Field Trips are available to all members regardless of location.  Due to Covid-19, OLLI Field Trips have been postponed until further notice.  More details to come.

 

 

Travel Adventures

Leave the travel planning to the experts! For more details and how to register, call the OLLI Office (205) 348-6482 or contact the OLLI trip leader.

Let’s Travel – Virtual and In-Person Trips

Registration is on a first come, first-served basis. Fees must be paid with registration. Cancellations may only be made by contacting Registration Services, 205-348-3000 or 866-432-2015. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations after the trip cancellation deadline. Substitutions are not allowed. If a field trip is full, you may contact the OLLI office to be placed on a wait list. If you have questions about the trip, contact the trip leader or call OLLI, 205-348-6482.

 

Virtual Field Trip

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Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)
Thursday, Feb. 18
2:00 p.m.

Join us for a virtual tour at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), the art museum at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. AEIVA opened in 2014 and hosts six to eight exhibitions per year. AEIVA’s mission is to provide a cultural gateway that enriches and supports accessible learning, research and thinking for the UAB community, Birmingham and beyond through transformative and challenging exhibitions, engaging programming and purposeful collecting.

In-Person Trips

Social Distancing directives in place at the time of each trip will be followed. 

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Enjoy the Spring Flowers!

Friday, March 5

Trip Leader:  Kay Kelley, kaykelley9@gmail.com

Meet at the entrance to the Botanical Gardens via your own transportation at 11:00 a.m.

Fee:  $10 box lunch and drink

Activity Level:  Moderate – walking outdoors on paved paths

Walk the Gardens with OLLI friends at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham 35223. We will gather at the entrance to the gardens for a self-guided walk through the spring flower displays. If we have timed it correctly, we can enjoy the cherry blossoms in the Japanese Garden. We will have a box lunch in the Hill Garden. Please wear comfortable, appropriate clothing. Food selections and logistics will be communicated prior to the trip.

 

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Admiring the Art in Montevallo Murals

Friday, April 2

Trip Leader:  Kay Kelley, kaykelley9@gmail.com

Meet at the gazebo at Orr Park at noon, via your own transportation

Fee:  $10 box lunch and drink

Activity Level:  Moderate – walking outdoors on paved paths and streets

Meet OLLI friends at Orr Park (the large gazebo on Park Drive) in Montevallo, at noon, on April 2, 2021, for a box lunch and a tour of the carved cedar trees. From the park, we will drive our own cars to downtown Montevallo to enjoy the art. There are three outdoor murals (Nurture Nature, Sister Cities and the Montevallo Historical Mural). Next stop, the post office to see “Early Settlers Weighing Cotton,” a 1938 WPA installation by William Sherrod McCall. There may be more arty experiences if time allows. Please wear comfortable, appropriate clothing. Food selections and logistics will be communicated prior to the trip.

 

Moundville Archaeological Park Inside and Out!

 

Thursday, April 8

Z304       Arrive Park:  9:00 a.m. (transportation on your own)

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Trip Leaders:  Dwight Lammon, dwight.lammon@gmail.com

Richard Rhone, rrhone8@comcast.net

Fee:  $10 guided tour

Activity Level:  Moderately difficult (lots of walking and standing)

The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park, 13 miles south of Tuscaloosa on

Hwy 69, is a treasure trove of information about the Mississippian people who lived there some

800 years ago. Your time in the park will be divided between exploring the earthen mounds and

other outdoor areas while birdwatching with Dwight and touring the museum with Richard. Each session will be divided in half and then swapped halfway through. Learn the history and view the displays of artifacts found on site.

 

Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera and binoculars! Covid-19 masks and social distancing will be required if still needed. If you like, please feel free to bring a sack lunch to eat outside at noon.

 

Nova Scotia Fall Foliage Tour with OLLI and GoAhead Tours

See the Canadian Maritimes

August 6-14, 2021

OLLI Trip Leader:  Marilyn Nevin, marilyn.nevin07@gmail.com

Sign up with a $450 deposit payable to GoAhead Tours. You have until December 31 to cancel for any reason with a full refund.

Enjoy the culture and seaside beauty of the Canadian Maritimes, the rural scenery and rugged coastal landscapes, as you journey off the beaten path to discover one of Canada’s most storied regions. Uncover immigrant history, fascinating Acadian culture and the tranquil lifestyle of quaint fishing villages as you get to know Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Picturesque sea views, small-town charm and a colorful past collide on this breathtaking trip.