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October 26, 2022

Friends of Essex Council on Aging Great Scarecrow Fest is Underway! 

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Chamber Events

The Greater Cape Ann Chamber & Discover Gloucester invite you to the

2022 Summer Season in Review & RSVP

Thursday, October 27 | 5:30 PM

Gloucester Stage Company

Please RSVP and/or submit survey if you did not attend a roundtable session.

Coffee & Connections

Thursday, November 3 | 9 AM

It is that time again! 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.

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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 & hard & soft seltzers, and enjoy delicious appetizers (a full bar is also available for non-beer drinkers). 

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Member & Community Events

Please Check the Full Community Calendar for All Member Event Listings

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra: Thursday: October 28 | 8 PM

Frankenstein - National Theatre in HD: Saturday, October 29 | 1 PM

Calliope Brass: Wednesday, November 2 | 7 PM

Janis Ian - Cancelled:  Due to medical issues, Janis Ian had to cancel her tour.

October at Hammond Castle Museum 

Phantom of the Opera Live: Wednesday, October 25 | 7 - 9 PM

Trick or Treat at Hammond Castle: Thursday, October 27 | 3:30 - 6 PM

Spiritualism Tours by Candlelight: Thursdays in October | 7 - 9 PM

The Masquerade of Abbadia Mare: Inspired by the Tales of Edgar Allan PoeFridays in October | 6 - 9 PM

Healthcare Savings with Diagnosis-Based Assistance Programs

Friday, October 28 | 12 - 12:30 PM

NeedyMeds Webinar

Take 25 minutes out of your day to learn about how Diagnosis-Based Assistance Programs can help you save on your medical expenses. Sign up right away as space is limited. View All Needy Med Webinars

Cape Ann Museum Tours & Talks

CAM Teen Fright Night

Friday, October 28 | 6 - 8 PM

Bones of Homes Walking Tour

Saturday, October 29 | 10:30 - 12 PM

Fitz Lane Walking Tour

Sunday, October 30 | 1:30 - 3 PM


Saturday, October 29 | 1 - 5PM

Maritime Gloucester

Maritime Gloucester is being taken over by a FantaSEA of Halloween characters! Bring the whole family for fun activities, lively music and tasty treats! Come visit our Warlock on the Dock and make your very own magic wand or meet our Pirate on the Pier for a Spooktacular scavenger hunt! Our Bard in the Shipyard will start with a reading of the children's book Tilly and the Pirate at 1 followed by some lively maritime music. Learn More

Whale's Jaw Cafe Events

Slackwater Cowboys: Friday, October 28 | 7 - 9 PM

Willin': Sunday, October 30 | 12 - 2 PM

Fisheye: My Underwater Vision

A solo photography show by Dawn McDonald

Rockport Art Association & Museum

Through October 27

In an exhibition titled Fisheye: My Underwater Vision, local photographer Dawn McDonald will be taking viewers on a journey of her undersea adventures from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean, through the Sulu and Caribbean Seas, to right here in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Ann. An avid scuba diver, McDonald’s numerous interactions with unique and endangered sea creatures, and seeing the negative changes in their environment over the years, led to her strong support for conservation and advocacy, and a desire to share the amazing beauty of the ocean and its varied inhabitants. Read More

Silent Movies with Live Keyboard Accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis

Meetinghouse Green

Sunday, October 30 | 3 - 4:30 PM

Before elaborate soundtracks and before actors spoke in films, keyboard artists entertained audiences with their live improvised musical accompaniment to follow a film's storyline. Children and adults of all ages will be delighted with the musical interpretation of keyboard artist Jeff Rapsis as he infuses new life into three works from the early era of cinematic history. Three movies to be shown are Buster Keaton's The Haunted House and Charlie Chaplin's The Floorwalker and The Kid.

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Employee Benefits 101: What You Need to Know About Qualified Benefit Plans

Tuesday, November 1 | 8 - 10 AM

Presented by Morse Law at CityPoint, Waltham, MA

This complimentary live presentation will focus on recent legal developments impacting the design and administration of tax-qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans. Join Rebecca Alperin and members of Morse’s Employee Benefits and Employment Law Teams as they provide insight to employers and plan sponsors on hot topics in the world of employee benefits and recent changes impacting employers and employees.

Improv & Martinis

Wednesday, November 2 | 6:30 PM

The Fish Shack

Just a few tickets remaining for Improv & Martini’s, a Great Gathering of Total Delight led by Izzy Gesell. Izzy is a Professional Humorist, Improv Master, Organizational Alchemist promises an evening full of Engaging Fun, Fantastic Food, and Amazing Adult Beverages. No need to go to New York, or L.A. or Boston because the hot spot of the universe will be right here, in Rockport, Massachusetts!  Email Michelle to to reserve a ticket! Tickets are $45 each.

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.

Read Matthew Billey's Bio

Trick or Treat & Kid's Halloween Happenings  


  • Essex: Monday, October 31 from 5 to 8 PM. Winthrop, Maple & Pickering Streets will be closed to traffic.
  • Gloucester: Starting at dusk. No official hours posted.
  • Ipswich: Monday, October 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM
  • Manchester-by-the-Sea: Monday, October 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
  • Rockport: Starting at dusk. No official hours posted.


Haunted Library: Wed., Oct. 26 | 5:30 PM - 7 PM 

Halloween Party: Mon., Oct. 31 | 5 PM - 6:30 PM  

Rockport Downtown

Trick or Treat

Sunday, October 30

3 - 5 PM

Rockport Downtown Businesses

Ipswich Downtown Trick or Treat 

Saturday, October 29

1 - 4 PM

Downtown Ipswich

Gloucester Downtown

Trick or Treat

Monday, October 31


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, walking tours 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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