Last farmers market of the season!

CAFM logo vectorLast outdoor market of 2017!

3:00-6:30 at Stage Fort Park

Come shop with your favorite farmers, bakers, and cheese makers while you can!

Wine, mead, crafts, and more all at Stage Fort Park!

Stock your pantry, fill your freezer, get a jump on holiday shopping, and savor the last of your favorite treats before our winter markets!

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TODAy OCTOBER 12th: Raising Urban Chickens, a workshop at Backyard Growers

Raising Urban Chickens


Thursday, October 12th, 6:00-7:30PM

Join Backyard Growers and local chicken farmer Jess Araneo as we discuss these fine birds. From getting started, to meeting city standards, to choosing the right ladies for your flock- we’re excited to answer all your burning questions and leave you ready to start, improve or expand your backyard flock! We’ll spend just over an hour discussing the ins and outs of chicken raising, then leave time to meet a bird or two and answer all your questions. Join us!

Jess is resident in Rowley, MA where she raises over 40 chickens and 20 ducks on less than an acre. She sells eggs from her chickens and ducks out of a farm stand at her house.

Hosted at Backyard Grower Office: 127 Main St, Gloucester

Tickets: $10 Purchase tickets here


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Peter Krasinski, organist extraordinaire, performs ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ on Friday, October the 13th at 7:30pm

World-famous pipe-organ maestro Peter Krasinski accompanies the silent horror film classic ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ starring Lon Chaney and the comedy short ‘The Haunted House with Buster Keaton on the pipe-organ in the Gloucester Meetinghouse.

Krasinski begins the program with a thrilling organ prelude followed by the hilarious film “The Haunted House” starring Buster Keaton.  The Maestro will play the grand 1893 Hutchings-Fisk pipe-organ in the darkened Sanctuary, improvising the accompaniment to the 2 great silent film classics.

ADMISSION:  $20 General, $15 Students & Seniors (65+), kids under 12 free.

Proceeds benefit the ongoing Fire-Sprinkler & Deterrence Project in the Meetinghouse.  Special thanks to our sole corporate Sponsor for this family-friendly, community event: the Cape Ann Savings Bank

Located on the green at the intersection of Church & Middle Street, the historic (1806) Meetinghouse is the home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church.  Parking is available on the green and next door at St. John’s Church; a side entrance for persons with disabilities is at #10 Church Street.

Maestro Krasinski is presented by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation in collaboration with the Cape Ann Community Cinema.  Our mission is to preserve this treasured building as a civic hub, cultural venue and community action center.  For more information about how you can help or about our events please visit:

Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit Massachusetts corporation qualified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. With this designation, contributions to the GMF are tax-exempt to the extent of the law with no goods or services received in exchange.

Businesswomen’s Fall Luncheon with Featured Speaker Hannah Kimberley

Join us for the Businesswomen’s Fall Luncheon at the Gloucester House on Thursday, October 12 from 11:30 AM-1 PM.  Local Author Hannah Kimberley, author of “A Woman’s Place Is at the Top:The Biography of Annie Smith” will be our Guest Speaker. Click Here to purchase your ticket.

The Businesswomen’s Committee raises funds for the Carolyn B. O’Connor Scholarship Fund. This is a Scholarship awarded each year to a woman who is going back to school to finish her education, and now seeks to better her position in life. We are very proud to fund and award this Scholarship.

To support this scholarship and join for the luncheon, click here to register.

Don’t miss the final 2 outdoor farmers markets of the season!

CAFM logo vectorCape Ann Farmers Market TODAY

Stage Fort Park 3:00-6:30

(Free parking)

**Cape Ann Farmers Market accepts SNAP/EBT, WIC, and Senior Farmers Market Coupons**

Great food, live music, beautiful artisan goods. Come watch the sun set while you shop, let your kids play on the playground, and check out some of the newest local vendors!

Want to support the market? Buy a membership today and get great discounts to local farmers, restaurants, and shops! Help us continue to support small local businesses!

Stay up-to-date on what’s going on at the market on and off season – sign up for our newsletter on our website!

SHINE Medicare Enrollment Day at SeniorCare

It’s that time of year again! Medicare Annual Open Enrollment period is October 15- December 7, 2017. SeniorCare Inc. and the Massachusetts SHINE program will co-host a Medicare Plan Enrollment Day on Monday, November 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at SeniorCare’s offices at 49 Blackburn Center in Gloucester. Several SHINE Counselors will be on-hand for half-hour appointments to review Medicare options with beneficiaries.

Health insurance needs are as unique to the individual.  Because Medicare plans change every year, it is critical to review each Medicare plan to ensure it will be the most cost-effective plan in 2018.

Advance registration is required for this SHINE Enrollment event. Please call 978-281-1750 to reserve your space. Participants will need to bring the following to their appointment: Medicare card (the red, white & blue card), current insurance card(s), and a current list of medications.


The SHINE program provides free assistance to Medicare beneficiaries by presenting accurate, unbiased information regarding Medicare options. Last year, the SHINE program saved residents of Massachusetts over 80 million dollars in health insurance costs!

Community Gathering: October 2017 Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, along with local abuse prevention organizations and gun violence awareness activists invites all to gather on the steps of City Hall to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

This year, Mayor Romeo-Theken, accompanied by other community leaders, will highlight the dangerous intersection of domestic violence and gun violence with a moment of silence to honor victims of the Las Vegas massacre, as well as all victims of natural disasters within Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, The Islands, and Mexico.
We invite all members of the community to join us to help heal while wearing purple – the symbolic color for domestic violence awareness. Wearing purple, shining purple lights in your homes, businesses, and other structures in the community generates discussion and awareness of domestic abuse and dating violence.

For more information, please contact Sunny Robinson (CPDA) – (978) 283-6049.