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 Please attend these free, open to the public, Bonus Programs offered through OLLI.
No registration is needed to attend a Bonus Program.

 

Bonus Programs - Open to the Public

Bonus Programs are Wednesday from 12:00-1:15 pm in the Bryant Conference Center, located at 240 Paul Bryant Drive in Tuscaloosa.

These one-day, one-time classes are free and open to the public. 

Training the Next Generation:  the Huxford Symphony at The University of Alabama

January 16, 2019

Presenter: Blake Richardson

Come listen to Blake Richardson, assistant professor in the School of Music and the conductor of the Huxford Symphony at UA tell you about the orchestra, how they prepare concerts, how students’ membership in the orchestra fits into their education at UA, and the concerts they will be playing in the Spring 2019 semester.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

January 23, 2019

Presenter: Ed Stephenson

Mr. Stephenson will speak about the Appalachian Trail, the hikers that attempt it, what you should know about long-distance hiking before you try it yourself, and some of the adventures encountered during five section hikes.

The Assassination of William McKinley

January 30, 2019

Presenter: Ian Crawford

William McKinley: The President, the Pan-American Exposition and Pandemonium... the aftermath of McKinley’s assassination.

Shrimp Farming

February 6, 2019

Presenter: Lee Stegall

With support from his family, Mr. Stegall started a new adventure – shrimp farming. The challenges of drilling, supplies from the Florida Keys and everything else, shows how one family faced it all.


The War of 1812 and the Trail of Tears- Part 1

February 13, 2019

Presenter: Milton Denny

Mr. Denny gives a seminar on the people, places, and events that the War of 1812 and the Trail of Tears impacted and how they shaped Alabama into the state it is today.

The War of 1812 and the Trail of Tears - Part 2

February 20, 2019

Presenter: Milton Denny

Continuation of the seminar on the people, places, and events that the War of 1812 and the Trail of Tears impacted and how they shaped Alabama into the state it is today.

POWs in Aliceville, Alabama

February 27, 2019

Presenter: John Gillum

From 1942–45, Aliceville, Alabama, had one of the largest German POW camps in the U.S. Aliceville Museum Director, John Gillum, will show how over 6,000 prisoners and 1,200 personnel made a difference in the small town of Aliceville.

The Civil War in Corinth, MS

March 6, 2019

Presenter: Ron Houts

In preparation for an OLLI field trip to Shiloh NMP, Prof. Houts will explain why early in the Civil War, so many men died in a place few had ever heard of. The true objective of the Union army was the capture of the important rail intersection at Corinth, which was the site of a second battle later that year. The last item discussed will be the CSA victory at Brice’s Crossroads, just a few miles South of Corinth.