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.


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


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Current CPR Techniques

Are you up-to-date on CPR?  Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies in which someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped.  The American Heart Association recommends that everyone - untrained bystanders and medical personnel alike - begin CPR with chest compressions. It's far better to do something than to do nothing when someone's life is at stake. Attached is advise from the American Heart Association - click here.
Risk Factors for Heart Attack & Stroke - click here
Signs of Heart Attack & Stroke - click here

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

World War II Military Aircraft

World War II Military Aircraft has been one of Bill Willits' interest for many years.  In his youth his family lived near Willow Run Airport and he used to watch the B-24 bombers fly in.  His interest continued to increase through the years.  Bill is now affiliated with the Houston Wing of Commemorative Air Force. Today he shared his love for this part of our American history with the ALL class. You can learn more by viewing his presentation below.
Handout - click here
Presentation - click here
Movie on manufacturing of bombers -

Advisory Board Minutes - October 2014

The Fall Semester has been running smoothly with good class attendance. Members are looking forward to our 10th Anniversary party scheduled for Friday, November 21st from 2:00-4:00pm. The Spring schedule has been submitted to the system office and they are preparing the combined catalog which will be published and mailed in late December.  To view the Advisory Board Minutes for October - click here.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ALL 10th Anniversary Party

We're having a party to celebrate 10 years of classes and events for ALL Academy for Lifelong Learning on the LSC-CyFair campus. RSVP to reserve your spot - call 281-290-3457 - give your name and head count. Seating is limited.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Got Resilience?

Steve Spidell, a staff chaplain from Houston Methodist St John hospital in the Clear Lake area gave am informative talk about the positive effects that resilience plays in our ability to recover and move on from life’s crises’. See Steve Spidell’s presentation and Resilience Self Assessment tools by clicking below.
Presentation - click here
Assessment 1 - click here
Assessment 2 - click here

Picasa Photo Management

Richard Gillespie travels a lot and thus takes thousand of pictures.  With that many photos to manage, he finds that Picasa available through Google handles this chore easily. With Picasa you can do organize, view, edit and share your digital photos on your computer. Richard held a class to share his knowledge of using Picasa with other photography enthusiasts. To see his presentation - click here

Monday, October 6, 2014

European Convention on Human Rights

The American Bill of Rights has been around for a long time. The European Convention on Human Rights is a newer approach to addressing human rights violations. To make changes to the American Constitution, an amendment must be made. The European Convention functions with the use of Proclamations that spell out accepted human rights.  To learn more, review her Presentation by clicking here.

Salsas and Salads

Chef Louie (Lou Master) presented another tantalizing cooking class for us. This one was about Salads and Salsas. But as Lou said - "All salsas aren’t dances and all salads don’t need lettuce". View his handout with recipes for the following here.
    Green Salsas
    Pineapple Salsa
    Amazing Tropical Salsa
    Pico de Gallo
    Cucumber, Onion and Tomato Salad
    Jicama and Orange Salad

Friday, October 3, 2014

Home and Personal Protection

Bill Bevers of Bullseye Shooters provided our class with loads of information regarding our choices about personal protection.  We learned about guns, marksmanship, as well as the responsibilites that come along with the rights we enjoy.

You can see Bill's presentation here.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Let's Make-A-Turkey

Class members in the Let's Make-A-Turkey class had lots of FUN custom painting their wooden turkeys. Once again Gene Chism had prepared the wooden pieces. It is amazing how each creation looks different when they started with the same kit. To see the handiwork of class members click here.