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 Program offers interesting local outings. This program is for those who like walking tours, traveling on the LYNX and carpooling to nearby destinations. A volunteer will coordinate the details. The trips are limited to the first 10 people who register. To reserve your spot, send your payment to the SCC. Restaurant meals are additional.

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

The Charlotte Symphony - Gershwin & Copland

Dates : 02/19/2016|Times : 9:15 am - 2:30 pm| Location : YWCA
Cost:$35.00 Booster / $40.00 Standard

By popular demand – We’re off to enjoy another open rehearsal at the beautiful Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Listen to the magic of the Charlotte Symphony as conductor Andrew Grams makes the music come together. The open rehearsal features pianist, William Wolfram. The performance includes Copland’s, Our Town and Rodeo and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Rhapsody No. 2. After a morning of music, Atria MerryWood will be our host for a delicious lunch. Tours of Atria MerryWood will be available after lunch. Transportation to uptown and back will be by Crown Taxi Van from the YWCA parking lot – 3600 Park Rd. Space is limited! Depart at 9:15 a.m and return 2:30 p.m. Activity Level 2

"The Hit Men" - Newberry Opera House, Newberry SC

Dates : 03/10/2016|Times : 9:00 am - 7:30 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Cost:$80.00 Booster / $85.00 Standard

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What a show!! You will not want to miss this one. Made up of former members of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and Tommy James & the Shondell’s, “The Hit Men” reunion tour was spurred by the runaway success of “Jersey Boys.” Hits “Sherry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Oh What a Night,” and “Who Loves You,” and so many songs of the era. This fabulous show was so successful in 2015 that it’s returning in 2016. Critics say these guys are the real McCoy. This show is spectacular! Newberry, SC is the home to the historic theatre offering one-of-a-kind experiences. Enjoy a lovely three-course lunch at Shepherd’s Center favorite, Steven W’s Downtown Bistro, before the matinee. Plan on strolling through quaint Newberry after lunch. Depart 9:00 a.m. and return 7:30 p.m. Activity Level 1

"On the Go" - Knight Stadium Tour & Lunch

Dates : 03/10/2016|Times : 12:00 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Cost:$15.00 plus lunch

9,500 spectators watched the Charlotte Knights host the Durham Bulls on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at BB&T BallPark in Charlotte, NC. The Knights defeated the Bulls 9-1.

9,500 spectators watched the Charlotte Knights host the Durham Bulls on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at BB&T BallPark in Charlotte, NC. The Knights defeated the Bulls 9-1.

Join us for a fun tour of the Knight Stadium. Plan on lunch afterwards at your expense.

Wilmington, NC ~ 3 Day Getaway

Dates : 04/10/2016 - 04/12/2016|Times : 8:30 am - 6:30 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Cost:$395 per person double / $485 per person single


Come along with us for a wonderful 3 day getaway to historic
Wilmington, NC. Our accommodations are at the comfortable Wingate by Wyndham on Market Street. Each morning you may begin your day with a hot breakfast buffet. Highlights of this trip include a trolley tour of the historic district, a private tour of the colonial era Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, lunch and shopping along the waterfront on Wilmington’s Riverwalk, ferry crossing to Southport, and a tour of the NC Maritime Museum in Southport. The vacation package includes dinner at the Bluewater Grill and the Cape Fear Seafood Co. in Wrightsville Beach and lunch at Fishy Fishy Café in Southport. Two lunches on your own. For more information please call the Shepherd’s Center. A deposit of $100 pp will hold your spot. Final payment is due March 1. Depart 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2015 and return 6:30 p.m. on April 12. Activity Level 3

"Million Dollar Quartet" ~ Flat Rock Playhouse

Dates : 05/05/2016|Times : 9:00 am - 6:45 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Cost:$80.00 Booster / $85.00 Standard


MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET  is the new smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.  MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more. 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

"On the Go" ~ Liberty Walk Guided Tour & Lunch

Dates : 05/24/2016|Times : 12:00 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Cost:$12.00 plus lunch

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Most local residents know that Charlotte gained the “hornet’s nest” nickname during the American Revolution, and that the city played an important role in America’s journey to freedom. Most people even know that the Queen City possibly even declared its own freedom a full year before the nation did. Charlotte wasn’t just a part of the American Revolution though – it played host to some of the most critical events of it.So how has the city recognized important American Revolution sites in Charlotte? There were some plaques in the ground, and maybe a stray historical marker, but nothing else. Most visitors or residents walked past these sites without giving them a second thought because there was nothing tying them together; nothing to even mark some sites; and nothing fully explaining the significance of most sites.You’ll see pavers like the one above marking the route. There are 15 sites along the way.

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