Registration Services will be closed for Winter Break Dec. 23rd - Jan. 1st. Staff will not be available in person or by email. We will respond to customer inquiries and registration needs including withdrawals and transfers when our offices re-open on Thursday, Jan. 2nd. Happy holidays!


Trips & Travel

Join us for a guided walking tour of Big Cat Rescue, one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats. Since 1992, the Rescue has been home to 80 or more lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts. Learn about the plight of both wild and captive big cats and what you can do to save them.
In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There, she meets and falls in love with an American GI named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For three years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he's fathered a son. Pre-performance lecture by Suzanne Livesay, Vice President of Education at the Straz. Miss Saigon often makes the list of "most iconic musicals." Explore the history, themes and music of this legendary show. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 4. No refunds after February 4.
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound no one had ever heard, and that the radio just couldn't get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect onstage, offstage it was a very different story. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in the Tony Award-winning phenomenon, Jersey Boys. Pre-performance lecture by Matthew Belopavlovich, the Patel Conservatory's Theater Artistic Director. He'll discuss the Rashomon effect and how it was used to frame the Jersey Boys' story.REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 24. No refunds after January 24.
Vixen. Vamp. Sexpot. Siren. Whatever you call her, just don't call Carmen yours. Bizet's original independent woman inspires murderous obsession - partly because of her pout and proportions but mostly because she will not be tamed. When military man Don Josť falls for Carmen's charms, his desperate attempt to claim her spells disaster for them both. Carmen is sung in French with English translations projected above the stage. After the show, join us for an OLLI Opera Coda. Beryl Byles will lead a discussion of the day's performance along with brief visits by opera artists. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 5. NO REFUNDS AFTER JANUARY 5.
With swashbuckling slapstick from the masters of theatrical tomfoolery, The Pirates of Penzance presents the screamingly funny, satirical perfection of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic genius. Take a turncoat apprentice, a tender-hearted band of pirates, one marriage-minded nursemaid, mix in a catch-22 involving leap year, and you've got the makings for this rollicking tale of ignoble nobles and the ladies who love them. After the show, join us for an OLLI Opera Coda. Beryl Byles will lead a discussion of the day's performance along with brief visits by opera artists.REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 9. NO REFUNDS AFTER FEBRUARY 9.
A slave girl caught between her love and her father, a young general trapped between duty and desire, a princess pinned by pride. As Egypt wages war against Ethiopia, Verdi's epic, tragic love triangle unfolds in swelling arias amid lush, sweeping sets to its heart-wrenching conclusion. A monumental achievement, Aida remains one of the most-performed and well-loved operas of all time. After the show, join us for an OLLI Opera Coda. Beryl Byles will lead a discussion of the day's performance along with brief visits by opera artists. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 22. NO REFUNDS AFTER MARCH 22.
Join travel expert Kurt Martell of Vantage travel to preview OLLI's October 2020 trip to Portugal and Spain. Discover the beautiful cities of Barca d'Alva, Pinhao, Regua, Entre-os-Rios and Porto. Learn about pre- and post-trip extensions to Barcelona and Madrid.
Give a new twist to the latest travel trend: purposeful travel. Join veteran journalist Joan Giangrasse Kates and her daughter Ana Kates to learn how to create inter-generational travel adventures. It may be easier than you think and can have a huge impact on the young people in your life.
Gerri Almand had never, not even once, looked at an RV tooling down the road and thought, Wow, if only that could be me! Hear her story of writing, editing, and marketing a successful, humorous travel book from her RV office as she and her husband bounced down the road in their tin-can house. With degrees from Florida State and the University of Maryland, Gerri worked with families and children for forty years before reinventing herself as an author, storyteller, and public speaker.
Join OLLI member Gail Parsons and her granddaughter as they share their 100-mile coast-to-coast self-guided walk across northern England alongside Hadrian's Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the year AD 122, Hadrian, Emperor of the Roman Empire, had his soldiers build a stone wall to keep out the barbarians to the north (invaders from present-day Scotland). Hear Gail, founder of the OLLI hiking group, describe her adventures along Hadrian's Wall.