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.

Aug
2
Mon
Monday Meditation @ 38 Degrees
Aug 2 @ 9:30 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.

Aug
3
Tue
Tuesday Walkers: The Point at Bayside @ The Point at Bayside
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am

Join us every Tuesday in July for our Tuesday Walker series! We will walk a different path each Tuesday.

This Tuesday we are meeting at The Point and walking 1.5 – 2 miles.

Aug
5
Thu
Facebook for Beginners @ Multipurpose Room at the Health & Aquatic Club
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

If you are interested in learning about how to create or update your Facebook page, then this informative session is for you! Learn the basics of Facebook including creating an account, connecting with friends, adding a profile picture, searching for events & Facebook marketplace, and creating a post.

Registration is free, please sign-up in advance.

Aug
11
Wed
Salted Vines Wine Tasting @ Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery
Aug 11 @ 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. This exclusive event is limited to 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.

Aug
16
Mon
Wildlife Sunset Cruise @ 205 Talbot Street Ocean City, MD
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This 3-hour cruise will saunter its way south to the untouched hinterlands beyond the Verrazano Bridge to Assateague. After passing nesting Ospreys and the bird-laden sand flats behind the National Seashore, we’ll arrive at Mark 12 — a restored island loaded with nesting Brown Pelicans and other wading birds, including Tricolored Herons.

As the sun’s descent to the horizon delivers a pink evening hue, we’ll lounge our way back north to the Talbot Street dock. In addition to pelicans, usual suspects on this jaunt include Black Skimmer, Black-Crowned Night-Herons, Royal Tern, Piping Plover, and American Oystercatcher. And don’t forget the Assateague horses!

You won’t have to worry about August  parking either. Our chartered boat, The Assateague Explorer, provides parking at 205 Talbot Street (right behind the Bank of Willards) where attendants will be on hand to ensure the lot doesn’t fill. You will also have permission to bring a small personal cooler with an adult beverage along for the ride.

Please bring a smile and $5- $10 tip for the First Mate. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to park and walk to the boat.

Primary Bayside Members/Tidewater Landing Residents/Bear Trap Members are $35.00. Children 12 and under are $25.00.

Aug
17
Tue
Thompson Island Beer Tasting Picnic with Juicebox @ 38 Degrees
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Lauren Bigelow from Thompson Island Brewery is back at Bayside for our second series of beer tastings with three newly released delicious beers! Juicebox will be providing a picnic lunch to enjoy while you sample, and you’ll get the chance to take home a Bayside cooler bag!

What you get:
The Bayside Sandwich: Turkey, Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Sprouts, Avocado, Mayo
Chips
Cookie
Shareable Hummus Platter
Three 16oz Thompson Island Beers (no exchanges)
Bayside Cooler Bag

$25.00 Primary Bayside Member/$28.00 Extended Family Members or Guests of Bayside

Aug
24
Tue
Salted Vines Wine Tasting @ Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery
Aug 24 @ 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
8
Wed
Salted Vines Wine Tasting @ Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery
Sep 8 @ 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
17
Fri
Sip and Savor: A Cheese & Charcuterie Board Class @ Multipurpose Room at the Health & Aquatic Club
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn to make your own unique cheese and charcuterie board with the team from The Tradition Begins. Enjoy a glass of wine as you are guided through creating your own unique wooden board filled with an assortment of cheese, charcuterie, fresh and dried fruit, orchard grown nuts, local honey, olives, and assorted crackers. At the end of the class, the boards will be wrapped in cello to take home and entertain!

$40.00/Primary Member and $45.00 Extended Family Members and Guests

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.

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
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.