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!

ALL WEEKEND

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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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for May 31 – June 2, 2013

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Cumming Farmers Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

Happy first week of summer! We have enjoyed not having a schedule and (attempting to) sleep in. What do you have planned for the weekend? Here’s a roundup of free and cheap things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, Georgia.

Friday, May 31
11:00 am – Warbington Farms Story time – visit for a story time and take a hayride, visit the petting zoo, play in the corn crib and enjoy the family fun farm park! Admission is $8.00 kids and $5.00 adults.
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmers Market – Caney Creek Preserve. Family Friendly Activities, Entertainment, and over 30 Vendors!!! Check also their Facebook page for updates. New this year – fun activities for kids!
7:00 pm – Still Pointe Studios Presents It’s Spring Concert and Peter & The Wolf at South Forsyth High School. Experience an hour of worship with Still Pointe Studios’ Spring Concert, followed by a performance of the beloved tale, Peter and the Wolf. The entire family will be enchanted by this half-hour ballet! Online ticket purchase is available until 2 days prior to the event.  General Admission tickets, if still available, may be purchased at the door for $12. Find the link to online ticketing at www.thestillpointestudios.com
Saturday, June 1
6:30 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmers Market OPEN – Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning June 1, 6:30 a.m. – noon, Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop  – Make a cool Lawn Mower Pencil Holder.

  • FREE hands-on workshops designed forKids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and children ages 5 – 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE  certificate of achievement.

10:00 am – Pike Nursery – Beneficial Bugs for Your Garden – While some insects wreak havoc on your plants, there are others that help plants thrive. Find out which bugs benefit your garden during this free class. Plus, we’re giving away over a half a million ladybugs June 1 & 2 during Ladybug Days, so you’ll get to take a sample packet home with you.

10:30 am – 11:30 am on the half hour – Michaels Kids Club – National Drawing Day – 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 10:30am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!
11:00 am Barnes & Noble storytime – join the fun and hear animal stories.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Barnes & Noble Mentor Me Bookfair – Tae Kwon Do demonstration, book signing, face painting, costume characters and more!

2:00 pm – Still Pointe Studios Presents It’s Spring Concert and Peter & The Wolf at South Forsyth High School. Experience an hour of worship with Still Pointe Studios’ Spring Concert, followed by a performance of the beloved tale, Peter and the Wolf. The entire family will be enchanted by this half-hour ballet! Online ticket purchase is available until 2 days prior to the event.  General Admission tickets, if still available, may be purchased at the door for $12. Find the link to online ticketing at www.thestillpointestudios.com

7:00 pm – Bingo – VFW Looking for a little Family Fun*.  Come join us each Tuesday and Saturday for Bingo.  New Games. Bigger grand prize. Concessions are available. Both sessions are NON SMOKING family fun. *Please note: Children must be 6 years or older.
Sunday, June 2
10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Browns Bridge Philippines Mission Trip Car Wash at Moe’s Southwest Grill on Keith Bridge Road – Fundraiser after Sunday services to raise funds for their trip to Cebu City, Philippines in July. Moe’s is matching the first $1000.00 that they raise in support that day.
ALL WEEKEND
June 1 & June 2- Ladybug Weekend. Pike Nurseries is giving away over a half million ladybugs! One free ladybug packet per family. Ladybugs are the most popular pest control for your garden. Supplies are limited and are on a first-come, first serve basis. Also, there is a free class on June 1st at 10:00 am – attracting beneficial bugs to your garden!
ALPHARETTA EVENTS
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Activities Abound Summer Camp Open House at Chukkar Farm – Stop in and see how campers grades 3-11 spend their days participating in a variety of sports, art, riding, hiking, fishing, team building, and more on a 170 acre farm. Location: Chukkar Farm, 1140 Liberty Grove Road, Alpharetta, GA. 30004 Phone: 770-820-6529

 

 

 

New Military Families Site for Forsyth County Families

IMG_2523Forsyth County Military Families is a new website for Military, Veterans and their families. Local, state and national military discounts and freebies will be posted on the site. Events, job fairs and more will be shared for the community.

They have a page for Forsyth County Military Discounts and one for National Military Discounts.

Businesses or organizations offering military discounts can be listed for free by contacting fcmilfam@gmail.com.

Monday January 14, 2013 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 
GA National Guard Armory, 429 Canton Road, Cumming, GA

ALL Veterans are invited by American Legion Post 307 in Cumming, GA to learn about their veterans benefits. Cindy Haines, from the Gainesville office, will be presenting information at the GA National Guard Armory in Cumming.

For more information: http://www.northfulton.com/Articles-LIFE-EVENTS-c-2013-01-02-196762.114126-sub24322.114126-Veterans-invited-to-learn-about-military-benefits-on-Jan-14.html

Forsyth County also has VFW Post 9143 located in Cumming, GA for veteran and troop support and community events such as bingo night.

Veterans Service Organizations

 


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