Archives for October 17, 2014

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

2014_doggie_palooza_edited-1Here is a round up of fall family events this weekend in Forsyth County, GA. Check out our list of Pumpkin Patches around Forsyth County, Trunk or Treats and Halloween Events in Cumming, GA and Apple Picking Orchards in North Georgia.

Friday, October 17

11:15 am – Post Road Library – Fire Safety Event. Join the Forsyth County Fire Department to teach your kids how to be safe around fires and learn what to do if there is a fire in your home. After the presentation, kids can make crafts and check out a real fire truck outside! For preschool and elementary children. No registration required.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Library – Read, Build, Play is an interactive story time that encourages development of early literacy in preschoolers. The program is designed for children ages 2-5 accompanied by a caregiver and is approximately 45 minutes long. It includes stories, music, activites, and play time all related to a creative theme.

11:15 AM – 11:45 am – Hampton Park Library – Preschool Pals Story time – 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. This program is suggested for children, ages 3-5, with a caregiver. Advance registration is not required for this program.

7:00 pm – Warbington Farms Haunted Trail. There are two “Haunted Trail Nights” in October. The Haunted Farm Trail is October 3rd & 17th – the trail opens at dusk and last ticket sold at 9 pm. There is a $7 admission for Haunted Trail, fire-pit, and marshmallows! Are you brave enough to walk through the trail?? Beware…only the COWS can hear you SCREAM!

Saturday, October 18

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Rivers Alive Cleanup. Keep Forsyth County Beautiful seeks volunteers for waterway cleanup event. Make a positive impact on local waterways by joining Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) for the 2014 Rivers Alive Cleanup on Saturday, October 18, at 9 a.m. KFCB encourages families, co-workers, scout troops and organizations to volunteer for the annual waterway cleanup event. Volunteer teams can register for the event by calling KFCB at 770.205.4573 or by clicking on the volunteer tab at Volunteers will meet at Mary Alice Park (1820 Mary Alice Park Road in Cumming) at 9 a.m. on October 18 to gather supplies. Volunteers will proceed to clean as many lake, river and wetland locations as possible before returning to Mary Alice Park for lunch.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Fun Frankenstein Mask. Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Doggie Palooza at Rucker Pet on Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA. Doggie Palooza Dog Show, Parade of Breeds, K-9 demos and more! Located at 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Zombie in Love story time.

11:00 am – Cumming Library Scarecrow Fall Festival story time. Join us for a scarecrow themed storytime featuring books, music and activities celebrating fall! Children will also create theme related crafts and explore the Storywalk in the Secret Garden behind the library that will be specially decorated by the Masters Gardeners.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road Library. We’ll have stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is great for the whole family!

Sunday, October 19

All Weekend

Cumming Greek Festival Oct. 17 – 19  Friday from 3 – 10 pm, Saturday from 11 am – 10 pm, Sunday from 11:30 am – 6 pm. Adults $1, children 12 and under are free. This is our 10th Anniversary! Come and dance and yell “OPA” with us on our 16 acre property off Bethelview Road in Cumming GA. The Cumming Greek festival is Forsyth county’s largest ethnic event and will last for 3 days. It offers the community a unique opportunity to experience the rich Greek culture. The continuous live Greek music and traditional bouzouki will fill you while you enjoy energetic live traditional Greek dance performances. Read more for directions and parking information.

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!

Kinsey Family Farm is open for the fall season. Pick a pumpkin, take a hay ride, have a picnic and much more at this wonderful local family farm.

Warbington Farms is open for the fall season. Fridays 1 pm – 6 pm, Saturdays 11 am – 6 pm (fun park closes at 5 pm), Sundays 1pm – 5pm.

Near Forsyth County

Hillcrest Orchards Apple Picking 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 much more.

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is open for the fall season! Get lost in the corn maze, pick out a pumpkin, shoot the cannon, take a hayride and more!

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