Academy of Lifelong Learning Sets September Schedule for Seniors

Experience your own African safari with an adventure-filled tram ride during a day trip to explore the Bayou Wildlife Park in Alvin, Texas. Experienced guides will take you over 80 acres of natural habitat including alligator ponds and three monkey islands. See and feed animals and birds from Africa, India, Asia, Australia, North and South America. Bring $6 exact cash for tram ride and tour. Also bring lunch money of $10 exact cash for the buffet at Parks Restaurant in Alvin. Depart Friday, Sept. 10 at 8:30 a.m., return at 3:00 p.m., registration #46127

This is just one of the exciting adventures and classes offered through the Lone Star College-North Harris Academy of Lifelong Learning. ALL is a membership community which provides free or low-cost, leisure learning classes and activities designed for seniors 50+ years of age. A yearly membership fee of $20 is required to register for classes. For more information call 281.618.5634 or visit LoneStar.edu/all-nharris-activities.



Other upcoming ALL classes and tours include:

Sept. 14
BOOK CLUB: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.
Tues, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
HPE 105 (Health and Wellness Building)
Cost: None Registration #46172

Sept. 8 - Nov. 17
OLDER WOMEN'S LEGACY (OWL) WRITING CIRCLE: An eleven-week session designed for women who want to capture memories and write about their lives.
Wed, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
HLPE 105 (Health and Wellness Building)
Cost: None Registration #45705

Sept. 23 – Oct. 28
CREATING CHARACTERS WHO SELL: Which comes first - plot or character? Most experienced writers unequivocally say that the most exciting plots don't matter much until they are matched with the right characters. (CE Leisure Class)
Thurs, 3 - 4 p.m.
Room: TBA
Cost: $41.40 Registration #46361

Sept. 21-28
WRITING POPULAR FICTION: THE BASICS: Think you can write a best seller that equals John Grisham's best efforts? Perhaps you have a tale of romance or intrigue that haunts and taunts you? If so, jump-start your creativity with a class on the basics of writing fiction. (CE Leisure Class)

Tues/Thurs, 6 – 8 p.m.
Room: TBA
Cost: $102 Registration #46365

Sept. 16
SENIOR TRAVEL TIPS: Whether traveling on land, sea or air everyone knows that being prepared and informed can make a trip more enjoyable.
Thurs,1 – 2 p.m.
HLPE 105 (Health and Wellness Building)
Cost: None Registration #46044

Sept. 21
PEARL FINCHER MUSEUM TOUR: A docent-lead tour of the new portrait exhibition. The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is the only fine arts museum outside of the Houston Museum District and it’s located right here in Spring near the Barbara Bush Library.
Tues, 10 – 11 a.m.
Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, Texas 77379
Cost: None Registration #46462

Sept. 13
LUNCH AND LEARN: Bring your lunch and learn how to protect yourself against auto theft and burglary.
Mon, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Denny’s, 20015 I-45 N, Spring Texas 77388
Cost: None Registration #46141

Sept. 9 – 16
KNITTING FOR SOLDIERS: For experienced knitters to make a neck warmer for our soldiers in Afghanistan.
Thurs, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
HLPE 105 (Health and Wellness Building)
Cost: None Registration #46400

Sept. 14
GENEALOGY, BEGINNING: Search for information about your family history by using Heritage Quest, an on-line database as well as other online resources.
Tues, 1 – 2 p.m.
LIBR 301 (Library Building)
Cost: None Registration #46007

Sept. 8 – 29
ALTERED BOOKS COLLAGE: There was a time when drawing and scribbling in a book would have earned you the wrath of your schoolteacher or librarian. Now it's an art form. (CE Leisure Class)
Wed, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
CMED 207
Cost: $41.40 Registration #46347

Wed, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
CMED 207
Cost: $41.40 Registration #46348


Sept. 30 – Nov. 18
BEGINNING PAPER SCULPTURE: In this exciting class students will explore figurative and abstract design using paper as our primary medium...explore figurative and abstract three dimensional design. (CE Leisure Class)
Thurs, 1 – 3 p.m.
CE 207
Cost: 54.20 Registration #46349

Thurs, 6 – 8 p.m.
Room: TBA
Cost: 54.20 Registration #46350


Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, and a total enrollment of nearly 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. LSCS consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.