OLLI Bonuses & 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 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:

Broadway Theatre League Discount for 2016/2017 Season

Dirty Dancing (11/19/16), 42nd Street (1/7/17), and Motown the Musical (9/19/17)

$59/Orchestra II ticket for each of three shows ($177 for all three). OLLI Bonus (TBA) with each show. Currently limited to twenty (20) tickets per performance. Buy all now or take your chances! Contact Pennie at Broadway Theatre League, 256 518-6155 and identify yourself as a member of OLLI. Non-members may participate with ticket purchase.

Dirty Dancing: November 19, Sunday at 2:00 pm
The classic story on stage presents heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. You’ll have the time of your life!

42nd Street: January 7, Sunday at 2:00 pm
The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic is the song and dance fable of the American Dream story.

Motown the Musical: September 19, 2017, Tuesday, 7:30 pm
A jukebox musical based on Motown founder Berry Gordy’s autobiography To Be Loved is a history of our favorite hits and stars.

All performances are held at the Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall.

Open to the public
UAH Hockey and Sports Pass


Once again, the UAH Athletic Department is offering an exclusive sports package to current OLLI members. Purchase a season ticket to the UAH Hockey games and receive an All-Sports Pass valid for entry to all UAH sporting events for the 2016-2017 season! In addition to receiving the Pass, the price for the season hockey ticket for OLLI members is only $100; that's almost half off the retail price!

For more information, contact Janet Reville at jrv1988@gmail.com.To purchase tickets, contact Jason Rucker in the Athletic Department at 256-824-6584 or jason.rucker@uah.edu.

Go Chargers!

Open to OLLI members
OLLI Holiday Party

12/8/16 | Thu | 6:00 - 10:00 pm | UAH CTC Exhibit Hall

Join old friends, and make new friends at the OLLI Holiday Party!
In a beautifully-decorated setting, enjoy a delicious buffet, games, and music by the Looking Back Band. Tickets will be available online soon for $35 per person at Holiday Tickets. NOTE: Cash only bar.

Contact Leah Black, leahblack01@comcast.net, 256-479-3100 or Sue Chatham, chatham@knology.net, 256-684-7920 for printed tickets and additional information.

Open to OLLI members
Popcorn and a Movie: Spotlight

12/9/16 | Fri | 10:00 am | Wilson Hall 152

Investigative journalist Carl Bernstein characterizes this as the "Most realistic movie about journalism" that he has ever seen. Watch how reports from the Boston Globe take on the Vatican. Well-acted and reviewed. A cinematic gem!

Open to OLLI members
Renaissance Theatre presents Sanders Family Christmas

12/15/16 | Thu | 7:00 - 9:00 pm | Burritt on the Mountain Old Country Church

We'll return to Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, on Christmas Eve of 1941. Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders to the Baptist Church to sing and witness, thereby getting the congregation into the down-home holiday spirit before the boys, including one of the Sanders' own, ship off to World War II. The Congregation will hear more than two-dozen Christmas carols, many of them vintage hymns, and hilarious yuletide stories from the more or less devout Sanders family members.

Tickets are $20, limited number available. Contact Pat Tumminello at mkstars@knology.net. After you confirm with Pat, you may pay by check (made to OLLI) or PayPal on the OLLI Tickets website.

Performance begins at 7:00 PM. You are strongly encouraged to arrive by 6:30 PM as seating is not reserved. The Old Country Church has old-fashioned church pews; you may want to bring a cushion.

Open to the public
Broadway Theatre League presents 42nd Street

1/7/17 | Sat | 2:00 pm | VBC Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

Tickets are $59. Contact Pennie at Broadway Theatre League at 256-518-6155. Non-members may be included.

Open to the public
Birding Excursion

1/10/17 | Tue | 10:00 am | Wheeler Wildlife Refuge

Come see the wide variety of birds. Among the anticipated participants are the 46-inch tall Sandhill Cranes, ducks, geese, hawks, and perhaps the very rare Whooping Cranes. Meet at the Visitor Center on the south side of Alabama Highway 67, located about halfway between I-65 (Exit 334 West just south of the Tennessee River) and U.S. Highway 31 in Decatur. A Ranger will describe the birds and walk us to to the glass-walled Wildlife Observation Building. Bring binoculars or use the built-in telescopes. Come early and see the wildlife exhibits. One hour or more. Contact Bill McAllister at billmcallister94@gmail.com

Open to OLLI members
What's Up, Doc? Exhibit at the Huntsville Museum of Art

1/18/17 | Wed | 10:00 am | Huntsville Museum of Art

Two docents will lead us through this eye-opening exhibit. Stay for a bite at Pan e Vino, if you like. Contact Pat Tumminello at mkstars@knology.net for reservations and details.

Open to OLLI members
Metropolitan Opera simulcast of Romeo et Juliette

1/21/17 | Sat | 11:55 am | Regal Hollywood 18, South Memorial Parkway

No reservation is necessary. Meet in the lobby. Consider meeting afterwards for discussion (place TBD)

Open to the public
OLLI Back-to-school Luncheon

1/27/17 | Fri | 12:30 - 2:00 pm | Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC)

More information coming!

Open to OLLI members
OLLI Night at UAH Charger Hockey

1/28/17 | Sat | 7:00 pm | Von Braun Civic Center Propst Arena

The UAH Chargers face off against Michigan Tech. We have ice suite tickets available directly behind the goalies. Enjoy an exciting night of hockey and refreshments (included) while supporting the UAH hockey team! Limited number of tickets are available for only $5 each. Contact Janet Reville at jrev1998@gmail.com. Dress warmly. If you have season tickets, come visit us during the breaks.

Open to OLLI members
American Shakespeare Center on Tour

2/7/17 - 2/9/17 | Tue - Thu | 7:00 pm | Conference Training Center (CTC) Exhibit Hall, UAH Campus

American Shakespeare Center on Tour including Romeo and Juliet, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Our Town. Presented by the Huntsville Literary Association. Contact Nancy Darnall: nbd51@icloud.com

Open to the public
Huntsville Master Chorale presents All You Need is Love

2/11/17 | Sat | 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm | Faith Presbyterian Church

Tickets will be available from Linda McAllister. Between performances, make a reservation with your ticket seller for tapas at Church Street Purveyor.

Open to the public
OLLI End-of-term Teachers' Appreciation Luncheon

3/10/17 | Fri | 12:30 - 2:00 pm | Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC)

More information coming!

Open to OLLI members
Capitals of Spain

Spring Break 2017

Consider traveling to Madrid, Valencia, and Barcelona, Spain, in March of 2017. The departure date will be March 20 for fourteen days including travel days, twelve nights in Spain. See cultural and historic sites, museums, taste Spanish specialties, and travel with your OLLI friends. Our trip is booked through Grand Circle Travel, the company that coordinated the 2015 trip to the United Kingdom. Go to www.gct.com/csp16 for information about the 2016 trip. This trip has space 38 to 42 participants.
- Call Grand Circle Travel Reservations (1-877-220-2540)
- Advise the travel counselor that you want to register for Capitals of Spain in March 2017
- Mention Group Code G7-26157 (This assures you that you are with our OLLI tour.)

Currently, we are holding the entire trip for OLLI, but we must book early. Grand Circle offers a "Good Buy Discount" which is calculated by using the date of your deposit. Land and air cost for the trip is $3515, leaving from Huntsville. Land only is $2395. There are three optional tours within the trip and options to Bilbao and San Sebastian before and Malaga after. Contact Nancy Darnall for further details.

A video will be available in the near future.

The OLLI Curriculum Committee is working to offer classes this fall and winter to support this travel. Be watching for further information.

Open to OLLI members