Happy Thanksgiving 2016

thankfulI am thankful for many things this holiday season, including you all – my readers.

Thank you for reading Forsyth for Families. I hope it has helped you to create many family memories that you will cherish in the years to come.

I am taking a break this Thanksgiving weekend to spend time with my family so there won’t be a weekend update.

Here are a few recent links and things to do in the area in the meantime. See you next week!

Jenni

Check out my Thanksgiving Pinterest board for some Thanksgiving placemats, mad libs and other printable fun stuff for the kids as you celebrate.

Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting on November 27, 2016 at The Collection Forsyth

Community Thanksgiving Dinners in Forsyth County, GA

Holiday Events in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2016

Christmas Tree Farms in Forsyth County, GA for 2016

 

Happy Thanksgiving 2015

thankfulI am thankful for many things this holiday season, including my readers.

Thank you for reading Forsyth for Families. I hope it has helped create many family memories that you will cherish in the years to come.

I am taking a break this Thanksgiving weekend to spend time with my family so there won’t be a weekend update.

Here are a few recent links and things to do in the area in the meantime. See you next week!

Jenni

Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting on November 28, 2015 at The Collection Forsyth

One of our favorite things to do in Forsyth County, GA is to celebrate the holidays at fun, free family events like Santa’s Arrival and the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at The Collection Forsyth.

Tree Lighting Celebration at The Collection Forsyth

Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy a storytime, carriage rides, live holiday music and welcome Santa as he lights their 50 ft. Christmas Tree. Browse holiday gift displays provided by The Collection Forsyth retailers. The tree lighting ceremony is at 5:00 pm. *Please note Santa will not be available for pictures at this event.

Christmas Light Shows around Forsyth County, GA

Christmas Tree Farms in Cumming, GA

Holiday Festivals, Bazaars and Craft Fairs in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2015

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

Breakfast with Santa and Pictures with Santa Events in Forsyth County, GA

Check out my Thanksgiving Pinterest board for some Thanksgiving placemats, mad libs and other printable fun stuff for the kids as you celebrate.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 5 – December 7, 2014

little mill middle school holiday festivalThe weekend brings lots of fun holiday events in Forsyth County, GA! Here is a roundup of things to do this weekend. As always, please comment and share any other events that you hear about.

Friday, December 5

10:30 am – 11:30 am – Hampton Park Library – Preschool Play Day. Join us for a morning of playing and learning! This program will have fun, engaging activities specifically designed to help support early literacy. This program is suggested for children 5 and under, with a caregiver. Registration recommended.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Festival of Lights at Northside Hospital Forsyth. MarketPlace Christmas – Celebration of Lights, Jingle Jog and Christmas Parade – Start the weekend off on Friday at the Celebration of Lights at Northside Hospital – Forsyth with live entertainment from local schools and groups, children activities, photos with Santa and the lighting of the giant Christmas tree atop the hospital.

7:00 pm – Barnes & Noble – The Polar Express Holiday Storytime. Join us on December 5 at 7:00 pm for our annual Polar Express Storytime. The Polar Express will be read, along with some activities. Kids can come in their PJs, too!

Saturday, December 6

7:30 am – 12:00 pm – MarketPlace Christmas – Jingle Jog and Christmas Parade. Saturday participate in a short run/walk in the Jingle Jog 5K that takes you down Mary Alice Park Road and back to Market Place Boulevard. Then kick back and enjoy the season with your community, family and friends to cheer on the festive floats in the Cumming Christmas Parade.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Holiday Bazaar at Montessori Academy at Sharon Springs, 2830 Old Atlanta Rd. Cumming, GA 30041. We have over 25 vendors selling unique items; educational board games, hand crafted jewelry, jams, holiday decor, and much more!

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – German Christmas Market at South Forsyth High School. South Forsyth High School will hold this year’s German Christmas Market on Saturday, December 6 from 9am to noon at the East Hall Cafeteria. This popular annual event has high school students teach younger kids seasonal arts and crafts. There will be about 20 arts and crafts stations where children and their families can decorate ornaments, build ginger bread houses, have their faces painted, etc. This is a free community event for families sponsored by the German program at SFHS.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Happy Holiday Elves. 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 as we ready Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner. *ALSO – Educators from pre-K through 12 are invited to a special holiday shopping event on Saturday, December 6. Educators will receive 25% off classroom and personal purchases. Don’t miss out on special offers! Check your local store for more details.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Little Mill Middle School Holiday Festival. Start your holiday shopping this Saturday Dec 6th from 1-5pm and support LMMS PTSA as they hold theirr 2nd Annual Holiday Festival. Admission is FREE.  We will have over 50 vendors from you to shop from.  Our Beta Kids will offer Gift Wrapping for a Donation. Vendor raffles throughout the festival – win an iPad Mini, gift basket, gift cards and much more! 6800 Little Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30041. Call for more information: 678.965.5000.

* Face Painting
* Cake Walk
* Archery
* Bouncy House
* Holiday Ornament Craft Sponsored by 7th Grade
* Spin Art Sponsored by 8th Grade
* Food – BBQ, Hot Dogs, Chips, Soda & Cotton Candy

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

Sunday, December 7

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Hobby Share Fair at the Cumming Library. Have a hobby you love?  Want to share?  Join us for a very special holiday edition of Hobby Share Fair, featuring a wide variety of hobbies from artists, entertainers and craftsmen from the local area!

ALL WEEKEND

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Special holiday show. 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! Meet Santa on Sunday from Noon to 3:00 pm!

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

Christmas Light Shows around Forsyth County, GA

Christmas Tree Farms in Cumming, GA

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

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

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

thankfulI am thankful for many things this holiday season, including my readers.

Thank you for reading Forsyth for Families. I hope it has helped create many family memories that you will cherish in the years to come.

I am taking a break this Thanksgiving weekend to spend time with my family.

Here are a few recent links and things to do in the area. See you next week!

Jenni

Complimentary Photos with Santa, Santa Story Time and Carriage Rides

Saturdays, November 29 – December 20 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Christmas Light Shows around Forsyth County, GA

Christmas Tree Farms in Cumming, GA

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

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

Things to Do Thanksgiving Break 2013 in Cumming, GA

thanksgiving story times in cumming gaSchool is out this week in Forsyth County, GA. For those of you traveling, we hope you have a safe and happy holiday week. For those of you staying home, here are a few things to do while school is out.

Thanksgiving Story Times

No need to register for these special programs at the Forsyth County Public Library.
Come one, come all!
Hampton Park Library – Turkey Day Tales
Monday, November 25 at 2:30 p.m.
Post Road Library – Family PJ Story Time
Monday, November 25 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm  Mixed Up Fairy Tales
Cumming Library – Turkey Day Tales
Tuesday, November 26 at 11:15 a.m.
Hampton Park Library – Family PJ Story Time
Tuesday, November 26 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm  Mixed Up Fairy Tales
Barnes & Noble story time – Happy Thanksgiving Biscuit!
Tuesday, November 26 at 11:00 am
Sharon Forks Library – Turkey Day Tales
Wednesday, November 27 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Hampton Park Library – Holiday Family Cinema
Wednesday, November 27 from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
In this classic film Jane and Michael go on many adventures with one quirky nanny! All ages are welcome to attend this program.
Tryptophan Half Marathon & 10k/5k

Date
: Thursday, November 28, 2013

Start Times
:
7:00am (half)
7:30am (10k)
8:00am (5k)
LocationTotally Running, Cumming, GA
Race starts/finishes at Totally Running
2nd annual 13.1/10k/5k to raise funds for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Turkey Trot 5K, 10K, 15K and Half Marathon

All races start at 8 am on 11-28-13 at Trinity Athletics on Johns Creek Ct.
Early packet pickup on Wed., 11-27 from 11-7 pm. Please use rear entrance of Trinity Athletics.Packet pickup on Thursday morning starts at 6:30 am. No parking at Trinity Athletics.
DON’T FORGET YOUR CANNED FOOD FOR FOOD DRIVE
3950 Johns Creek Ct., John Creek, GA 30024 — Google maps may have this listed as Suwanee, Ga instead of Johns Creek. Trinity Athletics is in Johns Creek on Johns Creek Ct. off of Johns Creek Pkwy.3950 Johns Creek Ct., John Creek, GA 30024
Blink Midwinter Christmas Lights – opens on Thanksgiving night!
Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Happy Thanksgiving from Forsyth for Families!

This Thanksgiving I am thankful for my family, friends and Forsyth for Families readers!

There will be no weekend events list this week in honor of the holiday.

I hope you have a peaceful Thanksgiving with friends and family. I will post next week for the following weekend’s events.

In the meantime, here are some neat sites with fun Thanksgiving printables to keep the kids occupied and happy on turkey day! Also check out my Pinterest site for more ideas.

And if you are a Black Friday Shopper – be sure to check BFads.net for all the deals. Here is a nice graphical roundup of the Black Friday store flyers as well.

– Jenni

Disney Family Fun – has a whole bunch of fun printable activities, coloring sheets, you name it!

Classroom Jr. – Thanksgiving Mad Libs for everyone!

Thanksgiving Decoder Puzzle – my 8 year old loved this!

Thanksgiving Activities from Tip Junkie – a world of fun here, folks!

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages from Crayola – they rock.

Cute craft ideas from A Few of My Favorite Things.

Thanksgiving placemat printables from Busy Bee Kids.

Thanksgiving Placemat Printable 12×16

Happy Thanksgiving from Forsyth for Families!

This Thanksgiving I am thankful for my family, friends and Forsyth for Families readers!

There will be no weekend events list this week in honor of the holiday.

I hope you have a peaceful Thanksgiving with friends and family. I will post next week for the following weekend’s events.

In the meantime, here are some neat sites with fun Thanksgiving printables to keep the kids occupied and happy!

Jenni

Disney Family Fun – has a whole bunch of fun printable activities, coloring sheets, you name it!

Classroom Jr. – Thanksgiving Mad Libs for everyone!

Thanksgiving Decoder Puzzle – my 8 year old loved this!

Thanksgiving Activities from Tip Junkie – a world of fun here, folks!

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages from Crayola – they rock.

Cute craft ideas from A Few of My Favorite Things.

Thanksgiving placemat printables from Busy Bee Kids.

Thanksgiving Placemat Printable 12×16

 


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