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3 things to do in Forsyth County, July 28 to Aug. 3
Frankie the Dog
“Frankie the Dog,” is a book series based on a real-life rescue dog of the same name by local author Marie Kirkpatrick.
An interactive art competition for kids

What: Sawnee Association of the Arts presents a children’s art awards program with Frankie the dog. Kids can come to the city of Cumming’s Food Truck Fridays event and color pages from “Frankie the Dog” to be displayed and judged at the Sawnee Association of the Arts gallery. The “Frankie” series was inspired by the experience of Forsyth County residents Marie and John Kirkpatrick adopting their dog, Frankie. They’ve since turned the series into an interactive educational resource about pet adoption for kids and families.

When: 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2

Where: Intersection of School Street and Pilgrim Mill Road, in downtown Cumming.

Cost: Free entry


Cumming Together Family Festival & Jeep Show

What: FOCO Jeepers along with BB&T and Community Cup are hosting the Cumming Together Family Festival & Jeep Show to support Family Haven of Forsyth County, the local nonprofit that provides temporary shelter, individual crisis support and referral services for victims of domestic violence.

The event will feature a Jeep show, music, photos with a princess, face painting, food and other family-friendly activities along with raffles and vendors.

When: Noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3

Where: Community Cup, 125 Tribble Gap Road, Suite 103, in Cumming.

Cost: Free entry

Chance to meet Curious George

What: Kiddie Academy of Cumming, a local educational childcare provider, invites local children and their families to Storytime LIVE!, a free community reading event featuring special appearances by Curious George and Pinkalicious.

When: 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3

Where: Kiddie Academy of Cumming, 450 Brannon Road in Cumming.

Cost: Free entry. Register at

Contact: 470-253-7114, or

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