Fun in Foco: Lunar New Year celebration, Dr. Seuss takes the stage, and concerts this weekend

John Thompson
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(Forsyth County, GA) Here are some fun options to enjoy this winter weekend in Forsyth County:

The Forsyth County Public Library (FCPL) and OneForsyth have partnered to celebrate Lunar New Year on Saturday, January 21, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Sharon Forks Library in Cumming. Families are invited to come for all or part of the afternoon celebration. A tasting menu of Chinese festival food will be provided starting at 12:30 p.m. Other activities include face painting, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese paper cutting, and a lantern craft. Many performers will be featured, including a Chinese Music Ensemble from the Spring Music School and Chinese folk dancers from the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company. The event is happening in the Sharon Forks Library meeting room from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. For more information, visit here
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The characters of Dr. Seuss spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winner Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The show, playing at the FoCal center from January 20-23 features actors with special needs. To purchase tickets, visit here.

The Cumming Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Cumming City Center. Shop for fresh produce, loaves of bread, cookies, cakes, local honey, jams, jellies, woodworking, crafts, and more.
Photo byRosati's Pizza and Sports Pub Facebook page

Radio 80’s bring their fun show to Rosati’s Pizza and Sports Pub in Cumming on Saturday, January 21, at 9:00 p.m. For more information, click here.

Whiskey, Stills, and Mash play Good ol’ Days Bar and Grill in Cumming on Saturday, January 21, at 9:00 p.m. For more information, click here.
Photo byGood 'ol Days Bar and Grill

Head to Halcyon for the monthly cornhole tournament Saturday, January 21, at 1:00 p.m. For more information, visit here.

James Patrick Morgan brings his repertoire of over 2,000 cover songs to Freedom Brew and Shine on Saturday, January 21, beginning at 5:00 p.m. For more information, click here.

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