Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for 1/12 – 1/15/12

Fun events start tonight! The rain is clearing out and the cold is coming in. Hopefully that won’t stop you from having a fun weekend. Here is a list of some neat things to do this weekend.

Thursday, January 12

5:00PM – 8:00PM – Street Games Family Event – Chick-fil-A, The Avenue Forsyth – Bring the whole family to Street Games Family Event at Chick-fil-A as the host The Mobile Video Game Theater that offers air conditioned, limousine style luxury with five huge plasma screens and 20 linked multi-player stations.
Friday, January 13
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Winter Glam Nights – Sweet & Sassy at The Avenue Forsyth – Enjoy the January Girls Night Out Event featuring a wintery makeover, dancing, snowcones, limo ride, snacks & drinks and a performance for the parents. $25 per girl. Book two girls and receive a free photo. Call now to reserve your spot. 770.781.0300.
UPDATE – THIS GAME IS AWAY – Sorry I read it wrong. Georgia Tech vs. Florida State Ice Hockey
Saturday, January 14
10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Build a castle! Your child is sure to love this kit! This castle comes with stickers, paperboard cutouts and a working drawbridge!
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels – Build a model car with muscle. Make-It Take-It with purchase of car kit While Supplies Last Hobby: Model Building
Central Park baseball and softball registration is also happening this weekend from 9 am – 2 pm on Saturday and 2-4 pm on Sunday. You can register online or in person at the Rec Center.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for July 22 – 24, 2011

Sunflowers are in bloom – one of our favorite experiences was picking sunflowers at a local farm in South Forsyth at Highway 9 and Shiloh Road (near Majors Road). You can pick your own or buy from the stand.

Need some ideas for the weekend? Here is what’s happening in our neck of the woods.

Friday, July 22

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmer’s Market – buy fresh local goods and support the community while enjoying an evening outside.

Saturday, July 23

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmers Market – check out what’s in season at this fun gathering at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot.

10:00 am – 9:00 pm – PeachMac grand opening at The Avenues Forsyth. Attention all Apple families! Enter to win giveaways including an iPad, MacBook or iPod Shuffle!

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow. Build a binocular and go bird watching!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time – Calling all little dragon slayers to this week’s adventure storytime about dragons. Great for kids eight and under.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Michael’s Passport to Fun – Mexico. Create your own Mexican sun and tissue paper flowers!


Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for 4/22 – 4/24/2011

Hopefully the rain will come through by Friday and bring us a weekend of sunshine for Easter weekend. There are a few regular and holiday events this weekend. Add in Earth Day and there is much to celebrate!

Friday 4/22
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Easter Egg Hunt at Brecht Stables. Find the secret egg and win a Bryer Horse!
8:30 pm – Flashlight Egg Hunt at First Baptist Cumming. Event for K-5 aged children. Bring a basket and flashlight.
All Day – Earth Day Celebration – Keep Forsyth Beautiful – Coal Mountain Recycling Center
  • Tours of the Convenience Center will be taking place every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Two pre-school dragonfly classes will entertain visitors at the Coal Mountain Park Community Building. The classes will take place at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • “The Gross Graffiti Cover-Up” book reading by Denise Carleton with Reaping Nature Productions will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Coal Mountain Park Community Building. An “Enviroscape” class on point source and non-point source water pollution will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Coal Mountain Park Pavilion.
  • An adult rain barrel class scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Coal Mountain Park Community Building will instruct attendees how to make their own rain barrel, and allow those in attendance to take home a completed rain barrel. The cost for the event is $40. Those interested in attending this class must pre-register.

For more information on any of these events or to schedule a tour for your group, call Keep Forsyth County Beautiful at 770.205.4573. Coal Mountain Park is located at 3560 Settingdown Road in Cumming.

Saturday 4/23
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels – Free Easter Card make-it take-it event for kids 3 and up.
10:00 am – 11:00 am – Pike Nurseries – Creating Containers That Wow – FREE seminar at all Pike Nurseries garden centers. This seminar will teach you the ABC’s of color container gardens.  Learn how to select and plant containers with Thrillers, Spillers, and Fillers.  Attendees will receive coupon to use that day.
10:00 am – Lowes Build and Grow – Window Birdhouse – Spring is here! This unique birdhouse sticks to your window so you can actually see the nest! Your child will love it! Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project.
11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenues Forsyth – Kids Saturday Storytime – Happy Easter!
11:00 am – 2:30 pm – SAFFT  “Spring for Hope” Fundraiser at the Foster House 305 West Main Street Cumming, GA 30040
~Children’s brunch table with the Easter Bunny~ ~Ananchel family portraits~ ~Big hat and bowtie contest prize~ ~Children’s playhouse giveaway~ ~Easter Egg Hunt~ ~Bocce Ball & Bags (cornhole)~ ~Adult & Teen scavenger hunt~ Special guest speaker: Hear from a teen who aged out of foster care. Bring your family and friends. $30/Adult $15/Child 10 & Under.
1:00 pm – 4:00 pmEaster Eggstravaganza at Christ Community Church. We’ll have egg hunts with15,000 Candy Eggs (for Toddlers, Pre-school, Elementary, High-School, AND College!), Giveaways, Inflateables, Games for all ages, Fun Stations, Food & more! Admittance is free.


Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for 4/15 – 4/17, 2011

What a busy weekend we have in store! Lots of events as well as spring sports are back in gear. What are you planning?

Here’s a rundown of activities in and around Forsyth County, GA and a free restaurant special for moms if you are looking for something neat to do:

Special Cumming Local Offer This Week through 4/15:
Lucci’s Little Italy – Complimentary Mista (House) or Caesar Salad with added Chicken.  Note:  Salad will not be full dinner size portion but will larger than a side salad.  Available for Dine In Only.  Offer Available to Moms & Working Women.  No Purchase Necessary.  Just simply ask for it & tell them you heard about the offer from Cumming Local.

Saturday 4/16
9:00 am – Boulder Dash 5k Boulder Dash 5K Fitness Run/Walk and Corporate Challenge and the Lafarge Spring Fling, following the race.
9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Electronics Recycling Event – Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot 3 – Bring your electronics to be recycled. The minimum donation per carload for drop-off is $5 while an additional $10 fee will apply for all televisions.
9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Hike for Hyde – Sawnee Preserve Park – Hike for Hyde and children afflicted with Atypical HUS. This event benefits the Foundation for Children with Atypical HUS (80%) and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (20%)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta Allergy Friendly Easter Egg Hunt – Alpharetta, GA – An Easter egg hunt that is safe for kids with food allergies!
11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Photos with the Easter Bunny at The Avenues Forsyth – complimentary pictures with the Easter Bunny.
11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Avenues Forsyth
4/16 Like horses? Check out the show at S&S Equestrian Stables. They are hosting a show for the Cherokee Chargers Horse 4-H Club this Saturday, April 16, to benefit 4-H’ers attending the State 4-H Show in Perry this June. It’s an Open Schooling Horse Show with Hunter/Jumper classes & Timed Events. Medals awarded 1st – 6th place! Champion & Reserve division awards. Door prizes all day long.

4/16 Don’t forget. Four Square Day is this Saturday, April 16th. Mia’s will be giving away $5.00 gift certificates to the first 15 people who check in on Four Square.
4/16 & 4/17 –  Bear on the Square Mountain Festival – Dahlonega – If you’re a fan of old-time, bluegrass and gospel music from the Southern Appalachian region, the 15th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival in Dahlonega, Ga., will be the place to be on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17.

4/18 week – Earth Week classes – Coal Mountain Recycling Center

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for 4/8 – 4/10

It looks to be a warm and wonderful weekend! Here are some fun events in the area for you and your family. Please comment if you know of any other events and share!

Here’s a tip for finding local deals from restaurants – check their FB pages and sign up for texts to get VIP discounts and freebies. Some of my favorites are Chick-fil-a (both locations) and Moe’s for the texts. Check out my favorite pages on Facebook to find local restaurants and business pages.

Friday 4/8

Check Catch Air’s Facebook page for the walk-in discount and password.

10:30 am – Hampton Park Library – Don’t Let Fires Start! Special spring break program. Be smart! Meet Firefighter Andrea Noble of the Forsyth County Fire Department and learn what you can do to prevent fires and be safe. 30 minutes; suggested for ages 4-8.

Saturday 4/9

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Michaels The Knack Crayola Event Free Make-it Take-it

10:00 am – 4:00 pm Stars & Strikes Family Fun Day in Cumming, GA. Inflatables, face painting, and much more!

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Build a neat sports pinball game.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenues Forsyth Story Time.

11:00 am – 7:00 pm – Taste of Forsyth at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Free admission and food sampling $1 – $4. Enjoy food, music, inflatables, kids activities, touch a truck and more!

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Visit Sweet & Sassy for Mommy & Me Day. Natural Body & Spa will be on site with us providing FREE services to the Mom’s while their Daughter’s get pampered. Call 770-781-0300 to schedule appointments and get more information.

Sunday 4/10

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michaels The Knack Easter Pail Event Make-it Take-it

Cumming Playhouse presents Senior Follies 2011. Saluting the birth of Rock and Roll and American Pop music. Enjoy the show all weekend Thursday – Sunday!


Weekend Events for Cumming, GA from 4/1/11 – 4/3/11

It has been a soggy week and we hope that warmer and sunnier weather will prevail for our weekend in Forsyth County, GA! Here is a roundup of some family friendly events this weekend. I will also be posting about things to do next week if you are home for spring break. What are you doing? Let me know!

Friday 4/1/11

Go camping! The 2011 camping season officially began in Forsyth County on March 28 when Shady Grove Campground opened its 110 campsites for campers. The campground will remain open until November 6.

Pick up a bag of free chips at Kroger from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm on 4/1/11! Stop in and grab a bag of select chips for free!

Saturday 4/2/11

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot – build a bright colored planter/basket for Easter!

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Fowler Park Grand Opening Event – lots of family fun and events to celebrate the opening of Forsyth County, GA’s newest park.

The park is similar to Central Park and includes a skate park, designed by Wally Hollyday, the county’s first. The park will also add more space for athletics. Among them: a track; four baseball fields; six courts each for basketball and tennis; and six soccer/lacrosse fields. Some other features include a paved walking trail that winds through the woods, the county’s largest pavilion, access to the Big Creek Greenway and a 5-acre passive area ideal for large events.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels – The Knack Easter Egg Make-It Take-It with $5 purchase of 7″ craft egg Make Easter fun for kids. Let them decorate a cheerful craft egg for the holiday. While supplies last. Ages 3 and up.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenues Forsyth story time

Other ideas, hit a yard sale in Cumming, GA looking for a deal or venture out to a park and go on a nature walk! Enjoy!




St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Forsyth County, GA

May the luck of the Irish be with you! There are a few restaurants in town hosting specials for St. Patrick’s Day for today and throughout the weekend.

Celebrate with the family at Beef O’Bradys! There is a game room for the kids and televised sports for the adults.

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s
2619 Freedom Parkway
Cumming, GA 30041

St. Patrick’s Day
Sponsored by Bud Light
March 17 – 20 2011

Corned Beef, Cabbage & Potatoes $8.99
Shepherd’s Pie $7.49
All Weekend While Supplies Last

Green Sprite
Green Bud Light or Beef’s Brew
$2 Pints, $3 Talls and $7 Pitchers
Guinness & Bass Pitchers $9
Irish Car Bombs $5
St. Patty’s Punch $5
Emerald Island Tea $5
Shot Jameson Irish Whiskey $4

Feed The Seniors @ Beef’s
We’re raffling off a Charbroil Grill
Proceeds to benefit “NF Raider Football Team Seniors”
You do not need to be present to win.
If you are here and win, we will add a $100 Home Depot Gift Card – Drawing Sunday at 8pm
Raffle Tickets available from Server / Bartender $3 for 1 or $5 for 2

Other restaurants having specials include Good Old Days, Firkin and Crown, CooCoo’s NestSummit’s Wayside Tavern and Robin Hood Tavern. Chick-fil-A at The Avenues Forsyth has a free waffle fry offer today from 4 – 7 pm with purchase of a sandwich. The Dutch Monkey went green and Fagan’s Biscuit Barn is in on the Irish action. And there’s always the beloved Shamrock shake at McDonald’s. Enjoy!


Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for 3/11 – 3/13

The rain has moved past and hopefully the weekend will bring lots of sunshine and outdoor activities! Here are this weekend’s local events around Forsyth County, GA. If you know of any other family friendly events, please comment and share!

Friday, March 11

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Whitlow Elementary Festival of the Arts – Free! Performances by the Whitlow Elementary Chorus, Whitlow Drum Group, Glass Harp Music, face painting, moonwalk, art show, crafts, vendors, book fair, snow cones.

Saturday, March 12

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – kids can build a free shoot around basketball game!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michael’s The Knack Free Family Event – Make-it Take-it Yarn Doll – while supplies last. For ages 3 and up.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble Story Time at The Avenues Forsyth – Free! Hear the story If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and meet Cookie Mouse!

Cumming First Baptist Church will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 12 inside the church atrium, 1597 Sawnee Drive. There will be furniture, household items, toys, electronics and mores. Donations will be accepted Monday through Friday until the sale. All proceeds will benefit missions. For more information, contact Pat Ford at (404) 483-5155.

8:00 pm – “Celtic Celebration Two” Sounds of Sawnee Celtic Concert at The Cumming Playhouse – The Sounds of Sawnee Concert Band presents “Celtic Celebration Two” featuring bag pipers from the North Atlanta Pipes and Drums. $15.00 tickets.

All Weekend

Oklahoma!,” presented by the Riverwatch Music Theater, will be at 7 p.m. from March 10-11 and at 3p.m. March 12 at the Lambert Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students during evening shows and $8 for the Saturday matinee. For more information, visit RMSDrama.wordpress.com.

Midway UMC Consignment Sale
Thursday, March 10th – 8:30am to 1pm and 5pm to 8pm
Friday, March 11th – 8:30am to 1pm
Saturday, March 11th – 8:30am to 1pm (Many items half off)

Stop by Starbucks between 2-5 p.m. today through Saturday (3/12) to get a Free Petite Dessert with any drink purchase. Choose from a cake pop, sweet square or whoopee pie. Check out all the Starbucks Petites on Starbucks.com. No coupon required.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for 3/4 – 3/6

The weekend is here and flowers are in bloom! Today is gearing up to be the nicest day of the weekend with rain forecast, so get outside! Plan for some indoor fun for the rest of the weekend. Here are some local events to keep the kids hopping!

Friday 3/4

8:30 am – 1:00 pm Cumming First United Methodist Church Spring Consignment Sale! One of the best sales in Forsyth County, GA!

11:15 am – Hampton Park Library Silly Seuss Stories – Come to a special Wee-Read Storytime and Puppet Show designed for ages 2-5.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Chick-fil-A – get one free medium order of Waffle Potato Fries™ when you mention you’re there to try the newHeinz Dip & Squeeze.

3:15 pm – Hampton Park Library for a family viewing of The Princess & the Frog.  This is a free event.

6:00 pm – 8;00 pm – Barnes & Noble Exceptional Child Book Fair – spirit night! Support your school and enjoy activities at the book store.

Saturday 3/5

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Wal-Mart Midway – Girl Scout Cookies for sale – shameless plug for my daughter’s brownie troop. Buy your stash as we will soon run out and you can only get them once a year!

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Home Depot Kids Workshop – Kids Workshops are FREE and designed for children aged 5 -12.  Build a #20 Home Depot Race Car! “They are an excellent way to build quality family time.  The children learn do-it-yourself skills and tool safety while gaining a sense of pride and accomplishment.  Each child receives a project to construct, an orange Home Depot Kids workshop apron, an achievement pin, and a diploma.”

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble Story Time – Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with The Cat in the Hat. Children will hear a story and celebrate his birthday.

Sunday, March 6th

2:00 pm – Hampton Park Library for a family viewing of The Princess & the Frog.  This is a free event.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for 2/25 – 2/27

It is gearing up to be a beautiful weekend in Cumming, GA! We have a new park opening this weekend – Fowler Park as well as some fun activities going on in Forsyth County. Please share anything that you know of as well!

Saturday 2/26

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Michaels The Knack Family Event – my first science kit demo – Learn to think like a scientist. Ages 3 and up welcome.

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build & Grow – pull back race car

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble storytime at The Avenues Forsyth and kickoff of Exceptional Child Week for Forsyth County Schools

There is also the start of the Hot off the Hanger Consignment Sale for tweens and teens and college kids this weekend and it starts today!

Creekside MOPS are having their consignment sale this weekend as well! Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

My church, CFUMC – Cumming First United Methodist Church, is having their super consignment sale next weekend. Be sure to mark your calendar and go through the kids’ closets and make a list of things that you need!

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