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:

Bonus: Lessons of The Great Depression – Jim Anthony

5/3/19 | Fri | 11:00 am | WIL 168

History holds many lessons, and the Great Depression provides an opportunity to learn a great deal. Join us to explore the reasons that the Depression took place, the factors that helped it come to an end, and the impact on Americans who lived through it.

Open to OLLI members


Bonus: North Alabama Japanese Garden – Robert Black

5/10/19 | Fri | 11:00 am | WIL 168

Started in 1988 as a hobby garden to entertain children and improve an area not traveled by many, the North Alabama Japanese Garden has since grown to become a community center for Japanese culture. From its design to its festivals, learn more about this local Monte Sano treasure.

Open to OLLI members


Bonus: Three Weeks in Eastern Europe – Rick Schwarz

5/17/19 | Fri | 11:00 am | WIL 168

Take a trip off the beaten path and join Rick Schwarz as he recaps his three weeks touring Eastern Europe in 2017. Explore the unmatched wonder of Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin and several smaller towns along the way. Learn about the people and sites previously shrouded in mystery behind the Iron Curtain.

Open to OLLI members


OLLI Annual Dinner

5/20/19 | Mon | Social 6:00 pm | Dinner 6:30 pm | UAH SSB - 112

Join your OLLI friends to eat, fellowship, and celebrate the end of our 25th year of lifelong learning with an OLLI Annual Dinner Spectacular!

Recognize the instructors who have taught 25 or more classes with OLLI, thank the hundreds of wonderful volunteers who make OLLI successful, and meet our new OLLI at UAH Board of Directors, who will take office in May 2019.

The ceremony will feature special musical entertainment and the announcement of our 2019 OLLI Photo Contest and Legacy Volunteer Award winners.

Cost is $20 per person and includes:

  • Entrée selection: coriander rubbed pork tenderloin, citrus salmon, or balsamic marinated portobello
  • Sides: fresh green beans, potatoes o’gratin, and a greek salad with feta cheese
  • Dessert choice: chocolate fudge cake or dutch apple pie
  • Hosted bar with beer, wine, and soda

Reservations are available online at, or in the OLLI volunteer office, WIL 151 by Monday, May 13, 2019.



Bonus: Stem Cell Therapy: New Uses and Treatments – Dr. Charles Lee

5/24/19 | Fri | 11:00 am | WIL 168

Sluggishness, weight gain, lines and wrinkles, chronic pain and stiffness of the joints and muscles—any challenge to a person's health or stress on their body is a reminder of the inevitability of aging. Discover how Dr. Lee uses Stem Cell Therapy to focus on the whole body and treat the root cause of disease and early aging.

Open to OLLI members


Popcorn & A Movie: The Post

5/31/19 | Fri | 11:00 am | WIL 168

A cover-up that spans four U.S. Presidents pushes the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join a battle between press and government.

Open to OLLI members


Summer Picnic

6/19/19 | Wed | 11:30 am - 2:30 pm | Green Mountain Pavillion

The OLLI Potluck Picnic will be on June 19th from 11:30-2:30 at the Green Mountain Nature Trail Pavilion. OLLI provides drinks and tableware. Bring a dish and enjoy company with your OLLI friends, and take a hike around the lake if you like. The pavilion is at the top of Green Mountain at the south end. From Bailey Cove Road in the Southeast, take Green Mountain Road up the mountain, turn right on South Shawdee to the Nature Trail. OLLI direction signs will be up.

Open to OLLI members


Event: Biergarten Stein & Dine Thursday

8/1/19 | Thu | 4:30 -7:30 pm | U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Bring a friend and join us for a night of German cuisine, beer, and entertainment at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. As the charity of choice, OLLI at UAH will receive a portion of the proceeds.

Open to Public