Archives for March 2013

Summer Camps and Vacation Bible School for Kids in Forsyth County, GA

Summer will be here in a few weeks (agh!) and it is time to start planning summer camps for the kids.

Here is this year’s roundup of 2013 kids summer day camps and vacation bible schools in the areas of Cumming GA and Forsyth County, GA. I will be updating this page as camp information is released, so check back often.

March and April are good planning months as deadlines are in April and early May for summer camp sign-ups. Forsyth County, the Forsyth County YMCA and the City of Cumming offer camps as well as local churches, organizations and the Girl Scouts.

Please check directly with these organizations as camp information can change.

Vacation Bible Schools (VBS)

Churches in the area host vacation bible school (VBS) as well as summer camps for kids:

Summer Camps

The Forsyth County YMCA offers a variety of summer programs. Forsyth County and the City of Cumming offer camps and classes all summer long. Local high schools are offering camps through the City and County.

Forsyth Central High School is offering camps through the City of Cumming – check out the sports camp listings on this page. A few other high schools are offering camps through Forsyth County Parks and Recreation.

There are also specialty camps like Swim Atlanta. Some local horse stables like Brecht Stables (therapeutic and western riding camps) and Flowered Rock Horse Farm offer camps.

Imagine That and Future Tech are another example of unique camps featuring science, technology, robotics and art.

Camp Invention is an educator-led science and learning camp. Grades one through six in a weeklong camp. Sessions at many local schools. Check website for full listing and pricing details.

Sawnee Mountain Preserve offers nature and adventure camps for kids throughout the summer.

Cane Creek Farm: You can now sign up online for your kids aged 8 – 12 to attend Summer Farm Camp, which will be held at the farm from June 10th – 14th. Farm Camp hours are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, with extended hours available for an additional fee. The cost is $275.00 per child. A deposit of $150.00 is due by June 1 with the balance due on June 10. Children should bring a healthy lunch each day. We will prepare food from the farm produce for snacks.

A friend recommended Camp Kerusso as her kids went there last summer (1st – 5th grade). It is located off Pilgrim Mill Road at Camp Lanier. Camp Kerusso dates are the weeks of June 3rd and 24th, and July 1st and 22nd!  It is from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Kids and Pros Football Camp in Cumming, GA from June 10 – 13, 2013.

United Futbol Academy summer challenge soccer camps in Forsyth and Dawson.

Pinecrest Academy has a wealth of summer camps including sports, languages, fashion and all around fun camps.

The Girl Scouts have a North, Central and South Forsyth Division. The camps are held at Camp Lanier on FAA Road off Pilgrim Mill Road at Lake Lanier. They also have other day camps and sleepaway camps.

  • Central Forsyth Day Camp Camp Polly Poons – Session 1:  June 10-14, 2013 – Goddess Boot Camp
  • South Forsyth Day Camp  – June 17 – 22, 2013 – The Girl Scout Games
  • Camp Polly Poons – Session 2 (New):  July 8 – 12, 2013 – Artrageous
  • North Forsyth Day Camp  – July 15 – 19, 2013 – Pirate Camp
  • Other Camps sponsored by local Girl Scout Service Units
  • Council operated Residence Camps (overnight)
  • Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta – see for full list

Artistic Adventures is enrolling for their 11th Summer Pottery and Art Camp Season. $10.00 off for Registrations before March 31! www.artistic-adventures.com/summer-camps.html 1581 James Burgess Road, Suwanee, GA 30024 404-642-6564; www.artistic-adventures.com June 4 – August 3 (Weekly)

Cumming Dance Academy Summer Camps 419 Tribble Gap Rd. | Cumming, GA 30040, 770-781-4922; www.cummingdanceacademy.com 

2013 Summer Dance Intensive
Fancy Nancy: 2nd-3rd Grade, July 8-July 12
Neverland 4th: 5th Grade, July 8-July 12
Heros vs. Villians 6th: 8th Grade, July 15-July 19
Through the Decades: 9th-12th Grade, July 15-July 19
Jr. l Sr. l Adult Conditioning Stretch, July 15-July 19

2013 Summer Fantasy Camp
3 hour Camp per day, one craft per day, oe snack per day, ballet movie time, dance classes and creative movement, summer camp t-shirt.
Camp Dates & Schedules: July 8- July 12; July 22- July 26
Ballet Only: 2-3 year olds, Ballet & Tap: Late 3-4 year olds, Ballet, Tap & Jazz: 5-6 year olds, Ballet, Tap & Jazz: 6-8 year olds

Sawnee School of Ballet Summer Dance Camps 433 Canton Rd. Suite #312, Cumming, GA 30040 770-887-0756; www.sawneeschoolofballet.com, June 10-13, June 24-28, July 8-11, July 15-19, July 22-26

Forsyth County Fire Camp

Fire Camp, which is for students entering sixth grade in August 2013, will be held Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14.   Junior Fire Academy, which is for students entering seventh and eighth grade in August 2013, will be held Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28.  Both camps are free. Both camps will be held Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Department Headquarters at the Forsyth County Public Safety Complex on Settingdown Road. Campers may be dropped off at the camp location after 7:30 a.m. and must be picked up by 5 p.m.  Those interested in attending Fire Camp or Junior Fire Academy must submit a completed application by May 1, 2013. Click here for the application. Space for the camp programs is limited.

Forsyth Youth Orchestra Summer Camp – June 29 – July 4, 2013 – the FYO is having its first summer camp at the Brennan-Heard house in downtown Cumming, GA. Camp will end with a celebration on July 4 with a sunset concert at Veterans Memorial Park in Cumming, GA. Open to string players (violin, viola, cello and bass) from elementary to high school students and must be able to read music. For more information, visit the FYO website or contact Corina Brito at 678-485-4665.

Checking local publications like Atlanta Moms and Atlanta Parent magazine might also offer some camp options. Up in Cumming magazine also has a great directory for summer camps.

If you hear of any other camps, please comment and share with the community! Happy hunting!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for March 29 – March 31, 2013

IMG_3626Spring and the Easter holiday is here! There are lots of fun things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA. Here is a round up of Easter egg hunts in the area. If you know of any other events, please comment and share!

I also wanted to note that I listed the Easter Egg Hunt for Babyland General on the wrong date – it was last weekend. I apologize for the inconvenience. They have a fun Cabbage Patch Kids Tea Party on April 13, 2013. Reservations are required.

Friday, March 29

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy girls night out, Sweet and Sassy – Cumming, GA – Bring your sassy diva and she will become a rockin popstar! Or do you have a sweet princess? On March 30th from 5pm-8pm, your princess can join with other princesses and throw a ball! There are still a few spots available, call now to book! (770) 781-0300.

Saturday, March 30

9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Egg Hunt at 10:00 am – Stars & Strikes Easter Egg Hunt – prize-filled easter egg hunt for kids 2-12, $20 game cards for $13, fun games prizes and more!

10:00 am – 11:30 am on the half hour – Michaels Kids Club – Hatching Chick – 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 storytime at The Avenue Forsyth. Come join us as we go on a adventure in outer space. We will read lots of fun stories. Great for ages 7 and under.

11:00 am – 6:00 pm – Taste of Forsyth will be in full swing celebrating 10 years on Saturday March 30 at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds.  Plan to sample from over 25 restaurants with over 10,000 of your family and friends.  Located 40 miles North of Atlanta nestled up to Lake Lanier the Taste of Forsyth is a great community event with music, kids zone, local entertainment, touch-a-truck and much more.  We will see you at the Taste of Forsyth on from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., bon appetite!! 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).

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Free pictures with the Easter Bunny at The Avenue Forsyth! Atlanta Diamond Design, suite 120 (next to Cheeky) Bring the whole family (and your camera) to this FREE event. We’ll have treats and crafts for the kids, too.

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm – SaveTheHorses.org is having a fun-raiser to support the rescued horses and the Barn Buddy Program for foster children from 12:30 until 4 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to go on an Easter Egg Hunt starting promptly at 2 p.m. There is a $5 admission charge to cover the cost of eggs and candy and free parking. 1786 Newt Green Road, Cumming, GA.

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 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.

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy girls night out, Sweet and Sassy – Cumming, GA – Bring your sweet princess. On March 30th from 5pm-8pm, your princess can join with other princesses and throw a ball! There are still a few spots available, call now to book! (770) 781-0300.

 

Taste of Forsyth and Easter Egg Hunt on March 30, 2013

taste of forsyth

The 10th annual Taste of Forsyth descends on the Cumming Fairgrounds this Saturday, March 30 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Come out and sample tasty dishes from over 25 local Forsyth County restaurants and enjoy entertainment, a kids zone, touch a truck, an easter egg hunt sponsored by Automation Direct and much more.

Taste of Forsyth will be in full swing celebrating 10 years on Saturday March 30 at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds.  Plan to sample from over 25 restaurants with over 10,000 of your family and friends.  Located 40 miles North of Atlanta nestled up to Lake Lanier the Taste of Forsyth is a great community event with music, kids zone, local entertainment, touch-a-truck and much more.  We will see you at the Taste of Forsyth on from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., bon appetite!!

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).

 

 

Spring Break Programs 2013 at Forsyth County Public Library

spring break programs forsyth county public libraryThe Forsyth County Public Library is celebrating Forsyth County Schools’ spring break from April 1 – April 5 with programs for all ages! All week long the library will host craft programs, game days, special guest performers, puppet shows, teen programs, and more. See below for spring break events at all three library branches.

Cumming Library

Monday, April 1

Stranger Danger
Learn how to stay safe from strangers.
Presented by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
Ages 3 and up
11:15 a.m.

Young Rembrandts Art Class
A groovy art class all about Pete the Cat!
Ages 5 and up
2:00 p.m.
Registration required.
 

Tuesday, April 2

Puppet Pizzazz 
Our favorite puppet shows for all ages!
11:15 a.m.

Cats and Crafts
Enjoy stories and crafts with special feline guests.
Presented by Humane Hearts
Grades K and up
2:00 p.m.
Registration required.
 


Wednesday, April 3

Bilingual Storytime 

Enjoy stories, songs, and movement presented in English and Spanish.

Presented by Smarta School
Ages 3 and up
11:15 a.m.

 

Paws to Read 
Read to a certified therapy dog and improve literacy skills.
Presented by Humane Hearts
Grades K-5
3:30 p.m.

 


Thursday, April 4 

PJ Storytime 
Snuggle in for stories, songs, and movement before you hit the sack! All ages welcome.
6:30 p.m.
 


Friday, April 5

Elementary Game Day
Play Legos TM and classic board games.
Grades K-5
3:30 p.m.
Registration required.

  Hampton Park Library

Monday, April 1

Dogs 101 

Learn proper pet care and visit with specially trained therapy dogs.
Presented by Humane Hearts
Suggested for grades K-5
2:00 p.m.
 


Wednesday, April 3
Stranger Danger

Learn how to stay safe from strangers.

Presented by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
Ages 3 and up
11:15 a.m.

 
Smart Art
Create cool and clever crafts.
Grades 3-5
2:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 4
FCPL Cinema 

Can you guess this classic film? Peter is a boy who doesn’t want to grow up. When Peter meets the Darling children and brings them to Neverland, adventure follows in this classic Walt Disney film. Rated G; 77 minutes; 1953.
10:15 a.m.
 
Elementary Game Day 
Play Legos TM and classic board games.
Grades K-5
3:30 p. m.
Registration required.

 


Friday, April 5
Puppet Pizzazz 
Our favorite puppet shows for all ages!
11:15 a.m.
 
Edible Science 

Prepare to be amazed by the science behind the foods we eat!

For grades K-5
2:30 p.m.

 
  Sharon Forks Library
Monday April 1
Bilingual Storytime 
Enjoy stories, songs, and movement presented in English and Spanish.
Presented by Smarta School
Ages 3 and up
11:15 a.m.

I Likel to Recycle
Learn why recycling is important in this fun, hands-on program.
Presented by Reaping Nature
Grades K-5
3:30 p.m.

 


 

Tuesday, April 2
Bilingual Storytime 
Enjoy stories, songs, and movement presented in English and Spanish.
Presented by Smarta School
Ages 3 and up
11:15 a.m.

Young Rembrandts Art Class
A groovy art class all about Pete the Cat!
Ages 5 and up
2:00 p.m.

Registration required.

 

 


Wednesday, April 3 
Puppet Pizzazz 
Our favorite puppet shows for all ages!
10:15 a.m.
AND
11:15 a.m.
 


Thursday, April 4 
Dogs 101

Learn proper pet care and visit with specially trained therapy dogs.

Presented by Humane Hearts
Suggested for ages 3 and up
2:00 p.m.

 

 


Friday, April 5

Stranger Danger
Learn how to stay safe from strangers.
Presented by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
Ages 3 and up
11:15 a.m.


 

Programs for Teens
Cumming Library
Learn to Draw Caricatures
Presented by professional artist, Vincent Wolf
Thursday, April 4
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Registration required.
Animals Rescue 2.0 for Teens
Get educated about animal welfare and visit with certified therapy dogs.
Presented by Humane Hearts
Friday, April 5
1:00-1:45 p.m.

Hampton Park Library
Savvy Sitters
Calling all babysitters! Are you looking for new and fun activities to do when you’re babysitting?  Join us at the library for an afternoon of babysitting tips and tricks, where you will learn songs, crafts, and other activities designed to entertain children of all ages. Create your own babysitting toolkit and take home resources to become the savviest sitter on the block!
Tuesday, April 2
2:00-4:00 p.m.

 
Sharon Forks Library
Paper Sack Journal
Create a colorful journal from paper bags.
Wednesday, April 3
2:30-3:30 p.m.
 
Teen Girls Self-Defense
Learn basic techniques for defending yourself and staying safe.
Presented by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s office.
Friday, April 5
 1:15 p.m.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for March 22 – March 24, 2013

market 334 spring festivalSpring is in the air! It’s time for us to come out of hibernation and get outside. There’s lots of fun family friendly things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend. Here’s a quick list:

Friday, March 22

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Market 334 Annual Spring Festival Preview – 334 Dahlonega Street, Cumming, GA. Please join us for our Annual Spring Festival. Over 70 Artisans, Craftsmen and Entrepreneurs will be participating in one of Forsyth’s County’s largest Venues. Located outdoors at our Artisan Boutique! Art, jewelry, pottery, furniture, unique clothing, candles, home & Garden decor, soaps, candles, funky finds, live music, food from Mia’s Pizza & Eats, face painting and crafts for the kids. Free Admission.

8:30 am – 5:00 pm – Forsyth County Master Gardeners Plant Sale at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, & vegetables. Tri-state vendors offering southern plants & unique garden accents. Expert information on planting, growing, and caring for your plants. Rain or Shine – Covered Venue.

Saturday, March 23

7:00 am registration, 8:00 am Central Park Dugout Dash 5K (rain or shine) at Central Park in Cumming, GA (2300 Keith Bridge Road, 30040) Come join the fun by either running or walking the race and at the same time supporting a worthy cause. We’ll be giving away Dick’s Sporting Goods gift certificates, t-shirts on hand.The registration fee is just $25 and Kona Ice will be on hand for all the boys and girls. All proceeds go toward the Central Park 9U and 13U Travel Baseball Teams.

*Update: Now canceled and another event will be scheduled later this summer – Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta 3rd Annual Allergy Friendly Easter Extravaganza at Garrard Landing Park, Roswell, GA. My child has food allergies and this wonderful organization hosts a fun, food-free event. Special Guest Appearance: The Easter Bunny! Events Include: The Trace Adkins Bouncy House , Toy-filled Egg Hunt (grouped by age), Relay Races & Games, Carnival Games, Hula Hoop Contest, Arts & Crafts. In the event of rain/wet grounds on Saturday, the FA Kids Easter event will be cancelled, and a fun & exciting allergy friendly event will be planned for late spring or summer! Check the FB page for updates.  RSVP for the event by emailing Confirm @ fakidsatl . org with number of children attending & ages. Membership to Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta is free.

9:00 am – 10:00 am – Sawnee Mountain Invitational at Forsyth Central High School. Watch the Color Guard and Percussion Ensemble Competition. Over 50 color guards and 15 percussion groups compete in this one day event held in the new gym at Forsyth central High School. Admission is $8.00. Children under 5 are free. Come join us for fun, food and entertainment while supporting your community.

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow. Your child will love this kit! Bring them in this weekend to build this awesome Piranhakeet Chomper inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s THE CROODS!

10:00 am – 11:30 am on the half hour – Michaels Kids Club – EASTER EGG MOSAIC BY PERLER® BEADS – 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 – 12:00 pm – Concord Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt – Hop on over and join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt which will begin at 10am.  Fun activities & snacks following the hunt. For ages 0-10yrs.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Market 334 Annual Spring Festival – 334 Dahlonega Street, Cumming, GA. Please join us for our Annual Spring Festival. Over 70 Artisans, Craftsmen and Entrepreneurs will be participating in one of Forsyth’s County’s largest Venues. Located outdoors at our Artisan Boutique! Art, jewelry, pottery, furniture, unique clothing, candles, home & Garden decor, soaps, candles, funky finds, live music, food, face painting and crafts for the kids. Free Admission.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble storytime at The Avenue Forsyth. Join us for a story time about flying kits!

4:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Taste of Bethelview and Easter Egg Hunt. Bethelview UMC, 4525 Bethelview Road, Cumming, GA. Food, Fun,Games & More.

ALL WEEKEND

Friday 3/22 at 7:00 pm and Saturday 3/23 at 8:00 pm – Anything Goes – South Forsyth High School Performing Arts. The Southside Players, produced by the South Forsyth High School Performing Arts Department, presents Anything Goes. All Seats are $10.
Friday 3/22 at 7:00 pm and Saturday 3/23 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm – Legally Blonde The Musical at Lambert High School. Tickets can be purchased for a discount online at www.atldrama.org.  Tickets may sell out – buy tickets early online. At the door price:  $10 Adults / $8 Students. The Acting Troupe of Lambert (ATL) presents “Legally Blonde.”
Thursday, March 21st – Saturday, March 23rd  Thursday & Friday – 7:00 pm, Saturday – 11:00 am & 5:00 pm. First Redeemer Conservatory of Music & Fine Arts presents Beauty & the Beast at First Redeemer Church. $10 Adults, Children 12 & Under $7.

Camping Season Begins in Forsyth County, GA on March 25, 2013

Shady Grove CampgroundShady Grove Campground Opens for the Season March 25, 2013

109-acre campground offers a variety of campsites, amenities to enjoy

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation invites campers to set up their campsites on the shores of Lake Lanier when Shady Grove Campground opens for use March 25. The campground will remain open until November 3.

“Shady Grove Campground’s popularity grows each year,” said Parks and Recreation Director Jerry Kinsey. “We look forward to welcoming campers as we officially begin the 2013 camping season in Forsyth County on March 25.”

In addition to the more than 110 campsites for campers to enjoy, the 109-acre campground’s amenities include a beach and swim area, boat ramp with courtesy dock, group campsites with picnic shelters, playground, tent camping areas and campsites with water and 30 and 50 amp power hookups.  

Daily fees for campground use
30 amp electric site with water  $26
50 amp electric site with water  $28
Tent camping site with no hookups  $18
Group camping (north)  $155
Group camping (south)  $135
Visitor fee  $2
Dump station  $15

“Shady Grove Campground continues to be a popular destination for area campers,” Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Tommy Bruce said. “During the past two camping seasons, our campsite rentals have continued to increase. We are very proud to offer such a fantastic amenity here in Forsyth County.”

Forsyth County completed a variety of improvements to Shady Grove Campground prior to the start of the 2011 camping season. These projects included expanded camping pads for larger recreational vehicles, a grassy play area and a shoreline restoration. These improvements were made possible by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by voters in 2008.

Shady Grove Campground is located at 7800 Shadburn Ferry Road in Cumming on the shores of Lake Lanier.

For more information, visit the Parks and Recreation page at www.forsythco.com/parks.

Photo via LakeLanier1.com

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for March 15 – March 17, 2013

sawnee art showBeautiful weather is in store for this lovely St. Patrick’s Day weekend. I hope you can get outside and get lots of fresh air with your family! Here’s a roundup of things to do in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, March 15

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

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy Girls Night Out! A special St. Patrick’s Day GNO with a scavenger hunt, leprechaun visit, hair, makeup and nails and a runway show with pizza and drink! $30.00 per person, reservations required. Sign-up 2 or more girls and receive a special treat!! 770-781-0300.

Saturday, March 16

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

11:00 am Barnes & Noble storytime – St. Patrick’s Day Story time – Come join us as we read It’s Not Easy Being Green and Green Eggs and Ham, just to name a few. Don’t forget to wear your green. Great for all ages!

SWIMKIDS of Georgia is having a GRAND OPENING celebration on March 16 from Noon to 5:00 at their brand new state-of-the-art swimming pool located at 1501 Redi Road in Cumming, GA.  SwimKids focuses on teaching survival swimming to infants and children to age 7.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Michaels Free Family Craft Time – FREE FAMILY CRAFT TIME: CRAYOLA® MODEL MAGIC® DUCK CRE8TIME™ with the entire family and craft something special together like this fun Model Magic® duck to give or keep for Easter.

ALL WEEKEND

Sawnee Art Show Central Park March Art Madness Friday and Saturday – March Art Madiness  show and exhibit and sale. Central Park Recreation Center, 2300 Keith Bridge Rd. Cumming, Ga 30040. All original art by members for sale.

Includes oils, pastels, acrylics, mixed media and watercolor and photography, glass, wood, metal, sculptiure, fiber and pottery, ceramics, and metals, ..all original art work as well as hand-made jewelry.  Admission Free!

Times: Fri. March 15th noon to 6:00 pm
Sat, March 15th  10-8 pm

Free admission…come browse,buy and support the Sawnee Artists Association.  Entertainment and refreshments 6-8 Sat. March 16th.

ALPHARETTA

The Canine Capers Dog Show is on March 16-17 starting at 8 a.m. at the Wills Park Equestrian Center.  This event is free to the public.  Click here for a schedule and for more information.

Midway UMC children’s consignment sale Friday and Saturday 8:30 – 1:00 PM.

 

SwimKids of Georgia Swim School Grand Opening on March 16, 2013

SWIMKIDS of Georgia is having a GRAND OPENING celebration on March 16 from Noon to 5:00 at their brand new state-of-the-art swimming pool located at 1501 Redi Road in Cumming, GA.  SwimKids focuses on teaching survival swimming to infants and children to age 7.

swim kids of georgia
This FREE EVENT will feature:
  • a Mermaid swimming in the pool courtesy of DreamFriends,
  • swim-float-swim demonstrations by current students and recent graduates of the program,
  • free popcorn and refreshments,
  • goodies for the kids,
  • information on CPR and Water Safety from Kristine Croft of KC Health and Safety
  • Our debut of the newest SwimKids offering, SPLASH Birthday Parties!
  • You can even meet and have photos taken with Captain Jack Sparrow of NotoriousPirates.com!
It is sure to be fun-filled afternoon that will get you ready for summer!  We hope to see you on March 16th!  Visit us SwimKids of Georgia’s Facebook Page for more details: www.facebook.com/SwimKidsofGeorgia
SWIMKIDS of Georgia Swim School is holding a GRAND OPENING to welcome the community into our brand new, state-of-the-art swim facility located at 1501 Redi Road in Cumming, GA from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Captain Jack Sparrow will be at the pool from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm and the Mermaid will be swimming around from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm.

 

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for March 8 – March 10, 2013

IMG_3626The promise of spring is in the air as daffodils bloom and the birds chirp. With it comes consignment sales and lots of fun in Forsyth County, GA! Check out these free and cheap kid-friendly things to do this weekend.

Friday, March 8

8:30 am – 1:00 pm – Spring Kids Consignment Sale – Cumming First United Methodist Church

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Creekside MOPS spring consignment sale.

Saturday, March 9

8:30 am – 1:00 pm – Spring Kids Consignment Sale – Cumming First United Methodist Church

8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Creekside MOPS spring consignment sale.

9:00 am – North Georgia Quarter Midget Assoc./10th Annual Spring Nationals Charity Race – Cumming Fairgrounds – Quarter Midget Racing… Quarter Midgets of America is a non-profit organization with over 2,500 family memberships and approximately 4,000 drivers. There are 13 Regions in our organization and 50 Quarter Midget Clubs Nationwide. This sport is definitely the ‘best kept secret’ you’ll ever come across. QMA is a family oriented sport that involves racing in special prepared cars. The cars, rules and safety procedures are designed specifically for kids. They race on oval tracks approximately 1/20 of a mile. A child who is 5 to 16 years of age can race. Safety features include full roll cages, multi-point seat harnesses, full face helmets, and other gear. This sport has fewer injuries than little-league football. The Quarter Midget Association is constantly reviewing and evaluating safety rules to ensure that quarter midget racing remains a safe competitive sport. The racing environment is about children and family. Not only do kids learn valuable skills and sportsmanship, but they also make new friends. Mom and Dad will make new friends too.

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Monster Jam featuring Monster Mutt. Monster Jam is back at Lowe’s this weekend! Be sure to register your child to build the Monster Jam kit featuring Monster Mutt®!

10:00 am – 11:30 am (on the half hour) – Michaels Kids Club. Make a Paper Easter Basket! 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. It’s an Emeraldlicious Storytime. Join us as we read this fun new book. Great for all ages!

11:15 AM – Cumming Library – Ready Reading Rangers — Larger Than Life – This 30 minute story time is full of stories, songs and activities for ages 4 – 6.

Barnes & Noble Bookfair: Exceptional Child Week for Forsyth County Schools

Barnes & Noble BookfairBarnes and Noble at The Avenue Forsyth celebrates its Fifth Year Celebration of Exceptional Child Week for Forsyth County Schools from Monday, March 4 2013 – Sunday, March 10, 2013.

Make Plans to Join us for FREE Exceptional Children’s Week Events, 3/6-10

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Exceptional Children’s Week @ Barnes & Noble-The Avenue Forsyth

 Book Fair Events, March 6-10, 2013

Full Week of Fun, Entertainment and Informative Events – ALL FREE!

Events showcasing special guests, a student fashion show, robotics displays, celebrity authors, student performances, demonstrations, choruses and drama performances, student displays, Special Olympics recognition, cheer squads and band performances, contests, drawings, hair wraps, nail art, face painting and much, much, more!

Schedule
Wednesday 4:00 – 6:00 pm Special Education Teacher Reception
Wed-Fri:  6:00– 8:00 pm Performances & Events
Saturday: 11:00 – 4:00 pm Performances & Events
Sunday 2:00- 4:00 pm Special Ed TOTY, Student Fashion Show, Special Olympics Recognition and a SPECIAL APPEARANCE by the Gwinnett Braves mascot, Chopper

CLICK HERE to view a detailed performance/event schedule.

CLICK HERE for the Book Fair Flier/Voucher.

Voucher # 11038619 can be used online and at B&N stores nationwide 3/4/2013 to 3/15/2013.

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 #11038619 at checkout.


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