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:

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
Join OLLI Members to Watch Ragtime
PLUS get an OLLI Backstage Tour!

6/22/17 | Thu | 6:00 pm | Lee High School

OLLI members who attend Ragtime have a special treat in store! Independent Musical Productions' Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Vivienne Atkins will meet members in the lobby for an "OLLI Backstage Tour." Stay for the show at 7:30 pm. Purchase your senior tickets online at Orchestra section cost for seniors is $25. You may want to coordinate with friends to purchase seats together.

Contact Linda McAllister for more information:

Open to OLLI members
Popcorn & A Movie: Hidden Figures

6/23/17 | Fri | 10:00 am

The movie that changed everything we thought we knew about the first man in space and the talented people who put him there. This is a picture you shouldn't miss (or see again)!.
Location: Wilson Hall Room 152

Hidden Figures Poster
Open to OLLI members
Popcorn & A Movie: Lion

7/21/17 | Fri | 10:00 am

A movie that stayed under the radar, but was nominated for six Academy Awards. A true story of a man looking for the family he barely remembers. From India to Australia and back again, you will be taken for an unimaginable trip.
Location: Wilson Hall Room 152

Lion Poster
Open to OLLI members
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
OLLI Small Group Tour Washington, DC

11/28/17 - 12/3/17 | Tue - Sun | Limited Reservations

Join OLLI friends to enjoy the Nation’s Capital at one of the best times of the year. Just imagine how the pace slows as government officials take a Holiday break; and the city transforms into a magical place for the Season. Registration is now open for enrollment at Road Scholar for program #20744 Signature City Washington, DC, exclusively for members of OLLI at UAH. See what awaits you — checkout the brochure. You may make your reservations by calling toll free at(800) 322-5315, reference Program # 20744. Please let us know of your interest by emailing Nancy Darnall, or Jane McBride, Limited reservations available, so act fast!

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

Jan 2018 | Fri | TBD

Comedy Film Festival with 4 movies showing.
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