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News and Events 

Come check out these events listed to learn about OLLI courses, how to become a member, and what Lifelong Learning is all about.


Attend an Open House

Registration for Spring courses opens December 6, and the semester officially begin January 14. We encourage you to bring your friends to an Open House (or one of many other events open to the public this Spring), and introduce them to OLLI! 

Gadsden Open House & Spring Registration
Thursday, December 6, 4 – 6 p.m.
UA Gadsden Center
121 North 1st Street, Gadsden, AL 35901

Tuscaloosa Open House & Spring Registration
Monday, December 10, 4 – 6 p.m.
Bryant Conference Center
240 Paul W. Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Birmingham Spring Registration & Social
Thursday, December 13, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Vestavia Hills Senior Lodge
1975 Merryvale Rd., Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Greensboro Open House & Spring Registration
Tuesday, January 8, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
The Noel-Ramsey House
909 Market St., Greensboro, AL 36744

Pickens County Open House & Spring Registration
Tuesday, January 22, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Gordo City Hall
25226 Hwy 82, Gordo, AL 35466

Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit Now In Hale County

 OLLI Members, don’t miss your chance to see the Bicentennial Travel Exhibit before it comes to Tuscaloosa in December 2019. With contributions from OLLI members and 200 years of Alabama history, it is sure to be a great time.

 The State of Alabama’s Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit is currently visiting Hale County.  The exhibit, which was created by the State as a celebration of Alabama’s history and will be making one stop in each of the sixty-seven counties, will be at the Greensboro Opera House through Thursday, October 25.   It will be open daily (except Monday) from 1:00 to 4:00 and at other times by appointment, with special times reserved for student tours.

 The exhibit created by the State of Alabama traces Alabama’s history from prehistoric to modern times.  This exhibit will be supplemented while it is in Hale County with displays of pictures, artifacts, clothing, and other items which relate to the county’s own history.

 As a bicentennial celebration, it can be said to offer, quite literally, a once-in-a-life time opportunity!  Viewing the exhibit takes about an hour so it would be a lovely excursion to follow lunch in downtown Greensboro at the Pie Lab or the Stable with a visit to the exhibit.

 Further information call: 334-624-8374; text: 334-507-7350; e-mail: wcobbs118@


10th Anniversary Celebration

October 25, 2018 | 5-9 p.m. | Bryant Conference Center

We are celebrating 10 years as a functioning OLLI with a night with Teddy Roosevelt. We would love to have you join us! There will be a wine social beginning at 5 p.m. and a plated dinner with entertainment to follow. This event is free to members and $50 (including a membership) to non members. Please call Registration Services at 205-348-3000 if you would like to attend.


Past Events 

Gadsden Open House
August 23, 2018  |  4-6 p.m.  |  UA Gadsden Center

Enjoy refreshments while discovering everything OLLI has to offer.


Greater Birmingham Open House
August 17, 2018  |  1-3:30 p.m.  |  Vestavia Hills Senior Lodge

Learn about summer courses and opportunities to get involved!


Tuscaloosa Information Session
August 30, 2018 | 5-6 p.m. | Bryant Conference Center

Come to our information session and learn about our program and how you can get involved!


Luncheon with David Blazevich – Senior Program Director
Tuesday, July 31

David Blazevich was appointed Senior Program Officer of The Bernard Osher Foundation in October, 2006. Prior to joining the Foundation, David was the Director of Special Program Initiatives and Foundation Relations at KQED, San Francisco’s flagship public broadcasting affiliate. He will be spending some time at the Tuscaloosa OLLI to have the opportunity to meet some of our members. We are excited to host David and we hope you will take the time to come meet him!