Adult Programs & Day Trips

Upcoming Programs & Day Trips

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.

  • Sept 6, Nov 8, Jan 14, Mar 19
  • Cost: $10 (lunch not included)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Commons Adult Center at 10AM and return at 2PM
  • Limited to the first 18 registered

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

Join us for bingo, breakfast & prizes!

  • Sept 9, and Nov 11
  • Cost: Free (breakfast included)
  • Starts at 8:30AM

Mystery Day Trips

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

  • Aug 20, Oct 10, Feb 26, April 7
  • Cost: $20 (lunch not included)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Commons Adult Center at 8AM and return at 5PM
  • Limited to the first 18 registered

Starrlight Meadery    Pittsboro NC

Join us as we explore and taste mead; you never know, it may become your new favorite drink!

  • Sat, Oct 19 @ 9AM
  • Cost: $25 (meal not included)
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center
  • Limited to the first 18 registered

Dementia Live Presentation

Gain a heightened awareness of the challenges faced by those who live with dementia.  Presented by the Onslow County Health Department. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Wed, Nov 6 @ 10AM
  • Free to attend; refreshments will be provided
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center

Spice Bouquet    Kinston NC

Enjoy a delicious lunch with cooking demonstration, to learn how to spice up your life!  On the menu for lunch is Greek salad, Athenian chicken and chocolate ganache cake for dessert.  Registration deadline is Oct 20.

  • Thurs, Nov 14 @ 9AM
  • Cost: $33 (meal is included)
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center
  • Limited to the first 18 registered

Thanksgiving Covered Dish Lunch

Show off your favorite Thanksgiving recipes while sharing with others.  Once you have registered, be sure to stop by the front desk and list your name and the dish you will be preparing.

  • Wed, Nov 20 @ 11:30AM
  • Free
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center 

Christmas Show & Dinner   Myrtle Beach SC

Celebrate the holidays with "The South's Grandest Christmas Show" at the Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood Restaurant. Guaranteed to put you in the 'holiday spirit'!  Registration deadline is Dec 8.

  • Wed, Dec 18 @ 1PM
  • Cost: $76 (dinner is included)
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center
  • Limited to the first 18 registered

Boar's Head Festival   Kinston NC

Originated in 1340 England, the Boar's Head tradition is the oldest continuing Christmas festival.  It is the story of Emmanuel and how God became one with us in the person of Jesus.  With sights, sounds, and smells to delight the audience, the festival and banquet feast is an experience you won't soon forget.

  • Sun, Jan 5 @ 3PM
  • Cost: $45 (dinner included)
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center
  • Limited to the first 18 registered

Chinese Lantern Festival  Cary NC

Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheater will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the NC Chinese Lantern Festival returns.  The festival features illuminated displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights.

  • Thurs, Jan 9 @ 3PM
  • Cost: $36 (dinner not included)
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center
  • Limited to the first 18 registered

Chili Lunch

Be a part of the staff's chili cook-off contest.  Each Adult Services staff member will prepare their best chili recipes and you will be the judge by voting for your favorite chili dish.

  • Wed, Jan 22 @ 11:30AM
  • Cost: $7
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center

 Valentine's Day Lunch

Couples and singles are welcome to enjoy a lunch with your special friends that was prepared by a loving staff.

  • Friday, Feb 14 @ 11:30AM
  • Cost: $7
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center

Soul Food Feast  Selma NC

Selma's Soul Food Feast returns for its third year!  Bring your friends and feed your soul with good food, good music and good times!

  • Sat, Feb 15 @ 9AM
  • Cost: $16 (meals not included)
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center
  • Limited to the first 18 registered