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.

October 13th - Tuesday 10:00 - The Bay of Pigs - This class is CANCELLED due to a conflict with the instructor's schedule. The Professor will combine this topic with his future class on Nov 3rd about the Cuban Missile Crisis.


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, October 7, 2015

Trust Accounts: What? Where? When?

Where did the time go? There is so much to learn and talk about with regard to trusts.  Russ Newton, from Wells Fargo, gave a very informative overview of trusts and answered our many questions. Still a lot more to cover, so Russ will be back in the Spring.

To see his handout from class, click here.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Jambalaya Cooking Class

If you missed the Jambalaya cooking class you missed a real treat. Lou Master (Chef Louie) demonstrated his favorite recipe for Jambalaya. His recipe actually makes 36 servings, but it it easy to cut the ingredients down to serve fewer people. The class enjoyed a lively discussion of how Jambalaya is made and then had hearty servings of the final product. To find the recipe, click here.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Rummikub for Senior Adults

Come join the fun of playing Rummikub with the ALL group members. Even if you did not join the learning class on September 21st, you can learn how to play Rummikub by just coming to play. New players are always welcomed. The group plays each Thursday afternoon from 2:00-4:00 in the Lone Star College cafeteria. The group will be led by Fred Teoh and he has modified the rules to make it easier for senior adults to play. To review Fred's modified rules click here.

Introduction to ALL

Welcome A.L.L. members, new and returning, as we kick off the new school year with an introduction to A.L.L. and the LSC-CyFair campus.  There is so much to do and see with A.L.L, the college and the public library.  Attendees were given a tour of the campus highlights by the college's Student Ambassadors.

See the presentation here.

Friday, May 8, 2015

End of Semester Party May 2015

If you missed the end of the semester party May 8th, 2015, you missed a great event. There were lots of people and an abundance of food. The ALL classes are out for the summer but will begin again in the Fall. Registration is scheduled for Saturday, September 19th, 2015, 10:00-Noon. Be sure to mark your calendar to attend Registration and sign up for classes and events in the Fall.
Lou Master brought a wonderful cake to the party and has shared the recipe - click here. If other people want to share recipes, contact Sarah Walter at

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cruising the Seine & Paris

Skip and Linda Brinz shared their travel adventure of cruising the Seine River in France and their additional week long stay in Paris. The classroom was full of interested members for this armchair trip. Their tour include several beautiful villages, the museums and beaches of WWI and WWII and of course Paris "The City of Light". To view the presentation, click here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

First Ladies of America

Professor Heidi Jo Green gave us a wonderful presentation on the First Ladies of America. We all studied the Presidents while in school, but didn't get much information about the First Ladies. She shed light on the "woman behind the man" and their role as wives. This was a very lively discussion and our members expressed great interest in learning more. To review the presentation click here. Professor Green also gave us a reading list if members want to read more in-depth on the First Ladies, click here. Also of interest may be the Library of Congress List of Presidents, First Ladies and Vice Presidents at

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Stamp Collecting & Postal History

Jonathan Topper, of Topper Stamps and Postal History, gave a very informative presentation not only on stamp collecting but about the history of the postal service. He covered the period of time from the early 1800’s to the present. He addressed the evolution of this important service in terms of who paid for mailing letters and eventually packages, how stamps came into being and the history that can be found in the cover’s (envelopes) and the letters that they contained. We will try to have Jonathan back next spring to give another presentation for those that missed this class.
Topper Stamps & Postal History
Jonathan Topper
11210 Steeplecrest Dr., Suite 120
Houston, TX  77065
Near Sam Houston Tollway and Hwy 290
Office Hours: By Appointment Only, Monday-Friday
To schedule an appointment, complete the form at

Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Professor Sophia Mrouri, Professor of Political Science, gave us a great program on the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. The two winners for 2014 were Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and their right to education for all children. To view her presentation, click here.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Moroccan Kefta Tagine

Professor Sophia Mrouri shared some of her adopted Moroccan culture with us this morning by making a Moroccan Kefta Tagine. This is a wonderful dish with small meatballs in a flavorful tomato sauce. To see the recipe, click here.