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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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for September 22 – September 24, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy Fall! If you are in town for 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.

Friday, September 22

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

Saturday, September 23

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.

8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Shore Sweep – The Lake Lanier Association, City of Cumming, Forsyth County and Keep Forsyth County Beautiful needs your help this Saturday, September 23rd from 8am – 1pm. Our common goal is to “sweep the shores” of Lake Lanier and its tributaries. Please register on the calendar page at keepforsythcountybeautiful.org if you can help us out or call 770 205-4573 for more info. Locations: Bald Ridge Marina and Port Royale Marina.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a craft stick characters! 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 – Big Words for Little Geniuses story time – In this clever picture book by James and Sue Patterson, each letter of the alphabet provides an impressive new word for children to learn. Join us for this special Storytime, with activities to follow.

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

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

Summer Things to Do in Forsyth County, GA in 2017

things to do in cumming, ga in the summerLooking for fun things to do this summer with your kids in Cumming, GA? Here is a roundup of ideas from Forsyth for Families.

We like to kick off summer by making a summer bucket list! You can make one on paper like an 8.5 x 11 or posterboard. The kids love checking off all the cool things that they do in the summertime.

Take advantage of the Kids Bowl Free program at Stars & Strikes. Stay on your budget and enjoy being able to go out and get some exercise with the family.

Hike Sawnee Mountain and have a picnic. Enjoy the views of our beautiful city from the mountain top!

Go to a free outdoor summer movieSouthern Outdoor Cinema and The Chill Hill are hosting a free outdoor movie series Movies in the Park at Vickery Village.

See a free movie this summer! Movies 400 Summer Movie Series is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am at Movies 400 in Cumming, GA.

Pick your own sunflowers in Forsyth County, GA. July is the prime season and the sunflowers will be blooming then at The Anderson Family’s Farm. Check their Facebook page for updates.

Visit the Cumming Aquatic Center and the Fountains and Spray Parks in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Visit the new spray pad at Old Atlanta Park.

See an outdoor concert. Concerts at The Collection are every other Thursday. Sawnee Mountain Music has a summer music series as well.

Shop at a Farmers Market. There are lots of markets in the area to learn about fruits and vegetables as well as buy homemade goodies from local businesses.

Visit the Forsyth County Public Library for story times, games, and more. Sign up for a summer reading program and earn a free book! Forsyth County Public Library has reading programs throughout the summer.

Cool off and go ice skating at The ICE. Chill out from the summer heat and learn to skate a figure 8!

Go on a camping adventure. Explore the campgrounds around Lake Lanier and go on a family camping trek. Rent a camper at Sugar Mill Creek RV Resort and enjoy a camping experience near Helen, GA without major gas or RV rental costs.

Ride bikes at the Big Creek Greenway. We walk at Fowler Park and take our dogs to the dog park there. There are lots of trails and fun things to do.

Cool off at Poole’s Mill Park. Slide down a rock waterslide and wade in the stream.

Go on a geocaching adventure. There are lots of hidden gems when you geocache in North Georgia.

Enjoy crafts and construction projects at Michaels and Home Depot this summer.

Swim in Lake Lanier. Visit one of the Lake Lanier beaches and enjoy a day on the lake.

Visit LanierWorld. Lake Lanier Islands coupons from Chick-fil-A, Publix and QT offer discounts.

See the Zeedonk. Visit Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and see the zeedonk and lots of other exotic animals!

Play lazer tag, challenge a friend in the lazer maze, ride bumper cars and go bowling. Play in the arcade at the newly updated Stars & Strikes.

Go fishing at Lake Lanier!

Visit Dutch Monkey Doughnuts and watch how they make them through the window!

Visit a farm.  Visit Kinsey Family Farm and enjoy seasonal events.

Visit a gold mine in Dahlonega. Go spelunking in a cave, pan for gold and hear the tales of the gold rush!

The sky’s the limit. What is your favorite thing to do in summer?

Labor Day Weekend 2015 Events In and Around Cumming, GA

labor day weekend events forsyth county gaLabor Day weekend is coming! If you are celebrating near or far, I wish you a safe and relaxing weekend. If you opt for a staycation, here are some fun things to do in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

There are also lots of fun things to do in Atlanta this Labor Day Weekend. Check out Field Trips with Sue’s DragonCon Parade advice!

Friday, September 4

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 Play Day 

11:15 PM – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – Centers For Success 

Saturday, September 5

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Home Depot Kids Workshop – Football Toss Game

  • Come learn how to make a football toss game
  • FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12
  • All kid 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.
  • Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
  • Thank you for registering online to help us better plan our craft kit quantities needed

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a football windsock! 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. The Full Moon at the Napping House story time. In this long-awaited companion to the beloved classic The Napping House, a full moon is keeping everyone in the napping house awake! Finally, a musical visitor sends sleepy Granny, her energetic grandson, and their menagerie off to dreamland.

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

Sunday, September 6

2:00 PM – Cumming Library – Family Movie. It’s movie time at the Cumming Library! Bring a pillow and popcorn to our meeting room and enjoy a family feature on the big screen. Our featured movie selection is Monsters, Inc. All ages welcome. No registration required.

ALL WEEKEND

IPRA World Championship Rodeo at the Cumming Fairgrounds Covered Arena from September 4 – 6, 2015 – Friday at 8:00 pm, Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 7:00 pm (Tickets go on sale 2 hours prior to the show) Gate Admission: Adults $15.00, Children 5-12 $10.00, 4 and under FREE. This is an 8 event Rodeo that includes: Bull Riding, Bare Back Riding, Barrel Racing, Cowgirl Breakaway Roping, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping and Saddle Bronc Riding.

Labor Day Monday
Totally Running – Please join us for the Labor Day Run for Autism. Join us for the 4th Annual Labor Day Run for Autism Half Marathon 10K/5K and Fun Run to Benefit Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) hosted by Totally Running on September 7, 2015.

Half Marathon-7:30am
10k-7:45am
5k-8am
Fun Run-9:45am

Cagle’s Family Farm in Canton, GA opens Labor Day weekend! Fall fun at the farm starts this weekend. Enjoy their annual corn maze and lots of kid friendly activities. There is also a haunted barn opening in October for older folks. Open weekends from September 4 through November 15th. Pumpkin Patch – Corn Maze – Bonfire Hayrides – Friendly Farm Animals – Jumping Pillows Little Clay’s Corral – The Lost Cow Mine – Goat Walk – Pig Races Miz Rosie’s Milking Parlor – Farm Tours – and more!
Hours are as follows:
Friday 5pm-11pm
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-6pm
Burt’s Pumpkin Farm – 5 Burt’s Farm Rd Dawsonville, Georgia 30534. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. The hayrides will be weekends only until October then the hayrides will be 7 days a week. Hayride cost: Adults $5.00, Kids 12 & under $4.00, infants 12 months and under free.
Hillcrest Orchards – 9696 Hwy. 52 E., Ellijay, Georgia 30536. 706-273-3838. On Saturday, September 5, the petting farm, playgrounds and wagon rides will be open. Visit the ice cream parlor for hot treats from the bakery such as our famous apple fritters , apple pies and cider doughnuts. www.hillcrestorchards.net  

ATLANTA LABOR DAY EVENTS

From a Chick-fil-A Kickoff college football game (Auburn vs. Louisville) to Stone Mountain Park’s Labor Day Weekend Celebration to the DragonCon Parade, there’s plenty of things to do in Atlanta this weekend! (And to the Auburn fans, WAR EAGLE!)

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

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for August 21 – August 23, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaCelebrate the last few weeks of summer with these fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA! From a car show to consignment sales, there’s lots to do.

Friday, August 21

8:00 pm – Sawnee Mountain Music concert – Clinton Gregory Bluegrass band. A SMM favorite. Clinton’s strong singing and outstanding fiddle playing will grace our stage for two shows. Tickets—$10, call 770-887-7635 for details.

Saturday, August 22

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 – 12:00 am – Michaels Kids Club – Make a pencil topper! 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 – The crayons are back! Join us for a special Storytime event on Saturday, August 22, at 11:00AM in celebration of the release of The Day the Crayons Came Home. Activities to round out the fun.

ALL WEEKEND

8/21 – 8/22 North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Consignment Sale – at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Friday – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm preview ($5.00 donation), Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Members and friends of our club sell new and gently used items they no longer need. The sale is a great place to get everything you need from infants to tweens, including: children’s clothes, matching outfits, seasonal outfits, maternity clothes, shoes, rocking chairs, high chairs, swings, cribs, changing tables, bedding, tricycles, all types of toys from outdoor toys to electronic toys, books, videos, swings, car seats, exersaucers, high chairs, walkers, and much more. Select from over 20,000 items…enough to fill 14,000 square feet! Come early, as there is usually a line to get in the door! No bags, strollers. Bring a laundry basket.

8/18 – 8/22 – Northside Consignment Sale – New Location:  Corner of GA 400 & Hwy 369 across from Browns Bridge Community Church! Address:  3885 Browns Bridge Rd, Cumming, GA 30041 (in main 13,000 sq ft building) See their FB page for updates. Men, women’s and children’s clothing.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday, August 20, 2015, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Friday, August 21, 2015, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, August 22, 2015, 9:00am – 2:00pm (HALF PRICE SATURDAY! – most items 50% off!)

mt. pisgah car show
Mt. Pisgah Church Car Show at the Cumming Fairgrounds

Everyone come out to our 22nd annual Auto Crusade! #autocrusade2015
Car Show & Swap Meet
Brought to you by Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
August 21-22 at the Cumming Fairgrounds (GA)
Friday (6-10pm) Cruise-In, Saturday (8 am – 4pm)
• There will be food, entertainment, and many prizes given out during the day!
• We will be giving away a motor (given by John Megal Chevrolet), Tires (given by Lanier Tire & Wheel), and other various prizes.
• FCHS Engine Building Team will have demonstrations along with their Electric Car Team.
• Also, don’t forget to enter the model car contest (adult and children)
http://mtpisgahbaptistchurch.org

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for August 14 – August 16, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe last weeks of summer are here and the humidity is lower, so enjoy the fun activities including an antiques expo and a consignment sale.

Check out our roundup of things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, August 14

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Creekside MOPS Consignment Sale – Come visit Creekside UMC for our semi-annual consignment sale. There will be thousands of great bargains on children’s clothing, junior clothing, maternity clothing, baby furniture, baby equipment, toys, and much more. Friday, August 14th from 9am-1pm and Saturday, August 15th, from 8am-1pm (many items will be half-off on Saturday). First 50 shoppers each day will receive a free reusable shopping bag! Proceeds benefit Creekside’s MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Teen MOPS ministries.

Saturday, August 15

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Creekside MOPS Consignment Sale – Come visit Creekside UMC for our semi-annual consignment sale. There will be thousands of great bargains on children’s clothing, junior clothing, maternity clothing, baby furniture, baby equipment, toys, and much more. Friday, August 14th from 9am-1pm and Saturday, August 15th, from 8am-1pm (many items will be half-off on Saturday). First 50 shoppers each day will receive a free reusable shopping bag! Proceeds benefit Creekside’s MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Teen MOPS ministries.

10:00 am – 12:00 am – Michaels Kids Club – Make a Perler backpack dangler! 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 – North Georgia Quarter Midget Kids Racing – Cumming Fairgrounds. That is what you will find at the Bill Thomas Raceway located at the Cumming Fairgrounds, home of the North Georgia Quarter Midget Racing Association (NGQMA). Saturdays between March and November, you will find boys and girls, ages 5-16, take to the track, pedal to the metal. Race on over for some wheel to wheel action!  Admission is always free and concessions are available.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Join us for a special Storytime featuring one of the most beloved children’s books of all time, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, celebrating its 30th anniversary. Activities to follow.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Michaels – Fun Family Craft Time – Make a customizable family activity chart to help keep your kids on track. $7 per project, supplies included.

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!

Things to Do This Summer 2015 in Forsyth County, GA

things to do in cumming, ga in the summerLooking for fun things to do this summer with your kids in Cumming, GA? Here is a roundup of ideas from Forsyth for Families.

We like to kick off summer by making a summer bucket list! You can make one on paper like an 8.5 x 11 or posterboard. The kids love checking off all the cool things that they do in the summertime.

Take advantage of the Kids Bowl Free program at Stars & Strikes and Kids Skate Free program at Let’s Roll Skate & Fun Center. Stay on your budget and enjoy being able to go out and get some exercise with the family.

Hike Sawnee Mountain and have a picnic. Enjoy the views of our beautiful city from the mountain top!

Go to a free outdoor summer movieSouthern Outdoor Cinema and The Chill Hill are hosting a free outdoor movie series at Vickery Village.

See a free movie this summer! Carmike Kids Summer Series is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am at Movies 400 in Cumming, GA.

Pick your own sunflowers in Forsyth County, GA. July is the prime season and the sunflowers will be blooming then at The Anderson Family’s Farm. Check their Facebook page for updates.

Visit the Cumming Aquatic Center and the Fountains and Spray Parks in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Visit the new spray pad at Old Atlanta Park.

See an outdoor concert. Concerts at The Collection are every other Thursday. Sawnee Mountain Music has a summer music series as well.

Shop at a Farmers Market. There are lots of markets in the area to learn about fruits and vegetables as well as buy homemade goodies from local businesses. There is a Farmer’s Produce Market at 4310 Settendown Village Road, Cumming, GA 30041 and City Produce is in town.

Visit the Forsyth County Public Library for story times, games, and more. Sign up for a summer reading program and earn a free book! Barnes & Noble and FCPL have reading programs throughout the summer.

Cool off and go ice skating at The ICE. Chill out from the summer heat and learn to skate a figure 8!

Go on a camping adventure. Explore the campgrounds around Lake Lanier and go on a family camping trek. Rent a camper at Sugar Mill Creek RV Resort and enjoy a camping experience near Helen, GA without major gas or RV rental costs.

Ride bikes at the Big Creek Greenway. We walk at Fowler Park and take our dogs to the dog park there. There are lots of trails and fun things to do.

Cool off at Poole’s Mill Park. Slide down a rock waterslide and wade in the stream.

Go on a geocaching adventure. There are lots of hidden gems when you geocache in North Georgia.

Enjoy crafts and construction projects at MichaelsHome Depot and Lowe’s this summer.

Swim in Lake Lanier. Visit one of the Lake Lanier beaches and enjoy a day on the lake.

Visit LanierWorld. Lake Lanier Islands coupons from Chick-fil-A are buy one ticket, get one free on Wednesdays. Publix and QT also have discount coupons.

See the Zeedonk. Visit Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and see the zeedonk and lots of other exotic animals!

Play lazer tag, challenge a friend in the lazer maze, ride bumper cars and go bowling. Play in the arcade at Stars & Strikes.

Go fishing at Lake Lanier!

Visit a farm.  Visit Kinsey Family Farm and enjoy seasonal events. Warbington Farms is a fun place to visit for pick your own strawberry season in May and June and for seasonal fun in the fall.

The sky’s the limit. What is your favorite thing to do in summer?

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for May 8 – May 10, 2015

pick strawberries at warbington farmsThe weather looks promising for a special Mother’s Day weekend! Here is a roundup of some fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.
Saturday, May 9
10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Rain out date May 10th 1-5pm) – Warbington Farms 5th Annual Strawberry Festival. We will have vendors, face painting, “Hey”ride, petting zoo, fun park, craft for kids, visit with strawberry shortcake and MORE!
**Strawberry picking is based on availability.
**Strawberry Shortcake will be at farm from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm!
Fun park prices: $8 Kids, $5 Adults 2 and under free. (includes access to vendors, visit with strawberry shortcake, crafts for kids, hayride, petting zoo, corn crib, slides, swings, and MORE! Pick your own strawberries! Strawberry picking is $12 gallon (based on availability…always a good idea to come early for picking).

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Collection Forsyth. In celebration of Mother’s Day, join us for a special Storytime featuring Mom School and How to Babysit a Grandma.

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

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Waterpark Open!!!!
Get ready to start your summer with a splash! The Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool is open for weekends only starting through May 17th. Sessions will be 1:00pm-6:00pm on Saturday and Sunday through May 17th. We open DAILY on May 23rd with our normal session hours (visit our website for more info on session times). Daily admission is only $5 for adults and $4 for kids and seniors! We also offer seasonal family and individual memberships. You can rent a shady cabana for your family, group, or birthday party to sit under next to the pool for only $50 dollars in addition to admission. All cabana rentals allow you to bring in your own food and drink! See you soon!

Sunday, May 9

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

Moms play free all day at Stars & Strikes in Cumming, GA!

Moms get free admission to the Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta on Mother’s Day in Atlanta!

ALL WEEKEND

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce are open!

Lake Lanier Islands opens for weekends on Saturday, May 9!

The Forsyth County Fire Department will join more than 100 fire departments across Georgia to help “Give Burns the Boot” during their upcoming annual boot drive benefiting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. Weather permitting, motorists can expect to see firefighters at intersections throughout the county on Saturdays: May 9 and 16.


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