Weekend Events for February 27 – March 1, 2015

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

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

Friday, February 27

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

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

Saturday, February 28

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

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

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

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

ALL WEEKEND

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

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

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

northside consignment saleIt has been a crazy weather week with more on the way. I hope you all have a warm, wonderful weekend. Here’s a roundup of things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

I recommend checking with these businesses about the events in case there is bad weather.

Saturday, February 21

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Tissue Paper Frame. 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. Click, Clack Peep! story time. From the award-winning creator of Click, Clack, Moo comes an adorable story of a cute little duckling that won’t quiet down!

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!

2:00 PM or 3:30 pm – Frozen Tea Party at Sharon Forks Library – Come dressed in your Frozen best for this special tea party celebrating all things Frozen! We’ll have themed treats, hot chocolate, crafts, and a visit from two very special princesses! Please check with the library in the event of bad weather.

This program is designed for ages 3 and up. Advance registration is suggested. Please only register for one program so we may accommodate as many families as possible.

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!

Northside Consignment Sale is having its Spring sale. They secured a great location at the corner of GA 400 and Hwy 369 (Browns Bridge Rd) just north of Cumming. Located inside the “Wheels 400″ building directly across from Browns Bridge Community Church! The address is 3885 Browns Bridge Rd, Cumming, GA 30041. They will be having two consignment sales a year. For more information, call 770-503-5200.

Sale Open to the Public: Thursday, 2/19/2015 10am-7pm / Friday, 2/20/2015 10am-7pm / Saturday, 2/21/2015 9am-2pm (HALF PRICE SATURDAY! – most items 50% off!) Pick-up of Unsold Items: Saturday, 2/21/2015 6pm-7pm (MUST pick up no later than 7:00pm sharp!)

Please visit their website at http://www.northsideconsignmentsale.com! Like them on Facebook too! @northsideconsignmentsale https://www.facebook.com/northsideconsignmentsale

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

cupcake road raceLove is in the air this weekend and we hope that you celebrate with those you love. There are lots of fun activities for the family in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

As always, please comment and share if you hear of any other family friendly things to do in the neighborhood.

Friday, February 13

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!

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy Valentine’s Party – Our Valentine’s Day Girls Night Out is finally here! The girls will enjoy makeovers, cookie decorating, dancing on the runway and a limo ride while you parents enjoy a night out of your own! Spots are limited! Call for yours now! 770-781-0300.

Saturday, February 14

Cupcake Road Race 15/5k and Baby Cake – 15k-7:30 am * 5k-7:45 am * Baby Cake- 9 am. Course: out and back on flat, fast 141/Peachtree Pkwy. The USTAF-certified course starts and finishes at Totally Running, 405 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming, GA.

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build this Sweetheart Picture Holder!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Puzzle Piece Necklace. 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 February 14 at 11:00 am for Valentine’s Day Storytime and activities featuring I Love You Just Like This. There are many ways to say “I love you” – and Elmo and his Sesame Street friends are ready to tell you.

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 story time at The Collection Forsyth. Join us for a special noon Storytime featuring La Chenille qui fait des trous by Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar in French). This Storytime will be conducted by representatives from the International Charter School of Atlanta.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Cumming Library – Valentine Scavenger Hunt for kids. Create some Valentine’s Day crafts then solve a Valentine Scavenger Hunt in the library! Recommended for grades K – 5. More Information & to register.

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Cumming Library – Coffee House Poetry Slam for Teens Cumming Library Saturday, February 14 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. More Information & to register.

ALL WEEKEND

Sawnee Ballet Theatre proudly presents our Spring Concert production of Cinderella & Divertissement with performances Saturday, February 14th at 8:00pm and Sunday, February 15th at 1:00pm & 5:00pm. To purchase tickets, please go to www.SawneeBalletTheatre.com/tickets. Location at West Forsyth High School.

For more information call (770) 887-0756 or visit our website at www.SawneeBalletTheatre.com.

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

sheepWinter is in full force and so are events for this weekend! Here’s a roundup of fun family-friendly things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, February 6

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, February 7

8:30 am – Walk or run but join us for the Surf and Sun 5K and Fun Run to benefit Feed the Hungry Forsyth whose mission is to gather perishable food that would otherwise go to waste and deliver to local food ministries that provide food to the hungry. The race is at West Bank Park, 3400 Buford Dam Road, Cumming, GA.

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

  • Come learn how to build a heart box 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: String Art Heart. 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. Ready Rabbit Gets Ready story time. Join us February 7 at 11:00 am for Storytime and activities featuring Ready Rabbit Gets Ready! Ready Rabbit, it’s time to get ready! Join us for a fun reading of Ready Rabbit Gets Ready! And see if he is able to get ready for school in time.

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!

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Post Road Library Meeting Room – Join us to watch The Fault on Our Stars on our big screen with surround sound. Okay? Okay. Themed snacks will be served. For middle and high school students only. No registration required.

Sunday, February 8

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm  – Post Road Library. One World Forsyth – Chinese New Year Celebration. The Year of the Sheep begins in February! Join us for an interactive performance by the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company followed by traditional crafts, fortune cookies and Chinese lucky candy!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 30 – February 1, 2015

north fulton mothers of multiples consignment saleIt’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!

Saturday, January 31

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Consignment Sale. Don’t forget the North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Club Consignment Saleis sponsoring a HUGE baby to tweens consignment sale on Saturday 1/31 at Lanier Tech, Forsyth Conference Center. Open to the public from 9:00am-1:00pm. 3140 Ronald Reagan Blvd. Cumming, GA. 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! 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Wooden Valentine’s Frame. Make a wooden Valentine’s frame for a loved one! 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 as we find out what happens when you step outside and your imagination takes over in this beautiful story by Deirdre Gill.

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!

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Sharon Forks Library. Teen Super Bowl Smackdown. Can’t wait till the game starts on Sunday All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us in our pre-game excitement. Make the best prediction and win a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card! Play Madden on the big screen! Test your football knowledge with some trivia! Test your throwing accuracy with some Nerf footballs!

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 23 – January 25, 2015

braves country caravan in cumming, gaIt’s a rainy and cold start to the weekend but that won’t stop us from having fun! Here’s a roundup of free and cheap kid-friendly things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, January 23

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Academy Sports + Outdoors at The Collection Forsyth. The Braves Country Caravan gives fans the opportunity to interact with Braves players, coaches and broadcasters before the new season kicks off in April. The Cumming, Georgia Caravan stop includes an autograph signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors from 3:30-5:00 PM with select Atlanta Braves players and coaches that will be announced at a later date.

Saturday, January 24

9:00 am Pike Nursery – Cumming. FREE Class – Gardening Indoors: Houseplants for a Healthy 2015. Add some life to your home décor with houseplants. Indoor plants are perfect for filling the void once your Christmas decorations are taken down, and they’re even better for your health. Join us for a free class to learn about gardening indoors that will cover choosing houseplants, planting and care tips, and their overall benefits.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Mardi Gras mask. Make a festive Mardi Gras mask! 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 January 24 at 11:00 am for Storytime and activities featuring I Love You Night and Day. This beautiful book explores that there are no bounds to love, and when you love someone you want the whole world to know!

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!

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Sharon Forks Library – One World Forsyth celebrates Africa. Widen your worldview at the library with family-friendly programs for all ages! The library is proud to offer a new series, One World Forsyth, sponsored by the FCPL Friends & Advocates. One World Forsyth programs will be hosted each month at one of the four library branches on a rotating basis. Learn about geography, cultural traditions and celebrations, as well as animals, games, and foods from around the world! These programs are free and are intended for all ages. Advance registration is not required to attend.

Kindergarten Registration for Forsyth County, GA 2015

Kindergarten RoundupKindergarten Roundup will be held at the Hill Educational Center, NOT at individual schools. Each school will have a specific week to register (see link above).
Families that are unable to register for their week should register for the week of March 23, 2015.
Forsyth County Schools Registration of Kindergarten students for NEXT school year (1st day of school August 6, 2015)

NEW THIS YEAR: Beginning this year, Kindergarten Roundup will be held at the Almon C. Hill Educational Center and NOT at individual schools. Each school will have a specific week to register (see schedule below). Families unable to register for their week should register the week of March 23. View the Kindergarten Roundup flyer.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Step 1) Visit www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/KKenroll
Step 2) When the page opens you will need to do 3 tasks:

a) Make an online appointment to come to the Hill Center to register
b) Review and gather all documents
c) Pre-register your child’s information into our online system

Kindergarten Roundup Schedule:

January 26 – 30: Big Creek Elementary, Brookwood Elementary
February 2 – 6: Chattahoochee Elementary, Chestatee Elementary, Coal Mountain Elementary
February 9 – 13: Cumming Elementary, Daves Creek Elementary
February 16 – 20: Haw Creek Elementary, Johns Creek Elementary
February 23 – 27: Kelly Mill Elementary, Mashburn Elementary, Matt Elementary
March 2 – 6: Midway Elementary, Sawnee Elementary, Settles Bridge Elementary
March 9 – 13: Sharon Elementary, Shiloh Point Elementary
March 16 – 20: Silver City Elementary, Vickery Creek Elementary
March 23 – 27: Whitlow Elementary
* If you are unsure of the school zoned for your address, look it up at www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/attendancezones

Entering Kindergarten: According to Georgia law, children must be five years old on or before September 1 in order to enroll in Kindergarten.

The Almon C. Hill Educational Center is located at 136 Elm Street, Cumming, GA 30040. Registration Center is located around the back of the building.

For questions not answered on the website please call Forsyth County Schools at 678-947-0863, ext. 312701.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 16 – January 18, 2014

barnbuddyCheck out our list of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

Friday, January 16

6:00 pm and 8:00 pm – DECArate the World Prom Fashion Show. Performing arts center at South Forsyth High School, 585 Peachtree Pkwy. Cost: $7 at door or call (770)781-2264, Ext. 100213

Saturday, January 17

10:00 am – Nothing Bundt Cakes grand opening celebration at The Collection Forsyth. Free Bundtlets for a Year
for the first 50 Guests with purchase (one bundtlet per month for 12 months.) Special event: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Cake-A-Palooza – Bring the kids and enjoy a sampling of our most popular cake flavors, plus enter to win Free Bundt Cakes for a Year.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Freeze Frame. Make a winter themed picture frame. 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 January 17 at 11:00 am for Storytime and activities featuring Hug Machine. This book with humorous illustrations is a wonderful feel-good story, sure to entertain the young and old!

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!

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Open House for the Barn Buddy Program at Save the Horses. Come meet our horses and our volunteers and learn more about the Original Barn Buddy Program – Where Children and Horses Heal together! The Barn Buddy program’s mission is to facilitate special connections between rescued horses and children that have been adopted or are currently in foster care in a physically and emotionally safe environment. The Barn Buddy program is located at Save the Horses where horses are being rescued, nursed back to health, worked with and eventually adopted out to loving homes. This environment allows for children to develop a bond with an animal they can relate to while making meaning of their own foster/adoption story.

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!

Still Pointe Presents Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

Friday, January 16 at 7:00pm
Saturday, January 17 at 11am and 2:30pm
Forsyth Central High School Performing Arts Center
520 Tribble Gap Road. Cumming, GA 30040

Enter a world filled with wonder as Still Pointe’s dancers present Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Even the youngest family members will be enchanted with this hour-long ballet featuring woodland fairies, daughters of the grove, forest animals, and bluebirds. Experience the beauty – and humor – of this beloved tale of seven dwarfs, a jealous queen, a handsome prince, and, of course, the fairest of them all. Tickets: $9.00 online (w/small surcharge). $12.00 at the door.
Appropriate for all ages. Three years and older need a ticket.  Click Here to Purchase Tickets Online

Registration for youth baseball and softball in Forsyth County. This is the last weekend to register!

ALL WEEK

Join Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth for Educator Appreciation Days January 10 through January 18. Pre-K to 12 educators save 25% on classroom and personal purchases, and 10% on Cafe consumables. Plus special savings on new NOOK devices.

Tuesday, January 20

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Marco’s Pizza will celebrate its grand opening VIP celebration. The event will kick off with free pizza, face painting, a bouncy house, local business exhibitors, raffles and more. Marco’s Pizza of Cumming at 2332 Atlanta Hwy., Cumming GA. Bring a canned food item for admission!

Our Trip to Snow World at Lake Lanier Islands

IMG_3933Our family recently ventured to Snow World at Lake Lanier Islands to partake in some wintry fun. We packed up our gloves, scarves, hats and coats and drove over to Snow World for the afternoon. We weren’t sure what to expect but we had a fun day of sledding and playing in snow.

We drove up to the gate and told them we were going to Snow World. Parking is $10.00 and they give you a map to navigate the park. We parked in the lot on the right and walked over past the ice skating rink and carnival rides.

We got our wristbands at the front gate. SnowWorld is in its first year and admission is $34.99 for adults  and children (children 2 and under are free.) They also offer senior, group and military discounts. Here is a list of their frequently asked questions.

We started at the Arctic Gap and went on Polar Plummet where they have 13 lanes of tubing. It is located right inside the wave pool! You slide in an inner tube and ride down the tubing lanes. If you want to ride with someone else, the lane on the end is extra wide and you can go down together holding on to each other’s tube straps. We spun around backwards and laughed and screamed all the way down.

There is also a snow play area called Cub’s Landing there.

IMG_3936We then went over to The Ice Kingdom where we found The Wizard’s Chase, a downhill sled racing adventure. In the summertime, it’s a waterslide! You put on a helmet and ride a sled down the two tracks. My girls loved it and went a few times. There is also another kids snow play area called The Frozen Lake & The Frozen Forest which is the splash area in the summer.

We walked over to The Himalayas where we saw a Yeti and rode Intimidator Summit & Triple Peaks, the fastest downhill slides at SnowWorld. You also wear a helmet and ride a sled down the slides at a fast speed.

We went over to Powder Park near the Fundunker and played in the snow. A SnowWorld employee showed us how to make perfect snowballs with these neat snowball makers. We had an awesome snowball fight, Georgia style. They also had other toys to build snow igloo blocks and shovel and scoop the snow.

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We worked up an appetite and went to Gianni’s for a slice of pizza and a soda. The pizza was tasty and hit the spot.

There was a fire pit outside of the restaurant and people were making s’mores. You can buy a s’mores kit at SnowWorld.

We stopped in Bucky’s gift shop and found that their Christmas items were 50-75% off. We found an Auburn Tigers ornament and tumbler cup on sale.

We headed back to the Coca-Cola Polar Rink as our last stop. We attempted ice skating, but the surface was really slick. It wasn’t ice, it was a different surface. Some people were skating, some were holding on to the wall.

Here is a description form their website: The Polar Rink is not ice. It is a plastic composite that simulates the surface of an ice rink. (Outdoor ice rinks don’t work so well in Georgia) It is safe to skate on, and the surface is less hard than ice. Although the surface is as slick as ice, there is nothing for your skates to carve into like ice, so the experience differs in that regard. Skates are also free (based on availability).

The carnival rides were just starting when we left. We didn’t get a chance to go on them as the wind and rain were coming and we were cold and ready to head home.

I asked the girls (ages 11 and 8) if they enjoyed our trip and they both yelled a resounding “YES!!!!”

SnowWorld is a fun place for the whole family. I recommend going when they have a promotion (MLK Day) or using coupons as admission is a little pricy.

We had a great time and I’m sure we’ll be back next year!

SNOW IS COMING THIS WINTER TO LANIERWORLD!

We’re taking fun to a whole new level this winter season and turning our summertime destination into one big giant SnowWorld. Snow tubing, speed slides, skating, carnival rides, fire pits & more! You’ll also be able to enjoy all the great dining that LanierWorld has to offer! Sunset Cove is now enclosed and will feature a delicious new assortment of dishes, as well as your traditional favorites. We’ll also have Gianni’s open, as well as many other places to stop, warm up with hot cocoa, and enjoy the day.

DISCOUNTS

$5.00 dollar off coupons are available at many of partner locations including: McDonalds, Chick fil a, Publix, and QT. Also, check out our media partner websites for discounts (STAR , FISH and KICKS).

UPCOMING EVENTS

MLK Day – January 19, 2015 – Lanier Islands is teaming up with Goodwill of North Georgia to host a Give Back event. In exchange for bringing a bag of gently used clothes to SnowWorld on Martin Luther King Day, patrons will receive half-price admission. The park is open 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Snow Jam 2 – January 24, 2015. Join the fun at Sunset Cove on January 24 as they partner with Kicks 101.5 and welcome Kelsea Ballerini to the Sunset Stage!

UPDATED – Open through January 25, 2015

Lake Lanier Islands SNOWWORLD
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, GA 30518
770-945-8787

SnowWorld kicked off its inaugural season in late November 2014 – which was initially expected to end on March 1, 2015. In hopes of softening the blow of this particular snowball, Lanier Islands is extending a special promotional rate of just $19.99/person to guests who wish to squeeze in a few more days of frosty fun before the snow officially melts away on Sunday, January 25, 2015. Children 2 and under will be admitted for free. Remaining dates of operation for SnowWorld at Lanier Islands are as follows:

  • Saturday, January 17 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 18 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Monday, January 19 (MLK Day) 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. featuring Give Back Event – guest invited to bring a bag of gently used clothing to donate to Goodwill of North Georgia in exchange for half priced admission
  • Saturday, January 24 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. featuring Snow Jam 2 with KICKS 101.5 – live remote and live concerts
  • Sunday, January 25 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

SnowWorld is closing early due to construction of a new waterslide for Spring/Summer! SnowWorld’s Inaugural Season has been shortened from March 1 to January 25, 2015 in Anticipation of Construction on First New Waterslide in 17 Years. See their website for more details.

Disclosure: SnowWorld provided my family and I tickets for admission and I received a swag bag. My review is my honest opinion of my experience. 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 9 – January 11, 2015

winter carnivalThe cold snap is sure to end soon. Bundle up and check out some of these fun family friendly events this weekend.

Saturday, January 9

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Stitched Felt Bag. Make a felt bag. 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 January 10th at 11:00 am for Storytime and activities featuring Please, Mr. Panda. This clever picture book about manners will delight children and endear them to Mr. Panda.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Michaels Open House. Make it with Michaels: Creative Classes Open House. Discover hidden talents this new year! Stop by to meet our talented instructors and sign up to take a class.

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!

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Michaels Classroom Open House – Check out what our Creative Classes are all about. Take advantage of great discounts and reclaim your creativity! Visit http://www.michaels.com/Store-Events/store-events,default,pg.html?storeId=2068 for more information.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Shake off the winter blues at The Forsyth County Public Library’s first-ever indoor Winter Family Carnival this Saturday, January 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Forsyth Conference Center, located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd. Play games, learn about FCPL’s eLibrary services, and meet Bad Kitty at the Winter Family Carnival. See the Facebook event page.

Sunday, January 11

2:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Forsyth County Senior Services will host “Let It Snow: An Afternoon of Winter Music” on Jan. 11 at the Sexton Hall Enrichment Center. The Sawnee Swing Band will perform from 2 – 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Senior Services at (770) 781-2178.

ALL WEEKEND

Registration for youth baseball and softball in Forsyth County.

ALL WEEK

Join Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth for Educator Appreciation Days January 10 through January 18. Pre-K to 12 educators save 25% on classroom and personal purchases, and 10% on Cafe consumables. Plus special savings on new NOOK devices.


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