Claude's Daily Emails

Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday Specials at the Maritime Market - 4/14

Good Morning Fellow Islanders!

It's 64 degrees on the front porch this morning, with a light northerly
breeze stirring in the palms and a few early birds singing to the waning
moon high in the sky. We've had an incredible run of gorgeous spring days
this week, and the run continues today, with mostly sunny skies, light
northeasterly breezes, and highs in the low 70's. We'll drop to the low
60's tonight, and warm to the mid 70's tomorrow, with mostly sunny skies,
light southerly breezes and no chance of rain in the forecast. For Easter
Sunday, look for more of the same, with a touch more breeze coming off the
water. High tide will peak at about 10:30 this morning, and low tide will
occur around 4:15 this afternoon.

For breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is making our delcicous Belgian
waffles, topped with fresh strawberries & whipped cream, and served with a
side of our crispy applewood smoked bacon for only $5.95. For Lunch today,
Marc is featuring a smoked beef brisket sandwich with pepper jack cheese
and barbecue sauce on a brioche roll, with a side of our house made potato
chips for just $9.95. Friday's hot bar theme is "Seafood"! 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.

The Ice Cream Shop is now open, and we're also serving cocktails on the new
Forest Pavilion. Chef Marc has also put together an appetizer menu for the
Pavilion, and a dinner menu for the Cafe, so come and join us! Some of the
menu selections include a charcuterie & cheese plate, a Cape Fear flatbread
with brie, lobster, arugula & truffle oil, and a few other surprises. All
are available until closing (8pm).

Grayson Murray started strong yesterday at the PGA Tour's RBC Heritiage
Classic at Harbor Town in Hilton Head. He's currently at -4, and tied for
11th place. You can catch all of the 2nd round action on the Golf Channel
this afternoon from 3-6pm. You can't miss him - he'll be wearing our
performance polos from Bald Head Blues :)

Pete & Jos at Island Hardware are reporting that their first shipment of
spring plants have arrived, so head over and peruse their selections.

The Market is open until 8pm tonight & tomorrow night. We'll close EARLY on
Easter Sunday - at 1pm, so our staff can enjoy this sacred holiday with
their families.

The Conservancy's next Turtle Trot takes place this Saturday. 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 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 from 10am - 5pm.
For more information, please contact Sally Klippel at or call her at 404-692-8652.

Shoals Club will be hosting their spring Wine Sale this Saturday at
Latitudes, with a wide variety of wines available from "everyday" to
"cellar worthy", and all at prices near wholesale. Full members get first
dibs from 11am - Noon, and temporary members can then peruse the selections
from Noon-2pm. Member charge or credit card only - no cash.

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

Old Baldy's 200th Birthday Party will take place on Saturday 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.

For those holding a CONFIRMED reservation for Saturday's Side Porch Oyster
Roast, the event begins at 5pm, but plan on arriving a little early to pick
up your wrist bands, drink tickets & lobster tickets. Seating is family
style, so you'll have table mates! Mark Daffer will begin playing at 5pm,
and we'll open the buffet lines around 6pm. Please do NOT be a "no show"!!
We have many folks on the WAITING LIST, and if your plans have changed,
please let us know, so we can let someone else enjoy the event. If you're
currently on the WAITING LIST, look for an email from me by the end of
today with an update on your status. You can add your name to the waiting
list at [3]

On Easter Sunday, 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.

Both the BHI Club and the Shoals Club are sold out for Easter Brunch. If
you'd like to be on the waiting list at either venue, please call the BHI
Club at 910-457-7300 or call the Shoals Club at 910-454-4850.

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.

Also on Friday, April 21, The next Friends of Music concert will take place
at 7:30pm at The Village Chapel. The featured work will be the silent film
“The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, accompanied by organist by Michael Britt.
This was a great success last year and “hunchback” promises to be another
winner. The program is open to the public and free of charge, thanks to the
many generous contributions from our members.

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

8am - 1pm on Easter Sunday


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