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.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Get Text or E-mail alerts from CyFair ALL

Your Advisory Committee has been looking for ways to improve communications with our members. In that respect, we are going to use Remind to send text messages (or emails) out to ALL members as the need arises. We will alert you, to the best of our ability, if a class has been cancelled or moved, to major ALL announcements, and to bus trip updates. - Cheryl LeJune, ALL Chairman

Please continue to use this blog for the list of upcoming classes, what's going on at the Library (LIFE, book clubs, etc.), plays and concerts, and bus trip information. Links have been established on the right sidebar for quick access to these and many more items of interest for our members.

To join the CyFair ALL class in the Remind system, please follow the attached directions, here.

You can choose either text or email alerts, or both. Please take a few moments to subscribe to this service. If you choose not to join, this blog will continue to be updated with the most current information. Check back here often.

To learn more about Remind, click here.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Reader's Theatre - 'Night, Mother

ALL has been invited to the next presentation of the LSC-CyFair Readers Theatre. Faculty and staff will be reading 'Night, Mother by Marsha Norman.

This eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering play explores the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 

There will be three performances in ART 102. Free.

Monday, March 20
3-5pm & 6:30-8:30pm

Tuesday, March 21

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Rock Stars - Pioneers of Earth Science

Nathalie Brandes, Professor of Geology, was back for another interesting discussion of geology. This time, we learned about the pioneers of geology starting with the early observations from the ancient world to the 19th century. These early geologists had great influence on other scientists in archaeology, biology, mining, etc. We also learned that many debates still exist in geology today.

You can see Nathalie's presentation here.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Home Plumbing

ALL member, Stephen Ruback, introduced us to all things plumbing. We discussed how to handle simple plumbing issues before they get too big and having to call in an expensive plumber. By following a routine maintenance check, you can keep your repair bills in check.

Stephen's handout is here.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Human Trafficking 101

Chris Horton, United Against Human Trafficking, presented some great information about the scope of the human trafficking problem. We discussed the reasons behind this global issue including the victims and the perpetrators. Houston is considered one of the most intense locales for human trafficking in the U.S.

You can see Chris' presentation here.
The UAHT handouts are here.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Hummingbirds on Parade

It's time for the hummingbirds to arrive in our area. Is your garden ready? Richard Edie was back from Wild Birds Unlimited to tell us what to expect for hummingbird time with lots of information on what species to expect, feeding, nesting and their amazing migration stories.

You can view Richard's presentation here.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mardi Gras, Y'ALL

CyFair's Academy for Lifelong Learning and Student Life will be presenting a little bit of Mardi Gras here at CyFair. Join John Wolfskill and his students as they perform some classic New Orleans jazz while enjoying king cake, beads and just having a good time. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Tuesday, February 28 at 11.30am in the Cafeteria

Some pictures from our event. Thank you Student Life for the king cake, beads, decorations and service. Thank you John Wolfskill for having your students perform for us.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Lou's Gumbo

It's Mardi Gras time and our favorite food is gumbo. Lou Master, ALL's top chef, is back with his own recipe for a delicious seafood gumbo. What a fun class with beads and gumbo and topped off with King Cake.

You can make Lou's Gumbo yourself with his recipe, here.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Black History Month Recital

CyFair Professor of Music, Sheila Patterson, and her clarinet quartet, Cypress Winds, presented a beautiful concert for ALL members. Explaining the history and life of the various black composers, Sheila led us through ragtime, gospel, jazz, and blues.

You can view the program here.

Farewell, Elise

The ALL community has been invited to Elise's Retirement Party. Many of us have worked with Elise over the past many years. From Prom Closet to teaching classes for ALL, to being a great reference in the Library, we will greatly miss her.