Institute for Lifelong Learners

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Membership is $40 per person per semester (Fall, Spring), $30 for the Summer semester, or $99 per year.

Membership includes:

  • Unlimited use of Wellness Center
  • Unlimited WaLLI courses
  • Seminars from Community partners
  • Trips
  • Social luncheons
  • WaLLI T-shirt (with one-year membership)

Upcoming WaLLi Schedule

View Summer 2019 WaLLi Schedule

Quick Look - Summer 2019 WaLLi Schedule

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Quick Look - Spring 2019 WaLLi Schedule

Spring 2019 WaLLi Schedule

The Wallace State Lifelong Learning Institute (WaLLi) is open to area residents aged 50 and over. Registration is $99 for the year (beginning in August) or $40 for the Spring semester.

Semester – long Activities

Exercise Class        M, W, F                                 8 – 9 am                       Wellness Center

Volleyball                 M, W, F                                 8 – 10 am                     Wellness Center

Stretch Class          M, W                                     9:30 – 10:15 am           Wellness Center (Class begins Jan. 23)

WaLLi Walkers       Thursday                               8 – 9 am                       Coliseum

Book Club            (1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/26)            9:30 am                        WaLLi Classroom (WC 111)

Game Days          (1/28, 2/25, 4/22)                     10 am                            WaLLi Classroom (WC 111)

Movie Days          (1/30, 2/27, 4/24)                     1 – 3 pm                        AVC Theatre

Bunco                  (1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8)               1 pm                              WaLLi Classroom (WC 111)

Living Well Series

Herbs for Natural Beauty

Monday, May 6, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., WaLLi Classroom, Wellness Center

Learn to prepare your own herbal cleanser and moisturizer using Rosemary Gladstar’s famous recipes. 

Classes for Crafters, Artists, and Cooks

Easter Décor Art Classes

Class A: Tuesday, April 16, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., WaLLi Classroom, Wellness Center 

Class B: Wednesday, April 17, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., WaLLi Classroom, Wellness Center 

One of our favorite crafters, Baylee Johnson of Just Crafting Around, will show you how to create door or wall hangings to bring in the holiday season. The $10 fee includes the wooden cutout of your choice, all supplies, instruction, finishing ribbon/bow and hanger. Each class is limited to 20 participants

Activities for Foodies

WaLLi Lunch Bunch

Meals at your expense, meet at restaurant:

WSCC Culinary Arts Cafeteria, Wednesday, April 10, 11 a.m.

Potluck Lunches

Bring your special dish to share in these delicious lunches. Each one has a theme so try to bring something that would go with those types of foods.

Bailey Center, 12th floor, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bring Your Best, Wednesday, May 8

Bring whatever you think is your special dish that you make the best. We will register for summer activities at the luncheon.  

Technology & Other Classes

Small Engine Repair

Tuesdays, Feb, 5, March 5, April 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Jack Hopper Nursery Building

Isn’t it frustrating when you are ready to weed-eat or play lumberjack and your equipment doesn’t work? This three-part workshop will help you learn basic troubleshooting and repairs for small engines (weed eaters, chain saws, lawnmowers, etc.). Class limited to 20 participants. Instructor: Jason Bynum

Getting to Know Your Engine (February 5)

We will show you how to decipher an Owner’s Manual, review safety, and learn basic terminology and engine parts. If you have a manual for the equipment you want to repair bring it with you to the class.  

Troubleshooting (March 5)

In this session we will work on determining the issue(s) that require repair, parts and tools needed, and get ready to “tear into something”.

Let’s Do This (April 2)

Bring a small engine and we will work on it in class. Dress accordingly and bring supplies/parts needed.  

Day Trips

Pickin’ and Thriftin’ Trip

Tuesday, April 9, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Jasper

Today we head to the Jasper area to look for antique and thrift store finds. Along the way we will stop for lunch (at your own expense). Transportation fee is $5 and the bus will depart from the Coliseum parking lot. Completion of travel forms/waiver is required for this outing. Limited to 52 participants.

Lunch Matinée

Thursday, April 18, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Yesterday’s Events, Athens, Ala.

We travel to Yesterday’s Events venue in Athens, Alabama for lunch and live entertainment. Replay, an oldies group from Decatur, will be the headliner. The $20 fee includes motorcoach transportation, lunch, and an hour of live entertainment. The bus will depart from the Coliseum parking lot. Completion of travel forms/waiver is required for this outing. Limited to 52 participants.

Other Travel

The Wallace State Alumni Association has several trips planned for the Spring semester – anyone may join the Association and enjoy discounted travel and member benefits. WaLLi members may join at the student rate of $15 per year.

Colonial America and the Outer Banks Tour

June 2-9, 2019, Virginia and North Carolina

Featuring transportation, oceanfront hotel in the Outer Banks, 12 meals, Wild Horse Safari, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Roanoke Island, The Lost Colony Dinner Drama, Wright Brothers Museum and Kittyhawk, Yorktown, Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, a Tavern Dinner and more. Registration deadline is April 1st. For more information go to www.wsccalumni.org/OBX19  

Concerts & Performances

Twin Kennedy

Tuesday, April 2, 7 p.m., Betty Leeth Haynes Auditorium

These twin sisters have found their home in country music. With Carli on vocals and guitar and Julie on vocals and violin, these petite powerhouses will fill your soul with joy and warmth through their seamless harmonies and heartfelt songwriting. This is a Cullman Community Concert Association event but is free to WaLLi members – you must show your WaLLi membership card for admission.

Broadway Nights

Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m., Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts

The Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts department presents Broadway hits and favorites. Free – show your WaLLi membership card at the door for admission.

Wallace State Services

By being a member of WaLLi, participants may take advantage of services offered through WSCC programs including:

Dental Clinic - $30 teeth-cleaning and x-rays, 256.352.8300

Therapeutic Massage Clinic - $20 for 1 hour massage, 256.352.8424

Salon and Spa Management – full range of services, 256.352.7819 (cut, style, color, perm, waxing, manicures and pedicures)

Automotive Service Technology and Collision Repair – range of services, 256.352.8151 (on vehicles 10 years old or less, cost of supplies plus 20%)

Agriculture and Horticulture – seasonal plant sales, 256.352.8035

Alumni Association – join for student rate of $15, 256.352.8071