The Hilliard Senior 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. The annual membership fee is $15. For more information, call 876-0747. The current newsletter is available online at www.cityofhilliard.com or at the center.

The Hilliard Senior 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. The annual membership fee is $15. For more information, call 876-0747. The current newsletter is available online at www.cityofhilliard.com or at the center.

Nominations for the 2011 Senior Citizen Hall of Fame are now being accepted. Nominees must be 65 or older, and should exemplify how older people continue to contribute to their community and respond creatively to retirement. Candidates may be nominated posthumously. The deadline for nominations is Aug.1. Additional information and eligibility criteria are available at the senior center and online at www.HilliardOhio.gov.

The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) provides free information and other health services to people covered by Medicare. An OSHIIP representative is available at the senior center at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. If you are in need of insurance assistance, call the center to schedule an appointment.

The Hilliard Caregiver Support Group meets 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 Happiness Club luncheon, open to all area senior citizens, is held at noon the second Friday of each month. Advance registration for the luncheon is due by 4 p.m. on the Tuesday preceding; meal price is $4. Enjoy a home-cooked meal and entertainment. Call to register.

Varied computer classes are scheduled at the senior center for this spring and summer. Classes include email basics; how to tune-up a laptop; how to save using CDs or flash drives; and a basic introductory class. Call the center for class dates and pricing.

The Men's Group at the Hilliard Senior Center is planning a trip to the Wright Patterson Air Force Museum on Monday, June 13. The group will lunch on its own, followed by free time and a guided tour. Fee is $7 for center members and $15 for non-members. The bus is scheduled to leave Hilliard at 10:30 a.m.

A Roscoe Village Trip is planned for Monday, July 18, in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and how it changed life in Ohio. Reservations are required by June 13. Trip is $70 for center members and $74 for non-members. Fees include motor coach transportation, buffet lunch, winery visit and Roscoe Village Admission.

Center members and other area seniors may bring well-trained, well-behaved, leashed pets to an outside party at 9 a.m. Monday, June 27. Activities will include a pet parade, prizes for the best dressed pet and more. Register for the parade in advance.

The craft room is open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays. Artists may bring supplies and their own drawings or paintings to work on and meet other artists. Free.

Instructional watercolor classes are offered on Thursday mornings. Scrapbooking is offered Thursday afternoons and sewing is offered Friday afternoons. Call for information.

Various trips are planned for 2011. Day trips will include Tecumseh, boating trips, BalletMet, Broadway Across America, sporting events and more. Overnight and multi-day trips will include a Michigan resorts tour, Shipshewana and Opryland Resort. Contact the center for more information.

Exercise opportunities are available to members of the senior center, including water aerobics, walking, Tai Chi, general fitness, line dancing, bowling, corn hole and Zumba gold. Classes meet at 3 p.m. Mondays, with a fee of $2 per day.

The center is a collection point for food donations to the Hilliard Welfare Society. Drop off non-perishable donations between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some weekend and evening hours are available. Call to arrange an alternate time.