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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

The Gilded Age

Monday, April 23, 30

10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

Instructor: James Day, Professor of History, University of Montevallo

Healthy Practices that Enhance Life

Tuesday, April 17

10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

April 17: Essentials Oils

Instructor: Julie Tidwell, retired physical therapist


Wednesday, April 18

1:30 - 3:00 P.M.

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

Instructor: James Lowery, retired administrator, UAB; serves on nine environmental boards

WWII German Prisoners of War Camps in the U.S., Emphasizing those in Alabama

Thursday, April 19

1:30 - 3:00 P.M.

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

Instructor: Joanne Bruer, retired history instructor, Jacksonville, State University

Field Trips


McWane Science Center Tour - Tues, April 24

Trip Leader: Beth White ( & Martha Weber

Cancellation Deadline: Tues, April 10

Depart: 12:45 P.M. Return: 5:45 P.M.

Fee: $6 (admission, unless you are already a McWane member)

Transportation provided by Vestavia Hills. You will receive more information from the trip leader.
Activity Level:  Moderate; some standing