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.

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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:

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.

Open to OLLI members
DVD: The White House — Inside Story

10/20/17 | Fri | 10:30 | WIL 001

The White House — Inside Story” was produced in 2016 for PBS in celebration of the 200-year history of American’s most famous residence. Through beautiful images and archival film, some of it never-before-seen, this illustrious building is opened as never before. The White House is an icon of democracy, a symbol of shared history, and home to one of the most powerful leaders on earth. Here history is made every day, as the President charts the country’s course, and the First Family lives in the world’s spotlight. Experience the history, the grandeur, and the intimacy of life inside the White House, including vignettes of a few of its famous occupants. DVD is 120 min. Contact:

Open to OLLI members
Unplugged — Phantom of the Opera — The Ballet

10/22/17 | Sun | 2:00 pm | VBC

OLLI students are invited to attend the Huntsville Ballet Company's Unplugged performance of Phantom of the Opera The Ballet with and excerpt from Swan Lake, a grand Flamenco piece and some contemporary works. Special discounted price of $18.00 for OLLI members. For ticket reservations and more information contact Joan May at

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.

Open to OLLI members
Teacher Appreciation — Fall Luncheon

10/27/17 | Fri | 12:30 pm | Trinity United Methodist Church

This is a great time to show our appreciation for our wonderful OLLI instructors. Join us for a variety of delicious pizzas, fresh veggie and fruit trays, and tasty desserts! Requesting $3.00 donation at the door, instructors are free! Sign up sheets are in the OLLI volunteer office.

Open to OLLI members
Crafting a Life: Stories Behind Poems | Melissa Morphew

11/3/17 | Fri | 10:30 - noon

Author Melissa Morphew will read poems from her five published books and tell the stories behind their creation—many of which are very funny. Even serious poetry can emerge from the funniest, weirdest circumstances—for instance the time a woman wearing a purple silk hat arrived at Melissa's house with an orange juice bottle and broke out her windows while claiming she was the Messenger of God. Odd things happen to Melissa all the time, and she has the poems to prove it.

Open to OLLI members
UAH Walking Tour

11/3/17 | Fri | 1:00 pm | WIL Rear Patio

Wondering what all the construction is about around the UAH campus? How do you get to Chick-fil-A on campus without moving your car? Where would your grandchild go to learn more about UAH? The UAH Ambassadors have the answers! These student guides will lead us on an easy walking tour around the campus. Please wear comfortable shoes and allow at least an hour for the tour.

Open to OLLI members
Popcorn & A Movie: Yankee Doodle Dandy

11/10/17 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 152

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.

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Open to OLLI members
Huntsville/Madison County Veterans Day Parade

11/11/17 | Sat | 10:00 am | Downtown Huntsville

Let’s promote our own success with OLLI and honor our veterans by walking or riding in the annual parade on Saturday morning in Huntsville. We need your unique/vintage vehicle as well as OLLI members walking the easy 2 mile route. Contact Janet Reville at for details!

Open to Public
Bolshoi Ballet: The Taming of the Shrew (Fathom Events)

11/19/17 | Sun | 12:30 pm | Hollywood 18 Theater

Join OLLI members to watch the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet as they return for the fourth consecutive season to select cinemas nationwide. Tickets are typically available at the movie theater as well as online. We will meet at 12:30 if you’d like to sit together. Point of contact is Eleanor Schweinsberg at For more information go to

Washington, DC Tour

11/28/17 - 12/3/17 | Tue - Sun | Road Scholar Tour

Gain a deeper understanding of the nation’s capital, uncovering D.C.’s hidden landmarks, iconography, vibrant history and strange legends alongside both historians and local experts. Venture into the halls of history on this privileged tour that complements OLLI’s courses on American History.

Popcorn & A Movie: Holiday Inn

12/8/17 | Fri | 10:00 am | WIL 152

A classic film starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. The movie which introduced “White Christmas” to our annual repertoire of holiday songs.

Open to OLLI members
Wheeler Wildlife Tour: Cranes & Other Birds

1/4/18 | 10:00 am | Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

See large birds in big numbers! Members mark the New Year with a visit to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge to see a variety of ducks, geese, and cranes. After an entertaining visit with a Ranger in the Visitor Center, walk with Bill McAllister to the Observation Building for a panoramic view of our own natural winter wonderland! Enjoy nature with friends.

Open to OLLI members
Comedy Film Festival

1/12/18 | Fri | WIL 152/152C

Comedy Film Festival with 4 movies showing. Calendar Girls with Helen Mirren and Indiscreet with Cary Grant in one room PLUS Galaxy Quest with Time Allen and Guardians of the Galaxy in another room.

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Open to OLLI members
Popcorn & A Movie: The Grass is Greener

2/2/18 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 152

A movie filled with some of your favorite actors: Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, Cary Grant and Robert Mitchum. It’s romance and comedy in a British setting. Come see this delightful movie.

Open to OLLI members


Huntsville Master Chorale


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