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.


Class Changes

Please note the following changes in the class schedule.

Philosophy Class Added

An Honors Class student in Philosophy asked if he could present a program to our ALL group. The class will be on Monday, December 7th, 1:30-3:00. For more info click here.

Dwight Eisenhower

The class originally scheduled for Nov. 17th is rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 10th at 1.30pm.

Choosing a Mobile Device

The class originally scheduled for Oct. 2nd is rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 10th at 10am.

Class Location Changes

The following classes have been moved to ART 102:

Indians of Spring Creek - Tues, Dec 1, 10am

Tales from Big Bend - Thurs, Dec 3, 10am


The Curriculum Committee needs YOUR help in planning classes. Please get involved. Contact Lou Master or Donna Smith to schedule a class. Lou's email, phone 832-687-4175. Donna's email, phone 832-392-2295.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Origins of Antisemitism and Recent Rise in Europe

Emily Sample from the Holocaust Museum Houston returned to our classroom with her colleague Michelle Tovar to present the background of Antisemitism and how it is currently manifesting itself in Europe. We also discussed how similar sentiments are also on display with other groups in events happening today. When you have a chance, visit the HMH and attend events. You can access the HMH website here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Women's Self-Defense Tips

Associate Professor Tim Mousel came to present to our ALL group on Tuesday, November 17th. Unfortunately, due to the bad weather, there were few in attendance.  However, Tim did give me his handout that he was going to review on Women's Self-Defense Tips. To see his handout click here.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Off the Beaten Path in Brooklyn and Manhattan

Sharon and Marty Samson shared their travels through Brooklyn and Manhattan to visit their son. The trip was packed with visits to interesting places that are overlooked by many tourists. Sites include Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, High Line Park, "love locks" on the Brooklyn Bridge, Green-Wood Cemetery and a Russian jazz band. To view pictures of their trip click here.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Moo Shu Chicken & Vegetables

ALL member, Lou Master, gave us another lesson in the use of a wok. He prepared an American version of Moo Shu Chicken and Vegetables. It contained shredded chicken (from a roast chicken), broccolini, sliced snow peas, shredded carrots and cabbage cooked with hoisin sauce. This was served in Chinese pancakes with more hoisin sauce. Small servings of hot and sour soup and egg drop soup were also served. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the class. For the recipe - click here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Computing through the Ages

Oh boy, the memories for those of us who had careers in the technical fields.  Norm Eisenberg brought us through the evolution of the computer, from the huge tabulators of yesterday to computers of today. We also had fun discussing what tomorrow might bring.

To see Norm's presentation, click here.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Moral Responsibility

Today Philosophy Professor Grady Watts presented a thought provoking class on Moral Responsibility. He introduced us to current day philosopher Sarah Buss. The discussion hinged on a person's reasoning vs emotions and how they affect the view of moral responsibility.  To view the professor's presentation, click here.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sleep Apnea & CPAP

Armando Diaz of SleepMed Therapy Services presented a program on Sleep Apnea and the use of CPAP as treatment. Dr. Adrian Santamaria, specializing in neurology and sleep medicine also joined us to give more technical information about the causes of Sleep Apnea. Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. As a result, the quality of your sleep is poor, which makes you tired during the day. Sleep apnea is a leading cause of excessive daytime sleepiness. The most effective treatment is the use of a CPAP Machine. To learn more click on the presentation below.
Presentation – click here

Friday, October 30, 2015

Geocaching - Digital Treasure Hunt

Cheryl LeJune talked abut what Geocaching is and how to get started.  After the introduction, class members set out for a walk around campus looking for various types of caches Cheryl had hidden for the class. Fun way to take a walk outside, despite a little rain.

To see presentation, click here.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Paper Quilling

Quilling is a beautiful form of paper art. Stephanie Rubeck and Betty Gillespie led a two-part class on this fun craft. The first class concentrated on learning the basic quilling shapes. The second class showed participants how to combine these shapes into lovely creations from cards to pictures. Check out the following links to learn more. Also make note that there will be another quilling class in the Spring Semester for those who already have the basic skills.
Quilling Shapes Tutorial - click here
Quilling Chart - click here
Websites for Ideas on Quilling Art - click here

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Dealing with Grief and Loss

Jimmie Adams led us through a heartfelt discussion of grief and loss. What does grief and loss mean to you? People are different from each other and how they cope varies from person to person as well.

To see Jimmie's presentation, click here.