Greater Birmingham

Greater Birmingham OLLI originated in Vestavia Hills and their fast growing membership has required them to expand throughout the Birmingham area.  We are currently in the process of developing new locations for our members. If you are interested in being an instructor, please contact Nancy Ekberg by email at  For more information please contact Coonie Arnwine at or visit


Greater Birmingham Meeting Locations  

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

1975 Merryvale Rd
Vestavia, AL 35216

Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

1221 Montgomery Hwy
Vestavia, AL 35216

Vestavia Hills City Hall

1032 Montgomery Hwy
Vestavia, AL 35216

Levite Jewish Community Center

3960 Montclair Rd
Birmingham, AL 35213

Homewood Library

1721 Oxmoor Rd
Homewood, AL 35209

Hoover Senior Center

400 Municipal Dr
Hoover, AL 35216

Greater Birmingham OLLI offers the majority of their courses at the Vestavia Hills Senior Center. The Vestavia Hills Senior Center is located in the Vestavia Hills Civic Center; their bonuses courses are usually held at the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest.


Greater Birmingham Committee Chairs


News and Events

Note: If you registered to join or take courses or go on a field trip online and did NOT receive an e-mail notifying you that you had successfully registered, call Brenda at 205-348-3000.

Christmas Party

Upcoming Courses

Join us this week! 

Monday, March 27, 3:00p.m.

What: American Policies on Economics, Taxes, Budgets and Social Welfare

Who: Adamu (A.K.) Shauku, Professor of Political Science, UAB

Where: Levite Jewish Community Center

NOTE: This time is different than what is shown in the catalog due to a change in the professor's UAB courses.

Tuesday, March 28, 1:30p.m.

What: "Journey into the Wilderness," a story of the Civil War and other books that framed history and thinking in the South.

Who: Frye Gaillard, Historian and Author.

Where: Vestavia Hills Civic Center 

Wednesday, March 29, 10:30a.m. to 3:00p.m. with lunch break

What: Hands-on Tablet Training

Who: Jefferson County Personnel Board staff

Where: Vestavia Hills Civic Center

NOTE: This class is full. Contact Nancy Ekberg at to see if there are cancelations.