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June 21, 2023

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Chamber Events

Coffee & Connections

Thursday, July 6 | 9 -10 AM

Register Today

Please join us this Thursday 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!

Small Business Persons of the Year

Community Citation Presentations

 All invited. No RSVP needed.

Rockport: Community Celebration for Lauri Kaihlanen will take place on on Thursday, July 13 at 3 PM at the Kaihlanen Gallery. 

Gloucester: Community Celebration for Lenny & Dottie Linquata will be held at the Gloucester House. Date to be determined.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Save the Dates

Ipswich Downtown Tuesdays

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First Performance is on July 11 from 6 - 8 PM featuring Dead to the Core

The first of the three 2023 Block Parties is on Saturday, July 15 -

Just One Month Away!

Last year saw thousands of people attending, visiting with non-profits, shopping & eating at participating businesses, and enjoying food trucks, street performances, music, games & family fun. Sign Up Today as a Non-Profit or Business Participant.

July 18 | 6:15 - 8:45 PM

Next Gen Sunset Sail on the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

Join the Chamber's Next Gen, Young Professionals group for a sunset sail on the beautiful Schooner Thomas E. Lannon.

Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase on board.

$10 per Person (limited capacity)

Register Now

July 19 | 5 - 7 PM

Business After Hours

Windhover Center for the Performing Arts

Join us, fellow Chamber members, and our host Windhover Center for the Performing Arts under the tent for an evening of light appetizers, libations, and networking. Includes free admission (a $30 value) to the scheduled evening performance of “Rite of Passage.”

Register Now

Member & Community Events

Please Check the Full Community Calendar for All Member Event Listings

Photo by Manny F. Simoes - Good Morning Gloucester

Saint Peter's Fiesta

Wednesday - Sunday

Saint Peter's Fiesta gets underway today with music by Over the Bridge in St. Peter's Park from 7 to 10 PM. Thursday features the 5K road race and more music. Greasy Pole competition and Seine Boat Races happen on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Click Here for Full Schedule


Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

Christina & Michelle Naughton: Thursday, June 22 @ 7:30 PM

Film: Reclamation: Friday, June 23 @11 AM

Bach & Arvo Pärt: Friday, June 23 @ 7:30 PM

A Night at the Opera: Saturday, June 24 @ 5:30 PM

Marc-André Hamelin & Balourdet Quartet: Sunday, June 25 @ 5 PM

Santiago Cañón-Valencia: Thursday, June 29 @ 7:30 PM

Windhover Center for the Performing Arts Upcoming Events

Psychic Readings & Spirit Exploration

Wednesday, June 21 | 4 - 9 pm

Hammond Castle Museum

Join Hammond Castle 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. Learn More

Rockport Art Assn & Museum 2nd Summer Reception

Thursday, June 22 | 6 - 8 PM

2nd Summer Show June 17 - July 16

Rockport Art Association & Museum Second Summer Reception. Enjoy wonderful food, drink, music, and especially art! Learn More

The Music of Art: Compositions from the Museum Collection, June 10-August 13, 2023

Kat Masella Solo Show – Mysteries Of The Soul: June 24 - July 13

Reggae Night featuring Soul Rebel Project

Thursday, June 22 | 6 - 8:30 PM

Misslewood Events

Forget all your troubles and escape for an evening of smooth, rhythmic reggae and rock music by the sea. Bring friends and family to enjoy the view. Buy Tickets

Planning Ahead: Advance Directives & End-of-Life Decisions

Thursday, June 22 | 5 - 6:30 PM

The Residence at Riverbend

Join The Residence at Riverbend for a presentation focusing on the importance of planning ahead for advance directives and end-of-life care decisions. You will learn about the different types of advance directives and the advantages and disadvantages of each. They will also identify a variety of free resources that can help you complete your advance directives, and you will receive a "Five Wishes" booklet.

Please RSVP to Tara Jalbert by June 19. Download Flyer

Free Workshop: Energy Crisis is Real & Affects Us All: What Can We Do About It?

Thursday, June 22 | 5 - 7 PM

Cazeault Solar & Home & Amanda Armstrong Group

AAG Office, 35 Fuller St., Unit 100, Magnolia

Understanding and implementing electrification & decarbonization strategies can help homeowners save money & positively effect to the environment.

If you don’t yet know the terms “electrification” and “decarbonization,” it is prudent to become familiar with them, as they are affecting our incomes, our families’ livelihoods, the value of our homes, and our environment. Electrification and decarbonization refer to the movement away from carbon fuels, towards electric-powered technologies such as electric vehicles, heat pumps, and electric hot water tanks. Limited Space is Available - Register Today | Download Flyer

Fiesta Sunset Music Cruise With Dan King Acoustic

Thursday, June 22 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Cape Ann Cruises, 63 Rogers Street

Acoustic Songwriter and Performer Dan King has been keeping crowds entertained around Cape Ann for many years with his quiet charm, soulful vocal delivery, and roots and folk rock acoustic style. His music and cover selections are the perfect compliment to a sunset cruise around gorgeous Gloucester Harbor  Buy Tickets

Friki TIki St. Peter's Fiesta Cruises

June 23, 25, and 25 | 4:30 PM

Come aboard the Friki TIki for a special Cruise during the famous Greasy Pole Event! We will leave Cripple Cove Landing at 4:30 and head out to the Harbor to watch the event. This cruise will be 2 hours. Bring your beverages, your snacks and friends. This is an event not to be missed!

Download Flyer | Buy Tickets Now

Virtual Workshop: Pest Management in Your Veggie Garden

Friday, June 23 | 5 - 6 PM

Healthy soil, sanitary tools, and cooperation with other life forms are the keys to our most effective approach to pest management in your vegetable garden: prevention! In this online workshop, Backyard Growers will walk you through how to minimize human, microbiological, and plant risk by using the ecosystem as the starting point to diagnose pest issues threatening your harvest. Register Today

Rockport Farmers Market

Saturday, June 24 | 9 AM - 1 PM

Harvey Park, Rockport

The Rockport Farmers Market is a food-focused market offering locally produced/grown food, flowers and drinks at each week's outdoor market, taking place in the heart of downtown Rockport. Produce and locally-grown and farm-made products can be purchased on-site, while talented, local musicians perform.  

Annual Mid-Sommar Festival

Saturday, June 24 | 10 AM - 1 PM

Spiran Hall, Rockport

Join Spiran Lodge #98 for their Annual Mid-Sommar Festival. Nisu and other scandinavian pasteries, Swedish meatballs, strawberries and cream, hot dogs and Swedish hamburgers, coffee, sodas, and Nordic gifts will be available. Entertainment will be provided by the Finnish folk singing group HYVAA. Come and enjoy a taste of Nordic culture to start Summer 2023.

Halibut State Park

Saturday, June 24

When Granite Was King! Babson Farm Quarrying History Guided Tour @ 10 AM Over one hundred years ago, the Rockport Granite Company quarried granite stone here. Learn about the buildings, bridges, and breakwaters built to last. 

Tide Pool Exploration @ 9 AM See a great diversity of life at the rocky shore. Discover and identify different tide level zones!

Thursday, June 29

Sketching to See @ 1 PM: Capture the beauty of Halibut Point on paper! Join Jess Yurwitz from Slow River Studio for a beginner sketching lesson in the Park. 

Summer Pottery Classes for 8 week session

Cynthia Curtis Pottery

June 26 - August 18

Cynthia offers pottery classes and is grateful for the over 1,400 students of all skill levels that have found their way to share the warm and bright pottery studio. Students work at their own pace with an instructor available for guidance as needed. Classes are held in a fun, relaxed environment. Laughing and breathing encouraged!

Window Installation and Performance Demo

Thursday, June 29 | 3 - 8 PM

Grand Banks at True North Ale Company, Ipswich

Grand Banks is partnering with Marvin Windows and SIGA Tapes to do an in-depth discussion and demonstration around window installation best practices as well as a demonstration of a passing and failing air & water performance test by Intertek similar to what would be done in the field. Free Admission. Reserve Your Spot Today

The Importance of Being Earnest

June 30 - July 9

Lanes Coven Theater Co.

At Windhover Center for the Preforming Arts

The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies.

Learn More & Buy Tickets

Tour Dogtown with Les Bartlett — Historian, Lecturer, & Photographer

A Gloucester 400+ Event

Saturday, July 1 | 9 AM

Dogtown Commons Entrance Parking Lot C

Learn how to walk through Dogtown, how to touch a glacial erratic (The Whales Jaw), how Gloucester created the "spooky stories of witches," and what the future holds for Dogtown.

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