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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for April 8 – April 10, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy end of spring break in Forsyth County! I hope you have had a fun week full of adventure! Here is a roundup for the weekend events in Cumming, GA.

Friday, April 8

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library – I Like My Stories: A Pete the Cat Storytime 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Family Movie Picnic – Pan 

11:15 AM – Cumming Library – Read, Build, Play 

2:00 PM – Cumming Library – Creative Circle 

2:15 PM – Sharon Forks Library – I Like My Stories: A Pete the Cat Storytime 

3:15 PM – Sharon Forks Library – I Like My Stories: A Pete the Cat Storytime 

Saturday, April 9

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a butterfly clip canvas. 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 at The Collection Forsyth story time. It’s only a yellow dot … but what a dot it is! Readers won’t be able to resist this jaunty, adventurous dot, nor its invitation to play along. Join us for Storytime featuring Let’s Play. Activities will round out the fun.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime – I Like My Stories: A Visit from Pete the Cat! 

1:15 PM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime – I Like My Stories: A Visit from Pete the Cat! 

Sunday, April 10

Cumming First United Methodist Church Festival of Arts beginning April 10! Gallery open 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Event schedule on website.


Friday, April 8 and Saturday April 9 – Forsyth County Master Gardeners Plant and Garden Event. Friday, April 8: 8am-5pm & Saturday, April 9th: 8am- 4pm At the Cumming Fairgrounds. The 19th annual Forsyth County Master Gardeners’ plant sale takes place at the Cumming Fairgrounds just minutes from GA 400. Started as a small fundraising event in 1998, the event has grown into one of County’s most anticipated events for garden enthusiasts. The festival attracts a diverse group of garden vendors and offers garden enthusiasts a unique opportunity to find unique southern plants, garden art and find the latest trends in garden tools.


Shady Grove Campground Now Open for the Season!

Campsites can now be reserved online

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation invites campers to vacation on the shores of Lake Lanier at Shady Grove Campground. The campground is now open for the season and accepting reservations up to 30 days in advance.

“We are very excited to welcome campers to the campground and officially begin the 2016 camping season,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “This is a beautiful destination that campers enjoy every year.”

The 109-acre campground features more than 110 campsites. Amenities include a beach and swim area, boat ramp with courtesy dock, group campsites with picnic shelters, a playground, tent camping areas and campsites with water and 30-amp and 50-amp power hookups.

“Shady Grove Campground grows in popularity every year,” Natural Resources Division Manager Matthew Pate said. “This year visitors will notice updated landscaping and new signage, as well as renovated group campsites.  Also new this year, we are very pleased to offer visitors the ability to reserve their campsites online.”

Reservations can be made online or in person at the campground visitor center.

Shady Grove Campground is located at 7800 Allyn Lane Memorial Way (formerly 7800 Shadburn Ferry Road) in Cumming on the shores of Lake Lanier. The campground will be open through November 7 for the 2016 season. For more information, please call the campground visitor center at (770) 205-6850 or visit the Shady Grove Campground webpage.

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