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.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Memory and the Great War

We have been invited to another talk discussing WWI by the History and Government departments. Memory and the Great War: How the United States and Europe Commemorate the First World War will be presented by Prof. Sophia Mrouri and Prof. Kelly Phillips. They will focus on the Battle of Verdun and discuss how differently European nations and the United States remember the Great War.

The talk will be held in CENT 151 on Wednesday, Sept 21 from 1.00-2.30pm.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Food Safety for Seniors

Janet Lane, ALL member and Registered Sanitarian, shares with us how we are susceptible to food-borne diseases as we age, especially if we have chronic conditions. We learned tips on how to shop, prepare and store food for maximum safety. We also learned what to look for when dining out.

You can view Janet's presentation here.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Road Trippin' to Taos

Brett Hall, a local artist, took us on a journey to the Taos Pueblos inhabited by the Red Willow people. Brett shared his passion for art and the people of the Taos area. He showed us that it's not just the destination, but the journey. Stay off the interstate, enjoy the journey and stop along the way. There is always something new to discover.

To see Brett's road trip, click here.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Reader's Theatre Production - Freud's Last Session

Dean Matt Turner has invited ALL to the performances next week of Freud's Last Session by Mark St. Germain. The play centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud who invites the young, rising Oxford Don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. On the day England enters WW II, Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life. Freud's Last Session is a deeply touching play filled with humor and the exploring minds, hearts and souls of two brilliant men addressing the greatest questions of all time.

There will be two performances; Monday, Sept 19th and Tuesday, Sept 20th, from 3.30-5.30 pm in ART 102. Each performance will be followed by a discussion with the audience.

Hanging Birdfeeder

Linda Gabrielson held another fun class with the students making a Folk Art Hanging Birdfeeder. There was plenty of sanding and painting and creative ideas flowing for this fun class.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Settlers, Soldiers, Events and the San Jacinto Trail

What actually happened as Sam Houston led his troops back toward the fateful encounter at San Jacinto? Glenn Camp, an ALL member and Texas Army reenactor, shared the stories of the Mexican Army, the Runaway Scrape, the Twin Sisters, and others along the trail.

You can view Glenn's presentation and notes here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Funeral Negotiator - Knowledge is Power

Ken Lambert, the Funeral Negotiator, gave a very informative discussion regarding the sad, but inevitable, task of making funeral arrangements. There are many decisions to be made from many options available to you. Knowledge is power when it is time to make these decisions for yourself or a loved one.

Click here to see Ken's presentation.

Invitation to World War I Military Medicine Presentation

LSC-CyFair History professor Bobby O'Brien has invited our ALL members to a presentation on Thursday, September 15 at 2pm in CENT 152-153. The speaker, Dr. Marble, is an expert in Army medical history and will trace what the government did to preserve the health of recruits and heal the wounded and sick before the founding of the Veterans Administration.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Intro to ALL and CyFair Campus

Cheryl LeJune welcomed new and returning members alike to share all the interesting things to do on campus; our great ALL classes, theater, concerts, fitness center, library and many other activities and volunteer opportunities. Being a college student has its benefits. The class was led on a campus tour by our Student Ambassadors.
There is some new information included for this year, so please view the presentation here.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Center for the Arts Wants You!

Heidi Scanio has sent out a request for ALL members to participate in a campus-wide coloring contest! The rules are simple:
  • Print out the attached coloring sheet.
  • Embellish the design with a spectacular wash of color.
  • Write your name on the back, along with whether you are staff, student or ALL member, and
  • Submit to Heidi Scanio in TECH 123 by October 1st.
Winners will be chosen in the following categories:  Admin/Staff, Faculty, Student, and ALL, LIFE, or FOL member. One winner in each category will receive a homecoming-style mum to sport around campus during October and a season pass to all Fall Center for the Arts performances.  

So, get out your crayons or markers and have some fun. The coloring sheet can be downloaded here.