Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for July 7 – July 9, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHere is a roundup of summer events 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 30

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

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

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Friday Family Movie Picnic – Wall-E (G) 2008

2:30 PM – Post Road Library  Doc Atoms – Explode Your World Mad Scientist!

2:30 PM – Hampton Park Library Tween Friday: Chill Out, Play Hockey!

Saturday, July 1

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.

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

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 castle! 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 – Little Excavator story time. From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of the Llama Llama books comes a new character ready to dig his way into your heart! Little Excavator joins Loader, Dump Truck, Backhoe and Crane as they get ready to transform a vacant lot into a neighborhood park. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.

11:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Barry Stewart Mann Presents: Old Joe & the Carpenter and Other Folktales to Build On

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, July 2

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

Hello Summer Festival the Carnival has arrived at North Georgia Premium Outlets from June 29 – July 9. Friday 5pm – 11pm, Saturday – Sunday 1pm – 11pm. Prices for Rides: Individual Ticket are $1.50 each Wrist bands – unlimited rides: Monday – Thursday $20 Friday – Sunday $25

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for June 30 – July 2, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe 4th of July weekend is here! Here is a roundup of summer events in Forsyth County, GA. As always, comment and share if you know of any other fun activities. See also my City of Cumming July 4th Celebration and 4th of July Events Around Forsyth County for more ideas to celebrate!

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 30

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 – Eight Below (PG) 2006

Saturday, July 1

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 Gardens – Pick your own blueberries! They will open to the public with no appointment required for this Saturday, July 1 only, Please email them at : blueberrygarden@blueberrygarden.org  if you need further information
Please observe parking signs. For those of you that have been to our farm in the past the house is no longer part of the farm, so be respectful of the new owners and do not park or trespass on their property. Blueberries are $15.00 per gallon u-pick.
Paid before entering the field. We provide buckets for you to pick in, if you wish to take tbe bucket home it will be $2.00 per bucket,or if you prefer bring a bag or container to transfer your berries into 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 slime jar! 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 – BE QUIET! story time. In this hilarious new book from acclaimed author Ryan T. Higgins, all Rupert the Mouse wants is to star in a beautiful, wordless picture book. He has plenty of ideas about what makes a great book, but his friends just won’t stop talking! 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

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, July 2

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.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 9 – June 11, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHere is a roundup for weekend two of summer fun in and around 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 9

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

10:30 AM – Post Road Library  Native American Encampment

11:00 AM – Cumming Library Keith Karnok Puppet Show

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Friday Family Movie Picnic – Cars (G) 2006

1:30 PM – Post Road Library Native American Dancing Demonstration

2:00 PM – Cumming Library  Creative Circle

2:30 PM – Hampton Park Library Tween Friday: It’s a Jungle Out There!

Saturday, June 10

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.

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

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 play dough ice cream cone! 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 – 4:00 pm – Humpus Bumpus Summer Kick-off! Humpus Bumpus will be hosting an afternoon for kids! A magician will kick off a day of carnival games and local author story times! There will also be face painting and prizes. Stay tuned for more details and an official schedule of events coming out soon!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Story time – With his trademark use of humorous verse and illustrations, Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise graduation speech will truly inspire anyone starting out in the world! Join us at this special Storytime, with 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 11

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Save the Horses First Charity Horse Show! Save The Horses is teaming up with Brownwood Farms and Rolling Hills Saddle Club on Sunday, June 11th starting at 9am, at Wills Park Equestrian Center in Alpharetta, GA for our first charity horse show.

Join us as a rider (English/Western), spectator, sponsor or vendor for a fun day to help benefit Save the Horses Rescue. Click the following link for more information: http://savethehorses.org/horse-show.html

Riders and horses of all ages and abilities are welcome. See the entry form and show sheet posted. Spectator admission and parking is free. Snack bar and vendors will be available.

Save the Horses (The Horse Rescue, Relief & Retirement Fund) is a 501(c)(3). This will be an amazing event!

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.

 

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 2 – June 4, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe first week of summer is officially in the books! Here is a roundup for weekend two of summer fun in and around 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 2

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 – Cumming Library  American Red Cross – Blood Drive

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders

11:00 AM – Off Site (See Program Description for Details) Post Road and Sharon Forks Summer Reading Kick-Off Carnival

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Movies in the Park – Moana – Dawsonville, GA – War Hill Park, 4081 War Hill Park Road. Activities start at 6:00 pm, movie starts at dusk. Bounce house, vendors, games, concessions, prizes. Bring a blanket, towel or lawn chair! No pets.

Saturday, June 3

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.

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 flip book! 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 If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t! Story time – If you see a poster that says “You Can Do Anything at the Library!,” it is NOT giving you permission to put on a circus! But Magnolia doesn’t see any problem with setting up her own big top. She’s got a lot of gusto and one mean human cannonball routine. So what if her greatest show on Earth won’t fit between the bookshelves? Activities to follow.

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

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 4

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.

Around Forsyth County

Saturday June 3 at 6:30 pm – Pete’s Dragon – Movies Under the Stars Summer Series at Mall of Georgia. As part of the summer series, local bands will take the stage at The Village Pavilion from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and the feature film will shine on a 35-foot big screen at The Village Amphitheatre starting at dusk (around 9 p.m.). Guests can also enjoy a variety of fun games, jump time in bounce houses, summer snack concessions such as shaved ice and more. As always, shoppers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to get cozy for the music and motion picture production!

North Point Mall Carnival – Come visit the carnival Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot between the Sears and JC Penney stores from 5 to 11 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 11 p.m. weekends. The carnival will have 18 to 20 rides, games, food and restroom facilities.

All Weekend

Pick strawberries at Warbington Farms! The 2017 strawberry season is in full swing!  Strawberry season usually runs till second week of June. Price is $14 (plus tax) for U-Pick and $16 (plus tax) for Pre-Picked. We provide the buckets and do not allow outside containers in the field. Please keep in mind that we do close the field for inclement weather. Berry picking is based on availability and we close the fields once the berries are picked out for the day.

 

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

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe weekend is here and we made it! Even though the colder weather returns, there’s lots of fun to be had this weekend right here in Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, March 10 – Early Release for Forsyth County Schools

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 

2:00 PM – Cumming Library  Creative Circle 

2:00 PM – Hampton Park Library  Drop-In Makerday 

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

Saturday, March 11

8:00 am – Pi Day 5K Race at West Forsyth High School. Join teachers, students and families for the 2nd Annual Pi Day Race. The Pi Day Race provides the perfect opportunity to build excitement around mathematics and science education!  Pi Day, is a fun celebration used by educators to draw attention to the important mathematical number pi. Pi, a transcendental number, is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter. Pi Day Race has an innovative twist! While many 5K runs are 3.1 miles, the Pi Day 5-K will be a 3.14 mile run/walk. We are encouraging schools, universities, businesses, and families to come out to run/walk together to support and foster excitement about mathematics and science education. The Pi Day Race 5k will beneifit Literacy Forsyth. The mission of Literacy Forsyth is to provide adult literacy services that educate, build self-sufficiency, and strengthen the community’s economic base. Literacy Forsyth and our partners have been successfully doing so since 1993, and we will continue to serve the Forsyth County community with your support.

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a fairy house! 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.  From the #1 New York Times bestselling children’s book creator Matthew Van Fleet comes a laugh-out-loud, jazzy story of a little baby chick who learns how to dance from a friendly band of animals who know all the right moves! Don’t miss out on our Storytime featuring the title Dance.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Lucky Dog Day with Angels Among Us Pet Rescue at Vickery Village – Bring your dog* and join us for Lucky Dog Day at Vickery Village!

Dog adoptions with Angels Among Us Pet Rescue
Pet-themed crafts with Pinspiration Georgia
Donate needed pet supplies for Angels Among Us
Dine with your dog on one of our pet friendly restaurant patios
Enjoy hotdogs and ice cream available for purchase at The Chill Hill
Shop at pet vendor booths
Enjoy a fun day in the community
Meet Daisy (shown in photo), our Vickery Village “spokesdog” – adopted from AAU 6 years ago by Sydney, owner of The Flower Post

*Dogs attending the event must be on a leash, current on shots and friendly with kids and other dogs.

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

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michael’s Make Event Painter’s Tape Reveal Art. First, you start with a white canvas. Then, you MAKE a masterpiece! Join us in stores this Saturday, March 11, 1:00-3:00 PM local time for our Painter’s Tape Reveal Art Event! Buy any canvas and the rest of your supplies are free!

Sunday, March 12

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

ALL WEEKEND

Forsyth Central Stage presents Urinetown. In a futuristic world, people must pay for the privilege to urinate. Heroic Bobby Strong leads the fight against this practice in a musical comedy that spoofs musical comedy. March 10th at 7:00 pm, March 11th at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. $10 tickets.

Gibbs Gardens daffodil season! The Gardens open Saturday, February 18 for the 2017 Season and the Daffodils are blooming! With over 20 Million blooms, the show begins with early and some of the mid-season selections. Plan to visit every week and view over 100 different varieties. We are open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm. The entry gates close at 4 pm. Join today and visit as often as you like during open hours.

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 March 11 – March 13, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe warm weather is here! Enjoy the sunshine with some fun things to do for families in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, March 11

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 – Kid Craft 

11:15 AM – Sharon Forks Library – Preschool Discovery: Shapes 

Saturday, March 12

8:00 am – Pi Day 5K Race benefitting special needs classrooms of Forsyth County, GA. North GA Running Co. Join teachers, students and families for the 2nd Annual Pi Day Race. The Pi Day Race provides the perfect opportunity to build excitement around mathematics and science education!  Pi Day, 3.12.16, is a fun celebration used by educators to draw attention to the important mathematical number pi. Pi, a transcendental number, is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter. Pi Day Race has an innovative twist! While many 5K runs are 3.1 miles, the Pi Day 5-K will be a 3.14 mile run/walk. We are encouraging schools, universities, businesses, and families to come out to run/walk together to support and foster excitement about mathematics and science education. A portion of race proceeds will be used to buy equipment for special needs classrooms in Forsyth County.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Bunny 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. When Rabbit collects too many carrots which leave him unable to sleep in his cozy burrow, other animals offer to share their homes. Will Rabbit make his way back? Join us to find out on Saturday, March 12 at 11:00AM for a special Storytime featuring Too Many Carrots. Activities and coloring to follow.

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library – Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs 

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

Sunday, March 13

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Humane Society Thrift StoreHSFC Baby Shower – The Humane Society is expecting lots of new puppies and kittens- and they need your help. To prepare for this busy season, they will be holding their second annual HSFC Baby Shower on March 13 from 1-5 p.m. at their thrift store, located at 168 Tri-County Plaza in Cumming. This fun family event will include refreshments, door prizes, a raffle and more. Items on their “gift registry” include dry puppy food, puppy pads, dry and canned kitten food, cat litter and kitten and puppy milk replacer. Cash donations are also always gratefully accepted. Donations of items will also be collected at any Rucker Pet store, at Petco in Cumming, our Thrift Store as well as at the HSFC Adoption Center, located at 4440 Keith Bridge Road in Cumming.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS

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

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for February 5 – February 7, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s a SUPER weekend with lots of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA. Enjoy your weekend – it ends with the big game on Sunday night!

And since the groundhog didn’t see his shadow, we await spring in a few weeks!

Friday February 5

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 – STEM 4 Pre-K – each child is a budding scientist! Let your child experiment, explore and wonder with hands-on, age appropriate science fun.

Saturday February 6

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Consignment Sale. Don’t forget the North Fulton Mothers of Multiples Club Consignment Sale is sponsoring a HUGE baby to tweens consignment sale at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market on Atlanta highway. Open to the public from 9:00am-12:00pm. This is a great place to get everything you need 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 19,000 square feet!  There is usually a line to get in the door! See their Facebook page for more details.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop. Learn how to build a Valentines mailbox.

  • Come learn how to build a Valentines mailbox in time for Valentine’s Day
  • FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12
  • All kid get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
  • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
  • Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
  • Thank you for registering online to help us better plan our craft kit quantities needed.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Cupid’s arrow valentine. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – Sharon Forks Library – Sensory story time for children with special needs.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Collection Forsyth. From bestselling author Sherri Duskey Rinker and award-winning artist Patrick McDonnell comes this funny and tender love letter from a parent to a child. Silly Wonderful You expresses how life is so new and different and filled with love with a little one around.

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!

Sunday, February 7

1:30 pm – Post Road Library – One World Forsyth – Chinese New Year. Come celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year
at the Post Road Library. At 1:45, enjoy an interactive lion dance and kung fu performance by The Atlanta Contemporary Chinese Academy. Afterwards, stay for crafts, Chinese candy and a fortune cookie!  For all ages, no registration required!

ALL WEEKEND

The Off Broadway Children’s Theater‘s Senior Troupe is performing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. These talented children (ages 9-15) have been rehearsing this show since September and will treat you to a fantastic night of entertainment. Once their shows at the theater are complete, they will travel to Walt Disney World to compete at the National Performing Arts Festival! 12315 Crabapple Rd Suite 122 – Alpharetta GA, 30004.

Friday 7pm
Saturday 7pm
Sunday 3pm

Tickets available at https://obct.yapsody.com/

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for November 20 – November 22, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy last day of school before Thanksgiving break! Here is a roundup of events in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

There will be no update next weekend as I am taking time off to enjoy my family. I wish you a happy, healthy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 20

10:00 am – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders.

11:15 am – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – Musical Morning.

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – National BBQ Cup at the Cumming Fairgrounds. The National Barbecue Cup: Que’n in Cumming is returning this weekend to the Cumming Fairgrounds. Tickets for this year’s festivities are $7 at the gate. Tasting tickets for the people’s choice are $5 for five. The event features vendors selling food, arts and crafts and other items, along with a kid’s zone, music and raffles. It’s the largest competition in Georgia! If you love BBQ, sample good eats from over 100 vendors.

Saturday, November 21

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Kids Club® felt Christmas mouse! 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 – 6:00 pm – National BBQ Cup at the Cumming Fairgrounds. The National Barbecue Cup: Que’n in Cumming is returning this weekend to the Cumming Fairgrounds. Tickets for this year’s festivities are $7 at the gate. Tasting tickets for the people’s choice are $5 for five. The event features vendors selling food, arts and crafts and other items, along with a kid’s zone, music and raffles.

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. In celebration of Thanksgiving, join us for Storytime featuring The Little Kids’ Table.

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

Sunday, November 22

1:30 – 5 pm – International Games Day at Post Road Library. Gamers Unite! Are you a video gamer? Board gamer? Card gamer? Come celebrate International Games Day at the library. We’ll have console gaming including Minecraft, Star Wars Kinect, classic Atari and Nintendo games. There will be table top games, card game demos including Magic: The Gathering and Netrunner (bring your decks if you have one!), a Pokémon/Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament, chess competition, a Rubik’s cubing contest, and live action Clue! Kapow – The Comics, Game and Toy Store will have demos and there will be game crafts in the kids section too! No registration required. Crafts will be ongoing all afternoon!

Schedule of Events
In The Meeting Room:
1:30p.m.-4:00p.m.
Live Action Clue
1:45p.m.-2:45p.m.
Pokémon/Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament – Bring your deck!
3:00p.m.-3:30p.m.
Rubik’s Cube Competition – Bring your Cube!
3:45p.m.-4:30p.m.
Speed Chess  – We provide the chess boards!
 
In The Hot Spot:
1:30p.m.-2:30p.m.
Minecraft and Lego Video Games
2:30p.m.-3:30p.m.
Star Wars and Cabela’s Video Games
3:30p.m-4:30p.m
Classic Nintendo, Sega, and Atari Games
Throughout the Branch:
There will be tables where you can try Netrunner and Magic: The Gathering. Or bring your favorite game to play!

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!

Christmas Tree Farms

Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm
Can you believe Thanksgiving is already upon us?? We open THIS Saturday 11/21/15 from 9:00 until dark!! Come join our family tradition and start your very on family tradition this year at Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm. (Please note: this weekend is Choose and Cut trees only, our fresh cut Fraser’s will not be here until next Tuesday). We hope to see all of you out this CHRISTMAS season at the farm!! Check out our website for more information, or please call (706) 429-3173
www.bottomstreefarm.com or check their Facebook page.
Kinsey Family Farm
As we approach the start of our Christmas season this Saturday we wanted to make everyone aware of the special hours of operation. Please be sure to visit our official Kinsey Family Farm webpage, www.kinseyfamilyfarm.com/directions for accurate times. Our hours are CONSISTENTLY posted incorrectly by Google and Yelp . . . they are not a reliable source of information for our hours of operation. And if you have any questions you are more than welcome to give us a call as well at 770-887-6028.
Crazy as it sounds (who knows where the time goes!) the beginning of the KFF Christmas season is rapidly approaching! And with that comes many questions regarding which types of trees we will be selling. This year we have great news . . . we are expanding our tree selection to over 10 varieties!!! If all goes as planned we will be adding limited quantities of several western fir tree species, as well as, several new “live” Christmas trees that can be planted in the ground after Christmas. For a complete listing of all the varieties and their current availability please visit our website at www.kinseyfamilyfarm.com/Christmas.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for September 18 – September 20, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe last weekend of summer is here and is chock full of fun events and consignment sales! Here’s a roundup of things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Check out our roundup of Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in and around Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, September 18

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 – 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 all related to a creative theme. Advance registration is not required.

11:15 PM – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – Musical Morning. Educate and entertain your little learner, aged 3-5, at the Post Road Library. Join us on Fridays for a variety of preschool play each week. Throughout the month we will offer a music class, center-based play, science and STEM for the preschool set and a craft day, perfect for little fingers and growing imaginations! For ages 3-5. No registration required.

Saturday, September 19

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a fall hand print tree! 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. Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Barnes & Noble’s picture book of the month, Bug in a Vacuum.

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

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

Sunday, September 20

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Play at the Park Family Fun Festival at Fowler Park. This fun family friendly event, now in its 13th year, is hosted by Forsyth County’s parks and recreation department. The free festival will feature a variety of family-friendly entertainment. Activities include inflatables, a petting zoo, train rides, magic and puppet shows and food vendors.
Fall Consignment Sales This Weekend

9/17 – 9/19 – 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 17, 2015           3:00 pm-8:00 pm
Friday, September 18, 2015               8:30 am-1:00 pm
Saturday, September 19, 2015           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 17 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm  (No strollers allowed), 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, September 18 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 19 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm


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