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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End of Semester Party
Friday, May 5th from 11am-1pm
HSC 105 & 106
Please bring your favorite finger food.
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Fall 2017 Open House
Friday, August 18th from 10am-Noon
Conference Center (CENT 151, 152, 153)
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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.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Volunteers Needed!

There are two great student events coming up and ALL has been asked to participate. Even if you do not want to volunteer, both of these symposiums are open to the public. Please feel free to attend the sessions and see what the CyFair students have done this year.

Student Symposium
The first event is the Student Symposium on Thursday afternoon, May 4th. There will be parallel sessions where students, who have been nominated by their professors, will present their work. Volunteers are needed to be room proctors and help with student and proctor check in. The proctor will greet each student presenter in the room and check timing of presentation, provide time management for each presenter and the session as a whole, introduce each presenter, and give out certificates at end of session. The Symposium will be held throughout the CASA building.

Volunteers can sign up at the following website, http://studentsymposium.info/. Click on Volunteer and provide your contact information. Someone will get back with you. Dinner will be provided to all presenters and volunteers immediately after the symposium.

Honors Symposium
The Honors Symposium is Friday, May 5th. Several volunteers will be needed to help the symposium run smoothly. More details coming soon.

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

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.

Rowing to America: The Immigrant Project

The LSC-CyFair Center for Civic Engagement will present scenes from Rowing to America. There will be three short plays followed by a moderated discussion forum on immigration that will be opened up to include audience members.

Date: Wednesday, April 12
Time: 4 - 6pm
Location: Recital Hall (ART 102)

Friday, April 7, 2017

Knowledge and Perspective

Grady Watts, CyFair professor of philosophy, presented a thought-provoking idea from Bertrand Russell. Russell was a renowned mathematician, philosopher and Nobel Prize recipient. We discussed Russell's concept about how our knowledge is based on our perspective and everyone's perspective is different. Interesting class and interesting discussion.

You can view Grady's presentation here.

Spring Recital - Woodwinds Galore!

Sheila Patterson, CyFair Music Director, shared some great information and music with us in the Recital Hall today. By explaining the woodwind instruments and having her students play individual parts of the music pieces, then the whole, we came away with a greater understanding of the music.

You can see her Introduction to Woodwinds and student ensemble here.

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Press Agents' War: Propaganda & World War I

Professor Bobby O'Brien has cordially invited ALL to attend a guest lecture. David Greenberg, Rutgers University professor, will examine how the U.S. government rallied the American public to fight in World War I. This presentation is part of LSC's series commemorating the 100-year anniversary of World War I. The event is free and is sponsored by W.W. Norton and Windows on the World.

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 7-8.30pm
Place: Conference Center