The Weekly Catch From The Cape Ann Chamber Of Commerce

THE CAPE ANN FARMERS’ MARKET will be open every Thursday through October 7, 3-6:30pm at its new location– I-4/C-2 on Rogers Street.

Release and renew with sound and song at SoulSong, a relaxing yet energizing class led by singer and song-leader Michael O’Leary. If you can talk you can sing! 7-week session starts Wednesdays, September 1 & 8, 7-9pm at 222 ARTS & WELLNESS CENTER. Private sessions also available. 978-283-0495 or

INN MAGNOLIA presents the Travel Channel’s Most Haunted star Dr. Ciarán O’Keeffe to benefit the Magnolia Historical Society on Wednesday, September 1, 7pm. Ciarán will regale us with horror stories from the world of paranormal investigation, including some of his most unusual cases, a behind-the-scenes look at television investigations, and examples of mysterious and comical equipment faux-pas. $25/person. 978-525-3642

ROCKY NECK ART COLONY’S final Nights on the Neck of the 2010 season will be held on Thursday, September 2, 5-9 pm. Featuring: JoeAnn Hart, Gordon Baird, Thomas Hauck, Margi Green and Her Delightful Assistants, Rick Drost. Specific showtimes and locations will be posted in the parking lot on the Rocky Neck Ave causeway, and at the various venues around the Neck.

THE ROTARY CLUB OF GLOUCESTER presents its Fourth Annual Comedy Show at Cruiseport Gloucester on Thursday, September 2. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Dave Rattigan will host the show again this year and DJ Hazzard, Patty Ross and Jim Colliton have been lined up to perform. Tickets: $30, table of 10: $250. Tickets available at the Chamber or by from Ruth Pino.

ROCKPORT MUSIC presents an eclectic mix of classic, independent and art films in the Shalin Liu Performance Center through September and October. Tickets are $9 and may be purchased at the door starting 30 minutes prior to the start time. Thursday, September 2, 7pm, Friday, September 3, 7pm, and Sunday, September 5, 5pm: The Secret in Their Eyes. 978-546-7391

THE ROCKPORT ART ASSOCIATION is holding a 50/50 Raffle for RAA Art Certificates– first prize is $15,000 in RAA Art Certificates. Tickets are $20 each and the drawing will be held on Friday, September 3, 5-7pm. 978-546-6604

GLOUCESTER SCHOONER FESTIVAL, Gloucester Harbor, September 3-6. Click here for information on riding a schooner during the Mayor’s Race on September 5.

DOWNTOWN GLOUCESTER BLOCK PARTY. Friday, September 3, 6-11pm. Main Street Gloucester from Pleasant Street to Washington Street. Come One Come All. Free Downtown Block Party. Get ready to dance and play. Free presentation by Cape Ann Community Cinema of "Captains Courageous" at 8:30pm on an outdoor screen.

THE GLOUCESTER MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER will celebrate Gloucester’s relationship with the sea with Gloucester Maritime Heritage Day on Saturday, September 4, 10am-4pm. The Center’s exhibits and aquarium will be open free of charge throughout the day. 978-281-0470

THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM is happy to offer a discounted entry fee of $6 on Saturday and Sunday, September 4-5, which is $2 off our regular out-of-town admission rate. We will be offering "schooner" related docent tours of the Fitz Henry Lane Gallery and the Maritime Fisheries Galleries at 11am and 2pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. The tours are included with admission. 978-283-0455

Come join SCHOONER ADVENTURE for a Working Waterfront Walking Tour starting at 10am at the Fisherman’s Statue and ending at Fitz Henry Lane House on Saturdays, September 4, 18, and 25. Using old maps and photographs, we will journey back to the 1880’s -1920’s and visit the old wharves and businesses that once lined our inner harbor. Each tour will last approximately 90 minutes. 978-281-8079

THE SCHOONER THOMAS E. LANNON will host Michael O’Leary & Friends for a sailing ‘seisiun’, an evening of traditional songs ‘n tunes, as she takes a sunset sail around beautiful Gloucester harbor on Saturday, September 4, 5-7:30pm. 978-281-6634

View the Parade of Lights at Mile Marker One at CAPE ANN’S MARINA RESORT’S waterfront tent on Saturday, September 4. Mile Marker One is open Thursday-Sunday, noon-10pm each day. Live music, food, and the best view of the parade. 978-283-2116

THE SEAWARD INN, Rockport, presents the Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester at Sunday Morning Live on September 5, 9am-noon, during a Breakfast Buffet by the Sea. Sheila, Barbara, Caroline and Elaine will sing doo-wop hits and take you for a fun filled journey through the 60’s era. 978-546-3471

CELEBRATE GLOUCESTER, on September 5, sponsored by National Grid is the first ever concert and celebration on the I4-C2 property at 65 Rogers Street, recently purchased by the City of Gloucester. Volunteers needed! Please contact Donna Ardizzoni if you can help out at Celebrate Gloucester.

Eleventh generation shipwright HAROLD BURNHAM will start construction on a new schooner – the Pinky Schooner Ardelle on Monday, September 6. The keel will be signed and frames will be raised. In celebration of the birth of this new schooner, THE ESSEX SHIPBUILDING MUSEUM will have demonstrations on traditional boat building techniques and food will be available for purchase, including ribs, chowder, hot dogs, beverages, and more. 978-768-7541

NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY DIVISION is holding a Career Night on Wednesday, September 8, 6:30pm at 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E in Beverly. Learn about short-term high-tech and green job training, health careers and trade certification. Free admission, priceless information. 978-236-1200

THE ENTERPRISE CENTER AT SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY, located at 121 Loring Avenue in Salem, presents a series of workshops for businesses in September, including Your Business Plan: Soup to Nuts on September 9, So You’re Thinking About Starting a Business on September 10, and Mastering the Sales Process on September 21. 978-542-7528

THE EMERSON INN BY THE SEA will host "Tunes on the Town" 6-9pm in the Parlor Restaurant. Thursday, September 9: Amberly Moody, Friday, September 10: Joe Blanchard; Saturday, September 11: Bob Allison; Sunday, September 12: Amberly Moody; and Wednesday, September 15: Joe Blanchard. 978-546-6321

ROCKPORT MUSIC presents an eclectic mix of classic, independent and art films in the Shalin Liu Performance Center through September and October. Tickets are $9 and may be purchased at the door starting 30 minutes prior to the start time. Friday, September 10, 7pm, Saturday, September 11, 7pm, and Sunday, September 12, 2:30pm: The Art of the Steal. Sunday, September 12, 5pm: Bruce Springsteen: London Calling. 978-546-7391

LOCAL COLORS ARTIST’S COOPERATIVE, located at 121 Main Street in downtown Gloucester, will host a reception for painter Lawrence Martin-Bittman on Saturday, September 11, 6-9pm. This unique artist is presenting a collection of recent still-lifes, figuratives and scenery paintings of Cape Ann. 978-283-3996

Paul St. Germain, President of the Thacher Island Association and author of the newly published book entitled "Twin Lights of Thacher Island, Cape Ann" will hold a book signing and discuss the history and background of the many vintage photographs used in the book. The event will be held on September 11 at 1:30pm at THE ROCKPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY. The presentation is free and open to the public. 978-546-6934

THE TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS in Cape Ann is hosting a "Wilderness to Special Place" Walk at Ravenswood Park, Gloucester, on Sunday, September 12, 1-3pm. Once a main thoroughfare, then a backwoods, and now our favorite local refuge–join us for the story of Ravenswood through the centuries. Please preregister at 978-281-8400.

Rescheduled due to rain. ANTONIO GENTILE BANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES. Sunday, September 12, at 7pm, Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, featuring Old Cold Tater (Acoustic Bluegrass).


DREAMTIME WELLNESS, located at 66 Summer Street in Manchester, hosts a Reiki Clinic on the second Tuesday of each month. Next Reiki Clinic will be 9/14. Advance registration required. $10 Reiki Practitioners. $20 Non-Reiki Practitioners. Reiki Circle at 5:30 pm. Half hour sessions at 6pm, 6:40pm, and 7:20pm. 978-283-4258, 978-526-4400 x-5

NORTHEAST SENIOR HEALTH and ADDISON GILBERT HOSPITAL will host a free Health Fair on Tuesday, September 14, 10am-1pm at the Rockport Council on Aging, 4 Broadway in Rockport. Free health screenings, Sun damage screening, Balance screening, Blood Pressure, Educational materials, Take-away materials, and more.

THEATRE IN THE PINES presents "Hamlet" at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, located at 37 Main Street in Rockport, on September 17-19. Friday and Saturday 7:30pm, matinee: Saturday 2pm and Sunday 3pm. Tickets available at Toad Hall Bookstore, The Bookstore of Gloucester, Shalin Liu box office. 978-546-7391

Join THE ESSEX SHIPBUILDING MUSEUM for Salty Dog Day On Saturday, September 18, 11am-3pm. The day will be filled with things to do for adults, children, and dogs all in celebration of the long history between the maritime trades and dogs. Admission: $3/person (well-behaved, leashed salty dogs – free). 978-768-7541

THE LANESVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER, located at 8 Vulcan Street in Gloucester, presents the first annual Lanesville Music Festival on Sunday, September 19, 1-6pm. Five hours of great music performed by some of the North Shore’s best. The setting is outdoors, under the tent in the field next to the historic barn that houses the Lanesville Community Center.

THE 7TH ANNUAL LYONS AMBULANCE SERVICE GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held on Monday, September 20, at Bass Rocks Golf Club to benefit Gorton’s Specialty & Cancer Care Center at Addison Gilbert Hospital. Foursome Scramble Format. For sponsorship and player Information, please contact: Amy Sullivan at 978-236-1600 or

THE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ROCKPORT GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held on Monday, September 20, at Rockport Golf Club. For sponsorship and player information, please contact: Bob Krause at 978-546-5135.

NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE is offering Chamber members a 2-for-1 discount for tickets to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which opens on September 21. If you would like a night of music, dancing laughs, and romance on the French Riviera, call the Box Office at 978-232-7200 and ask for the Cape Ann Chamber Two-for-One.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS OF NORTHEAST MA 13TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC will be held on September 21 at Turner Hill in Ipswich- Highly acclaimed golf course, live auction, awards, and more! Bring spouse or friend for dinner & auction only! Event supports disaster victims in Cape Ann and surrounding communities. 978-922-2224

BUSINESS BRIEFS – News and Special Offers from Chamber Members

CAPE ANN ART HAVEN will offer an exciting new variety of classes this fall. Now offering drop-off classes for grades 3-12 as well as Family Studio time and Adult Classes, there’s something for everyone. 978-283-3888

River cruises on the Annisquam from CAPE ANN’S MARINA RESORT will continue to run after Labor Day on Thursday through Sunday. Call 978-283-2116 for times and to sign up.

THE MANCHESTER CRICKET is recruiting Manchester Essex Hornet "Fantastic" Fans. You or your business name, phone number or website, plus a short message will be listed at the bottom of the Manchester Essex Regional High School full page sports schedule to be printed in the September 10th newspaper. Deadline: September 8. Call for details. 978-526-1122

PATHWAYS FOR CHILDREN is holding a car raffle for a 2010 Mini Cooper in support of all Pathways programs. Ticket price is $100 and only 500 tickets will be sold. Tickets are selling quickly so don’t miss your chance! Tickets can be purchased in Gloucester at: Pathways for Children, the Willow Rest, Gorton’s, and Deborah Coull Salon. The raffle drawing will be held on October 20. 978-281-2400

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