Atlanta Bread & Bar Grand Opening in Cumming GA

 

Grand Opening Event for New Atlanta Bread & Bar, New Prototype with Event Featuring Food, Giveaways and Live Music

Atlanta Bread & Bar, featuring Atlanta Bread’s new fast casual café prototype and design, announces its Grand Opening celebration, taking place Saturday, July 29. The new Atlanta Bread & Bar, located at The Collection at Forsyth in Cumming, Ga., will host an all-day event, including free sandwiches to the first 50 guests starting at 11 a.m.; face painting, raffles, food, giveaways throughout the afternoon, and live music starting at 6:30 p.m. The one-of-a-kind location features a modern, rustic design, presentation-ready conference room, beer and wine bar, art wall featuring local high school student’s work, patio dining and more.

WHAT: Grand Opening Celebration, which includes:
– 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.: Buy one get one free breakfast sandwich (limit 3 per guest)
– 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Free cookies to all kids under 12
– 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Face painting
– 11:00 – First 50 customers receive free chicken salad sandwich
– 12:00 p.m.: Raffle drawing
– 2:00 p.m.: Raffle drawing
– 4:00 p.m.: Raffle drawing
– 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.: Live music

WHEN: Saturday, July 29 from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: Atlanta Bread at The Collection
410 Peachtree Pkwy. Suite 116
Cumming, GA 30041

WHO: The new Atlanta Bread & Bar is owned and operated by local Cumming residents Dean and Kelly Ditmar. The Ditmars also recently acquired Atlanta Bread locations in Dunwoody, Roswell, and an additional Cumming location.


About Atlanta Bread:
In 1993, Atlanta Bread began as a small sandwich café in a suburb of Atlanta, Ga. Known for its fine ingredients and exceptional sandwiches, salads, soups and pastries, it quickly became a fast-growing concept that satisfied appetites with fresh, quality food in a casual, friendly setting. Building on its 23-year heritage, the company recently launched a major brand revitalization designed to honor its customers and community crafting delicious food and offering it in home-like surroundings through its local owners. Customers who treasure Atlanta Bread can enjoy the items they’ve always known, while exploring new additions to the menu that are fresh, flavorful and filled with ingredients that can be eaten every day.

Back to School Supply Shopping

school supply shopping

Today’s article comes to you from Ashley Jansen. She is getting ready for the new school year and wanted to share some ways to shop for school supplies. She also shares a spreadsheet list she created as well as ways you can give back to those in need of school supplies this year. 

I know, I know – “School Supply Shopping” is probably the last thing you are wanting to see the second week of July. I promise you I’m not trying to make your summer feel shorter – I’m just trying to save you money & time!

School Supply Lists are already posted on your school’s websites. Please note – each school may be a little different so make sure you go to your school’s specific website. If you are like me, I have 3 children across 2 schools and in 3 grades. It was hard for me to keep it all straight of just how many folders, glue sticks, etc. I needed. So I made this simple Excel Spreadsheet that I’m sharing with you here. It should be easy for you to manipulate for your specific supply lists. Note: The yellow column is the one that has the formula in it so don’t clear that one. I’ve added some extra blanks at the bottom for you to add yours.

school supply shopping

You can download Ashley’s spreadsheet for free, by clicking here – School Supply Checklist

You might notice at the top I have BBC, H, L, & G. The last three initials are my son’s names. But the first, BBC, is our church. They do a backpack drive each year and put out their own list of supplies that are most needed by the schools and children in Forsyth and Dawson counties. These are the kids that need assistance in fulfilling their school supply shopping. So I add them to my school supply shopping list each year to give back.

If you are interested in helping provide school supplies to those unable to do so for themselves here are few options:

  • Backpacks of Love at Morrow Family Medicine
  • Forsyth County United Way – Stuff the Bus
    • Drop off is from 6/1-7/31 at the UW County Office (240 Elm Street) Monday thru Friday 9-5. You can CLICK HERE to see the supply list
  • Publix – School Tools for Cool Kids
    • Drop off is thru 7/31 at all local Publix stores. See each specific store for their specific supply list needs.
  • Browns Bridge Church – Back to School Backpack Drive
    • Drop off is 7/16 & 7/23 before and after all services (Services are at 9, 11, and 4:30) just inside the main lobby (3860 Browns Bridge Road). You can CLICK HERE to see the different supply lists for different age groups. (Because their labels are a little different I wanted to let you know: WaumbaLand = PreK; UpStreet = Elementary School; Transit = Middle School; InsideOut = High School). TIP::I have 2 boys in PreK and 1 in Elementary so I usually will match for each boy so they are a part of the giving experience. They each get to pick out the backpack and fill it with the supplies and turn it in to church – it’s a great learning experience.
    • Vickery Village Backpack Drive
    • Stuff the Bus at Northside Forsyth

So what about that promise at the beginning of me saving you money? Well here you go…I actually usually do all of my school supply shopping at Staples. This week they are having a great sale. If you buy a backpack you get all school supplies 25% off the already low sale price. My boys don’t need new backpacks, but because I will be buying one for the Church drive mentioned above I get to take advantage of the sale for all my boys as well. There are also great sales going on this week and next. TIP: I would recommend you pay close attention to this website – it always helps me with sales.

We would love to hear from you on this. Please post a comment with any school supply drives/donation centers you are supporting so the rest of us can help. And if you find any great sales and/or deals inform us of those too!

Happy Back to School Supply Shopping!!! (21 days and counting…now see…that was intentionally trying to make your summer sound shorter)

school supply shopping


Ashley Jansen is wife of 14 years to Mark and mom to three boys, Hamilton (10), Luke (5), and Garrett (2). Originally from Texas, she has lived in Forsyth County for the last 13 years. She loves Mexican food, watching football and baseball, reading a good book, making Excel spreadsheets, and prefers candy over chocolate and Dr. Pepper over Coke. She is a recent breast cancer survivor, but still prefers purple over pink.

To learn more about Ashley and our other contributing writers, click here.

Summer Learning Tips from Pinecrest Academy!

Summer Learning Tips from Pinecrest Academy!

Research has shown that most students risk some degree of learning loss in the summer months. But the end of a school year doesn’t have to mean that learning stops. The relatively unstructured days of summer are perfect for family activities and adventures that keep learning fresh and practice necessary developmental skills, all while having fun together.

Below are a few suggestions for some fun summer learning:

  1. Develop and Practice Essential Skills. Summer provides great opportunities to teach kids important life skills, like how to read a recipe, sort laundry, tie their shoes, make a grocery list, load the dishwasher or write a letter. Being able to follow several steps in a process is an essential developmental skill that translates to success in school. Make a list of three new skills that your children could learn this summer, and challenge them to follow all the steps to success!
  2. Read, Read, and Read. Kids lose an average of two months of reading skills over the summer, but there are many ways to prevent this by incorporating reading and writing into your summer plans. If you are traveling this summer, have your child help you plan the trip by researching the place you will visit, plot the trip on a map, and act as a tour guide by providing the family with fun facts along the way. Choose a read-aloud book that both you and your child will love, and read a little together each night. Stop along the way to predict what will happen next. Discuss the plot, unfamiliar words, and the choices the characters make. These reading comprehension strategies will make your child a stronger reader and provide some sweet “together time.”
  3. Break out the Board Games and Puzzles. Board games and puzzles are excellent ways to develop critical thinking skills! Teach your kids those board games you loved as a kid, especially the ones that involve word or math skills. Pop some popcorn and break out Scrabble, Uno, Boggle, or Monopoly. For a fun twist, use the same game boards, but have your child make up new games and come up with new rules. Puzzles are also great for learning and practicing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, shape recognition, and patience. See how many puzzles the family can do in one summer!

Keeping brains engaged with summer learning will insure both a fun summer with your kids and a “brain boost” as they enter the new school year!

Laura Kelley is the Dean of Students for 3rd-5th Grade and a 5th Grade Teacher at Pinecrest Academy. She is also the mother of four Pinecrest graduates. Laura can be reached at lkelley@pinecrestacademy.org.

More About Pinecrest Academy:

Pinecrest Academy is a private Catholic school serving Pre-K through 12 students. We provide an atmosphere of academic rigor and critical thinking, while offering personalized attention in a Christ-centered environment of faith and reason

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Disclosure: This blog post was originally published on the Pinecrest Academy website.

 

4th Annual Pilates for Puppies Event on June 24 2017

Pilates for Puppies4th Annual “Pilates for Puppies” – Saturday, June 24th from 3-5pm

Donations to Support Canine Assistants

Come join us at Studio Lotus Forsyth for a fundraiser to support Canine Assistants, a non-profit organization that trains and provides service dogs to enhance and improve the lives of children and adults who have physical disabilities, seizure conditions or other special needs.

At the Pilates for Puppies event, you can join us for a circuit style workout including stations such as Pilates Reformer, Tower and Cardio/Weights/Ropes. We’ll start every 30 minutes, so jump in when you can. Choose any one or all of stations, or skip the workout and just visit with the puppies! Workout is free – donations are appreciated.

Donate any amount, whether you are able to attend or not, and be entered to win:

Drawing will be held June 24th immediately following the workout.

RSVP by calling Studio Lotus at 770.888.0048 or emailing at director.forsyth@studiolotus.com.

Bring your friends, join the fun, and support a great organization!

More About Canine Assistants:

Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of people and dogs such that they may enhance the lives of one another.
We specialize in working with children and adults who have physical disabilities, seizure disorders or other special needs.

http://www.canineassistants.org

The Farewell to Norman’s Landing

The Farewell to Norman’s Landing

Norman’s Landing has been a staple for delicious seafood in Forsyth County & Cumming GA since 1995. This month Norman’s Landing will be closing its doors for good. And I think we all can agree Norman’s Landing will be greatly missed! The restaurant has given so much back to the community and provided great seafood!

I spoke with Bill Norman this morning and discussed the final days of Norman’s Landing. You can still enjoy the delicious food and drinks for a few more weeks. They have a couple of events that I wanted to share with you today.

Also, my friend Julie from MyForsyth Magazine published a beautiful article about Norman’s Landing. I’d love for you to read it – Farewell Norman’s Landing.

Norman's Landing

Father’s Day – June 18th

For Father’s Day they will be open from 11am to 9pm and will be serving food from their brunch and lunch menus.

Some items include Eggs Benedict, Filet and Eggs, Oysters, Lobster Roll & much more. To take a look at their menus, click here: Brunch | Lunch

Norman's Landing

The Last Supper – June 19th

On June 19th, they will be open from 11:15am-9pm. This will be their last day of service. Please plan to come support them for this last day of being open. Norman’s Landing will be donating 50% of their profits from the day to four local churches. The churches they will be donating to are: First Redeemer, Parkway Presbyterian, Shady Grove Baptist & Pleasant View Baptist.

To check out the menus before heading to Norman’s Landing click here: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Kid’s Menu

Norman's Landing

Auction – June 22nd & 23rd

On June 22nd & 23rd 2pm, Norman’s Landing will be auctioning off everything inside the restaurant. If there is anything you’d like to purchase, you will want to come early. Everything will be sold! Come by and purchase a piece of Forsyth County’s historic Norman’s Landing!

Photo source: www.NorthGeorgia.com

More About Norman’s Landing:

In 1995, when Bill Norman began building his restaurant on a 3-acre piece of land in south Forsyth County, Georgia, everyone told him he was crazy. You’ll never make it, they said. You’re building a restaurant in the middle of nowhere, they said. But Bill had a dream.

As a native of Atlanta, Bill had been visiting Lake Lanier and Forsyth County since his childhood and has lived on Lake Lanier for almost twenty years. He knew that this would soon become one of the fastest growing suburban areas in the nation. You could say he was ahead of his time.

Connect Online: Website | Facebook

Address: 365 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming, GA 30041

Images courtesy of Norman’s Landing

Father’s Day Cumming GA & Forsyth County {2017}

Father's Day Cumming GA

Father’s Day Cumming GA & Forsyth County {2017}

Father’s Day 2017 is coming up!  We’re working to compile a list of some fun activities & offers to take advantage of this weekend!  As always, activities, events, and offers may change without our knowledge.  We provide contact information and links so you may confirm information.

To all our Cumming Local Dads … we wish you a wonderful day!

We’ll continue to add to this list until Father’s Day so keep checking back!

(Listed in Date Order)

Father’s Day Storytime

Date: Saturday, June 17th at 11am
Barnes & Noble – at The Collection of Forsyth

Father’s Day at Lake Lanier Islands

Date: Saturday, June 17th (10am-11pm)
Lake Lanier Islands

  • Monsters of Mock band – In addition to the music acts on Sunset Stage, entertainment around Sunset Cove will include stilt walkers, jugglers, face/body painting, hula hoopers and metallic (non-permanent) tattoo artists. Click here for tickets

Bowling at Stars & Strikes Entertainment Center

Date: Sunday, June 19th (All DAY)
Stars and Strikes Entertainment Center

Spend Father’s Day at Medieval Times

Date: Monday, June 5th to Sunday, June 18th
Medieval Times – 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30043

  • Dad is FREE with a full priced adult ticket. Valid June 5th – 18th. Upgrade to get the Father’s Day package (additional $25). Package includes framed photo of Dad, “It’s Good to be King” can koozie, and 25oz glass stein with choice of draft beer or soda (non-alcoholic beverage will be served to minors). More information about purchasing tickets 
  • Click here to read a parent review

Father’s Day specials for dinner or dessert:

As I find more restaurant specials, I will add them!

Gift ideas:

  • The Boutique by No Longer Bound – 1790 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, 30041

Fathers Day No Longer Bound

They have many gifts for dad on sale! Click here for more details.

  •  Homemade Coupon Book for Dad (Thanks to Coupons are Great) -All you have to do is click here for the instructions and a free printout.
  • Gift Certificate from Skin Solutions – There are many types of relaxation packages to chose from. They have some great Father’s Day specials. Check them out by clicking here.
  • Men’s Jewelry and Engraving at Lance’s Jewelry – They have ideas for 5 different gifts. Read more on their blog by clicking here.
  • Find a unique gift for Dad at Gibson Co
  • Create a special gift for Dad at Pinspiration
  • 5 Meaningful Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Great article from Mark Merrill about what matters most to Dads.

And don’t forget to check out these past articles:

Father’s Day Activities Outside of Forsyth County

For a round-up of activities in Atlanta, click here. Many locations like the Atlanta Zoo, GA Aquarium, College Football Hall of Fame, and more are offering Dad’s ticket for free or half price.

Help United Way of Forsyth County Stuff the Bus

HELP US STUFF THE BUS!

Join United Way of Forsyth County as we “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies for students in need during the months of June and July. Donations will go to Forsyth County Schools and other local organizations serving our students.

In 2009, United Way of Forsyth County brought the Stuff the Bus initiative to our community in an effort to supply low income and at-risk Forsyth County students with the school supplies they needed to begin the school year. At the time, it had become increasingly difficult for families to afford the most basic supplies for their students.

In its first year, a modest 3,000 school supplies were collected and distributed through Forsyth County School social workers and The Place of Forsyth County.

Since then, approximately 230,000 school supply items have been collected and distributed to Forsyth County students giving them the supplies they needed to start the school year off on the right track.

In 2016, companies and civic organizations along with many individuals collected over 49,000 school supply items for distribution to children through Forsyth County School social workers and/or teachers. Other local organizations also received school supplies for the children and youth they serve.

For more information or if you, your business or organization would like to participate by collecting supplies during the months of June and/or July, contact the United Way office at 770-781-4110 or melissa@unitedwayforsyth.com. School supplies may be dropped off at the United Way Office located at 240 Elm Street, Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.

More information about United Way:

United Way of Forsyth County works to advance the common good by focusing on Education, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Needs. These are the building blocks for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement and good health. It takes everyone working together. Because underneath everything we are, underneath everything we do, we are all connected, interdependent, united. And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when a family becomes financially stable, when people have good health. We all LIVE UNITED.

Farmer Markets in Cumming GA & Forsyth County

Farmers Markets in Cumming GA

Farmer Markets in Cumming GA

Are you looking for some farmer’s markets around Cumming and throughout Forsyth County?  We have a variety of options and thankfully the list continues to grow from time to time.  From year-round “online” markets to the traditional early morning fruits and vegetable markets and a few things in between.

No matter where you decide to shop, it’s best to ask questions – where are the items coming from?  How have they been grown?  Are they organic?  Are they are local?  The answers to those questions will vary greatly – you have to decide what’s best for your family.

Here are some farmer’s markets and options in Cumming GA & Forsyth County to help you get started:

Year-Round Online Markets:

  1. The Cumming Harvest (year-round market with online ordering and pick-up in Cumming GA)
  2. Nature’s Garden Express (year-round market with online ordering and home delivery)
  3. Circle A Lettuce (year-round (lettuce greens only) market with online ordering and delivery or greenhouse to shop locally at)

Seasonal Outdoor Markets & Market Stores:

  1. Cumming Farmer Market: Located at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot at 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, Georgia. First market day is June 3rd. They will be open every Wednesday & Saturday 6:30am-10:30am until September 30th. {TIP: You will want to get there early for the best selection}
  2. Lambert Farmers Market: Located at 805 Nichols Rd, Suwanee. First market day is May 27th from 4pm-8pm. They will be open every Saturday until October 28th. For more information, visit this press release.
  3. 400 Produce: Located at 4310 Settendown Village Cumming. For hours and specials, visit their Facebook page.
  4. City Produce: Located at 5035 Hwy 400, Cumming, Georgia, GA 30040. For hours and specials, visit their Facebook page. {TIP: I’ve heard they have great prices on their produce!}
  5. Cane Creek Farm: Located at 5110 Jekyll Rd, Cumming GA 30040 {NOTE: They also offer summer camps and workshops, visit their Facebook page for more information}
  6. Cherokee Market Farm Fresh Products: Located at 11611 Cumming Hwy
    Canton, Georgia, GA 30115.

Year Round Indoor Market Stores:

  1. Leonard’s Farmer Market: Located at 304 Atlanta Rd., Cumming GA 30040. {NOTE: They also sell Big Green Eggs and accessories.}
  2. Sprouts Farmer Market: Located at 530 Lakeland Plz., Cumming, GA 30040.
  3. Earth Fare: Located at 3140 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Cumming GA 30041 {TIP: Make sure you sign up for their emails and savings card. They always have great specials! Their daily deals are used a lot in my house.}

Farmer Markets Outside of Forsyth County

Our friends at Gwinnett Family has a great round-up of the 9+ Farmer Markets in Gwinnett. Each market is unique with different vendors and some offer more than just produce!

Do you have a favorite farmers market to add to my list?

Photo Source: Natalie Maynor

Summer Fun in Forsyth County for Kids A to Z

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I know it’s not just me who struggles with things to do during the summer in Forsyth County & Cumming GA. That’s why I created this round-up of SUMMER FUN IN FORSYTH COUNTY FOR KIDS!

**EXCITING NEWS: For even more Summer Fun in Forsyth County, check out our new e-book – “65+ Days Of Summer: A Checklist Of Things To Do & Places To Go In Cumming Ga & Forsyth County“**

So, who’s ready for some Summer Fun from A to Z?  Maybe you’ll enjoy all of them, maybe you’ll pick a few here and there, no matter what you do we hope it gives you some ideas for Summer Fun with your kids in Cumming GA and throughout Forsyth County!

Here’s to SUMMER …

Adventures at Sawnee Mountain Preserve:  There is so much to do at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. You can take a hike up the mountain, play on the playgrounds, or try out the new climbing tower! They will even teach you to climb a tree with a harness and rope. For more information, call 770.781.2217.

Big Creek Greenway: This walking trail is currently 10 miles long but there are plans to extend it to 15 miles at some point. Take your bike, skates, running shoes and head on out to enjoy the scenery and get some exercise.

Chill Hill: Cool off with some delicious soft serve or hand scooped ice cream at Chill Hill in Vickery Village. I love their new fixed pricing model!

Drama: Take your kids to the theater by seeing a drama or dance performance this summer. There are plenty of options through Cumming Playhouse, Stipe Studio, Cumming Dance Academy, Forefront Arts, etc.

Eat from the Food Trucks: The Food Trucks n’ Forsyth County is back this year and even better. With over 12 food trucks, kids activities and live music. This would be a fun family or date night out! 

4th of July

Fourth of July Festivities: The City of Cumming is the place to be!  From the parade to the fireworks, it’s a fun, two-day event for the whole family.

Games: Our summers are hot! Cool off by spending the day inside playing games! You can play arcade games, ride bumper cars, or play a game of laser tag in the new two-story arena at Stars & Strikes Entertainment Center. TIP: Be sure to check Groupon before going, they typically have a deal up for purchase.

Hidden Gems: There are many hidden gems in Forsyth Çounty! We have picked out SEVEN that you should visit this summer. Let us know what you think about them!

Indoor Activities: Raining? Too hot out? No problem – we have TONS of places you can visit that are indoors on our Indoor Fun for Families guide.

Jump: Forsyth County is home to Monkey Joes, Catch Air, Jump TNTGet Air, and Sky ZoneTIP: Make sure to check each of the websites for daily specials and coupons to save money on your visit!

Kids Eat Free: Take the kids out to eat where they are free! IHOP and Steak n’ Shake offer Kids Eat Free everyday. Also, check our Kids Eat Free listing for more options organized by the day.

Lake Lanier: Take a ride over to the lake and enjoy a day at either a park by the shore or rent a boat for the day. Also, LanierWorld is also a fun day activity full of the fun water park, big beach, a boardwalk, and sunset cove. You could spend all day and even the night there!

Movies: Take the kids out for a movie day! Movies 400 is offering the Summer Movie Series again every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am (first come, first serve). Click here to see the 2017 schedule. {They have a new pricing model this year – $4 for admission, small popcorn & small drink. If you bring a canned good to donate the price goes down to $2 for admission, small popcorn & small drink}

North GA Running Co Run Local Series:  Looking for something new to do this summer with your family? Sign up to run a race with North GA Running Co! They have a short distance and long distance series.

Outdoor Summer Movies: Vickery Village will be the place to be this summer!  It’s a great line-up of some really great outdoor movies for the whole family. And it’s FREE! Click here to see the schedule.

Park & Playground Tour: A few years ago we came up with this idea to take the kids on a park tour. They loved it and ask often to do it again. So pack some snacks, a picnic lunch, sunscreen, lots of water and head out to visit some of the 20+ Parks and Playgrounds in Forsyth County.

Quarter Midget Racing: The Cumming Fairgrounds has a line-up of racing throughout the summer.  Check out the racing schedule and get more information here.

Read: The Forsyth County Libraries and Barnes & Noble have great summer reading programs. They also have TONS of story times and activities through the summer.

Swim or Spray Pad: The Cumming Aquatic Center or the Old Atlanta Spray Pad is a great way to have fun in the water this Summer!

Tiny Towne: Ok, I know this isn’t in Forsyth County. But it’s a close drive and it’s a great way to spend a HOT or rainy day during the summer. TIP: Be sure to check Groupon before going, they typically have a deal up for purchase

Unwind: This one is for you MOMS & DADS! Summer is hard on us – whether we work outside the home or stay home with the kids, summer is a lot of juggling. So give yourself grace and patience this summer. The days are long but the years are short! Treat yourself to a date night or a spa treatment. Maybe even a good bottle of wine would do the trick to help you unwind this summer! 🙂

Vacation Bible School: There are lots of great VBS Programs in Cumming & Forsyth County.  If you haven’t signed up your little ones yet, don’t worry – I’m sure you’ll find one to get signed up with.

Warbington Farms – Pick your own strawberries and let the kids play on the Fun Park! We think you could spend all day here! TIP: Make sure you check their Facebook page for updated hours. 

X-tra X-tra Read All About It: Fun events & activities will continue to pop up throughout the summer.  It’s best to make sure you subscribe to the Cumming Local newsletter and also Like Cumming Local on FacebookFollow Cumming Local on Twitter, or Follow along on Instagram so you can stay in the loop.  Trust us … your kids will thank you:).

You didn’t sign the kids up for summer camps?  There’s still time.  Check out our list of 2017 Summer Camps in Forsyth County here.

Zoo: OK, I know this isn’t in Forsyth County. But it’s close enough and definitely worth the drive! Take ride up north to visit the North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm.

So that’s OUR list from A to Z … no matter what YOU choose, we hope you & your family have a safe and fun Summer in Forsyth County!

Cole Team

Cumming Aquatic Center 2017 Season Opening

Cumming Aquatic Center grand Opening

Cumming Aquatic Center 2017 Season Opening

It’s that time of the year – time for the Cumming Aquatic Center’s 2017 Season Opening!

The following information was released from the Cumming Aquatic Center website:

Opening Dates:
Weekends Only – Beginning May 14th to May 22nd (Saturday & Sunday 1pm to 6m) * Grand Opening on May 13th from 6pm-9pm
Daily – May 28th to August 3rd

Hours:
Monday through Saturday
Session 1:  10am to 2pm*
Session 2:  2:30pm to 6:30pm*

Sunday
1pm to 6pm*

*VERY IMPORTANT: A separate admission is required for EACH session.  (Sorry, I don’t make the rules I just share them)

August 6th – September 4th
Open weekends only
Saturdays: 2 sessions (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) & (2:30 – 6:30 pm)
Sundays (1:00 – 6:00 pm)

Memorial Day (May 30th), Independence Day (July 4th) and Labor Day (September 5th)
One session only (1:00 – 6:00 pm)

Click here for all the Summer 2017 Information

2017 Rates:

Daily Admission
Under 2:  FREE
2 – 17 years:  $4
18 – 59:  $5
60+:  $4

Individual & Family Passes are also available in 30 day, 90 day & annual increments.  Click here for 2017 Rates.

*VERY IMPORTANT:  All guests are required to pay admission – whether swimming or not.  

More About the Cumming Aquatic Center:

On Monday, June 27, 2011, the doors of the Aquatic Center first opened.

Features of the new center include:

  • 50 Meter Competition Pool
  • 1 & 3 Meter Diving Boards
  • Bleachers Spectator Area
  • Concession Stand
  • 25 Yard Instructional / Therapy Pool
  • Outdoor Leisure (Water Park) Pool
  • Poolside Cabanas
  • and Multipurpose Meeting Rooms

Some of the programs currently offered, include:

  • Water Exercise Programs – inquire with Cumming Aquatic for current schedule
  • Swim Lessons
  • Swim Teams
  • Infant Swimming Resource
  • Oh Baby! Fitness – programs for both pregnancy & mommy/child
  • CPR & Lifeguard Classes
  • Birthday Parties
  • and more!
  • Click here for more information

The Cumming Aquatic Center

201 Aquatic Circle (off Pilgrim Mill Road)
Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: 770.781.1781

To learn more about the Cumming Aquatic Center, click here.