Institute for Lifelong Learners
Membership is $40 per person per semester (Fall, Spring), $30 for the Summer semester, or $99 per year.
- Unlimited use of Wellness Center
- Unlimited WaLLI courses
- Seminars from Community partners
- Social luncheons
- WaLLI T-shirt (with one-year membership)
Upcoming WaLLi Schedule
Fall 2021 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
Volleyball. M, W, F 8 – 10 am Wellness Center
- September 17 9:30 am WaLLi Classroom
- October 15 9:30 am WaLLi Classroom
- November 19 9:30 am WaLLi Classroom
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.
- September 8 11 am Cullman Bowling Center
- October 13 11 am Cullman Bowling Center
- November 10 11 am Cullman Bowling Center
- December 8 11 am Cullman Bowling Center
WaLLI Lunch Bunch (at your expense) – meet at the location indicated
- September 23 11 am Stonebridge Farms – Cullman
- November 16 11 am Rumor's Deli - Cullman
Pot Luck Lunches – JBC 12th floor
August 31 11 am Welcome Back
No theme, just bring whatever you want to share.
October 19 11 am Lunch and Learn
Special guest speaker James Spann, chief meteoroligist from ABC 33/40 wil share stories from his career and teach us to "respect the polygon." No theme, just briing something really good to impress our guest.
December 14 11 am Christmas Luncheon
WSCC will supply the meat, so bring side dishes and desserts for this meal. Bring a small gift valued at $5 or less and play a fun game.
Happy About Hummus August 25 10:30 – 11:30 am Walli Classroom
Join Sandy Seibert as she shows you numerous ways to make delicious and healthy dishes using hummus.
Exploring the Little River Canyon Trip September 9 7:30 am – 4 pm
The canyon has been described as the “Grand Canyon of the East.” It is one of the most extensive, picturesque canyon systems in the eastern US, offering some of the deepest gorges this side of the Mississippi River. Dr. Nicki Wayner, Assistant Director of the Little River Canyon Center, will teach us many things about the ecology, geography and wildlife of the area. After our educational session, we head to the Big Mill Antiques Mall in Ft. Payne for a bit of browsing and lunch at the Vintage 1889 Restaurant (at your expense). Bus departs from Coliseum. Transportation fee: $8.
Fall Barn Canvas Painting Class September 14 10 am – 12 pm Walli Classroom
Just Crafting Around’s Baylee Johnson will provide step-by-step instruction on how to paint a beautiful fall barn scene on canvas. Limited to 20 participants. Fee: $10, includes all materials
Bingo September 15 10:30 – 11:30 am Walli Classroom
Join in for a fun hour of bingo and prizes!
Improving Your Computer Skills September 21 9 - 10:30 am JBC 8th Floor Lab
Need to brush up on your computer skills? An instructor in the WSCC Tutorial Lab will show you some of the basics and shortcuts for things like how to upload/attach documents, the best way to save/name files, how to set up email, basic Internet usage (popular sites, ordering online, etc.), and more. Limited to 25 people.
The Art of Fingerprinting September 29 10:30 – 11:30 am Science Bldg, Rm 106
Dr. Thea Hall, WSCC Criminal Justice Department Chair, will give an overview of the science of fingerprinting and then give you the chance to practice in the Forensic Lab. Class limited to 15 participants.
Reversible Porch Pallet Painting October 5 10 am – 12 pm Walli Classroom
Today you will paint a pallet to decorate your porch. With a scarecrow on one side and a snowman on the other, you will be set for the fall and winter seasons. Limited to 20 participants. Fee: $15, includes all materials.
Dousing the Flame of Inflammation October 6 10:30 – 11:30 am Walli Classroom
Optimal health is different for each of us but there are lifestyle habits, which if improved, can lead us to be the best that we can be! Reducing habits that create inflammation is key but if you don’t know what’s creating it to begin with, how will you know what to change? Let’s explore it together and discuss how to turn it around. Instructor: Sandy Seibert
Birmingham Day Trip October 7 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Today we will visit the Southern Museum of Flight ($6 admission) and see the history of flight, airplanes and the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame. At lunchtime we head to the Irondale Café – the original Whistle-stop Café – for traditional Southern fare (meal at your expense). This afternoon we will spend a little time hunting for bargains and antiques at Irondale Pickers. Bus departs from the Coliseum. Transportation fee: $5.
Ground Cover Crops Workshop October 25 10:30 – 11:30 am WC 113
Travis Kress, WSCC Farm Manager, joins us today to discuss what to plant during the non-cropping times to benefit the soil and how the cover crops work for you.
Board Games October 27 10:30 – 11:30 am Walli Classroom
Join other Walli members and play some of your favorite board games – these may be games you’re your childhood or you may learn a new game or two.
True Colors Personality Styles November 3 10:30 – 11:30 am WC, Room 113
True Colors is a model for understanding yourself and others based on your personality temperament. The colors of Orange, Gold, Green, and Blue are used to differentiate the four central True Colors personality styles. Each of us has a combination of the four True Colors that make up our personality spectrum, usually with one of the styles being the most dominant. By identifying your personality (and the personalities of others), True Colors provides insights into different motivations, actions, and communication approaches. This fun session will be led by Christine Wiggins, WSCC Assistant Director of Student Success.
Scarf-making Class November 17 10:30 am – 11:30 am Walli Classroom
Want to make a really cool knotted yarn scarf that you can keep or give away as a gift? No sewing involved? Gather up all of your long scrap yarn and ribbon and make sure you have different widths and different textures and Sandy Seibert will show you how to cut it and put it all together! Just bring what you have and we can all share and mix and match. What to bring: equivalent to about 30 - 8” pieces of assorted yarns and/or ribbon and a pair of scissors.
Jigsaw Puzzles December 1 10:30 – 11:30 am Walli Classroom
Need to do something relaxing today? Come join other Walli members and get to know them by putting jigsaw puzzles together.
Christmas Candy-making Class December 15 11 am – 1 pm Walli Classroom
Today we will be making various no-bake Christmas candies to carry home after class in a decorative container. Limited to 20 participants. Fee: $20, includes all materials.
Luncheon Matinee at Yesterday’s December 16 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
We travel to Yesterday’s Event Center in Athens for a special “Elvis Christmas” show featuring Kevin Adams. There may also be a visit to the Russell Stover Candy Outlet after the show. The $20 fee includes transportation, luncheon and entertainment. Bus will depart from the Coliseum parking lot.
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 $20, 256.352.8071