Join us for Bonuses, lectures, and other cultural and special events which are offered free or at minimal cost. 

Enjoy light refreshments and socializing with OLLI friends before each Weekly Bonus in the lounge, WIL 152D.

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:

Overbooked

12/2/20 | Wed | 10:00 am | Online

Join fellow OLLI members as they share reviews and recommendations of various books. If you are interested in sharing your own, contact Janet Reville .

Sign up online for the live Zoom event. You will receive an email with the Zoom invitation one business day prior.

Presented by Janet Reville, OLLI at UAH Member

Open to OLLI members

 

 

Bonus: Trails for Healing - Walking the Camino and More

12/4/20 | Fri | 11:00 am | Online

Have you wondered why people enjoy being surrounded by wilderness and walk hundreds of miles through sunshine, cold and rain? Do you know why many soldiers commit to “walking off the war?” Through photographs and stories, learn firsthand how walking in nature can help you feel at home in the world, heal from trauma, and focus on happiness and well-being.

Sign up online for the bonus using Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom invitation one business day prior.

Presented by Rev. Dale Clem, Retired United Methodist Paster and Author

Open to OLLI members

 

 

Special Course: Alexander von Humboldt and the US - Art, Nature, and Culture

12/7/20 | Mon | 9:00 am | $10 | Online

Learn about Alexander von Humboldt through a special exhibit with a docent from The Smithsonian American Art Museum. Humboldt was one of the most influential figures of the nineteenth century. His lively exchange of ideas about the arts, science, politics and exploration, with influential figures such as Thomas Jefferson and Charles Willson Peale, helped shape American perceptions of nature and the way American cultural identity became grounded in our relationship with the environment.

Register online for the one session course at $10. You will receive an email with the Zoom invitation one business day prior.

Taught by Lee Ann Lawch, Docent at the Smithsonian

Open to OLLI members

 

 

Conversation on Racism and Bias

12/8/20 | Tues | 1:00 pm | Online

Discuss and exchange ideas, experiences, and resources on eliminating racial inequality and injustice in a welcoming environment.

Sign up online for the Zoom discussion. You will receive an email with Zoom link one business day prior.

Hosted by Nancy Darnall, OLLI at UAH Member

Open to OLLI members

 

 

Watch Party: Most Likely to Succeed

12/11/20 | Fri | 2:00 pm | Online

Do you have Amazon Prime? If so, grab your popcorn and join us for this wonderful documentary. In 2007, four teenagers from disparate backgrounds are voted “Most Likely to Succeed” during their senior year. Filmed over a ten-year period and directed by award winning photographer, watch as they chart their own version of success and navigate the unpredictability of American life in the 21st Century.

Sign up online for the watch party. You will receive an email with Amazon Prime link one business day prior.

Presented by Ale Pacheco, OLLI at UAH Program Manager

Open to OLLI members

 

 

Virtual Winter Open House

12/16/20 | Wed | 10:00 am | Online

Learn more about the courses being offered in the winter term with discipline chairs and instructors. Discover more about Zoom features, training sessions, and Google Classroom. Do not miss out on this opportunity to get together with fellow OLLI members and other friends and family. We will also have some door prizes!

Sign up online for the open house on Zoom. You will receive an email with Zoom link one business day prior.

Presented by OLLI at UAH Curriculum Committee

Open to OLLI members and guests

 

 

Virtual Holiday Gathering

12/18/20 | Fri | 11:00 am | Online

Join us for a fun morning of holiday spirit. Members will get to play holiday themed trivia, share your favorite holiday traditions, and participate in some line dancing with our Associate Director, Fathia Hardy. Wear your favorite tacky sweater, bring your favorite hot chocolate and cookies and enjoy a morning with fellow OLLI members!

Sign up online for the holiday gathering on Zoom. You will receive an email with Zoom link one business day prior.

Presented by OLLI at UAH Social Committee

Open to OLLI members

 

 

Special Course: Shake and Pour - Learning Mixology

1/5 - 1/19/20 | Tues | 4:00 pm | $35 | Online

Who is ready for a drink? Join us to learn the essential elements behind making different cocktails using vodka, rum, and whiskey from your own home. This course will teach you new skills to be used now and for years to come. Once you've mastered your bartending skills, you will make any drink imaginable. Members will receive recipes for each cocktail and an ingredient list prior to each session.

Register online for the three session course at $35. You will receive an email with the Zoom invitation one business day prior.

Taught by Talina Acklin, Licensed ABC Mixologist/em>

Open to OLLI members

 

 

Bonus: The Current and Future Impact of the Opioid Epidemic

1/8/21 | Fri | 11:00 am | Online

Discover the history and current state of our nation’s and local community’s struggles with the opioid epidemic. Learn about the prescription drugs that are commonly abused, as well as signs and symptoms of abuse. Review how state legislation has changed, and the programs developed to curb the problem of over-prescribing doctors and doctor shopping. Explore different resources and tips on how to help someone who struggles with a substance use disorder.

Sign up online for the bonus using Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom invitation one business day prior.

Presented by Karren Crowson, Mike Woods and Officer Teresa Taylor-Duncan

Open to OLLI members

 

 

Bonus: The Art of the Panel Cartoon

1/15/21 | Fri | 11:00 am | Online

Look into contemporary cartoon examples derived mainly from the treasure trove of urbane humor, The New Yorker magazine. Learn the differences on the one-panel from comic strips, comic books, and animation. Explore into the history of its roots in illustration and caricature, and how cartoons were able to proliferate with improvements in reproduction and syndication. The division of one-panels between mainly political/editorial cartoons and mainly humorous cartoons will be discussed.

Sign up online for the bonus using Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom invitation one business day prior.

Presented by Dr. Bill Confer, Retired Clinical Psychologist

Open to OLLI members

 

 

Bonus: Revolutionary War - General Daniel Morgan

1/29/21 | Fri | 11:00 am | Online

Delve into the life and times of Daniel Morgan, from whom Morgan County, AL is named after. He was a Revolutionary War General, Hero of Quebec, Saratoga, and Cowpens, and winner of one of seven gold medals authorized by the continental Congress. He is recognized by Military Historians as the only tactical genius on both sides of the Revolutionary War. Learn more about the man who seized the opportunity, and celebrated the world over as only available on America’s soil.

Sign up online for the bonus using Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom invitation one business day prior.

Presented by Bob Anderson, Retired Boeing Engineer and amateur Revolutionary War Historian

Open to OLLI members

 

 

Bonus: Art Against the Odds - Programming During a Pandemic

1/29/21 | Fri | 11:00 am | Online

The Huntsville Museum of Art has spent many months confronting these new realities after the pandemic. Travel back in time to the incredible days of March 2020 and find out what was happening behind the scenes when the Museum’s doors closed to the public. Since reopening in late May, learn how the institution has been adapting to the unfolding realities of the pandemic, including how the continuing health crisis has shaped the exhibition program and created new programming initiatives going forward.

Sign up online for the bonus using Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom invitation one business day prior.

Presented by Peter Baldaia, Director of Curatorial Affairs and David Reyes, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections

Open to OLLI members

 

 

Bonus: The Nature of the Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary

3/5/21 | Fri | 11:00 am | Online

Discover rare dwarf trillium and a great blue heron rookery in early spring; colorful wildflowers and dragonflies in summer and fall; and track a raccoon or river otter in new fallen snow in winter. Through a virtual expedition, explore Huntsville’s Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary to experience its seasonal biodiversity and natural history.

Sign up online for the bonus using Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom invitation one business day prior.

Presented by Dr. Marian Moore Lewis, Retired Research Professor and Nature Advocate

Open to OLLI members