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Friday Specials at the Maritime Market - 07/21

Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 80 degrees on the front porch this morning, and a chorus of birdsongs is harmonizing with the sounds of the South Beach surf. The winds are light, and the twilight is washing away the remaining starlight, as a crescent moon rises in the eastern sky. Today we'll see mostly sunny skies, with light southwesterly breezes becoming more gusty by the afternoon, and temperatures climbing to the mid 80's. Ditto for tomorrow & Sunday, with a slight chance of a summer shower creeping into the forecast on Sunday. High tide is now upon us. Low tide will occur at about 12:15 this afternoon, and high tide will peak around 6:45 this evening. For Breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is preparing a short stack of bacon & bourbon pancakes, topped with fresh whipped cream and served with a side of our country ham for only $6.95. chili & cheese egg scrambler, with a side of our creamy stone-ground grits for only $6.95. For lunch today, Marc is presenting a sauteed fresh local mahi, drizzled with a delicate citrus beurre Blanc, and served with two sides for just $10.95. 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. Next week's Apple Training at the BHI Club is moving from Tuesday 7/25 to Monday 7/24 at 9 am. The topic is Making Movies with Your iPhone, iPad and Mac. As always, bring your questions on any Apple topic. Apple Classes return to Tuesdays on August 1. The schedule for the rest of the year is available at [3] The next Friends of Music concert happens at the Village Chapel on Friday, July 28, featuring the Watermark Ensemble, and begins at 7:30pm. The concert is free and open to the public, thanks to the generosity of many donors and "friends" of music :) Old Baldy will celebrate National Lighthouse Day during the entire weekend of August 4-6, beginning with the Old Baldy Buzz on Friday 4th at 4pm. On Saturday, join your fellow islanders at an incredible 1817 themed dinner. The evening begins on the lighthouse grounds at 5:30 with North Carolina-made beers and spirits. The party then moves to the BHI Club for a fabulous and authentic colonial dinner, with entertainment by the Folkstone string band. On Sunday, enjoy a "reenactment day" back on the lighthouse grounds, with a tribute to the Coast Guard, the light keepers, pirates, Civil war and Old Baldy history. Sunday's events also feature barbecue, beer & wine, with crafts and games for the kids. The Old Baldy "Run for the Light" runs (10k, 5k and 1 mile) start at 6pm, and the evening winds down with a movie projected onto the lighthouse at 8:30pm. For registration and tickets for any of these events, please go to [4] Save the Date! Shoals Club will be hosting a fabulous Wine Dinner on Thursday, August 17, featuring the wines of the Antinori family of Italy! This incredible evening will begin with the Marchese Antinori Cuvee Royal, and move through courses pairing with the 2015 Tenuda Guado al tasso Vermentino and the 2014 Castello Della Sala "Cervaro della Sala", along with the 2012 Pian delle Vigne Brunello di montalcino, and the world class 2014 Tignanello. The cost is $120++ per person, with a 50% cancellation fee for no shows within 24 hours. For reservations, please call the Shoals Club at 910-454-4888. The evening is reserved for those 21 and older only. The 2017 Southern Living Idea House on Bald Head Island is open for public tours. The home is Located at 204 Whale Head Way in Cape Fear Station, and is designed to provide creative decorating ideas and inspiration for visitors. The Southern Living Idea House on Bald Head Island will be prominently featured in the August issue of Southern Living Magazine. The home will be open for tours Wednesday-Sunday through Labor Day, and on weekends in September and October. A portion of all house tour ticket sales benefit the Old Baldy Foundation. Tickets can be purchased online at [5] 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 over 7,000 followers on [9]Instagram, and posts many items related to [10]Bald Head Blues[11] 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! Cheers, Melissa & Claude Pope Maritime Market Bald Head Island, NC 910-457-7450 Open Daily 8am - 10pm until Labor Day References 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.