Archives for May 2014

Kids Skate Free Summer Program at Let’s Roll Skate & Fun Center in Cumming, GA

kids skate free summer

Kids can bowl free this summer, see free summer movies and free outdoor movies and now they can skate freeLet’s Roll in Cumming, GA is participating in the Kids Skate Free program across the United States this summer.

Sign up online to register for the program. I signed up my kids and look forward to receiving the kids skate free passes each week in our email!

Kids Skate Free has over 90 skating centers across the country. Find out all the locations at http://kidsskatefree.com/locations.php

Passes valid for children 12 years old and younger. Skate rentals $ extra. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Can not be used towards group rates or birthday parties. Passes are emailed every Sunday Night at 9PM EST for the following week.

Let’s Roll Skate & Fun Center
5065 Piney Grove Rd
770-888-5000

Roller skating is:

  • A fun way to increase muscular strength and cardiorespiratory endurance.
  • A way to burn anywhere from 330 to 600 calories per hour!
  • A Great for improving balance and flexibility.
  • A fantastic source of aerobic exercise.
  • A key to weight control.
  • Easy to learn.
  • A great tension reliever and enthusiasm builder.
  • An excellent way to help maintain good health.

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 is one of the summer’s greatest deals in Forsyth County, GA for families.

Sign up at KidsBowlFree.com and your kids (ages 15 and under) get two rounds of free bowling every day.  The promotion starts on April 14th and runs through August 29, 2014 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 www.KidsBowlFree.com today and register to receive 2 FREE games each day this summer at your participating bowling center.

stars and strikes kids bowl free

They also have a 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 May 30 – June 1, 2014

pick strawberries at warbington farms

Pick strawberries at Warbington Farms.

The dog days of summer are here! Check out this roundup of fun things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Also mark your calendars for the free outdoor movies starting in June this summer in Vickery Village and free summer movies at Carmike Cinemas Movies 400!

Friday, May 30

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – The Vickery Village Farmers Market is here for its second year! This farmers market is one of few in which the produce is truly farm fresh … wherein the farmer is the grower. Other vendors include sausage, meat, fish, eggs, cheese, soaps, and other assorted artisans. Like us on Facebook: Vickery Village Farmers Market by Southern Growers.

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

6:00 pm – Teen Book Club at Barnes & Noble. We will be reading The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. Come discuss an award-winning book about a guy named Matteo.

Saturday, May 31

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Warbington Farms Scouts Day at the Farm – We will have “Hey”rides, petting zoo, fun park. Special scout prices – preregister.
Fun Park Prices: $8 kids; $5 adults; 2 & under FREE (includes hayride, petting zoo, corn crib, slides, playground, tire yard, pedal cars, inflatables, & unlimited fun) Strawberry Picking: $12 gallon (BASED on availability… always a good idea to come early for picking as it is limited this year!)

10:00 am – 7:00 pm – The spray pad is open at Old Atlanta Park in Cumming, GA!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Mini Wood Plane or Car. May 31 from 10-11:30am. Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

11:00 am Barnes & Noble story time. Sleep Like a Tiger. School is out. Vacations have begun. Come learn how to Sleep Like a Tiger.

11:30 am Barnes & Noble Spanish Charades. Come learn some new Spanish words as we play charades.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open (weather permitting) Check the website for updates.

Sunday, May 25

8:00 am – 4:00 pm – 2014 Atlanta Ride for Kids at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Every day, 13 children in the United States get the news that they have one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer. These kids are our Stars, and you can help them by participating in a Ride for Kids event as a motorcyclist, fundraiser or volunteer. Donations benefit the Pediatric Brian Tumor Foundation’s medical research and family support programs.

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open (weather permitting) Check the website for updates.

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – The spray pad is open at Old Atlanta Park in Cumming, GA!

Free Summer Movies 2014 at Carmike Cinemas Movies 400 in Cumming, GA

free summer movies in forsyth county, ga

One of our top summer family outings to beat the heat is the free summer movies at Carmike Cinemas at Movies 400. We have been going there for years and it’s a great event.

Here are a few tips – arrive 20 to 30 minutes early to get a good seat, bring your friends and don’t forget to bring a canned item for the food drive.

Carmike Cinemas Movies 400 Summer Kids Series –  Cumming, GA FREE Summer Movies from June 3 – August 7th, 2014.  Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10 a.m. Located at: 415 Atlanta Rd, Cumming, GA 30040, 678-513-4400.

Admission is free. $4.00 concession special includes a small drink and popcorn. You can also bring a can of food for the food drive and get your popcorn and drink for $2.00. Movie titles subject to change. No glass or expired donations. 

All movies rated PG or G. Summer kids movie series!

June 3 & 5: Epic
June 10 & 12: The Croods
June 17 & 19: Turbo
June 24 & 26: Despicable Me
July 1 & 3: Despicable Me 2
July 8 & 10: The Nut Job
July 15 & 17: The Lego Movie
July 22 & 24: Rio
July 29 & July 31: Mr. Peabody
August 5 & 7: Rio 2

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program 2014: Read 8 Books, Get 1 Free

summer_reading_freebookAvoid the summer slide by encouraging your kids to read this summer and earn rewards! Register for Barnes and Noble’s Summer Reading Program Imagination’s Destination. It’s easy.

Keep track of reading progress in the summer reading journal, read eight books, bring the reading journal to a Barnes and Noble store and choose a free book from the book list on the back of the summer reading journal.

This reading program is for students in 1st-6th grade.  You can get your free book starting May 20, 2014.  The last day to redeem this offer is September 2, 2014.

Check out Barnes & Noble’s fun activity list and teaching tips in this summer reading kit!

This year, Imagination’s Destination also features special promotions to encourage young readers to explore their imaginations all summer long. From May 20 to July 14, or while supplies last, customers can purchase any two Geronimo or Thea Stilton books and get a Geronimo Stilton Official Junior Reporter Kit for free. The Reporter Journal includes a map of New Mouse City, a Press Pass for The Rodent’s Gazette, a pencil with cheese eraser and a notepad.

From July 15 to September 2, customers can purchase any two books from the bestselling Who Was…? Biography series for kids and get a free deck of Who Was…? playing cards, which features 54 famous figures and a quiz question about each person featured in the deck of cards.

A neat way to complete a summer reading program on a budget is to check books out at the library. It’s a cool escape from the heat of summer.

Also our Forsyth County Public Library has lots of summer programs and their own summer reading program “Fizz. Boom. Read.” and “Spark a Reaction.” Registration begins on May 23, 2014.

Mia’s Pizza and Eats Summer Reading Initiative – Read and Earn Free Pizza!

mia's pizza and eats summer reading program in cumming, gaMia’s Pizza and Eats is one of our very favorite restaurants. They are offering an exciting 2014 summer reading initiative to encourage kids in Forsyth County to keep reading.

READING.  PIZZA.  SUMMER.
WHAT KID COULD ARGUE WITH THAT?

“We’re parents just like you.  We want our kid to love reading, and we encourage the growth of her literacy at home in many ways.  We’re so excited to help parents encourage a love of reading by offering free pizza to kids who read six books and complete our simple pizza slice reading log.

All kids who participate are also entered into a drawing for a family meal that includes a 3-topping pizza, a large garden salad, and four fountain drinks or teas.

We want to reward you parents who work so hard to instill a love of learning in your kids, even in the off months.   Grab a printable copy of the log at our website.

Kids must be 12 or under. Books must be age appropriate. Can’t combine with other promotions or offers. Promotion runs between June 22 and August 8, 2014. Sign up for their newsletter to receive announcements, events, promotions and a birthday surprise. Mia’s Pizza and Eats is located at 911 Market Place Boulevard, Suite L, Cumming, GA 30041. Check out their Facebook page for updates.

Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids 2014

summer bucket list for kidsA free and cheap fun activity for kids is to create a summer bucket list at the start of the summer. You can create it on construction paper, computer or even on a poster board.

Once you create your summer bucket list, the kids will enjoy checking off the items as you complete the activities. Last year we bought poster board and made our list with markers.

I have seen some other ideas on Pinterest – some have printables, some use sticky notes, clothes pins, popsicle sticks, whatever suits you.

Have the kids write it out themselves if they are old enough. We were inspired by Judy Moody and her quest for thrill points and my daughter created a similar poster like Judy did.

Looking for inspiration? Check out these ideas – visit my Kid Stuff board for more summer fun.

Here is a neat background to start with – just download and add your list.

Here is a summer bucket list created on a chalkboard. How cute!

This is a free printable – One Hundred & One Fun Summer Ideas for Kids

Here is one created with a metal pail, clothes pins and a sharpie! How clever!

What’s on your summer bucket list?

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for May 23 – May 25, 2014

warbington farms strawberry festivalHappy Summer! I can hear Olaf singing now. Here’s a roundup of fun things to do this Memorial Day weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Also mark your calendars for the free outdoor movies this summer in Vickery Village!

Friday, May 23
11:00 am – 3:00 pm – The Vickery Village Farmers Market is here for its second year! This farmers market is one of few in which the produce is truly farm fresh … wherein the farmer is the grower. Other vendors include sausage, meat, fish, eggs, cheese, soaps, and other assorted artisans. Like us on Facebook: Vickery Village Farmers Market by Southern Growers.

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

Saturday, May 24

9:00 am – Pike Nurseries – Bye Bye BugsLearn how to keep bugs away from your backyard parties and plants during this free class.

10:00 am – 7:00 pm – The spray pad opens at Old Atlanta Park in Cumming, GA!

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Warbington Farms 4th Annual Strawberry Festival(Rain Out date May 25th: 1-5pm) We will have vendors, face painting, “Hey”rides, petting zoo, fun park, crafts for kids, strawberry cook-off, visit with strawberry shortcake & MORE! 

**Strawberry picking based on availability.
**Strawberry Shortcake will be at farm from 11am-3pm.

Fun Park Prices: $8 kids; $5 adults; 2 & under FREE (includes access to vendors, visit with strawberry shortcake, crafts for kids, hayride, petting zoo, corn crib, slides, playground, tire yard, pedal cars, inflatables, & unlimited fun)

Strawberry Picking: $12 gallon (BASED on availability …always a good idea to come early for picking!)

11:00 am Barnes & Noble story time. Lion vs. Rabbit. Come learn Rabbit’s secret way to outsmart Lion and teach him to stop bullying.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open (weather permitting) Check the website for updates. Open weekends for one session until Memorial Day weekend.

Sunday, May 25

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open (weather permitting) Check the website for updates. Open weekends for one session until Memorial Day weekend.

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – The spray pad is open at Old Atlanta Park in Cumming, GA!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for May 16 – May 18, 2014

lake lanier islandsSummer is almost here! It is hard to believe another school year is almost over. Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

Friday, May 16
11:00 am – 3:00 pm – The Vickery Village Farmers Market is here for its second year! This farmers market is one of few in which the produce is truly farm fresh … wherein the farmer is the grower. Other vendors include sausage, meat, fish, eggs, cheese, soaps, and other assorted artisans. Like us on Facebook: Vickery Village Farmers Market by Southern Growers.

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

6:00 pm – Barnes & Noble – Teen Book Club. Join a group of your peers for a riveting discussion of Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. What does Dorothy learn about Oz this time? We meet in the Cafe, so we’ll see you there.

8:00 pm – Sawnee  Mountain Music. Come out and enjoy Live Bluegrass Music with some some local North Georgia Boys, BlueRoad at Sawnee Mountain Music. BlueRoad is a group of experienced, young,and talented musicians performing traditional, progressive and original bluegrass music. $10 Admission. Inside seating is limited, make your reservations now, 770-887-7635.

Saturday, May 17

10:00 am – 7:00 pm – LanierWorld opens for the season! LanierWorld has many water attractions, carnival rides, and games at LanierWorld!!  Pile the family in the car or boat and head on over!  Open Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18:  10 am – 7 pm. Check the events calendar for more details. Daily Admission and pass information.

11:00 am Barnes & Noble story time. Oh, The Places You’ll Go Storytime. Come celebrate all graduates by hearing this famous Dr. Seuss story and picking up a graduation gift. “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So … get on your way!”

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Uniquely Inspired – Canvas for Kids. Paint a ladybug canvas! $20+tax, Reservations Required and seating is Limited
Check out their facebook page for paintings.  Call 678-947-5499.

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open (weather permitting) Check the website for updates. Open weekends for one session until Memorial Day weekend.

Sunday, May 18

10:00 am – 7:00 pm – LanierWorld opens for the season! LanierWorld has many water attractions, carnival rides, and games at LanierWorld!!  Pile the family in the car or boat and head on over!  Open Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18:  10 am – 7 pm. Check the events calendar for more details.

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open (weather permitting) Check the website for updates. Open weekends for one session until Memorial Day weekend.

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Pooches on the Patio at The Ridge Great Steaks & Seafood. Support the Humane Society of Forsyth County, GA! Dogs are invited (must be on a 5 ‘ leash, spayed/neutered and good with other dogs). The ridge will provide a Special Fun Menu for drinks and food! $5.00 Cover Charge per person at the door. Raffles, games, DJ!

ALL WEEKEND

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-5. Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, The Marketplace for Classic Antiques & Collectibles, Unique Home & Garden Decor, Jewelry & Art. Over 475 booths. $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 are free. Sign up for their newsletter and get a coupon!

Free Outdoor Movies Summer 2014 in Forsyth County, GA

free outdoor movies in cumming gaFree Outdoor Movies In Cumming, GA this summer!

Get out the blankets, bug spray and lawn chairs! Free family outdoor movie nights are coming to Vickery Village in Cumming, GA this summer.

Vickery Village is located on Post Road in Cumming. All events are free and will start at sundown.

6/4 – Disney’s Frozen
6/18 – Mr. Peabody & Sherman
7/9 Rio 2
7/23 – The Lego Movie

Sponsored by The Chill Hill and Sidney’s Pizza. Event production by Southern Outdoor Cinema.


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