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:

Popcorn & A Great American Read: Pride and Prejudice

8/10/18 | Fri | 10:00 am | WIL 152C

Pride and PrejudiceSparks fly when outspoken and spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets the single, rich, reserved, and proud Mr. Darcy. The chemistry is obvious in this adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, but is their future together?

Open to OLLI members


Painting Party at Pinot's Pallette

8/21/18 | Tue | 2:30 - 4:30 pm | Pinot's Palette

RebeccaAfter a brief social time, a local artist will guide you step-by-step through a featured 90 minute painting. Attendees can sip on their favorite wines or local craft beer (from the cash bar), socialize and listen to music while awakening their inner artist. We can also bring in our own snacks and soft drinks. At the end of the event, each person leaves with a unique and memorable masterpiece. There is a $25 fee (discounted from $35 for OLLI members!) which you can pay online by registering at You may also choose to pay at the event, but please RSVP to Janet Reville at to reserve your spot. Pinot’s Palette is located in the Village of Providence so there are several options for dinner after the event. Check out our Facebook Event!

Location information: Pinot's Palette (Huntsville) - 8 Parade St, Suite 102, Huntsville, Alabama 35806

Open to OLLI members


Popcorn & A Great American Read: The Color Purple

8/24/18 | Fri | 10:00 am | WIL 152C

The Color PurpleBased on the novel by Alice Walker, this epic tale spans forty years in the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert Johnson (Danny Glover), things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa.

Open to OLLI members


Open House & Info Session

8/29/18 | Wed | 2:00 - 4:00 pm | Wilson Hall Lobby

Discover OLLI at UAH! Bring a friend, enjoy refreshments, socialize with OLLI friends and:

  • Learn about OLLI at UAH
  • Meet and greet with OLLI Discipline Chairs
  • Get details on 70+ Fall-term courses
  • Select exciting courses and register—classes start Sep 10
  • Find out how YOU can help make OLLI at UAH — even better!

Check out our Facebook Event and share with your friends!

Open to PUBLIC


Popcorn & A Great American Read: Anne of Green Gables

9/7/18 | Fri | 10:00 am | WIL 152C

Anne of Green GablesBased on the international best-selling novel by L.M. Montgomery, this Emmy Award-winning production follows the provocative life of orphan Anne Shirley (Megan Follows), from her struggles as an adolescent, to her triumphs as a young woman. The result is a delicate epic, full of wit, style, and emotional power.

Open to OLLI members


Popcorn & A Great American Read: To Kill A Mockingbird

9/14/18 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 152C

To Kill A MockingbirdThis classic movie starring Gregory Peck was reviewed by Variety after it’s release in 1962: “Harper Lee’s highly regarded and eminently successful first novel has been artfully and delicately translated to the screen. Universal’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is a major film achievement, a significant, captivating and memorable picture that ranks with the best of recent years. Its success in the literary world seems certain to be replicated in the theatrical sphere.”

Open to OLLI members


End of Life Decisions – Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy

9/21/18 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 168

Discuss those difficult but important conversations about end-of-life with a local physician and author of It’s OK to Die. The beauty of end-of-life planning is that it reduces negative impacts. How many of us will be prepared?

Open to OLLI members


Popcorn & A Great American Read: Memoirs of a Geisha

9/28/18 | Fri | 10:00 am | WIL 152C

Memoirs of a GeishaThis 2005 Japanese-American epic drama film is based on the novel of the same name by Arthur Golden, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and directed by Rob Marshall. It tells the story of a young Japanese girl in the 1920’s who is sold by her impoverished family to a geisha house and eventually becomes one of the most celebrated geisha of her time. The movie was a box office hit and was nominated for and won numerous awards, including nominations for six Academy Awards.

Open to OLLI members


Birding in South Africa – Herb Lewis

10/5/18 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 168

Herb Lewis, a locally respected birder honored with a Huntsville Botanical Gardens birding trail, travels worldwide to photograph birds. Hear commentary on his experiences during a recent journey to South Africa.

Open to OLLI members


Traveling on the Canals of France – Bill & Liz Staggs

10/12/18 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 168

Become an armchair traveler for trips on the fascinating and romantic canals of France. Learn how to charter a boat and plan a trip yourself!

Open to OLLI members


Federal Budget Games – Rick Schwarz

10/26/18 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 168

Ever wonder how the Federal Budget process is supposed to work vs. how it actually operates? Learn about earmarks—some are good and some are just pork. Discover why there are $800 hammers and $2,000 toilet seats.

Open to OLLI members


Explore Antarctica – Thomas Ress

11/2/18 | Fri | 10:30 am | WIL 168

Antarctica, the southernmost continent and site of the South Pole, is a virtually uninhabited, ice-covered landmass. Hear about chilling experiences in this unlikely tourist destination.

Open to OLLI members