Calendar of Events

Coming Events
Wed. Feb 12 9:30 AM Alaska time ONLINE REGISTRATION for spring 2014 BEGAN.
Mon, Apr 7   SPRING SESSION II began
Thurs, Apr 24 1:30 - 3:00  Board Meeting room 154 old U-park building
Mon, May 5   Add on week II begins
Thurs, May 8 10:30 -11:30 Travel Committee Meeting room 151 old U-park building
Fri, May 9 6:30 PM Rock Hounds meet at room 154 old U-park building
Mon, May 19 1:00 - 2:00 PM Mandatory pre-trip meeting for Excursion Invertebrates Discovery in Kasitsna Bay in room 156
Tue, May 20 1:30 - 3:00 Book Club meets at Noel Wien Library, Conference Room
May 27 - 31 Excursion Invertebrates Discovery in Kasitsna Bay
June 2 - 9 Excursion Birthplace of the '64 Earthquake: Prince William Sound (Full)
June 8 - 15 Excursion Birthplace of the '64 Earthquake: Prince William Sound second trip
July 23 - 27 Excursion Historic Valdez
Aug.7 4:00 PM Mandatory pre-trip meeting at Arctic Wild, 2480 Maria Street.
Aug. 8 - 15 Excursion Eagle to Circle by Canoe
Aug. 20
 9:30 AM
 Online registration opens for Fall 2014 classes
Aug. 20 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Registration Help available in person at UPark
Sept. 3 1:00 - 3:00 PM Fall Kick-Off Ice Cream Social, UPark gym
Sept. 8   

Session I begins

Oct. 6   Add-On I begins
Oct. 13   Session II begins
Nov. 10   Add-On II begins
Nov. 6 - 10 Excursion Sitka WhaleFest


Summer Field trips 2014

Field trips for summer 2014 are in the planning and posted as soon a possible.

Usibelli Coal Mine Tour

The summer 2013 field trip to Usibelli was well received.  We hope that we can visit Usibelli Coal Mine again this summer. 

Activity Level: Moderate

If you like licorice you probably remember coal candy from the Usibelli Coal Mine booth at the state fair. Long time Alaska resident and Usibelli Coal Mine employee Bill Brophy is giving OLLI the opportunity to tour the coal mine and show us real coal. Bill has worked 12 years at the mine and is passionate about sharing his experience and knowledge with visitors. The coal mine is located in the mountains of the Alaska Range near Healy, 115 miles south of Fairbanks. Please join us for a 2 – 3 hour guided tour. Upon arrival at the gate, Bill will go over safety procedures and have visitors sign a waiver. The tour starts at the Usibelli Coal Mine headquarters where you will hear about the 70-year history and state-of-the- art engineering of the mine. The tour then continues by van through the coal pit, dragline and modern mining equipment.