Claude's Daily Emails

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday Specials at the Maritime Market - 11/12

Good morning Fellow Islanders!

It's a 48 degrees on the front porch this morning, and a light breeze is
sweeping over the pre-dawn landscape - dark, with overcast skies, quiet,
and very peaceful. As the dawn breaks, look for cloudy skies to slowly
give way to sunshine this afternoon as we warm to the mid 60's, with light
northeasterly breezes, and a perfect day to hit the links or cast a few
lures into the surf (on the rising tide:). We'll cool to the mid 50's
overnight, with a slight chance of showers in the wee hours, possibly
lingering into the morning before clearing out tomorrow afternoon as the
sun reappears to warm us back to the mid 60's again. We'll see mid 60
highs throughout the coming week - possibly the 70's by the weekend, with
partly sunny skies and no rain in the forecast. Low tide will occur
around 8:15 this morning, and hight tide will peak at about 2:45 this

For Breakfast this morning - and each Sunday through the winter, we'll be
featuring a "brunch" line-up - keeping the breakfast items out through the
lunch hour. The cafe will close at 1pm on Sundays, and the Market will
close at 2pm on Sundays, so be sure to arrive early to gather your dinner
goodies for the evening :)

The next 3rd Monday Potluck Supper will take place tomorrow night 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 [1] for more

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 [2] to reserve your seats.
We'll gather a little early - at 4pm, and 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 [3] 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 [4] ). 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 [5]
-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 [6]follow us
on Facebook, [7]Twitter and [8]Instagram . In addition, young Claude is
very active on Social media with nearly 8,000 followers on [9]Instagram,
and posts many items related to [10]Bald Head Blues and island living on
Instagram and [11]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


1. Supper at the BHA on Nov. 13