Archives for April 2013

Kids Bowl Free at Stars & Strikes in Cumming, GA This Summer!

kids bowl free cumming georgiaKids Bowl Free is back at Stars and Strikes! This This is one of the summer’s greatest deals in Forsyth County, GA for families.

Sign up at and your kids get two rounds of free bowling every day.  The promotion starts on April 15th and runs through August 31, 2013 at Stars and Strikes in Cumming, GA.

It’s easy to register and you do need a new account each summer. Please take a few minutes to visit today and register to receive 2 FREE games each day this summer at your participating bowling center.

stars and strikes kids bowl free

Also new this year is their Mobile Coupon System.  You can now receive your FREE bowling games without having to print coupons and take them to the center.  Just log in to your Kids Bowl Free account from your mobile device and the center can redeem your coupons from your phone or tablet.

The promotion runs through the summer.  When you register the website will prompt you to upgrade to a paid family membership, but it is not necessary to get free bowling.

Many bowling alleys including Stars & Strikes Cumming will charge for shoes. The age limit for the Cumming location is age 15 and under.

This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for April 26 – April 28, 2013

lake lanierA three day weekend is here for kids in Forsyth County, GA! There are some fun things to do in Cumming, GA this long weekend. There is rain in the forecast on Saturday and Sunday so be sure to get out today and enjoy the beautiful weather!

City Produce is now open – check their FB page for the latest farm fresh goodies.

Friday, April 26

11:00 am – Warbington Farms – Special story time that includes a hay ride, inflatables, a visit in the corn crib, playground and more! Forsyth County Schools are out this Friday April 26th. If you are looking for something fun for your kids to do, then bring them to the farm for Storytime. The Hayride departs at 11:20am. The Storytime will be included in the Farm Fun Park admission ($8 kids $5 adults). After the Storytime, let the kids play on the inflatables, corn crib, and play sets until they burn off all that energy! Concessions will also be sold. They recommend to arrive at 11:00 am as the hayride is first come, first served. Strawberries are not yet ready to pick, check their FB page for their official season opening.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy Girls Night Out at The Collection Forsyth. Springtime Makeovers, Special Craft, Pizza, Games and LIMO RIDE!! $30/Girl Come dressed to Rock! Reservations required.

Saturday, April 27

10:00 am – 11:30 am – KIDS CLUB: Mother’s Day Memory Frame 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 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Sheriff’s Office South Precinct at 2985 Ronald Reagan Boulevard, Cumming. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. A permanent drug drop-off box is located at this location to facilitate regular disposal of these drugs.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time.  Hat’s off to Poetry With Dr. Seuss. Join us for a special Storytime all about the poetry of Dr. Seuss. Great for everyone.

11:00 am – North Georgia Quarter Midget Kids Racing – Cumming Fairgrounds. Apple Blossom Classic (Region Race) That is what you will find at the Bill Thomas Raceway located at the Cumming Fairgrounds, home of the North Georgia Quarter Midget Racing Association (NGQMA). Saturdays between March and November, you will find boys and girls, ages 5-16, take to the track, pedal to the metal. Race on over for some wheel to wheel action!  Admisison is always free and concessions are available.

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm  – Crawfish Boil – Join us for a “CRAWFISH GOOD TIME” starting at 12 noon on the Coo Coo’s Nest Patio. Abita Pong & Corn Hole Games for Prizes! Free Abita Root Beer on tap and a Bouncy Tent for the KIDS. Live entertainment with Cumming’s own SOUTHERN ACCENT Great Food, Fun and ABITA PRODUCTS at the Nest. Must be 21 after 9pm.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy Girls Night Out at The Collection Forsyth. Springtime Makeovers, Special Craft, Pizza, Games and LIMO RIDE!! $30/Girl Come dressed to Rock! Reservations required.

Sunday, April 28

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Third annual “Cars for Canines” fundraiser April 28 in Cumming – at the parking lot of Rucker Pet and Wild Bird Store, 5456 Bethelview Road. Dog adoptions, food and live entertainment will take place for families in addition to the car show. The car show, in secured parking, will feature all makes and models and vintage cars. People’s Choice trophies will be awarded. All proceeds will benefit the Canine Adoption Network, a local nonprofit rescue group. C.A.N is dedicated to rescuing abused, neglected dogs and finding homes for them. Visit their website at or visit for more information.


All weekend – CYT Atlanta proudly announces our Spring 2013 production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr”!! This colorful, fun musical for all ages will show at The Milton Center Theater (86 School Street, Alpharetta, GA  30009) on Friday, April 26th through Sunday, April 28; and Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 5. Show times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12-15 and can be purchased at

Saturday 4/27 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Touch a Truck Wills Park – 1825 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GABehind the city pool. Spark your children’s curiosity! They can see, touch and explore a fire truck, dump truck, school bus, 18-wheeler, limo, police vehicles and more! This free event includes animal balloons, face painting and inflatables. Every child’s imagination will soar as they explore the parking lot filled with trucks of all shapes and sizes including a fire truck, limo, dump truck, school bus, 18-wheeler and police vehicles! Kids can bounce around in inflatables, participate in all kinds of interactive games, watch animal balloons be made and get their face painted! Touch a Truck t-shirts and concessions will be available for sale.  Parking and admission are free.

How to Choose a Summer Camp from Primrose Christopher Robin

summer camp at primrose christopher robinPrimrose Schools® Balances Fun with Learning through its Summer Camp Program

Extending Imagination into the Summer

Throughout the school year, the daily schedule for Primrose students puts a focus on learning literacy, math and critical thinking skills. They participate in activities specifically designed to teach them how to adopt a healthy lifestyle, use their imaginations, and express themselves creatively. Most importantly, the schedule is grounded in an emphasis on character development and on helping students learn to regulate their thinking, emotions, and behavior. The instruction, attention and support children receive from their teachers prepares them for success in the school years ahead.

Participating in this kind of balanced program doesn’t have to stop at the end of the school year! This summer, Primrose Christopher Robin will offer summer camp sessions that will enable children to have fun, explore interesting topics AND learn. At Primrose, learning doesn’t take a vacation during the summer. Having fun and learning can go hand in hand. In fact, when we make sure children have opportunities to play with ideas and exercise their imaginations, we’re encouraging them to become lifelong learners. With creative themes and stimulating activities, Camp Primrose is the perfect summer program.

Summer camp programs that include educational components are becoming increasingly popular as an option for parents looking for summer childcare. By visiting summer camp programs in the local community and talking with the staff, families can match their summer goals with the best summer camp experience for their child.

Here are a few tips about how to choose the best summer camp program for your child:

Include your child in the decision. You probably already know most of activities your children enjoy, but ask them what they would add as you make a list together. Then you can begin looking for a program that offers themes that focus on these interests. If you know your child is interested in learning something new, look for a program that provides opportunities to explore these topics in a fun and interactive way.

Choose a well-rounded or balanced program. As summer camps grow increasingly popular, there are more and more options to choose from. Choosing a program offered by an accredited educational organization will ensure that your child will be learning and having fun at the same time.

Visit the location. Summer programs distribute a great deal of written information and brochures, but you will always get a better idea and feel for the program by visiting the location and talking with the staff. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Ask other parents and children. Find out where parents in your community have sent their children for summer camp in the past and what their children thought of the experience. Word of mouth is a proven decision-making factor in choosing the best option for your family.

Primrose School of Christopher RobinPrimrose Christopher Robin is an accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational child care experience. The Leader in Educational Child Care®, we partner with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life. Our goal is to help children have fun while building Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®.

To learn more about the Primrose summer camp experience at the Primrose School of Christopher Robin, please call 678-339-0107 to arrange a tour of the campus.

Primrose Christopher Robin is located at 5425 McGinnis Village Place, Alpharetta, Ga 30005.


Earth Day: 10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

buy_fresh_buy_localEarth Day is Monday, April 22. There is no better time than the present to appreciate Mother Earth and practice conservation.

Here are some Earth Day tips and little things that we do around our house every day that are easy and make a difference:

Water conservation

Not rinsing dishes before we put them in the dishwasher (it was a hard behavioral pattern to stop!)
Collect cold water in a bucket in the shower before the water gets warm and use it to water inside/outside plants
Brush teeth without water running
Collect rain water in barrel and water outside plants
Use low flow toilets

Energy conservation

Install a programmable thermostat
Replace air filters regularly
Wrap water heater in a blanket
Unplug electronic devices (they still use electricity if turned off and plugged in)
Change our light bulbs to CFL bulbs
Recycle cardboard, glass, plastic, newspaper, aluminum, magazines, etc.
Hang energy-efficient curtains over windows
Install window liner during winter season to insulate wall

Grocery shop with a fabric bag
Reuse water bottles and cut plastic usage
Plant a tree

Recycle cork at Whole Foods Market or make Cork art and charms!

Reduce junk mail

Cut direct mail catalogs and junk mail – use Catalog Choice to stop receiving unwanted catalogs.

An new organization called promises to completely remove you from up to 95% of the junk mail lists by contacting each organization from which you receive mail and/or catalogs for a one-time fee of $41.

Here is an opt-out guide to junk your junk mail from The Center for the New American Dream.

Recycle Rechargeable Batteries and Cell Phones

Have you noticed recycle bins at retailers like Lowe’s and Home Depot? In addition to the usual paper and plastic items, you can also recycle rechargeable batteries and old cell phones. Keep these items out of the dump (toxic!) and make sure you recycle them on your next run. To find a drop-off location, visit Call2Recycle.

Buy Fresh, Buy Local

Support local farmers and visit a Farmers Market. There are lots of neat places in Forsyth County like Cumming Harvest, Brookwood Farmers Market, Cane Creek Farm, Cumming Farmers Market. Want to visit a market elsewhere? Check out this listing of community farmers markets in Georgia.


After watching Al Gore’s documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”, I learned little things we can all do daily from the Climate Crisis web site. There is even a calculator to determine our personal carbon footprint. is another good resource to get ideas and read news.

I also use Freecycle to clean house, avoid taking items to the dump and to share with those in need.  I just unloaded a mattress and headboard to a woman for her grandson’s bedroom!

Remember to reduce, reuse, recycle whenever you can. How is your family helping the environment?

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for April 19 – April 21, 2013

dixie dock dogsThe weekend is here and there are lots of fun things to do for families in Forsyth County! Have a look at what is going on in and around the neighborhood.

Friday, April 19

10:00 am – Rucker Jump into Summer Dixie Dock Dogs – Ready, set, jump!  Jump into summer with Rucker Pet and Dixie Dock Dogs!  Please join us at Rucker Pet & Wild Bird, located at 5456 Bethelview Rd., April 19th, 20th & 21st.  On Friday, practice jumps begin at 10:00 a.m. and the first wave is 11:00 a.m.  You don’t have to jump to have fun!  Events going on all weekend. Please call to check in event of rain.

Onsite Registration / Practice – 10:00 am
Big Air Wave # 1 – 11:00 am
Big Air Wave # 2 – 1:00 pm
Big Air Wave # 3 – 3:00 pm
Speed Retrieve # 1 – 4:30 pm

Saturday, April 20

9:00 am Great American CleanupKeep Forsyth County Beautiful – Fowler Park – Earth Day is Monday. Want to do something good for your community? Join over 300 more volunteers for the largest organized roadway cleanup in Forsyth County. Free T-Shirt and food …… or 770 205-4573 for more info.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at the West entrance of Caney Creek Preserve. Event organizers expect attendees to be able to browse the yard sale for items such as household goods, furniture, clothing, children’s toys and more. To receive more information about the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation community yard sale, contact Parks and Recreation at 770.205.4646.  The approximately 63-acre Caney Creek Preserve is located at 2755 Caney Road.

11:00 am Barnes & Noble storytime – The Collection Forsyth – Join us as we celebrate Earth Day with a very special Storytime. Great for all ages.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Family Fun Festival at 450 Brannon Road, Cumming, GA 30041 – Come on out for a fun festival. Face painting, crafts for kids,  vendors, bouncy house, dancing, food, treats and more!

1:00 pm – Midway Saddle Club Horse Show – Midway Saddle Club announces their first spring show. Please join us for lots of fun, food, and great horse events. Show class’s for everyone with all types of horses. Gate fee is $5.00 per person, children under 12 are free. For more info call 770-374-3440. Midway Saddle Club, 8330 Seabolt Dr, Cumming, GA.

Rucker Jump into Summer Dixie Dock Dogs – Ready, set, jump!  Jump into summer with Rucker Pet and Dixie Dock Dogs!  Please join us at Rucker Pet & Wild Bird, located at 5456 Bethelview Rd., April 19th, 20th & 21st.  On Friday, practice jumps begin at 10:00 a.m. and the first wave is 11:00 a.m.  You don’t have to jump to have fun!  Events going on all weekend. Please call to check in event of rain.

Saturday April 20, 2013
Onsite Registration / Practice – 8:00 am
Big Air Wave # 4 – 9:00 am
Big Air Wave # 5 – 10:30 am
Big Air Wave # 6 – 12:00 pm
Big Air Wave # 7 – 2:00 pm
Speed Retrieve # 2 – 4:30 pm

Sunday April 21, 2013

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Polo Women’s Club, LLC is hosting an American Girl Event on Sunday, April 21st 2-4 p.m. at Polo Country Club. 6300 Polo Club Drive. Tickets are $25.00 and include modeling in the show with your American Girl doll, or just watching….. desserts, beverages. There will be a silent auction, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Special appearances by Miss Cumming Fair 2013 Miss North GA Mountains Outstanding Teen 2013 and Miss Clermont 2013 all of the Lake Lanier pageant system. More info:

Rucker Jump into Summer Dixie Dock Dogs – Ready, set, jump!  Jump into summer with Rucker Pet and Dixie Dock Dogs!  Please join us at Rucker Pet & Wild Bird, located at 5456 Bethelview Rd., April 19th, 20th & 21st.  On Friday, practice jumps begin at 10:00 a.m. and the first wave is 11:00 a.m.  You don’t have to jump to have fun!  Events going on all weekend. Please call to check in event of rain.

Onsite Registration / Practice – 9:00 am
Extreme Vertical – 10:00 am
Big Air Wave # 8 – 12:00 pm
Speed Retrieve Finals – 1:30 pm
Youth Finals – 2:00 pm
Big Air Finals – 3:00 pm (Divisional)


Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Always the 3rd weekend, the Market features Antiques, Home Decor and Collectibles. Come shop as over 150 dealers have brought treasures form all over to North Georgia.

9am – 5 pm Friday
9am – 6pm Saturday
10 am – 5 pm Sunday

$3 Admission Friday – Sunday (good all weekend) (children under 12 free)

Cumming Aquatic Center Leisure Pool Summer 2013 Schedule

cumming aquatic centerThe Cumming Aquatic Center is preparing for its opening in May 2013. They are building a new ticket booth and concession stand for the outdoor leisure pool this year! It is one of our favorite places to go in the summer. We get a monthly pass and it is much more convenient and is better on our budget!

The Cumming Aquatic Center is a great place to learn to swim, join a swim team, take swim lessons and exercise classes and have a birthday party!

The Outdoor Leisure Pool will be open the following hours during late Spring and Summer:

MAY 4TH – 19TH

Open weekends only; only one session on Saturdays and Sundays (1:00 – 6:00 pm)


Mondays – Saturdays: 2 sessions (requiring separate admission)

Session 1 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Session 2 (2:30 – 6:30 pm)

Sundays: one session only (1:00 – 6:00 pm)


Open weekends only

Saturdays: 2 sessions (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) & (2:30 – 6:30 pm)

Sundays (1:00 – 6:00 pm)


One session only (1:00 – 6:00 pm)

Admission Fee:

All customers who enter the pool area are required to pay daily admission.

Children (Under 2) Free
Youth (2 – 17 years) $4
Adult (18 – 59 years) $5
Senior (60+ years) $4

From the Cumming Aquatic Center website:

If you’ve been to the Cumming Aquatic Center in the past week, you may have noticed the construction that is taking place just outside of the Outdoor Leisure Pool.  We are pleased to announce that we are currently building a Ticket Booth/Concession Stand!  With an anticipated opening date of May 2013, we are excited to be able to provide a separate entrance for our customers accessing the Outdoor Leisure Pool in order to better manage the traffic in our Front Lobby area (which will be especially important this summer when we offer additional swim lessons during daytime hours as well as SilverSneakers® water and land exercise classes).  Items including but not limited to hot dogs, pizza, nachos, snacks, and sodas will be sold at the concession stand.

Stay tuned for more information about our concession stand including our menu and pricing (special birthday party package pricing will be available).  Please note that with the addition of the concession stand, only those customers who have rented a pool-side cabana will be permitted to bring food & drink items into the Outdoor Leisure Pool.

Giveaway Alert: 4 Hour Closet Clean Out From Payne to Gain Organizing

From Payne to Gain Professional Organizing Alpharetta, GAUPDATE: This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Stephanie Robins, our winner!

There’s no better month to spring clean your closets than April with tax day and Earth day wrapped into one month. I am excited to offer this fun organizing giveaway!

My Auburn friend Jen Payne at From Payne to Gain Organizing will help a lucky Forsyth for Families winner clean out a closet, record items for tax purposes and donate to Goodwill.

With her 20 year background as a CPA and Professional Organizer, Jen has been helping businesses and families successfully organize their spaces, filing and systems. Need help downsizing? Just moved and need to know where best to unpack everything? Getting ready for the holidays? She can give you the tips you need to organize your life, one space at a time.

Jen also offers additional services to improve budgeting, track expenses and maximize places to save time and money in all you do.

Spring Clean, Be Green Giveaway From Payne to Gain Organizing

One lucky winner will receive a 4 hour closet cleanout and seasonal switch over – (value $200.00)! Jen will help you plan, organize and sort one closet, record all items for tax purposes and bag up items to donate and brought them to Goodwill.

Donating for re-use is the best kind of recycling! Every session she does includes bringing one load of items directly to Goodwill on her way home and sending the client the tax receipt. Get your closet ready for the season and give back to the community!

How To Enter

To enter the giveaway, add a comment below and tell us all about your closet that needs organizing! The giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, April 21, 2013. Winner will be notified via email. Entrants must live in the Cumming, GA or Alpharetta, GA area and winner will be contacted via email.

from payne to gain organizingFor organizing tips, be sure to follow Jen on Facebook or read her blog. She also has a great crock pot Mondays recipe every week.

Check out her before and after pictures of recent garage, under sink, fridge and basement clean outs!

Weekend Events in Forsyth County, GA for April 12 – April 14, 2013

market 334 spring festival cumming gaA beautiful weekend awaits as the rain thankfully washed away the 8,000+ pollen count from yesterday.

If you have allergies like our family, check out Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s daily pollen count index and tips for managing seasonal allergies.

Here is a roundup of fun family things to do in Cumming, GA this weekend!

Friday, April 12

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Market 334 Spring Festival – 334 Dahlonega St. (hwy 9), Cumming, Georgia 30040 – Over 70 vendors and artists along with music, fun, kids crafts and tasty food from Mia’s Pizza and Eats!

7:00 pm – Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST April 12 at 7:00 PM, April 13 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM at North Forsyth High School. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

Saturday, April 13

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Boulder Dash 5k and Spring Fling – The Boulder Dash is a unique opportunity that awaits you to meander through an environmentally responsible, operational hard rock quarry. This is a 5k run/walk as you have never imagined. See the working quarry face, the ancient rock deposits, the massive equipment that processes it, and the natural surroundings, as you take the challenge of the Boulder Dash 5k-with the Lafarge Spring Fling awaiting you at the Finish Line! The Spring Fling (starts at 10:30 a.m.) **come see Lafarge’s mining equipment and learn about the quarry!

9:00 am – 10:00 am or 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Breakfast with Belle performed by North Forsyth High School Theatre. Come enjoy a special breakfast with BELLE and all her friends!  Enjoy “Mrs. Potts” famous Pancakes and host of other goodies!  Meet the characters from the show (and some of their Disney friends)!  Be entertained by the cast in two numbers from the show!  Have your picture taken with Belle and the Prince!  SEATING IS LIMITED SO RESERVE YOUR TABLE NOW!  BE OUR GUEST! Two seatings – at 9:00 am and at 11:00 am. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Therefore you must purchase a minimum of 1 child and 1 adult ticket at $10 each. Additional pictures avaiable with members of the cast!

10:00 am – 5:00 pm  – Market 334 Spring Festival – 334 Dahlonega St. (Hwy 9), Cumming, Georgia 30040 – Over 70 vendors and artists along with music, fun, kids crafts and tasty food from Mia’s Pizza and Eats!

10:00 am – 11:30 am (on the half hour) Michaels KIDS CLUB: Earth Friendly Fox – 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 – Lowe’s Build and Grow clinic – Build a The Crood’s planter for spring. The Croods are back at Lowe’s this weekend! Your child will love building this Planter and decorating it with their favorite creatures and characters from the movie! Register online for this free build and grow clinic.

11:00 am Barnes & Noble story time – Join us as we read some fun stories by Mo Willems. Don’t worry we won’t let the Pigeon take over Storytime. Great for ages 6 and under.

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – The Collection Forsyth Unveiling Event – the former The Avenue Forsyth is being rebranded. See what’s new at this free community event with live music from American Idol finalist Isabelle, kids activities, special promotions and two Spring collection fashion shows.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Northside Hospital Forsyth Fashion Show & Art Market at the Atrium. Northside Hospital-Forsyth’s Special Care Nursery is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the March of Dimes’ 2013 Walk for Babies campaign.  The “Mother’s Day” themed event will feature a fashion show, sponsored by Dillard’s and Estee Lauder, and approximately 35 models in the latest fashions for women, men and children.  Many of the models are former preemie babies, born at Northside, or have been recognized as March of Dimes Ambassadors at previous Walk for Babies events. A market of local artists will feature handmade jewelry, artwork, pottery, knit wear and much more.  For the kids, there will be face painting and visits with local police officers.  Pizza and other refreshments, including tasty treats baked by Northside Hospital-Forsyth employees, also will be available for sale. Admittance to the art market is free.  Tickets for the fashion show will be available at the door for a $5 suggested donation.

2:00 pm or 7:00 pm – Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST April 12 at 7:00 PM, April 13 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM at North Forsyth High School. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.


City Produce is now open! Check out their FB page to see what fresh fruits and vegetables are available at our own little market in Cumming, GA! Located at 116 East Maple Street, Cumming, GA.

City of Cumming Recreation and Parks Spring and Summer Guide 2013

city of cumming recreation and parksThe City of Cumming, GA has posted the Spring/Summer Guide 2013. They have a new online registration system that opens on April 22 and registration begins on April 29, 2013.

Classes and summer camps include aerobics and fitness, art, dance, gymnastics, music, basketball, tennis, martial arts, drama and more.

The Recreation Department staff encourages everyone to come the take part in the activities and programs of the Cumming Recreation and Parks Department. Take some time to learn new hobbies, develop new skills, create new interests and make new friends through the recreational opportunities offered.


The Cumming Recreation and Parks Department will be changing over to a new Registration Software Platform for Summer, 2013 Registration. The new registration system will provide more flexibility for our customers, including Online Registration and Credit Card Payment for activities. However, it is not possible for the new system to share the database of the registration program we have been using. So, beginning with Summer Registration, the Cumming Recreation Department will need new information for ALL CUSTOMERS, including customers who have previously been enrolled in programs.

Beginning Monday, April 22, 2013, the Online Registration Site will be available for customers to create their new account via the internet. This will allow customers to create an account before registration for the Summer Programs begins on Monday, April 29, and will allow them to avoid waiting for the data input process to be performed at that time. The URL for the Online Registration Site is

You also may go to and click on the Register Online button to be taken directly to the Online Site. Please bookmark this page for future reference. Once there, simply click on Create Account and follow the instructions. An activation link will be sent to your e-mail and MUST BE CONFIRMED to finalize the creation of your account.

Registration for Summer Programs will begin Monday, April 29, at 8:30 am. At that time, customers may begin registering for programs both on-line and via walk-in registration at the Cumming Recreation Department’s Main Office at 410 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040. If you plan on utilizing walk-in registration and have not already created an account on-line, please take time to completely fill out a registration form (even if you have been a customer in the past). This will expedite the data input process.

Here are a few camps being offered by FCHS through the City of Cumming this summer:

2013 Cumming Recreation and Parks Summer “Bulldog” Athletics Schedule – Forsyth Central High School Summer Camps

Bulldog Football Camp             June 3 – 6        9:00 – 12:00     7 – 14                       $103               Coach Shane Williamson

Bulldog Basketball Boys Camp June 10 – 14    9:00 – 12:00     7 – 14                     $93                  Coach Greg Dirst

Bulldog Basketball Girls Camp June 3 -7    9:00 – 12:00     7 – 14                      $93                 Coach Angela Hurt

Bulldog Baseball Camp             June 17 – 20    9:00 – 12:00     7 – 14                     $93                  Coach Kevin McCollum

Bulldog Soccer Camp               June 10 – 14      9:00 – 12:00     7 – 14                     $93                  Coach Michelle Vonhaz

Bulldog Softball Camp              June 17 – 21    9:00 – 12:00     7 – 14                       $93                  Coach            FCHS Coaching staff

Shooting Skills (Basketball)       June 18 – 20   8:30 – 10:30     11 – 14

$68                  Coach            Greg Dirst

Shooting Skills (Basketball)         June 25 – 27    10:30 – 12:30   7 – 10

$68                  Coach Greg Dirst

Please visit register online. Registration can also be done in person at the Cumming Recreation and Parks Department at 410 Pilgrim Mill Rd Cumming GA 30040.

Please call 770 781 2030 or email for more information.

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