Enriching Lives

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Here 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.

Dec
6
Mon
Monday Meditation @ Upstairs in the clubhouse
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

When we meditate, we lower our stress levels, we connect better, we improve our focus, and we’re kinder to ourselves. Start your day with a morning affirmation in a calm setting upstairs in the clubhouse. If you are new to meditation, this is a great way to try it out!

 

Dec
7
Tue
Make a Wreath with Wharton’s Garden Center @ Upstairs at the clubhouse
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wharton’s Garden Center will be leading a class in wreath making! Enjoy making a festive holiday wreath to take home with you, and enjoy wine and snacks provided.
You will have your choice of either:
20” fresh wreath
Large bow
Pine cones,picks, berry sprigs and Christmas balls
Or a natural look:
20” fresh wreath
Large bow
Assortment of cut greens
Pine cones
Dec
8
Wed
Wreaths, Wraps & Riesling @ The Dunes Room at Bear Trap Dunes
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Wreaths, Wraps & Riesling event is taking place at The Dunes Room at Bear Trap Dunes on December 8th at 12pm. Little Miss Lovely will provide wreath decorating instruction with all materials provided, The Den at Bear Trap Dunes will be serving a curry chicken salad wrap with julienne carrots, cucumbers, grapes and cashews (vegetarian option available) and Banks Wines & Spirits will be leading a riesling wine tasting!

Bayside Institute members receive special pricing! You won’t want to miss this holiday event, register here: beartrapdunes.com/institute

Dec
9
Thu
Pasta Like a Pro @ Upstairs in the Clubhouse
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Pasta Like a Pro @ Upstairs in the Clubhouse

Learn the basics of making semolina pasta, typical of Southern Italy, with this hands-on workshop. No prior pasta making experience is required for this class. There are no prerequisites for each class.  You may take any of these classes as a stand-alone class or take all three as each class will focus on unique traditional hand formed pasta shapes along with delicious sauces that beautifully and deliciously pair with your pasta.

During class, you’ll learn about the ingredients and tools you need to make semolina pasta and how to mix and knead the dough by hand. This class requires no eggs, pasta machines nor any special tools. Just bring your clean hands, and everything else will be provided!

Following an instructor live dough making demonstration, you will use instructor prepared dough to learn how to hand form a variety of traditional southern pasta shapes. You will also have a live chef demonstration of how to prepare different regional sauces that are traditionally paired with these unique pasta shapes. The class will conclude with a discussion of how to store and properly cook your fresh pasta, and of course we will as a group enjoy the fruits of our labor paired with a glass of wine!

Pasta: Orecchiette, Capunti, Trofie (3 ways), Foglie d’ulivo
Sauce: Basic Pesto or two

Your Instructors:
Chef Frank Granito
Chef Laurie Boucher

This class is currently at capacity. Please contact Erika at [email protected] to be placed on the waitlist.

Dec
14
Tue
“Entertaining on a Budget” Holiday Bruschetta @ Upstairs in the Clubhouse
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
The holidays come once a year and celebrations go hand in hand.  Real edible gold dust will wow your guests and make for a more memorable occasion. Deborah Walker writes a regular column for Ocean City Today, “Entertaining on a Budget,” and provides fun and delicious recipes on DelmarvaLife, she will be leading the class to teach us how to Entertain for the Holidays! We will be making bruschetta and enjoying it with a glass of wine!
Bruschetta is a great way to start any holiday festivities.  Variance is key when entertaining and raises the level of anticipation.  Red Roma tomatoes are preferred when making winter bruschetta.  The addition of green capers highlights the holiday theme.  Edible gold dust lifts this dish to new heights. and puts this appetizer in a category of its own.
While we are on the subject of the holidays, we will go over some entertaining tips that will set the stage for festive celebrations.  Food, beverages, presentation, table-settings, flower arrangements are just a dew topics that should be considered.  Even knowing which side the salt shaker should be placed on makes a difference and an impression.
Dec
17
Fri
Longwood Gardens Holiday Bus Trip @ Depart from The Health & Aquatic Club
Dec 17 @ 11:45 am – 7:30 pm

This holiday season experience all the traditions that make a Longwood Gardens Christmas so special. Find heartwarming moments amid towering trees laden with one-of-a-kind ornaments…marvel at the horticultural artistry in the form of floral trees and wreaths…your eyes will sparkle with their dazzling light displays. Your ticket price includes transportation and entrance fee. Sit back and enjoy the bus ride to this magical Christmas wonderland! This year we will be doing a self-guided tour to allow for plenty of time to see the evening light displays at your own leisure.

Tentative schedule:

11:45AM – Depart for Longwood Gardens from the Health & Aquatic Club (the bus currently does NOT have a restroom on board, but bathroom breaks will be taken on both the ride up and back)

2:30PM – Approximate arrival at Longwood Gardens. Erika will pick up tickets and distribute on the bus.

3:00PM to 7:30PM – Enjoy free time to wander the gardens and dinner on your own at indoor The Café and outdoor Beer Garden (weather permitting).

During this time, revel in the delightful instrumental sounds of Rob Dickenson and the Brandywine Christmas Minstrels as they celebrate the season (starting at 5:00pm), fire pits are the perfect place to warm up as you explore the magnificent outdoor display (weather permitting), open air theatre fountain shows (weather permitting), enjoy light displays choreographed to holiday music in the main fountain garden and by the large lake running every five minutes (starting at 4pm), make memories at the holiday Garden Railway (weather permitting).

7:30PM – Bus will board.

$70.00 for Primary Members. $80.00 Extended Family Members and Guests of Bayside. Please contact Bayside Institute Director, Erika Cook, at [email protected] with any questions.

Register to reserve your seat today! Registration closes on Tuesday, November 30th, cancellations will not be accepted after this time.

Jan
6
Thu
Canning Class: Preserve Fruits, Vegetables & Meats @ Multipurpose Room in the Health & Aquatic Club
Jan 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn how to preserve fruits, vegetables, and meats with Cooking Made Weasey’s canning class. We will go over all the basics of canning safely and efficiently to get the most out of your favorite season’s produce. We will also learn how to make your own pickles!

$15.00 Primary Members/$20.00 Extended Family Members or Guests of Bayside

Jan
13
Thu
Pasta Like a Pro @ Upstairs in the Clubhouse
Jan 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Pasta Like a Pro @ Upstairs in the Clubhouse

Learn the basics of making semolina pasta, typical of Southern Italy, with this hands-on workshop. No prior pasta making experience is required for this class. There are no prerequisites for each class.  You may take any of these classes as a stand-alone class or take all three as each class will focus on unique traditional hand formed pasta shapes along with delicious sauces that beautifully and deliciously pair with your pasta.

During class, you’ll learn about the ingredients and tools you need to make semolina pasta and how to mix and knead the dough by hand. This class requires no eggs, pasta machines nor any special tools. Just bring your clean hands, and everything else will be provided!

Following an instructor live dough making demonstration, you will use instructor prepared dough to learn how to hand form a variety of traditional southern pasta shapes. You will also have a live chef demonstration of how to prepare different regional sauces that are traditionally paired with these unique pasta shapes. The class will conclude with a discussion of how to store and properly cook your fresh pasta, and of course we will as a group enjoy the fruits of our labor paired with a glass of wine!

Pasta: Spizzulus, Lorighattas, Gemelli
Sauce: Chef’s Surprise

Your Instructors:
Chef Frank Granito
Chef Laurie Boucher