Bayside Institute

Enriching Lives

Bayside Institute

BaysideInstitute_LogoHere at Bayside, we value our abilities in offering unparalleled opportunities for family fun and togetherness. Time with loved ones at Bayside is precious, whether it’s kayaking with the kids, playing golf or tennis with friends, or swaying with neighbors to the sounds of a great outdoor concert. But, let’s be honest. Once in awhile you need to take a little time for yourself…

Imagine grabbing a cup of coffee and slipping out the door to greet the morning sun. Hop on your bike and ride to the Point to discover a new hobby or ignite an undiscovered passion. Start your day by sharing your personal story in creative writing, enhancing your wellness with a healthy cooking class or learning to arrange flowers beautifully. Spend a quiet afternoon learning unique local history or wind down another beautiful day in Fenwick Island with a wine tasting by the bay.

As an innovative new year-round program, Bayside Institute will enrich lives by giving our members the gift of meaningful “me” time. Learn new skills, explore new subjects, embrace hobbies and share wisdom—in any number of fascinating interest areas. This is about you: “me” time is priceless.

Farm to Table with a CSA @ Bayside's Welcome Center
Mar 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Charlotte Magee of Magee Farms joins us to talk about the farm and the CSA you can participate in this summer! Have fresh, local fruits and vegetables available to you throughout the summer season. A great way to eat healthier, try new recipes and support local! Try farm to table this summer with local produce from Magee Farms.

Please pre-register to reserve a seat at this free class.

Rules of Golf @ The Golf Shop
Mar 31 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Bob Crowther, Bayside’s PGA Director of Golf, is excited to welcome yet another season of golf! In this Rules of Golf session, learn important aspects of golf including match play versus stroke play, pace of play, obstructions, unplayable balls, and more! Have all of your questions answered so you play fairly, accurately, and better.

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

Positive Psychology: Relationships @ Bayside's Welcome Center
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

The third session in this four part series will discuss relationship in it’s role in well-being and happiness.

As humans we are “social beings” and good relationships are core to our well-being. People who have meaningful and positive relationships with others are happier than those who do not. Yes, relationships do matter! Do you have positive relationships in your life with a partner, family, friends, neighbors, colleagues or are you spending a lot of energy in relationships that are negative and draining?  What relationships would you like to prioritize and which ones do you need to let go?  How might you strengthen your current relationships or develop new connections?

Please register to reserve a space in this class!

In the Kitchen with SoDel @ Schell Brothers Model Home, The Sanibel
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Joining Bayside Institute this April is Chef Rubio from SoDel Concepts’ Catch 54. Details and a menu to come!

$18 for Members
$25 for Guests & Extended Family Members

The maximum number of registrations for this class has been reached. To be placed on the waitlist, please contact the Bayside Institute Coordinator, Jennifer Idzi, at

Positive Psychology: Meaning & Accomplishment @ Bayside's Welcome Center
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

The final session in this four part series will discuss meaning and accomplishment in it’s role in well-being and happiness.

Meaning comes from serving a cause or focusing on something bigger than ourselves.  Most of us want to believe that we’re working and living with a greater purpose.  What ignites you, gets you out of bed in the morning?  Having meaning is like having a compass that provides direction and a sense of purpose.

Meaning is closely related to accomplishment. Many of us strive to better ourselves in some way, whether we’re seeking to master a skill, achieve a goal, or win a competition. Studies have shown accomplishment comes from acknowledging the small incremental steps.  Well-being is enhanced by taking forward steps and is less about the goal itself. Accomplishment can come from devoting time and energy to what has meaning or celebrating each small new learning.

Please register to reserve a space in this class!

The Point Earth Day Clean-Up @ The Point
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day! The Point at Bayside is our little slice of waterfront beauty, and we would like to celebrate nature by giving it a Spring spruce up. Join Bayside Institute, the department of recreation, and your neighbors for a couple hours to pick-up the Point. We will be using trash bags, gloves, pickers, and buckets, to pick up the trash and debris from the sandy beach to the wooded trail.

Please register for this free event so that we can be adequately prepared with supplies for you! While we are scheduled for 1PM to 3PM, you do not need to stay for the full two hours. Come and go as you please!

*Ideal for Bayside members only.

Writing with Photographs @ Echelon Antigua Model
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Writing with Photographs: An Ordinary Picture Can Inspire an Extraordinary Story

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” ~ Dorothea Lange

In this class we’ll use photographs as jumping off points to tell a story (fiction or nonfiction). We’ll examine how other writers have used photos or pictures in their writing and use writing exercises to experiment with different ways of writing about photos. Instructor will provide photographs to write about, but participants should feel free to bring along their own photos to use as inspiration.

Writing with Photographs will be lead by Sarah Barnett. Sarah Barnett is vice president of the Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild and leads a weekly “Free Write”. She has a masters degree in Library Science from the University of Maryland and a law degree from Georgetown University. She has had careers as a teacher, librarian and lawyer.

$7 for Members, $10 for Guests and Extended Family Members.
Please register to reserve your spot!