Lone Star College System holds Academy for Lifelong Learning open houses

Lone Star College System is hosting open house events at its campuses for the Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL), a membership program geared toward adults age 50-plus interested in broadening their horizons with others in a learning environment.

ALL offers more than 600 classes scheduled for this spring covering a vast array of interests: arts and crafts, gardening skills, photography techniques, health and wellness, technology, genealogy, Tai Chi, yoga, literary discussion groups, and many more.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in attending lectures, seminars or discussions,” said Pat Chandler, system program manager for ALL. “Our classes are short-term, non-credit, and last anywhere from a few hours to several weeks and explore technology, health and wellness, financial planning, community service projects, literary discussion groups, genealogy, arts and crafts, an insider's view of Texas history, and more.”

The annual membership fee of $20 ($35 at LSC-Montgomery) allows a person to take all the classes they are interested in at his/her campus, said Chandler.

“If anyone is interested in taking classes at more than one campus, a $55 annual global membership allows individuals to participate in ALL programs at any LSC location where a class is offered,” said Chandler.

The open house events take place all this month and allow visitors to learn more about scheduled classes. ALL staff members will be on hand to answer questions.

Upcoming open house dates:

• Jan. 11 (Saturday), 10 a.m.-noon, LSC-CyFair, Conference Center. Call 281-290-3460 for more information.
• Jan. 18 (Saturday), 10 a.m.-noon, LSC-Tomball, Beckendorf Conference Center. Call 281-357-3676.
• Jan. 21 (Tuesday), 10 a.m.-noon, LSC-North Harris, Community Education Building. Call 281-765-7947.
• Jan. 23 (Thursday), 1-3 p.m. LSC-Victory Center. Call 281-765-7947. 
• Jan. 25 (Saturday), 11 a.m.-1 p.m., LSC-Montgomery, Building E (upstairs). Call 936-273-7446. 
• Jan. 28 (Tuesday), 1-3 p.m., LSC-Kingwood, EMCID Center (off site). Call 281-312-1750.
• Jan. 30 (Thursday), 1-3 p.m., LSC-Atascocita Center, AC201 (2nd floor balcony). Call 281-312-1750.

Go to LoneStar.edu/ALL to learn more.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online.

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