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
Cost:$65.00 Booster / $75.00 Standard
Nestled within the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains is West Jefferson, an historical small town established in 1915. For many decades West Jefferson was served by the NW Railroad, better known as the “Virginia Creeper”. Listed on the National Register of Historical Places, West Jefferson gives visitors a sense of history as well as a mix of modern culture. Enjoy visiting Ashe County Cheese where 20 varieties of original cheese are produced. Just outside of West Jefferson are the Fresco paintings by world famous artist Benjamin Long. These life size Fresco paintings of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church are exquisite and will surely take your breath away. We’ll stop to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch at Glendale Springs Inn. In the afternoon we’ll cruise the Blue Ridge Parkway to view the beautiful fall foliage of our NC mountains. Depart 8:30 a.m. and return 6:30 p.m.
Cost:$70.00 Booster / $75.00 Standard
Norman Rockwell is one of the most famous and beloved American illustrators for his depictions of everyday life created with humor, skill and emotion. However, it is little known that he staged photographs to make his popular covers of the Saturday Evening Post. This landmark exhibition includes 50 photographs that show the careful process Rockwell used to make his art, as well as 16 original paintings and drawings. Selecting props and locations, choosing and directing his models, he carefully orchestrated each element of his design for the camera before beginning to paint. This exhibition takes viewers “behind the scenes” in the creative process of one of America’s great masters. Your day includes a delicious lunch buffet at the Blue Marlin Restaurant in Columbia. Bring along a friend to enjoy this special exhibition at the Columbia Museum of Art. Depart 9:00 a.m. and return 6:00 p.m.
Cost:$10 Admin. fee plus exhibit fee
Join our small group of travelers to enjoy a special tour of the Panama Canal Exhibit at the Mint Museum. Cost: $10 Admin. fee plus Exhibit fee.
Cost:$25.00 Ticket plus $10 Admin. Fee
Our “On the Go” group has reserved space for this hilarious production at the ACT Theater. The cost of the 2:30 pm matinee is $25.00 plus a $10.00 Admin fee. Please RSVP by December 15th.