Lost Corner Community Activities

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Lost Corner Preserve is Sandy Springs' newest park. Through a partnership with Friends of Lost Corner, the City of Sandy Springs is offering the following recreational programs.


How to Grow Herbs Indoors and Out

AGES 12 AND UP – Join Master Gardener Diana Wood and learn about growing herbs all year round - starting from seeds to a few fun recipes, problems you may encounter, what the plants need and what you have room to grow.  Your home and garden will smell wonderful and you will be cooking with fresh herbs as your landscape shines with vibrant color.  There is nothing like walking in your garden to pick herbs to enhance your meal or freshen up your home. 
 
Saturday April 1, 2017 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Instructor: Diana Wood, Master Gardener
Location: Lost Corner Preserve Cottage
Min/Max Participants: 5/40 (Participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $10.00 suggested donation to FOLC
To register: http://registration.sandyspringsga.gov


Pollination Celebration

AGES ALL – Learn how to bring on the bees, cater to the hummers and entice butterflies!  Pollination Celebration is a one-day educational experience for all ages. Event will feature kid activities, speakers and make-and-take projects with an emphasis on butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.   This is a rain/shine event.   A Vendor's Market will also offer plants for sale.  
 
Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00-3:00 pm (This is also Earth Day)
Instructor: FOLC
Location: Lost Corner Preserve
Min/Max Participants: 25/125
Cost: Donations for FOLC are appreciated
Pre-registration requested: http://registration.sandyspringsga.gov  


Infused Foods

AGES 12 AND UP - Learn how to infuse vinegars, oils, sugars and salt with the flavors of herbs and spices. Making our own infused foods is easier than you’d think.  You can flavor them with fresh herbs, spices or fruit - or a combination.  They come together in minutes for a fraction of the store-bought version. (Bonus: these make easy, elegant presents, too!) Includes all supplies.
 
Sunday April 29, 2017 10:00-11:30 am
Instructor: Ellen Fenoglio, Avid Cook
Location: Lost Corner Preserve
Min/Max Participants: 5/20
Cost: $10.00 suggest donation to FOLC
To register: http://registration.sandyspringsga.gov


How to Build a Worm Bin

AGES 12 AND UP –  This class will show you how to build a worm bin that can be placed outside in the shade or in your house under the kitchen sink, in the laundry room, basement or the garage.  Composting doesn’t get more convenient than this.
 
Saturday May 20, 2017 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Instructor: Diana Wood, Master Gardener
Location: Lost Corner Preserve Cottage
Min/Max Participants: 5/40 (Participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $10.00* suggested donation to FOLC
To register: http://registration.sandyspringsga.gov


Nature Photography Workshop

AGES - 14-Adult - Whether you are looking to buy your first Digital SLR camera or want to begin using more than your camera’s automatic setting, join us in the Lost Corner Cottage for this photography workshop. During the 3-hour session we will take a look at three types of digital SLR cameras – Micro Four Thirds, APS-C and Full Frame – and learn about their strengths and weaknesses for nature photography. We will cover the basic techniques of operating a camera and discuss the artistic principles of what makes a great nature photograph. Intimidated? Don’t be! The goal of this workshop is to help you develop your existing abilities, or get you started if you are a beginner. Whatever your skill level, this workshop will help build your confidence as a photographer.
 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Instructor: Jason Green
Location: Lost Corner Preserve
Min/Max Participants: 8/20
Cost: $25.00; Pre-registration required http://registration.sandyspringsga.gov  


Nature Photography Walk

AGES - 14-Adult – Perfect for those who have already taken our Nature Photography Workshop, this two-hour nature photography walk around Lost Corner Preserve will give you a chance to practice your newly learned skills and techniques. Your instructor will be on hand to assist you with setting up your camera for each shot as you continue your photography education by looking through your lens. Those with a basic understanding of photography who haven’t taken our Workshop are also welcome to participate.
 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 from  2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Instructor: Jason Green
Location: Lost Corner Preserve
Min/Max Participants: 8/20
Cost: $20.00; Pre-registration required http://registration.sandyspringsga.gov


Discover Nature Classes

AGES 4-9 – Participants will have the opportunity to spend time outdoors and learn about a variety of nature topics through exploration and hands on learning experiences.  Each class will include a hike, investigation and games.  Classes are offered on select Saturdays and meet twice monthly March-May.  Attend the entire series of monthly classes or choose your favorite topics. Make sure to dress for the weather.  
 
Saturday, March 11 & 18, April 8 & 15, May 6 & 13
Ages 4-6, 10-10:45 a.m.
Ages 7-9, 11-11:45 a.m.  
Instructor: Naturalist 
Location: Lost Corner Preserve 
Min/Max Participants: 6/20
Cost: $5.00/class or $25.00 entire series of 6


Monthly History Lectures 

AGES 12 AND UP – Join local historian Clarke Otten at Lost Corner Preserve and learn about the history of Sandy Springs.  It has a rich and unique history dating back to the settlement of the area in the mid-1800’s and the Civil War. 
 
4th Wednesdays of the month through May 2017 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. 
January 25: 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.
 
February 22: From Frontier Settlers to Community 1800-1860
In this session we look closely at the first settler families to move into our area, even before it became officially part of the State, to a period just before the Civil War when the area was a thriving community.  Find out about many of the early families whose names are now known to us as some of the older street names.
 
March 22: 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.
 
April 26: 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.
 
May 24: Roads, Churches and Schools, Milestones of Community Development 1820-1960
In this session, we will cover how the various places of worship and schools helped cement the foundations of our city and how trails evolved into permanent roads connecting us with each other and the rest of the state.

Secret History of Lost Corner and Open House Tours

AGES 12 AND UP – Join local historian Clarke Otten and learn the secret history of this unique property and about the previous owners and how they helped to shape the Sandy Springs area. Then visit with Friends of Lost Corner organization members and tour the early 20th century farmhouse complete with charming architectural touches inside including a large gas fireplace with built-in benches and detailed leaded glass windows.
 
Sunday February 5, March 5 and April 2, 2017
3:00-4:00 pm - Lecture
4:00-5:00 pm - Open House

Instructor: Clarke Otten, Local Historian
Location: Lost Corner Preserve Cottage
Min/Max Participants: 5/40 (Participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $5.00 suggested donation to FOLC
Pre-registration requested: http://registration.sandyspringsga.gov

Birding at Lost Corner Preserve

Lost Corner Preserve Bird Walk 
AGES 6+ – Join Atlanta Audubon Society for a family friendly guided bird walk along the trail at Lost Corner Preserve and learn about the top 10 species of birds in Atlanta. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by adult.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 8:30-10:30 a.m.  
Instructor: Atlanta Audubon Society
Location: Lost Corner Preserve 
Min/Max Participants: 6/20
Cost: Free; Pre-registration requested http://registration.sandyspringsga.gov  

All About Bluebirds 
AGES 6+ – 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.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Instructor: Roseanne Guerra
Location: Lost Corner Preserve 
Min/Max Participants: 6/20
Cost: $12.00
To register: http://registration.sandyspringsga.gov  

How to Maximize Your Bird Feeders
AGES 6+ – 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.
 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:00 am-12:00 pm    
Instructor: Roseanne Guerra
Location: Lost Corner Preserve 
Min/Max Participants: 6/20
Cost: $12.00
To Register: http://registration.sandyspringsga.gov

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