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)

Contact WaLLi

256.352.7818, walli@wallacestate.edu

Upcoming WaLLi Schedule

View Summer 2021 WaLLi Schedule

Quick Look - Spring 2020 WaLLi Schedule

Spring 2020 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                 M, W, F            8 – 9 am                      Wellness Center

Stretch Class         M, W                9:30 – 10:15 am          Wellness Center

Chair Exercise       T, Th                8:30 – 9:15 am             Wellness Center

WaLLI Walkers       Th                   8 – 9 am                        Coliseum


Book Club

            January 17          9:30 am            WaLLi Classroom

            February 21        9:30 am            WaLLi Classroom

            March 20            9:30 am             WaLLi Classroom

           April 17               9:30 am             WaLLi Classroom


Movie Days

            January 15       1 – 3 pm           Wellness Center

            March 18          1 – 3 pm           Wellness Center

            April 15            1 – 3 pm           Welness Center


WaLLI Lunch Bunch (at your expense) – meet at the location indicated

            February 27      11 am   Stonebridge Farms – Cullman

            April 9               11 am   Pasqaule's Pizza - Cullman


Pot Luck Lunches – JBC 12th floor

            January 22      11 am   Soups, Chili and Cornbread
             Bring your best pot of soup, chili or pone of cornbread. We will also need the toppings, chips, crackers and desserts.
             Stay after lunch and enjoy board games! Craig Mann will provide dulcimer music for us to enjoy.

            March 17         11 am   St. Patrick's Day
             Feel free to bring anything that could be considered Irish or colored green. Actually, feel free to bring whatever you wish!
             Stay after lunch for bingo and prizes.

            May 4               11 am   South of the Border
            Today we celebrate Cinco de Mayo so bring your favorite South-of-the-Border dish. After lunch we will have various card games to play.


Creative Writing

This semester-long course will provide instruction and practice in the writing of your own stories or other works. 

            January 14          2:30-4 pm         WaLLI Classroom

            February 11         2:30-4 pm         WaLLI Classroom

           March 10              2:30-4 pm         WaLLI Classroom

           April 14               2:30-4 pm         WaLLI Classroom 


Beginning Golf

This six-week session will be held at Cross Creek Golf Course in Cullman (off Golf Course Road). Participants will be provided with golf balls and clubs but are welcome to bring their own. Limited to 15 participants.

            March 4             10-11 am             Cross Creek Golf Course

            March 11           10-11 am             Cross Creek Golf Course

            March 18           10-11 am             Cross Creek Golf Course

            April 1               10-11 am             Cross Creek Golf Course

            April 8               10-11 am             Cross Creek Golf Course

            April 15             10-11 am             Cross Creek Golf Course



Anyone wishing to bowl with other WaLLi members may meet at the Cullman Bowling Center the first Wednesday of every month. Game and shoe rental fees are the responsibility of each bowler.

            January 8            11 am - 12 pm             Cullman Bowling Center

            February 5          11 am - 12 pm             Cullman Bowling Center

            March 4              11 am - 12 pm             Cullman Bowling Center

            April 1                11 am - 12 pm             Cullman Bowling Center


Line Dancing

WaLLi member Patricia Quick will lead this fun class.

            January 23          9:30 – 10:30 am         Wellness Center

            January 30          9:30 – 10:30 am         Wellness Center

            February 6          9:30 – 10:30 am         Wellness Center



Cullman County Honor Band      Saturday, January 11, 6 pm, Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre

Lunch Matinee: Yesterday's Events Center, Athens      Thursday, January 16, 9:30 am-3 pm, Bus departs from Colisuem parking lot

Today’s show will be performed by the Sophisticated Swingers, playing Fabulous Forties big band music. The $20 fee includes transportation, lunch and the show.

Making Floral home Decor      Class A: Tuesday, January 28, 9:30-11 am OR Class B: Wednesday, January 29, 10:20 am-12 pm, WaLLi Classroom

Baylee Johnson of Just Crafting Around will show you how to create rustic and beautiful floral décor for your home or as a gift. Each class is limited to 20 participants. The $10 fee includes all materials and instruction.  



Art & The Animal Exhibit           February 1-April 15, The Evelyn Burrow Museum

The 59th anniversary exhibition of the National Society of Animal Artists

Community First: A Home for the Homeless          Tuesday, February 4, 6 pm, Burrow Center Recital Hall

The Southern Circuit Tour of Indepdent Films, hosted by The Evelyn Burrow Museum

Ailey II, Dance Performance           Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 pm, Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre

Presented by Wallace State's Allegro Dance Theatre

Acrylic Poured Painting Art Class     Wednesday, February 12, 10:30-11:30 am, WaLLI Classroom

Paint pouring is a technique used with acrylic paints and flow medium that creates unique and amazing effects. You will leave class with an incredible piece of abstract art that will amaze you. Class is limited to 20 participants. The $10 fee includes all supplies and instruction.

Precise Pruning     Tuesday, February 18, 12:30-2 pm, Hopper Ag Building

This class includes safety and dormant pruning information to improve and practice your pruning skills. Learn how to properly prune trees and shrubs, know the proper tools to use, proper safety procedures, identify where proper cuts should be made and the effect it will make on future growth, and learn the difference between renewal and rejuvenation pruning.

Discover Decatur        Thursday, February 20, 8:15 am-3:30 pm, Bus departs from Bevill Building south parking lot

Today we visit the new Cook Museum of Natural Science, a state-of-the-art natural science museum in downtown Decatur, AL. It provides a hands-on, immersive experience through exhibits, aquariums and live animals. Individuals will pay the $17 admission fee at the door. The next stop is a scatter lunch at either Olive Garden or Texas Roadhouse (at your expense). After lunch, we visit the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, a 35,000 acre National Wildlife Refuge located along the Tennessee River. Named after Major General Joseph Wheeler, it was established to provide a habitat for wintering and migrating birds in the eastern United States. If you are a bird watcher make sure to bring your field guide and binoculars. Note: Due to the basketball tournament, the bus will depart from the Bevill Building south parking lot. Transportation fee: $5



Skin Care Workshop        Class A: Monday, March 2 10:30 am-12: pm  OR Class B: Tuesday, March 3, 10:30 am-12 pm, OR Class C: Thursday, March 5, 10:30 am-12 pm,  WaLLI Classroom

Many or us are concerned about our health and the ingredients in our food, but do you know the ingredients in your skin care products? Many products in the marketplace can actually create skin conditions. In this class, you will learn about Aloe Vera based products that are natural, pure, safe and effective. Participants will also get to experience some of the products. Each class is limited to 10 participants.   

Mossville: When Great Trees Fall           March 10, 6 pm, Burrow Center Recital Hall

The Southern Circuit Tour of Indepdent Films, hosted by The Evelyn Burrow Museum

Weave a Round Basket           Class A: Thursday, March 12 & 19, 9:30 am-12:30 pm OR Class B: March 12 & 19, 1:30-4:30 pm, WaLLi Classroom

In this workshop, you’ll make a round basket. You’ll learn how to handle basket reed, how to start a round basket, and how to shape a basket. The finished baskets will be about 6 inches tall with a 5-inch diameter base. You will learn how to dye reed to decorate your basket, and you can use beads to decorate your basket. No basket making experience is required. Bring a towel (basket making is wet work) and wear comfortable clothes. The leader will bring all the tools and other supplies you’ll need to use during the workshop. Each class is limited to 12 participants. Class fee: $18

Big Fish: The Musical      Thursday-Saturday, March 12-14, 7 pm; Sunday, March 15, 2 pm, Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre

Presented by Wallace State Theatre.

Mod Podge Vase      Class A: Tuesday, March 17, 9:30-11 am OR Class B: Wednesday, March 18, 10:30 am-12 pm, WaLLi Classroom         

Baylee Johnson of Just Crafting Around will instruct you on how to creative a beautiful vase for your home. There will be numerous colors and styles from which to choose. The $10 fee includes all materials and instruction. Each class limited to 20 people.

Bargain Hunting in Shelby County     Tuesday, March 31, 8 am-4:30 pm, Bus departs from Coliseum parking lot.         

Today we will travel south and explore different thrift stores in Shelby County. Stops include the Foundry Thrift Store in Pelham, America’s Thrift Store in Alabaster, and Earthly Treasures in Columbiana. Lunch is at your expense. Bus leaves from the Coliseum parking lot. Transportation fee: $5



In the Spring Time Concert          Thursday, April 2, 7 pm, Burrow Center Recital Hall

Presented by the Wallace State Singers

Mixology     Tuesday, April 7, 9:30 am-12 pm, WaLLi Classroom        

Join Raydonna Sims from the Cullman County Extension Service as she demonstrates how to make mixes for spice rubs and yummy soup mixes. She will also show you how to use a dehydrator to make your own ingredients. Participants will leave with at least one mix. Fee: $5

Lunch Matinee: Yesterday's Event Center, Athens           Thursday, April 16, 9:30 am-3 pm, Buss departs from Coliseum parking lot

Today’s show will be performed by Replay, performing a diverse range of music styles from country to rock to southern gospel. The $20 fee includes transportation, lunch and the show. 

Bread Making Workshop      Class A: Tuesday, April 21, 9 am-2 pm OR Class B: Thursday, April 23, 9 am-2 pm, Cullman County Cooperative Extension Office 

Raydonna Sims from the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service will teach you how to make homemade bread and sweet rolls. Each participant will leave with either homemade orange or cinnamon rolls. If you have a bread-making machine you should bring it with you to the class which will be held at the Cooperative Extension Office in Cullman. Each class is limited to 10 participants. Bring a sack lunch and an apron if you have one. The $15 fee includes all baking supplies and instruction. 

Who Will Write Our History          April 21, 6 pm, Burrow Center Recital Hall

The Southern Circuit Tour of Indepdent Films, hosted by The Evelyn Burrow Museum

A Day on the Lake           Tuesday, April 28, 9:30 am-4 pm, Bus departs from Coliseum parking lot

Today we travel to Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville, AL. While there, we will have a relaxing ride aboard the 36’ NAUTICAL WHEELER. It features a full-length roof, comfortable seating, and a nice restroom facility on board. While on board you can relax in the shade and enjoy the experience on one the most beautiful sections of the Tennessee River! While half the group is cruising the lake, the other half will have lunch (at your expense) at Daniella’s in the Park restaurant there at the state park. Participants will pay $15 upon arrival for the 90-minute boat cruise. Bus departs from the Coliseum parking lot. Limited to 48 participants. $5 Transportation Fee

Broadway Night      Thursday, April 30, 7 pm, Burrow Center Recital Hall

Presented by Wallace State Theatre.

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

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