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.




Date Change: Journey Through the Smokey Mountains that is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31st is MOVED to April 28th at 10:00. Note that the class that was originally schedule for April 28th about "Off the Beaten Path in Brooklyn" will be moved to the Fall schedule.

Class Omission: The class Marriage, Family and Money in Retirement was omitted from the catalog but is shown on the "green sheet" for Tuesday afternoon, April 7th at 1:30-3:00. Please attend this class that will stress the importance of shared decision making and communication.

Date Change: The class Blending Asian Cultures shown on pg 12 of the catalog has been moved to Thursday morning, April 16th, 10:00-11:30.

Date Change: The class What Makes Happy People Happy shown on pg 10 of the catalog has been moved to Friday morning, April 17th at 10:00-11:30.

Room Change: The Fit for ALL class on Tuesday, April 21st will be moved to the Kitchen (HSC 105) since the 10:00 class in our normal classroom will last until noon (that class is about Nobel Peace Prize). Also note that the Fit for ALL class on that date will include some manual bone density testing (not a scan).

Date Change: The class First Ladies of America on pg 9 of the catalog has been moved to Tuesday afternoon, April 28th, 1:30-3:00.

Photo Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting for Friday, March 27th has to be cancelled, and the April meeting changed from Friday the 24th to Thursday, the 23rd at 10 am.


Contact Sharon Samson at or call 281-859-1512 if you would like to be added to the Waitlist for the trip on March 26th to Mercer Arboretum and Jesse Jones Park. Cost is $6.00.


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.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Identify, Detect and Eliminate Toxins

We live in a toxic world. Since the Industrial Age, humans have been "making things better?", but the reality is that we have been getting further away from the natural world. Donna Fry, Naturopath, spoke with us today about how our bodies react the many toxins we encounter daily. For a personal consultation, contact Donna view her business card, click here.  Her website address is

Asian Chicken Cooking Class

The ALL group at LSC CyFair campus had another great cooking lesson from Chef Louie (Lou Master). This morning he showed us how to cook Asian Chicken. You can use shrimp in the recipe if you prefer a seafood dish. If you don't own a wok, now may be a good time to invest in one. To see the recipe, click here.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Genealogy - Getting & Staying Organized

Michelle Christie offered to give us an extra genealogy class titled Getting and Staying Organized. If you have started your genealogy research you know how much paperwork is involved and how you can get distracted by items not in your direct line. Michelle shared her system of using binders and forms to get the information and documents organized. To review her presentation, click here. Research List - click here. Research Log - click here.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Skip Brinz led a lively discussion on the baseball greats of the past. He shared pictures of his trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.....and other stadiums including Yankee Stadium and the Philadelphia Phillies Ballpark. To review his presentation click here.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Barney Fife No More - Intro to Firearms

Cheryl LeJune, ALL member and TPWD volunteer instructor, presented some basic information regarding firearms and safety.  The class helped replace people's curiosity and fears by giving them knowledge and understanding.  We learned the different types of firearms and safe handling, storage and safety.  To view the presentation, click here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Walking the Red Road

Bret G. Hall shared his road of rediscovery. Bret spent many years in the corporate world but always felt that there should be more to his life. He eventually returned to his life's love of "drawing". He then combined that love of drawing with a love of the life of American Indians. This culminated in his gallery featuring drawings of noble American Indians. To review his presentation, click here. You may also view his website

Monday, February 23, 2015

Healthy Eating

Lindy Pfingsten and Cheryl Stitt, from the Langham Creek YMCA, gave us an informative presentation about Healthy Eating. The presentation included tips for keeping a food log, grocery shopping, how to stay full longer and nutrition facts. To view the presentation, click here.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Asymmetric Conflict

Associate Professor Political Science Milosz Kurcharski gave a presentation that explored how weak countries are able to prevail when fighting more powerful opponents. To review his presentation click here.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mining in the Ancient World

Nathalie Brandes, LSC Professor of Geosciences, shared her knowledge and experience in the presentation today on ancient mining.  We learned about the various methods and technologies used to remove flint, copper, iron, gold and silver over the millenia.  You can see her presentation here.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Renewing Your Mind

In this two-part class, Kathryn Bonner, ALL member and life coach, led us through a fun process with art and thoughts to renew our minds. We created our own affirmation cards which turns our  negative thoughts into positive ones. The cards and envelope were beautiful and one-of-a-kind.
To see a description of the Afirmation Cards, click here.
To visit Kathryn's website, click here.