Producer and director Michael Oates, of 302 Stories Inc., will kick off a film series, “302 Stories: Telling the stories of Delaware’s People and Places” about Delaware’s history and diverse culture from the shores of the Delaware Bay to the farmland to the west, hosted by the Bayside Institute, Bayside Resort Golf Club.

Guests can meet Oates from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Jan. 17 in the multipurpose room of the Health and Aquatic Club at the Bayside Resort Golf Club, 31264 Americana Parkway, Selbyville.

Throughout the series, Oates will show clips of his documentaries: “The ’62 Storm: Delaware’s Shared Response” on Jan. 24; “White Gold: Delaware’s Oystering History” on Feb. 7; “An Evolving Legacy: Delaware’s Coastal Zone Act” on Feb. 21; “Wood Shavings to Hot Sparks: The History of Shipbuilding in Milford, Delaware” on March 7; and “Cluck, Pluck and Luck: The Improbably Early History of Delmarva’s Chicken Industry” on March 21. There will be a Q&A after the presentation.

The series is free to members; $5/others. Free popcorn will be provided.

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