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Charlotte’s Quest

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3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
4103743395 charlottesquest.org

April 2018

Spring Star Party – RESCHEDULED

April 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

Join Westminster Astronomical Society as we kick off spring with a family-friendly star-gazing get-together! Bring the kids, ages 5 and up, for a chance to view the moon and stars through our huge telescope. As we wait for the sun to set, we'll discuss the planets and even investigate a scale model of our solar system. 

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Early Friday Wild Things

April 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
$5 – $24

This Spring, spend early Friday mornings enjoying the outdoors with your 2-5-year-old in a fun and structured setting.

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Mid-Morning Friday Wild Things

April 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
$5 – $24

This Spring, spend Friday mornings enjoying the outdoors with your 2-5-year-old in a fun and structured setting.

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Early Tuesday Wild Things

April 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

This Spring, spend early Tuesday mornings enjoying the outdoors with your 2-5 year old in a fun and structured setting.

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Mid-Morning Tuesday Wild Things

April 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
$5 – $24

This Spring, spend Tuesday mid-mornings enjoying the outdoors with your Wild Thing in a fun and structured setting.
We start our

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Private Field Trip

April 17, 2018 @ 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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A local group will be attending a private field trip at our park today! If you plan to visit the park during this time, you will be sharing the space with others.

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Private Field Trip

April 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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A local group will be attending a private field trip at our park today! If you plan to visit the park during this time, you will be sharing the space with others. Hands-on outdoor experiences offer an unparalleled opportunity for lessons to come to life for local students. Our field trips encourage students to make connections with science and nature in a welcoming setting, led by an experienced and engaging educator. We welcome students of all abilities from preschools, public…

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Private Field Trip

April 20, 2018 @ 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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A local group will be attending a private field trip at our park today! If you plan to visit the park during this time, you will be sharing the space with others.

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Private Field Trip

April 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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A local group will be attending a private field trip at our park today! If you plan to visit the park during this time, you will be sharing the space with others. Hands-on outdoor experiences offer an unparalleled opportunity for lessons to come to life for local students. Our field trips encourage students to make connections with science and nature in a welcoming setting, led by an experienced and engaging educator. We welcome students of all abilities from preschools, public…

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Private Field Trip

April 26, 2018 @ 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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A local group will be attending a private field trip at our park today! If you plan to visit the park during this time, you will be sharing the space with others.

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Private Field Trip

April 27, 2018 @ 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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A local group will be attending a private field trip at our park today! If you plan to visit the park during this time, you will be sharing the space with others.

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May 2018

Private Field Trip

May 1, 2018 @ 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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A local group will be attending a private field trip at our park today! If you plan to visit the park during this time, you will be sharing the space with others. Hands-on outdoor experiences offer an unparalleled opportunity for lessons to come to life for local students. Our field trips encourage students to make connections with science and nature in a welcoming setting, led by an experienced and engaging educator. We welcome students of all abilities from preschools, public…

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Spring Fest

May 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

HELLO SPRING! The annual Charlotte's Quest Spring Fest is an event the community has come to love! Join us for a day in the park for a day featuring food, learning, and fun for all!

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Private Field Trip

May 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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A local group will be attending a private field trip at our park today! If you plan to visit the park during this time, you will be sharing the space with others. Hands-on outdoor experiences offer an unparalleled opportunity for lessons to come to life for local students. Our field trips encourage students to make connections with science and nature in a welcoming setting, led by an experienced and engaging educator. We welcome students of all abilities from preschools, public…

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Private Field Trip

May 8, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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A local group will be attending a private field trip at our park today! If you plan to visit the park during this time, you will be sharing the space with others. Hands-on outdoor experiences offer an unparalleled opportunity for lessons to come to life for local students. Our field trips encourage students to make connections with science and nature in a welcoming setting, led by an experienced and engaging educator. We welcome students of all abilities from preschools, public…

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Private Field Trip

May 11, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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A local group will be attending a private field trip at our park today! If you plan to visit the park during this time, you will be sharing the space with others. Hands-on outdoor experiences offer an unparalleled opportunity for lessons to come to life for local students. Our field trips encourage students to make connections with science and nature in a welcoming setting, led by an experienced and engaging educator. We welcome students of all abilities from preschools, public…

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Private Field Trip

May 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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A local group will be attending a private field trip at our park today! If you plan to visit the park during this time, you will be sharing the space with others. Hands-on outdoor experiences offer an unparalleled opportunity for lessons to come to life for local students. Our field trips encourage students to make connections with science and nature in a welcoming setting, led by an experienced and engaging educator. We welcome students of all abilities from preschools, public…

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Private Field Trip

May 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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A local group will be attending a private field trip at our park today! If you plan to visit the park during this time, you will be sharing the space with others. Hands-on outdoor experiences offer an unparalleled opportunity for lessons to come to life for local students. Our field trips encourage students to make connections with science and nature in a welcoming setting, led by an experienced and engaging educator. We welcome students of all abilities from preschools, public…

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Plant Swap

May 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

Are your plants multiplying out of control? Did you plant something in the wrong spot and it just isn't doing well?  Have you been staring at that same old houseplant all winter? Good news, friend! Your unwanted plants can find a new home and new life at our annual Community Plant Swap! Dig up any unwanted plants and bring them to Charlotte's Quest Sunday, May 20th from 1-3 pm to share them with others in your community who are looking…

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Private Field Trip

May 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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A local group will be attending a private field trip at our park today! If you plan to visit the park during this time, you will be sharing the space with others. Hands-on outdoor experiences offer an unparalleled opportunity for lessons to come to life for local students. Our field trips encourage students to make connections with science and nature in a welcoming setting, led by an experienced and engaging educator. We welcome students of all abilities from preschools, public…

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Pollinator Conservation Walk

May 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

We’ve all heard that our pollinators are struggling and that this stands to have far-reaching impacts, but Ryan will provide details and share some specifics on how we can help pollinators locally.

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June 2018

Summer Wild Things: Early Tuesday

June 12, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

We start our time together with a good story, a short lesson and a craft, which guide our learning as we venture outside to play games and explore the natural world around us. Topics include seasons, local critters and habitats that can be found in our park and maybe your own backyard!

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Summer Wild Things: Mid-Morning Tuesday

June 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

We start our time together with a good story, a short lesson and a craft, which guide our learning as we venture outside to play games and explore the natural world around us. Topics include seasons, local critters and habitats that can be found in our park and maybe your own backyard!

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Brook Trout Walkabout

June 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

These stunning native trout species live in the cool, clean headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, but populations are far below what they were historically. Learn how forest preservation and restoration can help support these charismatic and economically important fish.

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Summer Wild Things: Early Friday

June 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

We start our time together with a good story, a short lesson and a craft, which guide our learning as we venture outside to play games and explore the natural world around us. Topics include seasons, local critters and habitats that can be found in our park and maybe your own backyard!

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July 2018

July Planet Party – Saturn

July 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

This summer we are celebrating the parade of planets as they take turns moving into position for optimal viewing! In July, we will have the chance to see Saturn and its impressive rings!

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August 2018

Campfire and Critter Search

August 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

After a campfire chat, we will hike throughout the park while we look and listen for as many critters as we can find.

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Community BioBlitz

August 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

Adults and children (ages 4 and up) are invited to become citizen scientists – we need you to help us learn about life in our park.  Join one of the activities offered between 3-5pm, bring your camera or smartphone, and YOU can contribute to statewide efforts to understand our wildlife!

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Campfire and Critter Search

August 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

After a campfire chat focused on bat conservation, we will focus our search for new critters around the various water sources near Charlotte’s Quest.

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August Planet Party – Mars

August 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

This summer we are celebrating the parade of planets as they take turns moving into position for optimal viewing! In August, we will have the chance to see Mars!

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September 2018

Fall Wild Things: Mid-morning Tuesday

September 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

The Wild Things Nature Program offers outdoor educational experiences that make the natural world to come to life for your preschooler.

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Fall Wild Things: Early Friday

September 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

The Wild Things Nature Program offers outdoor educational experiences that make the natural world to come to life for your preschooler.

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Fall Wild Things: Mid-morning Friday

September 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

The Wild Things Nature Program offers outdoor educational experiences that make the natural world to come to life for your preschooler.

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Fall Wild Things: Early Tuesday

September 25, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

The Wild Things Nature Program offers outdoor educational experiences that make the natural world to come to life for your preschooler.

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Full Moon Yoga

September 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States

Add some serenity to the start of your week with Full Moon Yoga in the Park! This outdoor class will start as the sun is beginning to set and wrap up as the full moon lights the sky. Full Moon Yoga is for adults and youth ages 14 and up (leave the littles at home so we can all fully unwind!). We are excited to have Kristin Darby, RYT 200 certified yoga instructor and Manchester local, taking us on this…

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October 2018

Wild Ones Gnome Village – TimberNook

October 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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Little Wild Ones provides unique outdoor play experiences for children ages 5-9. These hard-to-replicate experiences take play and learning to a whole new level! This TimberNook program is offered as an ongoing session designed for homeschooled children, but you can try it out as a drop-in without any commitment! All kids ages 5-9 are welcome, homeschooling is not a requirement.   On Tuesday, October 23rd children will try out whittling as the make their own gnomes and create a village…

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Tiny Ones Pumpkin Lab – TimberNook

October 30, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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For an introductory price of only $5, try out this amazing hands-on learning lab for preschool-age kids! Tiny Ones is a nature-based playgroup for the smallest of our Timbernook adventurers. Join us for outdoor play experiences for  you and your child. Be inspired by our enriching curriculum that take play to a whole new level and inspires successful carryover of authentic play experiences to the home environment. We will get into the fall spirit with our Pumpkin Lab, where we…

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Wild Ones Pumpkin Lab – TimberNook

October 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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Little Wild Ones provides unique outdoor play experiences for children ages 5-9. These hard-to-replicate experiences take play and learning to a whole new level! This TimberNook program is offered as an ongoing session designed for homeschooled children, but you can try it out as a drop-in without any commitment! All kids ages 5-9 are welcome, homeschooling is not a requirement.   On Tuesday, October 30th children will interact with pumpkins in a new and fun way. This is not your…

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November 2018

Wild Ones Pizza Party – TimberNook

November 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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Little Wild Ones provides unique outdoor play experiences for children ages 5-9. These hard-to-replicate experiences take play and learning to a whole new level! This TimberNook program is offered as an ongoing session designed for homeschooled children, but you can try it out as a drop-in without any commitment! All kids ages 5-9 are welcome, homeschooling is not a requirement.   On Tuesday, November 6th children will use their creativity and imaginations to build a pretend pizza shop. Their natural surroundings…

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Tiny Ones Crazy Kitchen – TimberNook

November 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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Tiny Ones is a nature-based playgroup for the smallest of our Timbernook adventurers. Join us for outdoor play experiences for  you and your child. Be inspired by our enriching curriculum that take play to a whole new level and inspires successful carryover of authentic play experiences to the home environment. In the Crazy Kitchen children will try their hand at "cooking" - your child has all the freedom of messy fun, and we clean it up! Cost is $10 per…

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April 2019

First Annual Member’s Day

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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Dear Loyal Members, Over the years YOUR, annual membership fee has supported Charlotte's Quest, directly contributing to affordable local environmental education and countless widely-anticipated community events. Building community around environmental education is important work, and we think YOU deserve some appreciation. All members of Charlotte's Quest are welcome to join us on Saturday, April 13th from 11am to 1pm to for a free* afternoon of fun in the park! Bring the whole family, and moonbounce your heart out! Don't forget…

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May 2019

Plant Swap

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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Are your plants multiplying out of control? Did you plant something in the wrong spot and it just isn't doing well?  Have you been staring at that same old houseplant all winter? Good news, friend! Your unwanted plants can find a new home and new life at our annual Community Plant Swap! Dig up any unwanted plants and bring them to Charlotte's Quest Sunday, May 19th from 1-3 pm to share them with others in your community who are looking…

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June 2019

June Star Party

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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Join Westminster Astronomical Society (WASI) for their monthly viewing event at Charlotte's Quest! Star Parties are free and open to the public, no registration required. Check here and/or on Facebook for updates if the weather looks questionable or if evening skies are cloudy!

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Volunteer Potluck Mixer

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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Join us for a potluck lunch on Sunday, June 30th from 1-3 pm where service-minded people from our community can come together. Vicky will share our Volunteer Project Wish-list during a short walk around the park so you can find the best way to share your talents and skills!  All ages, abilities, skills and talents are welcome!   Click the sign up genius link below to join in on the potluck fun. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E49A8AB2EA0F85-volunteer

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July 2019

July Star Party

July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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Join Westminster Astronomical Society (WASI) for their monthly viewing event at Charlotte's Quest! Star Parties are free and open to the public, no registration required. Check here and/or on Facebook for updates if the weather looks questionable or if evening skies are cloudy!

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Family Camp-Out

July 26 @ 4:00 pm - July 27 @ 4:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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Attention families! Grab your tents and bug spray, Charlotte’s Quest is hosting our first overnight Family Camp-Out in the park! Get a rare look at the park after dark as we: Observe Nocturnal Creatures Catch Fireflies Toast S'mores over the Campfire Stargaze using Telescopes with the guidance of the Westminster Astronomical Society Watch a Movie and Share Popcorn on the lawn Sleep Under the Stars in your Tent Wake up to Donuts and Bagels for Breakfast Tent camping only, with…

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August 2019

August Star Party

August 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Charlotte’s Quest, 3400 Wilhelm Lane
Manchester, MD 21102 United States
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Join Westminster Astronomical Society (WASI) for their monthly viewing event at Charlotte's Quest! Star Parties are free and open to the public, no registration required. Check here and/or on Facebook for updates if the weather looks questionable or if evening skies are cloudy!

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