Archives for April 17, 2015

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for April 17 – April 19, 2015

forsyth county animal shelter adoption eventAfter the rainy week we have had, I hope the sun comes out for some of the weekend! Here is a roundup of events this weekend in Forsyth County, GA.

Saturday, April 18

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Recycle Electronics Event at the Cumming Fairgrounds Parking Lot 3 off Castleberry Road. Keep Forsyth County Beautiful invites residents to make a positive impact on the environment by recycling their old, used electronics during the upcoming electronics recycling event. Accepted items for recycling include laptops, stereos, CD players, cell phones, printers, gaming consoles and controllers, fax machines and more. The minimum donation per carload drop-off is $5 while an additional $20 fee will apply for each television and an additional $5 fee will apply for each computer monitor.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make a clothespin bug magnet. 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 for Storytime and activities featuring Aqualicious. Pinkalicious and her family go on a trip to the beach for a day of sun, fun and sand castles! Find out all of the pink, amazing things to do at the seashore.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – The Forsyth County Animal Shelter is hosting a Spring Fling adoption event Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival is slated to feature a variety of entertainment and activities including music, free food, dog agility demonstrations, door prizes and many dogs, cats, puppies and kittens available for adoption.

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

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!
City Produce is officially open…finally! Tomatoes look good, cut good and TASTE good! We also have dill cucumbers, green tomatoes, okra, yellow crook neck squash, zucchini, Blue Lake snap beans, baby sweet potatoes, sweet corn, fresh shelled black-eyed peas and baby red potatoes. All fresh from Florida. Also, Hoop cheese, country butter and Amish butter.
DockDogs 2015 Rucker Jump Into Summer Event at Rucker Pet & Wild Bird at 5456 Bethelview Road in Cumming, GA. Hosted at the Bethelview location, the spring dock dogs event will be fun for the whole family for the weekend of April 17th through April 19th! Whether you wish to enter your dog into the jumping contests, or just come to watch, there will be food, fun and dog food sales for everyone.

Fri. Apr 17, 2015

  • Big Air Wave # 1 – 05:00 pm
  • Big Air Wave # 2 – 06:30 pm

Sat. Apr 18, 2015

  • Big Air Wave # 3 – 10:00 am
  • Big Air Wave # 4 – 12:00 pm
  • Big Air Wave # 5 – 02:00 pm
  • Extreme Vertical (All in one) – 04:00 pm

Sun. Apr 19, 2015

  • Big Air Wave # 6 – 10:00 am
  • Big Air Wave # 7 – 11:30 am
  • Speed Retrieve (All in one Finals) – 01:30 pm

Babysitting 101 Plus Classes for Forsyth County Teens and Tweens

babysitting 101 plus forsyth county gaMy tween daughter recently expressed interest in babysitting. I searched for classes and asked friends for resources. I learned about Babysitting 101 Plus from a friend and my daughter is excited to take her class coming up in June.

The class is run by Barri Zehner, a nurse who also works full time. She is offering our families a wonderful service and I wanted to share her information with readers.

“Babysitting 101 Plus is a very fun and innovative class designed for kids ages 10 – 15 years old who will either be staying home alone for any number of hours, watching siblings, or babysitting.  This class originated in Windermere (Southern Forsyth County) 6 years ago and has trained and certified close to 1,000 kids from FoCo and surrounding areas due primarily to word-of-mouth publicity from highly satisfied parents and kids who LOVED the class.

Graduates of this program understand the importance of their job like no others, as this class is taught from the heart, giving the kids ownership of their responsibilities. They leave this class truly understand their role in the life of the children they are watching, not just the tasks they will be performing.   Based on SAFETY and making WISE CHOICES (at all times; not just while babysitting), kids are equipped to handle their responsibilities and face any challenges that may arise with confidence upon completion of this class.

Topics include everything from marketing the business, to caring for kids of all ages and needs, handling emergencies, first aid, and graduates are also CERTIFIED in CPR from the American Heart Association upon completion of this 1 day, 8 hour program.   It’s a long day, but the kids will tell you that the time flies, and they are in no hurry to leave at the end of the day.   This class speaks for itself,  but if that’s not enough, odds are you know someone who has already taken the class and they can tell you about it themselves.

Discounts are available for siblings registering together, or for groups of 5 or more registering together.    For more information about this class and how to register for one of the upcoming classes, visit the website at, or email   Don’t delay, as class size is limited, and the spring/summer classes book up quickly!”

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