Programs

A seminar in an effort to protect West Alabama Seniors from Scams and healthcare fraud.


This course contains no sessions.
August 20, 2021, OLLI Alabama Day brings celebration and knowledge from various walks of life and historical views. Come to experience Lifelong Learning with us. You may participate in person or virtually.


Friday, August 20, 2021, Bryant Conference Center
Tuscaloosa's historic districts lie between the University of Alabama and downtown Tuscaloosa. They serve as a living example of our city's past and bridge our current and future lives.


This course contains no sessions.
This one-hour session introduces you to Zoom features and how to connect for OLLI classes. Experience the Zoom classroom led by OLLI members.


This course contains no sessions.
A coming-of-age memoir evoking farm, mining and small-town life in Alabama's Tuscaloosa County as the world transitions from the Great Depression to World War II. Aileen Kilgore Henderson has published eight books and at 100 years old, she continues to write at her home in the deep woods of Tuscaloosa County.


This course contains no sessions.
Come join Ed Shotts as he takes us through a "pathway" to well-being, involving balance and physical understanding of our bodies as we age. Life changes require us to adapt to everyday activities and reconsider how we approach our activities.


This course contains no sessions.
This one-hour session introduces you to Zoom features and how to connect for OLLI classes. Experience the Zoom classroom led by OLLI members.


This course contains no sessions.
Looking back at my 25-year career in the FBI, which began in 1980, I feel my colleagues and I made a difference. My time included the Bruno/Food World extortion case, the Atlanta prison riot, the Judge Robert Vance murder and the abortion bombing/Eric Robert Randolph case. I will describe the "FBI family" and its qualities plus some instances of humor; A necessity of serving 25 years in law enforcement.


This course contains no sessions.
What does it mean to eat a healthy diet? You're not alone if you've asked this. Carolyn Williams is a James Beard award-winner, dietitian and cookbook author who simplifies the science by breaking down what "healthy" really means when it comes to cooking, meal planning and shopping.


Tuesday, June 22, 2021, Online using Zoom
This one-hour session introduces you to Zoom features and how to connect for OLLI classes. Experience the Zoom classroom led by OLLI members.


Tuesday, June 22, 2021, Online using Zoom
The Netherlands is a fascinating country that deals daily with living below the North Sea level. It has dealt with water control and removal since the 1200s. At the same time, it depends on waterways for living, commerce and travel. It is a combination of old, new, past, future, rural and urban. It teaches many things the U.S can learn.


Thursday, June 24, 2021, Online using Zoom
Bill will discuss the history of the polio epidemic, past efforts made, the current status and the part Rotary and Bill Gates have played. Rotary is an international community that brings together leaders who step up to take on the world's toughest challenges, locally and globally.


Tuesday, June 29, 2021, Online using Zoom
This one-hour session introduces you to Zoom features and how to connect for OLLI classes. Experience the Zoom classroom led by OLLI members.


Tuesday, June 29, 2021, Online using Zoom
As the country moved into the 20th century, a new style of music began to grip the nation: jazz. Created in New Orleans, it quickly spread to all corners of the United States. Birmingham became a hub of jazz music in the South, attracting talented and world-famous musicians to play in the famed Tuxedo Junction.


Thursday, July 1, 2021, Online using Zoom
"I am Georgia O'Keeffe. I've always known what I wanted. When I was small, I played alone for hours and hours. I do things other people don't do." Hear the story of one of America's most famous artists. Her uniquely spirited artistic journey from the prairie of Wisconsin, to the plains of Texas, to the city of New York and to the Desert of New Mexico.


Tuesday, July 6, 2021, Online using Zoom
As a Tuscaloosan, Chase Goodbread lives in, what one article described as, the "hotbed" of college players, which serves him well as he covers college football and its top NFL prospects. Join Chase as he talks with us about how he came to this profession, his experiences and the process.


Tuesday, July 13, 2021, Online using Zoom
Have you enjoyed retirement? Watched every season of "Midsummer Murders?" Taken long afternoon naps? Well, let Jackie Wuska, CEO of the United Way of West Alabama, tell you how to make retirement even more rewarding by getting reinvolved in our community?as it fits into YOUR schedule.


Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Online using Zoom
Despite health restrictions created by the coronavirus pandemic, Theatre Tuscaloosa continued to create programming that engages, enlightens and entertains its audiences and artists. Managing Director Adam Miller provides an overview of the challenges presented and the creative solutions employed to allow the theatre to continue pursuing its nonprofit mission safely.


Tuesday, July 27, 2021, Online using Zoom