Kitchen Short Cuts, Kindness Crafts, Colombian Culture Among October L.I.F.E. Programs

CYPRESS — Don’t miss kitchen short cuts, acts of kindness crafts, Colombian cooking and culture and more at Lone Star College-CyFair’s October workshops.

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.

• October 3 — Short-Cut Cooking with Missy Dixon

Ever hear of an instant pot? Find out about this tool and other time-saving techniques in your kitchen.

• October 10 — East Texas Memories

Our Gulf Coast Reads title is Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke. It is a murder mystery that takes place in East Texas with an African-American Texas Ranger. Learn some facts and folkways of this land of water and trees and squirrels with Jean Gordon and Freddye Kelly.

• October 17 — Random Acts of Kindness Rocks

Artist and librarian Krissy Conn leads us in this kindness craft using rocks and uplifting messages. Bring your gratitudes.

• October 24 — Colombian Arepas and Empanadas

Mi Pueblita’s restaurateur Sara Velasquez tells us about these signature Colombian dishes and their accompaniments. Expand your international food repertoire. Samples will be served.

• October 31 — Mary Shelley and the Legacy of Frankenstein

Let’s get literary with LSC-CyFair English professor Denise Millstein and rediscover this classic and the real-life gothic story behind its creation. Millstein also reveals how the story has been “pop cultured” over the years.

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

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 and LSC-Cypress Center, located at 19710 Clay Road. For more information about LSC-CyFair and its programs, call 281.290.3200 or visit

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, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit

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