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Weekly News from BHI's Maritime Market - 10/22

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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The Inaugural Bluefish Bonanza was a huge success, and many thanks are in order for all of the volunteers, staff and sponsors whose generosity of time and treasure helped make the event possible. The winners' names are now posted on the chamber's website, and soon we'll have pictures posted as well. About 100 participants fished on mainly West Beach and the Cape Fear Point on East Beach. Folks were catching blues, flounder, red drum, and an assortment of other species. Some of the drum were huge (over 40"), and seeing all of the kids & families together made the effort worthwhile. For pics & winners, go to http://www.baldheadisland.org/bluefish-bonanza.

It's time to make plans for Thanksgiving! We're only five weeks out from this tradition-filled BHI weekend, and the Market will once again provide an incredible selection of seasonal favorites. Chef Chip will be roasting whole fresh turkeys, making cranberry sauce & oyster stuffing, along with your favorite sides. Tony will be featuring fresh turkeys, fresh local oysters, clams, and USDA Prime Beef, along with the freshest local seafood. We'll have cakes, pies, wine specials, and much more. We'll even be hosting our own oyster roast on the side porch over the weekend. Our Thanksgiving specials and reservation forms have now been posted on our website at http://maritimemarketbhi.com/Thanksgiving.aspx. We have limited oven capacity, so be sure and get your orders in as soon as you can.

The next Shoals Club Members' Social happens this Friday. Members enjoy a social on the Verandahs with complimentary hors d'oeurves. Members are welcome to extend their evening and take advantage of their customary membership discount to enjoy menu items at Latitudes and in the Dining Room.

This coming Saturday, Join Cheryl Beverage Barnes at 6 Widgeon Court from 3-6 p.m. for "Pasta la Vista, Baby" - an Italian-themed dinner party in this on-going series of demonstration cooking classes. Wine, generous tastings of all the prepared recipes, and a signed copy of her BHI cookbook are included. $125 per person. Stop by All About Art or call (828) 733-8373 for more information. Cheryl is the author of Feasting on Bald Head - The Essential Bald Head Island Cookbook. Register on-line at http://feastingonbaldhead.com/cooking-on-bald-head/cooking-on-bald-head-pasta-la-vista-baby.

Halloween is frighteningly close! Shoals Club is offering their Halloween events this coming weekend, beginning with a Halloween Fun Run this coming Saturday, October 25. Registrations starts at 9:00 a.m. and the race will begin at 9:15am, with prizes for best Zombie! Free for Full Members and $5.00 for Non-Members. T Shirts will be sold for $10.00. The Shoals Club Kids Halloween Festival then follows from Noon-2pm on the Shoals Club verandahs with lunch, games, costume contest and more. Full Member children are FREE, and guest of member/temporary members are only $10. At 2:30 pm, the mass will Trick or Treat caravan to Island homes and businesses - meet in the circle at the entrance to Shoals on Station House Way (open to all island children).

Later on Saturday, the BHI Club then hosts a Pumpkin Carving Contest, beginning at 4pm. Bring your carved creations to the Clubhouse lobby before 4:00 pm for judging. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and pumpkins will later be displayed on the Haunted Trail of Terror. For more information, call: 910.477.5015. No fee for entry.

And finally - the Haunted Trail of Terror takes place on ?Saturday, from 7:00- 9:00pm. Meet off of Hole # 5 on Steede Bonnet Wynd (parking will be off Hole # 5). Prepare for a night full of frights- dress in costume and don't forget your flashlights! Bring treat bags to collect your sweets. For more information call: 910.477.5015. No fee for entry.

On Friday, October 31 (the real Halloween), many island businesses will also be hosting kids for Trick-or-treating.

The Friends of Music Society's 2014-2015 Concert Series begins on Friday November 7, 2014 at 7:30pm. The first concert of the season features organist Douglas Major. Doug was organist and choir master at Washington National Cathedral for 28 years where he played for presidents and kings and has recorded with the world famous Empire Brass. He is one of this country's finest concert organists and his program will feature his transcription of the American Classic Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”. This transcription contains 85,000 notes and is one of the most spectacular pieces ever performed on the Organ. The concert will also include the music of Bach, Dirksen, Franck and Walton, and promises to be one of the Society's best concerts ever. Thanks to the generosity of many donors, these events are free of charge. For information, contact Bob Daffer at n98rd@aol.com or blkswnhall@aol.com.