Archives for April 2011

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA from 4/30 – 5/1/11

The weekend is almost here and welcome after these terrible storms. I am thankful Atlanta was spared and sad for those families affected by the awful weather.

There is a lot scheduled this weekend in addition to kids sports and activities! Please comment if you hear of anything that I might miss.

Saturday April 30

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Forsyth YMCA Camp festival – learn about the summer camps that the Forsyth YMCA offers and there will be free events for kids showcasing each camp.

10:00 am – Michaels – The Knack Make-it Take-it Mother’s Day Event – with purchase – decorate a t-shirt or apron for mom!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenues Forsyth story time – hear about America’s favorite pastime – baseball!

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Forsyth Mommies Spring Fling at Fowler Park – bring potluck dish and let the kids play! Join this wonderful group of families and enjoy the new park.

Events

11:00 am  – 3:00 pm – Free Car show Saturday 4/30 at Forsyth Central High School. Between 40 and 60 vehicles are typically shown. The show will also feature barbecue, door prizes and music.

The eighth annual Jay Cullen/Share the Road 5K will be April 30 at First Baptist Church in Cumming. Entry fees are $15 by April 17 and $20 after. Group rates for 10 or more are $10. Race day registration begins at 7:15 a.m., race at 8:30 a.m. For more information, go online atwww.jaycullen5K.com.

The Humble Heroes organization presents “Guns – N- Hoses” – a Police vs. Firemen Hockey Game.
Saturday, April 30th at The Ice in Cumming GA. 1345 Atlanta Hwy, 30040. The puck drops at 5:00pm.
Tickets sold at the door:
5 and Under – Free, 6 to 12 – $5, 12 and up – $10
All funds raised goes to assist seriously ill Police Officers & Firefighters in the Metro Atlanta Area. For more information about Humble Heroes or this event, please visit their Facebook Page.

Midway United Methodist Church will have its spring barbecue sale April 29-30. Please place business orders before April 22 by calling the church office at (770) 475-5230 or by e-mailingoffice@midwayumc.org.

Pine Crest Baptist Church will have a singing at 7 p.m. April 30, featuring Wilburn and Wilburn. Everyone is invited.

Midway United Methodist Church will have a tomato plant sale to benefit missions through April 30. For sale are heirloom and hybrid tomato plants as well as peppers and eggplants. For more information call Daryl at (770) 475-2493 or e-mail freerangeeggs@comcast.net.

Midway United Methodist Church will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 at the church at 5025 Alpharetta Hwy.

Dog adoptions at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter are free through Saturday, April 30. For more information, call the shelter at 770-888-2500. The Forsyth County Animal Shelter, 1904 Old Atlanta Road in Cumming, GA.

Sunday 5/1

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Reaping Nature – Go Green event – Windermere
Activities Include:
  • Paint Recycling – $1 per gallon
  • Paper Shredding – Donations gratefully accepted.
  • Electronics Recycling
Vendors On Site:
Keep Forysth County Beautiful – learn about recycling centers & more
Sanitation Solutions – Windermere’s preferred provider
Thirty One – reusable bags & more
Shaklee- keep you & your home healthy
Forsyth County Beekeepers – learn why bees matter
White Tail Farm – farm fresh eggs, chicken & pork
The Cumming Harvest – tomato plans & more
Lambert High School Basketball – sign up for summer camps
S&J’s Woodfired Pizza – bring your appetite

 

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for 4/22 – 4/24/2011

Hopefully the rain will come through by Friday and bring us a weekend of sunshine for Easter weekend. There are a few regular and holiday events this weekend. Add in Earth Day and there is much to celebrate!

Friday 4/22
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Easter Egg Hunt at Brecht Stables. Find the secret egg and win a Bryer Horse!
8:30 pm – Flashlight Egg Hunt at First Baptist Cumming. Event for K-5 aged children. Bring a basket and flashlight.
All Day – Earth Day Celebration – Keep Forsyth Beautiful – Coal Mountain Recycling Center
  • Tours of the Convenience Center will be taking place every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Two pre-school dragonfly classes will entertain visitors at the Coal Mountain Park Community Building. The classes will take place at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • “The Gross Graffiti Cover-Up” book reading by Denise Carleton with Reaping Nature Productions will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Coal Mountain Park Community Building. An “Enviroscape” class on point source and non-point source water pollution will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Coal Mountain Park Pavilion.
  • An adult rain barrel class scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Coal Mountain Park Community Building will instruct attendees how to make their own rain barrel, and allow those in attendance to take home a completed rain barrel. The cost for the event is $40. Those interested in attending this class must pre-register.

For more information on any of these events or to schedule a tour for your group, call Keep Forsyth County Beautiful at 770.205.4573. Coal Mountain Park is located at 3560 Settingdown Road in Cumming.

Saturday 4/23
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels – Free Easter Card make-it take-it event for kids 3 and up.
10:00 am – 11:00 am – Pike Nurseries – Creating Containers That Wow – FREE seminar at all Pike Nurseries garden centers. This seminar will teach you the ABC’s of color container gardens.  Learn how to select and plant containers with Thrillers, Spillers, and Fillers.  Attendees will receive coupon to use that day.
10:00 am – Lowes Build and Grow – Window Birdhouse – Spring is here! This unique birdhouse sticks to your window so you can actually see the nest! Your child will love it! Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project.
11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenues Forsyth – Kids Saturday Storytime – Happy Easter!
11:00 am – 2:30 pm – SAFFT  “Spring for Hope” Fundraiser at the Foster House 305 West Main Street Cumming, GA 30040
~Children’s brunch table with the Easter Bunny~ ~Ananchel family portraits~ ~Big hat and bowtie contest prize~ ~Children’s playhouse giveaway~ ~Easter Egg Hunt~ ~Bocce Ball & Bags (cornhole)~ ~Adult & Teen scavenger hunt~ Special guest speaker: Hear from a teen who aged out of foster care. Bring your family and friends. $30/Adult $15/Child 10 & Under.
1:00 pm – 4:00 pmEaster Eggstravaganza at Christ Community Church. We’ll have egg hunts with15,000 Candy Eggs (for Toddlers, Pre-school, Elementary, High-School, AND College!), Giveaways, Inflateables, Games for all ages, Fun Stations, Food & more! Admittance is free.

 

Earth Day Tips: 10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Earth Day is this Friday, April 22. There is no better time than the present to appreciate Mother Earth and practice conservation. Here are some little things that we do around our house that are easy and make a difference:

Water conservation

Not rinsing dishes before we put them in the dishwasher (it was a hard behavioral pattern to stop!)
Collect cold water in a bucket in the shower before the water gets warm and use it to water inside/outside plants
Brush teeth without water running
Collect rain water in barrel and water outside plants
Use low flow toilets

Energy conservation

Install a programmable thermostat
Replace air filters regularly
Wrap water heater in a blanket
Unplug electronic devices (they still use electricity if turned off and plugged in)
Change our light bulbs to CFL bulbs
Recycle cardboard, glass, plastic, newspaper, aluminum, magazines, etc.
Hang energy-efficient curtains over windows
Install window liner during winter season to insulate wall

Grocery shop with a fabric bag and save the paper and plastic
Reuse water bottles and cut plastic usage
Plant a tree

Resources

After watching Al Gore’s documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”, I learned little things we can all do daily from the Climate Crisis web site. There is even a calculator to determine our personal carbon footprint.

Treehugger.com is another good resource to get ideas.

I also use Freecycle to clean house, avoid taking items to the dump and to share with those in need.  I just unloaded a mattress and headboard to a woman for her grandson’s bedroom!

Reduce junk mail

Cut direct mail catalogs and junk mail – use Catalog Choice to stop receiving unwanted catalogs.

An new organization called 41pounds.org promises to completely remove you from up to 95% of the junk mail lists by contacting each organization from which you receive mail and/or catalogs for a one-time fee of $41.

Here is an opt-out guide to junk your junk mail from New Dream.

Events

Earth Week Celebration Tours and Classes this week at Coal Mountain Recycling Center! Download flier.

Beginning April 18, Keep Forsyth County Beautiful invites local residents to celebrate Earth Day 2011 at Forsyth County’s Coal Mountain Park. Residents can learn more about how recycling works in their community through tours of the Coal Mountain Recycling Convenience Center. Participants can choose from the following tour times:

 Monday, April 18 at 4 p.m.

 Tuesday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m.

 Thursday, April 21 at 4 p.m.

A special tour entitled “Homeschool Special” is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, at 10:30 a.m. The “Homeschool Special” invites homeschool students to tour the center, bring a sack lunch to enjoy lunch in the park, and participate in a class about the dangers of water pollution.

The Earth Day festivities culminate with an “Earth Day Celebration” on Friday, April 22. Tours of the Convenience Center will be taking place every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two pre-school dragonfly classes will entertain visitors at the Coal Mountain Park Community Building. The classes will take place at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. “The Gross Graffiti Cover-Up” book reading by Denise Carleton with Reaping Nature Productions will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Coal Mountain Park Community Building. An “Enviroscape” class on point source and non-point source water pollution will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Coal Mountain Park Pavilion. An adult rain barrel class scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Coal Mountain Park Community Building will instruct attendees how to make their own rain barrel, and allow those in attendance to take home a completed rain barrel. The cost for the event is $40. Those interested in attending this class must pre-register.

For more information on any of these events or to schedule a tour for your group, call Keep Forsyth County Beautiful at 770.205.4573. Coal Mountain Park is located at 3560 Settingdown Road in Cumming.

Good luck! Remember to reduce, reuse, recycle whenever you can. How are you helping the environment?

 

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for 4/15 – 4/17, 2011

What a busy weekend we have in store! Lots of events as well as spring sports are back in gear. What are you planning?

Here’s a rundown of activities in and around Forsyth County, GA and a free restaurant special for moms if you are looking for something neat to do:

Special Cumming Local Offer This Week through 4/15:
Lucci’s Little Italy – Complimentary Mista (House) or Caesar Salad with added Chicken.  Note:  Salad will not be full dinner size portion but will larger than a side salad.  Available for Dine In Only.  Offer Available to Moms & Working Women.  No Purchase Necessary.  Just simply ask for it & tell them you heard about the offer from Cumming Local.

Saturday 4/16
9:00 am – Boulder Dash 5k Boulder Dash 5K Fitness Run/Walk and Corporate Challenge and the Lafarge Spring Fling, following the race.
9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Electronics Recycling Event – Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot 3 – Bring your electronics to be recycled. The minimum donation per carload for drop-off is $5 while an additional $10 fee will apply for all televisions.
9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Hike for Hyde – Sawnee Preserve Park – Hike for Hyde and children afflicted with Atypical HUS. This event benefits the Foundation for Children with Atypical HUS (80%) and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (20%)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta Allergy Friendly Easter Egg Hunt – Alpharetta, GA – An Easter egg hunt that is safe for kids with food allergies!
11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Photos with the Easter Bunny at The Avenues Forsyth – complimentary pictures with the Easter Bunny.
11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Avenues Forsyth
Events
4/16 Like horses? Check out the show at S&S Equestrian Stables. They are hosting a show for the Cherokee Chargers Horse 4-H Club this Saturday, April 16, to benefit 4-H’ers attending the State 4-H Show in Perry this June. It’s an Open Schooling Horse Show with Hunter/Jumper classes & Timed Events. Medals awarded 1st – 6th place! Champion & Reserve division awards. Door prizes all day long.

4/16 Don’t forget. Four Square Day is this Saturday, April 16th. Mia’s will be giving away $5.00 gift certificates to the first 15 people who check in on Four Square.
4/16 & 4/17 –  Bear on the Square Mountain Festival – Dahlonega – If you’re a fan of old-time, bluegrass and gospel music from the Southern Appalachian region, the 15th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival in Dahlonega, Ga., will be the place to be on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17.

4/18 week – Earth Week classes – Coal Mountain Recycling Center

April Story Times and Activities at the Forsyth County Public Libraries

Here is the schedule for April’s story times at the Forsyth County Public Libraries. There are also tween, teen and adult programs including book clubs, free movies, classes and more at the library.

Program Description Date/Time Location
Little Listeners Storytime Program
Fast and Slow
Let the race begin! Whether you like to go fast, slow, or in-between, you will enjoy our stories about moving at different speeds (20 minutes). Ages 18 months-3 years, with a caregiver. 4/11/2011 10:15 AM Cumming Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Go For a Walk
Strut, hike, or stroll along for 25 minutes of stories and activities about taking a walk. Ages 2-5 years. 4/11/2011 11:15 AM Cumming Library
Ready, Set, Read! Storytime
Be What You Wish
Firefighter, teacher, doctor, librarian? Enjoy stories, songs, and activities about pretending to be something or someone else (30 minutes). Ages 4-6 years. 4/12/2011 1:15 PM Cumming Library
The Page Turners
Book Discussion Group (Grades 3-5)
Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to discuss popular books, enjoy snacks, and participate in cool activities. Join us as we discuss the April selection, The Maze of Bones, Book 1 of The 39 Clues series by Rick Riordan (45 minutes). 4/12/2011 3:30 PM Cumming Library
Little Listeners Storytime Program
Fast and Slow
Let the race begin! Whether you like to go fast, slow, or in-between, you will enjoy our stories about moving at different speeds (20 minutes). Ages 18 months-3 years, with a caregiver. 4/13/2011 10:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Go For a Walk
Strut, hike, or stroll along for 25 minutes of stories and activities about taking a walk. Ages 2-5 years. 4/13/2011 11:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Little Listeners Storytime Program
Fast and Slow
Let the race begin! Whether you like to go fast, slow, or in-between, you will enjoy our stories about moving at different speeds (20 minutes). Ages 18 months-3 years, with a caregiver. 4/14/2011 10:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Count Me In
One, two, three! Today’s stories, songs, and activities about counting and numbers add up to lots of storytime fun(25 minutes). Ages 2-5 years. 4/14/2011 10:15 AM Cumming Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Go For a Walk
Strut, hike, or stroll along for 25 minutes of stories and activities about taking a walk. Ages 2-5 years. 4/14/2011 11:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Count Me In
One, two, three! Today’s stories, songs, and activities about counting and numbers add up to lots of storytime fun (25 minutes). Ages 2-5 years. 4/14/2011 11:15 AM Cumming Library
Ready, Set, Read! Storytime
Be What You Wish
Firefighter, teacher, doctor, librarian? Enjoy stories, songs, and activities about pretending to be something or someone else (30 minutes). Ages 4-6 years. 4/14/2011 1:15 PM Sharon Forks Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Go For a Walk
Strut, hike, or stroll along for 25 minutes of stories and activities about taking a walk. Ages 2-5 years. 4/15/2011 10:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Little Listeners Storytime Program
Fast and Slow
Let the race begin! Whether you like to go fast, slow, or in-between, you will enjoy our stories about moving at different speeds (20 minutes). Ages 18 months-3 years, with a caregiver. 4/15/2011 10:15 AM Hampton Park Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Count Me In
One, two, three! Today’s stories, songs, and activities about counting and numbers add up to lots of storytime fun(25 minutes). Ages 2-5 years. 4/15/2011 11:15 AM Hampton Park Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Go For a Walk
Strut, hike, or stroll along for 25 minutes of stories and activities about taking a walk. Ages 2-5 years. 4/15/2011 11:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Ready, Set, Read! Storytime
Be What You Wish
Firefighter, teacher, doctor, librarian? Enjoy stories, songs, and activities about pretending to be something or someone else (30 minutes). Ages 4-6 years. 4/15/2011 1:15 PM Hampton Park Library
The Page Turners
Book Discussion Group (Grades 3-5)
Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to discuss popular books, enjoy snacks, and participate in cool activities. Join us as we discuss the April selection, The Maze of Bones, Book 1 of The 39 Clues series by Rick Riordan (45 minutes). 4/15/2011 3:30 PM Hampton Park Library
Little Listeners Storytime Program
Field Trip!
We’re going on a field trip! Come along with us for stories, songs, and activities about places you might like to visit (20 minutes). Ages 18 months-3 years, with a caregiver. 4/18/2011 10:15 AM Cumming Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Miles of Smiles
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it! Enjoy stories, songs, and activities that are sure to put a smile on your face (25 minutes). Ages 2-5 years. 4/18/2011 11:15 AM Cumming Library
Ready, Set, Read! Storytime
Daring Dragons
Join us for stories, songs, and activities about flying, fire-breathing reptiles of yore— dragons (30 minutes). Ages 4-6 years. 4/19/2011 1:15 PM Cumming Library
Little Listeners Storytime Program
Field Trip!
We’re going on a field trip! Come along with us for stories, songs, and activities about places you might like to visit (20 minutes). Ages 18 months-3 years, with a caregiver. 4/20/2011 10:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Miles of Smiles
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it! Enjoy stories, songs, and activities that are sure to put a smile on your face (25 minutes). Ages 2-5 years. 4/20/2011 11:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Little Listeners Storytime Program
Field Trip!
We’re going on a field trip! Come along with us for stories, songs, and activities about places you might like to visit (20 minutes). Ages 18 months-3 years, with a caregiver. 4/21/2011 10:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Amazing Me
Join us as we celebrate the amazing things that kids can do with stories, songs, and activities (25 minutes). Ages 2-5 years. 4/21/2011 10:15 AM Cumming Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Miles of Smiles
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it! Enjoy stories, songs, and activities that are sure to put a smile on your face (25 minutes). Ages 2-5 years. 4/21/2011 11:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Amazing Me
Join us as we celebrate the amazing things that kids can do with stories, songs, and activities (25 minutes). Ages 2-5 years. 4/21/2011 11:15 AM Cumming Library
Ready, Set, Read! Storytime
Daring Dragons
Join us for stories, songs, and activities about flying, fire-breathing reptiles of yore— dragons (30 minutes). Ages 4-6 years. 4/21/2011 1:15 PM Sharon Forks Library
The Page Turners
Book Discussion Group (Grades 3-5)
Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to discuss popular books, enjoy snacks, and participate in cool activities. Join us as we discuss the April selection, The Maze of Bones, Book 1 of The 39 Clues series by Rick Riordan (45 minutes). 4/21/2011 3:30 PM Sharon Forks Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Miles of Smiles
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it! Enjoy stories, songs, and activities that are sure to put a smile on your face (25 minutes). Ages 2-5 years. 4/22/2011 10:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Little Listeners Storytime Program
Field Trip!
We’re going on a field trip! Come along with us for stories, songs, and activities about places you might like to visit (20 minutes). Ages 18 months-3 years, with a caregiver. 4/22/2011 10:15 AM Hampton Park Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Amazing Me
Join us as we celebrate the amazing things that kids can do with stories, songs, and activities (25 minutes). Ages 2-5 years. 4/22/2011 11:15 AM Hampton Park Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Miles of Smiles
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it! Enjoy stories, songs, and activities that are sure to put a smile on your face (25 minutes). Ages 2-5 years. 4/22/2011 11:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Ready, Set, Read! Storytime
Daring Dragons
Join us for stories, songs, and activities about flying, fire-breathing reptiles of yore— dragons (30 minutes). Ages 4-6 years. 4/22/2011 1:15 PM Hampton Park Library
Little Listeners Storytime Program
In My Backyard
Flowers, trees, honeybees? What can you find in your backyard? Explore the world right outside your door with 20 minutes of stories, songs, and activities. Ages 18 months-3 years, with a caregiver. 4/25/2011 10:15 AM Cumming Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
These Books Are Numbered
Count on it! Share 25 minutes of stories, songs, and activities about counting and numbers. Ages 2-5 years. 4/25/2011 11:15 AM Cumming Library
Ready, Set, Read! Storytime
Crazy Classics
Marvels, magic, and Mother Goose! Share 30 minutes of stories, songs, and activities about fairy tales and nursery rhymes—with a twist. Ages 4-6 years. 4/26/2011 1:15 PM Cumming Library
Little Listeners Storytime Program
In My Backyard
Flowers, trees, honeybees? What can you find in your backyard? Explore the world right outside your door with 20 minutes of stories, songs, and activities. Ages 18 months-3 years, with a caregiver. 4/27/2011 10:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
These Books Are Numbered
Count on it! Share 25 minutes of stories, songs, and activities about counting and numbers. Ages 2-5 years. 4/27/2011 11:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Hello, Baby!
Cute, cuddly and captivating: Enjoy 25 minutes of stories, songs, and activities about animal babies. Ages 2-5 years. 4/28/2011 10:15 AM Cumming Library
Little Listeners Storytime Program
In My Backyard
Flowers, trees, honeybees? What can you find in your backyard? Explore the world right outside your door with 20 minutes of stories, songs, and activities. Ages 18 months-3 years, with a caregiver. 4/28/2011 10:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
These Books Are Numbered
Count on it! Share 25 minutes of stories, songs, and activities about counting and numbers. Ages 2-5 years. 4/28/2011 11:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Hello, Baby!
Cute, cuddly and captivating: Enjoy 25 minutes of stories, songs, and activities about animal babies. Ages 2-5 years. 4/28/2011 11:15 AM Cumming Library
Ready, Set, Read! Storytime
Crazy Classics
Marvels, magic, and Mother Goose! Share 30 minutes of stories, songs, and activities about fairy tales and nursery rhymes—with a twist. Ages 4-6 years. 4/28/2011 1:15 PM Sharon Forks Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
These Books Are Numbered
Count on it! Share 25 minutes of stories, songs, and activities about counting and numbers. Ages 2-5 years. 4/29/2011 10:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Little Listeners Storytime Program
In My Backyard
Flowers, trees, honeybees? What can you find in your backyard? Explore the world right outside your door with 20 minutes of stories, songs, and activities. Ages 18 months-3 years, with a caregiver. 4/29/2011 10:15 AM Hampton Park Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
Hello, Baby!
Cute, cuddly and captivating: Enjoy 25 minutes of stories, songs, and activities about animal babies. Ages 2-5 years. 4/29/2011 11:15 AM Hampton Park Library
Wee Read Storytime Program
These Books Are Numbered
Count on it! Share 25 minutes of stories, songs, and activities about counting and numbers. Ages 2-5 years. 4/29/2011 11:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Ready, Set, Read! Storytime
Crazy Classics
Marvels, magic, and Mother Goose! Share 30 minutes of stories, songs, and activities about fairy tales and nursery rhymes—with a twist. Ages 4-6 years. 4/29/2011 1:15 PM Hampton Park Library

 

 

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for 4/8 – 4/10

It looks to be a warm and wonderful weekend! Here are some fun events in the area for you and your family. Please comment if you know of any other events and share!

Here’s a tip for finding local deals from restaurants – check their FB pages and sign up for texts to get VIP discounts and freebies. Some of my favorites are Chick-fil-a (both locations) and Moe’s for the texts. Check out my favorite pages on Facebook to find local restaurants and business pages.

Friday 4/8

Check Catch Air’s Facebook page for the walk-in discount and password.

10:30 am – Hampton Park Library – Don’t Let Fires Start! Special spring break program. Be smart! Meet Firefighter Andrea Noble of the Forsyth County Fire Department and learn what you can do to prevent fires and be safe. 30 minutes; suggested for ages 4-8.

Saturday 4/9

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Michaels The Knack Crayola Event Free Make-it Take-it

10:00 am – 4:00 pm Stars & Strikes Family Fun Day in Cumming, GA. Inflatables, face painting, and much more!

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Build a neat sports pinball game.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenues Forsyth Story Time.

11:00 am – 7:00 pm – Taste of Forsyth at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Free admission and food sampling $1 – $4. Enjoy food, music, inflatables, kids activities, touch a truck and more!

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Visit Sweet & Sassy for Mommy & Me Day. Natural Body & Spa will be on site with us providing FREE services to the Mom’s while their Daughter’s get pampered. Call 770-781-0300 to schedule appointments and get more information.

Sunday 4/10

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michaels The Knack Easter Pail Event Make-it Take-it

Cumming Playhouse presents Senior Follies 2011. Saluting the birth of Rock and Roll and American Pop music. Enjoy the show all weekend Thursday – Sunday!

 

Easter Egg Hunts in Forsyth County, GA

There are many Easter egg hunt activities around Atlanta and I have decided to compile a list of local events as well. Please comment and share if you know of any other events that are open to the public!

4/16 – Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta Allergy-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt – my daughter has food allergies, so I am posting this special Easter egg hunt which is in Roswell, GA, but is open to the public for all children in the area. Garrard Landing Park, Roswell, GA – Nestled on the beautiful Chattahoochee River! Please RSVP by email if you will be attending.

4/16 – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm – The Avenues Forsyth – Complimentary photos with the Easter Bunny! Complimentary photos with the Easter Bunny will take place in The Park near Coldwater Creek. Please bring your camera! The Avenue staff will also be available to take photos for The Avenue Facebook page and to assist you with taking photos with your camera.

4/16 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Castleberry Road Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt 7225 Castleberry Rd, Cumming, GA 30040. Food, Prizes and Fun!! Bring your Easter basket to hunt for lots of eggs…eggs filled with candy and prizes! More prizes will be awarded for the most eggs found and more categories. Lunch will be served. Share this information with your brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends! Please feel free to call the church (770-889-2422) for more information or directions. (Rain date Saturday, April 23rd 11:00 a.m.)

4/22 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Easter Egg Hunt for Therapeutic Riding program- Brecht Stables & Dustin’s Place. 6580 Riley Rd Cumming 30028. Hunt starts directly at 5:30 and if you find the “Golden Egg” you win a Bryer Horse!!! Event is free, but donations are always welcome. www.brechtstables.org

4/23 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Christ Community Church – Our Easter Eggstravaganza is on Saturday, April 23 from 1-4PM. We’ll have egg hunts with15,000 Candy Eggs (for Toddlers, Pre-school, Elementary, High-School, AND College!), Giveaways, Inflatables, Games for all ages, Fun Stations, Food & more! Admittance is free.

April 23rd, 2011 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Pine Isle Point, Lake Lanier Islands

Golden Easter Egg Hunt

Our inaugural Spring festival by the lake will showcase entertainment from our friends at KICKS 101.5 FM, as well as games, prizes, food, fun for kids of all ages, and of course a visit from the Easter Bunny. A classic Easter Egg Hunt – featuring more than 20,000 eggs and staggered by age groups to even the playing field – with the elusive Golden Egg filled with something even BETTER than candy! Visit www.LakeLanierIslands.com for more information.

 

 

April Story Time Schedule at Barnes and Noble at The Avenues Forsyth

Barnes and Noble continues to have wonderful events for families. Check out their latest events for April and remember to join their new kids club!

Tuesday
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Storytime (Children’s)
Tuesday April 05, 2011 11:00 AM
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Storytime The Avenue Forsyth

Building 200 Suite 252
410 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA 30041
770-781-0867
Saturday
9

Storytime (Children’s)
Saturday April 09, 2011 11:00 AM
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Storytime The Avenue Forsyth

Building 200 Suite 252
410 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA 30041
770-781-0867
Tuesday
12

Storytime (Children’s)
Tuesday April 12, 2011 11:00 AM
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Storytime The Avenue Forsyth

Building 200 Suite 252
410 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA 30041
770-781-0867
Saturday
16

Storytime (Children’s)
Saturday April 16, 2011 11:00 AM
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Storytime The Avenue Forsyth

Building 200 Suite 252
410 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA 30041
770-781-0867
Tuesday
19

Storytime (Children’s)
Tuesday April 19, 2011 11:00 AM
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Storytime The Avenue Forsyth

Building 200 Suite 252
410 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA 30041
770-781-0867
Saturday
23

Storytime (Children’s)
Saturday April 23, 2011 11:00 AM
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Storytime The Avenue Forsyth

Building 200 Suite 252
410 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA 30041
770-781-0867
Tuesday
26

Storytime (Children’s)
Tuesday April 26, 2011 11:00 AM
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Storytime The Avenue Forsyth

Building 200 Suite 252
410 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA 30041
770-781-0867
Saturday
30

Storytime (Children’s)
Saturday April 30, 2011 11:00 AM
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Storytime The Avenue Forsyth

Building 200 Suite 252
410 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA 30041
770-781-0867

 

Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta’s Allergy-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt on April 16, 2011

Food allergies change the way you see the world, one meal at a time. Holidays can be especially tough for families with food allergies. If you are in Atlanta, you may know about Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta. They are a wonderful nonprofit and they are hosting an allergy-friendly Easter Egg Hunt!

Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta’s Allergy Friendly Easter-Egg Hunt
Join us for an exciting, safe and fun-filled day as FA Kids of Atlanta celebrates Easter!
Special Guest Appearance:
The Easter Bunny!
Events Include:
Toy Filled Easter-Egg Hunt
(Grouped by age and will begin at 10:15 a.m.)
Bouncy House
Professional “Real” Bunny Photos Available (packages starting at $20!)
And More!!!
In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all families, we ask that NO food is brought into this event. Bottled water will be provided!
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Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Scheduled professional photos will begin at 9:00 a.m.)
Location: Garrard Landing Park, Roswell, GA
8000 Holcombe Bridge Rd., Alpharetta, GA  30076
RSVP-ASAP: confirm@fakidsatl.org with number of children attending & ages
Enter the water plant building entrance and then turn left to enter the park drive. Landmarks include fountains & a blue topped playground.
For specific directions, follow this link:  Garrard Landing Park

*Please note* FA Kids of Atlanta did NOT reserve the playground & pavilion area for this event.  We have no control of foods that may be carried in by the public. The FA Kids of Atlanta food-free event location will be roped off in a separate area, located in the grass fields.

 

Forsyth County Public Library Spring Break Special Schedule

The Forsyth County, GA Libraries are offering a special spring break special for families who are staying home for the school break. Check out their calendar for next week!

Family Cinema What will April showers bring this year? In the town of Chewandswallow, you just never know. Enjoy a movie based on the popular book by Judi Barrett, and fill your plate with a special craft. Rated PG; 2009; 90 minutes. 4/3/2011 2:00 PM Hampton Park Library
Spring Break Special: FCPL Family Cinema When the kingdom’s most wanted bandit hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by a feisty teen with 70 feet of magical golden hair. The unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse and an over-protective chameleon. Rated PG; 100 minutes; 2010. 4/4/2011 10:00 AM Hampton Park Library
Spring Break Special: I ‘Likel’ to Recycle Sing along with Petunia Garner(TM) and learn about recycling and keeping our earth green! Presented by Reaping Nature Productions. This 45-minute program is suitable for ages 3-11. If you wish, you can bring one item to recycle–such as an old cell phone, a pair of shoes, or a telephone book. Sponsored by the FCPL Friends & Advocates. 4/4/2011 10:30 AM Sharon Forks Library
Spring Break Special: Don’t Let Fires Start! Be smart! Meet Firefighter Andrea Noble of the Forsyth County Fire Department and learn what you can do to prevent fires and be safe. 30 minutes; suggested for ages 4-8. 4/4/2011 11:00 AM Cumming Library
Spring Break Special: Puppet Pizzazz! Can’t get enough puppet shows? Puppet Pizzazz is a roundup of some of our favorite puppet shows, based on some of YOUR favorite books. The program is about 40 minutes long, suggested for ages 3-8. 4/4/2011 2:00 PM Cumming Library
Spring Break Special: Stranger Danger Deputy Pete Sabella of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department talks about safety. This is a 20-minute program for ages 4-7, with their caregivers. 4/5/2011 2:00 PM Cumming Library
Spring Break Special: Super Spanish, Super Fun! Welcome/Bienvenido to a special bilingual storytime in English and Spanish, with guest Martha Salmeron of the Smarta School of Foreign Languages. About 30 minutes long; suggested for ages 2-7. 4/6/2011 10:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Spring Break Special: Stranger Danger Deputy Pete Sabella of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department talks about safety. This is a 20-minute program for ages 4-7, with their caregivers. 4/6/2011 11:00 AM Hampton Park Library
Spring Break Special: Super Spanish, Super Fun! Welcome/Bienvenido to a special bilingual storytime, in English and Spanish, with Martha Salmeron, director of the Smarta School of Foreign Languages. About 30 minutes long; suggested for ages 2-7. 4/6/2011 11:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Spring Break Special: Stranger Danger Deputy Pete Sabella of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department talks about safety. This is a 20-minute program for ages 4-7, with their caregivers. 4/6/2011 2:00 PM Sharon Forks Library
Spring Break Special: Don’t Let Fires Start! Be smart! Meet Firefighter Andrea Noble of the Forsyth County Fire Department and learn what you can do to prevent fires and be safe. 30 minutes; suggested for ages 4-8. 4/7/2011 10:30 AM Sharon Forks Library
Spring Break Special: FCPL Family Cinema! When the kingdom’s most wanted bandit hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by a feisty teen with 70 feet of magical golden hair. The unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse and an over-protective chameleon. Rated PG; 100 minutes; 2010. 4/7/2011 2:00 PM Hampton Park Library
Spring Break Special: Don’t Let Fires Start! Be smart! Meet Firefighter Andrea Noble of the Forsyth County Fire Department and learn what you can do to prevent fires and be safe. 30 minutes; suggested for ages 4-8. 4/8/2011 10:30 AM Hampton Park Library

 


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