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.


Changes to Classes in Catalog

Please make the following changes to your catalog.

First Ladies of America - Class changed from Feb 17th toTuesday afternoon April 28th, 1:30-3:00.

Marriage, Family & Money in Retirement - This class was inadvertently omitted from the catalog. Please add to your calendar for April 7th at 1:30-3:00.

Blending Asian Cultures - This class has been moved from March 30th to Thursday, April 16th, 10:00-11:30.

Bus Trip Info

Contact Sharon Samson by e-mail
(preferable), or call at 281-859-1512 if you would like to be added to the Waitlist for these First Quarter Bus Trips.

Jan 28: LSC Montgomery Biotechnology Institute/Museum of Funeral History, $8

Feb 14: Old Fashioned Western melodrama dinner show in Old Town Spring, $12

Mar 26: Mercer Arboretum and Jesse Jones Park, $6

Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee needs YOUR help in planning classes. Please get involved. Contact Lou Master or Donna Smith with your ideas.

Lou Master - 832-687-4175

Donna Smith - 832-392-2295


Tuesday, January 27, 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.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Advisory Board Minutes - January 2015

January is here and the Spring Semester classes are starting. Be sure to become active in the classes and events scheduled for this semester.  Remember that there is a lot of work behind-the-scenes and we need volunteers to contribute by working with various committees.  If you would like to get more involved, please contact the CE Continuing Education office....they will then get put you in touch with the committees that need assistance.
You can view the minutes from January by clicking here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Advisory Board Minutes - December 2014

The December Advisory Board Meeting was held a week early this month to allow for end of the semester reporting of events before the college closed for the holidays.  There was good attendance at the 10th Anniversary Party and we had good reports that people enjoyed the event. The Spring 2015 catalog will be mailed to ALL members in late December.  Registration for Spring is set for Saturday, January 17th.  Classes will begin on CyFair campus on Tuesday, January 20th. To view the minutes of the meeting, click here.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rock Art Solar Markers

Gordon Houston, Solar System Ambassador and lifelong observer of the sky, gave us a great talk about Rock Art Solar Markers. His research has primarily been at the Texas site of Paint Rock which is about 30 miles east of San Angelo. Rock Art refers mostly to pictures or symbols left on rock surfaces by members of traditional cultures. Some rock art was created at least 10's of thousands of years ago. To learn more about this subject, check out the following websites.  or

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wine Basics with HEB - Fairfield

The wine tasting at HEB Fairfield was a great success....and FUN too. David Nicholas, Wine and Beer Manager gave us a lot of information about the different types of wine, the characteristics of each wine, food pairings and other details about the wines. Stop by the store and visit with David and he will help you select a wine for any occasion. To view the presentation - click here.