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4 things to do in Forsyth County this week
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Show off your Halloween costumes at Alliance

What: The SkillsUSA club at the Alliance Academy for Innovation is hosting a Trunk-or-Treat event for elementary and middle school students to promote the school’s chapter of the prominent career and technical student organization that helps provide training programs for members in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.

Who: The Alliance Academy for Innovation is Forsyth County’s seventh public high school with a mission to provide pathways for students to own their future in college, career and life.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 5-7 p.m.

Where: Alliance Academy for Innovation, at 1100 Lanier 400 Parkway in Cumming.

Cost: Free

Contact: Joshua Abraham,

Festival for new skills park for youth bike riders

What: An event to celebrate a new bike skills park opening at Haw Creek Park that is designed specifically for riders between the ages of 3-11 and features a pump track, tot track and technical trail features that are found on most mountain biking trails. The event will include bike skills clinic, prizes, local bike vendors and free food.

Who: The event is presented by the Forsyth County Parks & Recreation department.

When: Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Haw Creek Park, at 2205 Echols Road in Cumming.

Cost: Free


Run for a good cause, meet an Olympian

What: The 10th annual Georgia Urology Fast Pace Race featuring a one-mile run/walk and 5K and 10K races around downtown Cumming. Proceeds of the event will go to promote awareness and provide education about the importance of screening and early detection of prostate cancer. There is also a pre-race pasta dinner on Thursday, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds featuring guest speaker Steve Scott, a three-time Olympian.

Who: The event is hosted by the Forsyth Area Striders Team (F.A.S.T.) along with the Prostate Condition Education Council.

When: Saturday, Oct. 27. Registration opens at 7 a.m. The 5K and 10K start at 8 a.m.

Where: Cumming Fairgrounds, at 235 Castleberry Road in Cumming.

Cost: $15 for a one-mile run/walk, $25 for the 5K and 10K (or $30 on race day)


High school marching band championship hosted by South Forsyth

What: Fourteen bands from around Georgia, including North Forsyth High School, will compete in the 2nd annual North Georgia Marching Band Championships for the chance at prizes, including the grand championship trophy. The event serves as a fundraiser for the South Forsyth High School marching band program to help purchase new instruments, uniforms, music and to fund future camps.

Who: The event is hosted by the South Forsyth High School marching band program, which will be performing as an exhibition band.

When: Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m.

Where: South Forsyth High School, at 585 Peachtree Parkway in Cumming.

Cost: $10 general admission. Children 5 and under are free.

Contact: Stephen Hendricks,