Claude's Daily Emails

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saturday Specials at the Maritime Market - 11/11

Good morning Fellow Islanders!

It's a chilly 38 degrees on the front porch this morning, with crystal
clear starry skies and a brisk north wind sweeping over the dunes. The
island is very quiet this weekend, save for a large wedding party that
arrived yesterday. We'll see folks trickling back to the island beginning
next weekend for Thanksgiving, and after that - our slowest weeks of the
year, until Christmas & New Years. Today we'll warm to the mid 50's, with
sunny skies and blustery winds. We'll cool to the mid 40's overnight, and
warm to the low 60's tomorrow with lighter winds, sunny skies, and no rain
in the forecast. Low tide will occur soon, around 7:15 this morning, and
hight tide will peak at about 1:45 this afternoon.

For Breakfast this morning, Chef Radar is in the kitchen and is preparing a
hearty ham & cheddar cheese omelette, with a side of our slow-cooked yellow
stone ground grits for jus $6.95. For lunch today, Radar is preparing a
classic grilled Reuben on marbled rye, with a side of our house made russet
potato chips for only $8.95. You can order all of our regular menu items
at [1], and those items will be ready by the time you

The next 3rd Monday Potluck Supper will take place this Monday, Nov. 13
from 6-8:30pm at the BHA. Bring an entree, side dish or dessert to share,
along with your favorite beverage. Bill Waddell will be sharing "Readings
from the 'Old Testament' a la Charles Laughton", so come for the
performance or the entire evening. Contact FA McLeod
at [2] for more information.

Registrations for The Market's next Side Porch Oyster Roast are filling up
fast! The fun takes place on Saturday, Nov. 25, so go
to [3] to reserve your seats.
The evening features an incredible spread of Chef Marc's seafood goodness
including steamed oysters, steamed old bay shrimp, pulled pork barbecue,
smoked whole chickens, and a host of your favorite sides and other
goodies. It's our most popular Side Porch event of the year, and now with
the full facilities of our new Forest Pavilion, you'll enjoy a beautiful
autumn evening by the fire pits & tiki torches with your island friends and
family. For libations, we'll have beer & wine by the glass, or you can
step into the Market and pick up your favorite six-pack or bottle of wine
and bring it out to your table. Register early, as this event will sell
out well before Thanksgiving week.

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, and our Thanksgiving Order Forms
are now posted - everything from the "whole shebang" - our premier
Thanksgiving Dinner, to individual fresh free range turkeys, hams, fresh
oysters, and a wide assortment of sides, pies, and much more. Oven space
is limited, and we sell out each year well before Thanksgiving week, so
please order early by
clicking [4] The Market will
be open on Thanksgiving Day from 8am - Noon, and your orders will be ready
for pick-up by 11am.

If you're planning on Thanksgiving Dinner at one of our Clubs, the BHI Club
is already on a waiting list, and the Shoals Club has just a few seats
remaining for their Noon seating, with all other seatings sold out. Contact
the Shoals Club at 910-454-4850 or call the BHI Club at 910-457-7300 if you
want to add your name to the waiting list.

The "No Boundaries" artists colony is back on the island for their 20th
anniversary, and as usual, will be staying at Captain Charlie's Station for
the duration of their stay. You may see these talented artists painting
around the island during the next couple of weeks. All About Art will be
hosting an Open Studio next Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Captain Charlie's Station
from 2-5pm, so drop by and meet the artists, have a glass of wine, and
enjoy the incredible creative talents of this group.

The Island Retreat & Spa has several events taking place over Thanksgiving.
They're hosting a "Thankful, We Give Together" event with a Pop-Up for
India Hicks, with 20% of the proceeds benefitting NourishNC - a local
non-profit that helps feed needy children. During Thanksgiving Week, the
Spa is offering 60% off selected products. They're also offering $20 off a
Hot Stone Massage during the month of November :).

The Smith Island Art League will host their Thanksgiving Show & Sale at the
BHA on Friday & Saturday, Nov. 24 & 25 from 10am -5pm each day. The Bald
Head Artisans will host their Thanksgiving Show at the BHI Club on Saturday
25th from 4-7pm.

Shoals Club will host their fall Wine Sale on Saturday, Nov. 25 from
Noon-2pm. Full members are invited for first dibs between Noon - 1pm, and
temporary members/guests can join from 1-2pm.

The Old Baldy Foundation will host its annual "Light up the Holidays
Christmas Tree Auction" on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 5-7pm at the BHI Club,
with light appetizers, sweets, and hot or cold beverages for all ages. If
you'd like to decorate a tree for sale at the auction, please drop by Old
Baldy and pick up a tabletop tree, and deliver your decorated masterpiece
by the 24th.

Shoals Club will be hosting their member's Holiday gathering on Saturday
evening, Nov. 25 from 6-9pm. The evening is free for members, and $20 for
guests, with a cash bar and live entertainment. Call Shoals Club at
910-454-4850 for reservations.

The community of Bald Head Islanders dug deep into their pockets recently,
donating over $20,000 for hurricane Harvey relief in Texas, and before we
could take a breath, two new monster storms - Irma and Maria - ripped the
hearts out of our favorite Carribean islands. Now (and with thanks to Dick
Johnston, Andrea Pitera and many other islanders), the BHI community is
once again reaching out to assist, in an "island to island" effort to help
our friends in the BVI's (British Virgin Islands). Island to Island is
raising money through a raffle of your favorite BHI activities & events,
and will send 100% of the proceeds from this to “BVI Community Support
Appeal.” (go
to [5] ). BVI
Community Support Appeal was created to raise money for the long term
reconstruction of the BVI's; and to fund, support and work with local
partners on the ground. They are a not-for-profit organization and their
entire overhead is subsidized by the Virgin Group and Richard Branson, so
100% of what we raise for them goes to help the islanders. Please join BHI
to help the BVIs by purchasing raffle tickets for the amazing donated
prizes below. The first prize winner gets to pick their prize from all the
prizes, second place gets to pick from all the remaining prizes and so on
with each winner until the last place winner takes home whatever prize
remains. Go
to [6]
-raffle to see the current prizes and to purchase tickets. Entries for the
raffle close on November 23.

Don't forget to follow us on our various social media platforms. Josie
Moll is posting more events, store specials and pictures, so [7]follow us
on Facebook, [8]Twitter and [9]Instagram . In addition, young Claude is
very active on Social media with nearly 8,000 followers on [10]Instagram,
and posts many items related to [11]Bald Head Blues and island living on
Instagram and [12]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


8am - 6pm Monday - Saturday

Open 8am - 2pm on Sunday


2. Supper at the BHA on Nov. 13