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3 things to do in Forsyth County this week: April 15-21
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Williamson Bros. BBQ employee Christy Floyd serves customers during the Taste of Forsyth Along the Hospitality Highway at the Cumming Fairgrounds. - photo by Autumn McBride
Get a taste of local food

What: The annual Taste of Forsyth event brings together 25 of the area’s best restaurants and adds live music to create the yummiest community gathering of the year. Some of the restaurants include Bo’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Chinese Southern Bell, Frozen Cow Creamery, Kona Ice, Los Rios, Marlow’s Tavern, Marie’s Italian Deli, Mo Pho Express, Red Robin, Taco Mac, Tam’s Tupelo, Texas Roadhouse and Williamson Bros. BBQ. There will also be live music, a kids zone and three Easter egg hunts for ages 3 and under (11:30 a.m.), 4-7 (1 p.m.) and 8-10 (2:30 p.m.)

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20

Where: Cumming Fairgrounds, at 235 Castleberry Road in Cumming

Cost: Free entry. $1-$4 for samples

Contact: 770-781-3491, cummingfair.net.

Here’s how to celebrate Earth Day

What: Celebrate Earth Day at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve with a spring festival. The event will feature guided hikes, rock climbing, tree climbing, zip lining, yoga, crafts, games and educational activities and presentations “to promote preservation, conversation, stewardship and outdoor recreation,” according a Forsyth County government press release.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20

Where: Sawnee Mountain Preserve, at 4075 Spot Road

Cost: Free entry

Contact: parks.forsythco.com/springfest.

A very special Easter

What: River Rocks Church has designed an Easter celebration for the special needs community with sensory-sensitive environments, audible eggs for the visually impaired and an ADA accessible indoor egg hunt. There will also be face painting, crafting, bounce houses, free barbecue and music. Curbside drop-off and parking are available, as is a special entrance for sensory sensitive individuals.

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20

Where: River Rocks Church, at 1390 Weber Industrial Drive

Cost: Free entry

Contact: VerySpecialEaster.com, or 404-308-6225.