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Trips & Events

Make sure you don't miss a trip or event announcement!  Sign up for our email distribution list - email your request to be added to the list to seniorservices@forsythco.com. 

Registration for programs is available online, by phone or in person. for online registration, click HERE. for phone registration call (770) 781-2178, option 1 for Charles Place, option 2 for Sexton Hall.

Special Events 

Celtic Concert - March 3

The concert features two hours of music performed by the Sounds of Sawnee Concert Band, plus a special performance by the North Atlanta Pipes & Drums. Light refreshments kindly sponsored by Wilson Legal.


Celtic Bingo - March 8

Experience the thrill of this game surrounded by Celtic decorations & music. Enjoy the enchanting atmosphere with a chance to win excellent prizes. Sponsored by Everleigh Deerfield. 


Shamrock Shakedown - March 15

Put on your favorite green outfit & get ready to sham-rock-and-roll. Enjoy music & more with friends. Refreshments kindly sponsored by Affordable Medicare Solutions. Entertainment provided by Keltic Kudzu. .


Super Game Day Sheriff's Office Vs. Active Adults - April 5

Join us for an all-star showdown game of Rummikub. Enjoy light refreshments and cheer on the team of your choice, the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office or the Senior Services' Active Adults.  Presented by FCSS Staff


Aging Well Expo - April 18

Resources, products and services for older adults. 70+ booths of resources for aging well. 


Forsyth Symphony Orchestra - May 5

Join us for a spectacular afternoon of musical brilliance as the Forsyth Symphony Orchestra presents “Broadway in Bloom.” Revel in the enchanting melodies from Broadway hits like Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Les Misérables and more. Bask in the warmth of spring and let the harmonies of our community orchestra create an unforgettable symphony of joy. Light refreshments sponsored by Mansions of Alpharetta.

Hikes

Hiking Tips

Hiking Schedule

Blankets Creek/Dwelling Loop - Canton - February 21

Departs from Central Park

Travel Distance: 34 miles     Hiking Distance: 4.8 miles     Elevation change: 278 feet

Lunch on your own at Riverstone Corner Bistro
Hike along the dirt trail through the woods with lots of uphill and downhills as a little challenge throughout the wooded path.

 

Bear Hair Gap Loop - Vogel State Park - March 13

Departs from Central Park

Travel Distance: 47 miles     Hiking Distance: 4.5 miles     Elevation change: 928 feet

The most noticeable spot on the trail, where a wide opening in the trees perfectly frames Lake Trahlyta.
Pack your own picnic lunch.

 

Neels Gap to Blood Mountain/ Appalachian Trail - Cleveland - March 27

 

Departs from Central Park

Travel Distance: 45 miles     Hiking Distance: 4.7 miles      Elevation change: 1,377 feet
Hike along the famous AT to the highest point along the trail in Georgia.
Lunch on your own at North Georgia BBQ.

 

 

Burnt Hickory Trail - Kennesaw - April 10

Departs from Sexton Hall

Travel Distance: 45 miles     Hiking Distance: 3.6 miles      Elevation change: 500 feet
The trail widens, trekking through a deciduous forest before crossing a bridge spanning the pebble-lined Noses Creek.
Lunch on your own at Cava-Mediterranean.

 

Raven Cliff - Cleveland - April 24

Departs from Central Park

Travel Distance: 47 miles     Hiking Distance: 5 miles      Elevation change: 623 feet
Shaded by towering hardwoods, the Ravine Cliff wilderness is home to a tumbling trout stream with a beautiful cascading waterfall.
Lunch on your own at Rib Country.

Trips

Historic Atlanta Rich and Famous Bus Tour - February 28

A tour guide narrates the history of the homes of Atlanta’s Rich and Famous. Driving throughout various parts of Atlanta, see and hear about homes such as The Swan House, The Governor’s Mansion, and other past and present Atlanta luminaries.

Lunch on your own at Six Feet Under

 

Gibbs Gardens - March 6

Enjoy this floral wonder viewing millions of daffodils and other early spring blooms. Please let us know if you are a Gibbs Gardens Member. 

Lunch on your own at Arbor Café.

 

Fernbank Science Museum - April 3

This Atlanta museum ignites a passion for science, nature and human culture through exploration and discovery. 

Lunch on your own at onsite café.

 

Madison Tour of Homes - April 19

A tour guide narrates the history of the homes of Atlanta’s Rich and Famous. Driving throughout various parts of Atlanta, see and hear about homes such as The Swan House, The Governor’s Mansion, and other past and present Atlanta luminaries.

Lunch on your own at Six Feet Under

 

Zoo Atlanta - May 1

Zoo Atlanta has something for everyone. Enjoy seeing the giant pandas before they leave Atlanta.
Lunch on your own at the Zoo.

Outdoor Adventure

Archery

Join us for an exploration of archery, where you can unleash your inner archer and enjoy the thrill of precision in just one session! A skilled instructor will introduce you to the basics, providing a safe and enjoyable environment.

 

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Get to Know Forsyth

 

Forsyth County Arts and Learning Center (FOCAL) - February 26

This activity is great for newcomers, or locals, to meet up and experience our own “home town”. You will meet Senior Services Staff at the designated location. Participants will provide their own transportation.

Meet up for a behind the scenes tour of Forsyth County’s newest performing arts center, an 81,000 square foot facility designed to support the fine art’s programming of Forsyth County Schools.

 

 

Forsyth County Water Treatment Plant Tour - April 24

 

Meet at Forsyth County Water Treatment Plant
2255 Antioch Road, Cumming, GA 30040

Learn how over 15 million gallons of clean, safe water is delivered each day to Forsyth County homes, schools and businesses. In this one-hour tour, discover how raw water is withdrawn from Lake Lanier, treated and stored, before it is pumped through over 1,100 miles of pipeline to get to you.

Events and Trips