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L.I.F.E. Covers Jewelry, Basil, Birds and Quilts in February

Attendees at Lone Star College-CyFair’s weekly programs this February will learn about the value of jewelry, cooking with basil, native birds and quilting.

L.I.F.E. WorkshopsThe Learning, Inspiration, Fellowship, and Enrichment (L.I.F.E.) programs are free and held Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the library (Room 131 unless otherwise noted) at 9191 Barker Cypress.

  • February 3 — Judge Jewelry
    New York native, Ben Gordon, the jewelry judge, gives tips on what your jewelry is worth and how to sell or leave it to your heirs. Bring a piece and he will give you a short overview of its provenance and value. He might even tell us some stories of his days in the New York diamond district.
  • February 10 — Indian Basil
    Usha Dontharaju discusses the difference between local basil and the plant from India. She will cook up some delicious examples of basil-infused foods. As a bonus, she also will tell us how Bollywood celebrates Valentine’s Day.
  • February 17 — Birds of Winter
    Bird aficionado Jeff Mohamed will talk about the different bird species which winter in our area, the reasons they come here, and where best to see them.
  • February 24 — Quilting Workshop
    Learn about the history of quilting and make your own quilt block. Quilt enthusiast and librarian Virginia Rigby leads this hands-on workshop.

Call the library at 281.290.3214 for L.I.F.E. program information or go online to LoneStar.edu.