Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for November 16 – November 18, 2012

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week! There are lots of fun holiday, food and shopping events happening this weekend in Forsyth County, GA. Let us know if you hear of any other fun things to do this weekend.

Friday, November 16

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – $3.00 admission (good all weekend) and kids under 12 get in free.

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – National BBQ Cup – Cumming Fairgrounds – Live entertainment, lots of BBQ! $10.00 admission, kids under 12 get in free. Parking $3.00.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy Girls Night Out at The Avenue Forsyth. 1960 Girls Night Out. Activities include totally cool makeovers, awesome food, groovy 60’s dancing, MYO hip lip gloss, far out limo ride and MYO tie dye shirt.  Call to book your spot today. $35 per girl. 770.781.0300.

Saturday, November 17

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Kinsey Family Farm Christmas Season Begins – Open Daily from November 17 – December 20 with the exception of Thanksgiving Day. This includes the Wednesday BEFORE Thanksgiving and all Day from 9 am until 6 pm on Black Friday. Kinsey Farm has Precut trees, Live trees (to plant later), Choose & Cut Your Own Trees, wreaths, garlands, holiday decorations, Charlie Brown trees, annual Kinsey ornaments, marriage saver tree stands, a harvest shop with honey, salsa, jams & preserves, donate a tree for troops, all while enjoying hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows with your family.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – $3.00 admission (good all weekend) and kids under 12 get in free.

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow workshop. The Guardians have arrived at Lowe’s! Bring your kids into Lowe’s to build North’s Sleigh from DreamWorks Animation’s new movie Rise of the Guardians!

10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Christmas in Central Park – 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA – The 9th Annual Christmas in Central Park Festival will be held Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th, 2012 at Central Park’s recreation center in Forsyth County, GA. Over 100 talented artists will be displaying their work inside the Holiday cheer-filled gyms of Central Park. Sponsored by Sawnee Artists Association.

10:00 am – 7:00 pm – National BBQ Cup – Cumming Fairgrounds – Fun for the family, kids zone, lots of BBQ! $5.00 admission, kids under 12 get in free. Parking $3.00.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – CHM Thrift Store Grand Opening – 433 Canton Road, Cumming, GA – Cumming Home Ministries’ Thrift Store is NOW OPEN offering children’s, women’s, and men’s clothing, furniture, and housewares at reasonable prices in a pleasant setting and convenient location off Hwy 20 across from Ingles.  Enjoy free food courtesy of Taco Mexico, balloons, face painting, beverage, and friendly faces!  Hours are Tues-Sat 10am-5pm.  Call 678-456-5544 ext 9 for more store information or to arrange pick up of larger donations.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Forsyth storytime – A Thanksgiving storytime. Join us as we read lots of fun stories all about Thanksgiving.

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival at The Avenue Forsyth – Enjoy complimentary children’s activities and be the first to greet Santa when he arrives to light the tree! (no pictures with Santa – that begins next weekend)

Sunday, November 18

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – $3.00 admission (good all weekend) and kids under 12 get in free.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Christmas in Central Park – 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA – The 9th Annual Christmas in Central Park Festival will be held Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th, 2012 at Central Park’s recreation center in Forsyth County, GA. Over 100 talented artists will be displaying their work inside the Holiday cheer-filled gyms of Central Park. Sponsored by Sawnee Artists Association.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michaels Free Thanksgiving Craft Event. Ages 3 and up.

ALL WEEKEND

Dogs and cats are available for adoption at the Humane Society of Forsyth County, a No-Kill Shelter, located at 4440 Keith Bridge Road in Cumming. Adoption hours are daily from noon to 6 p.m. Offsite adoptions are held on weekends at a number of locations, including Petco in Cumming and Milton, at PetSmart, Rucker Pet & Wild Bird, and Pooch N Paws also in Cumming. Visit the HSFC Web site for dates and times at each location.

NORTH GEORGIA

North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm – November 17th & 18th from 2-4pm. Get Your Picture Made with Santa and his little deer!  Professional Pictures available for only $5-$10! Options of folders or cards for you picture at additional costs. Open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm weekends. Location: 2912 Paradise Valley Road Cleveland GA 30528 Phone:  706 348 7279 Email:  info@wildlifewonders.org New this year – wolf encounters! reptile adventure! Come see teacup piglets, baby zebra and baby deer!

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