Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for February 17 – February 19, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy weekend y’all! Here are some things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, February 17

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

11:00 AM – Cumming Library Read, Build, Play 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Preschoolers @ Post – Centers for Success 

11:15 AM – Hampton Park Library  Winter Puppet Extravaganza 

1:00 PM – Post Road Library  Kid Chef, Kitchen Scientist: LEGO® Batman 

2:30 PM – Post Road Library  Kid Chef – Kitchen Scientist – LEGO® Batman 

4:00 PM – Post Road Library Masterminds LEGO® Lounge 

Saturday, February 18

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a potted cactus! Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth.  All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site – this time with a focus on team-building, friendship and working together! Will they get the big job done? Come and find out at Storytime featuring Mighty, Mighty Construction Site. Coloring and activities to follow.

11:15 am – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post 

1:00 PM – Post Road Library – Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs

ALL WEEKEND

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-5. Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, The Marketplace for Classic Antiques & Collectibles, Unique Home & Garden Decor, Jewelry & Art. Over 475 booths. $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 are free. Sign up for their newsletter and get a coupon!

Gibbs Gardens opening early! The Gardens open Saturday, February 18 for the 2017 Season and the Daffodils are blooming! With over 20 Million blooms, the show begins with early and some of the mid-season selections. Plan to visit every week and view over 100 different varieties. We are open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm. The entry gates close at 4 pm. Join today and visit as often as you like during open hours.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for February 10 – 12, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaWe made it to the weekend! Here are some things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, February 10

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

11:00 AM – Cumming Library Read, Build, Play 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – KidCraft 

2:00 PM – Cumming Library Creative Circle 

4:00 PM – Post Road Library  Masterminds LEGO® Lounge 

6:30 PM – Post Road Library Anti-Valentines Day Party! 

Saturday, February 11

9:00 am – Hampton Park Library Special Needs Library Hour & Sensory Storytime 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make Valentine’s Day cookies! Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth.  Join us for Storytime and activities in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Featured titles are The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story and Valentine’s Day Is Cool. Don’t miss out!

11:15 am – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post 

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – All Rucker Pet Locations – Keith Bridge, Kelly Mill and Laurel Springs – Join us at all three Rucker Pet locations on February 11th for a Puppy Kissing Booth and Adoption Event. Make a donation of any amount and play with truly kissable puppies, or just hang out with the older, cool crowd. All dogs present will be available for adoption. The Humane Society of Forsyth County will be at Keith Bridge 3540 Keith Bridge Rd, Cumming, GA 30041 || (770) 844-7275 *We will have different rescue groups at each location.

Creekside MOPS Spring Consignment Sale February 24th & 25th in Forsyth County, GA

Creekside MOPS Consignment SaleVisit Creekside UMC for their semi-annual consignment sale. There will be thousands of great bargains on children’s clothing, junior clothing, maternity clothing, baby furniture, baby equipment, toys, and much more.

Friday, February 24th from 9am-1pm and Saturday, February 25th, from 8am-1pm (many items will be half-off on Saturday). A private preview sale will be held on Thursday, February 23rd, from 8pm-9pm (no strollers permitted at Thursday night preview sale). Anyone is welcome to shop the preview sale with a $5 donation.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the MOPS and Teen MOPS ministries. The goal of Creekside MOPS is to “encourage, equip, and develop every mother of preschoolers as a woman, mother, leader in the name of Jesus Christ.”

Consign, Volunteer, or Shop to support these growing ministries at Creekside!


Spring 2017 Consignment Sale:

Sale Open to Public

  • Thursday, February 23: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Pre-Sale with a $5 donation)
  • Friday, February 24: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 25: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for February 3 – February 5, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy February! We are hoping for an early spring and an Atlanta Falcons win from the prediction of General Beauregard Lee yesterday! Here are some things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, February 3

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders 

10:00 AM – Cumming Library American Red Cross – Blood Drive 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library Growing Young Minds 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – STEM 4 Pre-K 

4:00 PM – Post Road Library Masterminds LEGO® Lounge 

Saturday, February 4

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a Valentine’s Day treat bag! Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth.  Celebrate the Magic of Storytelling on Disney Reads Day! Join us as we read popular Disney stories and do fun activities to inspire kids’ imaginations. Plus, giveaways including stickers, bookmarks and mini-posters (while supplies last).

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post 

Sunday, February 5 – Go Falcons!

1:30 PM – Post Road Library Chinese New Year Celebration – One World Forsyth 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 27 – January 29, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy Friday! We made it! There’s lots to do in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend. Here’s a list as you plan your weekend.

Friday, January 27

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders 

11:00 AM – Cumming Library Read, Build, Play 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – Centers for Success 

4:00 PM – Post Road Library Masterminds LEGO® Lounge 

Saturday, January 28

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Children’s Consignment Sale! Lakewood Antiques Market, 1321 Atlanta Hwy, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a Valentine’s Day game! Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth.  When you love someone, you stand by them no matter what happens. In the story I’ll Never Let You Go, we celebrate the beauty of unconditional love. Join us for Storytime and activities. This is the special value title of the month, only $10, regular price $16.99 (limited time only 12/26-2/13, or while supplies last).

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – South Forsyth High School – Dress for Connor’s Success – Professional wear consignment sale for students involved with DECA, marketing, mock interviews and other business related activities. All money raised will go to Connor McMahon, a 16 year old, 3rd time cancer fighter.

4:00 pm – The LEGO Batman Movie Events at Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. In January and continuing February 25th and March 11th, celebrate the release of The LEGO® Batman Movie. At each event, kids can collect two limited edition trading cards (while supplies last) featuring characters from the movie. The cards collected at all three events will unveil a special scene. Enjoy giveaways, make and play themed moments with LEGO® bricks and blocks plus much more.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 20 – January 22, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaHere are some fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, January 20

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders 

11:00 AM – Cumming Library Read, Build, Play 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – Musical Morning

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center – 1/2 price off DAILY Admission on the 3rd Friday of Every Month.

4:00 PM – Post Road Library Masterminds LEGO® Lounge 

Saturday, January 21

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Craft stick cocoa mug! Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth.  Mo Willems’ hilarious new picture book Nanette’s Baguette follows our plucky heroine on her first big solo trip to the bakery. But… will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette? Or will Nanette soon be beset with regret? Find out at Storytime.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post 

ALL WEEKEND

Spring Baseball and Softball Registration – this weekend and next weekend

Spring baseball and softball is held at various parks through out the county.  For program and registration information, please visit the association websites listed below.
Bennett Park – bpraiders.com
Coal Mountain Park – www.coalmountainbaseball.com
Central Park  www.centralparkathleticassociation.com
Midway Park  www.midwayathleticclub.com
Sawnee Mountain Park – www.leaguelineup.com/sawneemountainpark
Sharon Springs Park – www.ssaa-kids.comPlease note – these associations are affiliate organizations*.
Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-5. Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, The Marketplace for Classic Antiques & Collectibles, Unique Home & Garden Decor, Jewelry & Art. Over 475 booths. $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 are free. Sign up for their newsletter and get a coupon!

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 13 – January 15, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe weekend edition is back after the holiday season and a tumultuous snow and ice event! I hope you are having a wonderful start to the new year. Here are some fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, January 13

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders 

11:00 AM – Cumming Library Read, Build, Play 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – STEM 4 Pre-K 

4:00 PM – Post Road Library Masterminds LEGO® Lounge 

6:30 PM – Post Road Library Mad Hatter’s Friday the 13th Glow Party – Feeling a bit mad here? Join us for the Mad Hatter’s GLOW Tea Party! It’s an after hours event at the library!  Are you more an Alice, a Red Queen, a Mad Hatter or a Cheshire Cat?
Join us for an Alice in Wonderland themed glow party at the library. Wear your best Alice themed costumes. There will be glow in the dark crafts, games and of course, tea! Afterward, stay to watch Tim Burton’s AliceThrough the Looking Glass (PG). For middle and high school students only. No registration required.

Saturday, January 14

9:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Special Needs Library Hour & Sensory Storytime  – Join us every second Saturday for a special hour of library time designed to accommodate our patrons with special needs. We will open our doors an hour early so that you will have a warm and welcoming environment designed just for you! Browse the library, check out your favorite books, movies, and CDs, and participate in our special Sensory Storytime, which is specifically designed for children with special needs. No registration required.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a snowman canvas! Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Perfect for every child who has ever loved or yearned for a pet, this uproarious new book delights readers of all ages as they peek into the mischievous world of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague’s bestselling ‘How Do Dinosaurs…’ series. Join us for a fun-filled Storytime featuring How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post 

Sunday, January 15

2:30 PM – Post Road Library – Sunday Dance Camp with Cumming Dance Academy  – Introduce your tiny dancer to a different style of dancing each month with a certified instructor from the Cumming Dance Academy. No special outfit or shoes are required, but please wear comfortable clothing. Ages 4 – 10, no registration required!

Spring Baseball and Softball Registration – this weekend and next weekend

Spring baseball and softball is held at various parks through out the county.  For program and registration information, please visit the association websites listed below.
Bennett Park – bpraiders.com
Coal Mountain Park – www.coalmountainbaseball.com
Central Park  www.centralparkathleticassociation.com
Midway Park  www.midwayathleticclub.com
Sawnee Mountain Park – www.leaguelineup.com/sawneemountainpark
Sharon Springs Park – www.ssaa-kids.comPlease note – these associations are affiliate organizations*.

Things to Do on a Snow Day Inside with Kids

things to do on a snow day with kidsThe hardest part of a snow day is having projects and activities for the kids to do inside in between playing in the snow outside.

Here are some ideas of things to do on a snow day inside in between your itslearning school work!

  • Hit the recycle bin – don’t throw away any cardboard during a snow day! My kids have made Valentine’s Day mailboxes with Coke 12-pack cardboard boxes. Just cover them with construction paper, decorate with stickers, crayon and glitter glue. We also have a large box that they converted into a puppet theater. Or you can convert the stairs into a slide by covering them with cardboard!
  • Make something in the kitchen – grab a favorite recipe and get the kids cooking and baking with you. It’s also a great way to learn fractions!
  • Have a fashion show – get all gussied up and have a fashion show or tea party.
  • Have a family game night. Break out the board games, a deck or cards or puzzles and have a family game night. Have each family member choose the next game/activity.
  • Build a fort. Grab some sheets and make a fort in your family room or the kids bedrooms.
  • Put on a talent show. Have a family talent show and everyone comes up with an act.
  • Read a book. Sit on the sofa and read a book out loud together.
  • Make up a game or play one of these indoor games for kids.
  • Draw cartoons or portraits.
  • Learn how to make shadow puppets. (check my Pinterest page)
  • Go on a scavenger hunt. Make a list of things to find in the house and send the kids searching.
  • Have an indoor picnic.
  • Watch old movies and musicals and have a family movie night.
  • Write letters to family and friends.
  • Make a scrapbook or photo album.
  • Roast marshmallows in the fireplace and make s’mores.
  • Have an indoor olympics or play minute to win it with household items like marshmallows and paper cups.

For more ideas, check out my Pinterest pages for Kid Stuff and Printables. Happy snow day!

Kindergarten Registration for Forsyth County, GA in 2016

kindergarten roundup forsyth county schools gaInformation for registration of kindergarten students for the NEXT school year (to begin August 3, 2017) from Forsyth County Schools, GA.
Kindergarten Roundup will be held at the Almon C. Hill Educational Center and NOT at individual schools.  Each school will have a specific week to register (see schedule below). The Almon C. Hill Educational Center is located at 136 Almon C. Hill Drive (formerly named Elm Street), Cumming, GA 30040.
Directions: Map and Directions
NOTE: some GPS systems cannot accurately locate the building so to find us, use the link above. 
Kindergarten Roundup Schedule:
**If you cannot make your school’s scheduled week or the Registration Office is closed due to possible snow/ice days during your child’s school scheduled week, then please make an appointment for the week of April 10th-14th.
January 23 – 27: Coal Mountain Elementary, Silver City Elementary
January 30 – February 3: Brookwood Elementary, Kelly Mill Elementary
February 6 – 10: Haw Creek Elementary, Matt Elementary
February 13 – 17: Chestatee Elementary, Shiloh Point Elementary
February 21 – 24: Daves Creek Elementary, Johns Creek Elementary
February 27 – March 3: Settles Bridge Elementary, Vickery Creek Elementary
March 6 – 10: Chattahoochee Elementary, Whitlow Elementary
March 13 – 17: Big Creek Elementary, Midway Elementary, Sharon Elementary
March 20 – 24: Brandywine Elementary, Cumming Elementary
March 27 – 31: Mashburn Elementary, Sawnee Elementary
**If you cannot make your school’s scheduled week or the Registration Office is closed due to possible snow/ice days during your child’s school scheduled week, then please make an appointment for the week of April 10th-14th.
If you are unsure which school is zoned for your address, please Click Here.
Before you arrive, there are several steps you must do in order to successfully register your child. The checklist below has all the information needed to register your child and schedule an appointment where you can select a specific date and time to meet with a registrar to review all documents and finalize the registration. Work through the checklist below to begin the process.

Kindergarten (for August 2017) Registration Checklist:

Step 1) APPOINTMENT
Make an appointment to register your student(s) using the online appointment calendar. If pre-registration is complete (step 2), the appointment should take about 20 minutes.  Click here to make a Kindergarten registration appointment:
https://fcsapps.forsyth.k12.ga.us/OnlineAppts/KKRoundup.aspx  
Step 2) PRE-REGISTRATION
Pre-register at the following link. You will be entering information about your student(s) including contact info, family info and emergency contacts:  https://campus.forsyth.k12.ga.us/campus/onlinereglogin2_forsyth.jsp
Step 3) REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
Gather all required documents listed on this linked page:  http://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/Page/45177

If you have other questions not answered here please email the registration center at: registration@forsyth.k12.ga.us. To return to our department navigation page for more options, please click here: http://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/Page/46421

For special bus transportation requests, please visit the Transportation Request website:

New Year’s Eve Events for Kids and Teens in Forsyth County, GA

There are plenty of New Year’s Eve party events for adults, so here are a few fun events for kids and teens in Forsyth County, GA as we ring in 2017.

New Year’s Events for Kids and Teens in Cumming, GA

December 31, 2016

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Noon Year’s Eve Party at Stars & Strikes. Bring the family to your local Stars and Strikes to celebrate NOON YEAR’S EVE this Saturday, December 31st from 10am until 2pm! Win BIG PRIZES in our FREE prize-filled balloon drop at precisely Noon! Other activities include a free apple juice toast and $20 Game Cards on sale for $10. Visit www.starsandstrikes.com for more info or a location near you! Happy NOON Year!

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy Noon Year’s Eve Party at The Collection Forsyth. $25 per girl.
Sparkly Makeovers, Rockin’ Updo’s, Fashion Runway Show (come runway ready), Dancing, Yummy Treats & Drinks, LIMO RIDE & a Countdown to Noon Celebration! Call for Reservations Today (770) 781-0300.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Hampton Park Library Noon Year’s Party. 5…4…3…2…1…Happy NOON Year!! Join us for a rockin’ good time at our family-friendly Noon Year’s Eve celebration. There will be dancing, crafts, and fun for everyone as we count down to noon! All ages welcome. Registration is not required.

1:15 PM – Post Road Library New Years Eve Dance Party!  – It’s time to put on your dancing shoes and come celebrate New Year’s Eve with a fun dance party! We will shimmy and shake to our favorite dances and have a special countdown to our very own balloon-drop! This is a family event for all ages! No registration required.

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm – The Final Countdown: A Teen’s New Year’s Eve Party hosted by Music Authority. Music Authority’s Final Countdown is an 18 AND UNDER event and a safe way to spend your New Year’s Eve. Rock the night away with live music, great coffee from Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee at The Warehouse, and a balloon drop to close out the party right here in Forsyth County. Presented by Music Authority and The Warehouse, the coffee shop will be open, concessions and merchandise will be available for purchase, and let’s not forget that some of the best young bands in the area will be performing. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the music will play until 10 pm.

BANDS SCHEDULED TO PERFORM:
60 Seconds
Music Authority’s Rise
Music Authority’s Eclipse
Music Authority’s Transcend
Music Authority’s Unveiled

The Warehouse
5095 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040

ONLINE ADVANCED TICKET SALES:
announced soon

Tickets: $15 in Adv. $20 at Door
18 AND UNDER

Advanced tickets can be purchased at:
Music Authority
123 Merchants Sq
Cumming, GA 30040
Ph. 770-886-9066

8:00 pm – 1:00 am – New Years Eve Skate at Let’s Roll Skate & Fun Center. COST: $15 ADMISSION * SKATE RENTAL $3 (If Needed.) COME OUT AND CELE-SKATE THE NEW YEAR IN WITH US!

NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION – December 31st Skate with us as we count down to the 2016 NEW YEAR!
Session 8:00 – 1:00 am
Admission is $15 and includes admission, skate rental and glow stick.


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