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, February 22, 2017

Mardi Gras, Y'ALL - Mark Your Calendar

CyFair's Academy for Lifelong Learning and Student Life will be presenting a little bit of Mardi Gras here at CyFair. Join John Wolfskill and his students as they perform some classic New Orleans jazz while enjoying king cake, beads and just having a good time. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

When: Tuesday, February 28 at 11.30am
Where: Cafeteria

Think Factory - The Aesthetics of Beauty and Tragedy

The next Think Factory is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb 22nd from 4-6pm in the Main Stage Theatre. Come and join the discussion as the panel presents The Aesthetics of Beauty and Tragedy in this popular event sponsored by the Philosophy Department.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Secrets of Cruising, Part 2 - Cruise Websites

Mike Huereca was back for another information session on how to put together a great cruise. Mike shared his choices of websites to find the best prices for cruises, how to research the ports of call, look for hotels for pre- and post-cruise days, and also some thoughts on how to get the best airline pricing.

To view Mike's information sheet on cruise websites, click here.

Monday, February 20, 2017

African Americans and the War for Democracy

Bobby O'Brien, CyFair History Professor, has invited ALL to a special presentation, Tuesday, February 21st, 7-8.30pm in the Main Stage Theatre.

Guest lecturer, Dr. Adrian Lentz-Smith, an associate professor of history at Duke University, will explore how black soldiers and civilians during World War I wrestled with notions of manhood, citizenship, nationalism, and black internationalism shaping the 20th century struggle for civil rights. This lecture is part of LSC-CyFair's World War I series commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the conflict.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Secrets of Cruising, Part 1

There was so much to learn from Mike Huereca, an expert cruiser, we had to break the information into two parts. In Part 1, we learned some of his many tips and secrets on how to save money, keep safe, and enjoy the cruise. From where to check cruise prices, to learning about all those fees, to the best time to cruise, there was plenty to learn.

To view Mike's information sheet, click here.

Monday, February 13, 2017


Linda Gabrielson led our class where learned out to make earrings to match any outfit. The colors and styles are limited to your imagination. Here is a look at some of the class and their finished products:

Mah Jongg News

Judy Dankers reported that five CyFair ALL Mah Jongg players traveled to Rockport, Texas to participate in the popular two-day annual tournament. There were 165 players from around the state competing in the event. CyFair ALL member Karen Kuykendall placed 3rd. Congratulations! Other CyFair members attending were Pat Kissel, Colleen Wells, Pat Gardner, and Nancy Niles. Several of these members won raffle prizes and special events. A wonderful time was had by all and they are looking forward to the next Mah Jongg tournament.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Heart Sachet

We got into the Valentine's Day spirit with Linda Gabrielson as we made a heart sachet. A little sewing, a little bling and voila. Every heart was unique. Here are a few pictures from class:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Campus Security

LSC-CyFair Police Sgt. Patricia Vidito presented a information session on campus security, current and future laws that will affect students on campus, and a general background on public incidents that have occurred across the country. We learned how to react here on campus when a lockdown is called. Lots of questions from our members with answers from Sgt. Vidito based on lessons learned from each incident and her years of experience.

To view the Run, Hide, Fight video, click here.
To view the LSC-CyFair Active Shooter video, click here.
To review the LSC Response Policy to an Active Shooter, click here.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Salmon in Parchment Paper

Bob and Connie Peeples treated the class to a great recipe for cooking salmon. The recipe included spinach and tomatoes. In addition, an artichoke pilaf was prepared to serve on the side. Nice dinner to make for friends and family.

You can get view the recipes here.