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Adventures in Learning and Book Club

Shepherd's Center of Charlotte

For registration information call 704-365-1995 or visit the website

Adventures in Learning - Save the Date!

April 11 - May 23, 2022

- Every Monday for 6 weeks (except April 18th)

-Location: St. John's Baptist Church (Broach Hall) - 300 Hawthorne Lane Charlotte, NC 28204.  

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 differently abled.  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 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, perspectives, 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 

Visit the Shepherd's Center website to register for the event.


Arthritis Services


5801 Executive Center Drive #101
Charlotte, NC 28212
Phone:  704-331-4878
Support Opportunities
Fibromyalgia / Chronic Pain Support Group
Offers support/education for people with fibromyalgia.  Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Arthritis Services office.  Please refrain from wearing fragrances to the meetings.  Pre-registration required - call 704-331-4878.
Individual Counseling/Relaxation Training
Counseling is available by appointment to help deal with the emotional aspects of living with chronic illness/pain and to learn relaxation techniques.  Call 704-331-4878 for more information or an appointment.
Educational Opportunities
Information and Referral Services Arthritis Nurse Consultation
Health Professionals available to meet with individuals or upon request to speak for community groups about arthritis, Fibromyalgia and osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Screening & Education
Available by appointment.  Also provided to community groups upon request.
Community Arthritis Project (CAP)
Comprehensive Arthritis Management/Exercise Program offered at Mecklenburg County Senior Citizen Nutrition sites.  Call to see if the CAP is coming to your area.
Mecklenburg County Park and Rec Senior Centers offer arthritis exercise classes.  Please call them at 980-314-1320 for more information.



Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.