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.
Holiday Party - Friday, Dec 9th from 11am-1pm
HSC 105/106

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 21, 2016

Get Text or E-mail alerts from CyFair ALL

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.

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.

Monday, November 7, 2016

ALL Facebook Groups

There are two closed Facebook groups of special interest for ALL members. Closed means you will have to ask to join and the posting will only be seen by other group members and not the general Facebook population.

ALL Travelers - A group where you can ask questions about traveling, both domestic and international, or just have a general discussion about traveling. Pictures of your travels are welcome.

ALL Photo SIG - A group for our photographers and those interested in photography. We discuss cameras, equipment, software, concepts and all those shutterbug things. Posting of photos is encouraged. Maybe you want to post a challenge to the group to take some kind of picture and see the results.

To join either or both groups, go to your Facebook page and search for ALL Photo SIG and/or ALL Travelers and ask to join.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Hearne Had a POW Camp?

Almost 500,000 German POWs were brought back to the United States during WWII. Many of them ended up in Hearne, about 100 miles up the road. Cheryl LeJune shared what led up to the POW influx, the conditions of the camp, and the outcomes. We also watched a History Channel show, Nazi POWs in America, for an overview of this little know story of WWII.

You can view Cheryl's presentation here.