Programs & Classes

Read below all about the recreation programs and classes offered at Lost Corner. 
Mark your calendars for the return of our Pollination Celebration on Saturday, April 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  More details coming soon!

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SANDY SPRINGS PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

It’s FREE!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
1st Tuesday of the Month  –  2018 dates are January 2, February 6, March 6, April 10 (note: second Tuesday of the month), and May 1

Beginner Session: 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Club Session: 
6:45-8:00 p.m.

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: registration.sandyspringsga.gov
Instructor : Jason Green

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OPEN HOUSE & GROUNDS TOURS/HISTORY

Sunday, February 4th, March 4th, April 8th and May 6th 2018  3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Have you been to Lost Corner and wanted to get a look inside the cottage and wondered about the history of the property and surrounding area?  Here is your chance!  We offer an hour long long history lecture and then a tour of the cottage & grounds.   Join us for one or both!  A $5.00 donation to Friends of Lost Corner is requested.  Registration is preferred but not required.  Walk-ins welcome.  REGISTER HERE

 

3:00 – 4:00 pm – LECTURE 
The Secret History of Lost Corner
Sunday February 4th and April 8th
Join historian Clark Otten and learn the history of this unique property and about the previous owners and how they helped to shape the Sandy Springs area.
History of the Chattahoochee from Prehistoric times to the Water Wars 
Sunday March 4th and May 6th
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 & GROUNDS TOUR  
Sunday February 4th, March 4th, April 8th and May 6th
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.
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SANDY SPRINGS HISTORY LECTURES

Thursday February 8th, March 8th and April 5th from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Join expert Sandy Springs Historian Clarke Otten for more fascinating lectures about the history of our city.  A $5.00 donation to Friends of Lost Corner is requested.  Registration is preferred but not required.  Walk-ins welcome.  Register Here
February 8th, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.    CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER CROSSINGS
The river predates even the earliest natives to our area, 6,000 B.C.  It has long presented a barrier and an opportunity to those who live on its banks.  Many have mad a name for themselves by meeting that challenge.  Some of those names persist till today.
March 8th, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.  HISTORY OF ROSWELL ROAD
Long before the advent of the automobile and today’s road networks, the railroad was the answer to hauling anything long distance.  Sandy Springs had a railroad passing through it before the community was even called Sandy Springs.   From the banks of the Chattachoochee to to Chamblee, then know as Roswell Junction, our community had rail service for over 40 years.
April 5th, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.  THE OLDEST HOUSE IN SANDY SPRINGS
Learn about the oldest house in Sandy Springs – the story of this house reflects the changing times of our community’s long history.  A fascinating story of the families that called this house home since the early 1800’s.
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VOLUNTEER 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.

2018 Dates – JANUARY 13, FEBRUARY 10, MARCH 10, APRIL 7 (1st Sat), MAY 12, JUNE 9, JULY 14, AUGUST 11, SEPTEMBER 8, OCTOBER 13, NOVEMBER 10 and DECEMBER 8

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BIRDING  

10 COMMON BIRDS OF ATLANTA
Saturday, March 24, 2018 8:30-10:30 a.m.  
Learn about the common backyard birds in our area.
ALL ABOUT BLUEBIRDS
Saturday, April 14, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Bluebirds are one of Georgia’s most charming backyard birds, and a wonderful example of a population comeback fueled by everyday people.  Come learn the story of bluebirds, and how to attract them to your yard.  Check out examples of the best houses, feeders, and food for your yard, and then go outside and enjoy Lost Corner Preserve’s resident bluebird family.  Bluebird houses will be available for sale.
HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR BIRD FEEDERS
Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 a.m.-12:00 pm
Create a birdwatcher’s paradise.  Attract the biggest variety and largest number of birds to your yard.  Learn to avoid cheap fillers as you check out examples of different types of seed and blends, then go beyond birdseed with examples of feeders for attracting insect, nectar and fruit eating birds.  Learn how to keep unwanted guests out of your feeders, and how to landscape your yard with birds in mind.  We will conclude with a short bird walk around the grounds.
All classes are for ages 6+ and are FREE
Registration is preferred, but walk-ins welcome registration.sandyspringsga.gov
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GARDENING CLASSES

GO NATIVE: NATIVE PLANTS FOR YOUR YARD

AGES 12 AND UP– Learn about the plants most at home here, and how you can capitalize on the many benefits they offer. Uniquely adapted to our soils and weather, native plants are often drought-tolerant and provide the food and shelter needed by the birds and animals that call Georgia – and Lost Corner Preserve – home. The variety, durability and beauty of native plants ensure there are some you’ll want to add to your landscape.

Thursday March 15, 2018 7:00-9:00pm

Instructor FROM THE GEORGIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY (TBD)

Cost: $10.00 suggested donation to FOLC

Registration is preferred, but walk-ins welcome  Register Here

PASS ALONG PLANT SWAP

ALL GARDENERS – Are your hostas taking over your garden? Have you always wanted some bearded iris to line your pathway? Here is your chance to dig up those quickly multiplying plants and swap them for some new exciting ones! Diana Wood, FOLC’s master gardener extraordinaire, will be on hand giving advice on what to plant in that shady spot or that sunny corner of your garden. Come enjoy a morning of exchanging plants and meeting fellow gardeners! A perfect way to spend a spring morning!

Saturday April 28, 2018 9am-1pm

Cost: $5.00 suggested donation to FOLC

Registration is preferred, but walk-ins welcome  Register Here

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KNITTING

Due to unforeseen circumstances, out knitting classes/program will have to be rescheduled.  If you are interested please e-mail us at info@friendsoflostcorner.org and we will e-mail you when new times and dates have been set. 

**OPEN LEVEL KNITTING NIGHT**
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:
Cost: You can drop in for a single session for $20 or you can purchase a session series of 4 for $75.

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