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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

Upcoming Courses


This course was originally scheduled for September 11; however, due to Hurricane Irma will be held Monday, October 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the LJCC.

Russia: History and Controversial Leaders

October 10, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

Instructor: Jackie Nuby, retired Professor of History, University of Montevallo

Aviators and Aviation

October 12, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

Instructor: Wayne Novy, Curator, Southern Museum of Flight

Bonus Program: Blood and Guts on Friday the 13th

October 13, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Homewood Library

Speaker: Andy Robinson, Ph.D.