Parks & recreation
The Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department is at 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive. For information, call 614-876-5200.
The Phyllis A Ernst Senior Center offers several excursions to members throughout the year. Refer to the newsletter for all upcoming trips and travel opportunities. There is still space left in the Fall trip to Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine Sept. 28 through Oct. 5.
Jumpin' Jelly Beans
For ages 18 to 35 months with a parent. Jump, roll and tumble while listening to music. Instructor is Sonnie Parise. Hours are 9:15 to 10 a.m., Mondays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 21 (no class Oct. 14). Cost per session is $35 for residents and $40 for nonresidents who live in the school district.
For ages 3 to 4 with a parent. Emphasis is placed on learning safe basic gymnastic skills, practicing proper etiquette and improving overall coordination. Instructor is Sonnie Parise. Hours are 10:15 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 21 (No class Oct. 14). Cost is $35 for residents and $40 for nonresidents who live in the school district.
Basketball Open Gym
Open to members 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Hilliard T-Birds T-Ball
For ages 3 to 4. Players learn the basics of catching, fielding, throwing and hitting then they apply what they've learned in noncompetitive games. Parents are encouraged to participate in the coaching and are provided practice plans and assistance in coaching young children.
Contact Aaron Bally at 614-505-6532 or ABally@JumpStartSports.com for further information. Hours are 4:25 to 5:25 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 7, at Fields 7 and 8, Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park.
Cost is $60 for residents and nonresidents who live in the school district (plus a nominal convenience fee). Register at JumpStartSports.com
Ages 3-6. Each session teaches basic soccer skills, fitness activities, balance and agility. No equipment needed. Contact Chris at 614-313-1550 or James Uttley at 614-535-7082. Sessions are Mondays, Sept. 9 through Nov. 11. Session 1 is 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. and Session 2 is 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Ages 5 and up. Weekly themes include yoga ABCs, animal yoga and more. Mats are provided or you can bring your own. Instructor is Erin Arnett.
Sessions are 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Mondays, Sept.16 through Oct. 28 (no class Oct. 14) and 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Mondays, Nov.4 through Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 11). Cost is $30 for residents and $35 for non-residents in the school district.
Hilliard Coach-Pitch Baseball
Ages 5-6. Players receive instruction in all basics of the sport and apply what they have learned in fun games. Those who are not able to hit a pitched ball can use a tee while learning. Contact Aaron Bally at (614)505-6532 or ABally@JumpStartSports.com for further information.
Hours are 4:15 to 5:25 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 7, on Fields 5 and 6 at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park.
Cost is $60 for residents and nonresidents (plus a nominal convenience fee). Register at JumpStartSports.com.
Mood and Movement
Ages 4 and up. For more information or to register, contact Mouth of the Wolf Productions Inc. at 614-648-0380, email@example.com or motwp.com.
Sessions for ages 4 to 7 are 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 26 through Oct. 21 (no class on Sept. 2). Sessions for ages 8 and up are 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 through Oct. 21 (no class on Sept. 2).
Classes are 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Sundays and Thursdays and 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. There is a $3 drop-in fee.
No Girls Allowed
An art class designed specifically for boys ages 8 to 12. Projects incorporate architecture, mud, camouflage and lots of other "manly" mediums.
Instructor is Jen Walkington. Sessions are 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept.16 through Oct. 28 (No class Oct.14); Mondays, Nov, 4 through Dec. 16 (No class Nov.11); Mondays, Jan. 6 through Feb.10; and Mondays Feb.24 through March 31 (No class March 24). Cost is $55 for residents and $65 for non-residents in the school district.
Right Brain Rock Stars
Ages 8-14. The class studies a minimum of six artists, both classic and contemporary, and makes a project specifically designed to highlight the artist in the spotlight. Featured artists include Frank Lloyd Wright, Vincent Van Gogh and Salvador Dali. The instructor is Jen Walkington.
Classes are 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 11 through Oct.16; Wednesdays, Oct. 23 through Dec. 4 (No class Nov. 27); Wednesdays, Jan. 8 through Feb. 12; and Wednesdays, Feb. 19 through Apr. 2 (no class March 26). Cost is $55 for residents and $65 for non-residents in the school district.
Trick or Treat
Hilliard will observe trick or treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.
Tidd Family Fishing Derby -- Rescheduled
This free event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park Lake. Trophies will be awarded at 10 p.m.