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.

"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.

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens

Dates : 05/25/2016|Times : 9:00 am - 6:00 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Welcome to the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens in Pinehurst, NC.  This beautiful NC gem became a reality in 1978 with the Ebersole Holly Gardens.  Through the years additional gardens were implemented, including the Rose Garden, the Conifer Garden, Sir Walter Raleigh Garden, Atkins Hillside Garden, Hackley Woodland Garden, Ambrose Japanese Garden and Desmond Native Wetland Trail.  Docents will lead us through the 32 acres of gardens including collections of plants both familiar and unusual.  Enjoy a delicious two course lunch at Ironwood, nestled in the heart of historic Pinehurst.   Their seasonal menu expertly combines the signature flavors of the South with local and international ingredients. Depart 9:00 a.m. and return 6:00 p.m.
Activity Level 2
Cost: $60.00 / $65.00


“Singin’ in the Rain”

Dates : 06/26/2016|Times : 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.

We’re off to enjoy a lovely afternoon in Davidson.  This “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay in “Singin in the Rain”. Each unforgettable scene, song, and dance from the film is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make “Singin’ in the Rain” the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals. After the performance, enjoy an early dinner with friends.  Depart 1:00 p.m. and return 6:30 p.m.
Activity Level 1
Cost: $65.00 / $70.00


Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Dates : 07/12/2016|Times : 4:30 pm| Location : Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

“On the Go–”
Join us for a private tour of Charlotte’s oldest brewery.  (Tour includes sampling all of their beers.) OMB boasts a state of the art 60-barrel brewery, German style Biergarten, and dine-in Brahaus.  Meet at OMB (4150 Yancey Rd.) for a 4:30 p.m. tour and dinner afterwards.


“Sister Act”

Dates : 07/20/2016|Times : 7:00 pm| Location : CPCC Halton Hall

“On the Go–”

CPCC Halton Hall. Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! This uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Early dinner before 7:00 show. $28

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