Phase III of Sawnee Mountain Preserve Now Open

sawnee mountain preserve new playground forsyth county gaThanks to reader Lisa Dickey for sharing this picture of the new playground at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. The newest phase opened recently featuring new trails, a new playground and more!

New phase features more than six miles of trails – click here to view a map of the trails.

The newest phase of Forsyth County’s Sawnee Mountain Preserve opened Friday, January 29, with a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially welcome the newest amenity in the county’s award-winning parks system.

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Phase III is located north of downtown Cumming at 2505 Bettis Tribble Gap Road. Funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by voters in 2008 and by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program, Sawnee Mountain Preserve Phase III features more than six miles of hiking trails, two picnic pavilions, a playground with a rubberized surface, restrooms and additional parking.

District 1 Commissioner and Commission Chairman R.J. (Pete) Amos, in whose district Sawnee Mountain Preserve is located, thanked citizens for making the new phase of the park possible by their approval of the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond and the SPLOST sales tax program.

“I am so proud that we have been able to preserve this beautiful land and open it as a recreational amenity for the public to enjoy, and we could not have done so if it were not for the support of our citizens,” said Amos. “I would also like to thank the Dr. Dunn family for their assistance in making this phase possible.”

One of the individuals instrumental in making the Sawnee Mountain Preserve a reality – Mary Helen McGruder – noted the importance of the project.

“The completion of the third phase of the trail system is a continuation of the partnership started years ago between Forsyth County and Sawnee Mountain Foundation,” stated Sawnee Mountain Foundation President Mary Helen McGruder. “We are pleased that today our citizens can enjoy the mountain from literally one end to the other. We would particularly like to thank Natural Resources Division Manager Matt Pate for his dedication to this effort and for his work on the mountain.”

About Sawnee Mountain Preserve

The creation of Sawnee Mountain Preserve established protection of 963 acres of green space. Sawnee Mountain Preserve is Forsyth County’s largest passive park and was made possible through a collaborative effort of individuals, organizations and government. It first opened to the public as a county park in 2005, making more than three miles of trails accessible for walkers, runners and hikers, along with an amphitheater and playground. Phase II of the park, which features a 5,600-square-foot visitor center and access to Sawnee Mountain’s trails, opened in 2008.

Sawnee Mountain Preserve offers a number of amenities for the public to enjoy. A hike up to the Indian Seats – a natural rock formation at the top of the trail system – offers a beautiful setting for enjoying the views of the north Georgia mountains. The Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center features interactive exhibits on the natural and cultural histories of Sawnee Mountain and a resource library/lounge where visitors can relax and read. A wide variety of programs are also available at Sawnee Mountain Preserve including instruction on rock climbing and tree climbing, and educational programming focused on nature awareness and environmental science.

Park Hours:

November through February – 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

March through October – 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Visitor Center Hours:

Monday through Saturday – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spring Break Camps through Forsyth County Parks and Recreation 2016

spring break camps forsyth county, gaLooking for a spring break camp for your kids this spring break?

It’s not too early to begin making your spring break plans. Forsyth County Parks and Recreation is offering partial and full-week spring break camps this April. The programs vary in location and theme, and are offered for children ages 4 through 15.

Just some of the options for spring break camp include an art camp at Old Atlanta Park, fun and games camp at Fowler Park and a science camp at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. The program dates, times and registration fees vary by activity.

“Forsyth County Parks and Recreation has a really wide variety of camps available this spring break – everything from tree climbing and outdoor survival to basketball and gymnastics,” said Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “We are excited to offer some great camp opportunities for our youth to try a new activity, learn a new skill and just have fun.”

To view the full listing of spring break camps, visit www.forsythco.com/parks and click to download the “Winter/Spring 2016 Activity Guide.” For more information, call Parks and Recreation at (770) 781-2215.

Image via Forsyth County, GA website.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for February 5 – February 7, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s a SUPER weekend with lots of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA. Enjoy your weekend – it ends with the big game on Sunday night!

And since the groundhog didn’t see his shadow, we await spring in a few weeks!

Friday February 5

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!

11:15 am – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – STEM 4 Pre-K – each child is a budding scientist! Let your child experiment, explore and wonder with hands-on, age appropriate science fun.

Saturday February 6

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Consignment Sale. Don’t forget the North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Club Consignment Sale is sponsoring a HUGE baby to tweens consignment sale at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market on Atlanta highway. Open to the public from 9:00am-12:00pm. This is a great place to get everything you need 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 19,000 square feet!  There is usually a line to get in the door! See their Facebook page for more details.

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

  • Come learn how to build a Valentines mailbox in time for Valentine’s Day
  • 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: Cupid’s arrow valentine. 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 – Sharon Forks Library – Sensory story time for children with special needs.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Collection Forsyth. From bestselling author Sherri Duskey Rinker and award-winning artist Patrick McDonnell comes this funny and tender love letter from a parent to a child. Silly Wonderful You expresses how life is so new and different and filled with love with a little one around.

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

Sunday, February 7

1:30 pm – Post Road Library – One World Forsyth – Chinese New Year. Come celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year
at the Post Road Library. At 1:45, enjoy an interactive lion dance and kung fu performance by The Atlanta Contemporary Chinese Academy. Afterwards, stay for crafts, Chinese candy and a fortune cookie!  For all ages, no registration required!

ALL WEEKEND

The Off Broadway Children’s Theater‘s Senior Troupe is performing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. These talented children (ages 9-15) have been rehearsing this show since September and will treat you to a fantastic night of entertainment. Once their shows at the theater are complete, they will travel to Walt Disney World to compete at the National Performing Arts Festival! 12315 Crabapple Rd Suite 122 – Alpharetta GA, 30004.

Friday 7pm
Saturday 7pm
Sunday 3pm

Tickets available at https://obct.yapsody.com/

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 29 – January 31, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy last weekend of January! Here is a round up of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, January 29

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!

11:15 AM – Cumming Library Read, Build, Play – Read, Build, Play is an interactive story time that encourages development of early literacy in preschoolers. The program is designed for children ages 2-5 accompanied by a caregiver and is approximately 45 minutes long. It includes stories, music, activities, and play time with Duplo Legos all related to a creative theme.

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM – Musical Morning at Post Road Library.
Saturday, January 30
10:00 am – Nothing Bundt Cakes is celebrating its 1 year anniversary and you get to have all the fun. The first 50 people (over the age of 13) in line when we open our doors at 10:00am get a free bundlet for a year card (one every month for 12 months.) We will have samples and raffles throughout the day. So bring the kids and come join us for the best cake you will ever taste!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: KIDS CLUB® Love in Bloom Valentine. 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!

10:30 am – One World Forsyth – Sharon Forks Library. Join us at the Sharon Forks Library as we celebrate the culture of Japan! Learn about Japanese culture, customs, language, current events, and more with a hands-on presentation from the Japan-America Society of Georgia. All ages welcome. No registration required.

11:00 AM – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth –    Join us Saturday, January 30 at 11:00AM for a special Storytime celebrating Groundhog Day! At this Storytime we will feature two titles – Groundhog’s Dilemma and Groundhog’s Day Off.

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

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 22 – January 24, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe weather may be tricky on Friday! Please check with the organizations listed below in case of cancellations due to winter weather. Sign up for Forsyth County weather alerts here.

Here is a round up of things to do in Forsyth County, GA with the young ones!

Friday, January 22

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!

11:15 AM – Cumming Library Read, Build, Play – Read, Build, Play is an interactive story time that encourages development of early literacy in preschoolers. The program is designed for children ages 2-5 accompanied by a caregiver and is approximately 45 minutes long. It includes stories, music, activities, and play time with Duplo Legos all related to a creative theme.

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM – Preschool Discovery at Sharon Forks Library – Join us for a monthly morning of playing and learning! We will have fun, engaging activities that will support children’s developing literacy, math, and science skills. This program is designed for children ages 3-5. No registration required. This month we will focus on concepts surrounding ice, snow, and wintertime.
Saturday, January 23

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: KIDS CLUB® Craft Stick Snowman. 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 –   From brave and bold to creative and clever, the rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful and sometimes humorous illustrations, this is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids. Join us Saturday, January 23 at 11:00AM for a special Storytime and activities featuring The Wonderful Things You Will Be.

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

12:00 PM – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth – LEGO Skyline & Architecture Build. Adults and teenagers (ages 14 and up) are invited to help build our new LEGO Skyline in-store display and enjoy a LEGO Architecture build with Architecture Studio bricks afterward.

2:00 PM – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Ticket to Ride. All aboard for a fun adventure! Join us Saturday, January 23 at 2:00PM for a special event where customers can learn to play the popular Ticket to Ride strategy board game.

ALL WEEKEND

Forsyth Central Stage is pleased to present, “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” in January 2016.

Thursday, January 21st – Morning School-Day Shows
Friday, January 22nd – Morning School-Day Shows

Public Shows –
Friday, January 22nd at 7 PM
Saturday, January 23rd at 2 and 5 PM
$7 for Adults and $5 for Students

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance. In a magical under – See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/disneys-the-little-mermaid-jr#sthash.6VRmkz9p.dpuf

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 15 – January 17, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s mid-January already. When did that happen?

Here is a round up of things to do in Forsyth County, GA with the young ones!

Friday, January 15

Cumming Aquatic Center is excited to be offering half price daily admission on the 3rd Friday of each month beginning on Friday, January 15th, 2016. Please visit our website or give us a call for more info and for our hours of operation. Memberships, group exercise passes, and rentals are excluded.

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!

11:15 AM – Cumming Library Read, Build, Play – Read, Build, Play is an interactive story time that encourages development of early literacy in preschoolers. The program is designed for children ages 2-5 accompanied by a caregiver and is approximately 45 minutes long. It includes stories, music, activities, and play time with Duplo Legos all related to a creative theme.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – Musical Morning – Sing, play instruments and move to music. For ages 3-5, no registration required.

6:00 PM Barnes & Noble – Teen Centric Book Club Meeting. Join us for a lively discussion of the books The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp and Another Day by David Levithan! We will also briefly discuss the movie version of The Spectacular Now to compare the adaptation to the book.

Saturday, January 16

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: KIDS CLUB® Snowman Mobile. 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 – Sharon Forks Library Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs 

11:00 AM – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth –   Join us Saturday, January 16 at 11:00AM for Storytime featuring Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes.

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

ALL WEEKEND

Registration for youth baseball and softball in Forsyth County. Register at each park in Forsyth County this 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! It’s our 12th Birthday Celebration this weekend! Thank YOU for making Lakewood 400 one of the Best in America!! USA Today and The Huffington Post agree! See you this weekend!

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 8 – January 10, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy New Year! I took a break over the last two weeks to spend time with my family. I hope you had a wonderful holiday as well.

Here is a round up of things to do in Forsyth County, GA with the young ones!

Friday, January 8

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

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!

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

Saturday, January 9

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: KIDS CLUB® Sparkling Snowflakes. 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 – 1:30 pm – Central Forsyth Youth Lacrosse will be hosting a FREE lacrosse clinic at Coal Mountain Park turf field on January 9, 2016 from 11am to 1:30 pm. This will include guest instructors of a former Ga. Tech. Lax player and friends. Please join us if you are new to the sport or you want to sharpen some skills. Happy Holidays to all and hope to see you there. Visit cfylax.com

11:00 AM – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth –  When you love someone, you stand by them no matter what happens. In this month’s Picture Book of the Month, I’ll Never Let You Go, we celebrate the beauty of unconditional love. Join us Saturday, January 9, at 11:00AM for Storytime and 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 stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is for children aged 4-8 but bring the whole family!

ALL WEEKEND

Registration for youth baseball and softball in Forsyth County. Register at each park in Forsyth County this weekend and next weekend.

 

Recycle Your Christmas Tree 2015 in Cumming, GA

bring one for the chipper christmas tree recycling cumming, gaIf you have a real Christmas tree, what will you be doing with it after the holidays?

The best thing to do is recycle your tree and pick up a new seedling and plant a new tree. Keep Forsyth County Beautiful offers a wonderful recycling program right here in Forsyth County, GA.

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to continue their annual tradition of recycling thousands of Christmas trees during the “Bring One for the Chipper” Christmas tree recycling event through January 30.

Christmas trees can be dropped off at locations conveniently located throughout the county where a wood chipper will process the trees into mulch.

On the designated dates and times, Christmas trees can be dropped off at the following locations:

Bring One For the Chipper! 2016 Christmas Tree Recycling Times and Locations

Free Dogwood Seedlings and Ferry-Morse Seeds will be available at all sites on Saturday, January 2nd while supplies last.

• Home Depot – 1000 Market Place Boulevard

   Accepting trees only January 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

   Please, no trees at this site after 4 p.m. on January 2

• Home Depot – 2635 Peachtree Parkway

   Accepting trees only January 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

   Please, no trees at this site after 4 p.m. on January 2

• Vickery Creek Elementary School – 6280 Post Road

   Accepting trees December 26 through January 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

   Please, no trees at this site after 4 p.m. on January 2

• Tolbert Street Recycling Convenience Center – 351 Tolbert Street

   770.781.2176, open Monday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

   Accepting trees starting at 1 p.m. on December 26 through January 30

• Old Atlanta Recycling Convenience Center – 3678 Old Atlanta Road

   770.205.3010, open Monday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

   Accepting trees starting at 1 p.m. on December 26 through January 30

• Coal Mountain Recycling Center – 3560 Settingdown Road

   770.781.2071, open Monday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

   Accepting trees starting at 1 p.m. December 26 through January 30

Please note that all three recycling convenience centers will be closed Friday, January 1 in observance of New Year’s Day and Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Wood chips made from the recycled trees will be available for county residents inside of Coal Mountain Park at 3560 Settingdown Rd. Residents are responsible for loading and hauling their own wood chips.

For more information, call Keep Forsyth County Beautiful at 770.205.4573.

“Bring One for the Chipper” started in Georgia in 1991. Forsyth County residents have been participating since 1994 and have recycled more than 98,000 trees during that time.

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

new years events for kids in forsyth county, gaNew Year’s Eve has always been a time to reflect on the old and celebrate the new.

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 2016.

What is your favorite New Year’s tradition?

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

December 31

10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Noon Year’s Eve Party at Stars & Strikes. Prize filled balloon drop at noon, apple juice toast and $20 game cards for $10!

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy Noon Year’s Eve Party at The Collection Forsyth. $35 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 – 1:00 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.

11:15 AM – Sharon Forks Library New Year’s Movie: Frozen Sing-a-Long – Brrrr!!! Warm up your voice and head down to the library for a special showing of Frozen, Sing-a-Long edition. We’ll be belting out all your Frozen favorites with Elsa and Anna as we watch the film on our big screen. Frozen Sign-a-Long is rated PG. This program is for all ages. No registration required.

1:15 PM – Post Road Library New Year’s 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 and The Warehouse. Ages 18 and under. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more information, call 770-886-9066. Music Authority’s Final Countdown is a TEENS ONLY 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 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 putting on a show! Doors open at 5:30 pm for teens ages 18 and under and the music will play until 10:00 pm.

The Warehouse
5095 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040

7:00 pm – 1:00 am – New Years Eve Skate at Let’s Roll Skate & Fun Center. COST: $10 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 7:00 – 1:00 am
Admission is $10 and Skate rental is $3
First 50 people get New Year Party Favors!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 18 – December 20, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s the last weekend before Christmas! Are you ready? I am not! Here is a round up of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, December 18

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, December 19

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library  Sensitive SantaChildren will sign up for 10-minute Santa sessions. This gives the child time to get familiar with Santa and warm up to the idea of sitting on his lap or talking to him, rather than being rushed through the visit. Please let us know if your child will need a longer time or special consideration. Registration is required to attend.  To register, please email joycec@forsythpl.org to schedule a visit.

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library  Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs – A story time for children with special needs. No registration required.

11:00 AM – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth –  Join us for Storytime and activities featuring How to Catch Santa.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Complimentary Photos with Santa and Carriage Rides at The Collection Forsyth. Bring your camera! Enjoy complimentary pictures with Santa and Carriage Rides at The Collection Forsyth every Saturday and photos with Santa every Sunday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in December. For special offers and extended holiday hours, visit collectionforsyth.com.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Hampton Park Library Saturday Santa. HO HO HO! Head on over to the library for an opportunity to take your picture with the one, the only, Santa Claus!! Join us for a special storytime, make crafts, and play games while you wait.
This program is for children of all ages. Registration is not required — drop in anytime!

Sunday, December 20

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Complimentary Photos with Santa at The Collection Forsyth. Bring your camera! Enjoy complimentary pictures with Santa every Sunday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in December. For special offers and extended holiday hours, visit collectionforsyth.com.

1:30 PM – Post Road Library  You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch! Holiday Program  – Stink!  Stank!  Stunk!  Are you as cuddly as a cactus or as charming as an eel?  If so then head to the library and get in the holiday spirit. We’ll celebrate the beloved classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Don’t forget to wear your PJs, too!  We’ll watch the 1966 animated movie and then enjoy Grinch-themed treats and crafts. And who knows? Maybe we’ll even have a special visitor! This program is for Grinches of all ages!

2:45 PM – Post Road Library  You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch! Holiday Program 

4:00 PM – Post Road Library You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch! Holiday Program 

Here are some other holiday happenings:

Christmas Light Shows around Forsyth County, GA

Christmas Tree Farms in Cumming, GA

Holiday Festivals, Bazaars and Craft Fairs in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2015

Helping Hand: 5 Ways to Give Back in Forsyth County, GA This Holiday Season

Breakfast with Santa and Pictures with Santa Events in Forsyth County, GA


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