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January 25, 2023

Chamber Events

Coffee & Connections (Virtual Networking)

Thursday, February 2 | 9 AM

Register Today

Please join us on the first Thursday of the month at 9 AM for our virtual Coffee & Connections. For new & prospective members, this is the perfect opportunity to introduce your business and meet other members and Chamber staff. For veteran members, it is a great way to let new members learn about your business and talk about anything new and exciting in the works for you. So grab a cup of your favorite morning beverage and Zoom in from your home or office for an informal "Get to Know My Business" networking session. Also, if you know someone who would enjoy learning more about the Chamber, please invite them to attend!

Learn about Business Law for Your Small Business at our first seminar of 2023.


2023 Irish Sweepstakes

Thursday, March 16 | 5 - 7 PM

Gloucester Elks at Bass Rocks

Are you ready to test your luck this Saint Patrick's Day? The 24th Annual Irish Sweepstakes party & drawing will be at the Elks at Bass Rocks to on Thursday, March 16! Several "pots of gold" will be given out! A total of $20,000 with the largest prize being $10,000! 

Grand Prize: $10,000 

Second Prize: $2,500

Third Prizes (5): $1,000

Fourth Prizes (5): $500

Tickets are $100 each. Only 400 total tickets tickets will be sold - increasing your odds of winning! Tickets will be distributed to the Board members to sell, or visit or call the Chamber to purchase your ticket today! 

Winter Birding Boat Trip with 7 Seas Whale Watch

Saturday, March 25 | 8 AM - 1 PM

Registration Required | $95 per person

Cape Ann is known worldwide for its exciting concentrations of winter seabirds. Thousands of birders visit the rugged coast of Cape Ann and scan the adjacent waters hoping to spot some of the unusual and highly sought-after seabirds that spend the winter months just offshore. The best way to get to see these birds and experience them up close is to visit them in their natural habitat- on the ocean! Register Today

Presenting Sponsor: Swarovski Optik

Gold Sponsor: Essex Bird & Pet Supply

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Download Sponsorship Form or contact Michelle for details

Member & Community Events

Please Check the Full Community Calendar for All Member Event Listings

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

BT ALC Big Band: Wednesday, January 25 @ 7 PM

Rum Runners String Band: Friday, January 27 @ 7:30 PM

Harlem Quartet: Sunday, January 29 @ 3 PM

Global Journeys Series with Wu Man & Mike Block: Friday, Febraury 10 @ 8 PM

Cape Ann Museum

First Fridays: Art After Hours

Friday, February 10 | 6 - 8 PM

Second Saturday - Be Mine Valentine

Saturday, February 11 | 10 AM - 12 PM

Maritime Science Education Center Opening

Maritime Gloucester

Members Only on January 26 & 27

Public Opening on Saturday, January 28

The brand-new Maritime Science Education Center is a year-round, indoor science education space where learners of all ages can get up close and personal with local marine species at our touch tanks, learn about Gloucester's varied marine habitats, climb aboard our kid-sized lobster boat to evaluate the day's catch, and explore a microscopic world in our newly refitted plankton lab. Both members and non-members must sign up for a 1-hour visiting window during the opening weekend. Visiting the MSEC is free with your membership and you simply need to register for a time slot.

Winter Workshop: Garden Tool Maintenance

Thursday, January 26 | 5 - 6:30 PM

Backyard Growers

Join Backyard Growers to learn to prep your garden tools for spring and help them last for many growing seasons to come. In this workshop, attendees will learn to prolong the life of their garden tools and get the most out of them. We'll teach sharpening methods, the use of lubrication and mineral oil, proper storage conditions, and more. The workshop will also introduce good rules of thumb for removing rust and concepts about radius/edge on your tools. Purchase Tickets

Gloucester 400+ Presents: Boston Bruins Alumni Game 

Saturday, January 28 | 2 PM

Dorothy Talbot Rink, Gloucester 

Come watch the Boston Bruins Alumni, made up of many of the legends we watched in yesteryear, face off against the legends of Gloucester High School Alumni at Dorothy Talbot Rink in Gloucester on Saturday January 28, 2023. Puck drop will be at 2pm. Cape Ann Youth Hockey will be hosting a concession to benefit their organization. Tickets will sell fast - get yours today, in person at Gloucester 400+ Office or Cape Ann Savings Bank: Gloucester Main Street, or purchase online.

Wake Up Spirit

Sunday, February 5 | 11 AM - 1 PM

Wake Up Spirit is a dance of heart and community. A safe place to connect to spirit through movement and sound. We are so blessed to have this time and space to move our bodies freely, without judgement, to dance our prayers and dreams together. We gather on the first Sunday of every month at the Floating Lotus on Main Street in Gloucester.

Greenbelt's 2023 Film & Lecture Series

Cooked: Survival by Zip Code with Dr. Marcos Luna

Wednesday, February 8 | 6 - 8:30 PM

Lynn Museum/LynnArts

Heatwaves, heavy storms, sea level rise... The effects of climate change are clear, but how do we identify and protect vulnerable communities from natural disasters... before those disasters hit? Learn More

Firelight Nights on Friday & Saturday

February 10 & 11 | February 17 & 18

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Get outdoors for a magical night for grownups. Think summer picnic concert but without the bugs and kiddos. And oh yeah, there will be roaring fire pits and hot adult beverages. Held in the courtyard in front of the Great House, this winter concert experience includes onsite parking, entertainment, s’mores fixing, and 1 drink ticket. Learn More and Buy Tickets

Get Ready for Valentine's Day

Cards for a Cause

Local Colors Artist's Cooperative

Buy a special Valentine Card and vote for a Cape Ann good cause. For every card purchased, you receive one vote. Each organization will receive a portion of the proceeds based on the % of their votes. Download Flyer for more details.

Valentine's Mixology at Appleton Farms

Tuesday, February 7 | 6 - 8 PM

What better way to show you care than mixing up the perfect cocktail for your loved ones this Valentine’s week? 

Culinary Workshop:

Valentine's Day Dinner

Tuesday, February 14 | 6 - 8 PM

Learn the secrets to making a delicious multi-course Valentine’s Meal sure to impress. Class will end with a shared meal and future inspiration for cozy meals for two.

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