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

"Gypsy" Flat Rock Playhouse
Dates : 08/05/2015|Times : 9:00 am - 6:45 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Cost:$90.00 Booster / $95.00 Standard

Curtain up!  Light the Lights!  

Ready or not…here comes MAMA!  Often referred to as the greatest American musical, Gypsy brings to life the memoirs of real life vaudevillian, Gypsy Rose Lee, and her ultimate stage mother, Mama Rose.  Rose is wildly determined to turn her two young daughters, Dainty June and Louise, into stars – at all costs.  Relive the unforgettable moments made famous by the comparable Ethel Merman with such showstoppers as Let Me Entertain You, Everything’s coming Up Roses and the dazzling and dizzying Rose’s Turn.  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.

"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

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

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