Archives for February 2012

Exceptional Children’s Week: Barnes & Noble Bookfair

Barnes & Noble BookfairBarnes and Noble at The Avenue Forsyth celebrates Exceptional Children’s Week from Monday, February 27 – Sunday, March 4 2012.

The week includes super hero experience, princess party, student fashion show, school performances, school recognitions, school participation contest, robotics, Dr Seuss birthday celebration, guest authors and much more!

Here is the schedule:

Monday February 27 – Friday March 4 – Events from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 3 – Events from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday, March 4 – Events from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

For  more detailed information, visit Barnes & Noble or Forsyth County Schools website for more information.

Can’t attend the bookfair? Support them online at bn.com/bookfairs with bookfair ID #10677433 at checkout.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for February 24 – 26, 2012

It’s been a short week for Forsyth County schools and the weekend’s already here! There’s lots to do this weekend. Here’s a roundup. Please comment and share if you know of any other family events this weekend.

Friday, February 24

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – MOPS Consignment Sale – Creekside Methodist Church 673 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming GA – is having a children’s consignment sale this weekend. Come visit Creekside UMC for our semi-annual consignment sale.  There will be thousands of great bargains on children’s clothing, maternity clothing, baby furniture, baby equipment, toys, and much more.

11:15 am – Hampton Park LibraryMy Seuss-Colored Days Special Wee Read Storytime. Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with stories, songs, and a puppet show! For ages 2-5 years

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy at The Avenue Forsyth – Girls Night Out. Call 770.781.0300 to reserve your spot. Cost is $25 per girl.Creekside

Girls Night Out includes:
  • Facial and hand treatments
  • Hair, nails makeup and heart nail art
  • Valentine’s cookie craft and drinks
  • Runway Show: Who’s your Valentine?
  • Dancing to Cupid Shuffle
  • Limo Ride

Saturday, February 25

8:00 am – 1:00 pm – MOPS Consignment Sale –Creekside Methodist Church is having a children’s consignment sale this weekend. Come visit Creekside UMC for our semi-annual consignment sale.  There will be thousands of great bargains on children’s clothing, maternity clothing, baby furniture, baby equipment, toys, and much more.

10:00 am – Lowes Build and Grow – Rumblin’ Race Car. Your child won’t want to miss this Jimmie Johnson #48 race car! This kit comes with stickers and rumblin’ race car sound effects.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels – Express Yourself Tote  – Fashion your own handcrafted tote bag. Make-It Take-It with purchase of bandana. While Supplies Last. Ages 3+.

 

11:00 am – Book Store Ribbon Cutting at Cumming Library – FCPL Friends and Advocates, an independent non-profit organization, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Book Store at the Cumming Library on Saturday, February 25 at 11:00am. The Book Store is open during the normal business hours of the Cumming Library and is staffed periodically by FCPL Friends & Advocates volunteers. At times when the Book Store is not staffed, patrons may still shop in the Book Store and then pay for their purchases at the Information desk.  Prices range from $0.50 for paperback books to $1 and up for hard covers and special items, such as first or antique editions or signed booked.

 

11:00 am – Barnes and Noble at The Avenue Forsyth – Story time. It’s an over-the-rainbow Storytime. Join us as we read all about colors. Great for all ages.

 

COMMUNITY
Humane Society of Forsyth County – Free Spay Day on Saturday, February 25 – In recognition of World Spay Day on February 28, 2012, the Humane Society of Forsyth County (HSFC) is sponsoring a FREE Spay Day for CATS on February 25, 2012.HSFC, in partnership with Dr. Tracey Land of Pet Vet, Inc. in Cumming, is working to qualify, schedule, and spay or neuter 80 cats on February 25.  This is a low-income assistance program for Forsyth County residents.  To qualify, proof of financial need is required (e.g., welfare, food stamps, disability, unemployment).  In addition, the cat must have a current rabies vaccination.  If it does not, s/he can be vaccinated for $15 on surgery day.  There is a $20 registration fee which will be refunded at Pet Vet on February 25. You must pre-register by calling HSFC at 770-887-6480.

 

New thrift store from No Longer Bound – 315 Dahlonega Hwy Cumming GA – No Longer Bound is proud to announce the launch of our new off-site thrift store in Cumming!!  We are currently hard at work with the construction and set-up of the new store, and we will be hosting our Grand Opening Saturday, February 25th from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.  Check back with us often for updates on our progress.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for February 17 – 19, 2012

Central Park in Cumming, GAWhat’s on the agenda for the weekend? Forsyth County Schools are out for five days, so hopefully your families will get out and play!

Friday, February 17

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy at The Avenue – Girls Night Out. Call 770.781.0300 to reserve your spot. Cost is $25 per girl.

  • Facial and hand treatments
  • Hair, nails makeup and heart nail art
  • Valentine’s cookie craft and drinks
  • Runway Show: Who’s your Valentine?
  • Dancing to Cupid Shuffle
  • Limo Ride

Saturday, February 18

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Express Yourself Tote. Fashion your own handcrafted tote bag. Make-It Take-It with purchase of bandana. While Supplies Last. Ages 3+.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Avenue Forsyth. Bring the children in for a storytime and fun activities.

7:00 pm – Bingo at the VFW Post 9143. Come on out and support our local veterans for some family Bingo fun. Open to the public. No smoking. Game cards start at $10.00. Children 6 and up welcome with adult. Concessions available. Cash prizes!

6:30 pm – 10:30 pm – Summit’s Wayside Tavern, Cumming, GA. Kick off the Mardi Gras season in style … while helping raise money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Carnivale for a Cure!

Featuring:
• Cajun Menu
• Hurricanes
• Gumbo
• Si2C CARNIVALE T-shirts for sale
• Live Music from 7pm-10pm by BC (timeless rock and roll) • 50/50 Drawing & Multiple Prize Raffles

Carnivale for a Cure is hosted by Big Frog Custom T-Shirts, friends of Stick It To Cancer.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for February 10 – 12, 2012

A Day Fur LoveThe weekend is finally here and there’s lots to do. What do you have planned for the weekend? Here’s a roundup of events in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Saturday, February 11

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Build a valentine card creator. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Your child will love making their own personalized cards!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Valentine’s Day Memory Book. Make the most of cherished memories. Make-It Take-It with purchase of paper sack. While Supplies Last Ages 3+

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Bath & Body Works at The Avenue Forsyth. Valentine’s Day Party. Gift with purchase, sweepstakes and more.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – A Day Fur Love – North Point Mall, Alpharetta, GA – Angels Among Us Pet Rescue Special Valentine’s Day Event. Please Join us for A Day Fur Love Pet Adoption at North Point Mall! We will have both Dogs & Cats at this event and we will also have a Fashion show sponsored by The Gap. California Pizza Kitchen will also be sponsoring pizza for this event. We will be located at the Center Stage located just down from The Gap. We will also have a DJ there. This is going to be one great event folks, come out and adopt your Angel this Valentine’s Day weekend! Please consider adopting, fostering, donating. Please visit our website to view our adoptable pets: www.angelsrescue.org

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble Plant A Kiss story time at The Avenue Forsyth. Bring the children in for a special Valentine’s Day storytime and fun activities.

1:00 pm – Forsyth County Library – Cumming location. Special Valentine’s Day Event. Join us for a special family program, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy 30 minutes of heartwarming stories, songs, and a puppet show especially for ages 4-8 years, but fun for the whole family.
Sunday, February 12

7:00 pm – Bingo at the VFW Post 9143. Come on out and support our local veterans for some family Bingo fun. Open to the public. No smoking. Game cards start at $10.00. Children 6 and up welcome with adult. Concessions available. Cash prizes!

Sunday, February 12

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michaels Valentine’s Day Gift Workshop. Explore your creativity this Valentine’s Day. Make-It Take-It with purchase of Wood Curly-Q Letter or Frame. While Supplies Last Ages 3+.

 

Food for Thought Project – An Ongoing Community-Based Food Drive in Forsyth County, GA

Food for Thought ProjectLooking to give back to the community? Want to help the needy?

Thanks to two local families, Forsyth County now has Food for Thought Project, a community-based ongoing food drive that residents are supporting in growing numbers. The number of families is currently at 426 supporting the drive and has collected a total of 16,232 lb. since they formed in June 2011.

The concept is simple, sign up for free and you will receive an orange shopping bag. Simply buy an extra item or two every time you go grocery shopping, put it in the bag and on the second Saturday of every other month, hang the bag outside your front door for pickup.

Volunteers pick up the bags, sort them at a storage facility and distribute among local food pantries at local churches and organizations.

Looking to help even more? Volunteers are also needed to pick up food as well as sort and distribute.

Mia’s Pizza and Eats is also supporting the Food for Thought drive. Bring in a canned item for the Food for Thought food drive and they will donate 10% of your meal to the project.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for February 3 – 5, 2012

New playground at Fowler Park

There’s lots of things to do in Forsyth County this weekend! Enjoy the warmer temperatures and get out and play!

Fowler Park has a neat skate park and the Big Creek Greenway offers lots of outdoor fun.

Friday, February 3

9:oo am – 6:00 pm  – Green With Envy Kid’s Consignment Sale – Pinetree Village Shopping Center, 2350 Atlanta Highway (Hwy. 9), Cumming, GA 30040.

Saturday, February 4

9:00 am – Home Depot Kids Workshop – Kids can build this great Keepsake Box. Make a personalized box to hold private treasures. Give it as a gift for Valentine’s Day.

9:oo am – 5:00 pm  – Green With Envy Kid’s Consignment Sale – Pinetree Village Shopping Center, 2350 Atlanta Highway (Hwy. 9), Cumming, GA 30040.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Forsyth – Story time. Bring the children in for storytime and fun activities.

Sunday, February 5

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michaels – Kids Valentines Card – Free make it take it. Ages 3 and up.

Monday February 6

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Academy Sports + Outdoors – Join the Atlanta Braves inflatable unit at Academy Sports + Outdoors. There will be an autograph signing from 4:30PM – 6PM.

Atlanta Braves Country Caravan in Cumming GA

Location:  Academy Sports & Outdoors , 320 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA

Details:  The Atlanta Braves are coming to visit the fans of Cumming on February 6 as a part of the annual Braves Country Caravan.  Fans can meet the Braves and get FREE autographs!

Cost: FREE


Forsyth County Public Library February Event Schedule

The Forsyth County Public Library is keeping busy offering lots of fun story times, book clubs, free movies and other activities for children, teens and families this month.

Here is a sampling of events this week and here is the full listing of February events at the library.

 

Program Description Date/Time Location
Little Listeners Storytime Program Let’s Be Friends
Will you be my friend?
2/1/2012 10:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Wee Read Storytime Program Who Said That?
Woof, moo, or cock-a-doodle-doo?
2/1/2012 11:15 AM Sharon Forks Library
Wee Read Storytime Program Rhyme Time
What rhymes with car?
2/2/2012 11:15 AM Cumming Library
Little Listeners Storytime Program Let’s Be Friends
Will you be my friend?
2/3/2012 10:15 AM Hampton Park Library
Wee Read Storytime Program Rhyme Time
What rhymes with car?
2/3/2012 11:15 AM Hampton Park Library
Ready, Set, Read! Storytime Program Snooze Stories
Fluff up the pillows and pull up the covers!
2/3/2012 1:15 PM Hampton Park Library

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