Day Trips & Special Events

First Friday Winter Lecture Series

First Fridays of December, January, and February
3:00 - 4:30 pm in the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center Theatre
FREE and open to the public - Registration is not required. Invite a potential new member!
After the lecture, go on to Fairbanks First Friday events!
Dec. 7, 2018: Title TBA, Brian O'Donoghue, Professor UAF
Jan. 4, 2019: Fruits, Berries, and Aurprising Things that Grow in Alaska, Tom Zimmer, Co-founder and Director of Calypso Farm & Ecology Center
Feb. 1, 2019: Narrative Sovereignty and Native Representation in Film and TV, Princess Daazhraii Lucaj, Creative Producer and writer for the new PBS series "Molly of Denali" set to premier in summer 2019.

 Second Century of UAF
(previously Professor's Choice)

Our Fall 2018 installment will be
Thursdays Sept. 20 - Oct. 11, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Murie Auditorium (in Murie Building on West Ridge)
FREE and open to the public – bring a friend!

Current OLLI members are encouraged, but not required, to register for this as a free course.

UAF celebrated its centenary in 2017 and has entered its second century. This lecture series giving opportunities for accomplished and award-winning UAF faculty and other professional staff to give lectures on topics of their choosing from their life's work.


Day Trips for 2018

To Register for a Day Trip:
CLICK HERE for OLLI's registration site.
Log in. (Use the "forgot password" link if you need to have your username and password emailed to you.)
Select "2018 Day Trips" as the semester; then click "Search."
The registration process is the same as for classes. OLLI doesn't collect any fees for day trips, but some of the events require you to pay the vendor directly.
We also take your reservation over the phone. Please call the OLLI office at 474-6607   

Alaska International Senior Games: Sport Training for the Curious and Daring Tues. July 10, 6:00 pm
Registration closes July 1
Free to members; registration required
   Are you tempted to test your skills at the Senior Games, but hesitant about getting started? Come to the Lathrop High School Track and learn some news skills, or practice some you've set aside for 40+ years ago. Then, with confidence be ready for the August 10 -19 Senior Games in Fairbanks.
   Six sporting skills will be demonstrated. Discus, javelin, shot put, horseshoes, disc (frisbee) golf, and power walk. Take this opportunity to observe and try each event and learn physical strategies and safety considerations.
CLICK HERE for details and registration. 

Garden Tour with Treats! 
Fri. July 13, 1pm
Free to members; registration required
The Springers love gardening and eating produce they have grown. They start their flower and vegetable seeds so they know they are grown organically. They have grafted apple trees and two cherry trees. Jerry has built two greenhouses over the years, and together they built a gazebo. They enjoy sharing their gardens and invite you to enjoy the outdoor spaces and some special garden treats.
CLICK HERE for details and registration. 

Bird Banding: "A bird in the hand is well worth it."
Mon. August 20, 7:45 am

Registration required. No OLLI fee, but a donation to the Alaska Songbird Institute would be appreciated!
   Volunteers Judy Williams and Carol Johnson will introduce you to the Alaska Songbird Institute. You will learn about migratory songbird identification and participate in extracting birds from the 30 nets set up along the trails around Creamers Field.
CLICK HERE for details and registration.


Day trips we did in 2017:
Alaska Salmon Bake
Arctic Qiviut Mill Tour

HooDoo Brewery
Miniature Horse Farm Tour
UAF Power Plant
Guardian Flight Hangar Tour

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