Posted on November 27, 2013
Thanksgiving weekend is full of activities on Bald Head Island. One of the newer events this year is the Bald Head Island Conservancy's First Annual 2013 Fall Festival. The fun happens from Noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, when the campus will be filled with family friendly nature-themed games and activities, new environmental education programs, a scavenger hunt, hands-on discovery stations, arts and crafts, live animal encounters, and more. A Festival Pass is only $15 per adult, or $10 per child (free for those under 3) and pass holders can come & go throughout the day with their passes.
The last Turtle Trot of the year also happens on Saturday after Thanksgiving. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the run/walk begins at 9:30am. The 5k race begins and ends at the Conservancy. All registrations include a t-shirt, and proceeds from the event support the Conservancy's Sea Turtle Protection Program.
The Smith Island Art League's Annual Thanksgiving Day Weekend Show will be held on Friday & Saturday after Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bald Head Association on Lighthouse Wynd. Art League members work in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink, photography, clay, textiles, dyes, yarns, metal and beads.
Also, the BHI Artisans Show and Sale will take place on Saturday, Nov. 30th from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the BHI Club. Numerous unique handcrafted items created by island artisans will be on display, from beautiful handcrafted jewelry to fabric art such as home décor, wall hangings, aprons, scarves, purses, quilts, handbags and tote bags, along with homemade cookies and candies.
If you're looking for dining, the family style Thanksgiving Dinner at the Shoals Club is sure to please. Seatings are at 1 and 3 p.m. and reservations are required. Check out the menu here call 910-454-4850 for reservations. The Bald Head Island Club will feature a Thanksgiving Buffet in the Clubhouse. Call 910-457-7300 for reservations. Happy Thanksgiving from Bald Head Island!
Posted on November 21, 2013
The Bald Head Island Center for Wellness was recently featured on WECT news. Their six-day Wellness Retreat, which took place on Bald Head Island in September, is a way for participants to learn healthy habits while enjoying the tranquility and beauty of the island.
One of the hallmarks of the Bald Head Island Center for Wellness is their focus on personalization. Each participant receives a great deal of individual attention, encouragement and assistance throughout the week. Meal plans and exercise programs are tailored to each participant. "We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to health,” said Cathy Ostrowski, registered dietician and co-founder of the BHI Center for Wellness. “Everyone has different needs when it comes to weight loss and fitness, and we work to make sure everyone gets on a wellness path that works for them."
The BHI Center for Wellness is focuses on nutrition education lectures, group fitness classes, individual personal training, hypnosis, cooking classes, delicious meals, spa treatment and overall relaxation.
Watch the story on WECT here.
Posted on October 30, 2013
Suzanne Dorsey, Executive Director of the Bald
Head Island Conservancy, has been appointed to the Coastal Resources
Commission, the rule-making body for development along North Carolina’s
beaches and estuaries.
Dorsey has experience working as an educator and scientist for more than 15 years, and led the conservancy’s campaign to build the nation’s first barrier island research center, which opened in 2012.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Drew University and received her master’s degree from the University of Maryland. She has extensively studied ocean reefs and said she had always been focused on the intersection of science and public policy.
Click here to read the full story in the Star News.
Posted on October 11, 2013
The No Boundaries International Art Colony will take place on Bald Head Island November 1 through 15. This year, the colony will feature 15 local, regional and international artists, who will come to the island for two weeks of uninterrupted art making.
The list of artists is diverse, pulling from locales as far flung as Rwanda, China and Australia, but also from the Wilmington art community. Click here to see a full list of artists who will participate in this year’s colony.
No Boundaries provides artists from around the world and the local community a forum for free expression and cross-cultural dialogue. They aim to contribute to the cultural health of the global community and its ability to imagine and realize a future filled with diverse voices that will be heard with empathy.
Posted on October 10, 2013
The 29th Annual Maritime Classic Road Race will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2013 on Bald Head Island. For the first time this year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Old Baldy Foundation for their Fresnel Lens fundraising campaign.
The race courses feature a one-mile fun run, 5k and a US Track and Field certified 10k and is managed by the Wilmington Road Runners. Early registration for off-island runners is $ 50 and includes round-trip ferry passage, race entry fee and T-shirt. Early registration for on-island runners is $35 and includes entry fee and T-shirt. Entries must be postmarked by November 1 to qualify. Race day registration is $55 for off-island runners and $40 for on-island runners. Food and beverage will be available for purchase on site for runners and spectators.
Bald Head Island Limited Property Management is offering a Runner’s Retreat Discount for November 8 and 9 featuring 20% off select accommodations. For reservations, call 800-432-RENT or visit www.BaldHeadIsland.com.
Click here to learn more about the Maritime Classic Road Race or to download a registration form.
The Old Baldy Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of the Old Baldy Lighthouse, the only remaining of three lighthouses that have stood on Bald Head Island. In 2009, the Old Baldy Foundation acquired the first order Fresnel Lens that was originally housed in the Cape Fear Lighthouse (once located on the southeastern tip of the island) more than 100 years ago. When the Cape Fear Lighthouse was demolished in 1958, the lens was salvaged and eventually ended up in an antique shop in Wilmington. The Old Baldy Foundation is raising funds to restore the glass portions of the lens and to build a new building to permanently store and display the lens to the public.
Posted on October 03, 2013
We are pleased to announce that we'll be offering lunch service in the Shoals Club Lounge beginning on Thursday, October 3. Lunch s ervice will run Thursday through Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. inside the L ounge and at select tables on the verandahs. We will also offer all items for take-out.
Click here to view the Lounge lunch menu.
We look forward to seeing you.
Posted on September 23, 2013
This weekend, All About Art will be holding its first ever "Paint Bald Head Island" event. This event will
allow the community to view artists at work and help further All About Art's mission to establish Bald Head Island as a destination
for artists and for art enthusiasts.
Several of the island’s most talented artists, including Pam Toll, Chappy Valente, Lena Moschet, Peter Quinn and Jan Triplett will be painting at various points around the island all day on Friday and Saturday, September 27-28. Stop by All About Art at 6B Merchant’s Row for a map showing their designated locations, and enjoy the opportunity to observe the artists and view their works in progress. Then head back to All About Art on Saturday, September 28 from 6-8 p.m. for wine, hors d’oeuvres and a “wet paint” exhibit and sale.
For more information, call All About Art at 910-368-5336 or visit their website.
Posted on September 20, 2013
The Shoals Club is celebrating Halloween in style this year with a party just for kids and the perennial favorite Trick or Treat Trail. Both events take place on Friday, October 25. Island residents can sign up now to be part of the Trick-or-Treat-Trail
and greet little ghosts and goblins as they visit island residents and businesses. The trick or treaters will depart from the Shoals Club at 4:30 p.m., with the event concluding at 6.
Immediately following, the Children's Halloween Party will feature dinner, crafts and favorite Halloween games like bobbing for apples and eating donuts from a string. Ghost stories, Halloween tie dye and a screening of "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" round out the night. Tickets are $15 per child ages 5 and up.
For more information, call the club at 910-457-4888. Happy Halloween!
Posted on September 17, 2013
A collection of art from alumni of the No Boundaries Artist Colony, held every November on Bald Head Island, is currently on display at 621N4th Gallery in Wilmington. The exhibition is a collection of new works from nearly all of the 48 local artists who have participated in the No Boundaries Art Colony over the last 15 years.
No Boundaries was founded in 1998 to bring local artists together with artists from around the world to share art, ideas and a vision for a future filled with diverse voices.
The show will be up at 621N4th through September 30, with a closing reception on the Fourth Friday gallery night on September 27 from 6-9 p.m. The show is also open by appointment by emailing email@example.com
. Read this great story in the Star News
for more information about No Boundaries, the exhibition and the artists participating.
Posted on September 16, 2013
Please join us this Wednesday, September 18 for our next Members Social and Members Dinner. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with complimentary hors d’oeuvres on the Shoals Club Verandahs. We’ll also offer a cash bar with a couple of surprise $4 wines by the glass.
At 6 p.m., move with us to the dining room and enjoy your first taste of autumn, with a three-course “Fall is in the Air” dinner inspired by the coming crisp weather. The dinner is a great value for members at just $28 per person and $35 for guests of members. Plan to bring guests with you to share in this delightful evening! Please call the Shoals Club at 910-454-4888 for reservations or email us.