Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 16 – June 18, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHere is a roundup for a weekend of summer fun in Forsyth County, GA. As always, comment and share if you know of any other fun activities.

Atlanta Parent Magazine also lists 100 things to do with your kids this summer in Atlanta and it’s awesome! Dutch Monkey Doughnuts made the list in Forsyth County!

Friday, June 16

10:00am – 2:00pm / 2:30-6:30pm on Mondays – Saturdays – Cumming Aquatic Center is now open daily! Hours on Sundays are 1:00 – 6:00 pm.

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Friday Family Movie Picnic – Enchanted (PG) 2007

2:00 PM – Cumming Library  Recycled Bottle Bird Feeders

3:00 PM – Post Road Library  Magician Arthur Atsma – Magic Comedy Variety Show for Families

4:00 PM – Hampton Park Library  Tween Friday: Drawing Comics with Kyle Puttkammer

6:30 PM – Post Road Library Comic Drawing Workshop with Kyle Puttkamer

Saturday, June 17

6:30 am – 10:30 am – Cumming Farmers Market is opening for the summer on Saturday, June 3 at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot on Castleberry Road in Cumming, GA. Please visit their Facebook page to get more information about locally produced vegetables, meat, baked goods, honey, soaps, flowers, art, woodworking and so much more! Open Saturdays and Wednesdays during the summer season.

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Blueberry picking at Blueberry Gardens – Blueberry Garden, 5475 Crow Rd, Cumming, GA 30041. BLUEBERRIES ARE READY! We will be picking on Saturday, June 17, 2017 between the hours of 7:00am – 12:00 noon.
We will open to the general public with no appointment required for this Saturday, June 17, 2017 only.
Please email us at: www.blueberrygarden@blueberrygarden.org If you need further information. Parking is limited and road side parking only. Please observe parking signage. Please be respectful of the neighbors of the farm and do not trespass on their property. Blueberries are $15.00 per gallon u-pick. We provide buckets for you to pick, but you will need to bring a bag or container to transfer your berries to after picking.

10:00am – 2:00pm / 2:30-6:30pm on Mondays – Saturdays – Cumming Aquatic Center is now open daily! Hours on Sundays are 1:00 – 6:00 pm.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a Father’s Day frame! 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 – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad opens for the season at Old Atlanta Park, 810 Nichols Road until September 4. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person for 1-year-olds and up. Only cash or check is accepted. Adults entering with a paying child are free if they remain on the dry deck. Annual individual passes are available for $30, and annual family passes are available for $60.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – When Dads Don’t Grow Up Story time – Just in time for Father’s Day, this playful book follows four father-child pairs as they spend happy, silly times together, popping bubble wrap, watching cartoons and taking part in shopping cart races. These dads may look like grown-ups on the outside, but underneath they’re kids just like you! Activities to follow.

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

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Lambert Farmers Market. The farmers market will operate this season from May 27th to October 28th. We are excited to bring a variety of products from an array of vendors to this community! We hope that the Lambert Farmers Market will strengthen the bond between the locals in the area while increasing awareness of where their food comes from. This will be our first season, and we hope that there will be many more! The market will be held on the grounds of Lambert High School, 805 Nichols Rd, Suwanee, GA 30024. lambertfarmersmarket.com

Sunday, June 18 – Happy Father’s Day!

10:00am – 2:00pm / 2:30-6:30pm on Mondays – Saturdays – Cumming Aquatic Center is now open daily! Hours on Sundays are 1:00 – 6:00 pm.

ALL WEEKEND

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!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 2 – December 4, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county ga‘Tis the season for some fun holiday shopping events! Here’s a roundup of weekend activities in Forsyth County, GA.

If you missed my other holiday posts, here are a few to reference:

Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting on November 27, 2016 at The Collection Forsyth

Holiday Events in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2016

Christmas Tree Farms in Forsyth County, GA for 2016

Friday December 2

10:00 am – 8:00 pm – Vickery Village Artists Market, 5814 N.Vickery Street , Cumming, GA 30040. Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts created by talented local artists during this fine arts show at charming Vickery Village. The work of over 30 artists will available for purchase. Items include jewelry, paintings, mixed media, home décor, edibles, greenery and more. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the wonderful restaurants in Vickery Village during your visit.

10:00 AM – Cumming Library  American Red Cross – Blood Drive – Give back this holiday season. The American Red Cross needs your help.

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library Growing Young Minds

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Northside Hospital Forsyth’s Celebration of Lights – Start the weekend off on Friday at the Celebration of Lights at Northside Hospital – Forsyth with live entertainment from local schools and groups, children activities, photos with Santa and the lighting of the giant Christmas tree atop the hospital. Northside Hospital – Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive, Cumming, GA 30041.

Saturday, December 3

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Christmas with Silver City Farm. Silver City Farm is going to be decked out and ready for Christmas. Purchase tickets online or at the farm.  Admission is $18 for adults, $12 for kids 1 and older. If you’ve never been to Silver City Farm you’ll be amazed at our incredible venue which is rich in history and includes a gorgeous enclosed barn, old-time saloon, historic service station, barber shop and so much more. It’s a guaranteed way to take your family back in time this Christmas season! Special events include:

  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Live music
  • Cookie decorating
  • Coloring Christmas cards
  • Professional pictures with Santa
  • And more!

10:00 am – 8:00 pm – Vickery Village Artists Market, 5814 N.Vickery Street , Cumming, GA 30040. Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts created by talented local artists during this fine arts show at charming Vickery Village. The work of over 30 artists will available for purchase. Items include jewelry, paintings, mixed media, home décor, edibles, greenery and more. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the wonderful restaurants in Vickery Village during your visit.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a felt character stocking! 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 – The Collection Forsyth.  “Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes!” and celebrate all things Grinch with a reading of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! We will have good deed badges and tracking booklets for kids to log all the good things they do this holiday season. Activities to follow.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Elf on the Shelf Welcome Party  – The Elf on the Shelf is coming to the library! Join us for a special storytime and puppet show on Thursday Dec. 1 or Saturday Dec. 3 at 11:15 to welcome our holiday elf to the library. Afterward, make holiday elf crafts! When you come back throughout the month of December, check out what our elf has been up to each evening when we go home! For preschool and elementary aged children. No registration required. Space is limited. Please arrive 30 minutes before the program to get a ticket.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Cumming Fairgrounds – North Georgia Quarter Midget Association – Arrive and Drive Event. Only $10 per child, all equipment provided! Child must have adult present. Kids ages 5 – 15. Calling all future racers!

Sunday, December 4

2:30 PM – Post Road Library American Girl Holiday Tea  – You and your American Girl doll can join us for a holiday tea party at the library! Dress as your favorite American Girl character, enjoy tasty treats and fruity tea, try out the photo booth and make crafts for you and your doll to share! For ages 5-10. Registration requested. Register Here!

ALL WEEKEND

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!

Complimentary Photos with Santa and Carriage Rides – the first 3 weekends of December – The Collection Forsyth

Saturdays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa and carriage rides
Sundays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa.
Bring your own camera!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for November 18 – November 20, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaHere is a roundup of fun family events in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, November 18

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 

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

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Cumming Fairgrounds – Quen’n In Cumming began its life in Cumming, GA as The National BBQ Cup, Still operated by The National BBQ Cup, Inc. it is still the same great event with a different name, This event is held annually the weekend prior to Thanksgiving at the same grand location with all the same amenities. We welcome you to our website and look forward to sharing our focus of Faith, Family and Food with you at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds on November 18th, 19th and 20th, 2016. Come taste Championship food on Friday evening 6pm – 9pm (Chicken Wings) and on Saturday from 11am -3 pm (Pork), it is $5 for 5 tickets, with every 5 tickets you get one vote ticket to help award your favorite a prize and trophy.

Saturday, November 19

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a felt gingerbread man! 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 – 3:00 pm – Cumming Fairgrounds – Quen’n In Cumming began its life in Cumming, GA as The National BBQ Cup, Still operated by The National BBQ Cup, Inc. it is still the same great event with a different name, This event is held annually the weekend prior to Thanksgiving at the same grand location with all the same amenities. We welcome you to our website and look forward to sharing our focus of Faith, Family and Food with you at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds on November 18th, 19th and 20th, 2016. Come taste Championship food on Friday evening 6pm – 9pm (Chicken Wings) and on Saturday from 11am -3 pm (Pork), it is $5 for 5 tickets, with every 5 tickets you get one vote ticket to help award your favorite a prize and trophy.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. In celebration of Thanksgiving we will feature two special stories, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! and The Great Thanksgiving Escape. Coloring and activities to follow.

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

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

Sunday, November 20

1:30 PM – Post Road Library – International Games Day 

ALL WEEKEND

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!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for July 15 – July 17, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaSummer is in full swing! I hope you find some water to splash in because the weather continues to break 90! We’re having a heat wave. Here are some fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

Friday, July 15

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Friday Family Movie Picnic – The Karate Kid

Saturday, July 16

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: The Secret Life of Pets – Perler®Max! 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 – Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride! After reading this inventive new book (that even turns upside down for several pages!), you’ll never look at being bored the same way again. Join us for this fun-filled Storytime with activities to follow.

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

Sunday, July 17

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! Thank YOU for making Lakewood 400 one of the Best in America!! USA Today and The Huffington Post agree! See you this weekend!

forsyth academy of performing arts
Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts
– Opening this weekend with only SEVEN performances and featuring over 40 fantastic local actors of all ages representing more than 15 schools in FoCo and five surrounding counties!

Do you have your tickets yet? Click here to purchase now!  http://forsythapa.bpt.me

 

 

Coming up on Monday July 18!

Make your reservations today at www.chick-Fil-a.com/LanierCrossing for mommy/cowboy date night. It will be a fun night with a photo booth provided by Southern Charm Photo Booth, mom and son craft, free dessert, table service and more! Three seatings at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30. Monday, July 18 ????????????‼️#cfalaniercrossing  ‪#‎mommysondatenight‬

Food Trucks n’ Forsyth – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Save the date for our lat event of the season!! Bring your hungry tummy and friends to Lanier Tech on Monday, July 18! Here’s our starring line-up!
Happy Belly TruckBollywood ZingThe Deep South Biscuit Co. Food TruckLinkz Express LLCThe ATL Burger TruckBlaxican Food TruckTasting MaineSweet Auburn BBQRepicci’s Italian Ice & GelatoNot As Famous Cookie Company and King of Pops!

 

 

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 May 20 – May 22, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s the last weekend before summer break!! Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in Forsyth County this weekend.

Friday, May 20

Half Price Family Friday! Cumming Aquatic Center is excited to be offering half price daily admission on the 3rd Friday of each month beginning on Friday, January 15th, 2016. Please visit our website or give us a call for more info and for our hours of operation. Memberships, group exercise passes, and rentals are excluded.

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!

6:00 pm – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Teen Centric Book Club meeting where we will be discussing the book A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro. The next book will be determined at this meeting.

Saturday, May 21

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make framed foam yard art! 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!
10:30 am – Sharon Forks Library – The Adventures of Egbert: A Violin Adventure. Join young violinists from the Corina Brito Violin Studio as they take you on a fun and exciting musical journey! Young Egbert hates to practice violin, but when his mother starts to weave a story to encourage him to practice, Egbert is taken on an exciting journey with his violin that teaches him playing and practice can be fun. This program is for all ages. No registration required.
11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time. Join us for a ThankoRama Storytime featuring The Thank You Book by beloved author Mo Willems. Enjoy a reading of the book and activities afterward that help remind children that thanking those who do things for you can be so much fun!
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open
Sunday, May 22
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open

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.

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 February 19 – February 21, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe weekend’s here and the temperatures are going to be spring-like! Here is a round up of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, February 19

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 – Cumming Library  Read, Build, Play – Read, Build, Play is an interactive story time that encourages development of early literacy in preschoolers. The program is designed for children ages 2-5 accompanied by a caregiver and is approximately 45 minutes long. It includes stories, music, activities, and play time with Duplo Legos all related to a creative theme.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – Centers for Success – Explore their sensory table.

Cumming Aquatic Center is excited to be offering half price daily admission on the 3rd Friday of each month beginning on Friday, January 15th, 2016. Please visit our website or give us a call for more info and for our hours of operation. Memberships, group exercise passes, and rentals are excluded.

Saturday, February 20

CASA Superhero Run 5K 2016 – Run, walk, fly to support CASA of Forsyth County because every child needs a hero, but abused and neglected children need SUPERHEROES!  Join us Saturday, February20, 2016 at Fowler Park. The 5K begins at 8:00 am; 1K fun run begins at 9:00 am. Registration form HERE or online.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Monogram clothespin frame. 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 story time at The Collection Forsyth. Join us on Saturday, February 20 at 11:00AM to celebrate author Beatrix Potter’s beloved and mischievous bunny with The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit: And Other Cherished Stories. These adventure-filled stories are brought to life with vivid original illustrations from illustrator Charles Santore. Activities will round out the fun.

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

Sunday, February 21

1:30 PM – Post Road Library – Game On! Family Gaming Day 

ALL WEEKEND

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!

FREE WOOD CHIPS

Are you working on a landscaping project, or planning for one in the spring? Free wood chips made from recycled Christmas trees and county-cleared limbs are available seven days a week, first come, first served, to county residents for pickup just inside of Coal Mountain Park. Residents are responsible for bringing their own shovels and equipment for loading and hauling. Coal Mountain Park is located at 3560 Settingdown Road in northern Forsyth County. When you enter the park, the wood chips will be on your left. For questions, call Forsyth County Solid Waste & Recycling at (770) 205-4573.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 15 – January 17, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s mid-January already. When did that happen?

Here is a round up of things to do in Forsyth County, GA with the young ones!

Friday, January 15

Cumming Aquatic Center is excited to be offering half price daily admission on the 3rd Friday of each month beginning on Friday, January 15th, 2016. Please visit our website or give us a call for more info and for our hours of operation. Memberships, group exercise passes, and rentals are excluded.

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 – Cumming Library Read, Build, Play – Read, Build, Play is an interactive story time that encourages development of early literacy in preschoolers. The program is designed for children ages 2-5 accompanied by a caregiver and is approximately 45 minutes long. It includes stories, music, activities, and play time with Duplo Legos all related to a creative theme.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – Musical Morning – Sing, play instruments and move to music. For ages 3-5, no registration required.

6:00 PM Barnes & Noble – Teen Centric Book Club Meeting. Join us for a lively discussion of the books The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp and Another Day by David Levithan! We will also briefly discuss the movie version of The Spectacular Now to compare the adaptation to the book.

Saturday, January 16

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: KIDS CLUB® Snowman Mobile. 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 – Sharon Forks Library Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs 

11:00 AM – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth –   Join us Saturday, January 16 at 11:00AM for Storytime featuring Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post – Start your weekend off right at the Post Road library. We’ll have stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is for children aged 4-8 but bring the whole family!

ALL WEEKEND

Registration for youth baseball and softball in Forsyth County. Register at each park in Forsyth County this weekend.

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 in Cumming, GA for November 20 – November 22, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy last day of school before Thanksgiving break! Here is a roundup of events in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

There will be no update next weekend as I am taking time off to enjoy my family. I wish you a happy, healthy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 20

10:00 am – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders.

11:15 am – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – Musical Morning.

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – National BBQ Cup at the Cumming Fairgrounds. The National Barbecue Cup: Que’n in Cumming is returning this weekend to the Cumming Fairgrounds. Tickets for this year’s festivities are $7 at the gate. Tasting tickets for the people’s choice are $5 for five. The event features vendors selling food, arts and crafts and other items, along with a kid’s zone, music and raffles. It’s the largest competition in Georgia! If you love BBQ, sample good eats from over 100 vendors.

Saturday, November 21

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Kids Club® felt Christmas mouse! 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 – 6:00 pm – National BBQ Cup at the Cumming Fairgrounds. The National Barbecue Cup: Que’n in Cumming is returning this weekend to the Cumming Fairgrounds. Tickets for this year’s festivities are $7 at the gate. Tasting tickets for the people’s choice are $5 for five. The event features vendors selling food, arts and crafts and other items, along with a kid’s zone, music and raffles.

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. In celebration of Thanksgiving, join us for Storytime featuring The Little Kids’ Table.

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

Sunday, November 22

1:30 – 5 pm – International Games Day at Post Road Library. Gamers Unite! Are you a video gamer? Board gamer? Card gamer? Come celebrate International Games Day at the library. We’ll have console gaming including Minecraft, Star Wars Kinect, classic Atari and Nintendo games. There will be table top games, card game demos including Magic: The Gathering and Netrunner (bring your decks if you have one!), a Pokémon/Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament, chess competition, a Rubik’s cubing contest, and live action Clue! Kapow – The Comics, Game and Toy Store will have demos and there will be game crafts in the kids section too! No registration required. Crafts will be ongoing all afternoon!

Schedule of Events
In The Meeting Room:
1:30p.m.-4:00p.m.
Live Action Clue
1:45p.m.-2:45p.m.
Pokémon/Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament – Bring your deck!
3:00p.m.-3:30p.m.
Rubik’s Cube Competition – Bring your Cube!
3:45p.m.-4:30p.m.
Speed Chess  – We provide the chess boards!
 
In The Hot Spot:
1:30p.m.-2:30p.m.
Minecraft and Lego Video Games
2:30p.m.-3:30p.m.
Star Wars and Cabela’s Video Games
3:30p.m-4:30p.m
Classic Nintendo, Sega, and Atari Games
Throughout the Branch:
There will be tables where you can try Netrunner and Magic: The Gathering. Or bring your favorite game to play!

ALL WEEKEND

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!

Christmas Tree Farms

Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm
Can you believe Thanksgiving is already upon us?? We open THIS Saturday 11/21/15 from 9:00 until dark!! Come join our family tradition and start your very on family tradition this year at Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm. (Please note: this weekend is Choose and Cut trees only, our fresh cut Fraser’s will not be here until next Tuesday). We hope to see all of you out this CHRISTMAS season at the farm!! Check out our website for more information, or please call (706) 429-3173
www.bottomstreefarm.com or check their Facebook page.
Kinsey Family Farm
As we approach the start of our Christmas season this Saturday we wanted to make everyone aware of the special hours of operation. Please be sure to visit our official Kinsey Family Farm webpage, www.kinseyfamilyfarm.com/directions for accurate times. Our hours are CONSISTENTLY posted incorrectly by Google and Yelp . . . they are not a reliable source of information for our hours of operation. And if you have any questions you are more than welcome to give us a call as well at 770-887-6028.
Crazy as it sounds (who knows where the time goes!) the beginning of the KFF Christmas season is rapidly approaching! And with that comes many questions regarding which types of trees we will be selling. This year we have great news . . . we are expanding our tree selection to over 10 varieties!!! If all goes as planned we will be adding limited quantities of several western fir tree species, as well as, several new “live” Christmas trees that can be planted in the ground after Christmas. For a complete listing of all the varieties and their current availability please visit our website at www.kinseyfamilyfarm.com/Christmas.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for August 28 – August 30, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe last weekend of August is here. That sounds crazy but it’s true.

There are lots of fun things to do this weekend in Cumming, GA and Forsyth County, GA.

As always, if you know of any other events, please comment and share!

Friday, August 28

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Green with Envy Kids Consignment Sale – new and gently worn high-end clothing, shoes, accessories, costumes, toys and more. The largest selection of NEW and gently worn High-end, Designer, Boutique, Specialty & Custom-Made Children’s & WOMEN’S Clothing*, Shoes, Accessories, Costumes, Toys, Furniture, Bedding, Maternity, Baby Gear, Books, Home School Resources, & School Uniforms. *FALL/WINTER (Women’s clothing new to 2015. Must be boutique or high-end) Lakewood Antiques Market, 1321 Atlanta Hwy (Hwy. 9), Cumming, GA.

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 – Cumming Library – Read, Build, Play – Read, Build, Play is an interactive story time that encourages development of early literacy in preschoolers. The program is designed for children ages 2-5 accompanied by a caregiver and is approximately 45 minutes long. It includes stories, music, activities, and play time all related to a creative theme.

Saturday, August 29

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 – 5:00 pm – Green with Envy Kids Consignment Sale – new and gently worn high-end clothing, shoes, accessories, costumes, toys and more. The largest selection of NEW and gently worn High-end, Designer, Boutique, Specialty & Custom-Made Children’s & WOMEN’S Clothing*, Shoes, Accessories, Costumes, Toys, Furniture, Bedding, Maternity, Baby Gear, Books, Home School Resources, & School Uniforms. *FALL/WINTER (Women’s clothing new to 2015. Must be boutique or high-end) Lakewood Antiques Market, 1321 Atlanta Hwy (Hwy. 9), Cumming, GA.

10:00 am – 12:00 am – Michaels Kids Club – Make a bookmark! 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 – Sharon Forks Library – Sensory story time designed for children with special needs. No registration required.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Little Blue Truck’s Beep-Along Book story time. If you’re happy and you know it, beep along! Join us as we sing, play and beep along with Little Blue Truck in this new take on the classic sing-along. Kids can interact with their favorite Little Blue Truck and beep his horn while they visit with all his

11:15 am – Post Road Library – 1,000 Books with Clifford. Clifford will visit the Post Road Library on Saturday, August 29 at 11:15 a.m. All the “1,000 Books with Clifford” events are free and are intended for families with children under age 5. No registration is required to attend.

ALL WEEKEND

Rucker Falling for Dock Dogs at Rucker Pet & Wild Bird, 3245 Peachtree Parkway, Suwanee, GA. Hosted at the Suwanee location, the dock dogs event will be fun for the whole family for the weekend of August 28 – August 30! Whether you wish to enter your dog into the jumping contests, or just come to watch, there will be food, fun and dog food sales for everyone.

Fri. Aug 28, 2015

  • Big Air Wave # 1 – 05:00 pm
  • Big Air Wave # 2 – 06:30 pm

Sat. Aug 29, 2015

  • Big Air Wave # 3 – 10:00 am
  • Big Air Wave # 4 – 12:00 pm
  • Big Air Wave # 5 – 02:00 pm
  • Extreme Vertical (All in one) – 04:00 pm

Sun. Aug 30, 2015

  • Big Air Wave # 6 – 10:00 am
  • Big Air Wave # 7 – 11:30 am
  • Speed Retrieve (All in one Finals) – 01:30 pm

8/28 – 8/29 – Green with Envy Kids Consignment Sale – new and gently worn high-end clothing, shoes, accessories, costumes, toys and more. The largest selection of NEW and gently worn High-end, Designer, Boutique, Specialty & Custom-Made Children’s & WOMEN’S Clothing*, Shoes, Accessories, Costumes, Toys, Furniture, Bedding, Maternity, Baby Gear, Books, Home School Resources, & School Uniforms. *FALL/WINTER (Women’s clothing new to 2015. Must be boutique or high-end) Lakewood Antiques Market, 1321 Atlanta Hwy (Hwy. 9), Cumming, GA.

Friday, August 28 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 29 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


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