In addition to non-credit courses, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Western Michigan University also organizes a number of trips every year. From daylong excursions around Kalamazoo and southwest Michigan to overnight trips around the Midwest or further, we are pleased to offer a variety of day and extended trips to our community of lifelong learners.

Register for trips

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WMU teams up with the American Automobile Association to bring you more trips! Registration for trips will be through AAA and not through the OLLI at WMU office. To register, call AAA Nebraska directly at (402) 390-1000, press 1 from the menu and enter 203 for Dave or 204 for Michelle. The mailing address for AAA Nebraska is 815 N 98th St, Omaha NE 68114.

Travel returns to OLLI at WMU this summer with the following trip to the Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater:

A Classic Comedy in Coldwater

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Registration begins Monday, May 2, 2022

"Why Coldwater?" you might ask. Coldwater is the seat of Branch County, a small city of about 11,000 residents, but more importantly it is the site of the Tibbits Opera House, the second oldest theater in Michigan! this gorgeous opera house was built in  the French Empire Architectural style, in 1882.

First, we will undertake a short tour of the theater, including taking a peek backstage. Then, we will take a short walk and enjoy a savory lunch at the Broadway Grill (included). After lunch we will return to the Tibbits to see Neil Simon’s iconic comedy “Barefoot in the Park”. This classic comedy follows newlyweds Corie and Paul, who are over the moon to begin their life together in their new Manhattan apartment. But, as one might expect, there are some complications. The apartment is small, it is six flights up and the building has no elevator, the heating malfunctions, they have an eccentric, bohemian neighbor and oh...yes, a surprise visit from Corie’s conservative widowed mother. Wouldn’t you just love to eavesdrop on their antics and overhear their conversations?

Please join us for a relaxing, fun-filled summer day. We are looking forward to reacquainting ourselves with pre-pandemic travel friends while at the same time making new ones. Grab a friend and sign up today!

Easy – This type of trip involves minimal walking, such as a theatre trip, requiring very short walking distances and boarding/exiting the bus a few times. 

Members $136, Nonmembers $151

Register by 6/29/22

Capacity: 30