Are you a lifelong learner? Alabama’s OLLI has courses you should consider
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Winter Steele
TUSCALOOSA – Pack your backpack and get your pens and pencils ready, because class is back in session. For adults 50 and older in Tuscaloosa, anyway. The University of Alabama’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is bringing in-person classes back beginning this summer, and West Alabamians are encouraged to join and rediscover the magic of learning.
OLLI is a year-round, member-centered and member-led program offering a community for adults to engage in lifelong learning. There are no exams or homework, so OLLI members can participate for learning’s sake.
The program offers a variety of courses, travel opportunities and social events catered toward personal growth and making lasting connections. An active OLLI membership is required to register for courses each semester, and courses are available in person or online.
Some class examples available in Tuscaloosa include:
- Pruning trees and shrubs at home
- The history, science and art of fountain pens
- Woodturning – from the log to bowl
- Demystifying wine – explore and pair with confidence
- Who wants to be a meteorologist?
Memberships begin Aug. 1 and expire July 31 of the following year. The current yearly membership fee is $50 and each semester course package fee is $50.
OLLI offers courses in Tuscaloosa, Northport, Hoover, Vestavia Hills and Gadsden. For more information about OLLI and how to register, click right here.