When the Weather Is Bad...If the Wichita Public Schools are closed due to
weather, Adventures in Learning classes and our office are also closed.


Thursdays, October 3—November 7
West Heights United Methodist Church  -  745 N. Westlink
Registration fee is $40 and covers all classes during the 6-week session.
Lunch buffet ($9.00) by paid reservation due by Monday, Sept. 30 at noon for the 1st session. You may bring your own lunch if you prefer.

Click HERE to download the Registration Form

9:00-10:00 am 


Adventures in Learning


​What Is “Radical” Anyway?
October 3—November 7
 Resource Leader: Dr. Russell Arben Fox,
 Professor, Political Science, Friends University

 Let’s talk about “extremism” in local, state and national politics, and why sometimes radical ideas catch on—and sometimes don’t.


  • Oct. 3: What’s New at the Zoo?
    - Schanee Anderson, Sedgwick County Zoo

  • Oct. 10: Positive Thinking...When Life Gives You Lemons
    - Shannon Cook, Humana Representative
  • Oct. 17: Gifts Inspiring Change—Alternative Gifts International
    - Surinder Moore, Program Manager
  • Oct. 24: READ to Succeed!
    - Beth Oaks, United Way
  • Oct. 31 What Is a Mental Health Tune-Up?
    - Melissa Sherry-Fitzwater, St. Anthony’s Senior Care Hospital
  • Nov. 7 Transforming Lives, Strengthening Community
    - Susan Hussey, Assistance League of Wichita

10:15 - 11:15 am


These Classes are now Full! If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please contact the Office. 

  •  Oct. 3: Paper Quilling: Create Flowers, Birds or Designs
    - Sharon Kessler, Craft Demonstrator​
  • Oct. 10 : Folded Book Art
    - Jean Stahl, Semi-Retired Legal Assistant
  • Oct. 17: Wheat Weaving: Make a Small Project
    - Sharon Kessler, Craft Demonstrator
  • Oct. 24: Simple Floral Decorating
    - Shari Crockett
  • Oct. 31: Make a Thanksgiving Card
    - Shelley McKinney, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
  • Nov. 7: Creative Greeting Cards, Part 2
    - Margo Ottman


If you (or someone you know) needs help in order to pay to attend Adventures in Learning, full scholarships are available to cover the registration fee for the session ($40). The cost of lunch is not included. You may request assistance in writing, by person or by phone at least two weeks before the session begins. If you need transportation, transportation for scholarship recipients can be provided by Presbyterian Manor of Wichita.  Call the office at 721-2208 or come by to get an application form at 745 N. Westlink.  Completed forms must be returned by September 19th, 2019. 


Good news:  Muffins, cookies, etc. will be available during the morning at the Café. A FREE WILL
OFFERING JAR WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOUR DONATION.   If you would like to donate items for future sessions, please call the office (721-2208).


This has been a bad flu and cold season, so if you have a sore throat, fever, are sneezing or coughing or are not feeling well, please be
respectful of others and keep comfortable at home while taking care of yourself.

Do you have questions? Contact the Shepherd’s Center Office.

Phone: (316)721-2208 
Email: scwestwichita@sbcglobal.net   
Web Page: www.shepherdscenterww.org    

 Office hours: Monday through Thursday,

9 a.m. to 12 Noon & 1-3:30 p.m.




 BRIDGE FOR FUN - Lila Seager

Carl & Virginia Pilcher

Donna Berner


Copyright 2018. Shepherd's Center of West Wichita. All rights reserved.

1:00 -3:00 PM

If you are planning to attend any of these afternoon activities,
​please indicate as requested on the Registration Form.



  • Oct. 3:  Sepsis: Awareness & Prevention
    -   Sandy Schremmer, Director of Quality & Infection Prevention, Wesley
  • Oct. 10: Disposition of Remains: Diversity of Options
    - Tom Welk, Dir. Of Professional Education & Pastoral Care, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice
  • Oct. 17: The Benefits of Yoga as We Age
    - Mindy Fresh, Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Oct. 24:  ‘S WONDERFUL - Therapeutic Massage
    - Lori Sisk, Wellspring School of Allied Health
  • Oct. 31: CBD: the Basics of Cannabidiol Therapy
    - Andi Roths, VP Clinical Development,
    Custom RX Pharmacy

  • Nov. 7: Why Essential Oils? Why Not?
    - Tanya Patterson




  • ​Oct. 3: Earth’s Climate: What to Expect in the Future
    Robb Lawson, Meteorologist, National Weather Service in Wichita
  • Oct. 10: How We Get Our News:  Past—Today—Future
    -  Paul Rhodes, Times-Sentinel/West Side Story
  • Oct. 17:  A Day in the Life of a Honeybee  
    - Ramona McDowell, owner, R & J Bee Rescue
  • Oct. 24:  The Past, Present & Future of Trash & Recycling
    - Cindy Le, Environment Project Manager
  • Oct. 31 Animal Extinction: Impact on the World
    - Schanee Anderson, Sedgwick County Zoo
  • Nov. 7 3-D Printing
    - Rustin Atkeisson, MakeICT


  • Oct. 3: Wichita’s New AA Baseball Team & Stadium
    Representative from Team formerly known as Baby Cakes
  • Oct. 10: Recent Shocker Basketball Information & What's Ahead
    - Mike Kennedy, Voice of the Shockers
  • Oct. 17: First Year in American Athletic Conference Compared to Missouri Valley Conference & What the Future Holds
    -   Representative from WSU Athletic Director
     Darren Boatright’s Office

  • Oct. 2: What’s Ahead for the Riverfront Development?
    - Jason Gregory, Downtown Wichita
  • Oct. 31 Riverfront Legacy Master Plan, including Future of Century II, Performing Arts
    - Evan Rosell, Up Projects of Greater Wichita Partnership
  • Nov. 7: What’s Ahead in Capital Funds Planning?
    - Scot Rigby, Asst. City Manager, Director of Development Services