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 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.

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Jan
20
Sat
Fundamentals of Drawing @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Explore the elements of art and the principles of design in Fundamentals of Drawing. In this introductory lessons, suitable for both beginners and intermediate students, learn and practice techniques, skills and additional art concepts to develop your drawing skills. The class will begin with an introduction, where the objective is discussed, followed by a brief demonstration, and ample drawing practice with individual instruction, finishing with a group critique. All necessary supplies will be available for use, and the sketchbook will be yours to keep to continue your practice. You are welcome to bring your own supplies if you would like.

Supply list:

  • 2H to 6B graphite pencils
  • Drawing erasers (one white plastic eraser and one kneaded eraser)
  • Blending stump
  • Pencil sharpener
  • 9×12 sketchbook

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

 

Jan
24
Wed
302 Stories – The ’62 Storm: Delaware’s Shared Response
Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

302 Stories: Telling the Stories of Delaware’s People and Places

Join Bayside Institute for the first showing of five different documentaries. More damaging than Sandy, this powerful winter nor’easter pounded Delaware’s shoreline for three days and five successive high tides, destroying homes and businesses, flooding communities, and taking lives. Relive Delaware’s great 20th Century disaster, the weather events that spawned it, and reflect on the possibility of a similar storm occurring along Delaware’s coast today. (55 minutes)

Please register so that we may adequately prepare for your attendance. Guests and extended family members may pay in person the evening of the showing.

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.

Jan
25
Thu
Safest Places for Traveling @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Dreaming of your next vacation? Not sure where to go, or more importantly, not sure where it is safe to go? Annette from Accent on Travel will share her professional opinions on the safest places to explore. Plan your next trip with ease and a peace of mind, with the insights of someone in the business.

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

 

Jan
27
Sat
Chew, Chew, Chew @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Join Sandy Roberts, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach for her class, Chew, Chew, She will focus on the importance of a healthy digestive system while including nutritional tips, suggestions on achieving a healthy gastrointestinal tract and the prevention of disease.

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.

 

Feb
1
Thu
In the Kitchen with SoDel: Chef Jason Diettrick @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Chef Jason Diettrick joins us from the newest Bluecoast location in Rehoboth! He is delighted to share some delicious recipes with us while unveiling some trade secrets. Complimentary glass of wine included along with tastings of each menu item. Menu to follow.

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

*Please note the change of location! We are trying something new and are looking forward to testing out the Multipurpose Room as a new location. With this change, we can accommodate more members but we will still cap the class to ensure an enriching environment for all.

Feb
3
Sat
Faux-Calligraphy Lettering Workshop @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join Lewes Lettering Co. to learn how to create Faux-calligraphy! All the beauty without the complex supplies, faux-calligraphy is the perfect method to use when working on non-paper surfaces like chalkboards, wood and canvas! Faux-Calligraphy is done with pens, not a nib and ink but gives similar results! You will leave with a few of our favorite pens to continue practicing faux-calligraphy at home and a guide to the best pens out there for other surfaces.

The class will start on paper, but finish by completing a faux-calligraphy project to take home & show off! For your project, you will need to bring with you or have in mind a short 2- to 6-word favorite quote.

Supplies to keep includes:

  • 1 gel pen
  • 1 specialty paint pen
  • A workbook full of resources 
  • An alphabet and number exemplar
  • Your own, personalized project to take home!

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

 

Feb
7
Wed
302 Stories – White Gold: Delaware’s Oystering History @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

302 Stories: Telling the Stories of Delaware’s People and Places

Join Bayside Institute for the first showing of five different documentaries, White Gold: Delaware’s Oystering History. 100 years ago, Leipsic, Little Creek, and Bowers Beach were among Delaware’s flourishing maritime communities, relying on huge harvests of Delaware Bay oysters, commonly called “white gold.” Stories abound of local captains lighting cigars with $100 bills and buying new Cadillacs every year. “White Gold” recounts Delaware’s past and present oyster industry, the attempts to revive it, and the efforts of one waterman to bring a wooden schooner back to its former glory. (65 minutes)

Please register so that we may adequately prepare for your attendance. Guests and extended family members may pay in person the evening of the showing.

Feb
21
Wed
302 Stories – An Evolving Legacy: Delaware’s Coastal Zone Act @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

302 Stories: Telling the Stories of Delaware’s People and Places

Join Bayside Institute for the third documentary of this five-part series, An Evolving Legacy: Delaware’s Coastal Zone Act. Forty years ago, Delaware’s landmark Coastal Zone Act preserved the state’s shoreline, making it off-limits to heavy industrial development. The battle to pass this visionary legislation transformed local environmental awareness into sweeping statewide action, challenging other states and the nation to do the same. Delaware’s Coastal Zone Act recounts its origins, the critical role of then Governor Russell Peterson, its history to date, and the ongoing challenge of balancing industrial development with environmental preservation. (55 minutes)

Please register so that we may adequately prepare for your attendance. Guests and extended family members may pay in person the evening of the showing.

Mar
7
Wed
302 Stories – Wood Shavings to Hot Sparks: The History of Shipbuilding in Milford, Delaware @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

302 Stories: Telling the Stories of Delaware’s People and Places

Join Bayside Institute for the fourth documentary of this five-part series, Wood Shavings to Hot Sparks: The History of Shipbuilding in Milford, Delaware. For over 200 years, the history of Milford, Delaware was intimately tied to its shipbuilding industry. Yet today only one shipyard remains—the former Vinyard Shipbuilding Company—brought back from near abandonment by a determined couple. Along with a committed group of volunteers, they now work in the yard’s historic buildings, preserving the renowned Vinyard boats using the same tools that built them, and re-discovering Milford’s shipbuilding history along the way. (36 minutes)

Please register so that we may adequately prepare for your attendance. Guests and extended family members may pay in person the evening of the showing.

 

 

Mar
21
Wed
302 Stories – Cluck, Pluck, & Luck: The Improbably Early History of Delmarva’s Chicken Industry @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

302 Stories: Telling the Stories of Delaware’s People and Places

Join Bayside Institute for the final documentary in this five-part series, Cluck, Pluck, & Luck: The Improbably Early History of Delmarva’s Chicken Industry. In 1923 an Ocean View housewife ordered 50 chicks and received 500. DuPont Highway was completed in 1924. Demand for Kosher meat in New York City was high. Delmarva’s chicken industry was born.Viewers learn about chicken smuggling and World War II blockades, the formation of the Eastern Shore Poultry Grower’s Exchange, new chicken house architecture after Hurricane Hazel, and the rise of Perdue. (65 minutes)

Please register so that we may adequately prepare for your attendance. Guests and extended family members may pay in person the evening of the showing.