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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Study Abroad, Anyone?

Lone Star College is looking for students interested in participating in their Study Abroad programs where you can study certain courses in a foreign location. If you have an interest in participating in one of the programs, please look at this link. Find the course(s) and destination where you have an interest, read the description and cost, contact the professor(s) to see if space is available, and see if they are willing to add a Continuing Education slot for you. Some of these programs do require a lot of walking, so please read the descriptions carefully.

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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.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Spring 2017 Open House and Registration

It's time for our next ALL open House, this Friday, January 13th, from 10am until Noon in the Conference Center. Come by to visit with ALL friends, get parking sticker, register for classes, and sign up for bus trips. We plan to have tables for Center of the Arts, Stepping Out, Friends of the Library, Photo Special Interest Group, Quilling Club, and Cypress Historical Society. Stop by these tables and check out what they have to offer.

Here are a few tips:

Remember, your membership fee is good from September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017, so if you already paid your $20 membership fee, you do not need to pay again this semester. You may pay by check, cash or credit card. Check is made out to Lone Star College.

Regarding registration form drop off: If you are not signing up for any Arts & Craft classes, you can drop off your form (with membership payment, if necessary) at Registration table outside the Conference room. If you plan to take Arts & Craft classes, you must sign up at the instructor's table, get orange card (if you don't already have one), and pay for classes (with membership payment, if necessary) when you drop off your registration form at Registration table inside the Conference room.

Regarding bus trips: We will pass out numbers so that people can line up in the order they arrive. Once inside the Conference room, proceed to your highest priority trip; Jan - Fire Training/Winery, Feb - My Fair Lady play, or Mar - Texas State Railroad. Sign up for the trip and get orange card (if you don't already have one). Continue until you have signed up for trips you want. You will make payment for bus trips outside of Conference room in Foyer; payment by check, payable to CyFair ALL, or cash.

Looking forward to seeing everyone Friday! - Cheryl LeJune, Chairman

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

End of Semester Party - Celebrate the Holidays!

The Messiah and Other Holiday Favorites

Alex Qian, LSC-CyFair's Director of Music, has cordially invited our ALL members to attend The Messiah and Other Holiday Favorites this Saturday, December 10th at 3pm in the Main Stage Theatre. ALL members can get tickets, $7 for students, by going to the Box Office website, here, or by visiting the Box Office in the ARTS Building.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Home Networking

Norm Eisenberg took us on a two-class journey on what it takes to set up a home network. We learned about connecting our computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones and TVs to our home network. There are many pieces to consider and Norm went through the various options.

You can see Norm's presentation here.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Think Factory - The Existential Meaning of Education

It's our last Think Factory this semester. Mark Thorsby will host a discussion on the existential meaning of education. Should be an interesting discussion.

Think Factory will be Wednesday, November 30th from 4-6pm in the ART building in the Main Stage Theatre.

Lumber, Farms and Railroads

Monte Parks delivered another great talk about our local history. This time, we learned how the major businesses of lumber, farming and railroads developed and shaped our part of the state. For those of us from around here, we recognized many of the small towns that were important to these economies.

To see Monte's presentation, click here.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Pear Upside-down Gingerbread Cake

Tis the season for great deserts. Lou Master showed us how to prepare a beautiful cake using Bosc pears and gingerbread, creating a twist to the traditional upside-down cake. The smell of gingerbread filled the kitchen as Lou baked this crowd favorite.

You can view Lou's recipe here.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Holiday Ornaments

We learned how to make some great ornaments in Linda Gabrielson's Holiday Ornament class. The snowman and Santa ornaments brought a smile to everyone's face.