Archives for January 2013

Kindergarten Registration Dates for Forsyth County Schools for 2013 – 2014

IMG_3807Calling all 2013-14 Kindergarten Parents: March Registration Dates Announced for Forsyth County Schools!

Kindergarten Registration for the 2013-2014 school year will be held on:

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 28, 2013, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

Registration will take place at the elementary school in your attendance zone. To locate your attendance zone visit

For registration requirements visit

Prior to attending registration, pre-register your child at

If you are unable to attend the Kindergarten Registration at your child’s school, please call 678-947-0863, ext 0 to schedule an appointment to register your child after March 31, 203. The Registration Center hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:30 pm-4:30 pm (closed 12:00-1:30).

Please note that students are not required to be present at time of registration.

Green with Envy Kids Consignment Sale February 7 – Febuary 9, 2013

greenwithenvykidsGreen with Envy Kids is Atlanta’s Premier Upscale Children’s Sample and Consignment Event. The sale will be at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market in Cumming, GA from February 7 – February 9, 2013.

The largest selection of NEW and gently worn High-end, Designer, Boutique, Specialty & Custom-Made Children’s Clothing*, Shoes, Accessories, Costumes, Toys, Furniture, Bedding, Maternity, Baby Gear, Books, Home School Resources, & School Uniforms. *Spring/Summer

SAME GREAT LOCATION WITH  15,000 sq. ft. of boutique shopping!


February 7-9, 2013

Thursday, 2/7: private preview event

Friday, 2/8: public sale 9am-6pm

Saturday 2/9: public sale 9am-5pm

(Many items 30% off on Saturday)

consignor pick-up is Sunday 2/10 from 3:00pm-4:30pm

Invitation-Only Preview Night Thursday 2:00pm-9pm for Consignors and Volunteers. Times are tiered based on volunteer & consignor status.  Check the volunteer page for the exact times. The first 50 new moms and first pregnancies that register online in advance are eligible to shop at 7pm. We will be offering pre-sale shopping passes to educators/teachers who help us share news about the sale at their schools!  Contact Erin for more information.




GREEN WITH ENVY KIDS is the stylish & affordable way to outfit your children, clean out your closets and make some “green.”  Forget E-bay, Craig’s List, consignment stores, or yard sales. We can sell your things quicker, easier AND make you more money. OVER 200 CONSIGNORS SELLING NEW AND HIGH-END ITEMS ONLY!

Newspaper, plastic, and aluminum aren’t

the only things you can RECYCLE. Go GREEN,

earn some “green” and make your friends


IHOP National Pancake Day is February 5, 2013

ihoppancakedayFlip for Free Pancakes at IHOP on February 5, 2013!

Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised more than $10 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates. On February 5, 2013, guests from around the country will once again celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP and enjoy a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes*. In return for the free pancakes, guests will be asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals© ** or other designated local charities.

*There is a limit of one free short stack per guest. The offer is valid at participating IHOP restaurants for dine-in only while supplies last and is not valid with any other offer, special coupon or discount.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for January 25 – January 27, 2013

humble heroes hockey benefitForsyth County Schools are closed today so we suddenly have a three day weekend! Ice will reportedly be a problem, so we are hanging out inside today with friends. Here’s a roundup of what’s in store for the weekend in and around Cumming, GA.

Saturday, January 26

9:00 am – 12:30 pm – NFMOM Kids and Babies Consignment Sale at Lanier Technical College – Forsyth Conference Center, 7745 Majors Road, Cumming, GA. Check out this huge consignment sale and stock up on all of your seasonal and new sizing needs!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Family Event Make a Valentine. Make a homemade Valentine with your family!

10:00 am- Glazed & Fired Kids Workshop still has space available for our Love canvas painting. Due to limited seating RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR EVENT – Call 678-208-6096 for details.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Atlanta Summer Camp Expo at North Point Mall. Meet with camp directors and learn about summer and sleepaway camps in Atlanta!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Storytime. Do you like Dragons? Then this story time is for you!

6:40 pm – 7:40 pm – Humble Heroes 3rd Annual Police Vs. Fire Hockey Game at The Ice, 1345 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. $5.00 admission. More Information.


Atlanta Summer Camp Expo on Saturday, January 26 at North Point Mall

atlanta summer camp expoIt’s hard to believe it’s time to start planning for our kids’ summer camp activities! Check out the Summer Camp Expo at North Point Mall in Alpharetta, GA this weekend from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

It is a free event sponsored by Atlanta Parent magazine. Learn about new camps and find out about early bird rates.

Meet with camp directors and former campers, gather brochures and watch informational videos to help make your camp decisions.

North Point Mall will be filled with representatives of day and overnight camps who can tell parents and kids about the summer fun they have in store. Spaces at camps fill up fast, so this is a great chance to meet with camp experts from throughout the area and gather the information you need to make your choices. Whether your kid’s idea of a perfect summer is rock climbing, performing arts or horseback riding, you’ll find a great fit at our Expo. There will be scores of camps to choose from, so come prepared with all your questions. You will be able to meet with camp directors and former campers, as well as pick up brochures and watch informational videos.

Babies’ & Kids’ Consignment Sale from NFMOMC on January 26, 2013

nfmomsaleThis is THE Spring/Summer Kids’ Consignment Sale to attend – with14,000 sq ft of gently used or new items! We have everything you might need for children, including clothing sized infant to teen, matching & seasonal outfits (Swim wear, Easter, etc), boutique & maternity clothing, shoes, rocking chairs, high chairs, swings, car seats, strollers, tricycles & bikes, all types of toys, books, DVDs, and much more!

Lanier Technical College, Forsyth Conference Center

7745 Majors Rd Cumming, GA 30041

January 26, 2013


*Bring $5 and get in at 8:15am*

Now accepting Cash, Check AND Credit Cards!!

*NO Bags OR Strollers Allowed*

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(Sponsored by North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Club)

New Military Families Site for Forsyth County Families

IMG_2523Forsyth County Military Families is a new website for Military, Veterans and their families. Local, state and national military discounts and freebies will be posted on the site. Events, job fairs and more will be shared for the community.

They have a page for Forsyth County Military Discounts and one for National Military Discounts.

Businesses or organizations offering military discounts can be listed for free by contacting

Monday January 14, 2013 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 
GA National Guard Armory, 429 Canton Road, Cumming, GA

ALL Veterans are invited by American Legion Post 307 in Cumming, GA to learn about their veterans benefits. Cindy Haines, from the Gainesville office, will be presenting information at the GA National Guard Armory in Cumming.

For more information:

Forsyth County also has VFW Post 9143 located in Cumming, GA for veteran and troop support and community events such as bingo night.

Veterans Service Organizations


Atlanta Braves Country Caravan Visits Cumming, GA on January 22, 2013

2013 Braves Country Caravan: January 22 at Taco Mac in Cumming

Location:  Taco Mac  Atlanta Braves
2275 Market Place Boulevard
Cumming, GA

Time:  12:30 PM- 2:30 PM

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

Time:  3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Braves players and team officials will meet and greet fans and sign autographs when the team’s annual Country Caravan rolls through five states and covers about 3,000 miles from Jan. 22 through Feb. 2. Manager Fredi Gonzalez and Braves coaches, broadcasters and front-office officials will join players at various stops on the tour, which features free autograph sessions at Academy Sports + Outdoor stores and Taco Mac restaurants, along with community appearances at schools and hospitals.


For More Information Visit:


Weekend Events for Cumming, GA from January 11 – January 13, 2013

Barnes & Noble Storytime

Barnes & Noble Storytime

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

Saturday, January 21
10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow. Mystery kit! This Saturday, stores will receive one of several classic Build and Grow kits! The project may be a mystery but it’s no surprise that your child will have fun building it at Lowe’s!! RSVP online.
11:00 am – Barnes & Noble Storytime at The Avenue Forsyth. An Olivia story time!
11:15 am – Reading Rangers Storytime at Cumming Library. Plethora of Pets!
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.


LEGO Store – stop in for some fun LEGO building at North Point Mall. Link to their January events.

American Girl– Meet the Girl of the Year and celebrate with lots of fun events at American Girl. Here is a link to all of the weekend events. She’ll be inspired by Saige, our newest Girl of the Year!

Craft – Your girl can join in the fun during this free event, where she can make a horse collage and hot-air balloon crafts inspired by the ones in Saige stories.

Scavenger Hunt – Learn about Saige, our newest Girl of the Year! Your girl will go on a fun-filled scavenger hunt, collecting fun facts about Saige along the way. Plus, she’ll get a free American Girl poster at the end!

Celebration – Join us to celebrate Saige, our newest Girl of the Year! She loves to paint and ride horses, and uses her imagination to create art and inspire change. Girls will learn about this new contemporary character, make fun crafts, and enjoy a delicious meal. Includes an American Girl book to take home.

General Information

  • Tickets: $28 per person
    (Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable)
  • Reservations required; call toll-free 877-247-5223.
  • For girls ages 8 and up.
Friday, January 11 – 4:00 pm – Saige’s Crafts, 4:30 pm – Saige’s Scavenger Hunt & Saige’s Celebration
Saturday, January 12 – 2:00 pm – Saige’s Crafts and Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, January 13 – 12:00 pm – Saige’s Crafts and Scavenger Hunt, 3:00 pm Saige’s Celebration
Snow Mountain is open at Stone Mountain through February 18, 2013! What a fun way to celebrate winter with your family. Snow Mountain is Atlanta’s official winter wonderland, just minutes from downtown. Here you’ll find a snow-packed mountainside and action-packed excitement. Have a ball on five football fields of frosty joy, including 20 lanes of tubing. Zoom down the 400-foot hill all together in our family-sized tubes, or go it alone as a single rider. From snowman building to snowball shooting, tubing to togetherness, the moments will be frozen in time.
If you are shopping at the North Georgia Premium Outlets, stop at the information desk to get a coupon book. They are on social media and post lots of special offers. Also, one of our favorite toy stores, i Shop Lollipop, is located next to it and has a wonderful jumpy room. You can also play in the toy store! They have lots of toys that are hard to find elsewhere. Open Play Schedule for i Shop Lollipop Toys & Jumping Safari. The cost to jump is $5.00 for ages 2 – 5 and $8.00 for ages 6 and up. You need socks and you get a free bottled water! Unlimited jump time.
January 1 – 31 – 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 and see more than 100 miniature farm animals that call Tanglewood their home. Tour: $10 per person (free for infants under one)
Tanglewood Farm, 171 Tanglewood Drive, North Alpharetta/Canton, GA 30115
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10AM to 2PM
Last tickets sold at 1PM;
Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 5pm
Last tickets sold at 4PM;
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
No reservations required for individuals and families.
Reservations preferred for groups of 20 or more.

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