Travel Adventures


Travel Adventures is a Shepherd’s Center program designed to offer active seniors the opportunity to travel together on comfortable chartered busses to locations in the southeast. The trips are open to any adult in the Charlotte community. The tours are led by SCC volunteer leaders who help plan the trips. Travel Adventures offer about 12 trips during the year to various destinations. Knowing the diverse interests of seniors, the committee plans trips to appeal to a wide audience. Past trips include favorite theaters for performances, beautiful gardens throughout the state, historical tours, museums and winery tours. The restaurants selected are unique and help make the experience delicious.  To register for Travel Adventures CLICK HERE

ON THE GO …. Travel Adventures

On the Go Travel Adventures Program offers interesting local outings.  This program is for those who like traveling on the LYNX and carpooling to nearby destinations.  Volunteers help coordinate the details.  To reserve your spot, send your payment to the SCC. Restaurant meals are additional.

DAY TRIP TRAVEL NOTE: Please reserve and pay for your spot early for day trips. Bus charters are very expensive & have penalties for late cancellations. The SCC needs a minimum number of travelers to commit to trips several weeks ahead of the scheduled date to guarantee the bus. Questions? Please Call our Office.

 Thank you!

SCC Travel Hosts—Nancy Anheier & Carol Ambrose
Call 704-365-1995 for more information.

9 to 5

Dates : 08/17/2016|Times : 9:00 am - 6:30 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Cost:$95.00 / Booster $90.00

Remember the 1978 hit movie “9 to 5”?  It’s the story of three secretaries who decide to get revenge on their tyrannical , sexist boss by abducting him and running the business themselves.  The American comedy film starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dabney Coleman and Dolly Parton is still considered one of the top 100 funniest movies.  Join us for an afternoon of delightful entertainment with this lively and inventive score featuring the hit song “9 to 5” written by Dolly Parton.  We return to the lovely Highland Lake Inn for a scrumptious lunch before the performance.
Depart 9:00 a.m. and return 6:30 p.mActivity Level 1. 

Cost: $95.00 / Booster $90.00


Shelton Vineyards & Herrera Vineyards

Dates : 09/13/2016|Times : 10:30 am - 6:00 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Cost:$70.00 / $75.00

Fall harvest is a spectacular time to taste wine and visit vineyards.  Whether you are a wine connoisseur, casual wine lover, or uncorking bottles for the first time, you will see and taste the experience and expertise that the winemaker puts into every bottle. Located in the heart of North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley, both wineries have the ideal climate and soil conditions.  Herrera Vineyards prides itself on the tradition of cultivating, harvesting and producing premium wines from fruit grown exclusively on Herrera properties. The Shelton story begins in 1999 when brothers Charlie and Ed Shelton envisioned it as a new agricultural resource for an area once dependent on tobacco farming. Enjoy tastings, tours and lunch at Herrera Vineyards.  Depart 10:30 a.m. & return 6:00 p.m. Act. Level 1

Cost: $70.00 / $75.00


Black Mountain & Asheville, NC

Dates : 10/12/2016 - 10/14/2016|Times : All Day| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Come along with us for a wonderful 3 day getaway to beautiful Black Mountain, “The Front Porch of Western NC”, and charming Asheville.  Our accommodations are on the tranquil wooded campus of Christmount, a conference center just minutes from Black Mountain.  Renowned architect Rafael Guastavino’s personal home “Rhododendron” was located here.  Refreshing views of mountain woodlands greet you from your guest room.  After checking in,    Assoc. Director, Helen Johnson,  will lead us on a historical tour of Christmount. Highlights of this trip include a trolley tour of Asheville, a visit to the Basilica of Saint Lawrence, free time in Asheville & Black Mountain to explore art galleries, museums & shop, a tour of the NC Arboretum and a visit to Montreat College.  The vacation package includes:  2 nights accommodations, daily breakfast buffet, dinner at Black Mountain Bistro & Que Sera in Black Mountain & lunch  in Asheville.  Two lunches are on your own.

Depart  Oct. 12 at 8:30 a.m. and return Oct. 14 at 6:30 pm.
Activity Level 3.
Deposit: $100 per person.


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