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Weekly News from BHI's Maritime Market - 10/8

Posted on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Claude Pope and the good folks at the Maritime Market put out a great news email each week detailing everything happening on the island. We'll be sharing those emails here each week as well, to help keep everyone up to date. Thanks to Claude for allowing us to share, and if you haven't already signed up for his email, you can do so here.


The next Howl at the Moon Sunset/Moonrise Party happens tonight, and the weather should be spectacular. The October Howl is generously sponsored by Peter Quinn Architects. We'll gather as usual at Beach Access 39 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Chef Chip will be bringing a huge pot of soup. BYOB and bring an appetizer to share. We'll have the bonfire blazing, and our Scottish Piper will welcome the setting sun - and the rising moon. The sun will set at 6:46 p.m. and the full moon will appear from the depths of the Atlantic at 7:03 p.m.
The Live Maine Lobsters we had over Labor Day were so good that we're bringing them back for an encore for this coming weekend! 1 ½ lb lobsters are only $14.99/lb. and the larger ones, over 2 lbs, are only $16.99/lb. Get on the phone and scare up a steamer party. Add red potatoes, corn, kielbasa, clams, shrimp, - a nice Chardonnay, or just enjoy the lobsters all by themselves.  Order deadline is TODAY at Noon - and please specify Friday or Saturday pick-up.  Call Tony at 910-457-7450 or just reply to this email.

This Thursday, a group of island retailers will be hosting a fashion show at the BHI Club.  Enjoy a glass of wine with the retailers from 5 to 6pm.  The fashion show begins at 6pm and features collections from Island passage, Room Service,  Riverside adventures, Silver Peddler and Bald Head Blues - with many items for sale at the show.
The ELF (Electric Light Fun) vehicle demonstrations set for this weekend have been POSTPONED until further notice.
The BHI Club's Member-Guest happens this coming weekend, and there's room for a few more teams.  It's one of the best weekends of the year for golf and fellowship, so call Justin at the Pro Shop at 910-457-7310 and add your team to the mix.
Also this coming weekend - Barbara Adams-Miller is organizing the first Bald Head Island Pink Weekend to support Breast Cancer Awareness, with multiple events taking place.  She's created a website (http://www.baldheadislandpink.com) and has posted several events already, with more to come.  Saturday events include a Fashion Show and a Parade of Designer homes, and Sunday's events are highlighted by a 5K Pink Turtle Trot sponsored by the BHI Conservancy, with a special ferry/run package for day-trippers.  If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Barbara at barbadams51@aol.com. 

Betsy Helton Kimmel is excited to offer a Gentle Yoga and Stretching Workshop at The Bald Head Association  Saturday, October 11th at 10:00 am. This is a great opportunity to experience a gentle yoga class in a stress-free environment.  Bring your own mats -  blocks and straps are provided.  The cost is only $10 per person, with a portion of the proceeds going to Bald Head Island Pink.  Contact Betsy at 404-426-7515 or email her at baldheadislandyoga@gmail.com.

All About Art has announced that the 2nd annual 'Paint Bald Head' will take place this weekend, and various artists will be painting around the island from 10am to 4pm on Thursday & Friday.  Then, on Saturday, from 6pm to 8pm they'll host a 'Wet Paint' sale at the gallery, where you can meet the artists and see their beautiful work, and enjoy a glass of wine.  Come by the gallery to pick up maps that show where artists will be stationed.  Participating artists include Prudy Weaver, Peter Quinn, Pam Toll, Shawn Best, Jan Triplett, Chappy Valente, Jonathan Summit, Linda Holch Gordon, Peggy Cleary and Paul Hunter Speagle.

Shoals Club will be hosting a very special dinner with Chateau Montelena on Thursday evening, October 16!  A few spots remain, so it's best if you get your reservations in as soon as possible. If you're not familiar with Chateau Montelena, they are one of the original Napa wineries of the "Judgment of Paris" - the famous 1976 blind tasting that pitted the best of Napa against the finest wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy.  The Napa wines won the tasting, with Montelena placing first overall for for the Chardonnay category, and Stags Leap Cabernet winning over the classified growths of Bordeaux.  The movie "Bottle Shock" was based on the Judgment of Paris, as was the book by George Taber.  For reservations, please call the Shoals Club at 910-454-4850.  Woody also informs me that he'll have a few select bottles for sale at the event.

The inaugural Bluefish Bonanza is just around the corner, and the buzz is building!  It's a family fishing weekend, with big prizes among three divisions - adults, juniors (6-15), and pee wee (under 6).  The entire family can fish together and win together!  The rules are simple - catch the most qualified bluefish (by weight).  The event begins with a two hour Mini-Fishing School on Friday afternoon, October 17, followed by a welcome reception.  Lines go in the water first thing Saturday morning, and come out at 3:30 that afternoon.  Fish anywhere between beach Access 3 and 42, with judges stations strategically located in-between.  It all wraps up with a fish fry & awards ceremony on Saturday night.  Follow the Bluefish Bonanza on social media :)  On Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/BHIChamber, Twitter:  @bhichamber, Instagram: bhichamber or Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/bhichamber/.

For those not fishing that weekend, the Bluefish Bonanza dinners (both Friday and Saturday) will be open to the public, so join us at the Harbor Pavilion!  Friday night's buffet features Chips' pulled pork barbecue, chicken, and all the trimmings.  Saturday night features a fish fry with a twist, so come and celebrate the winners and fellowship with your neighbors.