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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

OLLI Greater Birmingham Open House and Ice Cream Social

Friday, August 17

Vestavia Hills Senior Lodge

1:00 - 2:00 PM OLLI Fall Overview and Registration

2:00 - 2:30 PM Music by Old Fashioned Rhythm Method Band

2:30 - 3:00 PM Ice Cream and Registration

Bonus Programs

Challenges and Opportunities Ahead: Alabama's Outdoors

Friday, July 20 1:30 - 3:00 PM

 Homewood Public Library

Presenter: Joey Dobbs, Chair of the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board

Upcoming Courses

Alabama Bicentennial Series: Coal and Cavalry

Tuesday, July 10, 17, 1:30-3:00 PM

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

Instructor: Richard Rhone, retired history instructor

World History

Monday, August 6, 13, 20, 27 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

Instructor: Matt Levey, Professor of History, Birmingham-Southern College

Interpretations of Sacred Texts

Tuesday, August 7, 14, 21, 28 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Levite Jewish Community Center

Instructor: Barry Ivker, retired professor of colleges in New Orleans, author, and current social worker

 Discover Your BMA

Wednesday, August 9, 16, 23 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Birmingham Museum of Art

Instructor: Nick Bouler, Docent, BMA

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