Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Held October 1, 2016 at Fowler Park

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Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Held October 1, 2016! Family-friendly event is at Fowler Park.

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce present the 14th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival Saturday, October 1 at Fowler Park. The event is free to attend and offers family-friendly activities and live entertainment.

“Year after year, Play at the Park is a wonderful event that brings families together for a day of fun,” said Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor. “We are looking forward to another great turnout this year and will have plenty of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy.”

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be vendors, arts and crafts, a kids’ inflatable area, a food truck alley, petting zoo, animal adoptions and much more. From 4 to 9 p.m., there will be tethered hot air balloon rides, a food truck alley and live music.

This is the first year the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Forsyth County Parks & Recreation on this event.

“The Chamber is excited to get the local business community involved in this year’s Play at the Park Family Fun Festival,” said Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce Director of Tourism Anna Barlow. “We are thrilled to be a part of such a fun-filled, community-centered event.”

The Play at the Park Family Fun Festival will be held at Forsyth County’s Fowler Park at 4110 Carolene Way in south Forsyth County. For more information, visit www.playatthepark.com or call (770) 781-2215. Volunteer opportunities are available.

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for September 23 – September 25, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy Fall, y’all! It is time for apples, festivals, pumpkins and so much more! Here is a round up of fun events in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend. Have a wonderful fall break next week as well!

Pumpkin season is coming – check out my roundup of area pumpkin patches in and around Cumming, GAHillcrest Orchards is open and I will have an apple orchard roundup coming soon!

Friday, September 23

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders 

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

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – Kid Craft 

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

Saturday, September 24

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Lake Lanier Shore Sweep – Keep Forsyth County Beautiful – Shoresweep / Rivers Alive, Bald Ridge Marina @ 8 a.m. Help clean up the lake with this fun event. This year’s 12 participating locations are Lanier Islands, Clarks Bridge, Longwood, Don Carter, Gwinnett and War Hill parks; Aqualand, Bald Ridge, Gainesville and Port Royale marinas; and Balus Creek and Big Creek boat ramps. Volunteers who turn in at least one full bag of trash get a T-shirt. Advance registration isn’t required but helps the association plan shoreline coverage.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a leaf placemat! 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 at The Collection Forsyth story time –   2016 marks the 75th birthday of everyone’s favorite monkey – Curious George! Come join the fun and #GetCurious at our Curious George Storytime. Activities to follow.

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

Sunday, September 25

1:45 PM – Post Road Library – Native American Pow Wow – One World Forsyth 

ALL WEEKEND

Warbington Farms – Their fall season runs September 17-November 12, 2016. Join us on the farm for our corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides to feed the cows, and all our Fun Park activities. We will be open September 28 from 10am-3pm for Forsyth County Fall Break! Fall Hours: Friday & Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-6pm. Visit their Facebook for updates, contests and more! $10 Per person (includes Fun Park Admission AND Corn Maze) Price does not include tax, under three free. Senior Citizen discount available.

AROUND FORSYTH

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Taste of Flowery Branch and Car Show at Flowery Branch High School. Music, food, entertainment.

Sept 24, 2016 9:00-3:00, Cruising in the Country Car & Truck Show!! Mayfield Baptist Church, 8930 Old Keith Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA. Music, food, entertainment!

Oktoberfest, Helen. Sept. 22 through Oct. 30. $8-$10, free on Sunday. Helen Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss St., Helen. 706-878-1619. www.helenchamber.com/helen/oktoberfest.

September 24, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Pups in the Park Dog Show & FestivalRock Creek Park, Dawsonville, Ga. Pups in the Park is a day devoted to dogs and their people families and their devotion to one another. The event is free and open to the public.

  • 5K Fun Run (small fee)                 9 a.m.
  • Dog Registration (Small Fee)       Starts at 10 a.m.
  • Pup Parade (Free)                         11:30 a.m.
  • Competitions & Demonstrations   12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cow Patty Bingo.                            2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Hillcrest Orchards Fall 2016 Apple Picking Season

hillcrestVisit Hillcrest Orchards farm market this weekend for fresh picked apples!

The bakers are cooking up hot apple pies, cider doughnuts and apple fritters hot out of the fryer. Hop on the wagon for a relaxing ride through the orchard. Visit the petting farm with a new crop of baby farm animals waiting to be hugged and petted.

Hillcrest Orchards also debuts their apple pickin’ jubilee on September 10, 2016 and it runs every weekend through October 30. This is the only time that you can pick your own apples at this orchard. Pick your fun at the annual “Apple Pickin’ Jubilee” where you can pick your own apples, milk a cow, watch live pig swimming races, walk a nature trail, visit the petting farm, take a wagon ride through the orchard and watch live bands and cloggers on the Hillcrest Stage.

Visit the playground, fly on a zip line and ride a giant slide down the mountain. There is a new kids play area for extra fun. You can even get your picture made on one of their live steers. Jump for Joy in the Giant Jumping Pillow! Get Lost in the New Corny Kids’ Maze!

Visit the bakery and ice cream parlor for homemade fried apple pies, apple cider doughnuts, apple fritters, homemade ice cream and fudge. Wash it all down with some fresh cold apple cider. They will have the grill fired up outside in the festival area for hamburgers, hotdogs and barbecue along with Billy Bob’s famous boiled peanuts, turkey legs and roasted corn.

Hillcrest Orchards is open daily: 9:00am – 6:00pm (Sept. – Oct.) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Nov.) Admission is $10.00 per person. Click here for directions and more information. Apple varieties: Golden & Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Pinata, Ambrosia, Gala & Honey Crisp with more coming in. Pig races are at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm each day of the festival.

Hillcrest Orchards  9696 Hwy 52 East  Ellijay, Ga.  30536  706-273-3838 www.hillcrestorchards.net

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for September 16 – September 18, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaFall is almost here! Here’s a roundup of fun family friendly things to do in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

Pumpkin season is coming – check out my roundup of area pumpkin patches in and around Cumming, GA. Hillcrest Orchards is also open and I will have an apple orchard roundup coming soon!

Friday, September 16

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library  Foodscaping with Edible Perennial Plants 

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 

Saturday, September 17

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a mosaic acorn! 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 at The Collection Forsyth story time –   2016 marks the 75th birthday of everyone’s favorite monkey – Curious George! Come join the fun and #GetCurious at our Curious George Storytime. Activities to follow.

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

1:00 PM – Cumming Library – Batman Day – Crafts and Games for Kids 

2:00 PM- Batman Day – Barnes & Noble at The Collection – Join us for the third annual Batman Day celebrating the Dark Knight’s enduring legacy. The event will include activities, trivia, coloring and much more. Cosplay welcome!

Sunday, September 18

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – St. Brendan Festival – Games, rides, face-painting and crafts, food and music highlight this day-long outdoor family friendly festival. 4633 Shiloh Road, Cumming, GA 30040.

ALL WEEKEND:

9/15 – 9/17 – Cumming First United Methodist Church Children’s Consignment Sale – in Cumming, Georgia hosts a Kid’s Consignment Sale twice a year.  This ministry raises funds for Women and Children’s outreach programs both locally and globally. CFUMC is located at 770 Canton Highway in Cumming, GA, 30040.

Thursday, September 15 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm  (No strollers allowed), 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, September 16 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 17 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

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!

 

Pumpkin Patches in and around Forsyth County, GA for 2016

pumpkin patches in forsyth county gaBelieve it or not, Fall 2016 pumpkin season is here! Here are a few neat places to pick a pumpkin in and around Forsyth County, GA.

For years we have been going to Kinsey Family Farm in Forsyth County, GA to pick out our annual pumpkin.

The farm features hayrides, barn animals and catfish to feed in the pond among other fun things. There are picnic tables if you would like to bring a picnic lunch. Sample their caramel apples or boiled peanuts (available after 10/1.) They also have a 25,000 square foot nursery and during the holidays you can pick out a Christmas tree and enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows.

The farm is open every day in October and features a wide variety of pumpkins as well as apples, gourds, corn stalks, indian corn, straw bales, and much more!

Check out their fall harvest shop and pick up some apples, salsa, jam, honey, breads, preserves and much more!

September 17, 2016 – Oct. 31, 2016 (at 3:00 pm)

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Hayrides are $3.00 per person (children 2 and under are free.)

Hayrides, fish feeding, pumpkins and fall harvest crops. There is also a brand new animal pavilion so you can feed the farm animals! Hayrides during the week happen at the top of the hour – there are field trips in the morning from 10 – 12 as well. Check their fall activity list for more information. Fish feeding now occurs Monday – Fridays only as the fish fill up quickly.

We also had our daughter’s birthday party there in the picnic area and it was a wonderful time. We took a hayride, fed the catfish and then picked out small pumpkins and decorated them.

The Kinsey Family Farm
7170 Jot-em Down Road
Gainesville, GA 30506

Christmas Trees, Landscape Supply & Plant Nursery
Retail Wholesale Container and B&B
Serving north metro Atlanta: Alpharetta, Big Canoe, Cumming, Dawsonville, Dahlonega, Johns Creek, Roswell and Sugar Hill

Located in northern Forsyth County
Information:  770-887-6028
Fieldtrips: 770-887-5541 (ask for Liz)
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Other Pumpkin Patches in Forsyth County, GA

The Pumpkin Patch at Cumming First United Methodist Church is located at 770 Canton Highway, Cumming, GA. Opening in late September (TBA), the pumpkin patch will be open from 9 a.m. to dark Saturdays, 11 a.m. to dark Sundays and 1 p.m. to dark Monday-Fridays throughout the month of October. Check their website and Facebook page for updates.

Pick up your pumpkins and gourds for Fall decorating.  Proceeds go to support children’s and youth ministries at Cumming First UMC and within the local community.

CFUMC will have story times in the pumpkin patch beginning October on Tuesdays – Thursdays. Schools, clubs and groups are welcome – please call 770-887-2900 x 220 to make reservations.

Warbington Farms – 5555 Crow Road, Cumming, GA – Opens for fall season on September 12, 2015. pick a pumpkin, play at the fun park and get lost in the corn maze! Enjoy fresh produce as well as shop for some crafts, jams, jellies, cider, apple bread, and other flavor breads! Check their Facebook page for updates and events.

Warbington Farms 2016 Pumpkin Season:  September 17 – November 5, 2016

Have fun getting lost in our Corn Maze and playing in our fun park then pick out the perfect pumpkin from our “Pumpkin Pile“.

  • Open September 17th-November 5th.
  • Friday & Saturday 10am-10pm
  • Sunday 10am-6pm
  • $10 Per person (includes Fun Park Admission AND Corn Maze)
    • price does not include tax
    • Under three free
    • Senior Citizen discount available.
  • Be sure to check out our Special Events!

*All dates and times are subject to change. Please call or visit our Facebook page for specific dates and times.

Pumpkin Patches Near Forsyth County

Burt’s Pumpkin Farm – 5 Burt’s Farm Rd Dawsonville, Georgia 30534. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. The hayrides will be weekends only until October then the hayrides will be 7 days a week. Hayride cost: Adults $5.00, Kids 12 & under $4.00, infants 12 months and under free.

Burt’s Pumpkin Patch & Store

August 27 – October 31
9:00 am to 6:00 pmNovember 1 – November 10
9:00 am to 5:00 pmHay RideSeptember
Daily
10:00 am to 5:30 pmOctober
Daily
10:00 am to 5:30 pmNovember (through Nov. 10)
Saturdays and Sundays only
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Please note pets & firearms are NOT ALLOWED at Burt’s Farm.

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch – check out this family fun corn maze and pumpkin patch in Dawsonville, located Northeast of Atlanta near Cumming, Gainesville and Alpharetta. Located at 4520 Hwy 53 East, Dawsonville, GA 30354.(770) 772-6223. For more information, call (770) 772-6223. Open weekends September 10 – November 20, 2016.

September Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Fridays 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

October – Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Sunday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

October – Haunt Nights Beginning Oct. 2nd

Friday & Saturday Begins at dusk, last ticket sold at 10 p.m.

Yes, that’s October 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th, & 30th!

Don’t forget Sunday, Oct. 30th for more haunting fun!
Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for September 9 – September 11, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaFall is coming! Here’s a roundup of fun family friendly things to do in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

Friday, September 9

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 

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

Saturday, September 10

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a felt hand tree! 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 – Bluegrass on the Farm at Warbington Farms – Visit us on the farm as we offer this special, pre-season event as a THANK YOU to the community.

**FREE adult admission
**HALF PRICED kid admission

Bring your lawn-chairs, sit back and enjoy the free bluegrass music, clogging, and country scenery. There will be many activities including the hayride, petting zoo, corn crib, all new giant jumping pillow and more! Plus….be among the first to get lost and find fun in our 2016 CORN MAZE!

**Bluegrass and clogging will be held at the pavilion.
** All children (3-12) MUST purchase a $5 wristband to enter.
**Concessions will be available for purchase during the event.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time –   The creators of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect are back with a story about the power of curiosity in the hands of a child who is on a mission to use science to understand her world. Join us as we discover Ada Twist, Scientist at Storytime.

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

ALL WEEKEND:

9/9 – 9/10 North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Consignment Sale – at Lakewood 400 Antique Market, 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Friday – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm preview ($5.00 donation), Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Members and friends of our club sell new and gently used items they no longer need. The sale is a great place to get everything you need from infants to tweens, including: children’s clothes, matching outfits, seasonal outfits, maternity clothes, shoes, rocking chairs, high chairs, swings, cribs, changing tables, bedding, tricycles, all types of toys from outdoor toys to electronic toys, books, videos, swings, car seats, exersaucers, high chairs, walkers, and much more. Select from over 20,000 items…enough to fill 14,000 square feet! Come early, as there is usually a line to get in the door! No bags, strollers. Bring a laundry basket.

AROUND FORSYTH COUNTY:

September 10, 2016 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – 13th Annual Flowery Branch Car Show & Chili Cook-off PLUS 9th Annual Bugs at the Branch VW Show, 2 Car Shows 1 Location at the Flowery Branch Depot, 5517 Main St Flowery Branch GA, 30542.

9/10
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 
Where: Lake Lanier
When: Races begin at 7:15 a.m., opening ceremony begins at noon, race finals begin at 1:30 p.m., awards presentation begins at 3:40 p.m.
Cost: Free
What: The eighth annual race is Georgia’s biggest event celebrating the culture of Hong Kong. Watch as rowers plow through the water in colorful dragon boats, cheer teams at the Opening Ceremonies, and try international dishes from Hong Kong and elsewhere around the world.

9/8-11
Yellow Daisy Festival 
Where: Stone Mountain Park
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Thursday and Friday), 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Saturday), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday)
Cost: Free with paid parking admission ($15)
What: More than 400 artists display and demonstrate their works across two miles of wooded trails. Plus: tap your toes to live music, ooh and ahh at the flower show, and hit up the children’s corner for face painting, sand art, storytelling, and more.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for September 2 – September 4, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaSeptember is here! It’s hard to believe. Here’s a roundup of fun family friendly things to do in Forsyth County, GA this Labor Day weekend!

Friday, September 2

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

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library  Growing Young Minds 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Llama Llama Pajama Party 

4:00 PM – Post Road Library Masterminds LEGO Lounge 

Saturday, September 3

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop – Make a back to school kids whiteboard!

  • Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can get to work on a mini whiteboard with a pen tray they can use for school work or play time. Once the whiteboard is built, your child can paint it in their favorite color.
    • All kids 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.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open through Labor Day Weekend.
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time –   Note to self: If your teacher tells you to bring something from nature for show-and-tell, she does not want you to bring an alligator! But nothing will stop Magnolia, who’s determined to have the best show-and-tell of all! Just in time for back-to-school, join us for a fun-filled Storytime featuring If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Llama Llama Pajama Party 

ALL WEEKEND:

IPRA World Championship Fall Rodeo – Cumming Fairgrounds – Watch bareback and saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, break away roping and bull riding at this IPRA Rodeo from September 2 – 4, 2016, at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for August 26 – August 28, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaFrom a bed race and festival to dock dogs diving, there are lots of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this last weekend of August. Enjoy!

Friday, August 19

10:00 am – Hampton Park Library  – Busy Builders. Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

Saturday, August 20

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Creekside Methodist Church – Family Promise of Forsyth County, Inc. will hold its second annual Bed Race & Festival to raise money to help homeless families regain their independence. Over 50 vendors, live music, food, crafts and fun. Plus many beds are racing!

10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open through Labor Day Weekend.
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a journal cover! 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 at The Collection Forsyth story time –   Join us for the Closing Ceremony of our Summer Reading Triathlon. Kids have been voting for their Favorite Hero and Place in books all summer. Voting closes on Sunday, 8/21, and we will announce the local and national Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners at this event, where kids will enjoy activities and get a reward for their excellence in reading over the summer.

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library – Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs 

Sunday, August 21

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open for one shift.

ALL WEEKEND

Rucker Pet Laurel Springs – Dock Dogs Event! Join us for a weekend full of fun! Dock Dogs 2016 will take place at our Laurel Springs store. It is free to attend and to watch. There will be food available as well. There will be one wave on Friday at approximately 5:00 pm. On Saturday and Sunday, though, they will be jumping all day! 3245 Peachtree Pkwy, Suwanee, GA 30024.

THE FUN:
– Big Air Competition
– Extreme Vertical Competition
– Speed Retreive Competition
– Vendors
– Face Painting

8/26 – 8/27 – Green with Envy Kids Consignment Sale – new and gently worn high-end clothing, shoes, accessories, costumes, toys and more. The largest selection of NEW and gently worn High-end, Designer, Boutique, Specialty & Custom-Made Children’s & WOMEN’S Clothing*, Shoes, Accessories, Costumes, Toys, Furniture, Bedding, Maternity, Baby Gear, Books, Home School Resources, & School Uniforms. *FALL/WINTER (Women’s clothing new to 2015. Must be boutique or high-end) Lakewood Antiques Market, 1321 Atlanta Hwy (Hwy. 9), Cumming, GA.

Friday, August 26 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 27 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

City Produce is open in a new location. Check their Facebook page for their latest news, events and updates.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for August 19 – August 21, 2016

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

Friday, August 19

10:00 am – Hampton Park Library  – Busy Builders. Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

Saturday, August 20

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open two shifts daily for the summer season!
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make an ice cream pencil topper! 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 at The Collection Forsyth story time –   Join us for a fun-filled Storytime with a little science sprinkled in featuring Mira Forecasts the Future and The Bot That Scott Built. Coloring and activities to follow.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – The Adventures of Egbert: A Violin Adventure

Sunday, August 21

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open for one shift.

ALL WEEKEND

City Produce is open in a new location. Check their Facebook page for their latest news, events and updates.

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 August 12 – August 14, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe weekend is finally here! Here are some fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend. Enjoy!

Friday, August 12

10:00 am – Hampton Park Library  – Busy Builders. Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

Saturday, August 13

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

8:00 am – SAFFT’s 3rd Annual Color Outside the Lines 5K to support foster & adopted children. This 5k is for any type of runner and it’s great for the entire family. This year we are adding chip timing to ensure accuracy, bringing food trucks, AND incorporating a FUN run for the kids! All runners get a shirt, a packet of color, and a swag bag. It’s the most fun you can have at a 5k! TIME: 5K Starts at 8:00am, Fun Run Starts at 9:00am. REGISTER: www.safft.org/color
10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open two shifts daily for the summer season!
10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Build Black Widow from Marvel’s Avengers! Your child will love building and playing with this kit.
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a Summer Memories book! 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 at The Collection Forsyth story time –  The first days of school are tough and making new friends is even tougher. Join Milk on her journey at Storytime featuring the back-to-school, must-have picture book of the year Milk Goes to School. Activities to follow.

Sunday, August 14

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open for one shift.

ALL WEEKEND

8/12 – 8/13 – 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. Creekside United Methodist Church, 673 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming, GA.

Friday, August 12: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, August 13: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (many items half off)

TRAFFIC ALERT

GA 400 will be down to one lane northbound from McFarland Road to Peachtree Parkway.


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