Programs

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: Kathy Boswell
The World Games is an extraordinary, international sports event held every four years, in the year following each Summer Olympic Games. Staged over 11 days, The World Games represents the pinnacle of competition for 3,600 of the world's best athletes in 30+ unique, multi-disciplinary sports. The World Games generates worldwide exposure for participating sports and provides a highly visible stage on which athletes from more than 100 countries compete for gold. The World Games 2022 will be held in Birmingham from July 7-17, 2022, generating an estimated economic impact of $256 million for the city.


Thursday, September 23, 2021, Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: Mark Pettway
Mark Pettway, Jefferson County Sheriff, discusses the Job Not Jail program which focuses on providing people in Jefferson County the resources they need to be successful when seeking employment. The Sheriff's Office uses Job Mobile, a mobile command unit with in-person services, including resume writing, interview skills, dress for success tips and more.


Thursday, September 30, 2021, Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: John Dersham
For six decades, John Dersham's constant companions have been his cameras, especially the large-format photographic equipment he has used to take some of America's most striking images. "Changing Moods" collects the best of his prodigious body of work in one volume, showcasing images from across our country. It has been called a "master class in technique and beauty."


Thursday, October 7, 2021, Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: Ed Mcgurk
Ed Mcgurk, a Certified Personal Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach, is a passionate force for helping senior citizens reach their physical goals. There's a reason, aside from his impressive fitness resume, Ed will be 81 years old this November. McGurk's story is a testament that it is more important for seniors to be involved in exercise programs than at any other age. "As we age, our metabolism slows down, bones become more delicate, balance isn't as accurate, and a lot of other health problems and injuries become a part of who we are."


Thursday, October 14, 2021, Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: Lisa Hart
At Redemptive Cycles, the mission is to redeem the streets. They believe getting people on bikes makes Birmingham a more connected, comfortable and livable city. Bicycles are affordable transportation, fight congestion, parking shortages and pollution in the city center but also boosts individual health and fitness. Through their nonprofit bike shop, they sell new and refurbished bicycles at an affordable price and provide professional quality repairs and maintenance service below-market rates.


Thursday, October 21, 2021, Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: Carl Doerfler
The 14th Amendment states: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States, nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction, the equal protection of the laws." Adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction amendments, various interpretations have been applied in state courts.


Thursday, October 28, 2021, Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: Russ Timkovich
Southeastern Guide Dogs is 1 of 10 accredited schools in the U.S. training and supplying guide dogs for the blind. This presentation will focus on the first 14 months of a future guide: selection and breeding of the puppies; birth and neonatal care; early exposure to humans and socialization; early "fun" training; the role of volunteer puppy raisers in the first year and after K-12 training, graduation to Guide Dog University. A guide dog puppy-in-training is presented, but unfortunately, cannot able to answer questions in English.


Thursday, September 23, 2021, UA Gadsden Center

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: Tena King-Morgan
The tasting of olive oil and vinegar before purchase is an old European custom that King's Olive Oil Company proudly brings to Historic Downtown Gadsden, Alabama. At King's Olive Oil Company, we offer an interactive and educational tasting experience unlike any other in this area. You can treat your taste buds to an incredible array of flavors from around the world. King's Olive Oil Company has the broadest selection of the freshest and purest olive oils and vinegar in this region. The oils range from Single Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oils to fused/infused flavored oils and specialty oils. We feature Italy's finest aged and flavor-fused balsamic vinegar.


Thursday, September 30, 2021, UA Gadsden Center

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: Pudden McArthur
"A Walk Through Time" is held in October each year at Forrest Cemetery. "Walk" is a presentation during which volunteers and relatives of the deceased portray notable Gadsden residents who are buried inside Forrest Cemetery. Some of Gadsden's most interesting citizens from various eras of years gone by are portrayed. Stories and facts about the people being portrayed have brought new information to many of the families represented. Each story is about five minutes, leaving time to wander throughout the cemetery to hear the stories. "A Walk Through Time" gives the history of Gadsden's new life on the third Sunday of October. No admission is charged for the event, but donations are greatly appreciated as all proceeds go to the preservation of the cemetery.


Thursday, October 7, 2021, UA Gadsden Center

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: Elizabeth Wheeler
Scotland is the second-largest country in the United Kingdom and comprises about 33% of its total land area. It shares its southern border with England with the remainder of Scotland being surrounded by water including the North Sea, Irish Seas, and the Atlantic Ocean. Explore bustling Edinburgh, look out for the Loch Ness monster, and escape into the Outer Hebrides. Explore the beauty of Scotland as Elizabeth takes us on a trip without having to pack.


Thursday, October 14, 2021, UA Gadsden Center

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: Shirley du Pont
"The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated as a National Monument in 1924. But there is so much more to "Lady Liberty's" story. Join us for the "other side of the story."


Thursday, October 21, 2021, UA Gadsden Center

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: Jim Kilgore
If you have an interest in the only college designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the largest brick masonry structure in the Americas, homes and vacation houses of some of the nation's once richest, most powerful, and celebrated men, in visiting one of the few places alligators and crocodiles coexist, in swimming with 800-1,200-pound "mermaids," snorkeling in beautiful clear waters, collecting on the nation's most abundant shelling beach, escaping winter doldrums, reliving history and more, then come see and hear what you could experience in a December - January trip to western and southern Florida.


Thursday, October 28, 2021, UA Gadsden Center

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: Shirley du Pont
Join us for an end of the fall session celebration. We talk about what is coming up for next year and celebrate our return to the "new" normal. Come enjoy light refreshments and fellowship.


Thursday, November 4, 2021, UA Gadsden Center

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: Becky Davenport
Join us for a fascinating look at Greenwood Cemetery - one of the oldest cemeteries in Tuscaloosa. Many historically prominent people are buried at Greenwood - early Alabama politicians, war soldiers, Black entrepreneurs, and Tuscaloosa's founders. Through an effort spearheaded by the Chief Tuskaloosa Chapter DAR and, in cooperation with the City of Tuscaloosa, the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society, and the Alabama Cemetery Preservation Alliance, we particularly look at the identification and preservation of these beautiful markers which reflect the history of Tuscaloosa.


Wednesday, September 22, 2021, Bryant Conference Center

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: Stacy Vaughn
One of the recently realized results of the year-long COVID-19 pandemic was the mind-blowing collection of garbage. Reduced city workers, more people working and learning from home, major shifts of collection from downtowns to neighborhoods, disposable PPE litter, construction and lawn maintenance debris, recycling restrictions these changes plus others have resulted in reevaluating trash!! What better person to lead us in this discussion and discovery than Stacy Vaughn who deals with it day to day in her position as City Director of Public Services! (An informative article is "Garbage Freaking Everywhere" ?in the March 26, 2021 TIME edition.)


Wednesday, September 29, 2021, Bryant Conference Center

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: Lou Vickery
The South Alabama Tribe of Creek Indians was one of the five Native American cultures that contributed to the formation of our great state and the first to be designated as "civilized." Our speaker is an ancestor of the Creeks and will share his vast knowledge of his family, contributions, changes, and challenges that have occurred over the tribe's long history.


Wednesday, October 6, 2021, Bryant Conference Center

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter:Calvin Chappelle
"Old soldiers never die?they just fade away" is often quoted?but not at Alabama's Confederate Memorial Park. In 1964, Confederate Memorial Park was established in Chilton County on the site of the state-run Confederate Soldiers' Home, which operated from 1902 to 1939 as the state's only care facility and residence for aging veterans of the Confederate Army, their wives, and widows.


Wednesday, October 13, 2021, Bryant Conference Center

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter:Milton Denny
Is your car blind spot expanding? Is your seat belt too tight? Is night driving more difficult? Is your gas pedal too far away? Milton Denny has taught previous classes for OLLI advising us about car care. In this class, he describes the many accommodations that are available as we age to ensure safe and confident driving. From pedal extensions for the height-challenged to larger rear/ side mirrors for better sight to shades to improve night vision.


Wednesday, October 20, 2021, Bryant Conference Center

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: Duane Lamb
Col. Duane Lamb, UA associate VP for Facilities and Grounds shares about UA's Tree Farm Project. It began last year when the fallen seeds from grand magnolias on the Bryce campus, the President's Mansion, and Gorgas House were collected. Lamb takes us through the process and tells about the impact on the UA campus.


Wednesday, October 27, 2021, Bryant Conference Center

BONUS PROGRAM

Presenter: John Gray
Do you find yourself watching a televised golf tournament?with limited understanding and bewilderment? John Gray, Director of Golf at Tuscaloosa's Ol' Colony Golf Course, will help us with what we need to know to enjoy and understand to watch a golf tournament. John may touch on what to observe, background the cast of characters, selections and how the players got there, preparation to make those courses gorgeous for a tournament, on-site spectator protocol, and crowd control, participation of celebrities.


Wednesday, November 3, 2021, Bryant Conference Center

Special Program

Presenter: Robert Lipman
This two-hour performance, totally memorized, will present some of the truly classic narrative poems that continue to entertain to this very day --- poems such as Thayer's "Casey at the Bat," Moore's "The Night Before Christmas," Poe's "The Raven" and "Eldorado," Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade," Whitman's "O Captain, My Captain," Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner," and more.


Tuesday, November 9, 2021, The Gateway, Alberta's Innovation and Discovery Center

Basic Zoom Training

Instructor: Russ Timkovich
This one-hour session introduces you to the Zoom features and how to connect with OLLI classes. Experience the OLLI classroom online in the comfort of your home.


This course contains no sessions.

Bonus Program

Presenter: Becky Davenport
Join us for a fascinating look at Greenwood Cemetery - one of the oldest cemeteries in Tuscaloosa. Many historically prominent people are buried at Greenwood - early Alabama politicians, War soldiers, black entrepreneurs, and Tuscaloosa's founders.


Wednesday, September 22, 2021, Online using Zoom

Bonus Program

Presenter: Stacy Vaughn
One of the recently realized results of the year-long Covid-19 Pandemic was the mind-blowing collection of garbage. Reduced city workers, more people working and learning from home, major shifts of collection from downtowns to neighborhoods, disposable PPE litter, construction and lawn maintenance debris, recycling restrictions ­these changes plus others have resulted in re­evaluating trash!


Wednesday, September 29, 2021, Online using Zoom

Bonus Program

Presenter: Lou Vickery
The South Alabama Tribe of Creek Indians was one of the five Native American cultures that contributed to the formation of our great state and the first to be designated as "civilized." Our speaker is an ancestor of the Creeks and will share his vast knowledge of his family, contributions, changes, and challenges that have occurred over the tribe's long history.


Wednesday, October 6, 2021, Online using Zoom

Bonus Program

Presenter: Calvin Chappelle
In 1964, Confederate Memorial Park was established in Chilton County on the site of the state-run Confederate Soldiers' Home. which operated from 1902 to 1939 as the state's only care facility and residence for aging veterans of the Confederate Army, their wives, and widows. The park is home to the site of the original facility, historic structures. a museum, and two Soldiers' Home cemeteries. Join us as the site director. Calvin Chappelle explores the history of the Alabama Confederate Memorial Park.


Wednesday, October 13, 2021, Online using Zoom

Bonus Program

Presenter: Milton Denny
Is your car blind spot expanding? Is your seat belt too tight? Is night driving more difficult? Is your gas pedal too far away? Milton Denny has taught previous classes for OLLI advising us about car care. In this class, he will describe the many accommodations that are available for us as we age to ensure safe and confident driving. From pedal extensions for the height-challenged to larger rear/ side mirrors for better sight to shades to improve night vision. among others, this program will make your life and activities better.


Wednesday, October 20, 2021, Online using Zoom

Bonus Program

Presenter: Duane Lamb
Col. Lamb shares about UA's Tree Farm Project. It began last year when the fallen seeds from grand magnolias on the Bryce Campus, the President's Mansion and Gorgas House were collected. Lamb stated, "Cultivating the seedlings and cuttings within our own greenhouse is cost-effective for our institution, as well as helps build camaraderie among different department employees who are making our tree farm a reality."


Wednesday, October 27, 2021, Online using Zoom

Bonus Program

Presenter: John Gray
Do you find yourself watching a televised golf tournament...with limited understanding and bewilderment? John Gray, Director of Golf at Tuscaloosa's 01' Colony Golf Course, will help us with what we need to know to enjoy and understand to watch a golf tournament. John may touch on what to observe. background. the cast of characters, selections and how the players got there, preparation to make those courses gorgeous for a tournament, on-site spectator protocol, and crowd control, participation of celebrities. So. bring your questions and be ready for a summer of enjoyable golf tournament viewing.


Wednesday, November 3, 2021, Online using Zoom