Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 5 – January 7, 2018

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy New Year! I hope you and your family enjoyed the holiday break. I enjoyed time with my family and even took a break from the blog. Now we’re back at it in 2018! Here’s a roundup of fun family things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, January 5

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

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library – Preschool Fairytale STEAM

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Winter Break Family Movie Picnic – Annie Sing Along (PG)

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

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Pinspiration Georgia at Vickery Village Parents Night Out – NEED A PARENT’S NIGHT OUT? Enjoy a night out in Cumming, Georgia or out and about at Vickery Village Shops, Restaurants and Events, and relax while your children have fun crafting indoors at Pinspiration Georgia!

Parents Night is held every Friday from 5-9pm and includes:
-Fun crafts
-Activities
-Pizza
-Movie
$25 per child. Both boy/girl friendly. School-aged kids (5 and up). Just $10 for every additional child in same family. Please email -Atlanta@pinspiration.com to receive registration form or sign up online on our calendar.

Saturday, January 6

Pinspiration Georgia at Vickery Village – Winter break is nearly over and there is still time to get in and make as a family! Schedule a splatter session this weekend, and be sure to head to our website at pinspiration.com ‘Choose my DIY’ to check out all our current project options! pinspiration.com/classes

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop. Make a block calendar. Get organized for 2018 in our hands-on Workshop where you and your child can assemble a wooden block calendar to kick off the new year. Useful year-round, the block calendar is perfect for a tabletop display. Once the calendar construction is complete, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a snowman canvas! Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Storytime – The final book in the award-winning What Do You Do With …? picture book series by bestselling author Kobi Yamada and illustrator Mae Besom, What Do You Do With a Chance? inspires kids of all ages to find the courage to go for the opportunities that come their way.

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – You Lucky Dog Rescue Adoption Meet and Greet – Rucker Pet (2990 Buford Hwy, Cumming, GA) 2990 Buford Hwy, Cumming, Georgia 30041. They are also seeking fosters for their dogs!

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – VFW Post 9143 Bingo Night – 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! 1045 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

ALL WEEKEND

Educator Appreciation Days at Barnes & Noble every Saturday & Sunday in January – Pre-K through Grade 12 educators, join us in store every Saturday and Sunday in January and enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more. Plus, shop online at BN.com on Saturday, January 27th and Sunday, January 28th and save 25% on most orders.

Avalon on Ice – ice skating at Avalon through January 21 – Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice.  Our monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back starting November 19th, 2017 through January 21st, 2018.

Spring softball and baseball registration is now open for Forsyth County, GA.

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 1 – December 3, 2017

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

The holiday season is upon us. Also, it is a time to give back and help others. Helping Hand: Five Ways to Give Back During This Holiday Season.

Friday, December 1

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders

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

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library Preschool Fairy Tale STEAM
Saturday, December 2

10:00 am – 12:30 pm – Free photo with Santa at The Gibson Co. Bring your own camera! Also plan for holiday shopping! You will find a variety of unique and updated antique furnishings, handmade home decor and other local goods from creatives all around the state of Georgia.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make unicorn slime! 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 – How the Grinch Stole Christmas Story time – This classic, heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit will grow even the coldest and smallest of hearts three sizes. Activities to follow.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – See Santa at Bottoms Tree Farm while you shop for a Christmas tree, take a hayride and roast marshmallows at this 50-acre farm.

11:15 am – Post Road Library  Elf on the Shelf Welcome Celebration

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Christmas on the Farm – Join Warbington Farms and Harmony Grove Baptist Church as we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Take a trip back in time and experience the story of the birth of our Savior as Harmony Grove Baptist Church Youth Group presents a LIVE Nativity. Admission is $7 per person (under three free) and portions of proceeds benefit Harmony Grove Baptist Church Youth Group.

*Pictures with SANTA (bring or own camera or purchase professional pictures). There will be a photo area complete with Santa, his sleigh and SNOW! Santa Pop will be at farm from 4-7pm. Must be in line by 6:30 to have picture taken with Santa.
*Christmas Slime Station (donations to church accepted)
*Ornament Station (dontations to church accepted)
*Gift Baskets and Church cookbooks available for purchase
*Hayrides
*Petting Zoo
*Fun Park
*Bonfire
*Concessions
*Christmas Lights around the farm (at dark)
*SNOW PIT (our corn crib will be transformed into a SNOW PIT!)
*will be held outside, so dress appropriately for the weather
*Email warbingtonfarmsinfo@gmail.com for group discounts!

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!

Sunday, December 3

2:00 PM – Post Road Library Sensitive Santa

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Grinch Candy Cane Hunt at Warbington Farms. Help! The Grinch has discovered that Santa’s elves have hidden candy canes at one of their favorite places….Warbington Farms. He’s planning on finding them and turning them green! Please help us find them all before it’s too late! The event is 2:00-6:00 but Santa Pop will be at farm from 4-6 and Candy Cane Hunts will be at 3:00 and 4:30. Admission is $7 per person (under three free) and includes:

*Pictures with SANTA (bring or own camera or purchase professional pictures). There will be a photo area complete with Santa, his sleigh and SNOW! Santa Pop will be at farm from 4-6pm. Must be in line by 5:30 to have picture taken with Santa.
*Visit with the Grinch
*Candy Cane Hunt
Hunts will be at 3:00 and 4:00
*Prize candy canes
*Hayrides
*Petting Zoo
*Fun Park
*Bonfire
*Concessions (extra charge)
*SNOW PIT (our corn crib will be transformed into a SNOW PIT!)
**will be held outside, so dress appropriately for the weather
**purchase tickets at gate.

ALL WEEKEND

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Gift Market – The Gift Market is this weekend! Dealers and craftsmen from all over the United States will bring their best holiday 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.

Christmas in Castille – Opens November 30! The light show runs Thursday – Saturdays from 6-9pm until December 23rd. Turn your radio dial to 89.9 and enjoy the Christmas lights on this magical street. 4220 Tivoli Way, Alpharetta, GA. The light show is free and they are taking donations for a local charity through the West Forsyth DECA Club.

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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 January 8 – January 10, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy New Year! I took a break over the last two weeks to spend time with my family. I hope you had a wonderful holiday as well.

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

Friday, January 8

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

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 – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – STEM 4 Pre-K 

Saturday, January 9

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: KIDS CLUB® Sparkling Snowflakes. 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 – 1:30 pm – Central Forsyth Youth Lacrosse will be hosting a FREE lacrosse clinic at Coal Mountain Park turf field on January 9, 2016 from 11am to 1:30 pm. This will include guest instructors of a former Ga. Tech. Lax player and friends. Please join us if you are new to the sport or you want to sharpen some skills. Happy Holidays to all and hope to see you there. Visit cfylax.com

11:00 AM – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth –  When you love someone, you stand by them no matter what happens. In this month’s Picture Book of the Month, I’ll Never Let You Go, we celebrate the beauty of unconditional love. Join us Saturday, January 9, at 11:00AM for Storytime and activities to follow.

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 and next weekend.

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for 9/23 – 9/25, 2011

Fowler Park Festival.

A little rain won’t hurt a chance to get outside and enjoy your weekend! Fall is a busy time of year with school, sports and festivals. Here is what’s happening in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, September 23

7:00 am – 5:00 pm – Blood Drive at the Northside Hospital Forsyth Bennett Education Center. From 7 am to 5 pm, you can join others who have made a commitment to share the gift of life by donating blood. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Your support is appreciated.

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Haagen Dazs – The Avenues Forsyth – Free Cone Day – Donate $1.00 to Bert’s Big Adventure and get a scoop of ice cream.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmers Market  – lots of fun activities for the kids, fresh produce, unique crafts, musical entertainment and more!

Saturday, September 24

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmers Market – support local farmers of Forsyth and surrounding counties, swap recipes and meet your neighbors! Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot.

8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Lake Lanier Shore Sweep, Bald Ridge Marina. Keep Forsyth County Beautiful and the Lake Lanier Association are working together. Forsyth County locations participating in the event include Bald Ridge MarinaHabersham Marina, and Port Royale Marina. The event will take place from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Volunteers report to a participating location to pick up trash bags and a shore line area assignment for trash collection. All volunteers turning in at least one full bag of trash receive a t-shirt. Advance registration for the event is NOT required, but it does help us in scheduling shoreline coverage. If you would like to notify us of your plans to participate, please send an email to lakeinfo@lakelanier.org. For more information regarding the event, see www.lakelanier.org.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels– American Girl Doll Event – Bring your doll and cook up some fun! FREE Make-It Take-It Breakfast Plate and Chef Hat. While supplies last. Ages 3 and up.

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Your kids will love this Fire Truck! The kit comes complete with stickers and a working siren!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Avenues Forsyth – Hear the adventures of Llama Llama!

Sunday, September 25

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Fowler Park – Play at the park… A family fun Festival! FREE ADMISSION! Fun for all ages! There will be Face painting, Games, Music, Inflatables, Food, Arts and Crafts and Community!

APPLE ORCHARDS/CORN MAZES/FARM FUN

It is the start of apple season and the orchards are opening!  Here is a directory of apple orchards and festivals in North Georgia. There are also corn mazes opening from Buford to Uncle Shuck’s to the North Georgia corn maze! Cagle’s Family Farm is also a fun-filled place to visit.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for 3/18 – 3/20

A beautiful weekend has been forecast with weather in the 80s today and tomorrow and 70s on Sunday! It is also the start of our sports season so our weekend will be full of softball, t-ball and tennis. It is a great time to check out the new Fowler Park or visit a favorite one. Here are some local events for you and your family. Enjoy!

Friday 3/18

All day – 30% walk in discount at Catch Air. Today’s password is “T.G.I”…enjoy 30% walk-in admission off, free wi-fi, and free DUNKIN DONUTS coffee

7:30 pm – 10:30 pm – Stars & Strikes No-tap Tournament in Cumming, GA – 9 pin tap for men and 8 pin for women.

Saturday 3/19

Cumming Harvest Open-Air Market from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. There will be fresh locally-grown food, bluegrass music, face painting for the kids and more! This online market is having a real one on Saturday. Come out and support our local farmers. North Georgia Children’s Center, 1575 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, GA 30040.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michael’s – The Knack Family Fun Event – Clay pot and saucer make-it, take-it. With purchase of clay pot/saucer. Turn the clay pot into a giant decorative cupcake. Ages 3 and up.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble Story Time – Hear The Very Hungry Caterpillar and enjoy some crafts at B&N at The Avenues Forsyth.

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Stars & Strikes, Cumming, GA – Life South will be holding a Blood Drive at our Cumming center this Saturday from 12pm-5pm! All donors receive a free game of bowling!

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – free admission coupon from Cumming Home. Market open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Mashburn Elementary School PTO will sponsor a babies’ and children’s spring consignment sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 19 at 3777 Samples Road. All proceeds benefit local charities. To find more information, go online at www.mashburnpto.org.


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