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BOCCE BALL TOURNAMENTS

June 18, July 16, and August 20

Note: date changes. Entry prices are changing as well. Please see 2016 entry form with updated information

2015 WINNING TEAMS
JUNE WINNERSAUGUST WINNERSOCTOBER WINNERS
FIRST PLACE TEAM:
Trailblazers
FIRST PLACE TEAM:
National Boccehemians
FIRST PLACE TEAM:
El Dente
Keith Skinner, Shelby Schrader
Scott Merideth, Bill Skinner
Danny Ledford, Victoria Bromley
Jessie Rice, Brian Smith
Barbara Hottle, Cecilia Dembrowski
Jim Lutz, Harriet Vecchioni
SECOND PLACE TEAM:
Pictures-R-Us
SECOND PLACE TEAM:
Pallino Grigios
SECOND PLACE TEAM:
Mario's
Traci Weilert, Vonnie Long
Pat Griffith, Sonny Long
Barry Ledford, Jody Ledford
Audrey Boyle, Steve Boyle
Jake Rugemer, Joe Gillis
Diane Zeller, Mario Vecchioni
THIRD PLACE TEAM:
El Dente
THIRD PLACE TEAM:
iQuattro Formaggi
THIRD PLACE TEAM:
Tigers
Dianne Zeller, Cecilia Dembrowski
Barb Hottle, Charlie Parlaman
Jim Valenza, Vince Valenza
Bob Palombo, Dave Savina
Walter Green, Joyce Green
Ben Garcia, Stephanie Garcia
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!

2015 Bocce Ball Winners Photo Gallery

Bocce Ball Tournament Registration

Charlotte's Quest is ever grateful to you for your support!

CHARLOTTE'S QUEST AMATEUR PHOTO COMPETITION

2016 Contest is Now Open for Entries
Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2016
Entry Fee: $5 to benefit CQNC education programs

Capture and share the beauty of Charlotte's Quest Nature Center and Pine Valley Park. The Contest is designed to encourage people to discover park trails, scenic views and programs through nature photography. We hope to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the great outdoors of CQNC. This contest also serves as a modest fundraiser for CQNC. Photographers get the image of a lifetime while contributing to conservation in Manchester.

You are encouraged to enter photographs taken during the contest year, 2016. We hope photography brings you to the Park multiple times, so please consider a membership.

Thank you for your participation.


Categories

1. Scenic Views and Landscapes

Capture the views and scenery of the Nature Center and surrounding Park, from your favorite spot. Share an interesting view of the forest landscape, or a different angle we normally don't see: a fog-filled forest, fall colors, a snow-covered view, the spring green-up or a summer rain.

2. Wild Flora

Submit a photo of native and wild-growing plants, fungi or trees. Flowers, leaves, fruits and seeds are accepted.

3. Wild Fauna

Includes insects, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds.


Contest Rules

Entry Period and Fees

Photos must be submitted by September 30, 2016. Entry forms may be found on our website, at the North Carroll Library and the North Carroll Senior Center.

Fee: $5 per contestant

Enter as many categories as you like but only up to 2 photos per category. Edit your work and submit only your very best photos. Photos must be printed in a 5 X 7 format with an official entry form and mailed to the Manchester Parks Foundation or dropped off in person at the Town of Manchester Office. All photos become the property of Charlotte's Quest Nature Center.

Why a fee?

Operated as a non-profit volunteer managed organization, your gift helps us to continue the mission of conservation at CQNC. Like most photography competitions, it has expenses. Your entry fee is a tax-deductible gift, less any prizes. We all benefit.

Rules:

  1. Photos must be taken at CQNC or Pine Valley Park and if for amateur photographers.
  2. Photos must be submitted as a 5 X 7 print photo.
  3. No personal information, signatures, frames, or text are permitted on the image.
  4. Photographers should respect volunteers, visitors, and the wild flora and fauna of the Park. Do not harass, disrupt, or harm the Park or its visitors and staff in any way for the sake of a photograph.
  5. Limit editing to basic contrast, sharpening, and cropping. Intense post processing such as HDR, multiple exposures, and art filters are not appropriate at this time. This includes images taken with "in camera" processing such as HDR, grainy and pin hole, etc. Please do not submit overly processed photos.
  6. Photos that infringe upon another's copyright are not eligible and will be disqualified.
  7. Entries that violate the rules will be disqualified without refund.

Prizes

Respect for Photgraphy, Photograpers, and Photographs

Photography is a time honored and unique art form. Only you can take your photograph. By entering a photo you allow CQNC to use your image to promote its mission and programs. That promotion takes place in various print and on-line locations, such as the CQNC website and our newsletter Nature Calls. Photographers retain all rights and proper credit line will be used when and if your photo is used. We appreciate the talents of the photographers who visit CQNC.


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COMMUNITY PLANT SWAP

Our Community Plant Swap was a success! Thank you to all who participated. Happy planting!

MANCHESTER PARKS BOARD WELCOMES

Suzie Wazniak

The Manchester Parks Foundation welcomes Suzie Wazniak who was recently elected to the Board of Directors. There is no better contribution than serving as a member of a management team that offers educational for all ages in your community.

WE NEED YOU

Charlotte's Quest is in need of people with special skills to help with current and future projects. We are looking for individuals who are proficient with the computer or willing and excited to learn how to maintain our Online Calendar, put together our newsletter, maintain our website or keep records of membership.

Are you a whiz with CGI?
We need help with upgrading our forms mail. Some issues have arisen from the free service that we have been using. If you know how to write cgi scripts, WE NEED YOU!
Are you a take-charge kind of person?
We could use your help with planning Charlotte's Quest's events. Our two major events of the year are Easter Adventure Egg Hunt and Spring Fest.
Do you have a way with words?
You may want to search for and write grants to enhance and upgrade Charlotte's Quest.
Numbers your specialty?
We could use you to help with bookkeeping, taxes and grant project figures.

VOLUNTEER TODAY

For more information please call 410-374-3395 and leave your name, number and a brief message or email us. Click on the "Email Us" button at the top rightside of this page. We look forward to having you add your special touch to Charlotte's Quest.

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Charlotte's Quest
NATURE CENTER

3400 Wilhelm Lane
PO Box 864
Manchester, Maryland 21102

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