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:

Popcorn & A Movie: The Martian

8/25/17 | Fri | 9:30 am

Stranded on Mars, Matt Damon becomes the Martian. Real science with humor and tingling excitement.
Location: Wilson Hall Room 152

The Martian Poster
Open to OLLI members
Real Science with Rick Chappell

8/25/17 | Fri | Noon

Rick Chappell will discuss the "real science" aspect of the movie and answer questions while joining participants to enjoy their own "brown bag" lunches.

Open to OLLI members
Join OLLI & Friends at the Biergarten!

9/7/17 | Thu | 4:30 - 7:30 pm | U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Bring your favorite partner(s) and join other OLLI friends for an evening at the Space and Rocket Center's German Biergarten "Stein and Dine" event, featuring authentic German cuisine crafted by renowned chefs. Enjoy beer and wine from the German region at this family-friendly event, where leashed dogs are welcome, rain or shine! Free admission and food and beverages are available for purchase.

For more information, visit or email Nancy Darnall,

Open to the public
Popcorn & A Movie: Chef

9/12/17 | Tu | 10:30

This movie is about food trucks, parenting, and chef egos. A comedy with a touch of romance. To quote the papers, "deliciously entertaining".
Location: Wilson Hall Room 152

Chef Poster
Open to OLLI members
The Cultural Capitals of Spain | Bob & Nancy Darnall

9/12/17 | F | 10:30 - noon

In March, 2017, 30 OLLI members traveled the picturesque country of Spain. Experience the travelers' adventures through photos of the beautiful scenery, historical sites, architecture, spectacular museums, and cathedrals. Relive their visits to Madrid, Valencia, Bilbao, Malaga and Barcelona. Hear stories of the Spanish people, art, music and specialties, and learn how the travelers weathered four seasons in 16 days!

Scottish Highlands | Barabara Staggs

9/29/17 | F | 10:30 - 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.

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.

Popcorn & A Movie The Theory of Everything

10/20/17 | Fri | 10:30am

The highly acclaimed and awarded story of Stephen Hawking and his wife, from falling in love through the devastating disease that struck him at the young age of 21.
Location: Wilson Hall Room 152

The Theory of Everything Poster
Open to OLLI members
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

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
Washington, DC Tour

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

So you have been to Washington, DC. But did you really explore the Library of Congress, or go behind the scenes at the Kennedy Center or have high tea in Tudor Place, historic residence of Martha Washington’s granddaughter, a grand dame in her own right in Washington’s emerging society? Well, join us for these exclusives and more surprises.

Registration is open at Road Scholar for Signature City Washington, DC. This program (#20744) is exclusively for members of OLLI at UAH. See what awaits you — checkout the brochure.

Make your reservations by calling 800.322.5315, reference Program # 20744.

For additional information, contact Nancy Darnall, or Jane McBride,

Open to OLLI members


Popcorn & A Movie: TBD

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

To be determined.
Location: Wilson Hall Room 152

Open to OLLI members
Comedy Film Festival

1/12/18 | Fri | TBD

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

Open to OLLI members
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