the fields of illustration, advertising, publishing and marketing. Soon after the tragic events of 9/11 in New York City, she made a pivot into fine art after ten years as an art director and Director of Creative Services at Bloomberg, LP.

Psychic Readings & Spirit Exploration

Thursday, September 29 | 4 - 9:30 PM

Hammond Castle Museum

Join Hammond Castle Museum as they bring together a group of well-known psychic readers, mediums, and spiritual consultants to offer readings for enlightenment, healing, and inspiration. They will also offer romantic relationship readings for singles or couples. This type of reading offers unquantifiable guidance and insights into your love life. Click for more details and pricing.

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Friday, September 30 | 3 & 7 PM

Sunday, October 2 | 1 & 5 PM

Shawn Colvin

Thursday, October 6 | 8 PM

Comedy Night at Misselwood Events

Friday, September 30 |  6 - 9 PM

Misselwood Tent at Endicott College

Dinner and a Show at Misselwood Events! A fun-filled night of comedy and cocktails featuring:

  • Kyle Crawford: a regular performer across New England
  • Rhonda Corey: appeared on Dry Bar Comedy and performs across New England 
  • Michael Petit: appeared on Comedy Central, ESPN, and NESN

$40 for tickets - includes buffet dinner

2022 Essex County Arts & Culture Summit 

Friday, September 30 | 6 - 9 PM

The Cabot, Beverly MA

Join local artists, creators, community leaders and friends for a day of discussion and learning. Join ECCF and their creative partners as they celebrate 5 years of the Creative County Initiative and plan for its sustainable future. CCI is strengthening Essex County’s creative community by providing resources for artists, nonprofits, funders, and business and municipal leaders to work together.


The Thin Place

September 30 – October 23

Saturdays & Sundays: Matinee: 3:00 PM

Wednesday - Saturday: Evening:7:30 PM

Gloucester Stage

Do you believe in the afterlife? Hilda does, and in her longing to reconnect with her grandmother’s spirit, she finds Linda, an esteemed medium. Linda can communicate with those in the thin place – through the veil, hearing their voices in the quiet. If you believe, she can make you hear them too. Part seance, part ghost story, this journey will make you question your assumptions about the spirit world in chilling moments of revelation. Buy Tickets

Pamela Martin presents The Power of the Protest Song at the Old Sloop

Friday, September 30 | 7:30 - 10 PM

First Congregational Church, Rockport

Singer-songwriter, jazz musician, activist, and educator Pamela Means will present her program The Power of the Protest Song. Armed with razor wit poetry and irresistible charm, Pamela's “stark, defiant songs” (New York Times Magazine) set fire to the stage and the status quo. This family-friendly event will explore the origin stories and lineages of protest songs, how their meanings and impacts continue to transform through time and space, and how they inspire movements and cultural shifts within the realms of racial and social justice. 

October is Talk About Your Medicines Month

October is the 37th annual BeMedWise Talk About Your Medicines Month all about Medication Safety & Aging. Visit and share BeMedWise page which is chock-full of super helpful, informative resources, info, and tools on helping older patients stay med-safe.

4th Annual Cape Ann Classic Cars on the Green

Saturday, October 1 | 9 AM - 2 PM

Meetinghouse Green 

Vintage and significant cars owned by North Shore collectors will be arrayed on Meetinghouse Green with opportunities to speak with owners and collectors. The audience will choose the trophy winners from nine categories including Best in Show. Trophies will be awarded to the winners at the conclusion of the show.

Choate Island Days

Saturday, October 1 | 10 AM - 3 PM

Sunday , October 2 | 10 AM - 3 PM

Choate Island, Crane Wildlife Refuge, Parking at Crane Beach

Spend a day with The Trustees of Reservation in celebration of Choate Island – the crown jewel of the Crane Wildlife Refuge. Here deer and foxes roam through fields that once housed herds of sheep, and osprey fly over breathtaking views of Essex Bay. Your day may take you on any adventure you choose, including hiking through miles of walking trails, observing wild landscapes with a fall treat in hand, hearing first-hand accounts of island life and history, and taking self-guided explorations of the historical Proctor Barn and Choate House. Learn More

Care Dimensions Walk for Hospice

Sunday, October 2 | 9 AM

St. John's Prep, Danvers

Care Dimensions, the largest Massachusetts provider of hospice and palliative care for adults and children, has opened registration for the 35th Annual Walk for Hospice, the annual fundraiser that ensures expert and compassionate care is provided to any patient and their loved ones in need. The in-person walk begins at 9 a.m. on the campus of St. John's Prep in Danvers, but choose joining us or walking your own walk, your way. Register Today

Annual Hoedown

Sunday, October 2 | 12 - 4 PM

Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Tewksbury, MA

Fundrasising event supporting our Strongwater Farm's Programs. Family Friendly event with live music, hayrides, games, local vendors. Learn More & Register

FREE Staged Reading of Dressing the Dames

Monday, October 3 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Gloucester Stage Company

Boston’s leading actresses (and one Lighting Designer) reveal their personal stories about clothing and memory. With Karen MacDonald, Nancy Carroll, Mary Dennis, Bobbie Steinbach, Kerry Dowling, Karen Perlow, Maureen Keiller, Kathy St. George, Maureen Brennan, Sarah deLima, Cheryl McMahon, Cheryl Singleton, and Paula Plum. The event is free but please reserve your seat in advance.

24th Annual Manchester-Essex Rotary Club Golf Tournament

Tuesday, October 4 | 12:30 PM Shot Gun Start

The Meadow at Peabody Golf Course

Peabody MA

$130 entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart, beverages, prizes, prime rib dinner ($50 for prime rib dinner only).

To benefit the Manchester-Essex Rotary Scholarship Fund. $100 Hole Sponsorships for local businesses.

To play or sponsor, contact Chris Shea (508-843-4979, or Dave Ray (978-921-2346,

Cape Ann Ongoing Events 


  • Appleton Farms: Check out all events, from Hayrides, Hikes for Beer, and Wood-Fired Pizza
  • Cape Ann Museum: Learn about all the events, exhibitions, and talks happening at CAM.
  • Essex Shipbuilding Museum: Crossroads: Change in Rural America. Smithsonian traveling exhibit highlighting changing landscape of rural America in Essex, MA open through October 22.
  • Hammond Castle: Gloucester Gratis Days every Tuesday. Self-guided tours daily.
  • Rockport Exchange: Farmer's Market every Saturday through October 15th from 9 AM to Noon in Harvey Park
  • Schooner Adventure: Weekend public sailings with free sails for children

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