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 decals displayed on their vehicles.

OLLI parking decals 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:

March for Science Huntsville

4/22/17 | Sat | 1:00 pm | Shelbie King Hall, UAH

The March for Science - Rocket City is a non-partisan organization of individuals from the Huntsville-metro area who want to protect the funding and publishing of peer reviewed, empirical science without government interference. In a high-concentration STEM city, free speech of peer reviewed science is vital to our success as a community, and we urge our elected representatives to enact evidence-based policy which supports scientific achievement.

We'll be meeting in front of UAH's Shelbie King Hall on the corner of Sparkman and Technology Drive and marching 1.3 miles to the Space and Rocket Center. We have a permit for our route and HPD will be helping us as necessary.

For more information, visit

Open to the public
Weekly Bonus: Travels to Botswana - A Photo Safari | Gary and Barbara Hitt

4/26/17 | Wed | 10:30 am - noon | WIL 001

Join OLLI members Gary and Barbara Hitt for a multi-media presentation of their recent trip to Botswana and South Africa. The Hitts' lived in small safari camps, slept in tents with wildlife right outside the tent flaps, and had excellent sightings and close encounters with lions, leopards, wild dogs, hippos, and elephants. They also experienced sightings of a variety of other African wildlife. Enjoy seeing exciting photographs of the trip and of their visit to Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope.

Open to OLLI members
Weekly Bonus: Football Around the World | Hoss Johnson

5/3/17 | Wed | 10:30 am - noon | WIL 001

Join us for a lively presentation about American football and learn how the greatest team sport in the world is creating opportunities for active and retired players to demonstrate their love of the game around the globe. Hear how programs, grants, and scholarships have enabled Hoss and others to be able to share their love of football through clinics, service projects and mission trips.

Open to OLLI members
Weekly Bonus: When Do I Get the Leading Role? | Dr. Patricia Hacker

5/10/17 | Wed | 10:30 am - noon | WIL 001

Fascinated by mezzo roles in opera? Here is your change to learn how the role of a mezzo soprano has been developed through the years starting from the Baroque operas to the 21st Century. Join us to hear an exciting lecture and performance that compares the mezzo soprano opera roles to sopranos.

Open to OLLI members
Weekly Bonus: Interesting Facts about Bees | Bob Fanning

5/17/17 | Wed | 10:30 am - noon | WIL 001

Did you know that a male honeybee has a grandfather but no father? Honeybees depend heavily on sound and odor, yet they have neither ears nor nose! How do they breathe? A typical honeybee hive has from 15,000 to 100,000 worker bees and one queen. Both the workers and the queen are female, so how do they decide who gets to be queen? Honeybees see everything you see and more - yet their eyesight is not that good in the visible light range. Join us as we learn about the fascinating life of bees!

Open to OLLI members
OLLI Annual Dinner

5/19/17 | Fri | 5:45 - 8:30 pm | Jackson Center | $30 Ticket

It's the perfect way to end another successful OLLI at UAH year! Join OLLI members and guests at the Jackson Center for the gala Annual Dinner with a cash bar and your choice among three delightful entrees. Celebrate contributions of over 500 OLLI volunteers, hear about developments planned for UAH, and meet your OLLI Board.

Join OLLI at UAH for a fun evening!
Reception: 5:45 - 6:15pm
Dinner: 6:15 - 8:30pm

More information at

Open to OLLI members
OLLI Summer Program

Courses begin June 7

Mark your calendars now to join us during June and July for a variety of courses we have developed for your summer enjoyment! Register now at - these courses fill quickly.

Open to OLLI members
Summer Picnic on Green Mountain

6/8/17 | Thu | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Green Mountain

Mark your calendars for the annual OLLI Picnic on Green Mountain. The area is beautiful, so you'll want to come early and stay late! Enjoy the covered bridge, lake, hiking trails, historic buildings, and visiting with fellow OLLI members. Lunch will be served at noon. Bring a covered dish to share. Drinks and paper products will be provided by your Social Committee.

Open to OLLI members
Save The Date - 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
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 the public