Summer Things to Do in Forsyth County, GA in 2017

things to do in cumming, ga in the summerLooking for fun things to do this summer with your kids in Cumming, GA? Here is a roundup of ideas from Forsyth for Families.

We like to kick off summer by making a summer bucket list! You can make one on paper like an 8.5 x 11 or posterboard. The kids love checking off all the cool things that they do in the summertime.

Take advantage of the Kids Bowl Free program at Stars & Strikes. Stay on your budget and enjoy being able to go out and get some exercise with the family.

Hike Sawnee Mountain and have a picnic. Enjoy the views of our beautiful city from the mountain top!

Go to a free outdoor summer movieSouthern Outdoor Cinema and The Chill Hill are hosting a free outdoor movie series Movies in the Park at Vickery Village.

See a free movie this summer! Movies 400 Summer Movie Series is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am at Movies 400 in Cumming, GA.

Pick your own sunflowers in Forsyth County, GA. July is the prime season and the sunflowers will be blooming then at The Anderson Family’s Farm. Check their Facebook page for updates.

Visit the Cumming Aquatic Center and the Fountains and Spray Parks in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Visit the new spray pad at Old Atlanta Park.

See an outdoor concert. Concerts at The Collection are every other Thursday. Sawnee Mountain Music has a summer music series as well.

Shop at a Farmers Market. There are lots of markets in the area to learn about fruits and vegetables as well as buy homemade goodies from local businesses.

Visit the Forsyth County Public Library for story times, games, and more. Sign up for a summer reading program and earn a free book! Forsyth County Public Library has reading programs throughout the summer.

Cool off and go ice skating at The ICE. Chill out from the summer heat and learn to skate a figure 8!

Go on a camping adventure. Explore the campgrounds around Lake Lanier and go on a family camping trek. Rent a camper at Sugar Mill Creek RV Resort and enjoy a camping experience near Helen, GA without major gas or RV rental costs.

Ride bikes at the Big Creek Greenway. We walk at Fowler Park and take our dogs to the dog park there. There are lots of trails and fun things to do.

Cool off at Poole’s Mill Park. Slide down a rock waterslide and wade in the stream.

Go on a geocaching adventure. There are lots of hidden gems when you geocache in North Georgia.

Enjoy crafts and construction projects at Michaels and Home Depot this summer.

Swim in Lake Lanier. Visit one of the Lake Lanier beaches and enjoy a day on the lake.

Visit LanierWorld. Lake Lanier Islands coupons from Chick-fil-A, Publix and QT offer discounts.

See the Zeedonk. Visit Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and see the zeedonk and lots of other exotic animals!

Play lazer tag, challenge a friend in the lazer maze, ride bumper cars and go bowling. Play in the arcade at the newly updated Stars & Strikes.

Go fishing at Lake Lanier!

Visit Dutch Monkey Doughnuts and watch how they make them through the window!

Visit a farm.  Visit Kinsey Family Farm and enjoy seasonal events.

Visit a gold mine in Dahlonega. Go spelunking in a cave, pan for gold and hear the tales of the gold rush!

The sky’s the limit. What is your favorite thing to do in summer?

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for September 16 – September 18, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaFall is almost here! Here’s a roundup of fun family friendly things to do in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

Pumpkin season is coming – check out my roundup of area pumpkin patches in and around Cumming, GA. Hillcrest Orchards is also open and I will have an apple orchard roundup coming soon!

Friday, September 16

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library  Foodscaping with Edible Perennial Plants 

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, September 17

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a mosaic acorn! 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 –   2016 marks the 75th birthday of everyone’s favorite monkey – Curious George! Come join the fun and #GetCurious at our Curious George Storytime. Activities to follow.

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

1:00 PM – Cumming Library – Batman Day – Crafts and Games for Kids 

2:00 PM- Batman Day – Barnes & Noble at The Collection – Join us for the third annual Batman Day celebrating the Dark Knight’s enduring legacy. The event will include activities, trivia, coloring and much more. Cosplay welcome!

Sunday, September 18

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – St. Brendan Festival – Games, rides, face-painting and crafts, food and music highlight this day-long outdoor family friendly festival. 4633 Shiloh Road, Cumming, GA 30040.

ALL WEEKEND:

9/15 – 9/17 – Cumming First United Methodist Church Children’s Consignment Sale – in Cumming, Georgia hosts a Kid’s Consignment Sale twice a year.  This ministry raises funds for Women and Children’s outreach programs both locally and globally. CFUMC is located at 770 Canton Highway in Cumming, GA, 30040.

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

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 September 2 – September 4, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaSeptember is here! It’s hard to believe. Here’s a roundup of fun family friendly things to do in Forsyth County, GA this Labor Day weekend!

Friday, September 2

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

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library  Growing Young Minds 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Llama Llama Pajama Party 

4:00 PM – Post Road Library Masterminds LEGO Lounge 

Saturday, September 3

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

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop – Make a back to school kids whiteboard!

  • Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can get to work on a mini whiteboard with a pen tray they can use for school work or play time. Once the whiteboard is built, your child can paint it in their favorite color.
    • 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 – 2:00 pm & 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open through Labor Day Weekend.
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time –   Note to self: If your teacher tells you to bring something from nature for show-and-tell, she does not want you to bring an alligator! But nothing will stop Magnolia, who’s determined to have the best show-and-tell of all! Just in time for back-to-school, join us for a fun-filled Storytime featuring If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Llama Llama Pajama Party 

ALL WEEKEND:

IPRA World Championship Fall Rodeo – Cumming Fairgrounds – Watch bareback and saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, break away roping and bull riding at this IPRA Rodeo from September 2 – 4, 2016, at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

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

weekend events in forsyth county gaFrom a bed race and festival to dock dogs diving, there are lots of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this last weekend of August. Enjoy!

Friday, August 19

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

Saturday, August 20

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

9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Creekside Methodist Church – Family Promise of Forsyth County, Inc. will hold its second annual Bed Race & Festival to raise money to help homeless families regain their independence. Over 50 vendors, live music, food, crafts and fun. Plus many beds are racing!

10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open through Labor Day Weekend.
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a journal cover! 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 –   Join us for the Closing Ceremony of our Summer Reading Triathlon. Kids have been voting for their Favorite Hero and Place in books all summer. Voting closes on Sunday, 8/21, and we will announce the local and national Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners at this event, where kids will enjoy activities and get a reward for their excellence in reading over the summer.

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

Sunday, August 21

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

ALL WEEKEND

Rucker Pet Laurel Springs – Dock Dogs Event! Join us for a weekend full of fun! Dock Dogs 2016 will take place at our Laurel Springs store. It is free to attend and to watch. There will be food available as well. There will be one wave on Friday at approximately 5:00 pm. On Saturday and Sunday, though, they will be jumping all day! 3245 Peachtree Pkwy, Suwanee, GA 30024.

THE FUN:
– Big Air Competition
– Extreme Vertical Competition
– Speed Retreive Competition
– Vendors
– Face Painting

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, August 19

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

Saturday, August 20

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

10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open two shifts daily for the summer season!
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make an ice cream pencil topper! 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 –   Join us for a fun-filled Storytime with a little science sprinkled in featuring Mira Forecasts the Future and The Bot That Scott Built. Coloring and activities to follow.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – The Adventures of Egbert: A Violin Adventure

Sunday, August 21

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

ALL WEEKEND

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

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

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for August 12 – August 14, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe weekend is finally here! Here are some fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend. Enjoy!

Friday, August 12

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!

Saturday, August 13

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

8:00 am – SAFFT’s 3rd Annual Color Outside the Lines 5K to support foster & adopted children. This 5k is for any type of runner and it’s great for the entire family. This year we are adding chip timing to ensure accuracy, bringing food trucks, AND incorporating a FUN run for the kids! All runners get a shirt, a packet of color, and a swag bag. It’s the most fun you can have at a 5k! TIME: 5K Starts at 8:00am, Fun Run Starts at 9:00am. REGISTER: www.safft.org/color
10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open two shifts daily for the summer season!
10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Build Black Widow from Marvel’s Avengers! Your child will love building and playing with this kit.
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a Summer Memories 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 – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time –  The first days of school are tough and making new friends is even tougher. Join Milk on her journey at Storytime featuring the back-to-school, must-have picture book of the year Milk Goes to School. Activities to follow.

Sunday, August 14

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

ALL WEEKEND

8/12 – 8/13 – Creekside MOPS Consignment Sale – Every year MOPS sponsors a Spring and Fall Consignment Sale. This is a wonderful opportunity to shop for gently used (and even some new) children’s and maternity items such as quality clothing, toys, games, nursery equipment, and so much more. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the MOPS and Teen MOPS ministries. Creekside United Methodist Church, 673 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming, GA.

Friday, August 12: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, August 13: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (many items half off)

TRAFFIC ALERT

GA 400 will be down to one lane northbound from McFarland Road to Peachtree Parkway.

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

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy back to school week! As we adjust to school schedules once again, here are some fun things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Also mark your calendars for these upcoming Fall Consignment Sales!

Friday, August 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 Center for Puppetry Arts Presents:
Preschool Puppetry Playshop 

Saturday, August 6

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop Skateboard Pencil Box!

  • Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can create a cool Ice Age: Collision Course bowling game. Once the game is built, your child can decorate it with stickers of characters in the new Ice Age movie.
  • 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 – 2:00 pm & 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open two shifts daily for the summer season!
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a Sprout Medal! 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 –  Join us for a wacky celebration of underpants from a bestselling author/illustrator team featuring Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Aliens Love Dinopants. Coloring and activities to follow.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – FREE Fall Family Fun Day and Open House w/ FREE Mini Classes at Akrosphere! August 6th & 7th in Alpharetta, GA! Parents and kids will work together, grab a map and get stamps for completing stations with physical games, circus challenges, creative problems, and more. Prizes and fun for all ages, plus its a wonderful way for parents and kids to connect and actively play together! Suitable for parents and kids age 5+.

Sunday, August 7

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

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Open House at Akrosphere – 2-5pm with Free Intro-Level Mini-Classes in Aerial Silks, Cyr Wheel, Lyra, Trapeze, Tap dance, Hip-Hop, Ballet, and more!

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for July 29 – July 31, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy tax free weekend everyone! It’s a good time for back to school shopping this Saturday & Sunday.

Forsyth County Schools start next Thursday, August 4! Wow, that was fast!

Also mark your calendars for these upcoming Fall Consignment Sales!

Check out these fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, July 29

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

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

Saturday, July 30

Belk Kidfest – Join us for activities, games and refreshments. We are looking for child models to participate in our 1 p.m. fashion show. Models receive an additional 20% off the outfit they model. Call 770-889-5998 ext. 236

10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open two shifts daily for the summer season!
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a Monster Bookmark! 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!

8:00 PM – Barnes & Noble – Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Party – Join us for a special Countdown to Midnight Party leading up to the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two, a special rehearsal edition script book, which goes on sale 7/31 at midnight. The party will feature a special Muggle Wall where customers can share their favorite memories of Harry Potter as well as amazing giveaways and fun activities!

Sunday, July 23

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

NEW RESTAURANT OPENING: i4food Restaurant and Bar, recently opened on June 3 at 5456 Bethelview Road in Cumming, GA. This upscale restaurant offers a menu that is made from scratch!

FORSYTH COUNTY ‪#‎TRAFFIC‬ ALERT: Georgia DOT contractors will continuously close one northbound lane on Ga. 400 northbound between McFarland Parkway/Exit 12 and Peachtree Parkway/Exit 13.

The closure will be from 9 p.m. Friday, July 29 until noon on Monday, August 1, weather permitting.

Full story – http://www.forsythnews.com/section/1/article/30638/

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for July 22 – July 24, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s the second to last weekend of summer! When did that happen? Check out these fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, July 22

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library  ABCs of Drumming 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Friday Family Movie Picnic – Tarzan 

2:00 PM – Post Road Library  ABC’s of Drumming with Dwight Baldwin 

2:30 PM – Hampton Park Library One World Forsyth: Virtual Visit to Hawaii 

Saturday, July 23

10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open two shifts daily for the summer season!
10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Stuff the Bus at Northside Hospital – It’s time to ‪#‎StuffTheBus‬Northside Hospital Forsyth will collect backpacks and school supplies on Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – and they’ll send everything to Children’s Restoration Network, where materials will be distributed to children in group homes and shelters in all 20 metro-Atlanta counties, including Forsyth County Family HavenBald Ridge Lodgeand Jesse’s House, Inc. in ‪#‎ForsythCounty‬.
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a Woodland Forest! 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 – When Martha gets an unusual pet, she’s delighted by all of the fun things they do together. If one moose is this marvelous, then more must be better! Join us as we read about this madcap moose adventure with activities to follow.

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

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Parsons Gifts – Parsons on a Mission – Humane Society Event this Saturday from noon – 3 p.m.
The Forsyth County Humane Society will be here with pets you can adopt. Come to Parsons in Cumming and donate a gift from the list below and receive a $5 Parsons gift certificate as our “Thank You.”
*scoopable cat litter
*pet food
*front loader laundry detergent
*hand sanitizer
*trash bags
*paper towels
*or a cash donation of $5 or more

8:00 pm – Dawsonville – Drive-In Movie Night at Atlanta Motorsports Park is this weekend!! Smokey and the Bandit! Don’t miss out on this fun event.

Sunday, July 23

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

ALL WEEKEND

July 29 & 30 – Canton – The 9th Annual Canton Rodeo is just around the corner… Featuring a thrilling Freestyle Motocross Performance by Kenny Bartram’s Steel Rodeo Tour! This is one event that you don’t want to miss!!!! — at Boling Park. Gates open at 6:00 pm, Performance starts at 8:00 pm. 1098 Marietta Highway, Canton, GA. Adults $15, Kids 5-10 $10, kids under 5 get in free.

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

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

Friday, July 15

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

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

Saturday, July 16

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

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

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

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

Sunday, July 17

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

ALL WEEKEND

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

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

Sign up for their newsletter and get a coupon! Thank YOU for making Lakewood 400 one of the Best in America!! USA Today and The Huffington Post agree! See you this weekend!

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

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

 

 

Coming up on Monday July 18!

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

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

 

 


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