Instructor Bette Chaykowsky, right, shows Terry Delaney, volunteer, her collection of correspondences and keepsakes sent to and from U.S. presidents during her ALL class, “Presidential Memorabilia.” Members are also encouraged to share their souvenirs and other unique items related to current and past presidents.

Senior adults can expand their social circles and broaden their horizons through the Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) at Lone Star College-Kingwood.

The program offers a multitude of free and low-cost classes and activities for retired, semi-retired, and working seniors age 50 and older. To learn more, ALL will host Open House events on Aug. 15 at the LSC-Atascocita Center and Aug. 22 at the East Montgomery County Improvement District. Both sessions are from 1-3 p.m.

“We offer non-credit courses, lectures, and social activities for continued intellectual and personal growth. The curriculum offers a range of instruction that will capture the interests of all members,” said Pat Chandler, LSC-Kingwood continuing education director.

This fall, available courses will cover a wide variety of interests such as arts and crafts, gardening skills, photography techniques, health and wellness, technology, genealogy, yoga, literary discussion groups and many more.

“ALL provides enrichment for the mind along with a chance to socialize with folks that have a love of learning. My husband and I look forward to each fall/spring semester just to see what surprises they have in store for us,” said Sandra and Clem Reid, LSC-Kingwood ALL members.  

Along with the many courses and programs offered, members also take monthly field trips to a variety of attractions in Houston. METRO transports groups to museums, various historical sites in downtown Houston, parks, theaters, Rice University, and many other locations.

“Being a long-standing member of ALL Kingwood has given me so much pleasure. Interesting classes, great friendships, and fun people. I look forward to the many varied classes all week,” said Steve Cady, member.

Annual membership for ALL is $25 from Sept. 1-Aug. 31. For individuals who want to join the ALL Program at all six campuses, the global membership is $65. Although most courses are free, some classes may require a small event fee, supplies, or entrance fees.  There are no educational requirements. For more information on the ALL program at LSC-Kingwood or the upcoming open house, call 281-312-1750 or 281-312-1660, visithttp://www.lonestar.edu/all-kingwood.htm or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, online, and hybrid formats. For more information or to register online, visitwww.lonestar.edu/registration. For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit www.lonestar.edu/kingwood.  

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.