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.

Sep
21
Tue
Salted Vines Wine Tasting @ Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Bayside Institute offsite at Salted Vines Vineyard and Winery! Salted Vines is excited to offer our residents the The Salted Vino Experience, a new and expanded educational wine tasting journey! This elevated wine tasting experience introduces guests to their extensive wine list and is offered in an intimate group setting, led by an educational wine tender. Participants will enjoy a sampling of a wine flight with four 2oz tastings paired with assorted cheeses, fruits & gluten free crackers. 10 people each per tasting session.

About Salted Vines:
As you travel the back roads of Sussex County Delaware, you may not expect to find a 26-acre winery, but that’s exactly what you will stumble upon when you turn onto Blackwater Road. Look for the Salted Vines sign and behind it you will see our very first vines, planted in April of 2016. Since then they’ve planted an acre of Malbec in 2017 and an acre of Vermentino in 2019 on the land located behind the tasting room building. These original, two-acres of Founding Vines are marked with 48 end stakes and are planted with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

$27.00 per person.

Sep
23
Thu
Virtual Museum Tour Exhibits: Winslow Homer – The Engraved Works and Inventing Illustration: Schoonover @ Biggs Museum via Zoom
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Take a virtual step inside the Biggs Museum of American Art for their Winslow Homer: The Engraved Works and Inventing Illustration: Schoonover exhibits. During this tour the Curator of Community and Academic Programs will take you on a tour looking closely at artworks, placing the works in the historical and social context in which they were created, and discussing more advanced details, topics, and artistic qualities.

Sep
24
Fri
Friday Footsteps: Prickly Pear Trail @ Meet at Welcome Center
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join our walking group and get your Friday Footsteps in! We will be walking the Prickly Pear Trail. Please meet at the Welcome Center at 9am and we will follow each other to the Prickly Pear Trail in Ocean View, Delaware.

Sep
27
Mon
Monday Meditation @ 38 Degrees
Sep 27 @ 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 by the water. If you are new to meditation, this is a great way to try it out! All you need is to listen to the breeze by the bay, and a positive message. We will meet under the roofline at 38 Degrees.

Hands Only CPR @ Welcome Center Front Porch
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Learn CPR in two steps, and how to save a life with just the use of your hands. You will learn it in 15 minutes. No breaths will be required to save a life!

This class will be lead by Marye Dorsey Kellermann, PhD CRNP FAANP, Certified Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Faculty: Catholic University of America
Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Heart Association CPR Instructor for decades

Oct
5
Tue
Paint Your Own Antique Book Stack @ The Multipurpose Room at The Health & Aquatic Club
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Choose words that inspire you to paint your own stack of books as a beautiful piece for your home, or gift them to a special person in your life. An instructor will lead you through the process, and provide all of the paint, antique books, and tools necessary to create your own work of art.

Primary Members $25.00/Extended Family Members or Guests of Bayside $30.00

 

Oct
7
Thu
Introduction to the Art of Photography @ Multipurpose Room at The Health & Aquatic Club
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Would you like to understand how professional photographers shoot great panoramas, portraits and action photos? Would you like to raise your photographic skills to the next level? Sign up for the Introduction to the Art of Photography workshop.

The student will gain knowledge of how to shoot quality photographs by learning basic photographic principles and techniques. This beginners level workshop will cover topics ranging from photo composition and lighting to aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Our discussion will also include the description and use of the controls and modes on most DSLR cameras. We will end the workshop with a review of popular editing software.

Students are encouraged to bring their cameras to class but cameras are not required. No experience is necessary.

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

Oct
8
Fri
Sussex County Land Trust Q&A @ Multipurpose Room in Health & Aquatic Club
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Sussex County Land Trust is a nonprofit conservation organization, dedicated to protecting natural, cultural, agricultural and recreational resources through land preservation, stewardship and education for today and tomorrow. Learn more from the Executive Director about this valuable asset to our county and the history at Bayside.

Oct
12
Tue
Fall Floral Arrangement Workshop @ Multipurpose Room at The Health & Aquatic Club
Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Welcome fall into your home by making a beautiful flower arrangement with Little Miss Lovely! Design a one of a kind floral centerpiece with a container. Enjoy a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage while you create.

$40.00 Primary Members. $45.00/Extended Family Member or Guest of Bayside

 

Oct
14
Thu
Cooking Equipment Class with Chef Weasey @ Upstairs in the Clubhouse
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

What does this pan do? What should I be using it for? What is induction? Where did Chef Weasey get those spoons from? Cooking made Weasey is bringing back one of the most popular classes again this year with even more equipment to show off!  This class is all about kitchen equipment, accessories, and the pros and cons of each piece. Chef Weasey will show you all the important kitchen essentials as well as professional equipment that is used in many kitchens across the globe you may have never seen before.

Oct
19
Tue
Salted Vines Wine Tasting @ Salted Vines Vineyard and Winery
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Bayside Institute offsite at Salted Vines Vineyard and Winery! Salted Vines is excited to offer our residents the The Salted Vino Experience, a new and expanded educational wine tasting journey! This elevated wine tasting experience introduces guests to their extensive wine list and is offered in an intimate group setting, led by an educational wine tender. Participants will enjoy a sampling of a wine flight with four 2oz tastings paired with assorted cheeses, fruits & gluten free crackers. 10 people each per tasting session.

About Salted Vines:
As you travel the back roads of Sussex County Delaware, you may not expect to find a 26-acre winery, but that’s exactly what you will stumble upon when you turn onto Blackwater Road. Look for the Salted Vines sign and behind it you will see our very first vines, planted in April of 2016. Since then they’ve planted an acre of Malbec in 2017 and an acre of Vermentino in 2019 on the land located behind the tasting room building. These original, two-acres of Founding Vines are marked with 48 end stakes and are planted with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

$27.00 per person.

Oct
21
Thu
Pasta Like a Pro @ Upstairs in the Clubhouse
Oct 21 @ 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: Cavatelli & Malloreddus
Sauce: Sausage Ragu

Your Instructors:
Chef Frank Granito
Chef Laurie Boucher

Oct
22
Fri
Wellness Screenings and Flu Shots @ Welcome Center
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Beebe healthcare team will be conducting 5 screenings:

  • Blood pressure
  • Blood glucose (aka blood sugar) *participants will be asked if they are fasting or not – there are different ranges of ‘normal’ depending on their answer.
  • Cholesterol (this is a total cholesterol – not a lipid panel) *same as above
  • Bone density (our device uses a non-dominant heel screening) – participants will need to remove the shoe and sock from their non-dominant foot.
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) this is a computerized scale – participants will need to remove their shoes and socks to do this screening.

Please note that these events, particularly flu shots, may be altered/postponed due to changes in COVID activity, safety guidelines, and restrictions closer to the date of the event. Walk-ins are welcome but registration is requested for headcount.

Oct
25
Mon
Salted Vines Wine Tasting @ Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Bayside Institute offsite at Salted Vines Vineyard and Winery! Salted Vines is excited to offer our residents the The Salted Vino Experience, a new and expanded educational wine tasting journey! This elevated wine tasting experience introduces guests to their extensive wine list and is offered in an intimate group setting, led by an educational wine tender. Participants will enjoy a sampling of a wine flight with four 2oz tastings paired with assorted cheeses, fruits & gluten free crackers. 10 people each per tasting session.

About Salted Vines:
As you travel the back roads of Sussex County Delaware, you may not expect to find a 26-acre winery, but that’s exactly what you will stumble upon when you turn onto Blackwater Road. Look for the Salted Vines sign and behind it you will see our very first vines, planted in April of 2016. Since then they’ve planted an acre of Malbec in 2017 and an acre of Vermentino in 2019 on the land located behind the tasting room building. These original, two-acres of Founding Vines are marked with 48 end stakes and are planted with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

$27.00 per person.

Nov
4
Thu
Introduction to the Art of Photography @ Multipurpose Room at The Health & Aquatic Club
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Would you like to understand how professional photographers shoot great panoramas, portraits and action photos? Would you like to raise your photographic skills to the next level? Sign up for the Introduction to the Art of Photography workshop.

The student will gain knowledge of how to shoot quality photographs by learning basic photographic principles and techniques. This beginners level workshop will cover topics ranging from photo composition and lighting to aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Our discussion will also include the description and use of the controls and modes on most DSLR cameras. We will end the workshop with a review of popular editing software.

Students are encouraged to bring their cameras to class but cameras are not required. No experience is necessary.

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

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

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