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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Feb
22
Sat
Rescheduled for April 25: Crash Course on Boater Safety @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Planning to get on the water this summer? Join us for a introduction/refresher course on boating safety! Will Howell from Carefree Boat Club & Island Watersports will provide an overview of navigation, rules and regulations, anchoring, and risk management. Bring any questions you have.

Rescheduled for April 25

 

 

Feb
25
Tue
Yoga for Golfers @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Yoga For Golfers® blends Western biomechanical science with Eastern mind/body conditioning, to drive immediate improvements in performance on the golf course with no previous yoga experience needed. Please bring a bottle of water and your yoga mat (if you have one available to you, otherwise additional mats will be available to borrow).

YFG focuses on:

  • Quieting the mind and proper breathing techniques to achieve focus and relaxation.
  • Achieving body symmetry, balance, and alignment through the swing to increase power and stability on uneven lies.
  • Enhancing flexibility and core development to improve mobility, strength, power and endurance.
  • YFG extends the body’s ability to play, minimizing discomforts and risk of injury, allowing golfers to play better, longer, with more confidence and increased enjoyment.

$10 for Primary Members, $15 for Extended Family Members and Guests

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

 

Spring Garden Prep: New to Delaware  @ The Health & Aquatic Center, Multipurpose Room
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Sussex County Horticulture Agent, Tracy Wootten and Sussex Master Gardener, Linda Peters as they lead a discussion titled New to Delaware addressing the gardening challenges faced by newcomers to the state.  Learn the do’s and don’ts of gardening in Delaware from some Master Gardeners who learned the hard way.  We’ll discuss soil, drainage, weather, common pests, basic disease control practices and other important information for gardening in Sussex County. Learn more about Delaware Master Gardeners here.

Although this class is offered free of charge for Primary Members, we as that you please preregister so that we may be prepared for your attendance.

Free for Primary Members, $5 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Feb
29
Sat
The Five Tibetan Rites @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Feb 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Five Tibetan Rites: Originating in the Himalayas, the five yogic exercises known as the Five Tibetans take only a minimum of daily time and effort but dramatically increase physical strength, energy, and suppleness as well as mental acuity. Come discover an ancient practice that has the potential to improve your life day by day! Please dress to actively participate in gentle movements during this class.

The Five Tibetan Rites will be lead by one of our favorite wellness professionals, Kim Blanch. Kim is a Registered Nurse and currently works in Population Health at Beebe Hospital. She also has extensive training in alternative modalities of wellness including Ayurveda, massage, yoga, and more.

$12 for Members, $18 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

 

Mar
3
Tue
Yoga for Golfers @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Yoga For Golfers® blends Western biomechanical science with Eastern mind/body conditioning, to drive immediate improvements in performance on the golf course with no previous yoga experience needed. Please bring a bottle of water and your yoga mat (if you have one available to you, otherwise additional mats will be available to borrow).

YFG focuses on:

  • Quieting the mind and proper breathing techniques to achieve focus and relaxation.
  • Achieving body symmetry, balance, and alignment through the swing to increase power and stability on uneven lies.
  • Enhancing flexibility and core development to improve mobility, strength, power and endurance.
  • YFG extends the body’s ability to play, minimizing discomforts and risk of injury, allowing golfers to play better, longer, with more confidence and increased enjoyment.

$10 for Primary Members, $15 for Extended Family Members and Guests

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

 

Mar
5
Thu
302 Stories: First State, First Step @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

First State, First Step: Delaware to the Moon (43 min.) documents the history of Delaware’s critical contribution to the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing—and man’s first step on the moon. DuPont textiles, Gore coated cabling, and ILC space suits were all developed ‘in Delaware by committed Delawareans’ some of who are still alive. Their interviews, combined with scholars and historians, provide an insight into how these Delawareans significantly contributed to Delaware history, science and innovation. This program was partially funded by a grant from Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Free for Primary Members, $5 for Guests and Extended Family Members

Please register for this showing so that we can be prepared for your attendance.

Mar
10
Tue
Yoga for Golfers @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Yoga For Golfers® blends Western biomechanical science with Eastern mind/body conditioning, to drive immediate improvements in performance on the golf course with no previous yoga experience needed. Please bring a bottle of water and your yoga mat (if you have one available to you, otherwise additional mats will be available to borrow).

YFG focuses on:

  • Quieting the mind and proper breathing techniques to achieve focus and relaxation.
  • Achieving body symmetry, balance, and alignment through the swing to increase power and stability on uneven lies.
  • Enhancing flexibility and core development to improve mobility, strength, power and endurance.
  • YFG extends the body’s ability to play, minimizing discomforts and risk of injury, allowing golfers to play better, longer, with more confidence and increased enjoyment.

$10 for Primary Members, $15 for Extended Family Members and Guests

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

 

Mar
12
Thu
Spring Garden Prep: Getting Started @ The Health & Aquatic Center, Multipurpose Room
Mar 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Learn how to start seeds for your garden and other methods of propagation as we begin the 2020 growing season. Registration link and more details to come soon!
Mar
18
Wed
Birding Walk: Rain Date @ Meet at the Welcome Center
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Winter is the perfect time to observe waterfowl migrations and raptors! Join birding extraordinaire Dave Wilson on a guided birding walk to see the species flocking to Bayside. This guided walk is perfect for novice birders, experienced birders, and nature lovers alike. This walk is weather-dependent and every effort will be made to reschedule the walk in the event of inclement weather.

$10 for Members, $15 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Mar
19
Thu
302 Stories Double Feature @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for the showing of two short documentaries.

Exploring Delaware’s Bayshore: Delaware Bayshore Forever Initiative (12 min.) From New Castle to Lewes, the state of Delaware borders Delaware Bay. This program travels the length of this Bayshore and profiles some of the unique natural habitats found there, as well some of the long-time residents who cherish and maintain it. The program also outlines the challenges facing this relatively undeveloped coastline and the effort being made by the Delaware Bayshore Partnership to ensure its unspoiled future.

The Price of Progress…The Promise of Protection: The St. Jones River (20 min.) During its 300-year history, the St. Jones Watershed has been one of the most important river systems in Delaware. First used by the Leni Lenape Indians, then by early colonists, the St. Jones River has been a river “highway” for hundreds of years, connecting Dover, the state capital, with Delaware Bay and the rest of the world. This video explores the watershed’s rich history and current non-profit, state and federal government protection efforts.

Free for Primary Members, $5 for Guests and Extended Family Members

Please register for this showing so that we can be prepared for your attendance.

 

Mar
21
Sat
Cooking Made Weasey: Kitchen Equipment 101 @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 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.

$18 for Primary Members, $23 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

Mar
26
Thu
Sound Healing @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

We’re joined again with Julie Fisher from Gifted Alchemy for a Sound Healing session to help you restore, reconnect, and refresh. Come to relax and meditate as she uses bowls, her voice, chimes and other instruments to transport you.

Although this class is offered free of charge for Primary Members, we ask that you please pre-register so that we may be prepared for your attendance.

Free for Primary Members, $5 for Guests & Extended Family Members

 

 

Mar
27
Fri
CBD: What You Need to Know! @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
CBD – What You Need to Know!
Dr. Hooker from Atlantic General Orthopedics is leading a talk on all things CBD. Find out how it works in the body and why it can be effective for multiple conditions including anxiety, migraines, sleep, and pain relief. The class will also discuss topicals and tinctures and where to obtain CBD.
Although this class is offered free of charge for Primary Members, we ask that you please pre-register so that we may be prepared for your attendance.

Free for Primary Members, $5 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Apr
2
Thu
302 Stories: A Meeting of Migrations @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A Meeting of Migrations (33 min.) Every spring two huge animal migrations—the horseshoe crab and migratory shorebirds—congregate on the shores of Delaware Bay for different purposes. Today this gathering of millions of animals is considered one of the top ten environmental phenomena on the planet. This program profiles the ecology of the horseshoe crab/shorebird phenomenon, the work of the researchers, and the public’s interaction with this world-class gathering.

Free for Primary Members, $5 for Guests and Extended Family Members

Please register for this showing so that we can be prepared for your attendance.

 

Apr
4
Sat
Gentle Movement with Breath @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Apr 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us as we gently and mindfully move our bodies, linking breath with movement, exploring healthful practices we can incorporate into our everyday. Learn the benefits of movement, flexibility and mindfulness from health and wellness professional, Kim Blanch. Kim is a Registered Nurse and currently works in Population Health at Beebe Hospital. She also has extensive training in alternative modalities of wellness including Ayurveda, massage, yoga, and more.  Please dress to actively participate in gentle movements during this class.

$12 for Members, $18 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

Apr
9
Thu
Cooking Demo with Chef Maggie from SoDel @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Chef Maggie from SoDel Concepts restaurant, Matt’s Fish Camp for a delicious cooking demo!

Menu to be announced.

Please register to reserve your spot in the class.

$18 for Primary Members/$23 for Guests and Extended Family Members

 

The maximum number of registrations for this class has been reached. To be placed on the waitlist, please contact the Interim Bayside Institute Coordinator, Megan Nichols, at [email protected]

Apr
16
Thu
302 Stories: Delaware Dirt @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Delaware Dirt: Past and Present Dirt Track Auto Racing (42 min.) Dirt track auto racing is an exciting, colorful and family-driven sport. Regional in nature, local fans have their favorite tracks, car classes and local heroes. Delmarva is no exception, where there is a great tradition of dirt track and generations of families that participate in it. ‘Delmarva Dirt’ documents this unique sport and family culture found in southern Delaware. This program was partially funded by a grant from Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Free for Primary Members, $5 for Guests and Extended Family Members

Please register for this showing so that we can be prepared for your attendance.

Apr
23
Thu
Painting Plein Air @ The Point
Apr 23 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Learn tips and secrets for success for your first plein air experience. We will then head to the great outdoors to create a painting. Instructor Kate Cashman will visit with each of you throughout the session offering individual suggestions and advice towards completion of your painting. Students will be using using their media of choice, whatever you bring with you. We will finish the session with a sharing experience, together with you and your paintings.

You are encouraged to bring the medium you are most comfortable working in. However, if you choose to purchase supplies for an additional $45; Kate will provide a kit which will include 1 12×16 stretched canvas; set of four brushes; artists oil paints primary cyan, primary magenta, primary yellow and mixing white artist oil paint www.livethecolorwheel.com/contactme with questions – all yours to continue your artistic journey!

$30 for Primary Members, $37 for Guests and Extended Family Members

Please register to reserve your spot in this class. If purchasing the artist supplies, you must register by Wednesday, April 15th.

Apr
30
Thu
Blood Drive at Bayside @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Apr 30 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for Bayside’s 3rd Blood Drive! By just a single donation, three lives can be saved right here on the Delmarva peninsula.

Follow this link to schedule your donation time today!