Published on: January 25, 2008Lone Star College-North Harris is looking for volunteers to teach active, mature adults beginning computers, photoshop, at-home Web design, gentle yoga, light weight-training, painting, elder issues, home computer maintenance, buying and selling on E-bay, nature walks, gardening, photography, dance, interior design, or any other topic of interest to seniors.
The Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) is part of a new community outreach effort to provide opportunities for continuing intellectual and cultural growth. Carole Wiater, the new coordinator for the program said, “The classes are meant to be fun and informative. These are the things that you’ve always wanted to know about, but maybe were afraid to try, or didn’t have the time to try.”
“We have great educational resources with our own professors and instructors here on campus, but we also want input from the community,” said Wiater.
The classes ALL offers are short series of one to four classes for one to two hours per class. The classes have no exams, very few prerequisites and are given in a relaxed environment.
ALL is a membership program that costs $15 per year. This fee makes participants eligible to register for any LSC-North Harris class for one year. The current class year runs through August 2008. Some courses, such as craft classes, may require an additional material fee. “We try to keep the fees low, that’s why we need volunteers,” Wiater said.
For more information on volunteering, or if you would like a current schedule, call Carole Wiater, Lone Star College-North Harris’ continuing education Academy of Lifelong Learning 281.765.7947 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit the Web site at northharris.lonestar.edu/all.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Blvd., one-half mile south of FM 1960 E, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit: northharris.lonestar.edu.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. It is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.
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