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April 12, 2023

Chamber Events

Thank you our Presenting Sponsor, Institution for Savings, for providing candy, toys, and helpers, and for using their connections to get the Easter Bunny on site. Also thank you to our supporting sponsors, Inns of Rockport Cookbook Fund, Rockport Inn & Suites, Millbrook Meadow, and Michele Allison Elwell, plus the volunteers who helped make this a great day for the kids. View Photos of this Fun Day

2023 Cape Ann License Plate Low Number Auction is LIVE

April 10 - April 16

Supporting a Stronger Cape Ann

The Cape Ann Community Foundation (CACF) is annual low number Cape Ann License Plate Online Auction is underway. There are 20 remaining low number plates to bid on. Don't miss out on your favorite number! Click to preview and bid on available low number plate numbers.

Already have a plate? Consider making a donation at All donations of $25 or more will be sent a limited edition "I Love Cape Ann" Koozie!

Learn more about CACF

Business After Hours

Thursday, April 20 | 5 - 7 PM

Local Colors, Main Street, Gloucester

Join us as we gather and network for our monthly Business After Hours series. This month our generous host is Local Colors of Main Street in Gloucester. Join us for a fun evening of Networking. Beverages will be provided as well as light appetizers. Register Now.

Greater Cape Ann Chamber Presents An Inaugural Meeting of our Arts & Culture Alliance

Wednesday, May 3 | 5 - 6:30 PM

Gloucester Stage Company


We are pleased to announce the first official gathering of the newly conceived Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Arts & Culture Alliance. We invite artists, arts and culture leaders, creative businesses, gig workers, and non-arts business leaders who want to connect with the Cape Ann creative community. We define “culture” broadly to include maritime heritage, which has always had close alignments with the arts on Cape Ann. Download Flyer | RSVP Today

Boston Children's Hospital Blood Drive

May 12 | 8:30 AM - 4 PM

24 Harbor Loop

To make an appointment, please go to: and use sponsor code: GCACC

For more information contact: Michelle Mineo, 978-471 9178


2nd Annual WellFest

Saturday, May 20 | 11 AM - 2 PM

Harvey Park, Rockport MA

Vendor Application Deadline is Tomorrow

WellFest is an event that will promote the broad range of health and wellness services that are right here on greater Cape Ann. This unique event was a big success in 2022 and we’re excited to continue this community experience in a new venue, the beautiful coastal community of Rockport. Due to limited capacity at Harvey Park, there will be a juried vendor selection process this year. 

Download Vendor Application

Golf is in the Air

Swing into Spring

Monday, May 8 | 9 AM - 3 PM

Ipswich Country Club

Please Join the Businesswomen of Cape Ann for the First Annual Swing into Spring Golf Event at the Ipswich Country Club. Start your morning with some general instruction and breakout sessions with the Country Club's Golf Pros. After a short break for lunch & networking, we will take to the carts and play 9 holes of "Best Ball". A Continental breakfast and a box lunch are included with the fees.

$149 for members | $165 for non-members

Registration is Open | Sponsorship Opportunities

34th Annual Education & Scholarship Golf Tournament:

Call for Sponsors

The net proceeds of this event fund the Chamber’s extensive work with the three Cape Ann schools and Essex Tech and education non-profits. The programming includes: monthly collaboration with all schools and education non-profits, DECA support, intern and mentorships, annual Cape Ann Career & College Fair and several scholarships.  

Your sponsorship will provide your organization exposure to over 100 area business owners, senior business leaders, and elected officials.

Learn More About Sponsorships

Member & Community Events

Please Check the Full Community Calendar for All Member Event Listings

Virtual Workshop: How to Plan Your Vegetable Garden

Wednesday, April 12 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Join Backyard Growers for this in-person workshop to learn how to plan your own vegetable garden according to what you like to eat, the space you have for growing, and the amount of time you have to spend tending to it. In this training, attendees will be introduced to the square-foot gardening method to help you make the most of your garden this year.

Reserve Your Spot or Purchase Tickets

Also, April Seedling Sale starts on April 12 and runs through April 23.

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

Making Waves - Landmark's 9th Annual Spring Concert & Auction featuring Sister Hazel: Wednesday, April 12 @ 7 PM

Jeffrey Foucault: Thursday, April 13 @ 8 PM

Hanneke Cassel: Friday, April 14 @ 8 PM

Der Rosenkavalier - Metropolitan Opera in HD: Saturday, April 15 @ 12 PM

Chucho Valdés: Sunday, April 16 @ 5 PM

Morse Women Attorneys Webinar Series: Preparing for an M&A Exit

Thursday, April 13 | 9 - 10 AM

Free Webinar

Join Mary Beth Kerrigan & Elizabeth Resteghini for a discussion on how to prepare your company for an acquisition. This webinar will include a review of key diligence items to consider, a summary of the timeline of the process and a review of material business terms to be negotiated in a transaction. Register Today

Fundamentals of Building & Preserving Wealth: a Workshop

Thursday, April 13 | 5 - 7 PM

Amanda Armstrong Group Office, Magnolia

Reserve your seat today for this workshop that will walk you through the top wealth management and tax mitigation tips from two of Boston/North Shore's most successful financial advisors and real estate professional. Seating is limited to 50. Learn More & Reserve Your Spot

Natural Wine - Tasting Fundraiser for Backyard Growers

Thursday, April 13 | 5:30 - 8 PM

Helen's Bottle Shop, Manchester-by-the-Sea

Join Backyard Growers at Helen's Bottle Shop for for a fun spring fundraiser in support of Backyard Growers' work! Guests will have the opportunity to sample a curated selection of natural wines alongside delicious bites donated by With Flour in Her Hair, Mayflour, and Sandpiper Bakery, while connecting with others who are passionate about our mission.

Learn More & Purchase Tickets

Get to know your smart phone (informational event)

Friday, April 14 | 1 - 3 PM

T-Mobile 381 Gloucester Crossing Road

Just recently upgraded to a new/different device? Want to know more of what your Smartphone can do? Join T-Mobile located at 381 Gloucester Crossing Road in Gloucester for this informational event. Stop by for any questions, setups or just info breakdown about your smartphone device. 

Halibut Point State Park 

StoryWalk® The Nest Robin Built, by Denise Fleming

Saturday, April 15 through Saturday, April 23

Participate in this self-guided StoryWalk®. Enjoy the spring weather walking and reading a story along a lovely park trail. Connect with your surroundings and each other while enjoying the magic of reading together outdoors! For pre-K-age 7 with adult.

Halibut Point State Park-Spring Birding Basics

Sunday, April 16 | 8 - 10 AM

Stroll Halibut Point State park's seaside treasure with birding basics. Hear the symphony of spring bird song, watch for them in the woodland's and water's edges. Learn about bird sounds, habits, and flight patterns. Enjoy extraordinary views. Bring binoculars if you have them. 

A Matter of Balance Workshop

Wednesdays from April 19 through June 7

10 AM - 12 PM

Rowley Senior Center

 Presented by SeniorCare Inc., in conjunction with the Healthy Living Center of Excellence and the Rowley Council on Aging, “A Matter of Balance” is an eight-week free workshop focusing on educating and supporting older adults around falling and the fear of falling. Through group discussion, practical strategies and light exercising, older adults will reduce the fear and risk of falling, helping them to stay active and involved! For information and to register, contact Linda Baker at 978-281-1750 or

Opening Ceremony of Young Legends Ball Hockey Rink

Saturday, April 22 | 10 AM - 12 PM

Near Stage Fort Park

Young Legends Ball Hockey (YLBH), has crafted a pristine state-of-the-art 160x80 foot regulation sized ball hockey rink to provide an opportunity for players to learn the game of ball hockey, increase their skillset, and refine their ball hockey skills. The rink will officially launch on Saturday, April 22, 2023; ceremony to take place near Stage Fort Park in Gloucester at 10am ET; general public are invited and welcome to attend. Learn More about YLBH

Abigail Hooper Trask House Bicentennial Year

Spring Art Show  

Show Runs through April 29

Manchester Historical Museum

15 Artists, 100 paintings & photographs for viewing and sale. Show runs from April 2nd to 29th, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 to 3, Sundays 1 to 4.

Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group Opens Twentieth Show  

Exhibition: Through April 28

Charles Fine Arts Gallery, Gloucester

Works on view in the exhibition range in medium to include paintings, mixed-media, graphics, sculpture, digital art and photography. The exhibition runs from April 1 through April 28. The Experimental Group is a creative forum, its’ main mission is to increase public awareness and to foster self-expression by bringing artists together to explore and share ideas that cultivate creative freedom. The EG is encouraged and supported by the Rockport Art Association & Museum.  Learn More

A Night of Business

Monday, May 15 | 5:30 - 7 PM

Manchester Community House

You are cordially invited to join M&T Bank for... Everything you need for your business in one place. For one night.Join the Manchester by the Sea Team and their local business partners to learn what M&T Bank can do to help you thrive in our community. Download Flyer

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