CYPRESS TEXAS — Make derby hats, try soul food, hear about D-Day, create folded art and play brain games this May at Lone Star College-CyFair.

The free Learning, Inspiration, Friendship and Enrichment (L.I.F.E.) programs are held Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the library (LRNC room 131 unless otherwise noted) at 9191 Barker Cypress.

  • May 1 — Derby Mania
    Make a fascinator with LSC-CyFair’s own Paula Martin. Celebrate the upcoming Kentucky Derby on May 4 with native Kentuckian, Rachel Hugenberg. Come for the horses, stay for the fascinators (hats).
  • May 8 — Soul Food and African-American Culture
    Restaurateur and chef Jonathan Rhodes of Indigo prepares his unique versions of African-American dishes and discusses how they reflect culture, politics, and history.
  • May 15 — D-Day and the European Theater’s Second Front
    In honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, military historian Keith Altavilla looks at the strategic decision-making that led to the development of Operation Overlord and the Allied landings at Normandy on June 6, 1944.
  • May 22 — Installation Art with Origami Cranes and Boats
    LSC-CyFair Division Operations Manager, Heidi Scanio, will get us folding to create a unique LIFE installation art project. Add this to your portfolio!
  • May 29 — Brain Power Busters
    Learn different ways to exercise your brain with fun games and information. Professor Shamim Arastu and Children’s Library Assistant, Cindy Hoffart-Watson, will discuss the importance of keeping our brains active and healthy.

Call the library at 281.290.3214 for L.I.F.E. program information or go online to LoneStar.edu.

Helping more than 22,000 students reach their academic and career goals, Lone Star College-CyFair is the 5th comprehensive college in the Lone Star College System, located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road just three miles south of U.S. Highway 290. Tomorrow also starts today at the LSC-Fairbanks Center, located at 14955 Northwest Freeway, LSC-Cypress Center, located at 19710 Clay Road and LSC-Westway Park Technology Center, located at 5060 Westway Park Boulevard. For more information about LSC-CyFair and its programs, call 281.290.3200 or visit LoneStar.edu/cyfair.

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.

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