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 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 or call 704.365.1995

"7 Brides for 7 Brothers" - Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre
Dates : 09/16/2015|Times : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Cost:$80.00 Booster / $85.00 Standard

7 brides
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

"Lunch at the Piccadilly" Sept. 17 - Oct. 4th
Dates : 09/17/2015 - 10/04/2015|Times : 12:00 am| Location : Booth Playhouse

“Lunch at the Piccadilly” is coming to Charlotte—live at the Booth Playhouse September 17—October 4—and is the topic of the AIL general session program on November 2 (page 3). “Lunch at the Piccadilly” is a musical based on Clyde Edgerton’s best-selling novel of the same name. Its inspiration came when Edgerton’s aunt entered a nursing home. Visiting her on a regular basis, he heard a lot of stories and experienced first-hand the extreme loneliness felt by some residents as well as the humor and heroism that is readily apparent. The families of residents sometimes experience frustration and despair but are reluctant to talk about it. What evolved from those visits was a nursing home novel and subsequent musical. SCC friends save $4 per ticket on 9/17 at 7:30 P.M. or 9/19 at 2:00 P.M. To reserve use special code: SHEPHERD
*** Although the Shepherds Center is promoting this production, we are not sponsoring a trip. Kindly make your own reservations.***

Little Switzerland, NC and Emerald Village
Dates : 10/07/2015|Times : 8:30 am - 6:30 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Cost:$75.00 Booster / $80.00 Standard


Join us for a fall getaway to beautiful Little Switzerland, NC. This scenic area was so named because it’s sweeping panoramas of deep valleys and distant ranges resemble those in the foothills of the Swiss Alps. Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Switzerland Inn is our lunch destination. You will be enchanted by the Inn’s old world charm, lovingly preserved by the Jensen family for generations. In the afternoon we’ll visit Emerald Village. The tour includes the NC Mining Museum, the Bon Ami mine and waterfall. Then it’s time to have some fun looking for gems at the Gemstone Mine. Everyone receives a bucket of gemstone mix to search through for genuine rough gems. Keep everything you find! Come along and enjoy the fall foliage, scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, lovely lunch at the Inn and gemming. Depart 8:30 a.m. and return around 6:30 p.m. Activity Level 2

"The Artist's Garden" - Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Dates : 11/04/2015|Times : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Cost:$75.00 Booster / $80.00 Standard


We are thrilled to offer you the opportunity to visit the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston Salem. The beautifully restored 1917 country home of Richard and Katharine Smith Reynolds is where the special exhibition, The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920 is visiting. It tells the story of American Impressionist artists and the growing popularity of gardening as a leisure pursuit at the turn of the 20th century. Organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, this exhibition will include representations of gardens across the USA and Europe. A tour of the beautiful Reynolda House and gardens is planned as well as time to visit the Reynolda Village. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Milner’s, serving Southern American classics re-imagined using contemporary culinary techniques. Depart 8:30 a.m. and return about 6:30 p.m. Activity Level 2

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