In addition to taking OLLI classes, you can join us for variety of events and travel opportunities. Membership is required to take advantage of OLLI's extraordinary events and adventures.
Latest Special Event
Sunday Afternoon at the Movies: "A Clockwork Orange" (1971)
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Home Economics Building, Room 11, UNL East Campus, 1650 N. 35th St.
$5 includes popcorn and a beverage. Registration is required. Open to OLLI members and a guest.
Jumping off the overarching OLLI theme this year, “Brave New World: How the Future Is Rooted in the Past and Present,” our Sunday afternoon movies will explore the future as seen through the eyes of filmmakers from the past. The selected movies offer speculative, fictional science-based depictions of phenomena that were not fully accepted at the time the movies were produced. The filmmakers lead us to explore imaginative concepts, speculating about advances in science and technology. A guided discussion will follow each movie.
In an England of the future, British teenager named Alex DeLarge, leader of a gang of “droogs” that spends their evenings committing ultraviolent crimes, is apprehended by the police. Alex is convicted of rape and murder and sentenced to 14 years in prison. While incarcerated, Alex volunteers for the Ludovico procedure, a government-developed program that professes to cure him of his violent tendencies. However, government officials didn’t warn Alex that the cure might be worse than the disease. Based on a novel by Anthony Burgess.
Director: Stanley Kubrick Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates Run time: 2 hr. 16 min. Rating: R
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 to Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Colonial Williamsburg, Annapolis and Washington D.C.
Our classic spring Mid-Atlantic adventure brings surprises and delights. Stroll the streets of Colonial Williamsburg, a re-creation of the 18th century city which today serves as the world’s largest living history museum. From there, we’ll travel to Annapolis, the home of the U.S. Naval Academy. This 350-year old city has more surviving 18th century buildings than any another American city. Finally, it’s on to our nation’s capital for a multi-day visit encompassing many of the city’s museums and memorials.
There will be one day in Washington D.C. where participants can plan their own visits to sites, tour the city in small groups, or participate in a pre-selected series of sites.
In addition, here are a few other stops that are part of the tour:
The Maryland Statehouse, the oldest U.S. statehouse in continuous legislative use
An evening concert by the United States Marine Corp Band
Arlington National Cemetery
One dinner in a foreign embassy
A performance by the world-renowned “Fisk Jubilee Singers,” an African-American a cappella ensemble, consisting of students at Fisk University
Old Town Alexandria
A Nebraska congressional breakfast in the Dirksen Senate Office building on Capitol Hill
Download the brochure. For more information, contact Lee Rockwell, Valden Tours, Inc., 402-486-0900 or firstname.lastname@example.org