Archives for February 2016

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for February 26 – February 28, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s the last weekend in February during a leap year! We have an extra day this year – let’s make it count! Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, February 26

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Visit Creekside UMC for their 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. Friday, February 26th from 9am-1pm and Saturday, February 27th, from 8am-1pm (many items will be half-off on Saturday). A private preview sale will be held on Thursday, February 25th, from 8pm-9pm (no strollers permitted at Thursday night preview sale). Anyone is welcome to shop the preview sale with a $5 donation. The first 50 shoppers each day will receive a free reusable shopping bag! Proceeds benefit Creekside’s MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Teen MOPS ministries. Visit www.creekside.net/consignment-sale for more info.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Green with Envy Consignment Sale – Lakewood 400 – The largest selection of NEW and gently worn High-end, Designer, Boutique, Specialty & Custom-Made Children’s & WOMEN’S Clothing*, Shoes, Accessories, Costumes, Toys, Furniture, Bedding, Maternity, Baby Gear, Books, Home School Resources, & School Uniforms. *SPRING/SUMMER (Women’s clothing new IN 2015. Must be boutique or very high-end)

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders – Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – Musical Morning 

11:15 AM – Cumming Library  Read, Build, Play – 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, activities, and play time with Duplo Legos all related to a creative theme.

11:15 AM – Sharon Forks Library Preschool Discovery: Families – Join us for a monthly morning of playing and learning! We will have fun, engaging activities that will support children’s developing literacy, math, and science skills. This program is designed for children ages 3-5. No registration required.

Saturday, February 27

8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Visit Creekside UMC for their 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. Friday, February 26th from 9am-1pm and Saturday, February 27th, from 8am-1pm (many items will be half-off on Saturday). A private preview sale will be held on Thursday, February 25th, from 8pm-9pm (no strollers permitted at Thursday night preview sale). Anyone is welcome to shop the preview sale with a $5 donation. The first 50 shoppers each day will receive a free reusable shopping bag! Proceeds benefit Creekside’s MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Teen MOPS ministries. Visit www.creekside.net/consignment-sale for more info.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Green with Envy Consignment Sale – Lakewood 400 – The largest selection of NEW and gently worn High-end, Designer, Boutique, Specialty & Custom-Made Children’s & WOMEN’S Clothing*, Shoes, Accessories, Costumes, Toys, Furniture, Bedding, Maternity, Baby Gear, Books, Home School Resources, & School Uniforms. *SPRING/SUMMER (Women’s clothing new IN 2015. Must be boutique or very high-end)

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Name bead necklace. 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. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Join us in celebrating the beloved Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2) on Saturday, February 27 at 11:00AM. At this celebration you can pin the tail on Horton, decorate your own Cat in the Hat hat and more. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled Storytime!

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for February 19 – February 21, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe weekend’s here and the temperatures are going to be spring-like! Here is a round up of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, February 19

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders – Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

11:15 AM – Cumming Library  Read, Build, Play – 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, activities, and play time with Duplo Legos all related to a creative theme.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – Centers for Success – Explore their sensory table.

Cumming Aquatic Center is excited to be offering half price daily admission on the 3rd Friday of each month beginning on Friday, January 15th, 2016. Please visit our website or give us a call for more info and for our hours of operation. Memberships, group exercise passes, and rentals are excluded.

Saturday, February 20

CASA Superhero Run 5K 2016 – Run, walk, fly to support CASA of Forsyth County because every child needs a hero, but abused and neglected children need SUPERHEROES!  Join us Saturday, February20, 2016 at Fowler Park. The 5K begins at 8:00 am; 1K fun run begins at 9:00 am. Registration form HERE or online.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Monogram clothespin frame. 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 on Saturday, February 20 at 11:00AM to celebrate author Beatrix Potter’s beloved and mischievous bunny with The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit: And Other Cherished Stories. These adventure-filled stories are brought to life with vivid original illustrations from illustrator Charles Santore. Activities will round out the fun.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post 

Sunday, February 21

1:30 PM – Post Road Library – Game On! Family Gaming Day 

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! It’s our 12th Birthday Celebration this weekend! Thank YOU for making Lakewood 400 one of the Best in America!! USA Today and The Huffington Post agree! See you this weekend!

FREE WOOD CHIPS

Are you working on a landscaping project, or planning for one in the spring? Free wood chips made from recycled Christmas trees and county-cleared limbs are available seven days a week, first come, first served, to county residents for pickup just inside of Coal Mountain Park. Residents are responsible for bringing their own shovels and equipment for loading and hauling. Coal Mountain Park is located at 3560 Settingdown Road in northern Forsyth County. When you enter the park, the wood chips will be on your left. For questions, call Forsyth County Solid Waste & Recycling at (770) 205-4573.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for February 12 – February 14, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy Valentine’s Weekend! Whether you fully celebrate it or think it’s a Hallmark holiday, it’s certainly a fun day for the kids.

Friday, February 12

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders – Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

10:15 AM – Hampton Park Library  Valentine Puppet Extravaganza – We love puppets! Join us at the library for a morning of our favorite puppet shows about love and friendship! We’ll sing songs, do a Valentine craft, and of course, see puppets!  All ages are welcome to attend this family event. Registration is not required.

11:15 AM – Cumming Library  Read, Build, Play – 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, activities, and play time with Duplo Legos all related to a creative theme.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library-  I <3 Valentine Crafts! – Come make an assortment of Valentine Crafts at the Post Road Library. We’ll have your craft supplies – You provide that special ingredient: Love! For ages 3 and up. No registration required.   

Saturday, February 13

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Valentine dreamcatcher. 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. Monster comes home from vacation and discovers a box of chocolates on his doorstep. He knows he should share it with his friends, but what if there’s none left for him after everyone has a piece? Join us Saturday, February 13 at 11:00AM for a special Storytime featuring Love Monster and the Last Chocolate. Activities and coloring to follow.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post 

1:00 PM – Sharon Forks Library – Valentine’s Movie and a Craft for Teens – Join us for a holiday movie and a craft! We’ll be watching Ten Things I Hate About You, plus you’ll get to play with our sewing machines and learn to make a heart garland.
This program is for teens grades 6 and up. No registration required.

ALL WEEKEND

Forsyth Central Stage – Forsyth Central High School – Crazy for You, The New Gershwin Musical – PictureMarch 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 and 19th at 7:00 PM. All tickets $10. Crazy For You — the “new Gershwin musical comedy” with a book by famed comedic playwright Ken Ludwig — is the classic tale of a boy, a girl, and a theater in need of salvation.

 

Studio West Productions at West Forsyth High School – http://studiowestprdns.ludustickets.com/DISNEY’S the LITTLE MERMAID! Studio West Productions is proud to be one of the first in Georgia to produce the FULL VERSION of the Broadway show!  Come join us as we bring to life one of Disney’s most classic tales.  Full of rich costumes,
​great sets and special effects.  A show for the whole family!

March 11-12    7:30 PM
March  18-19   7:30 PM
​March  20        3:00 PM

Phase III of Sawnee Mountain Preserve Now Open

sawnee mountain preserve new playground forsyth county gaThanks to reader Lisa Dickey for sharing this picture of the new playground at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. The newest phase opened recently featuring new trails, a new playground and more!

New phase features more than six miles of trails – click here to view a map of the trails.

The newest phase of Forsyth County’s Sawnee Mountain Preserve opened Friday, January 29, with a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially welcome the newest amenity in the county’s award-winning parks system.

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Phase III is located north of downtown Cumming at 2505 Bettis Tribble Gap Road. Funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by voters in 2008 and by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program, Sawnee Mountain Preserve Phase III features more than six miles of hiking trails, two picnic pavilions, a playground with a rubberized surface, restrooms and additional parking.

District 1 Commissioner and Commission Chairman R.J. (Pete) Amos, in whose district Sawnee Mountain Preserve is located, thanked citizens for making the new phase of the park possible by their approval of the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond and the SPLOST sales tax program.

“I am so proud that we have been able to preserve this beautiful land and open it as a recreational amenity for the public to enjoy, and we could not have done so if it were not for the support of our citizens,” said Amos. “I would also like to thank the Dr. Dunn family for their assistance in making this phase possible.”

One of the individuals instrumental in making the Sawnee Mountain Preserve a reality – Mary Helen McGruder – noted the importance of the project.

“The completion of the third phase of the trail system is a continuation of the partnership started years ago between Forsyth County and Sawnee Mountain Foundation,” stated Sawnee Mountain Foundation President Mary Helen McGruder. “We are pleased that today our citizens can enjoy the mountain from literally one end to the other. We would particularly like to thank Natural Resources Division Manager Matt Pate for his dedication to this effort and for his work on the mountain.”

About Sawnee Mountain Preserve

The creation of Sawnee Mountain Preserve established protection of 963 acres of green space. Sawnee Mountain Preserve is Forsyth County’s largest passive park and was made possible through a collaborative effort of individuals, organizations and government. It first opened to the public as a county park in 2005, making more than three miles of trails accessible for walkers, runners and hikers, along with an amphitheater and playground. Phase II of the park, which features a 5,600-square-foot visitor center and access to Sawnee Mountain’s trails, opened in 2008.

Sawnee Mountain Preserve offers a number of amenities for the public to enjoy. A hike up to the Indian Seats – a natural rock formation at the top of the trail system – offers a beautiful setting for enjoying the views of the north Georgia mountains. The Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center features interactive exhibits on the natural and cultural histories of Sawnee Mountain and a resource library/lounge where visitors can relax and read. A wide variety of programs are also available at Sawnee Mountain Preserve including instruction on rock climbing and tree climbing, and educational programming focused on nature awareness and environmental science.

Park Hours:

November through February – 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

March through October – 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Visitor Center Hours:

Monday through Saturday – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spring Break Camps through Forsyth County Parks and Recreation 2016

spring break camps forsyth county, gaLooking for a spring break camp for your kids this spring break?

It’s not too early to begin making your spring break plans. Forsyth County Parks and Recreation is offering partial and full-week spring break camps this April. The programs vary in location and theme, and are offered for children ages 4 through 15.

Just some of the options for spring break camp include an art camp at Old Atlanta Park, fun and games camp at Fowler Park and a science camp at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. The program dates, times and registration fees vary by activity.

“Forsyth County Parks and Recreation has a really wide variety of camps available this spring break – everything from tree climbing and outdoor survival to basketball and gymnastics,” said Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “We are excited to offer some great camp opportunities for our youth to try a new activity, learn a new skill and just have fun.”

To view the full listing of spring break camps, visit www.forsythco.com/parks and click to download the “Winter/Spring 2016 Activity Guide.” For more information, call Parks and Recreation at (770) 781-2215.

Image via Forsyth County, GA website.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for February 5 – February 7, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s a SUPER weekend with lots of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA. Enjoy your weekend – it ends with the big game on Sunday night!

And since the groundhog didn’t see his shadow, we await spring in a few weeks!

Friday February 5

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders – Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

11:15 am – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – STEM 4 Pre-K – each child is a budding scientist! Let your child experiment, explore and wonder with hands-on, age appropriate science fun.

Saturday February 6

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Consignment Sale. Don’t forget the North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Club Consignment Sale is sponsoring a HUGE baby to tweens consignment sale at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market on Atlanta highway. Open to the public from 9:00am-12:00pm. This is a great place to get everything you need including: children’s clothes, matching outfits, seasonal outfits, maternity clothes, shoes, rocking chairs, high chairs, swings, cribs, changing tables, bedding, tricycles, all types of toys from outdoor toys to electronic toys, books, videos, swings, car seats, exersaucers, high chairs, walkers, and much more. Select from over 20,000 items…enough to fill 19,000 square feet!  There is usually a line to get in the door! See their Facebook page for more details.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop. Learn how to build a Valentines mailbox.

  • Come learn how to build a Valentines mailbox in time for Valentine’s Day
  • FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12
  • All kid get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin 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. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
  • Thank you for registering online to help us better plan our craft kit quantities needed.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Cupid’s arrow valentine. 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 – Sharon Forks Library – Sensory story time for children with special needs.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Collection Forsyth. From bestselling author Sherri Duskey Rinker and award-winning artist Patrick McDonnell comes this funny and tender love letter from a parent to a child. Silly Wonderful You expresses how life is so new and different and filled with love with a little one around.

11:15 am – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post. 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!

Sunday, February 7

1:30 pm – Post Road Library – One World Forsyth – Chinese New Year. Come celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year
at the Post Road Library. At 1:45, enjoy an interactive lion dance and kung fu performance by The Atlanta Contemporary Chinese Academy. Afterwards, stay for crafts, Chinese candy and a fortune cookie!  For all ages, no registration required!

ALL WEEKEND

The Off Broadway Children’s Theater‘s Senior Troupe is performing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. These talented children (ages 9-15) have been rehearsing this show since September and will treat you to a fantastic night of entertainment. Once their shows at the theater are complete, they will travel to Walt Disney World to compete at the National Performing Arts Festival! 12315 Crabapple Rd Suite 122 – Alpharetta GA, 30004.

Friday 7pm
Saturday 7pm
Sunday 3pm

Tickets available at https://obct.yapsody.com/

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