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 enriches 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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Container Gardening @ To Be Announced
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Join your neighbors for an annual favorite – the container gardening class! Choose from an assortment of herbs and flowering plants fresh from Lakeside Greenhouse in Laurel to create a potted masterpiece. All supplies provided – pot and soil too!

Please register to reserve your spot in this hands-on workshop! Location will be outdoors and all Covid-19 mandates at the time of the workshop will be followed.

This class has reached maximum capacity. If you would liked to be placed on the waitlist, please contact Jennifer Greenawalt at [email protected]


Cook Like an Italian: Antipasti @ Upstairs in the New Clubhouse
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Chef Frank continues his “Cook Like an Italian” series featuring 100-year old family recipe along with modern takes on classic favorites. In this multi-part series, learn how to make everything from pane (bread and pizza) to dolce (desserts).  Not only will you learn how to cook like an Italian, you’ll feel like you are in culinary school as you learn some culinary history, proper technique, and science along to the way.

Tutti a tavola a mangiare – Join Chef Frank for an in-person demonstration at Signatures featuring antipasti! He will prepare classic Italian appetizers with a modern twist, and we’ll finally get to taste some of his mouthwatering creations!

There are no pre-requisites and each session is self-contained.  You may attend any or all. Masks will be required unless actively eating or drinking as per Delaware state mandates, even for those vaccinated. Class size is limited to 15 members and guests.

This class has reached maximum capacity. If you would liked to be placed on the waitlist, please contact Jennifer Greenawalt at [email protected]


Floral Arranging with Bethany Florist @ Upstairs in the New Clubhouse
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Heather and Cathy from Bethany Florist to create a floral masterpiece! Of course, they make it look easy, but with their expert tips, you will leave with a gorgeous arrangement sure to bring some joy to your home.

Cost ($50) includes all materials, wine, and personal charcuterie plate. This class will adhere to the CDC guidelines at the time of the event, as the current guidelines are subject to change.

Please register to reserve your spot in this class and include any special seating requests or precautionary concerns.

This class has reached maximum capacity. If you would liked to be placed on the waitlist, please contact Jennifer Greenawalt at [email protected]


California Wine Tasting @ Upstairs in the Clubhouse
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Join Chef Weasey and Sommelier Tom Viola for a tasting of four California wines! This dynamic duo will walk you through the tasting notes of two white and two red varietals, as you learn about the wines, winemakers, and what to look for in wines from California.

Your registration includes tastings of four wines and a plate of small bites. Please register to reserve your spot!

All participants must be 21 years or older.

New Member Orientation @ Upstairs in the Clubhouse
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

New to our community and membership? Join Kellie Pitts, Director of Sales, to learn more about the different programs and events, and how to maximize your membership. Kellie will explain the extended family program, 2021 guest pass program, and how to stay in touch with what’s happening at Bayside. Please note, this class will discuss the ins and outs of membership with new members who have joined Bayside since January 2020. 

If you have joined prior to January 2020, please contact Kellie Pitts directly at [email protected] or 302.564.7931 to schedule an appointment to have all of your membership questions answered.

Register to reserve your spot in this class.



Peripheral Neuropathy @ Upstairs in the Clubhouse
Jun 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The first step in making your neuropathy better is to understand what it is.

Join Dr. Brian W. Scott, DC, BCN, CFMP author of the “Stop Peripheral Neuropathy Intensive Program” to learn about non-drug alternatives and solutions for managing your neuropathy. Find out how others are living vibrant, productive lives without being shackled by this debilitating condition.

Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition that can cause numbness, tingling, stabbing pain, burning and cold sensations primarily in the hands and feet, arms and legs.  People who are diabetic and/or have gone through chemo treatments for cancer, have poor circulation, stenosis in the spine or have been exposed to toxins are most susceptible, however, there are many causes.  It is confusing and frustrating as people can have difficulty with their balance, feeling the gas and brake pedals, walking can be painful, grip/hand and leg strength can be diminished, and sleep may be disturbed.

Dr. Brian Scott has spoken extensively at many resort-style communities on both coasts, and he has become the “Neuropathy doc” who is loved by all.  He has been licensed for over 30 years and Board Certified in Neuropathy.  For the last eight years, he has been focused on educating, counseling, and treating individuals who have this debilitating condition.

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

College-Bound @ Upstairs in the Clubhouse
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Gearing up for college after a year like no other, means a fresh perspective for your college-bound Student.

You’ll gain insights about the college process and strategies for maximizing your student’s Merit Scholarships. We’ll also share tips for the Common App/Personal Statement Draft. Whether your student is an academic superstar, Fortnight-enthusiast, who’s a star in-the-making, or Artist who also codes…we can assist with actionable information that will help with college planning and first choice results.

Maria Friss is the College Sesame Founder and Principal College Admissions Counselor. Maria’s purpose is connecting students to options to fit their interests, ambitions and potential. A graduate of Colgate University and Teachers College at Columbia University, Maria has a demonstrated history of producing excellent college applications resulting in merit and financial aid awards and enrollment in top universities. A partial list of colleges for Maria’s students include Babson, Bard, Barnard, Boston College, Colgate, Columbia University, Carnegie-Mellon, College of the Holy Cross, Cornell, Dickinson, Dartmouth, George Washington, Haverford, Hobart, Macaulay Honors at Baruch, Mount Holyoke, Muhlenberg, NYU, Northeastern, RPI, Smith, St. Lawrence, Stanford, Stevens, Trinity, Tulane, U. Penn., U. Wisconsin-Madison, URI, UVA, U. of Vermont, Vassar, WPI.