Programs & Classes

Read below all about our  Classes or Download the Flyers!

GARDENING, PHOTOGRAPHY, KNITTING, NATURE – Keep reading for more information

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SANDY SPRINGS PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB  

It’s new and FREE!

Whether you are looking to improve your photography or simply want to begin using more than your camera’s automatic setting, join like-minded individuals at the Sandy Springs Photography Club. During our club meetings, we take a look at different types of digital SLR cameras and learn about their strengths and weaknesses. We cover the basic techniques of operating a camera and discuss the artistic principles that lead to great photographs. Intimidated? Don’t be! The goal of our club is to help you develop your abilities and we welcome complete beginners. Whatever your skill level, the club will help build your confidence as a photographer. 

What to bring: Bring your camera and any lenses you have. No camera? No problem! We have some extras for you to borrow.
About the Sandy Springs Photography Club: Founded in 2017, this is a new club provided by the City of Sandy Springs. We are not going to charge any club-dues to begin with, so for now the club is completely free. As the club grows, we will look at providing club events such as workshops, field trips and opportunities to try out professional-grade cameras and lenses. Moving beyond taking photos, we also plan to cover digital editing of photos using a computer.
Club Meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Summer schedule: June 13, July 11,   NEXT MEETING – August 8, 2017
Fall schedule: September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12, 2017

Age Range: 14 years old-Adult
Location: The Cottage at Lost Corner Preserve
Cost: Free
Registration: registration.sandyspringsga.gov
Instructor: Jason Green

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BEGINNING KNITTING

 Mondays – July 10, 17 and 24, 2017 from 7:00 -9:00pm 

AGES 16 AND UP  – Ever wanted to learn to knit?  Come and join us at the charming Lost Corner Preserve for Knitting  101.  You will learn the basics including how to cast on, knit, bind off, seam your knitting and finishing techniques.  Everything you need to know to make a pair of hand warmers!  This class is designed for brand newbies, but would be a great refresher course if it has been a while since you picked up a pair of needles.  Kits are available for purchase for $12.00 which include a set of of size US 9 needles and some worsted weight yarn. Instructor Nikki Stadler is an avid knitter, crocheter, quilter, and all around maker of things. She has been knitting  for almost 20 years and has taught knitting and crochet since 2006.

Instructor: Nikki Stadler, Expert knitter
Location: Lost Corner Preserve Cottage
Min/Max Participants: 4/8 (Participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $60.00

REGISTER HERE

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VOLUNTEERS DAYS

2ND Saturday of Every Month – 9 AM to 12 Noon.

Please come join Master Gardener, Diana Wood to volunteer and help with projects around Lost Corner Preserve. Bring water, gloves and garden tools.  No registration required – just stop by

AUGUST 12
SEPTEMBER 9
OCTOBER 14, 
NOVEMBER 11
DECEMBER 9
 
Note: If you are a community garden member, this counts towards your garden service hours.
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DISCOVER NATURE LECTURE SERIES

Join us at Lost Corner Preserve for our first Discover Nature lecture series. These family friendly informational sessions are designed to open Sandy Springs residents to the joy of nature right in their own back yards. 


**Snakes of Sandy Springs
Sunday, June 18, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

What kind of snakes are found in Sandy Springs and what should you do if you come across one?  Did you know it is illegal to kill non-venomous snakes in Georgia?  Come learn about the wide variety of snakes found in our area, from the tiny, slug-munching Brown Snake to the six-foot, beneficial Rat Snake.  We will cover how to identify dangerous snakes.  Knowledge is power!

**Be a Sandy Springs Citizen Scientist!  
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 6:30-8:00pm

While it’s great to send those checks to our national environmental organizations, have you ever wanted to do something yourself for our local plants and animals?  Get outside, get the kids involved, and make a real difference for the nature in your own backyard.  Learn about the wide variety of active-participation conservation opportunities in our area: including birds, bats, frogs, and plants!

**Beautiful Bugs 
Sunday, August 20, 2017, 6:30-8:00pm

Butterflies on a summer day; an evening filled with the sparkle of fireflies: Sandy Springs is home to some truly beautiful bugs.  Kick back in the comfy armchairs of the lovely Lost Corner Cottage as we admire a slide show and hear an informative lecture about our favorite bugs.

 Location: Lost Corner Preserve, 7300 Brandon Mill Rd.
Min/max Participants: 6/35
Cost: $10 per family, $5.00 per person
To register http://registration.sandyspringsga.gov