Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 20 – December 22, 2013

santa-photos-01School is out and it’s officially winter break! Here are some fun things to do in Forsyth County this weekend as you begin to celebrate the holidays!

Friday, December 20

10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Uniquely Inspired Kids Camp – Nick in Time *Pottery Painting * Crafts for gifts. Bring a Lunch. $35+tax/child. Reservations & Prepayment Required.

11:15 am – 12:15 pm Tis the Season for Stories at Hamption Park library. Enjoy seasonal stories, merry songs, and a festive puppet show featuring the one, the only, Pete the Cat! Holiday fun for the whole family! No need to register to attend.
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Let’s Roll Skate & Fun Center Holiday hours.
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Winter Craft afternoon at Sharon Forks Library. Drop-in anytime and join us for seasonal crafts! We’ll be making seasonal cards, wreaths, personalized gift tags, ornaments, and more. All ages are welcome!
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Special FCPL Holiday Cinema at Hampton Park Library. Join us for a special showing of this classic holiday film. Can you guess this movie? “You’ll shoot your eye out!”
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Paul Douglas Sanner Music will be playing LIVE at Pizzeria Azzurri this Friday, December 20th, from 7-10…FREE!!

Saturday, December 21 – FIRST DAY OF WINTER!

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Complimentary Carriage Rides, Story Time and Pictures with Santa at The Collection Forsyth. Kick off the holiday season with this annual tradition. Complimentary carriage rides, Santa story time and pictures with Santa! Complimentary Photos with Santa (Bring your own camera) from 2pm to 5pm. Carriage Rides – (every Saturday 1pm to 5pm) and Stories with Santa at 1pm.

Sunday, December 22

2:00 pm – Movie Matinee at Hampton Park Library.

ALL WEEKEND

The Sawnee Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker at South Forsyth High School! Starts on 12/19/13!

Check out the local Christmas light shows in the area all weekend and weekdays too!

Still need to get your Christmas tree or a wreath? See our roundup of local Christmas Tree Farms.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for November 15 – November 17, 2013

X-mas-in-Central-ParkIt’s hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner. There are holiday shopping events as well as a bunch of fun family events going on this weekend. Here’s a roundup of things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, November 15

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Farmers Market at Vickery Village. Check out their smaller off season market. They are still there – just not as large as the summer market! Check out their FB page for details.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Favorites at Market 334 – A collection of the finest Artisans and Entrepreneurs will be joining in the Market 334 fun for a night of shopping! Complimentary refreshments, fabulous gifts and goodies! And will repeat again December 20th so mark your calendars and join us for some great unique holiday shopping! Indoor boutique will be chock full too!!

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – The National Barbecue Cup comes to the Cumming Fairgrounds in Cumming, GA. Located at: 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, $5.00 entry, Kids under 12 free.

Saturday, November 16

9:00 am – 6:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

10:00 am – 6:00 pm Christmas in Central Park. Admission to the festival is free. The event will feature live entertainment, as well as unique handcrafted products, jewelry, glass, pottery, woodwork and sweets from about 90 vendors. The family-friendly event gives parents the opportunity to capture their child’s visit with a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. New this year is Santa’s workshop, a creative interactive playground with supervised activities for children ages 3 – 12 (fees apply). Forsyth Central Park is located at 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming. For more information, call 678-936-6422 or visit www.christmasincentralpark.com.

10:00 am – 6:00 pm – The National Barbecue Cup comes to the Cumming Fairgrounds in Cumming, GA. Located at: 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, $5.00 entry, Kids under 12 free.

11:00 am Barnes & Noble storytime. You may not believe this, but it’s a Dr. Seuss Storytime. Come join us as we read some of our favorite stories by Dr. Seuss! Great for all Seuss fans.

11:00 am Canvas 4 Kids – Uniquely Inspired – Paint some Pilgrims on a 12×16 Canvas. $20+tax/child (all supplies included.) Reservations and Prepayment Required, Call 678-947-5499 to Reserve your seat(s.)

Sunday, November 17
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Christmas in Central Park Admission to the festival is free. The event will feature live entertainment, as well as unique handcrafted products, jewelry, glass, pottery, woodwork and sweets from about 90 vendors. The family-friendly event gives parents the opportunity to capture their child’s visit with a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. New this year is Santa’s workshop, a creative interactive playground with supervised activities for children ages 3 – 12 (fees apply). Forsyth Central Park is located at 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming. For more information, call 678-936-6422 or visit www.christmasincentralpark.com.
ALL WEEKEND

North Forsyth High School Drama department will be showing The Little Mermaid Jr this week! Tickets for the show are $7 and $10 reserved. The Wednesday performance has limited seats left. Breakfast with Ariel on Saturday morning at 9:00 am and 11:00 am is $10 per person. Buy tickets onlineFriday November 15 at 6:30 PM, Saturday November 16 at 2:30 PM & 6:30 PM 

Lake Lanier Islands – Annual Magical Nights of Lights. Visit nightly beginning Friday, November 15 at 5 p.m. through December 31st (Open Late!) Daily admission to Magical Nights of Lights includes the drive through their sparkling light tour, as well as access to Holiday Village, located at the end of the tour.  Also included with daily admission is access to the live nativity (dates coming soon).  Admission is $60 per vehicle and is based on what the vehicle has the capacity to hold, not the number of passengers. Coupons are available at any of our partner locations: Publix, Chik-fil-A, McDonalds, QT, Audi & Lenny’s Sub Shop. November is also Double Coupon Month for Magical Nights of Lights. See their coupon calendar on the website for more details!

The National Barbecue Cup comes to the Cumming Fairgrounds in Cumming, GA. Located at: 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, $5.00 entry, Kids under 12 free.

  • Over $20,000 in cash prizes to winning Pro & Backyard Teams!
  • Food vendors
  • Arts and crafts vendors
  • Product demonstrations
  • Live entertainment
  • Kids zone – huge variety of fun for the kids and the kids at heart

 

 

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 21 – June 23, 2013

dutch monkey parking lot saleThe weekend is here and it looks to be a beautiful one! Here are some free and cheap things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, Georgia.

Friday, June 21
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmers Market – Caney Creek Preserve. Family Friendly Activities, Entertainment, and over 30 Vendors!!! Check their Facebook page for updates. New this year – fun activities for kids!
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Market 334 Presents an Evening with Mathai! Mathai, America’s Top 10 Finalist on NBC’s popular music reality show “The Voice” will be performing live at Market 334 while they feature fabulous fashions at our informal Fashion Show! Standing room only! Show starts at 5:00 PM. Live music will end at approximately 6:30 PM. Shop will be open until 8:00 PM. Complimentary refreshments will be served. $10 admission. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to The Humane Society of Forsyth County.
Sweet & Sassy GNO’s every Friday in June – 7 – 9 pm – $30 per girl, party up-dos, runway show, group dancing, sweet treats, shimmery make-up, just-a-polish, craft, limo drive around. Reservations required – Summertime makeovers – hair, make-up, nails, and of course lots of glitter!, Craft, pizza and drinks, and a LIMO RIDE!! Call 770-781-0300 to sign-up.
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Sawnee Mountain Music, 1540 Dahlonega Hwy, Cumming, GA. Country Chart topper Clinton Gregory graces the Sawnee Mountain Pickin’ Porch again on June 21st. Our last show with him was amazing so don’t be left out of seeing this great talent.
Saturday, June 22
6:30 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmers Market – Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning June 1, 6:30 a.m. – noon, Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA. Support local farmers and check out the tasty produce, fragrant flowers and more!
7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Dutch Monkey Doughnuts Parking Lot Sale – Come one, come all, to our bazaar of treasures! There will be furniture, bicycles, baby items, books, kitchenwares, clothes, and lots more–every penny from every item sold goes to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Georgia Chapter.
10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow Children’s Workshop. Monsters University Chest! The monster fun continues at Lowe’s this weekend! Your child will love building this chest inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University. REGISTRATION OPENS ON JUNE 5th. Register online!

10:30 am – 11:30 am on the half hour – Michaels Kids Club – Silly Shells – 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 10:30am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am Barnes & Noble storytime – It’s a Hero Storytime. Join us as we read How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans and other fun stories about heroes. Great for all ages!

7:00 pm – Bingo – VFW Post 9143, 1045 Dahlonega Hwy, Cumming, GA – Looking for a little Family Fun?*  Come join us each Tuesday and Saturday for Bingo.  New Games. Bigger grand prize. Concessions are available. Both sessions are NON SMOKING family fun. *Please note: Children must be 6 years or older.
Sunday, June 9
2:00 pm – Lowe’s Build and Grow Children’s Workshop. Monsters University Chest! The monster fun continues at Lowe’s this weekend! Your child will love building this chest inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University. REGISTRATION OPENS ON JUNE 5th. Register online!
All weekend – the Forsyth County Public Library has lots of events for the kids!

 

Weekend Events in Forsyth County, GA for April 12 – April 14, 2013

market 334 spring festival cumming gaA beautiful weekend awaits as the rain thankfully washed away the 8,000+ pollen count from yesterday.

If you have allergies like our family, check out Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s daily pollen count index and tips for managing seasonal allergies.

Here is a roundup of fun family things to do in Cumming, GA this weekend!

Friday, April 12

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Market 334 Spring Festival – 334 Dahlonega St. (hwy 9), Cumming, Georgia 30040 – Over 70 vendors and artists along with music, fun, kids crafts and tasty food from Mia’s Pizza and Eats!

7:00 pm – Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST April 12 at 7:00 PM, April 13 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM at North Forsyth High School. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

Saturday, April 13

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Boulder Dash 5k and Spring Fling – The Boulder Dash is a unique opportunity that awaits you to meander through an environmentally responsible, operational hard rock quarry. This is a 5k run/walk as you have never imagined. See the working quarry face, the ancient rock deposits, the massive equipment that processes it, and the natural surroundings, as you take the challenge of the Boulder Dash 5k-with the Lafarge Spring Fling awaiting you at the Finish Line! The Spring Fling (starts at 10:30 a.m.) **come see Lafarge’s mining equipment and learn about the quarry!

9:00 am – 10:00 am or 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Breakfast with Belle performed by North Forsyth High School Theatre. Come enjoy a special breakfast with BELLE and all her friends!  Enjoy “Mrs. Potts” famous Pancakes and host of other goodies!  Meet the characters from the show (and some of their Disney friends)!  Be entertained by the cast in two numbers from the show!  Have your picture taken with Belle and the Prince!  SEATING IS LIMITED SO RESERVE YOUR TABLE NOW!  BE OUR GUEST! Two seatings – at 9:00 am and at 11:00 am. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Therefore you must purchase a minimum of 1 child and 1 adult ticket at $10 each. Additional pictures avaiable with members of the cast!

10:00 am – 5:00 pm  – Market 334 Spring Festival – 334 Dahlonega St. (Hwy 9), Cumming, Georgia 30040 – Over 70 vendors and artists along with music, fun, kids crafts and tasty food from Mia’s Pizza and Eats!

10:00 am – 11:30 am (on the half hour) Michaels KIDS CLUB: Earth Friendly Fox – Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10AM – 11:30AM. See a store associate to join the fun!

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow clinic – Build a The Crood’s planter for spring. The Croods are back at Lowe’s this weekend! Your child will love building this Planter and decorating it with their favorite creatures and characters from the movie! Register online for this free build and grow clinic.

11:00 am Barnes & Noble story time – Join us as we read some fun stories by Mo Willems. Don’t worry we won’t let the Pigeon take over Storytime. Great for ages 6 and under.

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – The Collection Forsyth Unveiling Event – the former The Avenue Forsyth is being rebranded. See what’s new at this free community event with live music from American Idol finalist Isabelle, kids activities, special promotions and two Spring collection fashion shows.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Northside Hospital Forsyth Fashion Show & Art Market at the Atrium. Northside Hospital-Forsyth’s Special Care Nursery is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the March of Dimes’ 2013 Walk for Babies campaign.  The “Mother’s Day” themed event will feature a fashion show, sponsored by Dillard’s and Estee Lauder, and approximately 35 models in the latest fashions for women, men and children.  Many of the models are former preemie babies, born at Northside, or have been recognized as March of Dimes Ambassadors at previous Walk for Babies events. A market of local artists will feature handmade jewelry, artwork, pottery, knit wear and much more.  For the kids, there will be face painting and visits with local police officers.  Pizza and other refreshments, including tasty treats baked by Northside Hospital-Forsyth employees, also will be available for sale. Admittance to the art market is free.  Tickets for the fashion show will be available at the door for a $5 suggested donation.

2:00 pm or 7:00 pm – Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST April 12 at 7:00 PM, April 13 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM at North Forsyth High School. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

ALL WEEKEND

City Produce is now open! Check out their FB page to see what fresh fruits and vegetables are available at our own little market in Cumming, GA! Located at 116 East Maple Street, Cumming, GA.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for March 22 – March 24, 2013

market 334 spring festivalSpring is in the air! It’s time for us to come out of hibernation and get outside. There’s lots of fun family friendly things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend. Here’s a quick list:

Friday, March 22

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Market 334 Annual Spring Festival Preview – 334 Dahlonega Street, Cumming, GA. Please join us for our Annual Spring Festival. Over 70 Artisans, Craftsmen and Entrepreneurs will be participating in one of Forsyth’s County’s largest Venues. Located outdoors at our Artisan Boutique! Art, jewelry, pottery, furniture, unique clothing, candles, home & Garden decor, soaps, candles, funky finds, live music, food from Mia’s Pizza & Eats, face painting and crafts for the kids. Free Admission.

8:30 am – 5:00 pm – Forsyth County Master Gardeners Plant Sale at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, & vegetables. Tri-state vendors offering southern plants & unique garden accents. Expert information on planting, growing, and caring for your plants. Rain or Shine – Covered Venue.

Saturday, March 23

7:00 am registration, 8:00 am Central Park Dugout Dash 5K (rain or shine) at Central Park in Cumming, GA (2300 Keith Bridge Road, 30040) Come join the fun by either running or walking the race and at the same time supporting a worthy cause. We’ll be giving away Dick’s Sporting Goods gift certificates, t-shirts on hand.The registration fee is just $25 and Kona Ice will be on hand for all the boys and girls. All proceeds go toward the Central Park 9U and 13U Travel Baseball Teams.

*Update: Now canceled and another event will be scheduled later this summer – Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta 3rd Annual Allergy Friendly Easter Extravaganza at Garrard Landing Park, Roswell, GA. My child has food allergies and this wonderful organization hosts a fun, food-free event. Special Guest Appearance: The Easter Bunny! Events Include: The Trace Adkins Bouncy House , Toy-filled Egg Hunt (grouped by age), Relay Races & Games, Carnival Games, Hula Hoop Contest, Arts & Crafts. In the event of rain/wet grounds on Saturday, the FA Kids Easter event will be cancelled, and a fun & exciting allergy friendly event will be planned for late spring or summer! Check the FB page for updates.  RSVP for the event by emailing Confirm @ fakidsatl . org with number of children attending & ages. Membership to Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta is free.

9:00 am – 10:00 am – Sawnee Mountain Invitational at Forsyth Central High School. Watch the Color Guard and Percussion Ensemble Competition. Over 50 color guards and 15 percussion groups compete in this one day event held in the new gym at Forsyth central High School. Admission is $8.00. Children under 5 are free. Come join us for fun, food and entertainment while supporting your community.

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow. Your child will love this kit! Bring them in this weekend to build this awesome Piranhakeet Chomper inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s THE CROODS!

10:00 am – 11:30 am on the half hour – Michaels Kids Club – EASTER EGG MOSAIC BY PERLER® BEADS – Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10AM – 11:30AM. See a store associate to join the fun!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Concord Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt – Hop on over and join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt which will begin at 10am.  Fun activities & snacks following the hunt. For ages 0-10yrs.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Market 334 Annual Spring Festival – 334 Dahlonega Street, Cumming, GA. Please join us for our Annual Spring Festival. Over 70 Artisans, Craftsmen and Entrepreneurs will be participating in one of Forsyth’s County’s largest Venues. Located outdoors at our Artisan Boutique! Art, jewelry, pottery, furniture, unique clothing, candles, home & Garden decor, soaps, candles, funky finds, live music, food, face painting and crafts for the kids. Free Admission.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble storytime at The Avenue Forsyth. Join us for a story time about flying kits!

4:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Taste of Bethelview and Easter Egg Hunt. Bethelview UMC, 4525 Bethelview Road, Cumming, GA. Food, Fun,Games & More.

ALL WEEKEND

Friday 3/22 at 7:00 pm and Saturday 3/23 at 8:00 pm – Anything Goes – South Forsyth High School Performing Arts. The Southside Players, produced by the South Forsyth High School Performing Arts Department, presents Anything Goes. All Seats are $10.
Friday 3/22 at 7:00 pm and Saturday 3/23 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm – Legally Blonde The Musical at Lambert High School. Tickets can be purchased for a discount online at www.atldrama.org.  Tickets may sell out – buy tickets early online. At the door price:  $10 Adults / $8 Students. The Acting Troupe of Lambert (ATL) presents “Legally Blonde.”
Thursday, March 21st – Saturday, March 23rd  Thursday & Friday – 7:00 pm, Saturday – 11:00 am & 5:00 pm. First Redeemer Conservatory of Music & Fine Arts presents Beauty & the Beast at First Redeemer Church. $10 Adults, Children 12 & Under $7.

Small Business Saturday Deals in Forsyth County, GA on November 24

A group of local businesses have joined forces to promote each other in an effort to encourage the community to “Shop Small” this November 24th.

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sits Small Business Saturday®, a day dedicated to helping small businesses and their communities.  We are proud to take part in Small Business Saturday this year. We want to encourage local consumers to Shop Small® with each of us on November 24th.  Event Flyer.
On Small Business Saturday, we are excited to offer the following deals to the North Fulton and Forsyth county community:
  • Cool Bees Artwork and Gifts:  10% off of all purchases that day, plus refreshments.  With every purchase, customers can enter to win a Canvas Painting Class for Two, a $60 value.  Website.
  • Donut Depot:  Buy a dozen donuts or cupcakes, get 3 free.  Website.
  • Good Grub Subs:  Check their Facebook page or website for more details.  Website.
  • Lauren Boyd Photography:  Purchase a Newborn session (to be used by March 2013) between Nov 23-26 and receive a free Maternity Mini Session and disk of images (a $150 value).  Non refundable deposit must be made for newborn session within the 4 days provided  (Friday Nov23-Monday Nov 26) to receive this special offer. Both sessions must be used by March 2013. Metal Christmas Ornaments are 1 for $20 or 4 for $60.  Website.
  • Leonard’s Farmers Market.  Check their Facebook page for more details.
  • Market 334:  10% off selected merchandise.  Free gift to first 50 customers.  Complimentary refreshments.
  • Mia’s Pizza and Eats:  Buy any large pizza, get a free small cheese pizza.  Limit 2 per customer.  Dine-in or take-out only.  Also, all customers can enter a drawing to win one free large pizza each month for a year.  Website.

Visit https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/Shop-Small/ to learn about other ways people are getting involved and supporting their local community’s businesses.

Mother’s Day Deals in Forsyth County, GA.

Beef O' Bradys Mother's Day SpecialThere are lots of retail and restaurant specials for the upcoming Mother’s Day weekend. If you hear of any, please comment and share with all of us.

Beef O’ Bradys – Freedom Parkway, Cumming, GA – Moms Eat Free on Mother’s Day!

Bring mom to Pizzeria Azzurri for a scrumptious Mother’s Day Meal and they will provide a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers for her to take home!

Stars & Strikes – Merchants Square, Cumming, GA – Moms play free all day on Sunday, May 13th! Free bowling, shoe rental, lazer tag, bumper cars. Dine in at the restaurant and get a 25% discount!

Adventure Kids – Bethelview Road, Cumming, GA – Moms get a free chair massage and a sweet treat on Mother’s Day with a paid child’s admission on May 13. Let the kids play and take a break!

Market 334 is having a street fair on Thursday, May 10 from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Grab the family and join us for our First Street Fair. Where kids can enjoy outdoor activities and make Crafts for Mom! Enjoy local foods and meet some of our fabulous local businesses! We will have an abundance of Mother’s Day gifts. Giveaways, raffles and 10% off all day inside our boutique!

Treat yourself to a half-price Starbucks Frappuccino through May 13 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

From Outback Steakhouse, Mum can’t eat flowers for Mother’s Day, so buy her a $50 gift card to Outback and get a FREE $10 Bonus card for yourself: http://bit.ly/HxPEvt

Send an ecard to mom for Mother’s Day via RedBox and she will also get a code for a free one night standard movie rental!

For Dads and the kids that want to make mom something special, Michaels has free Mother’s Day crafts all week and Lowe’s has a special Mother’s Day build and grow this weekend.

Here is a cute free Mother’s Day printable questionnaire (and one for Grandma too) that the kids can fill out and show how much they love and know about mom. And a free printable Mother’s Day card for the family.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for September 30 – October 2, 2011

It has been a long week in our household. I am looking forward to the weekend! The weather is supposed to drop tomorrow with gusty winds, so be sure to get out those jackets and jeans!

Here is what’s happening in the area this weekend. If you know of anything fun going on in and around Forsyth County, GA, please comment and share with us!

Friday, September 30

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmers Market  – lots of fun activities for the kids, fresh produce, unique crafts, musical entertainment and more!

6:30 pm – Catch Air – Autism Service Dog Fundraiser for Luceas Forester at Catch Air. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and 30 percent of admission and pizza sales are being donated to “A Boy and His Dog.” In addition, there will be a silent auction to support the cause. Follow them on facebook or visit their Web site for additional information.

Saturday, October 1

8:00 am – 7:00 pm – Pony rides, petting zoo, hayrides, pumpkins, inflatable slide, FAMILY FUN…… All available at Warbington Farms.

9:00 am – Atlanta Food Allergy Walk at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody. Although this event is in Dunwoody, it is close to my heart. My daughter has food allergies and I wanted to share with other families in Forsyth County who may want to meet other families facing the same challenges. There will also be allergy-friendly vendors, inflatables, face painting and more. The FAAN Walk for Food Allergy brings together families and caring individuals who are dedicated to raising funds for food allergy awareness, advocacy, education, and research programs. Food allergies are a potentially life-threatening medical condition afflicting 12 million Americans, including three million children. FAAN’s programs are vital to help others understand the severity of food allergy, and to provide families with strategies for food allergy management.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop – build a fire rescue helicopter! These workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this fun time allows for quality one-on-one time between adults and children. In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates’ aprons, and an achievement pin.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Forsyth County offering free electronics recycling Oct. 1st. Forsyth County residents are invited to recycle electronics this Saturday, October 1. Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) will hold an electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 1, at the Cumming Fairgrounds’ parking lot 3 off of Castleberry Road.  Accepted items for recycling include computers, stereos, CD players, cell phones, microwaves, cameras and more. The minimum donation per carload for drop-off is $5 while an additional $10 fee will apply for all televisions.  Some items, such as large wooden console televisions, toaster ovens and refrigerators, will not be accepted during the event. For a complete list of acceptable and non-acceptable items, visit www.forsythco.com or call KFCB at 770.205.4573 for more details.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Market 334 Fall Festival– 334 Dahlonega Street, Cumming, GA – local artisans, food, gifts, music and much more. Check out our new local market and celebrate fall! Over 70 Vendors! ONE DAY ONLY!! Live Music, Great food, Unique Gifts, Fashion, Jewelry, Art, Home Decor, Pottery, Wood Turning, Pumpkins Galore and so much more!! Free Prizes all day long.

11:00 am – Barnes and Noble story time at The Avenues Forsyth – Join Barnes & Noble as they read a brand-new book by Shel Silverstein. We will have lots of fun activities and giveaways.

1:00 pm – Barnes and Noble special event! Join Barnes & Noble for a special American Girl event! They will have lots of fun activities. Come in and register to win Cecile and Marie-Grace. Winner will be announced October 6.

The Georgia Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announces the North Metro Light The Night Walk (LTN) on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Registration and festivities begin at 5 p.m. and the walk starts at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 2

2:00 pm FCPL Family Cinema movie at Hampton Park Library – Harriet is a sixth-grade spy who sneaks peeks on her neighbors, parents, and friends and then candidly details their lives in her spy book. Based on the book by Louise Fitzhugh. Rated PG; 101 minutes; 1996.

APPLE ORCHARDS/CORN MAZES/FARM FUN

It is the start of apple season and the orchards are opening!  Here is a directory of apple orchards and festivals in North Georgia. There are also corn mazes opening from Buford to Uncle Shuck’s to the North Georgia corn maze! Cagle’s Family Farm is also a fun-filled place to visit.

 

 


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