Cumming Recreation & Parks: Fall/Winter Program Registration {2017-2018}

Cumming Recreation & Parks

Cumming Recreation & Parks:  Fall/Winter Program Registration {2017-2018}

The new Fall/ Winter Registration guide for the Cumming Recreation & Parks 2017-2018 Year is currently available.

Please Note: registration opens August 21st!

This guide is filled with opportunities for youth & adults to participate in activities such as:

  • Aerobics & Fitness
  • Art
  • Youth Basketball
  • Self-Defense
  • Tennis
  • Guitar
  • Gymnastics & Tumbling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • & SO MUCH MORE!

You can register by mail, online, or walk-in at the Pilgrim Mill location for any of the Cumming Recreation & Parks activities.

Birthday Parties

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*Also, did you know that you can have a birthday party at many of the City of Cumming Recreation & Parks locations. We recently attended a gymnastic themed birthday party at Dobbs Creek. It was super cute, easy for the parents hosting, and fun for the kids!*

Find out more about birthday party places by clicking here

Cumming Recreation & Parks

Multipurpose Room

Meeting Rooms are available in to rent in 2-hour blocks for 1- and 2-room reservations; 3- and 4-room reservations are available in half-day (4 hours) and full-day (8 hours) blocks only; Pavilions are available in 2-hour blocks; maximum booking of 8 hours daily. The meeting rooms can be opened up to provide one 70’x70’ room or divided by partitions into 4 35’x35’ rooms. The price ranges from $175 and up depending on size and the time needed.

More Information on Renting the Multipurpose Room by Clicking Here

Cumming Recreation And Parks Department

Address: P.O. Box 34 (mail) or 410 Pilgrim Mill Road Cumming, GA 30028
Phone (770) 781-2030
Connect Online: Website | Facebook

Monday through Friday (Hours: 8:30am — 4:30pm)

Cumming Recreation & Parks

High School Football in Forsyth County

High School Football in Forsyth County 2017

High School Football in Forsyth County {2017}

We love taking our kids to High School Football games. They really love it!  There is just something about the Friday night lights, popcorn, and football that makes for a fun family night out. If you are looking for plans on a Friday night, this is a great way to spend it. Especially as the temperatures get cooler.

All the schools have their schedules up, so i’ve linked to them to make things easier. The ticket prices are anywhere from $5 to $10 depending on the High School. And you can purchase tickets when you arrive. They also have a concession stand with different types of food and drinks.

Any of these links will take you directly to the High School Football schedules:

Forsyth Central Bulldogs

Lambert Football

North Forsyth Football

South Forsyth War Eagles

West Forsyth Wolverines

Pinecrest Academy Paladin 

Tips When Attending a High School Football Game:

  • Bring cash for the tickets & the concession stand.
  • Wear school colors for the team you are cheering for!
  • Make sure you are sitting on the correct side. I know that seems like silly advice but believe me, it comes in handy.
  • Grab some snacks before it’s half-time. That’s when most people will head to the concession stand.
  • Be sure to watch the halftime show. This was my daughters favorite part of the game because she loves music so much.
  • Bring something comfortable to sit on. Otherwise, you will be sitting on hard concrete the whole time.
  • You will want to make sure you get there before the game starts to get a good seat.

So now the big question … who are you cheering for?

Back to School in Forsyth County 2017-2018

Back to School Round-UP

Back to School in Forsyth County 2017-2018

Whether you’re in the “boo-hoo” club or the “woo-hoo” club, there’s no denying it … it’s almost back to school time in Forsyth County!  The school bell will ring in just a matter of DAYS now, so it’s time to get ready for all things back to school.

Here’s our run-down:

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  • Shop for School Supplies: We have some tips for you to make shopping easier as well as back to school drives at local organizations. Click here to read more.

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  • Get Ready for Some Back to School Traditions – make back to school fun with these ideas to capture the moments!

Back to school tips for kindergarten moms

  • Read Up – if you’re sending off a kindergartner this year (like me), be sure to check out this article.  It’s an oldie but a goodie!

  • Enroll Today at the NEW Kiddie Academy of Cumming: Enroll before 9/30/17 and receive 3 weeks of free tuition! Connect online with them: Facebook | Website

  • Schedule a Back to School Adjustment – Be sure to keep the kiddos backs aligned and ready for a great school year!  I’ll be doing that with our friend and website sponsor Dr. Marchman at Essential Wellness.  Give her a call and let her know Cumming Local sent you!

  • Register for Fall Sports – It may be 90+ degrees outside but it’s also the time to plan ahead and get the kids signed up for Fall Sports!  Our website sponsor, i9 Sports has a full line up to take advantage of!  Click here to get started. If you want to get a peek into what it is like doing sports with i9 Sports, read this article from one of our contributing writers.

Fall Dance Programs at Footprints

  • Register for Fall Dance programs – Footprints Dance Alliance has some great offerings for the fall. You can even attend a freebie class to see how you like the studio before classes start. For more information on their programs, click here.

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  • Fill your Freezer with Meals – Let’s face it fall nights are super busy. So why not make dinner easier by filling your freezer with Dream Dinner meals! Click here to read about the Dream Dinner experience.

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  • Enjoy just a little more fun – On of our favorite deal sites is stocked full of great savings right now!  So squeeze in one more night of fun before school starts and go ahead and plan for some fall fun as well!  Click here for the latest deals.

Auto Insurance Premium

  • Lower Your Auto Insurance – Find out how to lower your auto insurance premium with these tips from Craig at Southern Way Insurance Agency.

  • Sell Your Home or Buy a New Home – The Cole Team would love an opportunity to help you sell or buy a home. Read a recent article they did about how to get your home ready to sell – click here. Call Stephanie or Meriellen at 770-316-3110 for more information about selling or buying!

Lawn Care Myths

  • Hire a New Lawn Care Company – USA Land Care has debunked five common lawn care myths. They also share how they can help you manage weeds, disease and more! Click here to read their article.

So here’s to a great 2016-2017 School Year … Enjoy the last few days of summer and enjoy those first few days of school too!

Random Acts of Kindness for Forsyth County – Week Four

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 Random Acts of Kindness for Forsyth County – Week Four

Can you believe we have already done three weeks of Random Acts of Kindness for Forsyth County? I hope that it was as successful for you as it was around here. We loved doing all the Random Acts of Kindness! There is one week left of this challenge and we would love for you to partner with us. Our hope is that we spread a wave of kindness throughout our county.

What are Random Acts of Kindness?

A Random Act of Kindness has been described on wikipedia as “a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual person or people.” Random Acts of Kindness are also known as RAKs.

How will this work?

We have put together a weekly list of Random Acts of Kindness for Forsyth County that we will post every Monday until the end of November. You can either do the 7 items on our list or make up your own.

What do we want to accomplish?

That’s simple – here at Cumming Local we just want to make a difference in the community. So lets band together and do some selfless acts for other people in Forsyth County!

Here is our list for week four:

Random Acts of Kindness for Forsyth County

We are pulling some Random Acts of Kindness for Forsyth County ideas from this website. You can go there for more ideas as well. And if you decide to tweet or share on Facebook about it, use the hashtag #LocalRAK and #ForsythCo

Will you join us?

Make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter so you don’t miss any of these updates! Click here to sign up to get our updates

Random Acts of Kindness for Forsyth County – Week Three

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 Random Acts of Kindness for Forsyth County – Week Three

We’re in week THREE of our mission to spread some kindness and love throughout Forsyth County.  If you’ve missed them, click here for Week 1 and Week 2 ideas.  Are you joining us?  We’d love to hear about it!!  Spread some kindness and love throughout Forsyth … we could all use a little unexpected happiness in our lives, right?

As a reminder, each week in November, we’ll put together a new list of some ideas.  Use these or come up with your own and help spread some kindness each day.   

Ideas for Week Three:  

1.  Deliver a batch of warm cookies to a neighbor.

2.  Surprise your son or daughter by doing one of THEIR chores!!

3.  Take doughnuts to the custodians at your child’s school – the overlooked hard workers!

4.  Take coloring books & crayons to the CHOA Forsyth waiting room – there’s bound to be a little kiddo there could use a “cheer me up”.

5.  Offer to babysit a family or friend’s kiddo for a night – FOR FREE!

6.  SMILE a lot.

7.  Send a hand-written thank you note to a mentor, old teacher or old boss that taught you a lot!

Spread the love:

Feel free to tweet or share on Facebook with the hashtag #LocalRAK or #ForsythCO so we can follow along!

Will you join us?

Make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter so you don’t miss any of these updates! Click here to sign up to get our updates

Random Acts of Kindness for Forsyth County – Week Two

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 Random Acts of Kindness for Forsyth County – Week Two

Last week we kicked off our 4th year of “Kindness in Forsyth” – spreading random (or semi-random in some cases) acts of kindness throughout Forsyth.

Are you joining us?  We’d love to hear about it!!  Spread some kindness and love throughout Forsyth … we could all use a little unexpected happiness in our lives, right?

Each week, we’ll put together a new list of some ideas.  Use these or come up with your own and help spread some kindness each day.   

Ideas for Week Two:  

1.  Write a note or draw a picture and mail to surprise someone.  It will be fun for someone to receive it unexpectedly!

2.  Surprise someone at a vending machine – leave enough money with a small note for the next person to buy a drink or snack.

3.  With sidewalk chalk, draw a cheerful picture or not on an un-expecting neighbor’s driveway.  (Maybe don’t pick the mean, grumpy neighbor just in case they don’t appreciate the gesture – boo!).

4.  Think of a Veteran or someone actively serving that you can bless this week – maybe a hand written thank you note, a gift card, or a meal.

5.  Surprise a construction worker with a thermos of hot chocolate on a cold morning or bottled water in the afternoon.

6.  Check out our “Volunteer Opportunities in Forsyth County” list – call one of these organizations and say YES to one of their opportunities / needs.

7.  Bake a Treat & surprise someone.

Spread the love:

Feel free to tweet or share on Facebook with the hashtag #LocalRAK or #ForsythCO so we can follow along!

Will you join us?

Make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter so you don’t miss any of these updates! Click here to sign up to get our updates

Turkey Day Tales: A Thanksgiving Storytime at the Forsyth County Libraries

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Turkey Day Tales: A Thanksgiving Storytime at the Forsyth County Libraries

The Forsyth County Libraries are celebrating Thanksgiving with special stories, songs, and a puppet show. If you are in town, this would be a fun activity for the kiddos! Come join the fun at the Thanksgiving storytime!

Below are the story times at the different Forsyth County libraries:

Cumming Library
Monday, November 21 11:15am (Sharon Forks program)
Tuesday, November 22 at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 3:15 p.m.
Hampton Park Library
Wednesday, November 23 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Post Road Library
Monday, November 21 at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Sharon Forks Library 
Please note, due to construction the Sharon Forks. Their program will be held at the Cumming Library, located at 585 Dahlonega Road, Cumming, GA 30040. Join your Sharon Forks librarians there for this special program.
If you are still looking for activities to do during Thanksgiving week, visit our round-up here.

Random Acts of Kindness for Forsyth County – Week One

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Random Acts of Kindness for Forsyth County – Week One

We have just a few weeks until Thanksgiving. So what better way to spend the days leading up to Thanksgiving than doing some random acts of kindness all over Forsyth County. We would love for you to partner with us and spread a wave of kindness throughout our county.

What are Random Acts of Kindness?

A Random Act of Kindness has been described on wikipedia as “a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual person or people.” Random Acts of Kindness are also known as RAKs.

How will this work?

We have put together a weekly list of Random Acts of Kindness for Forsyth County that we will post every Sunday until the end of November. You can either do the 7 items on our list or make up your own.

What do we want to accomplish?

That’s simple – here at Cumming Local we just want to make a difference in the community. So lets band together and do some selfless acts for other people in Forsyth County!

Here is our list for week one…

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We are pulling some Random Acts of Kindness for Forsyth County ideas from this website. You can go there for more ideas as well. And if you decide to tweet or share on Facebook about it, use the hashtag #LocalRAK and #ForsythCO

Will you join us?

Make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter so you don’t miss any of these updates! Click here to sign up to get our updates

2016 Haunted Houses Near Cumming GA

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It’s that time of year again – when some of you (not me!) are looking for Haunted Houses in Cumming GA and near. We’ve got you covered with our list this year.

Haunted Houses Near Cumming GA:

  • Hell’s Gates in Dawsonville (a haunted house alternative). Located at 329 Harmony Church Road Dawsonville, GA 30534. This is an outdoor reality drama based off events in the Bible found in Revelations.
  • Netherworld Haunted House: Netherworld Haunted House is a walk-through dark attraction filled with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects, and incredible monsters. Located at 6624 Dawson Blvd, Norcross, GA.
  • Buford Corn Maze: Visit the haunted forest at Buford Corn Maze every weekend night until November 8th. Located at 4470 Bennett Road,
    Buford, GA 30519.
  • The Haunted Maze (part of Uncle Shuck’s) Located at 4520 Highway 53 E Dawsonville, GA 30534. This is a dark walk through the corn mazes without a flashlight! Click here for more information.
  • Warbington Farm’s Spooky Maze: On October 29th, Warbington Farms is having a spooky night in the hotel by transforming their maze! Click here for more information. Located at 5555 Crow Road,  Cumming, Georgia 30041.

For the TOP Haunted Houses in Atlanta, click here to see our friend 365 Atlanta Family’s round-up.

Disclosure We do our best to provide accurate details; however, it is possible that details change, we are given inaccurate information, or we simply make an error. Whenever possible we link our articles to the source or information provided and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go.

Things to Do in Forsyth County Fall 2016

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{CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PRINTABLE – 2016 FALL BUCKET LIST!}

Things to Do Fall 2016 in Forsyth County

Cumming Local is ALL THINGS Fall now! Raise your hand if you are excited about that. We are because there is so much fun to do here in Forsyth County for Fall 2016. We’ve created a Fall Bucket List for you. Make sure you download and print off. You can check off the items as you do them.

And as more events are added to our calendar we will update this list with more great Fall Fun for the Family! Speaking of that, if you have a Fall event – click here to add it to our calendar.

For More Information on the Fall Bucket List:

Enjoy the Cumming Fair – opens THIS Thursday, 10/6!
Round-up of Apple Picking Farms near Forsyth County
Visit Kinsey Family Farm
Visit Warbington Farms – Fall Fun Events or Pumpkin Picking Schedule
Round-up of Corn Mazes near Forsyth County
Have a Fall Photo Shoot – Coming Soon!
Visit a Haunted House

And for fun …

Cumming Local’s Top 10 List for Fall Fun in Cumming & Forsyth County

Stay in the Loop:

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