Travel Adventures is a Shepherd’s Center program designed to offer active seniors the opportunity to travel together on comfortable chartered buses 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.
Thursday, March 23: Be one of the select few who gets to tour the old Oaklawn cemetery mausoleum. A guide will share information about this historic resting place. After the tour, we’ll choose a spot to have lunch. Meet at SCC at 10:30 a.m. Cost: $10.00.
Wednesday, April 19: Duke Energy Explorium & Lunch at Salam Pizza. See the dam that created Lake Norman, then visit the Energy Explorium to learn about water-generated energy & building the dam. Afterwards, we’ll lunch at Salam Pizza. Meet at Shepherd’s Center at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $10.00. This trip is currently full. Please call the office to be put on the waiting list – spots do open up!
Tuesday, May 9: Enjoy a docent-led tour of WingHaven Gardens, plus the Clarkson & Lawrence Houses. Meet at Chopt at Park Road Shopping Center at 12:30 p.m. You can choose to eat there or at other nearby restaurants before carpooling to WingHaven. Cost: $15.00
SCC “On the Go” Travel Hosts—Carol Ambrose & Kathy Maio
Call 704-365-1995 for more information.
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.
CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel at least 45 days prior to the trip date, a credit for a future trip will be given (no cash refunds). After the 45-day grace period, if a substitute is found, that person will pay the trip cost and a credit for a future trip will be issued to the original traveler.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Our trips are planned for active adults and maya require a lot of walking. We have rated our trips by activity level: 1-Easy (flat, few or no steps), 2-Moderate (may be uneven terrain or steps) and 3-active (lots of walking, may be uneven terrain and steps). All trip participants are expected to carry information about medical conditions, medications and insurance providers.
Questions? Please call our office (704-365-1995). Thank you!
Dates : 04/25/2017|Times : 9:00 am - 6:00 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church
Cost:Savvy Senior Member: $60.00; Nonmember: $65.00
This trip was originally scheduled for May 2016, but was cancelled due to low sign-ups. Since many people expressed disappointment that they couldn’t go, we’re trying it again this year, a month earlier. Hopefully it will be a beautiful spring day for us to enjoy the gardens.
Welcome to the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens in Pinehurst, NC. This beautiful NC gem became a reality in 1978 with the Ebersole Holly Gardens. Through the years additional gardens were implemented, including the Rose Garden, the Conifer Garden, Sir Walter Raleigh Garden, Atkins Hillside Garden, Hackley Woodland Garden, Ambrose Japanese Garden and Desmond Native Wetland Trail. Docents will lead us through the 32 acres of gardens including collections of plants both familiar and unusual. Enjoy a delicious two course lunch at Ironwood, nestled in the heart of historic Pinehurst. Their seasonal menu expertly combines the signature flavors of the South with local and international ingredients. Depart 9:00 a.m. and return 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Savvy Senior Member: $60.00; Nonmember: $65.00
Dates : 07/30/2017|Times : 12:45 pm - 6:30 pm| Location : Shepherd's Center of Charlotte
Cost:Savvy Senior Member: $75; Nonmember: $80
We’re off to another fabulous play as the Davidson Community Players present “Boeing Boeing”. It’s the 1960s and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and all three ladies are in town simultaneously. Timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. Fasten your seat belts! After the show, we’re off to an early dinner at Killington’s with a nice choice of entrees, beverage and dessert. Meet at the Shepherd’s Center at 12:45 p.m. and return at 6:30 p.m. Activity Level 2.