Events Blog Posts
Posted on May 17, 2013
Pirate lovers rejoice! Pirate Weekend 2013, sponsored by the Old Baldy Foundation, will take place August 2-4 on Bald Head Island and the schedule looks fearsome!
Friday, August 2, check out the island-wide Treasure Hunt, Pirate Block Party and the now infamous Pirate Invasion of Bald Head Island. On Saturday, August 3, sign your little scalawags up for Pirate Schools, or head over to the Pirates and Pancakes event. Cap off your evening with an extra scary Pirate Ghost Walk. On Sunday, August 4, party all day on the lighthouse grounds with the Pirate Festival, which includes a pirate encampment, sword fights, music, magic, and more.
Click here for a full schedule of events and start making your plans now so you don't miss out on all the fun.
Posted on May 14, 2013
The Smith Island Art League will hold its annual Memorial Weekend show and sale on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 at the Bald Head Association Center on Lighthouse Wynd (to the right of the Chapel). The show, which features works from artists with a connection to Bald Head Island, is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. The League has 19 members with a variety of styles and mediums. The two-day show will feature ceramics, oil and watercolor paintings, cards, prints, jewelry, fabric art, stained glass and more. For more information contact Jane Johnson at 910-457-6229 or email@example.com. Learn more about the League at http://www.smithislandartleague.com/.
Posted on April 10, 2013
The Bald Head Island Center for Wellness is offering a 6-day, full immersion Wellness Program from Saturday, April 27 through Thursday, May 2. This all-inclusive program offers nutrition and behavioral workshops, cooking classes, meditation and individual and group exercise classes. Bald Head Island Wellness Retreats aim to provide participants with an unparalleled combination of nutrition, exercise and behavioral health instruction designed to improve overall health and well-being. During the retreat, participants will learn and practice day-to-day tools and techniques for healthier living from an experienced wellness team: a registered dietitian, lifestyle coach, personal trainer and a gourmet chef. Each health professional brings a unique approach to ensure sustainable weight loss and will help participants on their journey to renewing your mind, body, and spirit. To register or for more information, visit the Bald Head Island Center for Wellness's website.
Posted on March 18, 2013
At the Shoals Club on Bald Head Island, we’re gearing up for our season grand opening on Friday, March 22, just in time for spring. We think you’ll be impressed by all of the improvements you’ll see to the Club facilities, including an expanded reception area, a new lounge deck, and additional spray stations on the beach board walk. If you’ll be visiting the island during Easter, we invite you to enjoy a family-style brunch at the Shoals Club on Easter Sunday. Seatings will be from 10:30 a.m –1 p.m. View a complete menu on the Shoals Club website, then call 910-454-4850 or email the Shoals Club to ensure your preferred seating time. We look forward to seeing you at the Shoals Club when we open for the 2013 season!
Posted on March 15, 2013
The Bald Head Island Conservancy will be holding a 5k Turtle Trot race on Saturday, March 30. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9:30 a.m. Funds raised from this 5k beach/road race will support the BHI Conservancy's conservation efforts. Water and snacks will be provided before and after the race. Additional food will be available for purchase at Mike's Bites on the BHI Conservancy's campus. Pre-registration is $35 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. Race day registration is $45 for adults, $35 for children. All registrations include a t-shirt. For more information or to register online, visit the BHI Conservancy's website or call 910-457-0089.
Posted on March 13, 2013
Bald Head Island’s own working studio and art gallery, All About Art, will host a three-day oil painting class this weekend. This class begins Friday, March 15 at Noon through Sunday, March 17. Artist Chappy Valente will teach the class. Held at the art gallery at 6B Merchant's Row, this event is $300 including supplies. To register, call 910-368-5336.
Posted on February 28, 2013
The Bald Head Island Conservancy is kicking off their Spring Lecture Series on Saturday, March 9 with a talk entitled "Save the Cape." Mike Rice and Toby Brownstein from Save the Cape will speak about their efforts to establish a national seashore on the lower Cape Fear River. The event will take place at the Fleming Environmental Center on the BHI Conservancy's campus. The talk will begin a 4:00 p.m. and will be preceded by a wine and cheese social at 3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Conservancy at 910-457-0089.
Posted on October 19, 2012
Around 40 members and guests enjoyed yesterday evening’s exceptional Mondavi Wine Dinner at the Shoals Club. The evening was a delightful celebration of great fellowship, food and wine, with delicious seasonal fare paired with an array of complementary Mondavi varietals.
We wanted to acknowledge the contribution of Constellation Brands and Mutual Distributing, who provided several prizes for the raffle. Thanks to their generosity and to the generosity of members who purchased tickets, a contribution of $1,020 will be made to the Bald Head Island Conservancy in memory of longtime Shoals Club Member Brooke Williams.
Posted on May 14, 2012
By Prudy Weaver
The Smith Island Art League of Bald Head Island will hold its annual Memorial Day weekend show and sale on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday May 27, 2012 at the Bald Head Association Center on Lighthouse Wynd (to the right of the Chapel). The show is open to the public with free admission from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. each day.
For more information, contact Peter Quinn at (910) 457-6718 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Art League presently has 21 members with a variety of styles and mediums. Learn more about the League at www.smithislandartleague.com.
Posted on April 16, 2012
Whether you’re a recreational fisherman or die-hard angler, Bald Head Island’s 21st Annual Fishing Rodeo, happening May 30-June 2, 2012, offers a good excuse to pull out your topsiders, pack up your best tackle, and chart your cruising course for a destination that promises not only a great fishing tournament but a fun-filled weekend for the entire family.
This year’s Fishing Rodeo includes some exciting changes like larger cash awards, an extra day of fishing and the addition of Rodeo Village, the official headquarters of the fishing competition. Rodeo Village will feature an enhanced spectator area, sponsor booths, concessions and a weigh station. The ample cash awards, including a $10,000 guaranteed first place reward, will make this year’s tournament a not-to-be-missed event for anglers. A variety of family-oriented activities and events are also available on the island, making for a perfect getaway for the entire family.
Island accommodations are available at a special 15% discount for tournament participants and their families when you book online or call Bald Head Island Limited Property Management at 800-432-RENT. Simply use offer code RODEO21.
Entry form and all the details are available on our website. Register by May 25th and receive a $100 discount off the entry fee. Docking spaces at the Bald Head Island and Deep Point Marinas are limited, so reserve your slip today by calling 1-800-234-1666, ext. 7380, or by emailing email@example.com.
Get your crew together, beat the early entry deadline, and we’ll look forward to signing you up for the 21st Annual Bald Head Island Fishing Rodeo.
Posted on April 13, 2012
The Bald Head Island Conservancy’s Spring Lecture Series continues on Saturday, April 14 at the Fleming Environmental Center. The presentation, given by Dr. Paul T. Gayes, Director of the Center for Marine and Wetland Studies at Coastal Carolina University, is entitled “From Regional Sediment Management to Long Bay Offshore Wind Energy” The lecture will focus on an overview of research activities at Coastal Carolina University’s Center for Marine and Wetland Studies.
The event, which is free and open to all, kicks off at 3:30 p.m. with a wine and cheese social, with the lecture immediately following from 4-5 p.m. For more information about the lecture or the BHI Conservancy, an independent, non-profit 501c-3 organization dedicated to barrier island conservation, preservation and education, please call 910-457-0089 or visit www.bhic.org.
Posted on April 11, 2012
On Monday, April 9, the Bald Head Island Conservancy held the official grand opening ceremony for the new Barrier Island Study Center (BISC). The Bald Head Island community turned out in droves to celebrate the opening and tour the new facilities, as did the local news media. Stories about the opening of the Barrier Island Study Center ran on WWAY, News 14 Carolina and in the Star News.
The 5,000 square-foot Barrier Island Study Center is the first community-based barrier island research and education facility in the nation. The facility, located on the Conservancy campus, includes a large wet lab and a dry lab for research, a touch tank, media center and public library for conducting and disseminating environmental research. The information gained at the BISC will be shared with the scientific community, Bald Head Island community and general public on a national and international scale, and applied to creating solutions for fragile barrier island ecosystems. Dr. Suzanne Dorsey, Executive Director of the BHI Conservancy, spoke at the grand opening about the vision for the BISC. “We hope that students at all levels, scientists and researchers will use the facility to conduct research to be shared, so the community can make informed decisions about how to live on BHI and other coastal communities,” she said. The $2.4 million, 5,000 square-foot green research and education facility was fully funded by the Bald Head Island community. No local or federal government funds were used on this project—the grass roots campaign raised the money to build to the center solely through donations.
The building is on track to be the fifth in North Carolina – and the first in the southeastern part of the state – to achieve platinum LEED certification for new construction if such certification is achieved.
Be sure to check out the Barrier Island Study Center on your next visit to Bald Head Island.
Posted on April 04, 2012
It’s not too late to book an Easter getaway to Bald Head Island. We still have a handful of homes with availability and are offering 15% off on stays of two nights or more this Easter weekend.* Book now using offer code EASTERFB and you’ll also receive a complimentary Easter basket delivered to your door on Easter. Call Bald Head Island Limited Property Management at 1-800-432-RENT or book online.
The fun kicks off on Good Friday, April 6, with golf clinics for kids, guided paddleboarding excursions in the creek and a full moon kayak tour.
Saturday is packed with events all day long. A fun run starts the day, followed by the Master Pro-Am Golf Tournament, music on The Common at Cape Fear Station, an Easter Egg Hunt, an art show and sale, an island-wide Parade of Homes for sale hosted by Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales and much more.
Easter Sunday includes three special services at the Chapel, along with an egg hunt at the Bald Head Island Club, and an Easter Brunch and Easter dinner at the Shoals Club. Monday concludes with a scavenger hunt open to all ages and a fun tie dye event for kids. Download acomplete schedule of Easter activities.
Happy Easter, and we hope to see you on the island this weekend!
*Offer does not apply to all accommodations or existing reservations and may not be used in conjunction with other offers.
Posted on March 27, 2012
On Monday, April 9, the Bald Head Island Conservancy will hold a grand opening ceremony for their Barrier Island Study Center (BISC), the first community-based barrier island research and education facility in the nation. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will begin at 3:00 p.m. on the campus of the BHI Conservancy on Bald Head Island and will be sponsored by First Citizens Bank.
The 5,000 square foot facility, located on the Conservancy campus on Bald Head Island, includes a wet lab and dry lab for research, touch tank, media center, and public library for conducting and disseminating environmental research. The information gained at the BISC will be shared with the scientific community, Bald Head Island community and general public on a national and international scale, and applied to creating solutions for fragile barrier island ecosystems.
“Students at all levels, scientists and researchers will all use the facility to conduct research to be shared, so the community can make informed decisions about how to live on BHI and other coastal communities,” said Suzanne Dorsey, Executive Director of the Bald Head Island Conservancy.
With BISC, the Conservancy will expand educational offerings including all day children’s camps, special hands-on activities, film screenings and distance learning opportunities in the media center.. “One of our visions for the Center is to bring professionals from around the globe to Bald Head Island to help us tackle difficult environmental challenges,” said Dorsey.
UNCW chemistry professor Brooks Avery sees a direct connection between his marine and atmospheric chemistry work at the University and the work that will be done at the BISC. “Bald Head Island’s largely unspoiled environment could be ideal offering base measurements for my research, compared to more developed communities,” Avery said. “For example, the lack of combustion engine vehicles will allow us to get a true, clean maritime air-mass,” he continued.
The building is on track to be the fifth in North Carolina – and the first in the southeastern part of the state – to achieve platinum LEED certification for new construction if such certification is achieved. A few of the “green” components include the use of cisterns to provide for 100% of the non-potable water needs of the building; the extensive use of regional and recycled materials; construction methods that reduce waste; heating and cooling systems that substantially reduce energy use and creative use of daylight to minimize the need for lighting. The design of the BISC received the Significant Achievement Award by the lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Awards Program in 2008.
The $2.4 million, 5,000 square-foot green research and education facility was fully funded by the community. No local or federal government funds were used on this project—the grass roots campaign raised the money to build to the center solely through donations.
For more information about the grand opening, the BISC or the BHI Conservancy, an independent, non-profit 501c-3 organization dedicated to barrier island conservation, preservation and education, please call 910-457-0089 or visit www.bhic.org.
Posted on March 26, 2012
By Jens Fisker, Shoals Club General Manager
The Shoals Club officially reopened its doors this past Friday night to members and temporary members. It was great to share the evening with both old friends and new faces. From the improvements to our facilities, to the addition of a new chef, we couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming 2012 season.
With the arrival of Chef Robbie Nicolaisen and the oversight of Bald Head Island Limited, LLC Resort Operations Director Woody Walls, much energy has been devoted to creating new menus for all of our dining venues, from the Dining Room to the Lounge to the Sandbar Grille.
In the Dining Room, you’ll see even more emphasis on regional cuisine and fresh local seafood. We’ve expanded our relationships with vendors who share our vision for uncomplicated, straightforward ingredients of the highest quality, and are utilizing locally sourced and sustainable products where available. NC flounder, Carolina white shrimp and free range chicken are menu highlights and are all sourced from nearby, while natural beef and acorn fed Berkshire pork are produced on small farms and ranches known for their quality. Even our Junior Menu has been revamped with imaginative cuisine and healthy options for those 12 and under. We can’t wait for you to taste the results of the attention our Culinary and Beverage staff has given to identifying the best ingredients and most thoughtful preparations available.
Our Lounge Menu has also been revamped with a tapas-style approach that’s perfect for those desiring lighter fare or a casual evening out. From NC oysters on the half shell to fried green tomatoes, you’ll want to order several plates to share. Also new for this season, we’re featuring a number of craft beers on tap from breweries located across North Carolina. As you have a chance to sample our new brews, please let us know your favorites.
In the coming weeks, we’ll also share our expanded and improved Sandbar Grill menus. We’ve incorporated the great feedback we’ve received from members and guests and hope you’ll be pleased with our new approach.
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our first Member’s Dinner of the season on Friday, March 30, which offers a delicious menu featuring potato leek soup, baby arugula salad and pork tenderloin. Reservations can be made by calling 910-454-4850.
We look forward to welcoming you time and again at the Shoals Club for the 2012 season to enjoy unparalleled views, premier food and the fellowship of other members.
Posted on March 23, 2012
The Bald Head Island Conservancy’s Spring Lecture Series continues on Saturday, March 31 at the Fleming Environmental Center. The presentation, given by Donald R. Young, Ph.D., from Virginia Commonwealth University is entitled “Lessons from mother nature: can we build a better island?” The lecture will focus on Dr. Young’s research in barrier island dynamics and will address topics like managing for future global climate change and improved communication between policy makers and the public.
The event, which is free and open to all, kicks off at 3:30 p.m. with a wine and cheese social, with the lecture immediately following from 4-5 p.m.
For more information about the lecture or the BHI Conservancy, an independent, non-profit 501c-3 organization dedicated to barrier island conservation, preservation and education, please call 910-457-0089 or visit www.bhic.org.
Posted on March 01, 2012
Several of Bald Head Island’s retail shops have been busy this winter gearing up with new and expanded offerings to islanders.
Longtime jewelry and gift shop, Silver Peddler has moved from its location adjacent to the Maritime Market over to a more spacious storefront at 12A Maritime Way. Next door to Coastal Urge, the shop will feature sterling silver jewelry, as well as fine gifts for the home and garden.
Over at Silver Peddler’s old space adjacent to the market, Maritime Market owner Melissa Pope is hard at work preparing to open her shop called Be Our Guest. This new gift store offers a variety of hostess gifts, from fine stemware to picnic and garden accessories, along with a limited selection of jewelry and other unique items for the home. Watch for a soft opening of Be Our Guest March 16 with a grand opening Easter weekend.
Meanwhile, Room Service has expanded and moved into 4 Maritime Way. Along with an eclectic mix of new and vintage home furnishings and gifts, the store will offer a bridal registry. This store has a wide selection of home goods and now has a designer on hand every Monday for homeowners who need help selecting furniture and gathering beach flair for their BHI home. Bald Head Island Architectural Review Board administrator, Emily Bonney, has a degree in design and will be available for hire.
Next time you’re on island, make sure to stop by and see what these shops have in store for you.
Posted on February 10, 2012
Bald Head Island is a great place to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day. Take advantage of some of the special deals and offers from around the island to make your day even better.
Island Retreat Spa and Salon is offering a special Valentine’s Day Couples Spa Massage. Share the experience of relaxing and unwinding together, then finish the massage sitting side by side in the spa’s tranquility room sipping champagne. Schedule your couples massage between now and February15 and take home a complimentary bottle of our Infinitely Loving Oil, which contains a blend of jasmine extract and essential oil, which balance the heart chakra. Call the spa at 910-454-0333 to book your appointment.
Looking for something different to give your sweetheart this year? How about a private couples SUP (standup paddleboarding) excursion with Coastal Urge? Purchase a gift certificate or book online – get details here. The Bald Head Island Club is holding a four-course Valentine’s Dinner on Saturday, February 18 featuring entertainment by renowned Jazz Singer Stephanie Nakasian. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served from 5-6 p.m. Dinner will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $45 per person. Tax and gratuity not included. Call the Club at 910-457-7300 to make your reservations.
Happy Valentines Day!