Join us for weekly bonuses, lectures, and other cultural and special events which are offered free or at minimal cost. Click on the event details for more information, or call 256.824.6183.

OLLI Students: Arrive Early for Your Parking Convenience

We encourage our OLLI students to arrive early for their parking convenience, and to remember to have their OLLI parking permits displayed on their vehicles.

OLLI parking permits are a special benefit limited to OLLI members for participating in OLLI on-campus activities only.

OLLI and UAH Community events available to you include:

Scottish Highlands | Barabara Staggs

9/29/17 | F | 10:30 am - noon

Travel with Barbara Staggs, extensive traveler and Master Photographer, to the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye. Discover what makes the Scottish Highlands one of Europe's most unique natural wonders as you learn the history of ancient lochs, clan lands, castles and glens.

Open to OLLI members
Huntsville Botanical Garden Reception — Honoring Maxine Doherty

10/4/17 | Wed | 4:30 - 6:30 pm | Carriage House

This is an opportunity to thank Maxine for the extraordinary contribution she has made through the dedication, professionalism and personalized care she has provided to the OLLI program, the members, the instructors, and the community. Please join us in showing our appreciation. Attendance is free, but we will be accepting tax deductible contributions, in honor of Maxine Doherty, to the OLLI Support Fund.

If you are unable to attend but still want to make a contribution:

Donate Online: Fill out secure digital form. Select OLLI - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute from dropbox. Specific Designation, OLLI Support. Select "My gift is in honor or memory of someone". In Tribute Type, select "In Honor of" and add Maxine Doherty.

Donate by Mail: Print and complete the donation form and contribute today!

Open to OLLI members and invited guests
DVD: The National Mall — America’s Front Yard

10/6/17 | Fri | 10:30 | WIL 001

The National Mall — America’s Front Yard” is an inside look at this evolving American treasure, revealing its secret places, telling the story of its magnificent monuments and ways it mirrors the country’s story. With unprecedented access from the National Park Service and assist from the Trust for the National Mall, National Geographic tells the story of the Mall from its development out of wilderness and wetlands to the centerpiece of a grand capital city. This contemporary film showcases the earliest and the most recent features of the Mall we see today. DVD is 55 min.Contact:

Open to OLLI members
BTL: Motown the Musical

10/10/17 | T

Enjoy a Broadway musical experience as Motown tells the true story behind the beat that changed minds, touched lives, and made history.

DVD: The White House — Inside Story

10/20/17 | Fri | 10:30 | WIL 001

The White House — Inside Story” was produced in 2016 for PBS in celebration of the 200-year history of American’s most famous residence. Through beautiful images and archival film, some of it never-before-seen, this illustrious building is opened as never before. The White House is an icon of democracy, a symbol of shared history, and home to one of the most powerful leaders on earth. Here history is made every day, as the President charts the country’s course, and the First Family lives in the world’s spotlight. Experience the history, the grandeur, and the intimacy of life inside the White House, including vignettes of a few of its famous occupants. DVD is 120 min. Contact:

Open to OLLI members
Day Hiking Yosemite's High Sierra Camps | Ray Mulcahy

10/13/17 | F | 10:30 - noon

A travelogue of two separate week long trips hiking in the High Sierra backcountry of Yosemite National Park. Students can expect to learn about the beauty of the High Sierra's and how they can spend a week hiking there while wearing only a daypack.

The Dilemma of Our National Parks | Daniel Hornstein -

10/27/17 | Fri | 10:30 - noon

Join OLLI member and instructor Dr. Hornstein as he discusses the contradiction of the national parks' core mission- to preserve and protect--and to allow people to enjoy the wonders of nature. Yellowstone National Park is absolutely breathtaking, but there are too many people trying to crowd into it. Can you believe they had over 4.2 million visitors last year? Old Faithful has close to 12,000 visitors each day! What can be done about increased traffic? There are traffic jams in the middle of the wilderness! The parks are understaffed, have crumbling roads, overflowing parking lots and the Park Service is looking at ways to limit visitors. Discussions on how the Park Service is working on these problems while conserving our pristine parks for future generations.

Popcorn & A Movie: Yankee Doodle Dandy

11/10/17 | Fri | 10:30am | WIL 152

The genius of George M. Cohan comes to life with James Cagney as the Dandy himself. Watch Cagney sing and dance his way to the Medal of Honor.
Location: Wilson Hall Room 152

The Martian Poster
Open to OLLI members
Bolshoi Ballet: The Taming of the Shrew (Fathom Events)

11/19/17 | Sun | 12:30 pm | Hollywood 18 Theater

Join OLLI members to watch the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet as they return for the fourth consecutive season to select cinemas nationwide. Tickets are typically available at the movie theater as well as online. We will meet at 12:30 if you’d like to sit together. Point of contact is Eleanor Schweinsberg at For more information go to

Washington, DC Tour

11/28/17 - 12/3/17 | Tue - Sun | Road Scholar Tour

Gain a deeper understanding of the nation’s capital, uncovering D.C.’s hidden landmarks, iconography, vibrant history and strange legends alongside both historians and local experts. Venture into the halls of history on this privileged tour that complements OLLI’s courses on American History.

Popcorn & A Movie: Holiday Inn

12/8/17 | Fri | 10:00am | WIL 152

A classic film starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. The movie which introduced “White Christmas” to our annual repertoire of holiday songs.

Open to OLLI members
Wheeler Wildlife Tour: Cranes & Other Birds

1/4/18 | 10:00am | Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

See large birds in big numbers! Members mark the New Year with a visit to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge to see a variety of ducks, geese, and cranes. After an entertaining visit with a Ranger in the Visitor Center, walk with Bill McAllister to the Observation Building for a panoramic view of our own natural winter wonderland! Enjoy nature with friends.

Open to OLLI members
Comedy Film Festival

1/12/18 | Fri | WIL 152/152C

Comedy Film Festival with 4 movies showing. Calendar Girls with Helen Mirren and Indiscreet with Cary Grant in one room PLUS Galaxy Quest with Time Allen and Guardians of the Galaxy in another room.
Location: TBD

Calendar Girls PosterIndiscreet PosterGalaxy QuestGuardians of the Galaxy
Open to OLLI members
Huntsville Master Chorale


Save The Date! 2018 Southern Regional Conference for Learning in Retirement

August 1 - 3, 2018 | Huntsville, AL

Save the date for the 2018 Southern Regional Conference for Learning in Retirement! More information at

Open to Conference Participants