Enriching Lives

Bayside Institute 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.

 

Jun
3
Sat
Container Gardening @ On the Porch at The Welcome Center
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Add beauty to your front porch or your backyard patio with a container garden to rival one of Mr. Gene’s! Mr. Gene and Dan Miller are the reason Bayside looks so beautiful – they spend their days carefully choosing, planting, fertilizing, watering, and pruning plants and flowers so that something is always blooming, so that Bayside is always looking beautiful. Learn their tips and tricks to create an easy-to-care for and stunning arrangement. All plants including a selection of flowers and herbs will be provided, along with the containers and soil.

Please register to reserve your spot in this class, space is limited to 24 participants.

Jun
8
Thu
Etiquette and Cultural Interpretations @ Bayside's Welcome Center
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Delaware Humanities Forum Speakers Bureau 

Join Lisa Strong Chase, a licensed and award-winning Junior Cotillion Director through the National League of Junior Cotillions to learn about the history of etiquette. Follow the evolution of civil society’s “rules of the game” as they developed from King Louis XIV’s court through the interpretations and societal impact of “proper manners” in the New World and the Victorian era to today’s society, where customs can differ greatly from one country to the next, especially in the area of entertaining guests. Learn about the origins of a variety of our most genteel behaviors, and how to be properly at ease in social and business settings.

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

The Delaware Humanities Forum promotes the humanities by providing an assortment of resources to the people of Delaware. Our programs, which include grants to nonprofit organizations, educational outreach and special projects, are designed to bring the public together with humanities specialists.

Jun
10
Sat
Storms Along the Delaware Coast @ Bayside's Welcome Center
Jun 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

With wide expanses of sand and quiet rolling surf, the Delaware coast is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands vacationers each summer. While most days are sunny and pleasant, sometimes the skies darken, the tides rise and the coast becomes engulfed into a violent vortex of wind, rain and in the winter months, snow. Most prominent of these storms are the fast moving hurricanes have ripped along the coast destroying boardwalks and beachfront homes in their path, but the coast is also visited by great lumbering nor’easters that pound Fenwick Island for days. Less well-known are the ice storms that have occasionally turned the southern Delaware into a frozen wasteland.

Join author Michael Morgan in a discussion, illustrated by contemporary photographs, of some of the most powerful storms that have visited the Delaware coast.

$5 for Members
$10 for Guests

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

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 jidzi@troon.com.

Jun
19
Mon
Core Strength @ Sun Ridge Recreation Room
Jun 19 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am

Join Shawn Rene Zimmerman for yet another specialty fitness class! Learn a routine and exercises to strength and tone your core. A strong core is essential to our health and has many proven benefits including better posture, alleviating back pain, and improved balance. Wear your athletic clothing and bring a bottle of water, Shawn Rene Zimmerman is excited to put your core to work!

$5 for Members
$10 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

 

Jun
22
Thu
Coastal Terrariums @ Bayside's Welcome Center
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Perhaps you have always admired those cute, fun succulents but have yet to grow them. Now is the time! Create a beautiful, living succulent planter to bring fresh greenery in to your home. Fill a simple glass planter with sand, soil, and succulents in this class guided by Angie Gillis of Zenful Petals. The class fee includes all supplies and complementary wine will be served.

$38 for Members
$45 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Please register to reserve your spot in this class. Registration closes on June 3rd.

Jun
24
Sat
iPhone & iPad Basics @ Bayside's Welcome Center
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This course is for users who have an iPhone or iPad and want to learn how to use it or become more comfortable with it. Learn features such as: general overview of standard applications like email and text, how to find and download new applications, how to use Facetime to see your friends and relatives, as well as how to use it securely. We will also cover the most commonly asked questions, latest features, and useful tips most people don’t know. A question and answer period will be allotted at the end of the course. Participants must have an Apple ID and password available during the training as well as an Apple device with iOS 10 installed.

$7 for Members
$12 for Guests

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

Jun
29
Thu
Operating Your Android @ Bayside's Welcome Center
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Android operating system is the most popular in the world, holding an impressive 88% market share. Despite that, Apple’s iOS gets more press and has a huge cult following. As a result, there seem to be fewer resources for those seeking to learn the Android OS.

I’m here to change that. I’ll walk you through how to use your phone to its fullest, from the basics of connecting Wi-Fi and changing your wallpaper to more advanced topics like monitoring usage, location services, and storage. We’ll cover Settings (quick and main), reading the status bar, notifications, installing and deleting apps, backing up your data, using the cloud, and more.

I have been working with technology since 1984, both as an end user and as a teacher. In 2002 I got my first smartphone (a Nokia!) and upgraded to an iPhone in 2007. Since then I have been repairing smartphones, both Apple and Android, and showing people how to get the most from their devices.

If you want to learn how to open up the world that rests in the palm of your hand, then this class is for you.

$7 for Members
$12 for Guests

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.