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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Evening Sound Healing @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Julie as she uses sound to restore you, reconnect you with yourself, and provide a clear channel to inspire you to unlock your inner resources and share them with the world. Relax and listen as she uses bowls, her voice, chimes and other instruments to transport you. Come ready to relax and bring whatever you need to make yourself comfortable (blankets, pillows, yoga mats, etc.). Yoga mats, chairs, blocks, and a limited number of bean bag chairs are available.

$15 for Members, $20 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

Soups and Stocks @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

In this class you will learn about the foundations of cooking stocks to make mouthwatering soups! Chef Weasey will walk you through how to make stock from scratch, and will discuss why stocks are such an important foundation in cooking. Making a homemade stock can transform your favorite soups, sauces, and main courses. Chef Weasey is excited to dive in to different styles of soups like chowders, cream based soups, and purees.

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.
$16 for 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 Bayside Institute Coordinator, Jennifer Idzi, at [email protected]

Chalk Painting Demo with HOUSE @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The HOUSE crew will demonstrate the Chalk Painting process from beginning to end. We’ll be sharing our tips & techniques that we learned through stockist training with Annie Sloan’s team and years of experience. We’ll be happy to answer any questions regarding Annie’s paint and the process. Our demonstration will help you feel confident to complete your own Chalk Paint project. We’ll bring some paint and paint products to sell. We’ll have some helpful take home flyers that Annie Sloan created herself. Our demo will instruct how to paint properly using Annie Sloan brushes, our distress technique, and sealing with wax.

$5 for Members, $10 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

Yoga & Snowflake Rock Painting @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Dec 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

It may be a little early for snow at the beach . . . but it’s not to late to paint snowflakes and dream of a white winter! Join us for a gentle yoga practice and guided meditation followed by a snowflake rock painting art project. All supplies included. Yoga practice and art project appropriate for all levels.

10:30AM to 11:30AM – Gentle yoga and meditation practice
11:30AM to 12:30PM – Painting workshop

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.
$20 for Members, $30 for Guests and Extended Family Members

A Longwood Gardens Christmas @ Longwood Gardens
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the many shapes of the season, inspired by the contours of traditional holiday favorites like ribbons and colorful confectionery, and by the figures of nature from pine cones to snowflakes. Outdoors, stroll among illuminated trees, glowing orbs, and a shimmering tunnel of lights. Take in a light show set to music by the Large Lake and enjoy our Main Fountain Garden’s choreographed “fountain” performance in an homage to the season. Your ticket price includes transportation, entrance fee, and private guided tour ticket.

Tentative schedule:

10:30AM – Depart for Longwood Gardens from the Welcome Center (the bus currently does NOT have a restroom on board, but bathroom breaks will be taken on both the ride up and back)

1:00PM – Approximate arrival at Longwood Gardens. Lunch is available on your own at The Cafe

2:30PM – Meet for The Longwood Story Tour (one hour)

Guided group tours are an excellent way to experience the garden legacy of our founder, Pierre S. du Pont. During The Longwood Story Tour, you will explore the seasonal highlights of Longwood’s diverse gardens while learning about our heritage and horticultural excellence. Designed to tell the story of how one man’s vision turned Longwood into one of the great gardens of the world, this tour is perfect for first-time visitors and frequent guests alike.

3:30PM to 6:00PM – Enjoy free time to wander the gardens

During this time, sing-a-long to seasonal organ in the ballroom (4:00PM), enjoy the harmonies of The Old Towne Carolers strolling throughout the gardens (4:30 to 8:30PM), and watch in awe as the fountains dance to holiday classics (weather-permitting). Turning on before sunset, watch the garden come alive with the twinkle of beautiful light displays!

Please contact Bayside Institute Coordinator, Jennifer Greenawalt, at [email protected] with any questions.

Register to reserve your seat today! Registration closes on Wednesday, November 27th, cancellations will not be accepted after this time.