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

On the Go Travel Adventures Program offers interesting local outings.  This program is for those who like traveling on the LYNX and carpooling to nearby destinations.  Volunteers help coordinate the details.  To reserve your spot, send your payment to the SCC. Restaurant meals are additional.

DAY TRIP TRAVEL NOTE: Please reserve and pay for your spot early for day trips. Bus charters are very expensive & have penalties for late cancellations. The SCC needs a minimum number of travelers to commit to trips several weeks ahead of the scheduled date to guarantee the bus. Questions? Please Call our Office.

 Thank you!

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

Black Mountain & Asheville, NC

Dates : 10/12/2016 - 10/14/2016|Times : All Day| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Come along with us for a wonderful 3 day getaway to beautiful Black Mountain, “The Front Porch of Western NC”, and charming Asheville.  Our accommodations are on the tranquil wooded campus of Christmount, a conference center just minutes from Black Mountain.  Renowned architect Rafael Guastavino’s personal home “Rhododendron” was located here.  Refreshing views of mountain woodlands greet you from your guest room.  After checking in,    Assoc. Director, Helen Johnson,  will lead us on a historical tour of Christmount. Highlights of this trip include a trolley tour of Asheville, a visit to the Basilica of Saint Lawrence, free time in Asheville & Black Mountain to explore art galleries, museums & shop, a tour of the NC Arboretum and a visit to Montreat College.  The vacation package includes:  2 nights accommodations, daily breakfast buffet, dinner at Black Mountain Bistro & Que Sera in Black Mountain & lunch  in Asheville.  Two lunches are on your own.

Depart  Oct. 12 at 8:30 a.m. and return Oct. 14 at 6:30 pm.
Activity Level 3.
Deposit: $100 per person. Final balance is due by Sept. 12. NC Mountains -  Fall


On the Go.... to the Carolina Raptor Center

Dates : 10/18/2016|Times : 10:30 am - 2:00 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Take a walk on the WILD side. Eagles, hawks, vultures, falcons and owls are waiting to meet you at the Carolina Raptor Center! Through its mission of environmental stewardship and conservation, the Carolina Raptor Center helps birds of prey through rehabilitation, research and public education. The center is located at 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC. Enjoy a private “behind the scenes tour” with Jim Warren, Executive Director of the Carolina Raptor Center. Depart 10:30 a.m. After the tour, we’ll enjoy lunch at Lancaster’s BBQ (dutch treat). Volunteer leaders will contact you prior to the trip with specific details.

Cost: $18.00 plus lunch


"If Paintings Could Talk"

Dates : 11/02/2016|Times : 8:30 am - 6:30 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church

We return to beautiful Greenville, SC for a day filled with art, history, tasty food and fellowship. On the campus of Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, enjoy the Old Master Painting Collection. It provides a rare viewer experience outside of European cities, with beautiful masterworks by recognized artists, all of which are aesthetically exhibited with period furniture, sculpture and tapestries. A highlight of our visit will be the docent tour, “If Paintings Could Talk”. From Josephine Bonaparte’s collection to auction sales at Christie’s, discover the remarkable stories behind M&G’s paintings. Enjoy the Harvest Buffet at Roost Restaurant on Main Street.  Delicious homemade soups, salads and flat bread pizzas are yours to enjoy. This dining option will allow more time to visit downtown Greenville.  Bring along a friend for this delightful day! Lunch is included in the price.  Activity Level 2.

Cost: $70.00 Savvy Booster members  $75.00 Non-members


On the Go.... to the IMAX Theater at Discovery Place

Dates : 11/10/2016|Times : 11:00 am - 2:30 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church
Cost:$20.00 plus lunch

IMAX Theatre at Discovery Place: “A Beautiful Planet” – $20 plus lunch. Experience Earth as never before. A Beautiful Planet is a 2016 American documentary film that explores Earth as seen from thA_Beautiful_Planet_postere International Space Station. The film premiered in Manhattan on April 16, 2016 and made its theatrical debut on April 29, 2016. It is narrated by actress Jennifer Lawrence. After the show, we’ll enjoy a Dutch-treat lunch in the area. Volunteer leaders will contact you closer to the time with specific details.

Cost: $20.00 plus lunch



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