Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 31 – February 2, 2014

snow angelsWell, this week is certainly one for the Georgia history books. I hope that your families are safe and warm at home.

I also hope that we can somehow learn from this ice storm for the future. One bright spot was hearing about the amazing good samaritans that offered help to those in need. I am thankful for our local police, firefighters, teachers, churches, businesses and citizens, for that is what community is all about.

I know we are looking to venture out of the house this weekend! Here’s a roundup of things to do in Forsyth County. As always, please comment and share if you hear of any other events!

Friday, January 31

It’s the Chinese New Year! Year of the Horse. Here are some fun ideas to celebrate.

11:15 am – 11:45 am – Hampton Park Library Preschool Pals story time for ages 3 – 5. These 30 minute programs are designed to promote language, listening, and pre-reading skills by offering vocabulary development, experiences with a variety of literature, and participation in language-related activities.  Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader.

12:00 – 5:00 pm & 7:00 – 11:00 pm – Let’s Roll Skate & Fun Center is open for the snow day! They Say “Schools Closed” – We say “We’re Open.” Come on out and Let the good times Roll.

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Glazed & Fired opens. Today is the last day of our Buy 1 get 1 ½ off sale!

Saturday, February 1

Surf & Sun 5K and Fun Run to benefit Feed the Hungry Forsyth. Location: West Bank Park, 3227 Buford Dam RD, Cumming, GA. 7:30 am Check In and Late Registration opens, 8:30 am 5K starts, 9:30 am Fun Run Starts. Dress in your favorite surf and sun outfits! Prizes awarded. $25.00 registration.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB®: Crafty Valentine’s Day Bag Event. Sweet Stuff! Kids, craft a fun treat bag for Valentine’s Day. Join us on Saturday, February 1st, for our Crafty Valentine’s Day Bag Event. Just $2.00 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.

11:00 am – Canvas for Kids at Uniquely Inspired$20+tax/child. Reservations required. Check our Facebook page for painting!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Join us for a super special shindig — The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition — on Saturday, February 1 at 11:00 am. Featuring a visit from the Elf, stories, activities and more!

11:15 am – 1:15 pm – Post Road Library Saturday Family Story Time. Snow! 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!

11:15 am – 11:45 am – Saturday Scavengers Story Time at Cumming Library. This 30 minute storytime includes books, music, and activities. It is designed for ages 4 – 8, but the whole family is welcome to attend.

6:30 pm – Georgia Tech vs. Georgia hockey at The Ice. Admission: $5.00, students $2.00. The Ice Skating and Ice Hockey Complex, 1345 Atlanta Hwy, Cumming, GA 30040 phone : 678-845-0103.



Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for January 25 – January 27, 2013

humble heroes hockey benefitForsyth County Schools are closed today so we suddenly have a three day weekend! Ice will reportedly be a problem, so we are hanging out inside today with friends. Here’s a roundup of what’s in store for the weekend in and around Cumming, GA.

Saturday, January 26

9:00 am – 12:30 pm – NFMOM Kids and Babies Consignment Sale at Lanier Technical College – Forsyth Conference Center, 7745 Majors Road, Cumming, GA. Check out this huge consignment sale and stock up on all of your seasonal and new sizing needs!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Family Event Make a Valentine. Make a homemade Valentine with your family!

10:00 am- Glazed & Fired Kids Workshop still has space available for our Love canvas painting. Due to limited seating RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR EVENT – Call 678-208-6096 for details.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Atlanta Summer Camp Expo at North Point Mall. Meet with camp directors and learn about summer and sleepaway camps in Atlanta!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Storytime. Do you like Dragons? Then this story time is for you!

6:40 pm – 7:40 pm – Humble Heroes 3rd Annual Police Vs. Fire Hockey Game at The Ice, 1345 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. $5.00 admission. More Information.


Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 28 – December 30, 2012

The weekend after the holidays is here! I hope you all had a peaceful holiday with friends and family. There are a few things going on in and around Forsyth County, GA if you are looking for some fun family things to do! As always, please comment and share if you know of any other events.

Friday, December 28

8:00 pm – Kids Night at Glazed & Fired – Drop the kids off for three hours of G&F fun!  We’ll paint pottery and Starry Night canvas plus have pizza.  All for $35 +tax.  All G&F camps are for first graders and up!

Saturday, December 29

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble Storytime at The Avenues Forsyth. Ten on a Sled story time. We are going on an adventure as we read about ten friends as they speed down a snowy slope on their giant toboggan. How many of them will end up together at the bottom? Come join us to find out! Great for all ages!

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Petco – Humane Society of Forsyth County Pet Adoptions. We like to stop by and love on all the sweet animals. Donate, volunteer, foster – they need our help.


5:30 pm – Blink Midwinter Christmas Light Show –

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Lake Lanier Islands Magical Nights of Lights – sign up for their newsletter and they are running a 50% off coupon for Magical Nights of Lights.


Paint Your Own Pottery – A Fun Indoor Family Activity

This summer my daughters and I visited the new paint your own pottery store Glazed & Fired in Cumming, GA. We had bought a coupon and ventured to Glazed & Fired to make daddy his Father’s Day gift.

When we arrived, we were greeted by a friendly woman who showed us what we needed to do to paint our pottery. First, we picked out what we wanted to paint – there were many items to choose from – from ceramic animals and picture frames to trays and larger items like vases. My four year old picked out a rabbit and my 8 year old picked out a coffee mug.

Then we had to put on an apron and pick out the colors of paint. The girls picked from a colorwheel and then got a tray of about four colors. Then the painting began! After a few coats and colors, the girls decided they were finished. We turned in our aprons and washed up. We gave our painted pottery to the Glazed & Fired people. They explained that they would have to put a glaze on it and then fire it in the oven so it would be available to pick up in a few days. Please be sure to plan ahead if you are going to paint something for a special occasion and remember to give yourself about an extra week.

Glazed and Fired is also offering lots of fun classes for adults and kids. They have canvas painting classes, children story times, adult paint nights, host parties and much more! Check out their calendar for events and details. We will definitely be back!

Thursday Tots and Summer Events at Glazed and Fired in Cumming, GA

There is a new paint your own pottery and art studio, Glazed & Fired, in Cumming, GA! Keep an eye out for coupons as they have run in Plum District among other deal sites.

They offer parties and classes such as girls night out, Terrific Tuesdays, and Thursday Tots. They also have summer camps and a calendar that shows their schedule.

I am taking my girls with our coupon to make a gift for Father’s Day! Can’t wait.

Thursday Tots

Join us at Glazed & Fired for Thursday Tots.  Children listen to a story and then paint a ceramic character from the book.  Parents or caretaker must stay with the child throughout the class.

Fee: $10 +tax per child
Time: 10-11:30, Thursday mornings
Age: three and up

Check our calendar to see what we’re reading this week!
Space is limited.  Reservations suggested.  Payment in full at registration.


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