Aspiring Authors Invited to Local Writing and Publishing Events

Local authors are expected to converge on all branches of the Forsyth County Public Library this spring to join free showcases, author talks, writing workshops, and publishing seminars as part of the library’s Forsyth Writes Together series sponsored by the FCPL Friends & Advocates.

“We offer so much support for local writers all year round, but this spring’s Forsyth Writes Together series delivers five events with a powerful combination of instructors, authors, and publishers to help aspiring authors in our community find their voice, hone their craft, and get their work in front of an audience,” explains Programming Manager Tracy Walker.

Forsyth resident Ginger Garrett, author of The Last Monster published by Delacorte Press, will give the keynote address at the Forsyth Writes Together Community Authors Showcase at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 at the Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming.

“Ms. Garrett leads a writing group for teens at our Post Road branch and her experience in writing fiction for both adults and younger readers gives her a unique perspective on how to find your audience,” says Walker.

Following Garrett’s remarks, participants can meet more than 15 local authors to learn about their writing styles and habits, check out their books from the library’s collection, and even purchase books and have them signed by the authors.

The Community Authors Showcase features works of fiction and nonfiction for adult audiences. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Author and lecturer M. Jayson Graham will lead a seminar on epic story creation the following weekend.

After graduating from Howard University, Graham spent six years in Los Angeles working with independent production companies to develop television series pilots, show bibles and feature film scripts. Graham is a frequent speaker at Momocon, Dragoncon, Gencon, Onyxcon, and Dreamhack and his seminar at the library will help aspiring writers learn techniques for crafting their story ideas into novels, comic books, and film series.

An Introduction to Epic Story Creation will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 at the Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road, Cumming. Admission to the 2-hour seminar is free and open to the public.

After learning about idea development and world building for long-form stories, writers can perfect their character creation and plot pacing in a hands-on workshop with Dr. Leverett Butts, author of the award-winning Guns of the Waste Land series, at the Sharon Forks Library on Saturday, March 23 at 10:15 a.m.

During his 2-hour workshop, Dr. Butts will discuss helpful writing habits and lead exercises to improve brainstorming, planning, and drafting initial ideas for writers at any stage of the process, from imagining a first story to completing a work in progress.

He will also explain how tools like Joseph Campbell’s stages of the hero’s journey and Carl Jung’s archetypes can guide writers in advancing the plot and provide insight to make characters more vibrant.

Admission to Creative Writing Workshop: Character Creation and Plot is free and the workshop is open to the public.

Several successful children’s book authors also make their homes in Forsyth County. Two such authors, Shanda McCloskey and Kristy Hamby, will appear as part of a panel discussion on how to publish books for children on Saturday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road, Cumming.

McCloskey’s debut picture book, DOLL-E 1.0 published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, was recently recognized by the National Science Teachers Association as one of the best STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) books of 2019 and she is expected to speak about the unique challenges of both writing and illustrating a children’s book.

McCloskey will also take questions about her second book, T-Bone the Drone, explaining the steps in the publishing process and the work to be done before the book is released this fall.

Hamby’s debut picture book, Chicken Lips, is the story of a cow on a mission to find the meaning behind his seemingly silly name. Before school is out for summer, Hamby will have visited more than 50 elementary schools and preschools to read her book, lead creative writing exercises, and share songs inspired by the story and recorded by local musicians.

Hamby is expected to speak about the joys and challenges of working with an illustrator to tell the story, as well as her experiences in promoting Chicken Lips in-person and online.

Angela DeCaires, CEO of Alpharetta-based publisher BookLogix, and Steve Floyd, CEO of Atlanta-based August House Publishing, will also join the panel.

DeCaires and Floyd are expected to discuss the differences between independent and traditional publishing. They will also share strategies to help aspiring authors navigate the publishing business,

Questions from the audience will be welcomed and admission to the “How to Publish a Children’s Book” event is free and open to the public.

“Though writing events at libraries are generally intended for people writing books, our community is rich with talented people who aspire to write for television and movies, and Georgia’s reputation as a great place to film continues to grow,” says Walker.

There’s something for budding screenwriters at Forsyth Writes Together, too.

Writer, director, and producer Michael Lucker will teach Screenwriting 101 on Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cumming Library.

Lucker helped pen more than 30 feature screenplays including the animated sequels to Disney’s Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, The Emperor’s New Groove, and 101 Dalmatians. Lucker also worked on the Academy Award nominated animated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.

In this seminar, Lucker will share what he’s learned working as a Hollywood screenwriter to help participants develop a base of knowledge to succeed in the film industry and master the skills required to tell great stories.

Admission to Screenwriting 101 is free and open to the public.

“We want all local writers to know that their library can support their efforts with free resources like online writing tutorials, research databases, and reference materials, and we even host groups for writers to share their ideas or work-in-progress and receive constructive feedback from their peers,” explains Walker.

Both the Post Road and Sharon Forks libraries host writing groups for adults, while the Cumming and Post Road branches host writing groups for teens.

“Forsyth Writes Together is a valuable opportunity to connect with other writers, learn from their unique experiences, and be inspired to publish your own work. All the events in the series are free – you don’t even need a library card to participate,” encourages Walker.

Forsyth Writes Together 2019 is sponsored by the library and FCPL Friends & Advocates.

Find details on all Forsyth Writes Together author talks, workshops, and seminars on the events calendar at www.forsythpl.org.

Fulbright Scholar Begins African American History Series at Library

African American History Month begins this Friday, February 1 and Forsyth County Public Library will present a series of guest lectures and discussions for adults throughout the month.

A Fulbright scholar and filmmaker from the Ivory Coast of West Africa will present the first program in the Celebrating African American Heritage series at the Post Road Library on Monday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Gnimbin A. Ouattara is an Associate Professor of History and International Studies at Brenau University and will speak on the initial African reaction to the Transatlantic slave trade with a focus on Adahu, the first African slave mentioned by name in historical documents.

The second event in the series will bring an archivist from the Atlanta University Center to share stories and images about the accomplishments and struggles of African Americans in military service.

“Last year’s series began with a presentation on the Tuskegee Airmen by Getchel Caldwell of Clark Atlanta University and that event was so well-received that we wanted to be sure that this year’s series included a discussion on military history,” says Programming Manager Tracy Walker.

Sarah Tanner, Head of the Archives Research Center at the Atlanta University Robert W. Woodruff Library, will speak on “African Americans in Times of War” on Saturday, February 9 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sharon Forks Library.

Following the presentation, Ms. Tanner will discuss how this history is represented in the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library’s Archives Research Center, how genealogists and other storytellers can access these materials, where to find digital resources and the importance of archival material in telling this story.

At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, Dr. Jürgen E. Grandt of the University of North Georgia will present “Syncopated Switzerland: Hot Jazz in the Cold Alps” at the Cumming Library.

African American in its origins and embraced by the world, jazz music has been influenced by many international cultures. Dr. Grandt will explain how and why jazz music found its way to the heart of Alpine Europe and introduce listeners to the music of two Swiss musicians whose improvisations celebrate the origins of jazz and what it means to be a citizen of the world.

Dr. Ian Afflerbach of the University of North Georgia will conclude the series with a book club-style discussion of “Recitatif,” a short story by one of the nation’s most distinguished African-American authors, Toni Morrison. The discussion will be held at the Hampton Park Library on Saturday, February 23 at 3:00 p.m.

Morrison has won the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award for her novels, and yet during her 50-year career, she has only written one short story.

“This story may be her most captivating because it examines the lives of two women–one white, one black–as they grow from childhood to maturity. But here’s the catch: Morrison refuses to tell the reader which woman is black and which is white,” explains Walker of the story’s popularity across book clubs and classroom discussions.

Morrison’s story, as Dr. Afflerbach will discuss, offers a thought-experiment about how readers “see” race and how we come to associate certain races with social, economic, or cultural behaviors from food preferences to music to religion.

Complimentary copies of “Recitatif” are available at the Ask Us desk of all four branches of the library.

Admission to each event in the Celebrating African American Heritage series is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the events calendar on the library’s website at www.forsythpl.org.

Experts To Talk Migration, Populism, And International Trade At Post Road Library

Prepare to discuss the world as professors from the University of North Georgia (UNG) lead a series of eight discussions on complex global issues beginning this month at the Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road, Cumming.

The series is part of Great Decisions 2019, a national program developed by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) to help local communities better understand global politics, government, and foreign issues that affect the United States and its citizens.

“The FPA describes Great Decisions as America’s largest discussion on world affairs,” explains Programming Manager Tracy Walker.

“It’s certainly a large program for the library and it’s one of the most popular programs we offer for adults. We find that our patrons are interested in understanding more about the world and gaining new perspective on the challenges we face as a nation, and this gives our community a chance to talk personally with experts who can share specific details or guide them to further resources and information on these complex topics,” adds Walker.

Raluca Viman-Miller, Ph.D., an assistant professor of comparative politics, international relations, and European politics at UNG, will lead the first discussion, Refugees and Global Migration, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22.

Dr. Viman-Miller will share information about the laws and policies created by each state regarding who is permitted to cross its borders and how they will do so, as well as provide insight into how certain countries react to migration and the effectiveness of laws and policies regarding refugees and migrants.

At 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, Victoria Hightower, Ph.D., an associate professor of Middle East and Persian Gulf history, will lead the next discussion, The Middle East: Regional Disorder.

Dr. Hightower will explain the ways the Trump administration has aligned itself with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Israel to thwart Iranian expansion. She will also describe possible actions the U.S. might take in troubled countries such as Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Iraq.

After tackling those complicated topics, the series continues into February and March with discussions on nuclear arms, the rise of populism in France, Germany, and the UK, the trade war with China, cyber conflicts, and the current state of U.S. diplomacy and its relationship with Mexico.

Each discussion will include a presentation on the topic and a question-and-answer period with the presenter. Admission to each discussion is free.

“If you have a desire to educate yourself on any or all of these topics before attending a discussion, the FPA publishes a briefing book and DVD to provide an overview of the situations and perspectives that influence the most important challenges in national and global politics at the moment,” explains Walker.

Copies of the Great Decisions 2019 Briefing Book and DVD are available at the library and library cardholders may place hold requests at catalog.forsythpl.org.

“Reading the briefing book or watching the DVD are not requirements. If you’d like to learn about global politics and how those decisions affect people here in the U.S., I encourage you to come and listen to a presentation and then feel free to ask questions of the professors from UNG,” says Walker.

For more information, and to see the full schedule of Great Decisions 2019 discussions, please visit the events calendar at www.forsythpl.org.

Sts. Raphael, Nicholas & Irene Greek Orthodox Church Fundraising Gala/Capital Campaign

Sts. Raphael, Nicholas & Irene Greek Orthodox Church Fundraising Gala/Capital Campaign

Please join us for our 1st Fundraising Gala to kick off our Capital Campaign to build a church facility on the property of Sts. Raphael, Nicholas & Irene Greek Orthodox Church, located on 16-acres at 3074 Bethelview Road, Cumming, Georgia. All proceeds will be directed to the Capital Campaign fund.

Tickets are $150 per person and provide the following:

  • 5:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour
    5:30 p.m. Silent Auction begins
    7:00 p.m. Dinner and the Gala program begins
    8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Dance to the music of Spectrum Entertainment and The Bouzouki Express
  • Cash Bar
  • Black Tie optional

TICKET SALES: Tickets must be purchased by February 3rd!
(Tickets are not available for purchase at the door)

Marriott is offering a discounted rate of $79.00 plus taxes for the evening. Call (866) 316-7267 to book your room and refer to the Sts. RNI gala. Deadline to reserve a room is February 4th.

EVENT DATE: February 23, 2019
WHERE: Marriott Alpharetta Hotel, 5750 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30005
HOSTED BY: Sts. Raphael, Nicholas & Irene Greek Orthodox Church, located at 3074 Bethelview Road, Alpharetta, GA 30040 (www.stsrni.org)
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact: gala@stsrni.org

 

Library Receives Budget Increase for Longer Hours, Outreach Services, and Materials

Forsyth County Public Library is pleased to announce expanded weekday hours at all four of its branches, effective January 7, 2019.

Libraries will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, giving patrons both earlier and later access to materials, computers, and all library services. The library will continue to be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

“We’ve had frequent requests to open the libraries earlier and to keep them open later, especially from adult patrons who use the public computers and from students who are doing homework, researching papers, or working on group projects,” says Library Director Anna Lyle.

The 2019 budget adopted by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners on December 6 includes funding for four additional part-time staff members that will make the expanded weekday hours possible, along with a full-time Outreach Specialist responsible for taking library programs and materials to events at local nonprofits and other organizations to serve children and adults who may not otherwise be able to visit the library.

“We’re grateful to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners for including an increase in the 2019 budget to allow the library to provide expanded services to the Forsyth County community,” added Lyle.

In addition to adding staff for increased operating hours and outreach, the County’s 2019 allocation to the Library includes funding for increased benefits costs, a 4% merit increase for eligible employees, and $50,000 for new materials for the library’s collection to offset the end of SPLOST VI funds.

“This increase in funding will help the library serve the entire Forsyth County community, both inside and outside the physical walls of the library,” says Lyle.

For information on programs and services available at the Forsyth County Public Library, please visit www.forsythpl.org.

Operation Griswold 4th Anniversary

Operation Griswold 4th Anniversary

By Joey and Laura Tirico
Located at 104 Wolf Creek Court Cumming, GA 30028

Inspired by the hit movie Christmas Vacation, “Operation Griswold” was born three years ago! A work in progress, my wife and I have enjoyed decorating our home for the Christmas holidays since moving to Cumming over nine years ago. We immediately fell in love with the Norman Rockwell countryside setting and friendly people. It is those friends and neighbors who inspire us every year to make each Christmas even more special than the last.

The day following Thanksgiving, its lights, ladders, and action! Resembling the set of a major motion picture, Operation Griswold 4.0 (the fourth year) is underway! 25,000 lights currently adorn the front yard taking about 30 days to finish. It definitely gets the attention of all the neighborhood kids who are mesmerized by the overwhelming beauty of lighted candy canes, ice cycles, lighted wreaths and 23-foot tall decorated Christmas tree in our front yard. Parents comment on how it brings back such fond memories of childhood, making our efforts so worthwhile.

While the outside can probably be seen from outer space, the inside is a totally different story. Inspired by visits each year to the Biltmore House in Ashville, NC, the inside is an elegant array of formal dining and entertaining. Whether it’s an informal bonfire in the backyard with close neighbors or a formal dinner with family, we love our home and living in such a picturesque neighborhood. We wish all of our friends and neighbors in the Wolf Creek Subdivision and surrounding community a very Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!

Celebrate the Holiday Season with the Gingerbread Man at Family Literacy Event

Preschoolers, toddlers, infants, and their families are invited to celebrate the stories of the season at Leap into Literacy with the Gingerbread Man, Wednesday, December 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria at Cumming Elementary School, 540 Dahlonega Street.

Admission to the event is free and advance registration is not required. While the program is designed for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, children of all ages are welcome to attend with a caregiver.

The event is the second in the 2018-2019 Leap into Literacy series and will feature a puppet show, stories and songs in English and Spanish, early literacy activities, and a chance to take a photo with the Gingerbread Man himself!

Participants will also enjoy a simple dinner from Rosati’s Pizza and an authentic gingerbread cookie baked by Gasthaus Tirol that children can decorate with toppings courtesy of Ingles Markets.

After meeting the Gingerbread Man and practicing a few simple early literacy activities, children will also receive a free book to take home, courtesy of Scholastic, Inc.

“Just over a year ago, Leap into Literacy was formed as a partnership between Forsyth County Public Library, Forsyth County Schools, Georgia Highlands Medical Services, and Literacy Forsyth because we recognized that local families need help preparing their children for success in kindergarten,” says Tracy Walker, Programming Manager at the library.

The program is designed to reach families with children from birth to age five with a series of four free early literacy events each academic year. The events include a storytime or puppet show program designed for preschoolers, a nutritious meal, and education activities that give parents and caregivers the ability to continue early literacy practices at home.

Leap into Literacy organizers agree on the importance of early literacy in preparing children for success in kindergarten and the holidays offer a wealth of opportunities to help children practice early literacy skills.

“Families love to tell stories and share their memories around the holidays and when we tell traditional stories or sing traditional songs, we’re often using words that aren’t as common in our speech at other times of the year. Learning these less common words increases a child’s vocabulary, and that becomes a predictor of reading readiness and success for children as they enter elementary school,” explains Amy Chang, Title I Director at Forsyth County Schools.

Information about literacy, education and health services from the library, Forsyth County Schools, Georgia Highlands Medical Services, and Literacy Forsyth will also be available during the program.

“In addition to helping parents and caregivers teach pre-reading skills to their children, Leap into Literacy also aims to connect families with young children to other free and low-cost services in Forsyth County,” adds Walker.

Leap into Literacy is sponsored by Forsyth County Public Library, Forsyth County Schools, Georgia Highlands Medical Services, and Literacy Forsyth. Leap into Literacy is also supported by a Community Impact Grant from the North Georgia Community Foundation, as well as contributions from Scholastic, Inc., Forsyth County Public Library Friends and Advocates, Barnes & Noble, and other local businesses.

For more information on upcoming early literacy events, including the next Leap into Literacy event in the spring, please visit www.forsythpl.org.

Operation Griswold 4th Anniversary Update

Operation Griswold 4th Anniversary

By Joey and Laura Tirico
Located at 104 Wolf Creek Court Cumming, GA 30028

Inspired by the hit movie Christmas Vacation, “Operation Griswold” was born three years ago! A work in progress, my wife and I have enjoyed decorating our home for the Christmas holidays since moving to Cumming over nine years ago. We immediately fell in love with the Norman Rockwell countryside setting and friendly people. It is those friends and neighbors who inspire us every year to make each Christmas even more special than the last.

The day following Thanksgiving, its lights, ladders, and action! Resembling the set of a major motion picture, Operation Griswold 3.0 (the third year) is underway! 25,000 lights currently adorn the front yard taking about 30 days to finish. It definitely gets the attention of all the neighborhood kids who are mesmerized by the overwhelming beauty of lighted candy canes, ice cycles, lighted wreaths and 20-foot tall decorated Christmas tree in our front yard. Parents comment on how it brings back such fond memories of childhood, making our efforts so worthwhile.

While the outside can probably be seen from outer space, the inside is a totally different story. Inspired by visits each year to the Biltmore House in Ashville, NC, the inside is an elegant array of formal dining and entertaining. Whether it’s an informal bonfire in the backyard with close neighbors or a formal dinner with family, we love our home and living in such a picturesque neighborhood. We wish all of our friends and neighbors in the Wolf Creek Subdivision and surrounding community a very Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!

17 Ways to “Fall” into Fun at the Library

It may not feel much like autumn here in our corner of the world, but make yourself a pumpkin-spiced coffee and start marking your calendar for a season full of fall fun at Forsyth County Public Library.

Here’s a peek at what’s in store for those who love creating fall crafts, listening to spooky music, and curling up with a spine-tinglingly good book:

From the Sublime to the Spooky
Tuesday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Sharon Forks Library

Part of the Music to Your Ears music appreciation series with Dr. Esther Morgan-Ellis of the University of North Georgia, this program shares sublime pieces by Antonio Vivaldi and Joseph Haydn, as well as music that will give you goosebumps!

Frankenstein: Mary Shelley’s ‘Dare to Scare’ and the Questions It Continues to Raise
Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Hampton Park Library

Lyn Froehlich of the University of North Georgia presents the first of two discussions about this creepy classic in our series on The Great American Read.

Science Fiction: Aliens, Animals, and Artificial Intelligence
Saturday, October 6 at 3:30 p.m.
Post Road Library

Dr. Austin Riede of the University of North Georgia will lead a discussion of the allegorical representations of animal, alien, and artificial life in our favorite science fiction books in our series on The Great American Read.

Adult Crafting: Felt Owls
Sunday, October 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Sharon Forks Library

Create a felt owl to decorate your home for fall! No crafting or sewing experience necessary.

Community Arts and Music: Spooky Spectacular
Sunday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Sharon Forks Library

Get in the mood for Halloween with spooky songs and music in this family-friendly concert presented by the South Forsyth Middle School Chorus and other student musicians.

Día de los Muertos with Coco
Wednesday, October 17 at 1:30 p.m.
Post Road Library

Make Día-inspired crafts, play games and watch the Disney Pixar movie Coco (Rated PG).

Frankenstein Rocks!
Friday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Cumming Library

Literature students from the University of North Georgia will join tweens and teens in grades 4 and up for a celebration of literary monsters. Create your very own painted rock monster masterpiece!

Murder at Skull Manor Costume Ball
Friday, October 19 at 5:15 p.m.
Sharon Forks Library

Teens in grades 6 – 12 are invited to wear their favorite costumes and help us solve the mystery of the Murder at Skull Manor.

Random Fandom: Haunted Library Maze
Friday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Post Road Library

Teens in grades 6 – 12 can share their favorite chilling fandoms, tell scary stories in a deserted library, and explore our “haunted” library. Feel free to come in cosplay for your favorite fandom!

Ghost Hunting 101
Saturday, October 20 at 5:30 p.m.
Hampton Park Library

Learn about the methods and devices used during paranormal investigations from Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research, then go on a ghost hunt in the library! Adults 18+ only, advance registration required.

Adult MakerDay: Clothespin Wreaths
Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Post Road Library

Create a reversible clothespin wreath using holiday-themed scrapbook paper and decorate your space for both fall and winter!

Outdoor Survival Skills with Mark Warren
Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Sharon Forks Library

Mark Warren is author of Secrets of the Forest and director of Medicine Bow, a primitive school of earthlore. Our discussion will cover plant identification and medicinal uses, fire creation techniques, tracking animals, and other survival topics.

Trick-or-Treat Storytimes
All FCPL branches

Between October 25 and October 31, each branch will host Trick-or-Treat storytimes for young readers to wear their costumes and join a costume parade. Check the Event Calendar at www.forsythpl.org for specific dates and times.

TechLab: FrankenToys
Thursday, October 25 at 4:30 p.m.
Hampton Park Library

Explore circuits, robotics, programming, and animation as children ages 7 to 14 embrace their inner mad scientists and transform old toys into something new!

Library Haunted House
Friday, October 26, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 27, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sharon Forks Library

Dress in your Halloween costume and prepare for a screaming good time as you wander through spooky rooms packed with literary scares! The whole family is welcome to attend this program, but be warned, you will be spooked. Younger children may want to wait outside.

Harry Potter and the Party at the Post Road Library
Sunday, October 28 at 1:30 p.m.
Post Road Library

Wizards and Muggles of all ages are invited to catch the Hogwarts Express and join us for a celebration of all things Harry Potter! Dress in your house colors (or Death Eater best) or any costume from the Potter-verse for our costume parade.

Frankenstein: Monster and Myth
Tuesday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m.
Post Road Library

Dr. Melissa Schindler of the University of North Georgia presents the last of our discussions about this creepy classic in our series on The Great American Read.

After all that, if you’re still in search of fall fun, please visit the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Story Walk on the Scarecrow Trail at Warbington Farms, 5555 Crow Rd, Cumming. Our staff adapted the classic tale of The Three Little Pigs and built scarecrows representing the pigs and the big, bad wolf. If you like what you see, you can vote for the library in the Warbington Farms Scarecrow Trail contest while you’re there.

If you have questions about any of these programs, please visit the Ask Us desk at any Forsyth County Public Library branch or visit www.forsythpl.org.

Cumming Tailgate And Watch Party UGA vs FLA

Cumming Tailgate And Watch Party UGA vs FLA

North Fulton’s hottest ticket for October will be the Cumming Tailgate Party, sponsored by Troncalli Subaru of Cumming. We will be hosting a tailgate and game watching event for the University of Georgia Bulldogs vs the Florida Gators football game on October 27, 2018. The event will be held in the courtyard area at the Lakewood 400 Antique Mall in Cumming.

This will be an outdoor event complete with large screen outdoor LED TV, cornhole contests, DawgTalk broadcast on-site, music, game gear booths, and fun and games for all ages.

Gates open at 10:00am for folks who want to arrive early and set up their tailgate (Tailgate Spots are limited) and bring your own supplies just as you would on game day. Plenty of pre-game action and fun-filled tailgating with friends in an open air environment.

More Information and Tickets are Now Available Now

www.cummingtailgateparty.com or www.EventBrite.com (Search Cumming Tailgate Party) and Must Be Purchased in Advance. Tickets are just $10 per person or $50 for a Tailgate package (4 Tickets plus 10×10 tailgate spot).

TICKETS ARE LIMITED, SO REGISTER EARLY

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About Georgia Bulldogs vs Florida Gators
The Florida–Georgia football rivalry annual rivalry game between the Florida Gators and the Georgia Bulldogs. The game was first played in 1915, and has been played every season since 1926, except for a war-time interruption in 1943. This match-up between SEC opponents is one of the most prominent rivalry games in college football, and has been held in Jacksonville, FL since 1933, with only two exceptions, making it one of the few remaining neutral-site rivalries in college football. The game attracts huge and has earned it the nickname of the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party”, although that name is no longer used officially.