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 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.


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, 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.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Salads Serve as a Meal

Judy Ridenour demonstrated how to make two salads that serve as the full meal.  People attending this cooking demonstration certainly enjoyed the salads she demonstrated.  Click below to see her recipes.
Salad Recipes - click here.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Barging in Burgundy

Instead of ocean or river cruising, Cheryl LeJune brought us along on a canal barge cruise in France. Canal barging is a much slower pace and a much smaller scale than the other options.  Being able to see the countryside and its people up close and personal is a great way to travel.  She shared the history of the Burgundy Canal, the wine of the Burgundy area, and how to go about planning a barge trip.  The pictures were fun, too.
To see the presentation, click here.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

All About Urban Wildlife Rehab

Scarlett Brann, Education Coordinator from Texas Wildlife Rehab Coalition, gave us a great insight to how injured animals are cared for in an urban environment; from someone finding an animal in their yard, to taking it to TWRC's center, to its rehab and final release back into the wild. She brought along Casper, an albino oppossum, and a screech owl for us to see. TWRC is always looking for volunteers as they receive thousands of animals a year to rehab. Check them out here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Choosing the Right Senior Living Environment

Donna Composto of Mom's Care Plan presented a great overview of living options for seniors. She offered insights on what to consider and when if you are starting the search. There are so many things to consider and each family situation is different.
To see Donna's class presentation, click here. To ask any questions or get more information, you can go to Donna's website here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fit for ALL

Join the Fit for ALL class as we start the New Year off right.  The class is led by members of the CyFair Kinesiology Department.  We will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.  The first class was led by Michelle and we had a great time.

To view the walking/jogging paths around campus, click here.

Intro to ALL and CyFair Campus

Welcome to Spring 2015.  In this first class, Cheryl LeJune, ALL member, talked about the ALL program and the CyFair campus. There are so many things to do, so little time...  A campus tour was given by the Student Ambassadors.  Volunteer and join in the fun!
See the class presentation here.