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 Trips
ON THE GO local day trips are a new offering from the Shepherd’s Center. The Travel Adventures program encourages fellowship among it’s travelers in a warm friendly environment. This new addition to our Travel Adventures Program offers local outings for those who like walking tours, traveling on the LYNX and carpooling to nearby destinations. A volunteer will coordinate the details Trips are limited to the first 10 people who register. to reserve your spot, send a $10 administration fee (per trip) to the SCC. For more information about Travel Adventures or suggestions for future trips please contact email@example.com. or call 704.365.1995
Tuesday, Jan. 14: Experience “Jerusalem” at Discovery Place IMAX and lunch.
Tuesday, Feb. 11: Tour the Billy Graham Library and lunch.
Tuesday, March 26: Mint Hill Historical Society Tour and lunch.
Tuesday, April 15: Feast Food Walking Tour of Plaza Midwood (Explore the diversity and culinary delights of this special part of Charlotte) $49 per person + tip
Cost:Booster: $70 Standard:$75
We're off to visit this magnificent estate – Linbrook Hall - which contains architectural details and antiques from the 18th century. A tour guide will share the story of owners, Jerry and Linda Neal, whose ancestors settled in the area 250 years ago. The day will also include a tour of the historic Hoover Home build in 1905 and restored in it's original glory as well as the Neal John Deere Tractor and Industrial Museum. Lunch will be at the Pioneer Family Restaurant located in nearby Archdale. Join us for this holiday getaway! Depart 8:30 a.m. and return 4:30 p.m.
Cost:$35.00 / $40.00
By popular demand – We’re off to enjoy another open rehearsal at the beautiful Blumenthal Theatre. Listen to the magic of the Charlotte Symphony as conductor, Christopher Warren-Green, makes the music come together. The open rehearsal features Alan Black on cello. The performance includes Britten, Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, HAYDN, Cello Concerto in C major and SCHUMANN, Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish”. After a morning of music we will taxi to Atria-MerryWood Senior Community for a delicious lunch. Tours of the community will be available for those interested. This trip is unique because we are partnering with Atria MerryWood. Transportation will be provided by Crown Taxi Van from the YWCA (3420 Park Rd., 28209). Space is limited! Depart at 9:15 a.m.
Cost:$60.00 / $65.00
Located in the SALT Block of Hickory, the Museum of Art includes exhibits in the Coe Gallery, the Whitener Gallery and the Shuford Gallery. Our March visit includes traditional watercolors of Gordon Wetmore, Southern Folk Art, a Glass and Pottery exhibit, an Elizabeth Catlett exhibit and a collection of winter landscape paintings titled Snowfall in the City and the Country. Your day trip includes lunch at Josh’s on Union Square. Chef Josh Phillips sharpened his talent and skills at Zink & Mez in Charlotte. He concentrates on fine dining comfort food including a savory grilled salmon with a bourbon mustard glaze. After lunch, we’ll tour the Harper House, considered by the N.C. Dept. of archives to possess ”the finest Queen Anne interior styling in the entire state” Get a glimpse of Victorian life in the South, circa 1887, the date of the house’s construction. Depart Charlotte 9:30 a.m. and return around 6:30 p.m.
Cost:$385 (per person) Double / $495 Single
There’s still space for you! Come along with us for a wonderful 3 day get-a-way to charming Savannah, GA. Our accommodations are at the comfortable Country Inn & Suites in the historic district. Each morning you may begin your day with a deluxe hot breakfast buffet. On Tuesday morning you’ll enjoy a Historic Overview Trolley tour. The 90 minute tour will guide you through more than 270 years of American history. You will ride along cobblestone paved streets beneath moss-draped oaks and experience the “Old South” with her stately mansions, beautiful squares and romantic riverfront. The afternoon is yours to tour a home, visit the art museum or walk along the waterfront. The vacation package includes dinner at lovely Vic’s on the Water and the famous Pirates’ House Restaurant. On our way home we’ll stop in scenic Beaufort, SC. For more information please call the Shepherd’s Center. Deposit: $100.00 per room.
Cost:$70.00 / $75.00
Located in the rolling foothills of western North Carolina, Valdese is far more than your average small town tucked into the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Town of Valdese was founded on the rich traditions of 19th century Waldensian settlers and their historic journey from the hills of Italy to Burke County, N.C. The tour includes a visit to the Waldensian Museum, the Trail of Faith and the Waldensian Presbyterian Church. Next, enjoy a delicious lunch at Myra’s Little Italy followed by a wine tasting at the Waldensian Heritage Winery. Dr. Luther Wade has graciously agreed to host this tour. Please join us for a special day filled with interesting history and warm Shepherd’s Center friendships. Depart 9:00 a.m. and return 6:30 p.m.
Cost:$85.00 / $90.00
Through the years, “My Fair Lady” has been the standard by which all other musicals have been measured. Join us for this 2014 production at beautiful Flat Rock Playhouse. The story of Henry Higgins, Professor of Phonetics and his delightful encounter with Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl, one cold March night at Covent Garden market is the beginning of his quest to transform Eliza into a duchess. My Fair Lady is triumphant. With “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?”, “The Rain In Spain”, “Get Me to the Church on Time” and “With a Little Bit of Luck”, it’s no wonder everyone falls in love with Eliza Doolittle. This special day includes an elegant lunch buffet at the charming Highland Lake Inn before the matinee. Bring a friend along to make the day even more special and fun! Depart 9:00 a.m. and return around 6:00 p.m.