Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 12 – January 14, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaTGIF y’all! Here’s a roundup of fun family things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA. It is about to get really cold again, so bundle up!

Friday, January 12

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

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

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Pinspiration Georgia at Vickery Village Parents Night Out – NEED A PARENT’S NIGHT OUT? Enjoy a night out in Cumming, Georgia or out and about at Vickery Village Shops, Restaurants and Events, and relax while your children have fun crafting indoors at Pinspiration Georgia!

Parents Night is held every Friday from 5-9pm and includes:
-Fun crafts
-Activities
-Pizza
-Movie
$25 per child. Both boy/girl friendly. School-aged kids (5 and up). Just $10 for every additional child in same family. Please email -Atlanta@pinspiration.com to receive registration form or sign up online on our calendar.

Saturday, January 13

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a snowman page marker! 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 – Storytime – Over 50 years ago, a small bear set out on the adventure of a lifetime. Since then, Paddington has charmed readers around the world with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. Join us for Storytime featuring this beloved classic, in theaters now.

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

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michaels Make Break – Clay Slime – mix clear slime and Crayola model magic to make clay slime!

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – VFW Post 9143 Bingo Night – 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! 1045 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

ALL WEEKEND

Educator Appreciation Days at Barnes & Noble every Saturday & Sunday in January – Pre-K through Grade 12 educators, join us in store every Saturday and Sunday in January and enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more. Plus, shop online at BN.com on Saturday, January 27th and Sunday, January 28th and save 25% on most orders.

Avalon on Ice – ice skating at Avalon through January 21 – Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice.  Our monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back starting November 19th, 2017 through January 21st, 2018.

Spring softball and baseball registration is now open for Forsyth County, GA.

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 5 – January 7, 2018

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy New Year! I hope you and your family enjoyed the holiday break. I enjoyed time with my family and even took a break from the blog. Now we’re back at it in 2018! Here’s a roundup of fun family things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, January 5

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 Fairytale STEAM

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Winter Break Family Movie Picnic – Annie Sing Along (PG)

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

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Pinspiration Georgia at Vickery Village Parents Night Out – NEED A PARENT’S NIGHT OUT? Enjoy a night out in Cumming, Georgia or out and about at Vickery Village Shops, Restaurants and Events, and relax while your children have fun crafting indoors at Pinspiration Georgia!

Parents Night is held every Friday from 5-9pm and includes:
-Fun crafts
-Activities
-Pizza
-Movie
$25 per child. Both boy/girl friendly. School-aged kids (5 and up). Just $10 for every additional child in same family. Please email -Atlanta@pinspiration.com to receive registration form or sign up online on our calendar.

Saturday, January 6

Pinspiration Georgia at Vickery Village – Winter break is nearly over and there is still time to get in and make as a family! Schedule a splatter session this weekend, and be sure to head to our website at pinspiration.com ‘Choose my DIY’ to check out all our current project options! pinspiration.com/classes

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop. Make a block calendar. Get organized for 2018 in our hands-on Workshop where you and your child can assemble a wooden block calendar to kick off the new year. Useful year-round, the block calendar is perfect for a tabletop display. Once the calendar construction is complete, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids 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.

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

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Storytime – The final book in the award-winning What Do You Do With …? picture book series by bestselling author Kobi Yamada and illustrator Mae Besom, What Do You Do With a Chance? inspires kids of all ages to find the courage to go for the opportunities that come their way.

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – You Lucky Dog Rescue Adoption Meet and Greet – Rucker Pet (2990 Buford Hwy, Cumming, GA) 2990 Buford Hwy, Cumming, Georgia 30041. They are also seeking fosters for their dogs!

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – VFW Post 9143 Bingo Night – 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! 1045 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

ALL WEEKEND

Educator Appreciation Days at Barnes & Noble every Saturday & Sunday in January – Pre-K through Grade 12 educators, join us in store every Saturday and Sunday in January and enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more. Plus, shop online at BN.com on Saturday, January 27th and Sunday, January 28th and save 25% on most orders.

Avalon on Ice – ice skating at Avalon through January 21 – Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice.  Our monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back starting November 19th, 2017 through January 21st, 2018.

Spring softball and baseball registration is now open for Forsyth County, GA.

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

weekend events in forsyth county gaHere are some fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, January 20

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders 

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

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

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center – 1/2 price off DAILY Admission on the 3rd Friday of Every Month.

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

Saturday, January 21

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Craft stick cocoa mug! 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.  Mo Willems’ hilarious new picture book Nanette’s Baguette follows our plucky heroine on her first big solo trip to the bakery. But… will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette? Or will Nanette soon be beset with regret? Find out at Storytime.

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

ALL WEEKEND

Spring Baseball and Softball Registration – this weekend and next weekend

Spring baseball and softball is held at various parks through out the county.  For program and registration information, please visit the association websites listed below.
Bennett Park – bpraiders.com
Coal Mountain Park – www.coalmountainbaseball.com
Central Park  www.centralparkathleticassociation.com
Midway Park  www.midwayathleticclub.com
Sawnee Mountain Park – www.leaguelineup.com/sawneemountainpark
Sharon Springs Park – www.ssaa-kids.comPlease note – these associations are affiliate organizations*.
Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-5. Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, The Marketplace for Classic Antiques & Collectibles, Unique Home & Garden Decor, Jewelry & Art. Over 475 booths. $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 are free. Sign up for their newsletter and get a coupon!

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 13 – January 15, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe weekend edition is back after the holiday season and a tumultuous snow and ice event! I hope you are having a wonderful start to the new year. Here are some fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, January 13

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 

6:30 PM – Post Road Library Mad Hatter’s Friday the 13th Glow Party – Feeling a bit mad here? Join us for the Mad Hatter’s GLOW Tea Party! It’s an after hours event at the library!  Are you more an Alice, a Red Queen, a Mad Hatter or a Cheshire Cat?
Join us for an Alice in Wonderland themed glow party at the library. Wear your best Alice themed costumes. There will be glow in the dark crafts, games and of course, tea! Afterward, stay to watch Tim Burton’s AliceThrough the Looking Glass (PG). For middle and high school students only. No registration required.

Saturday, January 14

9:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Special Needs Library Hour & Sensory Storytime  – Join us every second Saturday for a special hour of library time designed to accommodate our patrons with special needs. We will open our doors an hour early so that you will have a warm and welcoming environment designed just for you! Browse the library, check out your favorite books, movies, and CDs, and participate in our special Sensory Storytime, which is specifically designed for children with special needs. No registration required.

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

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Perfect for every child who has ever loved or yearned for a pet, this uproarious new book delights readers of all ages as they peek into the mischievous world of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague’s bestselling ‘How Do Dinosaurs…’ series. Join us for a fun-filled Storytime featuring How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?

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

Sunday, January 15

2:30 PM – Post Road Library – Sunday Dance Camp with Cumming Dance Academy  – Introduce your tiny dancer to a different style of dancing each month with a certified instructor from the Cumming Dance Academy. No special outfit or shoes are required, but please wear comfortable clothing. Ages 4 – 10, no registration required!

Spring Baseball and Softball Registration – this weekend and next weekend

Spring baseball and softball is held at various parks through out the county.  For program and registration information, please visit the association websites listed below.
Bennett Park – bpraiders.com
Coal Mountain Park – www.coalmountainbaseball.com
Central Park  www.centralparkathleticassociation.com
Midway Park  www.midwayathleticclub.com
Sawnee Mountain Park – www.leaguelineup.com/sawneemountainpark
Sharon Springs Park – www.ssaa-kids.comPlease note – these associations are affiliate organizations*.

Fall Baseball and Softball Registration 2014 for Forsyth County, GA

fall baseball and softball in forsyth county, gaForsyth County Parks and Recreation invites baseball and softball players to sign up to play ball in the fall. Registration is open Monday through Friday, July 28 through August 15.

The fall recreational baseball and softball league is for boys and girls ages 4 through 17 (participants must turn 4 years old prior to September 1, 2014). The registration fee for Fall Ball is $70 per child for county residents and $84 per child for non-county residents.

Beginning July 28, registrations will be taken at the county’s three recreation centers, located at Fowler Park, Central Park and Old Atlanta Park, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registrations will also be accepted beginning July 28 via fax, mail and online at www.forsythco.com/parks. Mailed or faxed registration forms must include payment and be received by August 15.

Practices are scheduled to begin the week of September 1. Games are scheduled to begin the week of September 15 and will continue until the middle of October.

Fowler Park is located at 4110 Carolene Way. Central Park is located at 2300 Keith Bridge Road. Old Atlanta Park is located at 810 Nichols Road. For more information, call Forsyth County Parks and Recreation at 770.781.2215 or visit www.forsythco.com/parks.

Registration Dates: Monday – Friday, July 28 – August 158:30 am – 5 pm in Rec Centers at Central Park, Fowler Park and Old Atlanta Park.

Registration will be accepted via fax, mail, in person and online! 

Ages:  4 – 17.  Child must be 4 years old prior to September 1, 2014 to participate.

Registration fee:  $70.00/child for county residents and $84.00/child for non-county residents

Evaluations (if needed): week of August 25

Practices begin:  week of September 1

Games begin: week of September 15

Season ends: mid-October

General Info

Each child will be placed in the appropriate age division by FCPRD. Children may only play up one age group with permission from the FCPRD Athletic Staff.  Each team will be scheduled to play 8 games. Game days are Monday through Friday (no Saturday or Sunday games). Practices will be scheduled Monday through Saturday prior to games beginning. Some teams may practice on Saturdays after games begin.

Players will sign up for areas, instead of specific parks.  For example, players that sign up for the North area may have practices and some games at either Bennett, Central or Coal Mountain Parks. Players will have the opportunity to request a preferred park, but FCPRD does not guarantee that the request will be honored.

Below is a chart of the Age Groups, the rules each group will play and the age control dates for each group.

5BB

5/1/2009

TO

8/31/2010

6BB

5/1/2008

TO

4/30/2009

7BB

5/1/2007

TO

4/30/2008

8BB REC

5/1/2006

TO

4/30/2007

9BB

5/1/2005

TO

4/30/2006

10BB

5/1/2004

TO

4/30/2005

11/12BB

5/1/2002

TO

4/30/2004

13BB

5/1/2001

TO

4/30/2002

14BB

5/1/2000

TO

4/30/2001

15+BB

5/1/1997

TO

4/30/2000

5/6SB

1/1/2008

TO

8/31/2010

7/8SB

1/1/2006

TO

12/31/2007

9/10SB

1/1/2004

TO

12/31/2005

11/12SB

1/1/2002

TO

12/31/2003

13-15SB

1/1/1999

TO

12/31/2002

Contacts

Youth Athletic Supervisor: Clayton Munnell, 770-781-2215 or ccmunnell@forsythco.com

North Coordinator (Bennett, Coal Mountain & Central Parks): Stephen Jones 770-781-2215 or sjjones@forsythco.com

West Coordinator (Fowler, Midway & Sawnee Mountain Parks): Telly Helms, 770-781-2152 or tdhelms@forsythco.com

South Coordinator (Sharon Springs & Joint Venture Parks): Taylor Davis, 770-205-4646 or tndavis@forsythco.com

FCPRD Fall Baseball/Softball League is run by the Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Dept. and is not affiliated with your Spring Baseball/Softball Park’s Booster Club.

Forsyth County Fall Recreational Baseball and Softball Registration

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Sign Up for Fall Baseball and Softball

Registration begins July 29

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation invites baseball and softball players to sign up to play ball in the fall. Registration is open Monday through Friday, July 29 through August 16.

The fall recreational baseball and softball league is for boys and girls ages 4 through 17 (participants must turn 4 years old prior to September 1, 2013). The registration fee for Fall Ball is $70 per child for county residents and $84 per child for non-county residents.

Beginning July 29, registrations will be taken at the county’s three recreation centers, located at Fowler Park, Central Park and Old Atlanta Park, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registrations will also be accepted beginning July 29 via fax, mail and online at www.forsythco.com/parks. Mailed or faxed registration forms must include payment and be received by August 16.

Practices are scheduled to begin the week of September 2. Games are scheduled to begin the week of September 16 and will continue until the week of October 14.

Fowler Park is located at 4110 Carolene Way. Central Park is located at 2300 Keith Bridge Road. Old Atlanta Park is located at 810 Nichols Road. For more information, call Forsyth County Parks and Recreation at 770.781.2215 or visit www.forsythco.com/parks.


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