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Move More With These Healthy Happenings Events

Move More in Onslow Here’s a list of healthy events, classes, and run/walks. Or step it up, and try a new exercise class, or set a goal to walk or run a 5K race. There are so many ways to get healthy, and have fun while you’re doing it. Check back often because we will keep adding more ways to Move More.


Check out all of the events below that are happening around town. If you’d like to submit an event, send it here moreinfo@lightenuponslow.org and we will post it.

Back to Basics Gardening Classes now being offered through April by Cooperative Extension. Please call for more info and to register:

Back to Basics Gardening Series
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm Cost: free
Registration: 910.455.5873 Location: Onslow County Extension Office
Weekly Walking Tip (See more walking tips)
Wear walking shoes that fit and are comfortable. It makes your walk more pleasurable.

Cruzin For NETs
Sunday, Sep 16, 2018
Jacksonville, NC


New River Splash – New Date: September 22 & 23
135 S Marine Blvd, Jacksonville, NC 28540-3664
More information here


Healthy Kids Running Series - Jacksonville
Sunday, Sep 16, 2018
Jacksonville, NC


Church Basketball League
Location: Onslow Pines Park, Jacksonville, NC

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Fitness Activities for Senior Citizens
Location: Onslow Pines Park, Jacksonville, NC

                         Ongoing Check for Times



Only in Onslow
Enjoy a stroll through downtown Richlands on their historic walking trail.

Onslow County Parks and Recreation
Beach Access Sites, crosswalks and New River Waterfront Park

Bicycle Routes

    Jacksonville City to the Sea (map) 
    Richlands Loop (info)
    Maps available Administration Office Onslow Pines Road

Paddle Trails

    New River Paddle Trail (map)
    White Oak River Paddle Trail (info)
    Maps available at Administration Office on Onslow Pines Road


   New River Waterfront Park
   Hubert By-Pass Park 
   Onslow Pines Park
   Stump Sound Park
   Deppe Park in Hofmann Forest
   Richlands Steed Park
   Oakhurst Nature Park 

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