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 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:

Huntsville Ballet Company: Behind the Scenes Tour

3/21/18 | Wed | 10:30 am | Huntsville Ballet studios. 800 Regal Drive

Join us for an exclusive tour of the Huntsville Ballet studios and a presentation from the Artistic Director, Phil Otto, as the company prepares for Cinderella: A Timeless Classical Ballet. If you are new to the ballet scene or a true aficionado, this tour will be an opportunity to view behind the scenes of our vibrant arts community in Huntsville. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the matinee performance on April 8th for only $18. Please RSVP your attendance to the tour to Janet Reville at

Open to OLLI members


Popcorn & A Movie: Big Fish

3/23/18 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 152

Big FishWhat if all the stories you heard as a child were your only link to your father? What if they were outrageous stories? What if? Leave your troubles behind, this is a movie to fill to your heart.

Open to OLLI members


Popcorn & A Movie: Hell or High Water

4/6/18 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 152

Hell or High WaterJoin OLLI friends for some cienematic entartatinment. Enjoy a popcorn snack and follow along with the story of Hell or High Water: When a desperate father learns the bank is going to take his family’s land, he and his ex-con brother are left with no choice. They decide to rob the bank’s branches, putting themselves in the crosshairs of an aging Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) in a riveting story of crime, punishment, and brotherly love. This 2016 film received 4 Oscar nominations! Rated R for violence, language.

Open to OLLI members


The Mathematics Machine – Dr. Bonita Lawrence

4/13/18 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 001

Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, houses the largest publicly accessible differential analyzer in the USA. A collection of undergraduate students, the Marshall Differential Analyzer Team, worked together in the construction, maintenance and continuing development of the machine, fondly called "Art." Hear about the history of the machine and the mechanics that the machine uses to model mathematics, and discuss future plans for the project.

Open to the Public - Co-Sponsored by UAH Mathematics Department


Lung Cancer Explained – Dr. Evan Cohen

4/20/18 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 001

People who are between the ages of 55 and 74, and those that have a history of smoking cigarettes for longer than 30 years, are at high risk for lung cancer. However, with early detection there is hope. Hear cardio-thoracic surgeon Dr. Evan Cohen explain symptoms and advancements in the treatment of this disease that affects over 200,000 people a year.

Open to OLLI members


Biergarten at U.S. Space & Rocket Center

4/26/18 | Th | 4:30 - 7:00 pm | U.S. Space & Rocket Center

To support our local community, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is featuring a nonprofit organization each week, and a portion of food sales that evening will be donated to the organization. OLLI has been chosen as the recipient organization for Thursday, 4/26/18. Please bring your friends and family and join us for a fun evening of food, spirits, and friendship as we publicize our program to the Huntsville community. More information and menu available at

Open to Public


Leaving a Legacy: Wills & Giving – Connie Glass, Ken Rex & UAH Advancement Office

4/27/18 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 001

Charitable gifts that are planned by donors can help ensure the sustainability of an organization. Learn how to leave a legacy gift in your will with elder-law expert Connie Glass, the UAH Advancement Office staff, and Ken Rex.

Open to OLLI members


A Sailing Adventure on the Lillian B: Maine to Key West – Brimmer Sherman

5/4/18 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 001

Brimmer served as a member of the crew when the owner of the Lillian B, a 40-foot sailboat, wanted to sail from Rockport, Maine, to spend the summer in Key West, Florida. Hear the highlights of this 3,800-mile adventure including traveling the Intracoastal Waterway, navigating the Cape Fear River, sailing into New York City, fighting 45-knot storms, engine trouble on Alligator River, and riding the Gulf Stream

Open to OLLI members


A Trial that Changed History – Hugh Nicholson

5/11/18 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 001

What were the last days of Jesus like? What were the background events that set the stage? What was the governmental structure? Hear a historical perspective based on the Gospels (the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John of the King James New Testament) and the writings of historian Michael Grant.

Open to OLLI members


Introduction to Clowning – Jim Szeredy

5/18/18 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 001

Hear the history of clowning from 5000 BCE to the present. Learn how clowning evolved through the years, and what clowns did to entertain. Come see Chi Chi the Clown in costume and learn tricks of the trade of clowning

Open to OLLI members


Brews to Benefit

5/21/18 | M | 3:00 - 10:00 pm | Straight to Ale - Campus 805

After reclaiming the defunct Stone Middle School, Straight to Ale at Campus 805 offers 20 plus Taps of Straight To Ale Brews, food from their scratch made kitchen (Ale’s Kitchen) and spirits from their in house distillery (Shelta Cavern Spirits). On Monday, April 23rd Straight to Ale will host a Brews to Benefit from 3-10 pm, where $1 from each pint purchased will be donated directly to OLLI at UAH. Spread the word to your family and friends and let’s get together for a casual evening with a great benefit! Campus 805 is located at 2610 Clinton Ave NW in Huntsville.

Open to Public


Popcorn & A Movie: Logan Lucky

5/25/18 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 152

Logan LuckyJoin OLLI friends for some cienematic entartatinment. Enjoy a popcorn snack and follow along with the story of Logan Lucky: Trying to reverse a family curse, two brothers set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Portions of the scenes were actually filmed at the Charlotte Motor Speedway during the NASCAR season.

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