8th Annual 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018  11:30 AM — 1:30 PM

Myers Park Presbyterian Church
2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte, NC 28207

Chefs from selected senior living communities come together to compete for the
“Best Entrée” and “Best Dessert” trophies.

Each chef will provide an entrée and dessert for guests to sample and vote. Cost is $25 per person.

Join us, the communities and local exhibitors for an exceptional lunch, door prizes, fellowship & more.

Register by June 5, 2018 – There are only 225 tickets, and we have SOLD OUT every year!

Call 704.365.1995
and/or send check to
Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte

Parking is limited. We encourage you to park across the street from the church, at the “Outreach Center”, and hop on the shuttle to the Chef Wars entrance.

What’s happening at the Shepherd’s Center?

The Shepherd’s Center staff is eagerly getting ready for:

We are pleased to offer a new AIL class! This class has an art theme, and will meet for 4 Wednesdays in April: 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th. The meeting place is Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place, 28207. Like our summer session, there will be one class which runs from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. There is no general session, and no lunch. Please send in the registration page along with your check by Friday, March 30 or register on site the first day. Choose from one of the classes listed below. We hope to see you there!

Glory in Glass: We will take a look at, understand and begin to appreciate the hidden insights of the stained glass windows of Myers Park Presbyterian Church which tell a story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Kim Stump, the researcher and author of To the Glory of God: the Sanctuary Art of Myers Park Presbyterian Church, will discuss the history of stained glass windows and interpret the windows’ themes and biblical text. Instructor: Kim Stump

Linda Greenberg Landscape & Design provides a fresh look at functional and beautiful gardens. Class topics include Creating Beautiful Garden Spaces no matter how small or large and maintenance of these spaces, Garden Design & Focal Point elements—you will begin to draw your dream garden, Favorite Plant Materials & How to use Companion Plantings in Gardens, Wreaths and Planters and in the final week you will complete your design and have plenty of time for Q & A. Please bring the following items: 11” x17” grid paper (bring this each week), week two bring articles, photos and other inspirational garden ideas to share. Linda will provide additional information about supplies as needed for the class. Instructor: Linda Greenberg

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 text. Participants will experiment with a variety of drawing techniques, mark making, painting, collage, printmaking and book assemblage. Please bring the following items to create your own mixed media artists’ book: small, flat objects such as paperclips, buttons, old keys, pressed flowers or plants, yarn and lace.  These will be used for printmaking and will be covered with ink. The instructor will also have additional items for your use. Bring your items to class. Instructor: Laura Allison

Sculpting, Decorating and Creating With Food: Do you want to create food that looks too good to eat? We will be doing just that in this class. On April 11th we will learn to carve fruit and vegetables into different flowers to garnish your table. April 25th we will learn how to do some basic cake decorating skills. For the April 11th  class please bring watermelon, honeydew, carrots, daikon, radishes and turnips. For the April 25th class please bring Fondant which you can find at Walmart or Michaels in the wedding aisle. Instructor: Maria Marquez

Access the new AIL registration form here!

Day trips to visit the Mt. Airy, NC (aka “Mayberry”) and to see the spider lilies at Landsford Canal State Park.   Overnight trip to Atlanta, GA in May. On-the-Go trips to Rosedale, the Lazy 5 Ranch, and the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis (rescheduled from our snow day in January). Check out the travel section for more information.



There are several ways you can support the Shepherd’s Center without costing you a penny:

RE-LINK YOUR HARRIS TEETER VIC CARD! THE SHEPHERD’S CENTER NUMBER IS 3267. Did you know that your Harris Teeter purchases can benefit the Shepherd’s Center? By linking your VIC card to our number (3267), a portion of your purchase cost is donated to us! It’s easy to link (or re-link) your card. You can do it while you’re at Harris Teeter (ask the checker to help you) or online (www.harristeeter.com, click on “Together in Education” and follow the prompts.

Are you an Amazon shopper? Consider AMAZON SMILE! When you shop on Amazon Smile for your Amazon purchases,  Amazon donates to The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte. It’s a win-win! Shepherd’s Center gets a donation and it doesn’t cost you anything! Click here or log in to smile.amazon.com to begin shopping.

Want to make a donation to the Shepherd’s Center? Click on the “Donate” tab at the top of the page, then click the “Donate” button to make a donation using PayPal. If you don’t have a PayPal account, scroll to the bottom of the page and you’ll see information on how to donate using a credit or debit card. Please contact us (704-365-1995) if you have questions or need more information.

Shepherd’s Center’s Savvy Senior Booster Club

It’s time to join (or re-join!) the Shepherd’s Center “Savvy Senior” Booster Club for 2018. For a tax-deductible donation of $35.00 or MORE, SCC offers reduced registration costs on all Adventures in Learning and Computer Classes as well as Travel Adventures (day trips) for the entire 2018 year. You can join on any class or travel registration form. If you wish to include a Savvy Senior membership as part of another donation or registration, please make sure you indicate SAVVY SENIORS on your check, to ensure proper credit as a Savvy Senior.


Scholarships Available

Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte offers many educational opportunities for older adults through both our Adventures in Learning and Computer programs. Scholarships are available for individuals who may not be able to pay the modest fees required.  Please contact the SCC office (704-365-1995) for information on eligibility guidelines.

Take advantage of this opportunity yourself or encourage individuals you may know to take advantage of this opportunity.


New payment option! IF your total amount paid is $100.00 or more, you may charge that to a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover). Payors may be subject to a convenience fee. Call the SCC office (704-365-1995) for more information about this.

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