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6 upcoming events in Forsyth County: Oct. 14-22
Photo by Denise Johnson, Unsplash.

Here are a few events coming up in the next week in and around Forsyth County. 

From fall fundraisers to escape rooms to DIY workshops, we've got a little something for everyone.

Stick a Fork in Cancer

American Cancer Society

Stop by Pizzeria Azzurri for lunch or dinner to help raise money for the American Cancer Society through Making Strides.  With your support, 10% of the daily sales will go back to the ACS. Carry out and delivery is also included.

The American Cancer Society is doing some amazing things through research including: 

  • Amazing breakthroughs are within our reach, like personalized symptom management based on your DNA.
  • Capturing DNA fragments in the blood to monitor breast cancer resistance to therapy instead of painful biopsies.

When: 11a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14

Where: Pizza Azzurri, 3560 Browns Bridge Rd #1200, Cumming, GA 30028

For more information, visit

Fall festival and fundraiser 

music authority
Photo courtesy of Music Authority.

Celebrate the fall season at a jam-packed festival hosted by Music Authority. Come rock the house, dance, sing and shout with some cool Music Authority bands, as well as participate in games, a raffle and eat some yummy food. Music Authority will be raising money during the event for the Any Soldier project, which offers support and assistance to members of the military. 

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16

Where: Music Authority, 123 Merchants Square, Cumming

For more information, visit

Zombie apocalypse escape room

escape room
Photo by Kev Seto, Unsplash.

The clever members of the library's Teen Advisory Board have designed a fun-filled escape room that'll leave you stuck, puzzled and trying to save the world from a zombie apocalypse. Participants will work in teams to move from room to room to find the antidote to save humankind. This event is for teens grade 6 and up. 

When: 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16

Where: Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street, Cumming

Registration is required. To register, click here

Boulder Dash 5K, 10K Race

Boulder Dash

The 2021 Boulder Dash 5K, 10K Race is almost here, so don't forget to sign up! The course winds through an active quarry, offering participants views of the working quarry face, ancient rock deposits and equipment used to process, move and manage the rock. The unique experience also finishes off with the Martin Marietta Fall Festival with vendors for racers and spectators to peruse. 

Price: $40 per person

When: 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16

Where: All parking is at Northside Hospital-Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive, Cumming

To register, click here

Edgar Allen Poe-ms 

edgar allen poe
Photo by Mel Poole, Unsplash.

Visit the teen area at the Cumming Library during the entire month of October to create your own poem in the famously spooky style of Edgar Allen Poe. Grab a mad-lib, fill it out and post it on the board to share with everyone. 

When: All day Sunday, Oct. 17

Where: Cumming Library, 858 Dahlonega Street, Cumming

Date night charcuterie board workshop

pine and pigment charcuterie board workshop
Photo courtesy of Pine and Pigment.

Join Pine and Pigment for a collaborative workshop learning how to create the perfect charcuterie board with Peaches & Chevre. Participants will be able to make both a dinner and a dessert board. You will also have the opportunity to sample the items on the customized boards. 

Price: $75 per person

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22

Where: Pine and Pigment at The Collection, 410 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming

Click here for tickets to this event