Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for April 24 – April 26, 2016

michaels kids club craft in cumming, gaTGIF! There are lots of things to do this weekend – hopefully the rain will not hamper some events.

(Please check with the outdoor event organizers as thunderstorms are in the forecast.)

Friday, April 24

2:00 pm – Creative Circle at the Cumming Library. Fun with stamps!

Saturday, April 25

9:00 am – Boulder Dash 5K – 10K The 2015 Boulder Dash 5K/10K Fitness Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge is a unique race in Forsyth County, Georgia. The course winds through an active quarry, offering participants views of the working quarry face, ancient rock deposits, and massive equipment used to process, move and manage the rock. At the finish line, the Bluegrass Spring Fling awaits, with lots of fun for racers and spectators alike. Proceeds from this year’s race will benefit the Forsyth County Parks Foundation, Inc. (FCPF), a group of community members who work to support and improve Forsyth County’s parks and recreation facilities and activities.

9:00 am – Great American Cleanup – Keep Forsyth County Beautiful – Central Park – Want to do something good for your community? Join over 300 more volunteers for the largest organized roadway cleanup in Forsyth County. Free T-Shirt and food Email kfcb@forsythco.com or (770) 205-4573 for more info.

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

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Collection Forsyth. Join us for a Some Bugs story time and activities.

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

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Coo Coo’s Nest – Join us for a “CRAWFISH GOOD TIME” starting at 12noon on the Coo Coo’s Nest Patio… Abita Pong & Corn Hole Games for Prizes! Free Abita Root Beer on tap and a Bouncy Tent for the KIDS… Live entertainment and Great Food, Fun and ABITA PRODUCTS at the Nest. (Please check with them in case of weather)

Sunday, April 26

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Warbington Farms – the fun park will be open from 1pm-5pm for our “mini” kite day. Bring your kites and enjoy a fun day outside! We have had to modify our original Kite Day because of the weather but we hope Sunday will be a great day to fly kites! Berry situation is not looking too promising for picking yet. The berries just haven’t ripen as fast as we had hoped.

ALL WEEKEND

Pike Nurseries – April 25 & April 26 – This weekend is Ladybug Weekend! We’re celebrating these helpful garden insects by giving away over 2 Million Ladybugs! Get the details and more ladybug info and fun on our website > http://www.pikenursery.com/pages/ladybug-weekend. Ladybugs are beneficial for your garden and actually prey on garden pests. During Ladybug Weekend, we’re giving away 2 million ladybugs (one free packet per purchase). Check out their classes and crafts for kids.

 

Photo from Michaels.

Giveaway Alert! Win a $50 Gift Card to Pollo Tropical!

Pollo Tropical giveaway in Cumming, GAPollo Tropical is a fresh Caribbean-style restaurant located on Marketplace Boulevard in Cumming, GA.

Pollo Tropical currently has seven locations in the Atlanta area and is adding three more locations this year!

They are offering one lucky Forsyth for Families reader a $50 gift card and they have a coupon offer for all families if you sign up for the Pollo Rewards Loyalty Program.

We are giving away one (1) Pollo Tropical $50 gift card for one of our lucky readers!

Forsyth for Families Pollo Tropical Giveaway

To enter to win our Pollo Tropical $50 gift card giveaway, simply comment on this post with a menu item that you are looking forward to having at Pollo Tropical. See their menu here.

They also have a catering menu and an allergen menu for those with special diets and food allergies.

To enter, comment by midnight on Sunday, April 26, 2015. The winner will be selected by random.org. I will announce the lucky winner on Monday, April 27, 2015! (Entrants must be residents of Georgia.)

Get A Coupon and Enter Pollo Rewards Loyalty Program

Guests can also get a Pollo Tropical coupon by signing up for the Pollo Reward$® loyalty program.

Like their Facebook Page for promotions and new menu items.

About Pollo Tropical

Pollo Tropical, a subsidiary of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., is a Caribbean-inspired fast-casual concept known for its fresh, flame-grilled chicken marinated in a proprietary blend of tropical fruit juices and spices. Other craveable island favorites include Mojo Roast Pork and made-from-scratch sides including rice, beans, yuca with garlic sauce, sweet plantains and more. Menu items like the Tropical Citrus Chicken Salad, Guava BBQ Pork Sandwich and Create Your Own TropiChops® can be customized with 10 zesty tropical signature sauces on Pollo Tropical’s famous Saucing Island®. Founded in 1988, the Miami-based company currently owns and operates more than 125 locations in FloridaGeorgiaTennessee and Texas, plus five licensed restaurants on college campuses and more than 30 franchised locations throughout the CaribbeanCentral AmericaSouth America and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit Pollo Tropical’s website at www.pollotropical.com.

Our family recently dined at Pollo Tropical and enjoyed delicious Caribbean style chicken. My daughters had kids meals and they loved the chicken, macaroni and cheese and guava bars! I love their chicken and sauces as well as their tasty plantains.

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for April 17 – April 19, 2015

forsyth county animal shelter adoption eventAfter the rainy week we have had, I hope the sun comes out for some of the weekend! Here is a roundup of events this weekend in Forsyth County, GA.

Saturday, April 18

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Recycle Electronics Event at the Cumming Fairgrounds Parking Lot 3 off Castleberry Road. Keep Forsyth County Beautiful invites residents to make a positive impact on the environment by recycling their old, used electronics during the upcoming electronics recycling event. Accepted items for recycling include laptops, stereos, CD players, cell phones, printers, gaming consoles and controllers, fax machines and more. The minimum donation per carload drop-off is $5 while an additional $20 fee will apply for each television and an additional $5 fee will apply for each computer monitor.

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

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Collection Forsyth. Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Aqualicious. Pinkalicious and her family go on a trip to the beach for a day of sun, fun and sand castles! Find out all of the pink, amazing things to do at the seashore.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – The Forsyth County Animal Shelter is hosting a Spring Fling adoption event Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival is slated to feature a variety of entertainment and activities including music, free food, dog agility demonstrations, door prizes and many dogs, cats, puppies and kittens available for adoption.

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

ALL WEEKEND
Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-5. Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, The Marketplace for Classic Antiques & Collectibles, Unique Home & Garden Decor, Jewelry & Art. Over 475 booths. $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 are free. Sign up for their newsletter and get a coupon!
City Produce is officially open…finally! Tomatoes look good, cut good and TASTE good! We also have dill cucumbers, green tomatoes, okra, yellow crook neck squash, zucchini, Blue Lake snap beans, baby sweet potatoes, sweet corn, fresh shelled black-eyed peas and baby red potatoes. All fresh from Florida. Also, Hoop cheese, country butter and Amish butter.
DockDogs 2015 Rucker Jump Into Summer Event at Rucker Pet & Wild Bird at 5456 Bethelview Road in Cumming, GA. Hosted at the Bethelview location, the spring dock dogs event will be fun for the whole family for the weekend of April 17th through April 19th! Whether you wish to enter your dog into the jumping contests, or just come to watch, there will be food, fun and dog food sales for everyone.

Fri. Apr 17, 2015

  • Big Air Wave # 1 – 05:00 pm
  • Big Air Wave # 2 – 06:30 pm

Sat. Apr 18, 2015

  • Big Air Wave # 3 – 10:00 am
  • Big Air Wave # 4 – 12:00 pm
  • Big Air Wave # 5 – 02:00 pm
  • Extreme Vertical (All in one) – 04:00 pm

Sun. Apr 19, 2015

  • Big Air Wave # 6 – 10:00 am
  • Big Air Wave # 7 – 11:30 am
  • Speed Retrieve (All in one Finals) – 01:30 pm

Babysitting 101 Plus Classes for Forsyth County Teens and Tweens

babysitting 101 plus forsyth county gaMy tween daughter recently expressed interest in babysitting. I searched for classes and asked friends for resources. I learned about Babysitting 101 Plus from a friend and my daughter is excited to take her class coming up in June.

The class is run by Barri Zehner, a nurse who also works full time. She is offering our families a wonderful service and I wanted to share her information with readers.

“Babysitting 101 Plus is a very fun and innovative class designed for kids ages 10 – 15 years old who will either be staying home alone for any number of hours, watching siblings, or babysitting.  This class originated in Windermere (Southern Forsyth County) 6 years ago and has trained and certified close to 1,000 kids from FoCo and surrounding areas due primarily to word-of-mouth publicity from highly satisfied parents and kids who LOVED the class.

Graduates of this program understand the importance of their job like no others, as this class is taught from the heart, giving the kids ownership of their responsibilities. They leave this class truly understand their role in the life of the children they are watching, not just the tasks they will be performing.   Based on SAFETY and making WISE CHOICES (at all times; not just while babysitting), kids are equipped to handle their responsibilities and face any challenges that may arise with confidence upon completion of this class.

Topics include everything from marketing the business, to caring for kids of all ages and needs, handling emergencies, first aid, and graduates are also CERTIFIED in CPR from the American Heart Association upon completion of this 1 day, 8 hour program.   It’s a long day, but the kids will tell you that the time flies, and they are in no hurry to leave at the end of the day.   This class speaks for itself,  but if that’s not enough, odds are you know someone who has already taken the class and they can tell you about it themselves.

Discounts are available for siblings registering together, or for groups of 5 or more registering together.    For more information about this class and how to register for one of the upcoming classes, visit the website at www.Babysitting101Plus.com, or email babysitting101plus@yahoo.com.   Don’t delay, as class size is limited, and the spring/summer classes book up quickly!”

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for April 10 – April 12, 2015

spayghetti The weekend looks to be one of sun and fun! Here are a few fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, April 10

City Produce is officially open…finally! Tomatoes look good, cut good and TASTE good! We also have dill cucumbers, green tomatoes, okra, yellow crook neck squash, zucchini, Blue Lake snap beans, baby sweet potatoes, sweet corn, fresh shelled black-eyed peas and baby red potatoes. All fresh from Florida. Also, Hoop cheese, country butter and Amish butter.

Forsyth County Master Gardeners Plant Sale. Dates: April 10th and 11th 2015. Time: Friday 8-5, Saturday 8-4. Location: Barn At the Cumming Fairgrounds. Annuals, Perennials, trees, shrubs & vegetables. Tri-state vendors offering southern plants & unique garden accents. Expert information on planting, growing and caring for your plants. RAIN OR SHINE – COVERED VENUE.

Saturday, April 11

Forsyth County Master Gardeners Plant Sale. Dates: April 10th and 11th 2015. Time: Friday 8-5, Saturday 8-4. Location: Barn At the Cumming Fairgrounds. Annuals, Perennials, trees, shrubs & vegetables. Tri-state vendors offering southern plants & unique garden accents. Expert information on planting, growing and caring for your plants. RAIN OR SHINE – COVERED VENUE.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Lazy D Farm in Ball Ground, GA will present its 10th annual Sheep To Shawl. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11. Sheep shearing begins at 10:30 a.m. Come have ole fashion fun with members of the Appalachian Heritage Guild’s demonstrations including: blacksmithing, butter churning, pottery, wood carving, quilting, tatting, weaving, spinning and processing wool, chair caning and more. There will be a honey bee demonstration with local honey available for purchase. Lunch will be available for purchase and Boy Scout Troop 465 will be cooking homemade peach cobblers in Dutch ovens. Cost for attendees ages 3 & up is $5 per person. The event will be fun for the whole family. The Farm is located at 848 Bishop Road in Ball Ground, GA. Contact us at 770-479-2300 or visit the website at www.lazydfarm.com.

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

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Collection Forsyth. Join us for for Storytime and activities featuring Barnes & Noble’s Picture Book of the Month, I Wish You More. This sweet, uplifting book is perfect for wishers of every age.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – A Doggone Storytime Featuring Biscuit 

1:15 PM – Post Road Library – A Doggone Storytime Featuring Biscuit 

Monday, April 13

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – The Humane Society of Forsyth County’s annual Spay-ghetti & No Meatball fundraiser is a fun night of all you can eat pasta at the amazing Bello Italian in Cumming, GA. Proceeds from this special event go to fund SNAP, our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program founded in 2009. Available to low income pet owners, we offer spay/neuter surgery vouchers redeemable at participating local veterinarians.

Event Details:
– Adults $25.00 / Children 12 & Under $12.00
– All you can eat Italian dinner (including meatballs) and dessert
– Cash Bar
– Raffles and 50/50
– Great Fun

Can’t attend but would like to make a donation to the program, you can do so by clicking here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DDKZHUUHFJ6GU

 

 

Spring Break Events at the Forsyth County Public Library

spring break events at forsyth county libraryIf you are staying home next week, there are lots of fun things to do for spring break at our libraries!

To all the Forsyth County parents stressing about what to do with the kids over spring break, take a deep breath, relax, and then prepare to fill up the calendar. The Forsyth County Public Library has your family covered all week long with activities for babies, preschoolers, school-aged kids, and teens, too.

Puppet Shows

Spring Break week kicks off at the Post Road Library on Saturday, April 4 with a special One World Forsyth performance by The Center for Puppetry Arts. Two free performances will be given at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. to celebrate Diversity in Action Day (Dia!). Families and kids of all ages will learn about different puppet traditions from around the world, participate in the puppet show, and make a puppet or other Dia crafts. Space is limited to 100 seats per show, so arrive early to claim a spot.

Puppetpalooza takes the stage at the Cumming Library on Tuesday, April 7 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The show travels to the Sharon Forks Library on Wednesday, April 8 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. There will be three Puppetpalooza performances at the Post Road Library on Thursday, April 9 at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 1:15 p.m. The show will also be presented at the Hampton Park Library on Thursday, April 9 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Storytime

The library’s newest program, Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs, will be held at the Sharon Forks Library at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4.

Books and Babies, a weekly early literacy program for babies up to 24 months old, will continue its regular schedule with meetings April 6 – 9. Check out www.forsythpl.org for specific times at each location and to register.

Wendy Bennett, a 20-year veteran of the Woodruff Arts Center’s Young Audiences program, will present “Storytime Alive” at all library branches during spring break. Through music and movement, Wendy will help kids figure out how characters make their way from the pages of children’s literature to the Broadway stage. Wendy’s musical theatre draws on examples from well-known children’s favorites in a fun, interactive program for all ages. Wendy will perform at the Post Road Library on Monday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m.; at the Hampton Park Library on Monday, April 6 at 4:00 p.m.; at the Cumming Library on Tuesday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m.; and at the Sharon Forks Library on Tuesday, April 7 at 4:00 p.m. This program is sponsored by the FCPL Friends and Advocates.

Children in grades K though 2 are invited to read The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers and join the Chatterbooks book club at the Hampton Park Library on Wednesday, April 8 at 4:30 p.m. for crafts, activities, and a discussion of the book. Advance registration is requested.

Young readers will not want to miss “A Doggone Storytime Featuring Biscuit.” It will be a barking good time filled with great stories, fun music, and a special puppet show. Be sure to bring your cameras and snap a picture with Biscuit. A Doggone Storytime will be presented at the Cumming Library on Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m.; at the Hampton Park Library on Friday, April 10 at 11:15 a.m.; at the Sharon Forks Library on Friday, April 10 at 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.; and at the Post Road Library on Saturday, April 11 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. This program is sponsored by the FCPL Friends and Advocates.

Animal Adventures

Take a trip to the rainforest without ever leaving the library! On Monday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m., Wildlife Wonders will bring live, exotic rainforest animals to the Cumming Library. Zookeepers will introduce a variety of animals that live in the rainforest, from the canopy to the damp, spongy forest floor. All ages are welcome.

Whooo loves owls? Everyone! And you can meet live owls from the Thompson Raptor Education Program at the Post Road Library on Friday, April 10 at 11:15 a.m. All ages are welcome to learn about these amazing feathered creatures, the wisest of the carnivores.

Fire Safety & Touch-a-Truck

Firefighters from the Forsyth County Fire Department will visit the Sharon Forks Library on Monday, April 6 at 1:00 p.m. to help kids learn the basics of fire safety. After the program, kids will be able to touch and explore a real fire truck outside the library.

Children will also learn the dangers of fire, the importance of fire safety, and what to do in case of a fire at home with a tour of the Fire Safety House. The program will be held at the Cumming Library on Friday, April 10 at 11:00 a.m.

Stop by the Post Road Library on Tuesday, April 7 at 1:15 p.m. to see a variety of vehicles including fire trucks, police cars, a recycling truck, and even a Sawnee EMC cherry picker – that’s a special truck with a long arm for lifting people and equipment up to high power lines.

Movies, Music & Parties

Put on your best pajamas and come out to the Sharon Forks Library on Monday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. for a very special version of our weekly PJ Storytime: PJ Dance Party! You’ll be jammin’ in your jammies to all your favorite songs. This event is fun for the whole family and all ages are welcome.

Puppy lovers of all ages should head out to the Hampton Park Library at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8 for a special screening of the Disney classic 101 Dalmatians.

Kids who love dressing up as pirates and fairies should put on their costumes and visit the Post Road Library for a special Pirate and Fairy Party on Wednesday, April 8 at 1:15 p.m. Pirates and fairies in grades K through 5 will make magic wands, pirate accessories, sand art, and more. At 2:00 p.m., they can settle in to watch the newest Tinker Bell movie The Pirate Fairy. Please register to attend the Pirate and Fairy Party.

On Wednesday, April 8 at 3:30p.m. you’re invited to the Hampton Park Library to celebrate the birthday of our favorite doggy friend, Memphis! Join in wishing him a howlin’ good birthday by making a special card and reading him your favorite book. All ages are welcome and advance registration is requested.

The Sharon Forks Library is now ready to screen movies! Come out for a special Red Carpet Movie Premiere at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9 and you can be among the first to see The Lego Movie (rated PG) at the library. Lego creation stations will be available during and after the movie so elementary school students can create their own Lego masterpieces.

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to the Cumming Library on Friday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. where they can whip up their own sticky, slimy “flubber” and then watch the 1997 film Flubber starring Robin Williams.

Legos & Games

Get out to the Hampton Park Library for an afternoon of BIG fun at the Big Game Day on Tuesday, April 7 at 11:00 a.m. Families and kids of all ages can play giant versions of games like Jenga, Memory, Checkers, and more.

Have a builder in the family? Build something independently, with a family member, or with other kids using Legos and building blocks at the Hampton Park Library on Friday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m. This Busy Builders program is open to all ages.

Tweens & Teens

Like art? Tweens in grades 4 through 8 should stop by the Hampton Park Library on Tuesday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m. for SmartArt for Tweens and explore printmaking, portraits, sculpture, and photography (bring your own camera). The group will learn about such artists as Hokusai, Rembrandt, Cameron, and Degas. Advance registration is requested.

Teens planning to babysit over the summer should participate in the Babysitter’s Toolkit seminar at the Cumming Library on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:00 p.m. The program will focus on safety and early literacy, then participants can decorate a tote bag to take on babysitting jobs, create flyers to promote their services, create emergency contact lists, and learn how to select great books to read aloud to children. This program is for grades 6 and up, and advance registration is required.

Think you know pop culture, history, science, music, sports, or literature? Come on out to the Cumming, Post Road, and Sharon Forks Libraries on Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. and you can play team trivia against teens at the other locations via Skype. This event is for middle and high school students.

Martial Arts, Stranger Danger & Self-Defense

The Post Road Library has partnered with Pro Martial Arts to host a series of interactive classes on stranger danger, handling bullies, building confidence, and basic self-defense.

On Sunday, April 12 at 2:15 p.m. preschoolers will experience the Armor Method of recognizing stranger danger that will leave them smarter, not scared. Kids ages 3 to 5 should register to attend.

At 3:00 p.m., elementary school students will use the Armor Method to recognize bullies, defend themselves, carry themselves with confidence, and stop the cycle of bullying. Kids in grades K though 5 should register to attend.

At 3:45 p.m., middle and high school students will learn basic self-defense skills and use the Armor Method to stay safe and get themselves out of scary situations. Students in grades 6 through 12 should register to attend.

Detailed information on each Spring Break program is available at www.forsythpl.org, or browse events by location at the Cumming Library, the Hampton Park Library, the Post Road Library, or the Sharon Forks Library.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for April 3 – April 5, 2015

taste of forsyth in cumming, gaApril showers washed some of the pollen away so hopefully everyone can enjoy their weekend and start of spring break!

There’s lots of fun things to do in Forsyth County this weekend. As always, please comment and share if you hear of any other neat events.

Friday, April 3

10:00 am – 11:00 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, April 4

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop. Learn how to build a chalkboard planter stand.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  One World Forsyth – A Dia Celebration with The Center for Puppetry Arts! 

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

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

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

1:15 PM – Post Road Library One World Forsyth – A Dia Celebration With The Center for Puppetry Arts 

Sunday, April 5

April 5, 2015 – Easter Egg Hunt at Christ Community Church at 12:30 pm.

 

 

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

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

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

Saturday, March 28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Saturday, March 21

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

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

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

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

Sunday, March 22

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

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

ALL WEEKEND

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

Showtimes are as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 5, 2015 – Easter Egg Hunt at Christ Community Church at 12:30 pm.

NORTH GEORGIA EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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


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