For more information on the programs listed here, call 614-876-5200. The Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department is located at 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive.

Hilliard Senior Citizen Hall of Fame Nominations

The Hilliard Senior Citizen Hall of Fame Committee selects one or two honorees each year (one living and one posthumous) for a lifetime of service and achievement as well as how they represent a positive image of aging.

Nominees should exemplify how older persons continue to contribute to their community and respond creatively to retirement. Nominations for this honor may be made by completing and returning a nomination form, available at the Phyllis A. Ernst Senior Center, Community Center or City Hall by Aug. 1. Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and must live within the Hilliard School District (exceptions apply). Additional eligibility criteria and information may be found on the nomination form.

The 2013 induction ceremony will be held Sept. 10 at the Phyllis A. Ernst Senior Center. A reception will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with the recognition ceremony set for 6:30 to 8 p.m.


Geared toward ages 16 and up, Zumba combines high-energy, motivating music with easy to follow moves. Burn calories and feel energized with this Latin-flavored workout like no other. The instructor is Doreen Woodard. Classes are held from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Thursdays. There is a $3 drop-in fee.

Ultimate Frisbee League

Join the newest league, Ultimate Frisbee. Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact sport that is played spring, summer and fall. Email for more information.

Co-Rec Ultimate Frisbee is held at 6:30 p.m., Thursdays through May 2 (March 28 no games). A Spring Tournament will be held 9:30 a.m. May 4 (subject to change depending on field conditions and make-ups).

It will resume at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30 through Aug. 22 (July 4 no games) with a Summer Tournament at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 24 (subject to change depending on field conditions and make-ups).

Hilliard Rookie Rugby

USA Rugby and Rugby Ohio have selected Jump Start Sports to offer a new program introducing children ages 6-11 to an old sport. Rookie Rugby is a non-contact version of the sport that focuses on fun and fundamentals.

Experienced coaches run the program, and all equipment is provided. USA Rugby is a division of the International Rugby Federation and ia member of the US Olympics Committee.

Hilliard Rookie Rugby will be from 6 to 7:15 p.m. April 3 through May 8 at the Hilliard Community Center Fields, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive. Register online at Cost is $65 (includes Jump Start Sports T-shirt).

Yoga Adventures

Yoga Adventures is an active class for children ages 4 to 8 that includes basic yoga movements. Each week is a new adventure for little yogis. Themes include yoga ABCs, animal yoga and much more. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own. The instructor is Erin Arnett. Cost is $30 for residents and $35 for non-residents. Classes are held from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. April 15 through May 20. Activity number is 224509-02.

Little Picassos MAKE-Believe

For ages 3-5 (parent participation required), little ones will have a great time creating their own works of art using a wide range of techniques and art materials. Individuality is always applauded. Messiness required: wear old clothes. For more details, visit Cost is $43 for residents and $48 for non-residents, plus a $20 materials fee due to the instructor at the first class

• 2 to 3 p.m., Fridays, April 5-26, the theme, "Dive Into Art," is centered around underwater friends and treasure maps, fairy wings, glitter, creating wands, wings and woodland friends. The last week is Pee-Wee Puppeteer during which participants will make a puppet.

• 2 to 3 p.m., Fridays, May 3-24, the theme, "Monster Trucks-N-Such," is where participants create fun vehicles. In Shaky Shaky Bang Bang, participants will celebrate the art of noise by making things that bing, clank, rattle and roar. The last week is the Creative Gardener, during which enchanted outdoor art is created.

Spring Styles Drama Class

For ages 4 and up, there are many different styles and methods to telling a believable story from the perspective of a character. This class explores the different ways to deliver believable lines and reactions while finding the method that works best for them. Each student has a dynamic character that they either already know, from books, movies, television or plays; or instructors help them invent a character for which they create the motivation, tactics and movement. This class is a beginning to finding comfort and confidence on stage. For more information or to register, visit

• Ages 4-7, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Mondays, April 1 through May 20. Instructors Tina Gleason and Andrew Martin.

• Ages 8-up, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Mondays, April 1 through May 20. Instructor Tina Gleason.

• Ages 4-7, 10 to 11 a.m., Saturdays through May 4. Instructor Andrew Martin (no class March 30).