Claude's Daily Emails

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saturday Specials at the Maritime Market - 4/8

Good Morning Fellow Islanders!

It's 47 degrees on the front porch this morning, with a cosmic light show
featuring a brilliant golden moon setting in the western sky, and streaks
of the Milky Way hovering overhead. The air is crisp, fragrant & finally
still, after two days of bluster. We have a beautiful week ahead! As the
dawn breaks, we'll see sunny skies, with light northwesterly breezes and a
high breaking 60 by mid afternoon. We'll cool to the upper 40's overnight,
and warm to the upper 60's tomorrow, with sunny skies and light southerly
breezes. Ditto through Thursday, with temperatures breaking through the
70's on Tuesday & beyond. High tide will be peaking soon - around 6:15
this morning. Low tide will occur around 12:30 this afternoon, and high
tide returns at about 6:45 this evening.

For breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is presenting a savory sausage,
mushroom & cheddar cheese omelette, served with a cup of our slow-cooked
yellow stone-ground grits for only $5.95. For Lunch today, Marc is
featuring our hearty meatball sub with a side of our house-made chips for
just $9.95. Saturday's hot bar theme is "gourmet pizza"! You can also
order all of our regular menu items at [1]w[2], and
those items will be ready by the time you arrive.

Peggy Cleary is back at All About Art, and teaching classes today from
10:30 - 5pm. Call the Gallery at 910-368-5336 to register or to learn more
about upcoming classes.

Mojo's is now open from 11:30am - 8pm Sunday-Wednesday, and 11:30am - 9pm
Thursday-Saturday. Honey's Barbecue will be open for Easter from Thursday,
April 13 - Saturday, April 22.

The next Howl at the Moon Sunset/Moonrise Party takes place this coming
Tuesday, and we'll gather as usual at Access 39 from 7-9pm. We'll have the
bonfire blazing, our piper piping, and our new Chef Marc will be bringing a
huge pot of his own award-winning Nantucket Chowda to share with everyone!
BYOB and bring an appetizer to share. The sun will set at 7:40pm,
followed by the full golden moon rising from the Atlantic at 8:12pm.

On Thursday, April 13, The Village Chapel's Maundy Thursday Service will
take place at 4pm at the Chapel, and all are invited to attend.

The Conservancy's next Turtle Trot takes place on Saturday, April 15.
Registration begins at 8:30am, and the race begins at 9am. Meet at Turtle
Central, or you can register on-line at

The next Island-wide Litter Sweep will take place on Saturday morning,
April 15, at 10am. Meet at the Fire Station on Edward Teach Wynd to pick
up gloves, trash bags and grabbers. There are prizes for the most unusual
piece of trash found, and kids can earn Community Service Credits.

The BHI Artisans Show & Sale happens all day on Saturday, April 15, from
10am - 5pm. For more information, please contact Sally Klippel at or call her at 404-692-8652.

Our friends at Island Passage are hosting a Season Kick-off Cookout on
Saturday, April 15 from Noon-3pm, with food, drink, and music by Dave's Not

Old Baldy's 200th Birthday Party will take place on Saturday, April 15,
from 2-4pm, and features free climbs to the top of Old Baldy, plus an
Easter Egg hunt, a huge birthday cake, a flag dedication, and VIP
presentations. The event is free and open to the public.

We're now on a waiting list for our upcoming Side Porch Oyster Roast! If
you're not holding a confirmed reservation, you can add your name to the
waiting list at [3] The fun
takes place on Saturday, April 15, beginning at 5pm, and this will be our
inaugural event at the new Forest Pavilion! The event features the music
of Mark Daffer, along with an incredible bounty of fresh steamed oysters,
steamed Old Bay shrimp, freshly smoked pork barbecue, and a plethora of
sides. We'll have beer & wine available by the glass ($4/$6) or you can
slip into the Market and pick up your own bottle or six-pack and bring it
to your table. Adults are only $29.95 plus tax/gratuity, and children
(under 12) are only $14.95 plus tax/gratuity. But wait - there's more :)
You can also add a 1 1/2 lb. live Maine Lobster for only $18. Our Side
Porch events are legendary, and if you haven't experienced one yet, just
ask those who have.

On Sunday, April 16, The Village Chapel will host an Easter Sunrise Service
at 6:45am on the grounds of the Old Baldy Lighthouse, with additional
Easter Services at 8:30am and at 10am. All are invited.

The Shoals Club and the BHI Club are close to selling out their Easter
Brunch seats for Sunday, April 16. Call the BHI Club at 910-457-7300 or
call the Shoals Club at 910-454-4850 to see if they have any seats left.

Each year, the Shoals Club offers Easter Basket delivery for children (and
grown-ups) of islanders on Easter Morning. If you'd like to order an
Easter Basket, [4]please complete this form

The weekend following Easter, Shoals Club will host their first wine dinner
of the season, featuring six fabulous wines of La Crema Winery (Pinot Gris,
two Chardonnay's, and three Pinot Noir's) expertly paired by the Shoals
Club's culinary team. The fun takes place on Friday, April 21 beginning at
6pm, and the cost is $100++/person. For reservations, call the Shoals Club
at 910-454-4850.

The 10th Anniversary of BHI's Wounded Warrior Family weekend will take
place from April 27 - May 1. The island community will host five Purple
Heart recipients and their families & caregivers, with activities
throughout the weekend. The event is hosted in partnership with the Halo
for Freedom Warrior Foundation (a 501-C-3 non-profit organization), and
100% of donations go toward the cost of hosting this event and supporting
the families. I'll post the full schedule of activities as the date
approaches, but donations are needed now to help fund the weekend. Please
make checks payable to Halo for Freedom Foundation, and please write "BHI
Weekend" in the Memo field. Then, please mail or drop your check to the
Bald Head Association, PO Box 3030, Bald Head Island, NC 28461.

The Pirates are returning to Bald Head Island!! The Pirate Invasion takes
place the weekend of June 23-25, and the weekend is sponsored by many of
the island's businesses and homeowners, and coordinated by BHI Pirate
Invasion, Inc - an organization formed by Sandy Kades to faciliate bringing
the Pirates back to the island. For those who recall the Pirate invasions
of the past, this weekend will be very familiar, with a sea battle, sword
fights, ghost walks, a pancake breakfast, and special interactive and
educational events all weekend. Sandy is in need of volunteers to help
orchestrate the weekend and to help house the pirates! Also, donations are
greatly appreciated to help off-set the costs of travel & housing. Please
reach out to Sandy at

Don't forget to follow us on our various social media platforms. Josie
Moll is posting more events, store specials and pictures, so [5]follow us
on Facebook, [6]Twitter and [7]Instagram . In addition, young Claude is
very active on Social media, and posts many items related to [8]Bald Head
Blues and island living - both on [9]Instagram and [10]Facebook.

Enjoy this wonderful day on the island with your friends & family, and
we'll see you 'round the Market!


Melissa & Claude Pope

Maritime Market

Bald Head Island, NC


April Operating Hours:

8am - 7pm Daily

8am - 8pm Thursdy, Friday & Saturday April 13, 14, 15

8am - 1pm on Easter Sunday


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