Weekend Events for Cumming, GA from January 11 – January 13, 2013

Barnes & Noble Storytime

Barnes & Noble Storytime

The weekend is here and it looks to be a warm and rainy one. Here are some fun events going on in and around Forsyth County!

Saturday, January 21
10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow. Mystery kit! This Saturday, stores will receive one of several classic Build and Grow kits! The project may be a mystery but it’s no surprise that your child will have fun building it at Lowe’s!! RSVP online.
11:00 am – Barnes & Noble Storytime at The Avenue Forsyth. An Olivia story time!
11:15 am – Reading Rangers Storytime at Cumming Library. Plethora of Pets!
Central Park baseball and softball registration is also happening this weekend from 9 am – 2 pm on Saturday and 2-4 pm on Sunday. You can register online or in person at the Rec Center.

ALPHARETTA EVENTS

LEGO Store – stop in for some fun LEGO building at North Point Mall. Link to their January events.

American Girl– Meet the Girl of the Year and celebrate with lots of fun events at American Girl. Here is a link to all of the weekend events. She’ll be inspired by Saige, our newest Girl of the Year!

Craft – Your girl can join in the fun during this free event, where she can make a horse collage and hot-air balloon crafts inspired by the ones in Saige stories.

Scavenger Hunt – Learn about Saige, our newest Girl of the Year! Your girl will go on a fun-filled scavenger hunt, collecting fun facts about Saige along the way. Plus, she’ll get a free American Girl poster at the end!

Celebration – Join us to celebrate Saige, our newest Girl of the Year! She loves to paint and ride horses, and uses her imagination to create art and inspire change. Girls will learn about this new contemporary character, make fun crafts, and enjoy a delicious meal. Includes an American Girl book to take home.

General Information

  • Tickets: $28 per person
    (Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable)
  • Reservations required; call toll-free 877-247-5223.
  • For girls ages 8 and up.
Friday, January 11 – 4:00 pm – Saige’s Crafts, 4:30 pm – Saige’s Scavenger Hunt & Saige’s Celebration
Saturday, January 12 – 2:00 pm – Saige’s Crafts and Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, January 13 – 12:00 pm – Saige’s Crafts and Scavenger Hunt, 3:00 pm Saige’s Celebration
SNOW MOUNTAIN
Snow Mountain is open at Stone Mountain through February 18, 2013! What a fun way to celebrate winter with your family. Snow Mountain is Atlanta’s official winter wonderland, just minutes from downtown. Here you’ll find a snow-packed mountainside and action-packed excitement. Have a ball on five football fields of frosty joy, including 20 lanes of tubing. Zoom down the 400-foot hill all together in our family-sized tubes, or go it alone as a single rider. From snowman building to snowball shooting, tubing to togetherness, the moments will be frozen in time.
NORTH GEORGIA
If you are shopping at the North Georgia Premium Outlets, stop at the information desk to get a coupon book. They are on social media and post lots of special offers. Also, one of our favorite toy stores, i Shop Lollipop, is located next to it and has a wonderful jumpy room. You can also play in the toy store! They have lots of toys that are hard to find elsewhere. Open Play Schedule for i Shop Lollipop Toys & Jumping Safari. The cost to jump is $5.00 for ages 2 – 5 and $8.00 for ages 6 and up. You need socks and you get a free bottled water! Unlimited jump time.
January 1 – 31 – Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Babyfest – Tanglewood Farm, Canton, GA – New Year, New Babies! You don’t have to wait until spring to see new little critters make their appearance in the world. At Tanglewood Farm, miniature baby pigs, miniature baby goats, miniature baby donkeys and miniature baby horses herald in the New Year. In the tradition of the South, our two favorite porkers – Scarlett O’Hama and Rhett Gruntler – show off their newest offspring, the real Priscilla the pink pig. Itsy-Biscuit, a miniature version of the famous racehorse Seabiscuit, will be racing around the paddock while baby goats and baby donkeys wander around this Wild West Town, eager for some cuddling. Take a pony ride and see more than 100 miniature farm animals that call Tanglewood their home. Tour: $10 per person (free for infants under one)
Tanglewood Farm, 171 Tanglewood Drive, North Alpharetta/Canton, GA 30115
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10AM to 2PM
Last tickets sold at 1PM;
Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 5pm
Last tickets sold at 4PM;
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
No reservations required for individuals and families.
Reservations preferred for groups of 20 or more.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 4 – January 6, 2013.

As we prepare to get the kids back to school next week, here are a few events to end the winter break. The Forsyth County Public Library has posted its January calendar of events as well. Some activities require registration, so please check their website.

Saturday, January 5

8:00 am – 11:00 am – Cocoa Loco 5K – Central Park, 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA . Cocoa Loco 5K is a family-oriented, fun-filled run to benefit Claire Combs, former teacher of special needs students at North Forsyth High. Claire was diagnosed with State 3 colon cancer in October and faces high medical expenses with little insurance. Hot cocoa will flow! Participants get a long sleeved race t-shirt and goodie bag! $25 registration. Want to help but not run? $25 let’s you put promotional items in the goodie bags! Check out the Cocoa Loco 5k Facebook page.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop. Build a diamond birdhouse!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Forsyth. Let it Snow story time! It’s cold outside! Join us for a Storytime all about snow. Great for all ages!

ALPHARETTA EVENTS

LEGO Store – stop in for some fun LEGO building at North Point Mall. Link to their January events.

American Girl– Meet the Girl of the Year and celebrate with lots of fun events at American Girl. Here is a link to all of the weekend events.

January 4,  4 p.m.- 6 p.m.
American Girl Store, North Point Mall
Celebrate the arrival of the newest Girl of the Year! She’s a spirited girl who uses her imagination to create art and inspire change. At this special event, your girl can be among the first to learn about this new character’s world. Join in on the fun with demonstrations, crafts and free giveaways.
SNOW MOUNTAIN
Snow mountain is open at Stone Mountain through February 18, 2013! What a fun way to celebrate winter with your family. Snow Mountain is Atlanta’s official winter wonderland, just minutes from downtown. Here you’ll find a snow-packed mountainside and action-packed excitement. Have a ball on five football fields of frosty joy, including 20 lanes of tubing. Zoom down the 400-foot hill all together in our family-sized tubes, or go it alone as a single rider. From snowman building to snowball shooting, tubing to togetherness, the moments will be frozen in time.
NORTH GEORGIA
If you are shopping at the North Georgia Premium Outlets, stop at the information desk to get a coupon book. They are on social media and post lots of special offers. Also, one of our favorite toy stores, i Shop Lollipop, is located next to it and has a wonderful jumpy room. You can also play in the toy store! They have lots of toys that are hard to find elsewhere. Open Play Schedule for i Shop Lollipop Toys & Jumping Safari. The cost to jump is $5.00 for ages 2 – 5 and $8.00 for ages 6 and up. You need socks and you get a free bottled water! Unlimited jump time.

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