ALL at LSC-North Harris offers a variety of activities for older adults

Published on: March 26, 2013

Calling all active adults! Spring is just around the corner, so be sure to take advantage of all it has to offer. Come and meet other members of the community by joining the Lone Star College-North Harris Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL). The ALL program offers more than 100 classes each year, ranging from technology to watercolor art.

The Academy for Lifelong Learning is a membership community that offers free and low-cost classes, events and activities for adults age 50 and older. Membership costs $20 per academic calendar year and allows members to register for any ALL class offered at LSC-North Harris. Some courses may require an additional material, workbook or entry fee.

In addition to the classes, there are monthly lunch and learns, movie matinees, and day trips throughout the Houston area.

Upcoming classes and events include:

Savvy Social Security Planning, April 1 at 1 p.m.
This informative seminar covers the basics of Social Security and reveals strategies for maximizing your benefits.

Intro to Excel, April 2, 4, 9 and 11 at 1:30 p.m.
Learn the essentials of spreadsheet skills, database creation and chart generation. Prerequisite: Absolute Beginning Computers and Windows, or equivalent knowledge.

Knitting Circle, April 4 and 11 at 11 a.m.
If you would like some new creative ideas, we’ll share our knowledge and skills.

Watercolor Art, April 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.
This class will present some of the various techniques for the use of watercolors.

Lunch and Learn, April 8 at 11 a.m.
Speaker: TBA

Photographic Techniques, April 10 at 2 p.m.
Discuss various photographic techniques and elements of photographic composition.

Walk in the Woods, April 12 at 1 p.m.
Come take a leisurely walk along the trails within the Peckingpaugh Preserve of the Spring Creek Greenway Project near the new nature center.

Information “Swap” Meet – Community Activities for Summer, April 15 at 1 p.m.
This “sharing” club will provide that space and time to come together and network about community activities for summer.

April Matinee, April 17 at 2 p.m.
The April movie is Dr. Strangelove.

AARP Driver Safety, April 25 at noon.
This program is designed for those drivers age 50 and better who are interested in improving their driving skills and applying for a discount for their automobile insurance.

OWL's (Older Women’s Legacy Writing Circle), Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
This is a course designed to help women remember and write stories from their lives.

For more information about the ALL program and a complete listing of courses, call 281.765.7947 or visit LoneStar.edu/all-nharris.

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.

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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