Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for July 31 – August 2, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy tax free weekend for Georgia! Today and tomorrow, take advantage of the tax free deals for back to school shopping.

Here’s a roundup of some fun things to do for our last weekend of summer vacation! It just went way too fast.

Friday, July 31

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library – Ken Scott’s Super Hero Magic Show  – Back by popular demand! Prepare to be amazed and astounded by magician Ken Scott. Voted Greater Atlanta Entertainer of the Year, Ken has performed all over Georgia and all over the country, too. He has even performed at The White House! All ages welcome and registration is not required.

3:00 PM – Hampton Park Library – The Ken Scott Magic Show  – Back by popular demand!  Prepare to be amazed and astounded by magician Ken Scott. Voted Greater Atlanta Entertainer of the Year, Ken has performed all over Georgia and all over the country, too. He has even performed at The White House! All ages welcome and registration is not required.

7:00 PM – Cumming Library – Ken Scott’s Super Hero Magic Show  – Back by popular demand!  Prepare to be amazed and astounded by magician Ken Scott. Voted Greater Atlanta Entertainer of the Year, Ken has performed all over Georgia and all over the country, too. He has even performed at The White House! All ages welcome and registration is not required.

7:00 PM Get Pop-Cultured: Dr. Seuss Spectacular! Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Join us in a celebration of Theodor Seuss Geisel known to the world as the beloved Dr. Seuss. There’s fun to be done! Events and activities galore to be explored on our Barnes & Noble book floor!

Saturday, August 1

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 – Make a chalkboard door hanger!

  • Come learn how to make a chalkboard door hnager
  • 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 rain stick! 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 – 3:00 PM – Cumming Dance Academy Back to School Bash – Victory Square off Bethelview Road. Bring your family and tiny dancers and join us as we say goodbye to summer!  CDA will be performing and giving away FREE dance classes and goodies!  Firehouse Barbershop & Salon will be offering kids haircuts for just $9.99!  Ice Cream Social will be selling ice cream and frozen ice for $3.00!  El Ivey Photography will also be attending and offering $20 off a family portrait session (up to 5 people).  This and much more!

11:00 AM Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! 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! Join us for a fun-filled Storytime.

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Belk Back to School Kidfest – Come join us for face painting, balloon artist, refreshments, prizes and fashion show. We are looking for child models to be in our 2:00 fashion show. Models receive 20% the outfit they choose to model in our show. Enjoy music by DJ Warren, crafts from Giggle Studio and activities with Hoops N’ Sands. Looking for participants in our Kidfest Model Search Contest, winners will have the opportunity to appear in a Belk catalogue!

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 is 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 July 24 – July 26, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe second to last weekend of summer is here for Forsyth County folks. Here’s a roundup of some fun things to do in Cumming, GA.

Friday, July 24

1:00 pm – Cumming Library – Winged Ambassadors Birds of Prey – Meet hawks, owls, and falcons in this outside show where you’ll see the birds’ flying techniques.  Learn educational facts and interesting details about each bird, including learning about their unique personalities! All ages welcome and registration is not required. Note:  Weather permitting, this show will be held outdoors.

7:00 pm – Barnes and Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Get Pop-Cultured: Fangirl Friday. Fangirls unite and celebrate fandom! Get introduced to the Women of Marvel, enjoy cosplay, giveaways and much more! Join us to explore favorite fandoms: Marvelites, Sherlockians, Star Warriors, Tolkienites, Potterheads, Whedonites, Batgirls, etc.

8:00 pm – Sawnee Mountain Music concert. Steve Gulley and New PinnacleWe are excited to have Steve bring his great band to SMM for some top-notch bluegrass. Tickets are $10. Call 770-887-7635 for details.

Saturday, July 25

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 – 3:00 pm – Forsyth Central High School Lady Bulldogs Softball Team will be having a car wash at Citizens Bank. 651 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Cumming, GA 30040.

9:00 am – Terrariums and Fairy Gardens – Pike Nurseries, Cumming, GA – Beat the heat, and plant a miniature garden to enjoy indoors. During this free class, our experts will teach you the basics of terrariums and fairy gardens and show you how to plant a tiny greenhouse for your home.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm – CORE Missions Summer Bazaar – Come join us at our first annual Summer Bazaar. We will have will have a variety of vendors selling different items from make up to jewelry. Along with some homemade items for sell as well. We are also holding a yard sale and offering BBQ plates for $6.50. This event is to help raise money for C.O.R.E. Missions. 3790 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Antioch Baptist Church’s first Back to School Bash will have inflatables, a puppet show, music classes, lunch and Bible lessons. “There is no cost for the event, which is targeted towards students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The church’s youth director, Jamie Raper, said parents are welcome to drop their children off or stay for the event. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, and activities will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will be provided with free school supplies as they are leaving at the end of the day.” Located at 2465 Antioch Road in Cumming.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Michaels Kids Club – Make a button 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!

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Superhero Movie Marathon at The Park: The Avengers  – Celebrate the end of summer with an all-day movie event! Cool off, enjoy snacks, and watch some of our favorite superhero flicks! Earth’s mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.
Rated PG-13; 143 minutes. All ages are welcome to attend today’s movie marathon. Parents please note that these titles are all rated PG-13. Hampton Park Library Meeting Room.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Stuff the Bus – Cumming Wal-mart – Who’s going to ‪#‎StuffTheBus‬ with United Way Forsyth tomorrow at the Cumming Walmart from 11am-1pm!?! Please share this post and help us spread the word! http://bit.ly/VDaB6z

11:00 am – Barnes and Noble at The Collection Forsyth Story Time – To the Sea – Travel along on an adventure with Tim as he meets a blue whale and helps him find his way home in a reading of this delightful story about the power of friendship, To the Sea by Cale Atkinson.

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Humane Society of Forsyth County Puppy Palooza Adoption Event at the Humane Society Thrift Store.

12:45 PM – Hampton Park Library – Superhero Movie Marathon at The Park: Captain America: The Winter Soldier  – Captain America: The Winter Soldier. As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with another super soldier, the black widow, to battle a new threat from old history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier. Rated PG-13; 136 minutes.

3:15 PM – Hampton Park Library- Superhero Movie Marathon at The Park: Guardians of the Galaxy  – A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. Rated PG-13; 121 minutes.

7:00 PM Barnes and Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Get Pop-Cultured: Vinyl Day Trivia Contest. How well do you know your music? Join us for an all genre decade hopping Vinyl music Trivia Contest. This is one trivia contest you don’t want to miss!

Sunday, July 26

1:30 PM – Post Road Library – Superhero Finale Party – Celebrate the end of a super summer with an out-of-this-world Superhero Party! We’ll have games, crafts, and of course, superheroes! Come dressed in your superhero best and meet some beloved superheroes listed below! All ages welcome and registration is not required.

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 is open!

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

 

 

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for July 17 – July 19, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe weekend is here! Here’s a roundup of things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, July 17

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders 

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

11:30 AM – Cumming Library  – Lee Bryan, That Puppet Guy Presents “The Giant, the Beanstalk, and Jack” 

2:00 PM – Cumming Library – To Kill a Mockingbird – Special Movie Screening 

7:00 PM – Barnes and Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Get Pop Cultured. Sign up now for our Minons Fun Event! Become a certified Minion and attend Villain-Con in our stores to help search for the most despicable villain to follow. Activities and giveaways round out the fun.

7:00 pm – Rock Camp Concert – Come out and support Forsyth County musicians! Music Authority’s second Rock Camp concert will be sure to impress including opening act Music Authority’s Rise and (rumor has it) a special guest appearance by Music Authority’s Eclipse. Help us to build a music community in Forsyth County! Tickets are $5.00 at the door. The Warehouse, 5095 Post Rd. Cumming, GA 30040.

Saturday, July 18

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 Minion wood 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 – Sharon Forks Library – Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Story time at Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Get pop cultured story time. Join us for a special Star Wars themed Storytime with tons of activities and crafts. The Force is strong with this event! Little Jedi dress up is encouraged!

11:15 AM – 12:45 pm – Post Road Library  – Saturday Family Storytime at Post 

The 20th anniversary celebration of Norman’s Landing is set for 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the restaurant, 365 Peachtree Parkway. The festivities at Norman’s Landing will include 10 percent off food and other discounts, such as $1 oysters and shrimp. There also will be a sports cage and a bounce house, and owner Bill Norman will be sitting in a dunk tank. Proceeds benefit the Forsyth County Humane Society.

2:00 PM – Cumming Library –  BIG Game Day  – play larger versions of favorite games!

7:00 PM – Barnes and Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Get pop cultured Star Wars Saturday Trivia Contest. How well do you know Star Wars? Join us for an all ages Star Wars Trivia Contest! The Force is strong with this event! Cosplay optional but highly recommended!

Sunday, July 19

2:00 PM – Barnes and Noble – Get Pop Cultured – Manga Mania. Discover this popular style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels. Enjoy a special offer, activities and giveaways!

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 July 10 – July 12, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe weekend is here! The weather will be warm and sunny. Here’s a roundup of things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, July 10

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders 

10:00 AM- Lowe’s Build and Grow – Our Avengers Summer continues this week with Black Widow! Register your child and they can build this Sky Cycle inspired by “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble!” Watch the Animated Series Sunday Mornings on Disney XD! Visit marvelkids.com for Avengers games and more!

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

10:30 AM – Sharon Forks Library  Dr. Magical Balloons – Join us for a fun and truly unique show with Dr. Magical Balloons! This interactive show features stories, jokes, magic, and balloon art as kids are invited to join in and become part of the show. The program is suggested for preschool and elementary ages. No registration required.

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

1:00 PM – Cumming Library Dr. Magical Balloons – Join us for a fun and truly unique show with Dr. Magical Balloons! This interactive show features stories, jokes, magic, and balloon art as kids are invited to join in and become part of the show. The program is suggested for preschool and elementary ages. No registration required.

3:30 PM – Hampton Park Library  Dr. Magical Balloons – Join us for a fun and truly unique show with Dr. Magical Balloons! This interactive show features stories, jokes, magic, and balloon art as kids are invited to join in and become part of the show. The program is suggested for preschool and elementary ages. No registration required.

Saturday, July 11

7;00 PM – 12:00 PM – SAFFT 5K Color Outside the Lines Run

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 – Foam Printing. 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 – Hampton Park Library  Teen Movie Marathon: Thor 

3:00 PM – Hampton Park Library Teen Movie Marathon: Thor: The Dark World 

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!

Fourth of July Celebrations and Fireworks in Forsyth County, GA 2015

Fireworks-at-Lake-Lanier-Islands-SunsetCoveThere are many fun events, parades and fireworks planned to celebrate July 4th in Cumming, GA!

There is the City of Cumming’s fireworks on July 3 and the steam engine parade on July 4, a turtle race, BBQ, a doughnut eating competition, hot dog eating competition and much more!

Friday, July 3, 2015

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm – City of Cumming fireworks show at 9:30 pm, music, children’s activities, inflatables, food and vendors and a dance contest at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Free admission and parking.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

7:00 am – Totally Running – We The Runners 5k/10k/Sparkler Trot – benefits March of Dimes!
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – 57th Annual City of Cumming Steam Engine Parade at the Cumming Fairgrounds. City of Cumming Square, 100 W. Court House Square, Cumming, GA 30040.
11:00 am – 2:30 pm – Annual BBQ and Turtle Race at the Foster House. Join us on the fourth of July for our 11th annual BBQ and Turtle Race. BBQ will be sold from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The turtle race will be held at 1 p.m. Registration starts at noon and there’s no fee to enter. Come hungry! We will be selling BBQ plates, snow cones, t-shirts and more. 305 West Main St., Cumming. Please call 770-887-9905 or visit www.foster-house.com.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Dutch Monkey Doughnuts Annual Doughnut Eating Competition! Join us for our annual all-American celebration of gluttony! Four challengers will compete against last year’s first-runner-up for this year’s trophy. Come watch the most exciting seven minutes of the year!  Kids’ competitions will be held for age groups Under 6, 7-10, and 11-17, with eight competitors per field. Kids will not eat for quantity–they will eat one doughnut for time. (Apply here:  http://www.dutchmonkeydoughnuts.com/#!july4th/c115j ) Entry to the event is FREE! Food and refreshments will be available for purchase in the event area, with ALL proceeds benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Georgia Chapter.  Kids’ competitions start at 11:00 am, and the main event starts at NOON. Bring a folding chair or sunshade, and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun! Save the Date–join their Facebook event page to get updated details about the July 4th doughnut eating competition.
Sunday, July 5

ROSATIS Hotdog eating contest!!! Event details to be announced. Check Facebook page. Prizes and giveaways for all ages!!!

ALL WEEKEND

You can also catch Lake Lanier Island’s fireworks show and Fourth of July Weekend Celebration Calendar of Events:

Independence Day Celebration:

  • Thursday, July 2, see live entertainment at Sunset Cove by John Amoroso from 4-7PM and Riley Biederer from 7-11PM. .
  • Friday, July 3, Have a blast all day at LanierWorld on the rides and slides, enjoy live entertainment from 3-7PM by Craig Gleason and Samantha Stroh and Southern Machine from 7-11PM. Fireworks at 10PM.
  • Saturday, July 4, dig your toes in the sand at the Big Beach stage and rock out with live entertainment provided by KICKS 101.5. Skyelor Anderson will take the stage at 4PM and the Tiki Bros at 6:30PM. Then find yourself a cozy spot at Sunset Cove and get ready for our fireworks extravaganza! Our spectacular display will begin after dark, weather-dependent. Fireworks at 10PM.
  • Sunday, July 5, enjoy your lunch at Sunset Cove and hear more live entertainment by Johhny Summers from 2-6PM. Fireworks at 10PM.

Have a happy and safe 4th everyone!

Image via Lake Lanier Islands.

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?


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