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ALL hosts open houses, programs in fall 2016

ALL hosts open houses, programs in fall 2016
LSC-Kingwood ALL members work on course projects at the East Montgomery County Improvement District. ALL invites the community to its Open House on Aug. 11 at EMCID and Aug. 18 at LSC-Atascocita Center.

Retired, semi-retired or working senior citizens who are interested in making friends, learning new hobbies or having fun are invited to join the Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) through Lone Star College-Kingwood and LSC-Atascocita Center.

ALL is a membership community that offers free and low-cost classes, events and activities for adults age 50 and older. To learn more about the program and course offerings, current and potential members are invited to ALL’s fall Open House on Aug. 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID) in New Caney and on Aug. 18 from 2-4 p.m. at the LSC-Atascocita Center.

“All active adults who are interested in attending lectures, seminars or discussions are encouraged to join our ALL program,” said Pat Chandler, interim continuing education director at LSC-Kingwood. “We cover a wide-range of topics and our locations make it convenient for people to participate.”

More than 150 classes will be offered this fall, covering a wide-variety of interests. Available courses might include arts and crafts, gardening, photography, health and wellness, technology, genealogy, yoga, literary discussion groups and many more. Classes are short-term, non-credit, and can last a few hours to several weeks. All programs provide members with a learning environment of continued personal and intellectual growth.
In addition to the many courses and programs offered, members also take monthly field-trips to a variety of attractions in Houston. METRO has transported members to the museums, various historical places in downtown Houston, parks, theaters, Rice University, public art and other interesting places.

The ALL program began in February 2004 at EMCID and in 12 years, the program has grown to more than 800 active members. ALL is a volunteer program and courses are taught by members, LSC-Kingwood and LSC-Atascocita Center employees, and area residents. Annual membership is $20 from Sept. 1-Aug. 31 and all courses offered are free and taught by volunteers. Some classes may require small event, supplies or entrance fees. There are no educational requirements.

For more information about the ALL programs call 281-312-1750, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/all-kingwood.htm or email kwall@lonestar.edu.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

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