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Open Air Market at Gifted Shoppes

Open Air Market at Gifted Shoppes

Join “Gifted Shoppes & Market” for an Open Air Market Event at the historic Belle Kemp House in Downtown Cumming – 103 Kelly Mill Road.  Vendors & boutiques will be on hand with fun finds & gifts.  Plus enjoy Live Music by Max Currie, lead singer of Tesla’s Rival, Door Prizes, Giveaways & More!

Vendor space still available.

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Forsyth County Relay for Life

Forsyth County Relay for Life

There is a place for everyone at Relay!  The event is not only for runners & walkers, but teams of businesses, schools, churches, & more will have booths set up with all kinds of food & fun.  Each team is committed to have one team member walking the track all night long.  Cancer never sleeps & neither does Relay for Life!

The Forsyth County Relay for Life will be held this Friday evening – May 13th at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

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United Way of Forsyth County: Stamp Out Hunger

United Way of Forsyth County:  Stamp Out Hunger

On Friday, May 13th & Saturday, May 14th, United Way of Forsyth County will partner with the Cumming Post Office and the National Association of Letter Carriers for the 19th annual NALC National Food Drive to “Stamp Out the Hunger”.

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High Heels & Handbags: A Benefit Event

High Heels & Handbags:  A Benefit Event

On Wednesday evening, May 11th from 7-10pm, the Zavitz Family is hosting a fund raising event – High Heels & Handbags - to benefit The Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Type, Inc. (FIRST).  FIRST is a national non-profit devoted to the special interests of patients with Ichthyosis.

The Zavitz Family is hosting the event in honor of their three-year old (adorably cute!!) daughter Cate, who is affected with Lamellar Ichthyosis & Congenital Ichthyosiform Erythroderma.

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WEEKEND EVENTS: National Public Gardens Day, kiln opening and Spring Fling

WEEKEND EVENTS: National Public Gardens Day, kiln opening and Spring Fling

ATHENS, Ga. – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

To commemorate National Public Gardens Day, sponsored by the Rain Bird and American Public Gardens Association, nationwide gardens are offering free admission with a coupon printout, which can be found here. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, located in Athens, is accepting these coupons. The Garden is located about three miles south of the University. The address is 2450 South Milledge Avenue in Athens.

Visit Vines Garden in Loganville on Sunday May 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for National Train Day at Vines Garden. This event is being presented by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation. Engineers will be on hand holding information sessions on trains at the largest railroad in the Southeast.

Happy indeed: Half-price Frappuccinos during Starbucks Happy Hour

Happy indeed: Half-price Frappuccinos during Starbucks Happy Hour

ATLANTA -- Happy Friday! Celebrate the start of the weekend with a half-price however-you-want-it Frappuccino from Starbucks.

On May 6, participating Starbucks stores will hold the first Frappuccino Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All flavors and sizes of the popular blended coffee drink are half-price during Happy Hour.

Starbucks is also bringing back two coconut drinks for summer.

The Mocha Coconut Frappuccino is a signature flavor in the chain's Hawaii stores.

LOCAL PROFILE: Fort Yargo State Park

LOCAL PROFILE: Fort Yargo State Park

WINDER, Ga. – Go outside and be a kid, again, at the Fort Yargo State Park. The park, which is located between the capitol city and the land-o-Bulldogs, is a popular among city dwellers who want to a getaway.  

This park was built for the outdoor enthusiast. Visitors can take advantage of the parks eighteen mile biking and hiking trails, the 260-acre lake and wooded disc golf course. The lake offers swimming, kayaking, fishing and boating; so there’s something for everyone.

The park also has a campground and three cottages that rent for $130, each. Those who wish to rent a boat may do so for a minimal fee and others can play miniature and dish golf for $4 and under. The facility also is home to two tennis courts.

Upcoming Events: On May 7, the park will host the Dirty Spokes Mountain Bike Race from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.