Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) is a community made up of adults age 50+ for whom learning has never gone out of style. We are located in the CyFair area of Houston at the Lone Star College-CyFair campus. We look forward to you joining our group.

ALL classes are held in HSC 106 unless otherwise noted.
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Fall 2017 Open House
Friday, August 18th from 10am-Noon
Conference Center (CENT 151, 152, 153)
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Monday, May 22, 2017

For the Love of Learning

For those ALL members who remember Ken Levin, his wife Judy, and their son Herschel, please read the article, below, about their family. For newer ALL members, Ken was a CyFair ALL member for many years and then he got busy, really busy. We celebrate his passion for learning and family. Enjoy!

Photo: Annie Mulligan for the Houston Chronicle

You can view the Houston Chronicle article, here.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Virtual Reality: Your Body on Mars

Monica Hernandez Valencia, Biology professor, presented a very interesting class on space travel including how our body reacts and what scientists and engineers are doing to combat the physiological and psychological changes experienced by humans after a long stay in space. We learned about some VR apps to download to our smart phones, in conjunction with Google Cardboard VR viewers, and experienced moving around Mars.

You can view Monica's presentation, as a video, here.

Volunteers Needed!

ALL has been asked to participate in the following CyFair student event:

GED Graduation
The GED graduation for CyFair is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23rd at 6pm in the Main Stage Theatre. Volunteers are needed any time between 3.30 and 8pm. You do not need to stay the whole time. Volunteers will help students get ready with their caps and gowns and photographs. The get-ready rooms will be located in the TECH building. There is a reception after the ceremony in the ARTS lobby.

Please contact Donna Doughdrill at 281-290-3957 or Donna.S.Daughdrill@lonestar.edu if you would like to participate. The graduation is a big event for families and friends. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Texas Craft Beer Fest

Thank you H-E-B and David Nicholas, Beer and Wine Manager, for presenting another fun class at the Fairfield store. This time, we explored five different craft beers produced in Texas; several from the Houston area. The craft beer market is still strong with lots of choices depending on your taste.

You can view David's presentation here.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Petite Musicale

Music Professor Sheila Patterson has invited ALL to the CyFair students' Chamber Ensemble performance on this Wednesday. Her music groups have played for ALL classes several times and are greatly appreciated. Come by and support Sheila and her students.

Where: Recital Hall (ART 102)
When: Wednesday, April 26 at 2pm
Cost: Free!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Think Factory - What Do We Owe Our Future Generations?

The next Think Factory is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26th, from 4-6pm in the Main Stage Theatre. Come and join the panel as they discuss the future of energy and the environment.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Kusudama Button Bouquet

We learned something new today from Linda Gabrielson; how to make a  Kusudama Button bouquet. By folding paper, we made these beautiful flowers. See below for some of our work.



Thursday, April 13, 2017

Art Journal Series

Linda Gabrielson led us on a journey using different mixed media for our Art Journal series. It was a chance to experiment with different art forms and media. Lots of fun and self-exploration. You can see some of the work below:




A Tour of Norway

Mining and Vikings and other stories of Norway. Nathalie Brandes, Professor of Geosciences at Montgomery, led us on another tour, this time we learned about Norway with a swing through Sweden. The geology and landscapes are beautiful and the history is rich.

You can view Nathalie's presentation here.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Cooking with Grandkids

What could be more fun than cooking some great meals or treats with our grandkids? Bonnie Johnson and Lou and Sue Master shared their grandkids as well as some favorite recipes with us during this class. We are so lucky to be able to share time with family like this.

The recipe for fresh pasta dough is here.
Several kid-friendly food web sites are listed here.