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:$48.00 Booster / $53.00 Standard
By popular demand – We’re off to enjoy another open rehearsal at the beautiful Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Listen to the magic of the Charlotte Symphony as conductor Christopher Warren-Green makes the music come together. This open rehearsal features pianist, Lukas Vondracek. The performance includes Mozart’s Overture to The Impresario, Strauss’ Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme and Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2. After a morning of music we will enjoy a delicious lunch at Mezzanotte. Transportation from Trinity Church to uptown and back to Mezzanotte will be by Crown Taxi Van. After lunch we’ll walk back to Trinity Presb. Space is limited! Depart at 9:15 a.m and return 2:30 p.m. Activity Level 1
Cost:$22.00 plus lunch
Sit back and enjoy the dress rehearsal for Peter Pan.
Let your imagination take flight on a spectacular journey to Neverland! Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s gravity-defying Peter Pan tells the story of the mischievous boy who never wants to grow up, his sassy sidekick Tinker Bell and the frightful Captain Hook
A restaurant will be selected for those wanting to meet for lunch before the ballet.
Cost:$65.00 Booster / $70.00 Standard
Twenty years ago the Greenville/Spartanburg BMW manufacturing plant opened, creating tremendous growth and advances in the automotive industry. BMW chose this area because the region offered a highly trained technical workforce and a fantastic infrastructure including the interstate highway system, the rail system and the close proximity of a deep water port. BMW has created over 23,000 jobs in SC and generates more than $1.2 billion dollars in salaries for employees each year. Greenville is quickly becoming an automotive manufacturing and research center. Join us for an exciting visit to the BMW Zentrum Welcome Center/ BMW Museum and guided plant tour of the BMW’s manufacturing operations. This tour is for our active seniors who are able to walk one mile on the tour. Before the tour enjoy a delicious lunch at The Farmer’s Table in Spartanburg. Depart 9:00 a.m. and return 4:30 p.m. Activity Level 3
Cost:$65.00 Booster / $70.00 Standard
We don’t need to travel far to appreciate the botanical and agricultural heritage of this region. In 1991 retired Belmont textile executive Daniel Jonathan Stowe bestowed a gift destined to provide beauty and joy to future generations. With the vision of a botanical garden to rival the world’s best, Stowe set aside nearly 400 acres of prime rolling meadow, woodland and lakefront property. Join us for a spring visit to the spectacular gardens, sparkling fountains and conservatory. Enjoy lunch at the Old Stone Steakhouse in Belmont. Delicious! Next we’ll visit historic Belmont. Local historian Bob Brown will be our tour guide as we visit Stowe Park, tour the Mill House and Millican Pictorial History Museum. Enjoy viewing rare photos that preserve Gaston County’s rich heritage. Depart 10:00 a.m. and return 5:00 p.m. Activity Level 2
Cost:$70.00 Booster / $75.00 Standard
Have fun visiting two wineries located in our region. The first, Morgan Ridge Winery has been creating quality wines since its inaugural vintage in 2007. Owners Tommy & Amie carefully selected their location, planted the vines and built a tasting room and production area amid the beautiful setting. Enjoy a wine tasting & a gourmet lunch prepared by talented Chef Jason. Beer enthusiasts may taste MR craft beer in place of the wine tasting. Next we’re off to visit Childress Vineyards, a larger winery featuring 72 acres of vineyards. By opening the doors to Childress Vineyards in 2004, NASCAR team owner Richard Childress fulfilled a longtime dream that grew from the days when he first began racing in CA and visited wineries with friends. What began as camaraderie soon became an engaging passion for world class wines and then the vision to build a world-class winery. Depart 10:30 and return 5:30. Activity Level 1