Archives for October 2010

Forsyth County Public Library November Story Time Schedule

A great free activity for families in Forsyth County, GA is visiting our wonderful public libraries. They have a wonderful story time program and they posted their November schedule for all three branches (pdf file.)

“Feast on Books!”

A special Wee Read Storytime

Family fun for all, especially ages 2-5!

Sharon Forks Library Wednesday & Thursday, November 10th & 11th 10:15 & 11:15 a.m. Puppet Show! Stories! Songs!

Hampton Park Library Wednesday, November 10th 5:30 p.m.

Cumming Library Thursday, November 11th 3:30 & 5:30 p.m.

No reservations required! Arrive early for best seating.


Guess the title: Based on the children’s classic by E. B. White about friends Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider—rated G)

November 7th, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Hampton Park Library


Howdy! Wild West Festival at the Avenues Forsyth on Saturday, Oct. 23

It is the 3rd annual Wild West Festival at the Avenues Forsyth this Saturday. I have attended the previous two years and my girls have loved it. If you haven’t already signed up as a VIP at the Avenues, be sure to at the event or online so you get coupons, freebies and newsletters alerting you to cool, free events such as this one! A wonderful and free event for families in Forsyth, you are sure to have fun for every cowboy and cowgirl in the family!

OCTOBER 23, 2010 – 11:00AM – 4:00PM
The Avenue Forsyth
Enjoy complimentary Wild West themed activities at the 3rd Annual Wild West Fall Festival at The Avenue Forsyth.  Family fun includes pony rides, face painting, arts and crafts, marshmallow roasting, panning for gems and much more.  Plus purchase Project Playhouse raffle tickets for your chance to win a child size dream home.  Winner will be announced on October 23 at 6:00PM at The Avenue Forsyth.


Join CFUMC on Saturday, October 23 for a Night in the Patch!

My family recently joined Cumming First United Methodist Church and one of the best public events that they sponsor is their night in the pumpkin patch! It is a free event with live music, an outdoor movie and lots of food and fun. Bring a blanket and chair and come out and watch a movie under the stars and in the patch! The movie includes “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” and also some vintage episodes of The Munsters and The Addams Family!

Please join us Saturday, Oct. 23 from 4:30 – 9:00 pm at CFUMC for “A Night in the Patch.” Family fun, live music, free food, a chili cook-off, and movies on the lawn (bring a blanket or chair). The event is FREE – sponsored by CFUMC Children’s Ministries. The church is located at 770 Canton Hwy Cumming, GA 30040. For more info, call 770.887.2900.


Boo, Y’all! Seeking Trick or Treating Festivities in Cumming, GA

It is a tricky year for families with Halloween falling on a Sunday. I am seeing signs for church trunk or treats next Wednesday and Friday evenings and some neighborhoods and places are still deciding if they trick or treat on Saturday or Sunday night. This is a task that is too large for me to handle without driving all over Cumming, GA!

I will post as many events that I find if you promise to post any church/school/neighborhood events that are open the to public and help us all out! Have a safe and fun Halloween. And for those food allergy kids, hang in there – I have a safe snack swap bag for my child!

Central Park – Forsyth County Public Safety Trunk or Treat – Saturday, October 23 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cumming Baptist – trunk or treat on Wednesday, October 27 from 5:30 pm – on

Johns Creek Baptist Church, 6910 McGinnis Ferry Road, will have its annual Trunk or Treat from 6-7 p.m. Oct 27. There will also be a $3 per person Chick-Fil-A dinner as well as hay rides from 5-6 p.m. Admission is free, and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservation, e-mail Heidi Carr at or call (770) 623-8203.

Christ Community Church – Trunk or Treat – Friday, October 29 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Freedom Tabernacle – Trunk or Treat – Friday, October 29 from 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm. Freedom Tabernacle is just off Ga. 400 North and Pilgrim Mill Road at 2160 Freedom Pkwy. in Cumming. To learn more about the ministries of Freedom Tabernacle Church, call (770) 887-4679.

Bethelview United Methodist Church – Trunk or Treat – Friday, October 29 from 6:30 pm – on

Trick or Treat off the Street – North Georgia Premium Outlets – Friday, October 29 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Creekside Methodist Church, 673 Peachtree Parkway, Bldg. A – Cumming, GA 30041 – 770-888-8449 – Trunk or Treat on October 30 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. – Candy, moonwalks, prizes and food for sale – hamburgers, hot dogs. Please refrain from scary or inappropriate costumes for this family event.

North Forsyth United Methodist Church, 6150 Hwy. 400 N, will have its Trunk Or Treat from 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 30. There will be safe Halloween fun, games, candy, and refreshments. Everyone is invited to the costume party. For more information, call (770) 888-9898.

North Lanier Baptist Church, 829 Atlanta Hwy., will have Trunk or Treat from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 30. There will be decorated vehicles, inflatables, games, candy, a hay ride and more. Admission is free. Come dressed up and with a bag for candy. For more information, visit or call (770) 781-5433.

Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church will have its Trunk or Treat from 6-8 p.m. Oct 30. There will be music, costume contests, games and more. For more information, go online at or call (706) 216-6514.

Antioch Baptist Church will have a Trunk or Treat event from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be free snacks, candy and marshmallow roasting. For more information, call (678) 910-8688.


Down Home Country Fun at the Cumming Country Fair and Festival!

Face Painting at the Cumming Fair

The City of Cumming, GA celebrates 175 years and what a better way to celebrate than the Cumming Country Fair & Festival! A fun tradition for the family every year, the Cumming Fair offers entertainment for all ages.

The Fair opens on Thursday October 7 and goes through Sunday, October 17. There are specials all week and the hours of the festival are Monday – Thursday 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Friday 4:00 pm – midnight, Saturday 10:00 am – midnight and Sunday 12:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

Admission: Adults $7.00, Students (5-18): $3.00, Children 4 and under are free. Parking is $3.00. Ride tickets are $1.00 each and all rides require more than one ticket.

Some highlights include:

Free admission on Thursday 10/7, pay one price rides for $18.00
– Little Texas in concert on Friday 10/8
– Kids day free admission for kids 12 & under on Saturday, October 9 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm with 2 rides for the price of 1 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.
– Senior Citizens day on Sunday, October 10 – free admission for 55 and over.
-Student Night on Monday, October 11 – free admission for ages 18 and under, $15.00 pay one price rides.
– Colt Ford in concert on Tuesday, October 12
– Phil Stacey & Chris Sligh in concert on Wednesday, October 13, The Fish Family Fun Day, $18.00 pay one price rides
– Craig Morgan in concert on Thursday, October 14
–  Tanya Tucker in concert on Friday, October 15.
– Petting Zoo, wildlife show, K-9s in flight, Cherokee Indian Village, Pony Rides, Chainsaw Art, Oscar the Robot, Heritage Village and over 40 rides and numerous games.

For more information, visit Cumming Fair web site or call 770-781-3491.


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