Bonuses & Special Events

OLLI Weekly Bonuses and Special Events 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 Member Benefit – UAH Hockey Tickets!
Ongoing August through February

The UAH Hockey program is offering all current OLLI members the opportunity to purchase discounted season tickets for the 2014 – 2015 home games. The season tickets are normally $192 for a reserved lower level seat at the Von Braun Center, but OLLI members can purchase them for only $100 each! The season starts in October and includes 16 home games through February 2015. Handicapped seating is available at this reduced price also.

For more information, please contact Janet Reville at jrev1988@gmail.com. Go Chargers!

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Weekly Bonus, Wider Than a Mile
9/16/14, Mimi Hughes | WH 001 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm

From a lifestyle of cigarettes and junk food, Mimi Hughes transformed herself into a successful triathlete and record-breaking swimmer. She has become an important role model, and environmental advocate, a catalyst for the education of women in foreign countries, and a believer in the power of positive relationships among countries and people of the world. Don't miss hearing the story of this unsung heroine from rural Tennessee!

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Weekly Bonus, Hidden Treasure: Our Visit to Poland
9/23/14, Delia Siegrist | WH 001 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm

A 4-day math conference in Poznan, Poland was expanded to a 3-week trip to explore more of Poland and its culture. Carrying backpacks and either walking or using public transportation allowed us to travel as world citizens rather than tourists. Learn how we tried to interact with locals as much as possible. In 3 weeks we were able to learn a little about the major cities of Poznan and Krakow and took two "touristy" side trips to Auschwitz and the salt mine in Wieliczka.

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Weekly Bonus, Brain Health: Can Alzheimer's Disease be Prevented?
9/30/14, Jana Seikel | WH 001 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Can Alzheimer's disease be prevented? An increasing body of evidence shows interventions can slow the decline of brain function while maintaining healthy connections between brain cell neurons. With proper diet and exercise, you or a loved one can delay or possibly even prevent the onset of Alzheimer's or dementia. Join us to learn how the brain functions, how it declines and what steps you can take to keep your brain alert and active.

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Weekly Bonus, Mark Twain: Do We Really Know Him?
10/7/14, Joe Berry | WH 001 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm

One of our favorite storytellers, Joe Berry, will tell us a little about one of his favorite storytellers, Mark Twain. Joe will share a few things about Twain, his childhood, his venture as a river pilot, and some of his unpublished writings. Joe will also share some of Twain's sayings such as "The difference between the right word and the nearly right word is the difference between the lightening and the lightening bug."

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Weekly Bonus, Building Alabama Through Time: Geological History and Its Effect on the Modern World
10/14/14, Jim Lacefield, Ed.D. | WH 001 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Take a guided tour through Alabama's ancient landscapes and communities! The Alabama we see today is built on the "lost worlds" of this land's geological history, including tectonic processes that have driven this piece of Earth north of the equator, uplifted a Himalayan-scale mountain range, and created more than one new ocean basin here during the past billion years.

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying by Frank Loesser, Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert
10/15–26/14, Business Administration Building, Chan Auditorium | Various

October 15–18 & 22–25 at 7:30 pm
October 19 & 26 at 2:30 pm

Follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch as he climbs the corporate lader from lowly window washer to hight-powered executive, tackling such potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing co-workers, and of course, true love in one of the most delightfully irreverent musical comedies of all time.

For more information, visit www.uah.edu/la/departments/theatre/2014-season.

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Weekly Bonus, OLLI to OLLI: Alaska by Bus, Boat and Train
10/21/14, Bill McAllister | WH 001 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm

OLLI at UAH members traveled to Alaska this summer under a program managed by the OLLI staff at the University of Alaska. Their experiences–including a sum¬mer solstice celebration, visits to museums and a wildlife sanctuary, river cruises, a visit to Denali National Park and Preserve, and other events–will be presented, and exciting photographs and video will be shown.

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Weekly Bonus, The Inexorable Inevitable: Stories of Death
10/28/14, Sara McDaris | TBA | 1:00 – 2:30 pm

We won't be gathered around a big bonfire, a traditional Celtic setting for storytelling, but we will have well-known storyteller Sara McDaris on hand to tell us stories about the "otherworld" in time to put us in the mood for Halloween! Death is celebrated, whether in the Celtic All Hallow's Eve on October 31st, Mexico's Day of Death on November 1st, or the Catholic All Saints Day, also on November 1st. Join Sara McDaris for tales of the inexorable, inevitable transition to immortality.

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Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin
11/12–23/14, WH 001 | Various

November 12–15 & 19-22 at 7:30 pm
November 16 & 23 at 2:30 pm

Imagine Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein, both young but fully aware of their amazing potential meeting in a Parisian bar in 1904 for a comic encounter alongside and amusingly incontinent barfly, a gullible yet lovable bar tender, a wise waitress, and a few suprises that trounce in and out of the Lapin Agile.

For more information, visit www.uah.edu/la/departments/theatre/2014-season.

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Booth Museum of Western Art
11/13/2014 | Cartersville, GA

OLLI is taking a day-trip to visit one of America's newest and grandest museums on Thursday, November 13, 2014. The Booth Western Art Museum in historic Cartersville, GA is a Smithsonian Affiliate and houses the largest collection of western American art in the country, along with an impressive Presidential collection and Civil War Gallery. We will travel by luxurious motor coach to arrive in time for lunch in the charming downtown before meeting our docents for a private tour of the galleries. Cartersville is a "Preserve America Community" and there is much to see within easy walking distance of the museum both before and after the docent tour.

The cost of the trip is $55 per person, including transportation (round-trip from UAH) and the museum tour. Lunch, not included in price, may be reserved in advance when you make your reservation. Sign-up with payment will begin at the OLLI Fall Kickoff on August 22 in Wilson Hall – look for the Cultural Committee table. For questions or further details, contact Jane McBride at janemcbride@knology.net.

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Popcorn and a Movie – On the Town
11/21/14, WH 152 | 10:00 am

Contact jim1940@knology.net

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OLLI Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
11/TBA/14, Trinity United Methodist Church | 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Contact leahblack01@comcast.net

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OLLI Holiday Party
12/TBA/14 | Location TBA

Contact leahblack01@comcast.net

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Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin
3/11-22/15, WH 001 | Various

March 11-14 & 18-21 at 7:30 pm
March 15 & 22 at 2:30 pm

An enchanted forest in a mythical Athens sets the stage for the adventures of four star-crossed lovers, a group of amateur actors, a duke and duchess, a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, a weaver who's transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites, and last but not least, Puck the trickster elf who knows falling in love can make fools of us all.

For more information, visit www.uah.edu/la/departments/theatre/2014-season.

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Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin
4/29/15 - 5/10/15, WH 001 | Various

April 29 – May 2 & May 6-9 at 7:30 pm
May 3 & 10 at 2:30 pm

For more information, visit www.uah.edu/la/departments/theatre/2014-season.

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