Archives for November 2017

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for November 17 – November 19, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaThanksgiving is just around the corner. Can you believe it? Here’s a roundup of fun family fall things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

The older I get, the more I love Thanksgiving. We have so much to be grateful for. Also, it is a time to give back and help others. Helping Hand: Five Ways to Give Back During This Holiday Season.

Friday, November 17

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders

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

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – Kid Craft!

2:00 PM – Cumming Library Green Crafters

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

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Que’n in Cumming at The Cumming Fairgrounds. Welcome to the 7th annual National BBQ Cup’s Que’n in Cumming! Follow your nose November 17th-19th to the City of Cumming Fairgrounds. This year Cumming will be host to the first EVER triple bbq contest! Professional teams have the option to compete in 1, 2 or all 3 of the contests! A Backyard division and a Kid’s Que will also be taking place during this smoke filled weekend. If you are looking to taste championship bbq, be sure to come out Friday night 6-9pm, and Saturday afternoon 11-3pm. $5 gets you 5 samples and a ticket to vote for your pick of the best!

Saturday, November 18

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make felt banner! 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!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Story time – Join us for this special Storytime in celebration of Thanksgiving. When Bear decides to throw a feast to thank his friends, they show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare! What is he to do? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Que’n in Cumming at The Cumming Fairgrounds. Welcome to the 7th annual National BBQ Cup’s Que’n in Cumming! Follow your nose November 17th-19th to the City of Cumming Fairgrounds. This year Cumming will be host to the first EVER triple bbq contest! Professional teams have the option to compete in 1, 2 or all 3 of the contests! A Backyard division and a Kid’s Que will also be taking place during this smoke filled weekend. If you are looking to taste championship bbq, be sure to come out Friday night 6-9pm, and Saturday afternoon 11-3pm. $5 gets you 5 samples and a ticket to vote for your pick of the best!

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

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – VFW Post 9143 Saturday Night Bingo – Post 9143 Hosts BINGO Every Saturday (Except for certain holidays). First call is promptly at 7 pm. No Smoking in the Building! No Children under 6 permitted. Minors between 6 and 18 must be with Parent or legal Guardian. Concessions available!

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Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – The November Market is this weekend! Dealers and craftsmen from all over the United States will bring their best picks and finds for you! Antiques, Holiday decor, dining tables, serving ware, gifts, re-purposed creations, artwork, vintage, primitives, farm house, architectural salvage, shabby chic, furniture, holiday decorations and so much more! See you this Friday, Saturday and Sunday – share with your friends! Friday ~ 9am to 5pm, Saturday ~ 9am to 6pm, Sunday ~ 10am to 5pm. $3 Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

The Ice Rink @ North Georgia is a seasonal outdoor ice rink at the North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall in Dawsonville, GA open from Nov 17 – Jan 5.

Friday Nov 17 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm & Saturday Nov 18 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Que’n in Cumming at The Cumming Fairgrounds. Welcome to the 7th annual National BBQ Cup’s Que’n in Cumming! Follow your nose November 17th-19th to the City of Cumming Fairgrounds. This year Cumming will be host to the first EVER triple bbq contest! Professional teams have the option to compete in 1, 2 or all 3 of the contests! A Backyard division and a Kid’s Que will also be taking place during this smoke filled weekend. If you are looking to taste championship bbq, be sure to come out Friday night 6-9pm, and Saturday afternoon 11-3pm. $5 gets you 5 samples and a ticket to vote for your pick of the best!

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for November 10 – November 12, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe holidays are near! Here’s a roundup of fun family fall things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Saturday, November 11

8:30 am – 1:30 pm – Annual Christmas Bazaar at Cumming First United Methodist Church. Join us in the Family Life Center for this awesome event! There will be a huge variety of quality handmade gifts for you to purchase.  Join us in the Family Life Center for the 2017 Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 11th from 8:30 am-1:30 pm. There will be quality hand-made gifts for sale. It’s a great place to get your Christmas shopping done. There will also be a Children’s Shop, Bake Sale, and Breakfast with Santa. Space is limited for the breakfast, so don’t forget to register. You can register for Breakfast with Santa at www.cfumcga.com/kidchristmas

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

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – The Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech is the largest indoor/outdoor arts and crafts festival in Forsyth County, with over 100+ vendors; it has become an established community event with local residents. Children will have the opportunity to play in two Moonwalks (weather permitting) and help raise funds for Relay for Life -Forsyth; Shop for gifts in the Elf Corner, a special shop where only kids can shop! Elves will help them choose gifts for friends and family; gift wrapping included. Parents can capture their children’s special visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus using their own cameras for a small donation. Food trucks, and food vendors will be available outside, along with numerous non-profit organizations that SAA is hosting as part of our community outreach program. Please visit our website at www.SawneeArt.org for complete festival information. We look forward to seeing you! This juried Festival will feature original, handcrafted works by professional artisans & craftsmen in the following mediums: painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, pottery, wood working, glass, fiber and food.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make craft stick ornaments! 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!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Story time – From the author of the bestselling book Too Many Carrots, this charming picture book features the fun of winter and the heartwarming benefits of friendship. Will Tortoise sleep through another winter, or will his friends convince him to stay awake and experience the frosty fun? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow.

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

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – VFW Post 9143 Saturday Night Bingo – Post 9143 Hosts BINGO Every Saturday (Except for certain holidays). First call is promptly at 7 pm. No Smoking in the Building! No Children under 6 permitted. Minors between 6 and 18 must be with Parent or legal Guardian. Concessions available! Celebrate Veteran’s Day with a few of our nation’s finest with Bingo night!

Sunday, November 12

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – The Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech is the largest indoor/outdoor arts and crafts festival in Forsyth County, with over 100+ vendors; it has become an established community event with local residents. Children will have the opportunity to play in two Moonwalks (weather permitting) and help raise funds for Relay for Life -Forsyth; Shop for gifts in the Elf Corner, a special shop where only kids can shop! Elves will help them choose gifts for friends and family; gift wrapping included. Parents can capture their children’s special visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus using their own cameras for a small donation. Food trucks, and food vendors will be available outside, along with numerous non-profit organizations that SAA is hosting as part of our community outreach program. Please visit our website at www.SawneeArt.org for complete festival information. We look forward to seeing you! This juried Festival will feature original, handcrafted works by professional artisans & craftsmen in the following mediums: painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, pottery, wood working, glass, fiber and food.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Hoops for Horses at Save the Horses – Sophia wants to do something BIG for her 10th birthday to help make the world a better place. She decided to combine her love of horses, basketball and hoola-hoops to raise money for Save The Horses. This is an amazing organization that rescues abused, abandoned and neglected horses and other animals. Will you join on Sunday, November 12th for Sophia’s Hoops for Horses event? She has an afternoon of fun planned, including horseback riding, barn tours, a petting zoo, hoola-hoop dancing, a raffle and more! Tickets for activities and snacks will be sold at the event and will benefit Save The Horses. All activities will range from $1 – $5. If you cannot join us but would like to help Sophia reach her goal, please head to https://kidsboost.org/kids-project/sophia-j/

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Helping Hand: 5 Ways to Give Back in Forsyth County, GA in 2017

5 ways to give back this holiday seasonThe holidays are not always a happy time for families. Many people are struggling due to an illness, a job loss or other life changing event.

If you would like to give back this holiday season, here are a few local organizations that would love your help making sure families have a brighter Christmas.

There are many opportunities to volunteer, donate and give back to the community. See our list of Local Nonprofits in Cumming, GA list as well.

Donate Canned Food to a Local Food Pantry

If you want to give regularly, sign up for Food for Thought Project. Fill your grocery cart with a few extra items each visit and fill the orange bag. On the pickup date which is a few times a year, simply place the orange bag on your porch by 9:00 am and it will be distributed to many local area food pantries. Volunteers are also needed to pick up donation bags as well as distribute canned goods from the warehouse to the local pantries.

Donate or Volunteer at The Place of Forsyth County’s Holiday House

Interested in donating for the Holiday House Event go to
http://bit.ly/HHtoydrive

Interested in donating online for the Holiday House Event go to https://www.myregistry.com/…/Holiday-House-Cumming-Ga/948475

Interested in volunteering for the Holiday House Event go to http://bit.ly/HHvolunteer

Come on board and get involved with the 3rd Annual Holiday House! You will be glad that you did. This is such a joyous event that enables all to spread the JOY of Christmas to our neighbors in need.

The Place serves the community with financial emergency assistance, clothing, food and many additional support services.

Forsyth County Senior Services Seeks Holiday Gift Angels

Brighten the day of a local senior citizen this holiday season

Forsyth County Senior Services invites everyone to be a holiday angel to a local senior citizen by participating in the 2017 Holiday Gift Angels Program.

“The Holiday Gift Angels Program is a joy for Forsyth County Senior Services to host every year,” said Senior Services Director Ruthie Brew. “A gift from a stranger – however big or small – shows our seniors that they are thought of during the holiday season.”

Being a holiday angel is easy to do. Just follow these simple steps:

1.  Pick up a gift request tag at any of the three Forsyth County Senior Services locations (gift tags will be available beginning Thursday, November 2):

  • Center at Charles Place, 595 Dahlonega Street, Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sexton Hall Enrichment Center, 2115 Chloe Road, Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Hearthstone Lodge Community Center, 7305 Lanier Drive, Open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

2.  Acquire a gift. Each gift request tag lists the name of a local senior citizen along with a gift idea for him/her.

3.  Bring the unwrapped gift – in a gift bag with the gift request tag attached – to any of the three Forsyth County Senior Services locations listed above weekdays by November 27. For additional information, call Forsyth County Senior Services at (770) 781-2178.

Fire Department Annual Toy Collection – Help Brighten the Holidays for Local Children in Need

Be a part of the Forsyth County Fire Department’s 15th annual Aerial’s House toy collection! New, unwrapped toys for local children in need – newborn through 18 years old – may be dropped off from November 13 through December 15 at any Forsyth County fire station, Fire Department Headquarters (3520 Settingdown Road), or any of the county’s four library branches.To receive information regarding the distribution of toys collected through Aerial’s House, call The Place of Forsyth County at (770) 887-1098.

Deliver Meals to Seniors Through Meals on Wheels Program in Forsyth County, GA

The Meals on Wheels program delivers not only a nutritious meal but also a friendly visit to homebound seniors. Providing this important program wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated volunteers who pack and deliver the meals. If you are looking for a way to truly make a difference in the community and brighten the lives of others, please consider becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer. You can learn more by calling Forsyth County Senior Services at (770) 781-2178.

Looking for other ways to volunteer? Check out Volunteer Match for Forsyth County, GA or contact a local nonprofit directly to see how you can help.

Angels Over Forsyth

Sponsor a child who is in foster care this Christmas.  This effort is coordinated by Angels Over Forsyth, a community-driven, volunteer program which ensures these children have the best Christmas possible.  As the holiday season nears, Angels Over Forsyth is seeking assistance in making Christmas and the Holiday season brighter for foster children and families in need living in our community. We are in need of persons who can sponsor a child in need. We are asking that sponsors spend approximately $150.00 per child. Find out more information on the Angels Over Forsyth website.

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for November 3 – November 5, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy first weekend of November! The holidays are near! Here’s a roundup of fun family fall things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Check out our Apple Picking in North Georgia post and Corn Mazes in North Georgia for more ideas. As always, comment and share if you know of any other activities.

Friday, November 3

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Creekside Methodist Church Holiday Showcase – Come shop the 17th annual Creekside MOPS Holiday Showcase! Over 70 vendors offering hoiday gift shopping have joined us this year to offer some amazing products. Vendors accepted are both crafters and direct sales companies, product catagories are limited to offer our shoppers a variety of unique shopping options. Get your shoppping done for the holidays, indulge in sweet treats from our bake sale, and enjoy lunch from our Holiday Cafe on Saturday! Free fundraiser for Creekside UMC’s MOPS (Mother’s of Preschoolers) Ministry. Free to enter!

Saturday, November 4

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Creekside Methodist Church Holiday Showcase – Come shop the 17th annual Creekside MOPS Holiday Showcase! Over 70 vendors offering hoiday gift shopping have joined us this year to offer some amazing products. Vendors accepted are both crafters and direct sales companies, product catagories are limited to offer our shoppers a variety of unique shopping options. Get your shoppping done for the holidays, indulge in sweet treats from our bake sale, and enjoy lunch from our Holiday Cafe on Saturday! Free fundraiser for Creekside UMC’s MOPS (Mother’s of Preschoolers) Ministry. Free to enter!

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Forsyth County Recycling Event at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Come help us keep the Earth clean by dropping off your old Computers, Printers, Monitors, TV’s, Laptops, Cell Phones, Tablets, etc. $5 donation requested, an additional charge of $20 per TV and $10 per CRT.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – First Baptist Church in Cumming – Fall Festival. Fall Festival featuring 80 vendors of arts & crafts booths and family fun! Handmade items, gifts, artwork and antiques. Breakfast, lunch and bake sale!

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Autumn Handmades Sale – North Metro 2017 – GracePointe Church 1315 Pilgrim Mill Rd, Cumming, Georgia 30040. Are you looking for great craftsmanship, unique items, and a sense of fresh styles and modern trends? Then the Autumn Handmades Sale is exactly what you need. We are a one of a kind handmade event for the one of a kind person on your Christmas list. Give gifts this year that everyone will love. Gifts handmade from the heart for the people you love most in your life. The first 30 shoppers through the door will receive a swag bag packed full of free goodies! A local food truck and King of Pops will be on site so you can fill your belly before or after you shop an array of fine jewelry, sewn items, baby gifts, crocheted and knitted treasures, fine art, bath and body goods, herbals and infused honey, woodcrafts, children’s toys and more! Don’t miss an intimate craft show shopping experience for modern and unique handcrafted goods made by local artisans in the Atlanta and North Georgia areas. Shop small, shop local, shop handmade! Do you have a unique, handmade item that you want to showcase at Handmades Sale? Visit www.handmadessale.com and sign up for our vendor email list to be updated on current and future events.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make Christmas painted rocks! 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!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Story time – Our favorite curmudgeonly bear now shares his home with not only his four geese, but three rowdy mice, too! Fed up with their shenanigans, Bruce sets off to find a rodent-free household. As usual, nothing goes quite according to plan. Join us for this hilarious Storytime that is sure to keep kids giggling.

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

5:30 pm – Free movie at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Emoji Movie – bring the family to Alpharetta, Georgia for a free outdoor movie showing of The Emoji Movie. Saturday, 11/4, free Movies in the Park in the covered Verizon Amphitheatre in North Fulton. (Rain or shine) Sponsored by Northside Hospital and Southern Outdoor Cinema. Gates open at 5:30 with free face painting. The Emoji Movie will be shown around 6:50pm on a huge movie screen. Free admission & free parking. Seating is available, so no need to bring chairs.

Sunday, November 5

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Cumming Baptist Church Fall Festival – Please join us for our Fall Festival on November 5th from 5:00-7:30pm! We will have food, games, inflatables, hay rides, door prizes, and more! Serving hot dogs for supper – no charge 🙂

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Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze sponsored by the Georgia Foresty Association. This years’ design features some of Georgia’s happy wildlife neslted into their forest home! Uncle Shuck’s Maze is a 12 acre field of corn that has approximately 4 miles of trails, twisting and turning, and sometimes, coming to a deadend! Opening weekend is Sept. 9-10, 2017, come and kick off this year’s fall season. The corn maze and fall fun will be OPEN:
Saturday, 9/9 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9/10 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Find more information on hours and pricing at: http://uncleshucks.com/uncle_shucks_rates.php

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