Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 27 – October 29, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaFall festivities are abound in Cumming, GA! Here’s a roundup of fun family fall things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Check out our Apple Picking in North Georgia post, Corn Mazes in North Georgia and Halloween and Trunk or Treat Events for more ideas. As always, comment and share if you know of any other activities.

Friday, October 27

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

6:30 PM – Post Road Library Random Fandom – Horrorfest

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Country Circus Corn Maze at Warbington Farms – Warbington Farms invites you to a “Country Circus” presented by Harmony Grove Baptist Church Youth Group! The performers have fled, the ringmaster is missing and the animals are on the loose! Wander at your own risk through this circus gone awry and be sure to watch your back for eerie entertainers hiding in dark corners of maze. Dare to enter the haunted circus? Portions of proceeds to benefit Harmony Grove Baptist Church Youth Group. Haunted Corn Maze is included in $12 admission (adults and children). Farm is open 10am-10pm. Maze will be closed from 7-8pm for set-up. This is a family friendly event presented by the Youth Group and geared for ages 10-16.

Saturday, October 28

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Family Festival & Bed Race at Cumming First United Methodist Church. The Family Festival & Bed Race is a signature event with all proceeds benefitting Family Promise of Forsyth County, Inc. You can be a part in helping families who are experiencing homelessness regain or gain sustainable independence.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make Vampirina friendship bracelets! 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11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Story time – In this previously unpublished picture book by Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved children’s book Goodnight Moon, readers will take comfort in the reassuring world of the little bunny and delight at the attention to detail and hidden surprises on every page. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.

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

1:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Join “Count Cottontail” and the rest of the farm for a “Halloween Egg HAUNT” on Saturday, October 28, at Warbington Farms. The event is FREE WITH Fun Park admission ($12 per person)

There will be four egg haunts:
1:30
3:30
5:30
7:30 (bring a flashlight and geared for older kids)

Dress up in your cutest or scariest costume and win a prize! We will have a costume contest for under three and over three at EACH Egg Haunt. Winners will win Fun Park tickets, CASH, and other prizes. The contest will take place 10 minutes before each Egg Haunt starts. Please be at pavilion gate 10 minutes before the Haunt if you want to participate in the contest. Admission ($12 per person) includes the Egg Haunt, CORN MAZE, hayride, petting zoo, corn crib, slides, swings, playground and MORE! The farm will be open 10am-10pm. Malvi will be at the farm from dusk till closing with their dessert truck selling Hot Chocolate and S’mores!

2:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Light the Night Family fall event at Abundant Life Church, 1205 Samples Ind. Dr. Cumming, GA.
Free Food!!! starting @ 5:00 pm
Fun For ALL Ages – Costumes Are Welcome
Glow In The Dark Walkthrough Activities, Live Dance, Giveaways, and FREE CANDY!!!
1st 100 Kids to arrive, will receive a free gift!!!

3:00 pm – 10:00 pm – North Georgia Marching Band Championships at South Forsyth High School. South Forsyth Bands is proud to present the North Georgia Marching Band Championships on Saturday, 10/28. This exciting event will be held at the South Forsyth High School War Eagle Stadium. Come see some fantastic bands from throughout the state compete for top prizes! If you love marching bands, don’t miss this show! Ticket price is $10/person and can be purchased at the gate at the day of the event. Child discounts = ages 0-4 – no charge, ages 5-10 -1/2 off! Gates open at 3 pm.

Sunday, October 29

3:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Trick or Treat and Halloween Party at The Collection – Join the Monster Mash Dance-off, hang out at the Creation Station for fall crafting, costume parade, games, pizza from Mellow Mushroom, and Trick or Treating at our wonderful restaurants and retailers.
3:00-4:30: Trick or Treating at participating shops and retailers.
4:30-6:30: Monster Mash Dance Party, Creation Station Fall Crafting, Games, Pizza from Mellow Mushroom & More

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Vickery Village Trunk or Treat. Bring the whole family for a safe night of fun and games in Vickery Village! Fill your bag with candy and treats, get a free Halloween photo in our photo booth, and enjoy food and drink specials provided by Vickery Village restaurants. Free Admission and Open to the Community. Special thanks to Orange for sponsoring this annual Halloween tradition at Vickery Village for the 10th year!

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Trunk or Treat Forsyth at Highlands Church – TrunkRTreat Forsyth is a safe, family-friendly community event in Cumming, GA. We’ll have food from the largest grill in Forsyth County, games, tons of candy, and did we mention it’s all FREE?!? Spread the word and join us on Sunday, October 29th from 6-8PM at the Highlands Church Parking lot.

ALL WEEKEND

50th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville, GA. Mark your calendars for our 50th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, October 27, 28 & 29th 2017. Over 250 vendors line the streets selling Crafts, Original Artwork, Pottery, Jewelry, Home Decor, Boutique, Swap Meet, live music and lots of food. Largest collection of 40 Fords, Car Show with over 800 show cars. Moonshine Run
100k in attendance & growing…
Free Admission, $10 Parking & Free Shuttle!
Visit our website for Maps, Vendor and Car Show Information kareforkids.org

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze sponsored by the Georgia Foresty Association. This years’ design features some of Georgia’s happy wildlife neslted into their forest home! Uncle Shuck’s Maze is a 12 acre field of corn that has approximately 4 miles of trails, twisting and turning, and sometimes, coming to a deadend! Opening weekend is Sept. 9-10, 2017, come and kick off this year’s fall season. The corn maze and fall fun will be OPEN:
Saturday, 9/9 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9/10 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Find more information on hours and pricing at: http://uncleshucks.com/uncle_shucks_rates.php

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for April 28 – April 30, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHow is it already the last weekend in April? There’s lots to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, April 28

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders

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

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Preschoolers @ Post – KidCraft

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

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Spring Market at The Exchange at The Collection Forsyth (next to Grub Burger.) Over 35 local artisans and vendors!

Saturday, April 29

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Spring Market at The Exchange at The Collection Forsyth (next to Grub Burger.) Over 35 local artisans and vendors!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a Spring 3D 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!

10:00 am – 3:00 pm –  The Phase Shop at Vickery Village is hosting LuLaFest: Cumming on 4/29 from 10-3.  It’s a family friendly shopping event featuring 15 local LuLaRoe Fashion Retailers, at one amazing location! There will be giveaways every hour, and amazing woman’s and kids clothing.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time – The Collection Forsyth. From brave and bold to creative and clever, this rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, The Wonderful Things You Will Be is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids. Activities to follow.

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

ALL WEEKEND

School of Rock follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns from struggling musician into the unexpected inspiration for a class of over-scheduled, stressed-out prep school students. His super-pwer? Rock and roll! Come experience the talented CYT Atlanta theater group as they share this hilarious and uplifting story!

All shows are at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church in Johns Creek – 2850 Old Alabama Road.

Show dates:

Thursday April 27th7pm

Friday April 28th7pm

Saturday April 29th2pm

Saturday April 29th7pm

Sunday April 30th3pm

Friday May 5th7pm

Saturday May 6th2pm

Saturday May 6th7pm

Ticket information: www.cytatlanta.com

CYT Atlanta is a nonprofit community theater group that offers after school musical theater training classes, summer camps, and twice yearly community theater musical productions. CYT offers a nurturing, encouraging environment for new performers while creating an excellent experience for theater-goers. The talented cast features students grades 3-12.

Free Outdoor Movies in Cumming – 2017 Northside Hospital’s Movies in the Park™

free outdoor movie cumming ga summerNorthside Hospital’s Movies in the Park™ returns to Cumming, GA for a free summer outdoor movie series!

Northside Hospital’s Movies in the Park™ returns to Forsyth County with Atlanta’s only outdoor movie series that starts before dark. Movies will start at sundown (or earlier).  This isn’t just another outdoor movie series on a soccer field or football field – Movies in the Park is hosted in unique or historical locations.

The Chill Hill, the local ice cream shop, definitely falls into that category. Surrounded by local restaurants and shops in Vickery Village, everything’s in order for great family fun all summer long!  For more information visit: www.facebook.com/GaMoviesInThePark

May 30, 2017 – Finding Dory – Sundown 8:35 pm
June 13, 2017 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them -Sundown 8:45 pm
June 27, 2017 – The Lego Batman Movie – Sundown 8:50 pm
July 11, 2017 – Sing – Sundown 8:45 pm
July 25, 2017 – Trolls – Sundown 8:35 pm

Start times are approximate. Movies may start earlier than advertised at this location. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and blanket.

2017 cumming ga free outdoor movies summerPARKING
Park near the YMCA

COST
Free

SPONSORED BY
Northside Hospital, Southern Outdoor Cinema, Covenant Christian Academy and The Chill Hill.

LOCATION
The Chill Hill at Vickery Village (off of Post Road)
5860 S Vickery Street
Cumming, GA 30040

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for March 10 – March 12, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe weekend is here and we made it! Even though the colder weather returns, there’s lots of fun to be had this weekend right here in Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, March 10 – Early Release for Forsyth County Schools

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 

2:00 PM – Hampton Park Library  Drop-In Makerday 

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

Saturday, March 11

8:00 am – Pi Day 5K Race at West Forsyth High School. Join teachers, students and families for the 2nd Annual Pi Day Race. The Pi Day Race provides the perfect opportunity to build excitement around mathematics and science education!  Pi Day, is a fun celebration used by educators to draw attention to the important mathematical number pi. Pi, a transcendental number, is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter. Pi Day Race has an innovative twist! While many 5K runs are 3.1 miles, the Pi Day 5-K will be a 3.14 mile run/walk. We are encouraging schools, universities, businesses, and families to come out to run/walk together to support and foster excitement about mathematics and science education. The Pi Day Race 5k will beneifit Literacy Forsyth. The mission of Literacy Forsyth is to provide adult literacy services that educate, build self-sufficiency, and strengthen the community’s economic base. Literacy Forsyth and our partners have been successfully doing so since 1993, and we will continue to serve the Forsyth County community with your support.

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a fairy house! 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.  From the #1 New York Times bestselling children’s book creator Matthew Van Fleet comes a laugh-out-loud, jazzy story of a little baby chick who learns how to dance from a friendly band of animals who know all the right moves! Don’t miss out on our Storytime featuring the title Dance.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Lucky Dog Day with Angels Among Us Pet Rescue at Vickery Village – Bring your dog* and join us for Lucky Dog Day at Vickery Village!

Dog adoptions with Angels Among Us Pet Rescue
Pet-themed crafts with Pinspiration Georgia
Donate needed pet supplies for Angels Among Us
Dine with your dog on one of our pet friendly restaurant patios
Enjoy hotdogs and ice cream available for purchase at The Chill Hill
Shop at pet vendor booths
Enjoy a fun day in the community
Meet Daisy (shown in photo), our Vickery Village “spokesdog” – adopted from AAU 6 years ago by Sydney, owner of The Flower Post

*Dogs attending the event must be on a leash, current on shots and friendly with kids and other dogs.

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

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michael’s Make Event Painter’s Tape Reveal Art. First, you start with a white canvas. Then, you MAKE a masterpiece! Join us in stores this Saturday, March 11, 1:00-3:00 PM local time for our Painter’s Tape Reveal Art Event! Buy any canvas and the rest of your supplies are free!

Sunday, March 12

2:30 PM – Post Road Library Sunday Dance Camp with Cumming Dance Academy – Jazz Class 

ALL WEEKEND

Forsyth Central Stage presents Urinetown. In a futuristic world, people must pay for the privilege to urinate. Heroic Bobby Strong leads the fight against this practice in a musical comedy that spoofs musical comedy. March 10th at 7:00 pm, March 11th at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. $10 tickets.

Gibbs Gardens daffodil season! The Gardens open Saturday, February 18 for the 2017 Season and the Daffodils are blooming! With over 20 Million blooms, the show begins with early and some of the mid-season selections. Plan to visit every week and view over 100 different varieties. We are open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm. The entry gates close at 4 pm. Join today and visit as often as you like during open hours.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 2 – December 4, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county ga‘Tis the season for some fun holiday shopping events! Here’s a roundup of weekend activities in Forsyth County, GA.

If you missed my other holiday posts, here are a few to reference:

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

Holiday Events in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2016

Christmas Tree Farms in Forsyth County, GA for 2016

Friday December 2

10:00 am – 8:00 pm – Vickery Village Artists Market, 5814 N.Vickery Street , Cumming, GA 30040. Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts created by talented local artists during this fine arts show at charming Vickery Village. The work of over 30 artists will available for purchase. Items include jewelry, paintings, mixed media, home décor, edibles, greenery and more. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the wonderful restaurants in Vickery Village during your visit.

10:00 AM – Cumming Library  American Red Cross – Blood Drive – Give back this holiday season. The American Red Cross needs your help.

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library Growing Young Minds

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Northside Hospital Forsyth’s Celebration of Lights – 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. Northside Hospital – Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive, Cumming, GA 30041.

Saturday, December 3

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Christmas with Silver City Farm. Silver City Farm is going to be decked out and ready for Christmas. Purchase tickets online or at the farm.  Admission is $18 for adults, $12 for kids 1 and older. If you’ve never been to Silver City Farm you’ll be amazed at our incredible venue which is rich in history and includes a gorgeous enclosed barn, old-time saloon, historic service station, barber shop and so much more. It’s a guaranteed way to take your family back in time this Christmas season! Special events include:

  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Live music
  • Cookie decorating
  • Coloring Christmas cards
  • Professional pictures with Santa
  • And more!

10:00 am – 8:00 pm – Vickery Village Artists Market, 5814 N.Vickery Street , Cumming, GA 30040. Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts created by talented local artists during this fine arts show at charming Vickery Village. The work of over 30 artists will available for purchase. Items include jewelry, paintings, mixed media, home décor, edibles, greenery and more. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the wonderful restaurants in Vickery Village during your visit.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a felt character stocking! 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.  “Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes!” and celebrate all things Grinch with a reading of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! We will have good deed badges and tracking booklets for kids to log all the good things they do this holiday season. Activities to follow.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Elf on the Shelf Welcome Party  – The Elf on the Shelf is coming to the library! Join us for a special storytime and puppet show on Thursday Dec. 1 or Saturday Dec. 3 at 11:15 to welcome our holiday elf to the library. Afterward, make holiday elf crafts! When you come back throughout the month of December, check out what our elf has been up to each evening when we go home! For preschool and elementary aged children. No registration required. Space is limited. Please arrive 30 minutes before the program to get a ticket.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Cumming Fairgrounds – North Georgia Quarter Midget Association – Arrive and Drive Event. Only $10 per child, all equipment provided! Child must have adult present. Kids ages 5 – 15. Calling all future racers!

Sunday, December 4

2:30 PM – Post Road Library American Girl Holiday Tea  – You and your American Girl doll can join us for a holiday tea party at the library! Dress as your favorite American Girl character, enjoy tasty treats and fruity tea, try out the photo booth and make crafts for you and your doll to share! For ages 5-10. Registration requested. Register Here!

ALL WEEKEND

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!

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

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!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 28 – October 30, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy Halloween weekend! Here’s a round up of fun things to do for families in and around Cumming, GA.

Pumpkin season is here – check out my list of area pumpkin patches in and around Cumming, GAHillcrest Orchards is open for apple picking. Also here is a round up of corn mazes in and around North Georgia and Halloween and trunk or treat events.

Friday, October 28

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 – Adult Beginner Origami – Pumpkins 

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

4:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Chattahoochee Elementary Fall Festival – Chattahoochee Elementary School is having a Fall Festival on Friday, Oct 28th from 4:30-7pm. The event is open to the public. We will have Food trucks, Fire Department, Inflatables, Carnival Games, Cake Walk, Hero Dog Rescue with Adoptions, Local Vendors, Face Painting and more! The cost is $15/wristband. The wristbands allow unlimited access to the games (excluding cake walk), inflatables, and most activities. Parents & children under 3 are free.

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Food Truck Friday! Join the Otwell Middle School Bulldogs for food trucks, fun & entertainment. All profits will be donated to Otwell and used for needed renovations & upgrades. Something for everyone; burgers, BBQ, Indian and more*. Bring family & friends for great food and enjoy the night or head over for the Central varsity football game. *HAPPY BELLY, SWEET AUBURN BBQ, BOLLYWOOD ZING AND KING OF POPS. Organized by OMS PTO. #otwellmiddleschool

Saturday, October 29

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time – From the #1 New York Times bestselling team of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond comes the ninth picture book in the blockbuster ‘If You Give …’ series, one of the most beloved children’s series of all time. With its spare, rhythmic text and circular tale, If You Give a Mouse a Brownie is perfect for beginning readers and Storytime. Activities to follow.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post – Trick or Treat Storytime! 

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Trunk or Treat at Warbington Farms – Come trick-or-treat in a safe environment while enjoying a crisp fall day on the farm. Walk from trunk to trunk of vehicles filled with spooks and surprises! Plenty of candy for everyone! Event is free with fun park admission ($10) which also includes Corn Maze, hayride, petting zoo, jumbo pillow, corn crib, slides, swings & more activities. Come dressed in costume and receive $1 off admission (adults & children). Purchase tickets at ticket booth the day of.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Boo Bash Trick or Treating at North Georgia Outlets. Join the spooktacular fun at the 2nd Annual BOO BASH & Trick-or-Treating event on Saturday, October 29th from 4pm- 7pm. DJ Crazy Mike will be playing the tunes in the Gazebo along with the FREE Halloween Photo Booth, games and treats for kids 12 and under. Pick up a list of participating Trick-or-Treat stores at Guest Services. Please note anyone over the age of 18 may not wear a Halloween mask on property.

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Fall Family Party at The Collection Forsyth – Halloween Family Fun – Face Paint & Trick or Treating!

5:00 pm – CFUMC Night in the Patch on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 5:00 pm on the CFUMC field.

  • FREE hotdog supper & dessert (donations can be made for youth missions)
  • Games
  • Bonfire & S’mores
  • Hayride through the patch
  • An award winning chili cook-off contest
  • “Punkin’ Chunkin’”
  • A showing of “The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at dusk on the lawn

Sunday, October 30

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival at Christ Community Church. Our Fall Festival is coming on October 30th, from 4-6:30PM! It will feature a sports-themed trunk or treat, a tailgating atmosphere, a “Cook Your Butt Off” Boston Butt BBQ contest, games, and lots of fun and fellowship. Watch this space for more details. You can sign up today to be a part! Invite a friend!

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Vickery Village Trunk or Treat – Vickery Village, 5855 South Vickery Street, Cumming GA 30040. Free Admission and Open to the Community. Bring the whole family for a safe night of fun and games. Fill your bag with the best candy and get a free photo in our photo booth. Food and drink specials provided by Vickery Village restaurants.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – TrunkRTreat Forsyth is safe, family-friendly community event in Cumming, GA. Pony rides, giveaways, food from the largest grill in Forsyth County, games, tons of candy, and did we mention it’s all FREE?!? Spread the word and join us on Sunday October 30th from 6-8PM at the Highlands Church Parking lot.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Trunk or Treat at Freedom Tabernacle on Freedom Parkway.

ALL WEEKEND

Warbington Farms – Their fall season runs September 17 – November 12, 2016. Join them on the farm for our corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides to feed the cows, and all our Fun Park activities. We will be open September 28 from 10am-3pm for Forsyth County Fall Break! Fall Hours: Friday & Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-6pm. Visit their Facebook for updates, contests and more! $10 Per person (includes Fun Park Admission AND Corn Maze) Price does not include tax, under three free. Senior Citizen discount available.
Oktoberfest, Helen. Through Oct. 30. Helen Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss St., Helen. $8-$10, free on Sunday. 706-878-1619. www.helenchamber.com/helen/oktoberfest.

Free Outdoor Movies in Cumming, GA for Summer 2016

georgia movies in the park cumming gaGeorgia Movies in the Park™ – Atlanta’s best family outdoor movie series returns to Vickery Village in Forsyth County / Cumming GA.

Presented by Northside Hospital, Chill Hill and Southern Outdoor.

Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, and bug spray.

SPACE IS LIMITED AND IS FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED

2016 DATES
5/31 – Kung Fu Panda 3
6/14 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
6/28 -Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip
7/12 – Mystery Movie
7/26 – Disney’s Zootopia

START TIME
Movie start times are kid-friendly and begin at sundown not dark. This is Atlanta’s only outdoor movie series that starts before dark.

PARKING
Park near the YMCA

The Chill Hill is located at
5860 South Vickery Street (off of Post Road)
Cumming GA 30040

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

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe weekend’s here! Here is a roundup for the weekend events in Cumming, GA.

Friday, April 15

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!

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

11:15 AM – Cumming Library – Read, Build, Play 

11:15 AM – Sharon Forks Library – Preschool Discovery: Cars 

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – FREE Concert in Vickery Village this Friday April 15th from 4pm to 7pm. HUSH MONEY, a local band, will be donating their time and talent so that we can have a great start to a Spring weekend. They will be playing some Pearl Jam, Buddy Holly, White Stripes, Audioslave, Eric Clapton, Black Crows, etc. Please tell your friends and neighbors about this event. These guys are going to a great effort to perform, lets show our appreciation with our attendance. The center of the village is public space, feel free to bring chairs, blankets, coolers, snacks, anything!  Spread the word! This Friday. Should be a great time. The show will be appropriate for all ages.

Saturday, April 16

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Electronics Recycling Event – Electronics & Paint Recycling event. If you are in the area, here’s your chance to get rid of all that electronic stuff thats been in the garage/basement/attic all winter. Also a good opportunity to clean out those almost empty paint cans that you’ve been holding on to. See you Saturday at the Fairgrounds Parking Lot.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Bubble Soccer – North Forsyth High School – Team spots still available if you want to play this Saturday!!!
The Sheriff’s dept and the Fire dept have teams! Five (over 15 yrs old) players to a team…and you can name your team! It is a blast!! You must register to play! No cost to come out and watch! A BYOT event.
Go to www.forsythBYOTbenefit.org
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a paper butterfly windsock. 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. Larry the lovable monster from Don’t Push the Button! is back with another hilarious, interactive adventure! I know what you’re thinking: this is a pretty cool-looking book. But … DON’T TOUCH THIS BOOK! (Don’t even try it.) Join us for Storytime featuring Don’t Touch This Book! Coloring and activities to follow.

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

2:00 pm – Join us for an author discussion and signing of The Last Monster by the new and exciting author Ginger Garrett.

BBQ – Harmony Baptist Church‘s Annual BBQ is April 16th in Dawsonville, GA. Everyone come out for some great food, fun and fellowship. Walk-ins welcome! Or Reserve your plate. Proceeds go to Harmony’s Family Life Center. Harmony Baptist Church 1575 Harmony Church Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534 www.harmonybaptistchurch.net

ALL WEEK: Cumming First United Methodist Church Festival of Arts.

* Friday: Jazz in the Gallery, 7:30-9 p.m., $5 admission

* Saturday: Student music Sunday featuring North Forsyth High’s men’s quartet, tenor, Brody Grant and the West Forsyth High brass quintet in worship at 8:45 and 11 a.m.

ALL WEEKEND

Sawnee Ballet Theatre – From Ballet to Broadway. Sawnee Ballet Theatre proudly presents our Spring Concert production of From Ballet to Broadway with performances Saturday, April 16th at 8:00pm and Sunday, April 17th at 1:00pm & 5:00pm. Tickets are $17 for adults, $12 for students (18 and under) and $12 for seniors (65+). To purchase tickets, please go to www.SawneeBalletTheatre.or g/tickets.

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

holiday festivals, bazaars and craft fairs in forsyth county, GAHoliday festivals and bazaars are a fun way to start shopping for and celebrate the holiday season.

Here is a list of upcoming holiday craft fairs, holiday bazaars and festivals in Cumming, GA.

Friday, November 6

9:00 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.

Saturday, November 7

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Family Promise Festival and Bed Race – The Bed Race & Festival will be held on Saturday, November 7th, at the Forsyth Central High School From 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM, Participants can arrive as early as 7:00 AM for setup. Visitors can vote (with their dollars) for the most original, and funniest beds. At 10:00 AM the actual races will begin and the skill and speed of the participants will determine the fastest entries. The money raised by each team will determine coveted Merit Award for Fundraising. Between the races and the judging of beds, visitors are encouraged to visit the various booths and help individual groups raise money. Those booths will also be eligible for prizes based on originality and fundraising achievements.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – First Baptist Cumming Fall Bazaar. Unique Christmas and gift items, artwork, antiques. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. $1.00 admission. Bake sale.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Creekside UMC Holiday Showcase and Kickin’ Chicken BBQ at Creekside Methodist Church, 673 Peachtree Parkway, Bldg. A, Cumming, GA 30041. 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.
9:30 am – 5:30 pm – St. Benedict Holiday Bazaar – shop with over 40 vendors and gift ideas. Lunch and baked goods for sale. Raffles and lots of gifts for the holidays. Saint Benedict Catholic Church, 11045 Parsons Road, Johns Creek, GA   30097-1769, (770) 442-5903.
11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Kickin Chicken BBQ at Creekside UMC – Women’s Ministry will be offering Home-made Kickin’ Chicken Chili at the annual Holiday Showcase on Saturday, November 7th from 11am-2pm. Chili dogs and take home quarts will be available as well. Tickets are available in the Atrium on Sunday mornings. Chicken Chili Plates are $8, Chili dogs are $5, and Chicken Chili Quarts are $12. Buy a few quarts for quick meal planning during the holidays. Pre-sales are encouraged as chili will sell out fast!
10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Fall Fest at the Abba House  in Dawsonville, GA. Located at the 243 Stowers Road, Dawsonville, GA at the 400 North Abba House Thrift Store (intersection of GA-400 and GA-136). This is an ENTIRELY free event! Please join them for their second annual Fall Festival with entertainment, games, food, fellowship, and fun! Face painting, bounce houses, giant jingo, pumpkin bowling, corn hole, hay slide and more! To learn more about Abba House visit abbahouse.com.
Saturday, November 14

8:30 am – 2:00 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 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 – 2:00 pm – Deer Creek Shores Christmas and Bake Sale – All things Christmas sale! Located at: 7620 Lanier Drive, Cumming, GA 30041. For more information, call 770.887.6801.
9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Newpoint Tabernacle’s Fall Exposition – Come join us for food, fun, and giveaways! We will have numerous vendors with lots of awesome gifts for the holidays as well as food and activities! Proceeds go to help our activity center 🙂
So come out and support a local community church and have some F-U-N while doing so! 2150 Antioch Road, Cumming, GA 30040.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm – The 12th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival – Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Tech. Formerly Christmas in Cumming. Sawnee Association of the Arts hosts the 12th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech. This grand event is being held on Nov. 14th & 15th at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College, located at 3410 Ronald Regan Blvd, Cumming GA. The Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech is the largest indoor/outdoor arts and crafts festival in Forsyth County, with over 90 vendors; it has become an established community event with local residents. Children will have the opportunity to play in two Moonwalks (weather permitting) and help raise funds for the Challenged Child & Friends organization; Shop for gifts in the Elf Corner, a special shop just for kids were Elves will help them choose gifts for friends and family, gift wrapping included; Parents can capture their children’s special visit with Santa using their own cameras for a small donation. Food Trucks and Kettle Corn will be available outside, along with Relay for Life-Forsyth during the entire event. Please visit our website at www.SawneeArt.org for complete festival information.
Sunday, November 15
10:00 am – 4:00 pm – The 12th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival – Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Tech. Formerly Christmas in Cumming. Sawnee Association of the Arts hosts the 12th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech. This grand event is being held on Nov. 14th & 15th at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College, located at 3410 Ronald Regan Blvd, Cumming GA. The Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech is the largest indoor/outdoor arts and crafts festival in Forsyth County, with over 90 vendors; it has become an established community event with local residents. Children will have the opportunity to play in two Moonwalks (weather permitting) and help raise funds for the Challenged Child & Friends organization; Shop for gifts in the Elf Corner, a special shop just for kids were Elves will help them choose gifts for friends and family, gift wrapping included; Parents can capture their children’s special visit with Santa using their own cameras for a small donation. Food Trucks and Kettle Corn will be available outside, along with Relay for Life-Forsyth during the entire event. Please visit our website at www.SawneeArt.org for complete festival information.
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Vickery Village Craft Fair at Glen Willow Park on Low County Rd in Cumming . Enjoy an afternoon of fun, crafts and food in our beautiful Glen Willow Park. Vickery has over 20 vendors who will be displaying and selling goods. If you are looking for a special gift or something for yourself, you are sure to find it . From handmade jewelry and purses to monogrammed anything, antiques, refurbished wood pieces, children’s books and clothing, or housewares just to name a few of the items the vendors will have. Stop by a booth and learn how to clean without chemical or learn about self defense and if your thinking about a Disney Vacation visit the Disney planners booth . There will be a food tent so join us for lunch , and take home a treat from the bake sale. Follow the signs off Post Rd in Cumming and enjoy a day in the park!
Thursday, November 19
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Longlake Holiday Bazaar – Longlake Clubhouse, 1405 Haddenham Court, Cumming, GA 30041. Start your holiday shopping early with over 20 vendors!!!!
Saturday, November 28
10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Holiday Handmades Sale at Gracepointe Church, 1315 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA. Free admission and refreshments. Support your handcrafting community! Lots of unique vendors with handmade crafts and goods.
Friday, December 4

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – 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. Northside Hospital – Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive, Cumming, GA 30041.

Saturday, December 5
7:30 am registration, 8:30 race starts – MarketPlace Christmas – Jingle Jog 5K –  On 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. 2056 Market Place Blvd.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm –  Little Mill Middle School’s Annual Holiday Market featuring over 50 local vendors to shop from, including locally handcrafted items, pottery, jewelry, candles, food, home décor, skincare, and many more!  Enter our raffles for great prizes from over 50 vendor items, large gift baskets from local area business partners.  Event details: Saturday, December 5th from 1pm-5pm at Little Mill Middle School, 6800 Little Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30041. Free Admission!
Friday, December 11 & Saturday, December 12
Christmas in Cumming Arts and Crafts Festival at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Christmas is an exciting time in the City of Cumming. Each year the City of Cumming lines the streets with beautiful Christmas lights and offer Christmas festivities at the Cumming Fairgrounds.
Christmas in Cumming Events
Arts and Crafts Festival Friday, Dec. 11th at 4 PM – 9 PM. Saturday, Dec. 12th at 10 AM – 5 PM
Free Photos with Santa Friday, Dec. 11th at 6 PM – 9 PM, Saturday, Dec. 12th at 12 PM – 3 PM
Arts & Crafts Admission Adults………$1.00 Children 12 and under……..Free
For more information on Art & Craft Show contact JRM Management at 770-423-1330
Hay Rides  Friday, Dec. 11th at 7 PM – 9 PM
December 12
10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Olde Atlanta Club 2015 Holiday Shop. We have a show with approximately 20 booths on December 12th in our clubhouse from 10AM-6pm. 5750 Olde Atlanta Parkway.

Free Outdoor Movies in Cumming, GA for Summer 2015

free outdoor movies in cumming gaGeorgia Movies in the Park™ – Atlanta’s best family outdoor movie series is coming to Vickery Village in Forsyth County / Cumming GA.

Presented by Northside Hospital, Regal Nissan, Atlanta Braves, Chill Hill and Southern Outdoor Cinema. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, and bug spray.

SPACE IS LIMITED AND IS FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED

DATES
June 3 – Big Hero 6
June 17 – Sponge Bob Square Pants: Sponge Out Of Water
July 1 – Disney’s Maleficent
July 15 – Dreamwork’s Home
July 29 – Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb.

START TIME
Movie start times are kid-friendly and begin at sundown not dark. This is Atlanta’s only outdoor movie series that starts before dark.

The Chill Hill is located at
5860 South Vickery Street (off of Post Road)
Cumming GA 30040

Also, in Dawson County – Free Outdoor Movie on the beach.

If you want to make great memories with your family this summer, you go to do this! OUTDOOR MOVIE ON THE BEACH on June 5th.

Georgia Movies in the Park™ – Atlanta’s best family outdoor movie series returns to Dawsonville Georgia for a special MOVIE ON THE BEACH. Bring the family out early for a day of sun on the beach of Lake Lanier or stay the night at the campgrounds.

Presented by Northside Hospital Healthcare SystemRegal Nissan, Dawson County Parks anSouthern Outdoor Cinema.

Movie start times are kid-friendly and begin at sundown not dark.

Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, blanket, and bug spray.

Date:
June 5, 2015 – Spongebob Square Pants: Sponge Out of Water.

Movie Start:
Sundown 8:30pm

Location:
War Hill Park
4081 War Hill Park Rd
Dawsonville, GA 30534


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