Charlotte's Quest Nature Center proudly their new observatory with its two telescopes. A 15' Newtonian telescope was donated through the Westminster Astronomical Society and the estate of Michael J. Pine along. The Piper Family also donated a telescope. Join us as we reveal a beautiful new observatory building, which will open up great opportunities for astrological observations and education at Charlotte's Quest. The observatory project was funded with money received from the 2014 Bocce Ball Tournaments courtesy of Vince DePalmer and Pat Griffith. Construction work was completed by Board Member and Vice-Chairman Bill Skinner.
The Manchester Parks Foundation along with the Astronomical Society will host a Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday, September 20, 2015, beginning at 5:00 PM. Join us as we reveal to the public new and wonderful prospects now available to our community with these gifts. Members of the Westminster Astronomical Society will be on hand to operate the telescope and to answer any questions.
Be one of the first to view the sky above Manchester and hear from experts as they introduce us to the mysteries of the heavens, galaxies, moon, planets, stars and other wonders. There will be astronomical literature, posters, pictures and star maps available. Meet the wonderful people who helped the nature center achieve this addition that will serve as an educational resource for the community.
Please take time to enjoy the nature center grounds and the sounds of the approaching night at critters prepare to settle down for the evening. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Manchester Parks Foundation, operators of Charlotte's Quest Nature Center.
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The Manchester Parks Foundation proudly welcomes Lynne Sneeringer to the Board of Directors. We look forward to all that Lynne has to offer in the operation of Charlotte's Quest.
|JUNE WINNERS||AUGUST WINNERS|
|FIRST PLACE TEAM:|
|FIRST PLACE TEAM:
|Keith Skinner, Shelby Schrader
Scott Merideth, Bill Skinner
|Danny Ledford, Victoria Bromley
Jessie Rice, Brian Smith
|SECOND PLACE TEAM:|
|SECOND PLACE TEAM:
|Traci Weilert, Vonnie Long
Pat Griffith, Sonny Long
|Barry Ledford, Jody Ledford
Audrey Boyle, Steve Boyle
|THIRD PLACE TEAM:|
|THIRD PLACE TEAM:
|Dianne Zeller, Cecilia Dembrowski
Barb Hottle, Charlie Parlaman
|Jim Valenza, Vince Valenza
Bob Palombo, Dave Savina
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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