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

christmas tree lighting at the collection forsythOne 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 27, 2016 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.

Complimentary Photos with Santa and Carriage Rides – the first 3 weekends of December

Saturdays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa and carriage rides
Sundays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa.
Bring your own camera!

Bring your camera! Enjoy complimentary pictures with Santa and Carriage Rides at The Collection Forsyth every Saturday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in December. For special offers and extended holiday hours, visit collectionforsyth.com.

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

christmas tree lighting at the collection forsythOne 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.

Complimentary Photos with Santa, Santa Story Time and Carriage Rides

Saturdays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa and carriage rides
Sundays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa.
Bring your own camera!

Bring your camera! Enjoy complimentary pictures with Santa and Carriage Rides at The Collection Forsyth every Saturday from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm in December. For special offers and extended holiday hours, visit collectionforsyth.com.

Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting on November 15, 2014 at The Collection Forsyth

holiday event at the collection forsythOne 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 15, 2014 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy complimentary children’s activities, holiday music and welcome Santa as he lights their new 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.

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.)

Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting on November 30, 2013 at The Collection Forsyth

holidaysweepsOne 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.

Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting at The Collection Forsyth

Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy complimentary children’s activities, holiday music and welcome Santa as he lights their new 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.

Complimentary Photos with Santa and Carriage Rides

Saturdays, December 7 – December 21 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Bring your camera! Enjoy complimentary pics with Santa in The Park near Coldwater Creek and Carriage Rides at The Collection Forsyth every Saturday from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm from December 7 – December 21, 2013. For special offers and extended holiday hours, visit collectionforsyth.com.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for November 1 – November 3, 2013

treeHello November! There are lots of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend. From holiday craft shows to a farmers market to a river clean up, the calendar is brimming with ideas of fun family activities. As always, if you know of something going on in our neighborhood, please comment and share!

Friday, November 1

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Creekside UMC Holiday Showcase – Unique Christmas shopping with OVER 70 VENDORS providing gift and home decor items. $1 admission. Located at: 673 Peachtree Parkway, Bldg. A, Cumming, GA 30041.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Farmers Market at Vickery Village – There is a new farmers market in Cumming, GA! Come stock up for the weekend on farm fresh produce, local meats, poultry, and eggs as well as local artisan products such as bread, cheese, jellies, probiotic drinks, soaps and more. Also, order fresh wild caught seafood for delivery at the market from Tom’s Awesome Seafood.
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Kids Night Out – Uniquely Inspired – Join us for a Popcorn filled Night. Paint a popcorn bowl, Popcorn/movie crafts
Enjoy some popcorn and a juice box, $28+tax/child $25+tax for sibling. Reservations & Prepayment Required. Sign up for both KNO & Canvas for Kids Receive $5 OFF. Call 678-947-5499 to Reserve your seat(s)
Saturday, November 2 – Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour for daylight savings time when you go to bed!
8:30 am – 1:00 pm Cumming First United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar – Brunch and Lunch, Eat, Shop and Enjoy! Handmade crafts, decorations, baked goods.

  • Beautiful handmade Christmas decorations and gifts!
  • Breakfast with Santa (by paid reservation only – in the children’s ministry office
  • Fantastic homemade Christmas cookies, cakes and pies
  • Breakfast and lunch while you shop!
  • Kids shop for age 1- and under so they can shop without their parents knowing what they are getting
  • Get your picture made with Santa!
  • Kids can make a great craft at Rudolph’s corner
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Rivers Alive Cleanup – Mary Alice Park, Cumming, GA. Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) is seeking volunteers to help clean local waterways. The 2013 Rivers Alive Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, November 2, at 9 a.m. and KFCB encourages families, scout troops and organizations to volunteer for the annual waterway cleanup event. Volunteer teams can register for the event by calling KFCB at 770.205.4573 or by sending an email to kfcb @ forsythco.com. The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 30. Volunteers will meet at Mary Alice Park (1820 Mary Alice Park Road in Cumming) at 9 a.m. on November 3 to gather supplies. Volunteers will proceed to clean as many lake, river and wetland locations as possible before returning to Mary Alice Park for lunch.  To receive additional information about the 2013 Rivers Alive Cleanup, call KFCB at 770.205.4573.
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop. Come build The Home Depot’s spectacular Tabletop Ship!
10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Creekside UMC Holiday Showcase – Unique Christmas shopping with OVER 70 VENDORS providing gift and home decor items. $1 admission. Located at: 673 Peachtree Parkway, Bldg. A, Cumming, GA 30041.
10:00 am – 11:30 am – Michaels KIDS CLUB®: Thanksgiving Handcrafted Turkey – Kids, make a playful craft turkey with your hands… literally! Join us on Saturday, November 2nd, from 10-11:30am, for our happy Thanksgiving Handcrafted Turkey Event. $2
11:00 am Canvas 4 Kids – Uniquely Inspired – Paint a Robot. They will be shown step by step how to create a robot on canvas, $20+tax/child (all supplies included) Reservations and Prepayment Required, Call 678-947-5499 to Reserve your seat(s)
11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time – Join us for a fun Storytime all about Pete the Cat! Great for all ages!
11:00 am – North Georgia Quarter Midget Kids Racing – Cumming Fairgrounds – That is what you will find at the Bill Thomas Raceway located at the Cumming Fairgrounds, home of the North Georgia Quarter Midget Racing Association (NGQMA). Saturdays between March and November, you will find boys and girls, ages 5-16, take to the track, pedal to the metal. Race on over for some wheel to wheel action!  Admisison is always free and concessions are available.
11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Kickin’ Chicken BBQ at Creekside Methodist Church, 673 Peachtree Parkway, Bldg. A, Cumming, GA 30041. Stop by the Kickin’ Chicken table on Sundays in the Atrium before and after worship services or at the event to purchase your tickets for the Annual Women’s Ministry Kickin’ Chicken. Ticket purchase will allow free admission to the MOPS Holiday Showcase. Tickets are $8 with a choice of either a succulent pulled BBQ chicken sandwich or a delicious bowl of homemade chicken chili. Both options will be served as a meal with sides and a drink. New this year, chicken chili “to go” by the quart – $12!
9:00 am – Bethlehem Baptist Church for our annual Fall Bazaar on November 2nd! We will have a silent auction, cake walk, and a country store loaded with crafts, holiday decorations, gifts, canned and homemade goods! We will serve hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch, and we will have smoked chicken plates for supper. Everyone welcome! Bethlehem Baptist Church 5528 Post Road, Cumming, Ga 30040.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for March 15 – March 17, 2013

sawnee art showBeautiful weather is in store for this lovely St. Patrick’s Day weekend. I hope you can get outside and get lots of fresh air with your family! Here’s a roundup of things to do in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, March 15

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Lakewood 400 Antiques Market. $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy Girls Night Out! A special St. Patrick’s Day GNO with a scavenger hunt, leprechaun visit, hair, makeup and nails and a runway show with pizza and drink! $30.00 per person, reservations required. Sign-up 2 or more girls and receive a special treat!! 770-781-0300.

Saturday, March 16

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Lakewood 400 Antiques Market.

11:00 am Barnes & Noble storytime – St. Patrick’s Day Story time – Come join us as we read It’s Not Easy Being Green and Green Eggs and Ham, just to name a few. Don’t forget to wear your green. Great for all ages!

SWIMKIDS of Georgia is having a GRAND OPENING celebration on March 16 from Noon to 5:00 at their brand new state-of-the-art swimming pool located at 1501 Redi Road in Cumming, GA.  SwimKids focuses on teaching survival swimming to infants and children to age 7.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Michaels Free Family Craft Time – FREE FAMILY CRAFT TIME: CRAYOLA® MODEL MAGIC® DUCK CRE8TIME™ with the entire family and craft something special together like this fun Model Magic® duck to give or keep for Easter.

ALL WEEKEND

Sawnee Art Show Central Park March Art Madness Friday and Saturday – March Art Madiness  show and exhibit and sale. Central Park Recreation Center, 2300 Keith Bridge Rd. Cumming, Ga 30040. All original art by members for sale.

Includes oils, pastels, acrylics, mixed media and watercolor and photography, glass, wood, metal, sculptiure, fiber and pottery, ceramics, and metals, ..all original art work as well as hand-made jewelry.  Admission Free!

Times: Fri. March 15th noon to 6:00 pm
Sat, March 15th  10-8 pm

Free admission…come browse,buy and support the Sawnee Artists Association.  Entertainment and refreshments 6-8 Sat. March 16th.

ALPHARETTA

The Canine Capers Dog Show is on March 16-17 starting at 8 a.m. at the Wills Park Equestrian Center.  This event is free to the public.  Click here for a schedule and for more information.

Midway UMC children’s consignment sale Friday and Saturday 8:30 – 1:00 PM.

 

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for March 8 – March 10, 2013

IMG_3626The promise of spring is in the air as daffodils bloom and the birds chirp. With it comes consignment sales and lots of fun in Forsyth County, GA! Check out these free and cheap kid-friendly things to do this weekend.

Friday, March 8

8:30 am – 1:00 pm – Spring Kids Consignment Sale – Cumming First United Methodist Church

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Creekside MOPS spring consignment sale.

Saturday, March 9

8:30 am – 1:00 pm – Spring Kids Consignment Sale – Cumming First United Methodist Church

8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Creekside MOPS spring consignment sale.

9:00 am – North Georgia Quarter Midget Assoc./10th Annual Spring Nationals Charity Race – Cumming Fairgrounds – Quarter Midget Racing… Quarter Midgets of America is a non-profit organization with over 2,500 family memberships and approximately 4,000 drivers. There are 13 Regions in our organization and 50 Quarter Midget Clubs Nationwide. This sport is definitely the ‘best kept secret’ you’ll ever come across. QMA is a family oriented sport that involves racing in special prepared cars. The cars, rules and safety procedures are designed specifically for kids. They race on oval tracks approximately 1/20 of a mile. A child who is 5 to 16 years of age can race. Safety features include full roll cages, multi-point seat harnesses, full face helmets, and other gear. This sport has fewer injuries than little-league football. The Quarter Midget Association is constantly reviewing and evaluating safety rules to ensure that quarter midget racing remains a safe competitive sport. The racing environment is about children and family. Not only do kids learn valuable skills and sportsmanship, but they also make new friends. Mom and Dad will make new friends too.

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Monster Jam featuring Monster Mutt. Monster Jam is back at Lowe’s this weekend! Be sure to register your child to build the Monster Jam kit featuring Monster Mutt®!

10:00 am – 11:30 am (on the half hour) – Michaels Kids Club. Make a Paper Easter Basket! 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 10AM – 11:30AM. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Forsyth storytime. It’s an Emeraldlicious Storytime. Join us as we read this fun new book. Great for all ages!

11:15 AM – Cumming Library – Ready Reading Rangers — Larger Than Life – This 30 minute story time is full of stories, songs and activities for ages 4 – 6.

Barnes & Noble Bookfair: Exceptional Child Week for Forsyth County Schools

Barnes & Noble BookfairBarnes and Noble at The Avenue Forsyth celebrates its Fifth Year Celebration of Exceptional Child Week for Forsyth County Schools from Monday, March 4 2013 – Sunday, March 10, 2013.

Make Plans to Join us for FREE Exceptional Children’s Week Events, 3/6-10

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Exceptional Children’s Week @ Barnes & Noble-The Avenue Forsyth

 Book Fair Events, March 6-10, 2013

Full Week of Fun, Entertainment and Informative Events – ALL FREE!

Events showcasing special guests, a student fashion show, robotics displays, celebrity authors, student performances, demonstrations, choruses and drama performances, student displays, Special Olympics recognition, cheer squads and band performances, contests, drawings, hair wraps, nail art, face painting and much, much, more!

Schedule
Wednesday 4:00 – 6:00 pm Special Education Teacher Reception
Wed-Fri:  6:00– 8:00 pm Performances & Events
Saturday: 11:00 – 4:00 pm Performances & Events
Sunday 2:00- 4:00 pm Special Ed TOTY, Student Fashion Show, Special Olympics Recognition and a SPECIAL APPEARANCE by the Gwinnett Braves mascot, Chopper

CLICK HERE to view a detailed performance/event schedule.

CLICK HERE for the Book Fair Flier/Voucher.

Voucher # 11038619 can be used online and at B&N stores nationwide 3/4/2013 to 3/15/2013.

For  more detailed information, visit Barnes & Noble or Forsyth County Schools website for more information.

Can’t attend the bookfair? Support them online at bn.com/bookfairs with bookfair ID #11038619 at checkout.

Easter Egg Hunts and Activities 2013 in Forsyth County, GA

easter egg hunts in cumming, gaThere are many Easter egg hunt activities going on in and around Forsyth County, GA. Please comment and share if you know of any other events that are open to the public!

3/23 – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta Allergy-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt– my daughter has food allergies, so I am posting this special toy-filled Easter egg hunt which is in Roswell, GA. Garrard Landing Park, Roswell, GA – Nestled on the beautiful Chattahoochee River! Please RSVP by email if you will be attending – you need to be a member of FAKA and membership is free. Volunteers are needed for the event.

3/23 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Concord Baptist Church – Easter Egg Hunt – 6905 Concord Rd, Cumming, GA 30028-8598 (770) 887-9482

3/30 – 11:00 am – 6:00 pm – Taste of Forsyth 2013 – Cumming Fairgrounds – Taste of Forsyth will be in full swing celebrating 10 years at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds.  Plan to sample from over 25 restaurants (price ranges from $1 – $4) with over 10,000 of your family and friends.  Located 40 miles North of Atlanta the Taste of Forsyth is a great community event with music, kid’s zone, local entertainment, touch-a-truck and much more.  Easter egg hunts by age group starting at 11:30 (ages 3 and under), 12:30 (ages 4-7) and 1:30 pm (ages 8-10).

3/30 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm – The Avenue Forsyth – FREE Pictures with the Easter Bunny – Atlanta Diamond Design (next to Cheeky). Bring the whole family (and your own camera) for this FREE event.  We’ll have treats and crafts for the kids, as well at Atlanta Diamond Design. The Avenue Forsyth, 410 Peachtree Parkway, suite 120 (next to Cheeky) For more info, call 770.751.9555.

3/30 12:30 pm Easter event fundraiser at Save The Horses. Here is the flyer. This is a fundraiser event and proceeds go towards helping the abused and injured horses. There will be Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Easter Egg Hunt. It’s FREE for kids under 12, $5 per person for 13 yrs and older, pony rides are extra. Bring CASH. Please share this info with your friends and family! Save the Horses, 1768 Newt Green Road, Cumming, GA 30028.

3/30 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Christ Community Church – Easter Eggstravaganza and Health Fair. We’ll have egg hunts with 30,000 Candy Eggs. Admittance is free. We will have three Candy Egg Hunts (3 age groups) with Prizes, Inflatables, Safari Petting Zoo, Carnival Ride, Health Fair, Red Cross Blood Drive, Giveaways, food by Slopes BBQ, the Easter Bunny, and more!

3/30 – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Easter Egg Scramble – North Lanier Baptist Church – Off-site – Hutchinson Trace Subdivision Cumming, GA  30040. – Annual Community Egg Scramble and Carnival. A family fun event for the Church and Community. Easter egg scrambles, free cotton candy and popcorn, prizes and games!

3/30 – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Swim Kids of GA – Egg-stra Cool UNDER THE SEA EGG HUNT! Grab a suit and towel and join us in the 90 degree HEATED POOL to spash around and grab some eggs!  We will be swimming for eggs starting at 4:00 and will be egg-hunting by age in small groups.  Parents of non-swimmers will need to suit up and join their child for some egg-citing fun in the pool! 1501 Redi Road, Cumming, GA.

3/31 – 9:45 am – 12:00 pm – Midway UMC – 5025 Atlanta Highway, Alpharetta, Georgia 30004 – Children’s Easter Egg Hunts.

EASTER EVENTS IN NORTH GEORGIA

3/30 and 3/31 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Easter Festival at North Georgia Zoo & Farm – Eggstravaganza and Rabbit Palooza, Come and search for Easter eggs! Learn more about all the different types of eggs there are and see a real live  green giant egg! Come visit our giant Rabbit display and petting area! Meet a variety of rabbit breeds  including the largest breed of rabbit in the world, and get your picture taken with a baby bunny! More info: (706) 348 – 7279

3/30 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Pine Isle Point, Lake Lanier Islands Golden Easter Egg Hunt – Our 3rd Annual Spring festival by the lake will showcase entertainment, as well as games, prizes, food, fun for kids of all ages, and of course a visit from the Easter Bunny. A classic Easter Egg Hunt – featuring more than 20,000 eggs and staggered by age groups to even the playing field – with the elusive Golden Egg filled with something even BETTER than candy! Visit www.LakeLanierIslands.com for more information.

Event Admission:  Free with Gate Fee ($10 per car) *Additional charges apply to food and kid zone activities.*

  • 11:00 am:  Toddlers
  • 12:00 pm:  Kindergarten – 2nd grade
  • 1:00 pm:  3rd Grade – 5th Grade 

*Please call ahead and check with all of these event hosts as they are subject to change.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for February 8 – February 10, 2013

IMG_3626Daffodil blooms are sprouting everywhere and Valentines are on our minds as we prepare for school Valentine’s Day parties, Father – Daughter dances and more. Here is a roundup of fun Valentine weekend fun.

Thursday, February 7 – Saturday, February 9

Green with Envy Kids Consignment Sale at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market in Cumming, GA.

Saturday, February 9

Food for Thought Pickup! For those families donating food for Food for Thought, Saturday is pick up day! Have your orange bag out on your porch by 9:00 am

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow. Wheel of Love. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build this special Wheel of Love!

10:15 am – Hampton Park Library – Books & Babies Program. Books & Babies is a baby storytime specifically designed to promote babies’ physical, social, and mental development. At baby storytime we’ll sing songs, learn interactive rhymes, and read books that are specifically tailored to babies’ developmental needs. Advance registration is required.

10:00 am – 11:30 am- Michaels Kids Club – VALENTINE’S PARTY HEART LOVE BUG BAG, 10AM – 11:30AM, on the 1/2 hour. 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 10AM – 11:30AM. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble special Valentine’s Day story time.

11:15 am – Cumming Library – Ready Reading Rangers Rocking Robots storytime. Fun stories, songs and activities for ages 4 – 6.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Sharon Forks Library – Paper Sack Scrapbook Valentine’s Program. For grades 5 and up. Celebrate Valentine’s Day by creating a paper sack scrapbook and filling it with everything you love! Registration required.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Arby’s New Look Remodel Celebration – 15% sales to go The Place, bring the kids for a little clowning around and register to win an IPAD.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Duct Tape Roses Teen Valentine’s Program at Hampton Park Library. Grades 6 and up – registration is required. Make long-lasting duct tape roses!

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy – Valentine’s Girls Night Out this Saturday! Call to save your spot today! 770-781-0300. Valentine’s hair, makeup and nails, pizza, decorate cookies, runway show and ride in a limo! $30.00 per girl.

Sunday, February 10

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Prom with a Purpose – or Dresses Make a Difference – formal dress consignment sale, proceeds go to children with cancer. Windermere Lodge, 4463 Village Center Ln, Cumming, GA 30041.


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