Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 24 and October 25, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaFall is in full swing with lots of fun festivals, pumpkins and corn mazes to visit. Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

Check out our lists of Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in and around Forsyth County, GA! Find out where to Pick Your Own Apples in North Georgia.

Planning Halloween? See our trunk or treat and Halloween events list for 2015.

Friday, October 16

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders. Let’s build something together! 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!

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library – Wild Things Story Time – Let the wild rumpus start! Join us for a special Where the Wild Things Are storytime and party! Come dressed as your favorite wild thing! Be prepared to gnash your terrible teeth and roar your terrible roars during our wild rumpus parade!

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Cumming Library – Fall Drop-in Crafts – School is out so drop by and join us for some creative crafts of all kinds just for Fall!  This is a family program and all ages are welcome to attend.  No registration is required.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Sharon Forks Library – Autumn Drop-in Crafts – School is out so drop by and join us for some creative crafts of all kinds just for Fall!  This is a family program and all ages are welcome to attend.  No registration is required.

Saturday, October 17

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Car Show Castleberry Road Baptist Church – Join us for our 5th annual classic car show. The cost to enter you car is $25 but admission is free to all who would like to come and see the cars. We will have trophies for various categories and prizes to give away. There will be food, music and raffles! 7225 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Kids Club® pet spider! 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 – 4:00 pm – The Annual Mutts & More Festival is this weekend on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at Warbington Farms, 5555 Crow Road, Cumming, GA 30041. There will be fun for everyone, pets too! Lots of kid’s activities, petting zoo, hay rides, adoption pavilion, music, vendors and food. Admission is $5 for ages 12 and older; $10 for ages 2-12. The festival benefits the Humane Society of Forsyth County.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Celebrate Halloween with Storytime and activities featuring Click, Clack, Boo!

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road library. We’ll have books, dancing and fun! This storytime is great for the whole family!

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Halloween Trick or Treating at The Collection Forsyth. Bring the whole family for a safe & fun night of Trick or Treating from store to store within the center and enjoy kids activities and special treats!

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Cumming First United Methodist Church Night in the Patch – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Hot dog dinner, It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown outdoor movie shown on the lawn at dusk, hayride, chili cookoff, roasting s’mores and popcorn, punkin chunking and more!

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Fall festival at First Baptist Cumming. 1597 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA. Inflatables, cake walk, petting zoo, hayrides, giveaways, food, Trunk or Treat, and more!

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Trunk or Treat Safety Event at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Admission is one bag of candy per family.  Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to Trunk or Treat, which will feature bean bag toss, face painting and other fun activities and games. There will also be information on costume safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger, stop-drop-roll demonstrations, and more!

Sunday, October 25

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – The Annual Mutts & More Festival is this weekend on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at Warbington Farms, 5555 Crow Road, Cumming, GA 30041. There will be fun for everyone, pets too! Lots of kid’s activities, petting zoo, hay rides, adoption pavilion, music, vendors and food. Admission is $5 for ages 12 and older; $10 for ages 2-12. The festival benefits the Humane Society of Forsyth County.

FESTIVALS NEARBY

Octoberfest! The Alpine Village of Helen is celebrating its European roots this month with nightly Oktoberfest activities. Activities will be from 6-10:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays, 1 p.m. to midnight. Saturdays and 1-7 p.m. Sundays at 1074 Edelweiss Strasse. Celebrations will end Nov. 1. Tickets are $8 Monday through Friday, $10 Saturday and free on Sunday. For more information, visit www.helenchamber.com.

Mountain Moonshine Festival – The 48th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival and Car Show is in Dawsonville, GA this weekend. All proceeds support KARE for Kids, Inc., a non-profit organization in Dawson County. This event includes arts, crafts, food, music and activities for the entire family. The festival will run from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in downtown Dawsonville.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 16 – October 18, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaFall is in full swing with plenty of festivals, pumpkins and corn mazes to visit. Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

The Cumming Fair and Festival runs through October 18, 2015 at the Cumming Fairgrounds! The Cumming Greek Festival is also this weekend.

Check out our lists of Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in and around Forsyth County, GA! Find out where to Pick Your Own Apples in North Georgia.

Planning Halloween? See our trunk or treat and Halloween events list for 2015.

Friday, October 16

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders. Let’s build something together! 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 – Musical Morning – Sing, play instruments, move to the music. Be exposed to a variety of musical styles and learn some music theory along the way!

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 with Duplo Legos all related to a creative theme.

Saturday, October 17

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Kids Club® Tic Tac Toe game! 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 – 4:00 pm – Hay Day at Save the Horses. Our annual Hay Day takes place on the farm @ SavetheHorses 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, face painting, crafts, chili cook off, 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. Located at: 1768 Newt Green Road, Cumming, GA. Free parking and admission.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Imaginery Fred.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road library. We’ll have books, dancing and fun! This storytime is great for the whole family!

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Michaels – Fun family craft time – Spellbinding DuckTape t-shirts! – Get in the Halloween spirit with projects featuring Duck Tape®! Choose a ghoulish skull or a charming cat design. While you are here create a tote bag to enter in Duck Tape’s® Spookducular Contest. Visit spookducular.com for more info. Bag supplies not included.

2:00 pm – Barnes & Noble – LEGO Architecture Studio event. This event is for adults and teenagers (ages 14 and up) to build with LEGO Architecture Studio blocks, discuss their inspiration for their build and explore how they can use basic architecture shapes and principles to influence their build.

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!

The Cumming Fair and Festival runs this week – October 18, 2015 at the Cumming Fairgrounds! Don’t miss it!

The Cumming Greek Festival runs all weekend! Celebrate with music, entertainment, food and shopping.

FESTIVALS NEARBY

Gold Rush Days in downtown Dahlonega gives you the opportunity to pan for gold, taste food Southern food and hear music from bluegrass, country, gospel and contemporary musicians. The 61st annual event will be from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 located at 13 S. Park St. in Dahlonega and commemorates the first Gold Rush in Lumpkin County. The free two-day event will take place rain or shine. For more information, visit www.dahlonegajaycees.com.

The Harvest Balloon Festival is in Flowery Branch from 1-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The sixth annual festival will feature autumn traditions along with new activities for a $1. All ages may participate in hayrides showcasing the changing leaves, and tethered balloon rides overlooking the festival grounds below with the weather permitting. Tethered rides will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 8-9:30 a.m. Oct. 18. Tickets cost $15 per person in cash and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit www.harvestballoonfestival.com.

Secret Santa Car Show in Oakwood. Originally slated for Oct. 10, the show was postponed until this weekend. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the University of North Georgia Gainesville campus. Vehicle registration is a $25 donation and owners may sign in from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Trophies and plaques will be awarded. For more information, visit www.secretsantacarshow.com.

Octoberfest! The Alpine Village of Helen is celebrating its European roots this month with nightly Oktoberfest activities. Activities will be from 6-10:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays, 1 p.m. to midnight. Saturdays and 1-7 p.m. Sundays at 1074 Edelweiss Strasse. Celebrations will end Nov. 1. Tickets are $8 Monday through Friday, $10 Saturday and free on Sunday. For more information, visit www.helenchamber.com.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 17 – October 19, 2014

2014_doggie_palooza_edited-1Here is a round up of fall family events this weekend in Forsyth County, GA. Check out our list of Pumpkin Patches around Forsyth County, Trunk or Treats and Halloween Events in Cumming, GA and Apple Picking Orchards in North Georgia.

Friday, October 17

11:15 am – Post Road Library – Fire Safety Event. Join the Forsyth County Fire Department to teach your kids how to be safe around fires and learn what to do if there is a fire in your home. After the presentation, kids can make crafts and check out a real fire truck outside! For preschool and elementary children. No registration required.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Library – 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, activites, and play time all related to a creative theme.

11:15 AM – 11:45 am – Hampton Park Library – Preschool Pals Story time – 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. This program is suggested for children, ages 3-5, with a caregiver. Advance registration is not required for this program.

7:00 pm – Warbington Farms Haunted Trail. There are two “Haunted Trail Nights” in October. The Haunted Farm Trail is October 3rd & 17th – the trail opens at dusk and last ticket sold at 9 pm. There is a $7 admission for Haunted Trail, fire-pit, and marshmallows! Are you brave enough to walk through the trail?? Beware…only the COWS can hear you SCREAM!

Saturday, October 18

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Rivers Alive Cleanup. Keep Forsyth County Beautiful seeks volunteers for waterway cleanup event. Make a positive impact on local waterways by joining Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) for the 2014 Rivers Alive Cleanup on Saturday, October 18, at 9 a.m. KFCB encourages families, co-workers, scout troops and organizations to volunteer for the annual waterway cleanup event. Volunteer teams can register for the event by calling KFCB at 770.205.4573 or by clicking on the volunteer tab at www.keepforsythcountybeautiful.org. Volunteers will meet at Mary Alice Park (1820 Mary Alice Park Road in Cumming) at 9 a.m. on October 18 to gather supplies. Volunteers will proceed to clean as many lake, river and wetland locations as possible before returning to Mary Alice Park for lunch.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Fun Frankenstein Mask. 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 – Doggie Palooza at Rucker Pet on Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA. Doggie Palooza Dog Show, Parade of Breeds, K-9 demos and more! Located at 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Zombie in Love story time.

11:00 am – Cumming Library Scarecrow Fall Festival story time. Join us for a scarecrow themed storytime featuring books, music and activities celebrating fall! Children will also create theme related crafts and explore the Storywalk in the Secret Garden behind the library that will be specially decorated by the Masters Gardeners.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road Library. We’ll have stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is great for the whole family!

Sunday, October 19

All Weekend

Cumming Greek Festival Oct. 17 – 19  Friday from 3 – 10 pm, Saturday from 11 am – 10 pm, Sunday from 11:30 am – 6 pm. Adults $1, children 12 and under are free. This is our 10th Anniversary! Come and dance and yell “OPA” with us on our 16 acre property off Bethelview Road in Cumming GA. The Cumming Greek festival is Forsyth county’s largest ethnic event and will last for 3 days. It offers the community a unique opportunity to experience the rich Greek culture. The continuous live Greek music and traditional bouzouki will fill you while you enjoy energetic live traditional Greek dance performances. Read more for directions and parking information.

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!

Kinsey Family Farm is open for the fall season. Pick a pumpkin, take a hay ride, have a picnic and much more at this wonderful local family farm.

Warbington Farms is open for the fall season. Fridays 1 pm – 6 pm, Saturdays 11 am – 6 pm (fun park closes at 5 pm), Sundays 1pm – 5pm.

Near Forsyth County

Hillcrest Orchards Apple Picking Jubilee – where you can pick your own apples, milk a cow, watch live pig races, walk a nature trail, visit the petting farm ($3.00 per person), take a wagon ride through the orchard, visit the Moonshine Museum and much more.

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is open for the fall season! Get lost in the corn maze, pick out a pumpkin, shoot the cannon, take a hayride and more!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 10 – October 12, 2014

pumpkin palooza at warbington farmsFall is such a fun time of year! Here is a round up of fall family events this weekend in Forsyth County, GA. The Cumming Country Fair and Festival runs through October 12. Also check out our list of Pumpkin Patches around Forsyth County and Apple Picking Orchards in North Georgia.

Friday, October 10

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – The Vickery Village Farmers Market. This farmers market is one of few in which the produce is truly farm fresh … wherein the farmer is the grower. Other vendors include sausage, meat, fish, eggs, cheese, soaps, and other assorted artisans. Like us on Facebook: Vickery Village Farmers Market by Southern Growers

11:15 AM – 11:45 am – Hampton Park Library – Preschool Pals Story time – 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. This program is suggested for children, ages 3-5, with a caregiver. Advance registration is not required for this program.

Saturday, October 11

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Halloween Mummy Madness. 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 – Lowe’s Build and Grow. Build a haunted house! Halloween’s right around the corner. Get your kids in the spirit by bringing them into Lowe’s to build their own spooky Haunted House!

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Purple Palooza VII at the Cumming Home Depot on Market Place Blvd. Health and harvest fair. Free health screenings from community physician offices, meet with some of our local physicians, merchandise for sale, local businesses promoting their products. DJ and live entertainment, face painting, moonwalks, cakewalks and much more.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Warbington Farms Join us for our Pumpkin Palooza this Saturday (10/11) from 11am-4pm. We will have vendors, live music, crafts for the kids, & MORE! Price is $8 kids and $5 adults and includes unlimited time in our fun park (hayride, petting zoo, inflatables, corn crib, tire yard, slides, playground, and MORE).

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Join us for Star Wars Reads Day. Join us for Stars Wars Reads Day III – a fun-filled day of giveaways and activities in stores nationwide for Star Wars fans of all ages. Check your local store for event details.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road Library. We’ll have stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is great for the whole family!

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – The Collection Forsyth Family fun and fashion showcase. Sidewalk Showcase, Hot-Air Balloons, Train Rides, Music, Face Painting, Magic, Balloon Art, and MORE! Fall Fashion Show w/ Live music by Cole Thannisch from 2-3pm

Sunday, October 12

2:00 pm – Post Road Library. Star Wars Reads Day. Fans of The Force will gather at the Post Road Library to celebrate the second annual FCPL Star Wars Reads Day on Sunday, October 12. Meet Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion, create Empire-approved and Jedi-certified crafts, enter the Wookiee Calling Contest, and try your hand at trivia and other stellar activities! Win books, posters, and other prizes. Crafts are ongoing all afternoon! Wear your costumes for the costume parade! No registration required to attend.

Schedule of Events

2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m.
Meet and Greet Star Wars Characters
from the 501st Legion2:30 p.m.
Wookiee Calling Contest3:30 p.m.
Costume Parade4:30 p.m.
Star Wars Trivia Competition –
Padawan and Jedi Master Divisions

All Weekend

Kinsey Family Farm is open for the fall season. Pick a pumpkin, take a hay ride, have a picnic and much more at this wonderful local family farm.

Warbington Farms is open for the fall season. Fridays 1 pm – 6 pm, Saturdays 11 am – 6 pm (fun park closes at 5 pm), Sundays 1pm – 5pm.

Cumming Country Fair & Festival – October 2 – October 12, 2014. Visit the Cumming Fairgrounds and enjoy an old-fashioned country fair and festival.

Near Forsyth County

Hillcrest Orchards Apple Picking Jubilee – where you can pick your own apples, milk a cow, watch live pig races, walk a nature trail, visit the petting farm ($3.00 per person), take a wagon ride through the orchard, visit the Moonshine Museum and much more.

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is open for the fall season! Get lost in the corn maze, pick out a pumpkin, shoot the cannon, take a hayride and more!

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for March 8 – March 10, 2013

IMG_3626The promise of spring is in the air as daffodils bloom and the birds chirp. With it comes consignment sales and lots of fun in Forsyth County, GA! Check out these free and cheap kid-friendly things to do this weekend.

Friday, March 8

8:30 am – 1:00 pm – Spring Kids Consignment Sale – Cumming First United Methodist Church

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Creekside MOPS spring consignment sale.

Saturday, March 9

8:30 am – 1:00 pm – Spring Kids Consignment Sale – Cumming First United Methodist Church

8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Creekside MOPS spring consignment sale.

9:00 am – North Georgia Quarter Midget Assoc./10th Annual Spring Nationals Charity Race – Cumming Fairgrounds – Quarter Midget Racing… Quarter Midgets of America is a non-profit organization with over 2,500 family memberships and approximately 4,000 drivers. There are 13 Regions in our organization and 50 Quarter Midget Clubs Nationwide. This sport is definitely the ‘best kept secret’ you’ll ever come across. QMA is a family oriented sport that involves racing in special prepared cars. The cars, rules and safety procedures are designed specifically for kids. They race on oval tracks approximately 1/20 of a mile. A child who is 5 to 16 years of age can race. Safety features include full roll cages, multi-point seat harnesses, full face helmets, and other gear. This sport has fewer injuries than little-league football. The Quarter Midget Association is constantly reviewing and evaluating safety rules to ensure that quarter midget racing remains a safe competitive sport. The racing environment is about children and family. Not only do kids learn valuable skills and sportsmanship, but they also make new friends. Mom and Dad will make new friends too.

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Monster Jam featuring Monster Mutt. Monster Jam is back at Lowe’s this weekend! Be sure to register your child to build the Monster Jam kit featuring Monster Mutt®!

10:00 am – 11:30 am (on the half hour) – Michaels Kids Club. Make a Paper Easter Basket! 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 10AM – 11:30AM. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Forsyth storytime. It’s an Emeraldlicious Storytime. Join us as we read this fun new book. Great for all ages!

11:15 AM – Cumming Library – Ready Reading Rangers — Larger Than Life – This 30 minute story time is full of stories, songs and activities for ages 4 – 6.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for February 8 – February 10, 2013

IMG_3626Daffodil blooms are sprouting everywhere and Valentines are on our minds as we prepare for school Valentine’s Day parties, Father – Daughter dances and more. Here is a roundup of fun Valentine weekend fun.

Thursday, February 7 – Saturday, February 9

Green with Envy Kids Consignment Sale at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market in Cumming, GA.

Saturday, February 9

Food for Thought Pickup! For those families donating food for Food for Thought, Saturday is pick up day! Have your orange bag out on your porch by 9:00 am

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow. Wheel of Love. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build this special Wheel of Love!

10:15 am – Hampton Park Library – Books & Babies Program. Books & Babies is a baby storytime specifically designed to promote babies’ physical, social, and mental development. At baby storytime we’ll sing songs, learn interactive rhymes, and read books that are specifically tailored to babies’ developmental needs. Advance registration is required.

10:00 am – 11:30 am- Michaels Kids Club – VALENTINE’S PARTY HEART LOVE BUG BAG, 10AM – 11:30AM, on the 1/2 hour. 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 10AM – 11:30AM. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble special Valentine’s Day story time.

11:15 am – Cumming Library – Ready Reading Rangers Rocking Robots storytime. Fun stories, songs and activities for ages 4 – 6.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Sharon Forks Library – Paper Sack Scrapbook Valentine’s Program. For grades 5 and up. Celebrate Valentine’s Day by creating a paper sack scrapbook and filling it with everything you love! Registration required.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Arby’s New Look Remodel Celebration – 15% sales to go The Place, bring the kids for a little clowning around and register to win an IPAD.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Duct Tape Roses Teen Valentine’s Program at Hampton Park Library. Grades 6 and up – registration is required. Make long-lasting duct tape roses!

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy – Valentine’s Girls Night Out this Saturday! Call to save your spot today! 770-781-0300. Valentine’s hair, makeup and nails, pizza, decorate cookies, runway show and ride in a limo! $30.00 per girl.

Sunday, February 10

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Prom with a Purpose – or Dresses Make a Difference – formal dress consignment sale, proceeds go to children with cancer. Windermere Lodge, 4463 Village Center Ln, Cumming, GA 30041.

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

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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 August 24 – August 26, 2012.

Brookwood Farmers MarketThere are lots of fun activities in store for the weekend in Forsyth County, GA. The weather looks to be nice as well so get outside and play!

Friday, August 24

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmers Market  – At a new location this year – Caney Creek Preserve. Lots of fun activities for the kids, fresh produce, unique crafts, musical entertainment and more!

5:00 pm – Mellow Mushroom at The Avenue Forsyth – Family Fun Friday. For the kids: Balloon Art at 5 PM, Medium Cheese Pizza $10, $3 Mel’s Kids Floats. For the Adults: Live music at 7:30 PM.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy Back-to-School PJ Girls Night Out at The Avenue Forsyth. School is back in session, but that doesn’t mean the fun times are over. Sign your little girl up for Sweet and Sassy’s Back-to-School PJ GNO. Call the store for details. 770.781.030.

Saturday, August 25

7:00 am – Noon – Cumming Fairgrounds Farmer’s Market. Support local farmers and enjoy fresh produce, tasty baked goods and other neat finds.

10:00 am — Lowe’s Build and Grow workshop – build a Shrek onion carriage! Our DreamWorks Summer is coming to an end this week. Don’t miss the fun! You child will love this cool Onion Carriage featuring Shrek and Fiona!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble storytime at The Avenues Forsyth. Join us for a special Storytime with one of our favorite bears, Corduroy! Bring your camera and don’t be late. He will only be here for a short time! Hope to see you!

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michaels Locker Decor Make-it Take-it – Make a neat frame for your locker. Ages 14 and up. Purchase required.

6:00 pm – Midway Saddle Club horse show on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at 6 PM at Midway Saddle Club on Seabolt Road in Cumming, GA.  Midway Saddle Club is located on Seabolt Road, just off of HWY 369 West in Cumming, GA, 30028.  Everyone is welcome!  There will be over 35 classes and lots of delicious food.  For more information, visit www.midwaysaddleclub.com or like us on Facebook.  There will be a $3 per person fee to enter the grounds on show day. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Sunday, August 26

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michaels Clay Pot Make-it Take-it – Make and decorate a clay pot. Purchase required. For ages 3 and up.

2:00 pm –  Lowe’s Build and Grow workshop – build a Shrek onion carriage! Our DreamWorks Summer is coming to an end this week. Don’t miss the fun! You child will love this cool Onion Carriage featuring Shrek and Fiona!

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Concert on the Lawn – Cumming First United Methodist Church. Bring a picnic and pull out your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of great music at our outdoor Concert On The Lawn.  Drinks and desserts will be provided free of charge as we enjoy music styles ranging from bluegrass, to praise, and a bit of rock-n-roll!  Bring the whole family as we enjoy the music of Joyful Sounds, The North Georgia Circuit Riders, the 9:51 Band and The Tin Roof Band. A love offering will be taken and in case of rain we’ll move to the Family Life Center.

KIDS CONSIGNMENT SALES

8/23 – 8/25 – Cumming First United Methodist Church – Cumming First United Methodist Church in Cumming, Georgia hosts a Kid’s Consignment Sale twice a year.  This ministry raises funds for Women and Children’s outreach programs both locally and globally. CFUMC is located at 770 Canton Highway in Cumming, GA, 30040.

Thursday, August 23rd 8:30 am – 1:00 pm  (No strollers allowed), 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, August 24th 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, August 25th 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

8/24 – 8/25 – Creekside MOPS Consignment Sale – Every year MOPS sponsors a Spring and Fall Consignment Sale. This is a wonderful opportunity to shop for gently used (and even some new) children’s and maternity items such as quality clothing, toys, games, nursery equipment, and so much more. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the MOPS and Teen MOPS ministries. Creekside United Methodist Church, 673 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming, GA.

Thursday, August 25: Public Preview 8:00 – 9:00pm ($5.00 donation)
Friday, August 26th: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday, August 27th: 8:00am – 1:00pm (many items half off)

Image via Brookwood Farmers Market.

Michaels Craft Schedule for January 2012

time capsuleJanuary is National Hobby Month! How better to celebrate than with a craft or class at Michaels.

Michaels posted its January schedule for free and cheap craft events for January 2012. There are lots of fun things for the kids to do! Also, they announced their class schedule for adults and kids alike.

  • Tuesday, January 3, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: School Box Time Capsule. Make-It Take-It with purchase of pencil box.
  • Saturday, January 7, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Yarn Backpack Buddy. Free Make-It Take-It.
  • Saturday, January 7, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Multi-Strand Chain Scarf Demo.
  • Sunday, January 8, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.: Mixed-Media Visual Journal Demo. Adult-only project.
  • Sunday, January 8, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Thank You Card Demo. Adult-only project.
  • Saturday, January 14, 10:00 a.m.-noon: Model Car Event. Make-It Take-It with purchase of car kit.
  • Sunday, January 15, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Clay Text Embossing Set Demo. Adult-only project.
  • Saturday, January 21, 10:00 a.m.-noon: Fancy Nancy: Design a Tiara & Storytime. Free Make-It Take-It.

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