Archives for February 2013

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for March 1 – March 3, 2013

north georgia zoo and petting zooIn like a lion, March is here! There is a cold front coming this weekend, so spring is still a few weeks away. Bundle up and see what’s happening in Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

Friday, March 1

11:15 am – Hampton Park Library – Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!  Take your hats off to Dr. Seuss at a 25-minute program featuring Seussical stories, songs, movement activities, a puppet show AND a visit from the Cat in the Hat.  Suggested for ages 2 to 5 years, with a caregiver.  No registration is necessary for these free programs.

Saturday, March 2

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop – Build a race car! FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement

10:00 am – 11:30 am – Michaels Kids Club. NEA’s Read Across America. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10AM – 11:30AM. See a store associate to join the fun!

10:30 am – Parsons Gifts – Spring decorating seminar with refreshments.

11:15 am – Cumming Library – Rhyming the Roost With Dr. Seuss–Special Family Storytime – Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a family program, especially  for ages 4 years and older, featuring Green Eggs and Ham and Dr. Seuss readalikes. Add lively songs, a puppet show, and a visit from the Cat in the Hat for 45 minutes of fun that will leave you smiling all day long.  There’s no need to register for these free programs.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble Storytime at The Avenue Forsyth – Disney friends story time.

Sunday, March 3

11:00 am – 3:30 pm – Rucker Horse and Pet, 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA – The Raptors are coming! The Amicalola Rehabilitation Representative will be bringing some of these amazing birds to our store location for a day of education and photography!  Bring a camera!


March 2 & March 3 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – North Georgia Zoo and Petting Zoo – Bouncing Baby Days. See over 40 new baby animals that have been born! Petting zoo $7 adult $5 child (2-11 & 55+), Wildlife walk $15/$13, Camel Encounter $5, Reptile Encounter $5. These are alacarte prices – there is discount if you bundle the petting zoo & wildlife walk $20/$18. Need more details or to purchase your tickets online at

Easter Egg Hunts and Activities 2013 in Forsyth County, GA

easter egg hunts in cumming, gaThere are many Easter egg hunt activities going on in and around Forsyth County, GA. Please comment and share if you know of any other events that are open to the public!

3/23 – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta Allergy-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt– my daughter has food allergies, so I am posting this special toy-filled Easter egg hunt which is in Roswell, GA. Garrard Landing Park, Roswell, GA – Nestled on the beautiful Chattahoochee River! Please RSVP by email if you will be attending – you need to be a member of FAKA and membership is free. Volunteers are needed for the event.

3/23 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Concord Baptist Church – Easter Egg Hunt – 6905 Concord Rd, Cumming, GA 30028-8598 (770) 887-9482

3/30 – 11:00 am – 6:00 pm – Taste of Forsyth 2013 – Cumming Fairgrounds – Taste of Forsyth will be in full swing celebrating 10 years at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds.  Plan to sample from over 25 restaurants (price ranges from $1 – $4) with over 10,000 of your family and friends.  Located 40 miles North of Atlanta the Taste of Forsyth is a great community event with music, kid’s zone, local entertainment, touch-a-truck and much more.  Easter egg hunts by age group starting at 11:30 (ages 3 and under), 12:30 (ages 4-7) and 1:30 pm (ages 8-10).

3/30 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm – The Avenue Forsyth – FREE Pictures with the Easter Bunny – Atlanta Diamond Design (next to Cheeky). Bring the whole family (and your own camera) for this FREE event.  We’ll have treats and crafts for the kids, as well at Atlanta Diamond Design. The Avenue Forsyth, 410 Peachtree Parkway, suite 120 (next to Cheeky) For more info, call 770.751.9555.

3/30 12:30 pm Easter event fundraiser at Save The Horses. Here is the flyer. This is a fundraiser event and proceeds go towards helping the abused and injured horses. There will be Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Easter Egg Hunt. It’s FREE for kids under 12, $5 per person for 13 yrs and older, pony rides are extra. Bring CASH. Please share this info with your friends and family! Save the Horses, 1768 Newt Green Road, Cumming, GA 30028.

3/30 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Christ Community Church – Easter Eggstravaganza and Health Fair. We’ll have egg hunts with 30,000 Candy Eggs. Admittance is free. We will have three Candy Egg Hunts (3 age groups) with Prizes, Inflatables, Safari Petting Zoo, Carnival Ride, Health Fair, Red Cross Blood Drive, Giveaways, food by Slopes BBQ, the Easter Bunny, and more!

3/30 – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Easter Egg Scramble – North Lanier Baptist Church – Off-site – Hutchinson Trace Subdivision Cumming, GA  30040. – Annual Community Egg Scramble and Carnival. A family fun event for the Church and Community. Easter egg scrambles, free cotton candy and popcorn, prizes and games!

3/30 – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Swim Kids of GA – Egg-stra Cool UNDER THE SEA EGG HUNT! Grab a suit and towel and join us in the 90 degree HEATED POOL to spash around and grab some eggs!  We will be swimming for eggs starting at 4:00 and will be egg-hunting by age in small groups.  Parents of non-swimmers will need to suit up and join their child for some egg-citing fun in the pool! 1501 Redi Road, Cumming, GA.

3/31 – 9:45 am – 12:00 pm – Midway UMC – 5025 Atlanta Highway, Alpharetta, Georgia 30004 – Children’s Easter Egg Hunts.


3/30 and 3/31 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Easter Festival at North Georgia Zoo & Farm – Eggstravaganza and Rabbit Palooza, Come and search for Easter eggs! Learn more about all the different types of eggs there are and see a real live  green giant egg! Come visit our giant Rabbit display and petting area! Meet a variety of rabbit breeds  including the largest breed of rabbit in the world, and get your picture taken with a baby bunny! More info: (706) 348 – 7279

3/30 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Pine Isle Point, Lake Lanier Islands Golden Easter Egg Hunt – Our 3rd Annual Spring festival by the lake will showcase entertainment, as well as games, prizes, food, fun for kids of all ages, and of course a visit from the Easter Bunny. A classic Easter Egg Hunt – featuring more than 20,000 eggs and staggered by age groups to even the playing field – with the elusive Golden Egg filled with something even BETTER than candy! Visit for more information.

Event Admission:  Free with Gate Fee ($10 per car) *Additional charges apply to food and kid zone activities.*

  • 11:00 am:  Toddlers
  • 12:00 pm:  Kindergarten – 2nd grade
  • 1:00 pm:  3rd Grade – 5th Grade 

*Please call ahead and check with all of these event hosts as they are subject to change.

Spring Break Camps in Forsyth County, GA for the Week of April 1st, 2013

fowler park in cumming gaIt’s hard to believe spring break is just around the corner! Here is a list of spring break camps in the Cumming, GA area if you will be home for the break.

Planning a trip to Disney? Check out my Disney World travel tips before you go. Going camping? See how we rented a camper on-site at Sugar Mill Creek RV Resort & Campground in North Georgia, saving lots of time and money while still experiencing a fun camping adventure! Share with us where you are going and offer tips!

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Spring Break Day Camps in Cumming, GA

SPRING BREAK SKATEBOARD CAMP | Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced, if you love skateboarding or have always wanted to learn, this camp is for you! Participants will learn basic skills, skating games, etiquette/safety and equipment mechanics. Participants will be in groups based on age and skill level. If needed, skateboard and helmet rentals will be offered at half the regular price. Instruction provided by FC Skate Shop. To Register Call: 770-844-2008 or online
5-17 Tu-F 10am-12pm April 2-5 Fowler Skate Park R. Saunders $80

SPRING BREAK FUN AND GAMES CAMP | Campers will play games, art and other fun activities. Bring a lunch, two snacks and a change of clothes each day.
K-5 M-F 9am-4pm Apr 1-5 Fowler Park S. Scoggins $115

SPRING BREAK DANCE CAMP | This camp will teach the basic warm-ups, stretches, steps and
routines of sport dance teams. A Camper Showcase will be held on Wednesday for parents and awards given to all campers. Campers may purchase a pizza lunch each day for $5, paid at the camp.
10-12 M-W 9am-2pm Apr 1-3 Sharon Springs Park A. Bell, A. Jordan $125

SPRING BREAK FOOTBALL CAMP | This camp will teach the fundamentals of football with drills and games, concentrating on the campers’ total development. A Camper Showcase will be held on Wednesday for parents and awards given to all campers. Campers may purchase a pizza lunch each day for $5, paid at the camp.
7-9 M-W 9am-2pm Apr 1-3 Sharon Springs Park A. Bell $125

SPEED and AGILITY CAMP | This camp is designed to improve speed, agility, power and balance. This camp is ideal for athletes of any sport or fitness level.


8-15 M-Th 4:30-6pm from Apr 29-May 2, M. Taylor $60, Vickery Creek Middle Vickery Creek Middle

8-15 Tu-Th  4-5:30pm from May 28-30,  M. Taylor $45, Vickery Creek Middle Vickery Creek Middle


March 1 | View camps and register online.
April 1 | Camp brochure available and all other registration begins.

Sweet & Sassy Spring Break Camps

spring break camp in forsyth county gaMarch 29 – Rock N’ Pop

March 30 – Princess Party

April 5th – Rainbow Loom Day

April 6th – Luau Party

Time: 5 pm – 8 pm, $30.00 per girls, see their Facebook page or website for more information.








Creekside MOPS Spring Consignment Sale March 7th and 8th in Forsyth County, GA

ConsignmentSaleEvery year Creekside MOPS sponsors a Spring and Fall Consignment Sale. This is a wonderful opportunity to shop for gently used (and even some new) children’s and maternity items such as quality clothing, toys, games, nursery equipment, and so much more. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the MOPS and Teen MOPS ministries. The goal of MOPS is to “encourage, equip, and develop every mother of preschoolers as a woman, mother, leader in the name of Jesus Christ.”

Consign, Volunteer, or Shop to support these growing ministries here at Creekside!

  • Spring 2013: March 7-9
  • Fall 2013: August 22-24

Spring 2013 Consignment Sale

Thursday, March 7th: 8:00pm-9:00pm, Public Preview with $5 donation
Friday, March 8th: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday, March 9th: 8:00am – 1:00pm (most items are half off)

Creekside United Methodist Church

673 Peachtree Parkway, Bldg. A
Cumming, GA 30041
Church Office 770-888-8449

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for February 22 – February 24, 2013

mentor me north georgia bowl for kidsThe weekend is here and will be off to a rainy start. Sunday looks to be the best weather day of the weekend. Here’s a roundup of things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Saturday, February 23

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – No Longer Bound Thrift Store Anniversary Event, 315 Dahlonega Street, Cumming, GA – Door Prizes, Food & Drinks, Special Pricing, Games & Face Painting for the Kids, New Inventory, Custom Furniture Giveaways.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – The Prom Closet Consignment Fundraiser – ICON All Stars, 1315 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA – Shop for your prom dress at half the price!

10:00 am – 11:30 am (on the half hour) Michaels Kids Club – Love Others. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10AM – 11:30AM. See a store associate to join the fun!

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Bowl for Kids – Stars & Strikes 133 Merchants Square,Cumming, GA. Mentor Me North Georgia’s Bowl for Kids fundraiser. Laugh, smile and have FUN! It’s that easy to help kids in our community. Two different bowl times – 10am and 12pm. Pizza lunch will be provided. Cost to participate is $25 and includes lunch, two hours of bowling, a T-shirt, and shoe rental. Ask your friends to help support you and a great cause – aim to raise $50 – or more! TOP FUNDRAISER WINS AN iPAD MINI!!! Other prizes will be awarded for Most Spirited and Crazy Costume and Superstar Fundraiser.  Form teams of 5 or 6 as a Team Captain, or we can add you to an existing team. Sign up online: or by calling 678-341-8028

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Your child will love the Monster Jam® kit featuring Grave Digger®! Bring them to Lowe’s this weekend to get closer than ever to one of their favorite Monster Jam superstars!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble Storytime at The Avenue Forsyth. It’s a Birthday Celebration for Amelia Bedelia! Join us as we read some of our favorites stories. Great for all Amelia Bedelia fans.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy Sweetest Valentine’s Party – Valentine’s Hair, Make-Up & Nails Pizza Decorate Valentine Cookies Runway Limo Drive Around. $30/girl. Reservations required.

Sunday February 24, 2013

2:00 PM – Hampton Park Library – Rhyming the Roost with Dr. Seuss–family storytime and puppet show – Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a family program, especially  for ages 4 years and older, featuring Green Eggs and Ham and Dr. Seuss readalikes. Add lively songs, a puppet show, and a visit from the Cat in the Hat for 45 minutes of fun that will leave you smiling all day long.  There’s no need to register for these free programs


The GREAT British Car Fayre [10am-2:30pm] is a warm and friendly gathering of British car and motorcycle enthusiasts in the delightful setting of Downtown Alpharetta, 1 Main Street, Alpharetta, GA.

Join us for family fun, food and British cars of all shapes and sizes. The UK has it’s share of iconic automobiles: Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Jaguar, MG, Lotus, Morgan, Triumph, Peeler, Landrover, Sunbeam, TVR, Mini and DeLorean to name just a few!

Come and see the original Lotus Esprit driven by James Bond (Roger Moore) in the movie, “The Spy Who Loved Me”, the 2nd oldest E-Type Jaguar in existence, the original Lotus Esprit given to beMario Andretti for winning the Daytona 500, and much more!

View the accompanying video on the Car Fayre.

Immediately following the Car Fayre … ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE for…

Beatles Tribute Concert [2:30pm-4:30pm] featuring Abbey Road LIVE!

Since 2002, Abbey Road LIVE! has been rocking the music of the Beatles at clubs, theaters, festivals, and private events. Initially a tribute to the monumental “Abbey Road” album, the band has expanded its scope to include more than 100 Beatles tunes, from all eras of the Fab Four’s career.

At a typical Abbey Road LIVE! show, audiences young and old can found gleefully singing along with every word, many in utter disbelief at getting to hear this monumental music performed live; something that even the Beatles themselves never did, since they stopped touring in 1966.

Watch “Abbey Road LIVE!” in the video attached to this event.

Creative/Delicious Food from Atlanta’s Food Trucks:
The Mobile Marlay (Fish ‘n’ Chips), WOW! Food Truck, Sweet Auburn BBQ, Gezzo’s Surf & Taco Mobile, Happy Belly Truck, Yum Yum Cupcake, PretzelMaker plus some of the great local restaurants you already know and love!

Kids Play Area:
Face-painting, Treasure Hunt, Croquet, Cotton Candy, more.


Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Spring Activity 2013 Guide Now Available

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Spring Activity 2013 Guide Now Available

Forsyth County, GA spring activity guideLooking for the latest information on recreational activities and camp programs available this spring in Forsyth County, GA? Forsyth County Parks and Recreation’s Spring 2013 Activity Guide is now available and features details on camps, athletics, fitness programs, special interest classes and more.

View the Activity Guide online at


Various park facilities and amenities are available for rental. The facilities are great places to hold meetings, family gatherings, birthday parties, showers and other events. Please see a list of parks and facilities on page 4. Facility reservations are available first come, first served. To inquire about facility availability and rental fees, please call 770-781-2215 or visit To reserve a facility, you will need to complete a rental agreement and pay the rental fee and deposit fee. Out-of-county residents will be charged a 20% increase for all rentals.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for February 15 – February 17, 2013.

cupids and canines at camp bow wowThe kids have a long four day weekend in Forsyth County, GA starting tomorrow! The rain has cleared out so hopefully we can spend most of it outside. Here’s a roundup of things to do in Cumming, GA.

Friday, February 15

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Lakewood 400 Antiques Market. $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

10:15 am – 12:15 pm – Hampton Park Library – Special Movie Presentation. We’re not allowed to tell you the titles of our movie features, but we can give you hints. Lady is the never-a-hair-out-of-place cocker spaniel. Tramp’s a wrong-side-of-the-tracks mongrel. Follow the star-crossed canines’ love story in one of Walt Disney’s most beloved animated movies. It’s the day after Valentine’s, but so what? Watch it with someone you love. Rated G; 75 minutes; 1955.

Saturday, February 16

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Lakewood 400 Antiques Market.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Forsyth Senior Expo. Now in its eleventh year, the event will be held this year at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College. The Forsyth Senior Expo is an opportunity for senior citizens as well as their families and friends to learn about planning for the future. The free event provides a venue for information regarding a variety of topics including health care, housing, finance, safety and security, recreation, and travel. The Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College is located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Cumming. To receive more information regarding the Forsyth Senior Expo, contact Forsyth County Senior Services at 770.781.2178.

10:00 am – 11:30 am – Michaels Kids Club – PETS & ANIMALS. On the half hour. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10AM – 11:30AM. See a store associate to join the fun!

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

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Camp Bow Wow Alpharetta is hosting our 4th annual Cupids and Canines celebration at Camp Saturday, February 16th from 12 pm – 4 pm. This loving event doubles as an adopt – a – thon for animals in need of fur-ever homes and as a fundraiser for The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation, Humane Society of Forsyth County, Angels Among Us, Furkids small Dog Rescue, and You Lucky Dog Rescue.
Faithful Friends Mobile Vet will be providing a Vaccine Clinic. And $20 Micro-chipping with also be provided!!!

Plant a tree in Forsyth this Arbor Day. Celebrate Georgia Arbor Day by planting a free red bud or red cedar seedling from Keep Forsyth County Beautiful.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, a limited number of free tree seedlings will be available while supplies last at the three Forsyth County Convenience Centers:

  • Coal Mountain Convenience Center, 3560 Settingdown Road
  • Old Atlanta Convenience Center, 3678 Old Atlanta Road
  • Tolbert Street Convenience Center, 351 Tolbert Street

Forsyth County Master Gardeners will also be at the sites to answer questions and provide planting information. If you pick up a free tree seedling on Feb. 16, you’ll be asked to provide a brief description of the planned location of the tree. See also Reaping Nature Educational Outreach Foundation, Inc.

Sunday, February 17

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Lakewood 400 Antiques Market.



Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for February 8 – February 10, 2013

IMG_3626Daffodil blooms are sprouting everywhere and Valentines are on our minds as we prepare for school Valentine’s Day parties, Father – Daughter dances and more. Here is a roundup of fun Valentine weekend fun.

Thursday, February 7 – Saturday, February 9

Green with Envy Kids Consignment Sale at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market in Cumming, GA.

Saturday, February 9

Food for Thought Pickup! For those families donating food for Food for Thought, Saturday is pick up day! Have your orange bag out on your porch by 9:00 am

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow. Wheel of Love. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build this special Wheel of Love!

10:15 am – Hampton Park Library – Books & Babies Program. Books & Babies is a baby storytime specifically designed to promote babies’ physical, social, and mental development. At baby storytime we’ll sing songs, learn interactive rhymes, and read books that are specifically tailored to babies’ developmental needs. Advance registration is required.

10:00 am – 11:30 am- Michaels Kids Club – VALENTINE’S PARTY HEART LOVE BUG BAG, 10AM – 11:30AM, on the 1/2 hour. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10AM – 11:30AM. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble special Valentine’s Day story time.

11:15 am – Cumming Library – Ready Reading Rangers Rocking Robots storytime. Fun stories, songs and activities for ages 4 – 6.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Sharon Forks Library – Paper Sack Scrapbook Valentine’s Program. For grades 5 and up. Celebrate Valentine’s Day by creating a paper sack scrapbook and filling it with everything you love! Registration required.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Arby’s New Look Remodel Celebration – 15% sales to go The Place, bring the kids for a little clowning around and register to win an IPAD.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Duct Tape Roses Teen Valentine’s Program at Hampton Park Library. Grades 6 and up – registration is required. Make long-lasting duct tape roses!

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy – Valentine’s Girls Night Out this Saturday! Call to save your spot today! 770-781-0300. Valentine’s hair, makeup and nails, pizza, decorate cookies, runway show and ride in a limo! $30.00 per girl.

Sunday, February 10

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Prom with a Purpose – or Dresses Make a Difference – formal dress consignment sale, proceeds go to children with cancer. Windermere Lodge, 4463 Village Center Ln, Cumming, GA 30041.

Valentine’s Celebration at Babyland General Hospital on February 9, 2013

babylandIf you haven’t been to Babyland General Hospital yet, it is a short trip away and a fun day to play.

Cabbage Patch Kids Valentine’s Celebration on Saturday, February 9 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia.

Make your Valentine Special at BabyLand General Hospital. The day’s event includes prize drawings, Holiday Craft, Candy Goody Bags and Costume Character.

Babyland General
300 North O K Drive,
Cleveland, GA,30528

Spring Consignment Sales in Forsyth County, GA

Clean out the closet and consign for cash!

Clean out the closet and consign for cash!

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes some fabulous consignment sales and deals for the family! Here is a roundup of consignment sales in and around Cumming, GA. If you know of any other sales, please comment and share!

Spring 2013 Consignment Sales

February 7 – February 9 – Green with Envy Kids Consignment Sale at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, 3121 Atlanta Hwy., Cumming, GA. – a high end kids consignment sale. Get designer duds for your littles for a lot less!

February 10 – Prom with a Purpose at Windermere Lodge in Cumming, GA. Dresses Make a Difference event – dresses for all occasions from girls to women’s sizes.

March 7 – March 9  Creekside MOPS Consignment Sale – Creekside United Methodist Church, 673 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA.

March 7 – March 9 Cumming First United Methodist Church Consignment Sale – 770 Canton Highway in Cumming, GA, 30040. Shopping tips for consignment shoppers.


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