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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Emergency Preparedness @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Mar 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Emergencies can happen in Delaware at any time. Knowing what to expect and being prepared in advance can save your life. These seminars will help prepare you and your family for disasters.

Introduction & Delaware Hazards (45 minutes):  Meet presenter Nikki Testa and learn about the Delaware Emergency Management Agency. Also, learn about the many types of severe weather events that affect Delaware, and various hazards including power outages, health pandemics, industrial emergencies, and acts of terrorism

Human & Pet Preparedness (45 minutes): Make a plan and stay informed! Be prepared with communication plans, a support network, emergency plans and evacuation plans for you, your family, and your pets.

Make-A-Kit (45 minutes): Learn what you might need in a “go-bag” for evacuations, a “shelter-in-place” kit, a car kit, and a pet evacuation kit. Don’t forget to consider the seasons and types of emergencies when planning to be prepared!

Fire Suppression Safety (30 minutes): Review types of fire extinguishers, where to store them and how to use them, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.

Breaks will be taken throughout the morning. Registration required, space is limited.


Line Dancing @ The Health & Aquatic Club
Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Get movin’ and groovin’ in a line dancing class with instructor Donna Ferraro! Have fun and learn some fun step-by-step dances to all types of music. Please select your experience level when registering so Donna can tailor the class for all.

To accommodate more members, we will most likely hold Line Dance in the carpeted multipurpose room. Please select your footwear accordingly, nothing very rubbery or grippy.

$7 for Primary Members or $30 for all 5 sessions for Primary Members only

Line Dancing

  • Please select from the drop down menu below your line dancing experience.
  • Select the dates you would like to attend below. If you attend all 5, you will be billed for $30 (discount for Primary Members only).
Create & Take: Serving Tray @ The Cove Bar & Grille
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SOLD OUTIf you are interested in seeing this offered again, please contact Jennifer Greenawalt at [email protected], as we are looking to add a second event this April or May!

Join your fellow community members and The Crabbie Nook as we create custom 18″ wood serving trays. There are three designs to choose from. No experience necessary. Payment and design choice required no later than March 21st.

Registration for this event is offered directly through The Crabbie Nook’s website.

Oils & Fats: When to Use Them @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Mar 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

In this class, Chef Weasey, of Cooking made Weasey, will discuss the vast array of culinary fats and oils and their importance in the kitchen. She will explain when to use which fats or oils for each cooking medium, and why choosing the right oil is so important. We will also try samples of different types of oils and fats. After this class, you will cook with confidence knowing you have chosen the right fat or oil to compliment your cooking method and dish!

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

30 Days to Organization Follow-Up @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Follow-up for those enrolled in the initial workshop on Tuesday, March 5th

We set resolutions, we set goals, but somewhere along the way, our best laid plans and intentions fall apart.  It’s time to say goodbye to unnecessary clutter and hello to a peaceful, organized home or space.

Join us to be a part of the “30 DAY DECLUTTERING & ORGANIZING CHALLENGE” Workshop.

This 30-day checklist can give you the motivation you need to clear the clutter and start enjoying your home again.  You don’t even have to start on the first of the month, just start TODAY and follow your personal plan for the next 30 days.

As a group, with professional organizer, Sharon Knowles, we will discuss ideas for your personal calendar, ways to tackle your chosen daily challenges and ways to help stick to it.  Your challenge doesn’t have to be your home.  It can be a room in your home, an office, OR it can simply be a “Happiness” Challenge.



Yoga and Mandala Rock Painting @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Apr 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join us for a creative and relaxing morning of Yoga and Mandala Rock Painting!

We will enjoy a gentle yoga practice with guided meditation and breathwork. We will discuss the meaning and history of mandalas and show examples of many different styles and examples of mandalas that you can consider painting on your rocks. Mandalas have a very interesting background! It is a sacred ancient practice engaged by Tibetan Monks and many other cultures. You’ll be amazed at what those scared circles represent and how meditative this art project can be! All supplies will be provided.

$20 for Members, $30 for Guests and Extended Family Members

Wallops Island Bus Trip 2019 @ NASA Flight Facility at Wallops Island
Apr 16 all-day

Tour NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility! Discover some of the many amazing operations occuring at Wallops Island. Bayside Institute will experience the Suborbital Rockets Tour of the facility, which will include a full itinerary of tours, fascinating information, and a boxed lunch. Space is limited to 18 participants and closed toe shoes are required. Our itinerary is outlined below.

Please note there is a possibility that this tour may have to be rescheduled. The Antares rocket launch is currently scheduled for April 17, 2019 at 4:46 p.m. Due to on-going launch support activities for this large scale mission, the NASA Visitor Center and NASA Facilities are unavailable to support group tours 5 days prior and 5 days after the launch date. In the event of a rescheduled tour, if you are registered, you will have first right to the rescheduled date.

8:30 a.m. – Depart from Bayside’s Welcome Center via passenger bus for Wallops Island
Please arrive at the Welcome Center at 8:15 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – Arrive at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center

10:30 a.m. – Tour Fabrication (30 minutes)

11:10 a.m. – Tour Testing (30 minutes)

12:00 p.m. – Boxed Lunch in Cafeteria (45 minutes)

1:00 p.m. – Tour Range Control Center Observation Deck (30 minutes)

2:00 p.m. – Sounding Rocket Launch Pads  (30 minutes)

3:15 p.m. – Departure

Your class fee includes transportation to and from Wallops Island, the tour, and a boxed lunch (which you will be contacted for following your registration).

Atlantic General Hospital Q&A: Community Resources @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join Michelle McGowan BSN, RN Atlantic General Hospital’s Population Health Clinical Coordinator for a casual discussion on the free Community Health Resources available in the area, including health fairs, blood pressure clinics, and physician offices. She will be available for questions about what AGH offers to the community, so please come and find out what’s going on in the Greater Ocean City/Berlin area!

Although this class is offered free of charge, preregistration is required.

The World of Appraisals @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Apr 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Old stuff, unique treasures, family heirlooms… is it valuable or is it not? Dave Allen, owner of A&M Auctioneers and Appraisers, Auctioneer, GPPA & CAGA Certified Appraiser, welcomes us to the fascinating world of appraisals! To start, Dave will share with us how appraisals work and the different types of appraisals. After a brief Q&A, he will then spend about an hour verbally approximating the value of items brought in from our very own community!

Although attendance to the seminar is free, if you would like to participate in the unofficial appraisal portion, there is a $10 fee per item that will be charged directly to your membership account, should your item be chosen for appraisal (limit of 10 items). Please email Jennifer Greenawalt at [email protected] with photos of each item that you would like to submit for possible appraisal with a description or any information you have regarding the item. (Please note: your item(s) may or may not be chosen for appraisal. Dave Allen will choose 10 of the submitted items to appraise during the seminar.) You MUST be able to bring your item with you to class for the appraisal. Email submissions accepted until Friday, April 12th.

Questions? Please reach out to [email protected]

Wellness Weekend 2019
May 3 – May 5 all-day

Schedule of classes and workshops coming soon!

Health Screenings with Atlantic General Hospital: Friday, May 3rd

Blood Drive with Blood Bank of Delmarva: Saturday, May 4th