Welcome to Charlotte's Quest Nature Center
Join us this Sunday for a day of family-oriented fun at Charlotte's Quest. The day is packed with activities that are not only fun, but also provide a time of learning. Families may enjoy helping retired archaeologist Stephen Israel as he continues his investigation of Pine Valley Park. Artifacts from the Hunters & Gatherers Period have been excavated here in the past five years. Come and see what you may discover.
There is no fee to enter, however, select activities may require an insignificantly small charge. Delicious foods to be offered by Power Take-Off 4H Club. A petting zoo and pony rides available through High Ridge 4H Club. The price of the refreshments and the pony rides benefit our partner organizations that have generously provided their services for our event. Kids Corral, an area with a moon bounce, obstacle course, games, crafts and a photo opportunity; chance games; nature crafts; and a raffle support the center's teaching efforts.
Also on hand are local organizations sharing how they benefit our community. Visit with the Carroll County Rabbit & Cavy Club's rabbits as they jump hurdles on command. See Maryland Quality Deer Management and learn about the whitetail deer in our area. Have you gazed at a giant tortoise? Visit with Reptile Wonders: Nature Center on the Go. Girl Scout Troop 2500 is offering an informative interactive wildlife puppet demonstration in "Enchanted Forest." This is by no means an exhausted list. Plan to spend the afternoon with us to learn more about your local nature center and have fun in the great outdoors.
If you have never played bocce ball OR you have only played on grass...this event is for you. Rookie Bocce Ball Days provide a no pressure chance to learn the strategy of the game on a stone court surface. These courts fashioned after official bocce ball courts also have end and side boards, both of which provide unlimited additions to strategy and skill.
Rookie Bocce Ball Days take place at 3017 Walnut Street in Manchester, Maryland. Look for Bocce Ball Drive.
For more information and reservations call 410-374-6193.
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.
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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All educational programs require 7 registrants for the classes to run. Please register no later than 2 days prior to the scheduled class.
If the class does not have at least 7 registrants by the Thursday evening prior to the program, the class will be cancelled.
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3400 Wilhelm Lane
PO Box 864
Manchester, Maryland 21102