Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 26 – June 28, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaHere is a roundup of fun things to do this last weekend of June in Forsyth County, GA.

Be careful out there in the heat and remember not to let young ones walk outside without shoes on. Also be careful with your fur babies in this heat! Feet and paws can burn on outdoor surfaces and concrete. Also drink lots of fluids and stay indoors during peak sun times. Never leave people or animals in a hot car!

Friday, June 26

9:30 am – 11:30 am – MOM’s Club Membership Drive – If you are a mom in the Cumming area, we would like to meet you! Please join us to learn more about our organization and to meet some club members. The MOMS Club® is an international support group for mothers who stay home with their children, including those who work part time, but are home with their children during the day. This chapter of the MOMS Club® serves moms who live in Cumming with addresses in the zip codes of 30040 or 30028 that are south of Hwy 369/Matt Hwy. The MOMS Club® offers a variety of fun activities for mothers and their children. It also offers a great opportunity to meet other moms in the Cumming area. Please feel free to check out our MOMS Club® of Cumming, GA Facebook Page or our website. If you are interested in joining this organization or would like additional information, please email momsclubofcummingga (at) gmail (dot) com.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Passport to Imagination at Michaels. Make a fun fishing game. $5.00 per child. Join us in our store classrooms on an imaginary seven-week road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids’ crafts at each stop. Get a stamp for each stop on your passport card and choose a special prize after 5 stamps! Plus, You’ll have time at the end of session to doodle, play and create with the products from that week’s sponsor. Register online or in store. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday through August 1, 2015.

10:00 am – 11:00 am – Busy Builders at Hampton Park Library. 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 – 12:45 pm – Family Movie at Post Road Library. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. 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 on the website!

Saturday, June 20

7:00 am – 1:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make pie tic tac toe game. 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 – 12:00 pm – Story time at Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Orion is scared of a lot of things, but most of all he’s scared of the dark. So one night the Dark decides to take Orion on an adventure. The Dark leads Orion on a night of friendly mischief (bed bouncing!) and a trip into the very heavens where Dark reign.

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

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Free Family Fun Carnival at Atlanta Diamond Design at The Collection Forsyth. Bring the whole family for face-painting, balloon animals, games, prizes, treats, and crafts – all free! You’ll also have a chance to try your luck at the Diamond Island Game. $5 buys you a cup of sand that is guaranteed to have a gemstone inside worth more than $5, even some sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. But one lucky cup will have a $1,000 diamond inside. Come try your luck!

 

ALL WEEKEND

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce markets are open!

Lake Lanier Islands is open! They have a new CAT4 tube slide that plunges into the lake!

The Old Atlanta spray pad and Cumming Aquatic Center are open!

Need more ideas? Also check out our list of fun things to do this summer in Forsyth County, GA!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 19 – June 21, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county ga“We’re having a heat wave…” Sing it with me! There are lots of ways to beat the heat this weekend and hopefully it will include water activities or air conditioning!

Here is a roundup of fun things to do for Father’s Day weekend in Forsyth County, GA.

Be careful out there in the heat and remember not to let young ones walk outside without shoes on. Also be careful with your fur babies in this heat! Feet and paws can burn on outdoor surfaces and concrete. Also drink lots of fluids and stay indoors during peak sun times. Never leave people or animals in a hot car!

Friday, June 19

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Passport to Imagination at Michaels. Make a parrot puppet. $5.00 per child. Join us in our store classrooms on an imaginary seven-week road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids’ crafts at each stop. Get a stamp for each stop on your passport card and choose a special prize after 5 stamps! Plus, You’ll have time at the end of session to doodle, play and create with the products from that week’s sponsor. Register online or in store. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday through August 1, 2015.

10:00 am – 11:00 am – Busy Builders at Hampton Library. 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 – 12:45 pm – Family Movie at Post Road Library. Annie! 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!

11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Inflatable Zoo at Hampton Park Library. Adam Komesar will use comedy magic with a hilarious jungle safari theme to entertain and educate about animals and nature. All ages welcome and no registration is required.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Origami Fair at Sharon Forks Library. Do you love to fold? Drop in anytime and learn to fold some cool origami shapes! Registration not required. This program is for ages 8 and up.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Inflatable Zoo at Cumming Library. Adam Komesar will use comedy magic with a hilarious jungle safari theme to entertain and educate about animals and nature. All ages welcome and no registration is required.

8:00 pm – Sawnee Mountain Music concert. Brushfire – with over three decades of performing together this SMM favorite is
sure to satisfy old and new fans. Tickets are $10. Call 770-887-7635 for details.

Saturday, June 20

7:00 am – 1:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make knotted popsicle book. 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 – 12:00 pm – Story time at Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Join us for a special Storytime celebration for Father’s Day featuring How to Surprise a Dad and How to Babysit a Grandpa.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Superhero Dad’s Movie Celebration at Cumming Library. Finding Nemo! All ages welcome, no registration required.

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Humane Society Dog & Cat Adoption Event at Petco. Every Saturday we hold “Adoption Days” where the foster pets and some of HSFC pets are transported to the Petco located in Cumming, Ga. in hopes of finding good, loving, and permanent homes!

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – A Taste of India at Save the Horses. Join us for a fun & tasty fundraiser. 100% of proceeds benefit the animals at SavetheHorses. Indian Food – Family Fun – Face Painting – Petting Zoo – Live Indian Music- Pony Rides – Hot Dogs
SavetheHorses, 1768 Newt Green Rd, Cumming, GA. Lets take an afternoon and support this cause and have a great time.
Pre-register on Facebook.  Adults $20 per plate and kids $12.00 per plate (includes a drink.) There is free parking at the farm.

12:00 PM – Hampton Park Library – Teen Movie Marathon: The Amazing Spider-Man. Teen programs are for rising 6th-12th grade students.  Registration is not required, unless otherwise noted.

2:30 PM – Hampton Park Library – Teen Movie Marathon: The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Teen programs are for rising 6th-12th grade students.  Registration is not required, unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, June 21

Happy Father’s Day! Check out all of the neat places where Dad gets in free in Atlanta from Occupy My Family.

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!

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce markets are open!

Lake Lanier Islands is open! They have a new CAT4 tube slide that plunges into the lake!

The Old Atlanta spray pad and Cumming Aquatic Center are open!

Need more ideas? Also check out our list of fun things to do this summer in Forsyth County, GA!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 12 – June 14, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaA warm weekend is in store with temps hitting the 90s! Here are some fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, June 12

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Friday Family Movie Picnic – Big Hero 6  – 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!

1:30 PM – Hampton Park Library – Wildlife Wonders Presents: Animals Around the World. Learn about animals from around the world and see them in person, too! Every hero has a story…so what do you think these animals’ super hero abilities are?  All ages are welcome and registration is not required.

Saturday, June 13

7:00 am – 1:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make a Father’s Day duct tape frame. 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 – Cumming Library – Arthur Atsma: AtsMAGIC. A magic and comedy show for families.

11:00 AM – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Barnes & Noble’s picture book of the month Touch The Brightest Star. In this interactive bedtime story, touch, tap, blink and whisper to make magic happen in the nighttime sky.

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

1:00 pm – 4:00 PM – Michaels Fun Family Craft Time: Father’s Day tie-dye tee. Spend some craft time with Dad this year and create a colorful T-shirt. $7 per shirt, including supplies.

6:15 PM – Post Road Library – One World Forsyth – A Cuban Beach Party with Havana Son – Talented Cuban performers from Havana Son will be taking us on a singing, dancing, hands-on musical tour of Latin America. Afterwards, enjoy treats and make Cuban crafts and sand art! Magical Moments by Margarita will be on hand for face painting.

ALL WEEKEND

Pick your own strawberries at Warbington Farms. Now is the time to get strawberries! We will be open Mondays-Saturdays 9am-5pm and Sundays 1pm-5pm (weather permitting) unless otherwise noted. They hope to have berries till mid June. Please check their Facebook page for updates.

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce markets are open!

Lake Lanier Islands is open! They have a new CAT4 tube slide that plunges into the lake!

The Old Atlanta spray pad and Cumming Aquatic Center are open!

Need more ideas? Also check out our list of fun things to do this summer in Forsyth County, GA!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 5 – June 7, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaSummer vacation is here with lazier days, lemonade, lake swims and so much more! Here’s a roundup of fun things to do for families this weekend in Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, June 5

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

10:15 AM – Post Road Library  Books & Babies for Walkers 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library  Preschool Play Day 

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

8:00 pm – Sawnee Mountain Music – Barbwire Bluegrass. Wonderful springtime for Bluegrass Music. Tickets $10.00. Call 770-887-7635 for details.

Saturday, June 6

7:00 am – 1:00 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 Learn How to Build a Load & Go Truck!

  • 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. Make a Father’s Day craft stick 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 story time at The Collection Forsyth. Oh, the fun you’ll have at this Storytime! Join us as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library  Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs – This sensory storytime program is designed for children with special needs. It will feature dim lighting, flexible start/end time, multiple presentation methods, and stories, songs, and rhymes with heavy repetition. All ages and abilities welcome. Please contact the Sharon Forks Library with any questions or concerns or if your child needs special accommodations.

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

ALL WEEKEND

Pick your own strawberries at Warbington Farms. Now is the time to get strawberries! We will be open Mondays-Saturdays 9am-5pm and Sundays 1pm-5pm (weather permitting) unless otherwise noted. They hope to have berries till mid June. Please check their Facebook page for updates.

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce markets are open!

Lake Lanier Islands is open! They have a new CAT4 tube slide that plunges into the lake!

The Old Atlanta spray pad and Cumming Aquatic Center are open!

Need more ideas? Also check out our list of fun things to do this summer in Forsyth County, GA!

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 22 – May 24, 2015

memorial day weekend events in forsyth county, gaIt’s officially summer in Forsyth County, GA! Kids rejoice! Moms and dads, hang in there! Here is a roundup of fun things to do this holiday weekend.

Friday, May 22

10:00 am – 11:00 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!

11:00 am – The City of Cumming Annual Memorial Day Service at the Veterans War Memorial, 301 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Cumming, GA.

Saturday, May 23

10:00 am – 7:00 pm – The Old Atlanta Spray Park opens! Hours of operation for the spray pad are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. On Mondays, the spray pad is closed for maintenance and private rentals.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make Red White & Blue Craft Stick Flags. 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 story time at The Collection Forsyth. Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Dragons Love Tacos. This scrumptious New York Times bestseller has a whole lot of kick! Dragons love all kinds of tacos and salsa, but watch out for the spicy salsa.

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 opens DAILY on May 23rd with 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!

Sunday, May 24

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!

ALL WEEKEND

Pick your own strawberries at Warbington Farms. Now is the time to get strawberries! We will be open Mondays-Saturdays 9am-5pm and Sundays 1pm-5pm (weather permitting) unless otherwise noted. We hope to have berries till mid June. We will be open Memorial Day!

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce markets are open!

Lake Lanier Islands is open for weekends!

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS IN NORTH GEORGIA

North Georgia Zoo Memorial Day Weekend Celebration – To honor our troops and their families, all active and retired military personnel will receive free admission. (with valid ID) during Memorial Day Weekend. Please contact them for details.

Lake Lanier Islands Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

Stone Mountain Salute the Troops Memorial Day Weekend Festival

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for May 15 – May 17, 2015

warbington farms tea partyIt’s hard to believe we have one week of school left before summer! Hopefully your plans this weekend involve lots of family time outdoors. Here’s a roundup of some neat things to do in Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, May 15

10:00 am – 11:00 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!

8:00 pm – Sawnee Mountain Music – Friday May 15th—-The Chuck Nation Band. This is an award winning bluegrass band consisting of renowned performers who deliver toe-tapping music designed to entertain! Tickets —-$10 Call 770-887-7635 for details.

Saturday, May 16

9:00 am – Pike Nurseries – Grow your own berries. Plant your own berries for a delightful summer treat. Join us for a free class to learn all about growing berries.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make knotted friendship bracelets. 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 story time at The Collection Forsyth. Join us for Storytime and activities featuring our Picture Book of the Month, Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret. In this intriguing story, once Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony share their secrets, will their friendship end or be stronger than ever?

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 17

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!

2:30 pm – Warbington Farms – Strawberry Shortcake Tea Party! Join us for a “berry” special event on May 17th. We will have tea and refreshments, story with STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE and each child gets to pick a pint of strawberries! Admission to tea party does include the fun park (hayride, petting zoo, corn crib, inflatables, etc). Reservations are strongly encouraged. Children Tickets-$10 prepaid or $12 at door. Adult Tickets-$5 prepaid or $8 at door. Pre-registration HIGHLY recommended.

ALL WEEKEND

Pick your own strawberries at Warbington Farms. Now is the time to get berries! We will be open Thursday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm. We have plenty of U-pick and Pre-picked. Check FB for discount – it is valid Thursday and Friday (May 14th and 15th)

Pike Nursery customer appreciation event – All Weekend Saturday, May 16-Sunday, May 17. Join us for a weekend event as we celebrate our customers. We’re grilling hot dogs on Saturday on the Kamado Joe grill from 11am – 1pm while supplies last.

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!

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce markets are open!

Lake Lanier Islands is open for weekends!

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.

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.

Easter Egg Hunts and Pictures with the Easter Bunny in Forsyth County, GA for 2015

Grab your baskets and bonnets! There are lots of Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny activities going on in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Please comment and share if you know of any other events that are open to the public!

March 28, 2015 –  9:30 am – 11:30 am – The Forsyth County Lions Club Presents Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Central Park, , 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA. Adult Tickets: $6.00 in advance ∙ $7.00 onsite. Child (Under 12) Tickets: $3.00 in advance. $4.00 onsite. Pancake Breakfast With The Trimmings. Appearance by The Easter Bunny. Children’s activities and family entertainment. There is also a coupon on their website so you can get advance pricing at the door if you have the coupon printed out. All proceeds from the Forsyth County Lions Club’s “Breakfast With The Easter Bunny” will be used to help low-income, uninsured Cumming and Forsyth County, Georgia, residents receive vision and hearing care.

March 28 and April 4, 2015  – 2015 Farm EGGstravaganza at Warbington Farms – Join us for an “EGGstravagant” day on the farm. Admission is $10 kids and $5 adults, Open at 10:00 am, choose a hunt at 11:00 am or 1:00 pm.

Included in Admission:
-Egg Hunt & prizes
-FREE photo with our live bunnies and baby lambs (photographer will be on site to take a professional picture).
-Visit with Easter Bunny & Alice and Wonderland Crew
-Unlimited play in our fun park area with out “hey”ride, petting zoo, inflatables, slides, swings, and more.
More INFO:
-Bigger and Better than last year!
-Bring your own basket for hunting eggs
Choose between two egg hunts (11:00 and 1:00) on two different days (March 28th and April 4th)
-Separate area for younger kids to hunt eggs (better & more separated than last year)
-The Farm will be open from 10:00 am-3:00 pm both event days.
-Purchase tickets at gate.

March 28, 2015 – 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – FREE Easter Egg Scramble & Carnival Cotton Candy, Games & More at Whitlow Elementary hosted by North Lanier Baptist Church.

March 29, 2015 – 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Lanier United Methodist Church is hosting a Community Easter Egg Hunt on the church front lawn on at 2:30 PM (Rain date Saturday, April 4th at 2:00 pm). There will be a train ride, bouncy house, and refreshments. There is no cost. Bring a carload! The church is located at 1979 Buford Highway, Cumming, 30041. More Information: 770-887-0615.

April 4, 2015 – Taste of Forsyth & Easter Egg Hunt – 11:00 am – 6:00 pm – Taste of Forsyth & Easter Egg Hunt at the Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA. Taste of Forsyth will be in full swing celebrating 12 years on Saturday April 4 at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds. Plan to sample from over 25 restaurants with over 10,000 of your family and friends. Located 40 miles North of Atlanta nestled up to Lake Lanier the Taste of Forsyth is a great community event with music, kids zone, local entertainment, touch-a-truck and much more.

April 4, 2015 – Barnes and Noble Storytime with the Easter Bunny – 11:00 am – Barnes and Noble will host the EASTER BUNNY for Storytime at 11:00 am on April 4!

April 4, 2015 – Free Photos with the Easter Bunny at The Collection Forsyth – Atlanta Diamond Design. 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm – FREE Pictures with the Easter Bunny at Atlanta Diamond Design at The Collection Forsyth. Bring the whole family (and your camera) for a chance to meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Plus, we’ll have crafts, games, and activities for the kids. Rain or shine for this indoor activity.

April 5, 2015 – Easter Egg Hunt at Christ Community Church at 12:30 pm.

NORTH GEORGIA EVENTS

March 28, 2015 – 27th Annual Cabbage Patch Kids Magical Easter Eggstravaganza – Cleveland, GA

Come to Cleveland, GA. Breakfast, Parade, Egg hunt, Arts & Crafts. All day Cleveland Celebration includes lots of things to see and do. At BabyLand, there is an 8:00 am Breakfast with Easter Bunny (Reservations: 706-865-2171, Ext. 0-$10). 9:00 am – 5:00 pm arts & crafts, hourly drawings, music, dancing, rides. 11:00 am Parade in downtown Cleveland. 1:00 pm Car Show at Babylon. 1:00 pm Cupcakes & Carrots for $5.00. Egg Hunt is at 2:00 pm. 3:00 pm Easter Bonnet Contest. Full schedule here.

4/2 – 4/5 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Easter Festival at North Georgia Zoo & Farm – Eggstravaganza and Rabbit Palooza. Come and search for Easter eggs! Learn more about all the different types of eggs there are and see a real live  green  giant egg! Come visit our giant rabbit display and petting area! Meet a variety of rabbit breeds  including the largest breed of rabbit in the world, and get your picture taken with a baby bunny! Find lots of eggs! Purchase an Easter Basket and hunt eggs till your basket is full! Redeem your basket of eggs for an Easter goody bag! $5 per basket. For more information please call us at 706.348.7279.

April 3 – 5, 2015 – Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt – Lake Lanier Islands

Enjoy a delicious brunch and then let the kids participate in an Easter Egg Hunt! Don’t forget about your picture with the Easter Bunny! The Easter Celebration package includes brunch for 2 adults (children 5 and under eat FREE). For children 6-12, select the package add-on at $25.00 per children. Even more exciting, during the day the kids will participate in a super fun egg hunt challenge, and enjoy our newly launched indoor and outdoor Legacy Kids Activities. To add even more fun, we are including a four-hour Resort Cart rental to get everyone around, plus a guaranteed 4 p.m. late check-out on Sunday.

Our Trip to Snow World at Lake Lanier Islands

IMG_3933Our family recently ventured to Snow World at Lake Lanier Islands to partake in some wintry fun. We packed up our gloves, scarves, hats and coats and drove over to Snow World for the afternoon. We weren’t sure what to expect but we had a fun day of sledding and playing in snow.

We drove up to the gate and told them we were going to Snow World. Parking is $10.00 and they give you a map to navigate the park. We parked in the lot on the right and walked over past the ice skating rink and carnival rides.

We got our wristbands at the front gate. SnowWorld is in its first year and admission is $34.99 for adults  and children (children 2 and under are free.) They also offer senior, group and military discounts. Here is a list of their frequently asked questions.

We started at the Arctic Gap and went on Polar Plummet where they have 13 lanes of tubing. It is located right inside the wave pool! You slide in an inner tube and ride down the tubing lanes. If you want to ride with someone else, the lane on the end is extra wide and you can go down together holding on to each other’s tube straps. We spun around backwards and laughed and screamed all the way down.

There is also a snow play area called Cub’s Landing there.

IMG_3936We then went over to The Ice Kingdom where we found The Wizard’s Chase, a downhill sled racing adventure. In the summertime, it’s a waterslide! You put on a helmet and ride a sled down the two tracks. My girls loved it and went a few times. There is also another kids snow play area called The Frozen Lake & The Frozen Forest which is the splash area in the summer.

We walked over to The Himalayas where we saw a Yeti and rode Intimidator Summit & Triple Peaks, the fastest downhill slides at SnowWorld. You also wear a helmet and ride a sled down the slides at a fast speed.

We went over to Powder Park near the Fundunker and played in the snow. A SnowWorld employee showed us how to make perfect snowballs with these neat snowball makers. We had an awesome snowball fight, Georgia style. They also had other toys to build snow igloo blocks and shovel and scoop the snow.

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We worked up an appetite and went to Gianni’s for a slice of pizza and a soda. The pizza was tasty and hit the spot.

There was a fire pit outside of the restaurant and people were making s’mores. You can buy a s’mores kit at SnowWorld.

We stopped in Bucky’s gift shop and found that their Christmas items were 50-75% off. We found an Auburn Tigers ornament and tumbler cup on sale.

We headed back to the Coca-Cola Polar Rink as our last stop. We attempted ice skating, but the surface was really slick. It wasn’t ice, it was a different surface. Some people were skating, some were holding on to the wall.

Here is a description form their website: The Polar Rink is not ice. It is a plastic composite that simulates the surface of an ice rink. (Outdoor ice rinks don’t work so well in Georgia) It is safe to skate on, and the surface is less hard than ice. Although the surface is as slick as ice, there is nothing for your skates to carve into like ice, so the experience differs in that regard. Skates are also free (based on availability).

The carnival rides were just starting when we left. We didn’t get a chance to go on them as the wind and rain were coming and we were cold and ready to head home.

I asked the girls (ages 11 and 8) if they enjoyed our trip and they both yelled a resounding “YES!!!!”

SnowWorld is a fun place for the whole family. I recommend going when they have a promotion (MLK Day) or using coupons as admission is a little pricy.

We had a great time and I’m sure we’ll be back next year!

SNOW IS COMING THIS WINTER TO LANIERWORLD!

We’re taking fun to a whole new level this winter season and turning our summertime destination into one big giant SnowWorld. Snow tubing, speed slides, skating, carnival rides, fire pits & more! You’ll also be able to enjoy all the great dining that LanierWorld has to offer! Sunset Cove is now enclosed and will feature a delicious new assortment of dishes, as well as your traditional favorites. We’ll also have Gianni’s open, as well as many other places to stop, warm up with hot cocoa, and enjoy the day.

DISCOUNTS

$5.00 dollar off coupons are available at many of partner locations including: McDonalds, Chick fil a, Publix, and QT. Also, check out our media partner websites for discounts (STAR , FISH and KICKS).

UPCOMING EVENTS

MLK Day – January 19, 2015 – Lanier Islands is teaming up with Goodwill of North Georgia to host a Give Back event. In exchange for bringing a bag of gently used clothes to SnowWorld on Martin Luther King Day, patrons will receive half-price admission. The park is open 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Snow Jam 2 – January 24, 2015. Join the fun at Sunset Cove on January 24 as they partner with Kicks 101.5 and welcome Kelsea Ballerini to the Sunset Stage!

UPDATED – Open through January 25, 2015

Lake Lanier Islands SNOWWORLD
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, GA 30518
770-945-8787

SnowWorld kicked off its inaugural season in late November 2014 – which was initially expected to end on March 1, 2015. In hopes of softening the blow of this particular snowball, Lanier Islands is extending a special promotional rate of just $19.99/person to guests who wish to squeeze in a few more days of frosty fun before the snow officially melts away on Sunday, January 25, 2015. Children 2 and under will be admitted for free. Remaining dates of operation for SnowWorld at Lanier Islands are as follows:

  • Saturday, January 17 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 18 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Monday, January 19 (MLK Day) 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. featuring Give Back Event – guest invited to bring a bag of gently used clothing to donate to Goodwill of North Georgia in exchange for half priced admission
  • Saturday, January 24 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. featuring Snow Jam 2 with KICKS 101.5 – live remote and live concerts
  • Sunday, January 25 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

SnowWorld is closing early due to construction of a new waterslide for Spring/Summer! SnowWorld’s Inaugural Season has been shortened from March 1 to January 25, 2015 in Anticipation of Construction on First New Waterslide in 17 Years. See their website for more details.

Disclosure: SnowWorld provided my family and I tickets for admission and I received a swag bag. My review is my honest opinion of my experience. 


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