Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for February 16 – February 18, 2018

weekend events in forsyth county gaTGIF y’all! Here’s a roundup of fun things to do this weekend for families in and around the FoCo.

Friday, February 16

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders

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

11:15 AM – Hampton Park Library Winter Puppet Extravaganza

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – Multicultural Morning – Russia

2:00 PM – Cumming Library Green Crafters

2:00 PM – Post Road Library Catch the Wave! An Elementary STEAM Event about the ocean.

2:30 PM – Hampton Park Library Lunar New Year

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

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Parents Night Out – Pinspiration – 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, February 17

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make Kindness crafts! 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 – Join us for a hilarious Storytime featuring Bruce the curmudgeonly bear who likes to keep to himself. When Bruce’s goose eggs hatch, leaving him with four live goslings who are convinced he is their mother, he tries to get the geese to fly south. Will Bruce be able to rid himself of his new companions? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow.

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

11:30 am – 1:00 pm – New Year, New You Fashion Show & Pure Barre Celebration – The Collection Forsyth is kicking off the new year with a fashion show featuring winners of the New Year, New You Contest and the ‘Must-Have’ Spring Fashions. Including Join us as we celebrate Fashion, Friends & starting the new year with a fresh perspective! View fashions from: EK Taylor Dress Up Lavender Altar’d State Francesca’s Charming Charlie Soma Intimates Fashions Adorned by Atlanta Diamond Hair and Make-up for out contest winners by Aria Salon Shoppe Bruschetta Bar from Mellow Mushroom’s Catering Re-Imagined Menu

5:30 PM – Hampton Park Library Family Fort Night

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Sawnee Ballet Spring Concert at FCHS – Peter and the Wolf. Sawnee Ballet Theatre will be debuting a new classical children’s ballet, Peter & the Wolf, as well as 7 new repertory works. With classical ballet, contemporary, jazz and musical theatre, there is a little something for everyone. Please join SBT February 17th @ 7:00 pm and the 18th @ 3:00 pm at FCHS Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 and $15 for reserved seating.

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.

Sunday, February 18

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Sawnee Ballet Spring Concert at FCHS – Peter and the Wolf. Sawnee Ballet Theatre will be debuting a new classical children’s ballet, Peter & the Wolf, as well as 7 new repertory works. With classical ballet, contemporary, jazz and musical theatre, there is a little something for everyone. Please join SBT February 17th @ 7:00 pm and the 18th @ 3:00 pm at FCHS Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 and $15 for reserved seating.

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Lakewood Antiques Market – Join us this weekend for the first market of the year! Dealers and Artisans have traveled from all over the United States bringing their best picks and finds for you! Antiques, primitives, furniture, re-purposed creations, architectural salvage, artwork, jewelry, shabby chic, farmhouse, garden decor and more

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Weekend Events for February 9 – February 11, 2018

weekend events in forsyth county gaTGIF people! Here’s a roundup of fun things to do this weekend for families in and around the FoCo.

Friday, February 9

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders

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

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Preschoolers @ Post – KidCraft – Valentine’s Day

2:00 PM – Cumming Library  Creative Circle

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

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Parents Night Out – Pinspiration – 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, February 10

8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Tire Rack Street Survival – Cumming Fairgrounds – Real world. Hands on.
When your teen driver attends a Street Survival school, we teach them to control your car in unpredictable situations based on its handling limits. They master the application of driving physics using their car. They learn how to make good driving decisions and react more quickly. They become more aware and learn how to begin anticipating the actions of other drivers. The Tire Rack Street Survival school is designed to equip your child with valuable driving skills that will help keep them safe on the road. You are encouraged to spend the day with your student. You will be able to attend the classroom portion while instructors are teaching the students. The instructors will be available throughout the day to answer questions you might have about the course events your son or daughter are going through. The course is $95. The schedule varies at each location slightly, but it’s a full day. We feed all students, parents, and volunteers lunch and have some educational demonstrations during that period as well. For more info check out http://streetsurvival.org/schools/frequently-asked-questions/

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make Valentines Day love cards! 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 – Little Duck and all of her friends on the farm celebrate Valentine’s Day by inviting a newcomer to join in the fun in this charming addition to the award-winning Click, Clack series from the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott winning team who brought you Click, Clack, Moo and Click, Clack, Surprise! Activities to follow.

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

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Puppy Kissing Booth at Rucker Pet – Bethelview. Adoptable puppies at this location brought to you by Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters. Join us to meet, greet and take photos with adoptable dogs and puppies, or bring your own pet to get Valentine’s pictures made with your furry best friend. All pictures are taken in a Valentine’s photo booth and pictures are shared with you electronically free of charge.

2:00 pm – Cumming Library The Case of the Missing Valentine

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.

Sunday February 11

1:45 pm – Post Road Library African American History Celebration – One World Forsyth

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Princesses & Superheroes Valentine’s Day crafts and treats – Mellow Mushroom at The Collection Forsyth. Dress up your own little superheroes and princesses to pose with their favorite characters during this magical time of Valentine crafting and treats!

 

 

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for February 2 – February 4, 2018

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy February! Here’s a roundup of fun things to do this weekend for families in and around the FoCo.

Friday, February 2

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders

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

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library Preschool Fairytale STEAM

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – Centers for Success

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

Saturday, February 3

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop – Make a valentine bean bag toss! Score points with your loved ones and build a Valentine bean bag toss in this hands-on workshop. You and your child can construct a fun bean bag toss game for the whole family to love. Following the bean bag toss game board construction, 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.

• FREE hands-on workshops designed for 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 Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

More Information & Monthly Class Project:
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/ContentView?pn=HT_WS_KidsWorkshops

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make Valentines Day love bugs! 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 – 8:00 pm – Another Chapter Book Store Grand Opening. Our long anticipated Grand Opening is finally here. We invite you to come by and help us celebrate on Saturday, Feb. 3rd from 10AM – 8PM. We have lots of surprises in store along with a book signing with Fran Stewart from 11AM – 1PM. We can’t wait to Welcome You!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Storytime – The 14th book in author Brad Meltzer’s bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series, I Am Harriet Tubman tells the story of Harriet Tubman’s pivotal role in the fight against slavery. Join us for Storytime and learn more about this important American icon.

11:00 am – Johnny’s Pizza Grand Opening – Join us for our exciting Grand Opening Party Saturday Feb 3rd. * Doors open at 11am. * First 100 Customers get a FREE slice and Soda! * Raffle to win Free Pizza for one Year! * Calzone Eating Contest. $10 to enter, 1st 15 participants, Winner takes all of $150 prize. * Fun, Games, Prizes and Give-aways

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

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.

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WFHS Studio West Productions Presents Our Town. You’re invited to the timeless classic, “Our Town” Pulitzer Prize winning play by Thornton Wilder Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Thornton Wilder’s final word on how he wanted his play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally. Performances: Thursday, February 1st @ 7:00pm Friday, February 2nd @ 7:00pm Saturday, February 3rd @ 7:00pm. Tickets are $5.00 for students and $7.00 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Our Town is performed with permission from Samuel French, Inc. New York, NY 10003. For more information about West Forsyth High School’s Studio West Productions, or to learn how you can contribute, go to http://www.studiowestproductions.org/

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 15 – December 17, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaWinter is in full swing! Here are some fun things to do things weekend in Forsyth County, GA! Also check out my Christmas and Santa events and Christmas Light Shows posts.

Saturday, December 16

  Bring your sweet kiddos in for a family friendly mini workshop! Free, One ornament per person, 4+ years old (or so…) Located at 410 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 230, Cumming, GA 30041.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm – German Christmas Market at South Forsyth High School. Free! Arts & crafts, decorations, face painting, games, music, food. Please bring gently used clothing for their coat drive.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time. Join us in welcoming Santa Claus himself back by popular demand to read this sure to be future classic story by pop singer Kelly Clarkson. It’s Christmas Eve and River Rose wants to stay up all night to hand-deliver a note to Santa, but she and her dog fall asleep only to find they’ve been swept off on another magical adventure. Activities to follow.

 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Pictures with Santa at The Gibson Co. 3960 Browns Bridge Rd, Cumming, Georgia 30041. For two Saturdays in December, Santa Randy will be joining us at the shop for free Pictures! Bring your own camera (or photographer) and enjoy this gift as a “Thank You” for your patronage and friendship this year.

3:00 pm – 7:00 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 3:00-7:00 but Santa Pop will be at farm from 4-7 and Candy Cane Hunts will be at 4:15 and 5:15. *We suggest arriving at farm at least ten minutes before each hunt to allow time to park, pay, and get to hunt.

Admission is $7 per person (under three free) and includes:
*Pictures with SANTA (bring or own camera or purchase professional pictures from Teena Coogle Photography). There will be a photo area complete with Santa and his sleigh! Santa Pop will be at farm from 4-7pm. Must be in line by 6:30 to have picture taken with Santa.
*Visit with the Grinch
*Candy Cane Hunt
(Hunts will be at 4:15 and 5:15)
*Prize candy canes
*Christmas Lights (after dark)
*Hayrides
*Petting Zoo
*Fun Park
*Bonfire
*Concessions (extra charge)

**will be held outside, so dress appropriately for the weather
**purchase tickets at gate.
**farm accepts cash and credit cards.

Sunday, December 17

2:30 pm – The Cumming Library – Hampstead Stage presents A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a timeless story with a universal message about the true spirit of the holiday season and the importance of friends and family. HSC’s adaptation follows the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his clerk, Bob Cratchit, during a particularly difficult Christmas time. Through visits from three spirits, Scrooge learns the true meaning of helping his fellow man, and that there is no time like the present to become a better person. No registration required. Please arrive early to obtain a ticket.​ Recommended for ages 5 and up.

ALL WEEKEND

Sawnee Ballet Theater’s 26th Annual full-length production of The Nutcracker. Located at North Forsyth High School. Performances are:
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm

December 2 – December 23 – Santa at The Collection Forsyth
Bring your own camera to take pictures with Santa every Saturday and Sunday from December 2nd to December 23rd from 1pm to 5pm. Santa will be at Shop 360 (In between Origins and Lane Bryant). Click here for more information. 
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides at The Collection Forsyth run December 2nd – December 17, 1-5pm. Enjoy a holiday tradition for locals and guests alike. These cozy, horse-drawn carriage rides through The Collection are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas at The Collection with your family and friends!
Nov. 17, 2017 – Jan. 3, 2018: Magical Nights of Lights 25th Anniversary at Lanier Islands – Drive through larger-than-life holiday light displays at Lanier Islands while you hear songs of the season on your radio or smartphone. Enhance the experience with the companion app, and stop at the Holiday Village to visit Santa, shop for gifts, and ride carnival rides. Admission to the 25th Anniversary of Magical Nights of Lights and Holiday Village is just $45/vehicle* when purchased at the gate and $35/vehicle* when purchased in advance online. Magical Nights of Lights and Holiday Village operates from 5pm – 10pm nightly from November 17 – January 3.

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.

Santa at Rucker PetSanta will be flying by and stopping in at Rucker Pet locations over 3 weekends:

December 16 & 17 || 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rucker Pet – Windermere
2990 Buford Hwy, Cumming, GA 30041

ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT the Humane Society of Forsyth County, GA.

Activities include:
• Pictures With Santa Paws
• Face Painting
• Christmas Music & Caroling
• Activities For Children
• S’mores, Hot Chocolate, Wassail, Cookies
• Personalized Christmas Stockings & Elves

Pictures are $20 per sitting. This includes a flash drive with all of your pictures so that you may share them with all your friends
and family.

Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm – Monday – Friday 3:00 PM – DARK, Saturday 9:00 AM – DARK, CLOSED ON SUNDAY. 2017 Season: November 18th – December 23rd. Santa will be visiting Saturday, December 9th  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Fresh homemade wreaths, mailbox swags, and Christmas Bows are made daily and also available for sale. Also at BTF, we have hayrides, available on the weekends, hot apple cider, petting zoo, kids play zone, fresh made jams and jellies, Santa Claus (see website for certain dates), bon-fire, and many other fun activities.

Kinsey Family Farm – Our Christmas festivities, including wagon rides, hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting, Christmas tree picking and general merriment, have begun! If you would like some quality time with your family please feel free to come out and join us! The 2017 Christmas season will be in operation from Saturday, November 18th until December 20th. Due to our desire to celebrate the holidays with our own families we will not be open on Thanksgiving day or Christmas Eve.

  • M-F 12:00 until 7:00
  • Sat-Sun 9:00 until 6:00

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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 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 October 20 – October 22, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy Fall in Cumming, GA! Here’s a roundup of fun family fall things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

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

Friday, October 20

No School & Fun Friday at Warbington Farms – No school means more fun at the farm! We will have all our activities going with a special gift to the parents….HALF OFF ADULT Admission 12pm-4pm 10/20/17!  *****PLUS***** between 12pm and 4pm kids (and adults) will be able to watch us plant our strawberries and even participate in the planting!  Regular admission is $12 and includes the hayride, petting zoo, corn maze, and Fun Park. ***DISCOUNTED ADULT Admission valid only during 12pm-4pm but farm is open 10am-10pm. Planting will be a first come basis (until we run out of plants) and will only be between 12pm and 4pm.

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders

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

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Sawnee Power Town

1:30 PM – Post Road Library  Tween Scene: HollowTween Party and Creepy Movie

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

Saturday, October 21

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Music in the Garden at Sawnee Mountain Preserve – Learn about “Gardening for the Birds,” tour the Louise Mashburn Native Plant Garden and hear free, live music. Free parking. Bettis-Tribble Gap entrance.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make Vampirina friendship bracelets! 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 – Fall Family Festival at Living Faith Lutheran Church. If you’re looking for a place to spend time with your family… join us! This event is free and open to the community!

-Carnival Games
-Face Painting
-Photo Booth
-Crafts
-Bounce House
-Food

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Story time – In this previously unpublished picture book by Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved children’s book Goodnight Moon, readers will take comfort in the reassuring world of the little bunny and delight at the attention to detail and hidden surprises on every page. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.

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

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Flacktoberfest at Flack’s Flooring. Join us for the FLACKTOBERFEST FINALE! Lots of FREE family fun to be had with live music, games, bouncy houses, BBQ, a dunk tank, and MORE!

12:00 pm – Haunted Barn & Family Festival – TNT Dynamite Horse Stables – Last year’s Haunted Barn was such a big hit that it’s BACK! We will have a children’s festival early in the day starting at noon until 6pm. It will be complete with a bouncy house, pony rides, kid games, food and more! After we clear out the festival at 6pm, we will reopen as the haunted barn at 7pm! We will be dedicated to scaring your pants off until 10pm! Tickets can be bought in advance through EventBrite for a discount. Tickets at the door are double.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Oktoberfest at The Church of the Good Shepherd. Menu: Two types of Sausage, Homemade German potato salad, Sauerkraut, vegetable, dessert and beverages. Music: live German Oktoberfest Music. Tickets: $12.00 for Adults Advance purchase, $14.00 for Adults the Day of the Event.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Trunk or Treat at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Join us for Trunk R Treat at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Bring your scariest and most interesting costumes.

ALL WEEKEND

Cumming Greek Festival – Enjoy this 13th annual festival with lots of fun, food, music and culture!

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!

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

The Gibson Co. Fall Market – Come out and enjoy an event featuring all vendors from your home state. At The Gibson Co., we love showcasing hometown talent. At this festival you will find an array of artists. You will experience food, sweets, wall art, jewelry, home decor, stamped silver, quilting, vintage dime and bank bag pillows, clothing and more! Bring the family and get your Christmas shopping done early. Friday & Saturday. FREE ADMISSION!

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 13 – October 15, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s fall, football, fair and festival season in Cumming, GA! Here’s a roundup of fun family fall things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

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

Friday, October 13

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Fall Market at The Exchange at The Collection Forsyth.

Saturday, October 14

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

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – BOTE Demo Day – Vann’s Tavern Park – Wanting to try a BOTE Stand Up Paddle Board? Join us for BOTE Demo Day at Vann’s Tavern Park on Saturday, October 14th, 10AM till 2PM. We will provide a variety of BOTE Boards for you to experience what makes us Stand Apart. All ages and skill levels welcome.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a web of friendship! 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 – Humpty Dumpty is an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall — that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can no longer do many of the things he loves most. Will he summon the courage to face his fear? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – CFUMC Food Truck & Fall Festival – Play in the patch at Cumming First United Methodist Church!

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

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm –Fall Market at The Exchange at The Collection Forsyth.

ALL WEEKEND

Cumming Country Fair & Festival at The Cumming Fairgrounds from October 5 – October 15, 2017!

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

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 6 – October 8, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s fair and festival season in Cumming, GA and the whole state! Here’s a roundup of  fun fall things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

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

Friday, October 6

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 Fairy Tale STEAM

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – STEM 4 Pre-K!

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

Saturday, October 7

iRun BYOT – Forsyth County Schools and the Forsyth BYOT Benefit are partnering to hold the second annual iRun, a 5K race and Fun Run.  The run will take place on October 7 at Shiloh Point Elementary with the 5K starting at 8:00 am and the Fun Run at 9:00 am.  The funds raised from this event will help to provide home internet access and computing devices for students throughout our district.  There is a competition among schools to see which has the most participation.  Register or donate to help our school win!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a Sprout character 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!

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Pumpkin Palooza at Warbington Farms – Come celebrate the arrival of fall with Warbington Farms at our annual Pumpkin Palooza festival on Saturday, October 7.

Activities include:
-Vendors
-Face painting
-Bounce House
-Food
-Live Music
-Cake Walk
-Hula-hoop Contest
-Pumpkin Painting Contests
-Fun Park
-Petting Zoo
-Hayrides
-Corn Maze
-AND MORE!

$12 per person Includes Palooza, Fun Park, Hayride, Corn Maze & petting Zoo. Food, Vendor Items & Face Painting extra.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Hay Day at Save the Horses – Our annual Hay Day takes place on the farm @ Save the Horses every October, and proceeds are used to purchase hay for the animals to eat during the coming winter. There will be great activities for kids of all ages (including the adult variety) such as hay rides, horse rides, a cake walk, petting zoo, and stables where you could visit and get to know some of the beautiful horses who live on the farm.   All proceeds go to savethehorses.org. Free parking and admission.​

  • Pony Rides
  • Hay Rides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Face Painting
  • Crafts Games for Kids
  • Cake Walk
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Plate Lunches
  • Homemade Baked Goods
  • Vendors (click link for application)
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Chili Cook Off (see flyer below)

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Storytime – One of the original 12 Little Golden Books, The Poky Little Puppy is the story of a curious puppy who digs holes under fences and has to go to bed without any dessert. This iconic book has delighted families for generations. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.

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

1:00 – 3:00 pm – Michaels Make Break – Pumpkin slime. Supplies are provided so you can play with slime!

Movie night on the Green – Mountain Crest, 2929 Bethelview Road, Cumming, GA. Join us on The Village Green for hot dogs, popcorn, pumpkins and GOOSEBUMPS (7:30pm). Families are invited to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets to enjoy the evening.
This is a FREE event, courtesy of Mountain Crest, Forsyth’s newest master planned, resort lifestyle community.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Fall music series at Atlanta Bread Company at The Collection

Sunday, October 8

Lily’s Run & Fall Festival – Lily’s Run 2017 will be held Sunday, October 8th from 12pm – 4pm in Vickery Village.  This year’s event will be granting wishes for two very special children! We hope you will join us for a fun family event including bounce houses, cornhole tournament, cupcake decorating station, youth sports activities, shopping from vendors, arts & crafts, face paint, and more!!

ALL WEEKEND

Cumming Country Fair & Festival at The Cumming Fairgrounds from October 5 – October 15, 2017!

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

Bark in the Waterpark – Lake Lanier Islands

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for September 29 – October 1, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy Fall! If you are in town for the end of fall break, there’s lots of fun fall things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA.

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

Saturday, September 30

6:30 am – 10:30 am – Cumming Farmers Market 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. Last day of the season!

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – 12th Annual Cruising in the Country Car and Truck Show hosted by Mayfield Baptist Church, in Gainesville, GA, Forsyth County. Come join us for a day filled with good fellowship, great food, and beautiful cars!  Oh, and did I mention, the homemade ice cream? And don’t forget about the breakfast, music, entertainment, homemade cakes, and BBQ made by some of the best cooks around!  So come and join us Sept. 30th, starting at 9:00am at Mayfield Bpt Church. All cars must be registered by noon to be judged. 8930 Old Keith Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a pom pom pumpkin 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 – 6:00 pm – Play at the Park: Fowler Park. Join us for outdoor fun this Saturday at Fowler Park for the annual Play at the Park festival! Brought to you by Forsyth County Parks and Recreation and the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, this annual festival features community vendors, family entertainment, hot air balloon rides, food, games and more. It’s a great time to go outside and play!

Vendors and Family Entertainment:
11am to 6pm
Food Trucks:
11am to 8pm
Hot Air Balloon Tether Rides:
1pm to 8pm

Hot air balloon tether rides are dependent on weather.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Runny Babbit Returns story time – Runny Babbit Returns, a collection of 41 never-before-published poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein, features Runny and other woodland characters who speak a language all their own. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.

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

1:00 – 3:00 pm – Michaels Make Break – The Great Pumpkin Event. Buy an Ashland craft pumpkin for $7.00 and supplies are provided so you can decorate your pumpkin!

ALL WEEKEND

Lake Lanier Islands – LanierWorld daily tickets are 50% off for these last two weekends of Summer Adventure! So come and enjoy the rays before its too late! Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/2jNgLl9

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

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