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Adult Day Trips & Events
Group trips are a great way to visit the surrounding area and many attractions!

Upcoming Events & 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.
  • March 6, May 10, July 25, Sept 21
  • Cost: $10 (lunch not included)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Adult Center at 10AM and return at 2PM

Chick-Fil-A Bingo (ages 50+) Western Blvd Ext
Join us for bingo, breakfast & prizes!
  • March 12, May 14, July 9, Sept 10
  • Cost: Free (breakfast included)
  • Starts at 8:30AM

Mystery Day Trips
Join us for a day of adventure!  Registration is required.
  • April 11, June 8, Aug 23
  • Cost: $20 (lunch not included)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Adult Center at 8AM and return at 5PM

Spaghetti Lunch
Enjoy a spaghetti lunch with salad, bread and dessert. Registration required.
  • Tuesday, March @ 11AM
  • Cost: $7

Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium Pine Knoll Shores NC

Watch river otters play, touch a stingray or look a shark in the eye. Registration required.
  • Thursday, March 22
  • Cost: $20 (lunch not included)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Adult Center at 8AM and return at 2PM

Sense & Sensibility Fayetteville NC
Play based on the novel by Jane Austen. Registration required.
  • Saturday, April 21
  • Cost: $55 (lunch not included)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Adult Center at 9AM and return at 6PM

Wanderlust & Lush Various Locations
Explore the waterfront in New Bern, visit Lake Road Winery in Newport, have lunch at the Ice House in Swansboro and end the day at Huffman Vineyards in Richlands.
Registration required.

  • Thursday, April 26
  • Cost: $51 (does not include lunch)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Adult Center at 8AM and return at 6PM

Senior Appreciation Picnic (ages 50+)
Celebrate Senior Appreciation Month with us at a picnic! Registration required.
  • Wednesday, May 16 @ 11AM
  • Cost: Free 
  • Jacksonville Commons Shelter #1

Day Cruise on the Big M
Little River SC

Enjoy the sites and become a winner aboard the Big M Cruise Ship.  All you can eat lunch buffet included.  Must be 21 or older and have valid photo ID to board the ship.
Registration required.

  • Tuesday, May 22
  • Cost: $57
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Adult Center at 7AM and return at 7PM

Shackleford Banks Carteret County NC
Start with brunch deck-side at 5 Star City Kitchen.  Then ferry over to Shackleford Banks where horses run free, dolphins play and sea turtles abound.  Be sure to pack for a day at the beach; there are no amenities on the Banks. Registration required.
  • Friday, May 25
  • Cost: $40 (brunch not included)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Adult Center at 8AM and return at 5PM.

Southern Comfort Wilmington NC
Southern food and shopping; lunch at Casey's Buffet, then shop the streets of Mayfair and boutiques at The Forum. Registration required.
  • Wednesday, June 13
  • Cost: $28 (lunch not included)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Adult Center at 10AM and return at 5PM.

NC Farm Fresh Brunswick County NC
Visit Holden Bros. Farm Market for locally grown produce and have lunch on the ICW at the Inlet View Bar & Grill.  Final stop is the Silver Coast Winery. Registration required.
  • Tuesday, July 17
  • Cost: $25 (lunch not included)
  • Bus will depart from the Jacksonville Adult Center at 8AM and return at 5PM.

Summer Cookout
Celebrate Summer with us at this annual event. Registration required.
  • Wednesday, July 18 @ 11AM
  • Cost: $7
  • Jacksonville Commons Shelter #1

Whirligig Farm Wilson NC

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

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

Ice Cream & Pie Social
Satisfy your sugar craving at this annual social. Registration required.
  • Tuesday, August 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.

    Be sure to check back often for an updated list of trips.






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