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
Weekly Bonus: Therapy Partners

10/26/16 | Wed | 10:30 am - noon | WIL 001

Did you know that interacting with a friendly pet can help reduce blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health, release endorphins that produce a calming effect, assist in pain management, reduce stress, and improve your overall psychological state? Hear how our local Therapy Partners teams provide services to 10 schools and 15 facilities.

Open to OLLI members
OLLI To Host Reception for Novelist Yaa Gyasi

11/1/16 | Tue | Noon - 1:00 pm | WIL 001

Join fellow OLLI members in welcoming bestselling novelist, Yaa Gyasi for a reception in her honor at OLLI at UAH! Yaa's first novel, Homegoing, is a multigenerational story which follows the lives of two half-sisters born in eighteenth-century Ghana. One sister lives in comfort; the other is imprisoned and later sold into slavery and sent to America. Bring your copy of the book with you, and Yaa will gladly autograph it!

In addition, the UAH Bookstore will be on hand to sell copies of Homegoing so that you will have the opportunity to have it signed while you are at the reception.

Light refreshments, including cider, donuts, and coffee will be served during the reception.

Open to OLLI members
Weekly Bonus: Renovations Large and Small

11/2/16 | Wed | 10:30 am - noon | WIL 001

There are small and large steps that you can take to make a huge difference in your home renovations. Whether you are planning to do renovations and stay in your home or planning to sell, learn about current codes, permits and how to find and work with contractors. Don't miss this chance to let Sharon Kay Ashby help you make wise decisions on home renovations.

Open to OLLI members
OLLI Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

11/4/16 | Fri | 12:00 - 2:00 pm | Trinity United Methodist Church

OLLI Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, Trinity United Methodist Church, Donation requested.(Social Committee)

Open to OLLI members
Flash Trip to Nashville 1

11/9/16 | Wed | 8:00 am - 6:30 pm est.

Flash Trip to Nashville: Fontanel, Cafe Fontanella, Prichard's Distillery (Natchez Hills), Charge. Point of Contact: Nancy Darnall. (Events Committee)

Open to OLLI members
Theatre Huntsville presents A Tuna Christmas

11/13/16 | Sun | 2:00 | VBC Playhouse

In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun.

Tickets are $14.00 (regular price for seniors is $16.00).

Join us for dinner after the show at Pan E Vino, 300 Church Street on the Big Spring lake side of the Art Museum.

We have a block of 20 tickets: in loge for 16 and then 4 tickets on row 4 for those who cannot go up the stairs. We must collect payment in advance to get tickets for the group price.

Contacts for tickets: Ginger Loder, Bob Darnall, and Nancy Darnall. Cash or checks made payable to Ginger Loder. Additional tickets may be available.

Discount open to OLLI members; show open to the public.
Flash Trip to Nashville 2

11/16/16 | Wed | 8:00 am - 6:30 pm est.

Flash Trip to Nashville: Travelers Rest, Loveless Cafe, Belle Meade Plantation, Belle Meade Winery. Charge, Point of Contact: Nancy Darnall. (Events Committee)

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
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