Instructor Bette Chaykowsky, right, shows volunteer Terry Delaney her collection of correspondence and keepsakes sent to and from U.S. presidents during her ALL class, “Presidential Memorabilia.” Members are 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 (LSC)-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 Reid, who, along with husband Clem, is an LSC-Kingwood ALL member.

Besides 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, 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 member Steve Cady.

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 small event, supplies or entrance fees. There are no educational requirements. For more information on the ALL program at LSC-Kingwood or the upcoming open houses, call 281-312-1750 or 281-312-1660, visit lonestar.edu/all-kingwood or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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