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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 Connie 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 (LJCC)

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

Bonus Program

The Benefits and Risks of Vaccines

Monday, June 11, 1:30-3:00 PM

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

Presenter: George Keller, Assistant Dean and Chair, Howard College of Arts and Sciences, Samford University

Upcoming Courses

America’s Wild West: The Truth and the Legend

Tuesday, June 5, 12, 19, 26, 1:30-3:00 PM

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

Instructor: Richard Rhone, retired history instructor

Travel the World through a Camera Lens

Wednesday, June 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Hoover Senior Center

Instructor: Philip Malone, amateur photographer

The Many Varieties of Christian Beliefs

Thursday, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

June 7: Unitarian Universalist: Ruth Vann Lillian, Interim Minister, Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham

June 14: Assemblies of God: Joe Comer, Pastor, Horizons Church

June 21: Christian Scientist: John Lang, spokesman for First Church of Christ Scientist

June 28: Seventh-day Adventist: Steve Severance, Pastor, Birmingham First Seventh-day Adventist Church

American and European Film Classics

Friday, June 8, 15, 22, 29, 2:00-5:00 PM

Homewood Public Library

Coordinator: Nancy Ekberg

Check out the Summer Catalog for more upcoming courses, trips and supper clubs!