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OLLI at UA, Greater Birmingham Area

The Greater Birmingham Area OLLI (GBAO) Chapter 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 at 1973 Merryvale Road.  Their bonuses courses are usually held at the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at 1221 Montgomery Highway. The Birmingham Greater Area OLLI chapter 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 Coonie Arnwine at or visit

For classes in the Birmingham area, check out our Spring Catalog.

Vestavia Hills Library in the Forrest
Vestavia Senior Center
Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
Hoover Senior Center
Levite Jewish Community Center
Homewood Library
Homewood Senior Center

GBAO Christmas Party

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.

Upcoming OLLI of Greater Birmingham Courses

OLLI has partnered with the Neuroscience Cafe of UAB so check out the additional offerings this week!

Monday, February 20, 1:30 p.m.
(this is a makeup class originally scheduled Feb. 6)

What Archaeology Teaches us About Our Religions and Ourselves
Instructor: James Riley Strange, Associate Professor of Religion, Samford University
Vestavia Hills Civic Center

Monday, February 20, 6:30 p.m.

Instructor: Neuroscience Cafe of UAB
Hoover Library

Tuesday, February 21, 10:30 a.m.

A History of Birmingham Architecture
Instructor: Jim Baggett, Head Archivist, Birmingham Library and Rebecca Dobrinski, Local Historian
Vestavia Hills Civic Center

Wednesday, February 22, 1:30 p.m.

William Inge's Play "Splendor in the Grass"
Instructor: Ralph Voss, Retired Professor of English, University of Alabama
Vestavia Hills Civic Center

Thursday, February 23, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Note: This time is different than our usual times.

Instructor: Ashley Ewing, Office of Information Technology, University of Alabama
Vestavia Hills Civic Center

Thursday, February 23, 6:30 p.m.

Brain Tumors
Instructor: Neuroscience Cafe of UAB
Homewood Library