Adult Programs & Day Trips

Upcoming Programs & Day Trips

Whirligig Farm Wilson NC

Experience the sculptures of world renowned artist and engineer Vollis Simpson.   Registration required.

  • Wed, Aug 8
  • Cost: $20 (lunch not included)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Commons Adult Center at 8AM and return at 5PM

Ice Cream & Pie Social

Satisfy your sugar craving at this annual social. Registration required.

  • Tue, Aug 14 @ 3:30PM
  • Cost: $5
  • Registration required

Hammocks Beach State Park Swansboro NC

Visit Bear Island; a 3 mile long undeveloped barrier island only accessible by boat or ferry. Then lunch along the Swansboro waterfront. Registration required.

  • Wednesday, September 5
  • Cost: $15 (lunch not included)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Adult Center at 8AM and return at 3PM.

Mystery Lunch Trips

Enjoy a good mystery? Then join us for our Mystery Lunch Trips. You never know where you might end up! Registration is required.

  • Nov 14, Jan 17, Mar 22
  • Cost: $10 (lunch not included)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Commons Adult Center at 10AM and return at 2PM

Chick-Fil-A Bingo (ages 50+) Western Blvd Ext

Join us for bingo, breakfast & prizes!

  • Sept 10, Nov 19, Jan 14, Mar 11
  • Cost: Free (breakfast included)
  • Starts at 8:30AM

Mystery Day Trips

Join us for a day of adventure!  Registration is required.

  • Aug 23, Oct 25, Dec 21, Feb 8
  • Cost: $20 (lunch not included)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Commons Adult Center at 8AM and return at 5PM

Taco Lunch Party

Let's have a taco lunch party to celebrate National Taco Day!    Registration required.

  • Tuesday, Oct 2 @ 11:30AM
  • Cost: $7
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center

NC State Fair   Raleigh NC    

The NC State Fair is a way to celebrate everything that is uniquely NC.   Registration required.

  • Tues, Oct 16
  • Cost: $35 (lunch not included)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Commons Adult Center at 8AM and return at 5PM
  • Heavy walking

Calabash Christmas   Calabash NC

Dine with us at the Boundry House and enjoy a large selection of seafood dishes, then visit Nick Nack's Christmas Shop and browse among 100 decorated trees.   Registration required.

  • Tues, Nov 6
  • Cost: $20 (lunch not included)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Commons Adult Center at 8AM and return at 5PM
  • Light to moderate walking

Senior Holiday Social (ages 50+)

Celebrate the Holiday season with some fellowship & food.   Registration required.

  • Saturday, Dec 8 from 11AM-2PM
  • Cost: Free 
  • Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center

Selma Christmas Show   Selma NC

Enjoy lunch at Chason's Grandson's Country Buffet followed by a Jubilee Christmas Show.  Registration required.

  • Thurs, Dec 13
  • Cost: $60 (includes meal & show ticket)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Commons Adult Center at 9AM and return at 6PM
  • Moderate walking

Soup Swap Lunch   

Create your homemade soup to share and swap with others.  Registration required.

  • Mon, Jan 14, 11:30AM
  • Cost: Free with soup
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center

Mike's Farm   Beulaville NC

Down home eatery with farm tables for family-style, southern meals and a front port with rocking chairs.   Registration required.

  • Thurs, Jan 24
  • Cost: $20 (mealnot included)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Commons Adult Center at 4PM and return at 7PM.
  • Light walking

Chili Lunch

Join us for a chili luncheon to warm you on a cold day.   Registration required.

  • Mon, Feb 11 @ 11:45AM
  • Cost: $7 
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center

Mardi Gras Lunch

Celebrate Mardi Gras with fellowship & food.  Registration required.

  • Tues, March 5 @ 11:30AM
  • Cost: $7
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center

Historic Edenton   Edenton NC 

Visit Historic Edenton and learn about life in Colonial North Carolina.  Registration required.

  • Thurs, March 14
  • Cost: $35 (meal not included)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Commons Adult Center at 9AM and return at 7PM
  • Moderate Walking