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November 16, 2022

Chamber Events

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.


Tuesday, November 29 | 5 - 7PM

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Coffee & Connections

Thursday, December 1 | 9 - 10 AM

Please join us Thursday morning, October 6 at 9 AM for our monthly virtual Coffee & Connections. This is a great opportunity for new and old members, as well as prospective members, to grab a cup of your favorite morning beverage and Zoom in from you home or office for an informal "Get to Know My Business" networking session. Know someone who would enjoy learning more about the Chamber? Please invite them to attend!

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2022 Holiday Hop Over Series

Wednesday, November 16 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM

True North Ale Company

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF) is hosting its Holiday Hop Over Series and and they want you and your friends to be there (must be 21 or over to attend). Join True North Ale and JAF for a fun night with local beer, food, and entertainment! Proceeds will support the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s mission of providing help, hope, and a reason to smile, to New England cancer patients and their families this holiday season. Tickets available online until 3 PM. Limited tieckets available at the door.

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Schooner Adventure: Astern and Ahead

Wednesday, November 16 | 6 - 6:45 PM

Via Zoom

Join Schooner Adventure for an online gathering of the Adventure Community. Topics to include: a review of their, transformational 2022, an update about off-season vessel work, a taste of what's coming in 2023 and a brief Q&A and a toast to the vessel.

Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library Annual Meeting

Wednesday, November 16 | 6 - 7:30 PM

Sawyer Free Library

The Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library Corporation will be hosting their Annual Meeting on Wednesday evening, November 16, at the Sawyer Free Library located at 2 Dale Avenue in Gloucester. The meeting is open to the public, but only corporators can vote. Learn More

Clue: On Stage

Presented by Gloucester High School

November 17 - 19 | 7 PM

November 19 | 1 PM

GHS High School Auditorium

Based on the classic board game and the 1985 cult classic film, “Clue: On Stage” will keep the audience laughing while they try to figure out who, where and what murdered their host at the Boddy Manor. The production runs from Thursday, Nov. 17, through Saturday, Nov. 19, at the high school auditorium. Show times are at 7 p.m. with an added Saturday matinee at 1 p.m. Purchase Tickets Now

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


Cape Ann Museum

Captain Elias Davis House Tour: Friday, November 18 | 2 - 3 PM

CAM Studio Workshop - Block Print Holiday Cards: Saturday, November 19 | 10 AM - 2 PM

CAMTalks: Exhibition Series - The Folly Cove Designers: Art, Life, Place, and Legacy: Saturday, November 19 | 2 - 3 PM

Gloucester Encounters Book Launch: Sunday, November 20 | 2 - 3 PM

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

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

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Angela Hewitt: Saturday, November 19 | 3 PM

Shawn Colvin: Sunday, November 20 | 7 PM (rescheduled from October)

Nefesh Mountain - Hanukkah Concerrt: Saturday, November 26 | 8 PM

The Seagull - National Theatre in HD: Sunday, November 27 | 8 PM

Wine & Craft Beer Tastings & More

Cellar Door


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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Planning for Reality: Climate Change and Downtown Gloucester

Saturday, November 19 | 1 - 4 PM

Gloucester Meetinghouse

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation and TownGreen present Planning for Reality: Climate Change and Downtown Gloucester. The Symposium addresses urban planning in the downtown Gloucester area in light of expected and projected climate impacts with a focus on building awareness of climate threats and considering them in the urban planning process. All segments will have an opportunity for audience Q&A.

Essex Fire Company Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday, November 19 | 4 - 7 PM

Essex Public Safety Building

Donations taken at the door and are greatly appreciated. They also will be collecting winter coats and boots for those in need. To Go Phone Orders taken until 6 PM at 978-778-4554. 

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

Discover Gloucester’s 2022 Holiday Awards Luncheon

December 1, 2022 | 12 - 1:30 PM

Cruiseport Gloucester

Join Discover Gloucester for the 2022 Holiday Awards Luncheon, first time back since 2019. The gathering is a time for colleagues and community members to celebrate the holiday season, and for Discover Gloucester to recognize individuals and organizations who have made a lasting impact in the tourism business community this year. 

Tickets are $35 per person. Registration is required. Registration and payment deadline is Friday, November 25. Learn More

Holiday Events

Below is a "working list" of up coming Holiday events in the greater Cape Ann region. Please visit the Community Calendar on the Chamber website for more information. For Rockport events, see dedicated Christmas in Rockport page.

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