Local Field Trips

Field trip registration is first-come, first-served. Fees must be paid with registration.

Cancellations may only be made by contacting Registration Services, at (205) 348-3000 or (866) 432-2015.

Refunds will not be issued after the trip cancellation deadline. Substitutions are not allowed.

If a field trip is full, you may request to be placed on a waitlist.

If you have questions about the trip, contact the trip leader or call OLLI at (205) 348-6482.



Members may participate in trips from any of the chapters  TUSCALOOSA – GREATER BIRMINGHAM  – GADSDEN


TUS201: Uncovering Antiques in Irondale
Friday, June 10
Trip Leaders: Sheree Miller, evergreens3@yahoo.com,
and Dan Miller
Refund Deadline: Sunday, May 29
Depart BCC: 9 a.m.
Return: 3 p.m.
Fee: $42
Activity Level: Easy/Moderate (extensive walking indoors or on flat surfaces)
Get ready for a day of shopping, picking, eating, and fun at the Irondale Pickers (one of the largest antique malls in Alabama), then enjoy a Dutch-treat lunch nearby.

TUS202 Union Springs, AL – Historical and
Architectural Tour
Thursday, June 16
Trip Leader: Amelia Yessick, ameliaheath@hotmail.com
Refund Deadline: Friday, May 20
Depart: 8:30 a.m.
Return: 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $85
Activity Level: Easy
Join us for a day exploring Union Springs, one of Alabama’s hidden treasures. From over 100 classic Victorian-era homes to one of Alabama’s oldest jails, Union Springs is a showplace of Southern history. We will have lunch and a program at the Josephine Arts Center and Museum, featuring local arts and crafts, shops and more.

TUS203 Washington, Vittles and Wine
Thursday, June 23
Trip Leaders: Richard Rhone, rrhone8@comcast.net,
Mary Jon Sneckenberger and Deborah West
Refund Deadline: Wednesday, June 8
Depart: 9:30 a.m.
Return: 5 p.m. Leave from BBC
Fee: $32
Activity level: Moderate (walking and standing at the museum and winery)
The trip will be by university van to the Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington in Columbiana. The museum curator will provide a tour of the outstanding Washington Family collection of 18th and 19th century relics Lunch will be a Dutch-treat buffet with all your favorite comfort foods cooked fresh by Fat Johnnie. The day will conclude with a free wine tasting at the lovely family-owned Morgan Creek Winery and Vineyards in Harpersville.

TUS204 Tuscaloosa National Airport and UA’s Warner Transportation Museum
Thursday, July 14
Trip Leader: Peggy Hamner, sswims2001@gmail.com
Refund Deadline: Thursday, June 30
Depart: 9:30 a.m.
Return: 2:45 p.m.
Fee: $31
Activity level: Easy/moderate (walking and standing indoors and out)
Come tour our Tuscaloosa National Airport, owned and operated by the City of Tuscaloosa. We’ll learn about its history and listen to plans for its future. After a Dutch-treat lunch at Mr. Bill’s, we will have a guided tour of UA’s Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum. The museum features Tuscaloosa’s transportation history, including river travel, railroads, trolleys, automobiles and the modern lock and dam system.

TUS205 DeSoto Caverns
Wednesday, July 27
Trip leader: Philip Malone, philipgmalone@gmail.com
Refund deadline: Tuesday, July 12
Depart BCC: 8 a.m.
Return: 4 p.m.
Fee: $74
Activity Level: Moderate (Walking uneven/outdoors)
Escape summer’s sweltering heat with a guided tour of Desoto Caverns, a massive cave formed in marble that is over 400 million years old. We will have a Dutch-treat lunch at a nearby restaurant after our cave tour.


BHM201 Learning to Meditate
Friday, June 17
Trip Leader: Kay Kelley, kaykelley9@gmail.com
Depart: 10:30 a.m.
Fee: None
Activity Level: Low
Learn how to practice meditation at the Birmingham Shambala Center (714 37th St S, Birmingham, AL 35222).
This is a follow up to those who took this Spring’s Buddhism course, or for anyone wanting to learn or reestablish a connection with meditation.

BHM 202 World Games
Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15 / Closing Ceremony Sunday, July 17
Trip Leader: Kay Kelley, kaykelley9@gmail.com
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 20
Depart: 10:30 a.m.
Join us in volunteering at the World Games during the week of July 11-15. Volunteers will receive a shirt to wear while volunteering (must wear tan or black pants) as well as food and parking when on duty. Volunteers may participate in the closing ceremony on July 17. Email kaykelley9@gmail.com to sign up. There will be training classes in June.

BHM203 Pepper Place Farmer’s Market
Saturday, Aug. 6
Trip Leader: Kay Kelley, kaykelley9@gmail.com
Meet: 10 a.m.
Fee: None
Activity Level: Low
We will enjoy the Farmer’s Market at Pepper Place while tomatoes are in season. Meet in front of the Red Cat Restaurant at 2901 2nd Ave S #120 at 10 a.m. Please wear some OLLI gear, as Glenn Morgan and his marketing folks will be at a booth promoting OLLI membership.


GAD 201 The Marvelous Wonderettes
Saturday, June 18
Trip Leader: Shirley du Pont, slild01@aol.com
Refund Deadline: Thursday, June 9
Depart: 8:30 a.m.
Fee: $100
Activity Level: Low
This smash off-Broadway hit takes us to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet and learn about the lives and loves of Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy. When the Wonderettes reunite to perform at their 10-year reunion, we are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring more than 30 classic ‘50s and ‘60s hits.

GAD202 Callaway Gardens
Friday-Sunday, July 22-24
Trip Leader: Shirley du Pont, slild01@aol.com
Refund Deadline: Thursday, July 14
Depart: 8:30 a.m.
Fee: $348 dbl, $481 sngl
Activity Level: Low
Callaway Gardens is a magical retreat. Your trip will include admission to the Gardens and its many attractions such as the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, miles of trails, and a close-up encounter at the Birds of Prey Exhibit), accommodations at the Hampton Inn in LaGrange, and a visit to the Little White House. We will also come face-to-face with some of the animal kingdom’s most majestic creatures at Georgia’s Wild Animal Safari. There are no cages — the animals walk around freely and may even approach our group.



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