Archives for May 2012

Things to Do in Cumming, GA the Weekend of June 1 – 3, 2012.

Forsyth County Public Library Teen CinemaHere’s a roundup of activities this weekend as we welcome June and the slow days of summer! If you know of any other family-friendly events in Forsyth County, GA, please comment and share!

Friday, June 1

FCPL Teen Cinema Pirate Weekend 
12:30 PM – Hampton Park Library

FCPL Teen Cinema Pirate Weekend 
2:30 PM – Hampton Park Library

Saturday, June 2

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot free kids workshop. Kids can build an organizer to store hair bands, race cars… or make a great gift for DAD!

• Kids will learn to build their very own organizer while learning tool safety
• Have fun, make friends and gain a sense of achievement and work ethic

10:15 AM – Cumming Library  Summer Showcase–Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy” 

10:15 AM – Sharon Forks Library  Summer Showcase–Arthur Atsma, Magician 

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Forsyth storytime. Join us for a Storytime about a duckling. We will be reading The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems. Great for all ages!

Every Saturday is “Adoption Day” at Petco, 2345 Market Place Boulevard, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

11:30 AM – Sharon Forks Library  Summer Showcase–Arthur Atsma, Magician 

1:15 PM – Hampton Park Library  Summer Showcase–Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy” 

2:30 PM – Hampton Park Library  FCPL Teen Cinema Pirate Weekend 

Cumming Fairgrounds Farmer’s Market begins June 2nd! Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7:30AM – 12:00 pm and runs through August.

The 2012 Forsyth County Garden Tour will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2 at six gardens across the county. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of. For more information, go online at http://fcmg.sharepoint.com or call the Forsyth County Extension Office at (770) 887-2418.

LanierWorld Dive-In Movies on Saturdays from June 2 – September 1, 2012. Come join us at Wild Waves at Family Fun Park for a Dive-In movie. Movie is included with the wristband or if you want to come just for the movie ONLY, admission is $5.99 at 9 PM plus gate fee. Movie begins at dark!

Sunday, June 3

2:30 pm – Cumming First United Methodist Church, 770 Canton Hwy, Cumming, GA. Pipe organ concert. Thomas Williford, prganist will be performing works from Bach, Vierne and more! There is no admission fee.

2:30 PM – Hampton Park Library  FCPL Teen Cinema Pirate Weekend 

Warbington Farms – Farm Fun Park – (includes hey ride, petting zoo, giant inflatable slide, corn crip, and roller slide, playground set)

Weekends – $7 Per Child 12 & under – $3 Per Person 13 & Up. Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 1pm-6pm. Pick up some tasty strawberries and in-season produce and have a blast at Warbington Farms.

Summer Reading Programs 2012 in Cumming, GA – Earn a Free Book!

barnes and noble summer reading programBarnes & Noble has a summer reading program for children. Download the journal, read any 8 books and track them in your journal, and earn a free book! There is also a parent activity kit to download with fun activities and teaching tips.

The Forsyth County Public Library has a summer reading program. Sign up online or at the library. Kids set a reading goal and record their reading times on a spreadsheet and earn a book at the end of summer. Register May 25 – July 31.

From the FCPL website: Sign up for “Dream Big: READ!”and spend time reading what you love best this summer. Set a goal and when you meet it, earn a prize book of your choice. You can register until July 31. You can record books until August 17 and pick up prizes (while supplies last) until August 24.

To register: 1. Click the “Sign Up” box and then fill in your library card number and PIN. If you don’t have a full-service library card, you can find out how to get one here.  If you don’t remember your PIN, you can email it to yourself.
2. Enter your name, school, and grade in Fall 2012. The library will send Forsyth County public K-12 schools a list of all its students who sign up for Summer Reading. Your teachers will be glad you read this summer!
3. Set your personal reading goal. You can ask a grown-up to do this with you.
4. If you’re using your parent’s card to sign up, put your own name in the  “Alternate Name” box. That way, your name will appear on certificates and on the report the library sends to your school.

Memorial Day Weekend Events in Cumming, GA.

THIS POST IS FROM 2012. The holiday weekend is near. Fire up the grill and check out these events around Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, May 25

11:00 am – Cumming Memorial Day Ceremony at the Cumming Veterans War Memorial.

Saturday, May 26

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Nothing says “summer” like ice cream! Your child will love building this Ice Cream Truck complete with stickers and paperboard cutouts!

10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Down Under Fest. The entire Memorial Day weekend, May 26 – 28, 2012, the Polo Fields – corner Majors Road and Post Road – will be invaded by Aussies, New Zealanders, and, hopefully, – you! Featuring sports for Dad, shopping for Mum, slides and kangaroos for the kids, the Down Under Fest will give you a taste of the lands Down Under. Literally. Try the authentic Aussie burger complete with pineapple, fried egg and beets! YUM-O! Live music, dancing, cattle dog demos, Maori dancers, learn to play the Didgeridoo and throw a boomerang! Come say G’Day!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – In memory of all those who serve or have served our country, we will have a special storytime about America. Great for kids 8 and under.

Dark – Dive-In Family Movie at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. Watch Puss & Boots from the wave pool!

Sunday, May 27
Dive-in MoviesLake Lanier LanierWorld Dive-in Movies

Location: Wild Waves at Family Fun Park at LanierWorld

Time: At dark

Admission: Movie is included with wristband. If you just want to come for the movie ONLY, admission is $5.99 and 9 p.m. plus gate fee.

Memorial Day Weekend Movies: Saturday : Puss in Boots, Sunday : The Zookeeper

Memorial Day Deals:

Vets get in free at North Georgia Zoo all weekend!
All active and retired military personnel bowl free all day Memorial Day at Stars & Strikes!
American puzzles Memorial Day printables.

Giveaway Alert! Digital Copy of 100+ Free & Cheap Things to Do in Atlanta with Kids.

100 Free Things to Do in Atlanta *UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Our winner, Melinda, was selected on Random.org and notified by email.
Summer is coming and parents and caregivers are asking the age-old question: “What are we going to do with the kids this summer?” 100+ Free Things to Do in Atlanta offers frugal and fiscally-responsible families, ideas for summer fun and year-round entertainment. The book includes tips on visiting Atlanta’s favorite attractions like the Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, and Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta for free. In addition, families can learn how to beat the heat with free pool time and splash fountains, escape inside for arts and crafts at local retailers or outside to experience nature. With this book, summer will be anything but boring.

Written by Atlanta resident Sue Rodman, the book is a natural extension of her popular and award-winning travel blog, Field Trips with Sue, about things to do with kids in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. The blog helps families plan outings, day trips, weekend getaways and vacations from a first-hand point of view.  More importantly, from a mom’s point of view.  Each entry in 100+ Free Things to Do in Atlanta includes the who, what, where and when with costs up front for easy viewing. Web links guide readers to specific information on the attraction; addresses make it easy to plug into the GPS on the go.

100+ Free Things to do in Atlanta is available in ebook formats such as Kindle, Nook, iPad and iPhone for $4.99. Printed books are available for $9.99. Visit www.fieldtripswithsue.com/100free to purchase your book today!

How To Enter Digital Book Giveaway:

To enter the giveaway, add a comment below and tell us what your favorite free family event is in Atlanta! The giveaway ends at midnight on Monday, May 28. Winner will be selected by random.org and notified via email. The book will be emailed in PDF or Kindle format per winner’s preference.

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.

Forsyth County Public Library Summer Storytime Program

forsyth county public libraryThe Forsyth County Public Library has lots of summer programs planned to keep families reading and learning throughout the summer. FCPL also has a Saturday Summer Showcase program with special puppet shows, magic shows, storytellers and more.
For movie buffs, Hampton Park Library will be running a Family Cinema and Teen Cinema free movie series.
Here are the storytimes for this summer:
Superstars, designed for ages 2-6, and Dream Team, for ages 4-8, make reading
and language enjoyable.  Superstars is 20-25 minutes long and includes short,
colorful books, stories, music, puppet shows, and movement. Dream Team is 30 minutes
long and features longer books and word games as well as music, puppet shows,
and movement.
Cumming Library – Superstars (ages 2-6) Mondays at 10:15 am and 11:15 am, Dream Team (ages 4-8) 1:15 pm and 3:15 pm.

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Sharon Forks Library

Superstars Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:15 and 11:15 am, Dream Team Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:15 pm and 3:15 pm.

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Hampton Park Library Superstars (ages 2-6) Fridays at 10:15 am and 11:15 am, Dream Team (ages 4-8) Fridays at 1:15 pm.

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Music in the Park at The Avenue Forsyth Summer Series

Music in the Park
Every Wednesday at The Avenue Forsyth | May 23 – August 1
6 PM – 9 PM
Music in the Park at The Avenue ForsythEnjoy complimentary live music, food and drink samples, trivia, giveaways,  free gift with purchase and special perks every Wednesday at The Avenue. Located in the Park next to Coldwater Creek.
Enter to Win “Best Seats in the House”
Visit Relax the Back May 16 – June 25 to enter to win “Best Seats in the House” for you and a guest.
“Best Seats in the House” includes reserved LaFume zero-gravity recliner seating for two, complimentary refreshments plus a gift bag for you and your guest.
Winners will be selected and notified each Monday at 10 AM.
Schedule of Events:
June 6
  • Entertainment by Nick Longo
  • Best Seats in the House courtesy of Relax the Back
  • Free jewelry cleaning and a kid’s beading activity courtesy of Atlanta Diamond Design
  • Complimentary cheese biscuits and sweet tea from Jim N Nicks
  • Signature drink samples from Red Robin.
  • Free Gift with Purchase: Present same-day receipts to The Avenue A-List table during Music in the Park from any Avenue retailer or restaurant totaling $100 or more to receive a complimentary $20 gift card to LOFT, Natural Body Spa and Shop, Sunglass Hut or Ted’s Montana Grill. While supplies last. One per customer.
June 13

  • Entertainment To be Announced.
  • Best Seats in the House courtesy of Relax the Back
  • Free jewelry cleaning and a kid’s beading activity courtesy of Atlanta Diamond Design
  • Signature drink samples from Red Robin.
  • Free Gift with Purchase: Present same-day receipts to The Avenue A-List table during Music in the Park from any Avenue retailer or restaurant totaling $100 or more to receive a complimentary $20 gift card to LOFT, Natural Body Spa and Shop, Sunglass Hut or Ted’s Montana Grill. While supplies last. One per customer
June 20

  • Entertainment by Nick Longo
  • Best Seats in the House courtesy of Relax the Back
  • Free jewelry cleaning and a kid’s beading activity courtesy of Atlanta Diamond Design
  • Complimentary cheese biscuits and sweet tea from Jim N Nicks
  • Signature drink samples from Red Robin.
  • Free Gift with Purchase: Present same-day receipts to The Avenue A-List table during Music in the Park from any Avenue retailer or restaurant totaling $100 or more to receive a complimentary $20 gift card to LOFT, Natural Body Spa and Shop, Sunglass Hut or Ted’s Montana Grill. While supplies last. One per customer.
June 27

  • Entertainment by Last Three Standing
  • Best Seats in the House courtesy of Relax the Back
  • Free jewelry cleaning and a kid’s beading activity courtesy of Atlanta Diamond Design
  • Signature drink samples from Red Robin.
  • Free Gift with Purchase: Present same-day receipts to The Avenue A-List table during Music in the Park from any Avenue retailer or restaurant totaling $100 or more to receive a complimentary $20 gift card to LOFT, Natural Body Spa and Shop, Sunglass Hut or Ted’s Montana Grill. While supplies last. One per customer.
*Schedule to be announced monthly. Schedule subject to change.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for May 18 – 20, 2012.

The Place Forsyth County 5KThe last weekend of the Forsyth County school year is here! It’s hard to believe summer is just around the corner! Here are some events around town this weekend.

Saturday, May 19

7:00 am – The Place to Run – The Place of Forsyth County, 2550 The Place Circle, Cumming, GA 30041 – 5K, 10K and 1K children’s fun run.  Registration at 7:00 am, race starts at 8:00 am. In addition to prizes, there will be turkey (healthy) hotdogs, a health fair and workshops for children. There will also be free chair massages, and the Georgia Aquarium will be on hand, as well as the professional soccer team, Atlanta Silverbacks.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble Storytime at The Avenue Forsyth.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Humane Society of Forsyth County Pet Adoptions at Petco, 2345 Market Place Boulevard.

1:00 pm – Midway Saddle Club will have an open horse show at 1 p.m. May 19 at the club on Seabolt Road. There will be activities for the whole family. If you want to show your horse, you must bring a current Coggins certificate. Cost is $3 (free for children younger than 12). For more information, visit www.midwaysaddleclub.com.

Sunday, May 20

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm – 2012 Flavors of Forsyth, held by the United Way, will be at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center. The event will feature a range of food from area restaurants, local musicians, an artists’ market and kids’ zone. Admission is free. Food samples are $1-$3 each. For more information, call (770) 781-4110 or go online at www.UnitedWayForsyth.com.

Yard Sale

Living Faith Lutheran Church will have a fundraiser yard sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18-19 at 103 Buford Dam Road.

Free Summer Movies at Carmike Cinemas Movies 400 in Cumming, GA.

regal summer movie expressNote: This is last year’s schedule for 2012. For the 2013 schedule, please visit the 2013 post.

Carmike Cinemas / Movies 400 announced its free summer movie schedule for 2012. Shows begin at 10:00 am every Tuesday and Thursday from June 5 – August 9, 2012. (Looking for free outdoor movies? Check out the Movies in the Park series coming to Forsyth County, GA.)

Bring a can of food and receive a free popcorn, limit one per person. Drinks and popcorn are $1.00. The movies are all either rated G or PG.

Last summer, the free movies at Movies 400 were extremely crowded. I recommend getting there at least 30 minutes before movie showtimes.

June 5 & 7 – Puss N Boots

June 12 & 14 – Chicken Run

June 19 & 21 – Over the Hedge

July 3 & 5 – Shark Tale

July 10 & 12 – How to Train Your Dragon

July 17 & 19 – Madagascar 2

July 24 & 26 – Bee Movie

July 31 & August 2 – Monsters vs. Aliens

August 7 & 9 – Megamind

Movie titles shown are subject to change without notice. Limit one free popcorn per person. Expired cans, glass containers or boxed food will not be accepted. Please exchange canned food for a coupon at entrance.

$1.00 Movies at Regal Cinemas – Mall of Georgia and North Point Mall begins June 5, 2012 through August 1, 2012.

Moviegoers of all ages can climb aboard the Summer Movie Express to enjoy a great selection of films. During this 9-week festival, participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will offer selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00. A portion of proceeds from the Summer Movie Express will be donated to the Will Rogers Institute.

North Point Mall and Mall of Georgia Regal Cinemas Dollar Movie Schedule 2012: $1.00 movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am.

6/5-6/6 (10am)
JOURNEY 2
KIT KITTREDGE: AMER GIRL
6/12-6/13 (10am)
DOLPHIN TALE
HAPPY FEET TWO
6/19-6/20 (10am)
LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS
YOGI BEAR
6/26-6/27 (10am)
CATS & DOGS: REVENGE
HUGO
7/3-7/4 (10am)
ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN
PUSS IN BOOTS
7/10-7/11 (10am)
KUNG FU PANDA 2
RANGO
7/17-7/18 (10am)
RIO
SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME
7/24-7/25 (10am)
CHIMPANZEE
HOODWINKED TOO
7/31-8/1 (10am)
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
SMURFS
Dawson 400 Dollar Movies Summer Series for 2012

Dawson 400 Stadium Cinemas, 189 North 400 Center Lane, Dawsonville, GA 30534 (706) 216‐1620 – Movies start at 10:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are $1.00 admission. Child drinks and popcorn are $1.50 each. Movies are subject to change. Doors open at 9:15 am. First come, first serve seating.

• Tue 6/5 & Thur 6/7: Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) 2011‐1 hour 31 min., E.T.: The Extra‐Terrestrial (PG) 1982‐1 hour 55 min.

• Tue 6/12 & Thur 6/14: Hop (PG) 2011‐1 hour 35 min., The Karate Kid (PG) 1984‐2 hours 6 min.

• Tue 6/19 & Thur 6/21: Happy Feet 2 (PG) 2011‐1 hour 40 min., The Goonies (PG) 1985‐1 hour 54 min.

• Tue 6/26 & Thur 6/28: How to Train Your Dragon (PG) 2010‐1 hour 38 min., Ghostbusters (PG) 1984‐1 hour 45 min.

• Tue 7/3 & Thur 7/5: Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) 2011‐1 hour 27 min., Gremlins (PG) 1984‐1 hour 46 min.

• Tue 7/10 & Thur 7/12: Puss N Boots (PG) 2011‐1 hour 30 min., Big (PG) 1988‐1 hour 44 min.

• Tue 7/17 & Thur 7/19: The Smurfs (PG) 2011‐1 hour 43 min., Back to the Future (PG) 1985‐1 hour 56 min.

• Tue 7/24 & Thur 7/26: Rio (G) 2011‐1 hour 36 min., Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG) 1981‐1 hour 55 min.

 

 

Mother’s Day Special at North Georgia Zoo!

north georgia zooOn May 12 & 13, Moms get free admission with a child ticket all weekend at the North Georgia Zoo!

Celebrating moms all weekend long, North Georgia Zoo is also offering free tours “All About Being a Mom at North Georgia Zoo.”

See the new babies born at the zoo and all the new moms! There is a new calf, lamb, kids, kangaroo joeys, wolf pups and more!

Join us for our Wildlife Walks and learn all about what it means to be a zoo

mom! From becoming a surrogate mom to a

lemur, and kangaroo and others animals.  To being a mom with human kids at the zoo!  Learn all about animal moms and what they do as a mom!

Want to enjoy a relaxing Mother’s Day?

Moms!  Come enjoy relating to other moms both human and animal and watch your children look at motherhood in a whole new way!

2912 Paradise Valley RoadClevelandGA.

1 (706) 348-7279

Sat:9:00 am-6:00 pm

Sun:10:00 am-6:00 pm

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for May 11 – 13, 2012.

lanier world lake lanier islandsMother’s Day weekend is here! There are some neat crafts and deals to check out while you plan your weekend. Here’s a roundup of what is going on in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, May 11

5 – 8 pm – Primrose Steeplechase Spring Fling! FREE Admission & tickets sold for games, rides, raffles & more!

5 – 8 pm Free Open House at Adventure Kids – 4335 Bethelview Rd., Cumming
This indoor play park includes a 3,000-square-foot sandbox and a whole lot more action and fun for kids 2 and up. Hours will soon extend for the summer and the free open house is a great time to plan a visit.

Saturday, May 12

Lake Lanier Islands – LanierWorld opens May 12 weekend!

10:00 am – Lowe’s Picture Frame Planter – Spring has sprung! Your child will love building the Picture Frame Planter and personalizing it with photos. Plant something together!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Forsyth – storytime.

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Tanner’s Vickery – 50’s Sock Hop to support North Georgia College and State University’s Music Department. 50’s Music, 50’s Cars, and 50’s Menu. We will be hosting a 50’s Vintage Car Show (If you know anyone, pass on the word) in the parking lot, Music inside and out, and great food. We are selling donation tickets. These tickets are not necessarily for the event, but to support and donate to the NGCSU Music Department. $30 donation gets you an automatic $15 gift certificate to use right back in the restaurant.

Michaels Crafts All Weekend

  • Friday, May 11, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.: Mother’s Day Flower Clip. Make-It Take-It with purchase of flower clip.
  • Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m.-Noon: Mother’s Day Apron & T-Shirt. Make-It Take-It with purchase of T-shirt or apron.
  • Saturday, May 12, Noon-2:00 p.m.: Mother’s Day Button. Free Make-It Take-It.

 

 


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