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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 Fall 2021 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

          

Book Club

  • September 17        9:30 am            WaLLi Classroom
  • October 15             9:30 am            WaLLi Classroom
  • November 19         9:30 am            WaLLi Classroom

Bowling

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. 

                    

AUGUST

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.

SEPTEMBER

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.

          

OCTOBER

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.

          

NOVEMBER

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.

DECEMBER

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

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