Adventures In Learning
Winter Registration

Session Details

Dates: January 6, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20

(No meeting on January 16 in observance of MLK Day.)

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


  • 9:30 AM  - 10:00 AM - Check-in - Pick up your name tag and enjoy coffee/snacks, musical entertainment and fellowship.

  • 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM - General Session - We will have a different presenter each week.  

  • 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM - Morning class - You may choose from one of the classes being offered during this hour.

  • 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM - Lunch - You may purchase a catered lunch in advance for $9 per week or bring your own lunch.  

  • 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM - Afternoon class - You may choose from one of the classes being offered during this hour.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, January 4. Advance registration is preferred, however, we will accommodate late registrations. The registration fee is $55.00.

Adventures in Dining Menu

January 9th - Chicken Alfredo, Broccoli, Salad, and Baked Apples

January 23rd - Chili, Cornbread, Salad, Banana Pudding

January 30th - Sweet and Sour Chicken, Rice, Salad

February 6th - Veggie Pasta with Red Sauce, Salad

February 13th - Chicken Salad Sandwich, Salad, Trifle

February 20th - Beef Tacos, Spanish Rice, Churros

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Thank you to the Community Kitchen Program for catering our lunches!  

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Morning Classes

11:00 - 11:50 AM

Short Stories: Journey through life with a great short story. 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

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. We will also, focus some attention to balance while still being supported by your chair. “If you are breathing you are doing yoga”

Instructor: Jack Hunter

Basic Conversational Spanish: This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. In this course, you will learn about fundamentals such as basic vocabulary, pronunciation, and how to converse in different situations such as the supermarket or when travelling. 
Instructor: Gloria Valdez

Afternoon Classes

1:00 - 1:50 PM

"Six Theories that Changed the World":  We will review the essence and importance of the following: (1) The Cell Theory of Virchow, (2) The Germ Theory of Pasteur (3) The Heliocentric Theory of Copernicus, (4) The Big Bang Theory of Hubble (5) The Quantum Theory of Planck and (6) The Relativity Theory of Einstein. In all cases we will avoid arcane science jargon and scary mathematics, concentrating on the historical relevance and the advancement of knowledge.

Instructor: Bill Logan


Art Exploration: Over the course of 6 weeks, participants will explore jewelry making, watercolor resist paintings, optical illusion art, bookmaking, expressionist self portraits, and print transfers. Exploration and experimentation will be key parts of the creative process and all skill levels are welcome!  *This class is limited to 25 participants

Instructor: Tashonda Wright 

"The American Presidents: George Washington to …." :  This course will present America's Presidents in a very detailed and enlightening perspective. We will see each one as a unique, talented and engaging person. Focus will be upon childhood, education, personality, talents, pets and contributions made while in Washington.

Instructor: Jim Sasser

Cozy Winter

General Session

January 9

Speaker Madison Levine
"Cognition and Audition: Use it or lose it, and other stern advice". One of our common fears, across races, socio economics and geography, is that we may lose control of our minds before we lose control of our bodies. We make changes to our diets, work to move our bodies more during the day, and do a crossword puzzle-a-day to keep the brain fog away. Did you know that the auditory system is intimately connected to our cognitive system? And did you know that recent research pegs an untreated hearing loss as one of the most impactful predictors of dementia as we age? 

Please Note...

In the event of inclement weather, Shepherd’s Charlotte will follow Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) closures or delays.  Tune in to your local news station for these announcements regarding CMS.  We will attempt to make up any missed days, provided that space is available at the church.