“The Grass Was the Country” Song Cycle Premier

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Reception: 6 p.m.; Pre-talk: 6:45 p.m.; Performance: 7:30 p.m.

Johnny Carson Theatre, UNL City Campus, 12th and R Streets

Free. Registration is requested.

Join Guy Reynolds, director of the Cather Project at UNL, and artists Brent Edstrom, composer and performer, and Scott Miller, tenor, both from Whitworth University, Spokane, Wash., as they talk about the process that led to the creation of this song cycle based on Willa Cather’s novel, “My Antonia.” The discussion will be followed by the premier of “The Grass Was the Country.”

Registration Deadline: Tue, March 21

Event Day/Date: Tue, Mar 28

Reception: 6 p.m. (light snacks and cash bar)

Pre-talk: 6:45 p.m.

Performance: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Johnny Carson Theatre, UNL City Campus, 12th and R Streets

Enrollment: Open

Cost: Free. Open to the public. Registration is requested.

Nebraska Mixed Bag Lecture Series: Drones

Friday, April 7, 2017
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lincoln Unitarian Church, 6300 A St.


Drones are going to bring a whole lot of legal issues to a head. Flying cameras are going to upset a delicate balance between flying, property and privacy that’s been in place since 1783.  And journalists are going to complicate it further by bringing a First Amendment argument to the party. So how do flying robots have anything to do with Roman property law? You just might be surprised. Matthew Waite, founder of the Drone Journalism Lab at UNL, will share information about drones and give us insight into the legal ramifications of using this new technology.

Presenter: Matthew Waite, professor of practice, Journalism & Mass Communications, UNL

Day/Date: Friday, April 7

Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: Unitarian Church, 6300 A St.

Cost: $5

Breakfast with Coach MacAllister

Friday, April 28, 2017
8:30-9:30 a.m.

The Space at the Trade Center, 5900 s. 58th St, Suite H


Coach Ashley MacAllisterAshley MacAllister is in her third season as head coach of the Husker Rifle Team. In her first season at Nebraska, MacAllister led the Huskers to their third consecutive NCAA Championship appearance. In 2015-16, in addition to taking the Husker markswomen to another NCAA appearance, she served as head coach for the Puerto Rico National Team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Before coming to Nebraska, MacAllister assisted in the day-to-day management of the University of Kentucky rifle program.

Join us for breakfast to hear how this ambitious Kentucky native is hitting the target at Nebraska.

Registration Deadline: Monday, April 24

Event Day/Date: Friday, April 28

Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Location: The Space at the Trade Center, 5900 So. 58th St., Suite H

Cost: $20 includes breakast. Registration is required. Please contact the OLLI office if you have specific dietary restrictions. Cancellation after the registration deadline date will be non-refundable.

OLLI at the Bat: UNL vs Creighton

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Bus departs Gateway Mall at 5 p.m.


Blue or red? It’s not politics – It’s baseball! Let’s venture up to TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha to cheer on our favorite teams as they square off on the diamond. This will be the third of three match-ups between UNL and Creighton this year and it’s sure to be exciting.

Creighton has one of the most experienced pitching staffs in the Big East this year and UNL’s pitchers are mostly returning key players. The motorcoach will head to the ballpark with plenty of time to pick up a hot dog, some popcorn and a beverage before the 7 p.m. first pitch.

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 21

Event Day/Date: Wednesday, May 10

Time: Our motorcoach will depart promptly at 5 p.m. from Gateway Mall parking lot just north of Younker’s parking deck. Personal vehicles can be parked in this location for the duration of the trip. The bus will arrive back in Lincoln after the conclusion of the game.

Cost: The $35 cost includes game ticket and transportation. Food  at the ballpark is on your own. Registration is required. Cancellation after the registration deadline date will be non-refundable. Please contact the OLLI office if you have specific dietary restrictions.