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ALL To Host Open Houses, Programs in 2015

ALL To Host Open Houses, Programs in 2015
Lone Star College-Kingwood’s ALL members Helen Michelini and Steve Little discuss program ideas at the EMCID Center. The program will host two Open House events to showcase programs that will be offered this fall.

Working, semi or fully retired senior citizens who want to meet new people and participate in fun activities are encouraged to join the Academy for Lifelong Learning program.

Lone Star College-Kingwood’s ALL program will host its annual fall Open House events on Aug. 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the East Montgomery County Improvement District in New Caney and on Aug. 17 from 2-4 p.m. at the LSC-Atascocita Center. The open houses are an opportunity for individuals age 50 and older to meet other ALL members, get to know the instructors, and to register classes. ALL is celebrating 11 years of programs.

“The open houses give potential members an opportunity to get acquainted with the programs and services,” said Pat Chandler, ALL program coordinator. “We offer non-credit courses, lectures, and social activities for continued intellectual and personal growth.”

The courses offer a range of instruction from beading to yoga to various computer classes. Some of the popular programs are history classes and day trips on Harris County Precinct One buses and the METRO Bus and Rail. In fall 2015, more than 150 classes will be offered, with more than 40 at LSC-Atascocita Center. Classes offered at the LSC-Atascocita Center include subjects in the gardening, herbal medicine, history, decorating, and politics.

The ALL program began in February 2004 at EMCID and in just 11 years, the program has more than 800 active members.  ALL is a volunteer program and courses are taught by members, LSC-Kingwood employees, and area residents.  Additional volunteers are needed to work in the office to answer phones, greet and assist members and help set up for classes. Atascocita ALL volunteers assist with the organization of classes as well as assisting the volunteer instructors.

Annual membership is $20 from Sept. 1-Aug. 31 and all courses offered are free and taught by volunteers.  There are no educational requirements. LSC-Atascocita Center is located at 15903 West Lake Houston Parkway. EMCID is located at 21575 Highway 59 North in New Caney. 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.

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. Stephen C. Head 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.

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