Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for March 27 – March 29, 2015

miracle pottery open house kids paint freeOne last March cold snap can’t keep us from enjoying our weekend! Check out what’s happening in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

As always, please comment and share any other fun things to do this weekend if it’s not on the list!

Saturday, March 28

8:00 am – H20 5k and Fun Run – North Forsyth Middle School  3845 Coal Mountain Dr Cumming, GA 30040. Simple Charity, a club run by NFHS students that has raised $36,000 for charity this school year, is hosting a 5k and one mile fun run for kids at NFHS to benefit Just One Africa and give clean water to people in Kenya! The event is on March 28th, but you have to register by March 20th to get a t-shirt. Sign in at 7:15, race begins at 8:00 am. Fun Run will begin at 9:00 am. Parking will be outside of the Performing Arts Center at North Forsyth High School.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Open House at Miracle Pottery. KIDS PAINT FREE DAY BEGINS AT 9:00 AM. Kids will be able to choose one FREE pottery item to paint and decorate. Allow your little one to use their creativity and get artsy! Drinks, coffee, and snack will be served! ADULT RAKU PARTY BEGINS AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE $20.00 PER ADULT. Each person will get one FREE Strawberry Pot to paint and glaze. After decorating, we will watch our pots as they are firing! You will be able to take your gorgeous pot home with you afterwards! We will have drinks, coffee, and snacks throughout our event!  ADULTS: PLEASE RSVP TO OUR RAKU PARTY BECAUSE THERE IS LIMITED SPACE! Located at 1454 Buford Highway, Cumming, GA 30041. For information, call 770.887.8103. Facebook page.

9:30 am – 11:30 am – The Forsyth County Lions Club Presents Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Central Park Recreation Center, 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA. Adult Tickets: $6.00 in advance ∙ $7.00 onsite. Child (Under 12) Tickets: $3.00 in advance. $4.00 onsite. Pancake Breakfast With The Trimmings. Appearance by The Easter Bunny. Children’s activities and family entertainment. There is also a coupon on their website so you can get advance pricing at the door if you have the coupon printed out. All proceeds from the Forsyth County Lions Club’s “Breakfast With The Easter Bunny” will be used to help low-income, uninsured Cumming and Forsyth County, Georgia, residents receive vision and hearing care.

10:00 am or 1:00 pm – Easter Eggstravaganza at Browns Bridge Church! Bring the family and invite the neighborhood to the first ever KidStuf Easter Eggstravaganza! Don’t miss a chance to invite a friend to this EGGstraordinary, musically EGGciting, most EGGcellent family experience. Every kid leaves with candy filled eggs! RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS. The Eggstravaganza is a ticketed event so that we can ensure every child gets a bucket of eggs. Please reserve your free tickets today. Each event is one hour.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – 2015 Farm EGGstravaganza at Warbington Farms Join us for an “EGGstravagant” day at the farm.
Admission is $10 kids and $5 adults. 5555 Crow ROAD, Cumming, Georgia 30041. 470-297-9567.

Included in admission is:
-Egg hunt & prizes
-FREE photo with our live bunnies and baby lambs (photographer will be on site to take a professional picture).
-Visit with Easter Bunny & Alice and Wonderland crew.
-Unlimited play in our fun park area with our “hey” ride, petting zoo, inflatables & more!
-LOTS of family farm fun.

More INFO:
-Bigger and better than last year!
-Bring your own basket for hunting eggs. 
-Choose between two egg hunts: 11:00 and 1:00 on two different days (March 28th and April 4th)
-Younger kids will have a separate area to hunt eggs (a bigger and more separated area than last year).
-Prize eggs will include coupons to farm, free slushies, and MUCH more!
-The farm will be open from 10am-3pm both day.
-Purchase tickets at gate.

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – FREE Easter Egg Scramble & Carnival Cotton Candy, Games & More at Whitlow Elementary hosted by North Lanier Baptist Church.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make a pom pom baby chick. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Collection Forsyth. Join us March 28 at 11:00 am for Storytime featuring New York Times bestselling children’s book Duck & Goose. Duck doesn’t much care for Goose at first, and Goose isn’t fond of Duck. But both want the egg that each claims to be his.

11:15 am – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road library. We’ll have books, rhymes, stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is for children aged 4-8 but bring the whole family!

Sunday, March 29
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Lanier United Methodist Church is hosting a Community Easter Egg Hunt on the church front lawn on at 2:30 PM (Rain date Saturday, April 4th at 2:00 pm). There will be a train ride, bouncy house, and refreshments. There is no cost. Bring a carload! The church is located at 1979 Buford Highway, Cumming, 30041. More Information: 770-887-0615.
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – The Ridge – Humane Society of Forsyth County Pooches on the Patio. If you haven’t been, this is a great event to raise money for the HSFC and you are encouraged to bring your furry pet. Join us for our first Pooches on the Patio of 2015. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures and there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. $5.00 Cover Charge Per Person. Dogs Invited: No retractable leashes and must be spayed or neutered. Located at 1035 Turner Road, Cumming, GA 30041.
ALL WEEKEND
3/25 – 3/29 NFHS Drama Department presents The Wizard of Oz! North Forsyth Drama Department presents The Wizard of Oz!!! Wednesday, March 25th (7pm), Thursday, March 26th (7pm), Friday, March 27th (7pm), Saturday, March 28th (matinee at 3pm, evening 7pm), and Sunday, March 29th matinee at 2pm. Tickets will be available at www.nfhsdrama.org.
South Forsyth Middle School Drama will feature Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” from March 25 to 28. Shows on March 25 to 27 will begin at 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. on March 28. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Performances will be held at the South Forsyth High School Performing Arts Center, 585 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming, GA.
Rhea Lana’s of Cumming Children’s Consignment Sale will be at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market from March 28th through April 2nd.

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for March 20 – March 22, 2015

warbington farms story timeSpring is in the air! There are lots of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend! Let’s get outside and have fun!

Saturday, March 21

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make crayon resist cards. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Collection Forsyth. Join us March 21 at 11:00 am for a special Storytime featuring Edmund Unravels. Edmund is ready to discover the wonders of the world and go on new adventures. Activities to follow.

11:15 am – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road library. We’ll have books, rhymes, stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is for children aged 4-8 but bring the whole family!

12:30 pm – Farmer for a Day Storytime and Planting at Warbington Farms. Change the way your child thinks about food! We will have story-time about plants and gardening then kids (and adults) will learn about spring gardening and plant plants in our “Children’s Garden! There will still be plenty of time for a “hey”ride to feed the cows, feeding the animals in the petting zoo, and playing in the fun park. The best part is that you and your kids can come back this spring and pick the vegetables that they helped grow! The Fun Park will be open from 11:30-3pm with the story-time and planing starting at 12:30. Story-time and planting are FREE with Fun Park Admission which is $8 kids and $5 adults. Purchase tickets the day of event.

Sunday, March 22

2:15 pm – 4:15 pm – Creation Station Afternoon at Post Road Library. Join them for an afternoon of fun and creativity. Legos! Crafts! Puzzles! Games!

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Senior Services Celtic Concert – Forsyth County Senior Services is celebrating the spring season with a “Celtic Concert” for all ages. The Sounds of Sawnee Concert Band will perform at the Sexton Hall Enrichment Center from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, as part of the concert series hosted by Senior Services. This concert will also feature a special bagpipe performance by North Atlanta Pipes & Drums.  Refreshments will be included in the concert admission price. The cost is $5 in advance and $8 at the door.   Sexton Hall Enrichment Center serves active adults ages 50+ and offers a variety of opportunities including art, music, dancing, drama, continuing education, technology, fitness and leisure activities. It is located at 2115 Chloe Road, just off of Sharon Road between Peachtree Parkway and Old Atlanta Road.  For additional information, call Senior Services at 770.781.2178.

ALL WEEKEND

West Forsyth High School’s Studio West Productions announces their Spring Musical – Nice Work if You Can Get It! Located at: 4155 Drew Rd, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

Showtimes are as follows:

Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Tickets for reserved seating can be purchased at www.showtix4u.com ( by clicking on the “Find Tickets” Link Above) or at the door. Adults: $12.00 and Students: $10.00.

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!

Easter Egg Hunts and Pictures with the Easter Bunny in Forsyth County, GA for 2015

Grab your baskets and bonnets! There are lots of Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny activities going on in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Please comment and share if you know of any other events that are open to the public!

March 28, 2015 –  9:30 am – 11:30 am – The Forsyth County Lions Club Presents Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Central Park, , 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA. Adult Tickets: $6.00 in advance ∙ $7.00 onsite. Child (Under 12) Tickets: $3.00 in advance. $4.00 onsite. Pancake Breakfast With The Trimmings. Appearance by The Easter Bunny. Children’s activities and family entertainment. There is also a coupon on their website so you can get advance pricing at the door if you have the coupon printed out. All proceeds from the Forsyth County Lions Club’s “Breakfast With The Easter Bunny” will be used to help low-income, uninsured Cumming and Forsyth County, Georgia, residents receive vision and hearing care.

March 28 and April 4, 2015  – 2015 Farm EGGstravaganza at Warbington Farms – Join us for an “EGGstravagant” day on the farm. Admission is $10 kids and $5 adults, Open at 10:00 am, choose a hunt at 11:00 am or 1:00 pm.

Included in Admission:
-Egg Hunt & prizes
-FREE photo with our live bunnies and baby lambs (photographer will be on site to take a professional picture).
-Visit with Easter Bunny & Alice and Wonderland Crew
-Unlimited play in our fun park area with out “hey”ride, petting zoo, inflatables, slides, swings, and more.
More INFO:
-Bigger and Better than last year!
-Bring your own basket for hunting eggs
-Choose between two egg hunts (11:00 and 1:00) on two different days (March 28th and April 4th)
-Separate area for younger kids to hunt eggs (better & more separated than last year)
-The Farm will be open from 10:00 am-3:00 pm both event days.
-Purchase tickets at gate.

March 28, 2015 – 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – FREE Easter Egg Scramble & Carnival Cotton Candy, Games & More at Whitlow Elementary hosted by North Lanier Baptist Church.

March 29, 2015 – 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Lanier United Methodist Church is hosting a Community Easter Egg Hunt on the church front lawn on at 2:30 PM (Rain date Saturday, April 4th at 2:00 pm). There will be a train ride, bouncy house, and refreshments. There is no cost. Bring a carload! The church is located at 1979 Buford Highway, Cumming, 30041. More Information: 770-887-0615.

April 4, 2015 – Taste of Forsyth & Easter Egg Hunt – 11:00 am – 6:00 pm – Taste of Forsyth & Easter Egg Hunt at the Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA. Taste of Forsyth will be in full swing celebrating 12 years on Saturday April 4 at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds. Plan to sample from over 25 restaurants with over 10,000 of your family and friends. Located 40 miles North of Atlanta nestled up to Lake Lanier the Taste of Forsyth is a great community event with music, kids zone, local entertainment, touch-a-truck and much more.

April 4, 2015 – Barnes and Noble Storytime with the Easter Bunny – 11:00 am – Barnes and Noble will host the EASTER BUNNY for Storytime at 11:00 am on April 4!

April 4, 2015 – Free Photos with the Easter Bunny at The Collection Forsyth – Atlanta Diamond Design. 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm – FREE Pictures with the Easter Bunny at Atlanta Diamond Design at The Collection Forsyth. Bring the whole family (and your camera) for a chance to meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Plus, we’ll have crafts, games, and activities for the kids. Rain or shine for this indoor activity.

April 5, 2015 – Easter Egg Hunt at Christ Community Church from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm. We will have two HUGE egg hunts for kids ages 2 – 12, Games, Activities and more!

NORTH GEORGIA EVENTS

March 28, 2015 – 27th Annual Cabbage Patch Kids Magical Easter Eggstravaganza – Cleveland, GA

Come to Cleveland, GA. Breakfast, Parade, Egg hunt, Arts & Crafts. All day Cleveland Celebration includes lots of things to see and do. At BabyLand, there is an 8:00 am Breakfast with Easter Bunny (Reservations: 706-865-2171, Ext. 0-$10). 9:00 am – 5:00 pm arts & crafts, hourly drawings, music, dancing, rides. 11:00 am Parade in downtown Cleveland. 1:00 pm Car Show at Babylon. 1:00 pm Cupcakes & Carrots for $5.00. Egg Hunt is at 2:00 pm. 3:00 pm Easter Bonnet Contest. Full schedule here.

4/2 – 4/5 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Easter Festival at North Georgia Zoo & Farm – Eggstravaganza and Rabbit Palooza. Come and search for Easter eggs! Learn more about all the different types of eggs there are and see a real live  green  giant egg! Come visit our giant rabbit display and petting area! Meet a variety of rabbit breeds  including the largest breed of rabbit in the world, and get your picture taken with a baby bunny! Find lots of eggs! Purchase an Easter Basket and hunt eggs till your basket is full! Redeem your basket of eggs for an Easter goody bag! $5 per basket. For more information please call us at 706.348.7279.

April 3 – 5, 2015 - Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt – Lake Lanier Islands

Enjoy a delicious brunch and then let the kids participate in an Easter Egg Hunt! Don’t forget about your picture with the Easter Bunny! The Easter Celebration package includes brunch for 2 adults (children 5 and under eat FREE). For children 6-12, select the package add-on at $25.00 per children. Even more exciting, during the day the kids will participate in a super fun egg hunt challenge, and enjoy our newly launched indoor and outdoor Legacy Kids Activities. To add even more fun, we are including a four-hour Resort Cart rental to get everyone around, plus a guaranteed 4 p.m. late check-out on Sunday.

Rhea Lana’s Childrens Consignment Sale from March 28 – April 2, 2015 in Cumming, GA

rhea lana's cumming childrens consignment saleSpring is in the air and with it comes consignment sale season! Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consignment Sale in Cumming, GA will not disappoint.

I went to their last sale and it was well organized and had something for everyone and for kids of all ages. This sale is twice a year and if you haven’t been before, check it out!

You can also turn your clutter into cash by becoming a consignor at their next sale! Visit their website for more information and jump in for their next Fall sale.

The Spring 2015 Event will be held Saturday, March 28th – Thursday, April 2nd. Private Pre-Sale is Friday, March 27th. at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market 1321 Atlanta Highway (Hwy 9) Cumming GA.

Rhea Lana’s of Cumming is a semi-annual children’s consignment event. There is one event in spring and one in fall. Follow Rhea Lana’s of Cumming on Facebook too.

SALE DAYS

Open to the public! Bring a friend!

Saturday, March 28th 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 29th 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Monday, March 30th 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, March 31st 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

HALF PRICE SALE

Many items half price!

Wednesday, April 1st 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, April 2nd 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for March 13 – March 15, 2015

bicycle rodeoHere’s a roundup of some fun things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA. As always, please comment and share if you hear of anything else!

Friday, March 13

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Fowler Park – Bicycle Rodeo – safe kids afternoon in the park. It’s an early release day for Forsyth County Schools! Safe Kids Forsyth will be hosting Afternoon in the Park at Fowler Park from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Main Playground. Bring your bikes and safety helmets for an afternoon of fun activities! Check out the flyer for more information.
In the event of rain, we will be relocating to the large pavilion.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Let’s Roll Skate & Fun Center is open for early release day.

Saturday, March 14

9:00 am – Pike Nurseries – Come celebrate the start of strawberry growing season with us. We’re giving away FREE Bareroot Strawberry Plants*, scrumptious Strawberry Lemonade, and savory samples of McCutcheon’s Strawberry Jalapeño BBQ Sauce. Join us at 9 am to learn the best tips for growing and harvesting strawberries in a pot and in the ground

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make tissue paper flowers. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:30 am – Forsyth Central High School Drumline Competition – Preliminary rounds start about 11:30. Forsyth performs about 1:15 pm. Then finals start around 5:00 pm. Concessions and entertainment!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Collection Forsyth. Join us March 14 at 11:00 am for a special, fun-filled Storytime featuring Mustache Baby – aka Baby Billy. Activities to follow.

11:15 am – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road library. We’ll have books, rhymes, stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is for children aged 4-8 but bring the whole family!

2:00 pm – Life Hacks for Teens & Tweens – Kids in grades 6-12 are welcome to come learn techniques and create items to make their lives a little easier. Make a cellphone holder that will clip to anything! Learn an easy, no tangle way to wrap any cable! Do you know a helpful life hack?  Share it with us!

ALL WEEKEND

Guys and Dolls by Forsyth Central Stage. Performances are at the Forsyth Central High School Performing Arts Center, 520 Tribble Gap Road, Cumming, GA 30040

Show dates are as follows:

•Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m.

•Saturday March 14 at 7 p.m.

•Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are reserved seating only and can be purchased online or at the door for $10/adults $7/students and seniors. Get your tickets now at www.forsythcentralstage.com.

West Forsyth High School’s Studio West Productions announces their Spring Musical – Nice Work if You Can Get It! Located at: 4155 Drew Rd, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

Showtimes are as follows:

Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Tickets for reserved seating can be purchased at www.showtix4u.com ( by clicking on the “Find Tickets” Link Above) or at the door.. Adults: $12.00 and Students: $10.00.

2015 Summer Camps for Kids in Forsyth County, GA

summer camps in cumming, gaIt’s time to start thinking about summer camps! Here is this year’s roundup of 2015 kids summer day camps* in the areas of Cumming GA and Forsyth County, GA.

I will be updating this page as camp information is released, so check back often. Please also comment and share any other camps you may know about!

March and April are good planning months as deadlines are in April and early May for summer camp sign-ups. Forsyth County, the Forsyth County YMCA and the City of Cumming offer camps as well as local churches, organizations and the Girl Scouts.

*Please check directly with these organizations as camp information can change.

Summer Camps

The Forsyth County YMCA offers a variety of summer programs. Forsyth County and the City of Cumming offer camps and classes all summer long. Local high schools are offering camps through the City and County. Forsyth Central High School is offering camps through the City of Cumming – check out the sports camp listings on this page. A few other area high schools are offering camps through Forsyth County Parks and Recreation.

Some local horse stables like Brecht Stables (therapeutic and western riding camps) and Flowered Rock Horse Farm offer camps.

Music Authority is even hosting a Rock Camp!

brecht stables and dustin's place summer camps in cumming, gaBrecht Stables & Dustin’s Place - Camp camps camps! We are located in north Cumming. We have boarding, western lessons, therapeutic lessons for kids with special needs, attend Special Olympics and other horse shows. Instructor/owner has a child with special needs herself!

Cumming First United Methodist Church Summer Camps – sports and specialty camps all summer long:
Vacation Bible School, June 1 – 5
VBS for special needs, June 1 – 5
Little Friends Club, June 8 – 10
Art Camp (3rd – 5th grade) June 8 – 12, June 15 – 19 (K – 2nd grade)
Day-Glo Drama Camp, June 22 – 26
Camp Extreme, June 23 – 27
Helping Hands Camp, July 6 – 8
Groove Music Camp, July 13 – 17
Science Camp, July 20 – 24
Grow Day Camp, July 20 – 24

The Warehouse Kid’s Camp 2015 - there is one session: June 1 – 5. Located at 5095 Post Road, Cumming, GA 30040.

Imagine That and Future Tech are another example of unique camps featuring science, technology, robotics and art.

Camp Invention is a STEM-focused program from the Inventors Hall of Fame for students who are rising 1st-6th graders.  There are several sites (schools) that offer the camp.  If you go to the Camp Invention website and enter your zip code it will show you locations that will offer the Camp and the dates of the camp at that location.

Sawnee Mountain Preserve offers nature and adventure camps for kids throughout the summer.

Cane Creek Farm Camp – to be announced.

United Futbol Academy has a variety of summer challenge soccer camps in Forsyth and Dawson.

i9 Sports is offering weekly Multi-Sports SUMMER camps! Campers will participate in sports like flag football, soccer, basketball, kickball and more!! *Full day campers will also cool off in the amazing Windermere Lodge swimming pools*.
WHO: Boys and girls, Ages 5-11
WHERE: Windermere Lodge, 4444 Front Nine Dr. Cumming, Ga. 30041
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER CAMPS, REGISTER TODAY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT.  (678)731-9009.

Pinecrest Academy has a wealth of summer camps including sports, languages, fashion and all around fun camps.

Artistic Adventures is enrolling for their 13th Year of Summer Pottery and Art Camp Season. Located at: 1581 James Burgess Road, Suwanee, GA 30024. Phone: 404-642-6564; www.artistic-adventures.com

Camp Primrose at Primrose School of Alpharetta East – Exciting summer curriculum projects, special events and field trips keep your child’s imagination growing. Summer at Camp Primrose is filled with excitement, enthusiasm and creativity! 5425 McGinnis Village Place, Alpharetta, GA 30005. (678) 339-0107.

Cumming Dance Academy Summer Camps 419 Tribble Gap Rd. | Cumming, GA 30040, 770-781-4922; www.cummingdanceacademy.com  Dance Intensive Camps and Summer Fantasy Camp.

Sawnee School of Ballet Summer Dance Camps 433 Canton Rd. Suite #312, Cumming, GA 30040 770-887-0756; www.sawneeschoolofballet.com

N-Step Dance Academy – Brookwood Marketplace – Target Shopping Center – all day dance camps & classes, intensives and fairytale camps with early drop off and late pick up available. 770-886-6500.

Bio Gymnastics & Athletics Unlimited – 1180 Samples Industrial Drive, Cumming, GA 30041. 770-844-0246. Gymnastics, summer camps, birthday parties, tumbling, kids night out, and more!

Forsyth County Fire Camp – TBD

Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts Summer Camp – Forsyth Performing Arts – 520 Industrial Way, Suite B –  Cumming, GA 30040 –  678.468.1731. Lots of fun drama bootcamps!

If you hear of any other camps, please comment and share with the community! Happy camping!

Bicycle Rodeo at Fowler Park on Friday, March 13, 2015

bicycle rodeo at fowler park in cumming, gaSafe Kids Forsyth Sponsoring an Afternoon in the Park Bicycle Rodeo

Community unites to promote bike safety 

On Friday, March 13, Safe Kids Forsyth will join with local public safety agencies, organizations and businesses to host the Afternoon in the Park Bicycle Rodeo at Fowler Park. The event is free and will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the main playground and pavilion area at Fowler Park. This event brings together children, parents and the community to raise awareness about bicycle safety while offering a fun activity for all. The event is scheduled around March 13 being a Forsyth County Schools scheduled early release day.

More children ages 5 to 14 are seen in emergency rooms for injuries related to biking than any other sport. In addition, apart from the automobile, bicycles are tied to more childhood injuries than any other consumer product. The Afternoon in the Park Bicycle Rodeo event is an opportunity for students to learn how to safely ride their bikes.

“It’s important for bicyclists to wear properly fitted bicycle helmets every time they ride,” said Firefighter Laura Coleman, the Safe Kids Forsyth coordinator. “A helmet is the single most effective way to prevent head injury resulting from a bicycle accident, but many children still do not wear them. We have a simple saying, ‘Use your head. Wear a helmet.'”

All Bicycle Rodeo participants are asked to bring their own bicycle and helmet. After check-in, all bicycles will be inspected for safe use and each helmet will be inspected to ensure proper use and fit. While supplies last, helmets will be provided for any child who does not presently have a helmet, or if their present helmet either does not fit properly or is found to be defective or non-approved. The cyclist then will have the opportunity to visit a series of safety stations along the path in order to work on balance, control, maneuvering and stopping. In addition, different organizations will be set up along the path to provide safety information to both riders and walkers.

The Bicycle Rodeo activities were developed based on accident data indicating the most common scenarios where children are at risk and are used nationwide to help prevent injuries and fatalities. Other organizations slated to be in attendance at the event are Forsyth County Parks and Recreation, Forsyth County Fire Department, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Reality Bikes, Rescue Racing, Tiny Towne, Wellcare, and the YMCA.

Fowler Park is located in south Forsyth County at 4110 Carolene Way, off of Atlanta Highway across from the intersection with Castleberry Road. For more information about the event contact Firefighter Laura Coleman at 770.205.5699 or llcoleman @ forsythco.com.

About Safe Kids Forsyth
Safe Kids Forsyth works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids Forsyth is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Forsyth was founded in 2014 and is led by the Forsyth County Fire Department. For more information, visit www.safekids.org.

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Spring Break Day Camps for Kids in Forsyth County, GA for 2015

spring break camps cumming gaIt’s hard to believe that spring break is just around the corner! Here is a list of spring break camps in the Cumming, GA area if you will be home for the break. I will update this page as camps are announced.

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Here are some great spring break camps in the area if you are seeking things to do for the kids.

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation – Offering spring break camps for lots of interests – drawing, painting & singing camp, clay camp, gym fit & fun camp, speed & agility camp, outdoor survival, science olympiad, tree climbing. Summer camps are also listed here. 770-781-2215.

Sweet & Sassy – Spring Break camp yet to be announced, Summer camps – 1 week in June, and 2 in July!! Call 770-781-0300.

United Futbol Academy – Soccer camps for all ages. Polo Fields – 6050 Majors Road, Cumming, GA 30040. Call 678-648-7033.

Artistic Adventures Spring Break Camp and Canvas Painting Classes. 1581 James Burgess Road, Suwanee, GA 30024. 404-642-6564. Spring Break Camp – April 6-10, 1-4 $155. We’ll be focusing on Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin – two friends in the South of France! Explore the paintings these great artists created while working together in their studio of the South and learn about subject matter like landscape, portrait and architecture. Explorations include drawing, watercolor and acrylics. Also check out their summer art and pottery camp schedule!

Flowered Rock Farm Spring Break Horseback Riding Camp. 678-755-8726, 3450 Bentwood Drive, Cumming, GA 30041. Spring break riding camp April 6 – 109am to 3pm each day.  The camp is for ages 6 to 14 and the cost is $400. We are also having a horse wedding in the camp that week that the campers will get to participate in.  All of the details and registration is listed on our website at www.floweredrockfarm.com.   Please let me know if you would like any other information.  We also have a Mother’s Day Riding Retreat for moms and kids the day before Mother’s Day. The information for that is listed on our site as well.

Carrington Academy offers spring break and summer camps. Our camps offer fun filled programs for children ages 5-12. Each week, campers jump into action, participating in exciting sports programs, exploring nature, becoming involved in performing and creative arts, playing a part in group activities and attending special events. Spring break camp for school age children will be held April 6-10, 2015. Call the school for more details. Summer Camp – Our summer campers have the opportunity to expand their horizons, embark on new adventures, and have fun. Our exceptional program and dedicated staff create an environment that forges lifelong friendships among our campers. We create a summer experience that is unforgettable! Camp activities include sports & games, arts & crafts, science & cooking, songs & skits, field trips and swimming. Located at: 4410 Front Nine Drive, Cumming, GA 30041.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for March 6 – March 8, 2015

guys and dollsThe month of March has certainly come in like a lion with this crazy weather. This weekend will hopefully warm up so we can enjoy our weekend outdoors.

Here’s a roundup of some fun things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA. As always, please comment and share if you hear of anything else!

Friday, March 6

10:00 am – 8:00 pm – Grand re-opening of Kid to Kid Cumming and grand opening of Uptown Cheapskate in Cumming, GA! Now the whole family can get stylish, recycled clothes to spruce up their spring wardrobes. Located side by side at 511 Lakeland Plaza, Cumming, GA.

8:00 pm – Sawnee Mountain Music – What a privilege to have this wonderful Singer/Fiddler for a return engagement at SMM. Music Starts @ 8——-Tickets are $10—–770-887-7635 for details. http://www.facebook.com/clintongregorybluegrassband

Saturday, March 7

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop. Learn how to build bookends.

  • Come learn how to build a pair of bookends with sports or flower stickers.
  • FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12.
  • All kid get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
  • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
  • Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
  • Thank you for registering online to help us better plan our craft kit quantities needed.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make a windsock for spring. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Collection Forsyth. Join us March 7 at 11:00 am for Storytime featuring our picture book of the month, Once Upon A Cloud. Celeste wants to give her mother something special, but what? Join Celeste on her journey to find the perfect gift!

11:15 am – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road library. We’ll have books, rhymes, stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is for children aged 4-8 but bring the whole family!

11:00 am – Sharon Forks Library – A concert with the Forsyth County Youth Orchestra! Come enjoy music and learn about string instruments.

Sunday, March 8

2:15 pm – Post Road Library – Captain Underpants Party!  For kids 6 – 10 years old. Come celebrate Dav Pilkey’s birthday. We’ll make capes, fart noise makers, draw comics and have an undie slinging contest into the turbo toilet 2000! Registration required.

ALL WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEKEND

Guys and Dolls by Forsyth Central Stage. Performances are at the Forsyth Central High School Performing Arts Center, 520 Tribble Gap Road, Cumming, GA 30040

Show dates are as follows:

•Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m.

•Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m.

•Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m.

•Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

•Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m.

•Saturday March 14 at 7 p.m.

•Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are reserved seating only and can be purchased online or at the door for $10/adults $7/students and seniors. Get your tickets now at www.forsythcentralstage.com.

Weekend Events for February 27 – March 1, 2015

seussWell the snow has melted, Elsa has been arrested and we await spring in a few weeks. It has been crazy!

Here are a few fun things to do in Forsyth County this weekend!

Friday, February 27

8:30 am – 8:00 pm – Cumming First United Methodist Church consignment sale. We will allow strollers at all sale times this year! However, if at all possible, please try to use smaller (umbrella) type strollers if you shop Friday morning before 11am. We are FULL with lots of great items!!

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Creekside MOPS Consignment Sale – Every year MOPS sponsors a Spring and Fall Consignment Sale. This is a wonderful opportunity to shop for gently used (and even some new) children’s and maternity items such as quality clothing, toys, games, nursery equipment, and so much more. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the MOPS and Teen MOPS ministries.

Saturday, February 28

8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Creekside MOPS Consignment Sale – Every year MOPS sponsors a Spring and Fall Consignment Sale. This is a wonderful opportunity to shop for gently used (and even some new) children’s and maternity items such as quality clothing, toys, games, nursery equipment, and so much more. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the MOPS and Teen MOPS ministries.

8:30 am – 1:00 pm – Cumming First United Methodist Church consignment sale. We will allow strollers at all sale times this year! However, if at all possible, please try to use smaller (umbrella) type strollers if you shop Friday morning before 11am. We are FULL with lots of great items!!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make a personalized door hanger. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Collection Forsyth. In celebration of Black History Month, join us on February 28 at 11:00 am for Storytime and activities featuring two notable figures with the titles I am Rosa Parks and I am Jackie Robinson.

ALL WEEKEND

Little Mill Middle School Drama Performance of MULAN – Sets for Mulan are coming together, and The Little Mill Drama Society would love for you to reserve your tickets now! Performances are Friday, Feb. 27th @ 7:00 pm & Saturday, Feb. 28th @ 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm at the North Forsyth High School auditorium. With nearly 80 LMMS students involved in this production, you don’t want to miss out!

Forsyth County Public Library – Seuss Spectacular
Did you know that Dr. Seuss would turn 111 on March 2nd?!  Let’s celebrate!  We will have Seuss-themed fun for the whole family — songs, stories, puppet shows, and more!
Registration is not required.
All ages are welcome to attend this family event.
Cumming Library
Friday, February 27
11:00 a.m.
Hampton Park Library
Friday, February 27
2:15 p.m.
Post Road Library
Saturday, February 28
11:15 a.m. & 1:15 p.m.
Sharon Forks Library
Sunday, March 1
2:00 p.m.

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