Adventures in Learning 

Adventures in Learning (AIL) is a life long leaning program focused on helping seniors continue to learn, discover, and grow in an atmosphere of friendship. Our sessions are led by volunteer class instructors who bring their special interest and backgrounds to enrich lives and keep minds strong and vibrant. If you are new to the program, we warmly welcome you and appreciate your interest! Still have questions then call our office (704) 365-1995.

Winter 2022 Session

Mondays

 January 24th- February 28th

Shepherd's Charlotte understands the importance of social interaction! To keep in line with our mission of providing a network of support to increase social connection and combat the negative effects of isolation, we are doing everything within our control to host our winter session in person! 

Our commitment to the health and well-being of our community members continues to be our top priority. AIL participants are some of the most at risk individuals so for that reason we feel it necessary to require proof of vaccination and booster in order to attend our winter session. We will also be strictly following the guidelines laid out by the NCDHHS, CDC, and St. John's Baptist Church. 

Details
  • Each class is a 6 week series

  • Location: St. John's Baptist Church (Broach Hall), 300 Hawthorne Lane Charlotte, NC 28204. Parking is located off Hawthorne Ln. the 1st drive past the church. Signs will be posted directing you to the parking area as well as to the building entrance.

  • Arrive anytime after 9:30 am to pick up your name tag and enjoy fellowship with other participants.

  • Classes will begin on the hour starting at 10:00 am and run for 50 minutes with a 10 minute break between classes. You will have a choice between two different classes each hour.

  • Bagged lunch will be offered at 12:50 pm for those who wish to purchase and enjoy a meal with their friends in Broach Hall or take it to-go. All lunch orders must be submitted the week prior.

  • We welcome late registrations!

Adventures in Learning

Adventures in Learning (AIL) is a life long leaning program focused on helping seniors continue to learn, discover, and grow in an atmosphere of friendship. Our sessions are led by volunteer class instructors who bring their special interest and backgrounds to enrich lives and keep minds strong and vibrant. If you are new to the program, we warmly welcome you and appreciate your interest! Still have questions then call our office (704) 365-1995.

Step 1 - Register
Please select one class at 10AM, 11AM & 1PM that you would like to attend. Registration is $55.
Will you be buying lunch?

Thank you for registering for Adventures In Learning!

Step 2 - Pay

Online Payment Options

REGISTRATION
&

6 LUNCHES

or Print & Mail-in Option
Please make checks payable to:
The Shepherd's Center of Charlotte
and mail to:
300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204

Spring 2022 Session

April 11 - May 23, 2022

Every Monday for 6 Weeks 
(Except for April 18th) 

The War of the Roses: a civil war between two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty of England—a war between cousins for the control of the English throne that lasted for over thirty years in the 15th century and resulted, unexpectant, in the establishment of the Tudor regime.  Instructor:  Luther Wade, Ph.D.

Gentle chair yoga:  Where you connect movement with breath. Ideal for the differently enabled. Where added flexibility and increased mobility is encouraged along with mindfulness and breathing. 
“If you are breathing you are doing yoga” Instructor: Jack Hunter

The Development of Human Consciousness, II The Axial Age: The term refers to a pivotal time in human history, from 990 - 200 BCE, which saw the emergence of the major intellectual, philosophical and religious ideologies. These would come to profoundly shape subsequent psycho-social traditions in human evolution. Across four distinct regions of Eurasia this era saw the beginnings of the major religions and philosophical movements of human history. Yet all developed near simultaneously, in a historical blink of an eye, with no evidence of cultural contact. Instructor: W.S. Logan, M.D.

Charlotte – Mecklenburg History Continues from 1940 – Present: Hear about Charlotte-Mecklenburg History in 1940, prior to WWII, and watch it grow and develop through the eyes of the mayors from Ben Douglas to Dan Clodfelter.  This will be a fun course for all: those who have been raised here to newcomers! Instructor: Jim Sasser, Ph.D.

Major American Short Story Writers of the 20th-21st Centuries: A six-week cruise through six of the most important American short story writers of the last and this centuries with discussions of an example of each week's chosen writer's work. Participants will be supplied with a copy of the following week's story so that they can read, think about, and be prepared to discuss each author's individual style and approach to this short form of literature. Instructor: Roy Colquitt, Ph.D.

Pencil Drawing: The Basics and One Step Beyond- Learning the fundamentals of good sketching, including shading, shadows, perspective, etc. This is a good class for beginners and intermediate levels. No talent required. Bring your sketch pad, a regular pencil and a kneaded eraser.  Instructor:  Richard Solar