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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

Founding of America – Part II:  The Rest of the Story or What They Didn’t Tell You in School

Monday - February 12, 19, 26

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

Instructor:  Fred Moss, physician by vocation, history student by avocation


Greek and Roman Classics

Tuesday - February 13, 20, 27

1:30 - 3:00 PM

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

Instructor: Shannon Flynt, Assistant Professor of Classics, Samford University


Russia: History and Controversial Leaders - Part II

Wednesday - February 14, 21, 28

1:30 - 3:00 PM

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

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


Upcoming Bonus Programs

Liver-Eating Jeremiah Johnson: The Man and the Myth

Thursday - Feb. 15

10:30 – 12:00 PM

Bessemer Public Library

Presenter:  Richard Rhone, retired history instructor

Tour Eastern Europe

Thursday - Feb. 15

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

Instructor:  Andrea Traina, native of Italy, who conducts tours of his homeland and Eastern Europe

Join the OLLI Lunch Bunch


Come join the OLLI Lunch Bunch for an organizational lunch at Bellini's Restaurant on
Tuesday, February 20th.  We will gather in the parking lot of the Vestavia Hills Senior
Lodge at 11:00 a.m. and carpool to the restaurant for a Dutch-treat lunch... OR you
can meet us at Bellini's Restaurant, 6801 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham, AL.  The
plan is to make this a monthly not-to-be-missed event!  Your input is needed to decide
how and when.  Bring ideas, an appetite, and save room for the yummy white chocolate
bread pudding. 

Reservations must be made by Friday, February 16th.

Email Beth White or call 270-307-1291