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Spirit of Steel: Music of the Mines, Railroads and Mills of the Birmingham District

Virtual AL

OLLI at UA presents Spirit of Steel: Music of the Mines, Railroads and Mills with Tyler Malugani.  As thousands of people moved into the Birmingham District to work in the various industries, they brought their families, possessions, and culture.  This aspect of industry is fascinating as we investigate how their music styles evolved as their industry experience grew.  Music created during this period of Alabama history provides a glimpse at the lives of the people.  All OLLI classes are thru Zoom.  Not familiar with Zoom, no worries, free basic classes are held.  Classes are free but require advance registration toContinue Reading ...

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Using Your Imagination in a Time You Never Imagined!

Virtual AL

OLLI at UA presents Using Your Imagination in a Time You Never Imagined with Bill Fitts, author of the "Needed Killing" mystery series, and "Song of Narne" fantasy novels. Shakespeare wrote "King Lear" during an epidemic that closed theaters and kept people in their homes. Samuel Pepys recorded life in 17th century London during a deadly bubonic plague and there are many other examples of creativity during quarantine. Bill Fitts will explore if creativity is sparked during quarantine and social isolation. All OLLI classes are offered thru Zoom technology. Not familiar with Zoom? No worries, there are free Zoom basicContinue Reading ...

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The Five Capitals of Alabama: The Story of Capital Cities From St. Stephens to Montgomery

Virtual AL

OLLI at UA presents The Five Capitals of Alabama: The Story of Alabama's Capital Cities From St. Stephens to Montgomery with Tom Bailey. The story begins is a rough semi-civilized Washington County village and ends at an old cotton town. Between 1817 and 1846, the capitals crisscrossed the state from north to south and east to west, following the political fortunes of the times. The story of Alabama's capitals is the story of its people! All OLLI classes are thru Zoom technology. Not familiar with Zoom? No worries; OLLI offers free basic training classes. Program is free, but requires pre-registrationContinue Reading ...

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Family Law Update

Virtual AL

OLLI at UA presents Family Law Update with UA Law School Professor Penny Davis.  An overview of recent changes in the area of family law touching on marriage, divorce and child custody laws.  All OLLI programs are thru Zoom technology.  Not familiar with Zoom?  No worries, OLLI provides free basic training sessions.  Program is free, but pre-registration is required to receive access link.  See olli.ua.edu or call 205-348-6482.

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2020: The Election That Will Change America?

Virtual AL

OLLI at UA presents 2020: The Election That Will Change America with Natalie Davis, Howell T. Heflin Professor Emerita of American Politics, Birmingham-Southern College. Davis will review election projections, what to look for and what the outcome will mean for our country. She will explore the presidential contest, including the impact of the Electoral College, the possibility of the Senate changing from Republican to Democratic and the Alabama race for U.S. Senate. All OLLI programs are via Zoom. Not familiar with Zoom? No worries, free basic training classes are offered. This class is free but pre-registration is required to obtainContinue Reading ...

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Vestavia Hills Update

Virtual AL

OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents Vestavia Hills Mayor Ashley Curry who will discuss the growth and development, the challenges and the people of Vestavia Hills. Areavibes.com, a national website that evaluates cities, recently voted Vestavia Hills the most livable city in Alabama. Come learn why! All OLLI events are thru Zoom. Not familiar with Zoom? No worries, free basic training classes are offered. This event is free but pre-registration is required for a link to access the program. Call 205-348-6482 or olli.ua.edu.

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Freedom Knew No Restraint: Political Barbecues and the Anti-Barbeque Movement in Madison County

Virtual AL

OLLI at UA presents Freedom Which Knew No Restraint: Political Barbecues and the Anti-Barbeque Movement in Madison County. During the early 19th century, the nation was at a crossroads between an old worldview and a new one based on democracy, individual liberty and freedom. In the new state of Alabama, there was a perfect scenario for conflict and the old world transitioned to the new one. In Madison County, especially, people struggled over the type of society they wanted to create, and debated everything about this new emerging world order, including the role of barbecue, in the political process. JoinContinue Reading ...

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Prepare Now for Next Year’s Garden

Virtual AL

OLLI at UA presents Prepare Now For Next Year's Garden with Eric Shavey, Regional Extension Agent. Learn the ins and outs of preparing for a productive garden next year as Eric reminds us what needs to be done in the coming months to prepare for success. Learn more about these quick tips: don't compost tomato and pepper plants; clean out the weeds from this year's garden; add organic matter now and plant a cover crop. These are great steps to ensure a healthy, productive garden next year without having to use harsh chemicals and fertilizers. All OLLI session are thruContinue Reading ...

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Kentuck Art Festival: Behind The Scenes

Virtual AL

OLLI at UA presents Kentuck Art Festival: Behind The Scenes with Amy Echols, Director, Kentuck Art Center and Festival. Amy Echols, the enthusiastic director of Northport's nationally known art center and festival, will share a broad overview of the history of Kentuck's 49 years of putting on a festival in Kentuck Park, including a look at the many moving parts that happen before, during and after the Festival. All OLLI programs are thru Zoom. Not familiar with Zoom? No worries, free basic training sessions are offered. This class is free but pre-registration is required to receive an access link. CallContinue Reading ...

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An Evening With Poe

Virtual AL

OLLI at UA presents An Evening With Poe with Dave Murdock, English instructor, Gadsden State Community College. Edgar Allen Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly tales of mystery and the macabre. One of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story, he is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and and contributed to the emerging genre of science fiction. Poe was the first well-known American writer to earn a living through writing alone and he became more popular in Europe than in the U.S. All OLLI classes are via Zoom technology. NotContinue Reading ...

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U.S. Veteran Honor Flight

Virtual AL

OLLI at UA presents Honor Flight with Jordan Plaster. For the past ten years, the Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa has offered local US veterans an opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. and the monuments honoring them. Jordan will describe how it began, how the trip has changed, share responses from participants and tell where he hopes it goes from here. Free admission and pre-registration is required. All OLLI classes are through Zoom technology. Not familiar with Zoom, no worries, OLLI offers free basic training session. To register or for more information call 205-348-6482. See olli.ua.edu. for complete course catalog.

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Archaeology of Alabama

Virtual AL

OLLI at UA presents Archaeology of Alabama with Matthew Gage.  Alabama has an incredible archaeological record derived from over 13,000 years of occupation.  From Paleoindian to Civil Rights, we will give a broad overview of the state's heritage and discuss some specific archaeological sites that highlight its incredible cultural diversity.  Free admission, but pre-registration is required.  All OLLI classes via Zoom technology.  Not familiar with Zoom?  No worries, free basic training sessions are offered.  Call 205-348-6482 to register.  See olli.ua.edu for complete course catalog.

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Why Public Art?

Virtual AL

OLLI at UA presents Why Public Art. Public art contributes enormous value to the cultural vitality of a community, It can represent a community identity, it fosters community pride and a sense of belonging, and it enhances the quality of life for residents and visitors. Join us as Sandy Wolfe gives an overview of the Tuscaloosa public art growth. She will discuss the process of selecting locations, the creation of the art project, and give you a virtual tour of the artwork throughout Tuscaloosa. Free session. All OLLI classes are via Zoom technology. Not familiar with Zoom? No worries, freeContinue Reading ...

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CSI Tuscaloosa

Virtual!

OLLI at UA presents CSI Tuscaloosa.  Sharon Rudowski, a retired police officer, will describe how her talents as an artist contributed to the job.  Learn how an artist takes oral descriptions from a witness to turn it into a visual that can then be used for apprehension.  What skills and talents are required, what questions are asked and what happens afterward - all these questions will be answered in this class.  Free, but pre-registration is required.  All OLLI classes offered via Zoom technology.  Not familiar with Zoom?  No worries, free basic training sessions are also offered.  Call 205-348-6482 to registerContinue Reading ...

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I Want To Publish My Story!

Virtual AL

OLLI at UA presents I Want To Publish My Story with independent bookseller. Easy Lambert-Brown. If you say to yourself "I've go something to say," Easty can advise you how to do this as she has helped many authors bring their inspiration into actuality. Well-versed in the process and the pitfalls, join her in leaning about getting your words or art out into the world. Free class; preregistration is required. All OLLI sessions via Zoom Technology. Not familiar with Zoom? No worries, free basic training sessions are also offered. Call 205-348-6482 to register and see olli.ua.edu for complete course catalog.

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