Welcome! Adventures in Learning (AIL) is an intellectually stimulating experience in an atmosphere of friendship. If you are new to the program, we warmly welcome you and appreciate your interest.
- Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28210 (Yes – we are staying at Sharon Presbyterian Church, NOT Christ Episcopal this summer!)
(located near the intersection of Sharon & Fairview Rd, close to SouthPark. The church is directly across the street from Sharon Towers.)
- Look for the signs directing you to the campus entrance, parking area, and to the Chapel for AIL programs and classes.
How to Register:
- Print and complete the registration form and mail it with your check to The Shepherd’s Center, 3115 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211 by Thursday, July 6, 2017.
- Make checks payable to The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte.
- After July 6, you may hand-deliver your registration and check to Shepherd’s Center (by Friday, July 7 at 1:00 p.m.) or register on the first day of class (July 10).
- Advance registration is preferred. Access the registration page here:
- Arrive any time after 9:30 to pick up your name tag and enjoy fellowship with others.
- Check at the registration table for the class list with room assignments and their locations.
- Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 pm.
- If a class on a particular day is cancelled we invite you to visit another class for that day.
- No refunds are available.
SponsorsThe Shepherd’s Center gratefully acknowledges the generous support of businesses in our community.
Adventures in Learning”Memorable Mondays”
Mondays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2017
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Bridge —It’s time to brush up your skills—Wally review various basic, fundamental bidding guidelines. The bidding principles that always apply for: 1) Opener, 2) Responder, 3) Overcaller. Plus discussion & tips about taking tricks as a declarer. Pre-dealt hands will be prepared for practice bidding. (Maximum 28 students). Instructor: Wally Marcin
iPad Focus — So you have an iPad, now what? This series will cover 1) Making it Work: explore the basics, 2) Cameras/Photos/How to e-mail photos, 3) Personal Contacts/FaceTime, 4) Review of what we’ve learned (Q&A). Must have an iPad! Instructor: Maria Huson
Jewelry—Take your old jewelry and make it new or create a brand new piece. Bring old beads or jewelry to the first class or new items purchased from any of the local craft stores. No experience necessary! Instructor: Cris Osborne
Mixed Media Modern Artists’ Books — The Bechtler Collection contains many examples of artists’ books. These are compilations of works of art, often accompanied by poems or other texts. Participants will experiment with a variety of drawing techniques, mark making, painting, collage, printmaking, and book assemblage. Individuals choose their favorite works and use them to create their own mixed media artists’ books. The interplay of text and images, as well as considerations of printing process and the design of the book, allows for many exciting possibilities within narrative, media, and meaning that are specific to the artists’ book alone. Instructor: Laura Allison
Spanish Level I — This course aims to develop skills in vocabulary, pronunciation & a brief discussion of basic grammar skills. Vocabulary topics related to introductions, greetings, numbers, colors, months, seasons, foods, and titles of family members will be introduced and discussed. Additionally, pronunciation of sounds and letters will be taught using consonants and vowels of the Spanish language. Basic grammar skills such as the correct use of gender and formal/informal will be covered. (Maximum 12 students). Instructor: Carmen Vargas
World War I —This series includes: The Global Origins of the Great War— Prior to 1938, The Great War, best known as World War I, was the war to end all wars. What motivated Europe and other world nations to engage in four years of unprecedented slaughter? Instructor: Dr. Heather Perry
City of Canvas—”City of Canvas” is a documentary of Camp Greene, a military training camp located outside of Charlotte from 1917-1919. He will discuss how he became interested in the Camp’s History and the making of the video. Instructor: Jack Dillard
The Russian Revolution of 1917—Just before the U.S. entered the war, revolution broke out in Russia. They later dropped out of the War and entered into a long period of turmoil. Dr. Cole will discuss the events leading up to the revolution and the aftermath. Instructor: Dr. Tom Cole
Doughboys and Camp Greene 1917-1918—This exhibit offers interesting details about how the country came together to support the troops, the role of women and the work of non-profit organizations at the camps such as the YMCA. Instructor: Jane Johnson
“Terrific Tuesdays” August Lecture Series
Tuesdays, August 8, 15, 22
Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Dr. Charlotte, NC 28215
|How to Register:
· Complete the registration form and return it with your check to The Shepherd’s Center, 3115 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211 by Monday, July 31. Access the registration page here:
· Make checks payable to The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte.
· After that date, you may hand-deliver your registration and check to Shepherd’s Center.
· For these series ONLY, you may call the Shepherd’s Center to register and mail payment afterwards.
· Arrive any time after 10:10.
· Lectures begin at 10:30 and end at 11:30 AM
· Park in front of the building. Signs will be posted directing you.
Cost is $5.00 per person per lecture, or $15.00 for each series. No refunds are available.
August 8: Erin Fede and her group of improvisers have been serving our community through comedy since 2006. The group’s goal is to provide family-friendly comedy that is not scripted or rehearsed, then give away 100% of their show proceeds to local charitable organizations. When they walk on stage, they let it roll – you never know what will happen, what twists and turns will take place. The audience is often asked for suggestions which inspire their games and scenes. Laughter erupts and the fun begins. You won’t want to miss this presentation as we kick off the August lecture series.
August 15: Dr. Annie Alexander was North Carolina’s first licensed female doctor. A native of Mecklenburg county, this lecture will cover the story of her life from early days in the Meck Dec to medical school, then her return to practice medicine in 19th-century Charlotte. “Dr. Annie” was a caring professional, who was respected and loved by all who knew her. In an age when few women had a career, she carved out a trail for future women and remains one of the city’s most popular historical figures. Lecturer: Shelia Bumgarner, librarian in the Robinson Spangler Carolina Room at the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County.
August 22: Pat Martin, Director of Development, Duke Mansion & the Lee Institute, and Rosalie Reynolds, Board Member, present “The Duke Mansion and the Duke Family: 100 Years of History and Legacy to the Carolinas”. Join us for this walk down memory lane.
“Terrific Tuesdays” SEPTEMBER Lecture Series
Tuesdays, September 12, 19, 26
“My Hometown USA”
Thanks to all our Volunteer Instructors!