The Phyllis A. Ernst Senior Citizen Center, 3810 Veterans Memorial Drive, offers a variety of programs for people age 55 and older. Lunches are served several days a week. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Membership fee is $15. For more information, call 876-0747.

The Phyllis A. Ernst Senior Citizen Center, 3810 Veterans Memorial Drive, offers a variety of programs for people age 55 and older. Lunches are served several days a week. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Membership fee is $15. For more information, call 876-0747.

A bike ride on the Heritage Rail Trail is planned for 10 a.m. Friday, June 5. Participants should bring or ride their bikes to the senior center and enjoy a ride through the park, nearby neighborhood and the trail. Hilliard Police Bike Patrol and Senior Center staff members will ride along. Free, but advance registration is requested.

A Kroger pharmacy representative will be available to check blood pressure and blood sugar from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 9. Those taking part should bring prescriptions along for a "Brown Bag" review of their medications. Free. No appointment necessary.

The Happiness Club luncheon is held at noon the second Friday of each month. This luncheon is open to all senior citizens, including those who are not members of the center. Advance registration for the luncheon is due by 4 p.m. on the Tuesday before. Meal price of $4 includes a home-cooked meal and entertainment. The next luncheon will be June 12. Call to register.

The Hilliard Caregiver Support Group meets regularly at 9:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month at the center. The meeting is for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease. The next meeting is June 19.

Bocce ball will be played on the court at the center at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. This is a free activity and no special equipment is necessary. Experienced players will be on hand to teach new players.

Many trips will be offered during the coming months. Some of the scheduled trips are to a Cincinnati Reds Game on Aug. 20 ($43 member or $48 non-member); Sauder Village on Aug. 11 ($74 member or $80 non-member); and Argosy Casino on Sept. 9 ($58 member or $63 non-member). Call the center for more information.

Gentleman members of the center are invited to meet for fun and fellowship. The group meets monthly for breakfast or for a scheduled field trip and lunch. Call the center office at 876-0747.

Activities will be offered during the summer months for grandparents and grandchildren, ages 5-12. Activities will include crafts, games and lunch, as well as a trip to COSI. Call the center for more information.

The center is a collection point for food donations to the Hilliard Welfare Society. Drop off non-perishable donations between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some weekend and evening hours are available; call 876-0747 to schedule a time.