Weekend Picks From Your Boy Joey,The Chamber, Rocky Neck and The North Shore Blogger Consortium Thursday April 21, 2011

Thursday April 21-

Sal Zerilli’s Fort Movie “No Pretty Prayer” Train To Boston Thursday For The Boston International Film Festival


Friday April 22-

Whiskey Barrel Aged Fisherman’s Rock-Porter At Cape Ann Brewing Friday Night April 22nd


Saturday April 23-

Earth Day Celebration – April 23rd

Celebrate and Be Celebrated this Earth Day!


Also Check Out The Weekly Catch From The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce


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North Shore Blogger Consortium Picks-


Media giant Seth gives up the best of Lynn at Lynn Happens.


The wonderful Jane Ward has some great ideas, over at Food and Fiction.

Chickity Check It! Live Bidding Now Online For The Cape Ann Chamber Of Commerce Auction Website

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
Friday, July 16, 2010, Cruiseport Gloucester
Silent Auction 5:30 p.m., Live Auction 7:00 p.m.
$20 admission includes light supper ~ Cash Bar

Planning is underway for the Goods & Services Auction! Don’t miss this great night of fun and great deals!

The Auction Preview Book is now online. Please note that all packages in the book are subject to change prior to the auction. Click here to open the preview.

Don’t forget to check-out the on-line Auction at CapeAnnChamber.cmarket.com
On-line Auction bidding open Wednesday, July 14.

Items featured in the On-Line Auction will be marked with an "On-Line Auction Icon". Click the icon to go to the On-Line Auction.

Things To Do- The Weekly Catch From The Chamber

The Weekly Catch
Weekly Highlights from the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester by the Sea, and Essex
November 18, 2009


THE SCHOONER ADVENTURE presents “Restoring Shellfish Beds and Salt Marsh at Gloucester’s Mill Pond” on Wednesday, November 18, 7pm at Cruiseport Gloucester. Featuring comments by Barbara Warren, Director of Salem Sound Coastwatch and Eric Hutchins, NOAA Restoration Coordinator. 978-281-8079

THE SAWYER FREE LIBRARY presents an Australian travelog with Jim & Lea Watson-Traveling to Teach Down Under-on Thursday, November 19, 7pm. 978-281-9763 (rescheduled from October 22)

NAMI CAPE ANN is pleased to present Janet Ruth Young reading from her novel “The Opposite of Music,” about a family dealing with the father’s depression on Thursday, November 19, 6:30-8pm at the Rockport Library, A discussion of holiday tips and strategies for people with mental illness and their families will follow.

, located at 50 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester, is now featuring entertainment on Thursday nights. This Thursday, November 19, 8-11pm, come see Steppers Heaven, who come from Boston and play an infusion of Blues, R&B, Funk, & Rock. 978-281-1399

EASTERN POINT DAY SCHOOL Family & Friends Dinner Dance and Auction will be held on Friday, November 20, 5:30-9:30pm at Cruiseport Gloucester. A delicious dinner by the amazing Turner’s Seafood Market and Grille. Music for the whole family by the amazing twisting fun DJ Chuck. Adults $25, Kids $15. RSVP to: 978-283-1700 or info@easternpointdayschool.org.

THE TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS presents a Great Magnolia Swamp Hike on Saturday, November 21, 1-3:30pm at Ravenswood Park. Join us for this pre-Thanksgiving hike. Get some exercise on this four-mile long rocky loop through beautiful habitats. Adults $5. Pre-registration required. 978-281-8400

SEA MEADOW GIFTS, located at 7 Main Street in Essex, will host a Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 21, 10am-5pm. Come join us for our 12th annual Holiday Open House celebrating the start of the holiday season. Enjoy gourmet food tasting, door prizes, and Open House specials while you start your holiday shopping. 978-768-3441

THE NORTH SHORE UNITED WAY (NSUW) will host its second annual NSUW Rocks II event on Saturday, November 21 7:30-11pm at the Mansion at Turner Hill in Ipswich. Proceeds from the event will go to support the North Shore United Way’s annual campaign that raises money to support local agencies and help build brighter futures for children and families on the North Shore. 978-922-3966

ROCKPORT PTO HOLIDAY FAIR. Saturday, November 21, 9:30am-2pm at Rockport High School. Featuring Crafters and Artists, Gingerbread Houses, Surprise Jars, Enchanted Gift Shop, Games, Face Painting, Baked Goods. Enjoy the Jazz Band 9:30-11:30. The DECA Store will be open all day. Come see Santa for pictures!

BLUE SHUTTERS BEACHSIDE INN is holding its Fall Wine and Food Tasting on Saturday November 21. Guests will be treated to a complimentary selection of wines and a sampling menu prepared by Langham Hotel Chef Mark Sapienza. And we’re offering a special discount for this weekend — book Saturday night and get Friday night for half-price. 978-283-1198 info@blueshuttersbeachside.com

THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM welcomes the Revels Repertory Company school touring ensemble to the Folly Cove Auditorium on Saturday, November 21, at 11am. This event is free and open to the public. The ensemble will be performing a school version of their original musical theater production “An American Journey,” about immigration to Boston in the early 1900s. 978-283-0455

HALIBUT POINT STATE PARK presents a Babson Quarry Ranger Walkabout on Saturday, November 21, 12-1pm. Healthy Heart walk for all ages – kids come and stamp your Passport; get a Healthy Heart Sticker and Activity map! Meet at the parking lot and take this walk with the District Ranger which loops around the Babson Farm quarry – take a step back in time to the days of the quarrying industry. 978-546-2997 617-694-9190

THE MAGNOLIA LIBRARY CENTER, located at 1 Lexington Avenue in Gloucester, is hosting an Electronic Recycling Pick-up on Saturday, November 21, 9am-1pm. Simply bring your items to the library and volunteers will be available to help you unload your car and weigh-in. Items are 50¢ per pound and large items are capped at $20. Sorry we cannot accept fluorescent light bulbs, tires, propane tanks, waste oil, and other non-electric items. 978-525-3343

Flute and Organ concert on Sunday, November 22. Eva Østergaard Principal flutist of the Royal Danish Opera & Heinrich Christensen, organist play music of C.P.E. Bach, Mozart, Alain, Fauré and a new piece by Graham Gordon Ramsay. 4pm at ST. JOHN’S CHURCH, 48 Middle St, Gloucester. $15/person 978-283-1708

THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM presents an artist talk with photographer Steve Rosenthal on Saturday, November 28, at 3pm in conjunction with the current exhibition Churches of Rural New England. The program will also include a documentary film by Peter Hoving, and a book signing for Rosenthal’s book, White on White: Churches of Rural New England. This program is included with Museum admission and reservations are required. Please call 978-283-0455 x11.

THE CAPE ANN SYMPHONY’S annual Holiday Pops: Holiday Sparklers is set for Saturday, November 28, at 8pm and Sunday, November 29, at 2pm at the Fuller Auditorium, featuring the return of the Cape Ann Singers. Ticket prices are $30/adults, $25/senior citizens, $20/college students, and free for children under 18 years old. 978-281-0543

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY OF ROCKPORT, located at 4 Cleaves Street in Rockport, will host a Holiday Craft Fair every Saturday from November 28 to December 19, 10am-1pm. Original art, handcrafted jewelry, greeting cards, knitted scarves, stained glass boxes, fresh baked cookies and candy, and much more. 978-546-2989

GLOUCESTER’S SANTA PARADE & TREE LIGHTING will be held on Sunday, November 29. The parade begins at 3pm at the State Fish Pier, running through Main Street and ending at the Boulevard for the Annual Tree Lighting at Kent Circle (at about 4:30pm).

Celtic music sessions. Join Michael O’Leary and Friends for their Celtic music sessions on Sundays, 5-8pm, November 29 at THE LANDING AT 7 CENTRAL in Manchester and November 22 at ELLIOTT’S AT THE BLACKBURN in Gloucester. An acoustic session of mostly traditional songs and tunes from the Celtic countries and Cape Breton.

Lights of Love is an annual tribute to Cape Ann families and friends whose lives have been touched by cancer. Launched in 2008 by Gloucester residents Sue Kyle and Shawn Wilson in gratitude for exceptional patient care delivered at the GORTON’S SPECIALTY AND CANCER CARE CENTER AT ADDISON GILBERT HOSPITAL, the 2009 Lights of Love seeks to raise $25,000. The culminating event will take place on December 1st with a tree lighting featuring carols, holiday treats, and inspirational remarks at the hospitals Washington Street entrance. 978-853-4738

The Art Advisory Committee of the SAWYER FREE LIBRARY will sponsor the Annual Art Auction the entire month of November. Patrons are invited to come in and view original paintings by local artists. Silents bids will be accepted the entire month with a final live auction on Wednesday, December 2, at 7pm. A preview party will begin at 6pm. 978-281-9763

40 tickets left for $25,000 Game

Tickets are currently on sale for “the Game with the Best Odds in Town” – the 29th Annual $25,000 Game. The Chamber has printed 500 tickets, selling at $100 per ticket. The ticket constitutes the price of admission to a party at the Bass Rocks Golf Club on Wednesday, September 23, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at which time 12 winning tickets will be drawn. The first prize will again be $10,000. Second prize will be $5,000. Third prize will be $2,500. There will be six fourth prizes at $1,000 each, and three fifth prizes of $500 each. Those interested in purchasing a ticket should contact the Chamber.

Chamber Of Commerce Dine Around

Dine Around At Jalepenos

A series of benefit evenings at local restaurants to support the Chamber’s goal of promoting Cape Ann more effectively. Chamber members and friends are encouraged to have dinner at



The Chamber will receive 10% of all tabs after 4:30 p.m. – including on-site and take-out!

For a preview of Jalapenos’ fabulous menu, go to www.jalapenosgloucester.com. Jalapenos is located 86 Main Street in Gloucester.

Plus: All Jalapenos patrons will have the opportunity to participate in a raffle
on November 12 to win a $100 Lottery Ticket basket.