Academy for Lifelong Learning (A.L.L.) 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.

A.L.L. classes are held in HSC 106 unless otherwise noted.

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Bus Trip Info


Sign Up for Bus Trips for Jan, Feb and March was held on Dec 9th. There are still seats available for every trip. Contact Sharon at 281-859-1512 if your are interested in going.

Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee needs YOUR help in planning classes. Please get involved. Contact Lou Master or Donna Smith with your ideas.

Lou Master - lou.n.sue@comcast.net 832-687-4175

Donna Smith - smithill@comcast.net 832-392-2295

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rock Art Solar Markers

Gordon Houston, Solar System Ambassador and lifelong observer of the sky, gave us a great talk about Rock Art Solar Markers. His research has primarily been at the Texas site of Paint Rock which is about 30 miles east of San Angelo. Rock Art refers mostly to pictures or symbols left on rock surfaces by members of traditional cultures. Some rock art was created at least 10's of thousands of years ago. To learn more about this subject, check out the following websites.  http://www.arara.org/  or

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wine Basics with HEB - Fairfield

The wine tasting at HEB Fairfield was a great success....and FUN too. David Nicholas, Wine and Beer Manager gave us a lot of information about the different types of wine, the characteristics of each wine, food pairings and other details about the wines. Stop by the store and visit with David and he will help you select a wine for any occasion. To view the presentation - click here.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Lawrence of Arabia and the Modern Middle East

Professor Tom Kelly led us through the amazing life of T. E. Lawrence.  During and after World War I, Lawrence's activities played a pivotal role in breaking up the Ottoman Empire and redefining the Middle East.

To see Prof. Kelly's presentation, click here.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Current CPR Techniques

Are you up-to-date on CPR?  Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies in which someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped.  The American Heart Association recommends that everyone - untrained bystanders and medical personnel alike - begin CPR with chest compressions. It's far better to do something than to do nothing when someone's life is at stake. Attached is advise from the American Heart Association - click here.
Risk Factors for Heart Attack & Stroke - click here
Signs of Heart Attack & Stroke - click here

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Advisory Board Minutes - November 2014

This semester has been busy. One big event was the celebration for the 10th Anniversary of the ALL program on the CyFair campus. Work continues on preparation of the Spring 2015 catalog. Review the attached minutes from the Advisory Board Meeting on November 19, 2014 to see other items discussed.
November 2014 Minutes - Click Here

Monday, October 27, 2014

Bicycling for Seniors

You are never too old to enjoy biking. Many ALL members love getting out on their bikes for fun and fitness. If the bike you have is "old" maybe it is time to invest in a newer one and get back out there.  Al Pitre led this interesting class and gave some great tips for choosing a bicycle that you will enjoy.
To see his handout - click here.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

World War II Military Aircraft

World War II Military Aircraft has been one of Bill Willits' interest for many years.  In his youth his family lived near Willow Run Airport and he used to watch the B-24 bombers fly in.  His interest continued to increase through the years.  Bill is now affiliated with the Houston Wing of Commemorative Air Force. Today he shared his love for this part of our American history with the ALL class. You can learn more by viewing his presentation below.
Handout - click here
Presentation - click here
Movie on manufacturing of bombers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKlt6rNciTo

Advisory Board Minutes - October 2014

The Fall Semester has been running smoothly with good class attendance. Members are looking forward to our 10th Anniversary party scheduled for Friday, November 21st from 2:00-4:00pm. The Spring schedule has been submitted to the system office and they are preparing the combined catalog which will be published and mailed in late December.  To view the Advisory Board Minutes for October - click here.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ALL 10th Anniversary Party

We're having a party to celebrate 10 years of classes and events for ALL Academy for Lifelong Learning on the LSC-CyFair campus. RSVP to reserve your spot - call 281-290-3457 - give your name and head count. Seating is limited.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Got Resilience?


Steve Spidell, a staff chaplain from Houston Methodist St John hospital in the Clear Lake area gave am informative talk about the positive effects that resilience plays in our ability to recover and move on from life’s crises’. See Steve Spidell’s presentation and Resilience Self Assessment tools by clicking below.
Presentation - click here
Assessment 1 - click here
Assessment 2 - click here