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?

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for May 5 – May 7, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy first weekend in May! It’s the last month of school before summer. Crazy, isn’t it? Here’s the weekly roundup of things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, May 5

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders

4:00 PM – Cumming Library Cinco de Mayo

7:00 pm – Grease! The Musical at Lambert High School. Performances will be held at Lambert High School Auditorium May 4th and 5th at 7:00 PM and May 6that 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased online at atldrama.com or at the door. Adults: $15/Students $10. Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday April 20th.

Saturday, May 6

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kid’s Workshop – Build a Flower Pot.

• 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.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Warbington Farms 7th Annual Strawberry Festival. We will have vendors, face painting (extra cost), “Hey”rides, petting zoo, fun park, craft for kids, visit with strawberry shortcake and MORE! *Strawberry picking is $14 (plus tax) for a gallon and BASED ON AVAILABILITY. Limit of two adults per gallon. We suggest coming early for strawberry picking as we will close the field once the berries are picked. Admission to our fun park is $9 kids and $5 adults and includes access to the festival, vendors, hayride to feed the cows, petting zoo, inflatables, slides, corn crib, swings and MORE!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a Mother’s Day Frame! 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 story time – The Collection Forsyth. It has just been discovered that there are no more tacos left anywhere in the world. This is a huge problem because, as you know, dragons love tacos. Join us as we read the hilarious companion to the bestselling phenomenon, with activities to follow.

7:00 pm – Grease! The Musical at Lambert High School. Performances will be held at Lambert High School Auditorium May 4th and 5th at 7:00 PM and May 6that 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased online at atldrama.com or at the door. Adults: $15/Students $10. Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday April 20th.

AROUND FORSYTH COUNTY

May 5 & 6 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Springtime in the Country Artist’s Market in Ball Ground, GA – Join us for our artist market at the beautiful Revival 356 barn. It will be held from 10 to 4pm on May 5th and 6th. We will have great handmade items, food, music and some adorable baby goats! Come out and enjoy some Springtime in the Country! Location: Revival 356, 230 Kings Ln, Ball Ground, Georgia 30107.

Saturday, May 6 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – 3rd Annual Rise and Drive Family Festival on May 6th at The Plaza, City of Sugar Hill from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. This event is open to the entire community and all proceeds will support Access Life America and Atlanta Children’s Shelters. Wristbands are on pre-sale for $8 and will be $10 the day of. All proceeds to benefit Access Life America

Fun Bus
Springfree Trampoline
Putt Putt
Toy Toss
Corn Hole
Inflatable Obstacle Course
Duck Pond
Face Painting
Lawn Jenga
Art Tables
Prize Walk
Baseball Toss

Activities include:

  • Bounce Houses and Trampolines
  • Face Painting
  • Musical and dance performances
  • Food Vendors
  • Face painting
  • Children’s activities
  • Raffles
  • Much more

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for March 31 – April 2, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaApril is here and that means spring break, sports and sunshine! Here’s a roundup of this weekend’s events in Forsyth County, GA. Have a safe and wonderful break!

Friday, March 31

8:00 am – 5:00 pm – The Annual Forsyth County Master Gardener Plant Sale is BACK in the Big Red Barn at the Cumming Fairgrounds! Wide variety of southern plants from local growers, trees, shrubs, veggies, hard-to-find native plants, unique garden accents, and more. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and offer expert advice on planting, growing, and caring for your plants. Covered, heated venue — we’re on rain or shine! Proceeds benefit local gardening outreach activities.

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

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

Saturday, April 1

8:00 am – 4:00 pm – The Annual Forsyth County Master Gardener Plant Sale is BACK in the Big Red Barn at the Cumming Fairgrounds! Wide variety of southern plants from local growers, trees, shrubs, veggies, hard-to-find native plants, unique garden accents, and more. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and offer expert advice on planting, growing, and caring for your plants. Covered, heated venue — we’re on rain or shine! Proceeds benefit local gardening outreach activities.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop – Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a bunny basket, perfect for keeping Easter treats a short hop away. Once the basket is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. 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 Sprout Easter 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 – The Collection Forsyth. Join us as we celebrate the release of the new Beauty and the Beast movie. In addition to a special Storytime, kids of all ages are invited to sing favorite songs from the movie soundtrack and participate in other fun activities. Attendees will receive a mini-poster and bookmark, while supplies last.

11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Strawberry Shortcake Tea Party at Warbington Farms. Join us for a “berry” special event on Saturday April 1st. Tea times for Saturday will be from 11am-12:30pm and 1:30- 3:00pm. We will have light refreshments, crafts, songs, dancing & story time with STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE. Admission to tea party does include the fun park (hayride, petting zoo, corn crib, jumping pillow, etc). ***If the tea party gets rained out the make up date is TBD***

Children Tickets-$12
Adult Tickets- $6

*pint of strawberries are not included in tea party. We are not sure if the berries will be ready by the date. If berries are ripe, guest are welcome to purchase containers at ticket booth.

* Don’t leave the boys at home! They are welcome to purchase general fun park tickets at the gate ($9 kids & $5 adults) and enjoy all the farm fun and of course boys are welcome at the party if they wish!
*The farm will be open from 10:00-5:00 on Saturday.

11:00 am – 6:00 pm – Sawnee Association of the Arts presents Springtime In the City Show and Sale. This year we are excited to bring you Springtime In The City at the historic Brannon-Heard House in downtown Cumming. The show will run from March 22 through April 1 and will showcase the creative and stylish work from your neighbors – the members of the Sawnee Association of the Arts.

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

2:30 PM – Hampton Park Library Be Water Wise–No April Foolin’!

Sunday, April 2

Strawberry Shortcake Tea Party at Warbington Farms. Join us for a “berry” special event on Saturday April 1 and April 2.

Tea times for Sunday (April 2) will be from 1:00-2:30 and 3:30- 5:00pm

We will have light refreshments, crafts, songs, dancing & story time with STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE. Admission to tea party does include the fun park (hayride, petting zoo, corn crib, jumping pillow, etc).

***If the tea party gets rained out the make up date is TBD***

Children Tickets-$12
Adult Tickets- $6

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for September 30 – October 2, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy Pumpkin Spice Season! Here is a round up of fun events in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Pumpkin season is coming – check out my roundup of area pumpkin patches in and around Cumming, GAHillcrest Orchards is open and I will have an apple orchard roundup coming soon!

Friday, September 30

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

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

11:15 AM – Sharon Forks Library  Breakout of the Library – Save FALL Break! 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Fall Family Movie Picnic – Ratchet and Clank 

1:00 PM – Cumming Library  Block Bash 

1:15 PM – Sharon Forks Library  Breakout of the Library – Save FALL Break! 

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

6:30 PM – Post Road Library Special FX Makeup for Teens 

Saturday, October 1

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop – Make a toy fire truck!

  • Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can get to work on a mini whiteboard with a pen tray they can use for school work or play time. Once the whiteboard is built, your child can paint it in their favorite color.
    • 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: Make a sprout mashup mask! 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 Storytime for Children with Special Needs 

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Play at the Park Family Festival at Fowler Park! From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be vendors, arts and crafts, a kids’ inflatable area, a food truck alley, petting zoo, animal adoptions and much more. From 4 to 9 p.m., there will be tethered hot air balloon rides, a food truck alley and live music.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time – oin us for engaging activities and fun with features from Highlights™ magazine, including puzzles, group activities and a make and take book (while supplies last). For more than 70 years, the Highlights for Children brand has been committed to helping families raise creative, curious, caring and confident kids. Don’t miss this engaging event for your little one!

5:30 PM – Hampton Park Library – Ghost Hunting 101 

Sunday, October 2

2:15 PM – Post Road Library ARTattack! 

ALL WEEKEND

Warbington Farms – Their fall season runs September 17-November 12, 2016. Join us on the farm for our corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides to feed the cows, and all our Fun Park activities. We will be open September 28 from 10am-3pm for Forsyth County Fall Break! Fall Hours: Friday & Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-6pm. Visit their Facebook for updates, contests and more! $10 Per person (includes Fun Park Admission AND Corn Maze) Price does not include tax, under three free. Senior Citizen discount available.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for September 2 – September 4, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaSeptember is here! It’s hard to believe. Here’s a roundup of fun family friendly things to do in Forsyth County, GA this Labor Day weekend!

Friday, September 2

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

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library  Growing Young Minds 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Llama Llama Pajama Party 

4:00 PM – Post Road Library Masterminds LEGO Lounge 

Saturday, September 3

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 – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop – Make a back to school kids whiteboard!

  • Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can get to work on a mini whiteboard with a pen tray they can use for school work or play time. Once the whiteboard is built, your child can paint it in their favorite color.
    • 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 – 2:00 pm & 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open through Labor Day Weekend.
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time –   Note to self: If your teacher tells you to bring something from nature for show-and-tell, she does not want you to bring an alligator! But nothing will stop Magnolia, who’s determined to have the best show-and-tell of all! Just in time for back-to-school, join us for a fun-filled Storytime featuring If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Llama Llama Pajama Party 

ALL WEEKEND:

IPRA World Championship Fall Rodeo – Cumming Fairgrounds – Watch bareback and saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, break away roping and bull riding at this IPRA Rodeo from September 2 – 4, 2016, at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 10 – June 12, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaSummer’s in full swing and there’s lots of fun family events this weekend.

Friday June 10

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

11:15 AM – Cumming Library  What’s in That Lunch Anyway? 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Friday Family Movie Picnic – Finding Nemo 

2:00 PM – Cumming Library  Creative Circle 

2:30 PM – Hampton Park Library  One World Forsyth: Virtual Visit to Jamaica 

2:30 PM – Post Road Library Mumferd’s Safety Town Performance 

Saturday June 11

10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open two shifts daily for the summer season!
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.
10:00 AM- Lowe’s Build and Grow – Register your child and they can build Captain America!
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a You’re My Hero, Dad card! 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 story time – In celebration of life’s many milestones, join us for a reading of the Dr. Seuss classic Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Activities to follow.

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

Sunday, June 12
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open for one shift.

ALL WEEKEND

City Produce is open in a new location. Check their Facebook page for their latest news, events and updates.

Barnes & Noble – B-Fest Teen Book Festival – check the website for weekend events

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 3 – June 5, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaSummer is in full swing! Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in Forsyth County this weekend.

Friday, June 3

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 – Friday Family Movie Picnic at Post Road Library. Join us each Friday during the summer for an air conditioned movie picnic! Bring your lunch or snacks and pillow and blanket to get comfortable. Check out our summer selection of great family movies below! No registration required. All ages welcome.

Saturday, June 4

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop – Make a Father’s Day trophy smart phone holder.

  • Show Dad who’s #1! Join our hands-on workshop and build a trophy-shaped cell phone holder. Once the project is built, your child can paint it and decorate with stickers that show dad he’s #1.
  • 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: Make a chalk butterfly! 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 Summer Reading Triathlon Opening Ceremony. From May 17 to September 6, kids in grades 1 through 6 can earn a free book at their local Barnes & Noble! Join us for the Summer Reading Triathlon Opening Ceremony on June 4 at 11:00AM. Kids can get their journals for a free book, enjoy fun-filled activities and cast a ballot for their favorite book hero and place to win a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal.
11:00 am – Sharon Forks Library – Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs
10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open two shifts daily for the summer season!
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad opens through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.
Sunday, June 5
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open for one shift.

ALL WEEKEND

City Produce is open in a new location and Warbington Farms is open for strawberry picking season! Check their Facebook pages for their latest news, events and updates.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for May 6 – May 8, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy Mother’s Day weekend! There are lots of fun things to do in Forsyth County this weekend. Enjoy the cooler weather!

There is also a blood drive noted as the Red Cross is having shortages and need help – especially O Positive blood types.

Friday, May 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  Growing Young Minds 

Saturday, May 7

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Forsyth Central High School car wash for Special Olympics – Kaufman Tire, Market Place Boulevard.

10:00 am – Home Depot Kids Workshop – Join our hands-on workshop and build an Angry Birds-themed birdhouse that will make your child?s feathered backyard friends happy. Once the birdhouse is built, your child can decorate it with Angry Birds stickers.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make paper flowers. 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 – 11:00 pm – Relay for Life at the Cumming Fairgrounds – For more information, visit relayforlife.org/forsythcountyga
11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time. In celebration of Mother’s Day, read about becoming an expert grandma sitter in How to Babysit a Grandma followed by Mom School. In Mom School a little girl imagines where her mom picked up all her amazing skills, like fixing a bike tire and baking cupcakes. Join us afterward to make a card for your mom or special caregiver.
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michaels – FUN FAMILY CRAFT TIME: MOTHER’S DAY CRAFT. Free Event: Supplies Included! Have fun crafting a card and a bracelet for Mom.
Sunday, May 8
Happy Mother’s Day!
Georgia Aquarium – What’s a better way to show your mom some love than by bringing her to the Aquarium on Mother’s Day? We’re offering half priced admissions for all mothers on May 8th! Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/MothersDay016

ALL WEEKEND

City Produce is open in a new location and Warbington Farms is open for strawberry picking season! Check their Facebook pages for their latest news, events and updates.

Have you tried the new Culver’s restaurant in Dawsonville, GA? Their custard is awesome and their butter burgers and cheese curds are tasty!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for February 5 – February 7, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s a SUPER weekend with lots of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA. Enjoy your weekend – it ends with the big game on Sunday night!

And since the groundhog didn’t see his shadow, we await spring in a few weeks!

Friday February 5

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 – each child is a budding scientist! Let your child experiment, explore and wonder with hands-on, age appropriate science fun.

Saturday February 6

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Consignment Sale. Don’t forget the North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Club Consignment Sale is sponsoring a HUGE baby to tweens consignment sale at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market on Atlanta highway. Open to the public from 9:00am-12:00pm. This is a great place to get everything you need 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 19,000 square feet!  There is usually a line to get in the door! See their Facebook page for more details.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop. Learn how to build a Valentines mailbox.

  • Come learn how to build a Valentines mailbox in time for Valentine’s Day
  • 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: Cupid’s arrow valentine. 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 for children with special needs.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Collection Forsyth. From bestselling author Sherri Duskey Rinker and award-winning artist Patrick McDonnell comes this funny and tender love letter from a parent to a child. Silly Wonderful You expresses how life is so new and different and filled with love with a little one around.

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!

Sunday, February 7

1:30 pm – Post Road Library – One World Forsyth – Chinese New Year. Come celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year
at the Post Road Library. At 1:45, enjoy an interactive lion dance and kung fu performance by The Atlanta Contemporary Chinese Academy. Afterwards, stay for crafts, Chinese candy and a fortune cookie!  For all ages, no registration required!

ALL WEEKEND

The Off Broadway Children’s Theater‘s Senior Troupe is performing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. These talented children (ages 9-15) have been rehearsing this show since September and will treat you to a fantastic night of entertainment. Once their shows at the theater are complete, they will travel to Walt Disney World to compete at the National Performing Arts Festival! 12315 Crabapple Rd Suite 122 – Alpharetta GA, 30004.

Friday 7pm
Saturday 7pm
Sunday 3pm

Tickets available at https://obct.yapsody.com/

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!)


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