Archives for June 2016

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for July 1 – July 3, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy 4th of July weekend! I hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating with friends and family. Here are a few things to do in and around Forsyth County, GA if you need inspiration.

Friday, July 1

10:00 AM – Cumming Library – American Red Cross – Blood Drive  – There is a big shortage right now. If you are a donor, please think about giving during this urgent time.

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Friday Family Movie Picnic – The Big Green

Saturday, July 2

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop Ice Age Bowling Game

  • Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can create a cool Ice Age: Collision Course bowling game. Once the game is built, your child can decorate it with stickers of characters in the new Ice Age movie.
  • All kids 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
10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open two shifts daily for the summer season!
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a craft stick American flag! 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 – Octicorn is the funny, sweet and disarming character who is a champion for anyone who has ever felt a little bit different. And isn’t that everyone? Join us for Storytime featuring Hello, My Name Is Octicorn.

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

Sunday, July 3

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open for one shift.

Fireworks

July 3 – 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm – City of Cumming – Cumming Fairgrounds – July 4th Celebration at Cumming Fairgrounds. July 3rd Festivities: Dance Contest, Food Vendors & Children’s Activities from 6-11 PM, Dance Contest 8:30 PM, Fireworks 9:30 PM, FREE Admission and Parking.

Monday, July 4

10:00 am – July 4th Steam Engine Parade in Downtown Cumming.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – The Foster House Annual BBQ – We will be having our annual BBQ at The Foster House on Monday July 4th from 11-2. Walk on over from the parade and sit and eat on our patio or take some home!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 24 – June 26, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaSummer is in full swing and there are lots of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend! I hope some of your fun involves a water activity because it will be HOT! We’ll be at the softball field this weekend. Enjoy!

Friday, June 24

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library  Mr. Greg’s Musical Madness – a Funtastic Family Concert! 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Friday Family Movie Picnic – Jungle Book 

2:00 PM – Post Road Library  Mr. Greg’s Musical Madness – a Funtastic Family Concert! 

2:00 PM – Cumming Library  3rd Annual Paper Airplane Olympics 

2:30 PM – Hampton Park Library One World Forsyth: Virtual Visit to Japan 

Saturday, June 25

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open two shifts daily for the summer season!
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Finding Dory puppet show! 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 – Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery Storytime. Just because you’re extremely cute, doesn’t mean you can’t operate a bulldozer! From author-illustrator David Gordon comes a funny, whimsical take on believing in yourself and telling bullies who’s boss! Join us for a fun-filled Storytime!

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

Sunday, June 26
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open for one shift.

OPEN ALL WEEKEND

The Anderson’s Sunflowers are now open from 8:30am – 8:30pm daily while the flowers last. Professional photographers, the cost is $35 per client. All other customers taking pictures and enjoying the beauty, the cost is $10 per car. Sunflowers can be purchased from a pre-cut selection or you can cut your own. They are pet friendly, but pets must be on a leash. Their location is 3360 Shiloh Rd. Cumming, GA 30040. Check their FB page for more details.

City Produce is open in a new location. Check their Facebook page for their latest news, events and updates.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 17 – June 19, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaSummer’s in full swing and there’s lots of fun family events this Father’s Day weekend.

Friday June 17

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Friday Family Movie Picnic – March of the Penguins 

2:00 PM – Sharon Forks Library  The First Marathon, and Other Greek Legends of Speed & Strength 

3:00 PM – Cumming Library  Family Origami 

6:00 PM – Post Road Library Oktoberfest in June – One World Forsyth 

Saturday June 18

10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open two shifts daily for the summer season!
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a Dinosaur card! 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 – To honor dads, grandpas and caregivers, we will read two charming books, Dad School and Grandpa Loves You! Activities to follow.

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

Sunday, June 19 – Happy Father’s Day!
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open for one shift.

ALL WEEKEND

City Produce is open in a new location. Check their Facebook page for their latest news, events and updates.

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!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 10 – June 12, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaSummer’s in full swing and there’s lots of fun family events this weekend.

Friday June 10

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

11:15 AM – Cumming Library  What’s in That Lunch Anyway? 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Friday Family Movie Picnic – Finding Nemo 

2:00 PM – Cumming Library  Creative Circle 

2:30 PM – Hampton Park Library  One World Forsyth: Virtual Visit to Jamaica 

2:30 PM – Post Road Library Mumferd’s Safety Town Performance 

Saturday June 11

10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open two shifts daily for the summer season!
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.
10:00 AM- Lowe’s Build and Grow – Register your child and they can build Captain America!
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a You’re My Hero, Dad card! 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 – In celebration of life’s many milestones, join us for a reading of the Dr. Seuss classic Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Activities to follow.

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

Sunday, June 12
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open for one shift.

ALL WEEKEND

City Produce is open in a new location. Check their Facebook page for their latest news, events and updates.

Barnes & Noble – B-Fest Teen Book Festival – check the website for weekend events

Free Outdoor Movies in Cumming, GA for Summer 2016

georgia movies in the park cumming gaGeorgia Movies in the Park™ – Atlanta’s best family outdoor movie series returns to Vickery Village in Forsyth County / Cumming GA.

Presented by Northside Hospital, Chill Hill and Southern Outdoor.

Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, and bug spray.

SPACE IS LIMITED AND IS FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED

2016 DATES
5/31 – Kung Fu Panda 3
6/14 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
6/28 -Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip
7/12 – Mystery Movie
7/26 – Disney’s Zootopia

START TIME
Movie start times are kid-friendly and begin at sundown not dark. This is Atlanta’s only outdoor movie series that starts before dark.

PARKING
Park near the YMCA

The Chill Hill is located at
5860 South Vickery Street (off of Post Road)
Cumming GA 30040

The Collection Forsyth Summer Concert Series 2016

the collection forsyth thursday nightsFree outdoor concerts are fun for the entire family and Concerts at The Collection Forsyth is slated to start Thursday, June 9 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. The concerts run every other Thursday throughout the summer.

Bring a blanket and enjoy some great music from local artists while enjoying the outdoors. There are also kids activities and music from 7:00 – 9:00 pm so the whole family can have fun!

Forsyth County Library Summer Reading Programs 2016

forsyth county ga summer reading program

The Forsyth County Public Library and its Summer Reading sponsor, FCPL Friends and Advocates, reward children and teens who set and reach a summer reading goal with a free book. All registered Summer Reading participants will also be entered in raffle drawing for several grand prizes.

Readers up to grade 5 will be entered to win a Family Fun Pack, graciously donated from Stars & Strikes. Readers in grades 6 to 12 will be entered to win a gift card and basket from AMC Theatres. Adult readers will be entered to win an Apple iPad mini.

To earn a free book, or win a raffle drawing, patrons must be registered for the Library’s Summer Reading Program. Registration opens on the last day of school, Friday, May 27, and patrons can register online or in-person at any Forsyth County Public Library branch through July 31.

Families should also mark their calendars for the Summer Reading Kick-Off Carnivals, says Bradley.

“The Carnivals are among our most popular events all year. Based on patron feedback, this summer the Post Road and Sharon Forks Libraries will combine their events at the Forsyth Conference Center, where there is ample parking and sidewalks on the surrounding streets for families that prefer to walk.”

The combined Summer Reading Kick-off Carnival will be held on Tuesday, May 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Forsyth Conference Center, 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd. Participants can register for the Summer Reading Program, play carnival games, and watch balloon artists twist balloons into wild animals and zany objects. Lew-E the Clown will also give two performances of “READ-O-LYMPICS,” an exciting magic show and storytime for children of all ages.

The Cumming Library will host a Carnival for its patrons on Wednesday, June 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the Hampton Park Library will host its Summer Reading Kick-off Carnival on Thursday, June 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Both events will include carnival games, balloon artists, and two performances from entertainer Todd Key. His show, “Cirque du Todd: The Flying Debris Extravaganza Juggle-Palooza,” combines juggling, circus skills, magic, and just the right mix of comedy and reading encouragement for children of all ages.

“Our summer reading theme this year is On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!, so we’ll be encouraging families to make sports and physical fitness part of their summer routine,” adds Bradley. In addition to providing books, magazines, and digital materials on health and wellness, the Library will offer programs for teens and adults on cooking and eating healthfully on a budget. The full slate of summer programming for children, teens, and adults will be announced shortly.

Patrons are encouraged to check the Library’s online event calendar at www.forsythpl.org to view programs by age group or by location. Printed Summer Program Guides will also be available at each library branch starting May 15.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 3 – June 5, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaSummer is in full swing! Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in Forsyth County this weekend.

Friday, June 3

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 – Friday Family Movie Picnic at Post Road Library. Join us each Friday during the summer for an air conditioned movie picnic! Bring your lunch or snacks and pillow and blanket to get comfortable. Check out our summer selection of great family movies below! No registration required. All ages welcome.

Saturday, June 4

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop – Make a Father’s Day trophy smart phone holder.

  • Show Dad who’s #1! Join our hands-on workshop and build a trophy-shaped cell phone holder. Once the project is built, your child can paint it and decorate with stickers that show dad he’s #1.
  • All kids 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.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a chalk butterfly! 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 Summer Reading Triathlon Opening Ceremony. From May 17 to September 6, kids in grades 1 through 6 can earn a free book at their local Barnes & Noble! Join us for the Summer Reading Triathlon Opening Ceremony on June 4 at 11:00AM. Kids can get their journals for a free book, enjoy fun-filled activities and cast a ballot for their favorite book hero and place to win a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal.
11:00 am – Sharon Forks Library – Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs
10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open two shifts daily for the summer season!
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad opens through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.
Sunday, June 5
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open for one shift.

ALL WEEKEND

City Produce is open in a new location and Warbington Farms is open for strawberry picking season! Check their Facebook pages for their latest news, events and updates.


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