Archives for April 2017

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for April 28 – April 30, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHow is it already the last weekend in April? There’s lots to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, April 28

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders

11:00 AM – Cumming Library  Read, Build, Play

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Preschoolers @ Post – KidCraft

4:00 PM – Post Road Library Masterminds LEGO® Lounge

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Spring Market at The Exchange at The Collection Forsyth (next to Grub Burger.) Over 35 local artisans and vendors!

Saturday, April 29

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Spring Market at The Exchange at The Collection Forsyth (next to Grub Burger.) Over 35 local artisans and vendors!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a Spring 3D Canvas! 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 – 3:00 pm –  The Phase Shop at Vickery Village is hosting LuLaFest: Cumming on 4/29 from 10-3.  It’s a family friendly shopping event featuring 15 local LuLaRoe Fashion Retailers, at one amazing location! There will be giveaways every hour, and amazing woman’s and kids clothing.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time – The Collection Forsyth. From brave and bold to creative and clever, this rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, The Wonderful Things You Will Be is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids. Activities to follow.

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

ALL WEEKEND

School of Rock follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns from struggling musician into the unexpected inspiration for a class of over-scheduled, stressed-out prep school students. His super-pwer? Rock and roll! Come experience the talented CYT Atlanta theater group as they share this hilarious and uplifting story!

All shows are at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church in Johns Creek – 2850 Old Alabama Road.

Show dates:

Thursday April 27th7pm

Friday April 28th7pm

Saturday April 29th2pm

Saturday April 29th7pm

Sunday April 30th3pm

Friday May 5th7pm

Saturday May 6th2pm

Saturday May 6th7pm

Ticket information: www.cytatlanta.com

CYT Atlanta is a nonprofit community theater group that offers after school musical theater training classes, summer camps, and twice yearly community theater musical productions. CYT offers a nurturing, encouraging environment for new performers while creating an excellent experience for theater-goers. The talented cast features students grades 3-12.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for April 21 – April 23, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy weekend folks! Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, April 21

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders

11:00 AM – Cumming Library  Read, Build, Play

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Preschoolers @ Post – STEM 4 Pre-K

4:00 PM – Post Road Library Masterminds LEGO® Lounge

Saturday, April 22 – Happy Earth Day!

9:00 am – The Great FoCo Cleanup! Put a team together and help clean up Forsyth County on Earth Day! Meet at the Cumming Fairgrounds for assignments.

9:00 am – Pike Nursery – Ladybug Weekend! Class: Beneficial Bugs Saturday, April 22, 9am at All Stores. Not all bugs are bad! Learn which bugs are good for your garden and why in this free class. Friday-Sunday, April 21-23 – Take home a free packet of ladybugs with purchase, while supplies last.

10:00 AM – Cumming Library  Earth Day- Shade Gardening with the Master Gardeners

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Earth Day Projects! 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 – Warbington Farms Farmer for A Day: Change the way your child thinks about food! There will be a story-time about plants and gardening then kids (and adults) will learn about spring gardening and each child take a seed home to watch grow! There will still be plenty of time for a “hey”ride to feed the cows, feeding the animals in the petting zoo, and playing in the fun park. Fun Park will be open from 10:00-5pm. Storytime at 12:30 and 2:30 and planting in the garden will be at 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30 Story-time and planting are FREE with Fun Park Admission which is $9 kids and $5 adults. Purchase tickets the day of event.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time – The Collection Forsyth. Laurie Berkner’s chart-topping, beloved hit “We Are the Dinosaurs” is now a picture book! Featuring an adorable cast of characters and vibrant, playful art by Ben Clanton, We Are the Dinosaurs transports readers back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Don’t miss out!

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

1:00 PM – Post Road Library  Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs

2:00 PM – Post Road Library  Earth Day in the Garden with the Master Gardeners

4:00 PM – Hampton Park Library  Earth Day in the Garden with the Master Gardeners

5:30 PM – Hampton Park Library Adopt-A-Stream Workshop: Amphibian and Frog Monitoring

Sunday, April 23

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Open House at Save the Horses – Celebrate Help a Horse Day with Save the Horses.

Meet Horses – Attend Free Clinics – For Whole Family.

Join SAVE THE HORSES at a major celebration on April 23 from 11am to 4pm as we celebrate ASPCA Help a Horse Day, competing for a chance to win up to $25,000 in grant prizes to assist our efforts to protect horsesSave the Horses will be hosting an Open House at our farm with free horse care clinics, a tour, meet the horses and other animals available for adoption and gain lots of education on how you too can Join the Herd and help to Save a Horse.

Family friendly event. Save the Horses 1768 Newt Green Road, Cumming GA

This event is free admission and free parking. Food and beverage is available.  This will be a fun-filled, educational day for both our community and rescue efforts. We “hope” you’ll join us!  All ages welcome.

Free Clinics (Something for everyone)
•           How to check horse vitals
•           Meditating with horses
•           How to Halter
•           How to Groom
•           Wound Care
•           And more

2:30 PM – Post Road Library Sunday Dance Camp with Cumming Dance Academy

 

 

Easter Egg Hunts in Forsyth County, GA 2017

breakfast with easter bunny cumming gaGrab your baskets and bonnets! There are lots of Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny activities going on in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Please comment and share if you know of any other events that are open to the public!

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – April 15, 2017  – EGGstravaganza at Warbington Farms – Join us for an “EGGstravagant” day on the farm. Admission is $10 kids and $5 adults. EGGstravaganza at Warbington Farms, 5555 Crowe Road, Cumming GA
Egg Hunt & Prizes, Visit with the Easter Bunny, Petting Zoo, Photo opportunities, Farm fun, “Hey” ride & much more. $10 Admission for Kids, $5 for Adults. Egg hunts at 11:00 am, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30 pm.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Influencers Church Cumming is excited to present one of the best community events of the year! Get ready for our first “BLACK LIGHT EGG HUNT & CARNIVAL“. FREE ENTRY! Something for the whole family! Come journey with us as we adventure into a GLOW IN THE DARK BLACK LIGHT world! With an amazing carnival running parallel to our age specific hunts, it’s a day not to miss! Family photo-booth, face painting, bouncy houses, petting zoo, pony rides & more! Hotdogs, snacks & drinks for purchase during the day. 5095 Post Rd, Cumming.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – April 15, 2017 – Midway UMC invites you to join us for an Easter Block Party on Saturday, April 15th from 11am-2pm at 5025 Atlanta Highway, Alpharetta, GA 30004. There will be Easter egg hunts for all ages, a bounce house, a rock climbing wall, mini golf, music & games, and so much more! This is a FREE event, and there will also be Chick-fil-A and Cold Stone ice cream available for purchase! Don’t miss this fun-filled event the whole family will enjoy!

11:00 am – 5:00 pm  – April 15, 2017 – Taste of Forsyth & Easter Egg Hunt – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Taste of Forsyth & Easter Egg Hunt at the Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA. Taste of Forsyth will be in full swing at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds. Plan to sample from many restaurants with over 10,000 of your family and friends. Located 40 miles North of Atlanta nestled up to Lake Lanier, the Taste of Forsyth is a great community event with music, kids zone, local entertainment, touch-a-truck and much more. Easter egg hunts at 11:30 am (under 3), 1:00 pm (ages 4-7) and 2:30 pm (ages 8-10)

11:30 – 4:00 pm – Easter Egg Hunt, Crafts and Yard Games at Vickery Village on April 15th from 11:30 am – 4 pm. Sponsored by Pinspiration Georgia…opening soon at Vickery Village!

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm on April 15, 2017 – Free Photos with the Easter Bunny at The Collection Forsyth – Atlanta Diamond Design. 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm – FREE Pictures with the Easter Bunny at Atlanta Diamond Design at The Collection Forsyth. Bring the whole family (and your camera) for a chance to meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Rain or shine for this indoor activity. Crafts and kid friendly activities.

1:00 pm – Egg Hunt at Fowler Park – River Rocks Church. 4110 Carolene Way, Cumming, GA 30040. FREE Event – 2,000 eggs to hunt for! BBQ/Hotdog Family picnic including: Bounce House, Face Painting, Snow Cones, Music, Popcorn.

Free Outdoor Movies in Cumming – 2017 Northside Hospital’s Movies in the Park™

free outdoor movie cumming ga summerNorthside Hospital’s Movies in the Park™ returns to Cumming, GA for a free summer outdoor movie series!

Northside Hospital’s Movies in the Park™ returns to Forsyth County with Atlanta’s only outdoor movie series that starts before dark. Movies will start at sundown (or earlier).  This isn’t just another outdoor movie series on a soccer field or football field – Movies in the Park is hosted in unique or historical locations.

The Chill Hill, the local ice cream shop, definitely falls into that category. Surrounded by local restaurants and shops in Vickery Village, everything’s in order for great family fun all summer long!  For more information visit: www.facebook.com/GaMoviesInThePark

May 30, 2017 – Finding Dory – Sundown 8:35 pm
June 13, 2017 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them -Sundown 8:45 pm
June 27, 2017 – The Lego Batman Movie – Sundown 8:50 pm
July 11, 2017 – Sing – Sundown 8:45 pm
July 25, 2017 – Trolls – Sundown 8:35 pm

Start times are approximate. Movies may start earlier than advertised at this location. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and blanket.

2017 cumming ga free outdoor movies summerPARKING
Park near the YMCA

COST
Free

SPONSORED BY
Northside Hospital, Southern Outdoor Cinema, Covenant Christian Academy and The Chill Hill.

LOCATION
The Chill Hill at Vickery Village (off of Post Road)
5860 S Vickery Street
Cumming, GA 30040

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for April 7 – April 9, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy last weekend of spring break 2017! I hope you are having a wonderful break in your routine. Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, April 7

10:00 AM – Cumming Library  American Red Cross – Blood Drive

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library  Growing Young Minds

1:15 PM – Post Road Library  The Secret Garden – A One-Act Play with Hampstead Stage

4:00 PM – Post Road Library Masterminds LEGO® Lounge

Saturday April 8

9:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Special Needs Library Hour & Sensory Storytime

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Adopt-A-Stream Workshop: Macroinvertebrate Assessment

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a tissue paper stained glass! 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 – 12:00 pm Breakfast with Easter Bunny – Mark your calendars for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 8, 2017 ∙ 10 AM – 12 Noon at Fowler Park Recreation Center, 4110 Carolene Way, Cumming, GA. The Forsyth County Lions Club Presents Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Fowler Park on April 8. Adult Tickets: $7.00 in advance ∙ $8.00 onsite. Child (Under 12) Tickets: $4.00 in advance. $5.00 onsite. Pancake Breakfast With The Trimmings. Appearance by The Easter Bunny. Children’s activities and family entertainment. All proceeds from the Forsyth County Lions Club’s “Breakfast With The Easter Bunny” will be used to support Lions Club charities.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Eggstravaganza at Warbington Farms – Join us for an “EGGstravagant” day at the farm. Admission is $10 kids and $5 adults. Included in admission is:
-Egg hunt & prizes
-Visit with Easter Bunny
-Unlimited play in our fun park area with our “hey” ride, petting zoo, inflatables, swings & more!
-LOTS of family farm fun.
-Bring your own basket for hunting eggs and don’t forget your camera.
–Choose between four egg hunts on April 8 and 15th: 11:00, 12:30, 2:00. and 3:30
-On April 9th the egg hunt times will be at 1:30 and 3:00.
-Younger kids will have a separate area to hunt eggs
-Prize eggs will include coupons to farm, free slushies, and MUCH more!
–The farm will be open from 10am-5pm on Saturday, April 8th and and 15th and from 1pm-5pm on Sunday, April 9th.
-Purchase tickets at gate.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors Storytime. From Drew Daywalt, author of the New York Times bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit, comes a laugh-out-loud picture book about the epic tale of the classic game Rock, Paper, Scissors. Activities to follow.

11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Hopping for Hope – Rucker Pet – Join us for our second annual Hopping for Hope event! We will have pictures with the Easter Bunny (for the humans and the pets), candy, hot chocolate, smores. Additionally, Spring Wreaths and Easter Baskets will be for sale. This event will take place at our Keith Bridge location on April 8th and 9th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Address: 3540 Keith Bridge Rd, Cumming, GA 30041. Phone: 770-844-7275.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Storytime With Elephant and Piggie

1:15 PM – Post Road Library Storytime With Elephant and Piggie!

2:00 PM – Cumming Library Special Needs Family Movie Time

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Easter Egg Hunt at Midway Community Church. Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8. This FREE event will include inflatables, games, popcorn, and more. The Easter Egg Hunt is open to all children 5th grade and younger with the egg hunt grouped by age.

Sunday, April 9

11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Hopping for Hope – Rucker Pet – Join us for our second annual Hopping for Hope event! We will have pictures with the Easter Bunny (for the humans and the pets), candy, hot chocolate, smores. Additionally, Spring Wreaths and Easter Baskets will be for sale. This event will take place at our Keith Bridge location on April 8th and 9th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Address: 3540 Keith Bridge Rd, Cumming, GA 30041. Phone: 770-844-7275.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Eggstravaganza at Warbington Farms – Join us for an “EGGstravagant” day at the farm. Admission is $10 kids and $5 adults. Included in admission is:
-Egg hunt & prizes
-Visit with Easter Bunny
-Unlimited play in our fun park area with our “hey” ride, petting zoo, inflatables, swings & more!
-LOTS of family farm fun.
-Bring your own basket for hunting eggs and don’t forget your camera.
–Choose between four egg hunts on April 8 and 15th: 11:00, 12:30, 2:00. and 3:30
-On April 9th the egg hunt times will be at 1:30 and 3:00.
-Younger kids will have a separate area to hunt eggs
-Prize eggs will include coupons to farm, free slushies, and MUCH more!
–The farm will be open from 10am-5pm on Saturday, April 8th and and 15th and from 1pm-5pm on Sunday, April 9th.
-Purchase tickets at gate.

1:45 PM – Post Road Library Polynesian Hula Party – One World Forsyth

Spring Break 2017 Activities in Forsyth County, GA

Spring break is here! If you are having a staycation, there’s lots of fun things to do in and around Forsyth County, GA. Here are a few local things – please comment & share if you have any ideas for other families as well.

Forsyth County Library – the library has a whole week planned including a viewing of Moana and a Polynesian hula party at the end of the week! See their spring break lineup here – just select your library.

Michaels – Michaels has kids crafts during the week to add to your child’s creativity and give you new ideas for crafting! Here is a listing of the Spring MAKE camp for this coming week.

There are also a few Spring Break camps at Sweet & Sassy and the City of Cumming and Forsyth County.

You could also try geocaching, go to a lake beach and have a picnic, hike Sawnee Mountain, shop at a local market, get gardening tips at Pike Nursery, swim at the Aquatic Center, camp at the Shady Grove campground, ride bikes at the Greenway and much more! What is your favorite local activity?


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