Programs & Classes

Read below all about the recreation programs and classes offered at Lost Corner

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



It’s new and FREE!
1st Tuesday of the Month from 6:30 to 8:00 – October 3, November 7, December 5, 2017

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.
Age Range: 14 years old-Adult
Location: The Cottage at Lost Corner Preserve
Cost: Free
Registration Preferred but walk-ins welcome:
Instructor : Jason Green



Flyer_2017 Fall Lecture Series  – DOWNLOAD FLYER

Join us at Lost Corner Preserve for our final lecture in our 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.  Ages 6+ Children under 16 must be accompanied by and adult.  Held on the 3rd Sunday of every month in the evening.  
Instructor: Roseanne Guerra
Cost : $10 per family, $5.00 per person
Registration is preferred, but walk-ins welcome:

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Note: This program will be held at a special time, 5:30-7:00 p.m., to allow for sunset bat viewing over the Lost Corner gardens.
Our bats are facing a terrible, possibly extinction-causing disease: white-nose syndrome.  Learn about the fascinating bats that are common to our area and what is being done to save them – and how you can help too!   Bat box installation and tips will be covered as well.

**Common Owls of Georgia
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand!  We will learn about the four common types of owls found in our area, including their sounds.  Bring a headlamp or flashlight for an optional, short night hike to Falling Branch Creek, where we will look and listen for owls.  We also may spot a possum or two in the beautiful trees of Lost Corner Preserve.  No guarantees, but we did have a barred owl flyover last year!

**Wildlife in Winter
Sunday, December 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a complimentary cup of hot cocoa in a cozy armchair in the beautifully restored Lost Corner Cottage as we learn about Georgia wildlife in winter.  How do tiny birds survive an ice storm?  Do any of our local animals hibernate?  What happens to our butterflies and other insects?  How can you make your yard a winter haven?  Come learn about some of the amazing adaptations that allow our local wildlife to survive our Georgia winters.



2nd Saturday of Every Month – 9 AM to 12 Noon
OCT 14, NOV 11, DEC 9

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



Ages 16 and up
Instructor: Nikki Stadler, Expert Knitter with 20 years experience

Are you a knitter who knows the basics, but can’t seem to find the courage to cast on that shawl/hat/sock/sweater you have your eye on? Have a knitting project that is stuck? Is it taunting you from a cute bag or basket in the corner of your living room? I can help you with that! This weekly workshop is an open forum for knitting questions and help. Bring whatever you are working on for some guidance or to be inspired by projects your neighbors are currently tackling. That way you can feel secure starting that new challenge with plenty of support. If you wish to purchase a series the sessions are bundled as follows:

Mondays 6:30-8:30
Cost: You can drop in for a single session for $25 or you can purchase a session series of 4 for $90.
Registration coming soon.
SESSION 1: August 28th, September 11th, 18th, & 25th

SESSION 2: October 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 23rd

SESSION 3: October 30th, November 6th, 13th, & 27th

**KNITTING 101**
Ever wanted to learn to knit? In knitting 101 you will learn the basics including how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, seam your knitting, and some 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 will be available for purchase for $12 which include a set of size US 9 needles and some worsted weight yarn.

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30
Cost: $70.00
SESSION 1: September 13th, 20th, and 27th

SESSION 2: October 11th, 18th, and 25th

SESSION 3: November 1st, 8th, and 15th

**KNITTING 102**
Have you taken Knitting 101 and ready to take the next step? If you know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off, this class is for you. While knitting a cute, simple hat you will learn how to knit in the round using circular and double-pointed needles, as well as decreases for shaping.

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30
SESSION 1: September 12th, 19th, and 26th

SESSION 2: November 7th, 14th, and 28th



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Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8:30-10:30 a.m
Join an official Audubon Instructor to walk the property and learn about the top 10 common birds in Atlanta.

Instructor: Atlanta Audubon Society
Cost: Free
Pre-registration requested:




All lectures take place from  7:30-8:30 p.m.

AGES 10+ – Join us at Lost Corner Preserve when Sandy Springs Historian Clarke Otten will give a series of lectures on the history of Sandy Springs.    

September 7, 2017   Indian Trails and Pioneer Tales 6,000 BC to 1800 AD
Our community has been home to many people starting from a time referred to as the Archaic Period until today. In this session we will cover the various periods of development of the Native Americans through the first recorded European explorer (DeSoto), then through the changing landscape of Colonial development, and the expansion of Georgia to include what is now Sandy Springs.

Thursday, October 12, 2017   Oak Grove (Sandy Springs) in the Civil War 1861-1865
This session covers the little known story of the pivotal role our area played during the Civil War.  Learn how our little community, for over a week, had a larger population than any city in the south except New Orleans.  While no significant battles occurred in Sandy Springs the area was greatly impacted by over 60,000 invading Union troops who rested and resupplied here before the final march on the city of Atlanta. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017   Post-war Reconstruction to Bedroom Community 1870-1960
This session covers the period of slow recovery after the Civil War and the reestablishment of the farming community.  Watch as the area evolves from a struggling agricultural one into a playground retreat for some of Atlanta’s wealthiest families and then further into a bedroom community in the mid 1900’s. 

Instructor: Clarke Otten, Sandy Springs Historian
Cost: $5 suggested donation to FOLC
Pre-registration requested, but walk-ins welcome:  REGISTER HERE



AGES 12 + – Join us at Lost Corner Preserve for these Sunday afternoon history lectures held at the hidden gem of Sandy Springs.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

3:00-4:00 pm  – Secret History of Lost Corner

Join historian Clarke Otten as he explores the history of this unique property and the contributions the owners made to the development of Sandy Springs.

4:00 – 5:00 pm  Open House Tour

Visit the centerpiece of Lost Corner Preserve!  Join members of Friends of Lost Corner as they show off all of the lovely features of one of the hidden gems of Sandy Springs. This early 20th century farmhouse has charming architectural features including a large gas fireplace inside with built in benches and detailed leaded windows.


Sunday, October 15, 2017
3:00-4:00 pm – History of the Chattahoochee from Prehistoric times to the Water Wars

Join Alan Toney, the Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor as he explores the history of the Chattahoochee.  He will talk about the character of the river in Prehistoric times, how the National Recreation Area came to be and the current tri-state dispute over water-use rights over the flow of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

4:00 – 5:00  Open House Tour

Visit the centerpiece of Lost Corner Preserve!  Join members of Friends of Lost Corner as they show off all of the lovely features of one of the hidden gems of Sandy Springs. This early 20th century farmhouse has charming architectural features including a large gas fireplace inside with built in benches and detailed leaded windows.

Cost: $5.00 suggested donation to FOLC
Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome:  REGISTER HERE