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.

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

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy back to school week! As we adjust to school schedules once again, here are some fun things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Also mark your calendars for these upcoming Fall Consignment Sales!

Friday, August 5

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

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library Center for Puppetry Arts Presents:
Preschool Puppetry Playshop 

Saturday, August 6

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop Skateboard Pencil Box!

  • Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can create a cool Ice Age: Collision Course bowling game. Once the game is built, your child can decorate it with stickers of characters in the new Ice Age movie.
  • 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 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 a Sprout Medal! 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 wacky celebration of underpants from a bestselling author/illustrator team featuring Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Aliens Love Dinopants. Coloring and activities to follow.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – FREE Fall Family Fun Day and Open House w/ FREE Mini Classes at Akrosphere! August 6th & 7th in Alpharetta, GA! Parents and kids will work together, grab a map and get stamps for completing stations with physical games, circus challenges, creative problems, and more. Prizes and fun for all ages, plus its a wonderful way for parents and kids to connect and actively play together! Suitable for parents and kids age 5+.

Sunday, August 7

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

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Open House at Akrosphere – 2-5pm with Free Intro-Level Mini-Classes in Aerial Silks, Cyr Wheel, Lyra, Trapeze, Tap dance, Hip-Hop, Ballet, and more!

 

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

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy tax free weekend everyone! It’s a good time for back to school shopping this Saturday & Sunday.

Forsyth County Schools start next Thursday, August 4! Wow, that was fast!

Also mark your calendars for these upcoming Fall Consignment Sales!

Check out these fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, July 29

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Friday Family Movie Picnic

Saturday, July 30

Belk Kidfest – Join us for activities, games and refreshments. We are looking for child models to participate in our 1 p.m. fashion show. Models receive an additional 20% off the outfit they model. Call 770-889-5998 ext. 236

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 a Monster Bookmark! 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!

8:00 PM – Barnes & Noble – Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Party – Join us for a special Countdown to Midnight Party leading up to the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two, a special rehearsal edition script book, which goes on sale 7/31 at midnight. The party will feature a special Muggle Wall where customers can share their favorite memories of Harry Potter as well as amazing giveaways and fun activities!

Sunday, July 23

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

NEW RESTAURANT OPENING: i4food Restaurant and Bar, recently opened on June 3 at 5456 Bethelview Road in Cumming, GA. This upscale restaurant offers a menu that is made from scratch!

FORSYTH COUNTY ‪#‎TRAFFIC‬ ALERT: Georgia DOT contractors will continuously close one northbound lane on Ga. 400 northbound between McFarland Parkway/Exit 12 and Peachtree Parkway/Exit 13.

The closure will be from 9 p.m. Friday, July 29 until noon on Monday, August 1, weather permitting.

Full story – http://www.forsythnews.com/section/1/article/30638/

Fall Kids Consignment Sales in Cumming, GA in 2016

fall kids consignment sales in cumming, gaThe end of summer break is near, the kids are headed back to school and moms are cleaning out closets with outgrown clothes to consign or donate!

Mark your calendars! Here is a roundup of local kids consignment sales for Fall 2016 in Forsyth County, GA.

8/11 – 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.

Thursday, August 11: Public Preview 8:00 – 9:00 pm ($5.00 donation)
Friday, August 12: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, August 13: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (many items half off)

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

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.

9/15 – 9/17 – Midway United Methodist Church consignment sale. Located at 5025 Atlanta Highway Alpharetta, Georgia 30004. Spring and Fall, Midway United Methodist Church conducts a Children’s Consignment Sale held in Alpharetta, Georgia. You can buy and sell infant, children, and teen items such as:  toys, outdoor toys, bikes/scooters, clothes (infant to teen/junior), books/movies, computer games, games and systems (X-box, Playstation, Wii, Nintendo), furniture and accessories, just to name a few!  Come shop us and find quality clothes at consignment prices – especially on the last day when most everything is half price!

Thursday, September 15, 2016           3:00 pm-8:00 pm
Friday, September 16, 2016               8:30 am-1:00 pm
Saturday, September 17, 2016           8:30 am-1:00 pm

9/17 – 9/19 – Cumming First United Methodist Church – Cumming First United Methodist Church 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

10/23 – 10/27 Rhea Lana’s of Cumming Children’s Consignment Event at Lakewood 400 Antique Market, 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Rhea Lana’s is a semi-annual (one in spring and one in fall) children’s consignment event. We provides families the opportunity shop for and/or sell their gently used, excellent quality children’s clothing, baby equipment, furniture, shoes, toys, maternity clothes and much more. Sunday, October 4th through Thursday, October 8, 2015. Full schedule here.

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

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s the second to last weekend of summer! When did that happen? Check out these fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, July 22

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library  ABCs of Drumming 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Friday Family Movie Picnic – Tarzan 

2:00 PM – Post Road Library  ABC’s of Drumming with Dwight Baldwin 

2:30 PM – Hampton Park Library One World Forsyth: Virtual Visit to Hawaii 

Saturday, July 23

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 – 3:00 pm – Stuff the Bus at Northside Hospital – It’s time to ‪#‎StuffTheBus‬Northside Hospital Forsyth will collect backpacks and school supplies on Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – and they’ll send everything to Children’s Restoration Network, where materials will be distributed to children in group homes and shelters in all 20 metro-Atlanta counties, including Forsyth County Family HavenBald Ridge Lodgeand Jesse’s House, Inc. in ‪#‎ForsythCounty‬.
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 Woodland Forest! 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 – When Martha gets an unusual pet, she’s delighted by all of the fun things they do together. If one moose is this marvelous, then more must be better! Join us as we read about this madcap moose adventure with activities to follow.

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

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Parsons Gifts – Parsons on a Mission – Humane Society Event this Saturday from noon – 3 p.m.
The Forsyth County Humane Society will be here with pets you can adopt. Come to Parsons in Cumming and donate a gift from the list below and receive a $5 Parsons gift certificate as our “Thank You.”
*scoopable cat litter
*pet food
*front loader laundry detergent
*hand sanitizer
*trash bags
*paper towels
*or a cash donation of $5 or more

8:00 pm – Dawsonville – Drive-In Movie Night at Atlanta Motorsports Park is this weekend!! Smokey and the Bandit! Don’t miss out on this fun event.

Sunday, July 23

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

ALL WEEKEND

July 29 & 30 – Canton – The 9th Annual Canton Rodeo is just around the corner… Featuring a thrilling Freestyle Motocross Performance by Kenny Bartram’s Steel Rodeo Tour! This is one event that you don’t want to miss!!!! — at Boling Park. Gates open at 6:00 pm, Performance starts at 8:00 pm. 1098 Marietta Highway, Canton, GA. Adults $15, Kids 5-10 $10, kids under 5 get in free.

Georgia Back to School Tax Free Weekend – July 30 – July 31, 2016

back to school supplies shopping dealsIt’s hard to believe our tax free sales weekend is coming up AND that it’s the last weekend before Forsyth County Schools starts the 2016 – 2017 school year! Ack!

The Georgia Department of Revenue announced the Georgia Sales Tax Holiday 2016 dates and items list. The Georgia Back to School Sales Tax Holiday 2016 for Clothing, Computers, and School Supplies is from July 30, 2016 through July 31, 2016. 

Georgia Back to School Sales Tax Holiday 2016 Items List

  • Clothing and Footwear < $100Clothing and footwear, no sales tax unless item is over $100. 
  • Computers and Computer related items < $1000Computers, computer components, and prewritten computer software purchased for noncommercial home or personal use with a price $1,000 or less. 
  • School supplies > $20School supplies, school art supplies, school computer supplies, and school instructional materials purchased for noncommercial use costing $20 or less.
  • Also check for coupons and BOGOs to make the most of this tax free weekend!
  • Here’s a great back to school cheat sheet: where to get the best deals on school supplies – is it Wal-mart? Target? Staples? Office Depot / Office Max?

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

weekend events in forsyth county gaSummer is in full swing! I hope you find some water to splash in because the weather continues to break 90! We’re having a heat wave. Here are some fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

Friday, July 15

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Friday Family Movie Picnic – The Karate Kid

Saturday, July 16

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: The Secret Life of Pets – Perler®Max! 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 – Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride! After reading this inventive new book (that even turns upside down for several pages!), you’ll never look at being bored the same way again. Join us for this fun-filled Storytime with activities to follow.

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

Sunday, July 17

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! Thank YOU for making Lakewood 400 one of the Best in America!! USA Today and The Huffington Post agree! See you this weekend!

forsyth academy of performing arts
Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts
– Opening this weekend with only SEVEN performances and featuring over 40 fantastic local actors of all ages representing more than 15 schools in FoCo and five surrounding counties!

Do you have your tickets yet? Click here to purchase now!  http://forsythapa.bpt.me

 

 

Coming up on Monday July 18!

Make your reservations today at www.chick-Fil-a.com/LanierCrossing for mommy/cowboy date night. It will be a fun night with a photo booth provided by Southern Charm Photo Booth, mom and son craft, free dessert, table service and more! Three seatings at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30. Monday, July 18 ????????????‼️#cfalaniercrossing  ‪#‎mommysondatenight‬

Food Trucks n’ Forsyth – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Save the date for our lat event of the season!! Bring your hungry tummy and friends to Lanier Tech on Monday, July 18! Here’s our starring line-up!
Happy Belly TruckBollywood ZingThe Deep South Biscuit Co. Food TruckLinkz Express LLCThe ATL Burger TruckBlaxican Food TruckTasting MaineSweet Auburn BBQRepicci’s Italian Ice & GelatoNot As Famous Cookie Company and King of Pops!

 

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for July 8 – July 10, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe weekend is here! Here are some fun things to do for families in Forsyth County, GA! Sorry it’s late – the site was down but now is back up again!

Saturday, July 9

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 – Pike Nurseries – free garden class – Critter Control. In this free class, we’ll teach you how to control garden pests like deer and rabbits as well as mosquitoes with deterrent products and plants. Plus save 15% on selected items when attending the class!

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Build a Falcon from Marvel’s Avengers! Your child will love building and playing with this kit.

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 a royal banner! 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 – When a daisy suddenly sprouts from the top of Mayzie McGrew’s head, she is faced with her classmates’ taunts and her parents’ dismay, and a publicity agent’s greed. How Mayzie learns that love is more important than fame and fortune makes an endearing morality tale for our time. Join us for the Storytime that is vintage Seuss! Activities to follow.

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

Sunday, July 10

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

2:00 PM – Cumming Library – Teddy Bear Picnic for ages 2-6. Bring your favorite teddy bear to this storytime program and pretend picnic featuring bear books, songs, crafts and activities. You’ll have a growling good time!

 

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for July 1 – July 3, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy 4th of July weekend! I hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating with friends and family. Here are a few things to do in and around Forsyth County, GA if you need inspiration.

Friday, July 1

10:00 AM – Cumming Library – American Red Cross – Blood Drive  – There is a big shortage right now. If you are a donor, please think about giving during this urgent time.

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Friday Family Movie Picnic – The Big Green

Saturday, July 2

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 Ice Age Bowling Game

  • Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can create a cool Ice Age: Collision Course bowling game. Once the game is built, your child can decorate it with stickers of characters in the new Ice Age movie.
  • 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 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 a craft stick American flag! 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 – Octicorn is the funny, sweet and disarming character who is a champion for anyone who has ever felt a little bit different. And isn’t that everyone? Join us for Storytime featuring Hello, My Name Is Octicorn.

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

Sunday, July 3

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

Fireworks

July 3 – 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm – City of Cumming – Cumming Fairgrounds – July 4th Celebration at Cumming Fairgrounds. July 3rd Festivities: Dance Contest, Food Vendors & Children’s Activities from 6-11 PM, Dance Contest 8:30 PM, Fireworks 9:30 PM, FREE Admission and Parking.

Monday, July 4

10:00 am – July 4th Steam Engine Parade in Downtown Cumming.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – The Foster House Annual BBQ – We will be having our annual BBQ at The Foster House on Monday July 4th from 11-2. Walk on over from the parade and sit and eat on our patio or take some home!


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