Area briefs

BNC offers ‘Wild Art for Kids’

TROY — Brukner Nature Center is introducing a unique fundraising event just for kids on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. Join Lisa Bauer of the Mayflower Arts Center and BNC naturalist to create a 12-by-12 masterpiece of an owl, inspired by BNC’s wildlife ambassadors.

This event, geared toward grades K-8, is $25 per child, will include a visit from one of BNC’s wildlife ambassadors, all painting materials, and refreshments. Deadline for registration is Friday, Nov. 17 (cash or check only). All proceeds benefit the Brukner Nature Center Wildlife Ambassador program.

SNL event set at Y

TROY — The Miami County YMCA Robinson Branch is offering a Saturday Night Live Event on Saturday, Nov. 18 for youth in kindergarten through sixth grade. This will be a fun filled night with swimming, gym games, a bounce house, and a movie. Pizza and lemonade will be served during the movie time. Drop off begins at 7 p.m. and pick up is at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 for members and $16 for non-members.

Register at the Robinson Branch or over the phone at 440-9622. For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or

TMCS announces holiday gift program

TIPP CITY — The Tipp Monroe Community Services holiday gift giving program provides Christmas gifts to children of families in need in Tipp City and Monroe Township. This program gives local businesses, organizations and individuals the opportunity to help a family this Christmas. Families who need assistance should apply before Nov. 17.

Please contact TMCS at (937) 667-8631 if you would like to sponsor a family or if your family needs help. All information collected is confidential.

Y offers day camp

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA will be holding two days of fun and games this Thanksgiving break. Staff will be heading to 36 Skate and hanging at the YMCA Youth Center on Nov. 22 and playing at Jumpy’s and swimming on Nov. 24. The day runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both the Piqua and Robinson branches for youth in grades K-6. Transportation to events is provided, just make sure to bring a packed lunch each day, a swimsuit for swimming, socks for skating, and snack/game money.

Pre-registration by Nov. 19 is encouraged at either branch or over the phone at 773-9622 for the Piqua branch 440-9622 for the Robinson branch. Cost of this event is $20 for YMCA members and $26 for non-members.

For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or