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Vacation Planning Tips from Debbie Hudson

travel planning tipsNow that summer is over and fall is on the horizon, a lot of us have put our vacation planning skills to bed.  Our kids are back in school, fall decorations are starting to show up in the stores, and all of us seem to be busy and on a schedule.

But time passes by quickly, and before you know it, the holidays and school breaks will be upon us once again.  Time off will sneak up on us, and if we aren’t careful, we will have lost valuable vacation planning time!  …and losing valuable vacation time equates to losing money and maybe even opportunities!

Yes, it’s true.  Did you know that planning your vacation in advance, by months and sometimes even years, can help you save money and frustrations down the line?

Let’s look at a few advantages you can gain by planning out your family’s vacation ahead of time:

  1. First of all, get in touch with an authorized travel agent or vacation planner. One thing I have learned over the years is that using a travel agent makes my life a whole lot easier!Travel agents offer their services for free and often possess a vast knowledge of travel destinations, accommodations, and travel specials!  They help you plan out your itinerary, make hotel reservations, dining reservations, and can even arrange special celebrations.

    (As a side note, the media has recently brought to our attention several unscrupulous travel agents.  MMP Travel has addressed this issue and can help you avoid travel scams by following five simple tips.)

  2. Plan your vacation as far into the future as reasonably possible.Did you know that by planning your vacation in advance you can actually save money as well as snag coveted hotel accommodations, dining reservations, and experiences that often sell out?It’s true!  For example, airlines and sometimes cruise ships often charge less for flights and sailings purchased well in advance.  By purchasing your tickets sooner, you secure a cheaper airfare or cruise price.

    Another example is a Disney vacation.  Did you know that Disney has its own Visa card?  If you purchase a vacation package and pay for it using your Disney Visa, Chase and Disney will give you 0% financing for six months!  This makes planning a vacation to the most Magical Place on Earth easy and affordable for almost anyone.

    …and planning a vacation in advance not only amounts to cheaper travel fares and budgeting concerns, it also helps to secure the hotel accommodations your family may need, great food and dining reservations, and limited-space entertainment options!

    Again, let’s look at Disney as an example.  Disney often releases seasonal specials several months in advance of travel dates.  Promotions may include a free dining deal or a room discount offer.  If your family vacation is not planned ahead of time, you may miss out on discounts, promotions, or reservations at a resort you really wanted to experience.

    Did you also know that Disney opens up dining reservations to its coveted restaurants 180 days in advance?  By knowing when you are going to travel and planning out where you’d like to eat, you can secure a reservation to some of the most popular restaurants on Disney property.  Venues like Be Our Guest, Disney’s newest and most popular restaurant, normally sell out months ahead of time and can be very hard to get into on short notice.

    Entertainment options for your vacations also benefit from planning.  For example, if going on a cruise, shore excursions can normally be booked in advance.  This, in the same way as dining reservations, secures your family unique experiences that might ordinarily sell out or not be available to you closer to your travel dates.

  3. Use a Dream Vacation Registry!MMP Travel is the first travel agency in the industry to offer travelers a vacation “registry.”  What this means is that you can now REGISTER for your family’s vacation!

This new registry acts much like a traditional wedding registry.  However, instead of registering for specific, individual gifts, you now register for your dream vacation!

The great thing about using this new and innovative service is that it allows you to plan, budget, and travel to the destination of your dreams.

Here’s how it works — plan your family’s dream vacation destination.  Then visit MMP Travel’s website (see the link above) and register your dream vacation on their website and registry.  Once planned and registered, share with family and friends.  That’s it!  MMP Travel will handle the rest for you.

Not only can this registry help you budget for your trip, but it also allows family and friends to donate to your dream.

MMP Travel’s Dream Vacation Registry is great for honeymoon trips, college graduations, special occasions, and even annual family vacations.  Planning in advance gives your family and friends the option of helping you travel to a destination once thought unaffordable!

So there you have it.  Planning out a vacation is as easy as 1-2-3, and when you plan in advance, you are saving your family time, money, and last-minute vacationing frustrations.  Vacation PLANNING sets up your family’s adventures and lets the memory making begin!

Debbie Hudson is a Travel Agent with MMP Travel.  She keeps busy in North Forsyth raising two teenage boys along with a host of animals; working part-time as a Disney Store Cast Member at the North Georgia Premium Outlets; and serving as a Haw Creek Elementary school employee.  She and her boys volunteer for the Forsyth County Humane Society, where they serve as a Foster Home.  Debbie also owns and runs three websites – Day Late Dollar Short, The Coffee Blog, and Teen Disney.

Hillcrest Orchards Fall 2013 Apple Picking Season

Visit Hillcrest Orchards farm market this Labor Day weekend for fresh picked apples including Honey Crisp, Ginger Gold, Gala, Jonagold and Fuji. The bakers are cooking up hot apple pies, cider doughnuts and apple fritters hot out of the fryer. Hop on the wagon for a relaxing ride through the orchard. Visit the petting farm with a new crop of baby farm animals waiting to be hugged and petted.

Hillcrest Orchards also debuts their apple pickin’ jubilee on September 7, 2013 and it runs every weekend through October. This is the only time that you can pick your own apples at this orchard. Pick your fun at the annual “Apple Pickin’ Jubilee” where you can pick your own apples, milk a cow, watch live pig races, walk a nature trail, visit the petting farm ($3.00 per person), take a wagon ride through the orchard, visit the Moonshine Museum and watch live bands and cloggers on the Hillcrest Stage.

Visit the playground, fly on a zip line and ride our giant slide down the mountain. There is a new kids play area for extra fun. You can even get your picture made on one of their live steers. Jump for Joy in the Giant Jumping Pillow! Get Lost in the New Corny Kids’ Maze!

Visit the bakery and ice cream parlor for homemade fried apple pies, apple cider doughnuts, apple fritters, homemade ice cream and fudge. Wash it all down with some fresh cold apple cider. They will have the grill fired up outside in the festival area for hamburgers, hotdogs and barbecue along with Billy Bob’s famous boiled peanuts, turkey legs and roasted corn.

Hillcrest Orchards is open daily: 9:00am – 6:00pm (Sept. – Oct.) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Nov.) Admission is $7.00 per person. Click here for directions and more information. Apple varieties: Golden & Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Pinata, Ambrosia, Gala & Honey Crisp with more coming in. Pig races are at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm each day of the festival.

Hillcrest Orchards  9696 Hwy 52 East  Ellijay, Ga.  30536  706-273-3838 www.hillcrestorchards.net

APPLE ORCHARDS / CORN MAZES / FARMS IN NORTH GEORGIA

It is the start of apple season and the orchards are opening!  Here is a directory of apple orchards and festivals in North Georgia. There are also corn mazes opening from Buford to Uncle Shuck’s to the North Georgia corn maze! Cagle’s Family Farm and Kinsey Family Farm are also a fun-filled place to visit.

If you can’t make it out to the apple orchards but want to enjoy fresh North Georgia apples, check out City Produce in Cumming, GA on the corner across from Dairy Queen. They are already bringing in apples from Ellijay!

Labor Day Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for August 30 – September 1, 2013

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Celebrate the end of summer and check out this Labor Day weekend roundup of events in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, August 30

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Farmers Market at Vickery Village – There is a new farmers market in Cumming, GA! Come stock up for the weekend on farm fresh produce, local meats, poultry, and eggs as well as local artisan products such as bread, cheese, jellies, probiotic drinks, soaps and more. Also, order fresh wild caught seafood for delivery at the market from Tom’s Awesome Seafood.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmers Market – Caney Creek Preserve. Family Friendly Activities, Entertainment, and over 30 Vendors!!! Check their Facebook page for updates. New this year – fun activities for kids!

Saturday, August 31

6:30 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmers Market – Wednesdays and Saturdays, Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA. Support local farmers and check out the tasty produce, fragrant flowers and more!

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – 400 Wheels Car Bazaar and Car Show – 3885 Browns Bridge Rd, Cumming, GA – We invite you to buy, sell, trade or showcase your Classic, Exotic, Concept, Custom Cars or Bikes. So bring parts, tools, literature, equipment, car memorabilia, antiques, performance parts, crafts, collectibles, special interest items and anything else to swap. Vendors, music, food and more! See their FB page for updates. Free parking and admission.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – A Camp Story Time – We are going on an imagination adventure camping trip. Join us as we read stories about camping fun. We will have a special treat and fun activities you don’t want to miss.
7:00 pm – Bingo – VFW Post 9143, 1045 Dahlonega Hwy, Cumming, GA – Looking for a little Family Fun?*  Come join us each Tuesday and Saturday for Bingo.  New Games. Bigger grand prize. Concessions are available. Both sessions are NON SMOKING family fun. *Please note: Children must be 6 years or older.
Monday, September 2
Join us on Labor Day, September 2 at Fowler Park for the Kicking Childhood Cancer 5k/1k and Family Festival. Proceeds benefit families fighting childhood cancer. Sponsor, vendor and volunteer opportunities available. The 5K will begin at 8:00 am and the 1K will begin at 9:00 am. The Family Festival will be from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. For more information, please visit www.RunforGold.org.
ALL WEEKEND
IPRA World Championship Rodeo at the Cumming Fairgrounds. It is a 7 event rodeo that includes: Bull Riding, Bare Back Riding, Barrel Racing, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping and Saddle Bronc Riding. Rodeo shows are for Friday, Aug. 30, and Saturday, Aug. 31, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds in the covered arena. Tickets go on sale two hours prior to showtimes.

Gate Admission Prices
Adults: $15
Children, ages 5 to 12: $10
Children, 4 and younger: Free
Seniors 65 and older: $12

Cagle’s Family Farm in Canton, GA opens Labor Day weekend! Fall fun at the farm starts this weekend. Enjoy their 13th annual corn maze and lots of kid friendly activities. There is also a haunted barn opening Oct. 4 – Nov. 2 for older folks. Open weekends from August 30 through November 17th. Hours are as follows:
August 30 – November 17, 2013.
Friday 5pm-11pm
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-6pm
Lake Lanier Islands Labor Day Weekend Celebration – Join us at LanierWorld for a weekend filled with live music, drink specials and our famous fireworks show! Water attractions and rides will be open Saturday – Monday.

 

Floating River Parade and Fireworks Show for City of Helen, GA Centennial

city of helen, ga fireworksCelebrate the City of Helen, GA’s 100th anniversary by watching the floating river parade this Saturday August 31, 2013.
Stay for festivities and a fireworks show at 9:00 pm. It is one of our favorite towns to visit.
The tasty food, drinks and festivities are fun for all ages! College football games will be shown at area restaurants as well.
Make it a day trip, go camping or stay for a weekend adventure. There are plenty of places to stay and lots of things to do in the area.
Saturday, August 31, 2013 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Floating River Parade

The City of Helen, GA is celebrating it’s 100th Anniversary this year!  As part of the Centennial Celebration Events, an old fashioned “Floating River Parade” will take place at the Riverbend Motel and continue to the Festhalle. Come decorate your float or tube and celebrate in an old timey tradition from years gone by! Visit their Alpine Helen FB page for more information.

Stay for a fireworks show at 9:00 pm (to make up for July 4th fireworks!) Helen GA Centennial Fire Works Celebration.

August 31st at 9:15 pm – Fireworks
Behind Alpine Village Shops 8016 S. Main Street
Come out and enjoy the fun. Bring the Whole family!

For further information call or an application for the parade call: Alpine Helen/White County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1-800-858-8027

43rd Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, GA – Looking for this year’s Octoberfest in Helen, GA for 2013?

Thursday, September 12, 2013 – 6:00pm – Sunday, September 15, 2013 – 7:00pm

Helen Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA  30571  706-878-1908

Join us for the 43rd Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, GA!  Helen’s biggest celebration!  German music, dancing, food & drinks!  Enjoy Waltzes, Polkas and the Chicken Dance!  Oktoberfest will run from September 12 – 15, then September 19-22, and then reopen daily beginning September 26 and continue through October 27, 2013. 

Hours:

Mondays – Thursdays  6PM – 10:30PM

Fridays         6PM – Midnight

Saturdays    1PM – Midnight

Sundays      1PM – 7PM

For schedule of bands visit www.helenchamber.com

Warbington Farms Fall 2013 Schedule in Cumming, GA

 warbingtonfarmstoryFall fun on the farm is weeks away with story times, hay rides, pumpkins and much more. Warbington Farms is right here in Forsyth County, GA and offers lots of family fun activities this upcoming fall season.

Warbington Farms is proud to present its fall story time on the farm program. Join them for “day on the farm” as they read farm-themed stories and sing songs.

Price includes story time and admission to Farm Park (hayride, petting zoo, inflatables, corn cribs, slides, etc.).

Contact Delana at 404‐983‐6945 or email for more information. The wagon will depart at 11:20 am on each day; please arrive ten minutes before to board the wagon.

Concessions will be available after the program. Admission Price: $8 kids and $5 adults. Also visit their Facebook page for events and updates. 

Located at: 5555 Crow Road, Cumming, Georgia 30041

· Story Time Dates, times from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm:

o Saturday, October 5, 2013

o Friday, October 18, 2013

*There will be different stories and songs each date. No outside food allowed in Farm Park.

2013 Pumpkin Season: September 28th – October 27th Friday and Saturdays 11am-6pm, Sunday 1-6.**

We will have our Pumpkin Palooza every Saturday & Sunday from September 28th-October 27th.

As always, we have tons of great activities for the family, and the best Hay Ride around. Other activities include 2 jumpy houses, giant inflatable slide, an inflatable obstacle course, corn pit, petting zoo, roller slides, and two play sets.

**All dates and times are subject to change. Please call for specific dates and times. 770.380.2920

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for August 23 – August 25, 2013

postrdlibraryHere’s a weekly lineup of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

Friday, August 23

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Creekside MOPS Consignment Sale – Come visit Creekside UMC for our semi-annual consignment sale. There will be thousands of great bargains on children’s clothing, junior clothing, maternity clothing, baby furniture, baby equipment, toys, and much more.

9:00 am – 8:30 pm – Cumming First United Methodist Church Yard Sale. Yard Sale to benefit the programs and ministries of Cumming First United Methodist Church.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Green with Envy Consignment Sale – new and gently worn high end kids clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, costumes and more! Location: Lakewood Antiques Market, 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Farmers Market at Vickery Village – There is a new farmers market in Cumming, GA! Come stock up for the weekend on farm fresh produce, local meats, poultry, and eggs as well as local artisan products such as bread, cheese, jellies, probiotic drinks, soaps and more. Also, order fresh wild caught seafood for delivery at the market from Tom’s Awesome Seafood.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmers Market – Caney Creek Preserve. Family Friendly Activities, Entertainment, and over 30 Vendors!!! Check their Facebook page for updates. New this year – fun activities for kids!

Saturday, August 24

6:30 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmers Market – Wednesdays and Saturdays, Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA. Support local farmers and check out the tasty produce, fragrant flowers and more!

8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming First United Methodist Church Yard Sale. Yard Sale to benefit the programs and ministries of Cumming First United Methodist Church.

8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Creekside MOPS Consignment Sale – Come visit Creekside UMC for our semi-annual consignment sale. There will be thousands of great bargains on children’s clothing, junior clothing, maternity clothing, baby furniture, baby equipment, toys, and much more.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Green with Envy Consignment Sale – new and gently worn high end kids clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, costumes and more! Location: Lakewood Antiques Market, 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – 400 Wheels Car Bazaar and Car Show – 3885 Browns Bridge Rd, Cumming, GA – We invite you to buy, sell, trade or showcase your Classic, Exotic, Concept, Custom Cars or Bikes. So bring parts, tools, literature, equipment, car memorabilia, antiques, performance parts, crafts, collectibles, special interest items and anything else to swap. Vendors, music, food and more! See their FB page for updates. Free parking and admission.

10:00 am – 5:30 pm – Post Road Library Grand Opening Event. Enjoy lots of fun and free activities for adults, teens and kids to celebrate Forsyth County’s newest library!

10:00 am – 11:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – The fun continues this weekend at Lowe’s! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build El Chupacabra from Disney’s Planes.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm on the half hour – Create a duct tape book cover – Michaels Kids Club. 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 10:00am – 12:00 pm. See a store associate to join the fun!
11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Pajama Party Story Time – Wear your favorite pajamas and join us as we read Piggies in Pajamas by author Michelle Meadows. Great for all ages!
7:00 pm – Bingo – VFW Post 9143, 1045 Dahlonega Hwy, Cumming, GA – Looking for a little Family Fun?*  Come join us each Tuesday and Saturday for Bingo.  New Games. Bigger grand prize. Concessions are available. Both sessions are NON SMOKING family fun. *Please note: Children must be 6 years or older.
Sunday, August 25
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Lowe’s Build and Grow – The fun continues this weekend at Lowe’s! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build El Chupacabra from Disney’s Planes.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Dawsonville Music & Beer Festival
Come join us for fun and music at the Dawsonville Music & Beer Festival held at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex in Downtown Dawsonville.  There will be multiple bands playing during the event: Coal Mountain Band, Back In Black, Alex Hall Band, Southern Accent, Radford Windham  Step Back Cadillac, Riley Biederer, and Jody Abernathy. Tickets are $5.00.
Fri: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

 

Giveaway Alert: Back to School 4 Hour Dive In and De-Clutter Session for Kids Room

from payne to gain professional organizer alpharetta gaUPDATED: This giveaway is now closed.

Now that the kids have gone back to school, it’s time to organize the kids play rooms and bedrooms. I am excited to offer this fun back to school organizing giveaway!

My Auburn friend Jen Payne at From Payne to Gain Organizing will help a lucky Forsyth for Families reader dive in and declutter a kids bedroom or playroom, 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.

Back to School Dive In and DeClutter Giveaway From Payne to Gain Organizing

One lucky winner will receive a 4 hour kids bedroom/playroom declutter session – (value $200.00)! Jen will help you plan, organize and sort one room, 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,

1) Like “From Payne to Gain‘s” FB page with a comment that Forsyth for Families sent you and

2) Add a comment below and tell us which room –  kids bedroom or kids playroom – and why it needs organizing!

The giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Winner will be notified via email. Entrants must live in the Cumming, GA or Alpharetta, GA area, must be able to schedule session weekdays between 9-2, and winner will be contacted via email.

From Payne to Gain Professional Organizing Alpharetta, GAFor 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!

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City of Cumming Parks and Recreation Fall & Winter 2013 Guide

The latest City of Cumming Fall & Winter Programs Guide for 2013 has been published by the City of Cumming Recreation & Parks Department.

Registration opens on Monday, August 26, 2013 online or at the Cumming Recreation Department Building. Classes include aerobics and fitness, art, dance, gymnastics, music, basketball, tennis, martial arts, drama and much more.

The Recreation Department staff encourages everyone to 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.

EASY WAYS TO REGISTER

Walk-In
Visit our office at 410 Pilgrim Mill Road across from Cumming
City Park. Our office is inside the three story red brick building
with white columns. Please come in the front entrance. Cash or
check only.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday—Friday 8:30 am—4:30 pm, Telephone: 770-781-2030

Mail
Just fill out and sign the registration form. Print clearly and provide
all the information requested. Please make check or money
order payable to Cumming Recreation & Parks Dept & mail registration
form with check to:

Cumming Recreation & Parks Department
P.O. Box 34
Cumming, GA 30028

Night Drop
There is a registration night drop located on the front door of our
office. Just drop in your completed registration form, making
sure you indicate which class or program you are signing up for.
Attach your check or money order to the registration form. DO
NOT DEPOSIT CASH! All returned checks will be assessed a $25 Service Fee.

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Fall and Winter Activity Guide 2013

forsyth county parks and recreation fall winter activity guideThe new Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Fall 2013 Activity Guide is available for your fall and winter family activity planning from August 2013 through March 2014. Included in the guide is information on classes, camps and athletics for youth and adults of all ages.

Classes include fitness programs, tennis, gymnastics, dance, martial arts, nature, art and many more and offers something for everyone in the family.

 

 

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for August 16 – August 18, 2013

little princess resale in cumming, gaRain is in the forecast for the weekend, but there are still lots of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

Friday, August 16

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmers Market – Caney Creek Preserve. Family Friendly Activities, Entertainment, and over 30 Vendors!!! Check their Facebook page for updates. New this year – fun activities for kids!

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Farmers Market at Vickery Village – There is a new farmers market in Cumming, GA! Come stock up for the weekend on farm fresh produce, local meats, poultry, and eggs as well as local artisan products such as bread, cheese, jellies, probiotic drinks, soaps and more. Also, order fresh wild caught seafood for delivery at the market from Tom’s Awesome Seafood.

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Across the Wide Acoustic at Sawnee Mountain Music – Mark and Jody of Across the Wide along with Brad Williams and Calvin Heard play under the stars on the Pickin’ Porch at Sawnee Mountain Music Aug. 16th at 8pm. You’ll hear Across the Wide Originals as well as Classic country and Bluegrass music. Soft Drinks, Hot dogs and snacks available for purchase or bring your own picnic and beverages.

Saturday, August 17

6:30 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmers Market – Wednesdays and Saturdays, Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA. Support local farmers and check out the tasty produce, fragrant flowers and more!

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – 400 Wheels Car Bazaar and Car Show – 3885 Browns Bridge Rd, Cumming, GA – We invite you to buy, sell, trade or showcase your Classic, Exotic, Concept, Custom Cars or Bikes. So bring parts, tools, literature, equipment, car memorabilia, antiques, performance parts, crafts, collectibles, special interest items and anything else to swap. Vendors, music, food and more! See their FB page for updates. Free parking and admission.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Activity Expo – Old Atlanta Park Recreation Center. Meet recreation instructors and participate in activities such as gymnastics, taekwondo, art, fitness classes, dance and more! This is a free event.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm on the half hour – Create a Bookmark– Michaels Kids Club. 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 10:00am – 12:00 pm. See a store associate to join the fun!
10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Grand Opening for Little Princess Resale, 1595 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 122, Cumming, GA 30041. Bring your Princess for a cup of tea and cookies. We will be serving at 10 AM and 2 PM. We will be having fun all day! Buy | Sell | Consign Girl’s Clothing sizes Birth-10.
11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – story time – Please join us as for a Splat the Cat story time. Great for everyone!
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Artistic Adventures Pottery Wheel Class. Learn how to spin a bowl from clay at Artistic Adventures Art Instruction Studio! Ages 6 and up are welcome, admission is $20, with $15 of that going directly to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to aid in funding cancer research and patient support. Arrive at noon, as wheels are first come, first served, through 2pm. Light refreshments will be available.
7:00 pm – Bingo – VFW Post 9143, 1045 Dahlonega Hwy, Cumming, GA – Looking for a little Family Fun?*  Come join us each Tuesday and Saturday for Bingo.  New Games. Bigger grand prize. Concessions are available. Both sessions are NON SMOKING family fun. *Please note: Children must be 6 years or older.
Sunday, August 18
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

 


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