Lone Star College to host Academy for Lifelong Learning open houses

Published on: January 11, 2012

HOUSTON (Jan. 11, 2012) – Lone Star College System is hosting open houses beginning Jan. 21 for its Academy for Lifelong Learning fall programs.

The Academy for Lifelong Learning is a membership community that offers free and low-cost classes, events and activities for active adults age 50 and older.

ALL participants are able to explore a wide variety of special interest, professional growth and development, and personal enrichment courses. The courses, which are taught mostly by professionals from the community, are short-term, non-credit, cost effective and last anywhere from a few hours to several weeks.

Course selections include: arts and crafts, gardening skills, photography techniques, financial planning, health care issues, finance, health and wellness, technology, culinary arts, travel tours, genealogy, community service projects, business, literary discussion groups, an insider’s view of Texas history, and more.

A small annual membership fee – that varies by college – allows members to register for ALL classes at their local Lone Star College campus. Some classes may require nominal event, supply or entrance fees.

Open houses will be held at each of the Lone Star Colleges. Below are the ALL open house dates by campus, along with the ALL personnel contact information:

LSC-CyFair, open house set for Jan. 21, 10 a.m.- noon, contact Noemi Silva at 281.290.3460;
LSC-Montgomery, Jan. 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Donna Smith-Burns at 936.273.7446;
LSC-North Harris, Jan.  21, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Donna Zimmer at 281.765.7947;
LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park (joint open house at LSC-Tomball), Jan. 21, 10 a.m.- noon, Roy Lazenby at 281.401.1868;
LSC-Victory Center, Jan. 28, 9:30-11 a.m., Donna Zimmer at 281.765.7947; and
LSC-Kingwood, Feb. 6, 2-4 p.m., Pat Chandler at 281.312.1749.

For more information, including complete class schedules, visit LoneStar.edu/ALL.

With more than 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, 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 Texas. 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, six 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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