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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 27 – 29 2012

Pet Adoption Day at PetSmart CummingTGIF! It will be a warm and sunny weekend. Let’s get out there and have some fun! It is a good time to hike Sawnee Mountain or ride bikes at the Greenway for sure.

Friday, January 27

Little Listeners Storytime Program
1/27/2012 10:15 AM
Hampton Park Library

Wee Read Storytime Program
1/27/2012 11:15 AM
Hampton Park Library

Ready, Set, Read! Storytime Program
1/27/2012 1:15 PM
Hampton Park Library

Saturday January 28

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Build a Saurus – This kit is awesome! Your child can build this cool dinosaur and then choose the stickers to make it a cartoon or a realistic dinosaur!

9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Consignment Sale – Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center, 7745 Majors Road in Cumming. The event fills two gyms and includes clothing and equipment.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – PetSmart – Pet Adoption Day at the PetSmart Cumming location. An Angels Among Us Pet Rescue Event. Please consider adopting, fostering, donating. To view our adoptable pets please go to www.angelsrescue.org

 

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Forsyth – Storytime. Bring the kids for a Saturday morning storytime.

 

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Winter Glam Event – Sweet & Sassy at The Avenue Forsyth – Enjoy the January Girls Night Out Event featuring a wintery makeover, dancing, snowcones, limo ride, snacks & drinks and a performance for the parents. $25 per girl. Book two girls and receive a free photo. Call now to reserve your spot. 770.781.0300.

 

Shopping and Dining Deals
2 Posh Dames is having a 75% off winter clothing event.
Donut Connection online coupons.
Val-Pak coupons for Cumming GA businesses.
Groupon Now deals for local Cumming GA eateries and shops.
Tip: Sign up for text alerts and emails from local restaurants – Moe’s, Chick-fil-A, Zaxby’s and more offer secret specials.
Coupsicle Deal: $10 for 2 Weeks of Unlimited Play at Adventure Kids in Cumming (affiliate link)

 

Interactive Neighborhood for Kids Children’s Museum in Gainesville, GA

My daughter was invited to a birthday party at INK, Interactive Neighborhood for Kids. We discovered a great indoor place for kids to play that is not too far from home!

With rooms for children to use their imagination – a veterinary office, beauty salon, school, dentist among others – they quickly jumped right in and started playing. There is also a play structure that is two stories high that the kids were climbing and running through. We had a great visit and look forward to our next trip to INK.

Here are details from their web site and an upcoming events schedule:

“Located just a short drive north of Atlanta, you will find a one-of-a kind unique, fun destination for the entire family. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, Inc. (INK), located in Gainesville, Georgia, is a hands-on Children’s Museum where children can role play and learn through practical experiences about being a banker, grocery store clerk, doctor, dentist and much more. All exhibits are designed to provide a unique experience and to actively engage young minds (not to mention, it’s just plain fun!).”

Hours

Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM Admission is $8 for Adults, $8 for Children.
Sundays from 1-5pm; $6 all day admission.

Address
999 Chestnut Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
770-536-1900

Music Craft Week!

Monday, January 23, 2012 10:00 AM to
Friday, January 27, 2012 5:00 PM
Make some musical instruments and create your own songs!

Cost: $1.00 with paid admission to museum. INK Members are FREE!

Location: INK

Websitehttp://inkfun.org

Phone: 770-536-1900

02/01/2012 Snow Craft Week!
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 10:00 AM to
Friday, February 03, 2012 5:00 PM
All week enjoy arts & crafts about snow! Make some beautiful white snowy artwork! Details
Location: INK
02/06/2012 Valentine’s Day Craft Week!
Monday, February 06, 2012 10:00 AM to
Friday, February 10, 2012 5:00 PM
Make your valentine a special craft all week!Details
Location: INK
02/07/2012 Home School Day!
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
All homeschoolers get in for 1/2 price admission today! (1st Tuesday of every month) Details
Location: INK
02/13/2012 Giraffe Craft Week!
Monday, February 13, 2012 10:00 AM to
Friday, February 17, 2012 5:00 PM
Make your very own giraffe to take home! Learn about these TALL animals! Details
Location: INK
02/14/2012 Target $2.00 Tuesdays!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors from Target, museum admission from 2pm-7pm is only $2.00 for everyone 2 years old and older! Details
Location: INK
02/20/2012 President’s Day Craft Week!
Monday, February 20, 2012 10:00 AM to
Friday, February 24, 2012 5:00 PM
Learn about our presidents and create some presidential crafts! Details
Location: INK
02/27/2012 Dental Health Craft Week!
Monday, February 27, 2012 10:00 AM to
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 5:00 PM
All week enjoy arts & crafts about dental hygiene. Learn about being a dentist and taking care of your teeth! Details
Location: INK
03/05/2012 Lion Craft Week!
Monday, March 05, 2012 10:00 AM to
Friday, March 09, 2012 5:00 PM
Rrarr! Make some fun lion crafts and learn about this cool animal! Details
Location: INK
03/06/2012 Home School Day!
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
All homeschoolers get in for 1/2 price admission today! (1st Tuesday of every month) Details
Location: INK
03/12/2012 St. Patrick’s Day Craft Week!
Monday, March 12, 2012 10:00 AM to
Friday, March 16, 2012 5:00 PM
Make some green crafts to celebrate this fun day!Details
Location: INK
03/13/2012 Target $2.00 Tuesdays!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors from Target, museum admission from 2pm-7pm is only $2.00 for everyone 2 years and older! Details
Location: INK
03/19/2012 Spring Is Here Craft Week!
Monday, March 19, 2012 10:00 AM to
Friday, March 23, 2012 5:00 PM
Bring in the Spring season with some fun crafts!Details
Location: INK
03/26/2012 Doctor Craft Week!
Monday, March 26, 2012 10:00 AM to
Friday, March 30, 2012 5:00 PM
Learn about being a doctor while doing some medical arts & crafts! Details
Location: INK

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for 1/20 – 1/22/12

winter glam nightsThe weekend is here and it looks to be a rainy one. Here are some fun events going on in and around Forsyth County!

Don’t forget about our Family Fun Pack Giveaway at Stars & Strikes! It ends tonight at midnight. Just comment on the Giveaway post to enter to win!

Friday, January 20
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Winter Glam Nights – Sweet & Sassy at The Avenue Forsyth – Enjoy the January Girls Night Out Event featuring a wintery makeover, dancing, snowcones, limo ride, snacks & drinks and a performance for the parents. $25 per girl. Book two girls and receive a free photo. Call now to reserve your spot. 770.781.0300.
Saturday, January 21
Reserve your spot for Daddy Daughter Date Night at Chick-Fil-A! They start taking reservations today for the Feb. 4 event. Both Cumming locations have time slots available. It will sell out!
10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Kids Go Green Consignment – Bag Sale – Bags are $30.00 and can be stuffed and rolled up to get as much as you can in the bag!!
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels – Fancy Nancy Design a Tiara and Storytime. Imaginative fun for crafty little ladies. Free Make-It Take-It While Supplies Last. Ages 3 and up.
Central Park baseball and softball registration is also happening this weekend from 9 am – 2 pm on Saturday and 2-4 pm on Sunday. You can register online or in person at the Rec Center.
OTHER LOCAL EVENTS
Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Babyfest – Tanglewood Farm, Canton, GA – New Year, New Babies! You don’t have to wait until spring to see new little critters make their appearance in the world. At Tanglewood Farm, miniature baby pigs, miniature baby goats, miniature baby donkeys and miniature baby horses herald in the New Year. In the tradition of the South, our two favorite porkers – Scarlett O’Hama and Rhett Gruntler – show off their newest offspring, the real Priscilla the pink pig. Itsy-Biscuit, a miniature version of the famous racehorse Seabiscuit, will be racing around the paddock while baby goats and baby donkeys wander around this Wild West Town, eager for some cuddling. Take a pony ride or a hay ride and see more than 100 miniature farm animals that call Tanglewood their home. $10.00 per person.
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10AM to 2PM
Last tickets sold at 1PM;
Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 5pm
Last tickets sold at 4PM;
11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Saturday 1/21 – Camp Expo at North Point Mall Lower Level – Learn about all kinds of summer camps for the kids and meet camp representatives.
DEAL SITE
With the launch of new local daily deal site Coupsicle, we have another way to save with family deals. Coupsicle is a local business and offers deals for kids and families in Cherokee, Cobb, North Fulton and Forsyth County in North Georgia.

Babyland Valentine’s Day Celebration on Saturday, February 11, 2012.

Babyland Valentine's Day CelebrationFrom the home of the Cabbage Patch Kids, Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland, GA is having a special Valentine’s Day event. The event is schedule for Saturday, February 11 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

  • Hourly prize drawings
  • Costume character
  • Witness a Delivery in the Cabbage Patch
  • Adopt a ‘Kid
  • Valentine’s Craft
  • Valentine’s Treat Bags
  • Free Admission

For more information, visit the Cabbage Patch Kids web site. Follow them on Twitter or visit their Facebook fan page.

Babyland General Hospital
300 N.O.K. Drive
Cleveland, GA 30528
706-865-2171

Giveaway Alert! Stars and Strikes Family Fun Pack.

bowling

Bowling at Stars and Strikes.

*UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Our winner, Melinda, was selected on Random.org and notified by email.

I am excited to offer our Forsyth for Families readers our new giveaway: a Stars and Strikes Family Fun Pack! The fun pack includes two-hours of bowling with shoe rental and four $5.00 game cards. A $60.00 value! It is valid Monday – Thursdays. (Based on lane availability, may not be combined with other specials, boutique bowling not included.)

We love bowling and all the fun activities at Stars and Strikes and now that winter is here, it is a great place for your family to visit.

How To Enter

To enter the giveaway, add a comment and tell us what your favorite thing to do is at Stars & Strikes in Cumming, GA! The giveaway ends at midnight on Friday, January 20, 2012. Winner will be selected by random.org and notified via email. Entrants must live in the Cumming, GA area and the family gift pack will be mailed upon notification confirmation.

Disclosure:  While this giveaway is being promoted on Facebook, it is in no way associated with, sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook.  By entering this giveaway, you acknowledge this and release Facebook from any responsibility of such.  Furthermore, you acknowledge that any information provided for entry is being provided to Forsyth for Families and not to Facebook.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for 1/12 – 1/15/12

Fun events start tonight! The rain is clearing out and the cold is coming in. Hopefully that won’t stop you from having a fun weekend. Here is a list of some neat things to do this weekend.

Thursday, January 12

5:00PM – 8:00PM – Street Games Family Event – Chick-fil-A, The Avenue Forsyth – Bring the whole family to Street Games Family Event at Chick-fil-A as the host The Mobile Video Game Theater that offers air conditioned, limousine style luxury with five huge plasma screens and 20 linked multi-player stations.
Friday, January 13
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Winter Glam Nights – Sweet & Sassy at The Avenue Forsyth – Enjoy the January Girls Night Out Event featuring a wintery makeover, dancing, snowcones, limo ride, snacks & drinks and a performance for the parents. $25 per girl. Book two girls and receive a free photo. Call now to reserve your spot. 770.781.0300.
UPDATE – THIS GAME IS AWAY – Sorry I read it wrong. Georgia Tech vs. Florida State Ice Hockey
Saturday, January 14
10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Build a castle! Your child is sure to love this kit! This castle comes with stickers, paperboard cutouts and a working drawbridge!
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels – Build a model car with muscle. Make-It Take-It with purchase of car kit While Supplies Last Hobby: Model Building
Central Park baseball and softball registration is also happening this weekend from 9 am – 2 pm on Saturday and 2-4 pm on Sunday. You can register online or in person at the Rec Center.

Coupsicle – A New Local Daily Deals Site for North Georgia

In this economy, many families are finding ways to cut back without sacrificing fun activities and restaurant dining. There are many daily deal sites that can help your family stay within budget and still enjoy family outings.

I have used Groupon, Living Social, Plum District, DealSwarm and more with success.

With the launch of new local daily deal site Coupsicle, we have another way to save with family deals. Coupsicle is a local business and offers deals for kids and families in Cherokee, Cobb, North Fulton and Forsyth County in North Georgia.

What are your favorite deal sites? How do you keep up with them?

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for 1/6 – 1-8/12

The first weekend of the year is here after the holidays. Looking for fun kid-friendly things to do? See our roundup of activities.

Saturday January 7

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop – Make a Savings Shed – start the year off saving and store your money in this cool savings shed.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michaels Make-it Take-it – Yarn Backpack Buddy. Make a fuzzy backpack friend. Ages 3 and up. Free while supplies last.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Michaels – Multi-strand chain scarf demo. Wrap yourself in creativity. Ages 3 and up.

Sunday, January 8

11:20 am – The Ice – GA Tech vs. Auburn University ice hockey game. Georgia Tech plays ice hockey at The Ice in Cumming, GA! Games are free. I am excited as we are Auburn fans. Bring the family for some hockey fun!

TREE RECYCLING
Be sure to bring one for the chipper!  Through “Keep Forsyth County Beautiful,” Sawnee EMC will be participating in free tree recycling and chipping services, in your area, for Christmas trees once the holidays have passed.  The details are located below:
DATE: January 7, 2012
WHERE:  Vickery Creek Elementary School, 6280 Post Rd., Cumming, GA  30040
TIME:  9:00 am – 5:00pm

· Home Depot – 1000 Market Place Boulevard
Accepting trees only January 7, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Please, no trees at this site after 4 p.m. on January 7

· Home Depot – 2635 Peachtree Parkway
Accepting trees only January 7, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Please, no trees at this site after 4 p.m. on January 7

Please visit Forsyth County’s Web site for other recycling locations.

Michaels Craft Schedule for January 2012

time capsuleJanuary is National Hobby Month! How better to celebrate than with a craft or class at Michaels.

Michaels posted its January schedule for free and cheap craft events for January 2012. There are lots of fun things for the kids to do! Also, they announced their class schedule for adults and kids alike.

  • Tuesday, January 3, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: School Box Time Capsule. Make-It Take-It with purchase of pencil box.
  • Saturday, January 7, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Yarn Backpack Buddy. Free Make-It Take-It.
  • Saturday, January 7, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Multi-Strand Chain Scarf Demo.
  • Sunday, January 8, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.: Mixed-Media Visual Journal Demo. Adult-only project.
  • Sunday, January 8, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Thank You Card Demo. Adult-only project.
  • Saturday, January 14, 10:00 a.m.-noon: Model Car Event. Make-It Take-It with purchase of car kit.
  • Sunday, January 15, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Clay Text Embossing Set Demo. Adult-only project.
  • Saturday, January 21, 10:00 a.m.-noon: Fancy Nancy: Design a Tiara & Storytime. Free Make-It Take-It.

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