50-Plus Community Invited to Aug. 24 Open House for College’s ‘Academy for Lifelong Learning’

Published on: August 06, 2013

Since the turn of the century, the Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) at Lone Star College-Montgomery has been offering intriguing lectures, workshops, and seminars for the 50-plus retired or semi-retired community.

Come experience what this membership organization offers at the ALL Open House on Saturday, August 24, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Commons Building (Building A). The public is invited, and entertainment and refreshments will be provided. The open house is a great opportunity to meet class instructors, socialize with other ALL members, and register for any lecture or class. Plus, the organization will name the “Instructor/Lecturer of the Year” and announce the incoming ALL Advisory Committee during the event.

“If retirees or recent transplants to the area are looking for something to do that provides intellectual growth, the ALL program is the perfect match,” said Donna Smith Burns, continuing education coordinator at LSC-Montgomery. “It provides a chance to meet interesting people and learn about a variety of topics—all in an informal environment with no tests or textbooks.”

Several special ALL events are planned this fall, including a lecture in October about guns and gunslingers by Texas State historian Bill O’Neal; and a special Celtic Christmas presentation held in December in conjunction with LSC-Montgomery’s Lyceum Speaker Series.

“With those, plus more than 125 other lectures, workshops and seminars this semester, ALL is the best ticket in town,” said Smith Burns.

Membership for the ALL program is only $35 a year. Some classes have a small, additional fee, yet more than 70 percent of the classes are free to members. Lectures are taught by professors, subject matter experts, hobbyists, and retired professionals, and the classes are relaxed, informational and cover a variety of topics such as art, computer technology, personal growth, languages, history, travel, and more.

Most ALL classes are offered at LSC-Montgomery or Lone Star College-University Center At Montgomery, but some take place off-site at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Spring Creek Greenway, Jones State Forest, and Lone Star College-Conroe Center.

Each of the six colleges in the Lone Star College System offer continuing education for their older, active adult through the ALL organization. Course offerings and programs vary with each campus.

For more information about ALL or to obtain the fall schedule of classes, contact LSC-Montgomery’s continuing education department at 936.273.7446; or visit LoneStar.edu/ALL-Montgomery.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

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.