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 in Cumming, GA for June 14 – June 16, 2013

mutts and more festival cumming ga The weekend is finally here and summer is near! There are lots of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend. Father’s Day is also on Sunday and we have a list of deals and specials for dads on Sunday.

Friday, June 14

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmers Market – Caney Creek Preserve. Family Friendly Activities, Entertainment, and over 30 Vendors!!! Check also their Facebook page for updates. New this year – fun activities for kids!
Sweet & Sassy GNO’s every Friday in June – 7 – 9 pm – $30 per girl, party up-dos, runway show, group dancing, sweet treats, shimmery make-up, just-a-polish, craft, limo drive around. Reservations required – Summertime makeovers – hair, make-up, nails, and of course lots of glitter!, Craft, pizza and drinks, and a LIMO RIDE!! Call 770-781-0300 to sign-up.
Saturday, June 15
6:30 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmers Market – Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning June 1, 6:30 a.m. – noon, Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA.
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm on the half hour – Michaels Kids Club – Father’s Day duck tape frame – 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 10:30am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

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 Barnes & Noble storytime – It’s a Storytime about dads. Join us as we celebrate Father’s Day! Great for all ages.

7:00 pm – Bingo – VFW Looking for a little Family Fun*.  Come join us each Tuesday and Saturday for Bingo.  New Games. Bigger grand prize. Concessions are available. Both sessions are NON SMOKING family fun. *Please note: Children must be 6 years or older.

Sunday, June 16 – Happy Father’s Day

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Fowler Park – Mutts & More Festival – A family fun day in Fowler Park with your dog. Yes we realize that it is Father’s Day. We are going to make the entire event about Dad’s and our furry friends. This event will host 20 rescue groups and arts and crafts vendors and many different types of food. Family Fun games such as Dunk your Dad Dunk Tank.. And Who’s in the barn pie throwing. Lost of fun for the entire family including the dog. We also have a Rabies Vaccine Clinic for $12.00 and a Microchip clinic $20.00.

Father’s Day Specials in and around Forsyth County, GA

Braise – 6/16 – Dads are half off the entire menu all day… Kids under 12 eat free… Free Abita Root Beer Floats! Limited seating so…. Reservations are required! Call 770-889-5519 or email rsvp@coocoonest.com

Beef O’Brady’s – 6/16 – Dads Eat Free with purchase!

Stars & Strikes – Dads Bowl Free!

Lake Lanier Islands Dad Free – 104.7 The Fish Father’s Day Celebration – SATURDAY & SUNDAY!

Dads get in FREE to LanierWorld all day long! Giveaways and games for dads and their kids, plus one grand prize for a lucky dad! SATURDAY: Matt Maher will be performing and 104.7 The Fish will be broadcasting live. Visit www.thefishatlanta.com to download the coupon!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 7 – June 9, 2013

north georgia quarter midgets association car showThe weekend is here and we are in full summer vacation force! Here are some free and cheap things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, Georgia.

Friday, June 7
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmers Market – Caney Creek Preserve. Family Friendly Activities, Entertainment, and over 30 Vendors!!! Check also their Facebook page for updates. New this year – fun activities for kids!
Sweet & Sassy GNO’s every Friday in June – 7 – 9 pm – $30 per girl, party up-dos, runway show, group dancing, sweet treats, shimmery make-up, just-a-polish, craft, limo drive around. Reservations required – Summertime makeovers – hair, make-up, nails, and of course lots of glitter!, Craft, pizza and drinks, and a LIMO RIDE!! Call 770-781-0300 to sign-up.
Saturday, June 8
6:30 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmers Market OPEN – Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning June 1, 6:30 a.m. – noon, Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA.
10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow Children’s Workshop. Monsters University Scarers! It’s going to be a monster summer at Lowe’s! Bring your child to Lowe’s this Saturday and they can build these awesome Mike and Sulley Scarers inspired by Disney•Pixar’s upcoming release Monsters University!

10:30 am – 11:30 am on the half hour – Michaels Kids Club – Make a Father’s Day card – 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 10:30am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am Barnes & Noble storytime – Beach time! It’s hot and sunny! Time for a Beach Adventure. Join us as we read lots of fun stories, all about going to the beach! 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.

4:00 pm – 10:00 pm –  at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Car Show Saturday June 8th 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds. Registration is $20.00 . This is a Fundraiser for the North Georgia Quarter Midget Association to allow them to Host the 2013 Eastern Grands. Their will be Racecars and Hot Rods on display, along with great entertainment provided DJ Dax.

7:00 pm – Bingo – VFW Looking for a little Family Fun*.  Come join us each Tuesday and Saturday for Bingo.  New Games. Bigger grand prize. Concessions are available. Both sessions are NON SMOKING family fun. *Please note: Children must be 6 years or older.
Sunday, June 9
2:00 pm – Lowe’s Build and Grow Children’s Workshop. Monsters University Scarers! It’s going to be a monster summer at Lowe’s! Bring your child to Lowe’s this Sunday and they can build these awesome Mike and Sulley Scarers inspired by Disney•Pixar’s upcoming release Monsters University!
4:00 pm – Pooches on the Patio – The Ridge Restaurant – $5 Cover Charge per person. Dogs invited – must be on leash. Dress your pets for fun. Activities for pets will be available. Presented by Humane Society of Forsyth County.
DAWSONVILLE
Friday, June 7 at sundown – Free Outdoor Movie at War Hill Park, Dawsonville, GA. Northside Hospital Forsyth’s Movies in the Park™ – Dawsonville Movies in the Park™ returns to North Georgia for another year of free outdoor movies under the stars. The multi-city outdoor movie tour features free children’s activities and family-friendly outdoor movies which are shown in unique and historic settings around Atlanta.
The Dawsonville series which is Sponsored by Northside Hospital Forsyth in association with Southern Outdoor Cinema and Dawson County Parks & Recreatoin, will kick off with a movie on the beach of Lake Lanier.
The Northside Hospital Forsyth’s Movies in the Park™ Dawsonville series is as followed:
June 7 @ War Hill Park, Dawonville GA – Escape from Planet Earth
July 19 @ Dawson County Middle School, Dawsonville GA – Trouble With The Curve
(Part of the Made In Georgia Outdoor Movie Tour)
August 16 @ Veteran’s Memorial Park, Dawsonville, GA – The Croods
Movies in the Park™ is Atlanta’s most kid-friendly outdoor movie series. All movies are shown in high-definition on Southern Outdoor Cinema’s giant inflatable movie screens just before sundown in picturesque venues. Free pre-movie activities kick off one hours before movie start. Families are encouraged to bring blankets or low-back lawn chairs. Movie snacks will be available during the movie.
For a listing of Movies in the Park™ events in other Atlanta cities as well a movie titles and directions and weather updates, visit Georgia Movies in the Park™ on Facebook.

 

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for February 17 – 19, 2012

Central Park in Cumming, GAWhat’s on the agenda for the weekend? Forsyth County Schools are out for five days, so hopefully your families will get out and play!

Friday, February 17

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy at The Avenue – Girls Night Out. Call 770.781.0300 to reserve your spot. Cost is $25 per girl.

  • Facial and hand treatments
  • Hair, nails makeup and heart nail art
  • Valentine’s cookie craft and drinks
  • Runway Show: Who’s your Valentine?
  • Dancing to Cupid Shuffle
  • Limo Ride

Saturday, February 18

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Express Yourself Tote. Fashion your own handcrafted tote bag. Make-It Take-It with purchase of bandana. While Supplies Last. Ages 3+.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Avenue Forsyth. Bring the children in for a storytime and fun activities.

7:00 pm – Bingo at the VFW Post 9143. Come on out and support our local veterans for some family Bingo fun. Open to the public. No smoking. Game cards start at $10.00. Children 6 and up welcome with adult. Concessions available. Cash prizes!

6:30 pm – 10:30 pm – Summit’s Wayside Tavern, Cumming, GA. Kick off the Mardi Gras season in style … while helping raise money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Carnivale for a Cure!

Featuring:
• Cajun Menu
• Hurricanes
• Gumbo
• Si2C CARNIVALE T-shirts for sale
• Live Music from 7pm-10pm by BC (timeless rock and roll) • 50/50 Drawing & Multiple Prize Raffles

Carnivale for a Cure is hosted by Big Frog Custom T-Shirts, friends of Stick It To Cancer.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for February 10 – 12, 2012

A Day Fur LoveThe weekend is finally here and there’s lots to do. What do you have planned for the weekend? Here’s a roundup of events in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Saturday, February 11

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Build a valentine card creator. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Your child will love making their own personalized cards!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Valentine’s Day Memory Book. Make the most of cherished memories. Make-It Take-It with purchase of paper sack. While Supplies Last Ages 3+

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Bath & Body Works at The Avenue Forsyth. Valentine’s Day Party. Gift with purchase, sweepstakes and more.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – A Day Fur Love – North Point Mall, Alpharetta, GA – Angels Among Us Pet Rescue Special Valentine’s Day Event. Please Join us for A Day Fur Love Pet Adoption at North Point Mall! We will have both Dogs & Cats at this event and we will also have a Fashion show sponsored by The Gap. California Pizza Kitchen will also be sponsoring pizza for this event. We will be located at the Center Stage located just down from The Gap. We will also have a DJ there. This is going to be one great event folks, come out and adopt your Angel this Valentine’s Day weekend! Please consider adopting, fostering, donating. Please visit our website to view our adoptable pets: www.angelsrescue.org

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble Plant A Kiss story time at The Avenue Forsyth. Bring the children in for a special Valentine’s Day storytime and fun activities.

1:00 pm – Forsyth County Library – Cumming location. Special Valentine’s Day Event. Join us for a special family program, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy 30 minutes of heartwarming stories, songs, and a puppet show especially for ages 4-8 years, but fun for the whole family.
Sunday, February 12

7:00 pm – Bingo at the VFW Post 9143. Come on out and support our local veterans for some family Bingo fun. Open to the public. No smoking. Game cards start at $10.00. Children 6 and up welcome with adult. Concessions available. Cash prizes!

Sunday, February 12

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michaels Valentine’s Day Gift Workshop. Explore your creativity this Valentine’s Day. Make-It Take-It with purchase of Wood Curly-Q Letter or Frame. While Supplies Last Ages 3+.

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for 11/4 – 11/6/2011

Halloween has come and gone. What to do with your old pumpkins? A few years ago, our family started an annual pumpkin toss off of our back porch and see how far we can throw it into the woods.

Holiday events are beginning, believe it or not! Here’s what’s in store for the weekend in Forsyth County, GA. Hear of an event? Please comment and share with us!

Friday, November 4

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Creekside MOPS Holiday Showcase – Creekside UMC MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is hosting their annual Holiday Showcase Craft Fair.  Bring your friends and come get an early start on your Holiday Shopping.  Nearly 70 vendors will be selling gifts to home decor and everything in between! $1.00 admission.

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – CougarFest – Fall Festival at Cumming Elementary festival and market.

Saturday, November 5

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.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Creekside MOPS Holiday Showcase – Creekside UMC MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is hosting their annual Holiday Showcase Craft Fair.  Bring your friends and come get an early start on your Holiday Shopping.  Nearly 70 vendors will be selling gifts to home decor and everything in between! $1.00 admission.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot – Make a Veteran’s Day Picture Frame. The kids leave with their project, an orange apron & an achievement pin.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Grand Reopening McDonald’s on Atlanta Highway – People painters 10 – 1, Ronald McDonald in-store appearance 1:00 pm – prize drawings, photos with Ronald!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenues Forsyth – Story time for you and your little ones.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Archery Festival, Ducktown Park, Cumming, GA – For archery events, there will be lessons for youth and adults, prize targets, candy targets, 3D foam animal targets, and more! We’ll have food and drink for sale. Come on out for fun! Benefitting the ‘Hunter Williams Special Needs Trust’. Hunter Williams is one of our own club members, and at only 12 years old, needed and received a heart transplant in September of this year. We’re pulling out all of the stops this year for one of our own!

12:00 – 2:00 pm – Michaels Veteran’s Day Flag Event. FREE Make-It Take-It. Ages 3 & up. While supplies last.

1:00 pm – VFW – Turkey shoot on Saturday 1:00 pm fundraiser

APPLE ORCHARDS/CORN MAZES/FARM FUN

It is the end of apple season!  Here is a directory of apple orchards and festivals in North Georgia. There are also corn mazes opening from Buford to Uncle Shuck’s to the North Georgia corn maze! Cagle’s Family Farm and Kinsey Family Farm are fun-filled places to visit.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for Dec. 18 and 19, 2010

We are one week away from Christmas! Are you ready? I’m not. I cannot believe that I have to head out into the swarm of shoppers this weekend, but that is what I must do. If you are finished shopping, congratulations and enjoy your weekend! Here are some neat events. Also check out the Christmas lights in Cumming after 5:30 pm.

11:00 am Barnes & Noble – Surprise story time
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Avenues Forsyth – through Dec. 18 – Complimentary Photos with Santa and Carriage Rides 

1:00 pm – VFW Post 9143 will hold a turkey shoot target competition at 1 p.m. every Saturday until Christmas. No experience is needed, and everything will be provided. Boy Scouts will sell hot dogs and drinks. The fundraiser supports programs that improve the lives of veterans and service personnel, their families and their communities. For more information, call (770) 887-9275 or e-mail vfwpost9143@yahoo.com.

The Georgia Farmgirls local chapter will have a flea market every Friday and Saturday through 2010 at 7645 Bannister Road, at Hwy. 9. Cost for a table is $10. For more information, go online atwww.GeorgiaFarmgirls.org, e-mail georgiafarmgirls@aol.com or call Mary Ann Witcher at (770) 845-5728.

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