Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 16 – June 18, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHere is a roundup for a weekend of summer fun in Forsyth County, GA. As always, comment and share if you know of any other fun activities.

Atlanta Parent Magazine also lists 100 things to do with your kids this summer in Atlanta and it’s awesome! Dutch Monkey Doughnuts made the list in Forsyth County!

Friday, June 16

10:00am – 2:00pm / 2:30-6:30pm on Mondays – Saturdays – Cumming Aquatic Center is now open daily! Hours on Sundays are 1:00 – 6:00 pm.

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Friday Family Movie Picnic – Enchanted (PG) 2007

2:00 PM – Cumming Library  Recycled Bottle Bird Feeders

3:00 PM – Post Road Library  Magician Arthur Atsma – Magic Comedy Variety Show for Families

4:00 PM – Hampton Park Library  Tween Friday: Drawing Comics with Kyle Puttkammer

6:30 PM – Post Road Library Comic Drawing Workshop with Kyle Puttkamer

Saturday, June 17

6:30 am – 10:30 am – Cumming Farmers Market is opening for the summer on Saturday, June 3 at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot on Castleberry Road in Cumming, GA. Please visit their Facebook page to get more information about locally produced vegetables, meat, baked goods, honey, soaps, flowers, art, woodworking and so much more! Open Saturdays and Wednesdays during the summer season.

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Blueberry picking at Blueberry Gardens – Blueberry Garden, 5475 Crow Rd, Cumming, GA 30041. BLUEBERRIES ARE READY! We will be picking on Saturday, June 17, 2017 between the hours of 7:00am – 12:00 noon.
We will open to the general public with no appointment required for this Saturday, June 17, 2017 only.
Please email us at: www.blueberrygarden@blueberrygarden.org If you need further information. Parking is limited and road side parking only. Please observe parking signage. Please be respectful of the neighbors of the farm and do not trespass on their property. Blueberries are $15.00 per gallon u-pick. We provide buckets for you to pick, but you will need to bring a bag or container to transfer your berries to after picking.

10:00am – 2:00pm / 2:30-6:30pm on Mondays – Saturdays – Cumming Aquatic Center is now open daily! Hours on Sundays are 1:00 – 6:00 pm.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a Father’s Day frame! Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad opens for the season at Old Atlanta Park, 810 Nichols Road until September 4. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person for 1-year-olds and up. Only cash or check is accepted. Adults entering with a paying child are free if they remain on the dry deck. Annual individual passes are available for $30, and annual family passes are available for $60.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – When Dads Don’t Grow Up Story time – Just in time for Father’s Day, this playful book follows four father-child pairs as they spend happy, silly times together, popping bubble wrap, watching cartoons and taking part in shopping cart races. These dads may look like grown-ups on the outside, but underneath they’re kids just like you! Activities to follow.

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

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Lambert Farmers Market. The farmers market will operate this season from May 27th to October 28th. We are excited to bring a variety of products from an array of vendors to this community! We hope that the Lambert Farmers Market will strengthen the bond between the locals in the area while increasing awareness of where their food comes from. This will be our first season, and we hope that there will be many more! The market will be held on the grounds of Lambert High School, 805 Nichols Rd, Suwanee, GA 30024. lambertfarmersmarket.com

Sunday, June 18 – Happy Father’s Day!

10:00am – 2:00pm / 2:30-6:30pm on Mondays – Saturdays – Cumming Aquatic Center is now open daily! Hours on Sundays are 1:00 – 6:00 pm.

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!

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

weekend events in forsyth county ga‘Tis the season for some fun holiday shopping events! Here’s a roundup of weekend activities in Forsyth County, GA.

If you missed my other holiday posts, here are a few to reference:

Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting on November 27, 2016 at The Collection Forsyth

Holiday Events in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2016

Christmas Tree Farms in Forsyth County, GA for 2016

Friday December 2

10:00 am – 8:00 pm – Vickery Village Artists Market, 5814 N.Vickery Street , Cumming, GA 30040. Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts created by talented local artists during this fine arts show at charming Vickery Village. The work of over 30 artists will available for purchase. Items include jewelry, paintings, mixed media, home décor, edibles, greenery and more. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the wonderful restaurants in Vickery Village during your visit.

10:00 AM – Cumming Library  American Red Cross – Blood Drive – Give back this holiday season. The American Red Cross needs your help.

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library Growing Young Minds

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Northside Hospital Forsyth’s Celebration of Lights – Start the weekend off on Friday at the Celebration of Lights at Northside Hospital – Forsyth with live entertainment from local schools and groups, children activities, photos with Santa and the lighting of the giant Christmas tree atop the hospital. Northside Hospital – Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive, Cumming, GA 30041.

Saturday, December 3

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Christmas with Silver City Farm. Silver City Farm is going to be decked out and ready for Christmas. Purchase tickets online or at the farm.  Admission is $18 for adults, $12 for kids 1 and older. If you’ve never been to Silver City Farm you’ll be amazed at our incredible venue which is rich in history and includes a gorgeous enclosed barn, old-time saloon, historic service station, barber shop and so much more. It’s a guaranteed way to take your family back in time this Christmas season! Special events include:

  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Live music
  • Cookie decorating
  • Coloring Christmas cards
  • Professional pictures with Santa
  • And more!

10:00 am – 8:00 pm – Vickery Village Artists Market, 5814 N.Vickery Street , Cumming, GA 30040. Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts created by talented local artists during this fine arts show at charming Vickery Village. The work of over 30 artists will available for purchase. Items include jewelry, paintings, mixed media, home décor, edibles, greenery and more. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the wonderful restaurants in Vickery Village during your visit.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a felt character stocking! Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth.  “Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes!” and celebrate all things Grinch with a reading of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! We will have good deed badges and tracking booklets for kids to log all the good things they do this holiday season. Activities to follow.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Elf on the Shelf Welcome Party  – The Elf on the Shelf is coming to the library! Join us for a special storytime and puppet show on Thursday Dec. 1 or Saturday Dec. 3 at 11:15 to welcome our holiday elf to the library. Afterward, make holiday elf crafts! When you come back throughout the month of December, check out what our elf has been up to each evening when we go home! For preschool and elementary aged children. No registration required. Space is limited. Please arrive 30 minutes before the program to get a ticket.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Cumming Fairgrounds – North Georgia Quarter Midget Association – Arrive and Drive Event. Only $10 per child, all equipment provided! Child must have adult present. Kids ages 5 – 15. Calling all future racers!

Sunday, December 4

2:30 PM – Post Road Library American Girl Holiday Tea  – You and your American Girl doll can join us for a holiday tea party at the library! Dress as your favorite American Girl character, enjoy tasty treats and fruity tea, try out the photo booth and make crafts for you and your doll to share! For ages 5-10. Registration requested. Register Here!

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!

Complimentary Photos with Santa and Carriage Rides – the first 3 weekends of December – The Collection Forsyth

Saturdays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa and carriage rides
Sundays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa.
Bring your own camera!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for November 18 – November 20, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaHere is a roundup of fun family events in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, November 18

10:00 am – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders.

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

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Preschoolers @ Post – Kid Craft 

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

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Cumming Fairgrounds – Quen’n In Cumming began its life in Cumming, GA as The National BBQ Cup, Still operated by The National BBQ Cup, Inc. it is still the same great event with a different name, This event is held annually the weekend prior to Thanksgiving at the same grand location with all the same amenities. We welcome you to our website and look forward to sharing our focus of Faith, Family and Food with you at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds on November 18th, 19th and 20th, 2016. Come taste Championship food on Friday evening 6pm – 9pm (Chicken Wings) and on Saturday from 11am -3 pm (Pork), it is $5 for 5 tickets, with every 5 tickets you get one vote ticket to help award your favorite a prize and trophy.

Saturday, November 19

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a felt gingerbread man! 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 – 3:00 pm – Cumming Fairgrounds – Quen’n In Cumming began its life in Cumming, GA as The National BBQ Cup, Still operated by The National BBQ Cup, Inc. it is still the same great event with a different name, This event is held annually the weekend prior to Thanksgiving at the same grand location with all the same amenities. We welcome you to our website and look forward to sharing our focus of Faith, Family and Food with you at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds on November 18th, 19th and 20th, 2016. Come taste Championship food on Friday evening 6pm – 9pm (Chicken Wings) and on Saturday from 11am -3 pm (Pork), it is $5 for 5 tickets, with every 5 tickets you get one vote ticket to help award your favorite a prize and trophy.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. In celebration of Thanksgiving we will feature two special stories, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! and The Great Thanksgiving Escape. Coloring and activities to follow.

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

1:00 PM – Post Road Library – Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs 

Sunday, November 20

1:30 PM – Post Road Library – International Games Day 

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!

Fall Kids Consignment Sales in Cumming, GA in 2016

fall kids consignment sales in cumming, gaThe end of summer break is near, the kids are headed back to school and moms are cleaning out closets with outgrown clothes to consign or donate!

Mark your calendars! Here is a roundup of local kids consignment sales for Fall 2016 in Forsyth County, GA.

8/11 – 8/13 – 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 11: Public Preview 8:00 – 9:00 pm ($5.00 donation)
Friday, August 12: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, August 13: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (many items half off)

8/26 – 8/27 – Green with Envy Kids Consignment Sale – new and gently worn high-end clothing, shoes, accessories, costumes, toys and more. The largest selection of NEW and gently worn High-end, Designer, Boutique, Specialty & Custom-Made Children’s & WOMEN’S Clothing*, Shoes, Accessories, Costumes, Toys, Furniture, Bedding, Maternity, Baby Gear, Books, Home School Resources, & School Uniforms. *FALL/WINTER (Women’s clothing new to 2015. Must be boutique or high-end) Lakewood Antiques Market, 1321 Atlanta Hwy (Hwy. 9), Cumming, GA.

Friday, August 26 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 27 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

9/9 – 9/10 North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Consignment Sale – at Lakewood 400 Antique Market, 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Friday – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm preview ($5.00 donation), Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Members and friends of our club sell new and gently used items they no longer need. The sale is a great place to get everything you need from infants to tweens, including: children’s clothes, matching outfits, seasonal outfits, maternity clothes, shoes, rocking chairs, high chairs, swings, cribs, changing tables, bedding, tricycles, all types of toys from outdoor toys to electronic toys, books, videos, swings, car seats, exersaucers, high chairs, walkers, and much more. Select from over 20,000 items…enough to fill 14,000 square feet! Come early, as there is usually a line to get in the door! No bags, strollers. Bring a laundry basket.

9/15 – 9/17 – Midway United Methodist Church consignment sale. Located at 5025 Atlanta Highway Alpharetta, Georgia 30004. Spring and Fall, Midway United Methodist Church conducts a Children’s Consignment Sale held in Alpharetta, Georgia. You can buy and sell infant, children, and teen items such as:  toys, outdoor toys, bikes/scooters, clothes (infant to teen/junior), books/movies, computer games, games and systems (X-box, Playstation, Wii, Nintendo), furniture and accessories, just to name a few!  Come shop us and find quality clothes at consignment prices – especially on the last day when most everything is half price!

Thursday, September 15, 2016           3:00 pm-8:00 pm
Friday, September 16, 2016               8:30 am-1:00 pm
Saturday, September 17, 2016           8:30 am-1:00 pm

9/17 – 9/19 – 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, September 15 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm  (No strollers allowed), 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, September 16 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 17 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

10/23 – 10/27 Rhea Lana’s of Cumming Children’s Consignment Event at Lakewood 400 Antique Market, 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Rhea Lana’s is a semi-annual (one in spring and one in fall) children’s consignment event. We provides families the opportunity shop for and/or sell their gently used, excellent quality children’s clothing, baby equipment, furniture, shoes, toys, maternity clothes and much more. Sunday, October 4th through Thursday, October 8, 2015. Full schedule here.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for July 15 – July 17, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaSummer is in full swing! I hope you find some water to splash in because the weather continues to break 90! We’re having a heat wave. Here are some fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

Friday, July 15

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Friday Family Movie Picnic – The Karate Kid

Saturday, July 16

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open two shifts daily for the summer season!
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: The Secret Life of Pets – Perler®Max! Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time – Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride! After reading this inventive new book (that even turns upside down for several pages!), you’ll never look at being bored the same way again. Join us for this fun-filled Storytime with activities to follow.

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

Sunday, July 17

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

ALL WEEKEND

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

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! Thank YOU for making Lakewood 400 one of the Best in America!! USA Today and The Huffington Post agree! See you this weekend!

forsyth academy of performing arts
Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts
– Opening this weekend with only SEVEN performances and featuring over 40 fantastic local actors of all ages representing more than 15 schools in FoCo and five surrounding counties!

Do you have your tickets yet? Click here to purchase now!  http://forsythapa.bpt.me

 

 

Coming up on Monday July 18!

Make your reservations today at www.chick-Fil-a.com/LanierCrossing for mommy/cowboy date night. It will be a fun night with a photo booth provided by Southern Charm Photo Booth, mom and son craft, free dessert, table service and more! Three seatings at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30. Monday, July 18 ????????????‼️#cfalaniercrossing  ‪#‎mommysondatenight‬

Food Trucks n’ Forsyth – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Save the date for our lat event of the season!! Bring your hungry tummy and friends to Lanier Tech on Monday, July 18! Here’s our starring line-up!
Happy Belly TruckBollywood ZingThe Deep South Biscuit Co. Food TruckLinkz Express LLCThe ATL Burger TruckBlaxican Food TruckTasting MaineSweet Auburn BBQRepicci’s Italian Ice & GelatoNot As Famous Cookie Company and King of Pops!

 

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 17 – June 19, 2016

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

Friday June 17

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Friday Family Movie Picnic – March of the Penguins 

2:00 PM – Sharon Forks Library  The First Marathon, and Other Greek Legends of Speed & Strength 

3:00 PM – Cumming Library  Family Origami 

6:00 PM – Post Road Library Oktoberfest in June – One World Forsyth 

Saturday June 18

10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open two shifts daily for the summer season!
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a Dinosaur card! Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time – To honor dads, grandpas and caregivers, we will read two charming books, Dad School and Grandpa Loves You! Activities to follow.

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

Sunday, June 19 – Happy Father’s Day!
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open for one shift.

ALL WEEKEND

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

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!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for May 20 – May 22, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s the last weekend before summer break!! Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in Forsyth County this weekend.

Friday, May 20

Half Price Family Friday! Cumming Aquatic Center is excited to be offering half price daily admission on the 3rd Friday of each month beginning on Friday, January 15th, 2016. Please visit our website or give us a call for more info and for our hours of operation. Memberships, group exercise passes, and rentals are excluded.

10:00 am – Hampton Park Library  – Busy Builders. Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

6:00 pm – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Teen Centric Book Club meeting where we will be discussing the book A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro. The next book will be determined at this meeting.

Saturday, May 21

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make framed foam yard art! 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!
10:30 am – Sharon Forks Library – The Adventures of Egbert: A Violin Adventure. Join young violinists from the Corina Brito Violin Studio as they take you on a fun and exciting musical journey! Young Egbert hates to practice violin, but when his mother starts to weave a story to encourage him to practice, Egbert is taken on an exciting journey with his violin that teaches him playing and practice can be fun. This program is for all ages. No registration required.
11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time. Join us for a ThankoRama Storytime featuring The Thank You Book by beloved author Mo Willems. Enjoy a reading of the book and activities afterward that help remind children that thanking those who do things for you can be so much fun!
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open
Sunday, May 22
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open

ALL WEEKEND

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

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!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for March 4 – March 6, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaSpring is near! We welcome March with some fun things to do for families in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, March 4

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders – Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library  Growing Young Minds 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – STEM 4 Pre-K 

Saturday, March 5

Bruster’s Annual Customer Appreciation PJ Day Mar. 5 – Guests who show up in their PJs get a free small waffle cone at 46 metro Atlanta locations.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Potted Craft Cactus. 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. First recorded in 1967 by Louis Armstrong, “What a Wonderful World” has sold over one million copies, and has become a poignant message of hope for people everywhere. Join us for Storytime featuring What a Wonderful World on Saturday, March 5 at 11:00AM.

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library – One World Forsyth Celebrates Ireland 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime – Seuss Spectacular! 

Sunday, March 6

1:30 PM – Post Road Library – Game On! Family Gaming Day 

CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE

3/6 – 3/10 Rhea Lana’s of Cumming Children’s Consignment Event at Lakewood 400 Antique Market, 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Rhea Lana’s is a semi-annual (one in spring and one in fall) children’s consignment event. We provides families the opportunity shop for and/or sell their gently used, excellent quality children’s clothing, baby equipment, furniture, shoes, toys, maternity clothes and much more. Private pre-sale is 3/5 – look on Forsyth for Families Facebook page for free pass. Full schedule here.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for February 26 – February 28, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s the last weekend in February during a leap year! We have an extra day this year – let’s make it count! Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, February 26

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Visit Creekside UMC for their semi-annual consignment sale. There will be thousands of great bargains on children’s clothing, junior clothing, maternity clothing, baby furniture, baby equipment, toys, and much more. Friday, February 26th from 9am-1pm and Saturday, February 27th, from 8am-1pm (many items will be half-off on Saturday). A private preview sale will be held on Thursday, February 25th, from 8pm-9pm (no strollers permitted at Thursday night preview sale). Anyone is welcome to shop the preview sale with a $5 donation. The first 50 shoppers each day will receive a free reusable shopping bag! Proceeds benefit Creekside’s MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Teen MOPS ministries. Visit www.creekside.net/consignment-sale for more info.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Green with Envy Consignment Sale – Lakewood 400 – The largest selection of NEW and gently worn High-end, Designer, Boutique, Specialty & Custom-Made Children’s & WOMEN’S Clothing*, Shoes, Accessories, Costumes, Toys, Furniture, Bedding, Maternity, Baby Gear, Books, Home School Resources, & School Uniforms. *SPRING/SUMMER (Women’s clothing new IN 2015. Must be boutique or very high-end)

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders – Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – Musical Morning 

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.

11:15 AM – Sharon Forks Library Preschool Discovery: Families – Join us for a monthly morning of playing and learning! We will have fun, engaging activities that will support children’s developing literacy, math, and science skills. This program is designed for children ages 3-5. No registration required.

Saturday, February 27

8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Visit Creekside UMC for their semi-annual consignment sale. There will be thousands of great bargains on children’s clothing, junior clothing, maternity clothing, baby furniture, baby equipment, toys, and much more. Friday, February 26th from 9am-1pm and Saturday, February 27th, from 8am-1pm (many items will be half-off on Saturday). A private preview sale will be held on Thursday, February 25th, from 8pm-9pm (no strollers permitted at Thursday night preview sale). Anyone is welcome to shop the preview sale with a $5 donation. The first 50 shoppers each day will receive a free reusable shopping bag! Proceeds benefit Creekside’s MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Teen MOPS ministries. Visit www.creekside.net/consignment-sale for more info.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Green with Envy Consignment Sale – Lakewood 400 – The largest selection of NEW and gently worn High-end, Designer, Boutique, Specialty & Custom-Made Children’s & WOMEN’S Clothing*, Shoes, Accessories, Costumes, Toys, Furniture, Bedding, Maternity, Baby Gear, Books, Home School Resources, & School Uniforms. *SPRING/SUMMER (Women’s clothing new IN 2015. Must be boutique or very high-end)

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Name bead necklace. 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. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Join us in celebrating the beloved Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2) on Saturday, February 27 at 11:00AM. At this celebration you can pin the tail on Horton, decorate your own Cat in the Hat hat and more. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled Storytime!

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

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for February 19 – February 21, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe weekend’s here and the temperatures are going to be spring-like! Here is a round up of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, February 19

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders – Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

11:15 AM – 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.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – Centers for Success – Explore their sensory table.

Cumming Aquatic Center is excited to be offering half price daily admission on the 3rd Friday of each month beginning on Friday, January 15th, 2016. Please visit our website or give us a call for more info and for our hours of operation. Memberships, group exercise passes, and rentals are excluded.

Saturday, February 20

CASA Superhero Run 5K 2016 – Run, walk, fly to support CASA of Forsyth County because every child needs a hero, but abused and neglected children need SUPERHEROES!  Join us Saturday, February20, 2016 at Fowler Park. The 5K begins at 8:00 am; 1K fun run begins at 9:00 am. Registration form HERE or online.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Monogram clothespin 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 – Barnes & Noble story time at The Collection Forsyth. Join us on Saturday, February 20 at 11:00AM to celebrate author Beatrix Potter’s beloved and mischievous bunny with The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit: And Other Cherished Stories. These adventure-filled stories are brought to life with vivid original illustrations from illustrator Charles Santore. Activities will round out the fun.

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

Sunday, February 21

1:30 PM – Post Road Library – Game On! Family Gaming Day 

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!

FREE WOOD CHIPS

Are you working on a landscaping project, or planning for one in the spring? Free wood chips made from recycled Christmas trees and county-cleared limbs are available seven days a week, first come, first served, to county residents for pickup just inside of Coal Mountain Park. Residents are responsible for bringing their own shovels and equipment for loading and hauling. Coal Mountain Park is located at 3560 Settingdown Road in northern Forsyth County. When you enter the park, the wood chips will be on your left. For questions, call Forsyth County Solid Waste & Recycling at (770) 205-4573.


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