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 firstname.lastname@example.org. or call 704.365.1995
Cost:$70.00 Booster / $75.00 Standard
Have fun visiting two wineries located in our region. The first, Morgan Ridge Winery has been creating quality wines since its inaugural vintage in 2007. Owners Tommy & Amie carefully selected their location, planted the vines and built a tasting room and production area amid the beautiful setting. Enjoy a wine tasting & a gourmet lunch prepared by talented Chef Jason. Beer enthusiasts may taste MR craft beer in place of the wine tasting. Next we’re off to visit Childress Vineyards, a larger winery featuring 72 acres of vineyards. By opening the doors to Childress Vineyards in 2004, NASCAR team owner Richard Childress fulfilled a longtime dream that grew from the days when he first began racing in CA and visited wineries with friends. What began as camaraderie soon became an engaging passion for world class wines and then the vision to build a world-class winery. Depart 10:30 and return 5:30. Activity Level 1
Cost:$70.00 Booster / $75.00 Standard
With his wife out of town, an alibi from his best friend, and a gourmet chef to add culinary spice, Bernard has the perfect evening planned for his French mistress…or so he thinks. A romantic weekend in the French countryside sounds great, except when your mistress, the cook, the best friend and wife will not cooperate! An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as the guests improvise at break-neck speed. This show is a frenetic case of mistaken identity with more twists than a corkscrew. The venue for the play is the beautiful Duke Family Performance Hall on the Davidson College campus. After the play enjoy an early dinner at Killingston’s Restaurant & Pub. Delicious summer salads with grilled salmon and unique sandwiches such as “Steak in the Grass” and “Smoked Duck Wrap” are on the menu. Bring along a friend for a fun afternoon! Depart 1:00 p.m. and return 6:30 p.m. Activity Level 1.
Cost:$90.00 Booster / $95.00 Standard
Curtain up! Light the Lights!
Ready or not…here comes MAMA! Often referred to as the greatest American musical, Gypsy brings to life the memoirs of real life vaudevillian, Gypsy Rose Lee, and her ultimate stage mother, Mama Rose. Rose is wildly determined to turn her two young daughters, Dainty June and Louise, into stars – at all costs. Relive the unforgettable moments made famous by the comparable Ethel Merman with such showstoppers as Let Me Entertain You, Everything’s coming Up Roses and the dazzling and dizzying Rose’s Turn. Enjoy a scrumptious buffet at the beautiful Highland Lake Inn before the performance. This historic inn sits on 26 scenic acres with a 40 acre lake and organic gardens. Depart 9:00 a.m. and return 6:45 p.m. Activity Level 1.
Cost:$80.00 Booster / $85.00 Standard
Goin “courting” has never been as much fun as in this rip-roaring stage version of the popular MGM movie. Millie is a young bride living in the Oregon wilderness, whose plan to marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law backfires when they kidnap six women from town to be their brides. Musical numbers include “Bless Your Beautiful Hide”, “Sobbin Women”, “Wonder, Wonderful Day”, and more. Don’t miss this boisterous musical romance. Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre is a state-of-the-art German-themed dinner theatre located in Wytheville, VA. They offer a fine dining experience and incredible productions. Join other Shepherd’s Center friends for an afternoon of entertainment along with a four-course luncheon. Depart 9:00 a.m. and return around 7:00 p.m. Activity Level 1