ALL to Host Open Houses, Programs

Published on: January 06, 2014

LSC-Kingwood’s ALL program will hold Open House events on Jan. 28 and Jan. 30 from 1-3 p.m. at EMCID and the LSC-Atascocita Center. For more information, call 281-312-1750.

Lone Star College-Kingwood's Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) is inviting community members to its spring 2014 Open House events on Jan. 28 at the East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID) in New Caney and Jan. 30 at the LSC-Atascocita Center.  ALL is celebrating 10 years of programs.

The open houses are an opportunity for individuals age 50 and older to meet other ALL members, get to know the instructors, and to register classes. Both events are from 1-3 p.m.

“The open houses give potential members an opportunity to get acquainted with the programs and services,” said Pat Chandler, ALL program coordinator. “We offer non-credit courses, lectures, and social activities for continued intellectual and personal growth.”

The courses offer a range of instruction from Conversational French to Yoga to Digital Photography. Some of the popular programs are history classes and day trips on Harris County Precinct One buses and the METRO Bus and Rail. In spring 2014, more than 240 classes will be offered, with more than 70 at LSC-Atascocita Center. Classes offered at the LSC-Atascocita Center include subjects in the arts, healthcare, history, legal, and politics.

ALL will offer the AARP Tax-Aide Service from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 4-April 15 at EMCID and on Fridays, Feb. 7-April 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the LSC-Atascocita Center. This service helps people prepare their federal income tax returns for free. Anyone interested is asked to bring their social security card and a blank check for refunds to be deposited directly in their bank account. The tax-aide service is not available March 11 and 13 due to spring break.

The ALL program began in February 2004 at EMCID and in just 10 years, the program has grown to more than 900 active members.  ALL is a volunteer program and courses are taught by members, LSC-Kingwood employees, and area residents.  Additional volunteers are needed to work in the office answering phones, greet and assist members and help set up for classes.

Atascocita ALL volunteers assist with the organization of classes as well as assisting the volunteer instructors. Annual membership is $20 from Sept. 1-Aug. 31 and all courses offered are free and taught by volunteers.  There are no educational requirements.

LSC-Atascocita Center is located at 15903 West Lake Houston Parkway. EMCID is located at 21575 Highway 59 North in New Caney. For more information about the ALL programs call 281-312-1750, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/all-kingwood.htm or email kwall@lonestar.edu.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

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, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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