Join us for Weekly 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:

Event: Polaris Industries Tour

11/19/19 | Tue | 9:30 am & 11:00 am | Polaris Industries Tour

Discover what it takes to build Polaris' ATV's, motorcycles and the innovative Slingshot! Tour is currently full. POC: Linda Lowe,

Open to OLLI members


Event: Orientalism Exhibit at HMA Docent Tour

1/9/20 | Thu | 10:00 am | Huntsville Museum of Art

Orientalism: The Allure of North Africa and the Near East – Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art explores how artists from both Europe and America represented the cultures and peoples of Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa– both real and imagined – during the 19th century. The group rate fee for admission will be $8.00 per adult. Museum members will receive free admission. Sign up online or contact POC: Eleanor Schweinsberg,

Open to OLLI members


Popcorn and a Movie: Master & Commander

1/10/20 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 152

During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel.

Open to OLLI members


Event: Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Visit

1/13/20 | Mon | 10:00 am | Decatur, AL

Experience nature while observing the Sandhill Cranes, ducks, and geese at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. POC: Bill McAllister,

Open to OLLI members


Event: OLLI Gameday - UAH Basketball

1/25/20 | Sat | 2:00 & 4:00 pm | UAH Spragins Hall

Cheer for the UAH Women and Men's basketball teams. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. Sign up online or contact POC: Ale Pacheco,

Open to OLLI members


Weekly Bonus: Cuba-The Revisit

1/31/20 | Fri | 11:00 am | WIL 168

Engage in the fascinating story of how a Cuban native tried to return to their home country. How were they able to go back with all the current restrictions? Find out the details through storytelling and captivating photographs of the before and after journey.

Presented by Jose Betancourt, UAH Associate Professor

Open to OLLI members



Weekly Bonus: In This War Together

2/7/20 | Fri | 11:00 am | WIL 168

History talks about the brave soldiers and the many battles during the Civil War, but what about the experiences of the civilian women, children, slaves and elderly during this tough time? Using original records, explore the other side of Civil War as seen from the noncombatants of Manassas and Prince William County, Virginia.

Presented by Charlotte Cain, History Aficionado

Open to OLLI members



Event: Disney's The Lion King Jr.

2/8/20 | Sat | 2:00 | Bob Jones High School Theatre

Join the Columbia Elementary School Drama Club as they present Disney's The Lion King Jr. The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgetable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle...and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Tickets can be purchased for $7 online or at the door. POC: Nancy Darnall,

Open to OLLI members and guests


Weekly Bonus: Sacred Harp-An American Tradition

2/14/20 | Fri | 11:00 am | WIL 168

No microphones, no amplifiers, only their voices. Sacred Harp, shaped-note religious music sung acappella, enjoyed a revival after being featured in the movie Cold Mountain in 2003. Learn about this jubilant, toe-tapping music and share footage of Alabama “all day singings.”

Presented by David and Karen Ivey, Sacred Harp singers

Open to OLLI members



Weekly Bonus: New Mexico-Balloon Fiesta and Culture

2/21/20 | Fri | 11:00 am | WIL 168

Enjoy an exceptional adventure that spotlights New Mexico’s past and present. Discover the beauty of the world’s renowned Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque through photographs, and learn about the traditions and history of Native Americans and Spanish culture in Santa Fe.

Presented by Barbara Staggs, World Traveler

Open to OLLI members



Event: The Mosaic of Love Concert

2/22/20 | Sat | 4:00 pm | Campus 805-Stone Center

Enjoy the Huntsville Master Chorale concert, "Swing With Love". This ticketed event goes on sale Sunday, December 1, 2019. Information available at POC: Linda Lowe,

Open to OLLI members


Weekly Bonus: Latin American History and Culture

2/28/20 | Fri | 11:00 am | WIL 168

Tradition, history and culture…these are some aspects that define the beauty of South America. Discover the blend of native and European cultures in Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay while learning about important traditions and historic sights.

Presented by Dr. Nicole Pacino, UAH Associate Professor

Open to OLLI members



Event: OLLI Gameday - UAH Hockey

2/28/20 | Fri | 7:07 pm | VBC Propst Arena

Sit in the Ice Suites for the UAH Hockey game and cheer on your chargers in their last series of the season. POC: Janet Reville,

Open to OLLI members


Weekly Bonus: Independent Media-What is it?

3/13/20 | Fri | 11:00 am | WIL 168

Today, with the Internet, we live with a glut of information. How do we know what is fact and what is opinion in all that we see, hear, and read? We will attempt to demystify the process of staying truly informed by finding news sources that are based on fact rather than what is now termed "infotainment".

Presented by Jennifer Humiston, Retired Public Librarian

Open to OLLI members



Popcorn and a Movie: Amazing Grace

3/20/20 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 152

The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Open to OLLI members