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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 31 – February 2, 2014

snow angelsWell, this week is certainly one for the Georgia history books. I hope that your families are safe and warm at home.

I also hope that we can somehow learn from this ice storm for the future. One bright spot was hearing about the amazing good samaritans that offered help to those in need. I am thankful for our local police, firefighters, teachers, churches, businesses and citizens, for that is what community is all about.

I know we are looking to venture out of the house this weekend! Here’s a roundup of things to do in Forsyth County. As always, please comment and share if you hear of any other events!

Friday, January 31

It’s the Chinese New Year! Year of the Horse. Here are some fun ideas to celebrate.

11:15 am – 11:45 am – Hampton Park Library Preschool Pals story time for ages 3 – 5. These 30 minute programs are designed to promote language, listening, and pre-reading skills by offering vocabulary development, experiences with a variety of literature, and participation in language-related activities.  Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader.

12:00 – 5:00 pm & 7:00 – 11:00 pm – Let’s Roll Skate & Fun Center is open for the snow day! They Say “Schools Closed” – We say “We’re Open.” Come on out and Let the good times Roll.

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Glazed & Fired opens. Today is the last day of our Buy 1 get 1 ½ off sale!

Saturday, February 1

Surf & Sun 5K and Fun Run to benefit Feed the Hungry Forsyth. Location: West Bank Park, 3227 Buford Dam RD, Cumming, GA. 7:30 am Check In and Late Registration opens, 8:30 am 5K starts, 9:30 am Fun Run Starts. Dress in your favorite surf and sun outfits! Prizes awarded. $25.00 registration.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB®: Crafty Valentine’s Day Bag Event. Sweet Stuff! Kids, craft a fun treat bag for Valentine’s Day. Join us on Saturday, February 1st, for our Crafty Valentine’s Day Bag Event. Just $2.00 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.

11:00 am – Canvas for Kids at Uniquely Inspired$20+tax/child. Reservations required. Check our Facebook page for painting!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Join us for a super special shindig — The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition — on Saturday, February 1 at 11:00 am. Featuring a visit from the Elf, stories, activities and more!

11:15 am – 1:15 pm – Post Road Library Saturday Family Story Time. Snow! Start your weekend off right at the Post Road library. We’ll have stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is for children aged 4-8 but bring the whole family!

11:15 am – 11:45 am – Saturday Scavengers Story Time at Cumming Library. This 30 minute storytime includes books, music, and activities. It is designed for ages 4 – 8, but the whole family is welcome to attend.

6:30 pm – Georgia Tech vs. Georgia hockey at The Ice. Admission: $5.00, students $2.00. The Ice Skating and Ice Hockey Complex, 1345 Atlanta Hwy, Cumming, GA 30040 phone : 678-845-0103.

 

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 24 – January 26, 2014

Movie Matinee 80sHere’s a roundup of what’s in store for the weekend in and around Cumming, GA.

Friday, January 24

11:15 am – 11:45 am – Hampton Park Library Preschool Pals story time for ages 3 – 5. These 30 minute programs are designed to promote language, listening, and pre-reading skills by offering vocabulary development, experiences with a variety of literature, and participation in language-related activities.  Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader.

Saturday, January 25

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – NFMOM Kids and Babies Consignment Sale at Lanier Technical College – Forsyth Conference Center, 7745 Majors Road, Cumming, GA. Check out this huge consignment sale and stock up on all of your seasonal and new sizing needs!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB®: Glitter & Tie-Dye Designs. Sparkle and Swirl. Kids, have fun making your own tie-dye and glitter designs. Join us on Saturday, January 25th, for our Glitter and Tie-Dye Event. Just $2.00 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.

10:00 am – Caring for Houseplants Pike Nurseries Class – Houseplants add color and beauty to your home, and they even provide health benefits by cleaning the pollutants in the air. During this free class, our houseplant experts will give you tips for keeping your houseplants healthy year-round. Located at: 6050 Bethelview Road, Cumming, GA 30040.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Atlanta Summer Camp Expo at North Point Mall in Alpharetta, GA. Meet with camp directors and learn about summer and sleepaway camps in Atlanta! From equestrian to drama, and water sports to Internet surfing, summer camps have changed.  From traditional outdoor summer camps to specialized day and overnight camps, there are scores to choose from for kids ranging from ages preschool to 18.  Meet face-to-face with camp directors and former camp attendees, see informational videos and pick up brochures.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Lego Movie Countdown Celebration! Join us for a Hands-On Learning event as we count down to The Lego Movie. Activities, fun and surprises for all who attend!

11:15 am – 1:15 pm – Post Road Library Saturday Family Story Time. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road library. We’ll have stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is for children aged 4-8 but bring the whole family!

11:15 am – 11:45 am – Saturday Scavengers Story Time at Cumming Library. This 30 minute storytime includes books, music, and activities. It is designed for ages 4 – 8, but the whole family is welcome to attend.

Sunday, January 26

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – 80’s Movie Matinee at Hampton Park Library. Due to licensing restrictions, we can’t advertise the titles of our movies online. However, see if you can guess this week’s film by the following description: Number 5, one of a group of experimental military robots, undergoes a sudden transformation after being struck by lightning. With the help of a young woman, Number 5 tries to evade capture and convince his creator that he has truly become alive.

Highlands Church Offers Free Shelter on January 23 and January 24, 2014

highlands church Highlands Church will be offering a warm place to stay this Thursday January 23 and Friday January 24 due to the freezing temps. If your heat goes out or you need a warm place to stay, they are opening their doors. They also seek donations of blankets and sleeping bags.

Highlands Church will be opening its doors, free, as a place for anybody who needs a warm place to sleep this Thursday and Friday night. It will be cold. If your heat is out, let us help. Please share so that as many folks know about this as possible.

Highlands Church is located at 433 Canton Road, Building 400, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

 

North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Kids Consignment Sale on January 25, 2014

north fulton moms of multiplesThis is THE Spring/Summer Kids’ Consignment Sale to attend – with 14,000 sq ft of gently used or new items! We have everything you might need for children, including clothing sized infant to teen, matching & seasonal outfits (Swim wear, Easter, etc), boutique & maternity clothing, shoes, rocking chairs, high chairs, swings, car seats, strollers, tricycles & bikes, all types of toys, books, DVDs, and much more!

Lanier Technical College, Forsyth Conference Center
7745 Majors Rd Cumming, GA 30041

January 25, 2014

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

*Bring $5.00 and get in at 8:15 am*

Now accepting Cash, Check AND Credit Cards!!

*NO Bags OR Strollers Allowed*

Facebook Page

NFMOM Website

(Sponsored by North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Club)

7:30 am Members Only!

8:15 am Area Multiples Clubs & Early Entry shop *

9:00 am – 1:00 pm Open to the general public*

*Area Multiples Club members, bring your membership card or your club’s most current newsletter.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • NFMOMC Members – Your membership card (Required to enter the sale, can be picked up the morning of the sale)
  • Area Multiples Clubs – Your membership card or your club’s current newsletter
  • A laundry basket to carry your merchandise
  • ** NO BAGS OF ANY TYPE WILL BE ALLOWED!! **
  • ** NO STROLLERS WILL BE ALLOWED!! **

Forms of Payment Accepted: CASH, CHECK, CREDIT CARD

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 17 – January 19, 2014

postroadOur first three day weekend of 2014 is here for Forsyth County Schools. Here’s a roundup of free and cheap things to do for families in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, January 17

11:15 am – 11:45 am – Hampton Park Library Preschool Pals story time for ages 3 – 5. These 30 minute programs are designed to promote language, listening, and pre-reading skills by offering vocabulary development, experiences with a variety of literature, and participation in language-related activities.  Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Gerda and the Snow Queen Ballet. Still Pointe Studios presents a charming adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s Gerda and the Snow Queen. The whole family will enjoy this winter-wonderland story told through ballet. Join a journey of unconditional love, adventure and restoration, featuring classical compositions by Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Sibelius and more. Performances are at North Forsyth High School’s auditorium Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 and are available online or at the door for $12.

8:00pm – Sawnee Mountain Music. A fan favorite, the Award winning Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset. Showtime 8:00pm, bring your instrument and jam til showtime. Concession available. For more information call 770-887-7635.

Saturday, January 18

10:00 am – Bringing birds to your yard Pike Nurseries Class – Want to learn how to bring birds to your yard? Join us for a free class this Saturday, January 18th at 10am. Whether you’re an avid birder or are just getting started we’ve got tips for you. Located at: 6050 Bethelview Road, Cumming, GA 30040.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB®” Alien Foam Door Hanger. Welcome Earthlings! Kids, make a door hanger that’s truly out of this world. Join us for our Alien Foam Door Hanger Event. Just $2.00 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. 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 – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Uniquely Inspired Canvas for Kids. Paint a colorful ice cream cone! Kids will be shown step by step how to create an ice cream cone on canvas, $20+tax/child (all supplies included) Reservations and Prepayment Required, Call 678-947-5499 to Reserve your seat(s). Located in Publix Shopping Center, 3480 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA 30041.

11:00 Barnes and Noble Story Time at The Collection Forsyth. Join us for Storytime and fun activities featuring the Snatchabook on Saturday, January 18 at 11:00 am.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Pet Adoption Event at Petco on Market Place Blvd in Cumming, GA. Adopt a shelter pet (dogs and cats) and save a life from the Humane Society of Forsyth County!

11:15 am – 1:15 pm – Post Road Library Saturday Family Story Time. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road library. We’ll have stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is for children aged 4-8 but bring the whole family!

11:15 am – 11:45 am – Saturday Scavengers Story Time at Cumming Library. This 30 minute storytime includes books, music, and activities. It is designed for ages 4 – 8, but the whole family is welcome to attend.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Gerda and the Snow Queen Ballet. Still Pointe Studios presents a charming adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s Gerda and the Snow Queen. The whole family will enjoy this winter-wonderland story told through ballet. Join a journey of unconditional love, adventure and restoration, featuring classical compositions by Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Sibelius and more. Performances are at North Forsyth High School’s auditorium Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 and are available online or at the door for $12.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Gerda and the Snow Queen Ballet. Still Pointe Studios presents a charming adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s Gerda and the Snow Queen. The whole family will enjoy this winter-wonderland story told through ballet. Join a journey of unconditional love, adventure and restoration, featuring classical compositions by Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Sibelius and more. Performances are at North Forsyth High School’s auditorium Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 and are available online or at the door for $12.

Sunday, January 19

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Family Chinese New Year’s Celebration at the Post Road Library. Post Road is welcoming 2014, The Year of the Horse, in style. Our Chinese New Year Celebration will kick off with a traditional Lion Dance performed by Atlanta’s Chien Hong School of Kung Fu. This is not to be missed! Then, stay and celebrate with crafts, food and music. This event is for all ages. No registration is required.

ALL WEEKEND

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what hidden treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3.00. Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free. Bring your precious loved ones to visit our wonderful Santa, Sunday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Bring your camera for great pictures!

Spring Registration for youth baseball and softball in Forsyth County, GA.

Weekend Events for Forsyth County for January 10 – January 12, 2014

fall baseball and softball in forsyth county, gaWith the Polar Vortex behind us and warmer weather ahead, it looks to be an entertaining although soggy weekend. Here’s a roundup of things to do in and around Cumming, GA this weekend.

Saturday, January 11

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – KIDS CLUB®: Mini Masterpieces at Michaels. Kids, paint a mini masterpiece. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. 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 – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Collection Forsyth. Join us in January for “Kindness Matters” Storytime, featuring Llama Llama and the Bully Goat.

11:15 am – Cumming Library – Saturday Scavengers story time for ages 4 – 8. Explore interesting stories and fun activities.

11:15 am – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post – Hats and Mittens! Start your weekend off right at the Post Road library. We’ll have stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is for children aged 4-8 but bring the whole family!

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Pet Adoption Event at Petco on Market Place Blvd in Cumming, GA. Adopt a shelter pet (dogs and cats) and save a life from the Humane Society of Forsyth County!

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Michaels Classroom Open House – Check out what our Creative Classes are all about. Take advantage of great discounts and reclaim your creativity! Visit http://www.michaels.com/Store-Events/store-events,default,pg.html?storeId=2068 for more information.

Sunday, January 12

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Hampton Park Library – Teen 80’s movie matinee. Due to licensing restrictions, we can’t advertise the titles of our movies online. However, see if you can guess this week’s film by the following description: 1980s teenager Marty McFly is transported back in time to 1955 where he accidentally changes the course of history through a series of comic misadventures and finds he must return things to the way they were.

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Winter Wonderland Concert – Forsyth County Senior Services is providing a great reason to get out of the cold weather with a ‘Winter Wonderland’ Concert for all ages. The Sounds of Sawnee Concert Band will perform at the Sexton Hall Enrichment Center from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 12, as part of the quarterly concerts hosted by Senior Services.  The concert will feature great music and festive treats to enjoy. The cost is $5 in advance and $8 at the door.

ALL WEEKEND

Registration for youth baseball and softball in Forsyth County.

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Winter/Spring 2014 Activity Guide

forsyth county winter spring activity guideThe new Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Winter – Spring 2014 Activity Guide is available for your winter and spring family activity planning from December 2013 through April 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.

Surf and Sun 5K and Fun Run in Cumming, GA on February 1, 2014

SurfandSun2014The second annual Surf and Sun 5K and Fun Run will be held at 8:30 AM on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at West Bank Park, 3227 Buford Dam Road in Cumming, GA.

This annual event benefits Feed the Hungry Forsyth. It’s a beach party in the middle of Winter. Great custom awards to the Overall male & female as well as the top 3 in each of the normal 5 year age groups 10 & under through 65+. Great long sleeve tech shirts to all participants registered by 1/27/2014. All registrations afterwards will receive a shirt while supplies last.

There will be great prizes for the people with the best surf outfits, so raid your closets for the best summer and sun-inspired clothes that you’ve got!

Race Day Schedule: 

 7:30 AM – Race day check-in and registration opens

 8:30 AM – 5K start

 9:30 AM – Fun Run Start

Registration: The fee is $25.00 and you can register online. 

Feed the Hungry Forsyth, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit food rescue organization collecting bread, meats, and other foods that restaurants and other businesses would normally throw away and delivering to food pantries that provide food to the hungry in our community.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for January 3 – January 5, 2014

adoptioneventHappy New Year! We hope your 2014 is off to a great start.

We had a great Christmas and took a break from weekend events last week. Now we’re back to it and rounding up the latest free and cheap kid friendly things to do in Forsyth County, GA!

As always, please comment and share if you hear of any other neat things going on around the neighborhood.

Friday, January 3

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Hampton Park Library – FCPL Family Cinema – This free movie features four kids who travel through a wardrobe! All ages welcome.

2:15 – 4:15 pm – Teen New Years Movie Matinee at Post Road Library. Join us in the meeting room to watch the hilarious teen movie where the girls singing group at a college competes to beat the boys.(PG 13) Bring your snacks and pillows to get comfortable! Teenagers Only Please!

Saturday, January 4

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop. Make a fun desk calendar for the new year.

  • FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12.
  • Offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
  • Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin.
  • One workshop kit, apron and pin per child, while supplies last.
  • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
  • Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis.
  • Thank you for registering online to help us better plan our craft kit quantities needed.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – KIDS CLUB®: Knickknack Keychain at Michaels. Kids, make a cool keychain that reflects your creative personality. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. 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 – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Kitten Adoption Event at Rucker Pet & Wild Bird. Adorable kittens will be up for adoption at Rucker Pet & Wild bird, 3245 Peachtree Parkway, in Suwanee, Ga. 30024!

ALL WEEKEND

Christmas Tree Recycling Event underway – pick up a tree sapling and vegetable seeds while recycling your Christmas trees!

Forsyth County Spring Softball and Baseball Registration 2014

IMG_0017It’s hard to believe it’s time to register for spring youth baseball and softball as we anticipate wintry weather!

Here is detailed information regarding Forsyth County Parks and Recreation spring baseball and softball for 2014.

Register by January 19 for spring 2014 season.

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation is inviting local youth ages 5 to 18 to sign up for spring baseball and softball. Four registration sessions will be available Saturday, January 11 and 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, January 12 and 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Registration sessions will be held at the following locations:

Booster clubs are taking online registration now. Visit the Web site of the park of your choice for registration information. Please note Bennett Park and Sawnee Mountain Park do not hold online registration.

Youth baseball and softball is offered for ages 5 to 18. The age control date for youth baseball is the athlete’s age prior to May 1, 2014. The age control date for youth softball is the athlete’s age prior to January 1, 2014. Both sports allow youth athletes who turn 5 years old before September 1, 2014 to participate. Each youth athlete must present a birth certificate.

Practices are scheduled to begin the week of February 17 with games beginning the week of March 17. The season will culminate in a postseason tournament scheduled to begin on May 16.

For more information, contact Clayton Munnell at 770.781.2215 or ccmunnell@forsythco.com.


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