It is hard to believe that the fall semester is half-way over, but there are still many opportunities for older adults in the community to take advantage of Lone Star College-North Harris’ Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL).
The Academy for Lifelong Learning is a membership community that offers free and low-cost classes, events and activities for adults age 50 and better. Choose from technology, health and wellness, financial planning, community service projects, literary discussion groups, genealogy, arts and crafts, an insider's view of Texas history, and more.
Membership costs $20 per academic calendar year and allows members to register for any ALL class offered at LSC-North Harris from September 1 through August 31. Some courses may require an additional material, workbook, or entry fee.
Upgrade and enjoy the membership benefits at all six Lone Star College campuses. The non-refundable $55 membership fee entitles you to take courses and use the other selected services at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park.
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:
Fermented Foods and Sourdough Bread, Nov. 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Marlyn Didericksen will teach you how to boost your immune system by adding probiotic foods to your diet. Learn how easy it is to make true sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables and bread.
Becoming Friends with your Digital Camera, Nov. 6 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mike Atchison will explain how a digital camera can make you a better photographer than you probably were with a film camera. Please bring your camera to class.
Right-Size Your Life, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon
There are many questions when you contemplate a move. How do you sort through the accumulations of a lifetime? What should you keep or throw away? How do you deal with all the people affected? Lynn Camponelli and Lil Sheld of Comfort Moves have been helping older adults downsize, organize and move into smaller residences for more than 10 years. Lynn will share how to complete the necessary paper work, protect documents on the computer and store paper in secure locations; what to do and how to make your move or the move of a loved one as positive and painless as possible.
Taking Better Pictures, Nov. 13 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
A beautiful picture is one that tells a story and satisfies the pleasure center of the brain. Learn how to make your photos fit that description.
Jewelry Beading, Nov. 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Join Cari and Carolyn to make elegant but simple jewelry. Prior beading experience is not required and supplies for the first class are included for a fee of $5.
Let Go and De-stress, Nov. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to noon
Learn how to de-stress your life as we enter this holiday season. Beverline Finger will give helpful tips on how to let go of your worries.
Genealogy Basics Follow-Up, Nov. 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
This class builds on the lessons in genealogy basics and gives students the opportunity to fill in some of the blanks that may still be in their family trees.
The Natives Are Restless, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Mercer Arboretum
Join Suzanne Chapman as she will focus on the beauty of Texas native plants and will give a tour of Mercer’s nature plantings and show how to place them in a garden landscape.
Visit the Redbud Hill Homestead, Nov. 21 from 1 p.m., to 3 p.m. at Jesse Jones Park
Take a hay ride to the pioneer homestead and learn how the earliest Texas settlers lived.
For more information about the ALL program 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 has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven 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.