Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for November 10 – November 12, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe holidays are near! Here’s a roundup of fun family fall things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Saturday, November 11

8:30 am – 1:30 pm – Annual Christmas Bazaar at Cumming First United Methodist Church. Join us in the Family Life Center for this awesome event! There will be a huge variety of quality handmade gifts for you to purchase.  Join us in the Family Life Center for the 2017 Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 11th from 8:30 am-1:30 pm. There will be quality hand-made gifts for sale. It’s a great place to get your Christmas shopping done. There will also be a Children’s Shop, Bake Sale, and Breakfast with Santa. Space is limited for the breakfast, so don’t forget to register. You can register for Breakfast with Santa at www.cfumcga.com/kidchristmas

9:00 am – Hampton Park Library – Special Needs Library Hour & Sensory Storytime

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – The Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech is the largest indoor/outdoor arts and crafts festival in Forsyth County, with over 100+ vendors; it has become an established community event with local residents. Children will have the opportunity to play in two Moonwalks (weather permitting) and help raise funds for Relay for Life -Forsyth; Shop for gifts in the Elf Corner, a special shop where only kids can shop! Elves will help them choose gifts for friends and family; gift wrapping included. Parents can capture their children’s special visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus using their own cameras for a small donation. Food trucks, and food vendors will be available outside, along with numerous non-profit organizations that SAA is hosting as part of our community outreach program. Please visit our website at www.SawneeArt.org for complete festival information. We look forward to seeing you! This juried Festival will feature original, handcrafted works by professional artisans & craftsmen in the following mediums: painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, pottery, wood working, glass, fiber and food.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make craft stick ornaments! 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 at The Collection Forsyth – Story time – From the author of the bestselling book Too Many Carrots, this charming picture book features the fun of winter and the heartwarming benefits of friendship. Will Tortoise sleep through another winter, or will his friends convince him to stay awake and experience the frosty fun? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow.

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

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – VFW Post 9143 Saturday Night Bingo – Post 9143 Hosts BINGO Every Saturday (Except for certain holidays). First call is promptly at 7 pm. No Smoking in the Building! No Children under 6 permitted. Minors between 6 and 18 must be with Parent or legal Guardian. Concessions available! Celebrate Veteran’s Day with a few of our nation’s finest with Bingo night!

Sunday, November 12

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – The Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech is the largest indoor/outdoor arts and crafts festival in Forsyth County, with over 100+ vendors; it has become an established community event with local residents. Children will have the opportunity to play in two Moonwalks (weather permitting) and help raise funds for Relay for Life -Forsyth; Shop for gifts in the Elf Corner, a special shop where only kids can shop! Elves will help them choose gifts for friends and family; gift wrapping included. Parents can capture their children’s special visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus using their own cameras for a small donation. Food trucks, and food vendors will be available outside, along with numerous non-profit organizations that SAA is hosting as part of our community outreach program. Please visit our website at www.SawneeArt.org for complete festival information. We look forward to seeing you! This juried Festival will feature original, handcrafted works by professional artisans & craftsmen in the following mediums: painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, pottery, wood working, glass, fiber and food.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Hoops for Horses at Save the Horses – Sophia wants to do something BIG for her 10th birthday to help make the world a better place. She decided to combine her love of horses, basketball and hoola-hoops to raise money for Save The Horses. This is an amazing organization that rescues abused, abandoned and neglected horses and other animals. Will you join on Sunday, November 12th for Sophia’s Hoops for Horses event? She has an afternoon of fun planned, including horseback riding, barn tours, a petting zoo, hoola-hoop dancing, a raffle and more! Tickets for activities and snacks will be sold at the event and will benefit Save The Horses. All activities will range from $1 – $5. If you cannot join us but would like to help Sophia reach her goal, please head to https://kidsboost.org/kids-project/sophia-j/

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 6 – October 8, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s fair and festival season in Cumming, GA and the whole state! Here’s a roundup of  fun fall things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Check out our Apple Picking in North Georgia post for more ideas. As always, comment and share if you know of any other activities.

Friday, October 6

10:00 AM – Cumming Library – American Red Cross – Blood Drive

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library – Preschool Fairy Tale STEAM

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

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

Saturday, October 7

iRun BYOT – Forsyth County Schools and the Forsyth BYOT Benefit are partnering to hold the second annual iRun, a 5K race and Fun Run.  The run will take place on October 7 at Shiloh Point Elementary with the 5K starting at 8:00 am and the Fun Run at 9:00 am.  The funds raised from this event will help to provide home internet access and computing devices for students throughout our district.  There is a competition among schools to see which has the most participation.  Register or donate to help our school win!

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

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Pumpkin Palooza at Warbington Farms – Come celebrate the arrival of fall with Warbington Farms at our annual Pumpkin Palooza festival on Saturday, October 7.

Activities include:
-Vendors
-Face painting
-Bounce House
-Food
-Live Music
-Cake Walk
-Hula-hoop Contest
-Pumpkin Painting Contests
-Fun Park
-Petting Zoo
-Hayrides
-Corn Maze
-AND MORE!

$12 per person Includes Palooza, Fun Park, Hayride, Corn Maze & petting Zoo. Food, Vendor Items & Face Painting extra.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Hay Day at Save the Horses – Our annual Hay Day takes place on the farm @ Save the Horses every October, and proceeds are used to purchase hay for the animals to eat during the coming winter. There will be great activities for kids of all ages (including the adult variety) such as hay rides, horse rides, a cake walk, petting zoo, and stables where you could visit and get to know some of the beautiful horses who live on the farm.   All proceeds go to savethehorses.org. Free parking and admission.​

  • Pony Rides
  • Hay Rides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Face Painting
  • Crafts Games for Kids
  • Cake Walk
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Plate Lunches
  • Homemade Baked Goods
  • Vendors (click link for application)
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Chili Cook Off (see flyer below)

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Storytime – One of the original 12 Little Golden Books, The Poky Little Puppy is the story of a curious puppy who digs holes under fences and has to go to bed without any dessert. This iconic book has delighted families for generations. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.

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

1:00 – 3:00 pm – Michaels Make Break – Pumpkin slime. Supplies are provided so you can play with slime!

Movie night on the Green – Mountain Crest, 2929 Bethelview Road, Cumming, GA. Join us on The Village Green for hot dogs, popcorn, pumpkins and GOOSEBUMPS (7:30pm). Families are invited to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets to enjoy the evening.
This is a FREE event, courtesy of Mountain Crest, Forsyth’s newest master planned, resort lifestyle community.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Fall music series at Atlanta Bread Company at The Collection

Sunday, October 8

Lily’s Run & Fall Festival – Lily’s Run 2017 will be held Sunday, October 8th from 12pm – 4pm in Vickery Village.  This year’s event will be granting wishes for two very special children! We hope you will join us for a fun family event including bounce houses, cornhole tournament, cupcake decorating station, youth sports activities, shopping from vendors, arts & crafts, face paint, and more!!

ALL WEEKEND

Cumming Country Fair & Festival at The Cumming Fairgrounds from October 5 – October 15, 2017!

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze sponsored by the Georgia Foresty Association. This years’ design features some of Georgia’s happy wildlife neslted into their forest home! Uncle Shuck’s Maze is a 12 acre field of corn that has approximately 4 miles of trails, twisting and turning, and sometimes, coming to a deadend! Opening weekend is Sept. 9-10, 2017, come and kick off this year’s fall season. The corn maze and fall fun will be OPEN:
Saturday, 9/9 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9/10 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Find more information on hours and pricing at: http://uncleshucks.com/uncle_shucks_rates.php

Bark in the Waterpark – Lake Lanier Islands

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for April 21 – April 23, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy weekend folks! Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, April 21

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders

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

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

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

Saturday, April 22 – Happy Earth Day!

9:00 am – The Great FoCo Cleanup! Put a team together and help clean up Forsyth County on Earth Day! Meet at the Cumming Fairgrounds for assignments.

9:00 am – Pike Nursery – Ladybug Weekend! Class: Beneficial Bugs Saturday, April 22, 9am at All Stores. Not all bugs are bad! Learn which bugs are good for your garden and why in this free class. Friday-Sunday, April 21-23 – Take home a free packet of ladybugs with purchase, while supplies last.

10:00 AM – Cumming Library  Earth Day- Shade Gardening with the Master Gardeners

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

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Warbington Farms Farmer for A Day: Change the way your child thinks about food! There will be a story-time about plants and gardening then kids (and adults) will learn about spring gardening and each child take a seed home to watch grow! There will still be plenty of time for a “hey”ride to feed the cows, feeding the animals in the petting zoo, and playing in the fun park. Fun Park will be open from 10:00-5pm. Storytime at 12:30 and 2:30 and planting in the garden will be at 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30 Story-time and planting are FREE with Fun Park Admission which is $9 kids and $5 adults. Purchase tickets the day of event.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time – The Collection Forsyth. Laurie Berkner’s chart-topping, beloved hit “We Are the Dinosaurs” is now a picture book! Featuring an adorable cast of characters and vibrant, playful art by Ben Clanton, We Are the Dinosaurs transports readers back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Don’t miss out!

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

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

2:00 PM – Post Road Library  Earth Day in the Garden with the Master Gardeners

4:00 PM – Hampton Park Library  Earth Day in the Garden with the Master Gardeners

5:30 PM – Hampton Park Library Adopt-A-Stream Workshop: Amphibian and Frog Monitoring

Sunday, April 23

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Open House at Save the Horses – Celebrate Help a Horse Day with Save the Horses.

Meet Horses – Attend Free Clinics – For Whole Family.

Join SAVE THE HORSES at a major celebration on April 23 from 11am to 4pm as we celebrate ASPCA Help a Horse Day, competing for a chance to win up to $25,000 in grant prizes to assist our efforts to protect horsesSave the Horses will be hosting an Open House at our farm with free horse care clinics, a tour, meet the horses and other animals available for adoption and gain lots of education on how you too can Join the Herd and help to Save a Horse.

Family friendly event. Save the Horses 1768 Newt Green Road, Cumming GA

This event is free admission and free parking. Food and beverage is available.  This will be a fun-filled, educational day for both our community and rescue efforts. We “hope” you’ll join us!  All ages welcome.

Free Clinics (Something for everyone)
•           How to check horse vitals
•           Meditating with horses
•           How to Halter
•           How to Groom
•           Wound Care
•           And more

2:30 PM – Post Road Library Sunday Dance Camp with Cumming Dance Academy

 

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for March 24 – March 26, 2017

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

Saturday, March 25

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a watercolor 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!

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Sawnee Association of the Arts presents “Springtime in the City” the 16th Annual Members show and Sale.  Children’s Day on Saturday March 25 th from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. with hands on arts and crafts for the kids.  Admission is free. Please visit http://sawneeart.org/springtime-in-the-city-2017/. The art show is free and open to the public. Hours are 11 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday.  There will be a Lunch and Learn program starting on March 27th for the entire week bringing in Bluegrass music, news from the historical society, the faces of quilt making, cake decorating and the week will end with a day of painting with a live model all free and open to the public. The Brannon-Heard House is located at 111 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming Ga 30041.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Book, join us to create your very own Little Golden Book to take home. We will read classic Little Golden Book titles such as The Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Street Series).

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Save the Horses Spring EGGstravaganza – Family fun at Save the Horses includes: classic egg hunt, petting zoo, hay ride, pony rides, face painting and more. Free admission and parking. Rain or shine. Vendors welcome. Located at: Save the Horses Farm, 1768 Newt Green Road, Cumming GA 30028.

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

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

2:00 PM – Cumming Library Teen Tech Fest 

Sunday, March 26

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Fling on March 26, 2017 from 4-5 PM at Castleberry Road Baptist Church located at 7225 Castleberry Road, Cumming GA 30040. There will TONS of FOOD and Prizes and 1000 eggs some with money inside! Bounce houses with a massive inflatable slide! Snow Cones and more!

10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consignment Sale in Cumming, GA – Spring 2017 Event will be held March 26 – 30. Our private pre-sale is Saturday, March 25. at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, 1321 Atlanta Highway (Hwy 9.)

Open to the public! Bring a friend! Sunday, March 26th 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Monday, March 27th 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, March 28th 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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

weekend events in forsyth county gaSpring is in the air! I just saw a family of bunnies as I took my daughter to the school bus. I love this time of year. There’s lots of fun events in store for the weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, March 18

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders 

11:15 AM – Cumming Library  Read, Build, Play 

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

Saturday, March 19

9:00 am – Central Park, Keith Bridge Road. Great American Clean Up – Keep Forsyth County Beautiful. Help keep our county beautiful and litter free!

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Save the Horses Spring EGG-Stravaganza Spring Fun for the Family! 1768 Newt Green Road, Cumming, GA 
Our annual Spring EGG-Stravaganza  takes place on the farm @ SavetheHorses every spring.  Proceeds from the event are used to help support the animals at the rescue. There will be great activities for kids of all ages  such as hay rides, Easter egg hunts,  pony rides, a cake walk, petting zoo, and stables where you can visit and get to know some of the beautiful animals who live on the farm.   All proceeds go to savethehorses.org. Free parking and admission. $1 tickets see website for activity ticket pricing. 

  • Pony Rides
  • Hay Rides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Face Painting
  • Easter Egg Hunts
  • Cake Walk
  • Plate Lunches
  • Homemade Baked Goods
10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Rucker Pet, Keith Bridge Road – Hopping For Hope (Mar 19th) Please come to our newest event: HOPPING FOR HOPE! Bring both your fur kids and non-fur kids to have their picture taken sitting on the Easter Bunny’s lap! We will have lots of activities for everyone! This will also be a CAT ADOPTION DAY! Our little purrs will be hopping for hope that you will give them their forever home! We look forward to seeing you!

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Eggstravaganza Warbington Farms, 5555 Crow Road, Cumming, GA. Join us for an “EGGstravagant” day at the farm. Admission is $10 kids and $5 adults. Included in admission is:
-Egg hunt & prizes

-Photo session area with our live bunnies & baby chicks (bring your own camera)

-Visit with Easter Bunny & Special characters from Once Upon A Time Entertainment will be joining us. They will be visiting, signing autographs, and performing throughout the event!

-Saturday March 19th:  Alice and the Mad Hatter, Sunday March 20th: Cinderella, Prince Charming, and Snow White

-Unlimited play in our fun park area with our “hey” ride, petting zoo, inflatables, swings & more! LOTS of family farm fun. More INFO: -Bigger and better than last year!-Bring your own basket for hunting eggs and don’t forget your camera. –Choose between four egg hunts on March 19th and 26th: 11:00, 12:30, 2:00. and 3:30. March 20th egg hunts at 1:30 and 3:00.-Younger kids will have a separate area to hunt eggs (a bigger and more separated area than last year).-Prize eggs will include coupons to farm, free slushies, and MUCH more!–The farm will be open from 10am-5pm on Saturday, March 19th and 26th and from 1pm-5pm on Sunday, March 20th.-Purchase tickets at gate.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Tissue paper eggs. 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. Spring is in the air … you can smell it, hear it and feel it – and you can read it! Join us Saturday, March 19, at 11:00AM to celebrate Spring’s arrival featuring the title When Spring Comes. Activities will round out the fun.
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michaels – FUN FAMILY CRAFT TIME: EASTER EGG CANVAS SATURDAY, MARCH 19 1 -3 PM. Bring your little makers to this family-friendly Easter event and create a one-of-a-kind mixed media art piece. Buy the canvas, and the rest of the supplies are free.

HIGH SCHOOL (and Middle!) MUSICALS

Beauty & The Beast Jr. – North Forsyth High School – Little Mill Middle School Drama Society presents Beauty & The Beast. Friday, March 18 at 7:00 pm and Saturday March 19th at 11:00, 3:00 and 7:00. Adults $8, Students & children $5.

Studio West Productions at West Forsyth High School – http://studiowestprdns.ludustickets.com/DISNEY’S the LITTLE MERMAID! Studio West Productions is proud to be one of the first in Georgia to produce the FULL VERSION of the Broadway show!  Come join us as we bring to life one of Disney’s most classic tales.  Full of rich costumes,
​great sets and special effects.  A show for the whole family!

March 11-12    7:30 PM
March  18-19   7:30 PM
​March  20        3:00 PM

Forsyth Central Stage – Forsyth Central High School – Crazy for You, The New Gershwin Musical.

March 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 and 19th at 7:00 PM. All tickets $10. Crazy For You — the “new Gershwin musical comedy” with a book by famed comedic playwright Ken Ludwig — is the classic tale of a boy, a girl, and a theater in need of salvation.

SFHS – Ghost The Musical

Adapted from the hit film, award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.

March 10 – 12, March 17 – 20

ALL WEEKEND
Northside Consignment Spring Sale – 3885 Browns Bridge Road, Cumming, GA. Corner of GA 400 and Hwy 369 across from Browns Bridge Church in large building where TNT fireworks locates twice a year. Open to the public!

Friday, March 18, 2016, 10:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 9:00am – 2:00pm (HALF PRICE SATURDAY! – most items 50% off!)

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 October 16 – October 18, 2015

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

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

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

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

Friday, October 16

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

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – Musical Morning – Sing, play instruments, move to the music. Be exposed to a variety of musical styles and learn some music theory along the way!

11:15 AM – Cumming Library – Read, Build, Play – Read, Build, Play is an interactive story time that encourages development of early literacy in preschoolers. The program is designed for children ages 2-5 accompanied by a caregiver and is approximately 45 minutes long. It includes stories, music, activities, and play time with Duplo Legos all related to a creative theme.

Saturday, October 17

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

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Hay Day at Save the Horses. Our annual Hay Day takes place on the farm @ SavetheHorses every October, and proceeds are used to purchase hay for the animals to eat during the coming winter.  There will be great activities for kids of all ages (including the adult variety) such as hay rides, horse rides, face painting, crafts, chili cook off, a cake walk, petting zoo, and stables where you could visit and get to know some of the beautiful horses who live on the farm.   All proceeds go to savethehorses.org. Located at: 1768 Newt Green Road, Cumming, GA. Free parking and admission.

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

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

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

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

ALL WEEKEND

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-5. Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, The Marketplace for Classic Antiques & Collectibles, Unique Home & Garden Decor, Jewelry & Art. Over 475 booths. $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 are free. Sign up for their newsletter and get a coupon!

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

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

FESTIVALS NEARBY

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

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

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

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

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for 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 January 16 – January 18, 2014

barnbuddyCheck out our list of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

Friday, January 16

6:00 pm and 8:00 pm – DECArate the World Prom Fashion Show. Performing arts center at South Forsyth High School, 585 Peachtree Pkwy. Cost: $7 at door or call (770)781-2264, Ext. 100213

Saturday, January 17

10:00 am – Nothing Bundt Cakes grand opening celebration at The Collection Forsyth. Free Bundtlets for a Year
for the first 50 Guests with purchase (one bundtlet per month for 12 months.) Special event: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Cake-A-Palooza – Bring the kids and enjoy a sampling of our most popular cake flavors, plus enter to win Free Bundt Cakes for a Year.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Freeze Frame. Make a winter themed picture 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 January 17 at 11:00 am for Storytime and activities featuring Hug Machine. This book with humorous illustrations is a wonderful feel-good story, sure to entertain the young and old!

11:15 am – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road library. We’ll have stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is for children aged 4-8 but bring the whole family!

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Open House for the Barn Buddy Program at Save the Horses. Come meet our horses and our volunteers and learn more about the Original Barn Buddy Program – Where Children and Horses Heal together! The Barn Buddy program’s mission is to facilitate special connections between rescued horses and children that have been adopted or are currently in foster care in a physically and emotionally safe environment. The Barn Buddy program is located at Save the Horses where horses are being rescued, nursed back to health, worked with and eventually adopted out to loving homes. This environment allows for children to develop a bond with an animal they can relate to while making meaning of their own foster/adoption story.

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!

Still Pointe Presents Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

Friday, January 16 at 7:00pm
Saturday, January 17 at 11am and 2:30pm
Forsyth Central High School Performing Arts Center
520 Tribble Gap Road. Cumming, GA 30040

Enter a world filled with wonder as Still Pointe’s dancers present Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Even the youngest family members will be enchanted with this hour-long ballet featuring woodland fairies, daughters of the grove, forest animals, and bluebirds. Experience the beauty – and humor – of this beloved tale of seven dwarfs, a jealous queen, a handsome prince, and, of course, the fairest of them all. Tickets: $9.00 online (w/small surcharge). $12.00 at the door.
Appropriate for all ages. Three years and older need a ticket.  Click Here to Purchase Tickets Online

Registration for youth baseball and softball in Forsyth County. This is the last weekend to register!

ALL WEEK

Join Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth for Educator Appreciation Days January 10 through January 18. Pre-K to 12 educators save 25% on classroom and personal purchases, and 10% on Cafe consumables. Plus special savings on new NOOK devices.

Tuesday, January 20

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Marco’s Pizza will celebrate its grand opening VIP celebration. The event will kick off with free pizza, face painting, a bouncy house, local business exhibitors, raffles and more. Marco’s Pizza of Cumming at 2332 Atlanta Hwy., Cumming GA. Bring a canned food item for admission!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 12 – December 14, 2014

Lots of fun holiday events are on tap this weekend in Forsyth County, GA! Check out the list of festive things to do and enjoy your weekend!

Christmas in CummingFriday, December 12

4:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Christmas in Cumming Arts and Crafts Festival at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Christmas is an exciting time in the City of Cumming. Each year the City of Cumming lines the streets with beautiful Christmas lights and offer Christmas festivities at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

Christmas in Cumming Schedule
Arts and Crafts Festival Friday, Dec. 12th at 4 PM – 10 PM.
Free Photos with Santa Friday, Dec. 12th at 6 PM – 9 PM
Arts & Crafts Admission Adults………$1.00, Children 12 and under……..Free
For more information on Art & Craft Show contact JRM Management at 770-423-1330
Hay Rides  Friday, Dec. 12th at 7 PM – 10 PM

7:00 pm – Barnes & Noble – The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition special story time. Join us for The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition Storytime and Elf Adoption Event. This holiday season, begin a new family tradition – We will have a special visit from Santa himself!

Saturday, December 13

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Christmas in Cumming Arts and Crafts Festival at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Christmas is an exciting time in the City of Cumming. Each year the City of Cumming lines the streets with beautiful Christmas lights and offer Christmas festivities at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

Christmas in Cumming Schedule
Arts and Crafts Festival Saturday, Dec. 13th at 10 AM – 5 PM
Free Photos with Santa Saturday, Dec. 13th at 10 AM – 2 PM
Arts & Crafts Admission Adults………$1.00, Children 12 and under……..Free

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Save the Horses Holiday EventSave the Grinch! We’re in a Pinch! Help Us Find The Grinch! One of our volunteers has spotted The Grinch in our barn, and we need to get him out! Join us in our search for the Grinch by dropping in anytime Saturday Dec 13 between 11am – 4pm. If you find a Grinch, you’ll be entered into our Grand Prize drawing for a weekend night at the Westin Peachtree, complete with dinner & valet parking. Runner-up receives a 2-hour trail ride w/ lunch ($100 value) at Southern Cross Guest Ranch in Madison, GA! Come and hear the live 80’s band, The Retro Rock-its.

There is fun for the entire family!

> Grinch Scavenger Hunt
> Light buffet & music
> Pin the Heart on the Grinch (like Pin the Tail on the Donkey)
> Grinch ornament-making
> Roasting hot dogs & s’mores
> Vendors (buy unique holiday gifts)
> STH t-shirts available to purchase
> Pony rides for $3

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Cute yarn snowman canvas. 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 – 11:00 am – Lowe’s Build & Grow special holiday edition. Holiday train engine! The holidays are right around the corner! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build this festive Train Engine!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? story time. Join us as we find out what kind of mischief our favorite dinosaurs get into while preparing for Christmas.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – The Collection Forsyth’s Complimentary Photos with Santa, Santa Story Time and Carriage RidesBring your camera! Enjoy complimentary pictures with Santa in The Park near Coldwater Creek from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Carriage Rides at The Collection Forsyth every Saturday from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm from November 29 – December 20, 2014. A special Santa story time in the park will be held at 1:00 pm. For special offers and extended holiday hours, visit collectionforsyth.com. (Santa photos are located in Santa’s HQ by Carta Bella.)

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Sensitive Santa at Hampton Park Library – registration required. Parents of children with sensory or other special needs can sign their children up to visit Santa for a 10-minute session. This gives the child time to get familiar with Santa and warm up to the idea of sitting on his lap or talking to him, rather than being rushed through the visit.

Also don’t forget to check out these holiday activities:

Christmas Light Shows around Forsyth County, GA

Christmas Tree Farms in Cumming, GA

Holiday Festivals, Bazaars and Craft Fairs in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2014

Helping Hand: 5 Ways to Give Back in Forsyth County, GA This Holiday Season

Sawnee Ballet Theatre Performs The Nutcracker at SFHS from December 18 – 21, 2014

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 24 – October 26, 2014

trick or treat on the farm at warbington farmsFall festivals are in full swing! Here is a list of fall family events this weekend in Forsyth County, GA.

Check out our list of Pumpkin Patches around Forsyth County, Trunk or Treats and Halloween Events in Cumming, GA, Haunted Houses and Ghost Tours Near Cumming, GA and Apple Picking Orchards in North Georgia.

Friday, October 24

11:15 AM – 11:45 am – Hampton Park Library – Preschool Pals Story time – These 30 minute programs are designed to promote language, listening, and pre-reading skills by offering vocabulary development, experiences with a variety of literature, and participation in language-related activities.  Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. This program is suggested for children, ages 3-5, with a caregiver. Advance registration is not required for this program.

4:00 pm – 8:00pm – St Brendan Catholic Church’s Preschool Trunk or Treat & Halloween Party – Trunk or treating is a safe and unique way to trick or treat by going “trunk to trunk” in a family friendly, festive atmosphere.  We will also have a hayride, silent auction, face painting, games and dinner.  All ages are invited to attend and costumes are welcome.  For more information contact Julie Lahey at jlahey @ stbrendanatl.com or 770-207-7969 ext. 20.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Sawnee Mountain Preserve. Haunted Hike! You will be led around the preserve where you may encounter a few creepy critters! After the hike, enjoy some Halloween activities at the Visitor Center. $3.00 per person, geared towards children ages 8 and under. For more information, call 770-781-2217.

Saturday, October 25

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

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Halloween story event. Click Clack Boo! A Tricky Treat.

11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Trick or Treat Event at Warbington Farms, located at 5555 Crowe Road, Cumming 30041. Activities for the kids including “trick or treat” stations and the fun park, pumpkin painting & pony cart rides. Come dressed in costume (kids & adults) and get $1 off fun park admission.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – The annual Hay Day Fall Festival takes place at the Cumming, GA Save the Horses location every October, and proceeds are used to purchase hay for the animals to eat during the coming winter. This year’s event is on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Save the Horses is located at: 1768 Newt Green Road, Cumming, GA 30028

There will be great activities for kids of all ages (including the adult variety) such as hay rides, corn hole tournament, horse rides, a cake walk, petting zoo, and stables where you could visit and get to know some of the beautiful horses who live on the farm.   All proceeds go to savethehorses.org.

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

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Creekside Methodist Church Trunk-or-Treat – 4:00-5:30 pm “Trunk or Treating” and 5:30-6:00pm Devotion plus Awards for Costumes and Best Trunks!  Wear your costumes and creatively decorate your trunk or just come participate in the fun! Popcorn and drinks available for sale! Fun activities include jump houses, music, candy and more! Participating trunks must be set up between 3-3:45pm.

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Fall festival at First Baptist Cumming. 1597 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA.

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Cumming First United Methodist Church Night in the Patch – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Hot dog dinner, movie on the lawn, hayride, pumpkin carving, roasting s’mores and popcorn, punkin chunking and more!

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

Sunday, October 26

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Second annual fall festival event in the Pinecrest Academy parking lot! Hayrides, face painting, crafts, photo booth, games and a trunk or treat! 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Castleberry Road Baptist Church Fall Festival – Please mark your calendars for our First Fall Festival we are hosting for our community.  We will have an evening of family fun and excitement as we bring in multiple bouncey houses, games, food, and fun for the entire family. Castleberry Road Baptist Church is located at: 7225 Castleberry Road Cumming, GA 30040. For information call (770) 889-2422.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Freedom Tabernacle TRUNK OR TREAT: Our 8th annual Trunk or Treat is coming up! This event will be held in our upper parking lot and all participating vehicles will be parked together. We will have music, hotdogs and marshmallow roasting, activities for the kids, and fun for the entire family! This is a free event sponsored by Freedom Tabernacle’s Children’s and Youth Ministries.

All Weekend

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

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

Hayes Haunt, 7435 Cavaletti Circle, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday and Saturday nights, including Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31, and an encore Nov. 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Admission is $5 per person (proceeds go to The Place of Forsyth.) For sensitive guests, “a protective amulet may be purchased and worn to ward off the monsters for a ‘Hayes Haunt Light’ experience,” according to hayeshaunt.com. Allow 15 to 20 minutes to walk through the haunt.

Near Forsyth County

47th Annual Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville 10/25 – 10/26. An estimated 100,000 people are expected at the festival this w

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

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


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